The Overcoming Infertility Program
Get [and stay] pregnant without fear, anxiety & overwhelm.
We understand that experiencing infertility is exhausting physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Advanced Maternal Age
Poor Egg Quality | Diminished Ovarian Reserve
"When I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Syndrome my hopes for having a baby were shattered.
With an FSH of 134, I had almost no chance of conceiving naturally.
After many tears, I found Elizabeth who restored my faith and body.
With acupuncture, herbs, vitamins and a new diet plan, I floored my RE. who stood in amazement as we saw a little heart beating on the ultrasound screen.
~Rocio Cota-Solar, PT, DPT
Who We Treat
We have helped hundreds of women conceive and carry healthy pregnancies.
Whether you are seeking pregnancy through natural conception or assisted reproduction techniques (IUI, IVF, egg or embryo banking, FET, etc.), we invite you to a Complimentary Consultation to see if The Overcoming Infertility Program is the right next step for you.
Each year, through The Overcoming Infertility Program, dozens of women become mothers who
- Are generously over 40
- Have previously failed IVF
- Been placed in the <1% statistical category,
- Not fallen pregnant through acupuncture or other natural approaches.
- Have suffered multiple miscarriages
Research Study Affirms
the Overcoming Infertility Program Methodology
Using live birth rates as the measure, a retrospective cohort study of 1231 IVF fresh cycle transfers examined a Chinese medicine based layered therapy approach similar to The Overcoming Infertility Program, in combination with IVF.
Results: 61.8% success rate in that group, compared with 48.2% success in the IVF only group, and 50.8% success in the IVF plus two standardized acupuncture treatments at embryo transfer group. (1)
East-West | Comprehensive & Holistic
- Integrative medicine approach. Every aspect of your evaluation and treatment integrates Chinese Medicine and Mind-Body Medicine with Functional Medicine.
- We treat the causes of infertility naturally, and in partnership with physicians. We dialogue with your RE, nurses or physicians.
- If you are cycling with your RE, we carefully follow your procedure reports and monitoring data, adapting your holistic treatment to support your biomedical process.
- We guide you through your unique set of physical and medical hurdles.
- Layered Treatment – Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Meal & Lifestyle Planning, Reproductive Massage (Mayan Abdominal Massage), Weekly Self-care Plan & Instructions.
- The program is uniquely adapted to you, based on your history, challenges, choices, and needs.
- The focus is on you, the woman who is experiencing infertility.
- The Overcoming Infertility Program is holistic in its literal sense:
Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
The Overcoming Infertility Program Difference
Skillful Detective Work + Skillful Treatment + Everyday Self-Care + Partnership
Through nearly 20 years of clinical experience helping women achieve and carry pregnancies, we have learned that infertility occurs when:
a) your body has unmet needs
b) your body has higher priorities and reproduction has fallen too far down the list
c) you have undiscovered conflicts about being pregnant or about becoming a mother
d) all of the above
The Important Mind-Body-Emotion Connection
Although the mind-body connection is well researched and has been clearly identified as an important, even critical factor in infertility, many clinicians and treatment approaches have no means to leverage it.
Unfortunately, medical education teaches practitioners to treat infertility. That misses the point and often fails the woman. There is hope.
The Overcoming Infertility Program has specific successful treatments for these emotional and mindset factors that may be operating in your life.
According to Chinese medicine, according to epigenetics, and according to medical research, emotions are a chief cause of internal medicine disorders, including and especially reproductive disorders and infertility.
Yet many practitioners are not trained and therefore not able, to work with the complexity of infertility. They commonly provide stress relief instead.
You may be experiencing some very common emotions: anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, depression and overwhelm.
These emotions and negative self-assessments affect your brain, hormone, circulation and nervous system performance.
A vicious circle ensues. The longer you experience infertility, the more entrenched these ideas and feelings become. The more entrenched they are, the less your body believes pregnancy is a good idea.
Your emotional state and unconscious mind continually provide information and instruction to your body, and your body responds with biochemical, biophysical, hormonal, circulatory, nervous system and other important events central to your fertility.
New Patient Appointment – Evaluation and Examination
We review and discuss your medical records, your health and treatment history, significant events, circumstances and you help me get to know you.
We connect the dots between your life so far, and the infertility you are currently experiencing. We look at your biomedical picture and understand it through the lens of Chinese medicine.
Important patterns will emerge. You will gain understanding. You will have many lightbulb moments during this conversation. You will feel hope returning as things finally make sense.
Action steps will be identified and your first self-care plan will be crafted.
Mind-Body Connection | (optional) Going Deeper through Hypnotherapy (the RTT Method)
RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) is usually game-changing. It will allow you to release stress, overwhelm, anxiety, fear, guilt, depression, exhaustion, self-sabotage, self-esteem issues and more.
It will also reveal hidden causes of infertility that medical analysis, eastern or western, cannot discover. These are mind-body connections housed in the subconscious mind.
Fully in control and aware at all times, RTT puts your brain in alpha wave state bypassing your inner critic. Your nervous system goes down for sleep. But you are not asleep, just relaxed. In this relaxed state, our conversation allows you to identify any conflicts you have between your conscious goal of having a baby and subconscious beliefs that subvert your body carrying out that goal, preventing you from falling or staying pregnant.
Your subconscious mind and emotions are very powerful drivers of what your body does and what it refuses to do.
When you understand and make the connections between your subconscious mind’s instruction set, and your body‘s response, your fertility potential changes substantially.
These are your insights, your breakthroughs, your own discoveries. Hypnosis is the gateway.
You cannot heal what you do not understand. And understanding gained through hypnosis is extremely powerful.
The RTT session finishes with me leading you in a reprogramming meditation, which I record for you to listen to daily. With new understanding and insight, you now begin reprogramming your mind-body with the instructions it needs to get and stay pregnant. The recording will weave in insights from your logical data analysis (New Patient visit) as well as your hypnosis breakthroughs.
Follow-up Treatment & Self-Care Action Plan
These parts of the process are inseparable. They constitute our partnership.
When we partner, change often comes fast.
My job is to bring the medicine that will flip-script your status.
Your job is to live and honor yourself in a way that supports your potential.
The Overcoming Infertility Program uses my signature layered treatment strategy approach.
Your treatment plan is the result of our excellent detective work in Steps 1 & 2. Some or all of the treatment strategies below will be featured in your plan.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Fertility Nutrition & Supplements
Meal & Lifestyle Counseling
Mayan Abdominal (Reproductive) Massage
HeartMath Stress & Resilience Building Techniques
Hands-on Healing (Reiki, BodyTalk)
Healing Stones (Classical Chinese medicine crystal therapy)
Self-Care Action Plan
I will teach you to be your own healer.
Your current lifestyle will be an important baseline for how your Self-Care Action plan is constructed. Some women travel for business every week. Some work at home. Some have hours to themselves. Some can barely find time to get out the door.
You will learn that no matter how busy you are, you have the time to take care of yourself. I will teach you how to do that.
You will become intuitive.
Regaining Control, Regaining Life
We measure fertility medicine in outcomes.
Women who have been struggling for years are often able to get and stay pregnant naturally or, even after IVF has failed them repeatedly, have successful retrievals, fertilization, and transfers. Women who have suffered miscarriage make it through to term.
But there is another very important, more immediate outcome: feeling OK, feeling good, feeling hopeful. Getting your life back. Standing strong, feeling resilient, confident.
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