Dr. Ching Chun Ou answers her own phone and isn't shy about telling you your options, but her needlework is praised all over town. The stripped-down demeanor of her Lake Merritt office perfectly complements her professional style, which is blunt, straightforward, and, according to her many fans, entirely effective. Originally from China and hailing from a long line of acupuncturists, Ou boasts a particular expertise in increasing fertility and stabilizing a woman's reproductive cycle, and would-be mothers report conceiving after as little as one visit. Alternative medical techniques may not be your bag, and if you're scared of needles, Ou may not be the right choice, since patients claim that her technique isn't exactly pain-free. But for fertility, word is Dr. Ou can't be beat.
East Bay Pain Care
411 30th St., Oakland, 510-444-2772