Health for Life: is Planting Seeds for Healthy Families
Apr 30, 2013 03:11PM
● By Jamie Walleisa
Dr. Ann Lee
Dr. Ann Lee, owner of Health For Life Clinic, Inc., offers hope and healing to her patients, especially those that visit her office as a last resort. Utilizing her training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, combined with a passion for education, Lee empowers her patients to make positive dietary and lifestyle changes by giving them the tools that they would not acquire through the conventional medical system.
“A lot of people have gone through the traditional route of many different specialists,” Lee notes. “When I help them understand their bodies better, just feeing the revelation that they can actually do something to increase their health and have a better quality of life is really rewarding.”
Lee began Health for Life Clinic in 2010 as a general family practice, incorporating alternative modalities such as holistic medicine, nutrition counseling, homeopathy and herbal therapy to provide personalized healthcare in Lancaster County. Although she sees patients with conditions ranging from anxiety to chronic pain, Lee has discovered her niche in treating women’s fertility issues. “Now I’m at the point where I’m really developing a specialty, using both acupuncture and naturopathic modalities to enhance fertility naturally,” she explains.
Infertility can be a complex puzzle to solve, but Lee enjoys the challenge of putting the pieces together. “It really is a matter of working with the woman to balance her hormones,” she asserts. “By correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone, a woman will find that her cycle becomes more regular and it is easier to predict ovulation.” Lee adds that that acupuncture can help with thyroid problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and fibroids, all common conditions in women that have difficulty conceiving.
“For people who have really busy, stressful lifestyles, it’s much harder to get pregnant,” advises Lee, explaining that acupuncture is helpful in relieving chronic stress, because it restores the flow of life energy and promotes a calming effect.
Lee recently started a monthly MeetUp, the Lancaster Natural Fertility Support Group. By coaching women from infertility through conception, she happily plants the seeds of health for entire families, saying, “Mothers can pass down new healthy habits to their families and their kids, and it keeps going on, generation after generation.”
Jamie Walleisa is a freelance writer based in Lancaster. Connect with her at [email protected]