Patient Love Notes

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Rachel is someone who is deeply in touch with the beauty of life and is able to share this understanding with those who have the privilege of knowing her.

Rachel is insightful, curious and truly empathetic. I am impressed by her open heart and compassion.

I got pregnant on my first attempt after I started treatment with Rachel, At first, I was skeptical about whether or not Acupuncture could help me, but after 7 unsuccessful IUI cycles, some with hormones, I was ready to try anything.  Rachel did a great job of asking about my entire body and life, beyond specifically my fertility. She explained what she was doing and made me feel at ease with this unfamiliar form of treatment. Over the course of my treatments, she helped with several kinks in my body, including helping with my asthma, which I didn't think was possible after years of western medical treatment.  Most importantly, though, I got pregnant on my first attempt after I started treatment with her, and look forward to delivering a healthy baby this summer.

I had complete trust in Rachel's ability to provide a supportive environment and treatment that would aid in sustaining and maintaining my pregnancy. I cannot say enough about my experience with Rachel. The fact that she was within minutes of my residence was my initial attraction, and I immediately realized that I had hit the “acupuncturist jackpot”, and  she was different from other Acupuncturists I had seen in the past. Emotionally and physically, I was a total mess. With empty arms after losing a baby, and having difficulty conceiving again, the stress of all of it had definitely taken a toll and left aches and pains everywhere. Rachel took the time on each visit to understand what I was feeling emotionally and physically and focused her treatments on healing and strengthening the overall being/body. She is such a positive person, I left each session feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed. She explained what each point represented and the goal of each treatment, so I always felt like I was part of the process. She always provided helpful tips and suggestions on diet and exercise, and just taking care of myself. I strongly believe that she was very instrumental in my ability to then conceive and maintain a happy successful pregnancy. I continued to see her during my pregnancy, even up until the day before I delivered. I had complete trust in her ability to provide a supportive environment and treatment that would aid in sustaining and maintaining my pregnancy. I am so grateful to her and feel so blessed that she has been part of such a special journey. I absolutely love her and cannot recommend her enough.

I don’t need medication or ongoing therapy to be happy and content with my life! It has been a wonderful and enlightening experience seeing Rachel for acupuncture these past few months. Her spirit and optimism help me aspire to think positively about myself, even in times when I don’t necessarily have a tranquil surrounding around me. This has helped me know that I don’t need medication or ongoing therapy to be happy and content with my life!

My experience with Rachel as a practitioner was an amazing learning experience. With her I learned how to be more myself. I described to my friends often that acupuncture was like “embodied therapy.” I had gone to therapy since I was in high school as a way to release my feelings and get reassuring that they were normal and I could deal with them. In acupuncture I felt for the first time how my emotions are part of my body. After starting treatment with Rachel, I realized that the therapy I had been receiving was good for helping me be OK in my current state, but didn’t help me grow at all. With Rachel, I explored ways to cultivate being more present in my body to support new practices. Throughout the treatment,  I felt supported, cared for, and understood.

I’ll admit, when I first started acupuncture, I wasn’t sure if it was where I should be. It cost money, it took an evening out of my week, and who knows if it would really work. But as the weeks went by, I stopped second guessing my choice. Week and after week, I was continually surprised by the dirt our sessions dredged up within me. The physical ailments I first came in for were really manifestations of the emotional issues I had yet to deal with. As Rachel and I worked together, in a loving, non-judgemental way to uncover what was lying beneath the surface, I experienced some miraculous result. When we first started Rachel told me that acupuncture won’t magically solve all of my problems, but it will change the way I react to them… I now understand what that reading means. I can choose to relate only to the dark side of myself and focus on what’s hurting me, or I can see myself as a human being whose ups and downs are natural and whose light extends beyond the dark. I’ve learned to love myself, tears and all. And I’ve learned how to think positively when hope seems far away.  I can’t thank her enough for the belief she has given me- belief that I’ll be OK no matter what happens in my life. Belief that I am not victim but instead master of my thoughts and feelings. And belief that I am worthy of being loved and giving love. Through it all, Rachel has been a stable, honest force in my life. I relish walking into her office and letting out everything that’s been on my shoulders all week, knowing she won’t judge what I say and she will have some valuable insight. By the end of our sessions I have a clearer grasp on why I was feeling the way I did and what I can do about it in the future. She is truly a gifted healer, and I am so glad I’ve had the chance to be under her guiding hands.

Her treatments made my son calm and relaxed. He never minded the needles. Rachel treated my son for several years. My son was a teen at the time and non-verbal and non-mobile. Rachel was always compassionate and understanding. Her treatments made my son calm and relaxed and were complimentary to other holistic therapies we were doing. He never minded the needles. Rachel was always sensitive to his needs and directed her treatments to those needs.

Even the mere visualization of lying on a table with “needles” all over my body made me queasy.  However...  Rachel’s gentle and reassuring manner helped me over my beginner’s anxiety. Over the years, I heard folks rave about the benefits of acupuncture,  I could not even think about trying it because of my fear of “needles”.  Even the mere visualization of lying on a table with “needles” all over my body made me queasy.  However, after experiencing chronic back stiffness from a hiking fall coupled with menopausal symptoms, I felt a bit desperate to support my body with something other than medication.  I was very anxious at the start of the first treatment.  My palms were sweating and I had to take deep breaths.  Yet, within minutes of the treatment start, my palms stopped sweating and my body calmed down so much that I fell asleep.  After an intensive treatment, I began to taper off to weekly sessions and then monthly.  I recently decided to resume weekly treatments as I have come to feel that acupuncture is an significant component of my mental and physical self-care.  While there are many wonderful practitioners, Rachel’s gentle and reassuring manner helped me over my beginner’s anxiety.

Afterwards, my son looks so relaxed and at peace while the healing capacity of his own body begins to work more efficiently. As a mom, it's not easy to find a practitioner I can really trust to be gentle, respectful, and clear with me and my children.  I find all of those qualities and more in Rachel Kriger.  Rachel has treated my son on a few occasions.  Each time, I have wondered, what will this be like?  And each time, I've been truly enamored with the way that she connects with him.  To begin with, Rachel's presence is naturally authentic and calming.  Children are so sensitive and perceptive of the energy in the room!  Then, Rachel asks simple and direct questions that somehow draw out what she needs to know to proceed with the treatment.  I think her secret lies in the way she listens - deeply and without judgement - to what my son is really communicating.  Then, she stays tuned in to him throughout the treatment so that he continues to feel safe and comfortable.  Rachel remains a responsive, listening presence throughout.  Afterwards, my son looks so relaxed and at peace while the healing capacity of his own body begins to work more efficiently.  I highly recommend Rachel Kriger for families with children seeking deep but gentle healing.

Rachel has a special way of working with young people. Rachel worked with my daughter during her freshman year in high school after she suffered a severe concussion. Rachel has a special way of working with young people and helping them to relax and feel comfortable with the treatment. The acupuncture treatments helped manage my daughters headaches and brain fog from the concussion.

Thanks so much, Rachel, for the care you have given me the past few months. I truly appreciate your holistic approach. I appreciate everything  you have done to enhance my physical, mental and spiritual health.

 

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