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So when are you going to have a baby?
John A. Amaro D.C., FIAMA, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.

This article was originally published in “Dynamic Chiropractic” July 1, 1989.
It appeared again in the January 17,1992 issue. The decision to republish was due to over 1000 requests for reprints from readers worldwide responding to another article I wrote entitled “Miracle Baby” which specifically related to a couple who had tried unsuccessfully to become pregnant for 21 years. Their success story was told and the offer was made for reprints of the original “So when are you going to have a baby”? article describing the procedure. “Miracle Baby” appeared in “Dynamic Chiropractic” October 25, 1991. The couple now have two children.

The letters of request would bring tears to the eyes of the most hardened as hundreds of doctors, support personnel, patients, family members and general public would relate their frustrations, fears, prayers and desires in their unsuccessful efforts to begin a family. They wrote to request the article reprint with a glimmer of hope: “Maybe next Christmas we will have another package under the tree” to quote one letter. It has been estimated more than 1000 babies have been born Internationally as a direct result of the information gained from this article.

The following article is published here as it appeared in the January 17, 1992 issue of “Dynamic Chiropractic” Since it has been 11 years since the last article was reprinted, I realize three or four generations of professionals have graduated from school and are now in clinical practice seeking the answer to this significant problem. It is my hope this article will help your friends, family and patients has it has in countless families over the years. I will say again what I wrote in both previous articles, “Be sure you send a photo of the baby, I’ll add it to my collection”.
At last count, I had received 412 photos of babies that had been sent to me from around the world or have been collected as a direct result of my own clinic. Best Wishes. Please clip this article for future reference.

Dear Dr. Amaro

I am writing to let you know that I utilized the acupoints described in your July 1, 1989 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic “So when are you going to have a baby”? As a result a very good friend of mine should be giving birth to her first child by the time you receive this letter.

This friend (Karen) is an x-ray technician who had been trying to conceive for at least five years! Both she and her husband had “every test conceivable” (no pun intended) and no explanation could be found as to why they were having difficulty.

As an x-ray technician, she is inundated with pro-medicine and anti-chiropractic nonsense, so with much persuasion I used the points described (in the article) on Karen via the non-invasive tapping method and the same points on her husband. Due to scheduling problems this couple was only able to be treated on two occasions. One month later my friends informed me that Karen was pregnant.

As an AK practitioner, I have been introduced to the meridian system in the past, however your articles have been very informative and interesting. Please keep up the great work.

Mark F. Lynch D.C.
Lake Grove, New York

NOTE: In speaking to Dr. Lynch requesting permission to print his letter, he told me Karen delivered a girl, 10 pounds 5 ounces.

I suppose most everyone knows the population of China is without equal. In one hour, China’s population increases by 1,375. In just 24 hours the census increases by 33,000 that figure put into a yearly perspective, means 15 million additional people added to China’s already bulging seams.

Currently, the official figure for China’s population is 1.07 billion (1990 estimated census). Interestingly, half the population is under 21 years of age. It’s awesome to think that one person in every four on this planet is Chinese.

Even though Chairman Mao Tse-Tung said “The more people the better”, China’s current leaders have adopted a different view. Faced with mounting problems in food production, China’s official goal is to reduce the population to a stable 1.2 billion by the year 2000. (As of this writing July 2003, the unofficial census estimation is just under 2 billion). This can be accomplished if 65 percent of the population under 30 limit their families to one child.

One would not think fertility would ever be a question in the People’s Republic of China. For the nation, it’s not a problem. However, what about the newly-wed Chinese couple who are ready to begin their family, who are faced with that international question asked by virtually every mother, father, mother- in- law, father-in-law, and both sets of grandparents, “So when are you going to have a baby”? For the couple unable to conceive, the stress from this situation can be overwhelming and to the Chinese ---embarrassing.

Acupuncture has long been revered for its ability to assist fertility even though the scientific community has not been able to explain what occurs physiologically. Its success, clinically, is significant. I wouldn’t want to give the credit or the blame to acupuncture in discussing China’s one plus billion people. However, on an individual case-by-case situation, acupuncture should definitely be explored for any couple currently suffering the frustration of being “infertile”.

Historically, most of the finger pointing in Western society is towards the female. However, the Chinese view both partners as their patients. I am unsure of the history of the procedure I am about to describe, as it was verbalized to me and my teacher had it verbalized to him. Who knows how many predecessors it had before that?

Speaking from personal experience from my own practice and the feedback from doctors and professionals I have taught this procedure, the technique works. Obviously, there are numerous medical conditions that may occur that may render a couple childless despite the best efforts of this or any other procedure. However, this technique is worth a try in all cases.

Reproductive Cerebral zone: This is a zone, (not an acupoint) which is one inch in length beginning at the front natural hairline and in line with an imaginary line drawn caudally/posterbilateral from the lateral canthus of the eye.

“Sperm Palace”: This point is three fingerbreadths bilateral to GV4 which is directly below the spinous of the second lumbar vertebrae.

“Palace of the Child”: This point is three inches (four fingerbreadths) bilateral to CV3 which is one inch superior to the symphysis pubes.

CV 1: From a medico/legal standpoint, this point because of its critical location has fallen out of favor with Western practitioners. This point lies directly in the perineum. An alternative is to ask the patients to stimulate this point in the privacy of their own home with a non-invasive stimulation. The practitioner can also use the Koryo Sooji Chim (Korean Hand Acupuncture) point on the base of the palmar hand just distal to the wrist.

Stimulate all points with either needle, electronic or laser. Electronic stimulation to each point for 12-15 seconds yields exceptional response. Laser stimulation for 12-15 seconds per point utilizing a 632-635nm-wave length is equally effective. Needle stimulation should be for 15 minutes with minimal external manual stimulation. Treatment should follow balancing the meridians through Electro Meridian Imaging (EMI). This is crucial. If unfamiliar with Electro Meridian Imaging, send an e-mail to request information. Other extremely significant points follow.

KI 27, CV 17, CV 5, KI 3, GB 25, TH4, GV 4, Bl 23, P6, SP 4

Again, be sure to send me a photo of the baby, I’ll add it my collection!

This letter was received July 2003. It was not a part of the 1992 article. However it is specific to the message.

Dr. Amaro,

A 33-year old female entered our office on 6/9/03 who was about to have her fourth attempt at in-vitro fertilization. She had a healthy reproductive system, but no Fallopian tubes, hence the need for the in-vitro procedure. Her first three attempts had been unsuccessful and this was to be her last attempt. The patient was discouraged but was trying to remain optimistic that this fourth attempt would be successful.

She had read on the Internet that Acupuncture was helpful to increase blood flow in the reproductive organs and tissues, which is one of the main factors that determines if an in-vitro fertilization will work. The more blood flow, the better chance of a successful pregnancy. She was treated twice a week for two weeks prior to the procedure, and she came directly to my office immediately after the procedure on 6/22/03 for a treatment.

The treatment consisted of the patient supine with electrical stimulation (with eletrical pads) to the fertility points in the lumbar region including Sperm Palace, Infrasound therapy to the fertility points in the abdominal region including Palace of the Child. Balancing of the patient's EMI graph with needles was performed on the first visit. Her graph indicated LV8, ST41, HT5 and SP5. Her graph was very erratic, perhaps due to the large amount of hormone therapy she was undergoing with the in-vitro procedure. LV8, in particular, was extremely low, measured at
10 bilaterally. Needles were used on general fertility points in subsequent treatments.

Two weeks after the implantation she was told it was successful and she had as much chance for a full-term successful pregnancy as any other pregnant woman. An EMI examination performed on 7/15/03 showed improvements in all involved meridians.

Steven Paul Brown, DC, CA, Dipl Ac (IAMA)

John A. Amaro D.C.,FIAMA, Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM)
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