About Katrina Lake
My focus is on women's issues such as fertility enhancement, menstrual disorders, menopause and pregnancy. I often work with women who are in the process of a life change and during times of high stress such as cancer treatments and fertility treatments.
I work closely with patients whose goal is to get pregnant naturally as well as patients going through IVF cycles. I have succesfully helped many women get pregnant. When I am working with patients who want to conceive I focus on nutrition, gentle lifestyle changes, and of course relaxation through acupuncture.
As a service to my patients, I am available on the day of the IVF transfer to perform acupuncture before and after the proceedure.
I have worked closely with the Pasadena Huntington Reproductive Center and their team of expert reproductive endocrinologists since 2008.
My goal is not just to help boost my patients fertility but to get them through the pregnancy healthy and happy. I treat pregnant patients for nausea, back pain and sciatica. Another service I provide, very sucessfully, is to help women begin the labor process through the use of acupuncture when she is due and wants to avoid inducement. I also offer a specialized treatment where I do acupuncture with cranial sacral to help reset the nervous system.
My practice is very much a boutique practice and I take my time with each patient. My office space is a labor of love that was created from a blank space with the help of architects to create a symphony of healing feng shui. The first visit is comprehensive and I give you nutritional advice, advice on exercise, herbs for your specific condition and of course the most relaxing acupuncture treatment you have ever had!
Please feel free to contact me at (626) 823-2809 and tell me what your health needs are and I will let you know if I can be of service to you. I answer all my calls personally and if I am with a patient do not hesitate to leave a detailed message and I will call you back right away.
"Acupuncture is not about the needles, it is about the Qi, the exchange of energy between the patient and the practitioner is where the healing Qi flow takes place, this is then transmitted into the acupuncture needles. Without this true understanding of a patient and a compassionate heart to hold the space acupuncture is simply an empty task." ~ Katrina Lake
Feedback from patients of Katrina Lake L.Ac.
After three years of trying for a baby I am now 34 weeks pregnant and I know without a doubt this is thanks to Katrina's skill, intuition, support, and care. Throughout our journey, my husband and I saw so many ups and downs. We saw three different reproductive endocrinologists, had two failed IVF cycles, two miscarriages, and multiple other procedures trying to get and stay pregnant. During the last year of our journey, Katrina helped us navigate these uncertain waters and kept us healthy and motivated as we moved forward. Ultimately we were able to conceive our daughter naturally and I credit Katrina with getting us to the point where that was possible. I have continued to see her throughout my pregnancy and have had a wonderful experience and a very happy, healthy pregnancy. Katrina is a very special human being and I feel so lucky to have her in my life.
Prior to meeting Katrina Lake, my partner and I received discouraging news regarding my ability to conceive. Feeling emotionally fragile, I reached out to Katrina who at that time was a complete stranger. Talking to her on the phone for the first time felt like my first sign of hope. Right away she encouraged me to not give up. Her voice was instantly soothing and reassuring. I knew right away she was worth trying.
Throughout the course of weekly sessions, Katrina personalized my pre-pregnancy treatment. I was pleasantly surprised this was not just about sticking needles all over my body, it was about taking the right approach from foods to herbs to a successful conception. Needless to say, Katrina was undeniably caring, impressively knowledgable, forever encouraging, and most of all EFFECTIVE.
With the help of our wonderful fertility endocrinologist (recommended by Katrina) and this effective acupuncture treatment, we conceived on the first try. After conception, I continued my weekly acupuncture treatments. Thanks to acupuncture and the care Katrina gave me during pregnancy, I did not experience morning sickness, ankle swelling, or extreme fatigue.
We welcomed our beautiful and healthy baby girl last fall.