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Non-Infertility Issues Fortune Acupuncture & Herb Clinic
(Cranberry Twp.)

 
   Greetings from Practitioner

Fortune Fertility & Acupuncture Center (FFAC) is the first and only Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture clinic in the Pittsburgh area that is entirely dedicated to treating male and female infertility and reproductive health. We are here to help you in achieving your dreams of parenthood whether you are seeking natural conception or utilizing Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as IVF or IUI. ¡¡

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I can help you ...

- if you are trying to become pregnant naturally,
- if you are having recurrent miscarriages,
- if you are trying to increase the chance of success for upcoming IUI/IVF, or
- if you are willing to take alternative path because your previous IUI/ IVF did not work for you.

As a mother of one child, prettiest and smartest in my eyes, I know I am the one of the luckiest women on the earth. I myself had to suffer from three miscarriages and Western diagnosis of unexplained infertility as well.

I remember my mind was always filled with questions and anger.
Will I ever be able to have a baby?
What did I do to deserve this punishment?
Why does God allow me a pregnancy when he will take it away anyway?

People told me God might have a special plan for me. What is more special and important than having my own child? Yes, now I believe that God did have a special plan for me. God wanted me to learn and feel the frustration and despair of women who are struggling to conceive. He wanted me to do what I do best and help others.

The treatment protocol for infertility implanted in my clinic is derived from my medical and educational experiences I have obtained; the academic training and infertility internship in China, the clinical experiences with a renowned infertility doctor in Korea, the clinical experiences here in the U.S., and, of course, my own personal experience of having a child with  help of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). I also found the protocol created and used by the TCM infertility experts, Dr. Randine Lewis and Dr. Jane Lyttleton, is very beneficial for my patients. Every woman¡¯s reason for not conceiving is unique and it may even vary from one menstrual cycle to the next. It is my role to decide which parts of the ¡°fusion¡± will work better for the patient's specific condition.

I have been practicing in the U.S. treating both infertility cases and patients with general pain. However, I knew that those patients with infertility issues needed a somewhat different approach. Treatment for infertility is complicated and unique, not the same as acupuncture treatment protocols used for pain problems. It has been my dream to have a TCM infertility clinic where I can specifically treat infertility problems.

Now, here at the Fortune Fertility & Acupuncture Center I am finally specializing by treating only the women or men who want parenthood of a healthy child. I am happy to assist you with my expertise in this field.

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Joanna Fortune (L.Ac., M.S.) graduated from Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the most renowned Chinese medicine schools in China. She is certified and licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and by the Pennsylvania Medical Board. She is also serving as a Professional Member of the National Infertility Association. She has been practicing at the Fortune Acupuncture & Herb Clinic with her husband, Richard Fortune (Oriental Medical Doctor) at Cranberry Township, PA.  

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