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Fertility, Pregnancy & Menopause

Fertility, Pregnancy and Menopause

From a Traditional Chinese Medical perspective healthy women are pain-free and fertile.  Helping women to fulfill the dream of motherhood or to simply restore their natural vitality gives us the deepest sense purpose and satisfaction.

We can work as a primary care practitioners with fertility patients, or coordinate care in a multi-disciplinary approach using Chinese Medicine along with IVF treatments and other western fertility methodologies.

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, approximately 3 million couples in the United States are unable to conceive after one year of trying. The diagnosis of infertility is usually given to couples who have been attempting to conceive for six months to one year without success.

We specialize in women’s health, including fertility, hormone function and pregnancy.  We primarily uses acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat:

  • sub-fertility (male & female)
  • PMS
  • PCOS
  • painful menses
  • irregular menses
  • endometriosis
  • fibroids
  • assisted reproductive support (IVF, IUI)
  • breast health & fibrocystic breast disease
  • menopausal symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, dryness & insomnia.

Dr. Nieters earned  his certification in Gynecological Endocrinology at Zhejiang University Hospital. He teaches at gynecology to acupuncture students from the beginning levels through the doctoral level, which includes integration with western medicine.  In addition to teaching since 1999,  John’s clinical results have demonstrated his competency and advanced knowledge in the field of both Western and Oriental Reproductive Medicine.

If you are an acupuncturist looking to enhance your knowledge of fertility, gynecology, obstetrics or nutrition, consider enrolling in these courses taught by Dr. John Nieters at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences and the University of East West Medicine.  In the doctoral level courses Dr. Nieters teaches how to read laboratory reports to unravel complex metabolic conditions and formulate cohesive and effective treatment plans.

  • TCM Gynecology & Obstetrics (masters level)
  • Nutrition & Supplements (masters level)
  • Integrative Gynecology (doctoral level)
  • Integrative Endocrinology (doctoral level)
  • Integrative Gastroenterology (doctoral level)

In China today there are large Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hospitals dedicated to gynecology.  At these hospitals hundreds of patients with conditions ranging from infertility, irregular and painful menses, habitual miscarriages, PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and menopausal symptoms are successfully treated with custom herbal prescriptions every day. Additionally, these doctors employed both TCM diagnostics with hormone panels, ultrasounds and basil body temperature charts (BBT) to form the most comprehensive analysis and treatment plan. Combining Western and TCM reproductive physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

John Nieters, LAC, DAOM,  clinical practice specializing in Women’s health and reproductive medicine, located in central Alameda.

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