Christiane Mauro, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist specializing in women's health, including natural fertility and assisted reproductive technology support, menstrual regulation, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, painful periods, menopause and pregnancy/labor prep, as well as sports medicine/injuries and injury prevention, including neurofunctional acupuncture.
Inspired at a young age by her mother's visits to an acupuncturist in New York's Chinatown, fascinated by the mysterious processes of her own female body and driven to seek relief for her own painful gynecological condition, Christiane earned a Masters Degree of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, where she has been in private practice since 2004.
In addition, Christiane practiced as a doula for 11 years, attending over 100 births both in hospitals and at home. She works in conjunction with obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, doulas, reproductive endocrinologists, functional medicine and primary care physicians in the tristate area. She makes an annual labor-of-love pilgrimage with Global Healthworks Foundation to treat rural Guatemalans with limited to no access to medical care.
Extensively trained in Western biomedicine, pathophysiology and nutritional counseling, Christiane has a background in martial arts, including studies in Qi Gong and Zheng Gu Tui Na (an orthopedic modality incorporating topical herbs, acupuncture and Tui Na massage, originated to prevent and treat martial arts injuries). A significant part of Christiane’s private practice is focused on helping single women and couples who are experiencing fertility challenges to achieve successful pregnancies through such minimally invasive treatment modalities as acupuncture, moxibustion, Gua Sha, cupping and Chinese herbal medicine, as well as deploying these methods in conjunction with Western physicians through a whole-systems-medicine perspective lens in order to boost success rates of IUI and IVF.