“At 37, I was shocked to discover my FSH was 26.  My husband and I were in a fertility clinic’s office within a week of these results.  We decided to begin aggressive fertility treatment as soon as possible.    Three months later was our first IVF attempt, which was canceled due to a lack of follicles.  This was no surprise considering my high FSH.  Two months later we decided to try again.  Once again, another canceled cycle despite high doses of fertility meds.  We wanted to try one more time but wanted to give my body some time to recover.

Under Annie’s care and guidance, I continued acupuncture weekly and began taking numerous Chinese herbs and vitamins.  Gearing up for our 3rd attempt was nerve racking, but Annie’s calming demeanor and professionalism helped me get through the emotional ups and downs I was going through.  I also felt that my body was in the best possible condition it could be in.

To our surprise, the LEAP protocol did the trick.  During the stimulation phase, I saw Annie every other day for acupuncture.  We had 12 follicles at retrieval and 8 mature eggs.  We ended up doing a day 5 transfer of 2 embryos and ended up pregnant with one.  We were also fortunate to have one frozen embryo.   The stress of the wait between retrieval and transfer was excruciating, so Annie had me come in for an acupuncture treatment for stress relief.  Just talking with her helped me tremendously, not to mention the acupuncture treatment.  Annie also saw me 5 days after our transfer, and said to me, “I have a good feeling about this”.  She was right!

I continued to see Annie for acupuncture weekly throughout my first trimester and started up again at my 35th week.  Our son was born at 38.5 weeks and was a healthy 6lb 15oz.  I believe acupuncture played a large role in me having a quick and manageable labor.

We cannot thank Annie enough for all of her help, support, and encouragement through our infertility struggle.  I feel I not only have a professional and knowledgeable acupuncturist working for me, but I gained a friend as well.  We are so grateful for all that Annie has done for us.  She is a gem you need on your side if you are faced with an infertility struggle.  Annie’s positive and cheerful attitude combined with her skill and expertise in acupuncture, made the process much easier to go through.”

-M.R. Tacoma

“I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your support and expertise through our entire journey.  I truly believe our baby wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of my visits with you!”

-M.A. Seattle

” I just want to say thank you for everything you’ve done and for listening to my crazy work stories. You’ve truly helped me. In 2012, my body was broke. I can now drive, sleep, and run again. I just ran 2 back-to-back half marathons and did a stairclimb in 2 weeks. That wouldn’t have been possible without your help. I always recommend acupuncture to all my friends that have any issues and tell them my story. “

-J.D. Tacoma

“About a year ago I was hospitalized with a fairly severe complication from what MD’s call IBS.  My blood became toxic from an infected PICC line that was placed because I literally couldn’t digest food.  By the grace of God, I survived this hospitalization and have found alternative therapies to be the most therapeutic for my belly.  The combination of acupuncture and Maya abdominal massage has stabilized me and helped me keep on the 10 lbs that I lost during this scary season 1 year ago.  Specifically Maya abdominal massage has empowered me to take responsibility and action for my health.  I am so thankful to have found Annie and her work!  What a blessing she is!”

-L.C. Seattle