Testimonials

These are a few examples of common issues treated with acupuncture.

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ThreeRocks

Knee, Hip and Back Pain

Having had knee surgery in August of ’05, the pain was still moderate to severe after 7 months. After the first visit, improvement was immediate and has improved every visit since. At this point any pain I have is mild and does not last. Carole puts you at ease and you know you are in good hands.

RICHARD

Acupuncture Bell’s Palsy, Back Pain, Sciatica

I had the pleasure and great fortune of meeting Carole several years ago when I was suffering from chronic pain due to a herniated disc. I had had a spinal fusion several years prior to that time due to a spinal fracture, and had my mind set on healing without relying on surgery or strong pain medication. Previously, I had been apprehensive of any treatment involving needles, however given my intense pain, I was open to trying acupuncture at the suggestion of a friend.

Carole provided treatment in multiple sessions over a several week period. I found growing relief after each session, and even though I had experienced pain for over 6 months, after Carole’s treatment I no longer experienced sciatica or the exhaustion of constant pain wearing at my mind. Carole’s treatment brought the inflammation down and allowed me to seek treatment from a chiropractor, after which I no longer experienced issues with chronic pain. Carole was extremely gentle in her approach, and provided a calm atmosphere which helped me to feel at ease with the process.

I returned to Carole again last winter when I suddenly experienced Bell’s Palsy. Half of my face became paralyzed overnight, a strange and alarming experience! After reading about its origin and treatment in Chinese Medicine, I went to Carole for acupuncture. Carole was again gentle and understanding, and exact in her skill. With each treatment, I gained further use of my facial muscles, and after three treatments over less than two weeks, my condition was healed. Friends and co-workers who saw me before and after treatment were amazed.

I enjoy going to Carole for treatment when needed, as I know I will be greeted by a calm and healing environment and Carole’s gentle voice and caring touch. I am grateful to this day for Carole’s compassion and skill. I highly recommend her services!

BlueConcussion

Concussion/Head Injury

Acupuncture has allowed me to go back to my normal lifestyle! After receiving my third concussion Doctors told me I may have to live with sinus irritation and dizziness for the rest of my life. I tried prescription medications, but nothing helped. A friend of mine suggested trying acupuncture to divert the energy around my sinuses… It worked. I regained the energy and ability to exercise and be social again. I recommend Carole Paine to everyone I meet and am always looking forward to my next appointment.

SHANE

PoppyNeck

Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain

After months of chronic neck and shoulder pain I was feeling very hopeless. With no luck at my family practitioner or a chiropractor, I turned to Carole. After my first session my neck pain was gone! In three more sessions all of the pain in my shoulder disappeared as well. With such a positive experience I would recommend Carole to anyone looking for relief no matter what the ailment.

SARAH

ThreeDropLeaf

Ulcerative Colitis and General Health

I have been seeing Carole Paine as a traditional Chinese medical practitioner over the past 5 years. Each visit has marked an improvement in my physical condition for a variety of ailments. Carole is a sensitive, caring individual with a sensible attitude towards health care. She is sincerely concerned with the health of her patients and I highly recommend her.

STEVEN

LotusBudNeuro

Neuropathy

After I had surgery to graft an artery in my calf, my foot remained numb. This was more than just a nuisance, as I kept tripping over my own foot when going up stairs, even breaking a toe.

Finally I decided to try acupuncture. A friend recommended Carole Paine. I agreed to a series of four sessions. At the end of my first treatment nothing seemed to have changed, but that evening as I was getting undressed I felt the sock sliding off the outer edge of my foot. This was the first tactile sensation in this foot in the eighteen months since surgery!

I’ve had some additional improvement in subsequent sessions and now have feeling in the little toe and in the arch of the foot. This has made a big difference in walking, especially in going up stairs. I feel that Carole has given me my foot back!

MELANIE

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Anxiety and Depression

My panic disorder and depression was being treated with the combination of both traditional and alternative medicine. When acupuncture was added to my regimen, healing time seemed much quicker this time around. I’ve enjoyed my treatments at LIVING LONGER. Carole brings her passion for her skill, warmth and gentleness to the treatment.

DEBBY

FernHand

Hand and Arm Pain

I came to see Carole because I was having a lot of pain in my right hand and arm. I work daily on a computer and need to be able to type and write without discomfort. I had four visits and felt relief after the first visit. Carole showed me a new way to hold my pen for writing, which I still use. To this day, I have no problems and I am pain free. I have made it a point to tell friends and co-workers about how great acupuncture is and even if you have a fear of needles it doesn’t hurt and really helps.

DIANE

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Fertility

After trying to become pregnant for 21/2 years with every type of fertility drug, and experiencing surgeries, invasive procedures and shots, I was almost to the end of my rope. I was totally drained from years of spending money, effort and time on modern treatments and medicines, and ending up with nothing but heartbreak.

After my partner lost her job, we had very little money or resources left so I drastically switched my approach and embraced Eastern fertility treatments and philosophies. I began seeing Carole Paine in January of 2008 and saw her 4x the first month, then 2x a month for February and March. I changed my diet, took supplements that she recommended and did acupressure at home. I noticed many changes to my body and cycles. I started trying to conceive again after those 3 months of acupuncture and on May 4th, 2008, I saw the long awaited 2 lines on my pregnancy test. My beautiful daughter, Bella was born on January 4th, 2009 – exactly 9 months later.

I credit Carole with not only giving me physical balance, but also restoring my hope and faith that I could someday conceive. I highly recommend Carole to anyone with hormonal or fertility issues. Acupuncture worked for me without any fertility drugs, but it can also serve to compliment IVF and other treatments. I plan to use Carole again next year when we try for #2.

REBECCA

Acupunture Infertility

I started seeing Carole around 2010 for gallbladder pain I visited a couple of times and my pain significantly decreased.  Couple of years later I found out that only through IVF I could get pregnant. I did the first IVF cycle with no success and decided to contact Carole prior my second transfer. Carole worked with me couple of months before the transfer and she went above and beyond to help me through acupuncture. During the month of the transfer Carole adjusted her schedule to do acupuncture session before and after the transfer,  I did get pregnant but due to my condition the risk of early miscarriage or early delivery W28 were high. I continue going to Carole every week for the first 14 weeks of pregnancy and then every 2/3 weeks during my pregnancy.  All through my pregnancy Carole supported me, she send me messages of exercises I should consider doing, also some nutrient that I should incorporate on my diet, and things that could help me with the nausea and vomiting.  I felt that she truly care about me. I delivered at 40 weeks via a C-section a healthy 7 pound baby that grew in ½ a uterus and I believe that part of the successful pregnancy was due to Carole’s support during this journey. Thank you

LotusPinkRect

Acupunture Infertility

A doctor told me that I would have to be on birth control my entire life if I wanted to have a regular menstrual cycle and that I would have to take a drug or do infertility treatments to become pregnant. I was not satisfied with these diagnoses and I knew there had to be alternative solutions. I was lucky to have found Carole. After 4 weeks of working with her, I started having a regular menstrual period. One year later, I became pregnant with my first child and 16 months after having my daughter, I became pregnant with our second child. Carole works diligently with you to determine the right solution for you. Her positive attitude and gentle approach to your situation makes for a wonderful experience every time you meet with her.

Christina

Acupunture Infertility

I’m so happy to have found Carole! I went to her due to fertility issues with a low probability of conceiving. She immediately made me feel comfortable. She has such a calming way about her and she has great, positive energy. I got pregnant within my first month of treatment with her in conjunction with an IUI. I had an IUI before going to her without success. I used her throughout my first trimester and always felt so relaxed and at ease in every appointment.

Sara

Migraine

Migraine Headache

At age 14 I began suffering from migraine headaches. My mother, aunt and her daughters all suffered from these headaches as teenagers. My mother is a pediatric nurse and arranged for me to be treated at a well-respected pain clinic. I took number of tests including hormone and allergy with hope of discovering the cause. I was then treated with strong pain medicines one. After nearly a year of treatment I got no relief from the pain and experienced a number of side effects from the medication.

My father had been successfully treated for back pain with acupuncture and suggested that I give it a try. I was a little nervous about the needle thing so we met with Carol first to discuss what would happen. After the meeting I decided to give acupuncture a try. After the first treatment my pain went from an 8 to a 4. The treatments were relaxing and I actually looked forward to them. The pain relief improved after each treatment. After six treatments I seldom have headaches. When I do have a headache it is at a pain level of 2-3 and usually last for less then an hour.

CHLOE

Acupuncture Migraine, Acupuncture Back Pain

I’m not sure how I can describe how amazing Carole Paine is other than life saving.  When I first met Carole I was almost unable to leave my house because I was in so much pain. After just one session I started feeling better. I had tried medication after medication for my migraines and back problems but just after a few visits the pain was gone and medication wasn’t needed. I would be a complete mess if it wasn’t for Carole Paine.

Jessica

Fertility and Health Maintenence

As a 28 year old female with Rheumatoid arthritis, Grave’s Disease and Fibromyalgia, I never thought we would have any issues starting a family. My husband and I tried to conceive in December of 2007. We were unsuccessful on our own so we used the fertility drug Clomid for a few months. We did finally conceive but I had a miscarriage in February 2008.

We continued to use Clomid for several more months without any success. My Rheumatologist referred me to a fertility specialist in August 2008. After three attempts of IUI and Clomid we were not seeing any results. Due to my Rheumatoid arthritis time was against us. As a result, I decided to contact a family friend and acupuncturist that I used in college for my RA. She referred me to Carole Paine.

I started my acupuncture treatment with Carole in November 2008 for my fertility issue alongside my fertility doctor. Carole also relieved my wrist pain from my RA due to not being able to take any medication. At the end of the month, we received the great news that we finally conceived. I continued to visit Carole for acupuncture until the end of my first trimester. I truly believe acupuncture played a huge part in our success story. Now we are the parents to a healthy baby girl.

In addition, I have continued to see Carole when necessary. She has helped me relieve my postnatal headaches and heartburn as well as my RA which has affected other joints. To this day, I have been recommending Carole’s services to all my friends who have any health issue.

YUFANG

Acupuncture back pain post-surgery

Carole Paine’s approach targets my problem precisely. I am 58, I own a dog day care center, I board dogs in my home overnight and I work as a vet assistant on weekends.  I have a very physical life.  I suffer from residual nerve damage and pain on my left side post back surgery.  Before I found Carole Paine and her acupuncture, I lived with a level 5 and above pain daily.  Anyone else in my position would need prescription pain killers daily.  Instead I see Carole every third Tuesday.  Recently, due to a work conflict, I missed my appointment.  The next day I fell hard, on the concrete, on my left side.  I could barely walk and two different prescription muscle relaxers did little to help.  On Friday Carole stayed late to accommodate me.  I left her office, as usual feeling woozy.  I took a hot shower (baths are actually recommended), went to bed and in the morning…pain at ZERO!  I won’t lie, in between sessions I run at about a 1 to 2 pain level and use Aleve to keep it under control.  But, I have been to two other acupuncturists and Carole had done more for me than either of them.  Thank you Carole, I don’t think I could survive this without you.

 

SUSAN

Acupuncture Eye Spasms and Eye Dryness

In July 2001, I first experienced difficulty keeping my eyes open while shopping in a shoe store. I continued to have this problem more often and contacted my ophthalmologist. He thought that I was experiencing dry eyes and suggested that I use drops and possibly have plugs put in the tear ducts to keep the tears in my eyes. My condition seemed to worsen over the next six months so I had the plugs put in my eyes. The plugs didn’t help my situation. One plug came out in about 6 weeks and I had the other one removed. I was referred to a neuro-opthamologist who also thought my problem was dry eyes. After he put eye drops in my eyes, I was having spasms so badly, my eyes were blinking continuously. Perhaps it was a reaction to preservatives in the drops.  He diagnosed me with blephraspasms (eyelid spasms) and suggested I could try Botox injections. I have a lot of allergies and was afraid to put Botox in my body.  I struggled along as best I could for the next five years and had to stop working and finally stop driving. I was like a blind person in my home holding on to the walls on many occasions to get around.

 

In 2006, it was time to renew my driver’s license and I knew I certainly would not be able to get it renewed in the condition I was in. I made an appointment with the neuro-opthamologist again and he told me that it was not a large amount of Botox that would be injected. I decided to have the Botox injections and continued to have them every 3 months for the next 5 years. I was able to resume driving and no longer felt like the blind person. In December 2010, I had to cancel my appointment due to a snowstorm. I rescheduled my appointment 6 weeks later and wasn’t too worried as I was doing fairly well at the time.  About a month later, I suddenly started having the spasms so often that I had to stop driving again. My husband who was getting acupuncture for another condition suggested that I try acupuncture. I thought this would be a good time to try acupuncture before I would be getting Botox again. I only had two acupuncture treatments in the week prior to getting the Botox injections and noticed my spasms were lessened.  I have continued with acupuncture treatments for the last 14 months and I have not had any eye spasms in that time. My sensitivity to light and chemicals has also decreased. I was frequently wearing sunglasses indoors and no longer need to do this. I no longer get Botox injections. How wonderful to have acupuncture treatments that are helping my situation and have no side effects.

 

JANET

Acupuncture Fibromyalgia, Acupuncture Whole Body Pain

I am 62 years old and have suffered with Fibromyalgia most of my life. For many years Doctors just said it was all in my head, it was because it also caused severe migraines along with the pain all over my body. Nothing worked, and then Doctors realized Fibromyalgia was actually a severe problem for many people.

My Rheumatologist has helped me for the past 10 years. But recently the medicines and shots have stopped relieving the pain. I was about to lose my mind with the constant pain. That’s when I found out about Carole Paine – THANK GOD – I started seeing Carole in January.

When I came into her office I was in extreme pain, we talked about it and she gave me my first treatment. I couldn’t believe how great I felt after just one visit. It was absolutely amazing.  I felt like I was 30 years old again. After each visit I continually felt better. I am able to do just about anything I want without pain. I was having trouble with my vision – Carole treated that also, and my eye is much better.

I truly wish I would have seen Carole years ago, so I wouldn’t have missed out on years of my life. Carole is a God send – she has given me my life back. I cannot begin to thank her enough for all that she is doing for me. Carole is my hero!!!!! I love her. One last thing, IT DOES NOT HURT.

 

 

DEBBIE

Acupuncture Neck Fusion and Migraines

I have been a patient of Carole Paine’s off and on, for almost one year. Initially, I went to her for migraines which would wake me up each morning. I suffer from severe arthritis and over the past 15 years, have had hip replacements (both hips) and three cervical fusions. I thought the migraines might have been caused from the two neck surgeries and was something I would just have to live with.

During my first visit with Carole, she really focused on relieving these migraines which I lived with for close to two years. They got worse as the years went on. I can honestly and happily state that the migraines are now a thing of the past! I never thought I would be relieved of them. My overall pain has been significantly improved. (Due to my history of three cervical fusions I know these migraines may return and I may have to do some maintenance acupuncture from time to time.

To wake up without migraines is a dream come true. I have Carole to thank for that!!!

 

BARBARA

Acupuncture Menstrual Migraines, Tennis Elbow, Herniated Disc/Neck Pain, Stress Reduction, Plantar Fasciitis

The first time I went to see Carole was in 2002 for menstrual migraines.  I had suffered with migraines for approximately 3 years.  They occurred every 21 days and lasted for approximately 6 days.    Nothing seemed to work.  Medicine only “took the edge off” and having four young children at home, I was desperate for relief.  I went to see Carole upon the advice of my sister-in-law, who is a registered nurse.  After only 5 visits, I felt like a new person!  Not only did she reset my cycle, but my migraines went away.  This was unbelievable and gave me a new lease on life!  It has been almost fourteen years now, and I have not had a migraine since.

Fast forward a few years and I developed “tennis elbow”.  I was taking anti-inflammatories with little relief.  I decided to go see Carole and after 3 treatments, I was no longer wearing my brace.  The pain was gone and I was able to resume normal activities.

In 2011, I learned that I had a herniated disc in my neck.  I gave Carole a call and asked her if she thought she could help me.  Needless to say, I made an appointment for that week and after several visits, my neck pain was relieved.  Once again, I was so grateful for Carole’s help!

When I was going through my divorce, I was under a lot of stress.  I decided to go see Carole and she definitely helped reduce the stress that I was feeling.  Acupuncture certainly relaxed me through that difficult time!

Last year I decided to start going to see Carole once a month because I enjoyed the calming benefit that I received.  For me, it is more relaxing than a massage.  Each month, Carole would ask me if anything was bothering me.  In March, I happened to mention to Carole that I had plantar fasciitis in my right foot.  This was something that bothered me for 11 years and I had just learned to live with it.  Carole stated that she could work on my foot and after one treatment; my plantar fasciitis was no longer an issue!  I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t thought of asking Carole to work on this problem sooner!  Once again, I was extremely grateful!

Carole is a wonderful care giver!  Acupuncture has definitely worked for me and I have referred many friends and family to Carole!  I can’t express enough gratitude to this wonderful lady!

MARIJO

Acupuncture Gastroparesis, Nausea, Vomiting

I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis by my Gastroenterologist.  He said there was very little to do about my symptoms. I am a diabetic and gastroparesis is apparently neuropathy of the stomach muscle which causes paralysis of the stomach.  Foods eaten take hours or even days to leave the stomach leading to nausea, pain, vomiting, malnutrition, bloating, weight issues, etc.

I didn’t know what to do so after months of feeling horrible, my sister suggested that I should try acupuncture.  When I first started I noticed a difference immediately.  I went every week for 4 weeks. Then I began to go every two weeks and so on.  Today, I go once every 6 to 8 weeks.  I have not vomited in more than a year!  Hallelujah!

Carole and acupuncture have giving me my life back.  I feel like I did several years ago before any of this started.  Although, believe me, I know when it is time to go back, I begin to lose my appetite, I can feel my digestion slowing down and just a general malaise.

A side benefit has been that I also had restless legs and without even mentioning it to Carole that too has improved.

I was tentative about acupuncture as I think most people are but I find it very relaxing and Carole’s demeanor is so calming that I look forward to the treatments.  Thank you Carole.  

 

ALISON

Acupuncture Fibromyalgia

Several years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  During that time I saw several doctors and tried several medications but found that still was tired and achy much of the time.  About six months ago our insurance company had a seminar on Fibromyalgia and mentioned that acupuncture could be helpful with some of its symptoms. I had never had any experience with anything but was more than willing to try anything that would offer me more relief.  Carole was on the list of recommended providers our insurance company had and her credentials were impressive so I gave her a call and set up an appointment.  Carole did an excellent job of explaining what acupuncture is and what the process would be and helped me to feel comfortable from the start.  The treatments have helped to greatly reduce my pain level and to increase my quality of life.  Not only is Carole a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner but she also is easy to talk to and seems to truly care about my well-being.  I still see her although, we have decreased the frequency of the visits, and I plan to continue with her as an important part of my on-going care. I have a lot to thank her for and would highly recommend her.

 

KATHY

Acupuncture health maintenance

I originally began to use acupuncture to assist my body with a specific health condition. I have however, over the last seven years come to see the benefits

 of using acupuncture to encourage long -term health. The body is in constant flux. It is always responding and adapting to outside stressors. It must change in response to transitions in diet, the process of aging, and hormonal shifts. I have found that acupuncture, when administered by a highly-skilled and trained professional like Carole, can assist the body in decreasing the negative effects of stress, impart an overall sense of well-being, and ultimately increase longevity. “The only constant in life is change.” This is so true of the body and it’s never ending battle to establish health. Acupuncture

can be one more tool you can use in winning this battle.

 

MARGARET

Acupuncture back pain, shoulder pain, muscle pain, whole body pain

I am a 32 year old man and I was injured almost 2 years ago while doing mechanic work on a large pick-up truck. I was replacing a fuel tank in the truck. We had a jack holding up the truck and a jack holding up the fuel tank. While I was sitting under the truck I told the man helping me to let the tank down; instead of letting down the jack that was holding up the fuel tank he released the jack that was holing up the truck! I was pinned under the truck unable to move! The truck was crushing me! The man finally raised the truck back up. I have suffered from chronic back, shoulder, and muscle pain ever since. I have always enjoyed working but due to my pain I did not want to get out of bed; but I made myself go. I couldn’t even shrug my shoulders because my back muscles were so tight, no matter what I did my muscles would not release! I went for intense chiropractic and message therapy; spending a drastic amount of money and I would have only temporary relief. The pain was getting more and more intense. I could hardly sleep at night. I couldn’t work to my fullest potential I knew that I had to do something. I did not want to resort to taking prescription pain killers on a daily basis. My wife did research on chronic pain and discovered the benefits of acupuncture. At this point I was ready to try anything. We found Carole and she has been wonderful!! I have had several treatments in the course of a month and my pain level has decreased dramatically. I can shrug my shoulders now. My back still hurts, but not to the point that it keeps me from living and working. I am sleeping at night, and feel rested to wake up and starts a day’s work. Thanks to Carol I am enjoying life again! I would recommend her to anyone seeking treatment for chronic pain. 

 

MIKE