Beaver Dam, WI (920) 356-1578
A Natural Solution for Infertility
My name is Carolyn H. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in April 2006 because my husband and I were having trouble getting pregnant. Based on the opinions and diagnosis of Western medical doctors we were both sub-fertile. I had fertility issues for one year before seeing Dr. Dave and intense PMS for at least the last 5 years.
Our fertility issues caused me intense frustration and sadness. PMS sometimes lasted two whole weeks before my period and made me very irritable, bloated, and also caused breast tenderness. I also had irregular spotting before my periods which lasted up to a week. My doctors couldn’t explain why. These issues caused fatigue, depression, irritability, and hopelessness. They made it difficult for me to enjoy the company of dear friends and family members who all seemed to get pregnant without “trying”.
I tried medications such as Clomid and chiropractic. Clomid gave me the worst PMS, accompanied by rage that I had ever felt. Chiropractic care continues to help me with over all health but wasn’t helping infertility. I began to feel significant improvements in my condition after three months of treatments. My unusual spotting prior to periods stopped! My PMS symptoms were reduced in intensity and duration. We found out I was pregnant on December 10th and I am overjoyed! Although all my symptoms did not get 100% better my overall health improved so greatly that with Dr. Dave’s help and herbal supplements, we got pregnant naturally.
During the treatments I felt relaxed and peaceful. There were treatments during which I literally felt energy move from place to place. It was so interesting. The clinic is very clean and comfortable and the staff is friendly and always willing to help.
I would recommend acupuncture to women with PMS and menstrual cycle irregularities and couples experiencing infertility. It is a gentle effective way to harmonize how your body functions as a whole. I would also recommend reading the book The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis which explains how Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine helps infertility problems.
I feel that Dr. Dave is a very conscientious practitioner who was always working on making my treatments “just right”. Acupuncture and God’s grace allowed us to avoid invasive Western medical fertility interventions, which in themselves had less than favorable odds of working.