Whether you are using IVF, IUI or are wanting to prepare yourself for optimal pregnancy and delivery, integrative Chinese medicine has an excellent track record in enhancing fertility and easing pregnancy. We work with your other doctors to support you through the process of growing your family.
Rachel has over 20 years of experience treating women’s health and fertility. As Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology to masters and doctoral students, she employs cutting-edge research and the best of integrative medicine, lab tests, Chinese medical diagnosis, herbal therapy, natural supplements, acupuncture, heat therapy and bodywork in a nurturing setting.
Rachel offers a comprehensive fertility program that stands alone or combines with IVF and IUI programs. Rachel works directly with area fertility specialists to collaborate on the best care for you. She treats fertility related conditions, including:
- Poor Egg Quality
- Advanced Maternal Age
- High FSH
- Low Estrogen
- Irregular Menses / Amenorrhea/Anovulation
- Luteal Phase Defect
- Uterine Fibroids
- Male Factor Infertility
- Repeat Miscarriage
Rachel is passionate about working with patients that she can help! Schedule a free consultation to see if you are a good fit for integrative Chinese medicine. If you prefer, call now and we can answer your questions or schedule your appointment today.
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Our Work Together
Step 1 - Free Consultation
During your free consultation, Rachel will speak with you on the phone or in the office to discuss your case, medical history and your health goals. She will answer any questions you may have and help evaluate whether her clinical work will support you.
Step 2 - Comprehensive Initial Visit
Your first comprehensive intake with Rachel will take approximately two hours. During this time she will do a comprehensive health and family history to assess your constitution. This will help her to spot potential issues before they start.
She will ask that you complete a dietary survey and also that you bring in all supplements and medications you are currently taking so that she can devise an optimal plan in partnership with you.
Your first session also includes bodywork and acupuncture when appropriate. Rachel uses a painless Japanese acupuncture style that often surprises people who are afraid of needles with its gentleness. She also uses Shiatsu, Swedish massage and craniosacral therapy to treat joint pains and general tension.
Step 3 - Timing of Treatments
Depending on whether you are preparing for IVF/IUI or trying to achieve pregnancy on your own, Rachel will lay out a treatment plan with you that includes optimizing ovarian function and endometrial lining, building egg quality when appropriate and removing obstructions when necessary. Treatments that are parallel to assisted reproductive technologies will be timed to optimize egg retrieval and implantation.
Step 4 - Taking Care of the Community
Rachel is honored by the fact that over 75% of new patients are referrals from happy patients and medical doctors who have witnessed the benefits of her work firsthand and want others in their community and lives to receive similar benefits.
We look forward to helping those you refer live their most vital, energetic lives!
”Rachel Farber brings such a beautiful and harmonious presence to her practice, and combined with her years of experience and passion for healing is able to provide treatment that is outstanding in every way! She listens intuitively to your body, and provides an extremely warm and nurturing environment. My sessions with her have been just incredible, and I always leave feeling absolutely amazed at the mind/body benefits I experience! She is without a doubt a most gifted practitioner, and I feel Santa Cruz is so fortunate to have a healer of her caliber in our community!”
Rachel is passionate about working with patients that she can help. Schedule a free consultation to see if you are a good fit for integrative Chinese medicine. If you prefer, call now and we can answer your questions or schedule your appointment today.