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Texas Center for Reproductive Acupuncture-Austin - Austin, TX

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TCRA has turned a cynical, desperate woman into a woman who now has hope that one day she will be a mommy. Through TCRA I have seen amazing physical and emotional changes in my bo...

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Editorial review from Citysearch 10/21/2012

I first came to TCRA in the Summer of 07'. I had suffered an ectopic pregnancy resulting in loosing my left fallopian tube. I tried IVF because I was told by a well known endocronoligist that it was the only way I could concieve. I did not get pregnant through IVF and did not like the experience the synthetic hormones made me feel. I was under the impression I could only concieve like this but decided before doing IVF #2 to get my body healthy thru acupuncture. I had my consultation with Kirsten and she was so nice and assured me that they could help me get healthy for IVF#2 but that there was also a chance I they could unblock my other tube and I could concieve naturally. I must admit I was skeptical of that part but figured I had nothing to loose. I signed up for 6 mths and did everything they told me to do even changing my diet. I noticed my periods were no longer heavy or painful nor was I clotting anymore. I noticed the PMS symptoms were gone! After 4 mths i noticed a strange thing, I missed my period...I was pregnant! Today I have a wonderful lively healthy 4 yr old and we are back at TCRA trying for another ""acu"" baby. I have proof it works, it takes time but the end result is worth it. If TCRA could help me when a well known endocronologist told me I could NEVER concieve on my own due to the scarring my other fallopian tube, they can help you. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/8/2012

I am probably their most long-term patient - been going for almost 2 years. But with their support, I conceived twin boys in January- finally!! They have been great support through my difficult pregnancy so far, and though the staff has undergone great changes, they have all been wonderful. I still look forward to each appointment! more

A Believer 4/29/2012

TCRA has turned a cynical, desperate woman into a woman who now has hope that one day she will be a mommy. Through TCRA I have seen amazing physical and emotional changes in my body. I feel better than I have in at least ten years! But most of all, I am SO CLOSE to realizing my dream of becoming a mother and I honestly think I wouldn't be where I am at without acupuncture and the wonderful people at TCRA. more

Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Birth 4/24/2012

I had two amazing experiences with treatment at TCRA, one with each of my babies. I didn't have fertility issues, but miscarriage was a concern for me as many women I love have experienced the pain of losing a pregnancy. I decided to go through TCRA's ""Healthy Pregnancy"" program. I felt so consistently nurtured and cared for by every person I encountered, from the moment I walked through the front door, to the bliss of relaxing during my treatments. My pregnancies were awesome - no sickness or excessive fatigue, and both of my births were amazingly fast (less than four hours) - which I attribute in part to the skilled hands at TCRA. I'm so grateful for this practice and their loving support! more

Emily at Texas Fertility Acupuncture 4/22/2012

I am in the middle of an IVF cycle and have just started my acupuncture treatment with Emily at the Plano Office. She is fantastic! I feel like she genuinely cares and is always available for questions. She takes the time and explains what is going on and offers a flexible schedule. After 5 visits I can say I am definitely hooked and I can already feel the benefits! more

Professional and Knowledgeable 4/19/2012

Kirsten is a wealth of information and is always professional yet extremely caring and empathetic. Any problem you bring to her, she is dogged is trying to find the best solution individualized to your needs. more

I love Allison 4/19/2012

I really enjoyed my first trimester treatments. Allison is so kind and thoughtful. I look forward going back the month before delivery. more

Excellent Fertility Center 4/5/2012

I love, love, love the Texas Center for Reproductive Acupuncture. Kirsten and the other ladies there are amazing - professional and caring. After trying to get pregnant for a year and a half I went to see the folks at TCRA and I was pregnant at age 39 without any other fertility assistance. I now have a beautiful, healthy baby boy. I also had an infection that was treated with 6 different antibiotics and nothing helped, I was even referred to an Infectious Disease specialist. Kirsten treated me and the infection was gone within two weeks. I would recommend TCRA to anyone wanting to get pregnant, they are the best! more

TCRA will give your hope back! Really works!!! 6/28/2011

After 2 years & numerous tests diagnosing me with ""unexplained infertility"", I was willing to try anything! I started at TCRA as last resort before proceeding with in vitro. I had never tried acupuncture at all, and I was originally skeptical of whether or not it would really work. But I was willing to try anything at that point! I met with Kirsten for my initial consultation, and she gave me HOPE for the first time in a very long while. I followed their instructions religiously, taking the herbs and attending regular appointments. Almost immediately I noticed a change in my cycles to a more regular, predictable pattern. My PMS symptoms became progressively better. After only a few months, I became pregnant, but had a miscarriage. However, thanks to the caring response from the TCRA team - I didn't give up. 2 months later, I was pregnant again and gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl in March 2011. I fully believe that without the help & advice of everyone at TCRA, I would not have conceived as easily as I did. Special mentions: * Kirsten is amazing & will keep you optimistic & hopeful. * Mandy's advice on things I should bring up with my OBGYN was essential to preventing another miscarriage! Thanks to her, I learned things to talk to my doctor about, that I would have never brought up otherwise. * Dixie's caring attitude, friendly face & positive attitude made each session with her an absolute pleasure. She was my cheerleader! * Tiffany, the first person I saw at every visit, was always friendly, and made it a point to remember who I was, and greet me by name. I felt like a person to her and not just another appointment. more

You have to try it-it works! 5/16/2011

TCRA is a wonderful; I had read really great reviews and decided to give it a try. I really didn’t know what to expect-some weird new age atmosphere, some clinical setting? I was very pleasantly surprised. The San Antonio office is beautiful. It is very comfortable, but everyone is a complete professional and very friendly.\r My first appointment was with David. He took our medical history, and thoroughly explained how their treatment works. It was an hour and a half, and by the time it was over, my husband and I were sure we were making the right decision.\r I am 41, have had severe PMS symptoms, irregular periods and spotting for years. I have had several miscarriages and had trouble getting pregnant. I also have Bell ’s palsy (I woke up one day and ½ my face was paralyzed), and migraines.\r While I’m not pregnant yet, TCRA has completely evened out my cycle. No more PMS, little to no spotting before my cycle, and my basal body temperatures have stabilized. I am very certain, if there is a way I am going to get pregnant, it is with their help.\r They have also done wonders for my Bell’s palsy. I see Kirsten the majority of the time, and she is wonderful. When I started coming to TCRA, the left side of my face really drooped, but after coming to TCRA, you don’t even really notice it (unless it is windy outside-as Kirsten explained would happen.) They treat your whole body. I have come in with a back or neck ache, and by the time the treatment is over, it is gone.\r I usually don’t take the time to write reviews, but I have to let everyone know about an amazing experience I just had at TCRA.\r I have been getting severe migraines for about the last 10 years, I have been going to TCRA for almost a year, and the headaches have virtually disappeared. A few Tuesdays ago I had an appointment with Kirsten. On the way (I have a 40 min drive) my head started pounding. I got to the appointment about 20 min. early and felt like I was going to pass out. I sat by the bathroom because I was sure I was going to be ill, it was one of the worst headaches I’ve ever had in my life. Kirsten was able to squeeze me in early; I almost couldn’t walk back to the acupuncture room. Kirsten asked my symptoms and where on my head the pain was, I told her, and she said that she would make me a special shot cup of herbs, and by the time the acupuncture treatment was over, it would be gone. (In my head I said “yeah, right. Maybe it will feel a little better, but be completely gone?).\r When the treatment was over, I sat up, and absolutely no more headache!!! I honestly couldn’t believe it. I called everyone I knew to let them know!\r I’ve had times when I’ve come to an appointment, and Kirsten will, for example, notice that I was limping. I wouldn’t even be aware of it, I’d get up and walk-I was limping. She would, of course treat it; they are just very aware and observant of every aspect of your body. They also give you nutritional advice based on your symptoms. If you are hesitant to try acupuncture, I urge you to give TCRA a try, the staff is friendly, the needles don’t hurt, and at the end of each session you are completely relaxed, but the best part is, it really works!\r more

Pain Relief From Endo! 3/11/2011

Last fall, I started seeing the acupuncturists at TCRA for pain related to years of endometriosis and chronic yeast and bladder infections. As someone not seeking help for infertility, I was really excited to meet acupuncturists who are experts in the entire field of reproductive health. They were able to offer relief for my host of feminine health problems through acupuncture, herbs, advice and even just by providing an ear to listen. The problems I'd been having were embarrassing and made it hard for me to do normal daily activities. The atmosphere at TCRA is so warm and welcoming and the acupuncturists are extremely attentive and comforting. My pain has reduced from a daily problem to an infrequent occurrence that I often don't even think about. After seeing specialists and trying other therapies, I feel I've finally found the right people and the perfect place to go to for a full sense of well-being! I highly recommend this place to any woman who feels at her wits end and is living in pain. more

Really awesome 2/15/2011

I actually see them in their San Antonio office, but they are based in Austin and it is the same staff and professionals working in both so I wanted to leave a review here too! I wasn't a typical fertility patient - I had never had any treatments, I have one child, and got pregnant again at 40. I had a miscarriage and was devastated, and needed help just feeling ""normal"" again. I had heard of acupuncture and decided to give it a try. They were so kind and supportive, and listened to what I needed with no pressure to make choices about the future. They started helping me 2 weeks after my miscarriage, and I started to feel so much better. Then I got a cold - they helped me with that too! My sinuses cleared 10 minutes after they put the needles in - really amazing stuff. THEN I had a gallbladder attack - they focused on helping me through that and the surgery and healing fast (I did!) after. When I then decided I did want to try for another baby, they focused on that and I was pregnant in 2 months, but sadly had another miscarriage and just felt I couldn't continue. They were so kind. But never tell life ""I'm done"" - ended up pregnant at 42! I was not really expecting much, but it thrived. I started having a LOT of side effects like sinus/allergy, swelling, and tons of anxiety attacks. I called them and they got me in immediately and started helping me. Because I was pregnant, no western medicine was really safe or helpful! But just when I thought I might lose my mind, I saw them and started to feel so much better. That was week 20 and I was getting worse not better in the 2nd trimester. Now at week 27 I feel AMAZING and so happy and have hardly any side effects at all, I see them once a week and will do so the rest of my pregnancy so I continue to feel so good. I will also be having a c-section and I know from the gallbladder surgery how fast you can heal with help from acupuncture! And I plan to see them for post-partum support too - they can even help support lactation efforts. Seriously they are just amazing and awesome. This particular team of people works so well together, and are just amazing and compassionate and so skilled. They are honest, they won't promise you anything, but if you are having any sort of issues in fertility, male/female hormone issues, are pregnant, etc. you owe it to yourself to go see them. There are lots of independent studies done showing acupuncture increasing the success rate of fertility treatments if that's the road you are on. The worst thing that might happen? You'll feel better and more centered than you ever have. The best thing? They might help you hold a dream in your arms one day! more

Can't rate it high enough -- PCOS help / pregnancy 12/11/2010

I have been to many acupuncture centers over the years for assistance with my PCOS and with help trying to concieve. This center is by far the best, and I suggest it highly to any woman with reproductive issues. I *never* have normal periods on my own, and the only thing that has helped me is acupuncture. Ten years ago, I was able to have my daughter after two years of weekly acupuncture treatments, herbs, and dietary changes. After my daughter, my issues returned just as they were before.\r \r I went to several different centers in the next several years and while they helped some, I never had normal periods. When I became very determined to have another child, I went to an OB/GYN specializing in fertility and I heard the same old thing...Clomid, IUI, IVF were my ""only choices"". I was overjoyed to find TCRA and after my first visit with Kirsten I decided to go to TCRA only and trust my body instead of artificial drugs and hormones.\r \r Long story short, within 2 1/2 weeks of my first visit I had a normal period and after only FOUR MONTHS of treatment, I became pregnant *naturally*. I am currently 20 weeks along and am looking forward to going back to TCRA later in my pregnancy to get my body ready for labor and delivery. They can make me ovulate, have periods, have less pain, regulate everything... so I'm sure they have some good tricks up their sleeves for priming me for labor!!\r \r If you have never tried acupuncture or if you have been several places like I have, do yourself a favor and make an appointment here. Everyone I dealt with was just lovely and supportive and made the whole experience a joy. more

Healthy Mind and Body = Healthy Pregnancy, FINALLY! 11/24/2010

I am 38 years old, and my husband and I have been trying to concieve for over 3 years. We spent close to 2 years having tests run and trying out different fertility drugs. We finally concieved in Oct of last year, but miscarried just a couple of days before Christmas.\r \r I was devastated, and even more desperate to become pregnant again to fill that incredibly empty space inside. Several more rounds of fertility drugs later, I could not take the stress anymore and was ready to give up. Thankfully, one of my good friends convinced me to give accupuncture a try.\r \r I knew from my first meeting with Mandy that accupuncture was something that could help me heal my mind while righting the energy in my body. Their approach is about creating a healthy environment as a whole - not just giving you treatments that you hope will work. You are involved in every step, understanding how what you eat, when you eat it and how you balance your life can positively effect your body and it's fertility. The experience felt more like finding peace than struggling to have a child.\r \r And sure enough, once my peace was found, we concieved again! I am now 4 months pregnant, happy and healthy. I cannot thank TCRA enough - Mandy and Dixie were amazing, I would not be in this amazing place today without them.\r \r more

Highly recommended to any frustrated TTC'ers 5/28/2010

We were TTC for ~2.5 years and the process was draining and depressing. Doctors could not diagnose the issue other than a slight case of endometriosis which was confirmed and cleared up via laporoscopic surgery. I started acupuncture at TCRA in January of 2010. All of the staff are super friendly. In particular, Mandy was amazing. So many days I came in ready to give up and on the verge of tears. She was so knowledgable and compassionate- I always felt better even before the acupuncture treatment. \r Of course the treatments themselves were wonderful too. I especially enjoyed the electro-stim treatments which sound scary but will seriously zen you out in no time. \r I am so happy to say that we are now 8 weeks pregnant with our first child. I truly believe it wouldn't have happened w/o TCRA. I didn't consider myself an especially stressed out person before going to TCRA. But my experience there made me think about the way I was approaching getting pregnant. And when I started to relax and trust my body, I got the results I wanted :) Pros: Calm, relaxing environment that helps you focus on your goal Cons: Location, if you happen to live South more

Successful Treatment for Sub Chorionic Hemorrhage (SCH 3/13/2010

I am 26 years old and recently became pregnant via IVF.Around week 8 I started having severe cramps and heavy bleeding.When this happened the first time I went to the ER and was told that it is a case of threatened abortion.But on the ultrasound they found twins with healthy heartbeats! My regular OBGYN told me that some women have this during their pregnancy.This is basically a blood clot in the uterus surrounding the placenta.He was not very concerned about it and said he had seen patients with bigger clots.He said there is nothing that we can do to cure it and his suggestion was pelvic rest.His idea was that the clot has to either bleed out or the body has to reabsorb it.The severe pain followed by heavy bleeding continued for around 3 weeks.I was really not finding any relief.When the next ultrasound also showed almost the same amount of clot I really became upset.Even after losing so much blood if the clot is so big I felt I am going to bleed for the rest of my pregnancy.That is when I started thinking of alternate medicine. As I am from India I am familiar with Ayurvedic treatment.So I tried to find a good ayurvedic centre.There is none here in Austin.So my next choice was chinese medicine.I had heard about TCRA before.But could not find any reviews or material related to my condition.So I called their office and asked if they had treated any one with SCH.They were +ve about it and I met with Kirsten the same week.I recieved acupuncture on alternate days for 2 weeks.Also attended one of the acupuncture with Dixie too.Took herbs first to dissolve the clot and when that happened Kirsten gave me another herb to stop the bleeding.I felt very confident that the treatment was going in the right direction. The bleeding slowly became very light spotting.In the next ultrasound my OBGYN said the clot is almost gone. We were amazed to see that almost 95% of it was gone.I was truly happy and relieved for the first time since I learned that I am pregnant.I believe this would not have happened if not for the treatment that I received from Kirsten.I am still taking a herb and the bleeding has completely stopped.I thank Kirsten and her team once again from the bottom of my heart. If you or anyone whom you know is suffering from this condition please don't hesitate to contact TCRA.You'll be amazed by the results. Thank You TCRA and especially Kirsten! God Bless! Pros: Highly Knowledgable,Supportive and Caring staff more

So Far So Good ! 2/22/2010

Two years of trying naturally to concieve.Being told by my Ob/Gyn to ""just keep trying"", After several IUI's with no sucess with a fertility speciallist. I was very discouraged that I would never get pregnant. I was referred by a friend to TCRA for treatment. I have never had so much support and postive feedback. Kirsten & I reviewed my history & cycle she started me on herbs and changed my diet, and acupuncture.At first I was very skeptical.\r \r I have always had very heavy periods with alot of clotting and pain. After the 1st month of treatment, I had the easist and painless period of my life. \r I have continued with the recommendations that Mandy & Dixe have suggested for me. I have lost weight,I feel healthier & more postive and relaxed. I know I still have a ways to go, but with the support and treatment at TCRA I am confident I will become pregnant. Pros: Positive Staff,Very Helpful,Always supportive more

An amazing group of people, an amazing experience 2/11/2010

When I first came to TCRA I hadn't had a 28 day ""normal"" cycle my entire life. I had been told I probably had PCOS and would need medication to achieve pregnancy. My intention was to go and try to regulate my cycles and just see how my body responded and if there was a possibility I could become pregnant before turning to further medical intervention.\r \r Not only did I have a 28 day cycle the first month of being a patient at TCRA, I was pregnant the next month! In fact, they were the ones who recommended I take a pregnancy test and they were correct. I then continued their services until I was around 20 weeks to keep both me and the pregnancy healthy and thriving. Now I am 32 weeks pregnant with a baby girl and can hardly wait until I get to go back and prepare for labor and delivery.\r \r I firmly believe I would not have had such an easy and successful time with this without the help of the acupuncturists at TCRA. And, almost as important, I have had such a blessed pregnancy because of the acupuncture. No nausea of any kind, no discomforts, and they were even able to help me keep any anxieties at bay. They say acupuncture can help a pregnant woman feel better, however, if you are already getting acupuncture treatments when you conceive you the results are so much more drastic. I believe that now very firmly.\r \r The staff at TCRA became more than service providers, they became my second family. In fact, I was more excited to tell them I was pregnant than my own family! Sorry mom and dad. I worked mainly with Dixie and Emily (who even acurately predicted the sex of the baby at 5 weeks), and Kirsten was my case manager, but I am sure that anyone they would employ would exceed anyone's expectations. The front desk staff was so informative and caring, walking in the front door alone was such a calming and healing experience. \r \r I even joked with Dixie that I wouldn't recommend walking down the sidewalk outside TCRA if you weren't interested in being pregnant, they really are that powerful of a group. It is a commitment, you have eating guidelines and herbs to take, but I just turned myself over to them, gave it 100%, thinking, if it didn't work what had I really lost? At least I would have had some acupuncture. Instead, I've walked away with a dream I never knew I wanted so badly. Whenever I speak of them to someone a huge well of emotions usually comes up, but once you've met these people you will understand. I can't wait to take my daughter up to meet all her adoptive aunties who were such an important part in her creation. Call them, they will help you. - TR, due 4/8/2010 Pros: Completely supportive and involved staff more

Best decision I've ever made 1/21/2010

At the age of 27, I had two first trimester miscarriages. With no explanation or chance of resolve, my hope for having children was in decline. My OB/Gyn was completely stumped and said that I shouldn't worry...to just keep trying. But I couldn't just keep trying without being as proactive as I could possibly be. I met with Kirsten and, right away, she had several ideas of what might be happening. With diet changes, weekly acupuncture treatments and herbs, I progressed and felt healthier and happier than I have in years (the ten pounds of weight loss was just a bonus). After a few months of treatment, I reached the point where the team (and I) felt confident that it was time to try again. I'm now very close to the end of my first trimester (further along than I have ever been) and I feel great! I couldn't be happier with my decision! Pros: Wonderful, encouraging, knowledgable staff more

I'm a believer. 12/12/2009

I went to TCRA at age 37 seeking help after a few unsuccessful IUIs. I was a tad skeptical but willing. After my first session, I could already tell that this was a place that was truly invested in my getting pregnant. I wasn't offered any promises, but I just felt better, more hopeful. After 5 or so sessions, I am pregnant and have continued to go for miscarriage prevention. Everyone I have met at TCRA is incredibly positive and nice and helpful. I have felt more comfortable there than at any doctor's office, and well, the results speak for themselves. I do feel like TCRA was the difference between my former IUIs and my last one. It's just a shame that more people don't know about them. I'm forever grateful to my friend who told me about this wonderful place. Pros: Real success more
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  • We work with hundreds of women struggling to get and stay pregnant. Our goal is to take the emphasis off getting pregnant and on getting as healthy as possible. When the body is fully functioning and the menstrual cycle is regular, pregnancy can occur...

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