(We do not put the clients’ names on because of confidentiality. We just pick up and paste a small number of successful cases they liked to share with the others.)
"It's been a very frustrating road to pregnancy for my husband and I. I remembered when we first started trying to conceive our first baby last April; we didn't even think that it would be a problem because I was 28 and my husband was 32. I took countless numbers of pregnancy tests which all resulted in disappointment. We went to see our family doctor. He said there was nothing wrong. He suggested that we start counting my ovulating cycles. We followed his advice but there was still no baby. My husband and I were devastated; our situation seemed hopeless until my friend suggested we try alternative medicine. I thought I really had nothing to lose at this point and was willing to try anything. I received regular treatments with Drs. Michael Ma and Jenny Zhang. I started feeling morning sickness, I didn't think I that I would get pregnant so fast but miraculously I did. We are now awaiting the birth of our daughter."
"My case is a little different from most people because our family doctor said that there would a very slight chance of me conceiving with my husband naturally. He was told by the doctor that he had a narrow urethra which may cause difficulties. We were told to try IVF, which resulted in failure. It was a difficult process for us because we both wanted to start a family. We had financial difficulties which really limited our options. I went on the internet and looked up infertility, and found several cases where Chinese traditional medicine helped couples. We decided to give it a try. 3 months later we conceived naturally! This was extremely surprising because we were told that there was a very slim chance but we went against all odds. That's why we call our baby, the miracle baby."
"(My husband) and I am interested in having another baby and since we were so successful with your help last time, we wanted to come in and see you again."
"My husband and I first started to have a baby about 2 years ago. It was until last year that we started to become concerned. We are a young, and should not have difficulties with getting pregnant. It was extremely embarrassing for my husband who would not allow trying our methods like IVF, ICSI, and IUI. A friend who had success with Dr. Ma referred us to him. After my first treatment, I felt extremely relaxed. Soon both my husband and I husband both received regular therapeutic treatments and took herbs everyday. The treatments proved to be phenomenal because 6 weeks later the pregnancy test I took came out positive! Thank you so much Drs. Ma and Zhang."
"It must have been at least 2 years ago since we first started trying. We knew there would be some difficulties because I had some personal health issues that would inevitably affect our chances. We tried intrauterine insemination 4 times, IVF and no results. I became extremely agitated with our situation. I tried everything including diets, counselling, exercise, yoga etc but nothing worked. It wasn't until months later that we found Dr. Ma and Dr. Zhang a friend had told us about them. We were put on their infertility program which basically meant that we received regular treatments and herbs. We waited a number of weeks before we tried IVF since our treatment and to our surprise, not only worked but we are expecting twins!"
"Thank you so much Dr. Ma and Dr. Zhang! We've just received the news from the Lab that I'm pregnant! We just had to let you know how much this means to me. Words can't describe my gratitude towards you."
"This note is for Jenny: hi Jenny, this is [name withheld]. I was going crazy because I lost your business card, until I remembered I had you guys on my email. Are you still in the same building? Can you send me the website address, so I can find you guys again? I need you!!! I am four months pregnant with twins. The invitro worked!..."
"Hi Jenny, Hi Michael, (my husband) and I are doing well. The pregnancy is progressing nicely and I'm now 5.5 months along. Thanks for your help and support in 2007. Hope to see you in 2008."
"Just to let you know that (my wife) is pregnant and we expect a baby girl in the end of February(2008). We will contact you again to let you know the end result.
Thanks for all your help and I will be back for some treatments for my shoulders, neck and back of head."
"Hi Jenny, I just wanted to send you an email to let you know that I am pregnant (in first trimester, Feb.2008) and very happy with the treatments I received from you. I will return to see you if any problems arise, but at the moment I feel great. Thank you so much,"
"This is a little note to tell you that (my husband) and I are expecting a baby in January (2009). Thank you for your help with the acupuncture treatments you gave us. Things are progressing well and we are pleased. Here is an ultrasound of the little guy waving."
"Hi Jenny, Michael, It's [name withheld]. It's been some time since I've been into see you. I was meaning to e-mail you sooner but have been really busy. I just wanted to let you both know that I am now 17 weeks pregnant!! (August, 2008) I don't think I came in for treatment very many times but am very grateful for all that you have done."
"Merry Christmas to you and Michael !!! IT will be a great Christmas for me...I am pregnant!!! I am 13 weeks along. Thank you for all your help!!! All the best for 2009!!!"
"This is my photo taken by my dad, I am [name withheld(baby)] and just one month old. Thank you Jenny and Michael for helping my mom and dad achieve their dream!"
"Hi Jenny, I have good news to share with you. We are expecting twin girls sometime beg of January (2009). Thanks to you and have a great holiday."
"Merry Christmas to you and Michael. I am doing well in 2008. Guess what?! I am pregnant again -- no IVF this time. We were very shocked. My son, [name withheld], is now 1.5 years old and I am due with the second baby in late April(2009).I have attached a picture of my son."
"Hi Jenny, I've been meaning to drop in to say hello and thank you for all your help and wonderful care during my second IVF transfer from October 1. It was a success! I am now 14 weeks pregnant today (Dec.21, 2008) with one healthy baby! Thank you! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope to see again soon."
"(2009-Mar-13) Hi Jenny and Michael. I have been meaning to send you our great news and it's now been 4 and half months. Our healthy son, Kai, was born on October 23, 2008, weighing 8 lbs, 6 oz! I wanted to thank Jenny for her great care in my second trimester with the bad headaches and to both of you for your help prior to conceiving. Thanks again,"
"(2009-Dec-02) Hi Dr. Jenny, Remember me? I came to see you in May earlier this year. My husband and I had been trying to conceive for about 2 years until we went to see my family doctor. All the standard fertility test results came back normal, so she referred us to a fertility clinic. The fertility clinic turned me down for IVF telling me that my FSH level (14) was too high for me to be accepted as a candidate, explaining that high FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) means "poor egg quality". Apparently this clinic only treats patients with FSH levels below 12. The doctor at the fertility clinic unsympathetically told me not to come back unless I had an egg donor. Thinking that IVF was my last and only chance of having my own child, I was devastated by the news.
My girlfriend who had just given birth to twins with the help of IVF had also undergone acupuncture treatment with you while she was going through the IVF process, so she gave me your number, saying maybe you could help me. After speaking with you on my first visit, your optimism inspired me. I then met with Dr. Ma, who diagnosed me with "low chi" in my liver and kidneys. I did not hesitate to order up my prescription from him of herbal tea specially formulated for my condition. I took my daily dose of "nasty tasting" herbs for the first 5 days of my cycle in combination with acupuncture treatments with you. You told me that it may take 3 to 6 cycles to get my body aligned with my chi for the treatments to work, however I kept confident this was GOING TO WORK for me. Surprise! Pregnant in the first cycle! I am now in my 3rd trimester waiting for the arrival of my fist child at the age of 44! All prenatal testing shows baby is healthy.
I still find it hard to believe I am really pregnant. My family doctor could hardly believe it either, and told me she was going to tell all future patients about acupuncture for fertility. My most recent doctor called me at work not long after our first prenatal appointment to ask me for your contact information. I’m guessing she is telling her patients about you as well. I am impressed that my Doctors that practice Western medicine are so open to promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine. A couple weeks ago I bought a stroller for baby and was telling the salesman my fertility story. He later tracked me down in the parking lot asking for your contact information to pass on to his Aunt and uncle who are trying to conceive. I'm telling everybody that will listen about my experience in hopes that I can inspire other couples to not give up hope of having their own children, and that it's possible to do without the aide of a fertility clinic. Western Medicine is not always the only answer and I'm glad I opened up my mind to this "new to me" world of TCM.
I'm so very grateful to you and Dr. Ma for helping me to achieve my dream of becoming a mother. I am also VERY grateful that it only took one cycle, because I don't know if I could stomach one more ounce of that herbal prescription that Dr. Ma cooked up for me ( no offense to dr. Ma!) . And a special thank you to you Dr. Zhang, for your healing hands, sweetness, sense of humor and empathy for me when I was so sad and emotional when I first came to see you. Will send pictures of our girl when she arrives in February 2010!
PS - my next message is going to be to the fertility clinic to thank them for saving me $12,000 in fertility treatments!"
"(2010-Mar-30) Hi Jenny, I just wanted to pass the news on to you that doctors have confirmed. I am at 15 weeks right now and happy. I believe the two treatments I had with you at the end of December and January were a part of this so thank you very much :) "
"(2010-Apr-14) Hi Dr. Jenny! Well, baby [name withheld] arrived 2 weeks early on Feb 09, and she is perfect. Thanks again for helping us achieve our dreams of having a family. Here's a couple pictures of our beautiful babe. At least once a week, someone asks me for your contact info - hope those people find the same success as we did :-) "
"(2010-Oct-27) Hi Jenny, It's been a while since I last saw you and I'm sorry it's taken me a while to send this to you. I want to let you know that our second IVF treatment was a success! I am now 15 weeks pregnant!! You helped made our dreams come true. I believe acupuncture (and your gentle massages) played a critical role in our pregnancy. Jenny, you always showed compassion and illustrated the best interest in my well-being. Thank you again. "
"(2010-Dec-09) Hi Jenny, You treated me with acupuncture while I was going through my IVF cycle in October/November. I am safely back abroad and 7w4d pregnant with twins. Have had a 6 week ultrasound and everything looked good, we are now waiting for a 9 week ultrasound. I wanted to give you an update so you know that your hard work had not been forgotten. I am still soaking my feet every night and sleeping with socks on to keep my feet warm. How long do you think I should continue this for? I will keep you updated with the pregnancy. Thanks for all your help. "