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My Focus

I am an acupuncturist and herbalist focused on women's reproductive health throughout all of its transitions: adolescence, fertility, menopause and aging. I am particularly interested in fertility, pregnancy, and postnatal care. I work closely with assisted reproductive technology (IUI/IVF) and welcome LGBTQ patients. I work with people of all ages. I use ancient and time-proven practices for wellness, and I integrate current research in health to provide the best possible care.

My Work

I am the co-founder of The Well Clinic in Oakland. I also provide on-site pre & post embryo transfer acupuncture with Integrative Fertility at many locations in the Bay Area: Pacific Fertility Center, UCSF Center For Reproductive Health, Spring Fertility, RMA, and Laurel Fertility. Previously, I practiced fertility acupuncture at Blue Ova Health, in San Francisco.

My Educational Background

I studied acupuncture and herbal medicine in Oakland at the third oldest Chinese medical school in the nation, The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. I feel fortunate to have mentored with the late Suzanne Friedman at The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where I earned my qigong teaching credential. I am currently in the process of becoming a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

In addition to my work in healthcare, I hold a master's degree in computer science and studied classics as an undergraduate. While working as a software developer for a decade, I discovered my own fertility challenges. With the help of a reproductive endocrinologist and an acupuncturist, I welcomed twins into the world in 2005. That experience marked a career change and sparked a deep interest and passionate study of Chinese medicine.

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My approach is gentle and supportive, knowledgable and intuitive. I draw from a repertoire of modalities and experiences to create personalized and effective care. By providing simple methods and strategies, I empower my patients to take charge of their own wellness and self-healing abilities.

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Susan Housand, LAc: Women's Health and Fertility ◦  2940 Summit Street, Oakland, CA  ◦ susan@susanhousand.com ◦ 510-244-3661