I was doing acupuncture treatments sporadically at another location in preparation for IVF treatment but with the first 3 IVF transfers being unsuccessful. With the fourth try, I asked our fertility clinic for referral and got referred to Yinstill with acupuncture sessions by Lara. I love how Lara provided a structured treatment plan for pre, on the day of, and post IVF transfer continuing to postpartum. Not only that, Lara was very helpful and knowledgeable in answering questions and providing advice around supplements and nutrition,
Dr Spence Pentland testimonials
I reached out to Yinstill after a year and a half of struggling to conceive. I saw Lara for acupuncture treatments and she was great! She listened to me and worked with me to create a plan for improving my fertility. I got pregnant after a few months of seeing her regularly and following the treatment plan. I saw Lara throughout my pregnancy as well and felt very supported each step of the way. I now have a beautiful and healthy baby girl and am super grateful to have had Lara be part of my journey.
I started going to Yinstill in the fall of 2018 after a failed round of IVF treatment. Right away, I felt welcomed by the front desk staff and the peaceful and inviting clinic. Dr. Pentland was extremely supportive and truly took the time to listen to my questions and concerns. He clearly has a wealth of experience working with fertility patients and in-depth knowledge of every step of the process. I felt that my treatment was tailored to my particular situation,
To say that the care and services of the staff at Yinstill were paramount to my success would be an understatement
On the eve of the birth of my first child, I find it important to reflect and give gratitude to the people who played an intricate part of my success. I first came to Yinstill on August 12th, 2013 after a laproscopy and miscarriage. I had been told that, at 37, I had little to no chance of successfully carrying a baby to term because of low egg quality and quantity. Needless to say, I was crushed but decided to give IVF and acupuncture a try regardless of the odds.
Dr. Pentland and the entire Yinstill staff have incredibly supportive during our journey to conceive. Having a lot of troubles conceiving in the past to major medical problems, we were resolved to a life without bearing children. Discovering TCM and Dr. Pentland opened our eyes to more than just traditional western medicine. Even after our first failed IVF attempt, Dr. Pentland gave us an ear to listen and the support we desperately needed. He convinced us to start a new treatment plan in preparation for a second IVF cycle.
After several mainful years of infertility with no answers as to ‘why’ other than my ever-increasing age, I decided to work with Dr. Pentland as a last ditch effort along with my last attempt at ivf and icsi. Each time previous the result was not enough follicles, no eggs or no successful insemination. I started doing acupuncture with Spence, and along with his help, changed my eating, took different suppliments and implemented as many de-stressing techniques as possible.
A chance conversation between my wife and a new mother first brought us to Dr. Pentland. The new mom had a beautiful baby with her, but told us she’d sadly lost her first when five months pregnant. Thereafter, she began seeing Dr. Pentland; the result was sleeping in her arms. At the time, my wife and I were recovering from the shock of our own miscarriage and trying to get pregnant again. We had never considered acupuncture before,
“After my third pregnancy loss I wondered if I would ever be able to have a baby. With the latest of the losses being in the second trimester I was heart broken and scared for what the future may hold. I had never thought that the path to becoming a mother would be so difficult and heart breaking. I started acupuncture in the months that followed and met Spence at that time. Being at acupuncture and working with Spence brought me a sense of calmness and offered an additional support as I continued on the journey to parenthood.
Before visiting Spence, I felt so alone, frustrated, disappointed and sad every month when my cycle would start yet again. Almost all my friends, family and close co-workers were pregnant / having babies. I was surrounded by all these lucky people who didn’t have any problems conceiving so it was hard to find someone to talk to who really understood the ups and downs of what I was going through. I appreciated friends listening to me,
I came to see Dr. Pentland at the recommendation of a friend, after suffering 3 miscarriages. I was at the lowest point in my life and feeling very depressed and pessimistic about the future. At the very first meeting, Dr. Pentland made me feel at ease and gave me hope. He listened to me with complete attention as I cried and told him my history. Dr. Pentland was always calm, soothing and optimistic.
I had never had any acupuncture done prior to seeing Dr.