Although I treat patients seeking help with many health problems, I have several specialties. With a National Board Certification in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, and a second board certification in Oriental Reproductive Medicine, I have studied in-depth on these topics with extra coursework and generally see a high patient volume in:
- NATURAL FERTILITY
- NATURAL PAIN RELIEF
- NATURAL ALLERGY RELIEF
Please see the explanations below for more information on these specialties.
NATURAL FERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
Do you yearn to be a parent, but are having trouble getting or staying pregnant?
Are you looking to increase your chances with IVF?
Are night sweats and hot flashes making sleep and daily life a challenge?
Do you suffer with painful or missed periods, endometriosis, fibroids, or PCOS?
I am passionate about reproductive health.
This is one of my specialties because I have studied and written extensively about infertility and acupuncture. I actually have a second board certification with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). I have even co-authored a book with Dr. Li Zheng called Acupuncture & Infertility, available on Amazon. I have MANY patients in various stages of infertility treatments, menopause issues, and reproductive problems. We work on these issues together in a holistic, compassionate setting. Check out a recent blog post on Infertility.
Approximately 10-15% of couples who want to conceive have difficulty.
What if you were no longer part of that statistic?
There are so many factors, from stress to hormone imbalances to even food sensitivities. Acupuncture can increase circulation to organs, calm the nervous system, balance hormones, and treat conditions which prevent pregnancy or cause repeated miscarriage. Sometimes the woman’s body can even attack her own organs (autoimmune responses), the sperm, or the fetus. Acupuncture or acupressure techniques can stop these responses.
Herbal therapy, food therapy, and lifestyle changes are also important parts of infertility treatments. Success can sometimes be in the smallest details of our choices.
Acupuncture & IVF
Acupuncture is also a wonderful way to support successful IVF and Western fertility treatments. Statistics for IVF success increase dramatically when combined with acupuncture. Treatments should begin several months before starting IVF for the best response. Even coming in for acupuncture just before, during, or after retrievals and transfers can increase the odds significantly.
What would life be like if the transition into menopause was calm and peaceful?
Many women in the stages of menopause & peri-menopause suffer with mood swings, brain fog, anxiety or depression, low energy and sex drive, hot flashes, and night sweats. Acupuncture and herbs are amazing at helping women navigate this time of change. It can help regulate the hormones to ease the symptoms of these hormone irregularities and fluctuations. The typical menopause symptoms do NOT have to be a woman’s reality!
Imagine not having to deal with painful periods, hormone or mood swings, and irregular cycles!
Gynecological issues such as fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease), POI (primary ovarian insufficiency, sometimes called POF), and difficult or skipped periods CAN BE IMPROVED or RESOLVED with acupuncture & herbs. Fibroids and endometriosis can shrink, cysts resolve, and menstrual cycles can be regulated! Specific herbal formulas can address these issues. Also, acupressure techniques can help to reset the nervous system to restore hormonal balance in the body. Lifestyle and diet choices can make a big impact on reproductive health, too.
NATURAL PAIN RELIEF
Do you ever feel like you’re missing out on the life you want to live because you’re in pain? Maybe you’re exhausted from just getting through your day in agony?
Are your fun or family activities limited by your bad knee or bad back?
Is your health at risk because you don’t feel well enough to exercise, or the exercise you can do is so limited?
Or maybe you can’t function in your job because the pain is just too much?
There is hope for you! Picture a life where “smiling through the pain” is a thing of the past–and you can do the things you used to do without pain.
In today’s health crisis of opioid and pain-killer addictions, Western medicine has proven that pharmaceuticals are often not the answer. Shots that end up degrading the joint only to stop the pain short-term aren’t either. Even anti-inflammatories have been shown to cause problems in the digestive tract and kidneys as well as increasing the likelihood of heart failure.
But there are many therapies available to help relieve pain and allow your body to heal both acute and chronic issues. With many healthy options like acupuncture & acupressure, herbs and injection therapies, and many alternative techniques like cupping, laser and auricular (ear) therapy, and electric stimulation, together we can hopefully lessen your pain or even make it go away forever.
How does acupuncture help with pain?
Pain management is one of my specialties because it WORKS! Acupuncture and the other therapies mentioned can increase circulation to the affected area, help release the body’s own “pain reliever” endorphins, activate receptors to shut off pain signals to the brain, and help clean out the area of inflammation. Herbs can do the same from the inside out. Also, Allen Acupuncture & Wellness now offers organic, hemp-based CBD products as a tool between treatments.
Don’t put off your freedom from pain.
Don’t sit around in pain, waiting for it to go away on its own or popping another pill.
If you are in pain, same day appointments are often available to help! Let’s get that pain out of your body so you can be free from it. Call or text 561-922-7535 to set up your appointment.
NATURAL ALLERGY RELIEF
Have you ever been sidelined from social situations, lost work or school days, or felt afraid because of your allergies?
Have you been told there was nothing that could be done to help you besides medications, shots, or just plain avoidance of the allergens?
Are you chained to your tissue box, your inhaler, epipen or limited ingredients?
What if you could breathe normally when going outside to play with the kids, eat anything off the buffet at that next party, or wear shorts again because the eczema is better?
What if there was another way to gain freedom from your allergies so you never have to feel bad, left out or afraid again?
Imagine a life without allergies!
If you suffer from skin, stomach, respiratory, sleep or mood problems from foods, chemicals, or environmental issues, the goal is get to the bottom of the problem and find relief from symptoms and allergies! This is one of my specialties because my own allergies were eliminated with allergy elimination therapy.
What are allergies?
Allergies are anything that weakens or imbalances your body or causes a negative effect. It could be your cat or bananas, but it could also be your ex-husband or emotions like anxiety. It can also be the malabsorption or under-utilization of essential vitamins and minerals by the body.
There are therapies including acupressure, massage, laser acupuncture or acupuncture to help you hit a “reset” on your body’s response to these triggers.
You don’t have to suffer from allergies, and you have options other than “avoidance” of the allergen.
Regular allergy elimination treatments include avoiding the allergen for the 25 hours following treatment, BUT NOW, at Allen Acupuncture & Wellness, there is no need for avoidance. You can go about your day after the treatment without any interruption or change of eating or life schedule!
Does your heart break, watching your child suffer with chronic health or social problems?
Are you wondering if something else could be done to help your child?
Do you feel like doctors dismiss your concerns or questions? Or spend enough time to understand the problem?
What if you felt confident you were doing everything you could to help your child’s health? What if you knew your concerns were addressed, and your child was healing in a safe, nurturing environment?
One of my specialties is pediatrics. As a mom of three, I know the world can be traumatic and stressful for young ones. Children, teens, and babies can have digestive, respiratory, sleep, skin, developmental issues, and a myriad of other problems. Kids suffer with stress from school, technology’s over-stimulation, social media, and even the environment.
Imagine helping your child achieve WELLNESS that continues as they grow!
Sometimes medications or “wait and see” approaches are not the best ones for your child. Therapies can be tailored to their small, growing bodies so that they can get better fast. Acupuncture, acupressure, allergy elimination, laser acupuncture, cupping, and herbs are great for TEENS, KIDS, and BABIES!
One of my favorite things is to welcome pediatric patients into the clinic and watch the impact of the treatments. There is no need to worry about kids being kids in this office. I work with kids and parents to find treatments that will work for the child in a safe and healing environment.
Most of the time, children respond quickly to acupressure and food therapy with no needles needed. From Colic to Asthma, from Allergies to Constipation, I would love the opportunity to help your child grow and be healthy! Get your little one (or teen) back on track today.
Allen Acupuncture & Wellness is happy to support a couple’s health, mental and emotional wellbeing as they pursue adding to their family.