Nancy Rakela, OMD, LAc.

Acupuncturist

Discover how acupuncture can help you

Berkeley, CA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (3)
After two unsuccessful cycles of IUI, I found Nancy Rakela through her web site and began acupuncture fertility treatments. These treatments increased the blood flow to the uterus and improved chances of implantation, which complimented the continued IUI treatments. Two cycles later, I successfully became pregnant. I do not believe I would have gotten pregnant without Nancy's treatments. I continued seeing Nancy for weekly treatments throughout my pregnancy to insure a healthy pregnancy. It has been a wonderful and relaxing experience.
At 32, I was diagnosed with ovarian failure resulting from childhood chemotherapy treatments and was told by several prominent Bay Area physicians that I had a less than 1.0% chance of conceiving naturally and less than 5.0% chance of conceiving with IVF. In conjunction with a full nutrition clean-up, I started acupuncture with Nancy in April with the goal of trying IVF once the following February. One month after my acupuncture treatment, I conceived naturally. Michael was born healthy and happy 9 months later!
I started seeing Nancy 2 years ago for fertility issues after charting my cycles for 6 months and not having any luck with conception. Within a few months of regular treatments, my body started to respond to acupuncture and become more balanced and from continued charting my cycle did improve and become "better" for fertility. I highly recommend Nancy. I had never visited an acupuncturist or Eastern medicine doctor before, but my experience with Nancy has been extremely positive and nurturing. She has guided and supported my body and mind through fertility, hypothyroid issues, a miscarriage, and currently a healthy pregnancy (currently at 36 weeks). Because Nancy is very knowledgeable about fertility and pregnancy issues, I've found that working with her and my OB has been a great balance; she calms any pregnancy worries that I have and often brings up issues I haven't yet thought of and can ask my OB or endocrinologist about. Her office space is beautiful and relaxing and everyone on her staff is kind and always attentive. I feel that her care is integral to my health and well-being.

License, Credentials & Experience

Nancy has been helping people for 36 years
Licensed Acupuncturist
California Department of Consumer Affairs Acupuncture Board , #2574

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Free initial consultation.
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Endorsements

Meditation
Acupuncture
Back Pain

Practice Locations & Hours


Berkeley
2228 Sixth St, Berkeley CA 94710, United States
Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu: 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Learn More About Nancy Rakela, OMD, LAc.

About me

I have helped patients for over 30 years with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. I also incorporate a mind- body approach helping my patients deal with daily stresses in their lives by offering meditation techniques, positive affirmations and yoga stretches to help them heal in body, mind and spirit.

I have a specialty in acupuncture orthopedic combing both traditional western assessment and eastern approach to treating muculoskeltal pain in the body.

I have worked with many couples with fertility challenges helping them achieve successful conception both naturally or with IVF protocol.


Practice Details

Insurance accepted
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network

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Nancy Rakela Reviews

5.0 of 5 (3)
After two unsuccessful cycles of IUI, I found Nancy Rakela through her web site and began acupuncture fertility treatments. These treatments increased the blood flow to the uterus and improved chances of implantation, which complimented the continued IUI treatments. Two cycles later, I successfully became pregnant. I do not believe I would have gotten pregnant without Nancy's treatments. I continued seeing Nancy for weekly treatments throughout my pregnancy to insure a healthy pregnancy. It has been a wonderful and relaxing experience.
At 32, I was diagnosed with ovarian failure resulting from childhood chemotherapy treatments and was told by several prominent Bay Area physicians that I had a less than 1.0% chance of conceiving naturally and less than 5.0% chance of conceiving with IVF. In conjunction with a full nutrition clean-up, I started acupuncture with Nancy in April with the goal of trying IVF once the following February. One month after my acupuncture treatment, I conceived naturally. Michael was born healthy and happy 9 months later!
I started seeing Nancy 2 years ago for fertility issues after charting my cycles for 6 months and not having any luck with conception. Within a few months of regular treatments, my body started to respond to acupuncture and become more balanced and from continued charting my cycle did improve and become "better" for fertility. I highly recommend Nancy. I had never visited an acupuncturist or Eastern medicine doctor before, but my experience with Nancy has been extremely positive and nurturing. She has guided and supported my body and mind through fertility, hypothyroid issues, a miscarriage, and currently a healthy pregnancy (currently at 36 weeks). Because Nancy is very knowledgeable about fertility and pregnancy issues, I've found that working with her and my OB has been a great balance; she calms any pregnancy worries that I have and often brings up issues I haven't yet thought of and can ask my OB or endocrinologist about. Her office space is beautiful and relaxing and everyone on her staff is kind and always attentive. I feel that her care is integral to my health and well-being.





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