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!


That Bond Forever

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    I was referred to Dr. Cherry to help with my fertility issues by two dear friends that were also seeing him for their own fertility issues. I started seeing him in early 2006. Shortly after I started treatment, one of my friends seeing him found out that she was pregnant. A few months later, my other friend found out she was also pregnant. In October, I too found out the great news: I was pregnant with twins! If just one of us had been successful I may have thought it was coincidence, but all three of us! I honestly believe that the accupuncture treatments we received are the reason we all three have beautiful babies. Dr. Cherry is kind, gentle and I found myself looking forward to my visits each week. Besides it being such a relaxing experience (I often fell asleep during the treatment), Dr. Cherry and his staff became family to me and my husband. Dr. Cherry and his staff will always hold a special place in my heart.

    March 26, 2016

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    Acupuncture is the key to a good pregnancy. After trying to get pregnant for so many years, I was a complete skeptic when referred to Dr Cherry but thought why not give it a whirl. After two months of treatments all I could do was laugh at the ‘positive’ on the pregnancy test. My husband and I were in disbelief for weeks. We now have a beautiful baby girl. I thank God everyday for her and for the referral to Dr Cherry.

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    No one ever wants to hear the words “unexplained infertility”….but after four years of trying to conceive, having every blood test known to man, a hysterosalpingogram, and two miscarriages those were the words I heard. These words left me with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness until I found Dr. Cherry. I really did not know much about acupuncture or traditional Asian medicine for that matter but Dr. Cherry came highly recommended to me and I knew in my heart that I had to try everything before giving up on my quest to have a baby. I cannot say enough about my experience while in Dr. Cherry’s care. He is extremely knowledgeable, comforting and compassionate. Dr. Cherry’s knowledge and comforting bedside manner made each visit both uplifting and filled with realistic hope. The end result of the two wonderful years under Dr. Cherry’s care was the ultimate gift, our son who is a healthy and happy 17 month old bundle of joy. Regardless of where you are in your journey to conceive I highly recommend and encourage you to meet with Dr. Cherry.

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    Dr. Cherry and his staff are AMAZING! My story is a bit non-traditional. After delivering a stillborn at 37 week we were devastated. 5 months later I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. After a double mastectomy my cycles were irregular due in part to all the trauma my body had just been through. My doctors needed to start me on medication for the Cancer that could prevent me from having more children so it was important that I became pregnant quickly.
    We became very discouraged at our failed attempts and were about to give up all hope when I started see Dr. Cherry. While under his care I became pregnant and continued to see him throughout my pregnancy until my beautiful baby girl was born……healthy and happy….our miracle!!

    Dr. Cherry is a wonderful person who is gentle, warm and caring. He gives hope just when you think there is no more to give. I truly believe that we would not have been able to conceive if it were not for the treatment and care that Dr. Cherry so wonderfully gave us.

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    Misty, James and Olivia

    I can clearly remember the day my husband and I decided to start our family. It was September, fall was on the horizon. We were excited and ready to bring a little one into this world and into the life we had built together. I never imagined that I would have any trouble getting pregnant. After nearly 9 months of trying finally a positive pregnancy test! After just 6 joyous weeks I miscarried. It was a terribly heartbreaking time in both of our lives. Before I knew it, it was September again and still I had no baby. I was crushed over my miscarriage and discouraged. We waited a few months and decided to try again. 5 more months of trying…still I wasn’t pregnant. One day, a friend of mine, suggested I call her acupuncturist who had helped her. I decided, it was worth a try…and how thankful I am that I made that call.

    Dr. Cherry’s office and staff were so warm and inviting. Dr. Cherry himself, was so reassuring, calm, answered all of my hundreds of questions each and every time I went in. He took his time with me, our sessions were never rushed. After just two months of sessions at his clinic I was pregnant! I went each week, faithfully, through my first trimester. I felt better than I ever have, I had a successful, healthy pregnancy. I believed in Dr. Cherry, his knowledge, and that because of my experience there I was able get pregnant and deliver a happy healthy baby girl. I have recommended Dr. Cherry time and time again and will continue to do so. I am so grateful for his knowledge and work and thankful for his part in helping build my family.

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    After 3 unsuccessful attempts at IVF, my husband and I were ready to give up on infertility treatments. We decided to give it one last try and were referred to Dr. Cherry by a friend. Dr Cherry was caring and compassionate towards helping achieve success with fertility as well as my overall health. I truly believe that Dr. Cherry’s acupuncture treatments made the difference and we are now looking forward to the upcoming birth of our twins!

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    Suzie & Brion

    About four years ago, my husband and I started trying to have a child. After about a year without success, we were sent to a fertility clinic and told InVitro Fertilization was our only option. A friend had told me that acupuncture and Dr. Cherry were a great compliment to IVF. After doing some research, I realized that IVF is actually well supported in the literature for improving odds with IVF. On our first attempt at IVF and acupuncture, I was pregnant. Not only pregnant, I was having twins! We could not have been more excited!

    We wanted a baby so bad and now we were lucky enough to have two. At 22 weeks pregnant, I went into labor and delivered my baby girl, Catherine and my baby boy, Carter. I was diagnosed with an incompetent cervix (basically a weak cervix that opens whenever it wants) and my twins passed away due to their young gestational age. It was the toughest year we have ever experienced following the loss of our babies.
    Exactly three months later, we decided to try again. Fortunately we had two frozen embryos and went through with a second IVF transfer along with acupuncture. I soon found out I was pregnant again with one baby. I decided to do acupuncture throughout this pregnancy just to be on the extra safe side. I had many problems with this pregnancy – including two bleeding episodes in the first trimester – so severe that one ER doctor told me I had a miscarriage. When they finally discovered that I did not lose the baby, I knew this baby was tough and going to make it. Right after these two bleeding episodes I saw Dr. Cherry. He reassured me and did special pins during my session to help with bleeding issues. I do not understand how exactly acupuncture works, but I know I would not have made it through that pregnancy without the care he provided. More problems asrose as I was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder (Factor V Leiden and MTHFR), diabetes, and put on bedrest despite my cerclage (stitch to sew up my cervix). I had preterm labor at 28 weeks and put on medicine for that. All along the way, Dr. Cherry saw me and changed his plan of care as my pregnancy progressed.

    To make a long story short, we now have our baby boy Chase that we love so much. Thank you Dr. Cherry for helping us get to where we are today. I have included a picture of our little miracle!

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    Wayne & Eiko

    My husband and I never had doubt that we would conceive whenever we decided to start a family, but we were wrong. We went to see the fertility specialist and had a test to determine a cause of infertility. We were diagnosed with “unexplained infertility” and were recommended to start taking medications to stimulate ovulation. We still believed we would conceive soon with some treatment. We were wrong again. Over the next 2 years we went through 1 cycle of IUI and 7 cycles of IVF and still had not conceived. We were very frustrated and medications drove me physically and emotionally crazy. We felt we had enough of these approaches and decided to try naturally. Several years had passed, without any luck. We started to accept the fact that we would live our lives without any child. However, when I turned 38 years old, I strongly felt that I would like to try one more time.

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