What my patients have to say . . .
"After sustaining a tibia plateau knee injury from a serious fall 15 years ago, I had never regained full feeling on my leg near the incision. After many years of seeing no new nerve growth, I had learned to live with it as well as the occasional intermittent twinges and pain that often come with knee injuries. Then, during an acupuncture session, Jennifer introduced me to yin tui na, a large focus of her practice.
Due to her extensive training on this technique of Chinese medicine, she recommended I try it. And wow, as she laid her hands on my knee and feet, the flow I felt throughout my body was a rush of energy so intense and real. Afterwards, I felt a lightness throughout my body, not to mention feeling much more grounded. This continued over days, and the sensitivity on my skin at my knee injury site and down my leg was amazingly improved, as was my sense of strength and stability of my knee.
Yin tui na is an incredibly powerful technique! Knowing that Jennifer is one of just a very few trained practitioners in the states using this technique makes me feel really lucky to have discovered her. Jennifer's gifts of helping others through her love and knowledge of Chinese medicine is why she is so appreciated by her patients."
Tali D. ~ Raleigh, NC
"The experience of receiving acupuncture from Jennifer Spain goes beyond needles. Jennifer brings an essence of centered wisdom to her work and effortlessly creates a session of true healing. I have received acupuncture for nearly ten years and have experienced a variety of acupuncture protocols. Jennifer’s keen attention to the soul and spirit of the individual patient inspires a deeply personal experience. In short, I feel thoroughly cared for. I am tremendously excited about the influences and growth in Jennifer’s personal journey, as it is reflected immediately in her touch and work."
Sallie G. ~ Raleigh, NC
"Jennifer made me feel so comfortable and at ease during my acupuncture treatments. I had never had acupuncture before and I was apprehensive about it. I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with my acupuncture therapy. I was looking for an alternative treatment for my depression in place of prescription drugs. I was able to decrease my dosage and then completely stop my depression medication without any physical side effects which are so common when you stop depression medicines. I felt wonderful after my acupuncture treatments."
Heidi H. ~ Raleigh, NC
"Jennifer, you are a truly gifted healer."
Dennis N. ~ Raleigh, NC
"Jennifer is a consummate professional and a master of her craft. In session, she is thorough gathering knowledge and explaining each step of the process. Her assessments at the beginning of each session identify exactly the problems I am facing -- physically, mentally, and emotionally. By the end of my time with her, I feel rebalanced, more aligned, and healed. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
Philip Y. ~ Cary, NC
"One day at my place of employment, I was hosting a presentation in a large auditorium that had writing tables attached to each chair. In my haste to get from one side of a row to another, my right leg caught the edge of one of the tables. I felt a HARD jolt through my body, much like being in an auto accident.
Within a few days, a large bruise covered my leg from above the knee up to my thigh. My lower back, right buttock, right knee, and right shoulder were so painful that I could not sleep at night.
I visited my internist who recommended alternating heat with cold on the affected areas. This did not help, so she sent me to physical therapy. After 30 visits, my pain was somewhat lessened but by no means gone.
I decided to take matters into my own hands and made an appointment with Jennifer. She was caring, compassionate, thorough, and really listened to my concerns. Her treatments were pleasant and relaxing. Her technique is so gentle that I did not even feel the needles.
After my first treatment, I could sleep through the night more comfortably. After four weekly treatments, the pain subsided. Jennifer and acupuncture had done what physical therapy had not!
I still make appointments with Jennifer now and then to address much more than pain. I heartily recommend her and her treatment to anyone."
Helen W. ~ Raleigh, NC
"I came to Jennifer with a general interest to increase my physical energies and to identify the source of my reoccurring sciatica.
Through her knowledge of 5 Element acupuncture and herbs, Jennifer recognized several meridian imbalances that seemed to coincide with numerous physical complaints I had. I found the balancing corrections, herbal suggestions, and her gentle, knowledgeable technique to be most effective. In most cases, I felt an immediate shift in energy flow throughout my body, accompanied by a very relaxed state of being.
Sessions with Jennifer are always anticipated, enjoyable, rewarding, and missed when if too far between.
Susan S. ~ Raleigh, NC
"Before meeting Jennifer, I had heard about the benefits of acupuncture, but had not had the chance to learn more from a professional acupuncturist first hand. Fortunately, my path lead me to Jennifer after hearing a powerful presentation she gave at a local library.
It was my opportunity to get some questions answered, and her talk was just what I needed to convince me to try acupuncture. I left confident, knowing I was going to make an appointment with her the following week.
I was impressed by the hour and a half consultation Jennifer spent reviewing my medical history. I immediately liked her for the intense interest she took in me and my ongoing health concerns that traditional medicine could not help. I left with an appointment for the following week.
I recommend Jennifer for not only her professionalism and in depth training and knowledge of Chinese medicine, but for her unique way of connecting with her patients. She is the caring, compassionate and skilled holistic practitioner who explained and solved my health concerns that once nagged me for years. If you're looking for a way to find balance in your life and improve your health naturally, Jennifer can support you on your journey to healing. I assure you, you'll leave your acupuncture sessions with her with a lightness in your step that lasts for days!"
Betty D. ~ Raleigh, NC
"Booking an appointment with Jennifer following my mom's success with her was one of the best things I've done for my health and overall quality of life. After years of seeing physicians for my diabetes, and describing symptoms they couldn't explain, I was feeling stressed all the time and was beyond frustrated. Seeing Jennifer was so refreshing because she always listens very thoroughly and asks numerous questions about how I'm feeling as a whole. I feel that she is treating me as a person, not just putting a band-aid on a symptom. I am sleeping better, have tons of energy, and overall feel at least ten years younger! My acupuncture appointments have become my 'me time' that I look forward to way in advance, and I always leave feeling rejuvenated and excited to be doing something positive for myself. I absolutely love acupuncture and would recommend it to anyone seeking to better their physical, mental, or emotional health."
Beth D. ~ Raleigh, NC
"For at least five years, I suffered from bladder pain, irritation and urgency. I had been to two urologists and had undergone several tests. The urologists told me that they could find nothing, and then they suggested I take all types of medicines -- from low dose antibiotics to pain meds -- indefinitely. I went to Jennifer at Ancient Elements, and within a few months, she had treated my bladder successfully with acupuncture and herbal medicine. This was nothing short of a miracle to me! She has also helped me with my sinuses, insomnia, immune system, gall bladder, chronic diarrhea/ digestive problems, stress and depression."
Tracy C. ~ Raleigh, NC
"I was introduced to Jennifer through a friend who raved about the results they were getting from treatment with her. I always wanted to try acupuncture and was starting to have some unexplained physical issues, so I was glad to have this friend's recommendation. I was very impressed with Jennifer's office and her approach to treatment. The whole process was extremely healing and empowering! She started with what I would call a coaching session that was powerful in itself. Then the actual treatment was transformational. The only way to describe how I feel after a session with Jennifer is 'human again.' Looking forward to my ongoing treatments!"
Betsy Y. ~ Cary, NC