Dr. Claudia Harsh is an integrative gynecologist and physician acupuncturist. She is the author of the book "Finding Grace and Balance in the Cycle of Life: Exploring Integrative Gynecology" which was published in 2010. She joined the staff of Living Well Health & Wellness Center in Dallas, Texas in July of 2010.
After receiving her MD from the University of Cincinnati Claudia became a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and owned a traditional ob-gyn practice for 14 years. She trained in medical acupuncture with Joe Helms, MD, through UCLA. She then joined the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio as the Director of Integrative Gynecology and physician acupuncturist. Dr. Harsh is certified in the use of Frequency Specific Microcurrent for chronic and acute pain management and uses the modality along with acupuncture in her practice. Dr. Harsh has a strong interest in a balanced approach (both western and eastern medicine) to women's health. After a thorough assessment, she and her client determine the best plan of action, whether it is through functional medicine and nutritional assessments or a course of acupuncture treatments. She has a passion for working with couples who are interested in optimizing fertility with or without medical intervention, women with irregular cycles either due to fibroads or PCOS, perimenopausal women and post menopausal women. She has experience with both hormonal and non-hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms. She has been prescribing bioidentical hormones (both compounded and pharmaceutically available) for over twenty years.
Claudia's passion is to continue to ground her knowledge of new science in the ancient traditions of eastern medicine. She is exploring and applying an elemental awareness of the menstrual cycle with water, fire, air and earth. Her ultimate goal is clients who are educated and engaged in the cycle of life.
Dr. Harsh has been active in her community; she helped to found Heart to Heart, a non-profit that supports victims of domestic violence, she initiated a program to teach stress management techniques to incarcerated prostitutes, and she has served on the board of directors and professional advisory committees for the March of Dimes. Her hobbies include music and writing and she is married with one grown son.