What People are Saying about Boulder Community Acupuncture
We were voted Best Acupuncture Clinic 2015 for the Boulder Weekly magazine. Thank you to our wonderful clients and friends throughout the community! We are very grateful.
Jessica W High risk pregnancy I first saw Jen when I was 6 ½ months pregnant, having multiple contractions every hour, and was taking Western drugs every 3 hours to help with the contractions. I was a high risk pregnancy, bedridden, with a high chance of miscarrying. After two weeks of acupuncture treatments with Jen, my back pain was gone, and I was able to decrease my medication to once every 7 hours. After the sixth treatment in three short weeks, I stopped the medication all together. I was so happy I no longer needed to poison my baby with those drugs. I am now two weeks from delivery and am so grateful to Jen and her acupuncture treatments.
Larry P Lower back and leg pain Jen saved my life! I can walk again, thanks to Jen's acupuncture treatments. I had lower back and leg pain that had gotten so bad I was using a cane to walk. I couldn't stand up straight. After four treatments, I was pain free and walking again. Trevor T Jen is a life saver. I've been miserable for weeks going to different doctors. I feel like a new man this morning after my first treatment. Thanks so much.
Kerri A Severe night sweats, constipation, and insomnia I had taken hormone replacement therapy for over 8 years and could not eliminate my severe night sweats. After ONE treatment and ONE bottle of Chinese herbs, my night sweats are gone. Amazing!!! My constipation is greatly relieved. I have tried everything to relieve my insomnia and the diet therapy that Mary recommended has produced significant results – I am sleeping much better. In general, I feel more energized and believe that eliminating caffeine and artificial sweeteners and consuming MUCH less sugar has helped tremendously. I am a believer! And all of this is so easy to do. Yippee!
Ray K Muscle tension and pain I have never felt that relaxed in my entire life! My wife said my face even looked different, like something big had happened. I have gotten deep tissue massage for years, and never have gotten that kind of relief. After just one treatment with Jen, my back released, my legs released, even my calves. I can't wait to get another treatment and more cupping.
Jessica R Multiple sports injuries I first saw Stephanie for a bone bruise at my MCL attachment, or was it for a severe dead leg on my right quad? No, it might have been for when I tore a ligament in my right thumb (skier's thumb). Well, it was sometime prior to my current injury (partially torn ACL) that I'm working through with her. Stephanie has helped me with so many injuries – it is remarkable. Her treatments have greatly reduced my healing time and allowed me to avoid taking rounds of anti-inflammatory drugs and other harsher treatments. Stephanie really understands how we use our bodies and how to heal and strengthen them. She's the first person I think of when I or my teammates get injured.
Katherine H Fatigue, insomnia, anxiety Since I have come to see Mary my health has vastly improved. I've only had three visits but so far I'm sleeping better through the nights and my body feels more in balance. She has helped me balance my body and emotions through the way of foods. Adding more protein into my body, through dairy and meat, more fat, has helped me balance out my blood sugar and keep stable throughout the day. I have more energy to do the things I love and feel more grounded. I highly recommend her acupuncture and nutritional practice!
James P Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss I have had treatments by all three of the practitioners at Boulder Community Acupuncture and have been thrilled with the results. I was diagnosed with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss by an ENT, and the only treatment offered was oral steroids. After having no change in my symptoms after two weeks, I came to Boulder Community Acupuncture. Although my symptoms have fluctuated, due to environmental and dietary conditions, my hearing has been restored. In addition, my sleep has improved. All three practitioners are excellent at what they do, and I would highly recommend any of them. And their sliding fee scale has allowed me to receive the treatments I need without the worry of going broke to do so. Stephanie, Jen and Katie are true healers, and I could not recommend them more highly. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Sara B Upper back injury, bicep tendonitis I came to Stephanie originally for an upper back injury that had been troubling me for months. I was in a lot of pain and feeling pretty upset about it since it was keeping me from being active. With one treatment I felt an improvement the next day. I was so excited I came back and within 3 appointments I was able to return to training martial arts. I also had bicep tendonitis which with one treatment Stephanie made go away completely. I am very happy and grateful for the results in my rapid recovery since working with Stephanie. She is a warm and lighthearted healer.
Audrey L Anxiety I have suffered from anxiety for many years. I had gotten ear acupuncture in the past, but it never seemed to really help. I came into the clinic with extreme anxiety, really needing to be calmed down but not being able to do it on my own. After Jen put just a few needles in, I immediately felt a calm come over my body. I woke from my treatment feeling completely relaxed -- almost like I was floating on air. I highly recommend Jen if you are dealing with any anxiety or stress.
Jennifer M Severe menstrual cramps I have suffered from severe menstrual cramps ever since I can remember, with pain so intense that I used to call in sick to work a few days out of every month, and then spend my day lying in bed, nauseous with pain. Nothing seemed to help. But after a few months of combined acupuncture and herbal therapy, my pain has subsided to the point where I can function normally. Instead of continuing to cover up the problem with painkillers, I feel like my body has been eased into a real and positive change. When I saw Mary this week, I was able to say, "My last period was great! Really easy.”
I have to admit that I have always been somewhat skeptical about the effectiveness of herbs, but twice this year I have actually been able to prevent the onset of a cold through prescribed herbs and acupuncture treatments. While everyone in my office shared an illness and passed it back and forth, I was able to escape without getting sick at all. Acupuncture is usually expensive, and I never thought I could afford enough treatments to see an impact. However, the clinic’s sliding scale made it possible for me. Having access to acupuncture has had a genuine impact on my health and on my life.
Laura W Chronic hip pain, weight gain Working with Mary as my nutritional advisor, I have achieved almost miraculous relief from the chronic hip bursitis and leg pain that has plagued me for a number of years. I tried different kinds of pain medication and physical therapy, but nothing seemed to help. Mary urged me to consider diet change as a way to address my body’s chronic inflammation. She recommended a new way of eating, with very specific recommendations. After only a few weeks of this new diet my hip and leg pain was reduced to the point where I could comfortably start going to tap dance classes again. After six months my pain is negligible and I have lost more than 20 pounds. I am so grateful to Mary for helping me become healthier, thinner and happier.
Janet Gelman, PA (Physician Assistant) I am so grateful for the presence of the community model acupuncture clinics. It is a visionary and progressive way of making acupuncture and Chinese Medicine available, affordable, and practical. Many of my patients have been receiving regular care, and are responding beautifully. Many thanks for making a huge contribution to the community.