"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."
"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!"
I have been seeing Maring for Acupuncture since 2013 after my second miscarriage. She took the time to get to know me and what my individual needs were. We were successful in staying pregnant on our 3 attempt after working with Maring for a few months to make sure my body was in a good place and to successfully maintain a pregnancy. I have Hashimoto's and tailored her care plan to this as well. We successfully became and stayed pregnant on our 3rd try with our now 2 year old daughter.
In 2015 we wanted to add to our family and found that again staying pregnant was an issue for me, after my first miscarriage after trying again I was back with Maring adding acupuncture to my health care again. I had followed her over to Cap Wellness Center. We worked on my health and I had again a miscarriage, but with some digging Maring pinpointed a possible cause and also suggested I see if Dr. Cap. She suggested he and his staff could be a good addition to my medical care team.
I consulted with Dr. Cap and he listened and made some referrals for me and we made a plan for my fertility, health, and other needs. It is a brilliant collaboration between different disciplines of health care I have been lucky to have, and have access to other types of care if I need it.
I am sitting here at 39 weeks pregnant with our second child, and I am deeply grateful for the care Maring has given me for the last 3 years as a part of my health care team. She is amazing,caring, open, and professional. I truly believe if she had not been a part of my health care team, I would not be a mommy. And, that I am truly thankful for.
My husband and I had been trying to conceive for 2 years with no success. We tried many different things to boost our fertility over the 2 years. We met with a fertility specialist who, after a variety of tests, put us in the unexplained infertility category. After 2 failed IUI cycles, I met with Maring (in July). As soon as I met her I felt more relaxed. She knows what she's doing and it's evident. She had me do a 10 day cleanse first. Then she began making slight adjustments to my diet, adding a few supplements here and there. With these changes I began to feel great. Less headaches, more energy, etc. And I loved going to see her. She's very relaxing and reassuring. I finally started to feel that it would happen when my body was ready and that would be the perfect time. Long story short, I got my first every positive pregnancy test in November! If you've been struggling with infertility, go see her!
SARAH & CAMILO
My wife and I first started going to Maring in June 2012 for fertility-related acupuncture. From our first meeting with her, we knew we were in good hands--she was very easy to talk to about our fertility challenges, as well as the goals of acupuncture as related to fertility. My wife and I both received acupuncture treatments from Maring (once a week for me, twice a week for my wife), and by September 2012 we were expecting a baby! My wife continued to receive acupuncture treatments from Maring throughout her pregnancy to help relieve nausea and back pain, as well as after her C-section to help relieve swelling and numbness. We highly recommend seeing Maring to experience the benefits of acupuncture.
I used to think pain and discomfort during pregnancy was inevitable. Then I started seeing Maring for prenatal acupuncture. This is my third pregnancy. At 35 weeks I am still active, walking, absolutely enjoying life. During my first two pregnancies I had sharp back pain, swollen feet, carpal tunnel, constipation, you name it. Now anytime I get a twinge of discomfort I tell Maring and she works her needle magic! I've been amazed by how good I feel, my husband says this pregnancy had been as different as night and day.
Maring is also extremely helpful when I have to bring my other kids to appointments, she keeps them entertained so I get my chance to rest and relax. I love her. The next time I get pregnant she'll be one of my first phone calls. Just to give you perspective, I drive 45 min every week just to see her... She's that good!! I'm so grateful I found her.
Maring is a truly gifted healer and I say that as a person who was a bit skeptical about acupuncture and terrified of needles in general going into my experience with her.
I first started seeing her at the end of my "high risk" pregnancy, looking to find some relief from physical symptoms and stress. She helped me conquer my fear of needles and eased the emotional strain and discomfort of a difficult third trimester.
Where she really saved me, though, was after my son was born. When my son was six weeks old I developed intense postpartum anxiety. I was suddenly unable to sleep for more than two or three hours total per night despite my son being a fantastic sleeper. Nights were spent being bombarded by hot flashes, sweating, and tingling limbs as my hormones tried, and failed, to rebalance.
Days were filled with debilitating panic attacks. I was completely unable to function. This went on for about two to three weeks while I sought and adjusted to various forms of treatment. During that time, Maring's acupuncture sessions, nutrition advice, and herbal supplements were the only things that brought me any relief at all. And when I finally was able to sleep again, I'm convinced that it was the acupuncture that did it. With Maring's help I was able to recover quickly from a serious condition that can go on for months for other people.
Maring understands deeply the issues surrounding pregnancy, fertility, and postpartum health. She takes the time to listen to your concerns in a caring and non-judgmental way. She asks questions to make sure she understands what's really going on and her treatment is careful and precise. I was so lucky to have her help through one of the hardest experiences I've ever had and am beyond grateful. I am sleeping now, haven't had a panic attack in weeks, and, most importantly, am bonding with and enjoying my sweet little boy.
NATALIE & PATRICK
Maring is awesome and helped me get pregnant! She is kind, attentive and a very skilled healer. I began seeing her for help in preparing for pregnancy. At the time I was having irregular cycles along with stress/anxiety and low energy levels. Maring's treatment plan which included herbs, supplements, nutrition advice and acupuncture made a world of difference for me. My anxiety levels dropped, energy levels rose and my cycle regulated very quickly. After two months of treatment I became pregnant!
Maring has also been so wonderful throughout my pregnancy. She's helped tremendously with nausea, aches, low energy, digestive issues and anxiety. I always leave a session feeling relaxed, refreshed and renewed. My husband says 10/10 would recommend!
Before I met Maring, I was seeing another acupuncturist in San Diego. After my first consultation, I switched right away because I felt Maring was more attentive and caring of my needs. She took the time to get to know me and is very patient. I've experienced some unfortunate challenges with pregnancy and started seeing Maring in 2016 - I was desperate for help and God answered my prayers by putting me in the hands of a wonderful acupuncturist, Maring. I am grateful to know her and am happy to say that I am on my second trimester of pregnancy!!!! I look forward to every appointment and the knowledge she provides for a healthy/happy baby & mommy :).