For about 4 years, my husband and I tried to conceive and had no results. I consulted with several medial professionals and underwent various painful and costly exams only to determine - "NOTHING". There did not seem to be anything specifically wrong with me. Yet month after month, I grew increasingly more frustrated, I was 34 when I decided to take matter seriously; I was determined to find a cure to my medical problem.
In May 2010, I read an online article about how acupuncture improves fertility and visited Dr. Fang in McAllen. In his office, I filled out a questionnaire about my medical history. He also looked at the contours of my tongue to determine my current state.I began a combination of acupuncture and herbal treatment right away. He also recommended a book to help me understand how acupuncture improves fertility.
I realized that if I wanted to address the infertility issue through a natural means such as acupuncture, it meant making adjustments to my body as a whole, not a specific area.I figured if I had spend years being infertile, therefore, the " restoration " process could be lengthy. But I knew I had to exercise patience as I had chosen the most non-invasive method to tackle my issues.
I identified certain factors of my reproductive cycle and made sure I visited Dr. Fang around that time to help stimulate those particular events. After several months of acupuncture sessions and herbal supplements, I began to notice an improvement with some of the chronic health problems I had had for yearsâ€”like constipation, recurring urinary infections, and cystic acne. I`d even noticed an improvement with my energy level and emotional state. In addition, I changed some of my eating habits, took pre-natal vitamins, and continued taking the medications given to me by my OBGYN.
In July 2011, I walked into Dr. Fang`s office to inform him that I was 6 weeks pregnant and could not be happier. My hormonal composition had been reconditioned (as indicated in my blood tests and my OBGYN`s office). Looking back, I am glad that successfully becoming pregnant and restoring my overall health naturally through acupuncture (as opposed to IVF or insemination) worked for me. I like to share my experience with others who seem to be going through the same thing we did because many women are unaware of the health options.
My 38-week pregnancy ran smoothly. My symptoms were minimal and I would like to think that my body was well prepared for pregnancy. One healthy baby girl later, I have returned to Dr. Fang`s office for acupuncture, but this time it`s for relaxation purposes.