What Patient's Are Saying. . .
"Thank you again for our miracle baby! She is 16 months old now and absolutely amazing. I know we wouldn't have her, if it wasn't for you." - Louise O
"You were right! It's twin girls!" - S.L.
"You were right! It's a boy!" - E.H.
"I am so grateful for the care that you have given me during my infertility issues and the pregnancy. You are a wonderful physician, counselor, and friend. My family and I will be forever grateful to you." Lisa A.
"Hi Beth! I came to you for acupuncture for infertility early last year. I now have a beautiful 6 month old son and I want to thank you for helping me! I continue to refer you to anyone I know that is having trouble conceiving or any other problems acupuncture can help." - KK
Beth~ ♥ our daughter turns 5 today (wow!)...words cannot convey how thankful I am to you for all that you did for me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for doing what you do...and being who you are! ~Amy
"I'm so excited! I got a positive on my pregnancy test this morning! You're a miracle worker!" - B.H.
"This frozen egg transfer worked because we used the acupuncture! We're pregnant with twin boys thanks to you. Thank you so much for your help.You were so accommodating during the hectic scheduling. We wish you all the best." - Sarah G
Nov 7th- My little Princess turns 4 today. I am so thankful for everything involved in becoming her mom! For the open minded husband that supported my decision to turn to eastern medicine (acupuncture) when western medicine failed us so many times. For Beth Hopkins Acampora
that was not only my practitioner but such a great support system and cheerleader......L.O.
Well, I can tell you for five months we have been trying to get pregnant, and the one month I come to you, we get pregnant!!!!! I just found out last night after taking 8 different tests. H. S.
"You are a huge reason why these little guys are here! I'm a total believer. Thank you." - Robin L.
"You were right! No. 2 was easier! Thank you for all the helpful recommendations. Without making those lifestyle changes we'd be back for more ART. It worked naturally and I'm telling all my friends. Thank you so much." - Helen D.
"Just a note to tell you the blood test was positive!! I know the acupuncture made all the difference. Thank you for your care and treatment. I appreciate the encouragement you gave me." - Jen B.
"Baby Emma arrived safely on. . . . . We tell everyone about how you and the acupuncture helped. Thanks again." - Wendi J.
"My husband thought I was crazy doing the acupuncture, however, he's bragging to everyone now how it worked. We can't wait for Baby John to arrive. . . . . We have you to thank for it. I'll send pictures." - Melissa J.
"Our baby boy was born at 10pm. Gorgeous and healthy. Thank you for all your help with the acupuncture. We are so happy!" - G. F.
"Got a positive pregnancy test this morning. Thx for all your good thoughts and help. We're still in shock!" - Rhonda M.
"Just wanted to send you a new picture of the boys. Can you believe they're going into high school now? After all these years, I still think of your help and encouragement. Look at them now! .... I hope this find your family enjoying the holidays." Love, W.D.
"Dear Beth, We are forever indebted to you. Thank you so much for helping us stay healthy and build our family. Annabel is a gem and we wouldn't have had her without your help. Thanks again!" K.D.
"Beth, Thanks for all your great advice and "poking me" treatments with you!! It has made a huge difference in my life." D.H.
"Just a note of thanks for helping me last month. Your treatment worked wonders. I am always amazed by the results of acupuncture and I am very glad I can come to you. Thanks!" T.M.
"Beth, Thank you so much for helping me and Jason fulfill our dreams with this little miracle! You work wonders. She is absolutely everything that we had hoped for. We can't thank you enough. Keep working your magic." (natural pregnancy after doctor recommended egg donor!) H.T.
Hello Beth! Hope you're doing well!!
I wanted to send you a quick update and say thank you very much for your treatments and encouragement that brought us our precious little boy!!! He arrived on July 6th. We're loving every moment with our little man!! You were right - the moment we shifted the focus off fertility it all fell into place! Thank you again! PB
Even though I just began acupuncture, I never thought I'd say this since I dislike needles, but I'm looking forward to my next treatment tomorrow afternoon. I definitely feel more relaxed after the treatments. JS
You are awesome! Slept great last night and have been successful in getting things done today! Thank you so much:) ....PW
Hey Beth, Guess what?? My Beta test was positive!!! I'm sure your magic needles helped me get more eggs :) Thank you a million times over, Beth, you're amazing. I seriously cannot begin to tell you how incredibly thankful I am for you. You went above and beyond and I couldn't have done it without you!.....JH
Hey Beth, My beta doubled!!! I'm so excited. I know this is it! After all these times it didn't work and then with the acupuncture - I'm pregnant! Thank you, thank you, thank you... NK
In labor!! Been here at the hospital since 5am.... You are a very BIG part of our long journey....I'll be sending a picture soon! SL..........(very sweet and precious picture of a newborn boy arrived that afternoon!)
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Natural Fertility Enhancement
Without IVF / ART.
In a review published in the December issue of the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, it was found that women receiving Chinese medicine treatments were twice as likely to get pregnant within a four-month period than those receiving conventional Western medical fertility drug treatment or IVF. A total of 1851 women with infertility were included in the systematic review. This is only counting English language studies. There are thousands of studies in Chinese that haven't even been translated yet! Here's the link to the study review.
Many patients ask if acupuncture can help with fertility issues without ART/IVF. These studies proves YES! Acupuncture and Chinese herbs successfully treat many disorders associated with womens' menstrual cycles. (Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, Metabolism issues, Anovulation. . etc. ) These kind of disorders make it harder for you to get and stay pregnant.
Unlike artificial hormone treatments which shut off and dry out your menstrual system, our natural methods actually resolve: PMS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, PCOS, diminished ovarian reserve, painful-crampy periods, recurrent miscarriages, hormonal migraines, chronic frustration syndrome and menopausal symptoms.
Many of these menstrual cycle problems are associated with and eventually lead to infertility and later symptomatic menopause. Resolving these problems with acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs help restore your body's ability to conceive and grow a healthly baby and prevent you from being hot, dry and flashy later!
We have plans for every budget.
Call for more information on how it can help you.
What if I can't wait to get better and choose ART first?
Many Research Studies have proven that acupuncture increases pregnancy rates for women undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization. Studies conclude that acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after ART.
These studies have been reported on the national news and in US medical journals, prompting an increase in referrals from medical doctors for the use of acupuncture in IVF procedures.
In one study, two groups totalling 160 subjects, each received a standard in-vitro procedure (IVF). One group, however, also received acupuncture therapy before and after implantation. The non acupuncture in-vitro group had a 26.3% pregnancy rate, while the group of women who received acupuncture showed a 42.5% success rate.
Success Rates Without Acupuncture
Success Rates WITH Acupuncture
While most modern research is set up to try to determine why acupuncture works, this German study demonstrates scientificically that acupuncture can improve pregnancy rates. This scientific proof is what American doctors have been waiting for to be able to confidently recommend acupuncture to their patients. Doctors in the Cleveland Clinic are already using these techniques with an 83% success rate.
IVF/IUI Support and Enhancement
This clinic offers the most experienced and doctor recommended acupuncture therapy for IVF support. I have met with the physicians of all major local reproductive clinics, and enjoy friendly relations with the doctors and their staff who directly refer to my office. Over the past 17 years, they have noticed that patients receiving acupuncture feel more relaxed and in control of their cycles and do not generally discourage you from choosing to give it a try, especially if you have two or more failed cycles.
If you are undergoing acupuncture to boost your egg quality and uterine lining prior to IVF or insemination, once weekly visits are recommended starting during the month of BPC prior to the transfer or at the start of your menstural cycle prior to the upcoming IUI.
If you have already started a IVF cycle, it's not too late. You may opt for the day of transfer treatment just like the famous research protocol. Two treatments are given (one just before and one just after the transfer) on the day of the IVF transfer. This will increase your chances an additional 16% by relaxing the uterus and increasing your reception of pregnancy hormones. For IUI cycles that have already started, treatments are determined by where you are in the cycle. You can start anytime.
New Patient IVF/IUI support treatments in my office are affordable and the pre-treatment consult is free. I run seasonal discount packages and work with every budget.
Call 904-396-3896 to get started. I look forward to helping you.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK FOR RECURRENT MISCARRIAGES?
A significant portion of my practice is devoted to recurrent miscarriage prevention. There is really no western medical treatment for this if there is no uterine malformation. Chinese medicine, however has a lot to offer. Going through a miscarriage is tragic and heartbreaking to say the least. Personally, many members of my family have suffered with this so it's become a personal mission of mine to help in these cases.
In a recurrent miscarriage case, it is important to determine in terms of Chinese medical diagnosis why this is happening. In this medicine, we describe and talk about the body in different, but understandable ways. Usually, I can tell you why you miscarried. That being the case, we can come up with a plan to cancel that reason so the next time you become pregnant it will take. Treatment always involves acupuncture, Chinese herbs and diet/lifestyle modification for both partners. It works in 70% of the cases. That is a high enough statistic to make it worth the investment of time, energy and change. Call me to discuss your case specifically. I really want to help you. I understand the heartbreak.
IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE FOR PREGNANCY?
YES, if it is done by a qualified acupuncture physician! A large majority of my fertility clients end up preggers so I get this question daily. There are points that are not safe during pregnancy. An experienced, licensed acupuncture physician who specializes in women's health should know which points are safe and which points are not. This is an area however where I see Chiropractors and Medical Doctors trying to step in. Bad idea. They are NOT TRAINED in pregnancy acupuncture. It is a specialty training. There are some occasions where even regular acupuncturists without experience could error. Over the past 18 years I have developed a very conservative, effective and safe acupuncture protocol for pregnancy. No, I will not share it with your chiropractor!!!!! It's be better to get no treatment at all then to have an unqualified person doing it. Saying all that. . . .
Acupuncture during pregnancy can be very helpful for:
- nausea and vomiting in the first trimester
- miscarriage prevention after IVF or in cases with miscarriage history
- edema & swelling in the arms and legs causing carpel tunnel like pain
- back pain
- migraines and headaches
- lower limb cramping & varicose veins
- emotional ups and downs and depression
- getting off depression & migraine medication for or during pregnancy
- heart palpitations, tachycardia and arrhythmia
- Gestational Diabetes
- Malposition of the fetus
- The Beautiful Baby Treatment (yes, most are game for it)
- Labor and Delivery preparation
Chinese Medicine is extremely effective after birth for:
- Postpartum pain, headache
- Postpartum night sweats
- Postpartum constipation / hemorrhoids
- Postpartum fatigue & exhaustion
- Postpartum Insufficient Lactation
- Postpartum Depression
Call to discuss any questions you might have specifically. It's a safe and natural treatment option. I have noticed over the years, by the way, that the moms who got acupuncture throughout their pregnancy have less complications during delivery and have babies that sleep through the night sooner. They are always glad they did it!