Shelly Krahn, L.Ac
Shelly Krahn, L.Ac
About Shelly Krahn, L.Ac
Over 20 years ago, I had a couple come in to my office wanting to conceive. She was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure, due to high FSH levels (follicle stimulating hormone, which means that the ovaries are not responding well to stimulus.) Her husband (who’d had a reverse vasectomy) was found to have anti-sperm antibodies that were attacking his sperm. So, both husband and wife needed help!
Acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes were necessary for both of them. She received weekly acupuncture treatments and herbs. Her husband was put on herbs, and due to his busy work schedule, received acupuncture treatments, once every 2 weeks. For him, the Chinese herbal formula were critical to changing the internal environment that had caused his immune system to attack his sperm as though it were a foreign invader. This type of problem is not uncommon with a vasectomy reversal.
It was exciting to see them both get into better health, and then after about 6 months, she conceived and delivered a healthy baby boy 9 months later!
Participating in the miracle of of conception, when there’s very little hope of conceiving, and be able to do it naturally, was amazing and life changing for all of us. She had been told that In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and using a donor’s egg, would be her best option. Conditions, such as her husband’s, usually always require In-Uterine-insemination. Normally, with agglutenizing sperm, a sperm wash is first required, (to get the glutinized matter off), only then can the sperm become active. The doctor said that even with this procedure, there would be no guarantee of success.
That all this was done without any medical intervention was incredible, and encouraged me to continue in this area and make it a specialty. I really love helping couples achieve their desire to have a family. I also find the more healthy that the patient becomes, and hormones are regulated, the better they feel. With their improved health, they become more fertile.
What differentiates us
I will take the time to get to the root of the problem. I will work with your doctors, review your labs and make sure that you're doing whatever is needed to get you to your optimum level of health and well being.
How we were trained
California Acupuncture College, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Apex Lecture series, and currently Functional Medicine University.
Why we love what we do
I love helping couples get their wish of creating a family, as well as helping my patient's feel their healthiest! .
Yelp Reviews (2)
Shelly definitely deserves 5 stars. It's rare to find an acupuncturist that is both compassionate and extraordinarily capable. She takes the time t... read more
Fifteen years of superb health care! That's what I've received from Shelly Weber Krahn, Licensed Acupuncturist. As I get older, more things fall a... read more