Here are personal stories of patients who’ve been helped by Acupuncture Fertility Specialists. If you’d like to share your story, please contact us!

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Anne Marie C.

I have had acupuncture in the past for back pain but I never even heard of doing acupuncture for fertility until I decided to move forward with IVF. The clinic where I was being treated gave me this big folder full of information to look through. There was information including research about how acupuncture can improve success rates with IVF. I thought wow these numbers were impressive but didn’t decide to try until I found out I only had one “fair quality” embryo that came back normal.  Devastated I decided to do everything in my power to optimize the success of this embryo. I decided to incorporate acupuncture and called Dr. Swasti. She came to my clinic the day of my FET and performed acupuncture before and after and the 50/50 shot my doctors gave me was successful. I have continued to go to Dr. Swasti throughout my pregnancy and am currently 29 weeks.  I love going to the clinic. Dr. Swasti is so warm and welcoming and I always feel so relaxed in her presence. I am hoping to use her talents to conceive baby #2 naturally!

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This place is an amazing clinic. Starting in the front desk, you meet Sylvia who is the most helpful, sweet, and courteous welcoming lady. Sometimes you see James in the front desk, a very kind and helpful person as well, who never stops smiling at you.

My journey began when I started IVF treatment, and I got pregnant in my second cycle, so I had my son at 49 years old. Then, I thought I would get pregnant right away, but didn’t happen. So, I tried to get pregnant for a second time with IVF for several times and years without any luck until I met Dr. Swasti.

The first time I met her I knew she was the right doctor for me. I was very impressed by her knowledge, accuracy, and knowledge, accuracy, and details regarding what foods to eat, what to avoid and healthy diet plan habits. So, I followed exactly all of her advice and recommendations about intake of food and a healthy diet plan, and I finally got pregnant for a second time at 55 years old. YES!!!, after 6 failed IVF cycles, I got pregnant in my 7th IVF cycle. Now, I am 3 months pregnant,

I’m still in shock, but happier than ever.

I think, from all of the acupuncturists I’ve ever met during my journey for all these years, she is one of the most amazing, smart, caring, patient and knowledgeable doctors in the Chinese Medicine. I would definitely highly recommend her, and I would give her more stars if I could.

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Shashidhar Jonchhe

I was looking for so many clinics to get the right Acupuncture clinic for my fertility issues and also for my mom’s hip pain. And I am glad I found acupuncture fertility specialist, Dr Swasti is amazing and very helpful and I am already having positive response from her Acupuncture and herbs prescription. Also my mother is feeling much better. I highly recommend friends and family to visit Acupuncture fertility specialist clinic.

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Margaret Kane

Swasti Shrestha is a great acupuncturist, and I wholeheartedly recommend her for a wide range of treatments.  I first started going to this practice in the early 90s with breast-feeding troubles, then later they cured my chronic bronchitis.  They have helped with post-surgery recovery and a range of other ailments.  The office does so much more than just help infertility.   The office staff is also great and if you think that you might want to give acupuncture a try, this is the place to go to!

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Carol J

I did multiple embryo transfer with the IVF but dint work, and had only one Embryo left and through my friend I heard about “Acupuncture Fertility Specialists” and met Dr Swasti. She is very knowledgeable and caring. She explained How Acupuncture works in terms of fertility, which is great to know. I did acupuncture couple of month before the embryo transfer and the day of my Embryo Transfer. This time it really worked and I am pregnant now.

I highly recommend “Acupuncture Fertility Specialists”.

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Renee Calhoun

I was diagnosed with low ovarian reserve. On ultrasound my ovaries had about three eggs on each side, half of what I should have at the age of 34, and my FSH is 17.7, and my AMH is 0.335. I did two IUI’s without medications with frozen sperm, then two WITH medication, and no success. My doctor said I should prepare for IVF. I started reading “Making Babies” by Sami S. David and it talked about not only all the little issues that could be preventing pregnancy (like too acidic cervical mucous, pelvic infections you don’t even know you have, inflammatory issues, etc), but how beneficial acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be when trying to conceive. I was desperate. I didn’t want to do IVF yet, and I was so blessed to have found a donor who was helping me try (I did home inseminations). It had been over a year of doing insemination after insemination with NOTHING to show for it. Never a positive test. I figured why not just try this acupuncture thing? I have nothing to lose and it’ll be good even if I end up needing to do IVF. So I found Acupuncture Fertility Specialists and saw Swasti and I immediately knew she was legit. I had learned a lot with all the research I had done about Chinese medicine and she touched on all the major issues, she did a thorough intake, and gave me a good treatment plan to get me started. I had blood stagnation, yin deficiency, and a cold uterus. She gave me herbs, she did acupuncture, and she gave me exercises and a diet to follow at home. I CONCEIVED THAT SAME MONTH! All I needed was a little help from Swasti and I was able to get pregnant! I’m currently 8 weeks now, and I’m so happy. All my doctors were telling me to do IVF, that it would be the only way and I would have a slim chance still. I am so glad I went to see Swasti. She has changed my life and I’m so grateful. I really thought I would never get pregnant, and thanks to Acupuncture Fertility Specialists I am! I’m still in shock! 😍 I highly highly recommend them. And Sylvia who runs the front office is amazing too. She’s so sweet and makes you feel comfortable immediately. They really care and they’re really getting women pregnant!

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Sajjad Ali

Dr, swasti fertility specialists are amazing. She is so kind and helpful and also her staff so nice . For my spermatozoa motility issue 3 months ago I visited to Dr, swasti that time my motility value was only 1 % but after 3 months Dr, swasti treatment now the value is 48% 
( Al humdulilah) thanks God . I also want to thanks to DR, swasti and her team !!!!!!!

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NN of El Dorado Hills

My husband and I had one wish. For the longest time we so badly wanted a beautiful healthy baby. After going through countless days and nights with fertility appointments, injections, and treatments, we were so scared, nervous, anxious, yet so extremely excited all at the same time. We had so many mixed emotions throughout this journey but would not have made it through it all without Dr. Cherry, Dr. Floyd and the rest of his staff. Dr. Cherry is one of a kind. He is kind hearted, generous, and such a knowledgeable provider. They call him “the baby whisperer” for a reason! He instantly knows how to put you at ease and I whole-heartedly trust him in providing care for my baby and I throughout this whole process. Dr. Floyd is absolutely amazing as well. I connected with her instantly. She has a glowing personality and it is obvious she was meant for this profession as it shows through her compassion in helping others. She is genuine and always takes her time with me during my treatments and always doing her best to make me comfortable. I never felt like just “a patient” in this practice. I want to give a shoutout to Sylvia for being such an awesome office receptionist. She always has a smile on her face and always tries to accommodate my hectic schedule. This office treats you like family and I cannot tell you how many times I was so excited each week to give them updates on my progress throughout our fertility journey. They went through the entire process with me and I don’t know what I would have done without them. Thank you to my acupuncture fam for taking such good care of me and my baby! I will forever be grateful to you all for this blessing in our lives.

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Jenny – Auburn, CA– April 2014

After three miscarriages within a year, my husband and I were anxious for things to go differently. We were now classified as having “recurring pregnancy loss” and I hoped that something like acupuncture would help my body sustain another pregnancy. I met with Dr. Cherry and he spent time listening to my story and talking with me about his practice. He advised me to begin acupuncture treatments weekly and put me on some herbal supplements as well. The idea was that he would make sure blood flow to my uterus was healthy and sufficient and that the rest of my body was functioning as well as possible. At the same time, we began seeing a fertility doctor who eventually recommended I have a hysteroscopy procedure to look at and clear out my uterus (all of our tests had shown we were both healthy and fertile). About five months after I began seeing Dr. Cherry, and two months after my hysteroscopy procedure, I became pregnant naturally again. Dr. Cherry switched my herbs to a special formula to help prevent miscarriage. I continued to see him every week until my second trimester. Then I began seeing him monthly. Now we are about six weeks away from meeting our baby girl! Through this whole process, Dr. Cherry has been optimistic and supportive. He always takes time to make sure I am comfortable and well. The few times I saw his fellow practitioners, they were very professional and helpful as well. While we do not know for sure what has made this pregnancy any different, but I believe a large part of it has to do with Dr. Cherry’s methods and support. I would recommend his practice to anyone struggling to conceive or maintain a pregnancy!

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Anonymous January 2012

My husband and I didn’t decide to have children until I was 40 due to my prior health history. I was very fortunate to be able to get pregnant easily with my first child and had her when I was 41. At the age of 42 we decide we wanted another baby. We tried for one year before I got pregnant but I unfortunately miscarried that pregnancy. We continued to try to conceive naturally but without success. We consulted with a reproductive endocrinologist who told us that we had a 1-3% chance of conceiving naturally and that even if I did conceive I would have a 50-60% chance of miscarriage. Further, I was not a candidate for clomid and doing IUI with or without medications would maybe increase our chance by a couple percent; our best option was to do IVF with a donor egg. My husband and I decided that we weren’t comfortable doing any fertility treatments; the RE suggested acupuncture if we were going to continue to try naturally.
I started treatment with Dr. Cherry in January of 2011. He did a very thorough history and was frank with me that my chances weren’t great but he thought that acupuncture might be able to help improve my odds. He gave me a wonderful book that recommended some dietary and lifestyle changes and prescribed some herbs. I made some modifications to my diet but primarily I significantly increased my fruit and vegetable intake. I have a rare and serious auto immune disease and I was impressed that he educated himself on the specifics of my condition and adjusted his treatments accordingly. I was probably a challenging patient because my body often responded to the herbs and treatment in ways that were not expected. He adapted and revised my treatment program as needed and when something wasn’t working he always seemed to come up with a creative alternative solution.

I got pretty discouraged many times throughout my treatment and he was always such a wise and calm force. He never told me that pregnancy was guaranteed but without many words he helped me to find peace with whatever the outcome might be and I was able to start restoring some balance in my life. After 7 months of treatment I got pregnant! I am now 25 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. All tests and ultrasounds indicate that she is healthy and the pregnancy is going great. I will be 45 years old when I deliver her. I am so thankful to Dr. Cherry for his skill, patience, wisdom, encouragement and support. I would highly recommend him and his skilled, knowledgeable and kind staff.