Ama Wellness is the home of internationally-renowned healer Anca Sira, L.Ac. , FABORM
Educated at Meiji College of Oriental Medicine (now known as American Integrative Medicine College), Anca has been practicing for 19 years, specialising in fertility and pain management. Anca is known for her compassionate and skilful care in the US and Europe and has helped hundreds of people awaken fertility and becoming parents, finding relief from chronic pain, and attaining stable, balanced health. Using acupuncture, herbal medicine, Japanese healing modalities, and nutritional and lifestyle counselling, Anca has helped improve the quality of life of her patients.
Ama Wellness accepts private payment as well as insurance. Anca Sira is an In-Network provider with Blue Shield. Worker’s Compensation claims and some other insurances are accepted as well. Please contact Anca if you have questions about insurance. Call her at (628) 888-4881.
Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Acupuncture is one of the most versatile and effective methods of pain management. It can treat any type of pain, be it a migraine, sports injury, menstrual cramping, disc pain, to name a few. Some common ailments that people suffer from are:
These type of headaches can be associated with the menstrual cycle, they can be cyclical or not related at all but are hormonally driven. A combination of acupuncture and massage can relieve most headaches during an episode giving immediate relief. With some dietary modifications, regular acupuncture, herbs and or supplements the underlying condition causing the migraine can be corrected so that migraines either dissipate completely or are greatly reduced.
Acupuncture is now widely accepted as a very effective treatment for back pain. From bulging discs and longterm chronic pain to sprains, it is a safe, effective and natural way to treat and prevent pain.
Studies have shown that acupuncture reduces inflammation in the joints, which makes it a safe and effective treatment for sufferers of both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. It has also been shown to regulate the immune system, which can aid in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.
Nerve damage can result from traumatic injury, viral or bacterial infections, nutritional deficiencies, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cancer treatments and other pharmaceutical drugs. Treatment for nerve damage should include addressing the underlying cause with your primary care physician if possible. These patients may also want to look into modifying the diet, discussing different pharmaceuticals with your doctor, or physical therapy. Acupuncture can help regenerate nerves and can be an effective adjunct treatment to these protocols or as a stand alone treatment if no other intervention is needed.
Anca is very patient, gives you as much time as you need, explains what she is doing, and answers all questions you might have. When she places the needles you can tell she's very experienced and gentle, definitely knows what she is doing. I always feel much better after every visit.
/ MJL /
Acupuncture for Fertility, Pregnancy, & Hormonal Balance
One of Anca’s areas of expertise is hormone balancing and fertility. She is a fellow of American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, and has specialised training in the field of infertility, so you you know you are getting the best possible up to date care on your journey to conception.
Anca uses acupuncture, nutrition and Chinese herbs to balance the body’s energies and help to:
Reduce Inflammation to aid embryo implantation
Increase blood supply to the pelvis and uterus to support a health ovarian follicle.
Offset the effects of stress on reproductive hormones
Balance reproductive hormones
Support and enhance the effect of ART (Artificial Reproductive Techniques) such as IVF or IUI.
She works hand in hand with your OB/GYN or reproductive endocrinologist to make sure you have coordinated care.
She offers her patients an opportunity of a new way of thinking about themselves, their body and their health thereby dispelling the myth of “infertility”. Having experienced her own difficulties in fertility, and using her knowledge of Chinese medicine to assist in having her children, Anca has tremendous compassion and empathy for her fertility and pregnancy patients. Above all else Anca teaches her patients that they are whole and not broken. She will work with you to support whatever methods you may be using to conceive so that your chances of success are greatly increased.
If you are trying to conceive, Anca can help you by analyzing a full workup of your hormones. From there she can develop a diagnosis and treatment plan to help you conceive. Whether that is naturally or with medical reproductive therapies, you will be supported so that pregnancy is achieved.
If you aren’t trying to conceive but would still like help regulating your cycle, mitigating pain, balancing your hormones or alleviating any symptoms you may have, it would be Anca’s pleasure to assist you.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine offer safe, cost effective and non-invasive methods to reproductive health and can treat the following conditions:
Advanced Maternal Age
High FSH Levels
Luteal Phase Defect
Male Factor Infertility (except sterility)
Note: Traditional Oriental medicine cannot treat infertility due to physical deformities such twisted fallopian tubes.