Fertility Testimonials*

"I highly recommend Dr. Lee for any health issues you may be having.  She will come alongside you and develop a plan of action for your specific circumstance.  I sought her out after reading numerous articles/books mentioning acupuncture helping couples to conceive.  I was thrilled to know she not only has a background in acupuncture, but as a naturopathic doctor as well.  I was growing weary of self diagnosing and trying different supplements on my own.  My husband and I had been trying to conceive for a year and a half when we first met with Dr. Lee.  I've always believed that infertility is only a temporary condition that is caused by a variety of conditions (auto-immune disorder, thyroid issues, vitamin deficiencies, PCOS, etc.).  However, month after month of disappointment wears on you.  November, (6 months after working with Dr. Lee), I was starting to feel as though God was directing us toward foster care to adoption.  I continued seeing Dr. Lee because I believe in holistic health, but I can't say I didn't begin to doubt our ability to change infertility.  Well, God blessed us right before Christmas with our first positive pregnancy test.  We had our first ultrasound at 9 weeks, and when I heard the heartbeat, my heart melted.  It was real.  I felt blessed and so thankful. I credit Dr. Lee's knowledge and acupuncture as part of our success.  She worked with me to establish a healthy diet, eliminating food allergies, and recommended supplements to create a body capable of conceiving.  I also credit God and his perfect timing.  We are so thankful.  To those of you enduring the difficult journey of infertility, I encourage you to not lose hope.  My heart goes out to each and every one of you."  ~ Nicole ~

"The experience I had with Dr. Lee was nothing short of amazing!  She took the time to listen to my medical history and was able to put together a detailed plan of action for my health concerns.  After seeing her for only 4 months, she was able to help reduce the occurrences of a chronic cyst and was able to help my infertility problems.  I am now 5 months pregnant; something doctors told me would not/could not happen naturally.  I would recommend Dr. Lee with the highest regards." ~ Aja ~

“My time spent with Dr. Lee has completely changed my life. When I made the decision to try acupuncture, I was truly at the end of my rope. After 3 years of trying to get pregnant, all which began at the young maternal age of 25, I had given up hope of having my own biological children. Our long road of infertility began when we were unsuccessful at getting pregnant after over a year of trying. After countless doctor's visits, we found a specialist who diagnosed me with severe endometriosis. This diagnosis led to laparoscopic surgery followed by two rounds of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) along with injectable hormone treatments. Our journey took 3 years, put us into an incredible amount of debt, as insurance rarely covers infertility treatments, and we were both emotionally drained. After our second unsuccessful IUI round, we made the decision to stop all infertility treatment and move on to adoption. A few months after making that difficult decision, I found myself depressed and still feeling the physical effects of the synthetic hormones that my body had been filled with. After some online research I found Dr. Lee, decided I had nothing to lose and made my first appointment. My goal with acupuncture, initially, was not to get pregnant but to get healthy again. I wanted to work on my depression and I wanted my body back. Dr. Lee was incredibly kind, an intent listener and made me feel at ease immediately. After hearing my story, she got right to work and suggested changes to my diet along with a few supplements for my endometriosis and the inflammation in my body. It never occurred to me that my diet could be making my endometriosis worse. Within a few weeks, I was feeling so much better. I enjoyed my acupuncture sessions more and more; they were so relaxing and a great stress reliever. My body started to feel like my own again and my depression lifted. A couple months later, I brought up the idea of doing a few acupuncture points for fertility. Dr. Lee agreed that it couldn't hurt and we began. Within just a few sessions I got the biggest surprise and found out that I was, in fact, pregnant!  I continued to see Dr. Lee throughout my pregnancy and am convinced that my acupuncture sessions helped me to have a wonderful pregnancy. I had no morning sickness and no issues the entire 9 months. When I had aches and pains, Dr. Lee was quick to respond with suggestions that helped everything from back pain to constipation.Our daughter was born April 3, 2013, and she's perfect. She was 7lbs 11oz, 20.5 inches long. She had zero health issues, not even any jaundice and took to breastfeeding immediately. All of her good health and mine I attribute to the care I received from Dr. Lee. Her care has put my body in the best health it has ever been in and enabled me to give a healthy home for our child. I will continue to get acupuncture for the rest of my life and I hope that Dr. Lee will continue to be my naturopathic doctor for a very long time.”   ~ Marah ~

"I just wanted to keep you updated with how everything is going for me.  I am officially 3 months pregnant with TWINS!!!!  We are so happy!  I just wanted to thank you so much for everything.  I strongly believe that the acupuncture helped me get pregnant.  Thank you for helping me achieve my dream!  I referred someone to you today!  I told her how amazing you are!" ~ Brittani ~

“We tried naturally by ourselves for over a year, and were not successful.  So when I started with Dr. Lee, I went with not a lot of expectations.  I went on believing it was probably not going to work because we had unexplained infertility.  Everything was functioning normally from what the doctors had told us, so there was really no reason why were were not getting pregnant.   I felt a lot healthier in general, and we were successful at getting pregnant after 2 months!”  

~ Jessica ~

"My wife and I have an almost two year old and are expecting November 2013.  Both came about two completely different ways.  The first time around we tried to conceive for at least a year with no success.  My wife went to her doctor and got tests and she suggested I go to an Urologist and gets tests.  The whole time we thought it was her, we were wrong.  Tests proved I had low counts and bad morphology, motility, and mobility.  Subsequent tests proved that at times certain counts and levels showed promise, so we remained positive.  Our next step was IUI, and it worked our 3rd or 4th try, thankfully.  Fast forward another year and we start to "try" again.  Several months later no results.  So I start to research alternative methods and a few google searches later I called Dr. Lee.  I scheduled an appointment right away.  It was clear from the onset that I made the correct decision, as Dr. Lee was so receptive to us and our situation that I knew this is where I needed to be.  After about 3 visits we both agreed my wife should visit too.  To conceive "naturally" it takes two, so why not both go through this together.  My wife agreed and had her first appointment, as I continued monthly treatments.  After about 4 months after we were both receiving acupuncture, my wife tells me we were expecting.  Our family has been blessed with one child and soon another, both coming to us two different ways. Comparing both approaches, it's obvious which I prefer.  Acupuncture is treating the "whole" person, you, and offers additional health benefits.  Fertility issues can put couples in limbo, it's sometimes very hard to deal with, but the approach and process that Dr. Lee offered made this whole process so easy.  We highly recommend Dr. Lee!" ~ Jon ~

"I want to express my sincere thanks for all of your support and guidance on my fertility journey.  We welcomed our little bundle of joy 4 weeks early.  He has changed our lives . . . we are so in love with him.  You were a blessing to me during the years of ups and downs through the IVF process.  I cannot thank you enough for all that you did for me. I will forever be grateful." ~ Meghan ~

"After struggling with infertility for over 2 years, I decided to take a different approach and began seeing Dr. Lee.  I implemented several dietary changes, started some supplements, and did acupuncture.  The acupuncture was amazing, and I learned how to deal with stress and anxiety in better ways.  I also felt a lot better with the dietary changes I made, and I still follow some of the same diet principles.  Around 1 year after seeing Dr. Lee on a regular basis after starting with no period at all, I got pregnant and attribute many of the things I did and learned from her as part of the reason we got pregnant.  Dr. Lee has a wonderful demeanor and is non-jundgemental.  I'd recommend her to anyone that has been dealing with infertility or is interested in acupuncture for other reasons." ~ Amber ~

"I cannot thank Dr. Lee enough for everything she did for me.  I suffered from amenorrhea and infertility for about 2.5 years.  I tried to self-diagnose and tried other natural methods and home remedies, but nothing was working.  I did a lot of research and did not want to use conventional medicine and be given drugs for a quick fix.  I was also depressed and stressed because of my infertility and my job.  I was nervous, but after my first visit with Dr. Lee, I felt so relaxed and hopeful.  She was so caring and listened to my concerns and feelings.  I could tell she genuinely cared. After several months of acupuncture and homeopathic supplements, I started to see improvements and great results.  We finally conceived and now have a beautiful, healthy baby boy.  Dr. Lee helped heal my body instead of just masking the problem.  She also helped me to relax and have more positive thoughts.  I definitely believe God led me to get help from Dr. Lee and all with perfect timing." ~ Katie ~

"Acupuncture helped me to relax while going through IVF, as it was so stressful and emotional.  We were successful during our third cycle, and are taking things one day at a time!" ~ Jennifer ~

"Dr. Lee is AMAZING.  I went to Dr. Lee after years of struggling with infertility and numerous miscarriages.  My husband and I were at the point we were just about to give up and seek other ways of starting our family.  Prior to our last and final attempt of IVF, I reached out to Dr. Lee.  She made me feel at ease on my very first visit.  She listened to my concerns and my infertility issues and worked closely with my team of fertility specialists.  I am so happy to say that after just a few short months of sessions with her, I became pregnant once again.  But the difference this time was the simple fact that I am now a mother to a happy and healthy 3 month-old baby girl.  I cannot thank Dr. Lee enough for helping me to achieve this lifelong family dream.  I highly recommend her to anyone and especially anyone dealing with the same issues we were."   ~ Cyndi ~

"I sought out Dr. Lee after suffering from painful, irregular menstrual cycles.  The only options I was given by my physician at the time was to start taking hormonal birth control.  This was not an option for me, especially as my husband and I knew that trying to conceive in the near future was important to us.  My husband was then depolyed to the middle east, and I decided it was the perfect time to start taking control of my health and seek real solutions.  Dr. Lee was so comprehensive.  She took a thorough history and explained important ways to change my diet and supplements to maximize fertility.  She also performed acupuncture each and every time.  My cycles began to regulate for the first time in my life!  My husband and I had always assumed we would struggle to conceive due to my PCOS.  When he returned home from his deployment, I became pregnant that very week.  9 weeks later, at a routine ultrasound, I discovered that I was carrying twins!  We are so thankful to Dr. Lee for helping me achieve the hormonal balance I needed." ~ Ashley ~

"My husband and I started trying to start a family after we had only been married for 2 years.  We just recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary, and our daughter is 2 months old.  That shows what a lengthy journey it has been for us.  We were told to try for 1 year before seeking fertility help if we were unable to conceive within that first year.  Unfortunately for us, that was the start of a 7 year trial in which we saw 3 different fertility specialists, endured 4 failed IUIs, a miscarriage, laparoscopic surgery, fertility drugs, and countless other tests.  Needless to say we had pretty much come to terms with the fact that we wouldn't be able to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term.  Then a friend mentioned Dr. Lee.  Through acupuncture and diet adjustments we now have our Baby girl!  Dr. Lee helped us to optimize our fertility through natural means and supplements.  I believe the acupuncture helped my body relax and accept the pregnancy.  I will continue to refer women I meet with infertility problems to Dr. Lee in hopes that she is able to help the too."  ~ Kristin ~

Philip and I started doing fertility acupuncture with Dr. Lee after many years of "nothing happening."  She provided tons of great advice on health, nutrition, and increasing fertility.  We did 3 months of preparations and then proceeded with clomid, IUI, and weeks of progesterone.  First attempt was a success- everything came together, and we were blessed with a healthy pregnancy and a beautiful baby girl.  Dr. Lee is now helping us prep for another baby.  My husband says he wants to continue going to Dr. Lee even after we "aren't trying to get pregnant."  Her techniques are very relaxing.  I love the energy work that she does during the session and the bell at the end.  The guided meditations are excellent too.  It is funny how being a "pin cushion" can feel so right.  This time around, I plan to continue sessions through the end of pregnancy to help prep for labor and then afterwards to help balance postpartum hormones while enjoying those nice, quite moments!  I highly recommend anyone struggling with fertility or just planning on starting or enlarging your family, to work with Dr. Lee.  You will be glad you did!  ~ Jennie ~

My husband and I had been trying for a few years to get pregnant.  I have endometriosis and had laparoscopic surgery to remove widespread lesions and adhesions.  Even with this, we weren't getting pregnant.  Dealing with infertility is really emotional as my feelings would change regularly.  I was okay with not getting pregnant.  And then I wasn't.  I would be happy for friends who were announcing their pregnancy while at the same time being really sad for myself.  And then I was okay again.  It's a roller coaster.  
I went to see Dr. Lee to help with my endometriosis, hormones, and infertility at the advice of a friend.  Dr. Lee listened and offered thoughtful feedback and suggestions for managing my health.  I had never had acupuncture before, but I felt very comfortable Dr. Lee.  The sessions themselves were stress-relieving, and I felt energized.  And then we were pregnant!  It was an amazing and wonderful surprise.  I continued to see Dr. Lee every 2 weeks throughout my pregnancy, and still see her now!  Because of our challenges getting pregnant, part of me wasn't confident that the pregnancy would "stick."  The acupuncture helped relieve some of this stress and anxiety, and again, Dr. Lee provided thoughtful encouragement and guidance throughout my pregnancy.  I listened to guided meditations that helped me to connect with my daughter in utero, and to my own fears and excitement.  Dr. Lee's support has been an important part of my pregnancy and childbirth experience.  I highly recommend her to anyone experiencing infertility.  I actually highly recommend her to anyone for anything.  I'm a total acupuncture convert, much to the annoyance of my friends and family, probably.  I talk about it all the time.  Thank you, Dr. Lee!  ~ Rachel ~

Our Great Adventure - the Journey to Parenthood: Children had always been part of our "plan" in life.  Many others in our family had already easily had babies, and Mike and I were eager to have some of our own.  Being a mom was my greatest wish, and little did I know, would turn out to be my biggest challenge.  After a few months of trying on our own, I went to my OBGYN to ask if she had any suggestions on how to increase our chances.  We started doing all the typical things that they start you off with (taking my temperature, tracking my cycle, trying to live a healthy lifestyle, etc.).  Nothing worked.  I think it was about a year or so after we started, we decided to have Mike go to a urologist to get checked out.  His results were not good.  It was time to find a fertility doctor.  We were excited to start working with a fertility specialist, and eager to follow whatever advice they had.  First, they suggested doing IUIs.  Well, after 3 of those failed miserably, they decided to look again at Mike's situation, using their own tests.  The results looked even worse than before.  We found out that the IUIs would not work due to a major issue with sperm morphology.  0% from the test showed up "normal" meaning that they would most likely not be able to penetrate and fertilize my eggs.  Frustration was really starting to set in.  We decided to go to a different doctor at that point to try IVF.  Again we started to get excited, thinking this is it- this will finally work!  We are going to have our baby.  And once again, disappointment.  The medication I was on for the egg retrieval overstimulated my ovaries, and the IVF cycle was unsuccessful.  The whole process was stressful physically and mentally.  Mike and I decided we needed to just take a break for awhile.  In the meantime, we thought, maybe we should try acupuncture?  We had heard great things about its effect on the success of fertility treatments, and we were willing to do whatever it took to increase our chances.  So, we found the lovely and wonderful Dr. Lee, who met with us, discussed our journey, and came up with a plan for both Mike and me.  We started seeing Dr. Lee at least once a month, and the acupuncture along with diet and lifestyle adjustments really started to help us feel better.  About 6 months after we started seeing Dr. Lee, we decided to go back to our original fertility doctor to try IVF again.  Although the process was once again physically and mentally stressful, the acupuncture helped keep my nerves settled and my spirits up throughout the process.  The first round of IVF was another failure- I hyper-stimulated again and was not able to carry the embryos.  The second time, my medication was changed, and we decided to have acupuncture right before and after the embryo transfer.  With the change of medication, acupuncture sessions timed more purposely, and a frozen embryo transfer rather than a fresh cycle, something worked!  We found out a few weeks later that we were pregnant!  I continued seeing Dr. Lee throughout my pregnancy, and I also went back afterwards to help regulate my hormones when I was weening from breastfeeding.  Now we have a sweet and spunky almost 8 month old little boy who we adore more than anything in the world.  He was completely worth the 5+ year wait and we hope to have another child in the future.  Dr. Lee played a huge role in our success.  Every visit with her made me feel at peace, hopeful, and relaxed.  Mike and I are so thankful to Dr. Lee for helping to give our story a happy ending.  Whether we go down the fertility road again in the future, or just need to get back in balance with our bodies, I know we will remain clients of Dr. Lee, and recommend her to anyone we know looking for a natural, holistic way to address a health concern.  ~ Kellan, Mike, and baby Cole ~

I would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who is trying to conceive, whether they have infertility issues or not.  I had no issues in conceiving, but I did have 2 miscarriages.  After the 2nd miscarriage, I was devastated and was determined to do anything possible to avoid suffering another one, as I didn't think I could go through it again physically or emotionally.  In our first meeting, Dr. Lee spent a lot of time getting an understanding of my health, along with my husband's.  She devised a comprehensive health plan for the both of us to follow to get our bodies in the healthiest state possible before trying to conceive again.  After a few acupuncture sessions and following her plan, we were very surprised when I became pregnant after our first cycle trying!  I continued the acupuncture sessions through my first trimester.  I absolutely loved each session as it was so relaxing.  It was also amazing to me that the first time getting acupuncture, my uterus 'point' was uncomfortable/slightly painful, but began to ease with each session until I no longer even felt it at all.  I truly believe my body was in need of healing and acupuncture, which really put me on the right track.  I am a firm believer in natural healing, and am forever grateful to Dr. Lee for her guidance.  I am happy to say that I now have a healthy, 2-month old baby boy, when at one point I was doubting if I would ever become a mother.  ~ Ashley ~

I have been working with Dr. Lee for over a year, and the appointments have been invaluable.  I initially came for fertility, and conceived successfully.  The sessions helped me to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery.  I am blessed with a beautiful baby girl.  I value Dr. Lee's guidance on nutrition, supplements, and overall health.  I continue to work with Dr. Lee about once a month to get her input on optimizing my health and to maintain the benefits of acupuncture (hormone balance, clearer skin, stress relief, increased energy levels, etc.).  Dr. Lee is one of the most helpful healthcare providers I have found.  She is caring and knowledgeable.  I only wish I had found her sooner! ~ Joy ~

I had a great experience working with Dr. Lee.  My husband and I both saw her for fertility related issues.  While in the end we underwent IVF to have a baby, I am confident that working with Dr. Lee was vital in getting my body ready to accept a pregnancy and also carry our baby with an uncomplicated pregnancy, to full term.  I started seeing Dr. Lee a little bit before working with a fertility specialist, and she really helped me look at my diet (for example getting rid of artificial sweeteners) and suggested supplements to support a healthy reproductive system and thyroid function.  Before seeing Dr. Lee, my menstrual cycles were not completely out of whack but were slightly off.  After a few months, they were on a consistent 28-day cycle.  After undergoing IVF and getting pregnant, I continued to see Dr. Lee throughout my entire pregnancy.  The acupuncture sessions helped a lot with the nausea I experienced during the first four months and helped keep me as comfortable as possible in those final few months and weeks.  I also really appreciated the guided meditations she would play during acupuncture.  I feel it really helped connect my mind and body to each other and also to the baby.  Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Lee.  She is a great guide if you are looking to incorporate a more natural approach to your medical problems, and she is very caring, approachable, understanding, and sympathetic person as well.  ~ Elaine ~

I have really enjoyed my acupuncture sessions with Dr. Lee.  I started acupuncture and naturopathic recommendations last spring to optimize my fertility before trying to conceive.  I found her to be very supportive, full of positive recommendations on dietary changes, and her acupuncture sessions have been incredibly relaxing.  After working to make health lifestyle changes, my husband and I successfully got pregnant the very first time that we tried.  Now halfway through a healthy pregnancy, I am continuing to see Dr. Lee for acupuncture sessions every few weeks.  I always look forward to each visit, and leave feeling completely refreshed.  ~ Marie ~

Listen to Blissful Living's show on stress and infertility where Dr. Lee is interviewed by Rochele Lawson: Stress Relief To Make Your Dream Baby Come True.

Here is a great article by Dr. Shannon Clark, an OB-GYN, explaining why she turned to acupuncture when she wanted to get pregnant: I'm An OB-GYN.  Here's Why I Turned to Acupuncture When I Wanted To Get Pregnant.

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