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I had to wait a few weeks to get an initial appointment with Jill Blakeway, but it was worth the wait. I've seen other acupuncturists but she's by far the best. She's really knowledgeable, has lots of experience and is kind and warm. The YinOva Center is a lovely caring place, immaculately clean and feels instantly relaxing the moment you walk through the door. Jill identified a problem my doctor had missed and because of that I was able to get pregnant after 2 years of trying. I really can't thank her enough.
Before I met her I wondered if her reputation was hype. She has a book coming out and is often mentioned in the press. Now that I'm her patient I tell everyone that she's the real deal. Really, as good as everyone says, reasonably priced and super nice to boot!
After more than three years trying to get pregnant and trying pretty much everything under the sun (including two other acupuncturists, two rounds of IVF, and other serious undertakings), this is where we finally got pregnant. Both Jill and Amanda are incredible people and incredible at their work and the place itself is lovely. Just go.
Pros: It worked for me
Cons: None I can think of
After a five year struggle to get pregnant which involved several failed IVF's and countless visits to acupuncturists and other alternative healers, I read Jill's book Making Babies and decided to give her a try. What a difference! My previous acupuncturist had come highly recommended by NYU Fertility Center and I faithfully went to see her every week for 6 months. As far as I could tell nothing changed and I began to think I was wasting my money.
When I started to see Jill, I could not believe the difference. Jill set identifiable and clear health goals for me which she then set about achieving. She immediately pinpointed what was wrong with my menstrual cycle and bit by bit corrected everything. Sure enough I got pregnant. It felt like a miracle but it wasn't - instead it was due to a very scientific, rigorous, thorough approach.
Having seen acupuncturists on and off for 5 years I can honestly say that I didn't understand the power of Chinese medicine before I came to the YinOva Center and met Jill.
There are many imitations of this place. Some of them are Jill's former employees or former students but trust me (and I say this from experience) they're not Jill. They may claim to use her methods but her success is not due to a method. She's successful because she's smart, knowledgeable and experienced. Her reputation for excellence is well deserved. Also as every one of these reviews points out she's kind, warm, genuinely caring and remarkably down to earth.
Thanks to her skill, detective work and systematic approach I'm pregnant naturally after spending tens of thousands of dollars on failed IVF's. I can't thank her enough.
On a side note I was so impressed by Jill's skills that I sent my mother ( a total skeptic) to see her for treatment for migraines and again she was very thorough and systematic and amazingly my mother's migraines have decreased in intensity and frequency after only one month. My mother's background is in science and she too was impressed by Jill's very scientific approach. I also sent a friend who Jill saw and then tactfully told her that she didn't think she could help her and she didn't want her to waste her money on acupuncture because it wasn't the answer to her particular problem. I know she's very successful and doesn't need the business but I was still impressed by her integrity.
There's no BS at the YinOva Center. Jill identifies the problem, tells you honestly if she can help, gives you a realistic time line and then systematically week by week makes sure that she is making progress. A very different approach from other NY acupuncturists. What a revelation!
Pros: Gets results, experienced, kind
After an ovarian cyst ruptured and landed me in the ER, further investigation led to the discovery of more cysts and probable endometriosis. I decided to go forward with laparoscopic surgery in hopes of it relieving the debilitating pain I had grown accustomed to. I was lucky to be referred to Jill at the Yinova Center a few weeks before my surgery.
Jill and the Yinova Center are nothing short of magic. Everyone is extraordinarily kind and genuine. As soon as you enter the Yinova Center, it feels like a comforting, relaxing cocoon of peace and hope. While I appreciate how Western medicine has aided my healing, there are some aspects of this process that can only be aided by Acupuncture, Herbs, and Nicole Kruck's fantastic Mayan Abdominal Massage.
I feel noticeably better every time I leave. Jill's herbal expertise is phenomenal, and I am going to be eternally grateful for her herbal prescription stopping the non-stop bleeding I was having for months after surgery. Nicole helped my uterus shift back into place after surgery, and taught me invaluable empowering information about my reproductive organs.
Fertility issues are often unexpected and can make one feel like they have lost control of their life, but the Yinova Center and its wonderful staff has helped me regain a greater understanding of my body. I am so very grateful to have the Yinova Center be part of my life and recommend it to anyone whose life may be improved by their expertise.
I was referred to Jill Blakeway emphatically by 2 friends who said they were transformed under their care. As a lifelong sufferer of a chronic inflammatory condition that is very difficult to treat, it was a miracle to have found Jill and Yinova Center. She quickly and confidently put me back into remission, and kept me feeling good for the last 3 years. I am so grateful for her knowledge, compassion, and understanding of my condition, and for keeping me calm in the midst of the storm. Jill has a truly lovely, gentle way about her and I always manage to leave feeling as if I've been sprinkled with a bit of fairy dust.
Pros: How great I feel now...
If you have been searching for a gifted healer in a gorgeous oasis, you can stop searching. Jill is one of the most gifted, knowledgeable, kindest acupunturists in the city. She takes her time with you to listen to your every worry and complaint with the most gentle approach. The center itself resembles a peaceful luxury spa where you feel welcomed and relieved the moment you step inside this gorgeous refuge. I can't recomend it enough.
It's difficult to talk about Jill Blakeway's YinOva Center, without sounding liked a highly paid PR agent. As an acupuncturist and professor of Chinese medicine Jill is top of the line. She has a well-deserved reputation as a wizard fertility specialist, but that is by no means her sole area of expertise. When I went to see her with a scary thyroid problem I was stunned to find myself in a stylish, comfortable office with unblelievably warm and friendly staff, and an atmosphere of openess and well....lightness. She not only solved my problem but - as all her clients will happily attest - she interests herself in the overall wellbeing of her patients, and offers friendly and inspiring example of how to be a great human being in this wildly unbalnaced world
Pros: most skilled, caring and effective healthcare practitioner
The Yinova center is a haven for me in this fast paced, high stress city and I make my monthly mecca there for some much needed serenity and refueling. Upon walking into the beautiful, tranquil offices you are immediately coaxed into a zen-like state. I am always greeted warmly by the lovely staff as I await my appoinment with Jill Blakeway, who heads up the center.
As a typical NYC fashion executive, I had suffered the effects of stress related symptoms stemming from my roller coaster of a job for many years, until a fellow colleague had enlightened me to the Yinova Center 2yrs ago. From our first meeting, Jill has been a god-send to me - she is compassionate, caring and hones in on exactly what it is that's ailing me and helps to restore my battery levels during our time together. By the end of our session, I leave the office feeling extremely relaxed and a load lighter, almost as if walking on clouds.
My eyes have been opened to the benefits of incorporating chinese medicine into my health and well-being. In my opinion, there is no place better than the Yinova Center in New York city - hands down, they are top notch in every way. I have met other fellow patients that feel the same way and who go to the center for a variety of reasons that run the gamut. A majority of this group seek out Jill's talented ability to assist in fertility issues and she has worked wonders where there has been dim hope.
I have referred many friends here (who are equally impressed) and will continue to do so - I am so thankful to have found this amazing center and for its positive contributions to my life.
On another note, they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - I noticed that there have been a number of places popping up lately trying to replicate the formula of Jill's practice but they are subpar. Avoid the imitation and go to the original.
Pros: Caring and intuitive acupuncturists on staff
I've been fortunate to have acupuncture with several practitioners both here and in London, where I used to live and I have to say that Jill Blakeway is the absolute best acupuncturist and her Yinova Center the most magical, peaceful space in which to be treated.
Acupuncture can treat a host of ailments and conditions, but working with hormones (especially for fertility, PCOS, menopause and other "women's conditions") can be very tricky and requires a specific expertise and knowledge. You really need to know what you are doing.
I went to see Jill after trying unsuccessfully for 4 years to get pregnant after having my first child. In the year before I saw Jill, I was being treated by a lovely acupuncturist who was very capable but it turned out not that experienced in the ways of hormones.
I waited to get on Jill's waiting list and I was pregnant after 6 treatments. I kid you not. Not only is she exceptionally good at what she does, she is warm and compassionate and kind. And funny too. I call her Magic Jill.
Make no mistake, there are many acupuncturists out there but Jill and her center are truly special and really one of a kind. Marvelous things happen within those walls. Jill has managed to create a great team of complementary therapists including Nicole Kruck who does an extraordinary Maya abdominal massage and such is Jill's magic that she has attracted such wonderful people to work with her. So even if a scheduling nightmare (on my part) results in me not seeing Jill, I am very happy to see one of the others.
Jill has an amazing ability to help the body do what it needs to do and a wonderful personality. For the month of February, she initiated a "Help for Haiti" fundraiser where a percentage of all treatments at the center goes towards Haiti. She's waived her waiting list for this month also. She's that kind of lady and for the gift of my baby she is an angel.
Pros: Wonderful, warm, compassionate care that works
Jill is one of the warmest, most caring people I've ever met. If anyone is in the right job, it is she. When I learned my husband and I were likely unable to conceive on our own, Yinova was my first stop. I left my first appointment with Jill feeling an optimism I hadn't known in months. I knew in my gut that I came to the right place. Jill was with me throughout the IVF process and pregnancy, and I'm not sure I would have my beautiful little baby if it weren't for her. I can not recommend Jill or Yinova highly enough.
Pros: Warm, inviting, caring environment
Jill and her staff work hard to maintain a happy, peaceful experience at the Yin Ova center - and it certainly shows. I was quite nervous before my first acupuncture treatment, but Jill's calming presence and expertise quickly put me at ease. Now I look forward to my trips to the Union Square office with happy anticipation. Jill is a master at treating anything from fertility issues, to PMS to stress. She uses a variety of methods including acupuncture, cupping and herbal treatments and really seems to care about all of my health complaints, even the seemingly small. I highly recommend the Yin Ova center.
Pros: peaceful, caring, knowledgeable
Once a week I let Jill and the caring staff of the YinOva Center pamper me. I have been battling breast cancer for the past two years and Jill Blakeway is my secret weapon. She has supported me through a mastectomy, chemo and radiation with patience, wisdom and good humor. I trust her completely.
The acupuncture is painless and has helped with fatigue and the hot flashes I got from the chemo. When my radiation treatment left me with burns, Jill knew what to do and gave me some herbal burn cream that was so soothing. When my arm swelled up she gave me herbs that worked. When my white blood cell count fell she gave me herbs which turned it around. This impressed my oncologist so much that he now refers patients to her clinic.
She's often mention in magazines and on television and this made me wonder if she would be aloof or not have time for me but quite the opposite. Jill is down to earth and always available to help and give advice. The reason she gets such great reviews and is so well know is simple - she's the best in New York.
One last thing - try to see Jill herself even if you have to wait. Her associates are good and you'll find many acupuncturists out there claiming she trained them but Jill brings something magical to every treatment. It's a gift that other people, however well meaning, don't have.
Pros: Very knowledgeable, beautiful clean facility, painless
After reading "Making Babies" and finding myself MOST impressed by the acupuncture and alternative treatment sections of the book, I was convinced that Jill was the acupuncturist for me. I've had three surgeries in the past two years for stage 4 endometriosis - and it wasn't until I met Jill that I was able to feel really confident about my path to healing. While I've seen other great acupuncturists in the past, Jill has demonstrated an outstanding clinical and intuitive ability to provide careful guidance - not just in her own TCM field, but with regard to a big-picture plan including vitamins, acupuncture, herbs, diet, and western medicine diagnostics (including blood tests, for instance, that my RE didn't even think to consider). She's pieced together a very tricky puzzle for me, and I've truly never felt better. She's helped regulate my cycle, suppress further endo growth, regulate blood flow, increase my energy, reduce inflammation and water retention, and get my GI tract moving again. Best of all - and this is important to me - she's made the otherwise stress journey of baby making a pleasant experience. It's so common to lose track of how we feel en route to the big goal, that we neglect our own well-being in the process. With Jill, the process is actually a good place to be! I feel so grateful that I've found her, and I can't recommend her enough.
I love this place! I've been going to Jill for over 10 years now and watched her grow into this amazing center! Jill has helped me with all sorts of things from stress, back pain, weight management and keeping my hormones in check. The center is the nicest I know of in the city and has such a great welcoming vibe when you walk in. I trust Jill with all my needs and feel fortunate to have found such a wonderful and caring soul who has the magic touch.
Pros: a truly amazing experience inside and out
I have been going for bi-weekly sessions for about a year now. I was going for treatment for my fibriods to shrink them for removal surgery that was scheduled in November. I had my surgery and recovered very quickly. Jill Blakeway has been extremely helpful, patient and attentive. She always takes the time to answer my questions and to comfort me during a difficult time. Now, I am going there for fertility treatments. I will continue to go there and will continue to recommend Jill and her office to my friends and colleagues.
Pros: The ambiance, Jill's soothing nature
Cons: after 5pm appointments are hard to come by
I was turned on to this center by an amazing mayan massage therapist that works there, Nicole Kruck. She told me about Jill Blakeway's book on fertility, which I found very helpful. Upon reading it, I started receiving acupuncture and taking prescribed herbs by Liz Carlson. Everyone at the center is knowledgeable, pleasant, and extremely helpful. I would suggest it 100%
Pros: expertise in mayan massage, acupunture, and herbs
I am a 31yr old single mother of four living with rheumatoid arthritis and thanks to Marie Amato I am no longer suffering from it. I was skeptical about acupuncture initially because of the thought of various needles all over my body and a comment from my rheumatologist who told me it was a waste of time. I met with Marie in April and enjoy our weekly sessions. Marie's expertise and pleasant demeanor have improved my life and help me get through each day. I am no longer taking plaquenil, humira, or methrotrexate. Marie is definitely a blessing, I wish I could fold her up, put her in my pocket and take her home with me.
While pregnant and postpartum, I suffered from severe sciatica. My doctor prescribed anti-inflammatory medication but nothing worked. A friend suggested I see Marie. I was so impressed with her knowledge of Eastern medicine. With acupuncture and herbs she was able to cure what my regular physician was not and I've never felt better.
-Mary P. elementary school teacher
The YinOva Center was able to do what medicine could not. I suffered with the effects of PCOS for years. After several bouts of hormone therapy and sickening doses of insulin medications, I was at a loss. It was not until a coworker recommended acupuncture and the YinOva Center that things began to change. In less than two months Jill and her associates had my body functioning normally. I highly recommend the YinOva Center to any woman suffering with PCOS or fertility issues. Jill and her staff were able to change my life.
Jill saved me!! I had chronic migraines and was tired of all the western meds. and pain killers - that really werent working that well anyway. I literally felt relief as soon as I left from my first session.
She came highly recommended to me and I sing her praises to whoever will listen. Acupuncture and Jill have totally changed my life and I'm truly grateful!!
YinOva center is a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere and Jill expertise and gentle manner instills calmness and confidence. I've had wonderful results and markedly improved fertility health from my regular visits, not to mention great support throughout the process. highly recommended.
I met Jill when I first moved to New York. She had been described to me as the godess of fertility and I was trying for a baby so was keen to give it a go. I started having acupuncture with her, but very quickly found that I was also confiding in her, using her as a resource to navigate the complications of finding a good doctor, how to get the most from my healthcare coverage and a million other stress-inducing complications. She is the most warm, compassionate, understanding and informed therapist. She really does offer alternative "therapy". I leave my sessions with Jill calmer, happier and re-energized. I would recommend the Yinova Center to anyone, but most especially to any woman struggling with fertility or trying to conceive. Every time I visit the center I feel nurtured and re-centered and you will too.
I highly recommend YinOva Center and Jill Blakeway if you are an older woman trying to get pregnant (like I was). Jill Blakeway at YinOva Center helped me get pregnant and then helped me through a high-risk pregnancy to the happy place I am now... mother to wonderful identical girls. I thought acupunture was not for me (I did not believe in it's effects and thought it was too expensive) but acupunture and YinOva Center, specifically, was recommended while I was going through IVF and I gave it a try. I ended up looking forward to my acupunture session each week. The Center is calming and the perfect setting for acupunture. There is a "discussion" before each session and Jill Blakeway is very knowledgeable about women's health issues and I knew I was in good hands... and then of course, the perfect results.
Pros: Calming ambience, knowledgeable staff, accommodating to schedule
Who knew? Getting pregnant is incredibly difficult. After months and months of different doctors telling me everything was fine and not to worry, JIll was the first person to say, "I'm sure everything's fine, but let's just give things a nudge." Sure enough, there was a medical problem. But before we could have it fixed through western medicine, we got pregnant naturally. Jill was an incredible source of sage advice and calm through a very stressful time and I'm convinced it was through my husband's and my weekly visits with Jill that gave us our beautiful daughter.
I first came to know Jill and the Yin Ova Center through a friend when I was suffering with near debilitating lethargy. Since then, Jill has been an integral part of my healthcare "Dream Team." She has treated me for hormonal issues, as well as helped get me through a miscarriage and a pregnancy! She always provides a shoulder to cry on in addition to her wise medical advice and treatments. Her office is clean and inviting, her staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Jill and the YinOva Center is one stop shopping for the best alternative and holistic treatments. HIGHLY recommended!
I feel so lucky to have Jill on my "team." She and her staff at the YinOva Center are wonderful. I went to her for during fertility treatments and successfully conceived on my second IUI. I attribute a lot of my success to Jill's caring treatment. The Center itself is warm and welcoming--making what can be a stressful time so much easier. You couldn't be in better hands than Jill's!
Jill Blakeway is an outstanding acupuncturist. I have been to several, and she is by far the best. When Jill treats you, you feel as if you are working with someone who has a precise mastery of acupuncture and knows exactly what she is doing. Not only was she able to help me with my problems, but she also offered sound insight and judgment. And she is a very compassionate person. The staff at the YinOva Center is also great. They are always friendly and helpful. The emphasis of the entire office is clearly on healing. I can only recommend Jill, as well as her staff, very highly.
Pros: attention, skill, understanding, location
I started to see Jill five years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was very frightened and completely overwhelmed by all of the doctor?s appointments, scheduling surgery, and planning for chemotherapy and radiation. After I saw Jill, I started to calm down and feel like I had some power over how I was going to deal with my illness. She exuded such an extraordinary sense of compassion and caring, and her skill as a practitioner was astounding. We worked out a plan that was complementary to the western treatments I was receiving, which gave me a great sense of comfort that I was doing everything in my power to beat cancer. I found acupuncture to be extremely helpful with the side effects of chemo and radiation ? fatigue, nausea, and hot flashes. I was able to manage these symptoms so that I could work and go about my life. During radiation, I developed a very bad burn. Acupuncture helped tremendously with the pain. In addition to the physical help acupuncture gave me, I found that the caring and pampering I got from the whole staff at the YinOva Center saw me through a very difficult period in my life. Now, five year later, I am still cancer free! I continue to go to the YinOva Center as part of my long-term plan for a healthy and vibrant life. Words can?t express how grateful I am to Jill and her colleagues. I highly recommend you go visit Jill!!
I can't say enough good things about Jill and acupuncture. At a time that I had been told that the likelihood of a successful pregnancy was in the low single digits, Jill helped me through acupuncture and the counselling she provides as part of any treatment to develop a degree of calmness I had never felt before as I went through what I believed would be my final IVF treatment. (Not a lot of pressure there!) I felt calmer and better than I had ever felt before and earlier this year delivered a healthy baby boy. Jill has a wealth of knowledge about fertility and causes of infertility and it is clear when you speak with her that her primary goal is to help YOU!
I started seeing Jill to remedy my irregular menstrual cycle, which had gone
from irregular to non-existent. Western doctors told me not to worry, but I
knew that losing your period was not a good sign. Without Jill I may have
gone into early menopause at age 32. She immediately pinpointed the problem
and fixed very quickly. In addition to being an amazing accupuncturist, Jill
has also been an incredible resource of business advice and general life
wisdom. When I was ready to get pregnant, Jill had my body prepared and
assured me it wouldn't take long. Indeed it did not! She also got my baby
moving down and ready to birth when the time was right, which helped for an
easy and timely labor. I cannot say enough about her skills as a doctor and
a friend, she is a very special woman on many levels
Jill and YinOva are everything you could hope for in a healing center. They genuinely care about helping
you to get better, and they have wonderful successes at doing so. I had dramatic improvements in my situation after 2 treatments. The center has a wonderful feeling, is immaculate but warm, and everyone there is not just friendly, but personable. Once I came on the wrong day (!!) for my appointment, and they shifted everything around to fit me in. Jill even worked with when my finances were tight, so that I could continue treatment. I recommend YinOva without any reservation.
I was close to my mid-forties when I came to see Jill Blakeway, in my quest to have a baby. While I had already seen two prior acupuncturists with no success, I had heard through the fertility grapevine about Jill and wanted to give it my best shot. I was not sorry. Jill made me feel like there was reason to hope and helped me to maximize my waning fertility. In addition to being a wonderful acupuncturist (I totally, blissfully zoned out during some sessions) she has an excellent knowledge of herbs and could bring on my cycle when all seemed lost. In the end she made it work for me -- I ended up pregnant with a mere six cell embryo, which thanks to her found very fertile ground. That embie is now a beautiful, very healthy 18 month old. I feel like I won the lottery and can't say enough about Jill!
Pros: Exceptionally knowledgeable, warm/caring atmosphere
I started going to acupuncture a few years ago for various things so I am a believer. A friend recommended Jill when I told her I was trying to have a baby. Within a couple of sessions Jill had figured out what was going on with my body and we have gotten it on track to get pregnant. Jill and her staff are all very warm and make me feel welcome and relaxed. I will miss them once I do actually give birth!
Jill Blakeway offers her patients the best of both worlds - she is an incredibly evolved person - balancing an innate spirituality and healing nature with a pragmatic, medical and worldly overview. I initially went to see her to help with healing after a traumatic surgery and now I go to her regularly for "tune-ups." She is a real medical intuitive. I trust her implicitly, which is a big deal because I don't for most in the medical/alternative therapy fields. And in the end, it's all about forming a supportive, trusting relationship with your care-taker that guarantees a person's wellness. You get that with Jill.
Pros: Calming office and staff
I feel very comfortable going to the YinOva Center. I like the place, it's very soothing and relaxing and everyone is very kind and understanding. One of the things I like about Jill, is that she knows very well what she's doing, she does it well and she cares about her patients. She's also very approachable and you can reach her if you need her, as she'll get back to you. It's also very important for me to know that she's a specialist in women's health and fertility. I strongly recommend her.
After having my first unsuccessful IVF, I wanted to try out acupuncture together with my IVF as I heard it enhances IVF success rate for 50%. I asked my IVF doctor to recommend me an acupuncturist who specializes fertility. Jill was recommended. Jill has been truly supportive and resourceful for me to go through IVF. She even came down from upstate NY to Manhattan to conduct pre and post egg transfer acupuncture sessions for me on the day that she normally does not work! Jill is also very knowledgeable about IVF hospitals and doctors as she has been supporting patients doing IVF for many years. I truly recommend Jill for those who are desperately seeking acupuncture support to enhance IVF success rate!
I started seeing Jill after a miscarriage and subsequent year of infertility. She helped me through a challenging year fertility treatments and a failed IVF cycle. This was a terrifying time in my life and Jill was an unwaivering source of strength, knowledge, support ,and kindness. I will be forever grateful for all she has done for me. She helped me to navigate through the process with acupuncture, diet changes and herbal remedies, but also helped me with recognized and deal with the tremendous the amount of stress in my work. Without her guidance I am confident that I would not have my daughter today. Jill is smart, caring, patient and steadfast. Anyone who gets to work with her will be very fortunate. She is a gem!!
Pros: all pros --jill is a master!
I have been struggling with infertility for many years. A few years ago I read about Jill Blakeway in an article from the New York Times and I decided to meet her and try accupuncture for infertiltiy. It has been a great experience. Jill is very knowledgable and caring. She has taught me alot about my body and how to eat better for my situation. I would look forward to my appointments with Jill because it was like talking to a friend who was giving me expert advice and care. She always has a postive attitude and never gives up hope.
I give Jill Blakeway and the Yinova Center the highest possible recommendation. After a string of doctors, contradictory diagnoses, and endless frustration, Jill has been the one constant for me during a very difficult time. Her expertise, skill, straightforward views, and general thoughtfulness have been a godsend. I can't say enough good things.
I have been seeing Jill for several years on a regular basis. My primary health issue has been allergies in spring, which if not treated are disabling ? constant maddening itching of the eyes and a nose running like a faucet. Thanks to Jill and her skill with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I need no biomedical pills to get me through allergy season. Once I ran out of her herbs because of circumstances beyond my control, and the question was answered forever as to whether her treatment was responsible for the relief I was experiencing ? absolutely!! I also see Jill, usually once a month, for health maintenance and occasional health issues. The help I?ve received from her has been profound. Because Chinese medicine supports the aliveness of body, mind, emotions, and spirit, I experience a greater flow and resilience in all areas of my life, including relationships and general energy level. And importantly, conditions that are a result of my constitutional issues (all of us have these in various forms) have not been allowed to become chronic thanks to Jill?s deep knowledge of both her medicine and my particular life. Thank you, Jill, for your extraordinary support!!
Pros: Skilled, effective care, warmth, empathy
Jill has been a great resource in improving my mental well being and inspiring me to work towards taking better care of myself. The acupuncture itself is relaxing and calming, but Jill's personal support is almost more important.
Within 5 minutes of walking into Yinova Center, I felt immediately at ease. Jill Blakeway, came highly referred to me by a friend who swore that Jill cured her ailing back and neck. Having a challenging time conceiving, I went to Jill to check out my fertility and see if everything was normal. For the past 7 months, Jill has been treating. Her approach is wonderful. She doesn't criticize lifestyle habits (such is the life in New York) but rather offers approaches to help one deal with the everyday chaos that we go through. Her herbal remedies in combination with the acupuncture is really working! I highly recommend the Yinova Center! Jill is an expert in her field!"
I started seeing Jill after my first miscarriage. As we all know, Doctors aren't always entirely sympathetic in these situations. I came to find Jill through a recommendation of a friend who also suffered multiple miscarriages and has since gone on to have 2 beautiful children with the help of Jill. I knew that I was mentally ready to have a child but perhaps my body wasn't physically ready. Jill has been more encouraging and supportive then any specialist I have seen. I went on to develop a very sizable cyst that required surgical removal, threatening to damage my left ovary. With the help of Jill's acupuncture and herbal treatments, to my doctor's amazement the cyst had vanished and no surgery was necessary, subsequently my ovary was potentially spared. My husband is a huge fan of Jill's as well becuase each time I come home after a treatment my spirits are lifted and I have a positive attitude about becoming a mother one day. I would highly recommend Jill. She has helped to regulate my cycles and has taught me so much about my body. It's been an empowering experience.
Pros: conviently located and relaxing ambience
Cons: it can add up, but it's worth it
I am an health care professional myself. I was given no hope and turned down faces when I contacted infertility specialists, because of my age (>45) and history of endometriosis with PCOD. Jill just looked at me and said: lets start working on you, it might take some patience but we will just keep going. And that is what we are doing. I got pregnant (against all medicinal odds) but miscarriaged. When I was ready to give up, Jill just lifted me up and got going again. All the time she is gentle and caring and very professional. She knows what acupuncture can and cannot achieve and works within those boundaries. She will refer to allopathic medicine when needed and asks them to do the hormonal workup.
A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN 'THE ALL' of INFERITILITY treatment. And no side effects of over treatment.
Jill has written her first book " Making Babies" - proven 3 month formula. Currently in press, I am sure it will become a bestseller.
Pros: Thumbs up for warm and friendly , relaxing atmosphere
If you are looking for an amazing experience with accupuncture this is your place! Jill and her team specialize in womens accupuncture. They have an amazing understanding of the female body and before each session ask you questions about your general health and ailments. Once they have "pin-pointed" the issues they get to work. It is a very clean and comfortable environment and you quickly doze off. The office is small so if you had any concerns during your appointment you can call out to them and they would hear you. Everyone working there is very friendly and it is clear that they all enjoy and believe in their practice. Jill has written a book ( or books) on pregnancy and womens bodies so there is no one I would trust more. They also sell the latest vitams and greens for well being. I cannot express how much I love them and their services.
Pros: great price and quick in and out service and very clean and comfortable
I've have visited the Yinova Center for several years now. I get acupuncture because it helps relieve anxiety and reduce the likelihood of a seizure (I have a seizure disorder). I have a great neurologist at Columbia-Presbyterian, but he would be the first to admit that western medicine currently understands very little about why and when seizures strike. He suggested that eastern medicine and acupuncture might be useful in preventing seizures. i have been seizure free during the weeks I have done acupuncture. In addition, I find that acupuncture reduces my level of anxiety significantly and improves my quality of life. Jill Blakeway and her staff are sensational! They are attentive, sensitive, sympathetic and flexible. I give the Yinova Center my highest rating!!
Pros: Expert and fantastic acupuncturists
I made an appointment with Jill after reading about her in The NY Times. I still vividly remember my first appointment with her. I cried non stop for several minutes releasing all my pain and suffering on my dealings with infertility. After I left her practice I felt like I had no past, my mind was clean and my body felt as light as a feather. I always allow myself to express my deepest feelings when I am getting accumpucture by Jill. Her words, knowledge and support have being an integral help in my challenging road to conceive a healthy baby. I VERY MUCH recommend Jill Blakeway!