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Meet Anna Israel of Wellfit Studio: Acupuncture and Integrative Health in Back Bay

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anna Israel.

Through Anna’s own discoveries regarding her health issues, she is your proof that integrative health is life changing. She is thankful every day for the challenges she has undergone, because without these tribulations, she would not be able to heal you. What you are going through, feeling, and experiencing is most likely something Anna has struggled through at some point. And if not, she has definitely healed someone who has.

Growing up, Anna suffered through a long list of health issues: sports injuries, physical pain, respiratory pain, hormone imbalance, digestive and brain issues, and the list goes on. Anna learned finding truth in health was nearly impossible. Solutions were always surface-level deep, one-sided, lacked personalization, and always had negative side-effects. It seemed as though very few practitioners (both eastern and western) had ever gone through similar pain and sufferings like their patients. This realization sparked a fire in Anna, and set her on a mission to learn and discover as much as possible, every day.

She believes health is a spectrum. Integrative health meets people where they are at and instilling the lesson of anything sustainable is a gradual process. With Anna’s own journey to optimal health, came ongoing discoveries of solution after solution. And so, Anna set out to open her own center and pay her discoveries forward. I Wanted All The Tools Possible To Look

She was raised much differently than most American children, growing up on natural health, strict macrobiotic and Buddhist household, eating tofu sandwiches for lunch and training for the Olympics. It wasn’t until age 14 when she started eating main-stream, more conventional foods when Anna began experiencing severe illness, allergies, and PMS related intense pain for the first time ever. Coupled with her body deteriorating from 15+ years of competitive training, Anna sought help anywhere and everywhere. She was prescribed numerous medications, misdiagnoses from a brain tumor to major depression, and seeing an “integrative” doctor who advised her to take over 80 supplements (!) a day to restore her health. Anna was told by a doctor, “Some things you have to, unfortunately, live with a.” and also “some things are just genetic and you can’t change them” and “you are playing Russian roulette with your life if you don’t have surgery.”

This is when she reached her threshold decided, and Anna began to seek her own answers and has every day since. The journey to learn and go back to natural health was not easy. It took a lot of dedication to understanding and learning how her body and brain functions best. Simply put, the art of acupuncture, holistic nutrition, detoxification, exercise, and yoga changed her life. There was something inside of Anna, her intuition there must be a way to heal and recover.

She has been healed from all of her health issues for over a decade. She decided to open Wellfit Studio, 3 years ago because she realized with a team of an exceptional acupuncturist, even more, people would be helped heal. All of Anna’s business up to date has been owed of mouth. She says when people get well, they want everyone to get well. That’s how their business has thrived. They are here to help.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
All struggles are an amazing gift. It has been a challenging road because as a healer, I am not naturally a business person but I’ve learned to become one and continue to learn.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Wellfit Studio: Acupuncture and Integrative Health – what should we know?
We offer Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Functional Medicine. We combine modern scientific research with ancient ways of healing from around the world. We specialize in assisting people in getting pregnant, staying pregnant, and getting their body and mind back after pregnancy. We believe that most women can get pregnant if they FULLY commit to their health and give themselves enough time. We also specialize in personalized stress reduction, mental/ emotional issues, digestive issues & “leaky gut”, as well as pain injuries.

What sets us apart from other clinics is that we are results oriented. We also never stop learning how to improve and heal someone’s health. We also are always actively seeking out natural ways to help people balance their hormones and get pregnant.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My mother deserves the credit for never giving up on me and always telling me to follow my intuitive heart and never let money stop me. I also owe it to my landlord at my business. I serendipitously met and for some reason, he saw great potential in me and has mentored me in becoming a businesswoman as well as a healer. I had challenges opening up the center and with each challenge he would tell me, ” good this will make you stronger “… my response is I’m already strong enough and I might turn to stone if there is any more trouble.

But now that, I’m over many hurdles, I am so grateful for his wise words. I also want to thank many teachers in personal development because personal development has expedited my ability to grow in every area of my life, including my business. I also want to thank the 1000’s of people I have worked with. I’m so grateful that you searched for alternatives to help with your health needs. The biggest role that led to Well fits success was having my exceptional colleagues/ acupuncturists … That has the same level of passion and care to help people. I’m lastly so thankful for all of my challenges because, without my health issues, I couldn’t look at everyone confidently that comes and tell them ” yes, I can help you with that” because I most likely have through it.

Pricing:

  • 90min~ Initial Acupuncture Comprehensive Appointment $135 -or- ( $285 with Anna)
  • 60min ~Acupuncture Appointment: $95 -or- ( $170 with Anna)
  • 90min~Nutrition & Acupuncture: $300
  • 60min- Initial Nutrition or Functional Medicine Appointment: $300
  • 45min -Nutrition or Functional Medicine Appointment: $195
  • 30min- Nutrition or Functional Medicine Appointment: $160
  • 50min- Life or Fertility Coaching $300

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