After years of struggling with infertility and subsequent loss of twins, I found solace in Pulling Down the Moon. I participated in the patient education classes through my affilitation with FCI. It started with acupuncture, followed by fertility-friendly yoga, and then the first line fertility nutrition program to manage my PCOS. It is a peaceful and welcoming location in River North.

It was meant as a "break" from it all and personal healing. I grew to LOVE yoga and all the people I met there. I have tried the yoga CD, the books, the teas, and of course, the yummy Zing bars! I became comfortable in a place that understood me and accepted me as person. The welcoming staff were willing to meet me where I was and help me on my journey.

Little did I know that after surgery and failed treatments, that the nutrition program, yoga, relaxation, and support (from peers and staff) would be what worked for me and our future family! Our miracle rainbow was conceived naturally while working with PDTM and I couldn't be more grateful. -MJ

I am very grateful for my family, especially my daughters. We welcomed Samantha through adoption and Gwendolyn, pictured with me, after several years of treatment and lots of prayers. Several years in the making, but well worth the wait!" We love to see these successes and we are grateful that we are allowed to assist on this precious journey.

Your journey is never as you picture it to be. I never imagined the struggle or heartache the road to motherhood would bring. Through it
all however, I never lost faith that one day I would have the baby I always dreamed of. Thank you to Pulling Down the Moon for your support and services, both helped me achieve my dream. On April 26, we welcomed our sweet Sophia Marie into the world!

I absolutely couldn't have gotten to where we are now without Pulling Down the Moon. The massage therapy and acupuncture that I had done regularly helped me tremendously both physically and emotionally throughout our infertility journey, our pregnancy, and now in my recovery. We are so grateful to have this little miracle in our lives! She is definitely worth the wait

Pulling Down the Moon provided me the kind of hope, faith, and calmness that I needed during one of the toughest times of my life. It was through acupuncture, fertility massages, nutrition, and fertility yoga where I learned how to cope with grief, balance myself, and never give up hope of becoming a mother to a living breathing baby. January 2015 our sweet little miracle moon baby was born! We are beyond blessed and so incredibly thankful to the staff and community of women at Pulling Down the Moon for helping me through this journey

At the ripe age of 32, I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. I was told that even with fertility treatments, I only had a 1% chance of having my own baby. Distraught by the news, I immediately looked into options to enhance the success of my fertility treatments. During my search, I was referred to Pulling Down the Moon where I received fertility acupuncture treatments. My acupuncturists were cheerful, informative, and comforting. Each session was such a calming experience. It relaxed my mind and created balance in my body--enough so to have an impact on the success of my fertility treatments. Today, I have not one, but two beautiful babies who I call "my little miracles". Thank you so very much to the staff at Pulling Down the Moon!

'I want to thank Pulling Down The Moon for helping me achieve a pregnancy. I am now 20 weeks pregnant and am so grateful to the team at Fertility Centers of IL and Pulling Down The Moon. I have PCOS - and knew I needed help to achieve a successful pregnancy. I had heard that acupuncture and IVF go hand in hand but did not have time for it. I started doing acupuncture during the two month wait for Frozen Embryo Transfer. I first started with Meg - she was wonderful and put my mind at ease. When I got close to the transfer - I met with Lisa and she was wonderful. I did acupuncture for fertility weekly before the transfer and during the first trimester and am continuing throughout the pregnancy. Lisa was so wonderful with the acupuncture and had great suggestions for my pregnancy. She is a great listener and also put my mind at ease with my concerns about the pregnancy (when you go through fertility treatment you are more nervous). She always made me feel better. My husband and I tried for 3 years with no success. Then with our first time doing IVF and with acupuncture - it worked. I cannot thank Lisa, Meg and the team at Pulling Down The Moon for helping my husband and I make a miracle happen. I highly recommend Pulling Down the Moon to anyone who needs help with fertility. The team there is a great support group while you are going through the process.'

"I first met Lisa when I was told that I would not be able to conceive a child without the help of IVF. During our first appointment I immediately felt comfortable and supported by Lisa. She is truly a compassionate and caring person, and as our sessions continued Lisa was no longer the practitioner, but was my friend in this process. I followed her recommendations and was able to conceive naturally!!! I highly recommend Lisa as she is an amazing person to work with that produces amazing results." -A.M, teacher

"I have been practicing conventional medicine for more than 30 years. For twenty of those years I have had terrible sciatica and pain from arthritis in both heels. I have had back surgery and physical therapy for years, but the pain persisted. I have suggested alternative medical treatments to patients throughout my career when conventional therapy did not work. I never considered Acupuncture for myself and my physicians never offered it. My daughter was having issues with fertility and her fertility specialist recommended she see Lisa Meyerson and have Aupuncture. She became pregnant and continued the therapy throughout the pregnancy. She now has an 8 week old baby girl and I have a granddaughter. I decided to see Lisa for treatment of my low back pain and heel pain. After a few treatments both my heel and back pain had improved significantly. My quality of life has gotten way better. Acupuncture has been around for centuries. Lisa Meyerson is trained in the practice of Acupuncture. She has learned the millenniums of the Chinese teachings and knows the channels and points to touch. Lisa has embraced her practice and her results make a powerful argument for acceptance of Acupuncture for treatment of many aliments and her as your practitioner." -C.B, MD

I AM PREGNANT thanks to the help of the unbelievable people at PDtM!!! Everyone at PDtM is incredible. Not only are the acupuncturists, masseuses, nutritionists, and yoga instructors extremely knowledgeable, they are also very empathic and understanding. I always leave feeling SO MUCH BETTER - physically and emotionally. I am still going to PDtM for acupuncture and just had a prenatal nutrition appointment. I can’t wait for the end of my first trimester so I can start prenatal yoga classes! Thanks to everyone who has helped me get to this point.

"A trusted client of mine recommended PDtM about 2 years ago and I'm so glad I took her advice. I cannot say enough about Anna Pyne (acupuncture). She helped get my normally 60-90 day cycles down to 35-42 days while treating my other PCOS symptoms. PDtM has the best quality supplements as well. My husband's motility went from 15% to 55% after 3 months of diligently taking the Male Supplement Pack. Yoga for fertility was also enjoyable and a great way for me to connect with other women going through the same challenges. The entire staff at PDtM helped me grieve through 2 miscarriages and then shared in my joy when I finally made it through the first trimester with my twins. I am 30 weeks pregnant and still look forward to my monthly acupuncture sessions and PDtM is the only place I trust for prenatal massage. Everyone at PDtM is a great resource, whether you are looking to try naturally or just need balance while going through fertility treatments.

"I am currently expecting my second child. I never thought I would even be able to concieve. I couldn't have done it without the support I get from my acupuncturist at Pulling Down the Moon."

Our journey to fertility lead us to PDtM. Our first son (now 8 yrs. old) was naturally conceived with no problems. My husband and I tried to get pregnant with baby #2. It wasn't an easy process! We were referred to see a fertility doctor and were prescribed fertility drugs which did not work at all. It was an unsettling and taxing experience for my body and mind! We decided to try a different approach and I did yoga, acupuncture, herbs and massages at PDtM. I'm happy to say we got pregnant twice and had two more boys (now ages 4 yrs old and 2 yrs old). I went for acupuncture pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and post pregnancy. It was an amazing journey for me to realize that I didn't need drugs to have more children. I'm so grateful and blessed to have healthy babies! I still find time to treat myself for acupuncture & massages on a regular basis.

Thank you to PDtM staff for being part of my life and our family!

Hi! I actually wanted to let you know that I’m pregnant! I had taken your yoga for fertility class back in May-June and then I went through IVF in the late July/early August timeframe. Fortunately it worked and I’m now about 11 1/2 weeks along so almost into the second trimester. I’m now seeing my regular OB/GYN and had my last appt at FCI in mid-September. I really believe that your class helped me and I got so much out of it – I’ve been recommending it to lots of people too!

Just wanted to send you a quick email and enormous thank you for lending your ears, your heart and unconditional support. I can't explain how scary and freeing at the same time our practice was...one of the many beauties of yoga; truly helps me embrace so many of life's paradoxes. My heart may be broken, but for the first time in a while, I was able to feel those pieces--and that's the first step in putting those pieces back together in a new way.

We are for sure pregnant!!! Wanted to let all of you know, and especially I want to thank all of you for being soooooo supportive and sweet during this journey!! I reallllly appreciate it!!! I'm sure I'll be seeing all of you at some point when I'm at PDTM! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks soooo much again!!

I know it's been AWHILE but I am in need of some help from Pulling Down the Moon again... As a refresher, I had twins in 2012 following one round of IVF and LOTS of yoga, nutrition consulting and acupuncture at PDTM in Chicago. (They are now healthy thriving almost-3 year olds!) We are trying for baby #3. We have the same issue as the first go-round - a very thin uterine lining. I firmly believe acupuncture really helped me the last time.

I also wanted to let you know that I LOVE Pulling The Moon. I have been to other acupuncturists and Kate and Kat are the absolute best and the setting is so serene. I told my husband when this “journey” is over I want to work there.

I am 8 weeks now, have had 4 ultrasounds already (can you believe it??), and the baby is growing as expected. We are so cautiously optimistic! I am still coming to PDTM for acupuncture and to meet up with the other yoga ladies on Sunday morning when I can. I hope all is well with you. You are my all-time favorite yoga teacher -- I so appreciate that you taught us the background for the poses and breathing. I have found that so many yoga teachers don't!

I just wanted to say Thank You for teaching the yoga classes at Pulling Down the Moon! I have had many different yoga teachers and you have been my favorite! Thanks for sharing your laughter and smiles with us. You do a wonderful job of creating healing energy in the room. Pulling Down the Moon is such an amazing place with such a calming presence for me. They, and all the women who take classes there, are lucky to have you.

I have really enjoyed the current class and really look forward to it. It’s like two hours of solace for me. I had miscarried two weeks before the class started and wasn’t really looking forward to opening up and talking about my experience. Perhaps that’s why I was so overly emotional on the first day and I just kept telling myself “I’m not ready to talk about this, I’m just not ready”. But opening up that first day was what I really needed. It increases the load that one carries if you keep it all in. I wish I had started the class when I began my first two cycles, perhaps it would have made coping with the experience a lot easier – and I would have found a better outlet than eating my sorrows away on a Portillo’s hot dog, fries and vanilla shakes!

My husband and I have been posted abroad so I am dealing with IF from afar with fewer resources and support. It has been challenging, but I was thrilled when I saw your book on the bookshelf and have been following some of the suggestions. Please tell the authors that the Moon Salute sequence is being practiced virtually every day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Even though I have been practicing yoga, doing acupuncture and herbs and changing my diet for over a year now, the book has been tremendous helpful in giving fertility-specific advice which I have not found anywhere else. I have found this book to be invaluable.

My twins were born 3/25/09, thanks in part to IVF at FCI and the wonderful caring treatment I received at your office (Lots of Accupunture with Lisa, a few appointments with Yong, Yoga for Fertility class last August with Jenilyn, massages with Meredith and Nutritional advice from Lauren). Everyone on staff is so well versed in the fertility issues and treatments and completely upbeat and positive in what is a very dark time for so many of us. I can’t say enough about how much I learned and, more importantly, appreciated the emotional support and understanding I received at PDtM. I’ve recommened it to about a million people. THANK YOU!!

You would be so proud of me, my sister was sharing how stressed she has been so I told her about my yoga practice and meditation and how life changing it was, so I think I have her sold. Who would have thought, me spreading the good news of yoga…Thought that would make you smile.

I really do think the whole ‘protocol’ at PDTM made the difference this time. I can’t thank you enough for having the vision to have started that wonderful place!

I had an appointment today with someone who was in my network (insurance) and I am almost heartbroken over the difference between your care and what this person offered. There simply was NO COMPARISON. I was so upset when I left there today. I whole heartedly believe acupuncture to be an integral part of my infertility journey but financially it is very straining. I would love to be able to continue my treatment with you. I had an US apt today at Shady Grove and received very good news. My lining is a 9 and I have a follicle that measured 20mm!!!! I have been given the go-ahead to start my trigger shot tonight. I would love to be able to see you before, or after my IUI scheduled for this Wednesday.

You are doing such impactful work with Pdtm. The class, the nutritionist, the massages – they all helped immensely. Thank you for creating such a special place. I am also happy to report that my test came back positive as well! I know that this positive first step is due to our class and to all of the other phenomenal support services at Pulling Down The Moon.

First, let me thank you for recommending the yoga class. It has been such a positive experience – a safe place where I have bonded with others in a similar situation. Very calming and combined with the acupuncture, diet and massage – I’m in a much better place.

I am at the 5 month period now and go in for my 20 week ultrasound next Monday. It’s not easy doing this when you’re old, but I am so grateful to even have this opportunity. I credit so much to the Moon, and thank you and everyone I’ve worked with for the support and kindness. I still meet with 3 members of my yoga group every month to catch up. It has been wonderful.

I absolutely think that I wouldn’t have made it into the hands of the right doctors had it not been for your advice. Every time I have felt defeated by this process, Anna and the rest of your staff has always brought me right back to a positive place full of hope. I know it’s still very early in my pregnancy, but I will be forever grateful for the Pulling Down the Moon family. I definitely still plan on continuing with acupuncture throughout the pregnancy and am excited to share this part of our journey to parenthood with Anna and the rest of your team. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I have been to a total of 4 acupuncturists now and I find that my one session with you all far surpassed any other treatment that I had received. In my short time there, I just felt like the people that I dealt with “got it”, if that makes sense. Pulling Down the Moon knows and understands what those of us who are going through infertility are dealing with.