I am a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, proudly serving Staten Island since 2004. I had the pleasure of studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Swedish Institute School of Acupuncture, and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture. At the Swedish Institute, I had the opportunity to study both Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Classical Acupuncture, which allows me to offer a variety of treatment options to my patients.
I am happy to help patients with all manner of health concerns, be it stress relief, digestive issues, or pain management. Over the years, my practice has evolved and I have been able to focus on Women’s health, specializing in Infertility & Pregnancy.
You can find more information on how Acupuncture can help with Infertility and support pregnancy.
Women's wellness is a personal as well as professional commitment for me. My decision to study Acupuncture sprang from a family member who had great success being treated for Endometriosis (with Acupuncture.) Seeing the positive impact Acupuncture made to her health and wellbeing really piqued my interest, and so I began my exploration of Chinese Medicine. Being able to help people was an important goal for me when deciding what type of career to embark on, and I am proud to say Acupuncture allows me to do this.
In my practice, I try to offer a variety of ways to help my patients reach optimum health & success with their pregnancy. Acupuncture plays an important role in this. I also want my patients to become active participants in their wellbeing. Everyone will have their own “homework” to do- usually in the form of meditation, dietary changes, or exercise. These are small changes and goals that one can aim to achieve on a daily basis. What you eat and drink, how you deal with stress, getting adequate exercise, taking time for yourself; these are all pieces of the wellness puzzle I encourage each person to work on.
Having success in this area of treatment is especially rewarding. I am very happy and honored to be a part of my patient’s journeys to growing their families. Seeing them achieve this goal is always heartwarming!
If you are planning on getting pregnant and would like to see how Acupuncture can benefit you, I encourage you to contact me with any questions, or to set up an appointment.
I look forward to helping you.
Lauren Fortuna, M.S., L. Ac.
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