Success with Acupuncture after an emotional and long battle with Infertility
I am writing this to everyone out there who is considering trying acupuncture for infertility- and for all other heath ailments! It truly works. If you are sitting in the shoes I did- feeling completely hopeless, out of options, and discouraged… I strongly encourage you to begin acupuncture right away.
I would like to share my story so that you may know just how effective acupuncture can be and how truly grateful we (myself, husband, and entire family) are to have found Hipple Acupuncture. After getting married, my husband and I wanted to start a family. We were so innocent at that moment. Looking back, I remember us thinking it would happen immediately- just as planned. This couldn’t have been further from the truth. After about a year of trying with no success, I visited my doctor. He prescribed a pill by the name of Clomid, (a common fertility booster) sent me out the door telling me to return in 6 months if we had not become pregnant. 6 months of Clomid- No luck. We went back to the Dr who then suggested some ultrasound monitoring. On my next cycle an ultrasound revealed that my uterine lining was very thin. Thus being a problem as a fertilized embryo needs a thick lining to bury in and successfully implant. We were then referred to top fertility specialists in Charlotte. After a few experimental rounds of “treatment” aimed at thickening my lining- we were sadly disappointed- and ultrasounds still revealed a less than ideal lining of only 6mm. We were devastated.
Our doctor then suggested we try acupuncture, and handed me a business card for Hipple Acupuncture. I remember thinking “Acupuncture??...All of these high tech medical procedures and treatments didn’t work, so how would something so “natural” be the answer?”
We decided to give it a try…we were willing to do anything to help our chances of having a baby, anything. We called that day and made an appointment for our first treatment. When we arrived about two days later (I was shocked in how quickly they recognized the urgency and were able to work us in to their very busy schedule) we were just about to begin our first IVF cycle. Everybody at Hipple Acupuncture was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We felt very at ease and for the first time in a very long time- we had restored Hope. Success at last-I will never forget the day when we when for our pre-embryo transfer ultrasound. We simply could not handle any more bad news- but we prepared ourselves for just that. To our surprise, our scan revealed a lining of 12 MM!! Double what it had ever been!! We were ecstatic!! Our transfer went off without a hitch and a few weeks later we got the news that my blood test was positive and I was pregnant!! I continued my acupuncture weekly throughout that pregnancy and nine months later I gave birth to a healthy, 8 lb, baby girl. One year later we returned to Hipple Acupuncture to assist with our attempts at possibly giving our daughter a sibling. We again were blessed with positive results (x2) and welcomed healthy twin boys into our family. (My uterine lining again was a 12- and I continued acupuncture throughout the entire pregnancy)
I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE AND OUTCOME WITH HIPPLE ACUPUNCTURE. I AM CONFIDENT THAT WITHOUT THEIR HELP- WE WOULD HAVE NOT HAD SUCCESS. MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT WE DID NOT TURN TO ACCUPUNCTURE SOONER.