Before I met Aimee, my husband and I had been through several
unsuccessful IVF cycles. As a result, while I researched new fertility
practices, I also researched complimentary treatments that might
help increase our chance for success. I was really surprised to
find so many positive articles about the connection between acupuncture
and the successful treatment of infertility. At the same time,
a colleague being treated by Aimee told me that infertility was
one Aimee's specialties, so I decided to make an appointment.
I was immediately impressed by Aimee's warmth, the depth of her
knowledge and her professionalism. I have never had an M.D. ask
me as many questions about my diet, habits or general health.
She was amazing.
Coincidentally, the clinic where I decided to be treated for
infertility actually recommends acupuncture as a complimentary
treatment to their protocol. In fact, they advise acupuncture
treatments both before and immediately after embryo transfer.
I actually started seeing Aimee about seven months before my
IVF cycle started and I always felt like we were working together
towards a goal. My sessions were always wonderfully relaxing and
restorative. In addition to the acupuncture, Aimee also
advised me on dietary changes that could aid conception and prescribed
herbal teas that I drank up until the time that I began my IVF
medications. One big bonus was the fact that Aimee treated
all of me and, not just my infertility and, as a result, my migraines
and a few other health issues also improved. When it was
time for the embryo transfer, Aimee adjusted her schedule so that
she could treat me both before and after the embryo transfer.
When I found out that I was pregnant Aimee was the second person
I called after my husband.
About six weeks into my pregnancy I lost one of the twins I was
carrying, something that's rather common with IVF. When I called
Aimee to let her know she immediately ordered special teas and
changed my treatment in order to give the second baby the best
possible chance. As a result I'm now 15 weeks pregnant and plan
to see Aimee throughout my pregnancy. When the baby arrives you
can be sure that there will be a picture of Aimee holding the
baby in our baby book!
C.A.S., Jersey City, NJ
I never really paid much attention to the fine details my face.
I know that I’m an objectively attractive woman, but I’d
always thought that the essence of my beauty lay in my eyes and
my smile. So here I am in my early to mid fifties, noticing that
neither eyes nor smile could compete with the progressive droopiness
of my neck and cheeks, or the frown of concentration between my
eyebrows. Ultimate flower child, I could not imagine surgery or
botox to retain my youth. And anyway, I thought I’d like
the definition of an older face. But I see that in my thoughts,
I’d have only lines that would reflect my character, wit
and experience, not extra flesh that would make me look sort of
indistinct and down- as though I were giving up. I signed up for
acupuncture for facial rejuvenation almost on a whim, largely
because Aimee was successfully treating me for something else.
After around 4 or 5 treatments, I could see that my cheeks and
neck had lifted and my brows were much less “frown-y.”
But what I really see is myself: the warmth and excitement of
my eyes and my smile. Nothing on or around my face competes with
them – or worse, cancels them out. And my skin glows from
the attention! I love it!
M.A., Piermont, NY
I was seeking help with chronic sinus pain that none of my doctors
have been able to effectively treat, and was referred to Aimee
by a colleague. From the first few visits, I was so happy
and impressed by the personal attention - no doctor had ever asked
so many questions about my overall health or how I feel day-to-day.
After just a couple of months, the acupuncture and herbal supplements
started to help my sinus pain and headaches. I could actually
feel the pressure subsiding. Then I began to learn how many other
ways Aimee could assist me. With a combination of stress-reducing
techniques, herbs, and nutrition advice, Aimee has helped me feel
better and lead a healthier lifestyle (Wow!) She encouraged me
to improve my diet with practical, weekly tips. I've cut back
significantly on sugar and carbs (no small task!). My digestion
is noticeably better, as Aimee suggested I take a probiotic every
day, consume only organic milk, and reduce dairy intake. What's
more, she's helped lessen my PMS symptoms, particularly awful
night sweats. She got rid of an itchy skin rash on my leg that
three dermatologists couldn't cure for more than a year. Aimee
treats the whole person, not just a symptom. She's extremely professional
and really listens to her patients. Especially if you're a woman
with chronic ailments that you've come to just tolerate, I definitely
recommend contacting her. You might be very pleasantly surprised!
S.P., New York, NY
My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years
now, without success. I was ambiguously diagnosed with"unexplained
infertility". All of my hormones were in check, I was
ovulating, tubes were clear, and my husbands sperm was up
to par. I had considered acupuncture, but never
really understood how or why it worked. I came to Aimee
upon the referral of a friend whom she had treated, successfully,
for secondary infertility. Aimee asked me questions that,
in my opinion, had absolutely NOTHING to do with fertility, or
my lack thereof. She explained how certain foods can make
the uterus "cloudy" and "inhospitable". She
talked to me about a host of issues and made sense out of my case.
Furthermore, she put me at ease, with her knowledge and experience
in the field of fertility. She convinced me to meditate and to
eat organically. After two months of acupuncture and herbal teas,
my periods changed, my mood improved, my energy lifted, my clothes
fit better, my skin was glowing.But, I still wasn't pregnant.
After four months, upon Aimee's recommendation, my husband and
I decided to try another IUI (this would be our 6th insemination).
It worked! At this moment in time, I am 15 weeks pregnant. Aimee
is more than an acupuncturist and herbalist, she is a teammate-
cheering for you and educating you, every step of the way.
N.S., New York, NY
I began seeing Aimee in December of 2004, upon recommendation
of a coworker. I was having severe stomach problems and had already
had a colonoscopy, endoscopy and every other gastrointestinal
test known to man. According to doctors, "nothing was wrong
with me", yet I was continually losing weight and feeling
run down. After my first visit with Aimee, I was put on an easy
to follow food plan as well as herbal supplements. Soon, my stomach
vastly improved, I put back on a bit of weight and was able to
return to eating out and enjoying food, instead of being worried
about how the food would digest! Aimee also helped me to realize
how my various health issues - sinuses, stress, gastrointestinal
- were connected and contributing to my overall health. Since
beginning to see her, I have been extremely healthy and better
able to recognize situations that might adversely affect my health
and handle them effectively. I look forward to seeing Aimee every
week - she is my acupuncturist, nutritionist, therapist and friend
all wrapped into one! Most importantly, I finally feel like I
have a partner and teammate in my quest to better health.
M.D., New York, NY
My body has always taken good care of itself. I trust
it, love it, rely on it. We have a good
relationship. Then midlife/menopause hits- disrupted sleep,
layered clothing that I could
de-construct at a moment's notice, a midriff that would no longer
easily forgive the
occasional and casual ice cream binge, a libido that seemed to
have abandoned me after
many fine years together. At first, hormone replacement
worked moderately well to assuage
the sleeplessness, the hot flashes and sexy decline, but I disliked
its likely long term effects,
taking daily 'medication', and, most difficult, the sense that
my body could no longer take
care of itself.
I was glad to hear about acupuncture as an alternative
for the hot flashes, at least, based on its success for a co-worker.
Aimee suggested that I diary my hot flashes when I began treatment
with her. I recordedusually 8 or more a day that I'd rate 7 to
9 on a scale of 10 in terms of intensity and duration. With about
10 treatments (over a 4 month period) I experience one flash every
couple of days that I'd rate about 2 or 3 in intensity. Best of
all- I immediately got my sleep back!! And have slept soundly
almost every night since I began treatments. Libido- renewed energy
and interest in creating with my husband our sexuality for this
next piece of our lives. And not much need for those ice cream
M.A., Nyack, NY
I have suffered from night eating disorder for many years. I
had tried everything to overcome this including anti-depressants.
Nothing helped. Since I started treatments with Aimee, my life
has changed. The night eating happens so rarely now it’s
barely worth mentioning and I am no longer on the antidepressants.
I’ve gone to her for other ailments also, such as migraines
and bronchitis. Where prescriptions failed, I always found relief
with Aimee’s treatments. When I first was referred to an
acupuncturist I was extremely skeptical but now I refer all my
friends and family to her. She made a believer out of me!
C.H., Nyack, NY
A few sessions with Aimee made me feel mentally and physically
like a new person. After years of seeking out traditional western
medicine, a few sessions with Aimee did for me what no MD could
do. I felt 100% healthier and more in control of my mind and body.
Getting a new kind of treatment can be scary, but I felt total
confidence in Aimee and it paid off. She understands that no two
patients are alike and therefore no two treatments are alike.
She's more than an acupuncturist- she is nutritionist, an herbalist
and a therapist. The experience of being treated by Aimee is like
no other because she works at her patients pace, you never feel
rushed or brushed aside. She is incredibly compassionate while
still being a consummate professional-in fact she's a natural-born
P.W., New York, NY