Remedy treats most women's health concerns: irregular cycles, PMS, pain and cramping, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, infertility, menopausal symptoms, low back pain, mid-cycle pain, vaginal discharge or dryness, recurrent yeast infections, urinary difficulties, migraine headaches, and sexual dysfunction.
We also work with pregnancy related complaints: nausea and vomiting, back pain, sciatica, breech birth position, carpal tunnel syndrome, swelling, recurrent miscarriage, and labor induction.
Chinese herbs are often an adjunct treatment with acupuncture, cupping, massage, and electrical stimulation.
Fertility patients should plan on coming in for treatment once per week, for at least three to six months; except the week that they are having their periods. Herbal formulas and supplements are almost always recommended. Taken properly, herbs and supplements can remove unwanted hormones from the body and restore receptor site sensitivity, correct ovarian-pituitary feedback loop dysfunction caused by long-term birth control use, and increase blood flow to the uterus. It is important to follow your practitioner's recommendations concerning herbs and self- care.
Basal body temperature charting is a very helpful tool when trying to conceive. Patients are encouraged to practice recording BBT and cervical fluid changes throughout their monthly cycle. Some patients may also require a saliva hormone test for assessment purposes.
Male partners are encouraged to participate by receiving treatments. Sperm motility, quality, and count are important components of conception and can be enhanced with acupuncture and supplementation.
The Infertility Cure, by Randine Lewis, PhD
Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler, MPH
The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility, by Nancy Dunne, ND
Making Babies, by Sami David and Jill Blakeway
"Before both of my pregnancies, I went to see Ginna about regulating my periods and balancing hormone levels; I was having various skin and digestive issues that were affected by chronic irregularities in hormone levels. Her acupuncture treatments and herbal supplements definitely helped with all symptoms and I easily got pregnant. Once pregnant, acupuncture helped alleviate many of my aches and pains (some related to pregnancy and some not) without drugs. From heartburn, allergies, lower leg and hip pain, I always felt so much better after seeing her. "- K. B.
"I came to Remedy after nearly a year of trying to have a baby. Ginna treated my body, my mind, and my spirit through my painful struggle with infertility and an early miscarriage. Six months later, I was pregnant! Ginna continued to treat me to ensure I had a healthy pregnancy, and on February 5th, 2010, I delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl. My husband and I are so grateful to Ginna for helping us to fulfill our dream of starting a family!" - J.D.
"Two years ago at age 37, I found out I had PCOS. I was devastated because I had been planning to try and get pregnant with my second child. I started down the long road of infertility, with countless appointments to my OB/GYN, taking all kinds of medications, hormones, and shots. I had tried IUI's and was at the point of seeing a fertility specialist that informed me I was at the point of IVF. Last summer I started going to Remedy for infertility help and acupuncture, three months into seeing Ginna I finally got pregnant! We are expecting a little girl this July!" - M. R.
"After months of not being able to conceive, and being told my infertility was unexplained we started to look for any assistance we could find. By then my stress level was through the roof and we were feeling very alone in the process. Not to mention the allergies that were very uncontrolled but that I couldn't take anything but over the counter meds. We decided to try acupuncture and starting going to Remedy. I immediately felt better after our first session and it really helped having someone treat us through the process. Acupuncture helped me with the stress, allergies and conception. Not long after we started treatment, we conceived our son. We could not be happier and will definitely go back for our next little blessing."- M.A.
"It is with great joy that I write this testimonial about how Ginna helped me in my journey to have a child. After trying to conceive a child for over two years, my husband and I saw a "well respected" fertility specialist. The typical tests were run and the news was not encouraging. My FSH was 12.5 and AMH reading was 0.2; I was told I had Diminished Ovarian Reserves. The doctor told us that if I got pregnant she would remember my name (!) Needless to say, we were not too inclined to continue treatment with this doctor.
At this point, I figured if medical science could not help us, maybe my body had to help heal itself. Although I had heard about acupuncture, I never knew anyone that had personally done it. I initially chose Ginna because of her credentials. After I met her, I was very impressed with her knowledge and her sincere desire to help me. She took the time to ask questions, talk to me and develop a plan of action. I felt very comfortable with the treatment. It really does not hurt! I always left sessions feeling very relaxed.
It was so refreshing to be dealing with someone who was positive and optimistic about my chances of conceiving. I really appreciated the fact that Ginna would explain what she was doing and what the purpose of each session was for. She recommended a saliva test, which showed I had high estrogen levels and she used those results to modify my treatment. After I experienced some mid-cycle bleeding, Ginna suggested that I see my gynecologist because she thought I might have a fibroid. She was right. I did have surgery to remove a fibroid and afterwards, resumed my treatment with Ginna.
I was very impressed with Ginna's attention to detail. She recommended charting my temperature to track ovulation. She would look at my chart before my sessions. I was so encouraged when she told me things were looking good. Three months later, we conceived! I continued to see Ginna during my first trimester until she told me I was all set. The fact that she told me I really didn't need her services anymore certainly impressed my husband! Fortunately, I have had a very smooth pregnancy. We are expecting a daughter at the end of May. I am so grateful for Ginna's help - I firmly believe she played a big part in this miracle of life." - C.G.