Acupuncture Fertility Testimonials and more…

Acupuncture for Infertility

“My name is Bruna and I was treated by Michael Bennett at Metropolitan Acupuncture to increase my chances of conception in conjunction with IVF.  For the last five years I tried to get pregnant but was unsuccessful.  I feel that the acupuncture treatment I received from Michael made all the difference this time.   Based on my experience, I recommend Michael Bennett for the successful treatment of infertility.”

Bruna A.

Acupuncture for Infertility

42 and trying to get pregnant…

“I wanted to share my good news.  I am pregnant…I want to say thank you because I definitely think seeing [Michael] for the acupuncture sessions helped! 

“After spending countless months trying to get pregnant through iui fertility treatments, I scheduled my first acupuncture appointment with Michael Bennett. I was in the process of recovering from a miscarriage over the holidays. I was stressed and anxious trying toget pregnant again with my first child plus working full time runninga busy manufacturing company. I began treatment and immediately found it very relaxing. I was impressed with his warm and professional demeanor and looked forward to my appointments. I am happy to say that after completing a series of sessions, I had a successful IVF acupuncture pregnancy!!!”

Stephanie NYC

Acupuncture for Infertility

Hello Michael, Hope all is well. I wanted to make sure you knew that our daughter Dylan and son Kendrick arrived last Tuesday, October 5th at 9:08am and 9:10am. We want to thank you a million times over for giving us the chance to be parents. While the road ahead will be a challenge, we are incredibly grateful to you and the team. I will keep you posted on our progress.”

Mashea A.

Acupuncture for Infertility

“Acupuncture helped me in multiple ways through my journey towards pregnancy. I found my entire body felt better and my stress level was lower. Before trying acupuncture I never believed in alternative medicine, now I am a strong believer. After several failed IVF attempts for unknown reasons, I was able to successfully conceive a baby girl after a few months of acupuncture. Thank you Michael.”

Rachel S.

Acupuncture for Infertility

“Michael performed acupuncture for me during the time I was trying to get pregnant, and I faced many fertility problems – namely, PCOS. Thanks to Michael’s ongoing confidence and support, after just a acupuncture treatments  I not only became pregnant, but gave birth to a wonderful, healthy baby boy. He also helped me with my first trimester ailments – nausea, fatigue, appetite – and helped me secure a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby boy!”

Ariele F.

Acupuncture for Infertility


I am currently 39 and have been trying to conceive a child since 2009 at the age of 38. I got pregnant the first time very quickly and pretty much without trying. My husband and I were ecstatic; however we lost it at 6 weeks. We again got pregnant, pretty quickly in March, but lost it in May. In August of 2010, we decided to see a reproductive endocrinologist. The testing revealed that everything was normal with both my husband and I. Our losses and difficulty were simply chalked up to bad luck and being of an older age. We began trying to conceive again in August. Our attempts were unsuccessful. Now under a great deal of stress, due to work related issues, not getting pregnant, not getting any younger and not knowing what could be wrong, I decided to see an acupuncturist. I was in search of an acupuncturist that specialized in infertility, but also would be able to alleviate the anxiety and stress I was dealing with. I searched the web and found Dr. Michael Bennett of Metropolitan Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. From the first day I spoke with Dr. Bennett on the phone, I knew it was a good fit. He has a calm and soothing personality and is very down to earth. I also found comfort in the fact that he and his wife went down a similar path, resulting in success, thankfully! I felt he understood my despair and would not take advantage of it. During my first visit, Dr. Bennett took the time to listen to my story and here me out. He showed compassion and understanding for what I was dealing with. I advised him that I was seeking help with not only my anxiety and stress, but also with my unexplained infertility. I met with Dr. Bennett once a week since October of 2010. During this time, I did find some physical relief but I do believe that acupuncture has a cumulative benefit and the more I go, the better I feel. The benefits of acupuncture do not happen overnight. On another note, when I had a follicle test with my reproductive endocrinologist in August, I had five follicles on each ovary. When I had another follicle check in December, after seeing Dr. Bennett for about two months, my reproductive endocrinologist saw many more follicles and was happily surprised, as was I.
I am happy to say, that on January 15, I did get a positive pregnancy test and will continue my acupuncture sessions with Dr. Bennett hoping that paying for fertility medications are a thing of the past. Dr. Bennett has truly been one of the most positive supporters that I have met along my difficult conception journey. His attitude, compassion, sympathy, knowledge, and treatments have assisted me in conceiving this pregnancy. I hope, in 9 months that I will be able to introduce my little miracle to Dr. Bennett, to show him what his work has helped accomplish!”

Judy C.

Acupuncture for Infertility

“I started acupuncture with Michael Bennett to prepare for frozen embryos transfer, and after an unsuccessful first IVF attempt. The acupuncture treatments were very relaxing and the good news was that just after a few ones I got pregnant naturally. I think there were still some drugs in my system after the IVF and luckily the acupuncture channeled everything in the right direction. I very much enjoyed the treatment and I strongly recommend it. Thank you, Michael!

Tia V.

Acupuncture for Infertility

“My daughter, Ariana, was born on Septemeber 22nd.  I just wanted to thank you, Michael, for your acupuncture infertility treatments and your part in creating this blessing in my life.  I will always be grateful.”

 Tara S.

Acupuncture for Infertility

“Dear Michael,

It’s been awhile, but I wanted to thank you for the excellent acupuncture treatments.  My uterine lining was the best it ever was during my IVF cycle, and I was way more relaxed and zen thanks to you and your treatments.  Without them, I’m not sure my Emily would be here today.  Thanks for everything.”

Sara R.

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

“[N]ow, I am a believer!  Each [acupuncture] session helped me feel relaxed and calm.  After my sessions, I actually felt more centered.  And, unbelievably, my cravings for chocolate have decreased.  For the first time, I can look at a dessert menu without temptation.  I haven’t overeaten since starting my acupuncture treatments.  I am thrilled that I gave acupuncture a chance and will be continuing my treatments.  I even lost a few pounds along the way!

Of course, you need to make sure you find a good acupuncturist.  I visited Michael Bennett, who has degrees in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Michael’s office is in Manhattan (Fifth Avenue at 38th Street).  If you would like to use my acupuncturist, give him a call.”

Joanna D., M.D.

Acupuncture for Pain (Back and Hip Pain)

i am a working actress and musician and i spend a lot of time on the road. this means i do a lot of carrying heavy bags, equipment and assorted instruments. I came to metropolitan acupuncture on the recommendation of my massage therapist, to find relief for a back and hip problem that had been bothering me for more than a year. i was told by my therapist that the doctor there is truly interested in his patients and does a thorough job of assessment of your malady each time at every visit, really spending time with you. well, this couldn’t be more true. i have seen a number of acupuncturists in new york city, been assessed, then hurried in and out with little to no interaction. from the first visit, i felt very comfortable and i got the impression that michael really cared about getting me well!… he follows through and made sure i stayed with the treatment. and, i am happy to report, that after my third session, i had my first pain free day in more than a year. apparently the “traffic jam” in my back was clearing up and the stiffness in my hip and leg was feeling a lot better. now, weeks after my treatment was completed, i am still feeling great and even started ballroom dancing classes! thank you, metropolitan acupuncture!”

Helen R.

Acupuncture for PMS, Weight Loss, Regulating Period

“I started seeing Michael Bennett, L.Ac. from Metropolitan Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine after experiencing problems with my menstrual cycle and PMS symptoms. I was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance and started to see irregularities with the number of days between cycles, the length of my menstruation, increased cramping, severe mood swings and emotional instability for more than 9 months.

I wasn’t sure if acupuncture would work, but wanted to try an alternative method to work towards regulating my menstrual cycle and bring my hormones back into balance. I was opposed to taking hormone replacement medication as recommended by my Gynecologist and I wanted relief from the physiological and psychological stress it was causing me.

Within weeks, my menstrual cycle went back to 28 days, my cramping was minimal and my PMS symptoms stabilized. I was overwhelmed with the results and have continued to see further results with managing my stress and weight issues as a direct result of acupuncture.

Now that I have seen consistent results, I have become a firm believer and advocate for acupuncture and would highly recommend Michael Bennett, L.Ac. for the treatment of a multitude of conditions.”

Carrie M.

Acupuncture for Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

“I am a 39 year old female and I have a history of Crohn’s disease. I was diagnosed 10 years after a bowel perforation.  For the last 10 years I have been battling to control my symptoms which include abdominal pain, burning and frequent loose stool.  Although I avoid foods that are known to trigger flare ups and have been actively exercising.  There have been times that seemed that just about anything would bring on a flare.  I also started to notice that in the last 6 months they seem to be accruing more frequently due to stress.

I have done acupuncture in the past for other reasons (pain management) and decided to try for my Crohn’s.

After one session with Michael my symptoms have almost disappeared. My stress level has reduced. So much so that now I’m worried if he did too much of a good job ( ha ha).”

Jocelyn Z., R.N.

Stress/pain to cold/sinus symptoms; breech baby

“I have been a patient of Michael for over two years.  He has treated me for everything from stress/pain to cold/sinus symptoms and even turned my breech baby.  He is a great diagnostician and his treatment room is very relaxing.  I highly recommend Michael.‎”

Chana B., Esq.

Acupuncture for Pain and Fibromyalgia

“I am writing this testimonial in the hopes it may help other Fibromyalgia patients.  I am a middle aged woman, and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about ten years ago. I remained under the care of a well respected internal medical doctor with a specialty in Fibromyalgia and had followed all his treatment recommendations, with no success. I tried various medications like Elavil, Neurontin, etc, and was very reluctant to try the newer meds because of the weight gain that usually resulted. I found that Physical Therapy actually made my muscle aches even worse and the pains in my arms, neck and back, made it especially difficult to drive the long distances my job required. I would wake up after “sleeping” for 8 hours, feeling like a MAC truck had run over me.  I lived in constant fear that I would have to go on disability because I could not do my job.  I asked my doctor if he could recommend any alternative treatment and he advised me to try acupuncture.  I went to see Michael Bennett and immediately was impressed by his ability to put me at ease and how much he seemed to know about Fibromyalgia.  He said he thought he could help me, but never made any promises.  All he asked me to do was to trust him and follow his treatment plan.  Initially, I began with treatments three times a week.  By the end of the second week, I felt about 70% better.  By the end of the first month about 90%.  I continued to see him as recommended and I could not believe that there were days when I didn’t feel any pain or any fatigue.  Eventually, my treatments were reduced to once a week and now I only see him as needed.  I feel 100% improved and no longer worry about not being able to work.  My life has been given back to me and I am eternally grateful for this caring, skilled, acupuncturist who gave me back my former quality of life. He is a credit to his profession and I recommend that you put your trust in him as I did.  You will not be disappointed.”

Nadine B.

Acupuncture for Headache


“My headache was already dissipating as I was leaving your office and must have slipped out of my acupuncture holes entirely on the walk to school.  I am headache-free without having had to resort to any more tylenol today… and very grateful to you for it.

Thank you.”