Having seen Vanina for acupuncture for the last 3+ years (and multiple acupuncturists in Maryland and other states for years prior), I can emphatically say that she is a most-knowledgable, experienced, and skilled practitioner of integrative health. And while that is no small thing, it is just as much her generosity of spirit and ability to genuinely connect with her patients for their best interests that makes her outstanding. Results: Three years into seeing Vanina for regular treatments, I no longer suffer from debilitating Trigeminal Neuralgia, my physical health and state of mind are in excellent condition and I have specifically been able to lower the number of medications I take (in consult with my medical doctor, of course) as well as sleep better, lose weight, increase energy and activity, cope better with stress, and become free of certain injury-related pain. I cannot imagine a time when I will not benefit from acupuncture treatments with Vanina or not look forward to our appointments. She is a gem who helps people better all aspects of their health.
After being told by several local doctors that I would most likely never be able to have my own children, I decided to take a more natural approach to conceiving a child. I found Vanina quite by accident after an internet search, though I truly believe it was more a matter of divine intervention! I began treatment with her in July and by September I was pregnant. I believe Vanina was an integral part in helping ready my body for conception and that she has played a vital role in helping me maintain a healthy pregnancy. Not only is Vanina highly educated in her field and naturally talented at what she does, she possesses a gentle nature and calming spirit that cannot help but encourage life and healing with every acupuncture treatment. I would highly recommend Vanina to anyone seeking to enhance their fertility treatment, or for any other areas of their physical life that would benefit from a holistic approach to healing.
After reading an article about the benefits of acupuncture, I began treatments with Vanina Wolf hoping to find relief from chronic hip pain. It exceeded my expectations! In addition to easing my hip discomfort, the treatments also helped my erratic sleeping habits, the gingivitis that I have been battling for years and the springtime depression that has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
Because of Vanina, I have become a firm believer in acupuncture and I wholeheartedly recommend her. She is an extremely knowledgeable, gentle and caring healer and I can’t begin to thank her enough!
I am a 38 year old woman, a homemaker and mother. I have a bachelor’s degree in English from an Ivy League college. I have been married for 16 years. I have an excellent internist and an excellent obstetrician. I came to acupuncture with an open mind and great respect for the cultures of the Far East, and the hope that eastern medicine could help me get back my good health.
Two years ago, my body was out of order. I went to my internist, who told me I needed to be getting more sleep each night. She was right — our young children were waking me up regularly — but I realized what I needed was better sleep. The sleep I was getting was very poor quality and I woke up each morning feeling tired. I had had two “irregular cell” pap smears which scared me. I had lost my sense of smell. And I was trying without success to get pregnant and have a third child. I realized that if I was serious about getting pregnant, I needed to get more involved in my healthcare and try a new approach. My internist was very encouraging when I mentioned my interest in trying acupuncture therapy.
I met with Vanina and discussed my situation with her. The following week, I began my treatments. I started with six cleansing and purifying treatments, which were tiring and difficult, one a week for six weeks. Then we began a series of four treatments to build back my energy. I started to notice that I was able to keep up with my young children and stay active until the end of the day. I began to lose weight as a result of my new energy and level of activity. I started to smell things again. My sleep was restful and energizing, and I woke up ready to enjoy my day. Four months after I started treatment with Vanina I became pregnant. I know my return to good health and my pregnancy came from my treatment regimen with Vanina.
I continue to see Vanina twice a month to maintain my good health. My third child, born eight months ago, is the light of my life. Thanks, Vanina!
Acupuncture keeps me healthy. I had sinus infections every month before coming to acupuncture for treatment. My doctor kept giving me antibiotics and I kept suffering month after month. Since I started acupuncture, I haven’t had a sinus infection in over a year! Vanina, my practitioner, listens to me, she hears what I’m saying. I’ve learned to listen and hear to what my body is telling me. I’m the healthiest I’ve been since I was a child and haven’t felt this good since I was small. Acupuncture has allowed me to declare and acknowledge: ‘I’m alive and well!
I can’t even tell you how wonderful I feel. [Vanina] did a very good job, I feel so much better, it’s amazing, thank you very much!
Vanina’s kindness, sincerity, clinical competence, and non-judgmental demeanor helped to put me at ease.
I came to acupuncture for tennis elbow. The pain was preventing me from lifting my daughter and painting, my life’s work. Not only has my pain resolved, but I have also a higher awareness of my body. I always leave the treatment room feeling very relaxed. Vanina has been like a coach in helping me find ways to keep myself healthy. What’s really amazing, is that not only do I benefit from treatment, but so do those around me: My wife says I’m less irritable and my daughter is delighted to be picked up and held.
The Traditional Acupuncture practice of Vanina Wolf has made a wonderful difference in my life. On my first visit, I was hopeful that I could alleviate a long time reoccurring pain I had in my shoulder through acupuncture. Not only did the actual acupuncture work wonders, but Vanina Wolf also helped me identify and solve the mystery of the problem itself, which was stress related. Through many treatments and conversations, my body and mind have responded to connect me more with my life, heal my aches and pains and recognize the well of healing power I have available in me.