Fertility Enhancement

National Infertility Awareness Week, Listen Up!

   In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, we are giving a free, signed copy of my book, Your Fertility Program to anyone who requests it. Simply come to the office for your paperback copy while supplies last. Struggling to get Read more

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!

I feel that it is incredibly important to educate the public about endometriosis because it is so common One out of 10 women will be affected by it during their reproductive years. Endometriosis described a condition in which tissue, Read more

East-West Liver & Systemic Detoxification Program

"?I can’t begin to explain how wonderful I feel after completing the Liver Detox Program with Dr. Maureen Rozenn. I’ve been on a long journey trying to become a healthier person and really felt I’d come a long Read more

January is Thyroid Awareness Month! Treating Thyroid & Adrenal Issues with Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine? This question always makes me laugh. It implies that those who do not profess to practice "functional medicine" by default, practice "dysfunctional medicine". But that little joke aside, Functional Medicine refers to a way of Read more

Community Acupuncture-Points to Consider

"Prior to being under Dr. Rozenn's care, I had only been to community acupuncture. I now liken that to getting a chair massage in the mall, and then realizing how life-changing a full-on spa massage is! The way she Read more

National Infertility Awareness Week, Listen Up!

Dr. Rozenn

   In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, we are giving a free, signed copy of my book, Your Fertility Program to anyone who requests it. Simply come to the office for your paperback copy while supplies last.

Struggling to get pregnant (or stay pregnant)? Feeling alone?

You are NOT alone! One in eight couples in the United States struggles to build a family. They are your friends, coworkers, neighbors and family members.They are lesbian couples, heterosexual couples and single women, People struggling with infertility can feel so much shame, they can feel like failures, and the constant question they ask is “Why me?”.

I know these are common feelings my patients face. Our work together is comprised of support, education, diagnostics, and treatment. With these tools, I have helped hundreds of couples conceive. But, they all came to me in the beginning, feeling just like you. Some of them make their first appointment because they want to utilize a natural, health-based method of fertility enhancement, while others come to me for help making IVF or other assisted reproductive techniques more effective. Some people make their first appointment after years of infertility. My heart goes out to these people, because while we may make progress by leaps and bounds within less than 8 weeks, they are frustrated and burdened by the time they spent waiting for “it to happen”.

In honor of those struggling with infertility, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is sponsoring the annual National Infertility Awareness Week from April 23rd-29th, 2017. RESOLVE is a non-profit organization that lobbies for family building access, promotes public education and provides support groups. This year the theme is Listen up!

National Infertility Awareness Week is a nation-wide movement to build public awareness about the common struggle of family building. The campaign is created so anyone who cares about the infertility community can feel empowered to do something that makes a difference, either in your own family building journey or to help someone else. Listen Up! and become part of the movement. How can you help spread the message?

Listen Up! It’s time to understand how infertility can affect you.

Listen Up! People with infertility matter. Join the movement to help build a community that understands their needs and supports their efforts to build a family.

Listen Up! Infertility takes away the right to build a family. You can help those that struggle, join the movement.

Listen Up! Policies and legislation can impact access to many family building options. Help us stop these anti-family laws.

It is time to focus on helping yourself or your community with infertility. How can you do that? Come get a copy of Your Fertility Program, and encourage a friend to do the same. Make an appointment and develop a treatment plan that suits your needs. You can also visit the RESOLVE website for information on support groups here. 

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!

Dr. Rozenn

I feel that it is incredibly important to educate the public about endometriosis because it is so common One out of 10 women will be affected by it during their reproductive years. Endometriosis described a condition in which tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus, is found elsewhere in the body. It can lead to extreme menstrual pain, infertility and distortion of reproductive and abdominal organs.

The most common Signs and symptoms of Endometriosis include:

  • Painful periods
  • Intense cramping may start 1-2 days prior to menstruation and can be so severe that it causes vomiting, diarrhea and fainting.
  • Pain at the end of or just AFTER menses
  • Irregular cycles
  • Annovulatory cycles
  • Premenstrual spotting
  • Painful intercourse

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Vitamin D & Women’s Health

Dr. Rozenn

Vitamin D has gotten a lot of press over the last few years. From bone strength to fertility, the uses of vitamin D, as both a nutrient and a hormone, continues to increase as research accumulates and our understanding grows.

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Progesterone–The Over Prescribed Hormone

Dr. Rozenn

22851505_s“Natural” progesterone supplementation is the cornerstone of many holistic physician’s treatment plan for Women’s Health issues such as:

PMS & Menstrual Cycle Regulation

Perimenopausal Symtpoms

         Infertility, especially Luteal Phase Defect (LPD)

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Acupuncture & IVF–Increase Your Chances of Success

Dr. Rozenn

6678188_mI just got back from teaching Chinese Medicine and IVF–East-West Synergy in Yo San University’s Doctoral of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program. The class focused on helping women (and men) have a successful IVF cycle with Chinese medicine. It also included a synopsis of current research, some of which is so powerful I feel compelled to share it with you.

In a blinded, controlled clinical trial which lasted 7 years and included over 800 patients, researchers in Colorado Springs found that Read more

Your Fertility Program is NOW AVAILABLE!

Dr. Rozenn

yourfertilityprogrambookcovers2I am so happy to announce that my long-awaited book, Your Fertility Program was published today. The book is available in epub and paperback at both Book Shop Santa Cruz and on Amazon. It feels so good to present this book as it contains key pieces of information needed by so many people to plan for conception.

It provides answers to the questions I get asked everyday in my Santa Cruz women’s health-based clinic:

“I have thyroid disease, can I get pregnant?
Am I too old to conceive?
How do I know if I’m ovulating?
What blood tests do I need?
How should I eat?
What can I do to avoid another miscarriage?”, etc.

Also, it includes a chapter for men! Yes, you too guys. It does take two, after all.

The perfect complement to acupuncture and Oriental medicine care, this Read more

Fertility & Pre-Birth Acupuncture

Dr. Rozenn

Nothing makes me happier than following up with a patient who became pregnant under my care. For example, yesterday Isaw a patient who I haven’t seen since her first trimester. Now she is in her 36th week. She wrote of her experience during her first trimester:

I am research scientist, and I have always been a little skeptical about acupuncture and other non-western medical practices.  After my experience with Dr. Rozenn, however, I enthusiastically recommend her for the treatment of fertility issues. My husband and I were trying to conceive for the second time and after a year, we saw an M.D. specialist in infertility.  He explained that Western medicine had no easy answer for my particular issue (my cycles were  short and he suspected I was ovulating before my eggs were mature), and recommended that I try meditation or yoga as a first strategy.  He also mentioned that there was a program available that combined standard infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After talking to a friend of mine (who recommended Dr. Rozenn), I decided to try acupuncture alone for three months and then reassess my options. Dr. Rozenn was willing to work with me either with or without parallel treatment from my M.D. and Read more

A Word of Gratitude to Drs. Feng and Benedict from a Humble Student

Dr. Rozenn

After completing my BA, I looked at MS programs in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Oriental Medicine all over the country. I was young, without ties to a community, and was open to moving anywhere. I chose to attend Five Branches University because out of all of my prospective schools, that one was strongest in Women’s Health, because of Sharon Feng. I came to Santa Cruz knowing I wanted to focus on gynecology, long before it was commonplace for acupuncturists to claim a specialty. I came here to study with Dr. Feng.

My first clinical class was with Sharon. It was my first day, and she scared the hell out of me. This tiny Read more

A Request For Help…PCOS–Follow-up

Dr. Rozenn

The following is a particularly eloquent email one of my patients sent me before she made her first appointment. Like many women with PCOS, hers was a trying path to pregnancy. However, with the right combination of Chinese and Western medicine, she was able to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. To the left is a picture of her beautiful baby girl.

This is an excellent example of the type of inquiries I get weekly. The following excerpt of our communication is posted with her permission and request to remain anonymous. Her email is in italics and my response is bolded.

Hello, I am searching for a practitioner with knowledge, patience, and a history of success in treating women with PCOS. Read more

June is WORLD Infertility Awareness Month

Dr. Rozenn

“A few years ago, Maureen helped our family grow from 2 to 4. The attached photo of our twins was taken when they were a few months old. Now they are 2 years old and full of adventure! I’ve been meaning to send a photo for an embarrassingly long time. Better late than never. Thank you, Maureen, for everything you have done for our family.”-Bree, Santa Cruz

June is World Infertility Awareness Month. Infertility or “subfertility” impacts men and women all over the world. In developed nations such as the United States, Sweden, Germany and Brazil many couples delay conception until later in life. The term “infertility” is generally defined as the failure of a couple to conceive after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse, (if the female is under 35). If she is over 35 then the diagnosis of infertility can be given after 6 months. Around 10–15% of couples have difficulty conceiving at some point in their reproductive lives and seek Western Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART). We tend to assume that infertility has more to do with the female partner,  but that is simply untrue.

Looking Read more