Having been trying for more than 12 months to get pregnant and receiving very discouraging fertility results from our doctor, we decided to try acupuncture before embarking on Western fertility treatment. We began working with Stephanie. What a good decision that was! Within two weeks I was pregnant. We cannot recommend Stephanie enough. Not only has she achieved amazing results, but treatment with her is easy- she is very professional, yet so friendly and relaxes you. She has made our dream come true. Thank you Stephanie!
After nearly three years of trying to conceive, including a year and a half of invasive and expensive fertility treatments, I found out I was finally pregnant after just my third acupuncture treatment. Following four failed IVF attempts, laparoscopic surgery, rounds of clomid, and countless diagnostic procedures, pokes, and prods, totaling tens of thousands of dollars and resulting in a frustrating diagnosis of ‘unexplained infertility,’ I needed a break- physically, financially, and most of all emotionally. I was not ready to give up trying to conceive, so on the advice of a friend, I decided to give acupuncture an honest attempt. I vowed to maintain weekly acupuncture treatments for 3 months. What struck me as the most comforting aspect of treatment was that upon my initial visit, Stephanie conducted a complete review of not only my medical history, but of my lifestyle, nutrition, exercise habits, sleep patterns, emotional state, and other factors that could have an impact on my overall health. And at each subsequent visit, she would follow-up with questions about any changes that may have occurred in the previous week. This was in stark contrast to all of the medical specialists I had seen previously, who only seemed to be concerned about family and past medical history but never once addressed lifestyle beyond asking if I smoked.
When I began acupuncture, Stephanie suggested that I incorporate Chinese herbs into my daily routine, and I decided on my own to entirely give up coffee (even decaf). Beyond those minor changes, I did nothing different. Then the day before my fourth treatment, I took a positive pregnancy test!! Since that time and through my entire first trimester, I have maintained weekly acupuncture treatments to assist with the pregnancy. It may be genetics or luck, but I never felt more than a little queasy through those first 12 weeks, when many women suffer from agonizing morning sickness.
I arrived at Stephanie’s office within days after weaning my first child as I was eager to have my menstrual cycle resume so that I could prepare for a frozen embryo transfer (FET). Within a month of beginning acupuncture treatments with Stephanie, my period returned. Stephanie’s treatments helped my body get back into a rhythm and prepared my body for the FET that would occur in two months. The FET was successful and I’ll be expecting my second IVF miracle this year! I would highly recommend Stephanie for acupuncture – whether in connection with any form of assisted reproductive treatment or stand-alone. She’s very knowledgeable and has a wonderful disposition that reduces the edge and stress that often accompanies fertility treatments.
Thank you to Stephanie for helping my husband and I achieve our dreams of having a baby. We had undergone a previous IVF cycle unsuccessfully. I came to her office to enhance our next infertility treatments to absolutely fabulous results. Not only did the treatments help with the IVF, Stephanie was able to greatly reduce my stress. Stephanie was always very vibrant, professional, and supportive and always made me feel comfortable. We welcomed a beautiful baby girl on December 2011. I know that we couldn’t have done it without you. In addition, thank you for treating my neck pain and on-going carpel tunnel. I am a great fan of the work you do!
I had my first ever session with Stephanie. I had been complaining about my hands being swollen. By the time I got home the swelling in my hands was gone!!!
I went to Stephanie after enduring several weeks of excruciating pain from a pinched nerve in my back and leg. After one acupuncture treatment the pain was reduced by 50% within a day. Now after 5 treatments I am practically pain free. This therapy certainly worked well for me. Stephanie is great!
I was very pleased with my first session with Stephanie. She is an excellent listener and answered all my questions. She did a very complete intake evaluation which I appreciate with my various health issues. She does my style of acupuncture. I left feeling like myself again and the pain of my Fibromyalgia was far lessened – I thank God for her! I will see her again.
Stephanie provided acupuncture services for me when I was dealing with infertility. She always encouraged me to look at my lifestyle and habits as a whole in order to get the outcome I wanted–a healthy pregnancy. Stephanie was always incredibly professional and I was thoroughly impressed by her technique. I felt almost no pain with needle insertion. I have used the services of a couple of acupuncturists and have never had an experience that comes close. Ultimately, I did end up getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby boy. I would highly recommend her to anyone searching for an acupuncturist.
I was having very painful times with my lower back and hips. I tried cortisone shots, which worked for a period of time, and I saw a few chiropractors, but that did not seem to alleviate the pain. A friend of mine suggested acupuncture, and I took that with a little grain of salt thinking that acupuncture could not possibly take care of the pain.
I was totally wrong. I started with Stephanie about 2 months ago, and I now have very minimal pain in my hips and back. If I do start to experience discomfort, I make an appointment with Stephanie, and she proceeds to make my pain virtually go away. I am now on a maintenance program, and I feel very confident that acupuncture will help me in the short as well as the long run.
I highly recommend Stephanie- she listens extremely well, and individualizes the treatment for me based on what my needs are. It has changed my way of going about my life, from someone with chronic discomfort and pain to being able to exercise, move, and feel good on a daily basis.