“I could not be happier! My husband and I knew from the start that we wanted to have a child. I unfortunately have suffered from severe endometriosis and I also have two blood disorders which make it difficult to carry a child. To treat my endometriosis, I had two laparoscopies and I went on birth control. Becuase of this I did not have my menstrual cycle for over ten years. When we wanted to try to conceive, I struggled greatly. I had irregular periods, sometimes not getting it for months, and other times only a week or so in between, with severe pain. In addition, I was never ovulating. My husband and I tried for over 16 months. During this time I was seeing my OBGYN regularly to treat for infertility, but still no success. My friend suggested I see Hongji since she too struggled with infertility and was helped by Hongji. Within a few weeks of seeing her, my period became regular and by the third month I started ovulating. It took only the first time of ovulating and we were expecting!! I continued to see Hongji throughout my pregnancy to help sustain the pregnancy because I was considered high risk due to my blood disorders. We now have an amazing 3 and a half month old girl and we could not be more grateful and happy for all that Hongji has done for us. Hongji is kind, thoughtful and understands the frustration, costs, anxiety, sadness and worry that couples face with infertility. Hongji meets you were you are in this struggle and helps support you through it. I know that once we are ready for another child that I will see Hongji again.” —Angie
“I came to Hongji on a Friday afternoon with an intense back spasm that was activated when I ‘threw my back out’ that morning. When I set up the appointment with her, my breathing was really heavily restricted by the back spasm (which was right around my ribcage). I couldn’t turn my body without experiencing a lot of pain. Hongji did acupuncture on several points on my back, as well as head, arms, and legs, followed by cupping and some light massage. She advised me that I should feel significant relief within 24 hours, but that I might also need a second appointment to fully restore my back.
I felt immediate relief after that appointment, and within 24 hours I would say I was back to about 90% of normal. I followed up with her by email and let her know about the significant improvement, and that I wanted another session just to reinforce all the goodness! I came back on Monday and by the end of that appointment, I felt 100% back to normal.
Not only is Hongji and incredibly knowledgeable and skillful acupuncturist, but she is also a warm and welcoming person who makes you feel at home in her office. I knew I was in good care, and I will continue to seek her services as need be in the future. In the meantime, I’m recommending her to all of my friends!” —Rachel
“After trying for a year to get pregnant and having a miscarriage, I began seeing Hongji. At our first appointment she explained that it may take approximately 3 months of treatment for me to get pregnant and by the third month I was! We are expecting a little boy in December. I have been seeing Hongji throughout my pregnancy for various pregnancy symptoms and it has been very helpful. Hongji is caring and a great support!” —Molly
“I started treatments for infertility due to issues with ovulation. My husband and I had been trying naturally to get pregnant for almost 2 years and my cycle was never regular. I was put on several medications to induce a cycle and promote regular cycles. I was not 100% sold on only using Western medicine and felt like I needed additional help to get my body on track. I met with Hongjii who explained the acupuncture process and what to expect when using it for infertility. My husband and I also took herbs and by month three, I actually ovulated! This was also the month that through IUI I was able to get pregnant, and I am now 38 wks along! There is no doubt in my mind that acupuncture was the missing component in my overall infertility treatment. Hongjii has been encouraging and supportive throughout this entire process, is incredibly professional and genuinely cares about the individuals she treats. I have and will not hesitate to continue to recommend Point Clinic in the future for infertility treatments or any other condition people may be suffering from.” —Sarah
“A year ago I found Hongji when my husband and I were about to begin our first cycle of IVF. I had experienced 2 failed pregnancies in my 30′s and now being in our early 40′s, we weren’t sure if we still had a chance to conceive a child of our own. I met with Hongji and she felt we had a good chance using acupuncture. We had heard of other people having success using both IVF and acupuncture, so we decided to do both simultaneously. Hongji provided treatments for the time leading up to and during the IVF cycle. Unfortunately, the 3 perfect embryos we transferred did not result in a pregnancy. Our doctor then wanted us to take a month off before beginning another IVF cycle. During that time off I continued my treatments with Hongji. To our surprise we became pregnant naturally during that one month break on our own! We believe that it was Hongji’s treatments that helped us become pregnant naturally. I have continued my acupuncture with Hongji to help support my pregnancy and will soon deliver our baby girl. It has been a dream come true for us and we cannot be more thankful to Hongji for her excellent care and attention. I highly recommend Hongji to anyone who is open to exploring an alternative approach to infertility.” —Melissa
“After being on the pill for 10+ years, a really early miscarriage and a laparoscopic surgery (which ultimately was unnecessary and exploratory) my body needed a nudge in the right direction in order to regulate my cycles and to get pregnant. I wasn’t prepared for Western medical intervention quite yet and wanted to try acupuncture first. My body responded to Hongji’s acupuncture and herbal treatement right away, bringing my cycles and ovulation well within normal range. My husband took herbs too. I got knocked-up during my third cycle of acupuncture and herbs and am now 20 weeks along with a healthy baby! I don’t hesitate in recommending Hongji. She’s professional, fun, she always wanted me to feel 100% comfortable with the treatment plan and she completely respected any concerns I had.” —Nicole
“I came to Hongji after multiple attempts with Clomid, no period for 6 months, and a doctor telling me our only hope was IVF. After just a few months of treatment my periods became regular, and I was ovulating! I went into the process knowing that I wanted to conceive naturally and that it would take patience. It did take patience and many more months of treatment, but it worked and I am now pregnant! I know that we would not be where we are today without Hongji and her magic needles. Not only did acupuncture work for me, but Hongji was the best! I looked forward to seeing her every week!” —Paige
“I came in for lower back pain and decreased energy level, and the treatments with Hongji have made a significant improvement to both. I am also now pregnant. Which is remarkable, because I am male. But such is the power of her magic needles!” —E.B.
“I had my 36 week check-up today and figured it is time to give credit where credit is due. I don’t think this would have been possible without Hongji! In the midst of my third miscarriage in the span of a year, I walked out of my OB/GYN office with the painful words ‘you will have to have another miscarriage before we will look further into it’ ringing in my ears. I knew I needed to take action. I started seeing Hongji shortly after my miscarriage. At this point I wasn’t just searching for answers, I was seeking healing. Hongji provided a therapeutic environment where the healing could begin, as well as the confidence to try again. After 3 months of ‘therapy’, just as we had planned, I found out I was pregnant. With regular treatments throughout the pregnancy, I have been able to hold on to this one and will be meeting my little miracle soon. I am truly grateful to my friend who recommended Hongji to me, and will undoubtedly recommend her to many others.” —Krista
“I came to Hongji with no ovulation, symptoms of menopause and an FSH of over 30. My doctor suggested that having kids was not really an option for us. A few months of regular acupuncture, and we are now 25 weeks along with a baby girl! We are still pretty amazed but ever grateful to Hongji.” —Kelly
“I can’t believe it, only one treatment and my foot arch pain is gone. Thanks, Hongji” —Jayne
“My husband and I really believe this baby would not exist without you. I don’t say it enough, but know how much we appreciated your help in getting knocked up. Who knew it takes more than two people to get that done?! Ha!” —Roberta
“My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant since 2007. I’ve undergone multiple types of infertility treatments including 3 cycles of IVF. I started treatments with Hongji before my last IVF cycle. Once she worked her magic powers, my egg count was higher than it had ever been and I actually had day 5 eggs which I’ve never had before. I’m currently 5 months pregnant! Yay!
I felt at ease right away with Hongji. She’s knowledgeable, professional, funny and personable. I would definitely recommend her for not only infertility treatment, but also for any other ailments. She’s great!” —Kristine
“Hongji at Point Clinic is an excellent practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Her advice, reassurance and positive attitude helped my husband and I get through the struggles of infertility. We started fertility treatments with Hongji in 2009 after several years of trying to conceive and suffering a miscarriage. Once I started with her recommended regiment of Chinese herbs, weekly acupuncture and some dietary changes, my cycles became regular and predictable, after years of suffering from irregular periods. In addition, my mood significantly improved after falling into a depressive state after a miscarriage. I cannot recommend Hongji enough for her great work in treating our infertility issues.
We were able to conceive our daughter in approximately 6 months of treatments, and I continued acupuncture through the first trimester to prevent a miscarriage and returned again in the last few months of my pregnancy to prepare my body for delivery. Our daughter is now one year old and is a happy and healthy little girl! Many thanks to Hongji for all of her help!” —Sybil
“Thanks for needling me today, your batshit crazy medicine reduced my back pain by 80%!” —Sarah S.
“When I first sought out Hongji for fertility issues, my cycles had stopped and become very irregular. My stress level was incredibly high, and my anxiety was starting to affect me physically. Hongji immediately went about treating not only my desire to conceive, but also the general health of my body. Within three months of beginning treatments, I found out that I was pregnant. I am now almost 37 weeks along and I can’t wait to meet my son! Thanks to Hongji for not only helping me conceive, but also for changing my outlook on alternative medicine.” —Emily W.
“Like so many ‘older’ couples today, we had trouble conceiving (and carrying) a child. After 4 years of fertility treatments, and before our last round of artificial insemination, our fertility doctor told us that he thought that the only way we were going to have a successful pregnancy was through egg donor–IVF just wasn’t going to work for us since I had such a low egg count. We were devastated, to say the least! With one AI treatment left, I decided to search for an acupuncturist. I had so many friends and family say how well acupuncture worked for them. I found Hongji and she changed our lives forever! After our first consultation, I knew I was in good hands. We had only 3 weeks prior to our next (and last) insemination. Hongji told me that she usually likes 3 months of acupuncture treatment before we would see any real results.
Well, after 3 weeks of 2 treatments/week, I went in for my pre-insemination ultra-sound to check out my eggs. I couldn’t believe what I saw! There were more eggs and bigger eggs than I had ever seen in an ultra-sound. Even the nurse conducting the appointment was impressed. After several weeks, I went in for my pregnancy test. We were pregnant! We have the most beautiful little boy! There is no question in my mind, under Hongji’s care, we were able to have a healthy baby.” —Leanne L.
“Looking back provides 20/20 clarity. I am now the proud mother of a 9 week old healthy and bouncing baby boy! However, almost a year ago I was struggling with infertility that was going on 1.5 years of failed attempts to become pregnant. Not until after 3 months of acupuncture and the continued unconditional support and encouragement from Hongji, did I fully realize how imbalanced my body was. Infertility causes it’s own stressors, on top of work and life stress, which both left my body and mind fatigued! I felt renewal, healthier, higher levels of energy, and optimism slowly build over the 3 months of treatment. Hongji was a miracle worker! She was able to take me under her wings, instilled a sense of confidence (I was slightly skeptical and desperate, but also hopeful when I started) in me as a result of her high level of competence, her empathic ear, and her professional yet witty personality.
Acupuncture can really help couples who are struggling with infertility—I am proof! I would go back for other struggles in a heart beat—I turned from skeptic to believer through my experience. (She also worked on my chronic sinusitis—which resolved itself as well!!!) I only wish I would have started it earlier! I am confident it can help other couples too—so give it a try!” —Sue S., Saint Paul
“I began seeing Hongji about 2 years ago when I wanted to get off my anxiety medication. I had been reading about natural remedies to treat anxiety and many sources recommended acupuncture. Within 6 months of treatment, I had stopped taking my anxiety medication and haven’t thought about going back since. Not only was I treated with acupuncture and herbs, but Hongji acted as a sounding board and friend to me when I did struggle. I an SO lucky and thankful to have found Hongji. She’s made such a difference in my life and I will always be grateful!” —Kirsten M.
“After more than 15 years of recurring acute sinusitis, I found myself suffering from chronic acute facial pain. I would wake up every morning in excruciating pain and was faced with the possibility of taking drugs with serious of side effects. In consultation with my Otolaryngologist, I considered acupuncture as holistic solution. Thankfully, I found Hongji and my recovery is nothing short of miraculous. I am now living without pain and without drugs. The profound impact Hongji’s treatment has had on my life is impossible to quantify. If you live with chronic facial pain, you must try acupuncture.” —Matthew F.
“For 9 years I have been dealing with anxiety and panic disorders. After taking anti-anxiety medication for 6 years, I was still not free of the panic and anxiety that has plagued me. Feeling like I needed to do something else to help me, I made an appointment to try acupuncture. At the time I started treatment, I was truly feeling that nothing may be able to help me and I would have to live with this condition for the rest of my life. I was so pleased to find out I was wrong. Hongji has truly changed my life. She has been treating me with acupuncture and herbs for about 9 months, and I have never felt better. I am now able to say I am living the life I have dreamed of and I am able to do everything I want without the anxiety that used to follow me. I no longer have to live every day with this disorder. I have even been able to get off my medication, something I thought I would never be able to do. The care, support and time that Hongji has spent with me has truly meant the world to me. She gave me my life back. And not only has my mental state been better, but physically I feel great too! I will never be able to thank Hongji and Point enough for helping me achieve a great life.” —Amy S.
“My first attempt at IVF was a complete failure 4 years ago…few embryo’s and low quality. A friend suggested I try acupuncture with my next attempt to improve my egg quality. I was skeptical, but low and behold, many eggs were retrieved and I now have a beautiful 2 year old daughter. My 3rd IVF resulted in a pregnancy as well but ended with an early miscarriage. I came to Hongji with my 4th (and final) IVF attempt, switching acupuncturists in hopes for improved success with this last try. Her confidence, professionalism, and knowledge impressed me right off the bat. I’m now 30 weeks pregnant with my miracle baby boy. I started this whole process as a skeptic but now firmly believe acupuncture can help infertile couples achieve fertility success.” —Mary J.
“After many months of trying to conceive our second child without success, I went to Hongji to try acupuncture as a means for fertility assistance. My OB recommended waiting even longer and then if I still wasn’t pregnant to start on Clomid. That did not make sense to me since I did not have a problem ovulating. Making my body work for me versus chemically altering it seemed like the right decision. From my first visit I felt as if the ‘infertility’ weight was taken off my shoulders. We began weekly acupuncture and herbs. I was enhancing my overall health while being proactive. I also had the added benefit of significantly reducing my stress of trying to get pregnant. I thoroughly enjoyed my visits with Hongji. She is calm, reassuring, knowledgeable, and professional. I’m happy to report after a very short time, I became pregnant with our second child! I am certain that my acupuncture and herbal treatments were a major factor in helping us conceive our beautiful daughter.” —Anne T.
“The characteristics that struck me most about Hongji was her confidant ability and professionalism. I felt very much as ease as her client and could quite readily tell that she was very well-trained and extremely knowledgeable. Coupled with her professionalism is a warm and compassionate person who truly cares for her client’s well-being. This combination is ideal in a health practitioner due to the sensitive nature of some health conditions and the trust relationship necessary between a practitioner and a client. I have the utmost confidence in Hongji and highly recommend her services.” —Mona
“Our previous two children were conceived using infertility treatments, each time took at least 6 months to have a lasting pregnancy. I suffered three miscarriages while trying. My husband and I decided to try on our own for a third child. A friend suggested that I see Hongji. After two months of acupuncture, I got pregnant. I continued to see Hongji in order to try and maintain the pregnancy. I now have a third healthy baby. I am a firm believer in acupuncture for infertility and other ailments. Hongji is very professional. I do not like needles, but Hongji was able to make me feel comfortable and relaxed with each appointment. I highly recommend Hongji to my friends and acquaintances for their health issues.” —Emily K.
“I read this book called Trick or Treatment about acupuncture, homepathy, chiropractors, and herbology—they weren’t too kind to any of them, but acupuncture has certainly helped me. They mention the “But it worked for me” statement and well, it’s true! I’m pretty much a skeptic anyway, so I didn’t have high expectations but wanted to try everything. Lo and behold you’ve worked wonders!” —Craig S.
“I am very thankful for and impressed with the level of care, attention, skill and expertise that I received during my treatments with Hongji. My husband and I recently relocated to Saint Paul from Florida. I worked with an acupuncturist in Florida for infertility and was worried I would not be able to find anyone in Saint Paul with the same level of knowledge regarding fertility issues. Not only was Hongji successful in helping us achieve pregnancy after only two months, she also alleviated pain I was having as a result of TMJ. I went from not being able to chew to no pain at all. It is like I received two for the price of one treatment. I am pregnant and have no jaw pain after 2 month. I would and have highly recommended Hongji to everyone I know. She is extremely knowledgable, kind, fun, and ethical. Her clinic feels much more like a spa than a clinic. The whole experience was relaxing and wonderful.” —Suzanna, new mother of 8lb 9oz girl
“After years of not knowing what was wrong with me and why I could not have a child on my own, I sought out infertility treatment through traditional medicine. As much as I enjoyed my clinic, I knew my body needed more than just western medicine. With the help of Hongji and Point Clinic, I learned so much more about my body and how to relax and treat myself, where western medicine could not. After a number unsuccessful IUI’s(4) and a failed IVF, I was devastated to learn that I was diagnosis as having poor egg quality, I immediately was given help and hope from Hongji and after 3 months of treatment and adding herbal medicine as well to my next IVF cycle, I was amazed and thrilled to not only have had increased egg quality, but my body responded superior to the cycle and I am currently pregnant and due this month! I know it would not have happened without the extra help my body needed. I strongly would recommend to anyone going through infertility to give acupuncture and herbal medicine a chance for at least six months before western medicine…Thank you Point Clinic!!!” —Shannon, new mother of 7lb 13.6oz girl
“The results from my sessions of acupuncture and counsel at Point are exciting. I appreciate the wise and gentle professionalism of Hongji. The setting also contributes greatly to the total healing experience. Thank You!” —George Y.
“When I arrived at Point Clinic, I was at the end of my rope, both physically and mentally. My sciatica—due to two bulging discs—had suffered a flare-up over a month earlier, and nothing seemed to help it—chiropractic, massage, painkillers, a cortisone injection, physical therapy. Many days it was all I could do but to hobble around my apartment in extreme pain. Desperate—as I was beginning graduate school in just one week—a friend referred me to Hongji. Within 3 hours of my first visit, I was feeling remarkably better; in 24 hours, I was a new person. Hongji has restored my quality of life, and as I begin graduate school, I have her to thank for my ability to do so!! I wholeheartedly recommend acupuncture to anyone who is suffering with back pain—it can do what other treatments cannot. Thank you, Hongji!!” —Kimberly C.
“I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety for years, and have been on many antidepressants to help those conditions. I have been getting acupuncture treatments and taking herbs for more than a year now, and I am off of all antidepressants and feeling better than I have for years. The attentive care I received and the amazing effects of the treatments have made Asian medicine the best health investment I could have made.” —Danielle
“After 9 long months of unsuccessful infertility treatments, I decided to add acupuncture and herbs into my plan of care. I had no idea how relaxing it was. It was, by far, the best thing I could have done for myself. I took power naps during each treatment and the herbs offset the adverse effects of the infertility meds. After 3 months of acupuncture and herbs, and skipping a month of infertility treatments, I became pregnant. Unbelievable! Had I know then, what I know now, I would have begun with acupuncture and herbs first. I cannot recommend the Point Clinic highly enough.” —Amy, new mother of 7lb 1.8oz boy
“As a user of alternative health practices for many years, I am grateful for what I consider the benefits to me from acupuncture in particular. I have settled on a ‘routine’ of 6-8 weekly treatments at least 3 times a year, and feel that it tones and strengthens my entire system. I am diagnosed with COPD, and receive treatment specific to that as well as other minor health issues.” —Karen
“We are firm believers that a couple undergoing fertility treatments could have their chances improved with acupuncture and herbs. We had two unsuccessful IVF attempts (without acupuncture or herbs) in Chicago and felt hopeless. The rollercoaster of emotions was relentless. After relocating to the Twin Cities, my wife met Hongji and developed a trusting relationship. She not only worried about points that addressed overall reproductive health, but understood other emotions related to infertility, i.e. anxiety, stress, depression, etc. We were prepared for our third and probably final IVF attempt. Hongji was great and extremely compassionate to our needs! Thank you for all your help and support during our journey.” —New proud parents, D & E…baby dust to all ttc
“I want to express how helpful acupuncture has been for me. Hongji has helped me avoid gallbladder surgery with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese medicine is a much less invasive way of helping the body heal and I have been continually receiving treatments for other chronic health problems as well. Hongji is a very wonderful practitioner. She is an excellent listener, gives good sound advice on nutrition as well as other practical tips. Her acupuncture treatments along with Chinese herbal medicine have greatly helped me. I would recommend Hongji to anyone!” —Heidi S.
“The care I received by Hongji was exceptional. The acupuncture and herbal treatments were designed with care, as Hongji took the time to really listen to my symptoms. What is more is that Hongji spoke to me about changing my thinking patterns that were contributing to my inadequate health. Gentle listening skills and calm advice definitely was a big part of my healing.” —Andrea R.
“Hongji is always extremely professional and proficient while remaining attentive and personable. She goes above and beyond the minimum requirements to find the best treatment for her patients. She utilizes not only her clear understanding of acupuncture as well as her knowledge of herbs, cupping, tui-na and auricular therapy.” —Julia
“Without a doubt, Hongji is a terrific practitioner of Chinese Medicine. She has successfully treated me for everything from the common cold to a chronic shoulder injury. She is a compassionate practitioner with a solid understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a path to healing.” —Michael E.
“With over 25 years of chronic sinus problems and infections and trying every nonprescription and prescription medication on the market, I have found that acupuncture and herbs are the only things that relieve my pain, congestion, and itchy eyes and nose and it doesn’t cause drowsiness. I don’t get sinus infections anymore either. It has also greatly improved my memory loss, which is due to information overload and stress. I highly recommend it.” —Gina O.