Depression


By Maria

If you are interested in success stories regarding acupuncture treatment, I would be interested in sharing my remarkable story. I was a person who tried traditional medicine first, was suicidal, walking pharmacy, wasn't a part of body that didn't suffer from pain, had trouble with muscles working, and had such fluid retention, I thought the acupuncture doctor was going to turn me down. That was in Nov. 2005. I am drug free, emotionally better than been in years, and am able to control pain when not in a session. Traditional medicine still hasn't found out what is wrong with me, but if it was for acupuncture, I wouldn't be here today.

Maria​

Infertility


My name is Stacie. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for nearly 5 years. After a year of trying on our own, we went to see a fertility specialist. Our initial diagnosis was unexplained fertility. I began taking Clomid and we had an IUI. My doctor found that my husband had anti-sperm antibodies and that IUI with a wash was the way to go. My husband saw an urologist and had a varicocele operation done, on which there is debate whether improvement would be seen. We waited three months and had another IUI. Over the course of nearly 2 years we had about a half dozen MI's. We were told that we should move on to IVF.

In our first IVF with ICSI, I was on the lowest dosage of drugs and only one egg was retrieved. Two weeks later, we were not pregnant. Our second IVF, they had increased the dosage of the drugs and we were able to retrieve a few more eggs but the embryo quality wasn't great. Again, two weeks later, we were not pregnant. On our third IVF, we had 14 eggs retrieved (my average was somewhere in the half dozen range), but after fertilization, the embryo quality wasn't great and even though we transferred five embryos, none had implanted. In our doctor consultation, I was told that I was biologically older than my chronological age of 36! What was unexplained infertility 5 years ago, turned into male factor, and then to my age!

I had met Min and she had mentioned that I should try acupuncture. I started reading up on it and found that there is an increased success rate with IVF in conjunction with acupuncture. In fact, acupuncture is the only way to increase blood flow to the ovaries and the uterus. I decided to give it a try. I was very comfortable with Min. She has a lot of experience with infertility and understands both the Western and Eastern perspectives about it. She explained the protocol to me and also recommended that I not drink anything very cold or eat ice cream. The acupuncture treatments were not painful and I found it to be true that they were relaxing. We were now on our 4th IVF attempt. We had transferred 3 embryos. Two weeks later, I got the call we had been waiting for!!! I am pregnant! Min’s magic fingers helped us have our dream come true. I firmly believe the difference this time was going to Min for acupuncture. I only wish I had done this much sooner!

Thank You, Min!

Dear Min,
Our daughter was born on April 5, 2006.  She's the biggest miracle we ever had! We are so lucky and grateful to get help and support from you, one of the best doctors we have ever known!

We cannot say enough except thanks.   Without your support we would not have this beautiful miracle, Isabella!

Jill, John and Isabella

Dear Min,
Thank you for all your help and guidance in achieving such a beautiful baby girl, Marissa.  She is such a blessing and wonderful addition to our family.  
Carol and John

Dear Min,
My husband and I can't thank you enough for your care and support in helping us make our dream come true.  You were with us all the way through this journey and we will always remember you.  Our twins are just perfect! We are over the moon at being parents of a baby boy and a baby girl.  We are truly blessed.

Thank you once again.

With much love,
Patty and Steve

Dear Min,
Thank you so much for helping us become proud parents.  Sophie brings a smile to us every day and fills our lives with love. We are forever grateful, thank you.

Love,
Ashley, John and baby Sophie

Dear Min,  
We just wanted to thank you for all of your help, support and well wishes.  Our little miracle has arrived!  Morgan Ann was born at MGH weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz.  We are so thrilled to have her with us.  Thank you for your kind support for all of those trying months.  Hope all is well with you and your family.

Most gratefully,
Dave and Tara

My husband and I had been trying to have children for several years.  Both in our mid-thirties and in good health, we were very surprised to be having so much trouble getting pregnant.  We worked with a clinic for over a year with little success. My situation included elevated FSH levels and poor responses to follicle stimulation medications (only a handful of follicles each cycle).  I came to know Min as we were experiencing our first cancelled IVF cycle.  Needless to say, I was distraught.  

Min welcomed us in her warm, knowing and compassionate way.  She worked with our schedules/plans and offered us more support than I could have imagined (even a Sunday night session).  Min affirmed our dream of becoming parents. We could not have done it without her. It's not just the acupuncture; it's the way Min does acupuncture.  Thank you, Min.

Linda

By Karen

I am glad to report that I have a wonderful acupuncture success story!

My husband and I had been trying to have a baby for over a year. We were charting and timing everything right, but didn't have any luck. We had begun infertility testing, and I was told that if my husband's sperm counts were o.k. and they couldn't find any obvious problem with me, I would be put on fertility drugs to ensure ovulation. From charting, I already knew I was ovulating, plus I dislike taking any medications at all. I researched and found information that acupuncture could possibly help. The info did say it could take up to 9 months for results, but I was willing to try drug-free methods. Miracle of miracles! It was only 6 weeks after beginning the acupuncture that I found out that I was finally pregnant. After 20 months of waiting, we were elated. Acupuncture was the only thing I had changed in my lifestyle during that last cycle, so I firmly believe that it was our saving grace.

Now that I am pregnant, and due in May 2010, I am using acupuncture to manage my morning sickness and my allergies. It is wonderful!

Incidentally, my sister-in-law began acupuncture 10 weeks ago to deal with her chronic colitis. It had great results. She was able to eat two meals without a trip to the restroom, which is a really big deal for her. Miraculously, she found out that she, too, is pregnant and is due one month after me.

Thank you for providing this wonderful site, with all of its great information!Regards,
Karen




Depression


I was diagnosed with a mild depression that I just couldn’t seem to shake.  My therapist recommended that I take anti-depressants (SSRI’s) but I knew that needed to be a last resort for me.  When I phoned Min, she said that acupuncture can help alleviate depression so I made the appointment.  The day after my first treatment I already could feel the gloom start to lift and I had a sense of contentment that I hadn’t had in a long time.  I’ve now had several appointments and I’m so pleased to report that I am no longer depressed and that my thoughts aren’t getting stuck in that dark spiral anymore.   Thank you, Min!  – FC​

Allergies


By Joan

After months of over the counter and prescription allergy medication and trying every remedy over the past 20+ years, I went for an acupuncture session yesterday for my allergies and it is the FIRST time I feel symptom free. I cannot believe the immediate results.​

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome​


​By Gail

I came to my acupuncturist with chronic fatigue syndrome, sensitivity to cold, and painful, light-sensitive eyes. I had had these conditions for six years. I'd been through conventional medicine and physical therapy.

There was relief as soon as treatment was started. Energy has remained good. Am "Living A Life" with interest, which was not the case when I began treatment. My sensitivity to cold is remarkably improved. Pain is decreased by 75%. The condition of my eyes has also improved (to the point) that I am now able to watch television and have the curtains open, as well as go out without dark glasses.

I am more than pleased with my response to acupuncture and Chinese herbs. A superior healing art in my opinion. I'm so grateful to have my life again.

Gail
Age 60

Acupuncture Testimonials

Endometriosis  


By Lisa

I am 27 years old and have been suffering from endometriosis for 4 years. I have had 3 laproscopies. I had my first acupuncture treatment and the constant pain that I had for 13 days before that visit left while I was still receiving the treatment and had not been back (6 days later). I am feeling the best I have felt in years. Acupuncture really works. Please add this to the list of testimonials.

Thank you​