acupuncture | chiropractic
Paula Santistevan, DC
Who do you work with?
“People who are experiencing fertility issues, women throughout their pregnancy and children for sports injuries and wellness visits.”
What do you do for them?
“Our office offers acupuncture and chiropractic treatments that are tailored specifically to an individual. We often get questions regarding what “methods” we use. We use the technique and treatment plan that best suits the individual.”
Why do you do what you do, particularly as it relates to surrogacy/growing families?
“When I was pregnant with my son I was treated with chiropractic and acupuncture through my entire pregnancy. I had a very easy time throughout and I attribute that to getting regular chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. I saw what it did for me so I decided I was going to focus on this part of my practice and learn as much as I could about treatments for fertility and taking care of pregnant women. Specifically with surrogacy I believe it is important that the surrogate be as stress free as possible. Acupuncture treatments are amazing for this before, during, and after the pregnancy. Studies have shown that women who underwent acupuncture before, during, and after an IVF embryo transfer increased their chances of pregnancy by 42 percent.”
What is your favorite part of your job?
“Hearing “I’m pregnant” and getting to see the babies of the people we take care of. Also knowing that what we do makes people feel better.”
What is your favorite memory or story from working at your job?
“I have families that I’ve treated since I started my practice 26 years ago. I’ve seen mothers through their pregnancies and have had the privilege to see their kids grow up. I love to joke with the kids and tell them I knew them before they were born.”