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Fertility Testimonials

Acupuncture to Conceive

I have always desired to have children, but I did not expect the struggle it would be to get there. I married my husband at the age of 37. I realized this was a little late in the game, but I was active and healthy. I eat right and exercise on a regular basis. Unfortunately, this does not guarantee healthy fertility. My husband and I began trying to get pregnant immediately after our wedding. After nine months of trying without any success, we sought out fertility testing. All tests came back normal. Even my FSH was 4.1. We continued to try for three more months, but no luck. We decided to work with a reproductive endocrinologist and began Clomid and artificial insemination. After three months of no success, we looked into acupuncture.... Read more

Getting pregnant naturally with acupuncture after IVF failed

Trying to conceive was one of the most difficult times in my life. My husband and I tried for 1 year on our own with no success. We turned towards fertility treatments for 2 1/2 years. After our first I.U.I., we were able to conceive but did have miscarriage at 7 weeks. Very discouraged but determined we continued on with several other I.U.I.s, fertility treatments and IVF. Half way through tour fertility battle, we turned towards Chinese medicine/acupuncture. Read more

Diminished Ovarian Reserve

After 15 months of trying to conceive, my Reproductive Endocrinologist told my husband and I that I would not be able have a child on my own. She said that my eggs were "bad" due to a high FSH level and that I should consider adoption or the possibility of using an egg donor. If we were to find an egg donor, my chances of miscarriage would be 70% if I did become pregnant. There were a few other options that we could try... Read more

Unexplained Infertility

Wherever you are in the struggle with infertility, it is one of the hardest things you will likely go through. While that knowledgeable doctor that fills your head with medicine and stats, don't hang your hat on everything they say, doctors can be wrong, science is not all there is to this process. Trust your doctor to get you through the medical side of this and lean on others for other support. And certainly do not forget the power of holistic therapies like acupuncture...Read more

Acupuncture and IVF

I am writing to express my deepest thanks for all that you did for me. My husband and I wanted to have a child and had been trying to get pregnant for about 4 years. We had tried it all - timing my cycle, using Chlomid, IUI, and even IVF. Nothing had worked and we were pretty disappointed and discouraged. Dealing with infertility is like being on an emotional roller coaster. You get your hopes up so high every month and then sink so low when you find out once again you're not pregnant. In the spring of 2008 we decided to give IVF one final try and my IVF nurse recommended that I try acupuncture. I had been to a different acupuncturist before, but not someone who's speciality was fertility. Read more

On Weight loss...

I never had a weight problem until I was in my 30's. Even after having my second child I managed to lose the weight and got down to 124 pounds, which is what I weighed on my wedding day 28 years ago. And I never exercised! But in 1989 I was laid off from my job. I was hired back as a contractor, but I had to work from home and travel occasionally. So there was no office to go to, no getting away during the day to run errands and an endless supply of food at my disposal in the kitchen. Basically the only exercise I got was going up and down the stairs. The pounds began to pile on. In September of 1991 T weighed 161 pounds - 37 pounds in two years.... Read more