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Dr. Amy Matton DACM, L.Ac

A graduate of Pacific College of Health and Science with a doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Amy is a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist. She was awarded the prestigious Kamwo Valedictorian Award recognizing her top academic achievement while receiving her Master’s degree in 2001 at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Her extensive study includes training at the distinguished China Beijing International Acupuncture Centre. Dr. Matton’s areas of expertise include women’s health and fertility issues, pain management, anxiety, stress, and adjunctive cancer care. In addition to nineteen years in private practice, she has been working with Illume Fertility since 2005 providing traditional and laser acupuncture to women undergoing treatment for infertility. She also fulfills the role of Coordinator for the Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program (IFW).

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By: Dr. Amy Matton DACM, L.Ac
May 14th, 2020

Assisted Reproductive Medicine is at the forefront of modern medical science. Over 8 million babies have been born via In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) since its first success in 1978. In recent years, embryo screening and genetic evaluations have drastically improved over the past decade, causing implantation rates to soar. Generally speaking, IVF has an overall success rate of nearly 30%, and success rates jump to about 40% for women under 35. So, what does this all have to do with acupuncture? And why does acupuncture, a practice that started in China thousands of years ago, deserve a place at the family-building table? Let’s find out.

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By: Dr. Amy Matton DACM, L.Ac
September 21st, 2018

My observation is that we have gotten away from the natural order of things. With the advent of modern technology, many of us are less in touch with nature than ever before. Days can go by without our feet ever touching the earth, even during the hot summer months. This is especially true for someone challenged by the rigors of infertility. It’s hard for our feet to touch the ground when we’re so caught up in the everyday hormone injections and necessary fertility treatment procedures. The process becomes so all-consuming that we can forget the simple beauty that comes with each day. How long has it been since you have walked in the woods, stood by the ocean, or marveled at the full moon? With the start of fall, this is a good time to offer ourselves yet another chance to truly enjoy the beauty of the season by reconnecting with the universe as well as reconnecting with ourselves. I have always found comfort in the understanding that the laws of the universe apply to all.

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By: Dr. Amy Matton DACM, L.Ac
August 24th, 2018

The seasons in our lives closely mirror those in the physical world. Each of us begin as babies, then children, then move into teenage years and then, after a time as young adults, we typically look at parenthood and family building.