Anna is a great healer who has helped me tremendously in the last year.
When my husband and I decided to try to have a baby, after many years of marriage, I realized that my menstrual cycles were irregular and not conducive to conceiving. After a few unsuccessful months I decided to try acupuncture to regulate my hormones. I debated between Anna and another practitioner and ultimately chose the latter because, having never had acupuncture, I was nervous about the community setting in which Anna primarily practices (now I feel silly about this as I believe that the community setting actually enhances the healing process).
I started seeing a different acupuncturist, who was very good, and became pregnant after seven months of treatment. Unfortunately, the pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 9 weeks.
I was devastated and decided to seek treatment with Anna. She was extremely kind and compassionate as I wept throughout our first consultation and treatment. After discussing my medical history and previous acupuncture experience, Anna requested that I give her six months to a year to work on healing my body from the miscarriage, realigning my Qi, and preparing my body for pregnancy. However, she cautioned that I must do EXACTLY as she advised; not only in terms of the acupuncture, but also the way in which I lived my daily life. We began treatment mid-September of 2012 and I followed Anna’s instructions to the letter. I received acupuncture two-to-three times a week, changed my eating to boost my fertility, and engaged in other practices that she recommended. My next menstrual cycle was more regular and with fewer symptoms (depression, cramps, moodiness, heavy flow) than I had ever experienced before. Each month my cycle became more regular and only three cycles later (November) Anna gave me the green light to try to conceive. I did not become pregnant that month. Although disappointed, I wasn’t too discouraged because Anna had asserted that it would take at least six-to-twelve months to get my body back into shape.
The very next month, on New Year’s Eve, I learned that I was pregnant! I was elated (pregnant after only 3.5 months of treatment!) but also nervous considering my previous miscarriage. I continued to see Anna several times a week in the first two trimesters, once every other week during the end of the second and beginning of the third trimesters, and now twice a week as I approach my due date. Throughout she assured me that my pregnancy was strong and I have indeed had a wonderful pregnancy. I experienced very little nausea in the first trimester and I have had none of the typical pregnancy side effects, such as heartburn, constipation, and sinusitis. I’ve even been sleeping very well. I am now 39-and-a-half weeks and Anna is using acupuncture to prepare my body for natural childbirth.
In all, I highly recommend Anna. I am very thankful and truly grateful for Anna’s healing expertise. She is a kind and intelligent soul who is passionate about her work and who truly cares about her patients. My extended family has seen such a change in me that they now see Anna for their own ailments! Thank you Anna!!