Testimonials

What Patients and Customers Say About their Healing Experiences at Columbia Acupuncture

 

“When I left here I was in a state of euphoria; I was pain free for the first time in years.”

 

Testimonials are grouped into the following categories below:

General and Miscellaneous

Headache, migraine, sinus and face pain

Neck and shoulder pain

Back pain

Sciatica

Arm pain

Knee pain

Foot pain

Fibromyalgia

OB/GYN

Herbs and Supplements

Gua Sha

Chi Machine

 

 

GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

 

  “I was so excited and pain free and had so much energy the night after my treatment I couldn’t sleep.”

 

I’m so glad I got the referral (from Kaiser MD). You’ve helped me more than any pain pill….I had so much medication it took me three days to figure out my name.”                                    Annie Risley

 

“When I first came here, walked in the door, I was a non-believer. After two treatments the pain was gone. I’m a believer now.”                                                                                                  Frank Jameson, male, 48

 

“Wow, wow, that felt great.”     female, 40, sinus congestion and pain

 

“That second treatment you gave me, God as my witness, I have not felt that well in years.”

male, 51, low back pain

 

“It was awesome. You have a convert here. To have so much improvement is remarkable; it really is. I’d say I’m 100%. It’s a great success story for all of us. That’s just really incredible results as far as I’m concerned.”                                 female, elbow pain (tennis elbow

 

 “I’m really pleased with the treatment. Everything is much better than in a long time. I’m more flexible-an all around good feeling.”                                                                                                              female, 49, low back and leg pain

 

“I’m doing good. I’m feeling well for the first time in years. I don’t feel the pain and tension (in my eyes). I didn’t even know I was in pain until I saw you. My whole attitude is changed. I’ve been sick for years. Now I’m coming out of it and I feel the difference. When I go to the doctor I feel I’m being forced to do something I don’t want to do. When I come here I feel I’m healing.”                               female, 59, degenerative eye disorder

 

“I’m doing excellent. Eating the Superfood and getting these treatments has made a great change in my life. I haven’t been this excited about life in a long time.” female, 50s, who had attempted suicide two years ago

 

“That’s amazing. I just feel completely relaxed. Yeah, relief.”

 

“I’m actually a lot healthier than three weeks ago. I know I have a lot more energy. I’m doing more things. My lungs are 100% better than when we started.”                            female, multiple physical problems

 

“I’m real happy. Everything you worked on-the pain went away. I asked for quick results and I got it.”

 

“I feel better. I feel really a whole lot better. It just doesn’t hurt any more. I feel like I could run a mile. When you’ve been in pain for years you just expect it to always be that way.”                                                      female, 23

 

“What you’re doing is kind of keeping me calm and helping with anxiety. I think it helps a lot and I thank you for that.”                                                                                                                     female, 74, anxiety and heart arrhythmia

 

 “I am very pleased to say my visit to Columbia Acupuncture and natural healing has been. I had the works and I now feel like a million!”                                                                                                                                  female

 

“This is the most peaceful and restored I’ve felt forever, I think.”                                                       female, 56, neck and shoulder pain, and stress

 

I haven’t felt this good in I don’t know how long. I’m going to go home and enjoy it. Something sure went good today. I’m moving easier too. As bad as I was hurting, I really feel good. You hit the right points.”                                                                female, 60s, various pains and conditions

 

 

 HEADACHE, MIGRAINES, SINUS and FACE PAIN

 

“I’ve never been this long without a headache. I know it’s the acupuncture. My mom’s convinced.”                female, 50s, migraines

 

“I haven’t felt this good in years. A couple small headaches, but I took care of them with aspirin. I’ve never been able to do that. It’s been remarkable. I just can’t believe I didn’t get around to doing it (acupuncture) sooner.”                                man, 47, headaches for 25 years

 

“Wow, wow, that felt great.”     female, 40, treated for sinus congestion and pain

 

“I was having monthly headaches (originally said daily headaches escalating to migraine every 6-8 weeks) before acupuncture treatment. Since beginning acupuncture I have had only 1 or 2 migraines. It’s made a huge difference.”                                                       female, 38, migraines

 

“Only one headache this week. That’s wonderful. It’s been very weird for me this week….very weird for my family- not seeing me constantly holding my head or complaining that I have a headache. I feel the best I have in twenty years. It’s amazing.”      female, 40, major headaches

 

“I wasn’t sure if the acupuncture was going to help, but when I woke up one morning not from pain I thought ‘What have I done different this week?’ and the only thing was acupuncture.”         female, 49, neck and shoulder pain and headaches

 

“The deal is I feel a lot better than I did and it’s a miracle.”                                                                                                    female, 60s, severe face pain

 

“It’s amazing. Fifteen years it‘s been like that. It’s felt like the other side of my face has belonged to somebody else. A huge difference between the two sides of my body. Definitely hugely better.”     female, 49, severe face pain 

 

 

NECK and SHOULDER  PAIN

 

“When I first came here, walked in the door, I was a non-believer. After two treatments the pain was gone. I’m a believer now.”    neck and shoulder pain from non treated bulging disk and surgically removed cervical spurs.                                                             male, 50s

 

“That’s amazing. Before I came in I couldn’t do this (flex head to right).”

 

“It’s 40% better after the treatment. I can easily put my shirt on. The shoulder is much, much, much, much better.”   male, 46, shoulder pain

 

“I feel like 150% better. I first noticed improvement getting up into the truck after the treatment. There was no pain, and it got better. My kids are commenting on how much better I look. Before, I never equated energy with pain. I’ve had so much energy to get things done. The first night (after the treatment) I was up until 12:30 AM because I was getting so much done. It was a mental act. And, the next day it didn’t hurt.”                                                                                          female, shoulder and arm pain

 

“What you performed on my shoulders was a pure miracle. I was in such agony.”

female, 66, treated for acute onset shoulder pain, level 10/10, of no known cause. No pain after one session of ‘gua sha’

 

“Wow! It’s amazing. Total freedom again. Total mobility. It’s good.”            male, 40s, neck pain and stiffness,  after a few minutes of gua sha

 

“Oh wow. It doesn’t hurt at all. I could never do this before (rotate neck). It could just make me cry-it’s all so odd.” female, 49, skiier, after second gua sha treatment

 

“It’s amazing. I feel it already. I can do a whole circle without pain. I didn’t even dare to try that before.”                                  female, frozen shoulder

 

“That is just heavenly.”  female, 56,  following treatment for shoulder pain and stress

 

“I really didn’t have any pain. It was great for me and I was excited to come back this morning. I can’t remember the last time it didn’t hurt. This is the best it has been in a long time.”         female, 42, neck pain from vehicle trauma and possible structural deformity.

 

This is more relief than I have ever had before. I haven’t been able to move my neck like this in years.”    Scott Benson, male, 50, neck and shoulder pain, after first gua sha treatment

 

 

BACK PAIN

 

“That second treatment you gave me, God as my witness, I have not felt that well in years.”       male, 51, low back pain

 

“I’ve been going to doctors for years. One trip to you and I’m walking straight.”  male, 30s, treated for back cramping and pain

 

“It felt so much better. Wow. ….I was so excited. I only woke up once during the night. The pain is always there, and then it wasn’t. I could do stuff. I was so excited. It was awesome.”       female,  40, back pain

 

“My back feels wonderful. If it wasn’t for you I would have to have had surgery.”                                                                          female

 

“Hell, it’s easy to do anything anymore. (It’s) great. Everything’s OK.”                                                                                                    male, 75, low back pain

 

“I haven’t had any pain since (the first treatment).”    female, 17, constant back pain level 8-10 for three years after one treatment

 

“I have to say the improvement from when I first started here is just great.”  Kathy Allen, female, 72, back and knee pain

 

Oh my goodness. What a difference. This is wild. It (range of motion) is better. And even where it’s tight and pulling- the pain isn’t there where it usually is…the pain like a toothache isn’t there. Oh, this is amazing. Oh my gosh. Wow. I haven’t been able to move my head like that in so long. Oh God it feels great. I can now feel the stretch way down here (into mid back). This is so much better. Wow. Wow. I just can’t believe the difference. That’s amazing. Wow.”   female, 50, upper back, shoulder and neck pain, after one session of gua sha

 

 

SCIATICA

           

When I left here I was in a state of euphoria; I was pain free for the first time in years. I had a weird sensation that passed from my head to my toes I can’t explain it. I was 100% pain free for two days. I haven’t experienced being pain free for years. I was so excited and pain free and had so much energy the night after my treatment  I couldn’t sleep.”  Annie Risley, female, 49, severe sciatica, 2 ½ years, after first treatment

 

“I have considerably less pain. I’m so glad I got the referral (from Kaiser MD). You’ve helped me more than any pain pill….I had so much medication it took me three days to figure out my name.”  Annie Risley,female, 49, severe sciatica, 2 ½ years, after second treatment

 

 

ARM PAIN

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 “Much better, a lot better. I couldn’t believe how much better it was. It made a believer out of me.”                                                                                                                   male 57, tennis elbow, after first treatment

 

My elbow is remarkably better after just two treatments. It’s way better. I’m really impressed. “                                                female, 40s

 

“It was awesome. You have a convert here. To have so much improvement is remarkable; it really is. I’d say I’m 100%. It’s a great success story for all of us. That’s just really incredible results as far as I’m concerned.”                                               female, elbow pain (tennis elbow)

 

“Before, to lift my arm to the side, “I would be screaming. It’s kind of amazing that I can even do it (raise the left arm). It’s been so long since I was able to do it. I’m impressed.”

 

“Oh, my gosh. Oh, wow. I can do this (lift arm to 45 degrees). I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it.”     female, 49, neck and shoulder pain, headache.

 

KNEE PAIN

 

“I’ve just been ecstatic. I’m amazed at what’s been done. I’d be happy to stay the way I am for the rest of my life. I used the leaf blower this morning- I haven’t used it like that for fifteen years. I went through eleven years of suffering, when I could have had something done.”

male, knee pain following replacement surgery eleven years ago

 

Gosh, I can walk. I had some results. I could get up off the stool without pain.”                                                     female, 72, knee pain

 

“Knees are pretty good. I can do things now a lot easier than I could. I can get down on the floor; before, I didn’t even try to get down. I’m really happy with what you have accomplished for my legs.”                                                                                                               male, 79, post operative knee pain

 

“That’s amazing. I feel so much better. Before you started (gua sha treatment) I could hardly move. Now I can move without clenching my teeth. Wow. It’s not throbbing like it was. Oh gosh. That’s unbelievable. Jeez. Yeah, oh, the pain is so much better. It doesn’t hurt to touch now. Before it hurt a lot. That’s unbelievable-just using that spoon.”                                                                                                        female, 68, chronic knee pain

 

“I spent all three days of the weekend cleaning and not a twinge of pain. I was waiting for it to come. I’m happy about that. It really has helped. I’m really happy with how it has gone. I was in pain and nothing was working and I wanted to get it resolved… and here I am.”

female, 51,   severe leg pain

 

“I came in for sciatica, down the front of my (left) knee. In one treatment it was gone. I was so amazed.” JP, male

 

FOOT PAIN

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“I’m amazed at how much relief I’ve gotten.”   female, 63, plantar fasciitis, after third treatment.

 

“Something feels pain free. Can I trust this? When I got up it was remarkable easy to walk. It feels lighter, rather than heaviness. It’s amazing. I can’t wait to do it again. Is this for real ?  I’m just very glad to be trying this. I think it’s fascinating.”

 

This has been the worst injury I’ve ever had. I kind of did lose hope. I’ll be darned if I do surgery again. The foot doctor gave me no hope. I wish I’d come to you three months ago.” female, 63, plantar fasciitis, after one treatment

 

“My foot is much improved. I can’t believe it. From the arch forward is totally pain free. It feels good, like it was never hurting. I’m walking better than I have in a long time. I’d say we are making good progress. I can’t believe it. Why didn’t I think of this earlier? It is terrific. It’s so nice to have this half of my foot back. I’m more willing to get back to exercise. I feel I’m making great progress. I wouldn’t have believed it.” female, plantar fasciitis, after second treatment

 

 

 FIBROMYALGIA

 

“My pain is the lowest level it’s been in years. This is amazing.”

 

“My pain meds usually last 4-6 hours. This week I was able to go eight. It is awesome.”

 

“I had no jet lag. Sleep is improved. I think that everything combined is helping. Acupuncture was the final piece.”

 

 “My daughter says I’m doing the best she’s seen me in fifteen years.”

 

“When I’m feeling good I forget to take my pain meds. It’s a huge improvement; I’m 80-90 percent better.”

 

“It took me all day – ten hours  – to change the sheets (on the bed). Now, I can do several sets in one day and complete the job. It’s huge.”                                                                                                          female, 50s, fibromyalgia

 

OB/GYN

 

“Got pregnant!  Thank you. My son now 2 years old.”    fertility treatment

 

“I’ve just had the best period I’ve had in years.”

female, treated for stress, shoulder pain, gynecological problems

 

“Since about early to middle March I have been taking Maca Root tablets with the most incredible results. The very first thing I noticed was that I had a calmness about me…similar to the same feeling I had the first two or so weeks of taking HRT…but along with this good Maca feeling comes much more unlike the HRT approach. But oh no, it gets even better…I have peace inside…stability…I almost never get hot flashes and the night sweats have all but been eliminated! I haven’t had the drastic mood swings that menstrual and menopause cycles can bring on and basically I am a MUCH happier woman…my relationship with John has strengthened. I am much more tolerant in life in general.  My life has changed and I will never be without Maca Root.”                                                                                                             Molly, 50s

 

“I’ve tried everything, you name it: fenugreek, increasing the fluids, Domperidone from Thailand at high doses. You name it, I’ve done it. Nothing else I have tried has worked.

I was a skeptic for acupuncture treatment. I was surprised how relaxed I was when I left here. I noticed a difference the next day-an ounce more each time I pumped. (from 2-3 oz to 3-4 oz average).  I was so impressed. I was just floored about it. I even told the home health nurse and gave her your card.”   Sherri Farber, female, 37, treated for insufficient lactation, after first treatment

 

 

HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS

 

“The herbs are absolutely fantastic. My energy is so heightened. I have a happy attitude physically, mentally and emotionally.   It’s so fabulous…. After years of this icky depression it is so wonderful to have energy and be able to do things.”                                                      female, 39, using herbs for weight loss and general tonification

 

RE: ENZYMES   “I’ve been out of enzymes for about a week and I can certainly feel a difference….overall, I’m more tired.          female, 40s

 

RE: Prime One for stress: “Since day one I’m sleeping like a baby. When I wake up, I’m up and I’m going-no transition. I love it. I almost don’t need to drink coffee.”

 

RE: Jungle Balm:  “I’m really surprised how much it helped. I had so much pain in my left knee I was nauseated. I was taking pain medications but I don’t want to have to take so much. I put on Jungle Balm, rubbed it into my knee and in five minutes it was much better. I thought, ‘Wow, that’s not hurting so much. In five minutes the pain was put down. I just love that stuff.”   female, knee pain, using Jungle Balm

 

RE: SUPERFOOD   “I think it is wonderful. I’m feeling better. I don’t have that exhausted feeling where I was dragging. I’m full. I don’t need the amount of groceries I was buying.”   female, 68, treated for pain and various conditions

 

RE: JUNGLE BALM   “Jungle Balm really works like a charm. It’s only taken about a minute and you can feel it, like a cooling sensation. It feels good afterwards, like a cool breeze blowing through my fingers. I put it on once and it doesn’t hurt all night after that.”                                                                                                                              male, 20s, finger injury and pain

 

RE: Trevinol. “I swear by them. They helped me get over this pain before, and maintain from then til now.”            female, 45, face pain

 

RE: Jungle Balm:  “The knee brace didn’t do crap. The drugs quit working a few months ago. The Jungle Balm-That’s a life saver; that’s heaven.”    female, 60s, knee pain

 

 

GUA SHA

 

“Great. That stuff you did on my neck (gua sha) helped tremendously. I’m feeling better in all ways.”                female, 71, stiff and painful neck

 

“It’s definitely better. Headache is almost gone. It’s such a relief – so much difference. I can’t believe it.”    male, 40s,  neck pain and stiffness after a few minutes of gua sha

 

“OK. OK. Wow. Wow. No pain. I feel like I could kick someone’s butt. Wowee. I feel like going to the gym and working out. I feel younger. Ain’t no problem now. Much better.  Fantastic. Wow. What a difference.”                                    male, 40s,  neck pain and stiffness after gua sha treatment

 

“Oh wow. It doesn’t hurt at all. I could never do this before (rotate neck). It could just make me cry-it’s all so odd.”                                                                                                female, 49, skiier, after second gua sha treatment

 

“What you performed on my shoulders was a pure miracle. I was in such agony.”

female, 66, treated for acute onset shoulder pain, level 10/10, of no known cause. No pain after one session of ‘gua sha’

 

“I can put my sweat shirt on. That was torture before (gua sha treatment).”   male, 59, acute flare up of chronic neck and shoulder pain

 

This is more relief than I have ever had before. I haven’t been able to move my neck like this in years.”    Scott Benson, male, 50, neck and shoulder pain, after first gua sha treatment

 

 

CHI MACHINE

 

I don’t know how much better I can feel than that.”                                                                                                  FM, male, 93, treated for back pain

 

“It was great.”   DH, female, 54

 

The back pain I had when I came in is gone. I’m amazed.”                                                                                                                               DA, female, 38

 

“The breathing feels really good, like I’m expanding my lungs. I didn’t realize I was holding my breath.”                                                                                                                                  FB, female, 52 treated for low energy and pain

 

“I felt tingling all over when the machine stopped. I feel very calm and relaxed right now. It’s kind of like going back to the womb. I feel warmer. I feel like waves washing over me……little warm, gentle waves. I don’t want to go. I just want to stay here.”

 

That was phenomenal. My back was looser, less painful; I could stretch. My muscles were giving and it really helped my hip. I had good relief for five to six days. I was excited.”                                      female, 46

 

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