Cassandra K., South Miami , Attorney

I began acupuncture treatment with Dr. Shou following two unexplained early miscarriages. My OB doctor suspected a hormone imbalance and suggested that I take progesterone supplements once I became pregnant again. After 3 months of acupuncture treatment and herbal supplements to increase natural progesterone production and diet changes, I became pregnant again. At four weeks, my doctor tested my hormone levels and found that everything was normal and I would not need progesterone supplements.
At five weeks, an ultrasound detected a yolk and gestational sak. At six weeks, an ultrasound detected a heartbeat! For many women these milestones go unnoticed, but for women who are struggling with infertility, the detection of a heartbeat is a huge hurdle to jump. I continued weekly acupuncture sessions throughout my first trimester and found that my early pregnancy complaints are minimal. Acupuncture was able to relieve morning sickness and boosted my energy level. During the second trimester acupuncture helped me to relieve stress and anxiety and strengthened my pregnancy.
I am now almost 35 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby boy. I feel a sense of calm and confidence that I did not know was possible following two miscarriages. I truly believe that Dr. Shou’s acupuncture treatments combined with herbal supplements were a huge factor in the success of this pregnancy. Any woman who is struggling with infertility should consider acupuncture and other forms of complementary alternative medicine.