Kristen N. Burris
(Four Year Master’s Degree)
Fertility, Women’s Health, & Anti-Aging Expert
Treats the Most Challenging Fertility Cases Including:
- Unexplained Female Infertility
- Irregular Cycles
- Heavy Bleeding
- Spotting Between Cycles
- Habitual Miscarriage
- High FSH Levels or
- Been Diagnosed As “Your Eggs are Too Old”
- Low AMH or “poor ovarian reserve”
- PCOS- Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Blood Clotting Disorder
- Auto Immune Disorder
- Poor Responder to Fertility Drugs
- Hyper Stimulate with Fertility Drugs
- Thin Uterine Lining
- Failed IUI’s (Intra-Uterine Insemination)
- Failed IVF’s
- Short Luteal Phase
- Long Luteal Phase
- Previously Told “There is Nothing We Can Do For You, Your only option now is egg donor or sperm donor or embryo adoption or adoption”
If you don’t see your medical condition listed please call our Fertility Specialists for a Review
This is NOT an exhaustive list, simply the most common
In our practice when evaluations are tracked we have a 71-92% Success Rate within the first year of treatment and a 39-58% Success Rate with each subsequent year of treatment thereafter. Typically those who require more than one year of treatment are women and men in their late 40′s. Remember over a 12 month period women are “twice as likely, in 1/3 of the time to get pregnant using Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine compared to In Vitro Fertilization IVF or Fertility Drugs.” Our treatment costs for an entire year (12 cycles) is similar to the cost of only one month IVF treatment at a traditional fertility center. Many patients get pregnant in the first 2-9 months. Rarely does a patient get pregnant in the first month of treatment (9.6% of the time).
Keep in mind we are treating the most difficult and dire fertility cases because our patients find us typically late in their fertility medical treatments. Many patients have been suffering 2-7 years before they gratefully find our practice. We are hopeful with even more studies, more media coverage and more acceptance in the medical community that we will soon be your first option and referral, not your last resort. Until then, we are humbled to be part of this wonderful, exhausting, emotional, disappointing and ultimately fulfilling medical, spiritual and emotional challenge.
Tony A. Burris
(Four Year Master’s Degree)
Fertility, Men’s Health, Sport Injury, Weight Loss Expert
Treats Male Infertiltiy Including:
- Unexplained Male Infertility (when labs are perfect but the couple is still struggling to get or stay pregnant)
- Poor Sperm Count
- Poor Morphology
- Poor Motility
- Been Told “There is nothing that can be done for you” or “Your only option is sperm donation or embryo adoption”
Our fertility treatments consist of an extensive evaluation of your medical history, prior fertility treatments if any, using medicine that has been used for billions of treatments.
We customize every fertility treatment to specifically fit the person we are treating. We do not restrict ourselves to protocols or limit ourselves to an in-house herbal pharmacy.
We Offer These Services to Treat Complicated Fertility Problems for Men and Women:
- E-Stim Acupuncture
- Traditional Herbal Medicine
- Pharmaceutical Grade Vitamin Therapy
- Fertile Foods Consultation
- Emotional Support
- Tai Chi and Qi Gong Stress Relieving Exercises
- Healthy Weight Loss Program
- Lifestyle Changes to Enhance Fertility
Female Infertility Studies
Male Infertility Studies
“Finding the Calm During the Storm”
By Kristen Burris, L.Ac., M.S.T.O.M
When you can’t have a child it can feel as though someone has ruined your life. A whirlwind of emotions may haunt you as you search desperately for other options. You or your partner may be asking, “Why us”? You may be sick and tired of “everything baby” around you and you may feel awful when asked, “Do you have any children?” You may feel as if this excruciatingly painful part of your life will never end. The good news is: it will resolve, you are not alone and you have more options than you think.
One thing you may not be aware of is the fact that acupuncture could increase your chances of getting pregnant by over 50% (Sterility and Fertility April 2002 and April 2006). Many patients have had success combining acupuncture with in-vitro fertilization cycles, inseminations, and/or pharmaceuticals with intercourse. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also be used exclusively to treat patients before they attempt more invasive therapies or after couples have been told they will never be able to get pregnant. Time and again acupuncture has helped couples conceive when they were told that would never be an option.
For many people, acupuncture is the last thing they think about when they are having a difficult time conceiving. Acupuncture may seem like an unlikely match for tackling depression, calming anxieties, and enhancing fertility. In the past, the least likely person to tell you about acupuncture and herbal medicine was your physician, but that has changed. Many physicians work side-by-side and make referrals to acupuncturists to decrease stress and increase fertility in their patients.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine work by treating imbalances and diseases in the body that are prohibiting conception or the ability to carry a child. We are familiar with many terms through western medical terminology: endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, high FSH levels, poor sperm count, poor motility and poor morphology and the all too common and frustrating diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Chinese medicine views these diseases through images projected in nature, such as too much heat in the uterus or dampness obstructing the reproductive organs.
This is more easily understood when a Chinese medical term aligns nicely with a Western medical explanation of a disease. For instance: endometriosis, which often causes painful menstruation, sensitive bowel movements and tender breasts, is a common diagnosis of infertility. This pattern of disharmony according to Traditional Chinese Medicine has several potential diagnoses depending on the individual’s symptoms. If a woman has pain before her period starts, tends toward depression, has breast tenderness and blood clots that accompany her uterine cramping, this is considered blood stasis in the uterus causing pain and infertility. She needs acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to alleviate pain and move blood stagnation in her uterus in order to increase her fertility.
If however, the patient has uterine cramping and pain AFTER the first day of her menses and she is tired and pale, then the same western diagnosis of endometriosis has a different diagnosis in Chinese medical terms. This diagnosis is called: blood deficiency causing pain in the uterus and inhibiting pregnancy. This patient would be treated with different herbs and acupuncture points that increase blood flow to the uterus and alleviate pain thereby enhancing her fertility. Describing a diagnosis as it relates to the individual’s symptoms makes sense to most patients. They can literally see the blood stagnation in their clots and they can obviously recognize their pale face when blood deficient. The medicine is easy to understand in this way and brings comfort and satisfaction to patients.
Another benefit for the person who uses acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to increase his or her fertility is the emotional well-being and reduction of stress that accompanies treatment. Patients feel better physically and emotionally after an acupuncture session. Not only does the decreased stress help them cope with their medical procedures, but it may help them become more open to options they never would have considered before.
As acupuncturists and herbalists, we are unable to separate the mind from the body; when we are able to bring balance to the body, patients also experience balance emotionally. Patients readily feel and observe these changes during their healing process, confirming the benefits of therapy. Thankfully the majority of acupuncture patients will conceive and fulfill their dream of becoming parents. Being open to the unknown not only helps patients to have a child enter their life, but may bring peace into their heart as well.