Shelly Krahn is a Licensed acupuncturist, and certified Functional Medicine practitioner, who specializes in women’s health, gynecological, and pregnancy issues, as well as infertility. As women are waiting later to start their families, there has been a growing rate of issues with fertility. 1 in 8 couples are struggling with infertility. Getting to the heart of the issue and coming up with the appropriate treatment and therapy for that couple is the “key.” Other conditions that she has treated successfully have been problems that could occur with pregnancy, such as: morning sickness, sciatic pain, heart burn, anxiety, night sweats, high blood pressure, edema and threatened miscarriage.
For best results, she’s found knowing: the blood/hormone testing, pelvic/fallopian tube evaluations, as well as past medication/hormone use to be very helpful in coming up with the best treatment plan. Shelly has had the opportunity to work with many well-known fertility specialists in Southern California to provide stress-reduction to patients, as well as enhance their IUI (intrauterine insemination) or IVF (in-vitro fertilization) results.
She’s had the reward of helping many couples achieve their dreams of having a family.
Shelly graduated in 1987 from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has taught and clinically supervised there since 1995. She currently teaches courses in both OB/GYN disorders as well as one on Male and female Infertility.
She has received her certification in functional medicine through Functional Medicine University, after studying many years with Apex Energetic’s training. Functional medical diagnostics help a practitioner know which test will be most revealing of: nutritional deficiencies or if sensitivities are present, how well the body is regulating reproductive hormones, and whether there is hormonal dominance or deficiency, and much more. Knowing the best tests to perform, to get to the heart of the issue(s), can help her develop the most effective treatment plan, so patient’s can become pregnant more quickly! Having the correct assessment and treatment plan also assures a better chance of a smooth pregnancy and delivery.
Using only pre-sterilized needles, her treatments can be a combination of: Acupuncture, Massage, Chinese herbal medicine, Heating therapies, Micro-current, Nutritional, and lifestyle counseling. The goal is to increase the level of health and stamina, reduce the effects of stress on their body, as well as help circulation to the reproductive system.
Her Mission Statement: “To listen to each patient’s concerns, and needs, so that the best care can be provided. Also, to educate them on their own self-care and show them the kindness and compassion that every patient deserves.”
Genevieve Siegel is a Holistic Health and Fertility Practitioner, and a certified practitioner in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™. She is also a licensed and Certified Massage Therapist, and a Certified Community Educator. Genevieve is an expert at facilitating the healing of others and believes in the importance of a holistic approach to fertility treatments — attending to the mind, body, spirit and emotions of her clients.
Throughout her career Genevieve has worked closely with fertility experts in traditional Western medicine, as well as with experts in Eastern and alternative fertility therapies. She provides holistic therapy for couples who are trying to conceive a baby and are having issues, whether they are trying naturally or with western medicine fertility treatments such as IUI or IVF. Through her personal experiences with fertility issues, trauma and healing, Genevieve brings a caring and empathetic approach to her practice.
Over the years, Genevieve has successfully helped dozens of her clients achieve their dream of conceiving and having a baby. She continues to be sought out and recommended by fertility experts who recognize the benefits of alternative fertility techniques. Through modalities such as Maya Abdominal Therapy , cranio-sacral therapy, breathing and visualization, Reiki, and her unique, personalized and holistic approach, Genevieve continues to deliver optimal pre-conception through post-partum care to her clients.