Testimonials

“Leslie Oldershaw is one of the most skilled and well-informed acupuncturists I’ve ever met and this is saying a lot, since I am myself an acupuncturist. Her success in supporting women as they work through infertility and endocrinology challenges is at the top of the field. She is also kind, wise, an expert of nutritional medicine and always innovative in her approach. I can’t recommend her any more highly. If you are looking for a practitioner in this region, you have come upon the best.”

Lauren

“I can’t say enough great things about Leslie and her staff. I came to Leslie’s office after two painful years of failed infertility treatments including IUI and IVF. Within six months of adding Leslie’s care to my fertility treatments, I was pregnant with twins! Not only does Leslie provide acupuncture, she is also an incredibly valuable source of support and information during difficult times. Her office is a warm and relaxing retreat that soothes and calms you as soon as you walk in the door… I truly believe that Leslie’s care both during my infertility treatments and throughout my pregnancy was a key factor to the successful birth of my beautiful baby boy and girl.”

Katie, Mom to Tyler & Lillian

“Have you ever met someone that is doing exactly what they should be in life? Leslie is that person. She is an outstanding, caring person and acupuncturist! I’m so glad someone told me about her. Why? I really appreciate that she considers all aspects of my health. Leslie has provided great advice and recommendations to better my health in all areas (e.g., nutrition, herbs, vitamins, exercise, relaxations, etc.). She always takes the time to find out what is going on with me and makes sure that I get my questions answered. My overall health has improved since starting to see Leslie and I think that is in large part to her help. WIth Leslie, you can expect a knowledgeable professional with a positive attitude who really cares about helping you achieve your health goals!”

Beth

“I’m easy to please and hard to impress. Leslie has done both. I ask a million questions, Leslie answers them ALL! Over 6 months and probably 30 visits, she has proven to be an expert in both acupuncture and general women’s health. I feel like the time and money I spent w/ Leslie is about the best investment i have ever made. To top it off, I was always excited to go for my visits. Leslie is charming, delightful, witty, and brilliant.”

Tara

“Being treated by Leslie Oldershaw changed our lives forever. Before I met Leslie, my husband and I had been battling infertility for over four years, and had just about given up. Through our treatments with Leslie we successfully conceived and delivered perfect twin babies. Five years later, Leslie helped us once again have another healthy baby. Leslie guided us through the most difficult chapter of our lives. Her smiling face and constant positive influence helped motivate us when we felt like we couldn’t try any longer. I sincerely accredit our three children to her and am forever thankful we met Leslie. Her ability to work with Western and Eastern medicine changed the path of my life. I’m now a mother and have the family that I always wanted.”

Sandy and Joe

“I’ve been a patient of Leslie’s for the past few years, coming to her practice for help with allergies and overall wellness. She’s incredibly thorough, kind and knowledgeable about both Eastern and Western medicine. I had a bad experience with acupuncture many years ago and came in being skeptical that it would work for me this time. The atmosphere and comfort of the office coupled with Leslie’s genuine concern about my health helped me ease into the treatments. She also helped me map out a plan to increase my overall health, including nutrition, supplements, exercise and acupuncture treatments. I highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking to improve their health!!”

Kaye

“I appreciate Leslie’s approach to “optimal health” and her ability to integrate traditional medicine with acupuncture. I find her to be warm and encouraging, and many of my concerns about being able to conceive have been calmed by her candid review of my health. She is great about making sure you understand what she is doing, how your body works, and what impact she expects your program she designs to have. I find her to be a clear communicator, and very good at setting expectations for how her practice works and what you get when you see her.”

Kathy C.

“After multiple failed IUIs and a failed IVF cycle, I found Leslie. I was expecting to receive just acupuncture treatments, but instead was treated to a comprehensive health plan in a beautiful, tranquil setting that was just what I needed. We focused on my overall health as it related to my being able to become pregnant. Leslie was always a ready source of support and information during this emotional time. Our beautiful baby girl was born 5 months ago. I cannot recommend Leslie highly enough. She is the rare practitioner who combines compassionate care with impeccable knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine.”

Kathy F.

“A back injury I suffered at work almost 10 years ago is a daily reminder of my previous job on an ambulance. After recieving treatments for about 4-6 weeks I was leaving her office after a treatment and while walking to my car I realized I had no back pain whatsoever. The feeling of having no pain was so overwhelming I went to my car and just sobbed. I’m now going on 5 months of seeing Leslie and I feel when I walk into her office I’m seeing a freind and a healthcare provider who really cares about me and my situation. I can’t imagine choosing anyone else!!”

Melissa

“Leslie is warm, welcoming, friendly, comforting, while at the same time being completely professional and a wealth of knowledge. As a nurse and as a patient, I highly recommend Dr. Leslie Oldershaw, and she does much more than just Women’s Health and pain management”

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Mollie C.

“I was thirty-seven years old when I was told that conceiving a child using my own eggs would be extremely challenging and highly unlikely. I immediately started seeing Leslie, as a friend had recommended her to me. Two IVF cycles and twenty months later, I became the proud mother of Zachary and Sophia. Leslie is unique amongst practitioners in that she has one foot in the Eastern traditions with the acupuncture and herbal supplements, and the other foot firmly planted in Western medicine with an emphasis on diet and nutrition. I always looked forward to my treatments, and felt like I was in great hands because of her in-depth knowledge of the roller coaster of using assisted reproductive technology. She also gave me reassurances, and always found a silver lining to keep me going throughout my journey. I consider her care an integral part of the process that led to my two beautiful babies.”

Rebecca, Mom to Zachary and Sophia

“What a difference a year makes! This time last year I was seeing several different doctors & having various different types of tests run to try to figure out why I was having migraines almost daily for a year. In January Leslie put me on an elimination diet and did some lab work. We found out I have a gluten sensitivity & sensitivity to a few other foods. I was so ill last Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years that I wasn’t able to enjoy the holidays as much as usual. This year I am able to do so much more with my 6 year old and am looking forward to going out New Year’s Eve with my family. I am grateful to Leslie for helping me feel better and improve the quality of my life.”

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Elaina D

“Leslie is tremendously experienced–I trust completely that I am in wonderful hands with her. My favorite parts of my appointments are the silence. The peaceful waiting area, the quiet in the treatment room. It’s so rare for me to have moments of peace that I cherish every moment that I don’t have to focus outside of myself–just ask or answer the occasional question and cocoon in silence. Heaven.”

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I.B.

“I could not have gotten to where I am now – a new mom! – without Leslie’s help. Her acupuncture and herbs rejuvenated my tired body, depleted by repeated miscarriages, and my spirit, which had taken a battering too. Throughout, Leslie’s enthusiasm and genuine care kept me grounded and hopeful; her staff always had a friendly smile to share. Now, when I look at my precious little girl, Krista Rose, I stand in wonder of the help that Leslie provided to get me to where I am today. Thank you, Leslie, for helping make my dream a reality.”

Merideth Mehlberg, ACC, Certified Professional Coach, Fertile Perspectives

“I recently started coming to see Leslie to supplement treatment I’ve been receiving to manage an autoimmune disease. I’ve been so impressed by how thorough Leslie is in her evaluation and am actually excited to start treatment! She develops a personalized approach and she really takes the time to educate what’s going on and why she’s recommending certain treatments. She’s also very warm and personable and has a great sense of humor!”

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S.G.

“Before I began fertility treatments, I was informed that I had a lower than average egg count for a 35-year-old and that conceiving could be difficult. Seeing Leslie grew out of a desire to do everything in my power that might help me to conceive, including acupuncture, herbal supplements, and a focus on eating for fertility. From our first meeting, it was clear that Leslie was comfortable with lesbian patients and was knowledgeable about the possibilities that we may encounter (IUI with and without medication, IVF). Leslie’s down-to-earth, warm manner, coupled with her ability to stay positive and to explain the ins and outs of fertility treatments helped me to continue the emotionally taxing journey through 12 IUIs. I am grateful for Leslie’s can-do attitude and for her unwavering help and support during our journey.”

Christa, Ella’s mom

“Leslie Oldershaw was the person I needed to walk through my fertility journey. I came to her when I was trying for a child and my periods were irregular after coming off the pill at 32. She helped me get into a holistic frame of reference and mind, while I was trying to shift into way of being that supported motherhood (I can see that now). She was knowledgable, skilled, and great at interpreting my medical test results, when I started with an OB used to dealing with students and 20 year olds who are not looking to have kids (UC Berkeley). I started to take an active role in my health and fertility, charting and looking naturally for a year, and then eventually making the big step (and thank goodness Leslie was there to help me to do this) to working with a Reproductive Endocrinologist. I did a few rounds of low level fertility work. I changed to a much better RE in the East Bay (see my referrals on yelp), and eventually was successful in having a daughter. I am now a happy mama of a girl in elementary. Leslie and her combination of skill and creating a space for really meeting the person where they are as something that helped plant a seed for me. The regular ‘medical’ world is very unattuned if you are anything but the expected situation. Leslie was exactly what I needed. Her office is also beautiful BTW.”

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Reba G

“Leslie Oldershaw L.Ac was highly recommended to me by another acupuncturist. I’ve been seeing Leslie mostly for fertility issues, but she has also helped me with lower back issues. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She is also very outgoing and ebullient. When I have questions or concerns, she always puts me at ease. To me, Leslie had big shoes to fill–I adored my previous acupuncturist, whose office became inconvenient to me after I moved–and Leslie did not disappoint.”

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Happy Mom

“I came to Leslie because I was still not feeling well 2 years after having my son. It was a difficult birth and process. Leslie was so understanding and knowledgeable. She had me do blood-work and discovered I have an autoimmune disorder. Leslie has helped me tremendously through diet modifications, acupuncture, and supplements. I feel so much better and am confident that if I decide to have a baby again she will be a huge support.”

M.C.

“Leslie is a phenomenal, well rounded healer. She is beyond any acupuncturist I have ever met as her mastery of functional medicine and comprehensive understanding of fertility and autoimmunity is incorporated into her approach. I worked with Leslie in 2014-2015 in my journey to getting pregnant. She was consistent, held the course, honored who I am and who my body is at every turn and within six months I was pregnant and thriving. Leslie is super enjoyable and my visits were relaxing, reassuring and often included giggling. I turned to Leslie during the post partum period when my auto immunity flared up and Leslie was able to offer immediate and effective support over the phone to help my body get back on course. Go see Leslie! You won’t regret it, and you’ll likely love it :-). Thanks Leslie!”

Rony R.

“I’ve been meeting with Leslie for over a year and she’s helped me considerably with managing my symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. She’s extremely knowledgeable and thorough in her approach, following up with lab work and my thyroid doctor in addition to recommending supplements that have been very helpful. It’s always a pleasure to meet with her.”

S.G.

“She quickly got rid of my headache and reduced my shoulder pain. Definitely the most skilled acupuncturist I’ve ever been treated by.”

Erica S.

“Leslie is awesome! She has helped me with my migraines and stomach problems by helping me figure out that I have gluten and other food sensitivities. I have taken prescription stomach medication for over 15 years and now I no longer take any medication. Also and more importantly, I started getting daily migraines about 1 year ago that took a drastic negative toll on my health. After several doctors, multiple medications, devices, and different treatments, I sought advice from Leslie who put me on an elimination diet. By going on an elimination diet I was able to find out what foods, along with other triggers, were causing my migraines. I am a grateful to Leslie for helping me discover the road to wellness.”

E.S.

“I’ve been lucky to have Ms. Oldershaw rejuvenate my system on a consistent basis for the past few years. Her vast knowledge of Chinese medicine and Acupuncture has been instrumental in keeping me healthy in my very hectic lifestyle.”

D.S.

“Leslie is such a gifted healer. Every time I am able to pinpoint my ailments, I leave there as if healed by magic. She knows her craft, the body, and how to approach each situation clearly and concisely.”

D.D.

“After my first session with Nicole I felt empowered, supported and optimistic. I really trusted her, appreciated her light-hearted personality and could just tell that she really knew her stuff. Looking forward to the healing journey ahead under their care.”

L.M.

“Leslie is a dedicated and excellent practitioner who I’ve known for about 6 years. She works great in collaboration with other practitioners (we were co-treating a patient last year) and she has worked on me as well. She may come across as intense at times (which she is) but you will RARELY come across anyone as focused, truly intelligent and dedicated to her craft as Leslie Oldershaw!”

K.M.

“I’ve been a patient of Leslie’s on and off for the past few years, coming to her practice for help with allergies and overall wellness. She’s incredibly thorough, kind and knowledgeable about both Eastern and Western medicine. I had a bad experience with acupuncture many years ago and came in being skeptical that it would work for me this time. The atmosphere and comfort of the office coupled with Leslie’s genuine concern about my health helped me ease into the treatments. She also helped me map out a plan to increase my overall health, including nutrition, supplements, exercise and acupuncture treatments. I highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking to improve their health!!”

K.A.

“As an acupuncturist myself, there were many practitioners I could have chosen from when I needed support for my own health issues. I decided to see Leslie because of her incredible knowledge and expertise in the field and because of the comfort I felt just being in her presence. As a colleague of Leslie’s, I am continuously impressed by her extensive knowledge and ability to convey complex information in a way that makes sense. As a patient of Leslie’s, I felt like I was in excellent hands. She is an amazing listener, she is gentle and compassionate and she is extremely skilled. Her understanding of Western medicine in combination with her Chinese Medical background makes her stand out in the field. Leslie is wonderful!”

Sara S.

“Leslie Oldershaw is one of the most skilled and well-informed acupuncturists I’ve ever met and this is saying a lot, since I am myself an acupuncturist. Her success in supporting women as they work through infertility and endocrinology challenges is at the top of the field. She is also kind, wise, an expert of nutritional medicine and always innovative in her approach. I can’t recommend her any more highly. If you are looking for a practitioner in this region, you have come upon the best.”

Rachel S.

“Have you ever met someone that is doing exactly what they should be in life? Leslie is that person. She is an outstanding, caring person and acupuncturist! I’m so glad someone told me about her. Why? I really appreciate that she considers all aspects of my health. Leslie has provided great advice and recommendations to better my health in all areas (e.g., nutrition, herbs, vitamins, exercise, relaxations, etc.). She always takes the time to find out what is going on with me and makes sure that I get my questions answered. My overall health has improved since starting to see Leslie and I think that is in large part to her help. With Leslie, you can expect a knowledgeable professional with a positive attitude who really cares about helping you achieve your health goals!”

Beth S.

“I found Leslie after my first IVF was unsuccessful. I had read that acupuncture could improve my chances of success, but what I didn’t anticipate was how much it would help my spirit. I was 32 at the time and didn’t know anyone else who was having trouble conceiving. In Leslie, I found a trusted confidante who truly understood what I was going through. With Leslie’s guidance, I achieved a level of health and optimism I didn’t think was possible under the extremely stressful conditions of fertility treatments. I continued to see Leslie throughout my pregnancy, culminating in the safe delivery of a full-term, beautiful baby boy. Leslie was an instrumental part in helping me to achieve a lifetime dream of becoming a mother and also helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.”

A Very Grateful Mom

“After every visit to Leslie, I leave feeling more informed, clear about the steps ahead, and hopeful. She is warm and supportive, and being able to ask thousands of questions of someone so experienced and caring has been invaluable throughout the process of becoming and being pregnant.”

N.M.

“It is a great pleasure to work with Leslie – I have seen many acupuncturists in my time, and she is the BEST. She uses every tool in her kit, and she has many. Her treatment plans are comprehensive, and most importantly, effective. I am seeing her for fertility concerns, and within a short time, we have made so much progress in regulating my cycles. I haven’t felt this good in years.”

J.B.

“Leslie has been such an invaluable partner in my fertility process. Working with her brought my stress level down several notches. She helps interpret info from my other doctors, and serves as a bridge so that I feel like I’m not the only one holding all of the information. She’s been a resource and a comfort. I’m so glad I found her!”

L.F.

“I am so grateful to have Leslie in my life throughout this fertility process. Any medical mumbo jumbo is explained thoroughly. There is something about how Leslie explains things that always helps me to understand. Also when no one else is available Leslie always answers my questions in lieu of having to wait over the weekend, etc. Leslie is a blessing!”

Vanessa P.

“Not only did Leslie help me get pregnant, she suspected an endocrine condition that had been misdiagnosed by two other doctors. Because of her knowledge & insights, I got properly diagnosed and treated. Beyond her skills, Leslie is one of the most delightful & nurturing people you will meet. She is truly special. And if you want a finally ringing endorsement, she is unequivocally recommended by two of my friends, both physicians, who were able to get pregnant, in large part because of Leslie.”

S.A.

“Leslie is an expert in the field of fertility and acupuncture. She also has a supremely compassionate bedside manner and great patience with her clients. I only wish I’d found her sooner in this rocky road toward trying to conceive.”

E.V.

“After almost 2 years of trying to get pregnant, I decided to try acupuncture as a last resort before IVF. I’m a convert! I’m pretty sure acupuncture was what finally stabilized my cycle and allowed me to get pregnant. Leslie is incredibly knowledgeable about infertility issues, which has been so helpful.”

A.L.

“Leslie is supportive, kind and very knowledgeable. She is not only a highly skilled acupuncturist, but also a guide through the very stressful and confusing western medicine world of fertility treatments. Every time I go into her office, she takes the time to really listen to my concerns and to know my particular situation. Leslie is a bridge between eastern and western medicine and has really helped me navigate what is going on in all of my medical care.”

Grateful Patient

“Anyone who has dealt with infertility knows how isolating and confusing it can be. Leslie has been a rock through my journey, helping me interpret, navigate, take care of myself, and make decisions. Oh, and I’m sure the acupuncture helps too! I always looked forward to my visits as a time to get clarity and support. After 4 long years of trying, I am expecting my first baby in 3 weeks. I am so grateful to Leslie for helping me get here.”

L.F.

“I have felt so taken care of by Leslie and Nicole. Being pregnant for the first time and having so many questions and concerns, they both have been hugely attentive and supportive of my needs. They are incredibly knowledgeable and thorough when I bring in lab results, explaining supplements as well as diet and other health needs for me and my growing baby. I am really grateful for their care and they have a wonderful small business model that is attentive and personalized. Thank you!”

K.T.

“Leslie is an incredibly special and talented individual, and I am forever grateful to her for helping me get (and stay!) pregnant with my first child. 

After a year of trying on our own, multiple cycles with clomid or letrozole, 8 IUI procedures, and a miscarriage, I was starting to lose spirit. We decided to try IVF and the doctor suggested that acupuncture might help our chances. Leslie was recommended to us and I made an appointment right away. 

From the very first meeting, Leslie was professional and compassionate. She has incredible technical skills, a breadth of knowledge about fertility and women’s health, as well as a warm bedside manner (she also has a terrific sense of humor!). 

I worked with Leslie a month before my IVF procedure up until a week before my son was born. She helped me manage my thyroid condition, provided nutritional counseling, as well as acupuncture services throughout my entire pregnancy. She also sells top-notch prenatal vitamins (I’m still taking them after my son was born). 

Leslie possesses the rare blend of deep knowledge in both Eastern and Western medicine, which I greatly appreciated. I would wholeheartedly recommend her anyone who is struggling with infertility and is looking to not only increase their chances of success, but also enhance their overall well-being during an emotionally and physically stressful time. 

Thank you so much, Leslie.”

Erika S.

“I am so grateful that I found Leslie! She has helped me so much both pre pregnancy and during my pregnancy. I can ask her anything and she always gives me knowledgeable thoughtful answers with a sense of humor. I always leave her office feeling calm and relaxed and looking forward to my next session.”

Annie H.

“I am eternally grateful to Leslie for helping me get pregnant with my second child. I am certain that Leslie was the reason why I got pregnant with no interventions aside from the acupuncture and supplements she gave me. I had tried for a year to get pregnant when I used IUI and clomid to get pregnant with my first child. This approach failed 4 times before I went to Leslie when trying to get pregnant with my second child, on top of months of trying the natural way. On my third cycle after seeing Leslie I was pregnant. 
 
Leslie is really an incredibly good doctor. She’s organized, meticulous, and thorough. She understands the science behind fertility deeply and is very focused on the individual needs of each patient. She has to be to be so successful in helping women get pregnant. Many of the causes of infertility are subtle and require a systematic and scientific approach. 

 She and I talked for great lengths of time about my individual situation, and the science behind fertility and I found Leslie very willing to answer every question I had without any sense of rushing me. 

I can’t speak for others, but when the alternative is a lot of drugs with unknown side effects and outcome and great expense, acupuncture is a no brainer. Leslie is an excellent and caring doctor. Infertility can be a nightmare. You would be in very good hands in going to see her.”

Laurie K.

“I was referred to Leslie Oldershaw by my doctor at the Reproductive Science Center after several failed IVF attempts. I had just completed two cycles of injections, which had not produced even one follicle! I was a little wary of trying acupuncture because I have a very sensitive nervous system, and have had problems with it in the past, with other practitioners. However, after 2 1/2 years of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, I decided to go for it. 

From day one, Leslie has been extremely thorough in her assessment of my condition and my treatment plan. I find this reassuring because I felt like a lot fell through the cracks with my first doctor (not at the Reproductive Science Center). She has also been very encouraging and upbeat, with practical suggestions as to how to optimize my heath (and has a great sense of humor). As part of my protocol I had been taking herbs along with my vitamins. At first I could not stand the flavor but Leslie mixed me a custom blend that I could take. As for the acupuncture itself I have not had any problems. 

Last month I attempted another IVF cycle. It was like night and day compared to last time around, with my hormone levels finally getting in check, etc. and even a couple of healthy follicles. I ended up doing an IUI in the end, and am still waiting on the results. However, I feel very positive about all the improvements I achieved, which I attribute largely to the acupuncture, herbs, vitamins, and dietary changes that Leslie recommended. 

I feel like Leslie really takes the time to give every patient the care they need. 

I have already recommended her to several of my friends. Whatever you decided to do, if you are reading this because of fertility issues, I wish you the best of luck!”

Sarah I.

“After several failed IVF attempts, our fertility doctor recommended we try acupuncture with our next cycle and gave us Leslie’s name. He told me to do whatever she said, so I did: acupuncture, herbs, and vitamins. Our fertility doctor gave us a mere 9% chance of getting pregnant with another IVF round, but with Leslie’s help, I produced 3 times as many follicles as I had on the previous cycles and am now 5 months pregnant! 

I always look forward to my visits with Leslie. Her cheerful attitude helps put me at ease and she does a wonderful job of preparing me for upcoming steps. There were a few scary moments during the first few months of pregnancy, and Leslie did a masterful job of explaining what was happening with my body and keeping me levelheaded. I have even called Leslie for advice before calling my own doctor! I would highly recommend Leslie to anyone struggling with infertility issues.”

Natasha J.

“I came to Leslie as a referral from my long time acupuncturist because she has a specialty in fertility issues. She has not disappointed and I have in turn referred to her many women with fertility issues and general hormone imbalances. 
I came to Leslie after hearing some devastating news about our baby-making situation and it was/is a real emotional issue for us. I really appreciate that Leslie helped me take the time to analyze my whole health and underlying health conditions. Without being as healthy as possible, it would be have disingenuous to work only on my fertility. I’ve been working simultaneously with the UCSF Repro Health Clinic. Leslie knows my doctor well and has been amazing at answering questions. I feel much more comfortable asking her then constantly bugging my doctor. ALSO SHE ALWAYS ASKS A FEW TIMES A SESSION IF I HAVE QUESTIONS. There are times I’ve felt really down about the IVF process and Leslie always perk’s me up and helps me to stay positive. I’ve NEVER felt rushed or talked down to. I even call between appointments with questions and to alert her with news. Fertility is not something you can find a quick fix for and Leslie helps you through this painful and emotional process with real treatments that have worked time and time again for her clients.”

Virginia C.

“Leslie was an invaluable member of my fertility team. With her kindness, thorough explanations, high skill level and willingness to explore options I knew that I was in excellent hands. She was able to provide answers to my questions and provide information with care and experience. She has helped my partner and I come to where we are now, pregnant with twins, due in two weeks. I have already recommended her to my friends who are seeking an excellent practitioner to investigate and help them with their fertility goals.”

Joan B.

“I’ve been doing acupuncture with Leslie for about 4 years. Through working with her she’s helped me optimize my reproductive health for IUI treatments, heal after a late term miscarriage, and finally get pregnant through our first attempt at IVF. As I got in better health, I produced more follicles, even surprising my fertility doctor. I honestly feel that everything she has done for me contributed to our success by giving us the best chances possible. 

Leslie has been completely engaged, and has gone above and beyond in caring for me as a patient. There is no doubt in my mind that acupuncture with her has been beneficial to my overall personal health and well-being, in addition to helping me conceive and maintain the pregnancy. I have never felt better.”

Marissa H.

“My husband and I live in the Bay Area, but I had been going through the IVF process with a clinic in Colorado. While I was in Colorado, my uterine blood flow was tested and deemed to be inadequate. The clinic advised me that my best chance for correcting the problem was to undergo a very specific type of acupuncture treatment. The clinic in Colorado recommended that I see Leslie Oldershaw for those treatments.

I took their advice and scheduled an appointment with Leslie. From my initial contact with Leslie, she made me feel very comfortable. She was very good at explaining the process, treatments, and benefits in a manner that I could understand. Leslie was always extremely patient with me and was very sympathetic to what I was going through. 

My objective with these treatments was to have them assist in getting me pregnant. It worked!! With Leslie’s acupuncture as part of my regimen, I am currently pregnant.
I cannot express how much I appreciate Leslie’s sincere and genuine service.”

Jennifer P.

“I learned about Leslie from my sister in law who needed assistance in having her second child. As I was ready to start to have my first, and having some struggles, I looked her up. That was in 2005. In 2006 I had our first child and am now expecting our second. I truly believe that I couldn’t have become pregnant without the assistance of Leslie – the acupuncture she provides as well as the herbs and supplements. She diagnosed a condition in me that my Western doctors didn’t – which I believe is the key to my overall well-being, not just my achieving optimal fertility. I highly recommend Leslie, she is very bright, has a sense of humor, and is very thorough!! She works very well in collaborating with my doctors. I truly appreciate her and am indebted to her expertise and talent in helping our family grow.”

Lisa B.

“I began seeing Leslie for infertility at the beginning of July ’08. She came highly recommended by a friend of mine who had also suffered from fertility issues. 

What I immediately appreciated about Leslie was her total focus on my issues. We had a lengthy initial consultation where we went over my medical history and what I was hoping to accomplish. She then laid out an initial outline of what she thought might be necessary, but told me she would have a more comprehensive layout by the time I came in for my next appointment. I like that she wanted to take the time to completely review all the information I gave her and come up with a thorough game plan.

 Leslie uses a combination of Western and Eastern medicine that I find comforting, as I am used to western medicine approaches and this made the transition very easy for me. A few months later, I found out I was pregnant! I am 38 years old and my husband and I had been trying to conceive for 4 1/2 years. We had done multiple IUI’s as well as an IVF cycle, with no success. I continued acupuncture with her throughout my pregnancy and have had no real issues. I had absolutely zero morning sickness, no mood swings and no medical problems, like high blood pressure, etc. I am due to give birth to my son in 3 1/2 weeks!”

Monica H.

“Leslie Oldershaw was the person I needed to walk through my fertility journey. I came to her when I was trying for a child and my periods were irregular after coming off the pill at 32. She helped me get into a holistic frame of mind, shifting into way of being that supported motherhood. She was knowledgeable, skilled, and great at interpreting my medical test results. I started to take an active role in my health and fertility, charting and looking naturally for a year, and then eventually making the big step (and thank goodness Leslie was there to help me to do this) to working with a Reproductive Endocrinologist, and was successful in having a daughter. I am now a happy mama. Leslie and her combination of skill and creating a space for really meeting the person where they are is something that helped plant a seed for me. Leslie was exactly what I needed. Her office is also beautiful BTW.”

Reba G.

“I would pay money just to talk to Leslie and have her answer my fertility questions. She is so knowledgeable, objective and smart – and I appreciate her straightforward and positive attitude. I’m glad I found her!”

Lisa F.

“Love Leslie. I started going here last summer to help my endometrium lining grow in hopes of getting pregnant. I started seeing her in July, and two weeks later I found out I was pregnant! She was almost as excited as I was! She was very thorough in her assessment and treatment throughout my pregnancy, and offered emotional support too as I previously miscarried. I saw her 1-2 times a month throughout my pregnancy and loved my appointments; I could check in and bounce ideas off her, and she was able to tweak treatment based on what was happening for me that week, i.e. insomnia. I wasn’t too sure about acupuncture before I started seeing her, but there’s some magic in it that works. I felt wonderful throughout my pregnancy and credit a large part of that to acupuncture and having Leslie on my team for support. Side note: they sent me the most beautiful baby blanket as a gift; it’s one of my favorite baby blankets to date.”

H.H.

“Leslie supported me during a very difficult period in my life. Her advice, good cheer and of course her services were a part of my journey to have my son (7 years old now). If you work with Leslie, know that you will be in extremely capable hands.”

Francine A.

“I saw Leslie when we were first trying to get pregnant. I always suspected that I might have some trouble so I met with her very early on. She led me to a diagnosis of hypothyroidism that I was able to get treated. Without her I would have gone on for months before somebody else figured it out, making some of my fertility treatments destined for failure. I moved away from the area and ended up having twins a year. Leslie’s early council was instrumental in my having a successful IVF cycle and I am so grateful for her wisdom, her patience and her kindness. I highly recommend her and her wonderful team.”

Cassie D.