Helen BetGivargis is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York, and received her B.A in Biology minoring in Chemistry from CCSU.
Helen has over 20-years of research experience in Western Medicine working in the endocrine infertility Lab at UCONN and later became an IVF Embryologist in their IVF program for over 15 years. These experiences ultimately laid the groundwork for integrating Eastern and Western Medicine particularly in the field of treating Fertility patients. She also studies with Randine Lewis the author of "The Fertility Cure" and a leading expert in Chinese Medicine and Fertility for over 6 years, and continues her training and specialty in Fertility by attending the yearly Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver.
Helen is passionate about food as medicine and over the past 20 years has been studying various healing diets from cutting edge experts in the field from perspective of new bio-molecular science to ancient healing foods. Putting it all together and coming to this simple yet complex point, that we are each a unique and special laboratory, that food is information, we are what we eat, the closer we eat from mother earth the better our vitality is, and with some guidance, we can learn about what works best to upgrade our bodies.
In addition to integrating acupuncture and science, Helen draws upon her many years of experience in the past 20 years of Chi-gong, TaiChi and various styles of Breath-work, Heart Center Meditation, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Guided Imagery, affirmations, meridian tapping/EFT, Reiki and Therapeutic Touch (TT), and various energy healings as well as the use of essential oils, FET, and using sound vibration as healing on acupuncture points to upgrade your treatments.
Since 2007 Helen has been participating in 5-spirit Alchemical Acupuncture mentorship with Lori Dechar and Benjamin Fox, an integration of classical Five Element Chinese medicine and Western Depth Psychology and Astrology. This trainings is rooted in Taoist principles and Psycho-Spiritual alchemy. In this style all of our disharmonies are looked as an opportunity to grow consciously on a deeper level into our wholeness, and stop sleep walking without a purpose in life.
Helen's goal in her practice is to create a nourishing and comfortable environment and space for healing to take place for each patient. As is believed in Chinese Medicine that by creating balance in the body, using the wisdom of this ancient medicine, the body's healing capacity is sparked into working optimally. And that we each are wired with that healing capacity.
In her spare time Helen loves to walk and commune in nature, garden, dance and whirl the universal love through Dance of Oneness, read every science book on quantum physics and food as medicine and prepare food like an alchemist, draw, calligraphy and recite Rumi's poetry.
Helen grew up in northwest corner of Iran called Azerbaijan to Assyrian parents who were descendants of one of the oldest nations who were the Christians. Helen's maternal Grandmother Deena was a skilled Medicine woman in her village of Babari where she treated anything from infections to infertility.
L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), M.S.
Mentorship with Lorie Dechar author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological And Spiritual Healing
"To be perfectly honest, I was not a true believer until it happened to me...
At 39, I was unable to conceive a third child. I was feeling frustrated, hopeless and sad. My cycle was non-existent. My body seemed to have forgotten how to ovulate, and I was struggling to accept early menopause, which I assumed was just around the corner. Then I found Helen. With Helen's gentle guidance and acupuncture treatments, things started to change. I first regained my cycle, and the became pregnant with healthy identical twin boys a year later. My husband and I are still reeling with delight.
Helen is bright, insightful and skilled. Her gentle style made it all seem so easy and natural - even for an anxious person like myself!
I thank Helen for helping me to identify my strengths and my weaknesses, and to embrace them both. She is a true healer, and I am forever thankful."
"After a few attempts at IVF, and no pregnancy, I did a series of acupuncture treatments with Helen. The improvement in my embryo quality and quantity were amazing, and I am now a proud mother of a little boy!"
"After one and a half years of physical therapy, I was told by an Orthopedist that I needed a serious operation in my ankle. The operation would put me off my leg for well over a year and would have forced me to wear a brace on my leg and half for the rest of my life. Acupuncture significantly reduced the pain to the point where I hardly notice it. Treatments now concentrate on my overall wellbeing. The personal care that I have received is truly done with healing hands from someone who truly cares about my personal health."
"There are no words to describe how much you mean to me and how grateful I am that we met. You have held my hand through the darkest days and gently guided me with your expertise to my own inner strength. Thank you for being there and believing in our little creation (our little boy)…this journey has made me a better Mom."
“I was first diagnosed with Vulvodynia five years ago. I have tried physical therapy and pain medications with little or no change. Research led me to acupuncture. I am now pain free with only five visits. The pain is gone and I feel better all over! Helen is easy to talk to, really listens and has many helpful suggestions.”