Treatment Options

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment modality in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Thin hair-like needles are inserted on multiple acupuncture points to promote Qi(energy) and blood flow to all the organs. Acupuncture encourages natural healing and homeostasis, resulting in overall wellness.

What is Fertility Acupuncture?

Fertility acupuncture is a specialty. At RFC, our highly trained acupuncturists are experienced and knowledgeable, specialize in women’s health and fertility. Fertility Acupuncture is a great way to improve blood circulation to reproductive organs, regulate hormone imbalance, help follicles grow, and relieve stress and anxiety that you may have along the fertility journey. With a holistic approach, the treatment is not limited to your reproductive system only. It goes beyond the whole body system because all systems should be well balanced to support reproduction.

Fertility-specialized acupuncturists here at RFC will provide a tailored treatment to each patient to promote optimal health. Your body can entirely focus on reproduction which is the top priority during your child-bearing years. Pregnancy is a natural process, and if you have difficulty conceiving, let us help you. We are here to listen, care, and provide the best treatment possible. We will work together to treat the root cause to improve your chances of success. Fertility acupuncture will help naturally support you.

Benefits of IVF and Acupuncture

Improve Follicle Growth & Development

Acupuncture increases blood flow to reproductive organs and improve drug delivery to ovaries.

Support All Phases of the IVF Cycle

IVF patients can thicken their endometrial lining, resulting in increased implantation and pregnancy rate.

Reduce Stress & Anxiety

Treatment helps to produce serotonin, the happy hormone and decrease cortisol, the stress hormone.

Improve IVF & IUI Success Rates

Many studies have found that the pregnancy success rate increases when acupuncture is combined with IVF and IUI.

Enhance Fertility Factors for Males

Acupuncture can improve sperm count and semen volume and boost sperm motility and morphology.

When is the best time to start Fertility Acupuncture?

When you start dreaming about having a baby and growing a family, that is the best, golden time to start fertility acupuncture. At RFC, we highly encourage our patients to spend a minimum of 3 months of preconception care period, or in other terms, the time recommended to prepare your body for successful conception. We understand that you might not have the required three months to prepare for pregnancy. If this is the case, please contact us to customize your treatment plan to create the most optimal chance of success.

During the preconception care, our focus is on optimizing your condition, best suitable for pregnancy. Just like you take time to do prep courses before an important exam or game.

Benefits: prepare a healthy pregnancy by improving overall wellness – making sure all your systems are working well, supporting the reproductive system, a higher chance of conception, reducing the chance of miscarriage and pregnancy complications

As fertility coaches and acupuncturists, we are here to provide a personalized coaching service – nutrition, fertility-boosting diet, supplements, and a healthy lifestyle. Fertility Acupuncture will guide you to get to your goal faster and healthier.

If you are already in an IUI or IVF cycle...

We strongly recommend setting up an initial consultation as soon as possible so that we can have enough time to see improvements before your next step.
We will focus specifically on improving egg/sperm quantity and quality, uterine environment, supporting insemination and embryo transfer day, implantation support – targeted treatment at each stage and every step of your ART(Assisted Reproductive Techniques).

The Advantages of Fertility Acupuncture at RFC

1. Consistency in High Quality of Care

We work closely with your REI and nurse coordinators at RFC to customize your treatment program to increase your success rate.

2. One Stop for All Services

Doctor’s visit, blood work, ultrasound, and acupuncture all can be scheduled concurrently to reduce the number of visits.

3. Continuation of Care

We will continue to work with you to ensure a healthy pregnancy through your journey into motherhood.

Patient Testimonials

Hear what others are saying about our services!

“One of the biggest blessings to come from RFC was Iris, our acupuncturist. I started going weekly once we started our IVF in March. I didn’t know what to think of acupuncture, but I had heard success from others, so I said, why not? It couldn’t hurt at all. Iris is so wonderful, and she focused on many issues I had going on, including my heavy periods, restless sleep, and monthly migraines. Her main goal was to restore blood flow to my uterus in preparation for my upcoming retrieval and transfer.

We had our egg retrieval in April 2021 and took a month’s break to prepare for transfer. Physically and emotionally, I was overwhelmed, so I kept up with acupuncture in the meantime because it was important to me, and I was so hopeful for my embryo transfer. In the month of waiting between our egg retrieval and our embryo transfer, we fell pregnant naturally! After 8 years of infertility with not even one pregnancy since our infertility journey began, we were so surprised to be pregnant within two months of doing acupuncture.

During an appointment with Iris, she felt my radial pulse-like she had always done. She knew I was pregnant 5 days before I even had a positive pregnancy test. That is seriously how good she is. I have to admit I was unsure and hesitant about acupuncture at first, but I was willing to try anything to help. It turned out to be the best thing we ever did, and I would recommend Iris and acupuncture 1,000%. It was worth every penny because we now have a miracle baby growing and are almost 11 weeks with the blessing that we didn’t know was possible.

My biggest regret was not coming here sooner and not doing acupuncture sooner. There aren’t enough thank yous to RFC, Dr. Park, Isabel, and Iris for the way we were taken care of. I would also like to thank the girls at the front who were so welcoming and, after seeing my face so many times, were always so excited to see me again.”

Brittany S.

This review goes out to Iris, who did all my acupuncture while I was a patient at RFC. I was skeptical at first since I had never had acupuncture, but after 4 failed IUI’s at my previous fertility doctor’s office, I was willing to try it. I had very low AMH and was told by my previous fertility doctor that IVF was my only option. I had my first acupuncture a few hours after my first IUI with Dr. Lin, and I absolutely loved it. Iris really helped me to relax and get in touch with my body. She is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to listen and educate in ways that just make sense. I continued to see Iris once a week, and I am now 9 weeks pregnant! I urge anyone struggling with fertility to do their research, and they will find there are lots of benefits to doing acupuncture in conjunction with an IUI. I cannot recommend Iris enough!

Lindsay A.

Meredith was so wonderful. Each session she asked about my well-being and any new symptoms that came up as I progressed through my first trimester. She showed genuine concern and compassion and listened very well. I feel like my weekly treatments really did keep the most severe 1st trimester symptoms at bay. So I am grateful for the services that I received.

Jennifer T.

Iris is a very caring individual not to mention an expert in her field- she has a holistic approach meaning she also recommends herbal medicine in conjunction with acupuncture. Our experience with Iris was truly wonderful as she helped make an otherwise stressful time more comforting. Best of all, through it all we successfully had our miracle baby boy.

Sam A.

When I began my fertility journey I didn’t expect acupuncture to be part of my process! My journey with Iris was a result of a canceled IVF cycle. I was at a very low point when this happened and Iris not only helped me regain some trust but also helped me regain happiness in this difficult journey. She helped me grow as a person, become positive, and helped me achieve a goal I didn’t think I would be able to achieve. Here I am now, expecting my first child and I am so grateful my journey allowed us to cross paths.

Elizabeth R.

Iris is amazing to work with! She was very easy to talk to and helped make the whole process less overwhelming. Definitely would recommend going to see her.

Candace L.

I highly recommend acupuncture to all fertility patients. I truly believe Iris was part of our successful journey with RFC Corona. Everyone struggling with fertility should come see this!

Rita A.

I was diagnosed with PCOS 20 years ago. I didn’t realize how it affected my fertility until I wanted to have a family a year ago. Last year when my husband and I were ready to build our family, we sought fertility treatment, but unfortunately, I had two unsuccessful IUI’s. It was devastating. My fertility specialist then recommended I start seeing Iris for fertility acupuncture. Not only did I begin my sessions just this year with Iris, but my husband did as well. Only after two months of seeing Iris for acupuncture and using herbal medicine were we able to get naturally pregnant!

Before Iris, no one had ever educated me on PCOS growing up and even after my diagnosis. People would ask me:

“Did you have signs before your PCOS diagnosis?”

Or “did you know which symptoms meant that you had PCOS?

The honest answer is no. Symptom wise I was unaware of what my body was trying to tell me because things like not sweating, tiredness, fatigue, constipation, and being extremely cold were utterly normal until I started seeing Iris. She explained that this was my body’s way of telling me it needed to be balanced. As we began the fertility acupuncture treatment, I saw these symptoms reduce or become non-existent. Acupuncture helped my body become warmer, ultimately got rid of my symptoms, and eventually was able to become fertile. After those two months of fertility acupuncture, we saw a significant increase in my AMH tests.

I wasn’t informed about PCOS until I met Iris. I know what to look for and am more self-aware. I now feel I can manage my PCOS because I’m in tune with my body. I know my body is warmer and sweating because my organs are functioning better.

Thank you, Iris, for educating me on PCOS and being such a huge part of my fertility journey!

Anna

Meet Our Specialists

Iris Lee, L.Ac, MSAOM, Dipl. OM

Lead Fertility Coach & Acupuncturist

Meet Iris

Iris was born and raised in South Korea, where acupuncture and herbal remedies are mainstream medicines. Iris was naturally exposed to natural medicine at an early age. As she got older, acupuncture helped Iris tremendously with her health, piquing her interest in natural medicine and grew over time. When Iris finished getting her bachelor's degree, she decided to dive into acupuncture and herbs. She immediately fell in love with medicine and obtained her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2012. Iris was top of her class and graduated with honors. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Iris became a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in California one year after graduating in 2013. She has had various clinical experiences ranging from pain management, digestive disorders, headache, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalance, skin disorders, autoimmune disease, and anxiety. Her passion for women’s health and fertility grew even stronger after she overcame her infertility naturally with acupuncture and herbs. As a former infertility warrior, Iris's passion and dedication for wanting to help other couples have a baby made her determined to go one step further to become specialized in fertility health.

Iris believes that fertility can be successfully achieved by finding and treating the root causes. She also believes that our reproductive functions work closely together with other body systems and that true healing happens when our bodies and minds are in good health. Therefore, Iris focuses on restoring reproductive functions by balancing the whole body system. By offering fertility coaching and educational seminars in addition to acupuncture and herbs, Iris has helped her patients reach their optimal health conditions before conceiving.

Iris enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family, especially with her two boys when she is free from work. She also enjoys reading good books, playing the piano and tennis, gardening, and cooking new healthy recipes.

Meredith Morisoli, L.Ac, MSAOM, Dipl. OM

Fertility Coach & Acupuncturist

Meet Meredith

Meredith Morisoli believes that true healing comes from understanding the root of concern, not just the symptoms. Her treatment approach is balancing the body and mind together. Meredith is a California-licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She is also a Diplomat of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Meredith takes pride in her treatments and improving the health of her patients. She is serious about getting positive results using a natural approach through Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as a strong foundation in Western medicine. Her treatments are not a one-size-fits-all approach. Each patient is treated uniquely with an individualized treatment plan. Meredith not only treats the signs and symptoms but also the underlying cause of the problem in order to achieve long-lasting results.

Meredith is a graduate of the prestigious South Baylo University located in Anaheim, California. She earned a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine while graduating with honors for outstanding academic achievement. During her clinical rotations at South Baylo University, Meredith was awarded the Clinic Award for her outstanding patient care and for the treatments she provided to her patients.

She has received extensive training in women's health and oriental reproductive medicine. Helping couples grow their families is a passion and something she holds dear to her heart. Partnering alongside reproductive endocrinologists, Meredith combines acupuncture with IVF and IUI cycles in order to increase pregnancy outcomes. Meredith is there every step of the way to support her patients during their journey, including preparing the body for pregnancy, during their reproductive assisted cycles, pregnancy, and postpartum wellness.

Meredith is a mother of two little ones and loves connecting with other mamas. She also enjoys spending time with her family riding bikes, going to the beach, and trying out new recipes when not treating patients.