Success Stories!

We love to hear from you about your acupuncture success stories!  If you’d like to add your story here, email us at

Natural Induction

My first acupuncture session ever was in 2008. I was 41 weeks pregnant and decidedly grumpy about that. A friend recommended I go see Melissa for acupuncture induction. I was a little freaked out about the whole needles thing, but I was willing to do anything at that point. I am so glad I did, not only did the session completely relax me, but Melissa gave me lots of information on things I could do at home to help speed things along. Less than 24 hours after that appointment I went into labor and had my beautiful daughter naturally about 12 hours after that. I began seeing Melissa regularly to help with postpartum issues, and my daughter also went in for pediatric care. I have been getting regular acupuncture with Melissa ever since, and I don’t know how I ever lived without it! Melissa is such an amazing person, and she always makes you feel welcome and like you are really being listened to. Every session I have with her is tailored to my specific needs at that time. She has helped me with everything from crazy hormonal fluctuations, to insomnia, stress reduction, fighting off cold and flu and even helped me heal a hamstring injury. In short I think she might be magic. Every single time I leave her office I feel better than when I walked in. If you need acupuncture in Austin, look no further!

– Leigh Fisher

A Happy Momma

My first experience with acupuncture was with Melissa Light /Light Family Acupuncture. I went to a community session during my pregnancy. I continued to make appointments. I was miserable for most of my pregnancy and Melissa Light was my only source of relief. Because of her warmth, wisdom and support I hold a special place for her in my heart. She got me through the nausea, swelling, anxiety and allergy season. She eventually assisted with inducing labor when I was over due. I owe a debt of gratitude to Melissa for all that she has done for me.

– Lisa Choinacky

Another Satisfied Customer

Thanks so much for your help that day. I had a slight cramp right before I walked into your office and once you poked that first needle, things started to intensify! My appointment was at 1pm, I started to record contractions around 4pm and had her at 9:14pm.

– Monica Ann Smith

Relief of Postpartum Depression

Just yesterday I was telling my husband who is suffering from allergies this year, he should go to acupuncture.

I had never had acupuncture prior to the birth of my first daughter.

My doula had suggested it as I was crying every day postpartum.

I went, somewhat skeptical. I was never medicated but truly free that I was helped so greatly from acupuncture. I was helped mentally and physically. Since there are so many hormonal and other symptoms that occur post partum, acupuncture helped me balance hormones as well as issues related to my digestive process. I felt that acupuncture cured my postpartum depression. I continued to go while pregnant with my second and after as well.

– Jennifer Wilhelm