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Patient’s Thoughts on Acupuncture with Mike Falcone, L.Ac.

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After 30 years of physical therapy, hot and cold treatments, injections of steroids, everything short of spinal fusion surgery, I have finally gotten relief from the lower back pain that I had my entire adult life. I took my first acupuncture treatment about a year ago and over the course of three treatments, six weeks time, the pain was gone. Regular every-two-week treatments have kept the pain from returning. I was a complete skeptic going into it but I am totally convinced of its therapeautic value. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for my long-term well-being. — John C., Memphis

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I knew nothing about acupuncture until a trusted friend referred me to Mike. Within 4 sessions, aches and tightness that I associated with past injuries and accepted as aging were completely gone. During the last two years, I have been to my doctor less, smiled more, and committed my life to improving my mind, body, and spirit. Mike’s wisdom, training, and natural healing abilities are key parts of my life’s support team.

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I came to acupuncture with repetitive stress injuries that threatened to end my career. As a 36 year old potter, I felt that I should be hitting my stride, not worrying about finding something else to do with my life. Acupuncture has given me my career back. My persistent tendonitis is under control, but even better (and unexpectedly), my stress level has improved tremendously. With each acupuncture treatment I find myself increasingly pain-free and better able to cope with the stresses of running a small business, parenting, and life’s general pressures. I am grateful to Twin Reeds for salvaging both my career and my sanity.

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Michael has a very gentle touch and lovely manner, both vital qualities for an acupuncturist. I felt no reserve in entrusting him with very personal concerns. Being treated by him allowed me to experience a great sense of relaxation during a painful and stressful period of my life.

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As a first-time acupuncture patient in January 2009, I felt a little trepidation about my initial session. Now, I consider my monthly visits to Twin Reeds’ community clinic a wonderful gift to myself. Post-acupuncture, I feel as if I’ve experienced an intense yoga workout, completed a course in mental therapy, and enjoyed a long, hot soak in the bathtub. Stress and grief melt away, and I have newfound energy to tackle the sometimes ridiculous roller coaster ride that is my life.

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I had a big meeting scheduled friday and as thursday drug on i began to recognize i was sick. I would need a clear head tomorrow. I called Mike Falcone from twinreeds and he found time for me early friday morning. Within minutes of arriving I was taken into a room, listened to, and treated for an hour. By the time i left dawn was breaking and the whole day seemed clear and bright ahead. The important meeting went off beautifully!

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At 41 weeks pregnant, I was desperate to meet my baby. When I went to see Mike Falcone of Twin Reeds, he understood why I was there and said we are going to get that baby out!. Two days and two marvelous treatments later I was holding my newborn baby girl. Thank you, Mike!

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I have had a harmless but painful lipoma, approximately quarter-sized, on my shoulder for a few years. There is no western medical treatment except surgical removal, and there is a strong likelihood of it returning. I decided to try intensive eastern med with Mike. We did local acupuncture with e-stem five days in a row, and a round of herbs for a month (the raw ones you cook yourself). The pain and irritation was gone after the five treatments, and after the month of herbs the lipoma was 95% reduced! I didn’t really need convincing either of Mike’s abilities or of the efficacy of eastern med, but this was a strong affirmation of both nonetheless.

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Before I began monthly acupuncture treatments, I suffered from migraines once or twice a month, each migraine lasting 1-5 days. During this whole year of acupuncture, I have had only one migraine. I also receive compliments that my face looks younger. A very nice side benefit.

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Mike is undoubtedly one of the few acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists in the world who can do ‘life-changing treatments’ with a few needles, herbal prescriptions and his warm heart. Our life has been changed by his acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs he prescribed during the recent Fertile Soul retreat in North Carolina which my wife and I attended from the UK. Mike is not only extremely knowledgeable about any aspects of the infertility treatment and precise about his diagnoses, but also is highly skilled in acupuncture and Chinese herbal prescriptions. He is the best among 7 acupuncturists we have experienced. In just 2 months since we started acupuncture and Chinese herbs, we have felt much better and positive with some noticeable changes in our symptoms in the body. My wife no longer has any panic attack that she has suffered during the last 7 years and my chronic low back pain has gone with some good signs in my tongue – now much less reddish and cracked. Thank you very much once again for your excellent treatments and advice.

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I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Michael at the Fertile Soul retreat where he gave me the best acupuncture treatment I have ever had. He was gentle, comforting and extremely skilled about acupuncture and how it could help me. Michael created a space of healing, and that’s exactly what happened. In just two months I went from an abnormal 37 day cycle to a more normal 30 day cycle. If Michael lived in California, he would be my regular practitioner forever! — Carmen from California

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Modern life can be very unhealthy. The pressure to achieve, or even simply get by, can at times be overwhelming. We live in polluted cities and yet further pollute our bodies with over processed food. We cling to addictions in order to cope, leaving us physically and mentally depleted. Acupuncture with Mike Falcone and the Chinese herbs he’s prescribed has helped me peel back the layers of unhealthy living. He’s a gifted listener and completely non-judgemental. Acupuncture allows us to rediscover our true nature. Mike has been an inspirational guide in helping me redisover mine.

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I met Michael Falcone on an infertility retreat. Michael developed a very holistic and comprehensive treatment plan for me. He really devoted the time and effort to make an accurate TMC diagnosis and to create many options for treatment. He was very knowledgeable and intuitive in his technique. I found him to be very professional and available for feedback. In fact, if we lived in the same part of the country, I would still be using him for treatment.

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Michael is a highly experienced, effective, and deeply caring TCM practitioner. I had the fortune of having several sessions with Michael during two Fertile Soul retreats, and after each acupuncture session, I felt wonderful. It was clear that his technique and knowledge had led to some fundamental shifts in my health and well-being. Michael also developed an effective herbal formula and then worked with my local TCM practitioner to modify it as my circumstances changed. Michael played a vital role in my fertility journey. After eight years of trying to conceive and numerous 1st trimester miscarriages, I am now five months pregnant and everything looks normal and I feel great. And it’s a boy. My husband and I are so happy and grateful. -– Kim C., Boulder, Colorado

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Mike Falcone was my counselor through the Fertile Soul for 3 months. I would talk to Mike once a month and he’d ask questions in order to find out which herbal formula I would need for that month. Mike was very kind and caring, and easy to talk to from day one. He also made me laugh, which I was grateful for during the difficult time of “trying to conceive”. His herbal formula helped me with my headaches, and I gradually gained more energy during the year I was taking the herbal tea he was recommending. Mike helped me as much as he could through his phone calls and I appreciated his advice and caring. I’m still working on the “kid thing”, but I have more energy, and less headaches because of Mike’s insight, and more health for when I do have kids. Thank you Mike.

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Both my husband and I have been patients of Michael and we cannot express how wonderful he was for us. My husband was concerned going into his first ever acupuncture treatment but after just a few minutes he was sound asleep and snoring too – I know this for a fact as I was beside him during this couples treatment! I found that his professionalism and techniques were second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael to anyone seeking acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine. — Yolanda

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I met Michael Falcone at a Fertile Soul Retreat. Immediately, I was struck by his interest is assessing what was going on with me as a whole, not just physically , but emotionally and mentally as well. He is incredibly easy to talk to and I instantly knew I was in the best of hands. Even though I have seen other acupuncturists before, Michael truly impressed me with his expertise which became evident during my first treatment. In fact, I recall asking him about his family history at that first visit, as I felt he was born to do this. His sensitivity, ability to listen, and depth of perception really set him aside from the rest. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to TCM and carefully prescribed herbs taking all my health issues into consideration. He has always been easily accessible, consistent with his follow up, and always offers the best advice, which was sometimes just the right words of encouragement. After trying to conceive for almost two years and a heartbreaking miscarriage, I am happy to say that I am expecting again! Thank you Michael! — Maria- NYC

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