Welcome! In these two minute videos below, you’ll meet our patients and hear their own stories of success. From women who struggled with infertility to athletes who were able to return to the sport they love, these are real, documented cases that show what is possible with the right treatment. We've been touched and humbled by their stories and we hope they will provide you with a better understanding of our practice. Enjoy!
china & joe
"My doctor said, after a year we consider it to be a fertility issue. At 31, I was surprised at that being thrown around. They ran all kinds of blood tests - thyroid and all kinds of things. It all came back with there's nothing wrong with you. So why was I not getting pregnant? They didn't know. I saw different acupuncturists and health practitioners on and off for about 8 years. But when I finally saw Maureen, she was very quick to diagnose me with a blood sugar issue. As soon she took my pulses she was like, I want you to have this checked out. And the rest is kind of history. Eleven months later, I was pregnant."
alicia & miles
"After going to doctors and finding out I had all kinds of medical problems, early on I knew the odds were against me to get pregnant at all. We ran into all of these road blocks and so we decided to do the IVF route, which of course was very expensive but it was almost like, by any means necessary. We certainly wanted our family to grow. We did two rounds of IVF but It wasn't successful. Thats when I met Maureen. I saw Maureen for about 5 months and got pregnant naturally. I was 42. After trying for 5 years we were so elated."
doug & wendell
“In College Wendell and I were a doubles team and basically haven’t stopped playing since. I started a year ago to do this comeback—I’m naturally an aggressive person so I started to play too many tournaments all at once. Immediately I experienced quite a bit of pain in my elbow and after seeing Maureen I’m pain free and I can hit the ball hard again. Every now and then you can capture what it was like 30 years ago and through the help of Maureen, Wendell and I can do that.” - Doug
"I had this foot issue—happened on a Sunday saw Mo on Monday and the pain was gone on Tuesday. It was like no pain whatsoever." -Wendell
“I’m really busy and I thought Maureen could really be somebody that helps me do all the things that I need to do, in the most effective and stress free way possible.”
“Maureen has taken care of my more difficult patients. Difficult in that they have had ongoing pain syndromes. I have patients who come back and say "This has changed the quality of my life." Maureen has this gift to understand where anxiety is amplifying pain. As an eastern medicine practitioner, she understands we have to work together.”
“If I could send everyone of my patients to her for something I think they would all be better for it.”
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toshie & skyler
“I was referred to Maureen by a nurse. Throughout my pregnancy I pretty much saw her every week. So, I didn’t have morning sickness. It was a really fun pregnancy.”
“After my daughter started getting bigger and heavier my back really started hurting. In fact one time I couldn’t move for about four days. She immediately took me in and gave me a couple sessions and instantly I could feel pain relief. I could feel the difference. I’ve been really happy!”
sisters - emma & talya
I don’t like needles or shots or anything. I’m 17 years old and got talked into going to seeing Maureen by my mom for some stomach problems I was having -- no matter what I ate or what I cut out of my diet, I had a lot of issues with my stomach. I noticed a real difference after I went to Maureen -- immediately the clenching feeling in my stomach subsided and I felt a lot better after the very first treatment. And after every acupuncture session I felt increasingly better. I haven’t had stomach problems in a really long time. - Emma
When I first saw Maureen I was 11 years old. I was really stressed out about school and homework. So I went to Maureen to relieve my stress and it really helped. When I saw Maureen I would sleep for the hour during acupuncture and then would feel really relaxed for the next week or so. I could then be in situations that used to bother me before. It was really nice. - Talya
"Maureen has passion and compassion that’s unparalleled in terms of practitioners that also have knowledge and experience. And my standards are very high. I feel like it’s an honor and a privilege to be able to work with her on my own well being as well as to send people to her so that they can work on theirs."
kari & annie
"JIn and I have been together for 5 years now but we just connected so well in the beginning we just knew we wanted kids. About a year in, we got pregnant but it didn't last. After a year and a half more of trying we started looking at what our options were. So we were referred by a friend to come see Maureen. She discovered that I had low progesterone levels, something I would have never considered or even known to look for. But it was like, once we identified it, it made perfect sense. Why couldn't my regular doctor figure that out? After we addressed that with acupuncture, diet and herbs, it took about 4 months and I was pregnant."