I wanted to write and thank you for your work on my foot. I went for my first run and had no pain. I'm able to put all my weight back on my foot and don't feel any signs of the neuroma. The swelling has gone down and all appears to be back to normal. Thank you so much for your kindness, upbeat fun attitude and perseverance in healing my foot. It will take me a while to get back into my long runs but I am confident I will get there. I can't tell you how grateful I am to be able to continue doing something that makes me feel so much better. You're the best!
-Aspen, Stay-at-home Mom
I am very fortunate that I was able to find Brielle and benefit from her skills, professionalism and optimism. I am in my forties, suffer from severe migraines and two years ago, had a myoectomy to have multiple fibroids removed (over 20!). Though my numbers were normal, I knew that my chances for conceiving were less than ideal. For close to a year, working with Brielle (and her needles and herbs), I felt stronger and more balanced-the migraines improved and my energy levels improved. Brielle was wonderful…she encouraged me with her positive thoughts (and humour) and helped me put the process of conceiving into perspective-your body knows when it is ready-our job was to help it get stronger and prepare it.
With her efforts and others, e.g., I went through three cycles of IUIs, I am now expecting my first! My family is thrilled but as an added benefit, my pregnancy symptoms are very mild and as a working woman, I am very grateful for this! Without a doubt, I credit the acupuncture and herbs for helping my body cope with these wonderful changes. For those who are trying to conceive (and have healthy pregnancies), best wishes on your journey to motherhood. For Brielle and her staff, thank you for your efforts in helping me get there.
—J. Moon, Attorney
Brielle has allowed me to think about health in an entirely new way. I initially came into her care for a specific alignment, but after one year of regular treatment I have grown to understand that acupuncture allows me to maintain a balanced and holistic approach to total health. Both my husband and myself now see Brielle at least once a month (often more!), and our health has never been in better hands. The experience has truly changed our lives!
— Kelly, Marketing Professional
As a teenager, I often find myself being pushed aside or not taken quite as seriously by doctors/ acupuncturists. But this is completely different with Brielle – she cares deeply for all her patients, without regard to age, size, gender, whatever! My mother and I both go to her, and we cannot recommend her highly enough. I'm also the president of her fan club ... we have a very large following.
—Karen, High School Student
Brielle is a great doctor, but moreover, she is a wonderful person. In Northern California, there are so many doctors and acupuncturists around here to choose from, but it's not easy to find one who genuinely cares for her patients like Brielle does.
— Eunice, Stay-at-home Mom
I would like to highly recommend Brielle for acupuncture for the 'fraidy cats' of the world. I have been told for 20 some odd years that acupuncture would help me with my lower back pain. I believed them, BUT I have had a fear of needles since I was a young girl. As I have aged, my lower back has been periodically out of whack, and I injured a disc a few years back, so when the sciatica pain returned after a minor fall, I was at my wits end. I don't want to become dependent on any pills or medications to reduce pain. So, I bit the bullet and reached out to a friend who recommended Brielle for acupuncture. The staff was very welcoming and friendly, the office was calm and peaceful. Brielle was compassionate, funny and caring about my fears. The first appointment went smoothly and I didn't really feel the needles at all. I did, however, feel immediate relief from the angry nerve pain. It wasn't a miracle cure, and it took a couple of appointments, but I was nearly pain free by the following week. Thanks go to Brielle and her staff for a great job for helping the 'fraidy cat' to find courage to try it.
Brielle, keep up the great work- you are making lots of patients very happy and pregnant!
— Dr. Melvin H. Thornton, M.D., Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbia University
I treated debilitating SI joint pain during pregnancy very quickly and very successfully with acupuncture. And my mom avoided back surgery for a herniated disk with acupuncture. Since it is non-invasive and has no dangerous side-effects, it is at least worth a try! I have been to Brielle Kelly for treatment (to help induce labor), and she is great. Super sweet and nurturing. And very professional.
— Sylvia, San Mateo, CA
After three years of trying to conceive, I knew there had to be a more natural and holistic approach than the fertility drugs and procedures looming. That's when I made my first appointment with Brielle. Immediately upon meeting Brielle, I felt her genuine compassion and understanding and I was hopeful again. The power of acupuncture was one element in the equation, but more importantly, I believe it was Brielle’s experience and ability to tune into my body and develop an individual treatment plan that made all the difference, resulting in a pregnancy after 4 months. Who knew it sometimes takes 3 to make a baby?! Instead of drug side effects and costly medical bills, I started my pregnancy healthy and naturally, the way I envisioned. The acupuncture visits throughout the 9 months kept me feeling great and always centered. I truly believe that it was with Brielle’s help, that we were blessed with our little boy. For that we will always be grateful to her! All the best as she continues assisting other women on the path to motherhood!
— Sara, Freelance Journalist , Mountain View, CA
Recently, I underwent elective surgery- more specifically, a breast reduction. The day after my surgery, my surgeon matter-of-factly explained to me that the nipple on my left breast was an unnatural purplish color due to “sluggish” blood flow. If the nipple did not improve over the next week, it would in fact die off and I would have to return at a later date for a skin graft and to have a faux nipple tattooed on. I was floored by this news. Enter Brielle...East meets West... She told me to relax and let her take over. I saw her twice a day for three days. Her work on my breast not only comforted me, but saved my nipple! The surgeon and I were both amazed and surprised. I am grateful for acupuncture's benefits and it's success in a time when conventional medicine fails.
— Mara, Belmont, CA
Brielle we write this with so such gratitude and appreciation for you and your treatment. We were trying to get pregnant for 6 years without any success. Within 3 months of treatment we got pregnant. Now we have healthy and beautiful child. Wish we had found you sooner.
— Vani & Srini, San Mateo,CA
I never imagined I would have trouble getting pregnant for the second time after conceiving my first child with little to no trouble a few years ago. However, after 10 months of trying to get pregnant with no success for my second child and my OBGYN finding nothing physically wrong with me that would impair my ability to conceive, I decided to turn to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to help my body find some harmony. I researched fertility acupuncturists and herbologists in the San Mateo area that were covered through my insurance and Brielle Kelly came highly recommended. From the very first visit with Brielle, I felt a kinship and a warmth from her that was extremely reassuring after months and months of disappointment from not getting pregnant. And wouldn't you know it...I got pregnant after just one cycle of being treated with herbs and acupuncture under Brielle's care. She gave me hope when I really felt defeated and her expertise in her field has given me the gift of preparing for a second child this Christmas 2009. For that, I am truly grateful.
— Angela, Mother of 1 and expecting baby #2 in December 2009, San Mateo, CA
As editor in chief of IN New York magazine, I sometimes come across talented individuals with whom I’d like to tell my associates about. Brielle E. Kelly, L. Ac., Dipl. O.M., a licensed acupuncture practitioner and board certified herbologist is one of my most recent “finds.” Working from her Westchester County offices for the past several years, Brielle has recently expanded her practice to include Manhattan. Currently, she is working with a number of New York’s leading hotels, providing guests with a full roster of healing and anti-aging services involving acupuncture and herbal treatments that target and relieve such maladies as jet-lagged legs, aching backs, or weakened immune systems. Her extensive menu also includes the latest trend in acupuncture facials and other age-defying elixirs.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you contact Brielle.
— Trisha McMahon Drain, Editor-in-Chief IN New York magazine
We found acupuncture and Brielle and know that it was a major factor in us becoming pregnant! She treated both my husband and I during a repeat round of IVF, with her support, skills, and genuine interest we became pregnant. Both my husband and I were diagnosed with fertility issues, female high FSH and extremely low sperm count. We spoke to multiple Reproductive Endocrinologists and fertility specialists that discussed/recommended egg donors and testicular surgery, both of which options would add additional expenses, and lengthen the time with which we could start our family. After my husband had 3 sessions with Brielle his semen count increased astonishingly; from a starting count of less than 1 million to 18 million count (20 million is considered normal), our doctors at NY Columbia couldn’t believe the results!! I followed Brielle’s recommended schedule of visits, diet and additional tips she shared. We were blessed with healthy fraternal boy/girl twins, and know acupuncture was a key component in helping us. Brielle is a talented acupuncturist. Her compassion, warmth, sense of humor make her not only a medical support, but an emotional support during the difficult struggle of dealing with, and conquering fertility issues. We strongly feel that if we had not had the opportunity to have Brielle a part of our “team” we wouldn’t have the beautiful family we now have.
— Kim Fleischer, Event Planner
I have Endometriosis, not necessarily indicating infertility but at 38 and 5 years of trying it was time to seek professional help! Upon our second round of IVF we were told accupuncture could be helpful and so asked the Centre for Womens Reproductive Care at Columbia University to recommend someone. Brielle Kelly was enthusiastically recommended so I made an appointment - anything to help the process along.
From making the call for the appointment to this day when I hold my almost 7 month old precious Mollie in my arms I know in my heart that without Brielle I would not be a "mum". This was a team effort to get me pregnant and then hold on to Mollie. From the moment I met Brielle it was a wonderfully happy, joyful, warm & relaxing experience & I felt like I visited my friend at each appointment. On a more technical note, Brielle did keep me informed as to what she was doing and why so that I understood what was going on but above all I know I had the help of a great professional and wonderful human being who cares deeply about her patients no matter what their plight.
I made a point of seeing Brielle before she left NY as no matter how young my daughter is I know this is a special connection we have with Brielle & I wanted them to meet outside of the womb!!
— Alison, Entrepreneur
The miracle of Riley - I was at my wit's end. I was so very frustrated. Three in-vitro procedures and countless inseminations - I still wasn't having any success getting pregnant. I was 39 years old and feeling desperate. I knew I had to keep a positive attitude as everything mattered in my long journey to parenthood. It had been suggested before but I ignored the suggestion to try acupuncture. But now, I was willing to hang upside down by my toes in my closet if I had too. A work colleague/friend of mine had just had a baby boy at the age of 44 and she told me that I had to do acupuncture with my next cycle. And so it began. I called her acupuncturist, Brielle Kelly and made my appointment. I was committed to trying this but was very skeptical. Once I met Brielle, all my concerns faded away. She was very down to earth and didn't try to sell me on the theories of this ancient treatment. Instead, she asked me what I was there for and treated me for several months during and after my next invitro cycle. Each treatment was the calm in my stormy journey to getting pregnant. I'd sit back, listen to music and ignore my cell phone and blackberry as Brielle performed the magic of her trade. She told me what she was doing as she did it and answered my naive questions. I can't explain how it happened, but after countless rounds of invitro and insemination (without acupuncture), I started my fourth invitro in combination with acupuncture treatments in and that is how I became pregnant with my daughter born September 25, 2006. On my way home from the hospital I dialed Brielle from my cell phone to thank her for whatever it is that she did as I credit my success to her treatment. I cannot thank her enough.
— Jocelyn Donat, Executive Banker
I don't know Brielle for a very long time, but for the time I do know her, I've found her to have great character, charm and personality that goes beyond her professional capabilities. I first met and saw Brielle for a foot problem that I had for almost a year prior to seeing her. I looked for the help of an Acupuncturist out of desperation, as I hate needles, but the pain in the foot was worth the relief even if I had to get stuck with needles. Brielle made it easy, as her humor and gentleness made it almost painless......Even on a bad day, she found a smile for me and her other patients.
She ultimately cured my foot pain after a few visits, where three medical doctors prior to her couldn't.
I have never met a person who is so dedicated, concerned and caring like Brielle.
These words are from my heart, as even though it was a short time that we knew each other, it feels as if I know her forever.
— Angelo Ponzi, Building Manager
"If you ever need proof of your talents, just refer to the attached picture and know that we are enormously grateful to you for your contribution to making hockey a true reality for Christian. Given his physical limitations, it was extremely unlikely that he would be able to participate along side of able body kids on the ice - but together with all of his therapists, Christian made it happen for himself!! Thanks for pushing him with your therapy - you are truly a gifted and talented acupuncturist!!
— Bernadette Schopfer, CPA
Brielle Kelly is a consummate professional. I thought an acupuncturist would concern themselves with pain management, which was my particular problem. But I soon began to realize that her sensitivity to my life, my personality, the whole person (emotional & physical state) allowed Brielle to approach her work in a more holistic approach. Not too many people are good listeners, but that skill along with a kind of "team approach" where she actually took some of my own suggestions as to how I was feeling permitted her to truly be the kind of "healer" I needed. Her warm smile and sense of humor also made it so much easier for me as her patient, to be more of myself, which also gave her insight as to the whole person she was treating! Her knowledge of other pain management techniques also permitted me to become more sensitive to my own body, so as to communicate how I was feeling in a more accurate way. I may have to fly the 3,000 a few times a year just for a "tune-up" now that she is on the West Coast, because she is that good!
— Dennis Gilbert, Musician, Philanthropist
"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful care you have given me during a difficult time in my life. Your gentleness enabled me to fully benefit from acupuncture. I thank you from the moment we met for putting my mind at ease, making my body and spirit feel at their optimal health, and sharing with me the gift you have been blessed with. Thank you once again for all of your kindhearted actions.
— Tami Handl, Special Education Teacher
I just wanted to express my most sincere gratitude for the outstanding care you have provided me since becoming a patient. Not only have the results of your treatments been extraordinary, but the professionalism and devotion by yourself are “second to none”.
I had been suffering from a herniated disc in my neck for months prior to beginning with you, and no other treatments were relieving the pain. In the course of a few weeks of treatment, I was able to continue my regular weightlifting routine in preparation of achieving my goal of competing in a bodybuilding contest. In August, I competed in my first contest (the OCB North Atlantic) and proudly took first place in the Novice class. Without your hard work and expertise, I would not have been able to accomplish this. All of your patients should know they are in good hands with you and your wonderful staff.
— Tony Lesica, Financial Planner and Amateur Body Builder
I was first led to treatment with Ms. Kelly on the recommendation of a runner friend of mine who had been seeing her for chronic pain in his knees, hips and back. Having never been to any kind of acupuncture treatment before, I was wary and skeptical, but my friend’s enthusiastic endorsement of both the effectiveness of the treatment and the kind and gentle nature of the practitioner won me over and I decided to give it a try.
What I found in Ms. Kelly’s treatment rooms was a revelation to me, and a gift that restored my body to complete health and well being after literally years of pain so debilitating that my ability to do the simplest things throughout the course of a day was utterly compromised.
My particular complaint was a chronic, sciatica-like pain in my left hip that made my left foot numb, and made it excruciating for me to walk or stand in one place for more than 5 minutes at a time. Ms. Kelly’s welcoming and cheerful nature, as well as her complete confidence that she could help me, made me feel completely at ease almost instantly. Any fears I had about the treatment being painful, or doubts about whether I might be wasting my time, were immediately replaced by eagerness to get on the table and give it a try.
Ms. Kelly had told me that I might see marked improvement from the very first treatment, or it might take several sessions before I began to feel some relief. I went home that first night and tried something I hadn’t been able to do without pain for a long time – wash the dinner dishes. 15 minutes later I was done, and I hadn’t felt a thing! Over the next few weeks the improvement became more noticeable, and I began having days that were completely pain-free.
Eventually, Ms. Kelly put me on a maintenance program and my symptoms have not returned. In addition, as I’ve become afflicted with various other ailments, such as a painful shoulder injury I sustained while lifting weights in my gym workout, Ms. Kelly shifted the program and relieved my shoulder pain with similar ease and effectiveness. I am now back working out and my shoulder has held up fine.
There is no way I can adequately express my indebtedness to Ms. Kelly for her attitude, demeanor and skill. She has made a real difference in the quality of my life, and made the experience a real pleasure along the way.
— Marc, Citicorp Vice President, Technology Client Services Management