Who We Are
Annie Vedeler, L.Ac, FABORM, is the founder and clinician of Tao of Women Clinic and like many women, Annie is a born nurturer. Throughout her lifetime she has striven to embody the qualities of her gentle, warm, and heart-centered mom who is compassionately nurturing to ALL of life. Perhaps this is why she feels called to help women with infertility. It is these unique qualities that Annie brings to her practice of inspiring women to take control of their health and to discover their profound, innate healing potential.
In fact, the name of her practice is Tao of Women Clinic which means the 'natural way of women'. It was in Chinese medicine school where she realized she has a genuine love of working with women who seek out help in the areas of infertility, reproductive medicine, gynecology, pregnancy, postpartum, endocrine imbalances, and perimenopause.
In her late 30's she suffered with several women's health challenges including large fibroids which caused significant anemia and painful ovarian cysts. Experiencing these conditions not only deepened her compassion for women but also her understanding of how to treat these issues naturally. She now blends her compassion and problem-solving ability to create integrative treatments while bringing a unique perspective to her craft of natural medicine.
Annie holds a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, she is a nationally recognized Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with N.C.C.A.O.M
and is a Board-Certified FELLOW of the Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine (A.B.O.R.M). She is an avid, life-long learner and is always seeking to grow in this medicine.
While relaxing at home, she enjoys philosophical and Chinese medicine discussions over coffee with her husband Chris, watching her step-daughter Jasmine grow into a beautiful young woman, playing with 3 kitties (Puka, Olive, Zen), 2 red mini poodles (Cherry and Kenna) and 2 Tiger Oscar fish, Tuco and Nacho and tending to her many beautiful plants.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Marybeth moved to Arizona a day after marrying the love of her life over forty years ago.
Certified as a medical assistant she later found alternative medicine to more align with her lifestyle.
She is happy to be a part of Tao of Women Clinic and we are thrilled to have her as a part of our team!
She enjoys weekly family gatherings, meeting new people, swimming and world travel.
Marybeth Cahill, Office Manager
and wind beneath my wings!
Kind Words From Our Patients
"Our last baby we had been trying for a year, with a miscarriage, and then finally had our son. So a year or so later when we decided we wanted to try again for one more, we knew it would be a tough road. We gave ourselves 6 months...At month 5 and still no positive, a friend told me about Annie and her acupuncture studio. I figured, if this is our Hail Mary last shot, I might as well try. Both me and my husband (who are acupuncture newbies mind you) both signed on for a few sessions right before my ovulation. Now I know typically it's recommended to do several months of sessions, but this is the time frame we were working with. And guess what, it worked!! We got our positive and are now 18 weeks pregnant expecting our first little girl!! I cannot recommend Annie enough!"
-Wendy C. 7/14/21
"Annie has been there for me throughout my fertility journey. I truly feel her compassion and expertise in this field is what helped me to get to where I am today. Currently 33 weeks pregnant with our little miracle boy."
-Fotinee A. 4/4/22
"Will 100% recommend Annie. We were trying to conceive and wanted to try acupuncture. Had a virtual consult with Annie and she told me to give her 6 months. As promised, got pregnant within 6 months. She is so knowledgeable, welcoming and knows what she is doing."
-Haritha T. 4/4/22
"What can I say about Annie/Tao of Women Clinic except she is Amazing! Prior to going to her clinic after a disastrous round of IVF. I'm in my forties and the doctor all but hinted that my fertility window may have passed. In desperation I contacted Annie. In a few short months of weekly visits she had me feeling the best I had in years. Her knowledge in her field is expansive. I followed her advice and my second round of IVF was a success. As I write this, I can happily report I am now almost 20 weeks pregnant! Annie also treated me during my first trimester and luckily I had a relatively smooth one! I credit acupuncture and Annie for my success!"
-Kim S. 8/6/22
"I worked with Annie for about 3-4 months while trying to conceive our first baby about a year ago. She was a wealth of information, so warm and kind and welcoming to my many many questions along the way! My time with her truly felt like a mix of talk therapy, Eastern medicine and a supportive friend to talk to along the journey! I've given her name to many friends as I have no doubt she could help anyone get pregnant after my experience and time spent with her. I have no doubt I'll continue to see her in the future. Truly a great resource for women in the community!"
-Erica M. 6/16/20
"I started going to Tao of Women clinic September 2021. Annie listened to my fertility issues and came up with a plan with a combination of herbs and acupuncture. The first transfer wasn't successful so she adjusted with teaching me meditation and fertility massage and keeping my feet warm. Second transfer was a success and now I am 19 weeks pregnant with our rainbow baby. Thank you Annie! So very grateful."
-Simone R. 8/15/22
"Hi Annie, hope you are doing well! Wanted to check in and let you know that after our Friday acupuncture appointment I went into labor on Saturday night and delivered my daughter on Sunday afternoon. Thank you for all your support!"
"I love Annie, she is an amazing acupuncturist and just an amazing person. I had endometriosis and PCOS and she helped me to heal and be able to conceive our baby. I am currently 13 weeks pregnant, baby is very active and healthy. I can't thank Annie enough for what she has done for me and my husband."
-Elisabeth H. 5/11/23
"After nearly 2 years of unexplained infertility, I very nervously decided to add in acupuncture due to recommendations from friends. Annie immediately made me feel comfortable with the process and I actually found it to be a very relaxing resource during the stress of various infertility treatments. Annie is amazingly kind, thoughtful, and supportive and I felt like I had someone on my "team" during a very difficult time. I'm currently due with my rainbow baby in 6 weeks and am thankful for Annie's support on our journey here!"
-Danielle G. 11/14/22
"I found Annie's practice when I was looking for a safe, gentle, and effective alternative to fertility medicine. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's after my first child was born, and despite successfully getting my thyroid hormone levels under control about a year later, I could not conceive again. My OB told me that I was not ovulating, had progesterone levels low enough to be considered menopausal, and had a very thin uterine lining. I tried several rounds of clomid without success. I did some digging on the research available regarding acupuncture and Chinese medicine for fertility, and found that the success levels rivaled and sometimes even exceeded those for IVF. Annie was wonderful from the beginning. She is an extremely warm and welcoming person, and I felt comfortable right away. I felt that she was really listening to me....I trusted her and I began to see results within 2 weeks; decreased stress levels, better bowel movements, increased cervical mucus, improving basal body temperatures, healthier period, and even happier dreams. I began ovulating, and without any other medical interventions or medication, I became pregnant on my third cycle with Annie. My husband and I are so happy we chose to come to her, and I will definitely be seeing her more in the future. Thank you Annie!"
-Pamela S. 6/11/21
"Hi Annie, I was a client over a year ago and just wanted to let you know your treatments worked. Thank you for helping me get my little daughter. Hope you're well. I'll be back once she's ok being away from me for more than 30 minutes."
-Kiara Z. 12/11/21
"Annie is an amazing care provider. I went to see her almost every week in the 10 months preceding our very first egg retrieval and continued to see her weekly through our frozen transfer and most of the first trimester of the resulting pregnancy! Before starting IVF, I had a lot of confidence the acupuncture would help because within a month or two of seeing Annie, I had a noticeable increase in the health of my menstrual cycles. For anyone struggling with infertility of any kind, I highly recommend you spend some time with Annie - she is a wonderful acupuncturist and person, she will be a light on the tough journey that is infertility!"
-Nicole W. 4/22
"Annie and her team are amazing!! After suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss, and several difficulties trying to conceive after loss, I sought out to try Acupuncture. Tao of Women Clinic has a wonderful team and practice; I would highly recommend anyone who's struggling in TTC or recurrent miscarriage to seek out this practice. Annie has addressed my immediate concerns, and has treated me with care and kindness along my journey. We are expecting our first baby this July and I believe this practice has helped bring us our rainbow baby. I will continue to see Annie throughout my pregnancy and beyond. Sometimes it takes a village. Thank you Annie and team for being a part of mine!"
-Christina K. 4/5/22
"I've been seeing Annie for a few years now and I must say her commitment to her patients far exceeds any other acupuncturist I've tried. The caliber of care and her dedication to truly finding a solution to whatever challenges you may have is what keeps me coming back for more. She is beyond gifted in her craft and truly helps you heal."
-Lauren R. 3/29/20
"I have nothing but amazing things to say about Annie, she is absolutely amazing. She is extremely educated and knowledgeable in her field. She spends her time to understand your symptoms, determine the underlying root cause that is creating your symptoms, and a treatment plan to help cure them. I have been working with her for 6 months now with regards to fertility treatment and she has truly changed my life and the direction my health was heading in."
-Pradnya N. 9/3/21
"The owner Annie does a great job. I had been dealing with chronic pain and lower back pain plus arthritis in both by knees. I was walking with a cane for the past three years. When she first gave me acupuncture 5 months ago, I no longer need the cane. Thank you Annie."
-Marika D. 9/15/21
"Annie was kind, understanding, and knowledgeable about my struggles getting pregnant. I had zero troubles in the past that I couldn't manage myself, as a professional in the medical field. When I came to her, I was highly frustrated and tired of everyone telling me nothing was wrong. She encouraged me to pursue some co-management with medication while we worked on everything we could naturally. In many ways she helped me just as much emotionally as she did physically. We are now expecting our baby boy! I highly recommend her and regularly refer patients of mine to her. Thanks for everything Annie!"
-Taylor M. 9/12/22
"I went to Annie for help with unexplained infertility. As many know, infertility can be draining both physically and mentally; and isolating. Annie was like my personal fertility cheerleader. She was so caring and always cheered me on. (And still is.) She designed each visit to support my cycle and how I was feeling. Annie's positive attitude and ability to tailor my treatment plan was the key to our success. She knows it's not one size fits all when it comes to trying to get pregnant. When one approach didn't work, she used her expertise to pivot our plan. Annie's support wasn't limited to just during the visit. She also checked in via text. Between her acupuncture approach and recommended lifestyle changes, I'm due this August with our rainbow baby boy. THANK YOU, ANNIE!! :) If you can't already tell, I'm a huge fan of the work she does. I would highly recommend going to Annie."
-Cassie V. 5/8/22
"Annie is thee best! She is so kind, caring and a true professional! I was blown away at my initial consult because it was so thorough-unlike anything I've ever experienced at any "Dr.s office". She helped me regulate things I didn't even know were not normal and helped me with my overall stress/anxiety. I had been trying to conceive for 2 yrs and within 6-7 m of seeing her we conceived!! I'm just shy of being 6 m pregnant and I know a lot of it is because of Annie and her amazing treatments!! I've referred her to numerous people (not just for fertility) and will continue to do so! My family and I are so happy this has finally happened. We will be forever grateful & thankful that we found her!"
-Caitlin G. 9/3/21
"Annie is a wonderful acupuncturist, patient and knowledgeable, answering all of my questions. She is a true empath and uses her intuition along with her education..."
-Sara P. 10/2/19
"I cannot thank you enough. You played such a big role in this successful journey and I'm so thankful for you. I will keep you posted on the baby, and I will be back at the clinic in a couple of years for baby #2!"
-Ahla M. 7/25/23
"Hi Annie, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help and support during our journey! We couldn't have done it without you! I delivered our sweet (baby) right at 38 weeks!"
-Dominique T-J 8/20/23
"I had a great experience visiting you and ended up having a sweet baby of my own shortly after my treatments with you!"
-Cynthia L. 5/20/22
"Annie is a rare find in a healthcare practitioner! She is a master of her craft and is able to connect with her clients and guide them in their health and wellness journeys...."
-Laura D. 11/11/19
"I had a great first session with Annie. She is extremely knowledgeable, kind and professional! I immediately relaxed and left feeling much better! I highly recommend."
-Michelle L. 4/24/17
"I love Annie, her kindness and her vast knowledge on Chinese Medicine, have had a great improvement on my health..."
-Cecilia B. 3/25/18
"...Annie is a also a very conscientious practitioner and wants to make sure she addresses all facets of a client's needs. She takes the initiative to do research on supplemental modalities, and will incorporate them in a holistic approach for her client's wellness."
-Lillian H. 2/19