My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about 8 months now, and, after feeling at a loss of what I can do to make it easier to get pregnant, I decided to try the Phoenix Fertility Center. A friend has been going to the center for a few months, and relayed that it was completely worth the cost. Hwasook and Amelia got to the root of her fertility issues and have been working with her successfully to find more balance. My first appointment was last week, and I found it very educational and reassuring. Hwasook talked to me at length about diet, sleep, stress and menstruation patterns. She explained that with some diet and lifestyle changes, as well as acupuncture and sauna treatments, the body can be brought back into balance and it is easier to conceive. I feel hopeful now that, by following their treatment guidelines, I will be able to get pregnant naturally.
After being diagnosed with unexplained infertility, I began a year long process with my reproductive endocrinologist (RE). Frustrated with the limited guidance (other than more drug options or procedures) and unanswered questions, I decided to explore different options. I heard that acupuncture could help with fertility issues and decided to see what it was all about. I initially chose Phoenix Fertility Center for its convenient location. My first appointment with Dr. Chris Carlow was an eye-opener. Part of me thought I would go for a couple treatments and that would be it. He explained that PFC incorporates a number of holistic approaches to help restore balance in my body. I quickly realized that this would not only increase my chances of conceiving, but also improve my overall health for the better. I have also been working with Dr. Ameila Hirota via email for consults, guidance, and support. She has been great and has provided me with tons of valuable information and positive energy. It truly is a great investment and a wonderful way to enhance my well-being. I wish I started at PFC earlier and encourage others to experience what they have to offer.
I have been a patient of Amelia
Hirota’s since August 2008. I just had my third unexplained miscarriage, and was frustrated about the lack of answers from my reproductive endocrinologist (RE). I read that acupuncture could help with fertility, and so I contacted a couple of acupuncturists in my area to find out more. By the end of my first phone conversation with Amelia, I was excited and hopeful about acupuncture and her holistic fertility program being the solution to my fertility problems. After several months of healthier lifestyle choices, faithful BBT charting, regular acupuncture treatments, and taking a personalized supplement protocol, my husband and I conceived again. We were excited and terrified all at once. I continued with acupuncture and supplements throughout my first trimester, and after an amazing and routine (by my doctor’s standards!) pregnancy, I delivered a healthy baby girl in October 2010! I feel confident that Amelia’s expertise and guidance, combined with my dedication and trust in her program, played a MAJOR part in helping us to conceive and stay pregnant. I feel truly blessed every day that I have the privilege of being a mom :)
I was thrilled when Amelia opened her own practice, Phoenix Fertility Center, in 2012. She is truly a revolutionary in her chosen field of fertility acupuncture, and I think it’s fantastic that she now has her own practice and is working with other acupuncturists and their patients to implement her holistic fertility program. I’ve worked with both Hwasook Lee and Chris Carlow, the acupuncturists who joined her practice, and found that they are very knowledgeable and dedicated practitioners as well. They both work closely with Amelia and consult with her regularly on the particular cases of each of their patients. Amelia is spending some time away from the clinic to adopt her son, but is always just an email away and responds very promptly. Amelia also offers a series of fertility webinars in which she addresses a wide range of fertility topics, from hormones and male factor to nourishment and herbal supplements. These webinars are a perfect example of the skills and know-how of the practitioners at Phoenix Fertility Center.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the experts at Phoenix Fertility Center to any woman who is embarking on her journey to motherhood and wants to do so in a very natural and balanced way.
Wonderful for your wellbeing. The acupuncturists and massage therapists at the Center of Balance in East Greenwich, RI are amazing. They are caring, compassionate and, most importantly, I always leave there feeling amazing. I highly recommend their services.
Help Yourself. I started seeing Amelia Hirota at Center of Balance in October 2007. My OB/GYN recommended that I try acupuncture to relax and help with conception. My cycle and charting were certainly not perfect, but after just 3 cycles with Amelia, I'm pregnant! I am now almost 7 weeks, and although I am terribly nauseous, I feel great and am really excited. Amelia taught me a lot about fertility, my cycle, and my own body. I thought I knew everything I needed to know to conceive- but working with Amelia certainly taught me a lot. Her website, search The Fertility Acupuncturist, is also full of great information. I believe acupuncture can help everyone but you must relax and trust your own instincts when it comes to what aspects of Chinese medicine you are comfortable with. Good luck to you all!
Amelia is Awesome!. Amelia Hirota wasn't my first experience with Accupuncture. However, I have to say my treatments with her were my most successful. My past treatments didn't, for some reason, give me the results I needed. It's been over 20 years between treatments. I went to Amelia because of my husband. We both suffer from back and neck muscle spasms. My husband had a spasm or 2, I suppose, last spring, that were so severe it rendered him unable to walk, sit or stand, pretty much at all. After trying physical therapy, manipulation by our Osteopath and massage it was not getting better. Next was Accupuncture. We had heard good things about The Center of Balance and Amelia so he gave it a shot. It was the shot heard round the world. Before he left her that day she said "it might get worse before it gets better." Worse was an understatement. He was brought to tears, literally, in the middle of the night. Then, the next morning - a miracle. He was better. Almost all better. We were convinced. Amelia is sweet, smart, knowledgeable and funny. She's our new healer. After his experience I went for a series of treatments for my own issues which included some arthritis in a finger. One treatment. Gone. Also had some fun pinches in some oddball places for hot flashes. That was several months ago. I just now started getting some again. I'll be going back soon!
Doctor of Acupuncture Amelia Hirota. I was in a car accident back in Feb of 2007 and as a result, suffered from whiplash and severe stiffness and soreness in my upper back, shoulders, and neck. I tried everything from chiropractic care to physical therapy and although these services were great for temporary relief from my pain, my condition would worsen again once the treatments wore off. Then I starting getting acupuncture treatments with Amelia Hirota at Center of Balance. Amelia was great; she really listened to my situation and gave me specific treatments to target the muscles that were bothering me the most. And when my body didn't respond right away to the treatments, Amelia tried new and innovative treatments and was persistent in helping relieve my pain. In my experience, acupuncture is the most effective solution to muscle tightness and pain and I would reccommend Amelia Hirota as a highly qualified, professional, responsive, and skilled practitioner.
Great Center for Acupuncture.. I am so happy I found Amelia Hirota at Center of Balance. I had tried acupuncture in the past without much success but I continued to believe in this healing art which brought me to Amelia. Her knowledge and skill in acupuncture as well as herbs is amazing. She never gave up on my problem or me and I am now pain free. I always feel that I have her undivided attention and she addressed my issues with her expertise as well as a caring heart. I can't say enough about how positive my experience at Center of Balance has been and will continue to be. I plan to continue to have regular treatments to keep me in the best health possible.
Great Dr of Acupuncture. I went for acupuncture as a last resort for my back and neck pain due to degenerative arthritis. My doctor told me to live with it. After 2 treatments with Amelia Hirota at Center od Balance I felt relief. Now I feel better than I did 5 years ago. It is a very relaxing atmosphere which is condusive to affective treatment. I am now a true believer of acupuncture. It has worked miricals for me.
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