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Fertility

After conceiving our first pregnancy naturally in late 2000 we were overjoyed. Sadly we miscarried at 11 weeks pregnant. Our next pregnancy was early in 2007. Again, we were overjoyed. Sadly that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 10.5 weeks. No-one ever mentioned to us about Acupuncture.

We spent the next 2 years trying to get pregnant. After 2 years we figured we probably needed some help. We went to see an infertility specialist at the end of 2008. We spent most of 2009 doing various fertility options—we did Clomid, numerous timed intercourse and IUI's. Finally we were told that IVF was our only option to have our family. We did IVF in early 2010. They transferred all of the 3 eggs we had, and we waited. The longest 2 week wait ever! It didn't work. We were devastated. While we were taking some time off, we did a lot of looking on the internet. We read a very interesting article on doing Acupuncture while doing IVF. When the chance to do IVF became an option for us again we asked our IVF doctor if she recommended doing Acupuncture while doing IVF. She said yes, and gave us Lynn's number. So, we started doing Acupuncture with Lynn. She made some good suggestions to us, which we followed. We are currently 25 weeks pregnant with our daughter! Lynn recommended doing Acupuncture weekly during the first trimester, then bi-weekly throughout the rest of our pregnancy, as our history of miscarriage was high. I can honestly say that doing Acupuncture has had a positive effect on our pregnancy. I experienced no morning sickness, minimal heartburn, and more importantly, we are still pregnant!! We are loving every minute of the experience, and we couldn't thank Lynn enough. I guess to sum it up, we did IVF and didn't do Acupuncture and it didn't work. Then, we did IVF whilst doing Acupuncture and here we are, pregnant!

Mia-Carla


I just had my first baby at 45 years old and believe that I can attribute a lot of that to Lynn Almloff and my treatment with her.

Before starting with Lynn, I had been monitoring my ovulation and getting one "high" fertility and one "peak" fertility day every month for the several months I had been monitoring. I started with Lynn and she put me on herbs, made some lifestyle recommendations and started weekly acupuncture treatment. She advised me that it would take three months to really see a difference. I followed all her advice and continued to track my ovulation. Three months after starting treatment, I was delighted to see that my ovulation had taken a different pattern – 3 "high" days followed by 2 "peak" days. I was so excited. On the 5th month of treatment, my husband and I became pregnant while away on vacation. You could have pulled us from the ceiling. I continued treatment with Lynn.

Unfortunately, 10 weeks into my pregnancy, I had a miscarriage. We decided to do a pathology to find out why we lost the baby, and found out it was a boy with a trisomy 13. He never had a chance of survival. We mourned our loss, but did not lose hope. We continued treatment and on the 10th month of treatment, we became pregnant again! This time the pregnancy was free of chromosomal problems.

I am a fan of Lynn's for several reasons. First, she knows what she is doing. She doesn’t promise an overnight solution, but a program that makes sense and works. Second, she is a very compassionate person. I always felt that Lynn truly cared about my progress and it just made the whole process so much easier. Third, Lynn is a listener. She always took the time to hear about what was going on with me so that she could integrate any information into her approach. And also, when I had a couple of scares with my pregnancy, she went out of her way to return calls and make things happen.

If you want to try an Eastern approach to fertility, I recommend Lynn Almloff without any reservation.

-Donna  


Back in 2003, my husband and I found that we were not able to have children without fertility assistance. After 5 failed IUI's and 1 failed IVF, I began doing research for alternative methods for boosting fertility. To my surprise I found numerous medical journals that stated acupuncture increases fertility.

I looked up fertility and acupuncture on the internet and Lynn Almloff’s practice was cited. I called her and set up an appointment. I was very impressed at her up to date knowledge of IVF/fertility procedures.  She was very thorough about what acupuncture was and what I could expect to feel. I was a little nervous as I had never been to an acupuncturist before.  She did tell me that it was very important to follow her fertility protocol. With my second IVF, I did just what she suggested and became pregnant. Unfortunately, my baby was not healthy and I had a miscarriage.

After the miscarriage, my reproductive endocrinologist diagnosed me with atypical polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and placed me on Metformin.

A few months before I started IVF #3, I began acupuncture again and followed Lynn’s treatment plan as she suggested. To my surprise, I became pregnant without any IVF treatments!  I believe that the acupuncture is what helped me get pregnant on my own.

I am currently 8 months pregnant and we look forward to Lynn meeting our son she helped us conceive!

-D.J.


I came to Lynn in November 2008 after trying to conceive unsuccessfully for almost 10 months. Having been diagnosed in August 2008 with PCOS, I was coming up on a year of having no menstrual cycles at the time I first met with Lynn. I was frustrated but at the same time wasn't quite ready to jump into the traditional fertility drugs and procedures. I was determined to treat and cure my symptoms naturally. 

From the start, Lynn was an absolute delight to work with.  She really took the time to understand my diagnosis and monitor me from week to week.  With two months of Lynn's treatments underway, I finally had my first menstrual cycle after almost a year of absent periods. The best news of all came in February 2009 when I found out that I was 5 weeks pregnant!!! 

Lynn - I sincerely appreciate all that you've done for me.  I've really enjoyed working with you.....you are truly an angel!  

-E.M.


I highly recommend this practice. Lynn Almloff has been invaluable in helping me with infertility and allergies. She has continued her excellent care throughout my pregnancy. She has gone above and beyond with her treatments and care!

-A.Z.


After three years of trying to conceive, and undergoing multiple medical procedures, including a failed IVF attempt, I saw a brochure on the use of acupuncture to assist with fertility. I decided to contact Lynn Almloff, and from the first moment I met her, I was impressed with her knowledge and experience. She is extremely professional and yet is able to exhibit a very compassionate and caring nature. When I started treatment, I was already scheduled for my second IVF cycle. During the second cycle, both the number of eggs retrieved and the number of eggs fertilized increased, and the quality of my uterine lining improved. And most importantly, I got pregnant! In addition to getting pregnant, my immune system is much stronger. I no longer have to take the 3-4 medications that I used to rely on for allergies and asthma. Now, the only pill I take is a prenatal vitamin. My pregnancy thus far has been without complications and I have not been bothered by nausea or overwhelming fatigue as many pregnant women are. I continue to see Lynn on a weekly basis and she has been able to reduce the typical symptoms of pregnancy. I wouldn't hesitate to see Lynn for treatment of any medical issue I have in the future. I highly recommend her.

-Cherie


"After many disappointments, 43 year old has healthy baby after Lynn’s acupuncture therapy!"  I am one of those women who wanted to make sure that my career was set before settling down and having a family.  It took me a bit longer than I thought to find that special man—he actually found me.  We married when I was 40 and I had fertility problems from the start.  I had tried clomid with IUI 6 times and one failed IVF cycle while living in Washington, DC.  I saw Lynn soon after moving to the Hampton Roads area for fertility and conceived naturally after approximately 2 treatments.  I became very ill after the first three months and Lynn’s treatment helped me through that pain.  Unfortunately, at 5 months pregnant we discovered our baby had Trisomy 13 and she did not make it.  After that terrible experience, I decided that I needed to do  a complete body cleanse to get all of the  medication and general gunk out of my body so that I was as healthy as possible for the next try.  I completed the 6 week body cleanse recommended by Lynn.  I was now coming up on age 43 and tried another IVF cycle.  We had another failure.  Still not giving up, I cleansed again to get the hormones and drugs out of my system from the IVF along with continuing treatment from Lynn.  In August of 2007 at age 43, we conceived naturally again.  I continued to receive treatment from Lynn during the first trimester and then as needed.  I delivered a healthy baby!! Our dreams came true with the most precious gift of all!!

But for perseverance, positive attitude and Lynn's acupuncture treatments, cleansing guidance, and encouragement, I know that a healthy pregnancy would not have been possible!  The best advice I can give to women who have waited for that special time to have children is that acupuncture can encourage our bodies so set in its ways to remember how it should work.  Lynn knows how to coax our bodies into baby making mode!! 

-Rose


After three years of trying to conceive a child and numerous failed intrauterine inseminations, it became clear that we would likely require invitro fertilization if my husband and I were ever to realize our dream of having a child of our own. I was fearful that the IVF would not work for us. We also knew that given the expense of IVF, if it didn’t work the first time, we would likely have to wait a year before attempting a second cycle. In an attempt to maximize our chances of conceiving with the first IVF cycle, I began to do research on what I could do to increase our chance of conception. After reviewing several medical studies, I learned that acupuncture increases a woman’s chance of conception during her first IVF cycle by up to 70%. My reproductive endocrinologist told me that she believed based on her years of experience that acupuncture can dramatically increase the chances of conception for any given IVF cycle. After searching for a qualified and experienced acupuncturist, I found Lynn Almloff.

I waited six months before attempting my first IVF cycle. Lynn worked very closely with me over those six months and made my fertility a top priority, but also gave me treatments that supported my general health and well being. By the time my husband and I underwent our first IVF cycle in April of 2006, I could tell the difference. My menstrual cycles were more regular and I had more energy and felt better generally. Lynn was extremely supportive in many ways throughout the very stressful process of undergoing an IVF cycle.

I am overjoyed to report that the first IVF cycle was a success. We are now the proud parents of a perfect baby boy that was born December 28, 2006. I firmly believe that acupuncture played a significant role in helping us to conceive during out first IVF cycle. Thank you so much Lynn!!

-Adrianne


I want to pass on my sincere appreciation and belief in Lynn Almloff and the power of her miraculous acupuncture and herbal treatment. I am a 33 year old nurse who had experienced over ten years of menstrual misery. My periods were ten days long and the majority of those days I suffered in severe uterine, ovarian, rectal and bladder pain with intense bleeding. For years, my belief was that because I was single, I didn't let the pain get too much in the way of my lifestyle… I still had 20 days to be thankful for. I didn’t see a need to take hormones or undergo any type of surgery to find out why I was in such unbelievable pain.

Then, at 31 years old, I got married and started trying to get pregnant in January 2005. After more than a year of trying, my husband and I decided to seek advice from a gynecologist in February 2005. He ordered an HSG and discovered that I had a blocked right fallopian tube. He immediately sent me to a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE). The RE and I decided to undergo a laparoscopy in April 2006 and was diagnosed with stage IV endometriosis. The RE who performed the laparoscopy told me that women with that severity of endometriosis normally undergo a hysterectomy because of the severe pain and bleeding. Needless to say, I was devastated and we were immediately directed to invitro fertilization (IVF) as our only hope for a baby. 

After doing extensive research, I learned that women with stage IV endometriosis needed to undergo 2 or 3 cycles of IVF before achieving a successful pregnancy. Afraid of undergoing more than one cycle, I was determined to find a way to enhance IVF by making myself an optimal IVF candidate/recipient. I read about ways to increase blood flow to the uterus, relax my body and hormones, and increase my egg production by undergoing acupuncture. I was skeptical but desperate to try something on my own to increase my chances of a successful one-time IVF pregnancy. 

In May 2006, I met Lynn who immediately learned everything there is to know about me, including my situational depression. She informed me that she would like to treat my endometriosis and depression first. Then, she would move on to prepare my uterus, ovaries and body for IVF. She advised about proper exercise, decreasing stress, eating the appropriate food, and increasing my water intake. She recommended I see her once a week until my IVF cycle in July. I thought she was amazing and felt hopeful after only our first meeting.  

My husband and I discussed the cost of treatment and the difficult hour one-way drive. IVF was already expensive, but we thought if we could just do something to increase our chances; it would be worth it! 

After only 3 treatments of acupuncture, changes had already taken place in my body. My period was lighter and lasted only 5 days. More importantly, the pain was less severe! 

In early June 2006, I learned that my package for IVF was incomplete and therefore was pushed to the November cycle. In tears, Lynn was the perfect friend. She consoled me and allowed me to vent my frustrations. She encouraged me to accept the situation and press-on with acupuncture to make my body stronger for IVF. Again, she gave me hope and assured me that there was light at the end of the tunnel. From mid-June to the end of July 2006, she prescribed Chinese herbs to "breakdown" my endometriosis. Consulting one of the IVF docs, I was approved to take the herbs as long as there was a month between taking the herbs and starting IVF medication. 

In August 2006, after two months of herbs and 17 acupuncture treatments, I really felt like a "normal" woman with light, tolerable periods. I felt so encouraged and strong that I wanted to try a natural pregnancy for two months before starting IVF. After a disappointing August, my husband and I accepted that September was going to be the same. Then, on September 25th my husband reminded me that I needed to take my prescribed birth control pills needed for the IVF on the second day of my period. Wait a minute! I was supposed to get my period a few days ago! What happened to my period? Four positive pregnancy tests later, we couldn’t believe it. We are miraculously pregnant! The ultrasound revealed a normal intrauterine pregnancy with a strong heartbeat! 

We firmly believe that God worked through the power of Lynn’s hands, heart and TLC. Lynn has been our angel on earth. Both acupuncture and traditional herbal treatments were keys to creating a healthy environment for an optimal pregnancy. I am currently in my second trimester and am feeling strong. I saw Lynn weekly for the first trimester and experienced no nausea or vomiting! Since acupuncture has worked so well for me, my husband and I decided to see Lynn until after the baby is born. There are not enough words to express how we feel about Lynn and her practice. Hopefully this testimonial will help you decide to give acupuncture a chance.  

-Emmie


Dear Lynn,

Words cannot express how I feel about all you have done for me. Before I came to see you I'd been to see a reproductive endocrinologist and had test after test performed. My RE informed me that my husband and I had less than a ten percent chance of conceiving naturally because of a partially blocked fallopian tube caused by my cancer surgery 12 years ago. He recommended in-vitro fertilization. My husband and I resigned ourselves to the physical, emotional and financial stress of IVF and I met with you to prepare my body for the ordeal. I thought that if my doctor was so pessimistic about my prognosis, why should I feel positively about it? 

From the moment we first spoke I felt at ease with you and reassured by my decision to pursue acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture was not an area with which I had been at all familiar and I greatly appreciated the time you took to explain how it worked and how we would begin. The treatments were always so relaxing! After working all day and driving over an hour to your office from work (in horrible traffic), I always looked forward to leaving the stress behind me and entering the tranquil environment you designed for your clients. 

After very few weeks of acupuncture treatments (with IVF as my goal) you can imagine my astonishment when I learned I was pregnant. My husband and I were overwhelmed with joy! Not only did I never undergo IVF (saving a lot of time, money and heartache) but I also became pregnant far sooner than I ever expected to. I can't thank you enough! 

Throughout my pregnancy you helped me with fatigue, nausea and all of the other less than pleasant physical ailments that pregnant women experience. Every week I looked forward to my acupuncture treatments. Now my husband and I are raising a beautiful, healthy and (usually) happy baby girl. You helped me achieve the greatest joy I have ever experienced. I feel truly blessed! 

I think it is very important for women who are experiencing fertility problems to seriously consider acupuncture. I highly recommend you to people in the DC and Virginia Beach areas (and to all of my family regardless of where they live). I would love to bring Maddie to meet you soon! 

Fondly, Aline


Back in 2003, my husband and I found that we were not able to have children without fertility assistance. After 5 failed IUI’s and 1 failed IVF, I began doing research for alternative methods for boosting fertility. To my surprise I found numerous medical journals that stated acupuncture increases fertility.

I looked up fertility and acupuncture on the internet and Lynn Almloff’s practice was cited. I called her and set up an appointment. I was very impressed at her up to date knowledge of IVF/fertility procedures. She was very thorough about what acupuncture was and what I could expect to feel. I was a little nervous as I had never been to an acupuncturist before. She did tell me that it was very important to follow her fertility protocol. With my second IVF, I did just what she suggested and became pregnant. Unfortunately, my baby was not healthy and I had a miscarriage.

After the miscarriage, my reproductive endocrinologist diagnosed me with atypical polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and placed me on Metformin.

A few months before I started IVF #3, I began acupuncture again and followed Lynn’s treatment plan as she suggested. To my surprise, I became pregnant without any IVF treatments! I believe that the acupuncture is what helped me get pregnant on my own.

I am currently 8 months pregnant and we look forward to Lynn meeting our soon she helped us conceive!

-D.J.

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AppetiteAsthmaBack painBell's Palsy
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EndometriosisEnergyFacial Paralysis
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Fertility FibromyalgiaFlatulenceFluid retention
Food allergiesGastrointestinalGlobus
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InfertilityInsomniaIn-vitro fertilization / IVF
Limb painMedicationMenopause
Menstrual irregularityMetabolismMigraine
MiscarriageMiscellaneousMood swings
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PCOS / Polycystic ovarian syndrome
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