What Is the Berkley Method?
The Berkley Method represents an integrative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the patient with fertility challenges. This is unique within the community of most acupuncturists treating infertility.
Most acupuncturists in the U.S. diagnose and treat strictly from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine. While this method of treatment is rather romantic it does not represent an East meets West approach to care which is the standard currently used in China.
- To learn more about how our Manhattan fertility acupuncturist and herbal medicine specialist uses this gold-standard of care, call (212) 685-0985 to schedule your initial consultation.
What Is the “East Meets West” Approach?
The East meets West approach is a more scientific approach which combines traditional Chinese medical applications, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, while simultaneously taking into consideration all of your Western medical findings. By combining both aspects of your presentation we can accurately target your exact cause of infertility and use a spot-on approach to your case. You are unique and your treatment plan should be unique to your needs. We provide this type of care.
We also have extensive knowledge in treating disorders of pregnancy with herbal medicine such as sub chorionic hematoma and placenta previa. Most practitioners are not comfortable treating pregnant patients with herbal medicine because of their lack of clinical experience with herbs. We have saved many impending miscarriages with the use of herbs.
How Can this Integrative Approach Help Me?
‘Integrative’ means that we combine both Western medical findings and traditional Chinese medicine findings when performing a diagnostic evaluation and creating a treatment plan. This means that every patient will be treated according to their unique situation and we never use cookie-cutter solutions. This is very important when diagnosing and treating patients. You’ll want to know if your acupuncturist can make these distinctions and treat based upon them.
- We thoroughly review the following:
- Semen analysis
- Day 3 blood work
- Thyroid findings
- Immunological factors
- “Hidden” pathologies of sperm which typical semen analysis does not find such as sperm DNA fragmentation
We are probably the only acupuncture center that knows when to request certain tests and, more importantly, how to interpret the results of these tests.
A Step Above Other Fertility Centers
The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness is the first acupuncture fertility center in New York City to specialize in infertility treatment. As the leader in our field, we feel that we have learned to successfully integrate ancient and modern medicine. This gives our patients the best environment for care with the greatest chance of pregnancy and live births.
- We strongly believe that the best outcome for successful pregnancy and live birth is to be treated by a reproductive endocrinologist as well as an acupuncturist/herbalist who truly specializes in this field.
Well-Rounded Fertility Care in Manhattan
We maintain relationships with many fantastic reproductive endocrinologists such as Drs. Alan Copperman, Tanmoy Mukherjee, Dan Stein, Dan Levine, Joel Batzofin, Glen Schattman, Robert Kiltz, Owen Davis, Sami David, Jonathan Scher, Pak Chung, Sami David, and many others.
These relationships make it easier for us to coordinate care with your reproductive endocrinologist providing you with a well-rounded and highly coordinated patient centric-approach to care. Remember…it takes a village!
You should also know that we are available 24/7, 365 days a year for pre- and post-embryo transfer acupuncture treatment.
- During your consultation all of your questions may be answered and your concerns addressed. Bring in your reproductive medical findings and be prepared to have an active, interesting and informative conversation about your case.