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Acupuncture Fertility Center of Rocklin was created to give hope to those seeking help in their fertility journey
The emotional roller coaster of this journey, and the effect on the entire reproductive system when someone is under stress
The value of lab work (hormones and semen analysis) to better diagnose and treat each individual case
The importance of blood flow on the reproductive organs and the role that daily exercise plays
The importance of nutrition when it comes to generating healthy eggs and healthy sperm, and gently educate and guide couples to healthier eating habits
The relevance of every study showing how acupuncture can be used to directly treat infertility or be used as an adjunct, such as with IVF or IUI
Dr. Jaime DeGuzmán, DTCM, LAc.
Jaime received his Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) degree from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS) in Oakland, CA in 2004. He continued studying and later earned his doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) from Five Branches University. He is licensed by the state of California as a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.).
Jaime began treating women’s health and fertility issues back in 2007, while running his own health center in Grass Valley (Lotus Health Center). More recently while working at Acupuncture Fertility Specialists, Jaime honed his expertise in fertility by treating thousands of patients in a busy fertility clinic.
Jaime is a member of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) where he received extensive training on the use of the NADA protocol to treat mental/emotional disorders, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and insomnia. Jaime is also certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) in the use of the NADA protocol for substance abuse. He also has a background in pain management.
Jaime is a compassionate healer with a great sense of humor who loves to educate his patients and whose calm and gentle demeanor put every patient at ease.
Jaime is married and has two adult kids and lives with his wife Jennifer in Rocklin. He was born in Chile and grew up speaking Spanish. He believes in exercising every day, eating a plant-based diet, and quieting the mind.
Liana Allen, Certified Abdominal Practitioner (ATMAT) ®
Liana is a Certified Abdominal Practitioner (ATMAT)® who, as testified by many of her patients, is a “wealth of knowledge and experience”. Her passion in what she does is evident the moment that she walks into the room and greets her patients.
Trained on this ancient Mayan abdominal massage therapy, Liana combines mind, body and spirit care in a non-invasive form of massage that focuses on the position and health of the pelvic muscles and aligns organs in order to maximize the flow of blood, lymph, nerves and energy. The displaced organs can restrict the flow of these elements and the resulting congestion is the cause of many ailments for both men and women, including infertility.
To support women who are trying to conceive naturally, Liana uses the Mayan abdominal treatments to improve hemodynamics and homeostasis by repositioning the uterus in its optimal setting. It has been estimated that approximately 30% of women who have been struggling with conception, eventually conceive after a succession of massages, diet improvement, lifestyle modifications, vaginal steams, castor oil packs, and integration of herbal therapies.
In those cases in which Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is necessary and prospective parents choose to combine it with abdominal massage therapy, a decrease in health risks -inherently in the ART processes, is usually observed, together with an increased rate of success on first attempts. It is safe to perform Mayan abdominal massage up until the retrieval and transfer, or IUI. Direct massage of the uterus is not performed after the procedure has occurred.
During pregnancy, Liana applies a prenatal version of the Mayan abdominal massage which is both functional and relaxing. Keeping the uterus centered and buoyant by maintaining symmetrical tension on all ligaments allows for a balanced uterus. A balanced uterus results in a better opportunity for the baby to descend in an ideal presentation when the time comes.
Once the baby has arrived, a post-natal abdominal massage can help with the realignment of organs bringing the body back to pre-pregnant posture. It can help decrease congestion in the pelvic bowl, and tone belly skin. Encouraging the flow of internal fluids, abdominal massage can promote recovery of the pelvic floor muscles, perineum, and vaginal tissue.
Jennifer DeGuzmán, Diet Counselor
A lifelong advocate for healthy living, Jennifer began her formal nutrition studies in the late 90s, at the Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition (formerly Institute of Educational Therapy) where she earned a certificate as a Diet Counselor. A mother of two young children at the time, she applied her knowledge as a nutrition counselor/educator for new parents, focusing on a whole foods plant-based diet for strong immune systems for both parents and their children.
She eventually stopped working to fully dedicate herself to raising her kids for a chunk of years, as well focus on her musical talents as a Singer/Songwriter. During these years she continued her ongoing quest for more knowledge in the holistic nutrition field, reading many books, by such doctors as Dean Ornish, and T. Colin Campbell.
More recently Jennifer worked for the Alzheimer’s Association as an evidence-based nutrition educator and counselor, for participants in a clinical trial study seeking to prove the connection between a healthy, plant-based diet and a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and dementia (the POINTER Study).
Jennifer completed a training program in 2022 led by Dr. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet, and is certified to educate others on the principles of peaceful eating, covered in this intensive course. The same year she also did a training with WeDidIt.Health, and is certified as a Plant-Based Grassroots Ambassador. And currently she’s in the midst of a Plant-Based Nutrition certification program with The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
Jennifer follows a daily practice of exercise and meditation, and loves spending time with her (now adult) kids, husband Jaime, and her Goldendoodle dog, Goldy.