Acupuncture and Conception

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 testimonial.)

Acupuncture with IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technology

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 needed it most. 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.

IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technology and Acupuncture

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.

IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technology

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 three rounds of Clomid and two 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 clockwork. 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 firsthand 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 trouble conceiving.
— S.M.

Fertility and Acupuncture

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 a 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.

Pregnancy

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 fertility treatment. Until my husband first learned of a co-worker who successfully became pregnant with [the aid of] 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 in 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 my 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 tried to get pregnant for one year. My husband and I are both in our early 30s 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.