Testimonials

Acupuncture Testimonials

Whole Body

“When I went to Cristi I had been very ill for over a year. My sickness was unexplained and after dozens and dozens of all kinds of Western doctors, I found no help or relief. I had been diagnosed with everything from Fibromyalgia, IBS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Crohn’s Disease, Insomnia, Depression, ‘in your head,’ Post-traumatic Gastroenteritis, Celiac Disease, LGS, etc. After trying almost 100 prescriptions and over the counter drugs, having multiple stays in the hospital, far too many uncomfortable procedures & tests, and dealing with many unhelpful and sometimes harmful advice & doctors, I was nearly hopeless.

Then I found Cristi. I made my way into her office in the midst of terrible suffering. From the moment I walked in to meet her, she was compassionate, respectful, professional, thoughtful and willing to help. She didn’t offer a cure-all answer nor did she label me with yet another ‘diagnosis.’ She simply looked at my whole body and self and she started helping me, every way she knew how. I can’t say that Acupuncture or Craniosacral was the cure-all for my whole illness, but I can honestly say I would not be where I am now without it or without her. She taught me to work with my body instead of against it and she helped me to bring it back to a state of balance and well-being – from the worst point in my life to the healthiest, Cristi was there each step of the way, and no matter how daunting, she simply never gave up.

My last visit with Cristi, I was healthy and strong and ready to move to a new city and start a new job and a new life. It’s been 3 years since my first Acupuncture treatment and I am now the healthiest I’ve been – ever.”

“I honestly believe you saved my life…that may sound like hyperbole, exaggeration, or just plain crap, but from where I sit it is simply the truth…when I first came to you I was truly at the end of my rope, and it was a place so painful and lonely that it will not soon be forgotten…Although, it’s about your skill and knowledge, the needles, the gua sha, the cranio, the moxa, and all the talents you bring to bear; it’s more about who you are:  your unwavering positive attitude, your firm and principled approach and expectation, your ability to listen attentively and never with judgement, your patience, your honesty, your compassion, (and your slightly twisted sense of humor)…I quickly learned to trust you without hesitation, and to accept your patient and methodical healing strategy which, in the course of one year, transformed my world of darkness into one of hope and optimism…if that’s not saving a life, what is??”

Neck Pain

“Hi Cristi,

You have changed something in my neck that has been out of whack for months – maybe even longer. The pain I’ve felt on the right and rear of my neck is diminished and I’m not feeling the shooting pain down my left arm. I feel like I’ve got some damage which needs healing but it’s totally manageable. Staying home – my husband is being diligent in not letting me do ANYTHING. He even gets mad if I check my e-mail! So – heat and ice and rest and reading. Thank you SO much. I feel so grateful to you, your understanding and patience with me and this. Husband says, “She’s the MAN!” Thank you.”

Breast Cancer Support

“Thanks so much Cristi for yesterday…I slept well and have had some amazing insights overnight. In the last week I am finding greater clarity than I have for a long time! As I continue to feel stronger and more rested, every day since I made my decision for treatment, not allowing my energy to become constipated is very real…the treatment to my third eye was key…you can stick a needle in my eye any time!”

Allergies

“I’ve always had really bad allergies – especially my eyes. For years my eyes would itch like thousands of tiny needles stabbing at my eyes and they would get extremely poofy and red – to the point I would not be able to sleep. I’ve tried all different kinds of medicine – Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec, I’ve also used prescription eye drops and nose sprays and even tried shots but nothing worked. A few years ago someone suggested Acupuncture – I don’t even have my ears pierced so the thought of having anything like needles near me was not that comforting. But I decided to go since I was really suffering – and to my surprise it worked after just one session and I did not feel any of the needles at all. That’s how my acupuncture phobia ended. Last year my allergies starting acting up again – I found Cristi through Fitcorp, and many of my colleagues at work recommended her. Cristi was very professional and explained everything she was doing through the whole process so nothing came as a surprise. She also does a thorough examination in the beginning while asking me overall health questions and was able to also help me with muscle pains and neck pains as well as my allergies. Miraculously it took just ONE session – I was cured for the rest of the year!”

“Before I started receiving treatments from Cristi, I woke up daily with congestion and headaches. It felt like my head was heavy and I was exhausted before my day even started. I have been with Cristi for a year. Today I wake up refreshed and rested. I now take allergy medication on an “as needed” basis rather than daily. She has treated a variety of things for me including back pain and digestive problems and I’ve never felt better.”

Arthritis

“I went to see Cristi for severe arthritis in my right ankle. Surgery made the condition worse and I was dependent on anti-inflammatory medication to make it through the day. I was hoping that acupuncture would reduce the pain that I was experiencing. I was also hoping that I might be able to stop taking the anti-inflammatory medication. I must admit that I was very skeptical at first. After the first treatment I saw a decrease in the daily pain that I was experiencing. After 6 treatments I no longer needed to take medication. I am now almost pain free and no longer taking drugs. Cristi has been a joy to work with. She has a fantastic understanding of acupuncture and other forms of Chinese medicine. She also is quite willing to try various types of treatment to help her patients achieve their goals. I highly recommend Cristi to all my friends.”

Achilles Tendonitis

“I ran 3 miles today. Some minor discomfort around the 2 mile mark but quickly subsided. I’ve been sitting for a 1/2 hour and usually it stiffens up and it takes me 5-10 steps to walk normally. Today, NO PROBLEM!”

Amenorrhea

“I just wanted to let you know that if I had any doubts you were working wonders on me (which I didn’t) they would be completely blown away with your last treatment. I got my period for the first time since January! I really appreciate the magic you have been working – I feel great for the first time in a very long time. Thank you so much!”

Back Pain

“I started acupuncture with Cristi DeMarco approximately 6 months ago for lower back and shoulder pain at the suggestion of a Fitcorp personal trainer. I went in not knowing anything about acupuncture and feeling a little apprehensive. Cristi made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I walked out of my first session feeling great and started recommending her to my friends. Some of those friends have followed. After my third visit, I really felt the change in both my back and shoulder. During some sessions, I could actually feel the release of pain in my muscles as Cristi placed the needles. After five consecutive sessions, I started seeing Cristi once a month as a preventative for pain. I never thought I would be one to try acupuncture, but it is certainly one of the best “medicines” I have ever tried. Acupuncture has truly made a difference in the way I feel.”

“I am an older guy with chronic back pain. What I like about Cristi is that she is personable, pleasant, and professional. Her treatment at least in my mind is based on what is best for the patient and not for her pocketbook. I would be delighted to refer my friends to Cristi on a moment’s notice.”

Digestion

“At the urging of a good friend, I decided to try acupuncture, to combat acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. I had no preconceived notions about what acupuncture could do for me, if it would provide relief or how it would work (other than the needles, I did know about those). I have been receiving regular treatments for almost a year now and am positively convinced of the benefits. I have relief from my stomach issues and I feel more healthy, with less overall stress in my body. We have also been able to work on headaches and muscle tension. Lastly, I’ve learned a lot about how my body handles stress and where…a priceless lesson.”

“My overall health has improved since I began acupuncture treatments with Cristi. I began acupuncture treatments to find relief and healing from two conditions that I’ve had my entire life: headaches and digestive problems. She focuses on improving my health based on how I feel on the day of my treatment and for long term health improvement. Within a few months of regular treatments, Cristi’s acupuncture techniques have helped me to feel better than I have in years.”

Fertility

“Since I had tremendous issues becoming pregnant with my first child and had to resort to IVF, I decided to try acupuncture before resorting to fertility treatments again with my second child. Within five months of regular acupuncture treatment with Cristi, I was able to conceive naturally. She did a wonderful job. Not only did she help me to conceive without fertility intervention, but she also created a very relaxing, enjoyable environment in which I looked forward to unwinding each week.”

“I had a beautiful baby boy on June 22. We are thrilled, the baby is adorable and everyone is healthy. His name is Alec. Thank you again for all of your help. I really believe it played a part in our success.”

“I started seeing Cristi after a high FSH diagnosis. She helped treat some of my underlying health issues for four months before I tried IVF. When medication was not enough to fully stimulate and mature my follicles, Cristi used acupuncture for additional stimulation. I was able to mature eleven follicles and conceived twins during my first IVF attempt. I continued to see Cristi throughout my pregnancy, and I believe that acupuncture helped me to deliver healthy twins at 36.5 weeks. I loved going to my appointments with Cristi – they were the most relaxing part of my week.”

“After 14 months trying to conceive my second child, fertility tests showed an elevated FSH and the doctor told me I had an 8% chance of conceiving naturally so I looked to acupuncture. After only 2 sessions with Cristi I was pregnant! During the initial session with Cristi she takes your history and develops an understanding of you and your lifestyle. I truly believe it was because of the combination of life style changes she recommended and acupuncture treatment that I became pregnant. Cristi took the time to understand me as an individual, it was a pleasure to visit her each week, she creates a very calm and relaxing atmosphere and has a very unique style.”

“After three years of infertility and trying every Western approach to conceiving, I decided to give acupuncture a try. Luck brought me to Cristi, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone struggling to begin or add to their family. Besides having a thorough understanding of Eastern medicine and educating me weekly at my appointments, Cristi just has a great “tableside” manner. She is warm, thoughtful, comforting and refreshingly accommodating of combining the best of both approaches. After six unsuccessful IUIs and an unsuccessful IVF attempt, I added visits to Cristi to my second IVF cycle. Not only was every aspect of that next cycle less stressful, but I had better stimulation results, and ultimately conceived. I continued to see Cristi throughout my pregnancy and valued her approach to the sporadic aches and pains of the process. My son arrived right on schedule, and when he is ready for a sibling, I will be returning to Cristi without any detours. She is a true professional.”

“After 3 IUI attempts and 3 IVF attempts, I decided to give acupuncture a try. By the time I came to Cristi I had so much anxiety that even sleeping was difficult. Cristi has a very calm and warm way about her which immediate drew me to her. I saw Cristi every week during my 4th IVF cycle with extra times during the transfer. I am happy to say this cycle I am pregnant with twins – boy and girl. I am still seeing Cristi every 2 to 3 weeks to maintain my anxiety, back problems and to help with the birth. I truly believe stress was a huge factor in not getting pregnant and acupuncture was one of the major ways I was able to release it.”

“Before I started acupuncture treatments with Cristi, I was unable to conceive, even with the best of medical attention. When I combined acupuncture with my fertility treatments, I conceived with my very next cycle. Cristi is professional and delightful. I always look forward to my next appointment.”

Headaches

“At the urging of a good friend, I decided to try acupuncture, to combat acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. I had no preconceived notions about what acupuncture could do for me, if it would provide relief or how it would work (other than the needles, I did know about those). I have been receiving regular treatments for almost a year now and am positively convinced of the benefits. I have relief from my stomach issues and I feel more healthy, with less overall stress in my body. We have also been able to work on headaches and muscle tension. Lastly, I’ve learned a lot about how my body handles stress and where…a priceless lesson.”

“For 40 years I had suffered from migraine headaches. Every month I would suffer for a couple of days and be in excruciating pain. Regular pain killers were not effective. I tried acupuncture and my headaches are almost gone. No more migraines and if I get a headache now, it is minor and my quality of life has improved dramatically.”

“My overall health has improved since I began acupuncture treatments with Cristi. I began acupuncture treatments to find relief and healing from two conditions that I’ve had my entire life: headaches and digestive problems. She focuses on improving my health based on how I feel on the day of my treatment and for long term health improvement. Within a few months of regular treatments, Cristi’s acupuncture techniques have helped me to feel better than I have in years.”

Insomnia

“Since returning from SE Asia as a Marine Crew Chief in 1973, I have had problems with falling asleep and remaining asleep constantly. A variety of prescribed and over the counter sleep aids and anti-anxiety meds have worked with varying degrees of success. Many of the prescription medications had side effects that caused other problems with my day to day life. I noticed a flyer at Fitcorp in early April, describing some of the benefits of Acupuncture. One being assistance in sleep disorders. Having studied Taekwondo for over 20 years I do believe in the Eastern philosophy, so I figured why not give it a try. I’m glad I did. I scheduled 10 sessions with Cristi. After the 4th session, I was falling asleep without the use of medications and remaining asleep through the night with no side effects. I awake rested and ready to face the day. It’s been 2 months and I continue to have no problems with my sleeping and wish I sought this treatment a long time ago!”

Sinus infection

“Just wanted to let you know that I am about to finish the granules that you made up for my sinus infection. I have to say that after day number 2 or 3 the taste started to grow on me, well almost. Things seemed to have really cleared up – no red/yellow/green mucous, no pain. Just a bit stuffy and a little bit of pressure. My head feels light again! Thanks so much. You have really helped make a positive difference in my health.”

Stress

“Working in a high stress, advertising environment, acupuncture has helped me to decrease my stress levels, making me feel calm and well rested. I would not feel comfortable going to see anyone else now that I’ve been going to see Cristi. Her knowledge, experience, and professionalism is endless.”

Nutrition

“Marcy you really give me hope and I want to thank you for that. Thanks for sticking with me. I would recommend anyone to seek help from you and your associates. I feel very comfortable and look forward to seeing you for more help with this struggle I seem to have with my weight.”  DD

“I want to sincerely thank you for all your encouragement and recipes and help during the time I’ve been coming to see you. You coming to Kingfield was definitely a big part of my growing to do things to take care of myself. I’m sure I’ll be emailing with questions and will probably want to set up times in future to meet.”  AP

“Thanks, Marcy! I just printed off all your recipes and suggestions.  Thank you for your guidance. I am so impressed with your knowledge.” MT

“Hi Marcy, Thanks for all of the info. I love it. The food looks good. This is exactly what I was hoping for.  Thank you for all of your time and thought and expertise,” SK

Locations

Kingfield
244 Main Street
207-491-2884

Farmington
193 Front Street, Ste 2
207-778-9700

EMAIL: cristi@demarcoacupuncture.com

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