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Acupuncturist Greenville SC

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I can’t begin to express the appreciation and gratitude I have for Katie and The Center of Bliss. I first started seeing Katie in June of 2015, after a long road of infertility. I was dealing with endometriosis and diminished ovarian reserve. I knew I had a long road ahead of me and I realized that before starting fertility treatments, it was important to get my body and mind balanced.

I started weekly acupuncture treatments, which was something I looked forward to each week. I enjoyed the relaxation I felt during and after my treatments. I continued seeing Katie weekly as I began IUI and then IVF treatments. The fertility cycles were stressful but it truly helped each week having my acupuncture sessions and being able to talk with Katie. Every week, Katie not only took the time to listen, but she provided so much knowledge on my journey, it was truly invaluable. Not only did Katie give me advice on things I could do to help my fertility, but she gave me endless advice on adjusting my mindset and thoughts.

Although my journey wasn’t quick or easy, I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. I am currently almost at the end of my pregnancy and am so thankful and blessed everyday for my miracle twins!

I have continued acupuncture throughout my pregnancy and it has helped tremendously with morning sickness, sleep issues, headaches, and the anxiety I felt, especially during my first trimester.

Katie has always truly went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and supported.

I believe wholeheartedly that Katie and my acupuncture treatments, were and integral part in conquering infertility! Thank you Katie, Kim and Center of Bliss for all you do!

  • NS, Greenville, SC

Katie is amazing! She has helped my migraines more than anything/anyone else has been able to!!! – MG


I have taken my son to Katie Edwards for acupuncture to treat asthma and allergies. It was very effective. My son has had no asthma issues since treatments. She also help with a skin irritation that the dermatologist treated for six months prior to Katie. Two weeks of treatment with Katie and it was gone! I would highly recommend visiting the Center of Bliss! Katie is amazing and I am so thankful for what she has done for my son.

DH


I started going to Katie in November, 2012 for some digestive issues I was having. I was in pain all day everyday and after just a few weeks I was pain free. Katie has really worked wonders with my health, this after my GI doctor told me to just wear sweats and live with the pain! Thank you Katie!

KB


My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant on our own for almost 2 years. When things got really serious and we decided to start infertility treatments … we learned about Katie and how acupuncture can help.  Through the use of acupuncture and herbal supplements (suggested by Katie!), my husband’s motility levels improved considerably and my monthly menstrual cramping, hormonal shifts, etc became much more balanced.  After several months of acupuncture treatments, we were able to do IVF and successfully have a baby girl this past June!  I am not sure IVF would have been successful for us without the help of Katie prepping and balancing both of our bodies beforehand.  She even fit us in on the day of our embryo transfer on basically NO notice!  We could not be more grateful to have her on our team of infertility experts.

– BG Greenville, SC


Katie Edwards, The Center of Bliss, is helping me with side effects from targeted & chemo therapy treatments for breast cancer. With my first round of targeted/chemo therapy, my side effects were so severe, simply getting out of bed and moving was a challenge. Before my second round of targeted/chemo therapy, I began a series acupuncture treatments at the Center of Bliss. For my subsequent targeted/chemo treatments, my side effects improved more than 75%. My acupuncture treatments helped me manage the side effects so that I can enjoy a nice quality of life as I continue my breast cancer treatment plan. Now, I am more than halfway through my western medicine treatment plan and I am enjoying my daily activities with my children, practicing yoga and accomplishing household tasks. I will continue acupuncture at the Center of Bliss as part of my wellness plan after my treatment is complete. I am very thankful that I was able to find such a wonderful resource in Greenville. Thanks, Katie.

SC


I’ll start out by saying, acupuncture is great and it has changed my life! I’m so thankful I found Katie and The Center of Bliss. I started seeing Katie because I was suffering from acne. Not just the typical acne, but also cystic acne. It was painful, and not very pretty! I learned about acupuncture during my research on acne; the causes, natural treatments, etc. I also learned that I may have a hormonal imbalance, and that could be causing the painful, cystic acne. Acupuncture can help rebalance hormones. So I decided to give it a try, and I am so glad I did! It’s been about 5 months since I began treatment, and I can say the cystic acne is a thing of the past and has been for about 14 weeks!! My skin is almost cleared up completely from the other acne too. Not only do I have clearer skin, I also no longer experience the typical PMS symptoms that most women experience. I almost look forward to that time of month now because I know it’s not going to be the horrible experience I’ve always had! Thank you so much Katie for your help, knowledge, and experience. I will always be thankful for your services!

LS


I have been seeing Katie now for acupuncture for almost 5 months. I started acupuncture for endometriosis/menstrual pain. The first day of my cycle I would be bed ridden, if anyone knows endometriosis pain, you know how this goes. So much pain you can hardly move, eat, sleep. I was dizzy, and started to get very sick before I started treatments with Katie. It was a feminine nightmare; not to mention my PMDD; severe mood swings, irritability, fatigue, and indigestion. All the other doctors & OBGYNs all told me I either needed to be on birth control (with a HIGH breast cancer/ovarian cancer risk due to family history) be prescribed pain killers, or have surgery. None of which were an option for me. I thought, there has to be another way to manage this! I decided to give acupuncture a try; I noticed results after my first month of weekly treatments (4 sessions) My PMDD/PMS is non existent. Digestive issues gone. My cramping is decreasing slowly with each treatment. I am practicing patience with this healing journey; this has been an ongoing problem with me for the last 5 years. I did not expect to see results immediately & I am so pleased with the way acupuncture is healing me! I know to get rid of the pain 100% this will take time, seeing as this has been a chronic issue with me, but we are on the way to being pain free and I couldn’t be happier. I look forward to my visits every week.
I also recently had a treatment with Katie for immune system boosting; I was sick for days, fever headache coughing congestion. I went to see Katie and within HOURS i felt relief; headache was gone almost immediately & my energy level was back & running strong. within 48 hours i felt healthy again. Acupuncture is my go to therapy for many reasons & Katie is a true healer. I would recommend The Center of Bliss & Katie’s services to anyone.

SW


The Center of Bliss is wonderful! Katie Edwards is awesome and very experienced in acupuncture and holistic medicine and really knows her stuff! The acupuncture treatments are relaxing and have really helped me in many ways! The yoga classes are excellent as well! Bliss indeed!!

JB


We cannot believe the results we got with Katie and Acupuncture. In 2009, I was diagnosed with endometriosis and PCOS and we knew from there it was going to be a journey to get pregnant. After 3 years of trying – we were exhausted, physically, emotionally, and mentally. After we started acupuncture I realized how beneficial the treatments were for me – as well as my energy and overall health had greatly improved. After 4 months with acupuncture and herbal medicine – we are pregnant! This is amazing – Thanks so much Katie for all you do!
LK


In January 2012, my sister delivered a baby boy and ended up having an emergency partial hysterectomy.  I knew she and her husband wanted to have more than one child, and I also knew that my own family was complete with a 6 year old boy and 4 year old girl.  After discussions with my husband, I offered to carry a baby for them.  My sister went through the IVF process in February 2013 and 4 embryos were viable.  We started our first transfer journey in June 2013 which ended with a miscarriage.  We tried 2 more times with no success.  We had one last viable embryo and were starting to get anxious this process wasn’t going to work.  My sister called me one day and asked what I thought about acupuncture.  I didn’t know much about it, but I was willing to give it a try.  I started going to Katie in November 2013.  I explained our situation and Katie was excited and willing to help us in the process.  I continued with acupuncture and made some changes to my diet based on Katie’s recommendations.  We went for the 4th and final transfer on February 20th.  On March 2nd, I had a positive pregnancy test! Katie has been a huge part of this process and I can’t thank her enough!  – TM


Katie is the best acupuncturist for KIDS! (She’s great with adults too.) She has been helping my now-2yr old for the last year and we have learned a lot and progressed well. She is super flexible and always takes time to chat, email and answer questions.

ME


“I came to Katie and acupuncture hoping that it would just relieve some of my symptoms after a long battle with breast cancer.  I not only got relief from my hot flashes and breast spasms, but my anxiety was greatly decreased.  I feel as if I wish I had found acupuncture sooner and had gotten it with my cancer treatments.  I hope more women utilize acupuncture for their health.”

WB


I wanted to fill you in on my successful labor and birth experience after my last treatment. My contractions started later that same evening as my apt. I wasn’t even sure it was the real thing until we got to the birth center and they told me I was already 6 cm and easily stretched to 10cm! After a “relatively” easy labor in the birth tub Eden was born at 6 am – only 7 hrs after my first contraction and about 3 hrs after we arrived at the birth center! It was a great experience and I feel like that treatment really got things moving for us. Thanks again Katie, for your expertise and knowledge. I am definitely referring my pregnant friends! 🙂

KS


November 2012 was a particularly tough month for my husband and me.  We had been married almost 8 years and had been trying to get pregnant for over three years.  I had been off birth control for five years.  I had a history of endometriosis and difficult menstrual cycles.  That month, I went to another annual gynecological physical that month and had another conversation with my doctor about infertility.  I had received treatment by a highly trained acupuncture physician longer than one year, and those treatments had brought on menstrual cycles more intense and painful than I had ever experienced.  She gave me two recommendations:  try a new acupuncturist and a round of Femara.  I went home that day sad and unsure what to do next.

By January, I was ready to seek a new acupuncturist.  I had filled the Femara prescription, and it sat on my dresser, staring at me every day, for two weeks.  The side effects concerned me, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to take it.  I had heard about an acupuncturist that was closer to my home and office, and I was intrigued by the business name, Center of Bliss.  I was certainly looking for bliss.  My job had become increasingly stressful, I wasn’t sleeping well at night, and I felt a desperation to get pregnant, since I had already passed my 35th birthday.

At the same time I contacted Katie at the Center of Bliss, I also made an appointment at a well-respected reproductive endocrinology office for early March.   My husband and I decided we would not seek IVF, but we did want to have fertility testing conducted so we could set aside once and for all that we could not have children and either adopt or seek out a new adventure.

I saw Katie for the first time on Valentine’s Day 2013.  She was young, positive, and energetic.  Her needling was kind and her consultation compassionate.  She explained to me that she thought my imbalance had less to do with my menstrual cycles or female organs and more to do with my inability to sleep, anxiety, and stress.  Katie asked me to add certain foods to my diet and explained I had some stagnation.  This was new to me, but after that first session, I felt so amazing – so alive for the first time in years.  I became less focused on “getting pregnant” and more focused on relaxation and sleep.  I committed to see Katie every 2 weeks.

My husband and I went to the reproductive endocrinology office the first week of March.  The doctor explained that I would need to have testing completed at days 2-5 of my next menstrual cycle.  All the while, I continued seeing Katie, feeling better and better after every session.  My energy was up during the day and I was sleeping better than I could ever remember.

Easter 2013 weekend my husband and I went to Chicago to visit his colleague and have a romantic weekend.  I didn’t feel like myself that weekend, and the rounds of nausea made me think a stomach virus had found me.  When I returned home, opened my period tracking app, it said “you are 5 days late.”  I thought that maybe the acupuncture had adjusted my period, but the nausea, the tired feeling – could it be?  I took a pregnancy test – and another – and went out and bought a digital testing kit and tested again – and every time it said “Pregnant.”  It had finally happened to us!  I called the reproductive endocrinologist and explained I wouldn’t need to come in for any testing, because I was pregnant.  I discarded the femara that had been on my dresser for months.  Most importantly, I called my husband who was still out of town and told him our good news.  We cried, we laughed, and we thanked our lucky stars for Katie.  In just three sessions we were pregnant!

I continued to see Katie every two weeks throughout my pregnancy.  Compared to a lot of my girlfriends, I experienced much less fatigue and nausea.  The pregnancy, despite my age, was without any serious complications.  We now have a beautiful, strong, healthy baby girl, born December 1, 2013.

I have so many reasons to be grateful to Katie, not just for her skill as an acupuncturist.  At every session she really took time to listen to me, to share her thoughts, and to be fully present.  I went to her with a list of difficulties and challenges, and every session I walked away with the recognition of my blessings and my path in life.  Her positivity and her ability to help me redirect my life have meant so much.  I can honestly say that I don’t believe we would have our baby girl without her!  Thank you, Katie!

JS