"I am 42 years old, an MD, and believe it was acupuncture that allowed me to conceive at a later age. When my husband and I decided we wanted a child, I was already over 40 and diagnosed with advanced maternal age infertility. In other words, no good reason, just "poor egg quality." Our infertility doc immediately told us we needed to go straight to IVF as that would be our best chance. So we did, and failed our first IVF attempt. I decided I was willing to go another round and had done research on my own to try to optimize the outcome. I found out about the benefits of acupuncture in infertility, and through the internet, found Chang Acupuncture. I chose them for their experience in infertility specifically. I have never regretted that decision! From the beginning, Heidi's experience and compassion were exceptional in diagnosing me and then helping me to get my body in balance, to decrease my stress levels. I was originally going to use acupuncture to supplement my next IVF attempt, but wouldn't you know it-unbelievably within 1 month, I got pregnant naturally! I continued with acupuncture throughout my pregnancy and I know that has made a huge difference in minimizing my morning sickness and boosting my overall health during the pregnancy. I am now 37wks and expecting a baby boy soon! Needless to say, my husband and I are thrilled. I truly believe it was acupuncture at the hands of experienced professionals like Heidi who helped us achieve our dream. Acupuncture works!" - AKP, San Diego
"I went to Chang Acupuncture when I had been trying to get pregnant for 10 months. I wanted to try all means to get pregnant naturally before exploring western methods. A friend of mine had tried acupuncture for infertility with success so I thought I would give it a try.
I went twice a month for acupuncture and also took Chinese herbs. At the end of the second month I was pregnant! I continued to get acupuncture during my first trimester to prevent miscarraige and to help prevent nausea and vomiting.
I am now 38 weeks pregnant and am again going for acupuncture to help prepare my uterus and cervix for labor as I have heard that it helps you to have a shorter labor.
I would definitely recommend Chinese medicine to anyone having difficulty conceiving. Julie specializes in infertility and gives excellent advice. "
- Dr. F. C., MD, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"Words just can't describe my appreciation and gratitude for Heidi and Chang Acupuncture!
After four years of trying to conceive and learning that my fallopian tubes were blocked, we moved to IVF right away. Our first transfer resulted in a miscarriage, second transfer in a negative pregnancy test and our third transfer ended being the one that worked. We were blessed with a beautiful baby boy on November 11, 2010. I truly believe that the success of the third transfer was due to preparing my body months before the transfer with acupuncture. I also participated in acupuncture twice a week after the transfer for several months along with weekly visits after we felt comfortable that everything was going well with the pregnancy.
I can't thank heidi enough for all of her support during a very trying time. Heidi was my cheerleader throughout the whole process. Every acupuncture session was started with a big greeting. Heidi always wanted to know how I was feeling and if anything had changed since our last session. I looked forward to my sessions with Heidi because she made me feel at ease and she was there to listen to my concerns as we were embarking on the biggest emotional roller coaster ride of our lives. It was the hour of my week where I felt hope for us becoming parents. At times, while going through the IVF process, you feel as if your friends and family don't understand what you are going through but Heidi and the group at Chang Acupuncture do understand.
Please keep up all the hard work and research you do for those of us that aren't able to conceive naturally."
Lora Kirschner, San Diego, CA Top
"My husband and I tried for a child for almost a year with no luck. After meeting with Eric, we learned my cycles were very long and irregular. In addition, my husband was found to have mild male factor. My husband and I started to receive weekly treatments and herbs from Eric and within a few months, we were pregnant. Once pregnant, I received acupuncture to relieve symptoms of morning sick ness and also to strengthen my body to precent miscarriage. At 36 weeks, I returned to Eric for more acupuncture to prepare my body and cervix for labor. At 40 weeks, I went into labor and was able to deliver naturally without pain medication. Now we have a beautiful son at home. Thank you Eric for giving us our son and our bodies what was needed to have a natural pregnancy and childbirth!"
N.M. Top ↑
"I was diagnosed with early menopause by my doctor at age 41. My FSH level was 73 and I hadn’t had a normal period in 6 month. I was also experiencing night sweats. A visit to my OBGYN confirmed what the first doctor had said and I was advised to prepare for menopause, and to consider hormone replacement to protect my bones. I decided to start treatment with Eric Hollander at Chang acupuncture. He had me drink an herbal tea, and with in a few weeks my night sweats had stopped. Eric then treated me to help get my period started again. A subsequent blood test showed my FSH level dropped to 30 which was good news. I never got my period however. This is because a month later I found out I was pregnant! My husband and I are still a state of shock. We never thought it was possible. Thanks you so much!"
- B.Y. San Diego CA
"I came to Chang Acupuncture this summer looking for hope and help in starting a family, and they’ve given me just that. Heidi was there for me when I was in tears and hanging on to my last positive threads of hope. It was so nice to have that support and know that I was doing something good for my body and soul. Eric and Julie have also been wonderful and with me every step of the way to ensure my IVF went well. Thanks for all the knowledge and hope you’ve given me over this journey!! Will send baby photos in less than 9 months"
- Stefanie H., San Diego, CA
"Our struggle with infertility has ended and it was all thanks to everyone at Chang Acupuncture. After 6 failed IUI’s we decided to try IVF. After reading about the benefits of acupuncture, I decided to also begin treatment. Before acupuncture the most I ever produced was 1-3 follicles. The last IUI was more successful with 8 follicles; however, this last cycle was also accompanied by excruciating ovary pain caused by over stimulation and of course a negative pregnancy test. So I began seeing Heidi and the results were astonishing. Side effects diminished, my stress levels also lowered. Instead of increasing the dose of my medications like before, they were lowered dramatically, and the most incredible result of all, I produced 16 follicles! Both my retrieval and transfer were successful and I am now expecting my first child. There are no words to describe how grateful I am not only for the positive experience and results, but also for always being accommodating with scheduling appointments and for always answering all my questions, and for truly paying attention to my special needs. I look forward to continuing treatment throughout my pregnancy and after delivery to do what is needed to have a natural pregnancy and childbirth!"
Luz B., San Diego, CA Top ↑
"After trying to get pregnant for two years, I went to three different fertility doctors who diagnosed me polycystic ovaries, and concluded that becoming pregnant on my own wouldn’t be possible. I decided to try acupuncture before going through an infertility treatment with medications and hormones. After three months of weekly treatments with Chang Acupuncture and after following his guidance on using herbs and changing my diet and lifestyle, I got pregnant. I am in my 6th month currently and expecting a baby girl in August 2009. From the beginning my pregnancy started easy – no morning sickness, no dizziness, no back pain, graduate weight gain, etc. Some people say I am lucky; I tell them it is all thanks to my acupuncture treatments that prepared my body and soul for this wonderful experience."
Teodora P., San Diego
"After going off birth control, I still wasn’t pregnant after a year. My husband and I went to our doctors, had tests done, and I found out I didn’t seem to be ovulating. I spent several months on assorted drugs to promote ovulation and menstruation. I was also experiencing some unpleasant side effects due to the medication. My doctor finally told me he had no real diagnosis for me. He recommended me to the infertility specialist, and asked me to consider next steps such as IUI as well as continuing with medication to regulate my cycles. I wasn’t sure about taking these next steps, so I decided to think it over for a few months. A friend who was also dealing with infertility suggested that I try Chang Acupuncture. I started seeing Heidi once a week along with taking herbs. Heidi was so helpful and accommodating. She was easy to talk to and very detailed about her observations and methods of treatment. The acupuncture itself was painless and very relaxing. I noticed that I was sleeping better and little aches and pains disappeared within the first few sessions. After about 3 months of acupuncture, I discovered I was pregnant. I truly believe it was due to acupuncture that I was able to conceive naturally without the discomfort and cost of infertility drugs. Heidi was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to anyone."
Melissa K., San Diego
"My name is Nadezda. My husband and I tried to get pregnant for some time. We tried IVF and it was not successful for us at the first time. Our doctor recommended to us acupuncture. I went to Chang Acupuncture & Associates, Inc. I had acupuncture with Heidi Brockmyre before the embryo transfer and continue to have acupuncture. Heidi asked me some important question at my first visit and she knew exactly what I needed. After some time we had the positive pregnancy test! ? After that I continued acupuncture once a week. It helped me to relax and helped my nausea a lot. After the sessions I get a lot of energy and feel really good. I would recommend it to everyone! It works like magic!"
N. Windle, San Diego, CA
I went to Chang Acupuncture in search for a natural way to help my body conceive a healthy baby. I was also experiencing a variety of different issues that I wanted to take care of before becoming pregnant. Since my first meeting with Heidi, I knew I was in good hands. I looked forward to my weekly meetings with her. She suggested I changed my diet and take some supplements. I followed her orders and a month later we were expecting our first child.
I continued to see Heidi throughout my pregnancy, and she helped me with back pain, nausea, and getting my body ready for delivery. I could not have gotten through it all without her! Heidi was so knowledgeable and encouraging. I not only became pregnant after only one month of acupuncture, but I also experienced a better quality of life. I will forever be thankful for everything Heidi helped me through.
Cristina B, San Diego, CA
"I saw numerous studies that showed that acupuncture had been used successfully with IVF to combat infertility, so I decided to give it a shot. I've had a very positive experience with Heidi and have been really impressed with how she customizes each weekly appointment based on what's going on in my life. I started seeing her in March, underwent IVF in April, and am happy to say that I'm now well into my second trimester of pregnancy. I continued to get treatments from Heidi during the first trimester of my pregnancy to help prevent miscarriage and now to help with development and delivery preparation. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, professional, dedicated and personable acupuncturist, I highly recommend her."
"In March 2006 I was diagnosed with a complete molar pregnancy, then subsequently had I experienced 3 additional miscarriages. After seeking the care of many physicians and undergoing a great deal of testing and visits to a fertility specialist I was told that there was nothing wrong with me and that I should be able to carry a baby without a problem. Wondering what then, to make of the habitual miscarriages, I began to do research on alternative therapies.
I came across acupuncture as an option for treating problems with pregnancies. I interviewed many acupuncturists, but it was not until speaking with Julie that I was confident there was something that an acupuncturist could do for me. I began acupuncture treatments with Julie once a week combined with acupressure exercises, herbs in the form of pills, nutrition shakes and a modified diet three months before becoming pregnant with our daughter.
I began to experience spotting at approximately 6 weeks, which I feared was the end of this pregnancy, since this was the typical time frame in which the miscarriages occurred. I called Julie, panicked, and was told to come in to see both her and Eric for treatments to get it under control. I saw them both frequently and was prescribed additional herbal tea to drink until I was 24 weeks pregnant. It was with their dedication to helping my baby thrive that I carried her full term.
They were there for me to answer questions and concerns at almost any time of day and were determined to help to bring our baby into this world. Our beautiful baby girl is indeed a miracle! She was expected to arrive December 24, 2007 and the acupuncture worked so well she did not arrive until January 1, 2008 at 9:06am. We were so ecstatic to finally meet our beautiful miracle face to face.
Words cannot begin to explain the gratitude my husband and I have for these two amazing people. They are truly angels God sent to help us during our time of need. Thank-you both very much!"
Amy Cabrera, San Diego, CA. Top ↑
"When we decided to start a family we were thrilled that we got pregnant on the first try. Unfortunately it ended in a blighted ovum miscarriage and D&C.; After a year and a half of trying after that with no luck, and being no strangers to acupuncture, we decided to both go to the acupuncturist we'd been seeing for years for sports and work related aches and pains. He was a miracle worker for pain management and even colds, so we were confident he could help us with fertility. We did conceive again after another year, saw the heartbeat at our first ultrasound appointment, but again suffered a miscarriage.
By this time we decided it was time to have a fertility workup, so we began seeing a reproductive endocrinologist along with continued acupuncture. The RE could find no explanation for our troubles. We tried 5 rounds of clomid with no success. Meanwhile another year had passed.
We were feeling very frustrated that nothing was working. We knew acupuncture should be helping us, and even though it hadn't helped yet, we remembered the incredible effect the treatments had on my husband's shoulder injury and my carpel tunnel. We decided to find an acupuncturist that specialized in fertility; that perhaps our treatments weren't honing in on our deficiencies well enough. That's when we found Julie.
Over 4 years had passed since the first miscarriage, so we decided to begin seeing Julie in conjunction with fertility treatments. I had three cycles of repronex injections and IUIs: the first cycle was cancelled because I hyperstimulated, ending up with over 25 follicles on each ovary! My RE said my body responded the way they'd expect a 25 year old's to respond, and I knew it was the acupuncture strengthening my body. The second cycle resulted in a chemical pregnancy. The third cycle joyously resulted in another pregnancy, this time with twins! Rachel and Ruben were born healthy at 37 weeks, one month before my 38th birthday.
We believe without a doubt that we would not have our twins today if it weren't for Julie and Eric's expertise in fertility issues. We only wish we had found them sooner!"
R.D., San Diego, CA Top ↑
"After two long years of dealing with multiple surgeries and using lot of pain medication in an attempt to get my endometriosis under control, I decided to look into alternative methods. I found information on Julie Chang on the Internet, and decided to give her a try since she also specializes in infertility, and my doctors had told me that they did not think I would be able to have children. I had been trying to conceive for 6 months with no luck when I went to see Julie. Her primary focus was to get my pain under control first, but not only did my pain/stress level drop quickly from the treatment, I also got pregnant a month later. Julie continued to assist me with treatments during the first trimester, due to complications I was having, and now with only 8 weeks until delivery, I am amazed at how far I have come, and am very grateful for everything she has done."
- Kristin S., San Diego, CA Top ↑
"Eric, I wanted to thank you for your involvement in my having not one - but three - awesome babies and easing the pain during my journey. I know that acupuncture worked wonders in getting my body prepared to accept the hormone therapy and carry three babies to 34.5 weeks gestation - quite a feat for triplets and my petite size.
I was in a unique situation where I was able to experience first hand the benefits of acupuncture. I was pregnant twice with IUI (intrauterine insemination). The first pregnancy ended at 18 weeks, and I didn't have acupuncture. The second, with acupuncture, I delivered three healthy triplets!! How I felt with and without acupuncture was like night and day! I was so sick on the hormones with my first pregnancy, and couldn't really function. I thought it was just the way it had to be. With my second pregnancy and months of acupuncture to prepare my body, hormone therapy was a mere inconvenience, but I was able to continue to work and be myself. Best of all, in preparation for the pregnancy, you were able to get my periods to become 'uneventful' monthly events and not a series of painful days in my month.
Now I am back on the table to heal my body from the trauma of carrying and caring for the triplets --- finding balance in the body never ends!!!
- S. C., San Diego, CA Top ↑
"I went off of birth control to try to start a family and when after 5 months I still had not had a menstrual cycle, I went to go see Julie (for acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine). After 5 weeks of starting treatment with Julie, I not only regained my cycle, I also was able to conceive and now we are expecting our first child. Julie's treatment is very individualized, she put a lot of time and effort into listening to me and finding a treatment specific to my unique needs. Without Julie's attentiveness to my own individual body chemistry and needs, I don't think we would have been this successful so soon. I am so thankful I was able to become pregnant naturally and without the pain, time and cost of infertility drugs and 'traditional' medicine."
- V.R., San Diego Top ↑
"After 4 miscarriages and 2 failed IVF attempts over the past 3 years, I decided to try acupuncture to get pregnant. After 3 1/2 months of acupuncture with Julie, I finally got pregnant. I offer you my warmest thanks for the care, understanding, and ultimate success you gave me. You have added immeasurably to our family, and to our happiness; there aren't words for my gratitude."
- Martha Clay, San Diego Top ↑
"Since coming to see Eric, my migraines and tension headaches have become less frequent and less severe, my IBS is practically non-existent, and I've gone from severe sperm morphology issues to fathering twins. This man works miracles."
- J., San Diego Top ↑
"We were struggling with male factor infertility for about two years. After reading about the positive effects of acupuncture on infertility, we started seeing Julie for treatments in parallel with seeking conventional treatment. Three months after the acupuncture treatments, we saw significant improvements in the lab results. That same month we got pregnant! We are very grateful to Julie for helping us achieve pregnancy. Her caring personality and knowledge in chinese medicine and acupuncture did make a difference."
- L&M;, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"Julie is a wonderful acupuncturist. She is very knowledgeable in her field (of treating infertility) and makes the client feel comfortable and informed. She takes great care in evaluating the client's issue and choosing the appropriate treatment. I would recommend her to anyone."
-KS, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"I came to the office with a history of recurrent pregnancy losses, one at an early gestational age and another one ended with still birth at 32 weeks of gestation. And for unknown causes I had 4 years of secondary infertility after the pregnancy losses. Numerous OBGYN doctors kept telling me that everything was fine, however, no pregnancy in sight... After one month at Julie's clinic I got pregnant. However, it wasn't time to celebrate yet since I started bleeding at 7 weeks of gestation and my OB-GYN told me that nothing could be done at this gestational stage and I have to wait and that bleeding might stop on its own. Being stressed and desperate to get the help, I didn't want to wait and was so scared to miscarry again, I called Julie again. I received intensive therapy for 10 days (with Eric) which included special Chinese herbal tea, acupuncture treatment and heat massaging. And all that led to strengthening my body and thus keeping my pregnancy going and as a result of all these efforts, 9 months later, I gave birth to a healthy baby girl."
O.O. (37), San Diego, CA Top ↑
"After 3 years of infertility problem, I am 39 week pregnant, now!! We seeked infertility specialist after 6 months of not being able to pregnant, and he could not find any reason why we could not get pregnant. I had one miscarriage from first IUI, hoping that I could get pregnant with IUI, however, no luck after 7 IUI tries. We decided to step up to IVF, that's when I found Julie's website and decided to give her a call.. She was very knowledgeable about infertility and IVF. Aside from acupuncture, I remember talking to Julie gave me a lot of relieve from infertility stress.. I got pregnant after second try of FET and now I am waiting for this miracle to arrive any minute now."
R.S, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"After several years of trying different traditional methods to get pregnant, I was a little discouraged with no diagnosis from doctors and decided to seek Acupuncture treatment as an alternative. I started seeing Julie and taking herbs to get my cycle regulated. To my surprise after four and half months I was pregnant. Acupuncture is painless (for the most part) and a lot less stressful than some of the conventional methods of using medications and having multiple ultrasounds. Julie was easy to talk to about all my symptoms and very supportive. I am grateful for Julie's help!"
Gail W, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"After 3 years of struggling with infertility which included many different types of treatment including 3 failed IUI's and 1 failed IVF my husband and I began reading about acupuncture for the treatment of infertility. Before attempting our second IVF we talked with our Fertility Specialist about adding acupuncture to our infertility treatment. She had interviewed quite a few acupuncturists and she found Julie to be by far the most knowledgeable and recommend us to her. My husband and I both began seeing Julie for just over 3 months before our second IVF and December 16th, 2006 we got the best news ever, I was pregnant. I continued to see Julie for about the first 12 weeks into pregnancy and see her now to help with the aches and pains of pregnancy, which helps a lot. I truly believe that acupuncture played a critical role in the success of our conceiving and Julie was truly wonderful to work with as well as incredibly knowledgeable. I am due in August and we can't wait!!"
Heather Raschtschenia, San Diego, CA Top ↑
|"Another happy IVF-acupuncture baby with help from Eric Hollander."
"After the birth of our first daughter I discovered I had Poly Cystic Ovaries along with an underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroiditis) which wasn't helping in our dreams to expand our family. After two years of trying on our own, we turned to an infertility doctor which unfortunately led to four unsuccessful IUI (Inter Uterine Insemination) procedures and one miscarriage. After two years with the infertility doctor I decided to give up and cleanse my body of all the hormones and meds that were given to me.
My sister-in-law had mentioned that she had used an acupuncturist in the Bay Area to aid her in her quest to conceive and low and behold, she was pregnant within the first three months of acupuncture sessions. I didn't believe it could happen to me but I thought, 'What do I have to lose by trying?' Really, at this point, my goal was to use acupuncture to get my body to relax and relieve me of all the stress from the infertility treatments. I found Julie and Eric via the web and saw that they specialized in infertility and decided to give them a try. My spirit was defeated from all the previous unsuccessful treatments with the doctor so I did let Julie and Eric know from the beginning that I was skeptical and even though my heart was wishing acupuncture would work, I voiced that I was really looking for acupuncture to help me feel better.
I asked Julie what was the average time in which acupuncture would result in a pregnancy. She said there were no guarantees, but that she had seen it work in some as little as five months. I was so skeptical of acupuncture working for me that I booked a Disney Cruise for my family five months from the date of my first visit to Chang Acupuncture and I and kidded with Julie telling her, 'In five months I'm treating my family to a cruise with the money we would have used for infertility treatments so I cannot get pregnant.' Within five months of herbal pills and sessions, I not only felt more calm and healthy, I became pregnant. When I came in for my next session after finding out I was pregnant I told Julie and she laughed because she remembered that I told her that I didn't want to get pregnant before the cruise. I was 14 weeks pregnant when we took our cruise. Iliana was born in July 2007 and we have Chang Acupuncture to thank! I LOVE CHANG ACUPUNCTURE!"
- May Vukotich, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"I woke up one morning in October of 2008 with numbness in my arms and unable to close my hands without pain. Simple tasks like opening a jar or carrying objects which I needed to grip were next to impossible. My doctor was uncertain of a diagnosis and suggested either tendonitis or carpel tunnel syndrome. X-rays were inconclusive. Until January of 2009, I went for weekly hand therapy. I was prescribed wrist splints for evening use which made sleeping difficult. If I didn’t use the splints, I would wake up with numbness in my arms. Since there was no improvement, my doctor referred me to a neurologist for a nerve conduction study. He diagnosed carpel tunnel syndrome and suggested surgery would be required to gain function of my left arm and that continued use of the splint and steroid treatments might help my right arm. My doctor advised against having immediate surgery, but was unable to suggest a medical treatment as an alternative. I researched non-traditional alternatives and a co-worker suggested acupuncture might help.
I researched acupuncture practitioners and selected Eric Hollander at Chang Acupuncture both for his professional background/accreditations and proximity to home and work. After just two or three treatments, there was noticeable improvement in my hands. After a month I was able to skip using the splints, improving my sleep. Today I have full function of both hands and did not require any further medications or surgery. I would highly recommend Eric and Chang Acupuncture to anyone who is not seeing results from standard medical treatments."
- Ray Frohnhoefer, San Diego Top ↑
"I am currently seeing Eric ( AKA 'Miracle Worker!') for chronic low back pain, irregular menstrual cycle and digestive problems. I have only had 3 treatments so far and my back pain is 90% better with no shooting pain! My menstrual cycle was off because I was without it for 2 months but after my visit with Eric, he literally got my 'qi' flowing back to regular and only after 1 treatment. After returning from vacation, I was suffering from major digestive problems from eating out and eating the wrong foods. I was relying on laxatives the entire week while I was away. When I returned home to see Eric I explained to him of my digestive problem and he worked his magic. The very next morning my digestive system thanked me and I was back to normal.
Like I said before, Eric is truly a miracle worker. He can treat anything from backaches to menstrual problems. I never believed in acupuncture until I tried it, and now I know that it truly works. I couldn't imagine my life without it!"
- Nicole N., San Diego Top ↑
"After almost 1 year of dealing with the bureaucracy and inefficiencies of the worker compensation system, I gave up on it and decided to take control of my health: this is when I started my treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Eric, despite my previous doctor's opinion that it wouldn't work. I noticed improvements since the first session, the pain diminished gradually, and I didn't need to take anti-inflammatory medicines to control the pain. The strength of my hands improved in a way that today I can do everything that I couldn't do a year ago: I am back to the gym and I can unload my car after going to the grocery store; I do not need help to carry my baby nephew, open jars, dry my hair, take out the garbage, and do many little things that were impossible just 3 months ago. I am still working in front of a computer the whole day, and sometimes I play video games with my son. And about those medicines and pain relieving creams that didn't work and are quite expensive ..... I threw them out in the garbage this New Year's Day! Thank you Eric for giving me my life back!"
- Najla Abdala, Associate Business Manager Top ↑
"I started treatment with Eric Hollander 3 weeks ago. I had been suffering from chronic pain for the last three years after 4 automobile accidents in 22 months. The pain was increasing and I was taking morphine, as well as needing a cane to walk by the time I came in to see Eric. I feel Eric must be an absolute angel. He treated my back, hip, shoulder neck, knee and wrists. After 2 weeks of treatment 3-4 times per week I was off the morphine, and by the second week I stopped using the cane. Eric really saved my life! The pain is so much less I am feeling like I am human again. Thank you Eric for helping me. I will tell everyone to use your services."
- Eli A., San Diego, CA Top ↑
"I was experiencing unbearable neck pain that was causing headaches that rendered me incapable of normal daily activities. No type of treatment was working and I was miserable. My chiropractor referred me to Chang Acupuncture and I went, having had no prior experience with acupuncture treatments. After my third visit, I began to experience almost miraculous relief from the neck pain and headaches that no other treatment form was able to relieve. I have been relatively pain-free for a couple of months now, thanks to Eric. I cannot say enough about how satisfied I am with Eric and Chang Acupunture."
- Mark Neilson, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"At six weeks pregnant with my second child. I found myself in the hospital for severe back pain. No one would touch me aside from giving me what the doctors called safe pain meds for pregnancy?? Aside from the fact that I did not want to rely on pills to make it through my pregnancy, what effect would these "safe" pills have on my baby? I was in bed for about 3 weeks with no relief until one day I decided to look into acupuncture. I found Julie who specializes in pregnancy. I could barely walk into the office when i first saw her. Within two weeks of treatment I began to feel a significant change, the pain was not as severe. Over the course of the next few weeks my pain was less with every treatment until I had no pain at all. I continued treatment until the last days of my pregnancy. Had I not been treated with acupuncture I can say without a doubt I would have been on bed rest for the duration of my pregnancy, and perhaps have had my condition worsen as I got bigger. I am very grateful to have found Julie, her treatments helped me to continue a normal life and otherwise uneventful pregnancy."
- Maria Pedace, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"My first experience with another acupuncturist was not a good one so I was a bit hesitant when my primary doctor recommended I try it for back pain and fertility issues. A friend of mine knew of Chang Acupuncture and Associates and insisted I give them a try. After my first treatment, many of the symptoms associated with my menstrual cycle which I have been coping with for over 10 years had subsided. As I continued to receive treatments, i am amazed with the results, no more disabling cramps, fatigue, headaches, heavy flow, moodiness, etc. Julie and Eric have done wonders for me. Recently, I found myself with horrible lower back pain to the point where I could barely walk up the stairs. I had seen my primary doctor for this before and due to a degenerative disc there wasn't much she could do. I decided to give Eric a call to see if he could help me. I'm not sure what he did but it was like a miracle, after the treatment I felt so much better and within one day the pain had totally subsided."
- P.C., San Diego, CA Top ↑
"I had low back pain for five months. It was my most unpleasant experience physically, mentally and emotionally. I was lucky when I found Mr. Eric Hollander as my acupuncturist. He treats his patients in a holistic manner, listens, and it is easy to establish a rapport with him. I also found Eric to be honest, accommodating and very knowledgeable of his profession. I have recommended him to my family, friends and co-workers. I am so grateful that I have been able to get back to work after six acupuncture treatments!"
- M.H. , San Diego, CA Top ↑
"Eric, I want to thank you so much for helping through 'the shingles.' Right from the first appointment you helped me with the pain. It was like a miracle and you got me back to normal in such a short time. I consider you an angel. Thank you again."
- Ortie Kinshella, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"I was diagnosed with cervical arthritis in 1991. The pain came on now and then, but as the years went by it became progressively worse. By October of last year the pain became very severe. Two days after a very severe episode I was treated with acupuncture by Eric, and right after the treatment I felt the difference. The weekly treatments I received made me feel better then ever. After four months of treatment I seldom have any pain thanks to Eric's skill and professionalism."
- A.L., Spring Valley, CA Top ↑
"I saw Eric because I had an extremely bad headache/sinus pain. My head hurt so badly I could hardly put my head on the pillow. Any kind of pressure on my head -- such as putting my head on my pillow, or movement of my eyes would cause even more pain. Eric began his treatment for headache pain. Within 20 minutes my headache was about 2/3 gone. I was amazed. The treatment lasted for about 40 minutes. At the end of the session I had no pain. I am now 2 weeks out and I still have no pain. I would highly recommend seeing Eric for acupuncture treatment."
- Kim Morris, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"I was suffering with horrible headaches on a daily basis for a period of three weeks. My mother suggested I try acupuncture to help ease the pain. I was skeptical at first, but it's been several days since my first visit and I have had no headaches! It was very relaxing and comfortable. I would suggest (Eric of) Chang Acupuncture and Associates to help ease your pain too!"
- Jamie Thompson, Santee, CA Top ↑
"I developed a sharp pain in my left arm, along with pins and needles to the tips of my fingers-especially aggravated by computer use. I ended up trying to do my electronic charting at work using only my right hand. A co-worker, who had suffered a back injury and had undergone acupuncture, directed me to Eric Hollander at Chang Acupuncture and Associates. Now, a month later, the severe pain in my left arm had gone away. I can turn my head without any discomfort, and only occasionally get 'pins and needles.' Thank you, Eric, for a job well done."
- Karen D. Wilkins, RN, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"The tendonitis in my elbow was getting so painful I could barely move or use my arm. I was so fortunate to have been recommended to Julie Chang for acupuncture. After only three treatments the pain in my elbow was significantly reduced. I would recommend Julie Chang to anyone with any kind of pain. Julie is very professional and very gentle. The acupuncture itself is painless and the treatments are actually relaxing. My fifteen year old son's acupuncture treatment for pain from a broken wrist greatly reduced his pain and aided in the healing process. In the future, my family and I would definitely return to Julie for any health challenges we may face."
- Patty Gage, Homemaker, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"While studying ballet, I began to experience soreness & sharp pain in both of my knees. I decided to come in for acupuncture treatment on my knees. The NEXT DAY I noticed improvement in the pain. The pain was still there, but it was not as much. I decided to do a second treatment. With that the pain was nearly gone. After the third treatment I have experienced no more pain with my knees. I no longer have that awful, sharp pain in my knees, & I'm studying ballet comfortably & painlessly once again. Thank you SO MUCH, Julie!"
- Rachel Hurt, Dancer, Los Angeles, CA Top ↑
"I've been seeing Julie Chang for Golf and exercise related sports pain, specifically knee and lower back. The treatments I have received are delivered in a truly professional manner and have been extremely beneficial!! I can honestly say I am playing better golf due in large part to the acupuncture regimen administered by Julie Chang, LAC."
- Jeff Jensen, Consultant, Oceanside, CA Top ↑
"Before I met Julie Chang, I had forgotten what it was like to do the menial tasks in life pain free. I had been suffering from chronic lower back pain for the past 7 years until I was finally encouraged to see Julie. Now my early morning routines, such as putting on my shoes, shaving, or simply driving to work no longer involve pain. Thank you Julie!"
- Marc Held, Engineer, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"Eric - My back pain is 100% better thanks to the acupuncture work you did for me. Being a person terrified of needles, I was hesitant to get treatment, but the pain got the better of me and I am so glad I made the appointment now! I am now back to exercising and taking care of my kids the way I was before the pain began. It was truly a relaxing, amazing experience that completely took care of the pain."
- J. Jenkins, San Diego, CA
"Eric, currently everything (trigeminal neuralgia and cervical arthritis) is doing well. Having attended the sessions definitely helped my pain go away."
- C.C., San Diego, CA Top ↑
"I am a very active person and I've had chronic back pain for the last 15 years. I have been to doctors and specialists from Florida to California and no doctor has ever been to able to give me a reason for my back pain or an effective treatment. As a last resort I turned to acupuncture. I came and saw Eric and after my first appointment my pain was 95% gone. It is wonderful to have days go by where I do not feel my back at all. Eric Hollander and acupuncture has truly taken my pain away."
- Drew Stauffer, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"When I first began seeing you (Eric Hollander) I was suffering from digestive problems, some type of vaguely/newly diagnosed anxiety disorder, and overall fatigue/weakness. At the time, I was under the care of 5 Western Doctors of varying specialties who were consulting with another 4 "medical experts" from varying fields. The only answers I received were dietary recommendations, endless prescriptions, or statements that the condition was "self-limiting." After 8 months of suffering through medical hell, I was ready to try anything. Upon my first visit to your office, you were able to completely eliminate all symptoms of what they had diagnosed as 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome.' I would not have believed it, if I had not experienced it firsthand! Subsequently I have had only very minor recurrences, which you have readily eliminated. Additionally, I am now completely free from all prescription medication. With your help, I have returned to the perfect health that I have been lucky to have experienced my entire life. I can say that when I first came to your office, I was a true skeptic of the possible benefits of acupuncture. Without a doubt, I am now a believer! Words cannot possibly convey the gratitude due the one who has helped me to retrieve my life back from illness! Along with the thousands of dollars in savings from snake-oil hawking Western Doctors incapable of effective diagnosis and treatment, I now have an entirely different outlook on health and the body, which you have helped to share with me. Thank you again Eric!"
- Joseph M, San Diego, CA Top ↑
"Julie Chang has performed a miracle of sorts - after a few weeks of acupuncture treatments I no longer have the cravings for alcohol and illicit drugs! Don't ever let a 'regular' doctor say it can't be done."
- A.K. Top ↑
"Since coming to see Eric, my migraines and tension headaches have become less frequent and less severe, my IBS is practically non-existent, and I've gone from severe sperm morphology issues to fathering twins. This man works miracles."
- J., San Diego Top ↑