Fertility, pregnancy, post-partum care

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 1.11.56 PMIf you are struggling with conception, have been diagnosed with specific or nonspecific infertility, Chinese medicine can help maximize your fertility. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help regulate your menstrual cycle, balance the follicular and luteal phases, and normalize ovulation. It can also increase blood flow to the uterus which leads to better fertility. It reduces the stress and anxiety that surrounds much of reproductive medicine.

If you have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or ectopic pregnancies, acupuncture and herbal medicine can help to heal the body and spirit. This rebalancing is essential for future full-term pregnancies.

Once you are pregnant, you can safely use Chinese medicine throughout your 40 weeks to reduce nausea, cramping, back pain, headaches, and anxiety. Many women find that regular acupuncture during pregnancy reduces stress which provides a better environment for the fetus. Acupuncture is also commonly used to prepare women for labor and to help induce labor.

After delivery, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and food therapy is used to promote milk flow, reduce mastitis, help with recovery from labor, reduce pain, and relieve post-partum depression. Some women also experience extreme sweating, joint pain, or excessive bleeding after having given birth—all of these can be relieved with Chinese medicine.


Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 1.10.37 PMThis beautiful circle of women, friends since high school, gathered in 2011 for a baby shower.  After one of them had experienced several miscarriages, she came for acupuncture.  Soon after the happy birth of her daughter, the rest of this group also came to Crocus Hill Oriental Medicine for fertility and pregnancy care.  They now gather to celebrate the birthdays of their sixteen children.



My menstrual pain was so intense that I had to plan around when it would likely come—for work commitments, vacations, etc. After seeing my practitioner at Crocus Hill Oriental Medicine for just two months, I’ve never had the pain again. Not only am I free of that problem, but I have learned so much and, this might seem odd, have a better sense of direction for my life.


I first came to Susan for my sadness. After the miscarriage of our first baby I felt like I had sunk into a black hole and I couldn’t get out no matter what I tried. After my first acupuncture session with Susan it felt like someone had lifted the fog I was in and the sun came out. I didn’t feel like I was being crushed under a boulder anymore. I can stand up tall, sit straight, and walk with confidence again. I don’t dread going out in public, because I feel like I belong again. I no longer feel like I have cement blocks on my feet, which made every step an exhausting effort. My thoughts have become clearer and it is much easier for me to stay focused on things and concentrate. My vision is clearer and crisp. My hearing is more tuned in. Every breath I take feels deeper and cleansing. Susan has helped me with things I hadn’t planned on her helping me with too. My GERD and asthma have been almost non-existent compared to where they were at before my sessions. Susan has also taught me about meditation. I’m enjoying life with the same, if not more, passion than I did before the miscarriage. I have renewed faith and hope. When I first met Susan I felt instantly comfortable. Her sincerity and caring shine through. You’re not just another name on the schedule.