Member Profie: Beth Schiffman, L.Ac., FABORM

We are excited to introduce you to Beth Schiffman, L.Ac., FABORM , one of the acupuncturists in our network of complementary care providers.

A Little Bit about Beth Schiffman and Her Practice
Beth is very proud that Many Lives Chinese Medicine has been serving the mid-Peninsula and Redwood City for 15 years. Her connection to the community; working with physicians, naturopaths, midwives and other practitioners creates a powerful healing space for her patients, and she acknowledges that "it is not just her - it is teamwork.

How Beth's' Approach Fits Into An Integrative Model
Beth founded the NorCal Fertility Group, which is a group of acupuncturists who specialize in fertility and are primarily certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. In the spirit of patient compliance and ease during all sorts of fertility cycles these practitioners confidently collaborate so that patients can stay within their treatment protocols even if they're hopping to different locations. The NorCal group also strives to advance their clinical work together by sharing case studies and current research. 

Beth played three sports a year growing up and teams are second nature to her. As an extension of this, she has created an amazing team at her practice. Beth also helps families create their “teams” and has her own community and team through Integrative Fertility, ABORM and NorCal Fertility. Beth says she “thrives only because of her teams.”'

Beth's' Favorite At-home Fertility Tip
Beth emphasizes the importance of seeking a network of support systems through your fertility challenges. Beth encourages you to enlist professional folks to bolster your support such as counselors, yoga instructors or meditation forums. Beth recognizes that many people going through fertility feel very isolated and her patients have said that reaching out for assistance is the “best bit of advice they got along the way.”