About Dr. David Cherry
David Cherry is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine based in Roseville, California. Dr. Cherry is a 1985 graduate of California Acupuncture College in Santa Barbara, now the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. His practice is concentrated in both female and male infertility. He is a professional member in good standing of RESOLVE, the national infertility awareness group, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the California Society of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.
Read a profile from Sacramento Magazine— Dr. David Cherry dispels three myths about acupuncture.
About Vanessa Stretton
Vanessa Stretton came to Chinese Medicine by way of studying natural medicine and healing traditions from around the world. She found the ancient art of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine to be very effective, fascinating, and beautiful and wanted more people to have access to its profound healing powers.
Dr. Stretton holds a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA with a focus on Evidence Informed Practice and Integrative Collaborative Care. She holds a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, in Berkeley, CA. There, Dr. Stretton received special training by Atsuki Maeda, L.Ac. in Japanese needling technique; a very gentle style of needling that focuses on painless insertion. She is also trained by the late Suzanne Friedman in Medical QiGong; a hands off approach to energy work, similar to Reiki. Dr. Stretton has completed continuing education with Randine Lewis on the spiritual aspect of fertility, Will Morris on clearing trauma, and Jane Lyttleton, Debra Betts, Heather Bruce, and many others to deepen her understanding of Fertility (both male and female factor).
Dr. Stretton sees her patients pre-conception through pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and beyond. She has completed training as an Innate Postpartum Care Provider with Rachelle Garcia-Seliga and will complete additional birth and bereavement Doula training in 2018. She will also be attending the International Fertility Symposium in Vancouver in 2018 to stay current with the most effective approaches acupuncture and herbal medicine has to offer.
Before joining Acupuncture Fertility Specialists in 2014, Dr. Stretton worked in the natural supplement field, as a consultant, and had a general practice acupuncture clinic in Napa, CA. Dr. Stretton has worked with Dr. Lifang Liang, an expert in gynecology, acupuncture, and integrative fertility in San Francisco, CA and now works closely with Dr. David Cherry, adopting his techniques and effective approach to fertility.
Dr. Stretton is known for her gentle healing touch, her warm demeanor, and her profound compassion for her patients. Her life philosophy is “Always Be Healing!”