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I have been a patient of Dr. Hoekstra for about 3 years now. When I first started going to him, I presented with vertigo related to an ear problem. Dr. Hoekstra suggested routine adjustments and muscle ... Show more

I have been a patient of Dr. Hoekstra for about 3 years now. When I first started going to him, I presented with vertigo related to an ear problem. Dr. Hoekstra suggested routine adjustments and muscle stimulation on my back and neck. After a short time my vertigo attacks were under control and I can honestly report that I have only had one attack in the last 3 years since first getting adjusted. Recently I found myself having excruitiating pain in my left leg. I thought that the pain would go away on its own but it never did. When I went to see Dr. Hoekstra, not only did he know exactly what the issue was but he was literally able to pinpoint places on my body where the pain was the worst (all without examining me or xrays). It turns out I have a herniated disc in my back that is causing sciatica. After just two adjustments I started to feel some relief. The best thing I can say about this practice is that Dr. Hoekstra really does take care of his patients. He goes above and beyond the job requirements. He makes himself available all the time to his patients. He tries numerous techniques at the same time in order to resolve the issue. And the best part is he is completely honest with his patients. When I presented with sciatica the very first thing he told me was that I needed to be patient, this could take time, but we can fix it. During every session he explains the techniques that he is doing and what he is trying to accomplish. He also provides tips about how to live a healthier lifestyle or preventative care measures. I would recommend Dr. Hoekstra to anyone and everyone.

Jeffrey Hoekstra

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Oak Lawn, IL

Ihave received many procedures by D.r RICE AND HE HAS HELP ME tremdously.Ihave been with DR,rice for almost 3yrs.BEING A NURSE i profure the least amount of medication as possible

Dr. Bill Rice, DC, LAc, FACCN, DCBCN

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West Palm Beach, FL

I highly recommend Jody James for an exceptional treatment with Acupuncture. She has a vast knowledge base to draw from. She listens to you and address your concerns. A wonderful practitioner full ... Show more

I highly recommend Jody James for an exceptional treatment with Acupuncture. She has a vast knowledge base to draw from. She listens to you and address your concerns. A wonderful practitioner full of heart. She helped me overcome some issues with pain with the acupuncture and herbal medicine. A gem!

Jody James, L.Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)

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Graton, CA

Recently on a trip to Chicago I was recommended to James Pedersen for an adjusment. I have seen an accupuncturist for about 10 years and am somewhat of a skeptic with some acupuncturist, this was not ... Show more

Recently on a trip to Chicago I was recommended to James Pedersen for an adjusment. I have seen an accupuncturist for about 10 years and am somewhat of a skeptic with some acupuncturist, this was not the case with James. He had a wide understanding of Chinese medicine and treated my issue with the utmost professionalism. I would have no resevations about reccomending him to anyone needing an acupuncturist.

James A Pedersen, MSOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac

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Warrenville, IL

I really appreciate the fact James Pedersen takes the time to listen to the patient. My pain level has gone down tremendously since beginning treatment. I would recommend James Pedersen to anyone looking to improve a specific problem or thier overall general health.

James A Pedersen, MSOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac

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Warrenville, IL

I had never had acupuncture before and was quite nervous. Worried about the whole needle thing. Jim is very easy going and made me feel at ease. The session went great and I've have been back several times since (and will continue to see Jim).

James A Pedersen, MSOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac

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Warrenville, IL

I have suffered migraine headaches since I was a child and have tried many different doctors with many different practices and approaches and pretty much every migraine medication on the market. Until ... Show more

I have suffered migraine headaches since I was a child and have tried many different doctors with many different practices and approaches and pretty much every migraine medication on the market. Until finding Dr. Pedersen, I had no good results. However, after a few sessions with him, my headaches are all but history. I also have hip and lower back pain, which Dr. Pedersen is treating with very good results. Of all the myriad doctors I've seen, he is the most gentle, caring, and concerned for my personal wellbeing. His focus is truly on making me well without prescription drugs and all the side effects. Thank you, Doctor Pedersen!

James A Pedersen, MSOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac

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Warrenville, IL

Virginia really takes the time to understand my unique health issues and create a health plan to resolve the issues. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a passion for being a health practictioner. I recommend her to all my friends and colleagues.

Virginia Wagenknecht, Dipl. OM LAc

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Santa Monica, CA

I saw Amelia for treatments for more than 5 months before she announced she was leaving RI. In the first few meetings with Amelia, I knew that she was thorough and determined to help figure out why I ... Show more

I saw Amelia for treatments for more than 5 months before she announced she was leaving RI. In the first few meetings with Amelia, I knew that she was thorough and determined to help figure out why I was not becoming pregnant on my own. She is very knowledgeable in western medicine as well. Amelia asked for all my blood work results and my husbands sperm analysis. She thoroughly reviewed our data and made suggestions for some additional testing. She monitored my cycle every week and we developed 3 months of data, from which she made some observations about my luteal phase. She was instrumental in helping promote a healthier lifestyle. I gave up my decaf and began taking fish oil supplements. She also facilitated my husband giving up beer and coffee. I enjoyed the acupuncture treatments and felt very relaxed when I left. Amelia is very pleasant, truly cares about her patients, and is a great person to have on your side as you attempt to achieve pregnancy.

Hwasook Lee, D.Ac.

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East Greenwich, RI

I was diagnosed with high FSH and was told that IVF was my best chance at getting pregnant. While on line trying to learn more about high FSH I discovered that many woman are successfully using acupuncture ... Show more

I was diagnosed with high FSH and was told that IVF was my best chance at getting pregnant. While on line trying to learn more about high FSH I discovered that many woman are successfully using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat infertility. While searching for a practitioner in my area, I came across Amelia Hirota's website. The first time I spoke with her on the phone she filled me with hope. During my first appointment with her she patiently explained how her treatments work and assured me that I could get pregnant without ART procedures. As well as being knowledgeable and skilled at her work, she is clearly very passionate about what she does. She recommended a treatment plan that consists of weekly acupuncture treatments, dietary and lifestyle changes and the incorporation of Chinese herbs. Although medical doctors believe I have a small chance of getting pregnant, even with ART, I am confident that I will get pregnant naturally with Amelia's help.

Hwasook Lee, D.Ac.

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East Greenwich, RI

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