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Acupuncture & Women’s Health:

A Summary of Research and Support for Oriental Medicine



Dear Patients,

Please read these materials below as my mentor Debra Betts, a true inspiration to me and my work, offered this information out to all whom studied under her. It is absolutely delightful and  informative. I would do an injustice not to continue to share this with patients interested in Women’s health.


Thank you for your interest!



Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history of treating women’s health problems, with texts from 200 BC describing medicinal plants to treat infertility.  Today, Traditional Chinese medicine specialists have adapted and incorporated these traditional applications into modern fertility treatment; these two forms of medicine are especially complementary.  This has resulted in clinical feed back and research suggesting that acupuncture is capable of significantly enhancing fertility.

Acupuncture offers women and their partners the opportunity to prepare for conception through optimizing their health.  This can be directed at specific health problems such as PCOS, endometriosis, and irregular menstrual cycles, as well as general health problems such as stress.  TCM aims through the use of acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle advice to achieve the following.

"I've been seeing Jamie for about 4 years now.  I started going to her because of my low thyroid issues I have had since I was a child. Regular treatments with her really helped me feel at my best along with the supplements for thyroid support she provided. I got pregnant and Jamie was such a blessing to have throughout my pregnancy! She treats for easy, problem free labor and delivery, lets just say I had the baby in 3 hours after seeing her and everything went smooth, no complications. She helps with post partum as well which is very important!  Jamie is a true blessing!!!!."

– California G., Yelp Review, San Leandro, CA

"After six terrifying and unsuccessful years of infertility treatments I was devastated by multiple losses and was nearly convinced that my dream of being a Mother wasn't going to happen. At the time my infertility doctor was shoving pills, shots, chemical and hormonal treatments at me as fast as the prescription pad could be filled out. That Kaiser Specialist, deemed one of the best available to me, had over 1000 active patients seen only during her Wednesday morning office hours.  I was alone. I felt crazy, sad and so completely lost in my grief that I didn't think I would ever feel good again. Frustrated and in constant pain I stopped seeing the specialist and as a last ditch effort I decided to try Acupuncture before I gave up.

And then I met Jamie.  She treated both my husband and myself with acupuncture, herbal medicine, lifestyle changes and a nutritional overhaul.  I loved her personally and professionally right from the start.   Not only did she understand the entire picture but she treated an unrelated problem that had been disregarded by multiple practitioners.  It ended up that the 'unrelated problem' was the key to many of my issues.  She is, without a doubt, the best medical practitioner I have personally ever worked with.  

A month after I began treatments I became pregnant.  This time, with regular and urgently scheduled appointments, I held the pregnancy. Ten months after I met and began treatments with Jamie I gave birth to Pearl, the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life.  Thanks, I believe, entirely to Jamie's approach to acupuncture, infertility and holistic treatments I am living my dream of Motherhood and cherishing every moment."

– Jennifer O., Yelp Review, Pioneer, CA

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