Success Stories and Thank You Notes

From a couple who had suffered two miscarriages

Jane,
My heartfelt testimonial:
Time had been getting away quickly as I’d been “balancing” life’s commitments to my 4 year old daughter, a busy husband, a hectic full-time job, family, friends and hobbies. I woke up one day and realized I was 39, had been trying for 2 (or was it 3?) years to have a baby, had 2 miscarriages along the way (both at about 7 weeks), all on top of regular, day-to-day busy life. I thought it was time to seek some help in getting and staying pregnant for a full term. I was immediately taken with Jane’s professionalism, east-west perspective, and warmth. Her knowledge, curiosity, listening skills, and true concern are her key strengths as a healthcare provider. These qualities culminate into excellent care, valuable insights and advice, all of which served a primary role in the great fortune of my having a healthy pregnancy at this time. It took a mere 2 months with Jane’s care and advice, along with a regular yoga practice which I had begun simultaneously, before I found myself pregnant. So far I have sustained it and am now in the 2nd trimester, grateful, happy and healthy.”
C.
(C. had a healthy baby girl 5 months after writing this)

Acupuncture with IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technology

From a couple who had been trying to conceive for a very long time

Dear Jane,
Thank you so much for all your care and support over these last several months. You’ve been a source of wisdom, guidance and reassurance when I most needed it. I feel very blessed and overjoyed to be pregnant after all this time. I am so grateful to you for helping us along this beautiful journey.

From a couple who became pregnant after failed IVF’s

After two unsuccessful in-vitro fertilization attempts, I decided to try acupuncture in conjunction with our third cycle of in-vitro. I began weekly sessions with Jane after a recommendation from a friend. I found the sessions to be relaxing and calming and looked forward to them each week during the in-vitro cycle. I feel that Jane sincerely cared about my success in this process. I became pregnant and my husband and I recently welcomed two beautiful boys to our family. I truly believe that the acupuncture treatments with Jane had a large impact on our success.

This was their last try

Dear Jane,
I wanted to write and tell you our wonderful news. The in-vitro took and we are pregnant. It may even be twins based on the VERY high initial HCG levels. I cannot even tell you how much Scott and I appreciate what you have done for us. We are certain beyond a doubt that acupuncture was the difference for us….It has been five of the longest years of our lives (endless drugs and 23 IUI’s followed by failed in-vitro and two early miscarriages). The doctor advised us that our next step to consider would be egg donation. Adoption was our certain and accepted future. This was our last try…

I am telling you, there is no other way to explain our great news. One might think that after such a long road of trying that one is simply due for some good luck. But with the definitive difference this cycle in my egg maturation, fertilization and very strong HCG and progesterone levels, there is only one thing to attribute it to—acupuncture.

We will forever be grateful to you Jane and we now get to fulfill our dream of seeing the world through the eyes of our children.

With warmth and gratitude,
~J.L.

Acupuncture to Help Fertility

After a few unsuccessful months of trying to conceive naturally, I went back to my RE and tried 3 rounds of Clomid and 2 rounds of Letrozole. Since I wasn’t producing quality eggs using either drug, my husband and I were told that the next step would be IUI or IVF.
Around this same time, a friend of mine began telling me about her success with acupuncture. That same night, I started researching acupuncture for fertility on the internet and came across Jane Gleeson’s profile on acupuncture.com. Since I had nothing to loose, I called the next day to set up my first appointment.
When I first met Jane, she was very warm and friendly and took her time getting to know my lifestyle and medical history. The concept of trying to treat the body as a “whole” made much more sense to me than trying to treat every ailment as an individual problem.

After a few sessions with Jane, my menstrual cycle returned like clock work. I also felt more relaxed and at peace with myself and my husband and I decided to take our fertility issues in stride. Just two short months after having attended weekly acupuncture sessions and taking Chinese herbs, I became pregnant with our first child!!

In the beginning, I was somewhat skeptical about the concept of Chinese Medicine and its effectiveness. Like most Westerners, my theory was that if you’re sick, you take a pill. However, after having experienced fist hand that this theory doesn’t’ work, I knew that there had to be an alternative method to treating infertility. In my opinion, Chinese Medicine is that alternative and has made all the difference in my life. I was able to conceive naturally using nothing other than acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

I would highly recommend Jane Gleeson and acupuncture to anyone couple who is having troubles conceiving.
~S.M.

From a woman challenged by PCOS who conceived naturally.

Jane Gleeson has been one of the best kept secrets I have found. My husband and I were trying to get pregnant for a couple of years. We had many different fertility tests performed and with no success we were referred to a “fertility specialist”. We worked with our fertility specialist for a year with no results and much frustration. We were told that nothing was wrong with either of us and there was no logical reason as to why we cold not conceive. Every month we continually kept trying. Then we decided to look into other avenues.

I found Jane’s number on the Internet as I researched information on Acupuncture and Infertility. I called Jane and left her a message and to my surprise she promptly returned my call that same night. The first conversation I had with Jane was very informative and I felt no pressure from her to commit to a new way of thinking. My husband and I discussed it further and we decided to go forward with this new option.

From the first meeting, I knew I had not only found another medical option, but also a friend. I felt very comfortable with Jane and she always explained every detail of what we would be doing each visit. I saw Jane every week and she helped bring my body into balance. After several weeks of treatments from Jane, I felt more in control of myself and my emotions (my husband can attest to this).

I continued to see Jane on a weekly basis for about six months and we were able to conceive naturally. I truly believe that treatments and suggestions from Jane allowed this miracle of life to happen. I could never thank her enough for her time, support, and patience throughout this process and I can’t wait to introduce her to our new bundle of joy. !! Jane Gleeson is highly recommended by me and my husband and I hope you have the same experiences that we have been so fortunate to have.
~L.S.

Acupuncture as Infertility Treatment

I had an excellent experience with Jane Gleeson and trusted her completely. Jane played a huge role in one of the most important decisions of our family life: having children. After several years of trying to have children with and without medical help, we decided to pursue acupuncture. I have no doubt that Jane helped our family grow.

I trusted her because of her sincere passion for infertility treatment through acupuncture, her dedication, background, and because of how comfortable she made me feel. She always spent so much time discussing so many aspects of the treatment plan. She never made me feel like I was in a factory, She appreciates the value of each patient’s time.

Not only is she interested in your treatment plan, but she is interested in you as a person. She is very supportive and understanding of a patient’s needs. She provided invaluable educational and nutritional resources to supplement the entire experience. Just as important is her level of professionalism. I have always been entirely certain that she would keep our situation in the strictest confidence.

After I became pregnant, she remained concerned about my health and kept in contact with me to see how I was progressing. She maintained a level of enthusiasm that is rarely seen in a health care provider.
Without a doubt, she offers first rate, quality service. I would not hesitate to see her again. I would recommend her without reservation!!!”
~Anonymous

Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Hi Jane,
I want to let you know how much I appreciated all of your help with acupuncture and my pregnancy. I cannot tell you how much it meant to me to be able to become pregnant on our own. After all of this time it actually happened and it helped me believe that the path I have been taking has been true to my instincts. It has helped me believe in myself in ways I didn’t think were possible. I feel more at peace with the mind body connection and I am so grateful to you for your help and guidance. Your help was truly appreciated and I want you to know how much it meant to me.

Thank you again for being there and being so thoughtful.
~S.A.

At 22 weeks I have the privilege to be reminded of my pregnancy as I feel my baby moving and gently kicking in my abdomen. I couldn’t be happier to have had the opportunity to experience acupuncture as a natural intervention in my family planning. I thank Jane for her sincere dedication and commitment to helping my husband and I achieve a pregnancy.

After years of irregular menses and periods of amenorrhea, I was convinced I would not be able to conceive without infertility treatment. Until my husband first learned of a co-worker who successfully became pregnant with acupuncture, I was unaware of the benefits. Then by fate I was introduced to Jane by a Registered Nurse/Aromatherapist who knew of Jane Gleeson’s expertise with infertility. As an RN, MSN myself, I was very open to holistic medicine.
Jane was knowledgeable and realistic in discussing my expectations. In the beginning of November 2006 I began acupuncture as well as herbal supplements. I modified my diet and exercise as recommended by Jane. I looked forward to my weekly appointments which I found extremely relaxing and enlightening. To my surprise, by the end of November I had myt first period without using hormones to induce it ! One month later, I was pregnant ! My husband and I celebrated our best New Year’s ever. I strongly recommend Jane and acupuncture for balance of the mind, body, and spirit !
~N.B.

From a young, “picture perfect” couple who suffered from the frustrating diagnosis of unexplained infertility

I found Jane on the Internet after my husband and I had tried to get pregnant for one year. My husband and I are both in our early 30’s and have always been very healthy. We went to a reproductive specialist and had all of the tests done but the doctor was unable to find a cause for our infertility. We were told that our options were IUI or IVF.

We decided to try acupuncture treatments with Jane because we did not want to resort to having to take medications. I immediately felt comfortable with Jane due to her extensive knowledge in both Eastern and Western medicines. The acupuncture treatments were relaxing and enjoyable, and I noticed a significant decrease in my stress level.

After only three months of once per week treatments, I was pregnant! It was such a joy and relief to be able to achieve pregnancy without the use of medications or procedures. I cannot recommend Jane highly enough. She is truly a miracle worker.
~H.P.

From a Mom “over 40” (with one child) who was told by a reproductive endocrinologist that her best chance for pregnancy was the egg donation program. What she and her husband really needed was some nutrition information and guidance.

After another failed IVF cycle I was at an all time low and was looking for something positive when I came across Jane’s site on line. I called her and she really took time out just to talk to me. She was so kind, caring, and understanding during those first phone calls and throughout all our visits. I don’t believe we would have become pregnant again without her help—and so quickly ! Jane was able to help us when the infertility doctors could not. I am so glad we were able to conceive naturally. It felt so much better than trying to force it through other methods. The whole time I knew there was nothing wrong with us, but we were not getting pregnant. Jane to the rescue. I am so glad we found her. If you are on the fence, don’t hesitate. We would go back to Jane in a heartbeat and definitely recommend her to anyone facing fertility problems. Listen to her. Follow her advice; she knows what she is talking about. With her help our second beautiful baby girl was born in January 2011, and we are expecting our third (a boy) this December (yes, 2011). Thank you Jane, from the bottom of our hearts.

From a patient with LOTS of questions, which I never tired of answering. She came for acupuncture during her IVF process, became pregnant, and then suffered from nausea, and a bit of anxiety

I wanted to let you know that I am feeling so much better, and haven’t really felt nauseous anymore…just tired , but that comes with the territory. Thanks so much for your help and advice. I really think highly of your opinions and advice on questions I have had. You are a wealth of knowledge, and your patients are lucky to have you. I will certainly recommend your services to anyone that may need them. You’ve been wonderful!
~K.L.

From a working mother of a toddler, who just needed some help to more accurately identify her fertile time of the month and some encouragement to care for herself better

And most importantly, thank you for all your support and guidance over the last year. Without your help there probably would not be a Joshua. Thank you again for all your kindness, generosity, and support.
~M.H.

This came on a Christmas card this year from a couple who is pregnant with triplets!

Dear Jane,
When I think of all our blessings this year, I count you near the top of the list. When I first met you a year ago, you gave me something no one else did….hope. Since then you have generously shared not only your acupuncture and nutrition expertise but your experience and wisdom. I know our journey would have been different this year if not for your involvement and for that I am grateful. In addition to our three little miracles, I’m thankful I’ve gained a friend in you. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us!
~N.L.

From a patient who, due to finances, had just one “shot” at IVF

Hi Jane, it’s Diana.
It’s been a crazy few weeks…..I had the retrieval Dec. 15th and we got 4 mature eggs but only three fertilized. I had a day 3 transfer of one 6 cell, and 2 four cells…I found out on 12/31 that it worked and I am preggo. I just had an ultrasound and we found out it’s twins !! We are over the moon excited…..Thank you for all the treatments and I am positive it helped me achieve this milestone…
~D.L.

From a woman who faced many fertility challenges and has not yet become pregnant

I just wanted to thank you for your care in the short time I was with you. You were so caring and knowledgeable and I appreciated everything you did for me. I truly believe that it was because of your acupuncture treatments that my FSH level was lowered so dramatically. I tell everyone I know how awesome that is and have made more people aware and believers in acupuncture.
~K.A.

From an MD who sent a birth announcement

Just thought you would like to see the results of IVF#6 ! Though I did not continue with acupuncture or herbs, I know your advice on diet and meditation helped me. Thanks!

From an RN just needing some lifestyle and nutrition counseling

You are a wealth of information and expertise. I truly believe your acupuncture helped me in getting pregnant. Thank you for being there for me.
~S.A.

From a woman going through a frozen embryo transfer

Thank you for being such an amazing source of support through my FET journey.

From a very happy new mother of twins

Thank you Jane for all that you have done in helping us have these wonderful twins. I know without you and your help it would not have been possible ! Thank you for your wonderful gift of acupuncture and your clam self. I can’t tell you enough how your treatments have helped me and my body to become pregnant again.
~A.

From a women who came for fertility treatment and continued throughout her pregnancy in order to keep her stress level down. She also came for Pre-birth acupuncture starting in her 37th week.

Thank you so much for all your help in our journey to becoming parents. Sometimes you meet people in life for a reason and you are one of those people for us. We truly believe your treatments helped us conceive and also greatly helped us in the labor process…I appreciate your words of wisdom.
~K.J.

From a woman who had suffered two miscarriages

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in making me have a healthy and successful pregnancy.I truly believe acupuncture made all the difference and Eva would not be here today had I not found it
~M.S.

From a 40 year old mother of two who had two miscarriages as she tried for a third child

Your nurturing and support throughout my pregnancy and the many months of struggle prior have meant so much to me. Keep up the good work

From a 40 year old Spanish speaking mother of a nine year old, who wanted just one more baby, and needed some counseling about how to determine her peak fertility.

Doctora Jane Gleeson,
Muchas Gacias por su apoyo, auyda, comprehension en este periodo. Siempre estara en nuestros corozones.
Con mucho amor y carino,
~Famila C.

From a 39 year old college professor

We consider you a part of our family and we are so grateful for all that you did to help it grow.
~E.L.

From a woman who conceived naturally after she was told that her “Next step is IVF”

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome after a major blood clot was discovered in my femoral artery. During this time, I was instructed to stop taking birth control pills since they were a contributing factor to my clotting problems… When I first met Jane, she was warm and friendly and took her time getting to know my lifestyle and medical history…After a few sessions my menstrual cyle returned like clockwork.

In March of 2005, I was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome after a major blood clot was discovered in my femoral artery. During this time, I was also instructed to stop taking birth control pills since they were a contributing factor to my clotting problems.

Three months had passed and I became concerned that my menstrual cycle had never resumed, so I went to my OBGYN and was told that my body was just getting used to functioning without birth control pills. However, after another three months had passed without a menstrual cycle, I was referred to a Reproductive Endocrinologist. Numerous tests later, I was told that I had a mild case of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This was devastating news since my husband and I had decided that we wanted to start trying to get pregnant.

After a few unsuccessful months of trying to conceive naturally, I went back to my RE and tried 3 rounds of Clomid and 2 rounds of Letrozole. Since I wasn’t producing quality eggs using either drug, my husband and I were told that the next step would be IUI or IVF.

Around this same time, a friend of mine began telling me about her success with acupuncture. That same night, I started researching acupuncture for fertility on the internet and came across Jane Gleeson’s profile on acupuncture.com. Since I had nothing to loose, I called the next day to set up my first appointment.
When I first met Jane, she was very warm and friendly and took her time getting to know my lifestyle and medical history. The concept of trying to treat the body as a “whole” made much more sense to me than trying to treat every ailment as an individual problem.

After a few sessions with Jane, my menstrual cycle returned like clock work. I also felt more relaxed and at peace with myself and my husband and I decided to take our fertility issues in stride. Just two short months after having attended weekly acupuncture sessions and taking Chinese herbs, I became pregnant with our first child!!

In the beginning, I was somewhat skeptical about the concept of Chinese Medicine and its effectiveness. Like most Westerners, my theory was that if you’re sick, you take a pill. However, after having experienced fist hand that this theory doesn’t’ work, I knew that there had to be an alternative method to treating infertility. In my opinion, Chinese Medicine is that alternative and has made all the difference in my life. I was able to conceive naturally using nothing other than acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

I would highly recommend Jane Gleeson and acupuncture to anyone couple who is having troubles conceiving.

-S.M.