(I requested from my new patient that she write a testimonial regarding her work with her previous acupuncturist. I am inspired by his work and I am sharing this with all of you because their work together is a true testament to how Chinese medicine really works. Please take the time to read this beautiful testimonial. Thank you.)
Although I like to believe that I have an open mind, I have always looked very suspiciously at some forms of alternative medicine. Until a couple of years ago I would have included acupuncture in this category, but after the dramatic changes brought about by this treatment for many different ailments, I am convinced that it makes a real difference in obtaining great emotional, physical and spiritual health.
About 8 years ago I was diagnosed with abnormal cervical cells and this diagnosis led me to try to treat my body as a whole rather than cut out a problem. I was treated by an acupuncturist who was highly recommended by a friend, and after aggressive, comprehensive 6 months of treatments, I was free and clear (of abnormal cervical cells) and a firm believer that my body had amazing powers to heal itself. I have since utilized acupuncture to treat allergies, hives, pain, stress, immune issues, the flu, colds, and more recently, reproductive problems.
I suffered a few miscarriages and this led to irregular monthly cycles and pelvic pain. As I grew older I was becoming more and more impatient to become a mother; nevertheless, I had done extensive research into understanding the chemicals used for treating fertility problems –the side effects and the manipulation of my own chemistry seemed to be an unacceptable approach. I really wanted to avoid the route of manipulating and changing my body chemistry.
The facts that I was not getting any younger, that my acupuncturist was a 45 minute drive away and that I knew this treatment would take time made my decision to utilize acupuncture a difficult choice. It meant that I would have to be patient, but as the treatments progressed and my hormones became more manageable, my monthly cycles became less painful, and more regular. I knew that I was now in a better place to create a healthy and happy baby. The effects of the acupuncture treatments yielded small results at first, but I persevered and in the eighth month I was finally charting ovulation. 11 months after I first started treatment, I was pregnant and my husband and I could hardly believe it!
I loved my acupuncturist, but his location in the City of Industry was too far. Since then I found Anna Dolopo. She is a licensed acupuncturist closer to my home who has the same philosophy and patient care as my first acupuncturist. She has been a pivotal part in treating the negative side effects of pregnancy including: Cramps, Low Energy, Hemorrhoids, Anxiety and Depressed Immune System. With this flu season pandemic, I have opted to do everything possible to stay healthy for my little bundle of joy due to arrive December 09. Acupuncture works without drugs or chemicals it is the best way to obtain a healthy and harmonious life balance. It is my first line of defense ALWAYS!
- Anonymous Mom2B
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