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Webinar Weekly (Lunch Bytes Fridays starting up again November 20, 2020, 4:00 PM ET: REGISTER

Mike Berkley, L.Ac., FABORM is the founder and director of The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness. Mike is licensed and acupuncture board-certified in New York State and also certified in Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Mike graduated from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York in 1996, and he has been treating reproductive disorders since then. Berkley is the first acupuncturist/herbalist in the United States to work exclusively in the field of reproductive medicine.

He enjoys working in conjunction with some of New York’s most prestigious reproductive endocrinologists while delivering attention and treatments meeting fertility patients’ needs. Call (646) 832-4480 to schedule an initial appointment today.

 

 

 

Mike’s Personal Story

"I developed an interest in acupuncture and herbal medicine due to a very personal and difficult reason - infertility. My wife and I decided that we wanted to start a family soon after we got married. We tried and tried for two years before seeking the help of a reproductive endocrinologist. My wife was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and an autoimmune marker. At our follow-up examinations, we were “cleared” of all obstacles to conception and told to go home and “try.” We tried for another six months without success.

At this point, my wife sought out the help of an acupuncturist/herbalist who had some basic knowledge of reproductive issues. After treating with acupuncture and herbal medicine for six months my wife got nothing more than a regulated period. We were disappointed, then, the very next month, the miracle manifested! She was pregnant and she carried to term without a hitch. We had a beautiful 7.5-pound little tiger who is now a young man, healthy, happy, and productive! I was amazed, humbled, and enormously excited and gratified by the result which was yielded by what seemed like some hocus-pocus newfangled type of medicine, but it really worked.

It was then that I started to explore acupuncture and herbal medicine on my own. I had a curiosity to learn more. I couldn't believe it when I found out that this type of medicine had existed for 3,000 years and there are hundreds of medical texts dating back centuries on the subject of reproductive disorders and how to treat them.

I responded to an ad in the Village Voice for an open house at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s New York campus and left almost six years later with a degree in acupuncture and a National Board Certification in herbal medicine.

With license in hand, I devoted every free moment to studying Western medical and Chinese medical approaches to treating infertility. After years of study and clinical experience, I have been fortunate in that I have been able to develop my own unique acupuncture protocols and proprietary herbal formulas."

Webinar: East Meets West (Reproductive Endocrinology and Acupuncture)

Dr. Mark Perloe and Acupuncturist, Mike Berkley, L.Ac. (Acupuncture & Board Certified Herbalist) both practice in "hot spots"around the country. Dr. Perloe is a reproductive endocrinologist in Atlanta and Mike Berkley is an acupuncturist practicing in Manhattan (NYC). The video is long approximately 40 minutes but you can skim through the topics; everything from practicing in a pandemic to donor eggs and epigenetics.

 

 

Live Webinar May 12th: East Meets West: Fertility Treatment During a Pandemic

Dr. Mark Perloe
Mike Berkley, L.Ac., FABROM

Dr. Mark PerloeWebinar Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 7:00 PM ET: Register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mark Perloe earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, and served his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Perloe completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Minnesota.

He has extensive experience treating conditions related to infertility including polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, fibroids, male factor infertility, endocrine disorders, and other reproductive health problems. His patients have access to the latest in vitro fertilization techniques including fertility preservation, the use of donor eggs, donor sperm, and gestational surrogacy.

Dr. Perloe has served as principal investigator in numerous reproductive health research studies including innovative IVF treatments, ovulation induction, polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as investigational medications for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. He has served as consultant and a task force member to the Women’s Initiative of the American International Health Association and was active in establishing the first approved endoscopy-training center in the former Soviet Union at the Russian National Institute of Women’s Health.

In 1986, he co-authored Miracle Babies and Other Happy Endings for Couples with Fertility Problems. Dr. Perloe is a frequent speaker at community and professional educational seminars, blogs regularly on Facebook, and has created a YouTube PCOS Awareness Channel.

Dr. Perloe has served as principal investigator in numerous reproductive health research studies and has served as a consultant and a task force member to the Women’s Initiative of the American International Health Association. Dr. Perloe has been an active participant educating consumers for more than two decades.

Mike Berkley, L.Ac., FABORM is the founder and director of The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness. Mike is licensed and acupuncture board-certified in New York State and also certified in Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Mike graduated from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York in 1996, and he has been treating reproductive disorders since then. Berkley is the first acupuncturist/herbalist in the United States to work exclusively in the field of reproductive medicine.

He enjoys working in conjunction with some of New York’s most prestigious reproductive endocrinologists while delivering attention and treatments meeting fertility patients’ needs. Call (646) 832-4480 to schedule an initial appointment today.

Mike’s Personal Story

"I developed an interest in acupuncture and herbal medicine due to a very personal and difficult reason - infertility. My wife and I decided that we wanted to start a family soon after we got married. We tried and tried for two years before seeking the help of a reproductive endocrinologist. My wife was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and an autoimmune marker. At our follow-up examinations, we were “cleared” of all obstacles to conception and told to go home and “try.” We tried for another six months without success.

At this point, my wife sought out the help of an acupuncturist/herbalist who had some basic knowledge of reproductive issues. After treating with acupuncture and herbal medicine for six months my wife got nothing more than a regulated period. We were disappointed, then, the very next month, the miracle manifested! She was pregnant and she carried to term without a hitch. We had a beautiful 7.5-pound little tiger who is now a young man, healthy, happy, and productive! I was amazed, humbled, and enormously excited and gratified by the result which was yielded by what seemed like some hocus-pocus newfangled type of medicine, but it really worked.

It was then that I started to explore acupuncture and herbal medicine on my own. I had a curiosity to learn more. I couldn't believe it when I found out that this type of medicine had existed for 3,000 years and there are hundreds of medical texts dating back centuries on the subject of reproductive disorders and how to treat them.

I responded to an ad in the Village Voice for an open house at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s New York campus and left almost six years later with a degree in acupuncture and a National Board Certification in herbal medicine.

With license in hand, I devoted every free moment to studying Western medical and Chinese medical approaches to treating infertility. After years of study and clinical experience, I have been fortunate in that I have been able to develop my own unique acupuncture protocols and proprietary herbal formulas."

Recorded Mind-Body Webinar & Example of Guided Imagery: April 30, 2015 Helen Adrienne, LCSW

Helen Adrienne, LCSW

 

Helen Adrienne, LCSW

WATCH THE WEBINAR recorded April 30, 2015

[NOTE: The links in the handout below are live.]

Helen Adrienne, Licensed Certified Social Worker and certified hypnotherapist, is a general therapist who specializes in infertility counseling, couples counseling for infertility, mind/body stress reduction for infertility and gynecological and reproductive issues. In her recent webinar, Helen stressed the importance of good self-care. She explained the mechanisms by which body and brain can be unified and also gave a guided imagry presentation.

Helen’s approach is based on the mind-body unity involving mental, physical and spiritual well-being. She believes that the mind influences the body and the body influences the mind. Her counseling approach and thought processes combine psychological techniques with a deep clinical and spiritual understanding of the mind, heart and body. This understanding empowers her to help her clients in a targeted way to reduce mind/body stress.

Her treatment model aims to enter the mind-body unity so you can respond rather than react to challenges, whether for infertility or anything else. This will enhance self-esteem, build confidence, create new behaviors, coping mechanisms and thought processes leading to major breakthroughs.

DOWNLOAD THE WEBINAR SLIDE/HANDOUT WITH NOTES and Live Links