Fertility Testimonial, Vlog #31, 32, MARTIAL ARTS

September 12th, 2013




Fertility Testimonial:



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!!




Our 31st YouTube video is PAIN AND CHINESE MEDICINE.


This video explains what every person should expect from our work together.


This protocol of therapy is something to consider when a person wants to know how often their treatments should be and what realistic results they should expect.


Please click on the YOUTUBE button above and scroll down to PAIN AND CHINESE MEDICINE.




My martial arts training from age 7 to now (age 39)
I learned something incredible today during my boxing/kickboxing training. 

I believe that I’ve been coached by some very intense and effective teachers since age 7, my dad being the first of them. Basics Karate, Basics Wushu, Hung Sing Choy Lay Fut (1991-1994, sparring, forms competition), SOME (SOME!) Kajukenbo/Filipino Stickfighting/BJJ/Muay Thai (backyards/old church without electricity/parks/middle school gym/garages), Chen and Yang Styles Tai Chi and various styles of Qi Gong during Chinese medical school include my basic schooling. All of the training includes strong stances, smooth transitions and being as centered as possible. Form is everything. Strength is just as important as flexibility. Power is just as important as speed. Being an almost 5’1″ girl, I’ve had to play to my strengths as a fast opponent, quick reflexes and intense power only when it calls for it. Taking an 8-year hiatus beginning in 2003 and returning at 2011 was one of the most difficult things I did in my life. All of that training during my graduate school years were “informal” only in the sense that it was not on a traditional belt system, but it was the most intense training that I had received up until that point. I was the only girl 99% of the time and all the men that I trained with were 50+ pounds heavier than me, at least. I receive intense training now at both MMA gyms I belong to, but that laser focus training on an elite team was so hard and the last thing I was going to be treated like was a girl (which was the best thing for me and I will always appreciate).

One of the most common lessons I’m receiving these days is doing little tricks to create the element of surprise on my opponent. Since BJJ is my main focus, I expect these lessons. My boxing/kickboxing training is critical to my stamina and it feeds my lifelong enjoyment of punching/kicking. Today brought back the love of boxing. I’ve been working on my pivots, slips, unders, measuring, etc., but today I learned two techniques that made everything make sense. After all these years of intense training and learning how to perfect my stances, I am so amazed that there still is so much attention to detail to make my technique of fighting even better. Stances and transitions in kung fu are everything, just as much as they are in boxing.

At Jits tonight, my mentor said the same thing my boxing coach told me this morning, “They’re going expect you to do this, so you do this.” Wow. My heart flutters just thinking about it.

I’ve never publicly revealed all of my training in one posting. Despite all of the various types of training I had received prior to having kids in 2004, I never fully completed and mastered any of the styles. My priorities until then were my schooling and creating my Chinese medical practice. In November 2011, I decided to reinvent myself as a fighter and it has been a fun and arduous journey since. For the first month of boxing/kickboxing conditioning, I almost (and maybe did) cry every day of training. 8 years off of MMA training hurt every muscle, ligament, bone and joint in my body. Sadly, I thought that a year of Zumba and weight training would prepare me. They did not. I’ve been training at Reign Training Center because Andrew did not want me training at “his” BJJ school (despite the fact that we trained Wushu together in high school). We looked at Reign for almost 2 years before I signed up for my cardio classes. In August 2012, Andrew “let me” train with the women’s team at Total MMA. It only made sense since he has been there since November 2006 (almost brown belt) and Angilynn has been there for 3 years now (2-stripe yellow/white belt). I belong to the best team in the country. We have intense female fighters that stop at nothing and we’re led by one of the most powerful competitors in North America. I’m at Total MMA by no accident and I’m blessed to be a part of this team. It’s not easy for me because I’ve got 2 young children and a very busy acupuncture practice. Tustin is not convenient to Dana Point, especially on a school night. I can make up many valid reasons why I should not train, but I made it a decision to follow my dreams and not be one of those women who say, “I want to train martial arts one day.”

So give me your reasons why you shouldn’t finally train martial arts. Even if you have no arms, no legs, I’ll give you the name of a wrestler who was ranked 18 in the nation with no arms/legs and even tried MMA. He lost by decision, not by tap out. He lost every match in high school until he won every match as a senior, earning him a full scholarship as a wrestler at Georgia State University.

I felt compelled to share my story tonight because I’ve listened to so many women in the past year saying they always wanted to train martial arts, but they never get around to it. Just do it, ladies. This is the life that matters and whatever your excuses are, unless you’re pregnant, they’re useless excuses. I’ve been weaning my 3-year old for over a year from nursing. I wake up hella early and sleep when my work is done. I’ve got a super busy social life and I always put my family first. I drive Angilynn to dance (4 dance classes + 1 voice class), violin class and she joins in Jits class on most Sundays. I drive and pick up Anais to/from daycare. Sometimes, she comes with me to our healing center. I don’t have family locally to help. All help we have is help that we pay for.

So let go of your excuses and sign up for your martial arts class TODAY. If martial arts isn’t your thing, then sign up TODAY for that class that is your THING.

If I can do it, start all the way back as a white belt in BJJ, keep up with the 20 year old boys in MMA boxing/kickboxing with the bear crawls, suicides, so many combinations to drill, getting hit in my abs (even during that time of the month), doing 200+ ab workouts, endless pushups, jumping up/down tires, and a million other plyometric training, then you can do it…or can you?

I saw a shirt yesterday: MY BEST BEATS YOUR BEST. Whether that’s true or not, I’m going to work hard at making that come true. I know it will happen because I’ve got the best teachers in the world that care enough to make that happen for me. Lucky me.

So what did I learn today that is so incredible? These same principles are principles I use at making my businesses grow. “They’re going to expect you to do this, so do this.” Wow.

Practical Qi Gong  


My good friend, Kane Shieh, has posted some great YouTube videos on

Qi Gong. They are now on our website!


Please contact Kane at


Kane is a 21st Generation Shaolin One Finger Zen Qi Gong Instructor


68+ Yelp Review 



Costa Mesa, CA


5 Stars as of 8/14/2013


Anna is a dedicated successful healer for women with hormonal imbalance issues. I suffered from having irregular periods for the past 2.5 years after I decided to go off of be birth control pill Yaz, and then BeYaz. I had tried many things such as bio identical hormone remedies etc. and nothing helped. Since I’ve been going to Anna, I was really aggressive with the acupuncture in the beginning, I’ve had 4 full periods without any of the herbal remedies she said we may have to try if my body didn’t respond to the needles, but I did! She makes the acupuncture process SO relaxing I leave there feeling so relaxed like a new woman! I trust Anna can heal any sort of issue with her expertise in Chinese medicine. I would recommend her to everyone!







Yelp Review 67+

Erin B.


Aliso Viejo, CA


5 Stars as of 8/2/2013


I was havingTMJ pain and was able to see Anna the same day. The pain is almost
100% gone. Anna will work with your needs. Thank you!


Thank you for your Yelp Reviews! 

Please visit our site for our updated Yelp Reviews and personal testimonials.  Thank you for keeping me in practice since 1999!



Thank you to everyone who is adding Protandim into your lifestyle.


I’ve been taking Chinese herbs since 1994 and I’ve benefitted greatly from adding them into my health regimen.  I’ve kept my family strong and healthy.  I’m giving my certified therapy dog great health and longevity with Chinese herbs.


I was skeptical when I started taking Protandim because I was already in excellent health.  Because of Protandim, I no longer have post-workout recovery.  I train at 3 different gyms:TOTAL MMA with a women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team,REIGN TRAINING CENTER for my boxing/kickboxing conditioning andRENAISSANCE for my hip hop and everything else I love to do:  yoga, swimming, stretching weight training.  To not have a post-covery recovery is AMAZING.  For anyone who works out hard and frequently, you know that it takes the right foods and whole food supplements and consistency to keep the post-workout recovery at a minimum.  Protandim does that for me and it’s just one pill a day.


Please watch their video that explains all of the tremendous health benefits that Protandim can offer!


If you’re serious about trying Protandim, I can send you some testimonials and research information.  You can easily GOOGLE SCHOLAR Protandim, NRF2 and Oxidative Stress.



I started specialized training with a wonderful club since 2009.


I’ve stayed quiet about it because I wanted to see the results of the training that I was receiving.


I’ve been in practice since 1999.  It has been a long journey full of ups and down. Since I started training with Dr. Richard Tan in March 2006, I have been able to make a very good living with Chinese medicine.  The ups were much more abundant than the downs.  I became a Gold Level Certified Dr. Tan’s Balance Method practitioner in April 2012.
In November 2009, I started listening to specialized training audios and watching professional webinars to help keep my mind and body focused on what really matters to me.


In July 2010, I gave birth to Anais, my second child.  I worked really hard since 2006 (long days/nights at my healing center) when I met Dr. Tan, so I thought that 2010 would yield less profits for me given that I gave birth in the middle of the year.  My training proved to work because I made more money than I had with less effort since 1999.  This was shown in my 2010 tax return.


In 2011, I tripled my office size. This was not an option.  This was a necessity for my patients’ comfort, so that I can see more patients and so that they could have more room to breathe.  It is a true blessing to have our 1590 square foot office.  My children also have 2.5 playrooms in our healing center.


In 2012, I doubled my profits.


In February 2013, I decided to finally participate in my club’s events and meetings.  My training and the results in my life are much more powerful than ever.


If you want your life to improve in ANY area, please check out my new website that describes the club that I’m in.

It may be the answer to your prayers.

It certainly was God’s answer to me when I prayed for serious help in 2009.

This club teaches me HOW to fish.  God could have easily given me a bucket to fish to feed me for a year and that’s all I really needed at the time.


The variety of specialized training that I receive has given me the tools to change my family’s legacy and truly allow me a pathway to complete freedom.


GIN training is totally in line with the philosophy of Chinese medicine.


The reason for all of my patients’ testimonials is because acupuncture RAISES THE VIBRATION. When we function at a lower vibration, physical, emotional and mental illnesses occur.

When we RAISE THE VIBRATION, great things happen in life, including stronger and more vibrant health, increased happiness, and a whole bunch of stuff in life that affects our health.  (i.e., Money, Time, Priorities, Relationships, etc…)