Meet the Acupuncture Fertility Specialists Team

Clinic Director

Swasti Shrestha, L.Ac., M.S.T.C.M.

Swasti Shrestha is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist. She was born and raised in the beautiful country of Nepal. She got her Bachelor’s degree in General Biology in her home country, and began work as a microbiologist at the Simca Pharmaceutical Company. After that, she pursued and finished her Masters degree in Medical Microbiology from Kathmandu College of Science and Technology. As a medical microbiologist, she did research on the prevalence of parasitic infections in public and private schools in communities in Nepal, and published several research papers on the topic.

Human life, tradition, and different cultures always fascinated Swasti, so she decided to pursue more education in the Masters program in Human Sociology and Anthropology, and wrote research papers on “The Attitude towards Breastfeeding in the town of Thimi.” Thereafter, she pursued and received her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of East West Medicine, treating patients in the management of pain. She is currently completing her Doctorate degree in Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University in a program researching the effects and benefits of acupuncture in infertility and gynecology.

Swasti has a warm wisdom and a caring demeanor that makes her an outstanding member of her chosen profession.

Dr. Lobsang T. Partsang

Geshe Ngarampa, Meditation Instructor and Tibetan and Chinese Medicine Practitioner.

Lobsang is a Tibetan and Chinese Medicine practitioner and instructor of Mindfulness/meditation. He completed a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of East West Medicine in Sunnyvale, California, and he is a candidate for a doctorate at Five Branches University, San Jose.

As a Tibetan Buddhist monk Lobsang received Geshe Ngarampa degree at Gyudmed Tantric Monastic University in South India where he completed a rigorous 20+year of study in Buddhist philosophy, arts and ritual. He is also trained to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and he is certified by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. He has been serving as a Buddhist Chaplain at Santa Clara County Jail since 2011 and teaching mindfulness to manage inmates stress under the Mindful Waiting program.

Dr. Shafiq Ansari D.C

Dr Shafiq Ansari is Doctor of Chiropractic graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has been practicing chiropractic for 15 years in the field of Pain Management. He works with you personally and provide advice and treatment, as well as explain what is wrong, and give you as much information as possible to help promote better living. He believes that good health begins with a well-maintained stress free body. However, when body needs more extensive care, as in the case of injury or sickness, a more intense program will be recommended and provided in order to return the body to its optimum vibrant self. Once you reach this state then you can continue with maintaining your health with wellness care.

Dr Shafiq says: “Chiropractic care is a safe, effective practice during pregnancy. Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, it can also establish pelvic balance that can provide the space a baby needs over the course of pregnancy.”

We are very grateful to have Dr Shafiq in our Fertility Practice. We believe by incorporating Chiropractic adjustment, we are giving our patient diverse treatment one deserves in a holistic approach.

Office Manager

Sylvia Alkilany

I have been with Acupuncture Fertility Specialists for over 6 years.

I have had the pleasure of being the one who ensures that our patients receive outstanding customer service from the first greeting by phone to our farewell at the end of their infertility journey.

Our goal at Acupuncture Fertility Specialists is to help our patients get as healthy as possible, to be able to conceive, and then help both mother and child remain healthy throughout the pregnancy until full term. Working very closely with Dr. Cherry the Founder of AFS, has been one of my greatest pleasures. He taught me that there is nothing better in this life than devoting yourself in helping another in their life, never setting a limit. What an honor it has been.

Working with Dr. Swasti is such an honor and a privilege, as she is an amazing woman who goes above and beyond for all of her patients and is embraced so warmly by all of them. As we continue to achieve our goal of turning patients into parents and continue to receive beautiful baby pictures and huge smiles on parents’ faces, we want to invite you to our office for a consultation where we will give you our best of Infertility Care to help make your dream possible too.