Women’s health and infertility

“I would like to personally endorse Kristen Horner as an extremely knowledgeable practitioner in the area of women’s health. Kristen performed an intensive one-on-one internship with me addressing women’s reproductive health. In addition to her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine in treating women’s physical issues, she also embodies a depth of compassion in dealing with the mental and emotional difficulties women may experience in their own healing process. She is a true healer.”Randine Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac., author of The Infertility Cure

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine provide effective solutions for the following women’s health concerns:i_model02-jpg-267x470

  • Painful periods and endometriosis
  • PMS
  • Irregular cycles
  • Menstrual migraines
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Hormonal imbalance

Chinese medicine also offers proven benefits for couples seeking pregnancy, including:

  • Improved ovarian function and production of better quality eggs.
  • Increased blood flow to the uterus and increased thickness of the uterine lining.
  • Regulation of hormones.
  • Prevention of uterine contractions during early pregnancy.
  • Decreased chance of miscarriage.
  • Improvement of quantity and quality of sperm.
  • Regulation of the immune response.
  • Induction of ovulation and regulation of the menstrual cycle.
  • Relaxation for the patient and reduction of stress.
  • Elimination of underlying inflammation that may impair fertility.
  • Increased quantity and quality of cervical mucus.

 

Comments from Patients

“I came to Live Oak Acupuncture six months after my diagnosis with a very advanced stage of premature ovarian failure –one of the hardest diseases in the world to treat or have hope for. Kristen had both hope and was willing to treat me. Yet, she wisely cautioned me about the severity of my condition. Now Kristen is my primary doctor. She is more knowledgeable, has better critical thinking skills, and more concern than any doctor I have met. The 2 book resources that have been critical to my healing process emotionally and physically came directly from Kristen’s hands. Kristen is not a quack practicing hocus pocus. I am a biochemistry PhD candidate, and I feel comfortable with Kristen. She has a scientific, research-oriented mind, yet realizes where western medicine falls short or lacks knowledge. I can’t say enough good things about her. The clinic treats me like family. Their love can be felt. My POF condition has made a lot of progress and if anyone can help me get well it is Kristen. She is a gift from God to me and many others.”
– E.B.

“After five years of trying to get pregnant, my husband and I had nothing to lose, so I called Kristen to try acupuncture. Within 3 months of starting treatment I was pregnant! Not only was my body in better condition, but my mind and emotions were, too. I don’t know exactly how it works, but I was amazed that after five years of infertility, including much stress and many expenses at other doctors, within three months using acupuncture with Kristen, I was pregnant. Whatever she did worked and I am so grateful.”
-A.A. (baby girl born 11/2006)

“My experience working with Kristen Horner to treat my infertility was very positive as well as beneficial — I truly believe that her treatments helped me get pregnant.  I was very impressed with her vast knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine, as well as her willingness to integrate both viewpoints and to work with my OB/GYN and his treatment plan.”
-B.M. (baby girl born 5/2007)

“After a year and a half of spending our energy on seeking out traditional medical intervention to get pregnant, and not seeing any results, we asked God to show us another way. I had never had acupuncture done before and was a bit nervous. However, after the first session, I knew this was the direction we needed to take. Only after 4 1/2 short months my husband and I were delighted to learn that we were going to have a baby! We are so thankful for you and the wisdom God has given you to help couples achieve a healthy pregnancy.”
– J.B. (baby boy born 1/2006)

“After many months of struggling with fertility drugs and depression, I decided to give acupuncture a try and called Kristen on my doctor’s recommendation. Within a few weeks of beginning treatment I felt healthier, slept better, and felt more like myself again. After only a month of working with Kristen, I became pregnant and am now anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first child! Kristen was a tremendous source of support and knowledge for me and I feel extremely fortunate to have met her. I highly recommend her and believe that God has given her an incredible capacity to help others.”
– N.P. (baby girl born 3/2007)

“Because of PCOS and endometriosis, I once despaired of ever having a healthy pregnancy.  With the support of my OB/GYN, I found hope in acupuncture and herbal medicine. Kristen’s gentle treatments and extensive understanding of nutrition and wellness were instrumental in my conceiving naturally.  I am deeply thankful to have Kristen as a part of my health care team.”
– A.G. (baby boy born 1/2008)

“I have suffered from severe endometriosis for many years, but I noticed improvements in my condition after my first session with Kristen. With ongoing acupuncture and herbal medicine, I have continued to improve and how have the most pain-free periods of my life. I am so happy I no longer have to plan my life around my period!”
– C.S.

“I did a lot of research beforehand and I am so happy that I decided to call Kristen!  I have had problems with fibromyalgia which was also causing my anxiety and depression, IBS and PMS with severe cramping.  I have tried medications (all had uncomfortable side effects to say the least), chiropractors and was even contemplating surgery.  Within a month I had complete relief from my PMS and my IBS.  I have been going to see Kristen now for 3 ½ months, and my fibromyalgia pain is no longer bothering me.  My anxiety and depression are much better as well.  I can finally sleep better at night and I have a lot more energy during my day, which is very important so I can keep up with my toddler.  Something that I was not intending to fix with acupuncture, my bunion on my left foot has completely gone away as well!  I am so glad I did not spend the money on a podiatrist before going to see Kristen.  I also take herbal supplements that have made a tremendous difference overall.  Even my 2 year old daughter takes the herbal allergy medicine which has no side effects like her regular prescription drug does.”
– D.E.

“What led me to try acupuncture was over a year of chronic knee pain, diagnosed as Iliotibial Band Syndrome. I had done months of physical therapy, gotten two MRI’s, seen two orthopedic surgeons—none of whom were able to figure out the source of my knee pain. Kristen listened to my concerns and helped me understand my body more holistically. She linked my knee pain to other problems I have struggled with, such as chronic constipation and an unexplained absent menstrual cycle. With several weeks of Chinese herbs and acupuncture my digestion is now functioning normally, my period has returned after an absence of 4 years, and my knee has greatly improved and is on it’s way to full recovery. I am very thankful for Kristen’s help and willingness to see me and my body as a whole.”
– E.V.

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Now available to current and new patients — complimentary lending library of Randine Lewis’ Fertile Soul Retreat DVDs!  ($100 refundable deposit required for each DVD set borrowed.)

The retreat DVD collection was filmed at an actual Fertile Soul retreat in Austin, Texas.  The DVDs are a wonderful way to become more familiar with Dr. Randine’s and The Fertile Soul’s treatment philosophies and natural healing methods. We suggest that they are not a substitute for attending a retreat in person. Retreats are a potent combination of information, experiential therapy, introspection and release and group connection. The DVDs and study guides help you learn about traditional Chinese medicine and begin the process of self-inquiry, but they cannot replicate the extensive benefits of the group processes and energetic healing that occur during retreat.