My wife and I consulted with Dr. Shasta after we struggled to conceive for a little over a year. We already ate very healthy diets and supplemented appropriately with vitamins/minerals. We felt puzzled and extremely disappointed since having children was so important to both of us. Finally, we did some research and heard good things about acupuncture and fertility.
The treatment was or my wife, but I was part of the overall process, and had to write this review!
When we first visited Dr. Shasta, we weren’t sure what to expect. She was so kind and seemed confident that she could help us. We appreciated her thorough intake and assessment of our individual situation. Flash forward just one month, six acupuncture sessions, and two weeks of Chinese herbs later and my wife and I conceived our first child! Today, out baby is 32 weeks along and my wife’s pregnancy is going great. We are so incredibly grateful to Dr. Shasta for her life-changing work!
Like I mentioned, the treatment was for my wife, but I was part of the overall process, and had to write this review!
I highly recommend anyone who has been struggling with getting pregnant to try Dr. Shasta’s acupuncture and herbal protocol.
Thanks Dr. Shasta for your help during my journey on fertility. I would like to give 5+ star to Dr. Shasta, she is incredibly good in giving specialized fertility acupuncture and massage. I tried many acupuncture clinics before coming to Dr. Shasta but got success with in 3 months of effective treatment by Dr. Shasta. She is very helpful & compassionate about her work and had always given me great tips/ advice on how lifestyle and eating habits. I am grateful to her timely help and treatment. Thanks again!!
— Nitu B.
Infertility guru! We were so blessed to have found Dr. Shasta! we were working with fertility specialist and told us that we would never be able to conceive naturally, and would have use IVF. We chose not to accept this and in research found Dr. Shasta and thank god we did. She worked with me using acupuncture to clear the lines and help. Words can not express the thanks we have for all of her help. Without her we would be thinking we had no other choice.
— Brittney G.
Dr. Shasta has helped me fight morning sickness during my pregnancy. Her acupuncture treatment makes me feel calm and relax. I have more energy than before. Now I have a beautiful and healthy baby girl. Thank you Shasta for all your help.
— Yvonne Q.
I have been seeing Shasta since 2011! I was referred to her by a friend as I was about to start IVF for the first time. I have to say that she knew I was pregnant before anyone else did, and her acupuncture was the only thing to help with my nausea. I now have a 14 month old beautiful girl. I have since gone to her for carpel tunnel and will be seeing her some more as we attempt another IVF cycle. Shasta is good people and you will be in good hands with her.
— Garnet G.
Dr. Shasta is a miracle worker! We have been trying for some time on our own and were able to get pregnant after just six weeks of treatment! Plus, her sessions are so calming and relaxing it feels it feels like you’re getting a massage. If you’re waiting for a sign to giving her a call, this is it!
— Madison A.
After four miscarriages at age 38 I went to Shasta for fertility issues. She advised a kitchari and fertility program, amazing results within three weeks I lost 13 pounds and I conceived within three weeks and had a healthy baby girl who was born at 37 weeks and weighed 9 lbs. very healthy baby. Then at age 40 with a very low AMH and while doctors were telling me I couldn’t conceive naturally, I came back and conceived my second child with Dr. Shasta. All the credit goes to Shasta, her treatment she has magic in her fingers she filled my life with joy and filled the empty space in my life. I have no words to thank her.
Dr. Shasta is incredible and the most knowledgeable acupuncturist I’ve seen before. I came to Dr. Shasta primarily for fertility, but also for weight loss- her two specialties! The initial consultation I left with a plan and action items to finally help me loose weight and get pregnant. After 5 weeks of seeing her 3X a week (she recommended that the first 3 months), I can say I feel the best I ever had. I followed her dietary suggestions and lost 20 pounds in the 5 weeks since I started seeing her. I’m much calmer and less stressed. I finally feel like I’m on the right path to getting my body healthy for a baby. She truly cares about her patients and she’s very invested, something I’ve never gotten from anyone else. I love coming to see her and hoping for a positive pregnancy test soon! My insurance does not cover her services (she does not accept FSA though), but I really believe the investment in my health and future is worth what she is able to help me with.
— Leanne F.
I have been going to Shasta for over a year and she is the best! Everyone ein her office is always very sweet and gets you into a room right away. Shasta makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed while you are there and will always answer all your questions. Her sessions are always super relaxing after a long day at work!! She accepts most insurance and has great packages as well if you don’t have insurance coverage. Her rooms have relaxing music, blankets, and pillows. I love seeing Shasta!
— Vivian J.
So, this is coming from someone who hated needles and is very far from earthly, holistic stuff. I was married at 38 and yearned to be a mom. Due to my age, things were difficult. After a certain age, you do not have that many viable eggs left. I started doing research and asking lots of people about their experiences and what not, I really wanted a child of my own. I kept hearing that acupuncture would help, but I was skeptical. I spoke to a friend who was also an older mom about her experiences, and she told me about Shasta. This sounded like someone I could handle and that was not all hippy (not that it would be a bad thing) but just not my cup of tea. I called to make an appointment and left a message with what I wanted and needed. She called me the next day and was very friendly, caring, and explained a lot. I went in and was happy to find a beautiful woman who was welcoming and understood my concerns and fears and wanted nothing more than to make me feel comfortable and assure me she was here to help. I had not had success getting pregnant on my own before this. After we talked and I found out that I could get this covered by my insurance for a number of visits, we started a plan. She gave me suggestions on my diet, exercise, and supplements to help me conceive. I did it all I became pregnant right away. I was shocked and amazed. Now here is the reality of life, I did miscarry. I actually got pregnant 7 times and miscarried 7 times, but the fact was now getting pregnant often and quickly with these treatments. Shasta even helped me during my miscarriages to help me recover but to subside bleeding and other pains. She also was a great confidant, she really and truly cares about her patients and cried with me many times with me many, many times. I know you many read this and think, but you miscarried 7 times. I do not look at it that way, I got pregnant 7 times and had not gotten pregnant once doing without Shasta’s help. I changed my mind about holistic healing for sure, although I still do not want an overly earthly person. I think the advice she gave me, the diet I went on, the supplements, her nurturing personality, and of course the acupuncture is why I became so successful. I am happy to say that a month after my 7th miscarriage that I conceived again. I of course was scared, shocked, and so happy! If you look at the photos on this Yelp site, you will see a photo of Shasta, me (long dark hair and purple shirt), and my son in the baby carrier. I had a successful pregnancy and gave birth to my son when I was 43 years old. I conceived naturally, no drugs, no IVF/IUI, and I know that Shasta was a huge part of my success. I highly recommend shasta for all her services. She continues to be a bright light in my life and can never thank her enough for everything she did for us. My sin is now 18-month-old, sorry it took so long to write the review but being a new mommy is a busy life. So, if you have fertility issues please consider Shasta’s services. I also know she helped with back pain, sinus, and lots more. Thanks for all your help, you are more than our acupuncturist… you are our friend!
— Tina G.
Dr Shasta Ericson was a blessing to have during a time of unknown uncertainties. She was the calming force that helped in this little girl come about. Thank you Shasta for being a part of our dream come true!
— Lisa M.
Hi Shasta, These are our special, super hard to have babies. They required a lot of help but are worth every ounce of wait and all the effort that went into bringing them into the world. Carsen 4.5, Parker 1.5 years. In prep for getting ready to conceive Carsen I saw you 3 times a week for about a year and then all through the pregnancy. You helped me be the healthiest version of myself. Nutrition, fitness, and acupuncture. Maybe most important was the ability to disconnect and relax, to be in a better state of mind, more balanced – my life and work run at 110% most of the time. It was an incredible experience. Parker was a little different, I saw you in prep to get pregnant. Once I conceived through IVF, we had terrible news regarding her health and retracted to my home. Most of the pregnancy, it was a long journey and we didn’t know she was okay and viable until 20 weeks. She was born perfect with zero health issues. She is such an amazing blessing.
— Christin A.
I originally came to Dr. Shasta for help with my thyroid problem and ended up becoming pregnant right around the same time. She explained how thyroid issues can lead to improper pregnancy hormone levels and potential miscarriage. With her help, I had a very easy and healthy pregnancy. Dr. Shasta is extremely professional, kind, and gentle. I’m so happy to have met her!
I went to see Shasta because I was trying to get pregnant and I needed her help and expertise due to my infertility issue. I truly believe she helped me get pregnant and she helped me maintain a healthy pregnancy (I am due any day now). Shasta was recommended to me by 2 other women who had infertility issues and shasta helped both of them to each have a beautiful, healthy child. I have found Shasta keeps the medical office clean and sterile, yet it is very calming and relaxing environment. Shasta is very nurturing, caring and very passionate about what she does. She also was a great help with the emotional side of trying to get pregnant and more confident through my pregnancy. I highly recommend Shasta to any women who is trying to get pregnant, whether you are having infertility issues or not, she is amazing and can help you get pregnant and stay healthy throughout your pregnancy.
— Stacey C.
I found Shasta via Groupon when I was looking for an acupuncturist to help me because I had been diagnosed with hypothyroid after years of struggle with my weight, I finally had an answer but wanted more than medication. Shasta has been a great, she has a wealth of knowledge on this and has helped me so much. I have been going to her for acupuncture for about a year now. I don’t go as often as in the beginning, but it had been worth my hard-earned money to get healthy the natural way.
— Monica E.
For over a year my wife and I struggled with conception. We had no positive home-pregnancy tests whatsoever, & boy do we know the disappointment! We were confident we had mastered diet and nutrition, so we were particularly surprised at our struggle. The stars aligned and my wife met Dr. Shasta and she knew she had to try her acupuncture protocol. After just six sessions and one cycle later, we have our baby on the way!!!
— Andrew H.
A friend of mine referred us to Dr. Shasta. Before seeing her, we worked with infertility specialist for over a year and they were unable to find the problem. Infertility treatments imbalanced my hormones and worsen my health. Dr. Shasta worked with me using acupuncture to clean my body to balance my hormones. I followed her dietary plan and supplements to nourish my body. After receiving her acupuncture services for four months, we are to go the extra mile to provide excellent care to her patients. We cannot thank enough Dr. Shasta for her professional service.
— Kiran K.
My fiancé and I had been trying to conceive for 6 months and I was diagnosed with infertility without any explanation. By fate, I found Dr. Shasta on Yelp and right away I was able to schedule a free 15 minute consultation with her the very next day. She was very informative and direct in regards to her approach, treatment, and cost. During my first appointment she gave me such hope that everything would be okay and my diagnosis wasn't final as there are many other factors (hormones, stress, diet, etc) that can be causing a delay in getting pregnant. Her words came into existence because I am now 3 months pregnant!! My one on one's with her along with acupuncture treatment twice a week made such a difference in how I felt physically and emotionally. I began treatment in February and by mid February I was pregnant. I can't say enough about Dr. Shasta. She is very knowledgeable, caring, and has a calming spirit to her. She truly cares about her patients and goes the extra mile to provide helpful advice and care. I am still treating with her now 1-2 a week as her holistic and acupuncture approach has really made a difference in my health and has dramatically brought my stress levels down! Thank you Dr. Shasta we could not have done this without your care and support
— Angela T.
I went to Dr. Shasta Ericson at Way of Wellness for acupuncture for a shoulder injury. I immediately felt comfortable working with Shasta as she was very personable and encouraging and had a wealth of knowledge to share with me. While I was going there, I learned that she specialized in fertility acupuncture. My husband abs I had been trying to conceive for two years before seeking help from Shasta. I found Shasta’s diet recommendation and weekly treatment to be helpful as I prepared to conceive. After receiving treatment for about six months, we were finally able to conceive a beautiful baby boy. I highly recommend Shasta for anyone who is trying to conceive. Her caring demeanor and professionalism can make a difficult situation be more bearable.
— Arise R.
After one failed round of IVF, I sought the help and support of Shasta. Determined to do everything I could to make the second round of IVD work, acupuncture was a natural addition, especially with the research touting the myriad benefits of acupuncture. For about three months, before during and after the second IVF cycle, Shasta worked her magic in me regularly-up to three times per week. During each session, my focus was on the end results- being pregnant. After the treatments, I felt calm, centered, peaceful, and was in a stress-less state. On the days when I didn’t see Shasta, I continued to meditate and this helped me decompress and remain focused on becoming pregnant. The end result? Acupuncture worked! On October 20, 2009 my twins were born. I carried the babies to term-a full 39 weeks and two days and even managed to “power walk” and ride a bicycle the day before I gave birth (yes, that was crazy, I know!) Acupuncture works and Shasta Ericson L.A.c. is an incredible acupuncturist. She’s super knowledgeable, has a gentle spirit, is kind and loving and is connected to her clients. No matter what’s going on with your body, Shasta + acupuncture = results.
— Stacey V.
I have been visiting Dr. Shasta for my reflux and GI issues for over 6 months now. She has many awesome qualities of being of kind, patient and gentle that go a long way in healing illnesses and gaining good health. She is very knowledgeable and her treatment works from the get go! She is very encouraging and brings lots of positivity to the healing, which works wonders! My thyroid and GI related health issues started 5 years back and she has improved my health to a level that no other specialist has ever came close to ( and I’ve seen serval different states and countries.) I also had food sensitivities that developed a few months before and they were all resolved after Dr. Shasta’s treatment started! Dr. Shasta has helped me with my hyperthyroidism and my TSH levels are normal now! I have also been able to gain weight finally. I also had problems with a an irregular cycle. All thanks to Dr. Shasta this issue was also resolved quickly and she helped me achieve pregnancy within no time! I highly recommend Dr. Shasta for all her services!
— Nausheen S.
I ghly recommend Dr. Shasta. I came here as last resort. After two miscarriages at age 38 with bad tests results (high FSA and low AMH) The western medicine had recommended IVF at this point but I wanted to try something different. Dr. Shasta has a set program for me. I followed all her recommendations and few months into the treatment, I was pregnant naturally. Thank you so much for all your help Dr. Shasta!
— Alex A.
A bit of background before the road to acupuncture. I have been going through fertility treatments for more than 8 months. During those 8 months, I have experienced a great deal of stress and weight gain due to 3 failed ILJls as well as a failed egg retrieval during IVF. After the failed IVF cycle, I was referred to Dr. Shasta by my fertility clinic and what a difference it has made in me both emotionally and physically. I have been seeking treatment for the last 2 weeks and the majority of my stress has been reduced. Dr. Shasta also put me on a specialized diet which I have been following and I have already lost 10 pounds! I love seeing her and looking forward to working with her as I start my second IVF round later this month. Hoping for a different result and definitely feeling mentally more prepared thanks to her. I would recommend her to anyone.
— Dalia H.
Shasta is wonderful person. She has been very helpful to get me pregnant. I have been trying to get pregnant from past 1 and half year. After four II-Jl failures. I attempted IVF with acupuncture at Way of Wellness which helped me to get pregnant in first attempt. I would recommend her, if you are trying to pregnant through fertility treatments. It has been One Of the most stressful journey but going to acupuncture and encouraging words from Shasta has put me at ease. I am 16weeks pregnant.
— Lakshmi A.
Amazing experience with shasta for fertility. She is kind, caring and gentle. Gives diet tips to their symptoms and it helps a lot. I highly recommend shasta for fertility accupunture and it helps you relax and improve blood circulations. I started ovulating after 3 sessions of accupunture.
— Meena R.
I started going to Shasta after I had several unsuccessful IVFs, painful cramps. Before Shasta, I was seeing another Chinese doc and I did not enjoy the lectures and the un-relaxing environment. Shasta is a dedicated professional, kind, compassionate and courteous. I followed her nutritional instructions and went for my appointments regularly. The sessions are relaxing and soothing, even though I don't like needles. Through the combination of her nutritional advice and acupuncture sessions, I feel much better now. Thanks, Shasta!
— Adeline Y.
Prior to having my daughter, I worked with Shasta for almost one year. She was and is an extremely dedicated professional, kind, courteous, and an expert in her field. At the time, I had no idea whether my efforts would be successful or lead anywhere, but today I believe those sessions helped complete my family. Way of Wellness is the go to place in the Bay Area for health and wellness. I also bought Shasta's tincture, videos, and supplements. I was hopeful, but also made sincere efforts and went almost every week. The affordable packages are budget friendly and well worth the dollar. For couples who are trying, I would offer my thorough recommendation. With the right people to support you and the correct healthcare, I truly believe it can happen. One additional caveat: you can trust Shasta's services to be of the highest caliber. She works hard - there were several occasions where I wanted to schedule an appointment but changed to another day because she was engaged with a professional development seminar or some type of educational workshop. I also spoke to two other clinics before deciding to work with Way of Wellness. Anyone who comes here won't leave disappointed.
— Shilpa A.