Personalized Fertility Care

Starting or growing a family is an exciting endeavor…until it doesn’t work. We support both women and their partners who are navigating this path on their own, as well as those who need to go through IVF or other assisted treatments.
Learn about our IVF and IUI Optimization Program

Women’s Hormonal Health

Hormonal challenges from puberty to post-menopause can either be a small nuisance, or a big impediment to enjoyment of life. We treat women who suffer from:
  • Painful periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • PMS
  • Hot flashes
  • Low libido
  • Migraine headaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Menopause issues
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Chronic fatigue

Non-pharmaceutical and Non-invasive Pain Care

We specialize in acupuncture treatment of acute and chronic pain. We treat both joint and muscle pain, as well as systemic pain conditions.
Learn more about our Live Pain Free program.

Our Services

Our unique method is a blend of 4 therapies. It is informed by time-tested eastern medicine, and latest research into management of both physical and mental health with functional medicine.

Gentle, Painless Acupuncture

Acupuncture naturally stimulates the body’s self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms. It works by activating biologically active points. At Life Cycles Clinic we use a special approach to acupuncture treatment that is geared for addressing fertility and women’s health issues. Acupuncture is a powerful tool for mitigating the effects of physical and mental stress, improving organ function, and balancing hormones.

Functional Nutrition

Proper nourishment is vital for the body to function optimally. We prescribe nutritional recommendations and supplements to ensure that targeted nutrients are delivered to the whole body, as well as specific organs, glands and tissues. A well-nourished body has a higher rate of healing and resilience to external and internal stressors.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Nature makes medicines that are easy for the body to understand. Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest forms of botanical healing systems in the world. Unlike pharmaceuticals, Chinese Herbal Medicine addresses many body functions and systems simultaneously. This approach allows to adjust the whole landscape of an illness, rather than manage symptoms. At the clinic we prescribe herbal medicine for women’s health issues, challenging fertility cases, as well as autoimmune conditions.

Mind-Body Medicine

Learning how to reduce stress and anxiety allows the body’s innate healing system to turn on in full force. Meditation involves using imagination and breath in a directed way to reduce stress and enhance treatment results. We teach our patients simple meditation techniques that help calm the nervous system. When the nervous system is calm, other body systems — hormonal, circulatory, immune, and digestive — benefit from that greatly.

Meet Our Team

Our goal is to provide excellent care on your journey to better health.

“Hello, I’m Dr. Katya Galay. I have devoted my professional life to the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have specialty training and experience in women’s health, pain management, TCM dermatology, allergic and autoimmune diseases. It brings me great joy to help my patients restore their health and function with solutions that are rooted in natural medicine, are non-invasive and have few side effects.”

Katya Galay, DTCM, LAc

Doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Our Healing Philosophy

Our mission is to empower our community to live healthy, fulfilled lives.

We practice holistic, natural medicine

We take all aspects of health into account and treat diseases with minimal interventions. We recognize the complexity of the whole person, and the intelligent capacity that each person has for self-healing and self-regulation. With our treatments we help patients tap into that capacity so they can resolve their health issues and reach their goals.

We offer individualized healthcare

We take the time to connect with our patients. Every patient gets a treatment that is tailored specifically to them. We have a vast referral network of health and wellness specialists so our patients can have their specific health needs met.

We focus on prevention and wellness 

Our medicine is excellent for maintaining wellness. We help our patients stay strong, resilient, and healthy through stressful times, seasonal shifts, and life transitions. We also educate our patients on how to take better care of themselves, so that their health span lasts as long as their life span.

We foster inner freedom and empowerment

The state of mind is intricately related to how we age, heal and live our lives. We help our patients elevate themselves above suffering and disempowerment. We believe that a positive outlook, inner strength and freedom are the best fuel for healing and transformation.

Patient Testimonials

Fertility Testimonials

“Absolutely instrumental in the success of my IVF process…”

Katya was absolutely instrumental in the success of my IVF process. I was pretty nervous about acupuncture never having done it before, but the atmosphere in the clinic and patient rooms was always warm and inviting. I felt like Katya truly cared about me with little touches like remembering to turn the heat up in the room for me because my feet are always cold. She cared about making sure I was successful with good herbal recommendations, and she always asked how my journey was going. I truly enjoyed getting to know her and I am so grateful to have been introduced to the clinic.


“The first cycle did not work out, but the second one did!”

Many thanks to Katya at Life Cycles Clinic for helping me get pregnant with IVF. After a few unsuccessful IVF cycles my doctor told me I don’t produce eggs of my own that are good enough for fertilization. I turned to acupuncture to help me go through donor-egg cycle. The first cycle did not work out, but the second one did! Our family has recently welcomed a beautiful and healthy baby girl. My weekly treatment routine at the clinic helped me so much stay sane and healthy. If you are considering joining the program, I highly recommend!!!


“Trying to conceive unsuccessfully for at least 8 months…”

I’ve been doing a lot of long-distance running and my BMI got really low. At some point my menses disappeared. I came to the Clinic because I’ve heard acupuncture can be helpful with fertility as my husband and I were trying to conceive unsuccessfully for at least 8 months. Well, my period never came, and I am happy to report that after 3 months of treatment at the clinic I got pregnant.


“My eggs were much better quality…”

On my second egg retrieval my doctor at Boston IVF told me that my eggs were much better quality. I also had 12 retrieved (and only 3 during the first cycle). I attribute this profound change to my treatment at Life Cycles Clinic. I can just tell that my health has improved greatly since I started. I now sleep well, my bowels are regular like a clock, I feel much calmer and even keeled. After the second round of IVF with the new eggs I got a positive pregnancy test! Big thanks to Katya at the Clinic for all the good work.


General Health & Wellness Testimonials

“Helped me start my journey to recover from long covid…”

Katya and Gretchen are both superior in what they do. Providing a safe, clean, and healing office. If you are sick of doctors or taking pills, try acupuncture. Most people forget about it but there are other alternatives to healing. Katya is knowledgeable about many conditions and helped me start my journey to recover from long covid. I truly wish they were still in my area but if they are in yours, your lucky. It’s really easy to start and there’s no stress involved. 5 star business with 2 incredible women.


“Significantly less headaches…”

So thankful for Katya’s personalized care for my daughter’s headaches. My daughter had a severe concussion 3 years ago that left her with constant headaches. After 6 weeks of treatment she has significantly less headaches and we’re so grateful!

Mom of a teenage patient

“Helped ease my side effects and neuropathy…”

Katya is amazing and caring. As a stage 4 Cancer patient with many chemo side effects and multiple surgeries Katya was always there for me. She helped ease my side effects and neuropathy. After treatments I slept better, had better digestion and an overall sense of well being. I highly recommend Katya.


“My pain has subsided…”

Dr Katya has helped me tremendously with a shoulder injury. She has been professional, caring, knowledgeable and offered a calming helpful experience for me. My pain has subsided. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!


“Helping me with side effects from chemotherapy…”

I have been seeing Katya for several weeks now. She is helping me with side effects from chemotherapy, such as nausea, fatigue, fluid retention and skin rash. She is kind, extremely knowledgeable, and dedicated to helping me feel better. Her treatments are definitely helping. I highly recommend Katya.