See What Patients Are Saying

We are always so grateful to the amazing people that visit the clinic and is honored to be a part of their journey to better health. Patient love is a collection of testimonials by real life people. Here’s what patients are saying:

 

Healing the Digestive System and Relieving Sciatic Pain

A holistic approach to healing my body has never been a question in my life. The more research I did, the more treatments I wanted to try. From massage, reflexology, cranial sacral, raindrop therapy, chiro, and of course acupuncture…they all work hand-in-hand. When the medical field failed me, the holistic field ALWAYS came to the rescue.

I started seeing Dr. Katie 4 years ago for several conditions, but the 2 that stand out are digestive issues and sciatic pain.

I have had digestive issues for 32 years and Dr. Katie not only helped relieve the discomfort, she has also been working with me to fond the right diet to help me heal.

Anyone that has suffered from sciatic pain understands what a pain in the butt it is …LITERALLY! Although other treatments help a little, acupuncture is the only treatment I can count on to relieve the pressure and help me live a pain free life.

Thanks so much Dr. Katie

Individualized Care

Dr. Katie is pleasant, knowledgeable, and informative. I like that she asks specific questions to find the exact spot of pain.

Since she enjoys her profession, as a patient I can sense that and in turn puts me at ease. I recommend Dr. Katie to all my friends and family.

Pregnancy Care

Dr. Jonna quite seriously made a major difference in my life.

I had a very unhealthy first pregnancy- hyperemesis and hypertension.  I could barely sit up at times.

I was apprehensive to try acupuncture for the first time, but out of desperation made my first appointment.

Not only does Dr. Jonna know her anatomy impeccably, but she is unfailingly kind and intuitive.  She left small tacks in me that allowed me to apply pressure throughout the day when I was nauseous.  This provided me with some level of control and comfort that I had been unable to achieve with traditional western medicine, or changes in diet and exercise.

She also applied a Chinese liniment that soothed my body and enabled me to get more restful sleep.  As someone who was very sick and skeptical of experiencing more discomfort I can very, very highly recommend Dr. Jonna.  She is amazing at what she does and is incredibly compassionate.  Thank you, Dr. Jonna, for all that you do!

 

Correct position before delivery

Shortly after discovering my baby was transverse (at 34 weeks), I received an acupuncture and moxabustion treatment from Jonna at Elements of Health.  After this very relaxing initial treatment, my husband and I were given instruction on how to continue the moxa treatments at home and so we put aside half an hour in the evenings where I relaxed on the bed while my husband followed the treatment guidelines.  Just as was the case during the initial acupuncture/moxa treatment with Jonna, a lot of fetal movement took place during these evening sessions at home and by the second night I felt as though perhaps the baby had fully turned.  Sure enough, our visit to our midwife the next day confirmed this great news and the baby has since remained head down.  We are so grateful to have discovered Elements of Health and these incredible Eastern techniques!

CSE

 


Skilled and Experienced

Jonna is knowledgeable, caring and sensitive to my needs.  Jonna not only brought her vast skills to my individualized treatment plan, but supported the plan with explanation as to why the treatment was chosen and the potential benefits to myself. Her knowledge is always reinforced by anecdotal information about her time practicing in China and her personal experiences throughout her career and travels, which reinforced my confidence in the treatment as she demonstrated her deep passion and understanding of TCM.

Melanie

Chronic Back Pain

I have chronic back issues. It is amazing how little back pain I have experienced since my first  visit with Dr. Katie. Because of my work, I pay attention to the aches and pains in my body. Much of the work is very heavy and repetitious. The overall health benefit to the areas that have been treated is remarkable. Much of my stomach discomfort has been dealt with as well. It also feels as if my back issues resolve much faster too.

-Barry Ramey

Hemiplegic Migraines

I came to acupuncture as a skeptic but willing to try anything as my hemiplegic migraines were leaving me debilitated and suffering. Dr. Katie was amazing from the very first session where she managed to restore function of my left hand and cleared the pressure from my head and face while I was on the table. In the months that followed, I went from not being able to drive to being fully functional again even if a migraine came, which have been significantly less frequent.

Acupuncture with Dr. Katie has helped me regain my quality of life. Its been a truly remarkable experience. I’ve taken steps to reshape my life through this and I’m loving every moment. I’m so very grateful for Dr. Katie’s care and skill. It’s been nothing short of enjoyable!

Thank you so very much Dr. Katie!

– Elizabeth Metcalf

 

In-vitro fertilization

Just would like to say thank you for all your support.  My partner and I have been struggling through infertility, not for a very long time, but still it is very emotionally draining and frustrating.  I was encouraged by my specialist that it would be beneficial to receive acupuncture treatments in conjunction with my fertility treatments. I was skeptical and a little scared at first, but Jonna did a wonderful job and now I enjoy the relaxing treatments.  My partner and I completed our first IVF treatment and we are now very, very excited to announce that we are expecting twins!!  I know that acupuncture assisted with this successful outcome and would recommend it to anyone struggling with fertility.


Fertility

I first met with Jonna after 6 months of trying to conceive and after a miscarriage, I felt I needed to do something more proactive than just being patient.  In Jonna, I found someone who made me feel understood and listened to for the first time in our journey to have a child.  I have to admit, I was a bit of a skeptic of TCM, but I noticed an improvement in length of my cycle and in the quality of cervical mucous after a couple of months of treatment.   Shortly after I became pregnant with my son.  I continued to see Jonna for occasional acupuncture treatments for almost instant relief from headaches, backpain and insomnia that came from being pregnant.   And once my son arrived, I returned yet again for treatment for block milk ducts.  Jonna is a very caring individual and I can’t believe that she isn’t going to be here to support my next pregnancy!

Knowledgeable and Compassionate Care

I first came to see Dr. Katie more years ago than I can remember. I have always been open to all types of medicine and therapy.

Dr. Katie first treated me for low back issues when I was doing a boot camp. She is knowledgeable and compassionate. She is also very passionate about her profession.

Even though I sometimes go without seeing her for sometime, I usually come back for tune-ups when required.

I would and do recommend her all the time.

Thanks Dr. Katie,

Louise Shade

Trigeminal Neuralgia

My daughter suggested I see Dr. Katie when my trigeminal neuralgia pain in my face became unbearable. since I had success with acupuncture before for back pain, I was hopeful this would be beneficial again. Dr. Katie asked a lot of questions about my overall health and health history. I have had IBS all my life so Dr. Katie thought we should start by calming the digestive system and work on alleviating some of the inflammation in my body.

During the first treatment, I could not feel the needles but the nerve in the face pulsed, not painfully but it let me know it was there. The pulsing continued for about 3 hours and then was gone along with most of the neuralgia pain for weeks. I continued with regular treatments over the course of the summer and fall and with Dr. Katie’s advice on diet and nutrition, my digestive system has begun to heal. I’ve lost 25 pounds and overall I am much healthier.

I have since been diagnosed with a tumor that is causing the trigeminal neuralgia. I am so thankful to Dr. Katie for helping me be as healthy as possible before surgery.

Dr. Katie is the most kind, caring and thoughtful medical professional I have ever seen. She truly cares about you as an individual and works to find the best solution that will target your specific issues, helping to improve your overall health.

-Linda Ramey