Mark Ian Schwartz, L.Ac.
Fellow of the
American Board of Oriental
Reproductive Medicine, Dipl. O.M.
Oscar Sierra, L.Ac.
Board Certified Acupuncture (NCCAOM),
2964 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30305
(Inside Anxiety & Stress
1640 Powers Ferry Road
Building 9, Suite 350
Marietta GA 30067
Buckhead Acupuncture &
Mark Schwartz's Testimonials
After several years trying to conceive, my husband and I became pregnant during my first month as a new patient of Mark Schwartz. I credit his combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, fertility knowledge, and calming reassurance with our success in conceiving, as well as reducing the chances of miscarriage early in the pregnancy. Mark is a great listener and always available for concerns and questions.
Después de varios años tratando de concebir, quedé embarazada durante mi primer mes como un paciente nuevo de Mark Schwartz. Mi esposo y yo damos crédito a su combinación de la acupuntura, medicina china, su conocimiento en fertilidad, y tranquilidad en nuestro éxito para concebir, y reducir las probabilidades de pérdida los primeros meses en el embarazo. Mark es un gran oyente y siempre disponible para responder y ayudar con cualqiuer pregunta o preocupación.
I've had a great experience with Mark. I came to him with a diagnosis of unknown infertility and five failed IVF. My husband and I had decided to try for a sixth and last time, but at this point, we didn't have too much hope. After more than five years trying to conceive and after so many failed fertility treatments, we thought it was probably impossible for us to succeed. I started this last IVF attempt and at the same time an acupuncture treatment with Mark. We were really surprised and excited when we knew I was pregnant, and not only that, we were expecting twins! During my pregnancy, I've seen Mark on a regular base. I've had a great pregnancy with really little discomfort and I'm convinced it happened thanks to the acupuncture treatment. I really like Mark because of his professionalism, kindness and respect for his patients.
Unexplained Infertility (Elizabeth)
I called Mark in September 2010 after me and my husband had been trying for almost a year to have a baby. When I called him the first time, I had not visited the doctor for testing and that was one of the first questions that Mark asked me. I decided at that point to visit my doctor and wait a little bit longer for my first visit to Mark. After an HSG I got a report from the nurse practioner about possibly having a T-shaped uterus. That was the beginning of a rollercoster of emotions. On top of that, the OB/GYN office that was seeing me started ignoring my calls and the last thing that the nurse practioner told me was "One day you are going to call me to tell me you are pregnant". At that point I decided to start going to a Fertility Clinic and at the same time I contacted Mark once again. At the beginning, I didn't know what to think or expect and was very anxious about how long it was going to take me to get pregnant. I'm not a fan of needles, but Mark's explanation of the whole process made me feel better and it overcame my fears. By the third appointment, I was already taking herbs in addition to going to the acupuncture treatments once a week. The atmosphere that Mark and his staff created in the office was very professional and relaxing. I took a nap a few times after the needles were in place (I loved the heated bed that they have in the Buckhead office). I started the acupuncture treatments around January and at the end of March of this year, I got my first positive pregnancy test ever!!!!!! I'm currently six months pregnant and our little blessing is making his/her (we don't want to find out the gender) debut on December 30, 2011. I have shared my experience with a lot of people and have told them how the acupuncture treatments helped me during this journey. God blessed us with this miracle, along with the great help and expertise of Mark. He was very supportive during the whole process and even drove out of his area/route one night to meet me to deliver the herbals supplements.
I have been doing great. I never experienced morning sickness. The only "issue" that I can report is back pain, which I used to have before the pregnancy but now is getting a little bit stronger in the lower back area. I have been doing pre-natal yoga hoping that will help strengthen my muscles for the delivery.
We started working on the nursery a couple of weeks ago, but have a long way to go. We are also still working on baby names since we need to have two names ready, one for a boy and one for a girl. Again, thank you for your all your help and the support that you provided to me during my journey.
Endometriosis - An Acupuncture Success Story (Beth E.)
I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 30 after many years of painful periods
and frustration with numerous physicians that couldn't figure out exactly what
was wrong with me. It took my winding up in the emergency room after passing
out unconscious and an emergency laparotomy the next day for doctors to
discover that I was suffering from stage IV endometriosis (the most serious
stage). Following the surgery, 6 weeks of recovery time and six months of
hormone therapy injections (which was very harsh on my body), I was able to live
my life a bit more normally. However, over time the pain returned - doctors
weren't sure if it was a recurrence of endometriosis or if the pain was due to
adhesions caused by the original surgery. At any rate, I was put on all sorts of
pharmaceutical therapies by doctors and I even tried physical therapy to try and
alleviate my pain. Fast forward several years later and a veterinarian that I know
(one that does acupuncture on animals) encouraged me to try and seek relief
through acupuncture. Honestly, I figured why not, since I had tried everything
else (short of more invasive, complicated, and expensive surgery).
I found Mark Schwartz and his acupuncture clinic online while searching for an acupuncturist
that specializes in "female problems" in the Atlanta area. Mark spent a lot of time
with me at my initial intake appointment really learning about the problems
associated with my menses, ovulation, and those experienced throughout each
month. He also asked about my overall health, my frame of mind, and even
checked my tongue for patterns of discord. He was very thorough and I really felt
like he was listening to me. It's very reassuring that Mark shows he is a caring
and experienced acupuncture practitioner in the way that he works with his
patients to formulate a plan of treatment that will be of the greatest benefit. After
my first treatment I felt so much better. After several treatments, I really felt as if I
were on the mend for the first time in years! Mark combined acupuncture with
electro-stimulation, herbal formulas, and even cupping (to help with a shoulder
problem I was experiencing) to help me feel better than I've felt in a very long
I am forever grateful to Mark for his compassionate healing work, as I feel
that I am basically cured of the horrible disease that has plagued me for years.
Not long ago, I felt like I was at the end of my rope and I was considering major
surgery that would've been an immense undertaking - it would have put me out
of commission for a long time, without a guarantee of any sort of success. Now I
know that I have a wonderful option that is inexpensive with no down time, no
invasive surgery, no anesthesia, and it is an option that has had amazing results
for me. My only regret is that I didn't try acupuncture sooner. Ultimately, I highly
recommend Mark Schwartz and the Buckhead Acupuncture and Herbal Center
for relief from many maladies, especially endometriosis - a disease that western
medicine doesn't seem to have a handle on yet.
Infertility: PCOS, 3 failed IUI's, 2 cancelled
IVF cycles. Acupuncture & Herbs stand alone (...just what the
doctor ordered!) (Whitney Gaines - 13 weeks pregnant)
Oh, the journey of infertility… (which I preferred
to call "having fertility challenges" since the word infertility seemed
to have a much more negative connotation to me) Anyway, my journey
began at the start of a new year near my 27th birthday when my husband
and I made the all important decision to start a family. Both my sister
and mother got pregnant very easily so I of course assumed that my
experience would be pretty similar. I was young, healthy, and
physically active. I was convinced I would have a new baby by the end
of the year! I had no idea what we were about to embark upon…
My periods had never been regular and I had been
on birth control for about nine years prior to trying to start a
family. As soon as I got off the pill it was apparent that my cycle was
very irregular. After we had been trying to get pregnant for about four
months I went to my ob/gyn and consulted with him about my irregular
cycles. He immediately chose to put me on Clomid and sent me on my way
vowing that I would be "pregnant in three months!" Well, this made me
uncomfortable just starting Clomid without determining an evidence
based reason via ultrasound or blood work what my real issue was. So I
decided to go to another ob/gyn and it was there that it was determined
through an ultrasound and blood work that I had PCOS (Polycystic Ovary
Syndrome). The doctor put me on metformin to help regulate the PCOS and
this proved to be a difficult experience for me. The gastric side
effects of the metformin were pretty brutal and since I have an
occupation in sales that was especially difficult. I felt as though I
needed to wear sneakers with my suits rather than high heels so that I
could make it to the restroom more quickly! After taking metformin for
a few months with no success, my ob/gyn referred me to a reproductive
endocrinologist for further evaluation.
By the time I got to the specialist's office, I
had lost several pounds on the metformin because of the gastric side
effects. He was concerned that I needed to gain some weight back so
that my body would be at an ideal size to get pregnant. So, he switched
me to Actos, another type of diabetic drug that is prescribed to help
regulate the effects of PCOS and to make you ovulate more consistently.
When he got me to the desired weight, we started down the road of
trying the myriad of fertility medications that were available to see
what would finally work for me. My laundry list of meds that I took
include the following (in no particular order): Clomid, Femara,
Menopur, Novarel, Prometrium, Lupron, Vivelle patch, Estradiol,
Cabergoline, Doxycycline, Follistim, Ovidrel, Gonal f, and Endometrin.
Whew what a list! Some of those were pills while others were injections
that I had to give myself, unless my husband was there to help me.
During the course of taking all of those medications, we had three
failed IUI attempts. We thought that IVF was our only other option but
my body did not take well to that process at all. I ended up getting so
hyperstimulated during the IVF cycle that, although they were able to
take some of my eggs and make embryos, we were unable to transfer any
embryos because I became so ill. We tried again the following month for
an embryo transfer but my fertility specialist told me that my uterine
lining was officially "fried"….. His exact words… So, he told me that I
needed to give my body a rest and that I needed to take a couple of
months off. I was devastated! I wanted to keep trying, but I trusted
that he knew what was best.
I ended up taking three months off all
medications, although I ended up bleeding constantly the entire time!
What an awful experience! I called my specialist and he then proceeded
to tell me that he would not see me again until I went to an
acupuncturist. I was furious! Why would he not see me immediately! Had
he given up on me? This bleeding was really starting to wear on me and
what the heck could an acupuncturist do to help me?! I did not know
much about acupuncture at all but the thought of lying on a table and
becoming a human pin cushion was not appealing to me! I was desperate
to get help from somewhere so I decided to just go ahead and call the
acupuncturist that my specialist had recommended, Mark Schwartz. Little
did I know that I was about to meet the person that was going to help
make all of this heartache and emotional turmoil come to an end.
When I first met Mark, he knew I was rather
apprehensive about acupuncture. But, he also knew that I needed help to
get my body back under control and to make the bleeding stop! He
explained his treatment regimen in depth to me and was very
compassionate about the emotional roller coaster that he knew I had
endured thus far. He immediately determined a course of action for me
and he modified it as needed during subsequent visits. He put me on a
formula of herbs that was made specifically for me and called me
consistently to check on me to make sure that I was continuing to feel
better. The herbs helped to not only regulate my cycle but also gave me
more of a sense of calm about my situation. And then my miracle came…..
After only 1.5 months of going to see Mark weekly and being on the
specific formula of herbs he had written for me, I found out I was
PREGNANT!!! My husband and I had conceived on our own without any
fertility medications!! Unbelievable!! I just thought that after going
through all we had been through, IVF would be the only way that we
could have a baby. I never dreamed we would have an acupuncture baby!
What a tremendous blessing for me not to be on all of those crazy
fertility drugs when we conceived. Now I know that "those crazy
fertility drugs" have worked wonders for a lot of women, and I am
definitely not meaning to downplay the little miracles that they have
provided to so many women. But, I am just saying that for me
personally, I was thankful to have discovered an alternate route and a
more natural route for me to conceive.
I highly recommend Mark Schwartz to others and I
only wish that I had known about him before I had gone through all of
the long list of fertility treatments over the past couple years! He is
a genuine individual who truly cares about his patients and is
extremely knowledgeable about his field. He has definitely made me a
believer in acupuncture!! My husband and I were able to get pregnant
because of Mark and I could not ask for a blessing greater than that!
Infertility: Unexplained. Acupuncture &
In July 2008, I became pregnant for the first time
at age 34. My partner and I had only been trying for four months, and
we were very excited. He was age 37 at the time. Unfortunately, the
pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 10 weeks. It was devastating, and
because I didn't know what to expect, I ended up in the hospital for a
blood transfusion. After my body healed, it took several months before
we were ready to try again. When we did start trying, it wasn't as easy
to get pregnant the second time. After five months of trying, I met
Mark Schwartz, and decided to try acupuncture on a weekly basis.
Acupuncture was a very foreign experience for me.
I am not a fan of needles (a bit of an understatement), but Mark's
manner of explaining the process and creating a relaxing atmosphere
helped greatly. It did not rid my anxiety, but after a few weeks, I was
comfortable with the procedure and able to nap once the needles were in
place. I even had a few favorite acupuncture points for relaxation.
Within a month of starting acupuncture, I also began drinking Chinese
herbs three times per day. On day one, I wasn't sure that I would be
able to drink the teas, but by day three, I didn't even notice the
taste. I also felt healthier every day. My body temperature increased,
and my monthly cycle became more regular and predictable.
Unfortunately, still no pregnancy.
After four months of acupuncture, and nine months
of trying, I went to visit Dr. Mark Perloe at Georgia Reproductive
Specialists. My partner and I underwent various blood tests and
analysis, and were relieved to learn that there was nothing
specifically preventing pregnancy. We decided that I would continue
acupuncture, stop taking Chinese herbs, and begin taking Letrozole
prescribed by Dr. Perloe. I became pregnant in November 2009, and I
will complete my first trimester next week. Dr. Perloe's office has
performed two ultrasounds, and all appears to be very healthy. After my
previous experience, it has been comforting to be so closely monitored.
During the first trimester, I have continued to
see Mark for weekly acupuncture treatments. The treatments are designed
to prevent miscarriage, and there are additional benefits like
relieving nausea and congestion. So much is out of our control when we
try to become pregnant, especially when we spend most of our adult
lives thinking we can become parents whenever we make the decision. For
me, acupuncture has given me more control over a mostly uncontrollable
situation. I feel more in tune with my body, and I look forward to
continuing acupuncture treatments with Mark through my third trimester
to prepare for labor and delivery.
Acupuncture Labor Induction (Jennifer)
Acupuncture was great today but I think that one
session was enough for me! My pressure points are a little sore. I have
been having cramping/contractions all day so hopefully I'll go into
I just wanted to let you know that after our acupuncture session
Thursday morning I went into labor at midnight! I delivered our son at
7:35 Friday evening. Just wanted to let you know that the acupuncture
Endometriosis (Lilly Belle)
I had suffered from SEVERE menstrual pain since my teenage years and I
was diagnosed with stage IV endometriosis in the late nineties. I had a
major operation to remove the endometriosis and associated ovarian
cysts. Initially the pain was reduced, but over time pain returned to
the point where it was chronic and I was in some form of pelvic pain at
least 80% of every month! I found out about acupuncture for treatment
of painful periods, endometriosis, etc. from a friend and I decided to
give it a try this January. The relief was almost immediate and after a
couple of treatments, I was virtually pain free. Here we are in May and
I can honestly say that I feel I am cured. Mark Schwartz and his
acupuncture treatments have done what western medicine couldn't do for
me and now I feel like I have a life again. Thank you!
Chronic Breast Pain for 5 years (Diane)
I first sought out Chinese medicine because I had
been experiencing severe, chronic breast pain during 3 weeks out of
every month for the past 5 years. I had been seen by many different
western doctors including my family practitioner, my gynecologist, an
endocrinologist, and others who prescribed me everything from different
types of birth control pills to high doses of Vitamin E. Nothing
helped. When I finally had given up on western medicine, I was
introduced to Mark through Willner Chemists. After my initial, very
thorough consultation, Mark started me on a regimen of raw herbs.
Within the first month, I was completely free of the breast pain. I
stayed on the treatment for 3 months, then slowly started to decrease
the raw herbs and replace them with a lower dose pill form. During all
of this time, my breast pain never returned. Mark is a miracle worker!
He was able to accomplish in days what several doctors in western
medicine could not in years, and I feel so much better! Mark is not
only a very skilled Chinese herbalist and Acupuncturist, he is also a
pleasure to be around, and really takes the time to get to know not
only the medical side of his patients, but also the personal side. I
would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is looking to improve their
overall health or solve a particularly vexing medical problem like
mine. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Neck Pain (Simone)
I have lived with neck pain and severe muscle
spasms for almost 10 years. In the last ten years, I have tried a
myriad of treatments and medications. Chiropractic care and deep muscle
massage both gave me some temporary relief. I have been treated by two
pain management doctors and have undergone several anti-inflammatory
injections. I have also been on Soma (a muscle relaxant), Celebrex (an
anti-inflammatory), and Ultram and Codeine (pain medications).
Out of desperation, I decided to try acupuncture.
After my first treatment with Mark Schwartz, I left his office feeling
about 40% better. The morning after treatment, however, I woke up with
hardly any pain or discomfort. I did not take any medication that day.
I remained un-medicated for the two weeks leading up to my second
appointment. My second appointment was almost a month ago. I have not
even taken a Tylenol for neck pain.
Back Pain - Pain free! (Bradley)
I wrenched my back doing some
vigorous flow yoga. The next day I was in such pain, I went to the
doctor and he prescribed some pain pills, which alleviated some of the
pain, but did not help me to become functional again. Two days later I
went to see Mark for my first acupuncture treatment. When I entered his
office I was barely able to walk and in constant pain. Mark worked on
me for two hours, and when I got up off the table I was amazed that I
could move normally and felt no pain in my back. Mark cautioned me that
the pain was likely to come back, and I would need a follow-up
treatment, which we scheduled for three days later. He also gave me
herbal medicine to relax the muscles. As anticipated, the pain did
return the next day. The follow-up treatment was nearly as intensive as
the first with similar immediate relief, however this treatment
solidified the effect. It is now five days later, and I have been able
to function normally without any significant pain.
Plantar fasciitis and Wellness (David)
Mark has made a big difference in
my overall health. I came to him originally because I was suffering
from Plantar Fasciitis, which was really affecting my work outs. I had
the condition off and on for almost 5 years. The only thing that would
really help get rid of it was cortisone shots from a podiatrist. After
the first treatment with Mark, the pain was almost entirely gone, with
the exception of a little soreness in the heel. After the second
treatment it was gone all together. That was about 3 years ago and I
have not had any issues since. This is also the first pollen season
that I have not been completely miserable with allergies because we
started working on those about 6 months ago. He is truly a miracle
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Adam)
I have been dealing with IBS since 2005 and
treating it with prescription medication. It worked great but they
stopped manufacturing the meds starting in 2009 and nothing else worked
for me. I was desperate for help and was recommended acupuncture. My
two biggest concerns were proximity to my home and hours of operation
since my work schedule is hectic. I called Mark on a Saturday and he
called me back within an hour to schedule a consultation for the
following week. My symptoms improved after my first session. It has
been great working with Mark and I am now able to get back to living a
regular life. I highly recommend him to anyone dealing with IBS.
Fatigue, Pain, & Stress (Veronica)
Mark is well skilled and experienced in
acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I have been under his care for almost a
year and have come to respect him a great deal. I initially came in for
pain, stress and energy work and he has helped me tremendously so much
so I have decided to stay with the treatment for preventative measures.
Mark is also a very caring - He will take great care of you and make
sure that he is doing everything he can to help you be a more healthy
Infertility: PCOS, 2 failed IUI. One very
successful IVF + Acupuncture (Tracie)
I came to Mark in December of 2009 in an effort to
overcome the fertility issues I was facing. With a long standing
diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, I had been trying to conceive
for over a year with no success. After two failed intrauterine
inseminations with a fertility specialist, acupuncture had been
suggested in an effort to enhance my fertility and reduce the stress on
my body. After seeing Mark twice a week for well over a month, my
husband and I decided to try IVF. Mark's support and wisdom was
invaluable in this process. He made himself available whenever I needed
him, as IVF timing is extremely sensitive. He was kind enough to meet
me at the doctor's office for post acupuncture following my first
embryo transfer. I am happy to announce I am now almost 5 months
pregnant with twins! I have continued to see Mark weekly throughout my
pregnancy in an effort to reduce stress and manage any discomfort I
have had. I have been free of morning sickness too, which I attribute
to regular acupuncture! Mark takes the time to really know his patients
and will go above and beyond at all times. Seeing Mark was not only a
blessing, but one of the best decisions I have ever made!
I'm one of Mark's current patients, and I've had a wonderful experience with him and his practice. I went to Mark for acupuncture treatments to enhance fertility. I'm 36 and my husband is 38. In addition, I had very low AMH (0.2 when 1 is normal for my age). We had been trying to get pregnant for a while with no success. I read in a couple of places that acupuncture is beneficial for increasing fertility, so I decided to give it a shot. I Google'd acupuncture practitioners in Atlanta and, although Mark's office was one of the furthest from where I live (~45-50 min), his website looked so professional yet so welcoming that I had to call him. He called me back soon after I left a message and gave me a complimentary phone consultation. Long story short, I decided to pursue treatment with him (acupuncture plus Chinese herbs). He definitely made me feel comfortable with his funny, professional and compassionate demeanor. The best part is that I got pregnant within 2 months of first visiting his office! And the first month my husband and I didn't even try because he was really sick during my fertile time. Truly amazing results!! I continued to go to him for acupuncture during pregnancy, and his treatments definitely helped with morning sickness, lack of energy, and constipation. I know this for a fact because whenever I missed my weekly appointment, my morning sickness and lack of energy would get REALLY bad, only to go away after my next visit. Also, I was out of the country when I first got constipated (a "normal" side effect of pregnancy), but as soon as I went back for an acupuncture treatment, my constipation disappeared (I became regular again the DAY after the treatment!). That is when I was really convinced acupuncture works (as if getting pregnant wasn't enough proof)! I would recommend Mark to anyone...not only is he extremely knowledgeable, and not only does he deliver results (during the holidays, he receives tons of cards from happy couples who have conceived thanks to him), but he is funny, witty, compassionate, and easy to get along with.
Christina Thomson Infertility
I had dealt with very painful and heavy periods for years, but just thought that they were normal and that I was just one of those women who had awful periods. One morning, I collapsed while getting out of bed because the pain was unbearable and I couldn't walk. I knew that there was nothing normal about that. I sought treatment and was diagnosed with stage IV endometriosis. I had two very large cysts on both of my ovaries and extensive scar tissue damage. In 2006, I had a laparotomy to remove the cysts and scar tissue. After the surgery, I began taking medication to suppress my periods. I lived a fairly pain free life without periods and continued that treatment until my husband and I decided it was time to start a family. I knew from my history that it wouldn't be easy and had been told that, while it wouldn't be impossible for me to get pregnant, the odds were not in my favor. The pain returned as soon as I started having periods again. I was interested in natural treatments and tried various herbs, vitamins, and dietary changes. All of those helped with my symptoms, but after a year of trying, I still wasn't pregnant. I wasn't ready to start medically invasive fertility treatments because I felt like there were reasons why I wasn't getting pregnant, and I needed to work on healing myself. I was reading a book called The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis and became interested in using Chinese herbs and acupuncture to help with my endometriosis and infertility. There are a few acupuncture centers in Atlanta, but Buckhead Acupuncture and Herbal Center stood out to me as a place where my needs would be met. I started seeing Mark Schwartz at Buckhead Acupuncture and Herbal Center in Atlanta in April 2012. From the beginning, Mark was honest and helpful. He advised me to consult with a fertility specialist in order to get as many answers as possible about what was going on with my body. That first visit with Mark was really the beginning of my fertility journey. I began weekly acupuncture treatments and started taking Chinese herbs everyday. I began to notice a difference not too long after starting the treatments. My periods became lighter and less painful. My mood improved; I felt happier and more energetic. During this time, I also consulted with a fertility specialist who Mark recommended. He found that I had more cysts on my ovaries, and he believed the reason why I wasn't getting pregnant was because of the scar tissue damage from the endometriosis and the previous surgery. He advised a laprascopy to remove the cysts and clear out the scar tissue. I met with an amazing surgeon, who was also recommended by Mark, and scheduled the surgery for June of 2012. The surgery went well, but there were still alot of unknowns about whether or not I would be able to get pregnant. My husband and I kept trying. Trying to conceive and being unable to do so can be such a stressful and heartbreaking experience. It is easy to get consumed by the process. The weekly acupuncture sessions were relaxing and really helped me feel more centered. The Chinese herbs that I drank 3 times a day were dark, concentrated herbs and took some time to get used to, but I just told myself that it was my daily medicine. I felt like I was taking charge of my fertility issues and helping myself to heal. Mark was always easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. He went over my cycle charts with me and listened while I talked through the process of trying to get pregnant. In November 2013, it happened for me. I got pregnant! Mark was one of the first people that I told, and I knew he was celebrating with me. I am currently 19 weeks pregnant and have had a wonderful and healthy pregnancy. I have continued with the acupuncture which helped ease the first trimester symptoms and is now helping in the 2nd trimester. I was a nearly impossible case, but a combination of eastern and western medicine has given me this chance, this gift. My journey to become pregnant felt so long and difficult at times, but now I know that it was worth the fight.
Michelle Gunn Pre-eclampsia / Pregnancy-induced Hypertension
I have nothing but the highest praise for Mark and the folks at Buckhead Acupuncture in Atlanta. I had experienced severe pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy, and once again at only 4 months along, my blood pressure already was on the rise. After having spoken with several of my friends, Mark Schwartz's name came to to foreground as an expert in pregnancy-related issues. After a thorough intake appointment, we started treatment, and now -- just two months later -- my BP is considerably lower than it was even pre-pregnancy. Also, Mark has a great bedside manner, which is really reassuring to those of us who might be a little squeamish about the whole, y'know, needle thing. (And did I mention he's funny? He is. Trust me.) I'd strongly recommend Mark for treatment of pre-eclampsia / pregnancy-induced hypertension, and plan to continue seeing him and/or the other practitioners at Buckhead Acupuncture for any health needs in the future.
Jenny Karn's Testimonials
After a year of trying to get pregnant, we saw a fertility specialist and he told us that our only real chance to conceive would be through IVF. I had heard that doing acupuncture before and after the transfer was supposed to help, and I was willing to do anything to give us more of a chance. I must add that I have a bit of anxiety about acupuncture, but Jenny put all of those fears to rest. She is calming, kind and made me feel completely relaxed. I saw her several times before my transfer, and then the day of, both before and after. Now that my baby girl is almost 4 months, I look back and feel as though Jenny was a very positive part of that whole experience. I absolutely recommend her.
Jenny is great! We tried to conceive for about four months with no success. Within one month of doing acupuncture with Jenny and following her modifications to my diet - we conceived ! She is very professional and very easy to talk to. I am so happy we choose to try a natural method like acupuncture before trying more conventional medical interventions that wreck havoc on your body. Jenny knows what she's doing ….5 stars all the way!
I had horrible anxiety, sleepless nights and stomach issues before I started seeing Jenny. After the first treatment and a week of taking the chinese herbs the stomach problems had subsided.
Within a few more sessions I started sleeping better and learning to listen to my body.
Jenny is easy to talk to and is truly there to help you. I always had a million questions, but she took the time to explain and answer all of them.
I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in trying out acupunture!
I have been seeing Jenny for about 7 months and have seen a tremendous difference in how I handle stress and I feel more "balanced" overall. I am going for fertility purposes and Jenny has put me on a great program of accupuncture and Chinese herbs to help get my body ready for pregnancy.
She is very caring, professional and truly cares about the well being of her clients. I would recommend her to any woman who is battling fertility challenges, or anyone who is looking for a holistic way to manage stress.
Jenny was great. After two years of trying to conceive and not wanting to go through IVF I decided to try acupuncture. About two months after I started I was pregnant. Jenny also helped me with back pains, tmj, nausea, and fatigue. Jenny was great. We are due this summer and Jenny still checks in to see how things are going.
Jenny has amazing customer service and a gentle nature. She takes time to explain things and listen to your overall needs. I saw Jenny towards the end of my pregnancy. Not only was it relaxing, it really prepared my body for labor and delivery, and the birth went really well!
I started coming to see Jenny for acupuncture after trying to conceive my first child for many months and after being diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Jenny helped me to make some lifestyle changes and helped me with the anxiety of the long process of trying to get pregnant. She also helped treat my allergies, and I was able to stop taking my antihistimine. I conceived the first month she treated me! She is very professional and has a very pleasant bedside manner.
I would definitely recommend Jenny Karns acupuncture services to anyone that is looking for the best in Atlanta! I started going to her about a year ago and I have been pleased with the outcomes every since.
Her customer service is impeccable and she really shows that she cares about your well being.
When I began my acupuncture treatment with Jenny Karns, I was feeling very out of balance and somewhat out of touch with my body and energy flow.
In addition, I was stressed and anxious about my health issues-and about the effects of being stressed and anxious on my health! It was a vicious cycle.
I was referred to Jenny because she was part of a practice that focused on treating women with fertility issues, but through her unique, gentle and intuitive treatment, I discovered benefits that stretched far beyond fertility. With each treatment, she asks me what has been going on with me recently-what I've been experiencing physically, energetically and emotionally-and tailors the day's treatment to fit those needs, as well as addressing the original overall issues.
She has an openness and sensitivity that is hard to come by in any field, and it allows her to treat each person as an individual, rather than applying a predetermined protocol. Even after just a few treatments from Jenny, I felt more balance and wholeness in my body, calm and peace in my mind, and openness in my heart and energy flow. She is truly wonderful.
Oscar Sierra's Testimonials
I can't say enough about how Oscar has helped me get my life back on track! I had grown sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all of the time. After being to "umpteen" M.D.'s who ran test after test and told me there was nothing wrong with me, I came across Atlanta Acupuncture's website. And that is when my life started changing for the better. I can't emphasize enough how Oscar "LISTENED" to my concerns! This wasn't your typical 5-10 minute office visit I had grown accustomed to with every other Dr. I had seen. Oscar sat down and talked with me for well over an hour. Asking me questions about my diet, lifestyle, work, family, and goals. He made subtle suggestions that, when followed, made all the differnce in the world. Oscar ran some blood work and got to the root of what was causing my ailments. There was not any "Take a couple of these pills and let me know how you feel in six months". He explained, in detail, What my results were, Why they were what they were, and How I needed to do to get them where they needed to be! Not complicated at all. Simple actually. If you are skeptical of Acupunture or Chinese Medicine, don't be. It works. This is me after completing my 1st Spartan Sprint Race this March. I plan on completing a 10+ mile Spartan Beast Race in August and the 40+ mile Spartan Death Race in June of 2013! Oscar has a way of helping you bring out the best in yourself and others, and for that I will be eternally grateful.
Migraines - Michelle
I suffered from migraines for 3 years almost every day. I was taking Tylenol and Advil and other drugs and that helped a little, but the headaches were constant all the time. Nobody could tell me why, they just said to take medication. So I decided to try acupuncture and I came to Dr. Cho. She examined me and asked lots of questions and told me I had a weak kidney and stomach and my body was out of balance and that was causing my headaches. She said she would try to help me with acupuncture. After a couple of treatments, my headaches were less often. And after 4 treatments I didn't have any headaches at all. I went to her regularly as long as she was in this area and haven't felt this good in a very long time. Thanks Dr. Cho!
Prostatitis - B. W.
I was diagnosed with prostatitis 6 years ago. I took medicine for it and it reduced the symptoms but I still wasn't really cured of it and I still suffered urinary problems. I was very skeptical about acupuncture, but my wife kept nagging me about it until I agreed to go. I went to see Eunha, and she made me feel very comfortable about trying it. She looked at my ear the first time she examined me and knew what my problem was before I even told her. I knew right then I had come to the right person for treatment. She treated me with little metal balls in my ears and my symptoms were gone while they were in. After having these problems for so long, I was shocked that something like this could suddenly make them go away. Then she treated me with needles a few times and the symptoms went away completely. I wish I had gone to Eunha a long time ago.
Depression - Marco
I felt really depressed last year. I even felt suicidal a few times. My mother told me that Eunha had treated her and that she had helped her get rid of her acid reflux. I didn't even want to get out of bed but my mom dragged me over to the clinic. The first time I got an acupuncture treatment it was a really weird feeling. It felt like something was moving inside my body. It was like nothing else I've done. After the treatment I felt really light. After that first treatment I didn't have my usual rollercoaster emotions. The next time I went by myself because I wanted to. Eunha said I should get 4 or 5 treatments since I had been down for a while and it really helped more than I can write here. I really want to thank Eunha for turning things around for me. I feel so much more positive now and I feel like it's going to stay that way. If not, I'll drive to Atlanta and get her to treat me.
Back Pain - Lilly
I had back pain after working for years at a repetitive job. I didn't know much about acupuncture, but I thought I would try it since I had read that it could help with pain and I didn't want to start taking pills. That was what my doctor said I should do, but I didn't want to do that for a long time. When Dr. Cho treated me, she asked me how much pain I had on a scale of 1 to 10. I said 7. Then she put needles in my arm and I wondered why she was putting needles in my arm when it was my back that hurt. But then she asked me what my pain level was now and I said it was a 2. I was pretty surprised about that. After that I started believing in acupuncture. After 2 treatments, my pain was gone and is still gone.
Tennis Elbow - Al
After a lot of sports and physical labor, I had tennis elbow for about 10 years. I went to a physical therapist and a doctor, and they both told me that I would need an operation to get rid of the pain. And even with the operation the pain and lack of motion might come back. An operation was going to cost a lot and maybe cause more harm than good, so I really didn't want to do that. The other choice they said was to take pain meds and I didn't want that. So I was looking for something else. I decided to try acupuncture. Eunha did something called ion pumping cord on me. She put 8 needles in my arm with a wire between them for about 30 minutes. It didn't hurt much at all. But I could feel something when they were in like a warm feeling. She treated me like that once a week for 4 weeks and after that I didn't feel pain anymore. I still don't have pain there. I'm not sure how it worked, but I'm sure glad I didn't get an operation!
Acne - SK
I took my son to see Eunha because where I am from Acupuncture is very popular. But some acupuncturists here in USA I do not like much. They don't know much like acupuncturists I know from my country. But Eunha is very knowledgeable. My son had acne and she gave him Chinese medicine herbs for it. His acne was gone and he was very happy about that. Eunha did great job. Thank you Eunha.
PTSD, Pain, Insomnia - Rob Bradley
Eunha Cho- I don't know where to begin so I will say it all. When I came to you several months ago I was a complete mess. I had severe lower back pain from a work related injury that even my Emory Spine Doctor could not relieve more than a couple of days with a very expensive and painful series of shots. You were able to get rid of my pain in just a few visits. Not only did you get rid of my back pain, but my knee pain, my sleepless nights, my horrible headaches from Traumatic Brain Injury, my PTSD, and my occasional hangover. I have been singing your praises to everyone that will listen. What my Western Medical Doctors have tried to accomplish in years and failed, you have been able to accomplish in weeks. I would recommend acupuncture by you Miss Eunha to anyone dealing with daily chronic pain. Thank you again.
Stress - A A
I'm a 25-year-old college student in Atlanta and I've been going through a really rough time in my life; dealing with multiple stressors which have affected me emotionally, psychologically, and physically. I felt the urge to start an acupuncture session to help me out with the severe muscle pain and insomnia I was experiencing as a result of my situation. I was very impressed with how quickly Eunha was able to diagnose the true causes of my symptoms during my first visit with her, without me having to mention much about my personal life. After a few acupuncture sessions and using the herbal supplements she has specialized for me, my nervous system was much more calm and I was dealing with my life problems with a lot more ease and a calmer state of mind. Acupuncture not only relieved a lot of my physical symptoms like muscle pain, it also helped calm me down emotionally which increased my ability to cope with some crazy events that I've been going through in my personal life.
I'm so grateful to have made this decision and I would recommend acupuncture for anyone who is going through a stressful time in his or her life.
Stroke - RW
Doctor Eunha Cho helped me after my stroke when others couldn't.
I had a stroke 6 months ago , which gave me limited movement in my right hand. Rehabilitation from western medicine helped, but only by a little. I heard acupuncture can help and tried an acupuncturist, but there wasn't much improvement.
Then I went to Eunha Cho. With Doctor Eunha Cho, I saw improvement on the first visit and I've been getting better with each visit. I can now type with almost as much ease as I used to before the stroke.
I have another friend who had ulcerative colitis who improved with her acupuncture and herbs too. In fact, that's how I heard about her.
I think she is amazing and would highly recommend her. I hope she'll help you as much as she helped me.
Stress and Anxiety - Daniel Horák
When you meet Eunha Cho, the first thing you notice is her smile. It is a warm smile coming from the bottom of her soul. When you have Eunha Cho as your acupuncturist, you know that you are in caring and expert hands. She is very knowledgable. When Eunha first started treating me, I felt a lot of anxiety and stress. Her treatment made me feel much better. I was very pleased with the results I got and would send anyone to her who asks me for advice about who to see. When you get to know Eunha Cho, you will notice that she is a true professional with passion for her field in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She puts her heart into each treatment. For her the patients are not a mere number, but individuals with unique needs.
Weight Loss - Marcus W.
No Pain and no gain! I weighed a lot more than I wanted to for a long time and tried all kinds of diets to lose some of it. But I couldn't lose more than a few pounds, and it always came back. I talked to a friend from LA who tried acupuncture to lose weight and actually lost a lot and said a lot of good things about it, so I figured I would look for a place in Atlanta and try it even though I was nervous about needles. But when I met Eunha at Buckhead Acupuncture, she made me feel comfortable and I wasn't nervous. And I hardly felt the needles. She used electric stimulation on the needles and she gave me some kind of drink made from Chinese herbs. She explained that she was going to speed up my metabolism. I saw her once a week for a month or so and it worked like a charm. So far, I've lost 30 pounds that I haven't put back on and am satisfied with my weight now. It seems like my metabolism has been reset. Don't ask me how it works, but if you want to lose weight and keep it off, I can recommend Eunha and this method.
Joint Pain - Josh P.
I have lived all over the country and been to a few different acupuncturists in my time, but when I found Eunha Cho at Buckhead Acupuncture and Herbal Center, I knew I had come to the right place. She is very knowledgeable of her profession, and she takes pride in her professional care of her patients. She really puts the patient at ease; especially if you're not comfortable with needles. I am 37 years old, and I have had chronic joint problems over the past ten years due to three knee surgeries and other injuries to shoulders and ankles. Literally, after a couple visits to Ms. Cho, I felt like my knees and other joints were feeling like they were back in my 20's. I was able to play more basketball and other agility moving activities with little to no pain. Ms. Cho's treatments also helped in stress relief to where I feel more relaxed in my daily activities. I don't live in the area any more, but the five hour drive once to twice a month is well worth it for the quality of life I am enjoying again.
Neck Pain - Jordan
Recently, I was vacationing in Hawaii. While I was there, I had a bad encounter with a large wave that decided to pick me up and land me directly on my head. I could not move my neck for a couple of weeks and for the next 6 months I was dealing with a lot of inflammation, lack of mobility, and pain. During that time, I went to my regular doctor, as well as visiting my chiropractor several times. I had never tried acupuncture, but I was ready to try everything. Euhna did two treatments on me over two days, and the entire problem disappeared. She seems to have an amazing ability to know just how to place and manipulate the needles. I also believe that she has a gift for diagnosis. For me, the end of that story was no pain and full mobility. Since then, she has treated me for knee problems and back pain. All with great success. She is an amazing acupuncturist and healer. I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to get well.