Every woman's journey in becoming a mother is a individual and personal experience - my was challenging. But through the help of Anna my pregnancy became tolerable and then finally enjoyable. Anna helped me with the undisclosed or non-discussed parts of pregnancy that women don't talk about - and endure with shame or angst. Anna understood the discomforts associated with pregnancy - the lack of sleep, backaches, pelvic pain, nausea, balance issues, exhaustion and so much more. I remember that with one treatment she had my hemorrhoids under control - my OB was impressed! And in another treatment she stopped my leg cramps - my husband was impressed! Especially because I would wake him up in the middle of the night in pain trying to get out of bed.
Through the later part of my pregnancy she prepared my body and mind for preparation of a c-section - while not the most widely accepted form of giving birth this was the safest for the baby and me. My c-section experience was amazing - I was discharged a day early I was on not pain medication from 1 day after surgery My recovery was quick and uncomplicated My scar healed like a scratch - Amazing!
I attribute all of this to the work Anna did on preparing me. Her ability to offer my body comfort and healing through acupuncture allowed me to enjoy the very early moments of my daughter life - one I would not have if I was on pain medications or worse... I got to bond with my daughter and I am grateful for the preparedness that Anna provided to me.
I just want to thank you for everything you have done for me. My knee is almost back to normal my cyst is almost gone. It used to be a size of a golf ball and now its almost flat. You cant even notice it anymore and the pain is gone even when I press on it.
As for the other issues, all is well. My appetite has decreased a lot. I still buy a lot of food, but I never finish it. So I guess my eyes are bigger than my stomach. I am definitely more aware of my choices when it comes to food. I just have to work on my energy level, but compared to what it was before, there is vast improvement. I owe it all to you. I cant wait to come in Saturday for another treatment and get rid of my cyst forever.
Thank you again,
These are two letters from my patient who received her 14th treatment from me since March 21. She comes in 3 times a week. These are the results that we can make with a committed patient who wants to lose weight:
Letter #1 written 4/22
I don't know what you did to me today, but, boy, do I have energy. I started cleaning out stuff that I have been putting off or too lazy to do. After cleaning up, I felt so much better, like I have the control of my life once again. Like I have restored order to myself. I just feel so motivated and energized.
Also, I have had several bowel movements after getting home which made me feel so much better. I have been feeling so stuffed up lately like it just does not want to come out. Sorry if I'm being too graphic; I just feel so relieved. Thank you so much. Whatever you did, can you keep doing it? Also, thanks for the pep talk. I needed to hear that, so now I'm taking the initiative to do everything that I need and want for myself. ... And I am going to look into counseling again just to help me cope with my situation. ...
(patient's name held anonymous)
Letter #2 written 4/23
I just wanted to give you an update today. I woke up with no problem; no struggle getting up. I had a bowel movement this morning with no problem. I didn't have to sit for a long period of time and try to force it. I went with no pain whatsoever. You don't know how good that feels. For once I look forward going to the bathroom. My energy level is high, which I really need with the baby and all. As for the hip pain - what hip pain. I sure didn't feel it at all this morning. I feel great!! I'm hoping everyday would be like this. I owe it all to you. You work wonders. I don't care how many needles you stick me with. As long as I keep feeling like this, it's all worth it.
Thank you so much.
(We are making progress in all aspects of her health also. There are a LOT of positive health changes taking place with this patient that are not mentioned in this email.)
Thank you so much for changing my life and the way I now view the importance of mind and body health. When I came to you in August, my menstrual cycles were 60-75 days long and I was suffering from the effects of severe hormonal fluctuations. Your caring nature and passion for Chinese medicine intrigued me and I didn’t have many options with Western medicine. Not only do I feel SO much better, but I am a BELIEVER that it’s in everyone’s best interest to bring the body into homeostasis. My cycles have shortened to 35 days and I am much more relaxed, which has resulted in a decrease in obsessive-compulsive behaviors. I was underweight and staying up too late. I’ve now gained 4 pounds and am feeling energetic but more rested. Best of all, after getting to know you and the healing power of Chinese medicine, I was inspired to make dietary and lifestyle changes to supplement the acupuncture and herbs. Everyday, I am enthralled with my progress and appreciative of your help to get me here. Thank you!
How is this for a study?
Morning Sickness: A patient comes to me at 9 weeks of pregnancy, having experienced really bad morning sickness since 6 weeks. This patient describes her symptoms, as constant nausea, exhaustion, bloating, gas & minor headaches that come and go. This patient never experienced this with her first pregnancy, and really needed relief in order to continue on taking care of her 5 year old daughter and attending births as a midwife. After her initial treatment, the nausea is GONE… and stays completely gone for the next 24 hours. The patient described herself as actually feeling like she could stand up taller and felt so good she joked about being able to run a marathon. After 24 hours, the symptoms started to come back, but only 50% of what they were before. Patient comes to me two days after the initial treatment, and after that treatment, the symptoms are now 80% gone. Patient plans to continue with acupuncture a minimum of twice a week for the rest of her 1st trimester and then accordingly for the rest of her pregnancy!
“Thank you so much Anna, I actually feel human again!”
LOVE YOU, Lindsey Meehlis
I have been seeing Anna bi-weekly since February 07 for improvement in my health after having radioactive iodine treatment (RAI) done on my thyroid. Without a working thyroid and supplementing with Synthroid, I was still experiencing weight gain, anxiety, restless sleep, joint aches and fatigue. My acupuncture treatments created relief in all of these areas. Although I still have weight I would like to lose, I have had some small weight loss which hadn't happened with diet and exercise. Three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with Shingles. The doctor said it was a very mild case and that I should heal in a week. I decided to start seeing Anna weekly and I believe it was her treatments that caused it to be a mild case and brought about my quick healing. Thank you so much, Anna, for your work.
Dear Ms. Anna Dolopo,
Thank you very much for doing what you do best to heal my back! I am currently training for a marathon and about 3 weeks ago, I ended up hurting the lower part of the back after running for over an hour with sub par shoes. It was so extreme that the event kept me bed ridden all weekend.
I was skeptical at first in your abilities to heal as an acupuncturist as my grandfather was in the same profession and has always treated me up until 6 years ago when he passed away. I’ve always attributed my extraordinary health to acupuncture but stopped treatments when Grandpa Chung went to be with the Lord. Thus, the resulting skepticism in your abilities as an acupuncturist (you had huge shoes to fill!).
However, after 2 sessions for the back problem, my back has healed and I’m “back” running and training for my next run. Not to mention, I’ve achieved a level of energy not identified until 6 years ago and a weight loss of several pounds!! Furthermore, you’re one of the most professional individuals that I know and you possess a unique knowledge and care that results in life long customers!
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Charles P. Shin, President
Caboodle Cartridge Orange County
Caboodle Cartridge San Diego
We started seeing Anna two months ago after
a conversation with her on the phone. We immediately felt comfortable
and knew we wanted to work with her. After just a few treatments
we began to see results in weight loss, more energy, less anxiety,
alcohol reduction and pain relief.
Anna took her time, listened and answered all of our questions and
we felt very comfortable with her.
She is very knowledgeable in acupuncture, massage and herbal therapy.
She always goes out of her way to help us, including finding acupuncturists
in Texas and Missouri for family members.
We recently attended Anna's ribbon cutting ceremony with her other
patients and friends and we could tell how much they all respected
and liked Anna as well as we do. We look forward to seeing Anna
on our weekly appointments.
- Fat Sobczak & Barb Whan
We all know that it is very simple for most men to get turned on while for many of us women daily events can (negatively) affect our libido. Between my husband and I having two jobs and two business it is often difficult for me to switch gears really quickly from work life to home life when it’s time to get things spicy. (Note: not so difficult for my husband).
Over time, I have come to find out that my peak sexual hours are during the day, while the sun is up. Unfortunately, that means I’m usually at work and my sexual side lays dormant until the weekend sun and my free hours sync up. That’s my big dilemma…so I decided to look into acupuncture to see if this ancient Chinese treatment could help me out…
I found an acupuncturist through acufinder.com, her name is Anna. We had a wonderful conversations and she asked me what my ailments were – I wrote a list and I had 10!! Who knew?? Since you really only have one body any ailments are likely interconnected, as my 10 probably all are, but the one I’ll bore you with here is my weekday libido. Now, let me just say that the best part of Love Me Naturally is that I get access to the amazing product line we carry. It’s wonderful to have over a dozen lubricants at your fingertips at any given moment. Since each products have different natural ingredients, from coconut oil to kiwi, they also all have varying consistencies. And since women also vary down there during certain times of the month, I can pick whatever lube be best for me during that time.
And don’t forget all of the flavors!
ALTHOUGH – my favorite lube is always my own…. naturally. So, if acupuncture can help me wind down from my weekday faster and help me wind up on my own faster as well, sign me up! I started seeing Anna, in 2 weeks I had about 7 treatments. OUCH! Lots of needles, a little bit of blood, a lot of mid-day napping. For those who aren’t familiar here’s the deal: you lie down, you get poked many times, you get left there, and 45 minutes later the dozen (or two dozen) needles are removed and you’re on with your day. Dark room + nice music + lying still = nice nap. Even with the needles.
So how’d it all come out you ask? In the last two weeks I have been less stressed (with the same hectic schedule), more energetic, I’ve been sleeping better, my outlook and disposition has been brighter than ever, I have less wrinkles (acupuncture is apparently non-botox botox) and I’ve been able to happily keep up with my husband and then some. I love acupuncture, I’m a walking testimonial for it now and I recommend it for everything.
- An Incredibly Happy Patient
With constant travel, hours in front of a computer and the stress
of an executive lifestyle my body began to give up trying to compensate
for the lack of sleep and attention needed. With your treatment
and attention to what my body needed I saw a surge in energy, my
immune system rebounded and I am now able to tackle the never ending
list in front of me with the confidence that my body will not let
me down. I look forward to my next treatment.
- Pete Deutschman, The Buddy Group
I started coming to Anna to counteract the
effects of my treatment for Graves Disease by western methods. I
no longer have a working thyroid and must supplement daily with
a thyroid replacement hormone, so I wanted to incorporate acupuncture
and herbs in my healing regimen. After 3 or 4 treatments, I began
to experience results which included improved energy levels and
deeper sleeping. These 2 results have been huge for me as well as
the care I am given when I come for my treatments. I am so thankful
for Anna’s commitment to health and healing. She is greatly
- Tonya Barnes
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