Conception is the beginning, the act of giving form to new life, to a person. This miraculous act of creation lays the foundation for pregnancy, the birth experience and the new baby’s quality of life. Since 2000, Keith Bell, L.Ac. has been helping women and their partners optimize their fertility by improving their health overall. But he understands that conception is not the goal of fertility treatment, so OMS is also committed to helping you have a healthy pregnancy and birth experience.
Holistic Fertility Enhancement
Conception is the beginning, the act of giving form to new life, to a person. This miraculous act of creation lays the foundation for pregnancy, the birth experience and the new baby’s quality of life.
Preconception Planning is often undervalued or overlooked unless a couple has difficulty conceiving, but the benefits go far beyond treating infertility. Numerous studies have shown that that if both parents improve their general health while avoiding common lifestyle factors and environmental hazards in the months preceding conception they can greatly improve reproductive outcomes and avoid many pregnancy complications that lead to medical interventions. Most important, by improving their own health, parents can improve the future health of their child and grandchild.
For over a decade Keith Bell has been helping women and couples create personalized Holistic Preconception Plans addressing not only the physical aspect of each person but also their mental, emotional and spiritual health. As well as any imbalances in relationships including: relationship with self, family, work and community. Holistic Preconception Planning & Care helps you create a welcoming and nurturing environment for a new human being. It prepares you to conceive consciously, laying the foundation for a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth experience.
Infertility - Fertility Enhancement
“Infertility” can be frustrating and confusing. The causes are often complex, unclear and difficult for Western medicine to diagnose. But TCM is a holistic, systems based medicine with a focus on creating health. Since 2000, Keith Bell has been helping women and their partners optimize their fertility by improving their health overall.
Utilizing a truly holistic approach that includes acupuncture, herbal medicines and nutrition (Functional Medicine), has proven to be safe and effective at regulating hormonal balance, resolving menstrual irregularities and enhancing endocrine function. Acupuncture and TCM have also been shown to enhance conventional/Western treatments such as In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), or with ovulatory-stimulation medications like Clomid. Plus, TCM and acupuncture also have the benefit of limited or no side effects.
New patients should remember that holistic medicine is never a “quick-fix” and because treatments are individualized, results will vary. Natural treatments for infertility typically begin with hormone and menstrual cycle regulation, a process usually taking three months. So, it's important to make a commitment to yourself and to your health before you begin treatment.
- Unexplained Infertility
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Frequent Miscarriages
- Premature Ovarian Failure
- Thin endometrium (uterine lining)
- Ovarian Cysts
- Poor egg quality
- Poor quantity of follicles
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Uterine Myomas (fibroids)
- Autoimmune Infertility
- Tubal Blockage
An Integrative Approach
Keith Bell and OMS are proud have partnered with Dr. Anish A. Shah and Richmond Center for Fertility & Endocrinology to offer patients a truly integrative approach to reproductive medicine. Working together they create comprehensive treatment plans that utilize the best of Eastern & Western medicine while providing patient centered Integrative care for issues such as infertility, frequent miscarriages, PCOS, and male infertility. This approach can also improve outcomes for those using IVF and other ART’s.
Recently featured in Richmond Magazine's TOP DOCS 2014, the unique, groundbreaking work of Keith Bell and Dr. Shah is quickly gaining international recognition. Learn how this approach can benefit you and help you achieve the family you want and deserve.
Male Fertility Enhancement
Did you know that it’s just as important for men to get treated with Chinese Medicine as it is for women while trying to conceive? Working with male factor is an often over-looked step in the pregnancy process, but one that we strongly suggest. Several studies have shown that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are often helpful for most sperm parameters.
- Low Sperm Count
- Decreased Sperm Morphology
- Poor Liquefaction
- Decreased Sperm Motility
- Prostate Swelling
- Pre-mature Ejaculation
Like you, we understand that conception is not the goal of fertility treatment. We are committed to helping you have a healthy pregnancy and birth experience.
Keith Bell was one of the first acupuncturists to provide treatment to patients during pregnancy and has extensive experience helping women prevent miscarriage and sustain healthy pregnancies. Acupuncture is also very effective at alleviating issues such as morning sickness, lower back pain, and high blood pressure.
As a trained Doula, Keith has firsthand experience with labor and delivery. He has helped countless women and couples induce labor, correct mal-positioned fetus, and alleviate labor pains all without the use of medications.
- Well-Baby Treatments
- Threatened Miscarriage
- Acid Regurgitation
- Morning Sickness
- Improve Dilation
- Improve Delivery Time
- Expectant Management (Birth of Placenta)
- High Blood Pressure
- Lower Back Pain
- Labor Pain Management
- Mal-position Fetus (Breech Birth)
Pregnancy and childbirth are extremely taxing on the body, mind and spirit. Nine months of gestation followed by an intense period of laboring can deplete the body of nutrients and energy oftentimes leading to physical imbalances and complications. The postpartum period which begins immediately after giving birth and extending about six weeks, is an important time to replenish vitamins and minerals, balance hormone levels and strengthen one’s overall vitality. Through the use of dietary therapy, supplementation and acupuncture, recovery time is significantly reduced and optimal balance is achieved.
- Natural Hormone Balancing
- Stress Management
- Insufficient Milk Production
- Digestive Disturbances
- Natural Hormone Regulation
- Hair Loss
- Low Sex Drive