Who We Are
Annie Vedeler, L.Ac 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 where she is nationally recognized as a Diplomate with N.C.C.A.O.M. Currently she is pursuing advanced fertility certification with A.B.O.R.M. (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine).
While relaxing at home, she enjoys philosophical discussions over coffee with her husband Chris, watching her step-daughter Jasmine grow into a beautiful young woman and playing with 3 kittys (Puka, Olive, Zen) and 2 red mini poodles (Cherry and Kenna).
What Others Are Saying:
"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
"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 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 thing 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
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
"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. 11/11/2019
"... what set her apart was her approach to my treatments. She took a holistic approach and not only applied cupping, acupuncture, heat etc., but we considered what the potential underlying causes of the issues were."
-Patrick N. 1/2019
"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. 10/02/19
"...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. 02/2019
"I love Annie, her kindness and her vast knowledge on Chinese Medicine, have had a great improvement on my health..."
-Cecilia B. 3/25/19
"...I was new to acupuncture and she made me feel so comfortable and explains things so you understand the process. I always learn a lot with Annie..."
-Molly E. 1/1/19
"...Her welcoming smile, soft manner, and willingness to find the source of pain have made my sessions most productive. Thank-you Annie, for your kind heart."
-Robin M. 12/14/2018
"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. 04/24/2017
"... I sought out someone to perform moxibustion to hopefully turn my breech baby at 38 weeks... It was a really amazing experience. I would definitely refer anyone interested in natural healing therapies to Annie and her practice. She will take great care of you!
-Lindsey B. 09/09/2013
"...Annie was my therapist, she walked me through the whole process and made me feel so comfortable! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and patient."
-Carrie L. 10/3/2013
"Annie is fantastic. I look forward to going back. I use yelp all the time-that's how I found her-yet this is my first review. I have never felt compelled to give a review for any business before but she's so wonderful she deserves the credit/she deserves your business. She earned my business."
-Meghan M. 03/12/2017