I think when us guys hear the words “fertility issue,” we tend to look for ways to fix what’s broken. My wife and I have been through the grinder and every test conceivable (<-yeah it’s a pun) for Western medicine. There was no easy fix for what was quickly starting to look like an “infertile couple.” Our last option was surrogacy but we still needed healthy eggs from my wife and good sperm from me to proceed. We asked around about what we could do to increase our chances of having success with creating healthy embryos.
Acupuncture was mentioned a few times so we gave it a whirl. It really was the best advice anyone gave us. We went for a few months of treatment and, in tandem with a fertility clinic, created several healthy embryos as a result. We now have a little girl that has just turned one. We can’t thank Alda and the rest of the team enough for helping us. They can truly make a difference.
Lastly, I encourage all couples to BOTH go for acupuncture. So often I see women at the fertility clinic on their own. I think it’s important for both partners to be there and go through the experience together.
Cecil, Thank you again for all that you’ve done for us and continue to do. I’m not sure you truly know how important you’ve been through this journey. I’m just so thankful our paths crossed. You’ve given us our hope through all this 🙂
I have collaborated with Cecil on research and education initiatives at the University of Alberta over the last few years. He is a keen and thoughtful advocate and teacher, a compassionate and caring clinician, and a supportive partner in integrative health.
Hsing Jou, MD FRCPC. Clinical Director, Integrative Health Institute Clinical Director, CARE Program for Integrative Health & Healing Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of AlbertaRead More