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Hillary


Helping You To Discover Your Power of Transformation

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Hillary


Helping You To Discover Your Power of Transformation

Hillary Talbott Roland DOM, FABORM

Fellow American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, Doctor Oriental Medicine, Certified Meditation Instructor

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It all started when...

Hillary received a full academic scholarship from the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Physiology & Health Science in 2002. She then chose to fulfill her dream of helping people attain wellness and studied Acupuncture at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville and received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2009.

During her studies, Hillary gained advanced training in fertility and pregnancy as well as Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis and Contemporary Medicine. Additionally, Hillary recently received further credentialing in the field of fertility by earning the ABORM Fellowship. ABORM stands for American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, and is a non-profit devoted to teaching, research, and the practice of Oriental Medicine as it relates to reproductive disorders. Helping others to realize their dreams of creating families is one of her greatest passions. Her patient load is comprised primarily of women trying to conceive both naturally and through assisted means, women experiencing discomfort during pregnancy, and individuals needing support through major life transitions.  

Hillary Talbott is one of only 16 Practitioners within the state that holds the ABORM certification.

Hillary is dedicated to helping her patients by empowering them to live healthy and fulfilling lives. She believes in the innate power we all possess to heal ourselves on a physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual level and takes great joy in helping people connect with that aspect of themselves. She is a certified Masters of Wisdom Meditation Teacher through davidji and has studied directly with davidji, Deepak Chopra and Caroline Myss and travels frequently to learn as much as she can from them, bringing their knowledge back to our community. She gladly teaches mantra meditation to patients who wish to empower themselves by healing their bodies through harnessing the power of their emotions and minds. You can find free recorded meditations and articles pertaining to women's health on her blog www.LadyPotions.com. 

 
 

Fertility treatments


 

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."  

Pema Chodrun

 

 

Text Fertility4Me to 44222 to receive free tips  to take your fertility to the next level. You'll even be entered to win a scholarship to Conscious Conceptions the virtual program.

Fertility treatments


 

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."  

Pema Chodrun

 

 

Text Fertility4Me to 44222 to receive free tips  to take your fertility to the next level. You'll even be entered to win a scholarship to Conscious Conceptions the virtual program.

Conscious Conceptions

Harnessing the Power of the Body, Mind, and Heart to Create Healthy Happy Families

 
 

The Skinny on Acupuncture Fertility Treatments.

Yes, we provide acupuncture to enhance fertility outcomes no matter which path you are currently on; the natural route or the assisted route by means of IVF and IUI. We are trained and happy to assist in either. 

 

Here are some common questions we get when fertility patients are first scheduling. 

 

How soon should I come in for treatment?

The sooner the better. This doesn’t mean we can’t help you if you are late in your journey. We’ve seen it all from, “I’m trying to decide if I want to have a baby,” all the way to, "I’m having an IVF procedure in two weeks and I heard acupuncture can help.” After 10 years of doing this, my personal preference is to come 3 months prior to IVF if possible and as soon as you have made the decision to start trying to conceive. 

With natural conception the sooner we can regulate a menstrual cycle, educate and correct any timing issues, do diagnostic tests, and introduce the concept of becoming more Yin in order to receive life, the sooner we usually have success.  

With IVF we want to build the foundation to it’s peak level BEFORE going into a cycle. This is even more important when you conciser the fact you will potentially harvesting eggs that will ultimately turn into more than one child. The length of follicular genesis of an egg ready to ovulate from the germ cell that it originated from deep within the ovary is 90-120 days. By treating the woman during this portion of the growth you can potentially have an outcome on its genetic expression that is positive while circulating as much nourishing blood to the ovaries and regulating the cycle to create an optimum uterine lining. 

 

How often will I need to come back?

This depends on you, your stress levels, the nature of your fertility challenges, your financial ability, and what you deem to be getting out of our time together. This is why there is no hard fast rule. On average I would say I treat women three times a month for an average of 3-9 months before success. Like anything there are always outliers meaning the people that get pregnant after one session (which is really rare) or those who need physical, emotional, and spiritual bolstering to sustain them on a long journey that could last years in some complicated cases. I usually suggest that a couple commits to one season and then evaluate for themselves what benefits they have gained even if they haven’t conceived yet. This gives us time to make some deeper changes while giving you ample chance to evaluate your response. Are you calmer, more energetic, sleeping better, embodying a more positive outlook, sleeping more sound etc. These are all signs that you are moving into the right condition of health where life wants to happen. Read more here about how your Nervous System can affect your fertility. 

 

Is there a superior time in my cycle to schedule an acupuncture treatment?

Yes and No. If it means it’s totally going to stress you out squeeze in a session only to dart out the door to the next, it may not have it’s optimum effect. Are there ideal days I try and see you to encourage certain things to happen in your cycle- Yes! Typically after your intake it is discussed as to which days would be best for your particular fertility challenges. (day 1 of your cycle is the first morning you have your menses)

 

Days 1-4- This is helpful if you experience painful periods that are debilitating or immense grief that another month has passed without your baby.

Days 4-6 - treatments in this stage help to ensure the uterus has fully emptied it’s lining so a fresh one can be built, giving you the best chances for implantation to happen successfully. Treatments in this stage also begin to guide blood flow to the ovaries and hope to encourage epigenetic to express in a positive manner, i.e. chromosomal expression.

Days 10-14- Treatments during this time are typically designed to stimulate ovulation. It can be helpful for both partners to come in for a treatment at this time if this is possible or desired by your partner. Some studies have shown that acupuncture can help increase an enzyme around sperm that is helpful for fertilization and implantation. Psychologically I find that it can sometimes be helpful for woman to feel supported in a fertility journey. This is couple specific and no one should ever force themselves to do acupuncture if they don’t want to. 

5 days post ovulation (approx days 17-19 of cycle but will vary based on actual fertilization)- a treatment during this time can potentially help to increase chances of implantation if scheduling allows. This is helpful when there is a history or chemical pregnancy, an “unexplained infertility” diagnosis, or repeated miscarriage. 

A few days before you are able to test- (approx days 26-28 but varies upon cycle length)- If anxiety is your foe a gentle treatment during this time can help to sooth the tsunami of emotion that can happen. Meditation is also heavily recommended during the entire luteal phase and you can find free ones here.  

What are some of the conditions within fertility I have had experience treating? 

Unexplained infertility is my favorite because most of the time the paradigm of Chinese Medicine has an explanation as to why it’s not happening and then I can go about rebalancing the system to optimum levels so conception wants to occur naturally. I’ve treated many women with PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), DOR (diminished ovarian reserve), AMA (advanced maternal age), MTHFR gene mutations, Corpus Luteum dysfunction or low progesterone, Endometriosis, Fibroids and am adept at treating male infertility as well. In my observation 30% of the time its the male that is the issue, 30% of the time it’s the female, and 30% of the time it’s a combination of both partners. Don’t avoid having your partner checked. I am also to help assist anyone going through IUI, IVF, or donor egg or sperm IVF’s. 

If you have further questions you are welcome to contact me at the clinic. If you want to see what you can do before trying acupuncture, sign up for the Conscious Conceptions Virtual Program created by yours truly, Hillary Talbott Roland, DOM, FABORM

 

 
 
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Pregnancy


Pregnancy


One breath closer to your baby

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It all started in school.....

When I started graduate school, I was pretty sure I was heading in a similar direction as undergrad studies towards treating athletes. I'd always ben fascinated by the limits of the human body.

Turns out the Universe had other plans for my path. It was a calling in every sense of the word. I was presented early on with rare opportunities - treating pregnant women in pain to couples that had been trying to conceive with no avail. Those seemed to be the kinds of cases I seemed to get from the very beginning.  I even attended my first birth via divine intervention. It had picked me and I heard the message loud and clear.

Truth be told, helping a pregnant woman out of pain is one of the biggest clinical thrills I get ten years later. Helping to encourage a breech baby to turn into a more appropriate position to help start a natural labor by encouraging Mom's body to utilize fluids properly is also pretty rewarding.. Giving overdue mom's a place to relax and connect with their bodies; moving through any physical (fatigue) or mental-emotional (fear and anxiety inhabiting oxytocin) blockages is something we are known for,  And nothing compares to the sacred opportunity to witness the feats of a human body during labor and delivery.  I often say my calling is pretty freakin cool and I'm pretty blessed to witness such feats and acts of creation..

If you or someone you love is having issues  like those above during pregnancy that are quality of life disruptors, repeated miscarriage, or struggling emotionally in the "fourth trimester" please give us a call. We can help!

 
 
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meditation


"Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively."   Sharon Salzberg

meditation


"Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively."   Sharon Salzberg

 

Why Meditate

Most people come to the practice of meditation looking for something and are pleasantly surprised at what it ends up taking away. Reduced stress response, less hostility and the need for judgement, reduced need to worry, and less fear of the unknown are just a few of the things we've noticed in ourselves and our students who have decided to commit to a regular practice of meditation. Many report enhanced compassion for themselves and others, increased mental clarity and an ability to handle more challenges with grace and ease. The latest science on meditation shows that you can actually change brain tissue, specifically the amygdala (the area that governs appropriate emotional response) in as little as 30 min a day for 30 days. 

Why  Do I Meditate?

I'm a better version of myself in every single area of my life. It's that simple.

Myths of Meditation

  • Meditation is New Age Non-Sense.
    • There's nothing new about meditation. It dates back thousands of years and has been extensively studied in the scientific community proving its ability to reduce anxiety, depression, high blood pressure & insomnia.  
  • That it will change your religion.
    • While meditation is practiced in many religions it is possible to practice without violating your religious principles. Hillary has taught mantra meditation to a wide range of people, from Atheists to Priests and Nuns. 
  • You must be able sit cross legged.
    • Comfort is key or you won't do it.
  • You can learn from a book.
    • While many books provide valuable insight on different types of meditation we have found in our own practices that teachers were imperative to our continued success and discipline.
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Mantra Meditation

The word "mantra" comes from two Sanskrit words : man, which means "mind," and tra, which means "vehicle or instrument." So a mantra is a mind vehicle or your mind instrument that is used to transport the mind from a state of activity to one of stillness and silence.  Typically, most mantras are sounds, syllables, or vibrations that don't necessarily have a meaning. Their value lies in their vibrational quality, not in any meaning that humans, society, culture or civilization has placed on them over the past few thousand years. Connecting with a vibration that has existed since the dawn of creation is what allows one to go deeper in their practice into a space of connection with everything that ever existed or that will exist into connecting with oneness consciousness.

Nakshatra mantras are based off of the ancient Jyotish calculation of heavenly bodies the moment you were born. Your mantra is derived from the first star seen by the moon on the Earth's horizon as you passed from the unmanifest into the manifest of creation. 

For this reason it is necessary to have the time, date and location of your birth prior to your appointment to accurately calculate your mantra. I like to think of this mantra as your star of destiny, embodying the sacred contract your soul signed up for when entering this life. Many of my students that have had trouble meditating in the past or didn't think they could calm their minds regard their Nakshatra mantra as a game changer, allowing them to finally get quiet, experience peace so that they can begin to observe and harness the power of their mind as they peel back the layers getting closer to their pure unconditioned selves. 

Text MEDITATIONBASICS to 44222 to receive a free pdf on the basics of meditation delivered to your mobile device that I created based on my 10 years of experience.
— Hillary Talbott Roland