Fertility and Pregnancy Success Stories

  • Shasta is trained in abdominal acupuncture and massage and implements as needed.
  • Results have shown up to 65% of people trying to get pregnant either using assisted reproductive therapies or not depending on what their doctors think is needed have gotten pregnant with three times a week for three months of acupuncture with Shasta.

April 2016

I went to Shasta after trying to get pregnant for 2 years and nothing was working . I even tried IVF. Shasta guided me on diet and I took three sessions a week. After 6 weeks of treatment I got pregnant . Now I am Mom 🙂 Thank you Shasta 🙂

Fertility Success Story

unnamedThank you for making my dream of motherhood possible. Viaan and mommy says thanks to you Shasta:)

October 10, 2015

Shasta was my life changer. After having a hard time conceiving at 37, I went to Shasta with hesitation. Not that I didn’t believe she was experienced and great at what she does but the fact of, “Is this really going to help me get pregnant?” The answer is yes! After seeing her, I got pregnant with my daughter. Shasta is amazing in every way. She is a true gift from god. – Lisa M.


October 7, 2015

“I am a 37 years old Indian Female. I went to Dr. Shasta after two failed IVF as I was trying to conceive for two years. Honestly I went with very low hope. After initial consultation Shasta told me that I am stressed most of the times and that’s effecting the body hormones. I started going to Acupuncture three times a week and also followed the diet she suggested (Kitchari). Within 6 weeks I got pregnant  🙂 . I feel like some miracle happened. I can’t thank you enough Shasta. So I am writing this review for others to realize the power of your acupuncture.” -Neeti S.

Sept 14, 2015

I went to see Shasta after struggling with fertility. I was a bit skeptical if acupuncture would help but needless to say I needed this to help with relaxation, stress, and getting any help I could with trying to get pregnant. Not only was I blessed with a healthy baby girl, but Shasta was someone I could talk to and she helped me believe that it would happen. If you need acupuncture for fertility, stress, anxiety, anything….She is the one. She was available even on days when she did not work because she knew how important timing was. She is the best! – Lisa M.

You were a big part of this and we need to celebrate them! I will bring them by in a month or so and we can catch up. Thank you for all of your friendship and support during my very long infertility journey (3.5 years/10 rounds of treatment… 6 IUI, 4 IVF). All so worth it! The babies are so wonderful! Please tell all moms “no matter what happens, don’t give up! Try everything and stay strong”!

photoShasta was so helpful in our journey to expand our family. Her treatments were relaxing and helped with balancing hormones (in addition to lots of other issues that the treatments can address along the way like indigestion, insomnia, and aches and pains). Shasta was very supportive and knowledgable and was understanding of issues I was managing. For example, I went off of gluten in 2005 to help manage my health concerns, including Hashimoto’s. While I didn’t realize it at the time, I have no doubt that going gluten-free in 2005 (five years before I even met my husband) helped me get pregnant in 2013. A gluten-free lifestyle made my thyroid more manageable and eliminated an inflammatory factor that could have greatly lessened my fertility. We didn’t have time on our side (age-wise, I was 39 going on 40) so we jumped to IVF early in the process of trying to conceive. We were successful in the first round of IVF and I know that Shasta’s acupuncture treatments in addition to healthy eating, stress management, and positive thinking were behind our success.

Our little girl is amazing to us in every way and we are so grateful for help from the wonderful band of souls we encountered along the journey to bring her into the world. Shasta was one of those souls and her work is a gift. Thank you, Shasta!

With Gratitude,
Rochelle and Tim


before-afterA 37 year old woman who has suffered for years with infertility, premature ovarian failure, irregular cycles, and unexplained weight gain discovered through Way of Wellness that she had undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Her FSH (Follicle-stimulating hormone) was 41 (menopause level). The doctors said it would be a miracle if she ever gets pregnant. Within three months of eating Kitchari two times a day, combined with her western thyroid treatment, her FSH went back down to 6.2 (perfect for conception), her cycles became regular, her temperature became normal, she became warm again, and she lost 15 pounds! She looks 15 years younger!

shasta“I found way of wellness on yelp when I was desperately trying to get pregnant”…

I was totally skeptical about the benefits of acupuncture but I was having trouble getting pregnant and my OB suggested I try it out. I went in and met with Shasta and she got me started on a treatment. Within one month I became pregnant with my beautiful baby girl. I’m planning to go back to see Shasta soon so that she can help me with the pregnancy weight too. 🙂 I also really enjoy getting her emails about alternative medicine and lifestyle. I’m happy to say that I am no longer a skeptic and am recommending her to everyone I know.

I found Way of Wellness on yelp when I was desperately trying to get pregnant. After 2 years of trying I was starting to feel depressed, and had lots of anxiety. I also had migraine headaches that I hoped accupuncture would help. The treatments and accupressure yoga dvd really helped balance me out. I was able to better handle the stress of trying to get pregnant, my job, and all the other obstacles life presents. 7 months later I finally got pregnant, and now have a beautiful, healthy 8 month old daughter. My migraines didn’t completely go away, but I did notice a reduction in their frequency. Shasta is a wonderful person. She really cares about her clients! * I’ve been busy with work and baby so I haven’t had accupuncture in awhile, but I do plan to get back in the routine with Shasta to help with the post-baby weight loss. I’ll take all the weight loss help I can get!

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Please see beautiful baby Riya. * After 4 previous miscarriages, her mother gave birth to her at a healthy 9 pounds. Within 3 weeks of working with me, her mother lost 13 pounds. She has had 4 miscarriages previous to seeing me.

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rosegardenGreat to hear from you! I am beyond fantastic – after a VERY long journey (which you were a part of), Nick and I are finally proud parents of a 5 year old little girl named Mara! We brought her home on July 4th from the country of Georgia. It’s been a whirlwind since we’ve been back, but we are now starting to settle in. She is a wonderful child – very loving, outgoing, smart and adventurous. Her story is incredible – found abandoned in a field and the conditions we ‘rescued’ her from even while living in a foster home in Georgia. She just turned 5 last Tuesday and is quite small but quickly developing; starting to eat on her own, walk, talk and oh yes, potty train. You can check out her blog at ThingNext.com.

* Motherhood is everything I wanted it to be and more – it has put an entirely new perspective on my life! And I will always remember and appreciate your words of wisdom which was to stay focused on the end game: to start my family! I’ve attached my favorite picture of her standing in our local Rose Garden – she is just starting to walk and enjoying the sunshine, which again was something she was deprived of in Georgia.

Warm regards

June 2009 Newsletter regarding Pregnancy


It’s not often that you can so clearly associate specific changes we make in our lives to the positive impact they have. Well, in our case, we can directly thank Shasta Tierra for the fertility acupuncture and care that she provided that brought our daughter, Jocelyn, into the world. And we are so grateful for our healthy baby girl! Here’s more about our story…..

In November 2010, at 42 years of age and after trying to get pregnant for nearly a year and a half, I was recommended to Shasta for fertility acupuncture. I visited Shasta’s Way of Wellness practice and started acupuncture treatments to “create an incubator” for a baby to thrive. And, after the first visit I immediately started to follow a new regiment that aligns with more of an Eastern philosophy for wellbeing.

These practices included eating only warm/hot foods, which meant no more cold drinks/shakes, cold cereal, ice in my water, ice cream/frozen yogurt, etc. I also began wearing warm stockings to my knees every day and a scarf around my neck to keep the warmth in. At night I would put my feet up for 15-20 minutes with a hot pack on my stomach. Each of these practices was easy to do and my body temperature rose quickly. Had I known about these practices, I would have been doing this for years given that I already have low blood pressure and my extremities were cold all the time! Not anymore!
In early 2011 we began the steps for IVF and did our transfer on Valentine’s Day. We went to a clinic in Roseville (FNPC – Fertility Physicians of Northern California) where my sister and her husband, and two other couples had already successfully conceived. My sister recommended a wonderful acupuncturist in Roseville, Dr. David Cherry, whom we contacted about a month before our scheduled transfer. He came to the clinic to do my acupuncture treatment just before the transfer and returned right after for a post-transfer treatment. I believe the ability to stay in one room, warm and cozy for both acupuncture and transfer further assisted with our ability to get pregnant. Having created an “incubator” through bi-weekly acupuncture sessions allowed for a positive pregnancy confirmed in mid-March.

I continued acupuncture with Shasta throughout our pregnancy. During that time she was able to treat migraine headaches and other pains related to carrying a baby. With special care for positioning, I felt so relaxed during the sessions. I was thrilled to also see other positive outcomes such as no swelling of my ankles, normal glucose levels (which means no Diabetes) and continued warmth in my extremities. And the best news of all, I only had 2 hours of heavy labor before giving birth out our baby girl who was perfectly healthy.

* Following Jocelyn’s birth, my sessions have continued and have helped me lose the 28 pounds I gained in just over a month. All of my post pregnancy checkups are normal and we are loving having Jocelyn in our life! Thank you Shasta for all of your continued care for our family…..




We had some difficulty conceiving our second child and came to Shasta and Chinese medicine for help. * It was a wonderful experience and after only a few weeks of treatment we found out we were expecting. I believe Chinese medicine made all the difference.


2010-07I was newly married and 41 years old and had been trying for a while to get pregnant when I decided to go to Shasta. She advised me to eat all warm cooked foods and drink, cut out caffeine and sugar and get eight hours of sleep a night. * With three times a week of acupuncture for two months combined with I.u.I. I got pregnant and now have my beautiful baby boy! We are so happy and grateful.

zander-daisyAfter one failed round of IVF, I sought the help and support of Shasta Tierra.

Determined to do everything I could to make the second round of IVF work, acupuncture was a natural addition, especially with the research touting the myriad benefits of acupuncture. For about 3 months, before during and after the second IVF cycle, Shasta worked her magic on me regularly – up to 3 times per week. During each session, my focus was on the end result – 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 to decompress and remain focused on becoming pregnant.

The end result? Acupuncture worked!

On October 20, 2009, Zander Frederick and Daisy Kay were born. I carried the babies to term – a full 39 weeks and 2 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 Tierra Tayam is an incredible acupuncturist. She’s über-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 Vulakh

I came to see Shasta to help me get pregnant. I was 46 years old and was planning on trying in vitro with a donor egg. Shasta advised a treatment program of three times a week for two months to three months. At the end of the second month I did the in vitro and to my delight I conceived on my first try! After I became pregnant with the twins, I continued to see Shasta throughout my pregnancy, for both morning sickness in the first trimester and edema and carpal tunnel later on in the pregnancy. My pregnancy was virtually complication-free, with no back pain or other issues. I carried my babies to 37 weeks, which is full term for twins, and they were both a healthy weight (of over 6 lbs) at birth. *Now, ten days after delivery, I am recovering quickly from the C-section, and am only 5 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight. The acupuncture treatment I received was an important part of my pre-natal care.

All the best.

boy01I came in to see Shasta because I wanted to get pregnant. I had tried previously for five years with my first husband so I knew that I may need help, especially because I had been on the pill now for many years, and was 39 years old. I quit the pill eight months before seeing Shasta. My periods were very painful, heavy and I had lots of cramping. I would also get bad low back pain and headaches. My boyfriend (soon to be husband) and I had already been trying to get pregnant for eight months. Shasta advised me to come in for acupuncture treatments two to three times a week , take herbs and revise my diet. *I followed the prescribed plan and within two months my periods were no longer painful. I had a wonderful wedding and within one more month I was pregnant! I continued to come in for treatments with Shasta during my pregnancy for back pain and sciatica (I gained fifty pounds). The acupuncture took away the pain and I delivered a healthy baby boy. I now come to see Shasta to help get the extra pregnancy weight off (it is working) and regain my energy… We love our healthy baby boy.

fer03I came to see Shasta after having two failed attempts with IVF. I was 31 years old and desperately wanting to have a child. I felt a lot of anxiety and stress about this. * I heard about Shasta from my massage therapist so I decided to give it a try along with the my western IVF treatment. Within one month of getting acupuncture I had my third IVF and, to my great surprise, got pregnant. I now have a six week old baby and am happy, but still stressed 🙂

fer02A couple of years ago I turned to acupuncture to improve my fertility after going through about two years of western treatments without any success. I was able to conceive my first child after about three months of treatment in San francisco. After having my son I wanted to continue acupuncture, but wanted to be treated closer to home. I found Shasta.

I started going to Shasta last year (2007) for treatment of Rosacae (red, flushed cheeks) and for evening out my menstrual cycle. After a couple sessions, I noticed a change in my skin. After a couple months, my skin started to become more smooth. Yeah!

My cycles also improved and became more predictable. I also lost that last 10 pounds without even trying. My husband and I were not trying to conceive, but we were greeted with a wonderful surprise of being pregnant with our daughter, Audrey. I know that going through acupuncture with Shasta helped me to conceive again. I continued to see Shasta through out my pregnancy for morning sickness and sciatica. She helped me to be able to enjoy my pregnancy (unlike my first), and give birth naturally to our daughter on January 9, 1008. She was 7 lbs. 12 ozs and 21 inches long!

* I continue to see Shasta for my skin, lactation (which is also better this time around) and to loose weight after pregnancy.

photoFertilitySuccessI tried to get pregnant for a couple of years withno success. The doctors said i had unexplained infertility and did not have much to offer me. I came to Shasta and she diagnosed me with deficient kidney and liver energy with deficient blood. I was so sad as it seemed as if everyone else around me was getting pregnant and not me. Shasta said I needed to ” fatten up a little and calm down my nervous system”. *After about three months of regular treatments and following her fertility nutrition advice I was sleeping better,felt calmer and had fewer headaches I also gained a few much needed pounds and my cycles became more regular with much less pain. Within about six or more months I was finally able to conceive and now have a beautiful healthy baby boy!!!

This is another testimonial from a patient of mine that you have permission to use: My wife and I had been trying to conceive for six years and we did not know the cause of our infertility. I came in to see Shasta dn she advised I get my sperm tested. I found out that my sperm count and morphology were below normal. *After two months of treatments with the fertility points and the use of Fertilaid for Men, my numbers doubled and are now above normal. I also feel like I have more energy and I sleep better. I now sometimes wake up earlier then my wife as I have so much energy now.


I had been trying for over a year to conceive when I decided to try acupuncture. I had heard Shasta’s skills could help me de-stress and help me conceive. *After one monthly cycle of fertility treatments along with the drug clomid, I conceived. Now I am 15 weeks pregnant.


Shasta. I would like to express my appreciation for all of your help that you provided through acupuncture. I had originally gone to Shasta’s clinic for a shoulder injury that I had as a result of a car accident. While at the clinic, I learned that Shasta specialized in fertility treatment. *I began doing the acupressure for fertility exercise routine Shasta taught me at home and within two months, I conceived. It was very overwhelming as we had been trying for about two years to get pregnant. Shasta was always encouraging and supportive while I struggled to understand why I was unable to conceive. I encourage anyone who may be having difficulty to try acupressure – acupuncture with Shasta.

I am a 37 year old woman who had been trying to get pregnant for about a year and a half to no avail. I came to Shasta for headaches, IBS, backpain and neck pain, but also mentioned that I had been trying to have another baby. *Shasta proceded to treat my other complaints while working on my fertility, and in about six weeks of coming about two times a week, I conceived. Shasta instructed me to come in the day of ovulation and then a couple days after and on the first try it worked!!

* Shasta is an amazing healer. I have been seeing her on and off since May. She’s gotten my insomnia, asthma and allergies under control and let’s not forget the PMS sweet cravings. I originally went to Shasta for fertility but had to put that on hold due to an knee injury and surgery.

* The most amazing thing that has happened is after my knee surgery (mid-Sep). I haven’t been going consistently to her since going through PT for rehab. I had to focus my energy on rehab. I went twice to see Shasta to help with the swelling on my knee post-op. The swelling has gone down so dramatically that even the physical therapist was impressed. The treatment help move the swelling out of the knee. As a result my body was able to absorbed it and I had little to no bruising that cones after a surgery like this. Since the swelling was gone the PT moved me to strength training that quad to help the knee. I almost have full range of motion through PT and acupuncture. I’m going to go in one more time before returning to work.
Shasta has a kind manner and a gentle touch. The office is immaculately clean and the office staff is lovely.

If I could give more stars, I would but 5 it is !!

I went to see Shasta because I received the groupon back in September.

I’d been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half without success. I had everything checked out. I had every lab and procedure to check and I was 100% healthy. I was diagnosed with “unexplained infertility” I went through 2 cycles of clomid and was unsuccessful.

* After my first initial consultation with Shasta she told me that she had no doubt I would get pregnant. She advised me to get of the clomid and try acupuncture with the herbs she recommended for 3 months three times a week.

*I came to see Shasta three times a week, I also made diet and lifestyle changes. I cut out coffee diet soda, sugar, fake sugar and tried to avoid white rice. I’m happy to report that after hust over a month with Shasta I’m pregnant. I will continue to see her though the first trimester.
Thank you Shasta! My husband and I will forever be grateful.

I went to see Shasta Tierra 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 specializes in fertility acupuncture. My husband and 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 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.

* I began treatment with Shasta Tierra as an adjunct to the traditional fertility treatment I was receiving. After I became pregnant with twins, I continued to see her throughout my pregnancy, for both morning sickness in the first trimester and edema and carpal tunnel later on in the pregnancy. My pregnancy was virtually complication-free, with no back pain or other issues. I carried my babies to 37 weeks, which is full term for twins, and they were both a healthy weight (of over 6 lbs) at birth. I was also back to my pre-pregnancy weight by 1 month after delivery, and I think the acupuncture treatment definitely played a part in that as well. Shasta is really easy to talk to, listens well, and is very knowledgeable. I always enjoyed my sessions with her, and by the time I had my babies, I felt like she was a friend.

“I had had chronic constipation since college, sometimes I would go for weeks at a time without a good movement. I also had candida, bloating, sore legs, and susceptibility to lots of flu’s and colds. I was also 20 pounds over weight. I had eaten fast foods most of my life and really was ready to make a change, especially because I wanted to get pregnant and be healthy for that. *I came in to see Shasta once a week for about 11 weeks, during which time I changed my diet, lost 15 pounds, and regulated my bowel movements. I feel stronger and healthier for the first time in a long time. Then, to my surprise I discovered I was PREGNANT which really surprised me because I had tried for a year or so before with no avail, and wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to get pregnant! Now I’m dealing with a new problem, morning sickness, but I’m very, very happy. Thanks for everything”

Before & After

“It was my first pregnancy and I had severe nausea. I threw up all the time. My doctors were worried because instead of gaining weight I had lost 15 pounds. I came to Shasta for acupuncture once a week throughout my entire pregnancy because it really helped with my nausea. I consequently gained all my weight back, and maintained normal pregnancy weight. I had a beautiful healthy little girl! Shasta was wonderful. The acupuncture really worked. It was worth it. It didn’t hurt. It was the best thing that probably ever happened to me”

* Thank you for your continued care throughout my pregnancy. I worked on getting pregnant for a few months, and with the acupuncture treatments, herbs and most importantly the bone marrow broth, we’re at the home stretch now. It’s been a great comfort to me to visit you. I feel it’s made a tremendous difference in how I feel.

Before & After


I first came to Shasta after an unsuccessful in vitro attempt (with complications). My hormones were crazy from the drugs and I was emotionally tired from the experience. Shasta started me on an acupuncture program with diet amendments – bone marrow soup with soybeans, warm foods and herbs. I felt the results of acupuncture sessions immediately. I experienced relaxation, more energy and better moods. In my struggle to get pregnant, that was half the battle! Over time, I realized the change in diet was doing it’s job too – no more cramps after eating and increased energy. I continued seeing Shasta throughout my infertility treatments, and in April of 1997, conceived a child!

* Although I may have still gotten pregnant without acupuncture, I feel certain that I was able to stay more healthy during the ordeal, during my pregnancy and have a stronger, healthier baby thanks to Shasta. It was also comforting to know I could do something to regain balance to my hormones and reproductive organs after fertility drugs

…for all the blessings that you have brought. Without the medical treatment and advice that you gave mommy and daddy, I would not be here. I will come see you and give you kisses when I take mommy and daddy to visit in San Jose.

I love you,

(I arrived on March 8, 2007 and I was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and twenty-one inches long).

I developed Shingles [Varicella zoster] in the final month of my pregnancy. I was in excruciating pain around my left ribcage, and I had to take prescription pain-killers so I could sleep at night, and function during the day. My mother had Shingles years ago and recommended getting acupuncture to treat it, as it really helped relieve her pain. The onset of the Shingles pain started over a weekend, and as soon as Monday came I booked myself an acupuncture session with Shasta that day. I had my second acupuncture session two days later and was able to come off my pain medication that night, which was a great relief considering I was 37 weeks pregnant. From that point forward, the pain was very mild and diminished gradually over the next 2-3 weeks of treatments. I found the acupuncture treatments to be very relaxing and they helped me sleep better at night. Currently, I am pain free but continue to get some acupuncture sessions to boost/heal my immune system in the hope that the Shingles never surfaces in my system again. I also developed 3rd trimester “morning sickness” and Shasta treated me for the nausea, which worked straight away. Had I known earlier in my pregnancy about the benefits of acupuncture with regards to nausea/vomiting in pregnancy, I could have saved my unborn child exposure to anti-nausea drugs like Zofran that I took for 5 months, during my 1st & 2nd trimester.

* Acupuncture has really helped me and its such a natural approach to treat illnesses, especially when you are pregnant and don’t want to expose your baby to drugs.

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 accupuncture was the only thing to help with my nausea.

I now have a 14mth old beautiful little 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.

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