Your Fertility Program

“Based on my book, Your Fertility Program, this holistic program is for men and women interested in maximizing their fertility. My patients range from couples looking to achieve their optimum health potential before pregnancy, to those working with documented impediments to pregnancy such as: thyroid disorders, endometriosis, premature ovarian failure (POF), irregular menstruation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), recurrent miscarriages, suboptimal semen analysis and immunologic infertility. I look forward to working with you.” –Dr. Maureen Rozenn

As the first female Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to become Certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in the country, Dr. Rozenn is committed to providing couples the highest level of care.

Dr. Rozenn will evaluate whether this Program is a good fit for you. She only takes a limited number of program participants because they receive preferential scheduling and services.

Your Fertility Program for Women

  1. We will track progress towards your number one goal, delivering a healthy baby AND secondary health goals. Because fertility is a measure of overall health, fertility enhancement entails addressing all aspects of health, including other potential symptoms of disharmony such as:menstrual issues, muscle pain, digestive disorders, stress, depression/anxiety, asthma, allergies, etc.
  2. Discounted laboratory testing for those without insurance coverage.
  3. Five acupuncture visits per month-typically, women are encouraged to receive hormone regulating-acupuncture treatments during each of the four phases of the menstrual cycle. To assist each woman attain her highest fertility potential, this Program offers an additional visit during the ovulation or “problematic” phase of her cycle.She employs specific treatments to regulate the endocrine system (thyroid, pituitary, ovaries, hypothalmus), regulate hormone levels, and induce ovulation and promote pelvic circulation. Her treatments are based in ancient traditions and informed by the latest research in the field.
  4. Priority Scheduling ensures that women will be offered appointment times during each phase of her cycle.
  5. If patients are utilizing an East-West approach and receiving ovulation inducing medications, IUI or  IVF, different protocols will be discussed. All protocols are available in the Program. Dr. Rozenn is happy to coordinate care with your reproductive endocrinologist. She will even come in on her days off if you are undergoing embryo transfer.
  6. Dr. Rozenn’s Fertility Program is built on education. She will discuss diet and lifestyle choices and help you decide what the best fertility diet is for you. She will also help you learn the Fertility Awareness Method so that you can be sure you are attempting to conceive at the right time in your cycle.
  7. For participants in Your Fertility Program, there is no additional charge for electro-acupuncture, manual pressure therapy and heat therapy.
  8. Weekly Fertility Program emails filled with research, fertility friendly recipes and fertility news!
  9. Your Fertility Program begins with your first visit. Dr. Rozenn includes her book and heat therapy utensils in your take-home packet.

Your Fertility Program for Men

  1. We will track progress towards your number one goal, fertility enhancement, AND secondary health goals. Because fertility is a measure of overall health, boosting fertility entails addressing the reproductive system, plus: digestive health, the immune system, musculoskeletal system, mood stability and more!
  2. Includes 2 fertility-specific semen analysis test (before and after treatment) and explanation of results.
  3. Treatment will be geared towards optimizing semen quality.
  4. Priority Scheduling ensures that patients will be offered appointment times each week either once or twice per week depending on the protocol utilized.
  5. Dr. Rozenn’s Fertility Program is built on education. She will discuss diet and lifestyle choices and help you decide what the best fertility diet is for you. There are several different herbal formulas nutritional supplements used to improve different aspects of male virility. Which ones are best for you? Find out which herbal formulas and supplements are best for you from both ancient and modern research perspectives.
  6. For participants in Your Fertility Program, there is no additional charge for electro-acupuncture, manual pressure therapy and heat therapy.
  7. Weekly Fertility Program emails filled with research, fertility friendly recipes and fertility news!
  8. Dr. Rozenn is happy to coordinate care with your reproductive endocrinologist or urologist or reproductive urologist.
  9. Your Fertility Program begins with your first visit. Dr. Rozenn includes her book and heat therapy utensils if necessary, in your take-home packet.

Fertility Testing

For a complete explanation of the East-West diagnostics Dr. Rozenn employs please read here.

In addition to Acupuncture treatments, Dr. Rozenn provides:

* Chinese & Western Herbal Medicinal prescriptions when needed

* Nutritional Supplements suggestions

* Essential Oil Therapy if necessary

* Semen Analysis Tests

* Natural Methods of Fertility Awareness Education

* Referrals to pre-screened OB/GYNs, Naturopathic Physicians and Reproductive Endocrinologists when appropriate

* East Meets West Fertility Enhancement 

“I find working with fertility enhancement to be so rewarding. Patients learn about their bodies and how they can directly impact their fertility potential with everyday diet and lifestyle choices. I feel strongly about patient empowerment; it is key to the success of my practice. Therefore, I spend a lot of time helping patients understand and interpret their body’s fertility signals. This gives them some control over a process that can feel overwhelming.”--Dr. Maureen Rozenn

 

“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 was positive but realistic about my chances of conceiving.  I appreciated that she did not discount the role of Western medicine in infertility treatment, but I opted for a non-parallel approach.  I decided to follow all of her recommendations to the letter so that I would have no doubts at the end of three months that I had given the process my all.  I changed my diet, took herbal and other supplements, saw Dr. Rozenn on a weekly basis and opted for abdominal massages from Brianna Brownfield (Dr. Rozenn’s assistant, whom I also enthusiastically recommend).  I noticed changes in my cycle within one month of starting my treatments, and within two cycles my standard headache (a hallmark for 12 years), did not accompany my period.  During my third cycle since start of treatment, I ovulated on day 14 for the first time in 7 years, and I am now thrilled to say that I am 11 weeks pregnant.  I am entirely convinced that it was the treatment program that I pursued with Dr. Rozenn that enabled my husband and I to conceive this baby. If you are in a similar situation, I encourage you to consider Dr. Rozenn and acupuncture as a treatment option.  I am so grateful that I was able to conceive without risking multiple births or spending enormous sums on IVF.  This experience has convinced me to consider acupuncture among the practices I typically pursue to maintain my general health.  Thank you, Dr. Rozenn and Brianna!” Rachel S.-Mountain View

Couple’s Fertility Visit

Statistically, the root of each couple’s infertility is thought to lie with the woman 33% of the time and solely with the man 33% of the time, meaning that in the rest of couples, 33%, both partners are responsible for some degree of infertility. The most effective approach is for each couple to make their first visit a Couples Fertility Program Appointment. However, if one partner wants to start treatment first or feels that only they need Oriental medical therapy, those wishing to enhance their fertility can book a the appropriate Fertility Program visit.