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+ Fertility

Conceiving with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

In June of 2017 I walked out of a gynecologist’s office in tears after being told I was going through early menopause. I was diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency and was told if I wanted to have children, I would need a donor egg. Although my biggest dream wasn’t to have children, this floored me in ways I’d never known. It’s one thing to be undecided about wanting children and another to be told you can’t have them (at least not in the traditional sense). I struggled internally, questioning many of my life choices; “why did I wait so long?” “Is this some sort of karma for all those times I said I didn’t want kids?” As an Acupuncturist, I was aware of the many ways to address infertility, but I knew this was far beyond just a physical imbalance. I came to face the reality that I could no longer file away my deep seated fears around having kids. My deepest fear being the loss of a child. Before I was born I had a brother who passed at 6 months old. For as long as I can remember, I’ve questioned how my mom survived that and managed to become the strongest person I know. Then I met Jacqueline, an Acupuncturist specializing in fertility, and everything changed. She was a strong voice of reason and empathy, who’s knowledge and practical guidance helped me understand what was happening in my body. She helped me make peace with my process and I was able get to a place where I felt grounded enough to begin doing the emotional work. I dove deeper into prayer and meditation, sought out Spiritual Counseling, Reiki, Intuitive Healing, and was able to work through my fears. 3 months after I started treatment with Jacqueline, I found out I was pregnant. Now in my third trimester, I still experience moments of fear and anxiety but that’s all they are, moments. Uncertainty will always be there but it no longer holds so much power over me. If you’re struggling with fertility issues I will tell you a diagnosis is not destiny.

Fertility + Pregnancy Support Over 40

I cannot recommend Jacqueline highly enough. My fertility journey was long... first, we tried to conceive naturally, using Chinese medicine. Then we tried IUI. Then we did IVF. We got pregnant, but had a very sad miscarriage at 6 weeks. That meant more IVF. We got pregnant again and I happily carried him to term. Now I'm a proud and extremely grateful mom. Jacqueline was with me every step of the way, modifying treatments for whatever stage I was at and offering tons of emotional support and nurturing during the darkest times. The path was hard; having Jacqueline with me made things easier to bear and kept my spirits up. I don't know that I could've kept going without her. Go see her, no matter where you are on the path to motherhood - you won't regret it.

Conceiving with a Blocked Fallopian Tube

I think Jacqueline might be a genius... She is passionately well-informed about how the body works, which allows her to treat you confidently and with zero stress. I felt completely cared for and couldn't have tackled my fertility issues without her. Go to Sweet Beet, you will be in the very best hands!

Getting Pregnant with PCOS

After trying to get pregnant for many months, I went to see a reproductive endocrinologist who diagnosed me with PCOS, and thus began a dizzying array of hormones to make me cycle and ovulate. Having known several people who had luck getting pregnant with the help of acupuncture, I went to see Jacqueline at Sweet Beet Acupuncture, and boy, oh, boy am I glad I did. While I continued seeking treatment from traditional Western medicine (ultimately going through three rounds of IUIs), it was the treatments with Jacqueline (acupuncture, herbs, diet) that kept me grounded, sane, and ultimately helped me get pregnant. I then continued seeing Jacqueline throughout my pregnancy, seeking help for the various aches and pains from nausea to constipation to insomnia. Throughout the whole often trying experience, Jacqueline was a rock. She approaches each visit both as a studied practitioner and as a caring friend. I looked forward to seeing her each week and I am beyond grateful for all she did in helping me meet my beautiful baby girl.

Pregnant on the Way to IVF

I can't recommend Jacqueline enough for anyone who is trying to get pregnant! I came to Jacqueline initially when I was advised by a reproductive endocrinologist to pursue IVF. Through the process, Jacqueline was not only my acupuncturist but also a tremendous source of information and support. It was an emotionally trying time for me and Jacqueline was so caring and helpful, I don't know how I would've gotten through that time without her. Ultimately, the IVF did not work but I got pregnant naturally. I truly credit that to the care that both my husband and I received through acupuncture, the herbs and the diet recommended to me by Jacqueline. Thank you so much! We are so grateful. xo.

Distance Fertility Coaching

Despite not living in L.A., Jaqueline has provided me with exceptional service for my health needs. While in town for one weekend, I was able to see Jaqueline to get a full work up on my menstrual cycle, cramps, anxiety and depression. She introduced me to cupping and recommended herbs and tea for me to continue to use once I was back home in San Diego. Although I have not been able to return to her office yet, she continues to provide me support through email. I have noticed a significant change in my anxiety since taking the herbs she recommended and look forward to being able to see her in person again one day soon!

+ Pregnancy

Pregnancy Support + Labor Prep

She’s finally here!! We’re doing great. Despite the lack of sleep people keep telling me how I look very energized and well rested. I’ve been saying it’s because of your treatments and I truly believe that. Also the birth was 8 hours start to finish so it’s been a pretty smooth transition all around. Thank you!!!

Labor Induction

Worked like a charm! I went into labor about 24 hours later and our daughter was born at 12:34am. I’ll definitely recommend you to all my knocked up friends!

Pregnancy Support + Labor Prep

Our daughter arrived this week! We are so happy and excited! Labor was hard, but I progressed pretty steadily and it took just about 12 hours to get her out. We're home now, relaxing and readjusting and enjoying, I'm feeling pretty good. Thanks for everything these past months - I really do feel like my body, mind, emotions, were more ready for it all than they would've been without your treatment and our chats! :-)

Twin Pregnancy via IVF

Jacqueline, we want to thank you for helping us achieve our dream. Your treatments, patience, and support were very instrumental throughout my pregnancy. I always looked forward to my treatments and I am very happy and sad that I have completed my treatments, as I will miss you, but I promise to keep you updated and keep in touch.

Twin Pregnancy via Natural Conception

As I went over all the dates of my acupuncture treatments I remembered again what a true support you were to me during the weeks, months (and year!) both before and after my twins' birth, I am incredibly grateful. Your knowledge of acupuncture treatment as well as your kindness means a lot to me. Thanks for all you've done for me!!

+ Menstrual Health

Short Menstrual Cycle (lenghtened from 2 weeks to 27 days)

I got my period today, which would make my last cycle 27 days. I am so elated! I have not had a menstrual cycle that fell within the normal range in over a year! Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. It took about 7 cycles since I've worked with you for me to get to this point. To be honest I was feeling very disheartened each time my period came around because I just thought I might never have a normal period cycle but 3 and a half months later I'm so grateful to know that my hormones are balancing—all thanks to you!

Irregular Periods + Digestion Support

I've been seeing Jacqueline regularly for months now. Initially I went for irregular periods and she was able to help me immediately. Now I go to maintain my cycle and to work on my stomach issues. Jacqueline is knowledgeable, kind, and makes me feel listened to and cared for. The "needle naps" are so relaxing I wish I could do them every day. She's wonderful.

Menstrual Cramps + PMS

I was suffering from chronic menstrual pain and PMS and I could not find a single doctor who could help me with long-term solutions. Jacqueline changed that for me. This wasn't just the kind of menstrual pain that a few advils would take away, I usually had to take 2 days off of school and stay in bed, even with advil. I was lucky if the pain wasn't so intense that I would have to throw up, since that was starting to become normal for me. And my PMS was terrible too, for at least 2 weeks, sometimes longer, leading up to my period I felt angry, sad, low energy, and my digestion was a mess. I really can't believe I spent so many years living like this before I found Jacqueline and started to finally heal my cycle. I feel like a new person.

PCOS + Hormonal Imbalance

I decided after 10 years on the pill to see how my body worked without it. I wasn't ready yet to get pregnant, but I started having some strange hormone imbalance symptoms and decided I wanted to let my body get in balance on its own. But 3 months after stopping the pill, my hormones were even more confused. I hadn't gotten a period back yet, I was starting to get acne and headaches I'd never had before, and my energy had been decimated. I started seeing Jacqueline and within 2 months my period and hormones were back on track and I felt completely fine!

+ Pain

Avoided Surgery for Wrist Pain

This was my first experience with acupuncture and WOW! I was experiencing some intense hand pain and was prepared to have approach the idea of having surgery. After one session...my pain started to disappear. Jacqueline is a miracle worker!!!

Chronic Hand Pain

After three years of chronic left hand pain - including countless doctor's visits, entirely useless (and expensive) CT scans and X-rays, and 6 months of resultless physical therapy - I finally found Sweet Beet Acupuncture. From my first visit it was clear this would be a different experience, as Jacqueline diligently examined my entire medical history (not just my hand pain), and was able to offer multiple solutions to my problem. We began acupuncture that day, and despite my lifelong fear of needles, she created a calming atmosphere that allowed my anxiety level to quickly fade into memory. In addition to the weekly treatments, Jacqueline provided invaluable advice regarding lifestyle and diet changes so that I could make progress towards getting rid of the pain every day, instead of only on days I visited the office. I noticed results quickly, and after approximately ten visits I was completely pain free. I'd give Sweet Beet Acupuncture my highest recommendation!

Extreme Wrist Pain in New Mom

When my son was about four months old, I started experiencing extreme wrist pain. It made everyday tasks challenging and difficult. I tried wearing a brace, saw numerous doctors, and underwent electrical stimulation, but nothing seemed to work. After about six months of dealing with the pain, a friend told me about Jacqueline. I had never tried acupuncture, but I was desperate to heal and get back to picking up my baby with ease. I was shocked to find the pain had substantially lessened after my first visit with Jacqueline and had completely diminished after about four visits. I am so grateful to have worked with Jacqueline - a true healer with a warm and lovely energy that made my appointments truly enjoyable.

+ Cupping

Back Pain

I've never had cupping before but I've done a bunch of massage therapy my whole life so I've always really been curious to check it out. I finally came to Sweet Beet Acupuncture to try it, and I'm so glad I did because it felt kind of weird but gave me so much relief for my back pain. I'll definiely be trying it again.

Shoulder Tension

Thanks for the cupping, Jacqueline! It released more tension in my shoulders than any massage I've ever had. Plus I love the way it looks.

Tried Cupping for the First Time

That cupping was the best, IT FEELS SO GOOD! No seriously, I cannot stress enough how good it actually feels.

Chronic Back Tension from Desk Job

I look forward to coming in for cupping every week. It's the only thing that's actually helped me get relief for chronic tension trapped in my back and neck from sitting in front of a computer all day.

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