Meet the Fertility Practitioners

The practitioners who make up Triangle Acupuncture Clinic’s Fertility Wellness Program are all specialists in Oriental Reproductive Medicine in addition to their Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each practitioner brings unique skills to the program and in addition undergoes a training period in order to master the philosophy and techniques of infertility treatment at Triangle Acupuncture Clinic. Consistent, quality care is assured whether you choose to see one practitioner exclusively or rotate between them.

Katherine Rowe, LAc Katherine Rowe, LAc, FABORM is Director of Triangle Acupuncture Clinic's Fertility Wellness Program and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Katherine attended Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA and has advanced clinical training in infertility from coursework completed at the Zhe-Jiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. She has complimented this education by studying with Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure and Jane Lyttleton, world renowned infertility and Chinese Medicine specialist.  Katherine has worked for 15 years bringing the benefits of acupuncture and stress reduction into the mainstream treatment of infertility.  By partnering with many fertility specialists in the Triangle, physicians see first-hand how acupuncture compliments their care and recommend it.  This integration of eastern and western medicine gives couples the best of both worlds as they utilize holistic medicine to augment their more specialized infertility procedures.  Katherine believes the menstrual period is a report card of sorts for a woman's body.  Thus her practice is tuned to asking questions on subjects like, how well the digestion absorbs and transforms food into energy, why poor quality of sleep is manifesting and how emotions ranging from anxiety and anger to sadness effect the overall fertility health.  Using Chinese Medicine to address these imbalances always results in enhanced fertility and a healthier pregnancy.  Katherine will help you look behind the scenes at what processes in your body are contributing to less than optimal fertility and find a strategy for better health.  

 

Kolleen Mitchell, LAc Kolleen Mitchell, LAc, FABORM is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.  She received her Masters degree in OM from the Southwest College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She is nationally licensed by the NCCAOM and the state of North Carolina NCALB.  Kolleen has done years of extensive study in Traditional Chinese reproductive therapies and integration with modern western medicine.  Her approach is holistic and focuses on assisting patients in achieving their optimum health and balance pertaining to fertility.  The skilled use of acupuncture, strategic and custom Chinese herbology, supplement strategies, and mind/body wellness techniques brings patients to their own unique best.  Whether trying naturally or with assistance this approach is extremely supportive for patients and couples.  Kolleen brings a complete continuum of care for patients.  From pre-conception, pregnancy/post partum, pediatric support, and on through general family wellness.  She offers natural, effective, and non-invasive means to achieving health goals.  She practices in gratitude to her many teachers such as Jane Littleton, Debra Betts, Sharon Weizenbaum, Randine Lewis, Dr. Paul Magarelli and so many precious others.  Kolleen will meet you wherever you are on your journey and bring you the utmost blanced and direct care to compliment your individual fertility journey.  

 

Rick Oberg, LAc. graduated summa cum laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2005. Rick was drawn to specialize in fertility acupuncture and pregnancy care, due to his own personal struggle with fertility. Rick’s wife, Lori, suffered four miscarriages and had exhausted every avenue using traditional Western medicine care, which included invasive fertility treatments and surgery, to conceive a child. They were told that his wife would likely never be able to carry a child to term. Rick started researching alternative options and looked into the benefits of acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy health. They decided to try again using acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbs. Rick and his wife were able to conceive naturally and his wife was able to carry their daughter to term. They have since had two more daughters using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to conceive and keep each pregnancy healthy and stable. Rick understands, from a personal level, the roller coaster of emotions and frustrations that are experienced during the fertility process. He treats a wide range of both male and female infertility issues with an emphasis on total body health and balance. Rick has over eleven years experience working as an acupuncturist with fertility clinics across Wisconsin, Illinois, the Midwest and Colorado. During that time he has successfully treated countless fertility patients, many of which were told or believed they had little to no hope. Rick is dedicated to assisting his clients in achieving their dream of a healthy child through natural and compassionate care.

 

Patrick Marron, LAc, LMBTPatrick Marron, LAc, LMBT - Patrick's focus in utilizing Chinese Medicine to support fertility started during his graduate education. During his early clinic rotations he crafted acupuncture and herbal treatments for patients who were in various stages of their reproductive journey. Patrick saw first hand how effective Chinese Medicine was at not only supporting fertility but also transforming a woman’s quality of life by improving pain and other symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. These specifically rewarding clinical experiences lead him to devote himself to utilizing the best of eastern medicine and western medicine in treating women’s health. Patrick honed his fertility skills at the Texas Center For Reproductive Acupuncture (TCRA) one of the largest and busiest reproductive acupuncture clinics in the country. Over the course of thousands of patient visits, Patrick has worked with couples looking to improve their overall health in order to improve their reproductive health. He continues to be a part of many fertility successes and has been blessed to see lives improve and families grow.