"I initially sought out acupuncture treatment
to address some women's health issues - specifically recurring yeast infections
(every month). I had been to a number of gynecologists and specialists and
no one could give me an answer. For three years I was told they didn't know
why this was happening. Instead they gave me prescriptions and suggested I
wear loose pants. One doctor even said "This is just how you are".
I was so tired of being uncomfortable and was determined to find a way to
get at the root of the problem and not just cover it up with creams or pills.
That's when I found Eliza. In our very first meeting, after a very complete
intake evaluation, she told me what I had been longing to hear. She gave me
a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and told me she could treat me. Finally,
I made sense to someone and my relief and excitement was great! When we began
treatment Eliza was both optimistic that we would get results and honest that
they wouldn't be immediate. Slowly but surely we made progress and I haven't
had a yeast infection in over 2 years! Eliza is very present, nurturing, and
attentive in her practice. Combined with her skill set and knowledge, this
created an environment in which I felt comfortable and well cared for. I am
so appreciative of her work and highly recommend her as an acupuncturist."
-Leah Bokenkamp, Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor
"I have been seeing Eliza for many years
for treatment on a variety of medical issues. In addition to being a skilled
practitioner, Eliza is a kind and compassionate person, wise beyond her years,
who was a vital source of support and guidance for me during a period of profound
personal crisis. I would recommend her without reservation.
- Joe Baillie, M.Ed. Psychotherapist
"Where do I begin? I started seeing Eliza for neck pain, which Eliza helped me see that it was linked to so many other ailments in my body: Insomnia, TMJ, endometriosis. My menstrual cramps were so bad that I would end up vomiting so much that I would be dehydrated and end up in the hospital. I missed an average of 3 work days a month. The only solution I was given by conventional Doctors was to put me on the pill for the rest of my life. Since I have been seeing Eliza, I have been able to get off the Pill. I have been able to stay off for three years, without the return of my previous symptoms and without missing work because of my menstrual cramps/ Endometriosis.
I work at a school and I used to get sick al the time- I’d get strep, the flu, stomach bugs all the regular stuff you get exposed to in schools. I rarely get sick anymore. Just a cold every once in a while. I didn’t even need a flu shot this year. Eliza has also helped me with nutritional counseling, supplements and vitamins, and has changed my way of taking care of myself so I am able to stay healthy and maintain it.
I would highly recommend Eliza- she is a good listener, and is intuitive: she seems to know what is going on in my body without me even having to tell her what is going on."
- Stephanie A., Marblehead, MA. Middle School Principal.
"After 6 years of being sub-clinical hyperthyroid, my endocrinologist mentioned ‘nuking’ my thyroid to extinction and placing me on synthetic hormone for life. I decided to explore alternative options, which led me to acupuncture. After about 4-6 months of treatment, my thyroid was balanced and remains so 4 years later.
In the past, I also had frequent sinus infections, treated with many courses of antibiotics, sometimes for a month or so straight. Since I started getting acupuncture treatment’s with Eliza, I have not had any sinus infections. I also have used acupuncture to treat my gall bladder (sometimes sluggish), my aching knees, and other aches and pains as they have come up. All of these issues have resolved successfully thanks to Acupuncture. As a result of treatment (and during) I feel more relaxed and at peace, and sleep wonderfully at night!! I will always include acupuncture in all health treatment plans to come."