Happy 2017!

January 4th, 2017
Anna Dolopo, L.Ac. | 949-305-1703



Providing EXCELLENCE in the field of Chinese medicine!





New Year 2017


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Dr. Anna is one of the nicest people in the world. She is a ray of sunshine and her positivity is contagious. She is a skilled healer dedicated to her profession and patients. I’m lucky to have her as part of my support network in life!


Thank you for helping me make 2016 an exceptional year in my Chinese medical practice!  I’m looking forward to working with you in 2017 to help you achieve STRONGER health!


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Natural Fertility

September 23rd, 2015



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,


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.




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




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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.




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Anna Dolopo, L.Ac.


Gold Level Certified Dr. Tan’s Balance Method Practitioner

Dr. Tan BAZI Graduate


Proudly serving Southern California since 1999.


Happy 2015!

January 1st, 2015

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2012

Merry Christmas

from the Dolopo Family


Andrew, Angilynn, Anais, Pikachu and I wish you all the very best!


May your Christmas and Holidays be filled with love, laughter, and happiness.  May God bless each of you with hearts that show compassion and understanding.  May God’s love shower you with countless blessings.


Thank you for making 2012 a great year for our healing center!


With love and light,

Anna and the Dolopo Family





Here’s another woman that I helped to become a mama naturally.

The smile on K’s face says it all.

Thank you, K, for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to help you and your husband become parents with the

POWERS of Chinese medicine!


This has to be the very best Christmas gift ever!




Our family loves you more than you know.


Elements in Harmony Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

23151 Verdugo Dr., Ste. 114

Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Merry Christmas 2012

December 16th, 2012



Merry Christmas 

from the Dolopo Family


Yesterday’s e-newsletter was specifically kept non-denominational for EVERYONE to ideally relate to.


This email is for my patients who live with the love of God and believe that God’s purpose is always to love us unconditionally.


Despite all of the trauma in the world and all of the heartache that it causes, those of us who live in God’s love trust that we have a higher purpose other than what we are doing from day to day to make a living.


My priest, Fr. John at St. John’s Episcopal Church, shared this on his FB page: Dealing with Grief.


Right now, it may be very difficult for many of us to feel like being in the Christmas spirit.  I know I am about a week and a half away from properly saying, “Merry Christmas,” but I felt compelled to because of recent happenings.  This week I celebrate my 39th birthday and I am deeply saddened that many of those people who died, including some of the teachers, will not live to see this age.  I don’t feel like I’m halfway through my life.  I feel like I’m hardly a third way through my life because I have so much that I want to accomplish.  So on that sad premise, I want everyone to receive one of their first Christmas wishes from me.  It’s going to be hard to really feel it this year, the spirit of love and being merry, but it is important that we believers continue praising God.


I am on my to church, but I wanted to share this email before my pre-birthday celebration starts today.  I’ve decided that I’m going to celebrate the lives of the people who died horrifically and prematurely.  They deserve to be remembered in a very special way and though I may not have known any of them, I know that we are all God’s children and by loving my own life more, I’ll be sending them the love that they should have felt the day they were taken away from their families.


These are my kids and I cannot tell you how blessed I feel to have them alive in my arms today.  I pray for all of us.


Merry Christmas.


Elements in Harmony Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs 

23151 Verdugo Dr., Ste. 114

Laguna Hills, CA 92653
All Rights Reserved, 2011.



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December 15th, 2012 


I am here for you.
949-305-1703 – Anna



cell: 619-341-4341
I wish you peace.  May peace be wtih you.

For those of us who are in need of emotional support, let us please reach out for help. 



There are no proper words to express the heartfelt pain of the senseless killing of so many innocent lives yesterday.  My husband and I are blessed to wake up this somber morning with our beautiful breathing children that are acting like nothing terrible happened in Connecticut just a few hours ago.


I want each of you to know how much you are loved.  I love you.  Please share your love despite everything that causes sorrow in this world.


My husband once told me that his parents raised him to believe that if he lived in fear whenever something bad happened around him, then “they have already won.”  Yes, for a long time I will mourn alongside you for the loving adults and the littles ones who were just babies yesterday, but I won’t let the illness of the assailant take control over my life.  I won’t live in fear and I will encourage my family to live as if life is worth living.  I will not allow the sick of society consume the good in my heart.  My children must live courageously and believe that this is still a world of good and hope.  I will do everything in my power to empower their precious hearts and not cower in the darkness for fear that someone unable to heal their own mental disease will come out and attack them.  We owe it to the 20 little angels and to the innocent adults who surrendered their lives yesterday to get up, strengthen our hearts and let our light shine more often and brighter than ever.


There are helpers everywhere.  Let us look for the gold in each other’s hearts especially because of yesterday’s killings.  May us remind each other that good does prevail over evil and that our intentions to live positive lives are stronger than Mother Nature at even her fiercest moment of destruction.  Right now in the midst of uncertainty and the blanket of fear penetrating our society, I implore you to please don’t focus on the dirt in life.  Instead, for every speck of dirt that is everywhere, let your mind dwell on the pure, solid gold that I believe beats strongly in the majority of the 7 billion people LIVING on our precious planet.  We have the potential to unleash the glimmer of love and hope hiding in the minority of people who feel unloved, lost, alone, unlistened to, untouched and know only a painful place of agony and despair that their sole purpose they think they have is to cause mayhem and mass destruction to a world that they think had let them down when they were once so young and innocent.


We can help each other in this time of need.  We should help each other in this time of chaotic thinking.  We must help each other in this time of pain.  All I am asking you to do today and for the rest of your life is to share your unconditional love and tell as many people as often as possible how much you really care and how much they mean to you.  If it is in your heart, smile to strangers.  The people who need your smiles, handshakes and hugs are the ones who believe they have none of those to give.


Love is the highest form of energetic vibration.  Love is the only cure.


I love you.

Elements in Harmony Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs   //  23151 Verdugo Dr., Ste. 114 

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

949.305.1703 //

Alkaline vs. Acidic Foods

September 8th, 2012

Per some of your request, here’s a great link that compares alkaline and acidic foods:

Please feel free to ask any questions regarding your digestive health and how we can continue to strengthen your organs and help you eliminate your toxins properly every day.

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Skin: Acupuncture for Healthy Skin

August 17th, 2011
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The Acupuncture Newsletter
August 2011
Anna Dolopo, M.T.O.M., L.Ac.
Elements in Harmony Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
23151 Verdugo Drive, Suite 114


Acupuncture for Healthy Skin

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be very effective at treating skin conditions. Treatments can provide quick relief for acute symptoms and can provide significant and lasting relief from recurrent or chronic skin conditions.

The skin reflects and reacts to imbalances within the body’s internal landscape and the effects of the environment. Internal disharmonies caused by strong emotions, diet, and your constitution as well as environmental influences, such as wind, dryness, dampness, and heat can all contribute to the development of a skin disorder. To keep your skin healthy and beautiful on the outside, you must work on the inside of your body as well. Increasing the flow of energy, blood and lymph circulation improves the skin’s natural healthy color.

Promotion of collagen production increases muscle tone and elasticity helping to firm the skin. Stimulating the formation of body fluids nourishes the skin and encourages it to be moister, softer, smoother and more lustrous.

General skin conditions that can be treated with acupuncture and Oriental medicine include acne, dermatitis, eczema, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, shingles and urticaria (hives). Oriental medicine does not recognize skin problems as one particular syndrome. Instead, it aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual using a variety of techniques with acupuncture such as herbal medicine, bodywork, lifestyle/dietary recommendations and energetic exercises to restore imbalances found in the body. Therefore, if 10 patients are treated with Oriental medicine for eczema, each patient will receive a unique, customized treatment with different lifestyle and dietary recommendations.

If you suffer from a skin condition or would like to know how to optimize your skin health, please call to find out more about how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you


Foods to Help You Look Your Best

Acupuncture views nutrition in a complex light, through the application of Oriental medicine wisdom to dietary habits. In short, certain foods are considered too yang, or hot to eat in excess during the warmer months, while others are prized for their yin ability to cool the body. Overall, the goal is balance between the internal yin and yang of the body.

A healthy, nutritional diet, getting good quality sleep and moderate exercise can keep your skin and physical form at it’s best. Be sure to integrate these items into your diet to help keep you looking your best!

Carrots and Sweet Potatoes - Healthy skin is directly dependent on the amount of vitamin A in our diet. Vitamin A acts as an antioxidant to neutralize harmful elements in our skin, helps to prevent wrinkles, resist infection and maintain the skin’s elasticity. One of the best places to get Vitamin A is vegetables that are deep orange in color.

Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, and Plums - In a study recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, these four fruits weighed in with the highest “total antioxidant capacity” of any food. Antioxidants and other phytochemicals in these fruits can protect cells from damage and disintegration, thus guarding against premature aging.

Salmon, Walnuts, Olive Oil, and Flax Seed – Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are responsible for skin repair, moisture content, and overall flexibility, but because the body cannot produce its own EFAs, they must be obtained through the diet. Fish, walnuts, and flax seed oil are among the best sources for omega 3 fatty acid. Eating good-quality olive oil helps keep skin lubricated and keeps it looking and feeling healthier overall. Which olive oil is the best for your skin? Those labeled “cold pressed”, “expeller processed”, or “extra virgin” are the least processed forms. As a result, they contain the highest levels of antioxidative substances.

Whole Wheat Bread, Brown Rice, Turkey, Tuna and Brazil Nuts – Selenium is an antioxidant mineral responsible for tissue elasticity and healthy skin. It may play an important role in preventing skin cancer, as some recent studies are showing that skin damaged by the sun may suffer fewer consequences if selenium levels are high.

Green Tea ? Green tea’s ability to slow down the development of some signs of aging is attributed to its high levels of polyphenols, which have been well-documented for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea may help prevent or reduce the risk of skin cancer according to a study published recently in the Archives of Dermatology, which shows that whether taken orally or applied to the skin, green tea can reduce the risk of damage from ultraviolet light and thus reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Water – Hydration plays a key role in keeping skin cells healthy. It is essential to maintaining your skin’s elasticity and suppleness. Keeping cells hydrated helps cells move nutrients in and toxins out, which helps keep skin clean and clear.


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In This Issue

  • Acupuncture for Healthy Skin
  • Foods to Help You Look Your Best
  • Treating Hives with Acupuncture

Treating Hives with Acupuncture

Hives (urticaria) are swollen, red, bumps, patches or welts on the skin that appear suddenly. Itching is the most common symptom associated with hives, although some people report that hives cause a stinging or burning sensation. Hives can occur anywhere on the body including the hands, face, lips, tongue, throat, or ears. 

A sign that the whole body is experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction a hives outbreak can occur due to a wide array of stimuli. While intolerance to certain foods, additives, intense emotions, sunlight exposure, and medications can all cause hives, in 70-75% of outbreaks the exact cause of hives remains unknown.

Whether lasting for just a few minutes, a few hours or persisting for several weeks hives are rarely a medical emergency however, in some cases they can be accompanied by shock, difficulty breathing and be life threatening. About 20% of people will experience hives (urticaria) at some point in their lives. While standard treatment for hives is directed toward relieving unpleasant symptoms with antihistamines or a corticosteroid drug many people are turning to acupuncture and Oriental medicine to address underlying imbalances that cause this condition and stop recurrent outbreaks once and for all.

Evidence that Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for skin disorders, such as hives, can be found in early medical literature dating back to 3 AD. Medicinal plants and stone needles were utilized to relieve and cure discomforts of the external areas of the body.

In Oriental medicine, an outbreak of hives is described as wind invading the skin and the meridians, causing itching and swelling. When the eruptions are red it is an indication that wind and heat are involved. When the eruptions are a pale pink or white, it is likely that the diagnoses will be wind-cold invading the skin. How the condition is diagnosed will determine what acupuncture points are used, what herbal medicinals are prescribed and what lifestyle/dietary recommendations are made.

Treatments are directed at addressing both the cause and the symptoms by providing immediate relief from the itching and swelling and addressing the underlying imbalances and triggers that are causing the condition.