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Dr. Keith Bell

Licensed Acupuncturist


(804) 358-7071



About Dr. Keith Bell

Dr. R. Keith Bell, better known to his colleagues & students as Dr. Keith, is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Reproductive Medicine and Holistic Preconception Planning. Since 2000, he has served as the Clinical Director of Oriental Medicine Specialists, PC, the first medical clinic in Richmond to offer the full scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Keith also created the Conscious Conceptions Program in 2005, the first comprehensive holistic fertility program in central Virginia.


A sought-after teacher and lecturer, Dr. Keith is committed to bringing inspiration to his patients & the world. He has been featured in Richmond Magazine’s TOP DOCS and was one of the first speakers invited to Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver Canada.. In 2005, Dr. Keith worked with James Madison University to develop & teach groundbreaking new courses, including an introduction to Holistic Nursing. Residents from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine are frequent observers at OMS where Dr. Keith provides supervision while gives our next generation of doctor’s firsthand experience with Holistic medicine.

A lifelong supporter of the arts, Dr. Keith is also passionate fundraiser many non-profit groups including VMFA, Amaranth Dance Co, & the True Colors Fund. In his free time, Dr. Keith can be found taking long walks or having coffee on a sidewalk with his French Bulldog Mr. Bigg, in his lap. Dr. Keith also enjoys cooking for his family and friends. He is especially fond of wandering the aisles of local health food & specialty stores.

You can follow Dr. Bell on Instagram.

How acupuncture can help balance your hormones and optimize your fertility:

  • Balances hormones: Acupuncture stimulates the endocrine system, which is responsible for producing and releasing hormones that affect ovulation, menstruation, and pregnancy. By balancing the levels of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH), acupuncture may help better prepare your body for fertility treatment.

  • Increases blood flow: Acupuncture helps to increase blood circulation to the reproductive organs, especially the uterus and ovaries. This may improve the quality and quantity of eggs and the thickness and receptivity of the uterine lining. A well-nourished uterus and ovaries can increase your chances of conceiving and carrying a healthy baby.

  • Reduces stress: Stress can have a negative impact on your fertility by disrupting your hormonal balance, affecting your ovulation, and lowering your libido. Acupuncture is known to reduce stress by stimulating the release of endorphins. It also can calm your nervous system and lower your blood pressure, improving your overall health and well-being.

3 ways acupuncture complements fertility treatments:

  • Enhances IVF outcomes: Some studies have suggested that acupuncture performed before and after embryo transfer can increase the pregnancy rates of IVF patients. This may be due to acupuncture’s ability to improve blood flow to the uterus, relax the uterine muscles, and reduce stress and anxiety. Acupuncture can also help reduce some side effects of IVF medications, such as bloating, nausea, headaches, and mood swings.

  • Supports overall wellness: Acupuncture can help you address other health issues that may affect your fertility indirectly, such as insomnia, digestive problems, allergies, or chronic pain. By improving your sleep quality, digestion, immunity, and pain relief, acupuncture can help you feel more comfortable and energetic throughout your fertility journey.

  • Promotes emotional well-being: Trying to conceive can be emotionally challenging and cause frustration, sadness, anger, or guilt. Acupuncture can help you cope with these emotions by providing a safe and supportive space to express yourself and receive compassionate care. Acupuncture can also help you cultivate a positive and hopeful mindset to boost your confidence and resilience.

Read more about my personal experience working with Keith here.

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