“I would like to write a heartfelt recommendation and give a big thank you to Nana for her faith in me.
Nana took me on when, after a year of trying to conceive, a gynecology specialist told me my only option to conceive is through IVF. He also confirmed through blood tests that I have an autoimmune disease which can potentially harm the fetus when I do get pregnant. A list of what seemed as never-ending medications was prescribed to me in preparation for all this. As a pharmacist, I very well understood the irreversible side effects most of these drugs have. Therefore, through a recommendation of a friend I decided to try a natural way of healing my body.
Though there are many advertised acupunctrue specialists, when I met Nana the first time I sensed a feeling of trust and honesty. As our therapies progressed, Nana would constantly text and call me to check on me and ask how I was doing. She truly cares for every accomplishment, big or small, and always told me my progress is her progress. She was not only my acupuncturist, but also a therapist and a loving friend. She made me feel so comfortable in her hands.
After only two months of acupuncture, I was able to restore my menstrual cycle which I had not gotten for over 7 months. I was ecstatic and so was she. That same month I ovulated, which was another big progress. My tests for the autoimmune markers were negative, and after one more month of treatment, I was blessed with a healthy pregnancy.
My experience was a tough one but it was one that was made bearable thanks to Nana. Her constant reassurance and her ability to show compassion and care for her patients makes her one of a kind. I will forever be grateful to Nana!
“I went to Nana after 11 months of trying to conceive. Her treatments were calming, her explanations spoke of knowledge and experience, and Nana herself just made me feel better and calmer about the entire process. My husband and I conceived within 2 months. I continued getting a combination of laser and traditional acupuncture treatments throughout my first trimester to help ease the extreme morning sickness. We now have a beautiful baby girl and have Nana to thank for her!”
“My husband and I were visiting my parents a few years ago and my mother recommended that I go to her acupuncturist in order to treat my dizziness, fatigue, hair loss, and some emotional problems I was having. So I made an appointment with Nana. Nana is really personable so during the course of my treatments I mentioned in passing that my husband and I had been trying to conceive for a few years. As we were getting ready to go back home, Nana asked me if I could stay for an extra month to get fertility treatments. I hadn’t even heard that acupuncture could help treat infertility. At the end of the month Nana suggested that based on my symptoms I should take a test. I ran to the drugstore, bought some pregnancy tests, and locked myself into the clinic’s bathroom. That’s where I found out I was pregnant—in Nana’s office bathroom! Nine months later, I gave birth to a baby boy. I became pregnant a second time without a problem. My husband and I are so thankful for Nana and everything that she did for us that I can’t recommend her enough! She takes a personal interest in helping her clients and that is invaluable.”
“Though my diagnosis of poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) kept me from naturally ovulating I refused to give up. I worked with Nana for 6 months, seeing her twice a week. In 7 months I was pregnant with my first child and continued throughout the first trimester for morning sickness and to help me retain the baby. I can’t thank Nana enough for small miracle.”
“I don’t know what Nana has in her hands. It must be magic, because my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for going on 10 months now and were about to seek out infertility specialists when I went to Nana on the recommendation of a coworker. Just two months of treatments later and I was pregnant! I wish I had found her before. But now that I have I am not letting her go!”
“Nana is an expert in her field and thanks to her if feels like I got my life back.”
“I was five weeks into my first trimester when my morning sickness turned into hypermesis. I could not keep food or water down for over a week and was in and out of the emergency room because of dehydration. But with specially tailored sessions for my condition and symptoms, Nana made house calls, made time for me on the weekends and late evenings and helped me feel well enough to get through those rough first few months. I am so thankful!”
“Over the course of 6 months I had bacterial vaginosis (yeast infection) five different times! Nothing I did alleviated the infections long term and I was sick and tired of getting the same prescription filled knowing I would be back at my doctor’s in a few weeks . But with only four laser acupuncture sessions with Nana I have been (thankfully!) yeast infection free for months now!“
“I have nothing but positive experiences with Nana and her office staff. Nana’s 27+ years of experience both as a medical doctor in Russia and an acupuncturist shine in her diagnoses, recommendations, and treatments. I have her to thank not only for treating my painful sciatica but also for clearly explaining to me the dangers of some unrelated symptoms I mentioned during a regular re-evaluation and for convincing me to make an emergency appointment with a gastroenterologist. If not for Nana’s insistence, I would not have found out that I had seven peptic ulcers and I would not have sought treatment. Nana even followed up with me to make sure I made an appointment. I appreciate that kind of dedication to patient health. I cannot recommend Nana enough.”
“The story of my experience with Nana will be long because I can’t put into a few words how Nana saved my life. At 15, a relative mentioned to me that I was overweight and it was embarrassing for me to be so heavy at my age. This had an incredibly bad effect on my mentality and over the course of a year and a half, developed a phobia of food and eating. I developed an eating disorder. I had terrible headaches, depression, moodiness, constipation, I began to lose my hair, stopped menstruating completely and had swollen veins up and down my legs. By 17 I weighed 88 pounds and kept losing weight. The scariest of all symptoms was the cycle of endless bruising on my body that would appear out of nowhere and would cover my whole body. Even with this, the symptoms were easy enough to cover up with clothes and by brushing my hair over my face and wearing large sunglasses. But when my skin began to wrinkle and dry out there was nowhere to hide. My chest, once full, was now flat and sagging. I looked like I was 80/90 years old but I was only 17. I became a recluse, shutting myself in my room, avoiding public places and refused to go to school. Doctors’ appointments were my only trips out of the house. There was no end to my suffering and I was honestly tired of all the doctors I visited being unable to help me. I didn’t even think I could be healed until I met Nana. And even then, it was my mother who found Nana.
My first course of treatment (15 sessions over two weeks) were followed by microneedles in the body for two weeks. One by one, my symptoms either lessened or disappeared completely. First my headaches stopped, then my bowel movements became regular (three times a week without medication), the existing bruising on my body went away and new bruises were few and far in between. I found myself in a better mood and was feeling hopeful. And most importantly for a 17 year old, my skin looked youthful again. I even went back to school. My second course of treatment, (another 15 sessions over two weeks), resulted in a tingling sensation in my breasts and period spotting. I was overjoyed! With my third course of treatment (15 sessions over two weeks) I was back to my normal self for the first time in years. I gained 13 pounds over the three months and felt better than ever. However, I had still not had a period. Nana told me to go home and wait for it. It would come, she said. Well, a week later I called her from school to tell her the good news: I got my period. We cried on the phone together. Nana was more than my acupuncturist that to me–she was a friend, a psychologist, and an incredible support system. Today I have a family with two children and a career all thanks to her. My endless gratitude is still not enough to convey how thankful I am that she saved me.”
“I have suffered from terrible motion sickness for as long as I could remember, to the point where it dominated my day-to-day life. I could not travel or run simple errands like going to the supermarket, I couldn’t take a bus or even ride the subway without having to carry a plastic bag just in case the urge to vomit was more than I could handle. I spent so much money on doctor’s appointments, or over the counter medication that either didn’t work (bracelets, ear patches) or that left me terribly groggy (Dramamine), but nothing seemed like a real solution until I tried acupuncture and then later cold laser acupuncture with Nana Efrem.
Over the course of my treatment, I took things slowly but all of a sudden I could take the subway 3 more stops than before, then 5, then 10 and now I can sit and ride all day if I wanted to. I recently went on a road trip, which seems so innocuous but means so much to me. To be able to enjoy a car ride, or a bus ride or go on a cruise are things I could never do before and I will never take it for granted.“
“For as long as I can remember I have lived with chronic constipation. In my early 20s this became so severe I would often only go once or twice a week. Diet helped a little but it just was not enough. I was not living at my most comfortable. I using laxatives, but that only worked on the symptoms and not the root cause of my issues. I began seeing Nana and found myself going to the bathroom one extra time a week, then two, three, and so forth. Going to the bathroom regularly is one of those small luxuries you take for granted and chronic constipation can easily dominate your life. I am so happy I don’t have that problem again. I don’t have to see Nana as often as I used to now, but I like to go to her regularly, because she’s keeps me going regularly.“
“I owe Nana a debt of gratitude for helping me handle my hot flashes. Menopause can be a difficult and scary time in a woman’s life and walking around physically uncomfortable only makes the change harder to deal with. I see Nana regularly for hot flashes and can’t recommend her enough.”
Thank you so much for coming into my life and for finally curing my adult onset acne. Getting acne for the first time at 27 was actually pretty traumatizing. Having skin too sensitive for the vast majority of the treatments available didn’t help matters. Desperation had me buying products from other countries and even then nothing worked. I swear finding you has changed my life. I just wish that I had known of your existence before because 4 years of adult cystic acne made me miserable—I shied away from human interaction, from dating, and with just feeling happy with myself. It saddens me that from the ages of 27 to 31 I took almost no pictures of myself. If I had known that some 7 or 8 weeks of treatment with your cold lasers and a few touchups from time to time would see me with smooth and bright skin even a year after the fact, I would have been on your doorstep at 6 am, whether you wanted me there at that time or not. Thank you for the clear skin, the bright skin, and the smooth skin. You should see the shocked disbelief on people’s faces when they compliment how clear my skin is and I tell them that not a year earlier I had pus filled cysts on the entire bottom half of my face! Thank you, Nana!!! Not having acne at 32 is probably one of the most amazing things to happen to me.
-With gratitude, Allison M.”