I am Vicky. I came to see Dr. Ji for my neck, shoulder and back pain in May 2010. Dr. Ji took a thorough medical history and knew that I had irregular menstrual cycle for many years. She told me that acupuncture could regulate menstrual flow and promote ovulation. At that time, I didn’t care of having a baby. So I just received 3 times of acupuncture for regulating.
My cycle pattern varies from 1 to 3 months. 1 month after the treatment, my period came with normal flow. It seemed to be normal to my usual pattern. So I didn’t aware that this was the effect of acupuncture treatment. 2 months later, I had miscarriage in September 2010. I realized that acupuncture really can promote ovulation.
After the miscarriage, my husband and I decided to have a baby. I started to have TCM herbal medicine and fellow the dietary recommendation. We tried for 1 year but no good news. Because of my age (over 40), I asked my OB to start the infertility protocol although I didn’t like to have side effects of taking western medication.
For the 1st and 2nd trial of the infertility protocol, the ovulation tests were negative. Therefore after finishing the 2nd trial, I started the acupuncture treatment in combine with the 3rd round infertility medication. I was happy that the ovulation test showed a positive result. Finally I got pregnant in April, 2012. I don’t know which treatment help me more, may be both.
I am still receiving acupuncture treatment for strengthening my body energy to keep the fetus. Dr. Ji, thank you very much for your concerning and caring. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////