When I first met Angela, I was trying to conceive after having had a miscarriage 6 months prior. As the months slipped away and I wasn't getting pregnant, I decided to explore Western and Eastern approaches simultaneously. I had already met with two other well known acupuncture practices in NYC before coming to Angela but felt they were impersonal and overly “corporate.”
At my very first meeting with Angela, I was immediately impressed by how warm and empathetic she was. She took a genuine interest in me as a person - not just as a patient. Over time, she became an invaluable sounding board and incredible support system for me as I navigated the infertility treatment maze. The process can be incredibly stressful and Angela’s calming presence combined with her acupuncture skill made a world of difference to me.
Angela also has in-depth knowledge of Western medical approaches to infertility and is able to provide insight and perspective that is often lacking in interactions with physicians. She takes the time to treat the whole person and not just the “problem” area. I also appreciated that Angela was encouraging and hopeful but never made unrealistic promises about what either acupuncture or Western medicine could achieve.
I was very fortunate and after a few months of regular acupuncture sessions, some small dietary changes, 1 IUI and 1 IVF, I got pregnant. Angela was also very helpful at reducing my nausea through targeted acupuncture in my first trimester and in trying to induce labor when I went past my due date. Angela truly provides an incomparable level of service and support to her patients and I am so grateful for having met her.