Acupuncture for Infertility

Female Infertility

A 29 year old woman with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and cervical stenosis had never had a regular menstrual cycle since her teenage years due to the high demands of her athletic activities. Her mother was a DES daughter who had many miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies. Her husband has low sperm morphology.  They have been attempting to conceive for one and a half years. She has tried fertility drugs for 4 cycles with no results.  She is very sensitive to medication.  Since she started taking Metformin, the side effects of this drug proved to be too much giving her feelings of nausea, poor appetite, vomit, and fatigue. She came to HolliBalance Well-being Center hoping to enhance the chance of getting pregnant with IVF. After 4 acupuncture treatments, she got her regular period within a month after not having a period for 3 months.  Her digestive system reaction to Metformin was gone as well. She regained her regular appetite.  She went through 2 cycles of in vitro fertilization.  During the first cycle, her ovaries were over stimulated and had nausea and vomiting from the hormones used in the stimulation. Acupuncture helped her go through the IVF cycles without being completely wiped out by the side effects of hormone injections. Although the first cycle did not result in pregnancy, the 2nd was a success.

“Thanks for checking in. Yes, an ultrasound confirmed that I am pregnant with twins! We are very happy and can't believe it. Thank you so much for all of your help in getting us here!”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A 31 year old woman with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome came into the center having difficulty conceiving. She has had irregular menstruation since her teenage years.  She has tried Western medication Clomid to stimulate her ovulation but didn’t get pregnant.  She also takes Metformin which caused her to suffer from side affects such as nausea, fatigue, and poor digestion. Within the 1st month of acupuncture and herbal treatment her appetite and energy returned to normal. She had a regular natural ovulation during the 1st month of treatment at HolliBalance Well-being Center.

During the second month of combined treatment at the center, her ovulation was a few days late.  Without the intention of getting pregnant this month, she and her husband had unprotected sex once.  Surprisingly, she got pregnant.  The couple were absolutely thrilled.

Remember me? I just wanted to let you know that I gave birth to a happy and healthy baby boy on November 4th- election day!
We’re all doing great.
Thanks again for your help. Happy Holiday!”

Other Cases

“I had a beautiful baby boy this past weekend! We are so happy to have him!” –D.M., Hanover, MA

“Hi Dr. Song – you are not going to believe this, but I am pregnant! I'm still waiting for official confirmation from my Ob-Gyn's office, but I just went for blood work this afternoon and will know tomorrow morning. I had some light discharge & menstrual cramps so I was certain it was my period coming earlier this week (I wasn't feeling well at all), but my period never came so I took a home pregnancy test last night and it was positive! I am still in complete shock and also very nervous due to my previous miscarriage, but I am trying to stay positive, take it easy, & hope for the best. Thank you for ALL of your help & guidance -- I greatly, greatly appreciate it!” -T.F., North Attleboro, MA

"My daughter arrived healthy and well on July 10th, 2010 (a full 38 weeks)!! 6 lbs 11ozs! We couldn't be happier. Thanks so much for your help!” -D.M., Braintree, MA

“My wife and I were not able to have IVF procedure due to insurance issues. We were left trying on our own with my sperm morphology problem. After 3 months of acupuncture treatment, sperm motility went from 3% to 9% and morphology went from 1% to 5%. We are so happy. We feel very grateful for Dr. Song's high quality care.” - A.A., Malden, MA

“I saw Yi Song during IVF cycle for diminished ovarian reserve. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable of my condition. Became pregnant after first cycle with just 6 eggs. Was told embryo quality was unusually high, which I attribute to acupuncture.” - D.H., Boston, MA

“I was having several miscarriages and was denied by the insurance company for IVF procedure due to high FSH. I got pregnant successfully after seeing Dr. Song for two months. Everything went well with me and I had a beautiful girl. She was born right on her due date on 9/11/11 and she is almost 5 months old now. The whole experience was so good that am ready for baby number 2 :), means I will get to see Dr. Song soon:)” - M.H., Medford, MA

“I don't know how, but it looks that your "magic herb" works! Since I've started it, the spotting stopped, and I feel very pregnant (meaning: crappy and cranky :-).” - C.A., Newton, MA