Fertility & Pregnancy
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been treating fertility for thousands of years through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dietary therapy, and lifestyle modifications. Whether you are trying to conceive on your own or with the assistance of modern technology, we can help.
Thirteen Moons Acupuncture is Nebraska’s only Fertile Soul Affiliate Clinic. Donna has trained extensively in The Fertile Soul Method™ for fertility enhancement and is part of a small group of practitioners hand-picked by Dr. Randine Lewis for their expertise in the field and for embodying the true spirit of her work in their practices and lives.
“Donna Huber is one of my favorite practitioners in the world. Donna came to one of my first acupuncturist training seminars, and from the moment I met her, I knew that we would work together. She embodies what The Fertile Soul stands for. She started this process by doing her own inner healing (a necessary component to healing others). She was our first (and returning) Fertile Soul Retreat intern; and has since run her own retreats. She has devoted her life to women’s health, and decided to do it all in America’s heartland. Her passion, dedication, and enthusiasm are contagious. She became one of the first charter members of our Continuing Excellence in Fertility Program. Over the years, our friendship has grown as well. I am fortunate that she is a part of my life and my family’s life. True healing comes from the heart. Donna Huber has one of the biggest hearts I know. I am honored that she is in my professional and personal life. If you don’t already know her and love her, I hope you will allow yourself the gift of working with this truly amazing woman.”–Randine Lewis, L.Ac., Ph.D.
How TCM Helps Fertility
TCM has been shown to:
- improve egg quality
- regulate the menstrual cycle
- treat endometriosis and fibroids
- increase circulation to the ovaries and uterus
- regulate the hypothalmic-pituitary-ovarian axis
- improve sperm count and motility
- dramatically improve success rates for IVF patients
For more information, please read these articles by Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure and founder of The Fertile Soul, available here with permission.
“I sincerely hope that any woman struggling with fertility will find her way to Donna Huber. My husband and I had tried to conceive for almost two years, but none of the Western Medical options offered by my OB-GYN felt right to me or my husband. I turned to acupuncture and found new hope. The first thing Donna did was talk to me about my cycle in more detail than any OB-GYN who had ever treated me, but Donna also took the time to talk to me about every aspect of my life. She understands the heartbreak of the fertility struggle first hand and going to her office was more like going to a good friend’s house and finding the comfort and hope I so desperately needed and hadn’t found anywhere else. Donna treated me with acupuncture and herbs and I follwed her diet and lifestyle recommendations closely. I quickly saw improvements in my cycle…and I am now five weeks pregnant and my husband and I are deliciously happy!!! I’m still seeing Donna to support baby and reassure me. Not only did Donna help me improve my health and conceive the child I had longed for, but she also taught me how to LIVE more healthy and positively. I know the benefits Donna brought to my life will also benefit my new little family our whole lives long!” -LH
“Words cannot express my gratitude for your guidance, knowledge and friendship. You experienced the same journey of infertility and showed an intense understanding of what it’s like to walk the journey. The acupuncture you administered and fertility plan you developed set me on the right path and not only allowed me to achieve pregnancy but allowed me to become more in tune with my body and what I need to take care of myself. Thanks for all that you have done to show me the way. I’m so very grateful that we crossed paths.” -MO
“I see Donna for acupuncture for fertility. Being a Western medical practitioner myself, I had reservations about Traditional Chinese Medicine, but after reading several articles and meeting with Donna, I thought it was worth a try. I am still undergoing treatments, but I believe that there is validity to this process. Donna is a great provider. She is very busy, but she is always on time and has a great bedside manner. Getting an appointment is not always easy, but evertime I have had to be put on her cancellation list, I have gotten an appointment.”
–AG, age 30, Physicians Assistant
“I can’t say enough positive things about Donna. I really do believe she played a major role in helping me get pregnant and she’s so kind and caring. I highly recommend her practice and her team members are always so kind. She’s crazy busy though, but they do an awesome job of getting you in when someone cancels, so don’t stress too much if the next first available appointment is in a month or so, they have always been able to get me in much sooner!” – JS
“I sincerely hope that any woman struggling with fertility will find her way to Donna Huber. My husband and I had tried to conceive for almost two years, but none of the Western medical options offered by my OB-GYN felt right to me or my husband. I turned to acupuncture and found new hope. The first thing Donna did was talk to me about my cycle in more detail than any OB-GYN who had ever treated me. But Donna also took the time to talk to me about every aspect of my life. She understands the heartbreak of fertility struggle firsthand, and going to her office was more like going to a good friend’s house and finding the comfort and hope I so desperately needed and hadn’t found anywhere else. Donna treated me with acupuncture and herbs once a week for three months, and I followed her diet and lifestyle recommendations closely. I quickly saw improvement in my cycle…and I am now five weeks pregnant and my husband and I are deliciously happy!!! I’m still seeing Donna every couple weeks to support baby and reassure me. Not only did Donna help me improve my health and conceive the child I had longed for, but she also taught me how to live more healthy and positively. I know the benefits Donna brought to my life will also benefit my new little family our whole lives long!”
-LH, Omaha/Branson (Update: just had third baby!)
“I wanted to send you a quick update on me… after seeing you these past 3 months for my fertility challenges I have learned so much and am so grateful for what you have empowered me with. I feel that in some sort of way that I had to go through all of this to get to you…and appreciate what you were teaching me…Just last week I found out that I am PREGNANT!!!!! I can hardly believe it!! I truly believe it was all because of you! I know it is still very early, but I wanted to send you an email & say thank you. I am so grateful, and I look forward to sharing my story with other women about the miracle I found in your office! Thanks again Donna!!!”
-AD, Lincoln NE
“I am writing this to express my profound gratitude for the wonderful acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine services I have received from Donna Huber. I was so fortunate to have found her and become a patient of hers. My health and psychological state have both improved dramatically since I have been working with her. When I first started seeing Donna almost six months ago, I was frustrated, anxious, and depressed about my inability to conceive. My body was out of reproductive balance as indicated by short menstrual cycles and a lack of fertility indicators. I was also extremely fatigued, lacking in energy, and experiencing leg pain as well as persistent coldness. Donna helped me improve my health holistically through acupuncture, herbal remedies, supplements, and changes in diet and exercise. Within two months of working with Donna my menstrual cycle had regulated to 28 days, with ovulation predictable and exactly in the middle of the cycle. My body temperatures began to follow a healthier fertility pattern. Everything about my cycle improved. Further, my FSH dropped from a very high 20 to an excellent 6.4, and my antral follicles increased from 10 to 13. On almost any objective fertility measure my health has improved dramatically. More importantly, Donna has emotionally supported me throughout the entire process. I truly don’t know what I would have done without her. At more than one point in this process I have received devastating news from western medicine doctors. Donna has been there to comfort and reassure me through everything, and has helped me to believe in myself and my body. She is kind, warm, giving, and cares deeply for her clients. She’s gone out of her way to help me on many occasions. Every practitioner should be as committed and generous as Donna, and every woman struggling with fertility should have this kind of support. To summarize, Donna is a wonderful clinician and a caring, supportive person who is also fun and engaging. Because of my work with Donna, I am able to move forward through this process, confident in myself and my reproductive capability.”