A few years ago I had Stephanie treat my Bell’s Palsy, with extraordinary results. So now, after suffering for several months with Achilles Tendonitis, and having only minimal success with expensive inserts and physical therapy, I decided to give Stephanie and her magic needles another shot. I have had two sessions with her so far and the improvement is more than I could have hoped for. I still haven’t got a clue how this works, but it most definitely does! (B.B)
About 3 weeks ago I woke up with Bell’s Palsy. Half my face was frozen, which made it difficult to talk, eat or drink. And I didn’t look so great, either. My first appointment with Stephanie was 5 days after I was afflicted. I noticed improvement a few days after my first appt. Saw her two times since and I would say I am about 80% better. I had read many blogs and watched YouTube videos of people with Bell’s Palsy. Most of them took about 2 to 3 months to see a noticeable improvement. Some were complaining that after a year they had still not seen much, if any, improvement. I would have to attribute my quick recovery to Stephanie’s acupuncture treatments. I could not have hoped for better results! (B.B.)
I had been struggling with sciatica in my right leg caused by Piriformis Syndrome for about 6 months. I had tried 2 different chiropractors and a M.D., muscle relaxers and pain meds., Physical therapy and stretches to relieve the tight Piriformis muscle and nothing had really helped, some had made it worse…..I must admit I had never really thought about acupuncture much but I was recommended to try it by a few people I had talked with about my problem….I am so glad I did at this point, for after 4 visits with Stephanie over about 1 1/2 months I am much, much better…..Pain has went from a almost constant 6-8 on a 1-10 scale down to none to maybe a 2-4 on a bad day…..I am still working to completely eliminate this problem with exercise and walking but I can now stand to do those things with out it causing me so much pain and I continue to get better everyday…..Thank you Stephanie! (P.H.)
My husband and I had been trying to have a baby for 2 years. We got pregnant in 2010 and miscarried. Then we were pregnant in 2011 and miscarried again. After two miscarriages and no answers we decided to switch doctors and move on to an infertility specialist. Right before seeing the specialist, I decided to start acupuncture. Trust me, I was not really a believer but at this point with 2 losses and no answers I thought I would give anything a try. After about 4 sessions, I could really feel the effects – body and mind. I began to look forward to my visits as I was able to decompress and relax more easily. This feeling began to carry on throughout my weeks to my next visit which was really needed as all I could think about was getting pregnant- basically I was wound up so tight, I could not seem to control my emotions.
My husband and I proceeded to do our first round of IUI with a drug called clomid and continuing acupuncture appointments. Sadly it did not take this time, but believe or not I was still in pretty good spirits which I attribute this 100% to my acupuncture appointments. I had complete peace of mind and was ready to try again. In November, we completed a second round of IUI, this time with injectable drugs and continued acupuncture. At this point, I was visiting Stephanie on a weekly basis. Come to find out- I got pregnant again! I thought- FINALLY- I am not changing anything in my routine cause I was determined not to lose this baby. I am now on my way to having our first baby boy in July!
I truly am a believer that without the acupuncture appointments in conjunction with modern medicine, I would not be pregnant right now and carry this baby to term. Acupuncture has really helped me relax, unwind and stay even keeled through this stressful journey. (A.C.)
I have been seeing Stephanie for more than 3 years and the results have been Amazing! I started seeing her originally because I had numbness in my hip and leg from an injury more than 15 years ago. Over these three years, I discovered many other incredible benefits of acupuncture. When I started seeing Stephanie, I was in my mid 40s and having issues with my prostate. I would have to get up 3 to 4 times per night to urinate. I would have difficulty initiating a stream and would have dribbling after urinating. I could only imagine it getting worse and the future didn’t look great. I had an injury to my collar bone that had become chronic and was painful to lift weights in certain positions. I see Stephanie every 3 weeks and am happy to say that I rarely ever notice any of the numbness in my hip and if I ever do, it is always gone before I leave her office. I rarely ever get up to urinate at night and if I do, it is only once. The other urination issues are drastically improved and at a very tolerable level. After an acupuncture session, I can lift weights in any position without pain. Due to a hip injury, I frequently get spasms or cramping in my piriformis muscle. When I do, she needles it and I walk out feeling like a new man. When I get a cough, she needles me and it gets better. When I’m stressed, she needles certain points, and I leave more relaxed. If my sinuses are congested, she needles me and it gets better. I believe it increases my energy, my libido, has helped with sleep, helped with restless leg syndrome, and many other things I don’t even remember right now. During the sessions, I go into a deep, restful, trancelike sleep and always leave feeling awesome. Stephanie cares about the wellbeing of her patients and results. I’ve been so impressed at how she always goes the extra mile to meet my needs. Whether it’s following up on a supplement that might help me or trying something new or different, results and my needs have always come first. From my first session with her, I got the feeling that she was willing to do whatever it takes to get results. Thank you so much Stephanie. (A.G.)
With my first pregnancy I lost 18 pounds in the first trimester due to morning sickness. When my second pregnancy looked to be going the same way, my doctor recommended acupuncture. I was startled at how quickly it worked. I was still nauseas sometimes, but not ALL of the time, and I was not throwing up all of the time. I would highly recommend trying acupuncture for any variety of ailments – what do you have to lose?!? I will definitely be back if needed in the future! (L.A.)
My decision to see Stephanie came from dealing with a reoccurring case of Shingles and feeling severely Out of Balance. Everytime i visited the doctor i was prescribed more and more medications. It made me feel that i was going to be taking medicine forever to keep the Shingles away. I knew there was another healthier option for me somewhere. That is when i decided to see Stephanie. After the first appointment i had a sense of calm and a knowing that everything was going to be okay. She is compassionate, intuitive, knowledgeable, a great listener, and i am very proud to call her my friend. After a couple months of treatment and herbs i haven’t had anymore bouts of Shingles. And i feel more Balanced. I highly recommmend Stephanie Meinhold. You will feel more and more like your true self after every visit. Thank You Stephanie! (H.M.)
I had been having a few female concerns for a year and had gone to 3 different OBGYN’s in the area. None of them listened to me and turned me away with none of my questions answered. They kept saying everything was normal and would send me on my way. I decided to go to an acupuncturist instead as it had worked for a running injury in the past. Right off the bat, I was impressed, Stephanie took so much time and effort listening to me and really hearing my concerns, she listened! We decided on a course of action and went to work. It was amazing, everything got back to normal and Stephanie recommended some Chinese herbs as well. Not only was my body working better, but she also gave me something none of those doctors could; peace of mind. Indeed everything was normal, but there were some tweaks to be made here and there. I have a new OGBYN who I immediately told I was also working with Stephanie and she was thrilled so I knew I had finally found the right people to help see me through a pregnancy, when it does happen. I had an underlying problem as well, I would get such bad headaches with nausea (like car sickness) and in ONE treatment, Stephanie cleared that up, I haven’t had that problem in probably 8 months. I have and will continue to recommend Stephanie to anyone and everyone. She is an outstanding health care professional. (A.P.)
I recently saw Stephanie for stress reduction and insomnia. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease during every treatment. She is very intuitive, knowledgeable, and very gentle. I noticed improvements in my well-being almost immediately. My stress has been reduced a great deal and I am sleeping much better. I always feel fabulous after her treatments. Thank you Stephanie! (C.M.)
Working with Stephanie in acupuncture has been a pleasure. She is a practitioner who cares deeply about the connection between mind and body, and listens with understanding and respect. As a result of her skill and care, I began to feel much better, with increased energy and sense of well being. She’s the best! (G.B.)