Acupuncture Infertility 2005

Acupuncture Infertility 2005

Acupuncture infertility in action in 2005. Case study 1:

A 36-yr-old infertility patient with FSH 13 and 14 failed IVF cycle.  She came to see Dr. Lee for acupuncture for infertility treatment in preparation for her 2nd IVF cycle with her infertility specialist.  But, after only 4 acupuncture and herbal treatments specially tailored  to her particular case of infertility, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs alone without IUI or IVF in just 30 days.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 2:

A 31-yr-old infertility patient failed 2 IUI cycles and 2 IVF cycles prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 7 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs alone without any other infertility treatments (IUI or IVF) in just 31 days.
Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 3:

A 36-yr-old infertility patient failed 5 IUI cycles prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 5 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs alone without any other infertility treatments (IUI or IVF) in just 23 days.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 4:

A 31-yr-old infertility patient failed 3 IUI cycles prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 4 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs alone without any other infertility treatments (IUI or IVF) in just 24 days.
Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 5:

A 31-yr-old infertility patient tried 12 natural cycles prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 7 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs alone without any other infertility treatments (IUI or IVF) in just 37 days.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 6:

A 36-yr-old infertility patient failed 3IUI cycles with prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 2 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs alone without any other infertility treatments (IUI or IVF) in just 22 days.

Part II: Pregnancies with IVFs and Acupuncture

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 7:

A 39-yr-old infertility patient failed 2 IUI and 2 IVF cycles prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 6 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant with acupuncture and IVF in just 21 days with her own egg.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 8:

A 41-yr-old infertility patient failed 1 IVF cycle and was on day 4 of stimulation for 2nd IVF prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture in May 2005.  With late start and no preparation to optimize her condition, she failed the 2nd IVF despite of 6 acupuncture treatments.  She took 5 months off and restarted acupuncture in mid Dec. 2004, with only 3 acupuncture for fertility treatments prior to her 3rd IVF.  At the start of the 3rd IVF in early Jan. 2005, she passed only 1 of the three criteria for fertility optimization.  Two weeks later, her 3rd IVF cycle was cancelled due to insufficient size of the follicles.  With one more month of Chinese herbs and 8 more acupuncture for infertility treatments, she is pregnant now with her own egg on the 4th IVF cycle.  The most remarkable fact is that she had only one egg retrieved. One egg fertilized.  One embryo transferred.
Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 9:

A 35-yr-old infertility patient failed 1 IVF cycle prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 7 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she still not able to consistently maintain her optimal conditions for fertility.
Despite of additional 12 acupuncture for infertility treatments during her frozen transfer cycle, she did not get pregnant.
Part of failure may due to the fact that for the frozen transfer, the eggs may not have been grown under the optimal conditions during the 1st IVF.  After resting for 5 months, she started her 3rd IVF (fresh) cycle with 6 more acupuncture for infertility treatments.  The day 3 embryo survival rate increased from 70% to 87% with acupuncture.  She was pregnant with triplets.  At week 8, she is down to one fetus.

Part III: Donor Eggs Pregnancies with Acupuncture:

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 10:

A 45-yr-old infertility patient failed 6 IVF cycles prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  Last 2 IVFs were using donor eggs.  She had been having high levels of stress and anxiety and stress.  After 3 treatments using Acupuncture for Anxiety Protocol, she was free of anxiety.  She slept better, got off anti-anxiety medication in just 10 days.  After 4 more acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case during her frozen IVF cycle with donor egg, she got pregnant in just 46 days from her 1st acupuncture visit.  Update: She unfortunately miscarried at 6th week.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 11:

A 43-yr-old infertility patient failed many IUIs. She had 2 miscarriages one from IUI and one from IVF with donor eggs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 15 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case during her frozen IVF cycle with donor egg, she got pregnant.  She started bleeding 7 days after transfer.  The bleeding lasted 3 days even with bed-rest.  She was assured by Dr. Lee that the bleeding can be stopped with 1 to 2 acupuncture treatments in one to days.  She came in for acupuncture and herbs during the bleeding.  It worked as it has done for many other infertility patients.  The bleeding stopped 36 hours later.   Her blood test showed a strong positive for pregnancy.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 12:

A 41-yr-old infertility patient failed 6 IVF cycles with her own eggs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  She had one year of acupuncture treatment in Texas during with some of the IVF cycles without any pregnancies.  She flew in to Orange county for her 7th IVF with donor eggs.  She had a total of 4 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case and was pregnant.  In her case, the donor eggs played an important role in her pregnancy.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 13

A 32-yr-old infertility patient failed 3 IUIs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 14 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 1st IVF.  She found out at wk 6 that she has twins.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 14

A 38-yr-old infertility patient failed 2 IUIs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 15 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 1st IVF.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 15

A 39-yr-old infertility patient failed 4 IUIs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 9 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 1st IVF.  She found out at wk 6 that she has twins.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 16

A 43-yr-old infertility patient failed 4 IUIs and 6 IVFs (#6 was with donor eggs) prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 10 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case during her frozen IVF cycle with donor egg, she failed her IVF #7 with donor eggs.  After 6 more acupuncture treatments.   She got pregnant with donor.  She is now 4 month pregnant.   (3-23-05)

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 17

A 32-yr-old infertility patient failed 4 IUIs and 1 IVF  that ended with miscarriage prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 5 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 2nd IVF.
She is now on her acupuncture for preventing miscarriage program.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 18

A 38-yr-old infertility patient failed 4 IUIs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 8 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 1st IVF.  She is now on her acupuncture for preventing miscarriage program.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 19

A 33-yr-old infertility patient with no fallopian tubes.  After 10 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 1st IVF cycle.

Part I:  Pregnancies with Acupuncture and herbs only:

Acupuncture for infertility in action in  April 2005. Case study 20

A 33-yr-old infertility patient failed to get pregnant after trying on their own for over a year prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 8 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs alone without any other infertility treatments (IUI or IVF) in just one and a half month.

 

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 21

A 36-yr-old infertility patient failed 6 IUIs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 17 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 1st IVF.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 22

A 42-yr-old infertility patient failed 1 IUI prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  She lives in Simi Valley about 2 1/2 hour drive away.  She had some acupuncture treatments near her neighborhood but hers follicles were still under 10 mm after 8 days of stimulations.  Her RE was think about canceling her cycle when she made the call to see Dr. Lee.  After 1 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, her follicles took off and both her and her RE’s surprise the follicles were large enough on her retrieval day.  She got pregnant on her 1st IVF.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 23

A 35-yr-old infertility patient failed 4 IUIs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 10 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 1st IVF.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 24

A 35-yr-old infertility patient with PCOS failed 3 IUIs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 8 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 1st IVF.  She miscarried at 9th week to due genetic defect.  She had 7 more  acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 2 nd IVF.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 25

A 39-yr-old  (turning 40  at end of May) infertility patient with  failed 2 IVFs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 8 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 3rd IVF ( 1st IVF with acupuncture and herbs).

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 26

A 41-yr-old infertility patient failed 5IUIs and 2 IVFs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After many acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she failed her 3rd IVF cycle.  She decided with donor egg, After 11 more acupuncture treatments.   She got pregnant with donor egg.  She is now 5 week pregnant.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 27

A 39-yr-old infertility patient failed 4IUIs and 5 IVFs ( 5th IVF was with donor egg) prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture back in Jan 2003.  After 21 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant from frozen embryo transfer with donor egg .  Her child is 2 years old as of Feb. 2005.  She is now over 42 and has started working on her 2nd child.  She had 5 more acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant again from fresh embryo transfer with donor egg late April 2005.

Update on: 5/17/2005

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 28

A 42-yr-old infertility patient failed 3 IVFs with her own eggs and later had a 16 months old child with donor egg prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 11 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case during her frozen IVF cycle with donor egg, she still not successful with frozen transfer of donor eggs.  After 6 more acupuncture treatments.   She got pregnant fresh with donor cycle.  She is now pregnant with twins.  6-4-05

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 29

A 35-yr-old infertility patient with FSH 38.9 failed 5 IUIs  and is on her 6th IUI prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  She can’t produce enough eggs for IVF in the past. After 6 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case she was not successful with her 6th IUI.  She then tried to get pregnant on their own with 8 more acupuncture and herbs for 2 cycles w/o success.  She went for donor eggs.  After 4 more acupuncture treatments.   She got pregnant fresh with donor cycle.  She is now pregnant.  6-25-05

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 30

A 33-yr-old infertility patient failed to get pregnant after trying on their own for over 2 years.  She had stopped menstruating for over 9 months and needed Provera to start her period.  She failed one IUI and tried IVF but cancelled due to poor response (only 2 follicles and did not grow).  Her FSH was only 7.  She drove from San Diego weekly to see Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture starting on 3/26/05.  After 11 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs alone without any other infertility treatments (IUI or IVF) in less than 3 months.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 31

A 32-yr-old infertility patient failed 5 IUIs with one abnormal pregancy prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  She had only one acupuncture for infertility treatment designed for her individual case before she had her 6th IUI.  She did not get pregnant.  Her husband had 8 acupuncture treatments to improve sperm quantity and quality.  She had 4 more treatments herself and got pregnant on her 1st IVF.  6-4-05

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 32

A 37-yr-old infertility patient failed 8 IUIs and one IVF with 3 miscarriages prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After 11 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case, she got pregnant on her 2nd IVF.  She found out at wk 6 that she has twins. 6-15-05

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 33

A 41-yr-old infertility patient failed 1IUI and 4 IVFs with one year of acupuncture done by another acupuncturist prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  She started her 1st treatment with Dr. Lee on her 1st day of IVF stimulation.  Pregnancy rate increases drastically when patient is 100% balance.  But, she was over 30% off her normal balance.  After 5 acupuncture for infertility treatments designed for her individual case during (should be before) her IVF cycle, she did not get pregnant on her 5th IVF.  But, she was in balance with the 5 treatments.  She had 6 more acupuncture treatments with her 6th IVF and found out she was pregnant on 6-17-05.
Bottom line:  Patient has better chance to get pregnant with IVF when she is in optimal balance.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 34

A 35-yr-old infertility patient failed 3IUI and 4 IVFs with stage 4 (most severe type) of endometriosis prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  Her endometriosis was so extensive that it can not be removed with damaging other organs.  She started her 1st treatment with Dr. Lee on 10-27-04.  After 7 acupuncture and herbal treatments, when she got her period a month later, her menstrual cramps were much less only one day of moderate cramps instead of 4 days.  She no longer need to stay in bed for 2 days.
She had 6 more acupuncture and herbal treatments with her frozen embryo transfer.  But, it was not successful.
She had 8 more acupuncture treatments with her 6th IVF fresh cycle and
found out she was pregnant on 6-15-05.
Bottom line:  Patient has better chance to get pregnant with IVF when the endometriosis is reduced or minimized.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 35

A 42-yr-old infertility patient failed 2 IUIs prior to seeing Dr. Lee for infertility treatment with acupuncture.  She had only 6 acupuncture treatments the before she was to have her 1st IVF.  She had only 5 eggs retrieved and 2 fertilized even with 5 more treatment during her IVF cycle.  She did not get pregnant.  She restarted acupuncture with her 2nd IVF 5 month later.  6 more acupuncture treatments later, she had 15 eggs retrieved and 9 fertilized at age of 42!   She is now pregnant with strong HCG numbers.
Bottom line:  It takes about 3 months (85 days) for a new batch of eggs to fully mature.  At the beginning of the menstrual cycle, the egg that is going to mature for ovulation in 14 days, is already growing for the previous 70 days.  So, if it takes a month for acupuncture to optimize the woman’s condition, it may take 3 more months to see the result.

FSH=31, Age=38 with blocked tubes.
Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 36
7-18-05 update
A 38-yr-old infertility patient from Hacienda Heights, failed to get pregnant after trying on their own for over 3 years.  She has one previously failed IVF.  She has had 2 laparoscopies to remove large (4~5 cm) chocolate cysts and severe endometriosis in the past 10 years. Her HSG done 6 years ago showed 100% blockage of the right tube and partial blockage of the left tube.  Her FSH was 31.  She had been to many acupuncturists and herbalists without success.  She has been on birth control pills to manage her severe menstrual cramps.  She started acupuncture and herbal treatments designed for her special case by Dr. Lee at the end of April 2005.  After three weeks, her day 3 FSH was 31 and E2 was 13.  To get pregnant, she needed to get off the birth control pills.  So she did.  She was surprised to find out that she had less menstrual pain without BCP, just 3 days of heavy menstrual bleeding in mid June 2005.   But, her next cycle, that should have started in mind July, never came.  She was pregnant.  She had only 9 acupuncture and herbal treatments with Dr. Lee in two and a half months.

Tables of lowering HIGH FSH  age 37 to 42  High FSH:
Record case:  HIGH FSH of 56  age 40  pregnant naturally >
More case: High FSH of 33 age 40 pregnant naturally >
Anther case : High FSH of 33 age 41 pregnant with IVF and acupuncture >
More case: High FSH of 32 age 36  pregnant naturally >
More case:     High FSH of 95   age 39  pregnant naturally >
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Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 37
7-18-05 Update:  Pregnant in one treatment.
A 34-yr-old infertility patient who got pregnant from her 1st IUI, but miscarried at 10th week.   She then, failed to get pregnant after trying 3 more IUIs and one IVF ( Feb 05) over the past 3 years.  She came to see Dr. Lee on 7-9-05.  After only one acupuncture and herbal treatments, she was test positive for pregnancy.
Caution:  This a rare case.  There are about less than 5 cases out of hundreds of cases, that patient got pregnant in just one or two acupuncture and herbal treatments.  Even though, Dr. Lee’s goal is to get patients pregnant in the shortest time, one should keep the expectation in check with the individual situation.  For instance, the patient in case 37 above, had no endometriosis, no blocked tubes, no PCOS, no history of irregular periods, no major imbalances thru Dr. Lee exam, her husband had a near normal semen analysis.  In addition, luck had placed her 1st treatment with Dr. Lee on the day which was 8 days after her ovulation, at which time the egg had been fertilized and implanted a day or two already.  The acupuncture and herbs and the change in her diet had helped her to keep the fragile implant for additional 7 days for the urine test to be positive.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 38
8-8-05 Update:  Pregnant in four treatments.
A 31-yr-old infertility patient who had 2 natural pregnancies, but miscarried at 6th and 8th week.   She then, failed to get pregnant after trying 3 more IUIs.  Her last IUI ended in mid June 05.  She came to see Dr. Lee on 7-11-05.  After only four acupuncture and herbal treatments, she was test positive for pregnancy on 7-30-05 in just 20 days.

FSH=30, Age=38 with blocked tubes.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 39
8-26-05 update  Pregnant in 6 treatments even with uterine fibroid.

A 41-yr-old infertility patient who had 2 natural pregnancies both ended in miscarriages.  She later found out that she had a uterine fibroid about the size of an apple.  She came to see Dr. Lee on 7-15-05.  After only six acupuncture and herbal treatments, she was test positive for pregnancy on 8-26-05 in less than 2 months.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 40
8-11-05 update  Pregnant in 3 treatments.

A 31-yr-old infertility patient who had 2 natural pregnancies, but one of the two ended in miscarried at 8th week.   She then failed one IUI and 2 IVFs.  She came to see Dr. Lee on 7-12-05.  After only 3 acupuncture and herbal treatments, she was test positive for pregnancy on 8-11-05 in just one month.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 41
8/18/05 update. Fertilization rate went up from 45% to 67%.
A 34-yr-old infertility patient who had 4 natural pregnancies and 2 of them were in the tubes and one ended in miscarriage and one full term 5 years ago.  She then tried 2 IVFs.  She was pregnant only for 3 months in her 1st IVF and was not pregnancy in 2nd IVF.   She had 2 treatments with Dr. Lee for infertility with acupuncture.  She had 12 out of 18 eggs fertilized (67%) this time vs. 11 out of 24 (45%) in her 1st IVF without acupuncture. She was pregnant as of 8/18/05.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 42
8/27/05 update
A 32-yr-old infertility patient who had 5 natural pregnancies all ended in miscarriages.  She then tried and failed 2 IVFs.  She had 7 treatments with Dr. Lee for infertility with acupuncture and herbs prior and during her 3rd IVF. She is now pregnant as of 8/27/05

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 43
8/27/05 update
A 40-yr-old infertility patient who had 2 IUI with acupuncture and herbs without success.  She then tried IVF with acupuncture and herbs and was pregnant as of 8/27/05 She had a total of 12 treatments with Dr. Lee.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 44
8-31-05 update  Pregnant in 9 treatments.

A 34-yr-old infertility patient who had 2 natural pregnancies resulting 2 , children 6 and 4.  She was not able to get pregnant again.  She tried IUI but ended in miscarried at 5th week.   She then failed two more IUIs.  She came to see Dr. Lee on 7-12-05.  After only 9 acupuncture and herbal treatments, she was test positive for pregnancy on 8-31-05 in just one and a half month.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 45
8/31/05 update
A 36-yr-old infertility patient who had failed 2 IUIs and 4 IVFs prior to seeing Dr. Lee.  She started acupuncture and herbs on 4/27/05.  After 13 treatments, She then tried IVF with 6 more acupuncture treatments and was pregnant as of 8/31/05.  She had a total of 19 treatments with Dr. Lee.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 46
9/5/05 update
A 40-yr-old infertility patient who had 5 IUI with acupuncture and herbs without success.  She came to see Dr.Lee to optimize her body with acupun cture and herbs.  After 5 treatments, she was ready to start her nexr IVF.  She then tried IVF along with 4 more acupuncture treatments and was pregnant as of 9/5/05.  She had a total of 12 treatments with Dr. Lee.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 47
9-7-05 update  Pregnant in 7 treatments. Endometriosis.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 48
9/12/05 update
A 36-yr-old infertility patient who had failed 2 IVFs without any success prior to seeing Dr. Lee.  She started acupuncture and herbs on 7/8/05.  After 6 treatments, She then tried IVF with 6 more acupuncture treatments and was pregnant as of 9/12/05.  She had a total of 12 treatments with Dr. Lee.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 49
9/19/05 update
A 35-yr-old infertility patient who had failed 3 IUIs without any success prior to seeing Dr. Lee.  She started acupuncture and herbs on 7/28/05.  After 7 treatments, she was pregnant as of 9/19/05.  She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 50
9/20/05 update  Pregnant in 6 treatments at age 44.
A 44-yr-old infertility patient who had only one ovary.  She tried on her own without any success prior to seeing Dr. Lee.  She started acupuncture and herbs on 8/11/05.  After 6 treatments, she was pregnant as of 9/20/05.  She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 51
9/28/05 update
A 34-yr-old infertility patient who had failed 5 IVFs without any success prior to seeing Dr. Lee.  She started acupuncture and herbs on 4/20/05.  After 15 treatments, She then tried IVF with 5 more acupuncture treatments and was pregnant as of 9/28/05.  She had a total of 20 treatments with Dr. Lee. She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

A 41-yr-old infertility patient who had  failed 2 IUIs and 1 IVF prior to seeing Dr. Lee on 7-23-05.  After only seven acupuncture and herbal treatments, she was test positive for pregnancy on 9-7-05 in less than 2 months.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 52
10/11/05 update  Pregnant in 2 treatments at age 39.

in 2005. Case study 53
10/27/05 update
A 42-yr-old infertility patient who had failed 3 IVFs with only one pregnancy lasted only 3 months prior to seeing Dr. Lee.  She started acupuncture and herbs on 8/23/05.  After 3 treatments, She then tried IVF with 4 more acupuncture treatments and was pregnant as of 10/27/05.  She had a total of 7 treatments with Dr. Lee. She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 54
10/28/05 update. Endometriosis
A 35-yr-old infertility from Orange County patient who had failed 3 IUIs without success prior to seeing Dr. Lee.  She started acupuncture and herbs on 5/25/05.  After 13 treatments, her symptoms of endometriosis had reduced by 30%.   She then had laparoscopic surgery on 8-39-05. Her symptoms improved by additional 40%. She then tried IUI with 7 more acupuncture treatments and was pregnant as of 10/28/05.  She had a total of 20 treatments with Dr. Lee. She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 55
11-10-05 update
A 36-yr-old infertility patient from Orange County who had tried 2 IUIs and 3 IVFs. She had a full term pregnancy with 2nd IVF.  She came to see Dr. Lee on 7-12-05.  After only 7 acupuncture and herbal treatments, she tried a frozen transfer cycle without success.  She continued taking Chinese herbs Dr. Lee prescribed for her condition, and got pregnant NATURALLY on 11-10-05.
She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 56
11/11/05 update. PCOS
A 33-yr-old infertility from Orange County patient who had failed 5 IUIs without success prior to seeing Dr. Lee.  She started acupuncture and herbs on 2/23/05.  After 6 treatments, She then tried IVF.  She stopped the recommended acupuncture treatments during the 7th dat of her stimulation.  She returen for treatment only after she found out that she was pregnant but with very low HCG of 19.  She miscarried even with 4 more acupuncture treatments.  She learned her lesson and came for 5 more acupuncture treatments during her frozen transfer cycle and was pregnant as of 11/1105 with strong HCG of 225.  She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 57
11-11-05 update
A 32-yr-old infertility patient from LA county who had tried 4 IUI and 1 IVF without success.  She came to see Dr. Lee on 8-05-05.  After only 14 acupuncture and herbal treatments, she got pregnant NATURALLY on 11-11-05 at a cost of less than $2,200.  She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 58
10/18/05 update. High Stress
A 37-yr-old patient from LA county who is single using donor sperm. She thinks ahead by getting herself optimized before attempting insemination.  After 7 treatments, she was optimized and tried IUI (intra-uterine-insemination). She got pregnant on her first try.  She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 59
11/1/05 update. Thin Lining
A 46-yr-old patient from Orange County who had miscarried at 6th week with donor egg.  She had thin lining. After 21 treatments, she was optimized and tried frozen transfer.  She got pregnant with HCG 10 times higher than her 1st IVF on the 14th day after the transfer.  She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 60
10/30/05 update. PCOS
A 37-yr-old patient from LA county who had failed 3 IUI prior to seeing Dr. Lee. After only 4 treatments with acupuncture and herbs, she got pregnant on her next IUI.  She is on weekly treatment program with Dr. Lee to prevent miscarriages.

Acupuncture for infertility in action in 2005. Case study 61
10/30/05 update. Hurried IVF ended in miscarriage
A 36-yr-old patient from Orange County who had failed 2 IVF prior to seeing Dr. Lee. After only 3 treatments with acupuncture but without herbs (per her RE), she was not totally optimized.  But, her IVF cycle was to start. She got pregnant for 3 weeks and miscarried on 11/14/05.

Bottom line: It is better to fully optimized the body before starting the IVF even it means taking an additional one or two months for the preparation.  In the end, it will save both time and money.