Overall my experience with Whole Family Health and specifically Christina Pistotnik has been amazing! I highly recommend them to anyone on the fence about seeking out support. More details below if you’re interested… I first contacted Whole Family Health with hopes they could help me with fertility. I was connected with Christina and started with virtual appointments due to COVID (May 2020). Christina answered my questions with clarity and understanding, she followed up with an email helping me know what to expect in the upcoming weeks/months. After starting acupuncture with her in June 2020, I would contact her with questions around my menstrual cycle and how to interpret doctors notes or test results. Trying to conceive was frustrating and confusing for the first year. Once I connected with Christina it was much easier. She is always prompt to reply to emails between appointments. At appointments she listens attentively and answers all questions clearly. She truly made our journey to conception so much easier. Throughout my pregnancy I continued to follow her suggestions for herbal supplements and acupuncture. I continued to ask questions and use her support and guidance to help. There are so many new things throughout pregnancy, it is so helpful knowing you have someone so knowledgeable and professional in your former. As I went into labour I knew I was as prepared as I could be with the pointers and information from our sessions leading up. Now with my newborn I continue to know I have Whole Family Health to turn to with any questions that arise.
Whole Family Health is a life saver! They truly take care of their patients. I see Christina for Acupuncture and she has helped me with everything from balancing hormones, relaxation techniques and pain management. I also go to the clinic for massages and have had an amazing experience with all their massage therapists.
If you are looking for the best acupuncturist for fertility, look no further. Christina is the person you should be going to and you will absolutely love her passion, care, and work integrity. I have been struggling with recurring polyps and for almost three years, I went through 2 surgeries to get them removed, but unfortunately, it ended in countless disappointments with negative pregnancy tests. Just when I was devastated that the doctors told me my polyps returned and that I needed another surgery + IVF given my polyp’s rate of growth, Christina gave me hope. Christina is realistic, empathetic, and a gentle guidance that’s there to nudge you to go a little further when you are feeling defeated. 2 months into my acupuncture session with her, I found out that we’re expecting a baby. I am beyond thankful for Christina’s support and her knowledge in the fertility field. She is truly an intelligent guide who cares about the well-being of her patients. This is rare to find in an individual and you’ll be lucky to have her on your fertility journey.
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.