Many people who have found their way here have already been through the medical mill with doctors and other health care providers. Rarely is my office the first stop for fertility, but hopefully, it is the last. I am proud to say I have had the privilege of helping many couples build their families, with many repeat customers.
For the past 18 years or so, I have devoted a tremendous part of my medical practice to fertility, including repairing the damage done to body and soul by fertility drugs, aggressive and expensive medical treatments, and the accompanying sense of victimization, frustration and loss associated with such.
A good part of my job is rallying the spirit of patients on an emotional level to believe in the restorative power of nature, and their own inherent ability to heal themselves by practicing GOOD health habits. The emotional toll of disappointment is often disruptive hormonally as well as socially…
It is my experience that every aspect of one’s being must be considered and coordinated to provide a platform of strength from which fertility potential can be realized. I have seen miracles happen, small and large over the years — there isn’t much I haven’t seen.
I have learned that by and large, most people who won’t take no for an answer, and are willing to do the work, do in fact succeed in having a baby. This sometimes requires an about face of lifestyle, priorities, and trying new things. It also requires taking a leap of faith that I know what I am talking about! A look at the bulletin boards of baby pictures and the notecards pinned to the office wall are my best reference. I do no advertising, so if you found your way this far, chances are you know someone I worked with or found me on the internet. I have owned the name Cleveland Acupuncture since 2000, and my rank is high on Google because I have been doing this a long time.
I think of the fertility journey as a joint effort. I am one of your guides on the journey, and if nothing else, the process requires audience participation.
If you are expecting me to just stick you with needles to make things happen, I assure you that your personal effort to comply with my suggestions will be equally, if not more important than your actual acupuncture treatment..
I think the reason I am so successful with fertility, even with the difficult cases, is that I am extremely thorough in my approach. You will not get this level of care or monitoring at the local hospitals offering acupuncture. Even if the acupuncturists at the hospital wellness departments knew what to do, and when, the corporate structure within they are practicing does not allow for comprehensive care.
The goal at hospital clinic is simple relaxation, so as not to compete with your doctor’s treatment protocol. While the relaxation response is an important aspect, there really is SO much more!
While part of my practice is supporting patients undergoing fertility treatments, if at all possible I strive to see pregnancy occur by bypassing drugs and procedures, in favor of a more natural approach. If you are absolutely requiring IVF, I offer an IVF “bootcamp” program, and often those labeled poor responders previously, will find success through systematic guided preparation beforehand, in addition to the pre and post IVF acupuncture that has been touted in medical studies…
I will teach you what you need to know to optimize your fertility, monitor your progress, or alter the course if there is lack of progress.
If we both do our job, and give it our best effort, together we can make it happen.
Anne Kinchen, LAc.
Anne is one of the first Ohio Medical Board licensed acupuncturists. She also holds a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Diplomate in both Chinese Herbology and Acupuncture.
She graduated in 1999 from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, California, with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Herbal Medicine. Anne has received many hours of additional post-graduate training over the past 18 years for the treatment of women’s health issues, infertility, and oncology.
Why choose Cleveland Acupuncture?
I first began doing acupuncture in Cleveland in 2001, when acupuncture was not recognized by the majority of health care providers, nor were there hospital based wellness/integrative medicine departments as there are today.
As your acupuncturist, I feel it is part of my job to educate you on your alternatives, and what you can do to influence outcomes in your own healthcare challenges. I am also there to guide you away from expensive dead end paths that will lead to nowhere but frustration. These days patients must often be their own advocate, in the corporate health care system, there is no reimbursement for caring.
At the end of the day, you want to know everything that can be done is being done to speed you on your healing journey. I believe this approach will lessen the anxiety of whether you will get better or not, and it will certainly accelerate the achievement of your health goals.
Supporting Small Business
Cleveland Acupuncture is an independently held private clinic, not an extension of a large hospital. I do no advertising whatsoever, and I am beholden to no one except my patients, the Ohio Medical Board, and myself. If you have been referred by a former patient, or found me on an internet search, don’t be surprised if someone you know has been a patient, I have been around a long time!
You can always depend on me to tell you what I really think. Proper diagnosis means proper treatment. There is a “getting to know you” process in order to shed light on what the right path for you is.
I have had the privilege of working with many very challenging patients and circumstances through the years, and this has given me tremendous “on the job” experience. It is also incredibly rewarding to defy the odds, and assist in getting you where you want to be!
Part of my responsibility as your provider is to counsel and support you on the lifestyle modifications which powerfully impact and accelerate your healing potential. Your responsibility as a patient is to sincerely make an effort to comply. Healing and achieving health goals requires audience participation!
The Cleveland Acupuncture Experience
Receiving acupuncture and health coaching is personalized, unbiased (incorporating conventional and alternative/functional medicine as needed), and includes cutting edge information on nutrition, supplements, etc., as part of your treatment. I care deeply on a personal level that your outcome is positive and that your health goals are achieved in a timely manner, with as little expense to you as possible.
This clinic not a “hospital wellness experience”, nor a spa, though I do aim for a relaxation response when you are being treated. Treatment is in a private room, and I do not offer community ( group) acupuncture, or gift certificates. This is a medical clinic.
Potential patients are encouraged to send a brief history of their health concerns and treatment goals via email for a detailed response as to what I might offer each individual case. I will respond to all requests. Please send to: [email protected]
radio site to hear the wonderful Interview with Anne on Infertility. Simply click on the Interview Link you will see in the Archived/On Demand section!