A letter to anyone considering acupuncture to encourage conception and/ or to support a healthy pregnancy:

"My husband and I came to Maring after a frustrating year of actively trying to conceive. We figured since I was already 40 years old and not getting any younger we really wanted to "get the show on the road" so to speak. We liked Maring as soon as we met here. She is warm and friendly and really listened to our concerns regarding our desire to conceive. She told us "give it three months." So we went for it.

What I liked about Maring's technique is that depending on where I was in my cycle she would adjust the points for the acupuncture needles to help the body help itself. She is gentle with the needles and she makes the room comfortable for a relaxing session. Just what a woman needs when she is feeling the stress of her biological clock ticking. (Don't get me wrong- intellectually I knew that women in their forties conceive all the time, but still every time my period came it was another disappointment.)

Well the story ends well (or rather begins) because just like Maring said, after our last session three months later we were pregnant. I decided to continue sessions with her during my pregnancy as well to support my growing baby and then later to get ready for labor. We welcomed our beautiful boy into this world in May of 2013. I highly recommend Maring to anyone looking for a non- evasive, natural way to help your body conceive and support a healthy pregnancy."

Sincerely, Denise S. Carlsbad, Ca


"My husband and I decided to start trying to have a baby a few years after we got married. I had no idea that it would be hard to get pregnant and since I was on birth control for 7 years, I assumed everything was functioning normally. Little did I know that being on the pill for so long caused my body to not ovulate properly and therefore, I rarely got my period. I was also diagnosed with sub-clinical hypothyroidism. We tried for over a year to get pregnant without any luck. Desperate and out of options I sought out acupuncture with Maring - and it was life changing. She worked to help realign my hormones to function normal again and help me to ovulate. After a few months of treatment I got pregnant! It was the most exciting time for us! I continued treatment throughout my pregnancy and I am so happy I did. I believe that it helped me and the baby throughout the pregnancy, as I did not have any morning sickness and I had a smooth and wonderful pregnancy. I delivered our baby girl naturally, without an epidural, on September 28, 2013 - and my life has been forever changed. I am so thankful for all that Maring has done!"

"Maring, my labor acupuncturist showed up and word was spreading quickly around the hospital of our 'different' plans for birth.....I continued to work through contractions while standing and leaning on the sink. One nurse finally made me lay down because they were having a hard time getting my hep block in and they needed to monitor the baby. Maring took this opportunity to put in some needles. This really helped! By this point I definitely felt like I was in a trance or something!  Maring was able to do two rounds of acupuncture on me during my labor.  Both times, it really eased the intensity of my contractions.  She really helped me to have the wonderful natural birth I wanted!"

 -- Nickie

Maring, Thank you so much for the acupuncture you gave me to help induce my labor.  I had a very positive experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.  I have even started to recommend you to others who may also benefit from it.  My labor and delivery went really well and I'm really happy to say I was able to do it all naturally.  I truly believe what you did helped my labor to go smoothly and I'm very thankful.  I will be seeing you again with our next pregnancy"

- Sara