Our Team of Practitioners

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Danica Thornberry

Founder

Danica (@danicathornberry) founded Well Women Acupuncture in Los Angeles in 2001. She merged her backgrounds in research and fertility acupuncture to complete a Doctorate in Women’s Reproductive Medicine, confirming the efficacy of her proprietary online fertility masterclass, SeedFertility.com. In the study, The Seed Fertility Program served as a clinical intervention for women undergoing IVF that resulted in a statistically relevant increased number of normal embryos (80% more than pre-intervention) and live birth rates (30% of intervention participants achieved a full-term pregnancy despite 2 years of failed attempts). She has had phenomenal success helping thousands of women reach their individual goals, and has contributed to the births of over 2000 healthy babies, many conceived against big odds.

Danica was featured on Lifetime TV’s “Speaking of Women’s Health” in 2002, presenting acupuncture as an effective adjunctive treatment for fertility issues and women’s hormone imbalances. Her book, Stick It to Me, Baby! is a powerful collection of true fertility success stories for women looking for inspiration and guidance. Purchase the book from Amazon.

*Currently Danica is taking a sabbatical leave to pursue writing and teaching, sharing the wisdom she’s learned during her 20 years’ experience with fertility patients. For special cases, including women currently enrolled in The Seed Fertility Masterclass or Healing After Loss course, she is available for telemedicine consultations and coaching. Contact Danica.

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Audrey Guss

Thyroid & Digestive Health

As a practitioner of acupuncture and herbal medicine, Audrey’s talents lie in her understanding of the digestive disorders and endocrine imbalances commonly found in so many complex female health concerns, including infertility.

Her passion to help others comes from her own journey, where she learned firsthand the important role natural medicine plays in returning to wellness.

A blend of training, intuition and empathy help Audrey guide her patients through a wide range of healthfulness journeys.

Audrey graduated summa cum laude with a Masters degree from Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. She has practiced in Integrative Medical settings including the UCLA Arthur Ashe Medical Center and the Simms/Mann health and Wellness Center.

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Kristi Swicegood

Women’s Health & Pain Management

Kristi (@kristi_swicegood_acupuncture) received her Master’s degree in 2004 from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and began focusing specifically on orthopedic care, sports medicine and chronic pain. She quickly realized an underlying emotional component lies at the root of chronic pain and complex physical ailments.

While doing acupuncture at a fertility clinic in Los Angeles, she made the connection between the heartache of trying to conceive and the spiritual journey women take to reach their babies. That began her transition into women’s health and transformed her journey as a practitioner.

She enjoys working alongside some of the most distinguished women’s health practitioners to provide support for natural conception, IUI and IVF, as well as pregnancy, postpartum and issues related to peri-menopause and motherhood.

Kristi uses acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine and lifestyle counseling to restore balance, prevent disease, relieve pain and increase a woman’s sense of well being.

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Christina DuBois

Acupuncture, Herbs & Yoga

Christina (@christinaleiwellnessholds a bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology, but it was her personal health journey and experience with acupuncture that launched her career on a healer’s path. Knowing that culture and behavior affect the general health of a community, Christina blends her training as a yoga instructor with the holistic mind-body approach in her treatments. She graduated from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine where she specialized in Women and Children’s health, specifically the practice of Shoni-Shin, a non-invasive pediatric acupuncture technique.

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Andrea Tijmes

Nutritional Therapist Practitioner

Andrea (@pointsbydre) is a natural healer, drawn to holistic practices that emphasize healthy choices and balanced lifestyles. She received her Masters’ degree from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine after serving as a Health & Nutrition coach. At Well Women, Andrea utilizes a combination of herbs, diet therapy and acupuncture to create an optimized environment for healing.

Working with Andrea gives patients the opportunity to realize that there are many avenues to a successful, balanced life. Passionate about women’s health in particular, Andrea also places emphasis on natural anti-aging methods. In addition to her training in treating fertility and women’s health, Andrea’s cosmetic acupuncture & facial rejuvenation treatments focus on stimulating collagen production and smoothing wrinkles, to promote a more youthful appearance.

Empowering Fertility Products

Created by Well Women Acupuncture Founder, Danica Thornberry

The Seed Fertility Program website preview on a phone and laptop

The online program women are using to heal infertility!

The Seed Fertility Program is a daily online resource designed to empower women going through infertility and IVF. Created by Danica Thornberry to address the needs of her acupuncture patients struggling with infertility, SeedFertility.com has helped hundreds of women have healthy babies since 2010.

SeedFertility.com is a clinically-proven program consisting of videos, recipes, meditations and thought-provoking journal questions that work together to reduce stress and improve cycle outcome.

Women around the world use The Seed Fertility Program to restore peace in an uncertain process.

The Cover of the book Stick it to me baby

True Stories that Inspire...

Stick It to Me, Baby! is a compilation of 33 true fertility success stories that happened inside our treatment rooms that have the power to inspire and forever change the way you approach your path to motherhood.

Infertility can be reframed into an opportunity for spiritual discovery and deeper healing. Read these stories and start changing the way you've been thinking about the process of getting pregnant. 

When reproductive science doesn't have the answers, it's time to look within yourself...

Well Women Acupuncture

11980 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 112
Los Angeles, CA 90049

tel: (310) 826-3706
fax: (310) 826-3713

info@wellwomenacupuncture.com

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