Ms. V.K just found her pregnant by coincidence on 17/01/2018!
The pregnancy was further confirmed by two HCG tests on 17/01 and 18/01/2018, the readings are strong and steady!
The baby heart beat was caught on 02/02/2018 and measured as 6+ weeks!
The baby has passed NIPT DNA Pre-natal test on 09/03/2018 at 10 weeks 5 days, risk free!!
Congratulations to Ms. V.K and your family!
Little princess Eva was born on 29/04/2017 from a natural birth, weighing 2.925kg 🙂
What her mum Etty said on 30/10/2016:
Over the past 6 years, my partner and I have had 12 unsuccessful fertility attempts, via intrauterine insemination (IUI) and In vitro fertilisation (IVF) at Fertility clinics in South Africa and in New Zealand. From the beginning of 2016, in preparation for our 13th attempt, I started receiving fertility acupuncture treatments from Jenny Li on a weekly basis.
We are happy to announce that we are 12- weeks pregnant today and our baby girl in due on 2 May 2017. Jenny Li, your gender pulse diagnosis at 9 weeks was correct – we are indeed having a little girl. I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Jenny Li, who played a vital role with my fertility to not only prepare my body for the conception of our beloved baby, but also ensure that I hold on to our little miracle.
Jenny furthermore helped me to successfully lower my anti-depressant medication dosage from 150mg down to 30mg per day. I never thought that this was possible due to being on this medication for the last 10 years.
Thank you Jenny for your support and genuinely caring. You are amazing！
I had been trying to become pregnant for a year, so I went to the doctor and since we were fine, she recommended that I try acupuncture before continuing with any further tests. I had never tried acupuncture before, and had heard good things about it, so I was very interested in giving it a go.
I found Jenny to be so lovely, easy to talk to and very informative. The whole experience was very relaxing, pain free and she made me feel nice and calm. I visited her once a week and I began to notice I had more energy, was sleeping better and I worked on trying to relax more.
Then a few months later, I fell pregnant! I continued to have acupuncture throughout my first trimester, which helped me feel great with barely any morning sickness. I am very grateful of Jenny’s caring support during this whole time. Thank you.
A R, Greenbay
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture facilitates fertility through a holistic approach of treating both physical and mental aspects of the individual. In concepts of Chinese gynecology, women is made of blood and all the female functions including period, pregnancy, birth and breast feeding are relying on abundant supply and good flow of blood. While the “Kidney” is regarded as the “root of life” that governs human’s conception, birth, growth, aging and death. The living status of humans at each stage of their lives, are expressions of both the functions of Kidney and balances of body essence that is stored in Kidney. In other words, only when Kidney is functioning normally with profuse balance of essence, the person is able to maintain his/her own development in a healthy way and reproduce.
Kidney Essence is composed of Congenital Essence that inherited from one’s parents, and Acquired Essence that produced by the person’s own body using the sources of fresh air inhaled to the Lung, combined with food essence being transferred by the Spleen. Kidney essence is the fundamental substance responsible for people’s sexual and conceptive abilities including gonadal genesis, development of secondary sexual characteristics and pregnancy. In addition, the main function of Kidney is storing the essence and controlling its release to support all procreative activities.
Based on the TCM conception of human reproduction, people who have depleted Kidney Essence will be going through fertility difficulties; oppositely, for therapies that increase the quantity of Kidney essence and improve the quality of Kidney functions will promote fertility, such as acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
So how does acupuncture work?
Fine needles are inserted at points around your body to correct imbalance in energy (Qi/ Chi) and blood, and maintain normal flows of energy and blood around your body within the ‘channel’ system. Acupuncturists aim rebalance your energy flow and prime your body for fertility.
According to the British Acupuncture Council, female fertility is increased by doing three key things:
1. Regulating functions of hormonal glands and maintain hormone levels;
2. Increasing blood flow to the ovaries and uterus to improve the conditions, and helping to relax the uterine muscles to enhance the chance of embryo implantation.
3. Generally helping to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional disorders to make the patient feel relaxed.
Because Acupuncture is non-invasive and relatively inexpensive when compared to other therapies e.g. IUI or IVF, seeking help with Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture should be your first step when treating infertility.
When you come to the Natural Harmony Clinic for fertility treatment, we will work through the leading causes of infertility.
1. Blood problems due to deficiency or stasis,
2. Kidney problems – usually essence deficiency and dysfunctions,
3. Stagnation of energy,
4. Cold retention,
5. ‘Dampness’ coming from improper diet.
Through the use of acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, lifestyle changes and health maintenance we can help to relieve these causes and create an ideal environment to achieve a successful pregnancy and have your healthy baby.
This is a long story from a patient had schizophrenia and how she found about acupuncture. Happy reading:-)
“For several years, I heard voices. They were my friends and a source of comfort. But unfortunately, they messed up my entire life. I would sit for an entire day just staring at the wall, laughing and giggling with my voices. I couldn’t go to university because the voices messed up my head and I couldn’t concentrate. I was even admitted to hospital in June last year because the voices became overbearing and were infiltrating my daily activities. However, early in September, all the voices disappeared.
“This is my journey with mental health and my experiences as a voice hearer.Firstly, my first ever treatment that I received, right from when I got ill, was medication. I was given abilify, its mechanism of action is unique among currently approved antipsychotics. Rather than being a dopamine blocker, it is a “dopamine system stabilizer”. Its new technology and mechanism is sure to be highly effective, however for me, it didn’t work. I was on abilify since 2009, and until 2013 it had no effect on me, as I still continued to hear voices.
“I was entirely resistant to medication. The benefits of abilify were insignificant, if any, but the cost was huge. The side effects of the drug include insomnia and tired eyes. My insomnia was so bad I would be awake at 3am and only get to sleep at 5am. This messed up my sleeping patterns and I often took naps at 2pm for 5 hours. Also, my eyes would be really tired and flip upwards during the day, to the point that I can’t see things. Although abilify was a new drug that may have benefits to other people, for me, it did not stop the voices and it had major negative side effects. Moreover, the few years before I became ill, I had major sleeping problems. Because Abilify aggravated my insomnia, not only did it not serve as a cure for me, it made my psychotic symptoms even worse.
“Because abilify did not seem to be working on me, in July of 2013 I was switched to another medication, Olanzapine. For several weeks, Olanzapine seemed to have as little effect on me as Abilify did. I was still intensely hearing voices and the medication did not seem to have an effect. It was only after about 8 weeks after that I stopped hearing the voices, but it was coincided with the start of my acupuncture treatment, which I will explain later. Perhaps the Olanzapine did have an effect, but I feel that it was as ineffective as abilify because even weeks after I started on that medication, I still continued to hear voices.
“And just like abilify, the Olanzapine has negative side effects. First of all, I experienced a steep weight gain of 18 kgs in a few short months. This could lead to diabetes and negatively affects my self image. Also, it causes my period to stop, which is bad for my body. I doubt the Olanzapine has much effect to my voice hearing and I suffer side effects from the drug. I am looking forward to my doctor decreasing my dosage, so that I won’t have to suffer the side effects.
“Since there have been a few cases where acupuncture had helped with people hearing voices and so my parents took me to see an experienced acupuncturist, Jenny Li. I started acupuncture in late August 2013 targeting the head and areas relating to mental stability. For me, acupuncture was very relaxing and it helped clear my mind. In September, the voices stopped completely.
“My family whole-heartedly believes acupuncture was the cure. Personally, I can’t say what exactly was the cure, but I’m hoping that acupuncture was. It is a very relaxing and holistic treatment, with no harmful side effects. It is completely natural and uses your own body to cure itself. In fact, as I mentioned before how the Olanzapine caused my period to stop, Jenny, my acupuncturist has been able to successfully use acupuncture to bring back my period. I feel great after each acupuncture session and it feels really good for my body.
“What caused me to stop hearing the voices may be due to a combination of the treatments I received but mainly the acupuncture. It is a holistic and natural remedy that everyone should try, because it gave me great results. I have not been hearing voices since September last year and have recovered really well since then.”