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Acupuncture Success Stories: Help With Fertility Challenges

By Sara Calabro

Time for another edition of Acupuncture Success Stories. If you are unfamiliar with this series, read the introduction to the first installment to understand what it’s all about and why we’re doing it.

This time we have two success stories about how acupuncture can help women who are having trouble staying or getting pregnant.

Acupuncture Success Story #1

Patient: Sara
Age: 32
Location: San Jose, CA
Acupuncturist: Cynthia Ignatovsky

What initially brought you to acupuncture?

I was recommended to my acupuncturist after suffering two miscarriages. My husband and I did not have any problems getting pregnant but I was unable to maintain my pregnancies past six or seven weeks. I learned that my acupuncturist, Cynthia, had great success in helping couples maintain pregnancy so I decided to make an appointment.

Did your first experience with acupuncture line up with your expectations?

My first experience with acupuncture far exceeded my expectations! During our initial visit, Cynthia really took the time to get to know me as a whole person. It was through this discussion involving diet, emotional health, physical health, and health history that she was able to design a specific treatment for me. She was also able to determine some lab work that I might need. Cynthia recommended that I be tested for MTHFR since I have an autoimmune disease. None of my Western doctors had even mentioned this as a potential cause of my recurring miscarriages. It was determined through the testing that I do have MTHFR, so we were able to start acupuncture and supplement treatments to help my body heal and get ready for pregnancy. Each time I go for for my weekly acupuncture appointments, I feel so relaxed and at ease that I often fall asleep.

How has acupuncture helped you resolve the symptoms that initially brought you in the door?

I started seeing Cynthia in early January 2013, and within a few weeks I found out I was pregnant again. The acupuncture treatments and supplements that Cynthia recommended helped me maintain a very successful pregnancy. I am thrilled to say that I am currently 34 weeks pregnant!

What other benefits or side effects have you noticed from your acupuncture treatments?

In addition to becoming pregnant, my acupuncture treatments helped to calm my anxieties. This has been so important for me in maintaining a stress-free pregnancy after two miscarriages. The treatments also helped me ease many of the side effects that women experience during pregnancy, including headaches, low back pain, constipation, and morning sickness. Also, just having Cynthia as a resource, someone to talk to, has been priceless. I can honestly say that I am truly happy being pregnant, thanks to Cynthia and her hard work.

How has acupuncture helped you view your physical or emotional health differently?

Because of my acupuncture experience with Cynthia, I find that I am a lot more confident about being pregnant. I used to doubt whether my body was capable of maintaining a pregnancy. Now I feel confident in myself and my body.

Acupuncture Success Story #2

Patient: Christine
Age: 33
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Acupuncturist: Jeff Zurawin

What initially brought you to acupuncture?

My husband and I had been trying to conceive for seven-and-a-half years. Traditional methods were not working for us.

Did your first experience with acupuncture line up with your expectations?

I did some research on acupuncture so I had some idea of what to expect. But it was amazing to finally experience other ways of getting my body where it needed to be—without being pumped full of medication and having procedure after procedure.

How has acupuncture helped you resolve the symptoms that initially brought you in the door?

I did get pregnant. Unfortunately, I miscarried at eight weeks, but we are in the process of trying again.

What other benefits or side effects have you noticed from your acupuncture treatments?

Although I had initially gone to acupuncture for help with pregnancy, within two months I was off all my medication, including Lexapro, Xanax, and blood pressure medication. My anxiety is so much better, and I haven’t had any problems with blood pressure. After just a couple of acupuncture sessions, I knew that whether I got pregnant or not, acupuncture was something I would stick with forever.

How has acupuncture helped you view your physical or emotional health differently?

After all these years of being pumped with medications and having procedures, I finally got pregnant completely naturally. After starting acupuncture, I went for a yearly physical with a medical doctor who I have been going to for six years, to have my blood work looked at. He told me that my results were amazingly different from the past year and wanted to know if anything changed. The only change is acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and knowing how the food I put into my body affects me. These things have changed my life.

Interested in sharing your own acupuncture success story? Send us an email at contact@acutakehealth.com. (Acupuncturists, tell your patients! If they’re selected, your name and a link to your practice/directory profile will appear with the article.)

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Acupuncture For Fertility
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Very informative site, it gives information about to cure fertility with the acupuncture.

Hossein Mosaferian
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Hi, thank you for your informative website.To be honest I do not satisfy the effect of acupuncture on fertility. please write more about fertility and acupuncture.
Regards

Molly
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What a wonderful idea to interview those who have first hand experienced the success of acupuncture as a treatment. The importance of making people aware of the benefits of acupuncture treatment is great so articles like this are inspiring to read!

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