I thought I would share this and maybe I am unique in my situation or not? Please share with others as appropriate.
I worked with Anna for the past several years on various health issues and usually during the treatment I "feel" nothing. I hear Anna tell people about the symptoms they might experience while lying on tables but me well I just fell asleep. Perhaps you are like me, you come in; tell Anna your health issues, get stuck with some needles and lay there. The most interesting thing that happens is I get cold and well I just chalk that up to I get cold easily and don't think twice about it. I find acupuncture simple to do and while I "feel" nothing during the treatment yet I am a lot healthier then every before in my life.
I hear others talking about how their bodies react to acupuncture, how sometimes their face itches or they get really hot during the treatment; how electricity seems to shoot down a leg and other similar things. Me, I just take a nap and wake up feeling better then when I went to sleep.
I am sharing this because I am a lot healthier. I graduated from back pain, strengthened my immune system, reduced my stress levels (while keeping the same crazy lifestyle) and lost weight. I did all of this while sleeping on a treatment table "feeling" nothing. Perhaps you are like me and feel nothing while on the treatment table; it is OK we are special and unique and just because we don't feel anything doesn't mean it is not working.
Over the course of time I got healthy and so will you. Christ, my Lord and Savior, gave me an amazing doctor in Anna. God gave Anna an amazing gift to help heal our bodies with a bunch of tiny needles. Take this time and opportunity to get healthy.
....Feels nothing but is a whole lot healthier every day!
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,
Thanks for seeing me yesterday I really needed it. After I saw you I went home and had a bowel movement. I felt great and I felt my mood changed too. I didn't feel so down.
As for my weight loss, it's still going good. Today I tried on a pair of pants that I have never really worn without pain. It has always been tight on me it would take me half of the day to just stretch them out, but they would still be tight. I'm actually wearing them at work today pain free. Thanks so much for the support. I really look forward to our sessions. I'm so happy with my weightloss. I really don't see it in the mirror, but when I put on clothes I haven't worn in ages, it really hits home the progress we've made. I can't thank you enough. It really helps my self esteem.
I wanted to share the great news. I brought new clothes this past weekend that are 4 sizes smaller then the clothes I wore the first time I saw you! The last time I wore this size clothing was over 15 years ago! My food cravings for sweets are totally gone and junk food, cookies, ice cream and the downfall of the world Chocolate does not interest me at all!!!! Thank you again for helping me become healthy and beautiful.
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
Hi Anna, 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.)
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.
I started seeing Anna in the beginning of summer for an enlarged lymph node. What I didn’t know was that she was going to help me with so many other things in my body. I had minor digestion problems my whole life.
After I ate, I would always have some discomfort which I just considered a normal part of digestion. Now after I eat, I feel good with no pain. I now realize that this is normal. Acupuncture has helped me to identify when I feel full which allows me to stop eating before I over eat. As a result I have started to lose weight without even trying. She has also helped me tremendously with overstressing and worrying. I feel so much more in control of my thoughts and emotions and have much more happiness
and a sense of peace in my life. I still see Anna regularly for my
lymph node and I continue to enjoy the benefits of her acupuncture for any new ailments that come up along the way. For instance, she has helped me recover from a cold much quicker than I would have in the past. She has also helped me to get over a knee injury I recently experienced doing yoga. I recommend acupuncture to friends and strangers all the time. It has improved the quality of my life tremendously.
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
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