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Natural Fertility – Yelp

September 23rd, 2015

NATURAL FERTILITY

As I approach my one year “anniversary” of treatments with Anna, it’s amazing to think of how far I’ve come since I began seeing her!  I was referred to Anna by a friend’s midwife after suffering a missed miscarriage (no symptoms) around 8 weeks.  I was healthy, had no signs of a miscarriage, and was completely shocked and devastated by the news having been trying to get pregnant for quite some time.  Anna was patient, sensitive and honest about her protocol and began treating me immediately.  From a healing standpoint, both physically and emotionally, I felt better after the very first treatment.  I continued to see Anna regularly and with each treatment, received tangible results…while also avoiding a D&C procedure.  Strange as it may sound, around my 3rd or 4th treatment, I experienced what I can only describe as a cathartic emotional release, and knew that with Anna’s help I’d finally let go of the pregnancy.  It was one of the most powerful experiences in recent memory, and this is coming from someone who is not particularly emotional or religious in the traditional sense.

While I was anxious to “try again,” Anna encouraged me to wait several months to allow my body to heal naturally and find balance before becoming pregnant again.  Impatient as I was, at this point I trusted Anna completely and continued treatments with her weekly/ever other week as we waited for the time to be right again.  My husband and I resumed our efforts to start our family in October/November and I was pregnant by December!

Since becoming pregnant, I have been religious about continuing my treatments once a week.  It was an absolute non-negotiable, and I truly believe my pregnancy has been MUCH easier for it.  I  experienced almost ZERO morning sickness, my sleep has been terrific, I have felt incredible for the vast majority of my pregnancy (to the point that I was concerned in my first trimester because I was feeling so good…I was sure that something was wrong).  Of course, I have had a few minor discomforts here and there, but nothing like the horror stories you hear from women and they were nothing more than a discomfort….no significant aches and pains, no debilitating morning sickness or fatigue, no crazy mood swings, and a healthy, perfect baby growing inside.
I’ve continued high intensity interval training 3-4 times per week through my pregnancy, have continued to work in a demanding sales job and am having my best year ever while pregnant, and have truly marveled at times over the fact that there have been times in my pregnancy in which I have never felt better!!  In addition to the physical results from Anna’s treatments, there are emotional benefits as well.  My stress levels, emotional health and well being, and just a general sense of peace and calm can all be attributed to the acupuncture I’ve received from Anna.  As a first time mom who had suffered a previous loss, this sense of calm is absolutely priceless.

I’m now in my 32nd week and in the “home stretch.”  You can be assured that I will continue my treatments right up until my delivery and will update when our son makes his appearance in a few short weeks.  :)

Anxiety, Depression, Menstrual Health – Yelp Review

September 23rd, 2015

1 of my 100+ Yelp Reviews

Samantha Y. Laguna Niguel, CA

5.0 star rating 10/13/2014

I don’t know why I waited this long to write a review for Ms. Anna and her wonderful work, but I am here now writing about the work she does and how it truly does work. I know that many are skeptic of Eastern medicine including acupuncture and herbs, but if you are reading this because you want to try something different for your ailments, you need to try acupuncture with Anna. I originally came to Anna a few years back to help me with my anxiety and depression issues. I have been on medicine, but it was not fully helping me be “happy” and get the things done in the way I needed to. Anna was my last resort because of the endless medicines and doctors I was trying. I immediately felt the Zen, if you would, when I walked into her office. She made me feel very comfortable about being there and I did a full survey about what I was going through, what I was doing to be treated, history, and my goals. Anna refers to these sheets and your goals everytime you go to her. My anxiety and depression felt better in just a few short weeks. I was ready to get started on more problems I was experiencing.

Through the years Anna has helped me with my general anxiety, depression, getting my menstrual periods on a regular schedule, body aches, and headaches/migraines. You don’t even need a specific problem to see her, you can go to have a quiet relaxing time out of your hectic schedule, or just to get a general pick me up. The amount of sessions you need and how often depend on what you are going in for and the pricing has been very affordable when I compared her to local acupuncture businesses.

I have found my guardian angel on Earth and I would not trade seeing Anna for anyone else. She is highly recommended as an Eastern medicine guru and she becomes a true friend.

Thank you, Anna, for all your hard work and making my life that much better.

Natural Fertility

September 23rd, 2015

NATURAL FERTILITY

Anna,

Blessings to you! I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to write to you. I have wanted to update you and thank you for some time now.

I cannot thank you enough for helping me to get pregnant last fall. You were so instrumental to my growth at such a difficult time as I was transitioning out of a very difficult work situation, navigating cutting my finances in half, getting out of a state of depression, and with the hopes of getting pregnant. Receiving acupuncture and encouragement/wise words from you was so crucial and beneficial. As you know, I became pregnant after several treatments from you–ahead of schedule. You believed when I had lost hope in becoming pregnant and you brought me so much hope as a result. In January, I gave birth to our daughter, Arabella, who was a whopper at 10 pounds! She is perfect and healthy. She is nearing 5 months old now. I can’t thank you enough–how can you ever thank someone enough for helping to give you the gift of life, and more importantly, a long desired child? Thank you, Anna, from the bottom of my heart!

I do apologize for not being in to tell you this news sooner.
With love and gratefulness,

M

Sugar Cravings – Testimonial

September 23rd, 2015
ADDICTION
Hi Anna,
Everyone experiences addiction in one way or another in a lifetime. My started early in life and ended after a series of acupuncture treatments. Simply stated I craved sugar, all types of sugar and food with a high sugar content tasted the best. Chocolate and peanut butter, cookie and candy tasted great and I craved these foods daily. I remember the conversation I had with you about my addictions and you said there was a treatment for addiction. Since acupuncture had fixed another health issue I decided to give it a try The first few times not much seemed to change but then over the course of several weeks I noticed my cravings for sugar were decreasing. I tried to go “cold turkey” only to binge on sugar a few days later and had to see you several times because my stomach was very upset from eating the junk food. Amazing to me still is how a few needles relieved the pain from my indulgences. You got me back on track and over the course of a few months I gave up sugar almost totally. I stopped eating any form of candy, cake, cookies, and items with a high sugar content that is not natural. As I got off the addiction cycle, fruit started tasting sweet and other foods of all types started having flavors I had never noticed before. You gave me a very specific treatment over the course of a lot of treatments; it was several months and I will leave it at that. If someone wants to know what the treatment was truly intended for that you used on me; then they can ask you.
For those who are struggling with food addictions I understand and sympathize. This is a tough battle but one you do not have to face alone. Family and friends are important in supporting your decision to fight food addictions. Work with an acupuncturist who understands addictions and can help you through the withdrawal and the cravings. Understand you can accomplish this fight but it will take time.
Don’t focus on what you are giving up but focus on the fact you are getting healthy. In the race of life; it is a marathon not a sprint you are traveling and each day is one step closer to your goal.
From
Sugar cravings free

Migraines – Testimonial

September 23rd, 2015
MIGRAINES
I have suffered from migraines for the past 13 years! I found Ana on Yelp and couldn’t believe all the amazing reviews she had. I made an appointment and went in. Wasn’t sure what to expect and was a bit hesitant since nothing has helped my migraines. I watched as people would fall into a deep sleep and wake up saying they felt refreshed and amazing! I wasn’t sure what they were talking about and couldn’t imagine not having a migraine….as I continued to see Ana 2-3 times a week…
6 MONTHS PASSED WITHOUT A MIGRAINE!!!!
I couldn’t believe it and neither could my friends and family. It was the best I had ever felt. Unfortunately, I had to stop seeing Ana because it was time to put my son in preschool and couldn’t afford to do both…Four years later, my boys are in school full-time and I have been seeing Ana again for the past few months. I contacted her and told her that I had come to her 4 years ago and would like to come in again…and she immediately remembered!
I can’t begin to express how Ana has changed my life! I want to write it in the sky for everyone to know about it! I feel amazing! I am on my way to being migraine free and I can’t wait! I am now one of those people who can’t wait to get there and fall asleep and wake up feeling refreshed!
I have never met anyone like Ana. She truly cares about her patients and is just a breathe of fresh air. No amount of words can express how grateful I am to you Ana. xoxo

Herniated Discs – Yelp Review

September 23rd, 2015

One of 100+ Yelp Reviews:

Zoran N. Huntington Beach, CA 5.0 star rating

10/28/2014

After being in pain for more than five years and dealing with herniated discs (L4+L5), hernia, groin injury and after seeing a couple of different acupuncturists and chiropractors, I had decided to give Anna a try. Sure the reviews seemed too good to be true. Being skeptical and open minded as I am on the other hand, I had decided to give the Elements in Harmony a try. The first time I called I didn’t know what to expect. Anna was her usual self, kind, down to earth and very knowledgeable, as usual. During my first appointment, I was told that after a specific period of time, I should see improvements. I was eager and delighted to try the process. After the first couple of months, my condition did improve greatly where at times I was fluctuating anywhere between 90-98% improvement. Additionally, one thing you wont get from any other acupuncturist that I know of since I’ve seen couple of others within the area (Anna is the best hands down, at least in my opinion), is that Anna is willing to listen, provide some positive input on life and how to go about things/life in general, which is a very rare quality. I’m very thankful people like Anna exist.

Pain – Brooke’s Testimonial

September 23rd, 2015

PAIN – Brooke’s Testimonial

 

“Anna is, in all senses of the word, a true Healer. Not only are her treatments extremely effective for the physical problems I’ve had, emotionally I feel like a different person every time I leave as well.

I started to see Anna because I felt depressed, and I left the first treatment already feeling much better than I’d felt in a very long time. Sometimes Anna gives me a mantra to work with or something to think about on the table. Other times, it’s just her wisdom and very presence that make feel better. Anna’s positive outlook is contagious, and she always seems to know exactly what to tell me to focus on mentally and emotionally to feel good.

 

I felt so much better after about ten treatments, that I started only going in for physical problems every now and then. I hadn’t gone for about two weeks, and I started to feel bad again, so I made an appointment. I literally went into her office crying, and left laughing. I could not get over the difference, and how fast it was.

 

Anna is such a warm person, and I also love how her daughters are sometimes at the office. They make it feel much more like a healing center, and give a community feel to the experience.

 

Every time anyone I know starts talking about a physical or emotional issue, I always tell them about Anna and recommend her. Her acupuncture is true medicine, and has given me health, balance and peace of mind. What more can I ask for, really? I give her my highest recommendation and feel so lucky to have found her.”

 

 

Thank you thank you thank you Anna :)

 

Talk to you soon,

 

Brooke

100+ Yelp Review

September 23rd, 2015

Gwendolyn A.
Long Beach, CA
5 STARS
9/9/2015

 

I came last minute for Anna’s treatment for labor induction. I was nearing 41 weeks and receiving pressure from my OB to induce. I wanted a natural birth and after Anna’s treatment I left her studio at 5pm on 8/24/2015 and went into labor at around 2am.  That night my baby was born at 7:30 8/25/2015 the next morning.  All natural, no epidural or chemical induction.

 

What an incredible experience I am so grateful for natural healers like Anna!

Public Discussion on Self-Confidence: September 9, 2015

September 8th, 2015

 

23151 Verdugo Dr., Ste. 114
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 

(949) 305 – 1703

text: (619) 341-4341

Discuss on Self Confidence 

 

 

 

Hello Patients and Friends,

 

I am giving a talk open to the public for ANYONE of ANY age, especially for young ladies and men in theirs 20s and teenagers.

 

Topic is on SELF CONFIDENCE.

 

Saturday
September 12
10-11 am
We will start and end on time. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

 

Seats will be provided at our healing center. You are welcome to bring mats or pillows to sit on the carpet.

 

Please bring a pad of white paper and two blue pens.  You will want to take notes.

 

 

$10 for patients
$5 for guests
Cash or CC are accepted.

 

 

Please RSVP by Sept. 9.

 

Text 619-341-4341

 

 

 

Thank you for spreading the word!

Thank you! 

 

 

 

The Dolopo Family would like to share our appreciation to everyone who sends me so many referrals.

 

We appreciate you and we love you.

 

Thank you for helping me to keep my dream alive in being one of the most effective licensed acupuncturists available to the general public.

 

With LOVE and GRATITUDE,
Anna

 

Photo Courtesy of Alina Mendoza Photography
www.moveyourQi.com 

www.CommittedtoaBetterMe.com

 

Anna Dolopo, L.Ac.

 

Gold Level Certified Dr. Tan’s Balance Method Practitioner

Dr. Tan BAZI Graduate

 

Proudly serving Southern California since 1999.