Read what our clients have said about us.
Acupuncture for Migraines & Preparation For Labor & Delivery
When I first met Monica, I was new to acupuncture, but desperate for help with chronic migraines. I received treatment weekly for several months, and was very pleased, both with the outcome (dramatic reduction in frequency) and Monica’s approach as a whole. Monica’s bedside manner is wonderful, she is calm and kind, takes time to ask questions, and will adapt her plan for treatment to incorporate additional ailments (ie adding an additional site for stress or congestion). Much to my surprise, I often fell asleep during the treatment and enjoyed a deep relaxation.
As I was preparing for the birth of my daughter, my doula suggested acupuncture as a way to prep the body for labor. Excited by this prospect, and encouraged that acupuncture is one of the only treatments that has been researched and shown effective, I again sought Monica’s help. I found the sessions relaxing and Monica graciously offered additional support and resources for pregnancy, the post-partum period, and breastfeeding. The plan was to start gentle labor preparations at 36 weeks, and move to more active preparation/induction if it became necessary. This round of acupuncture was a quick one, as I only made it to 2 visits before labor began all on its own... a healthy 2 weeks early :) I’ve been quite pleased with the care and treatment I have received from Monica over the years. I have highly recommended her to friends and clients, and will continue to return to Monica myself as need.
Acupuncture for PMS, Irregular Hormones, Knee Pain/ACL
My good friend recommended Monica to treat my increased PMS symptoms-- extreme irritability, emotional swings, etc. Since my physician frustratingly advised more hormones to treat my hormonal fluctuations, I decided to meet with Monica to learn more about acupuncture. At my first appointment, Monica patiently and kindly listened to all of my questions and hesitations, including the often-asked: Will it hurt? It didn’t -- and I’ve continued to seek treatment from Monica for months now, with a personalized schedule based on my cycles. My PMS mood swings have stabilized and have greatly reduced, barely registering each month since I’ve begun treatment. Additionally, Monica has been treating my torn ACL as well, and I’m now able to run and participate in activities that were unthinkable prior to my acupuncture treatments. Each time I see Monica, she makes me feel like I am her most important client I and can’t recommend her thoughtful and personalized approach more.
Acupuncture for Sciatica & Low Back Pain in Pregnancy
I started seeing Monica after a coworker recommended her after success she had seen during her pregnancy. I was experiencing very bad sciatica and lower back pain related to my pregnancy. I could barely walk, so was looking for any relief possible to get me through the final weeks of my pregnancy. Monica was a great listener and answered all of my questions and concerns as I had never received acupuncture before. I started to feel a little relief after my first appointment so decided to continue. After my third treatment I began to feel considerable relief and felt this was the most beneficial of all the specialists I had been seeing. I continued to see Monica through the rest of my pregnancy until the day after my due date. My son was born almost exactly 24 hrs after my last visit to Monica. Even though this was my second child, and it is expected to be a shorter delivery, I really think that all the treatments from Monica leading up to delivery made labor that much quicker and more manageable.
Acupuncture for Breech Baby, Anemia, Exhaustion
I started working with Monica during the 3rd trimester of my pregnancy after learning my baby was breech. The midwife at my doctor’s office suggested acupuncture to turn her as others have had success. They gave me a two week deadline to get her turned before they would manually try to turn her. Working with Monica was amazing. She answered all of my questions and concerns, adjusted treatments as-needed and provided much needed herbal supplements for my anemia and exhaustion. Within the two weeks the baby turned, my energy levels increased and my anemia was improving. By the time I delivered my anemia was completely under control and I felt great. I highly recommend Monica for anything pregnancy related, exhaustion and stress! She definitely helped me turn things around.
Acupuncture for Menstrual Pain, Unbalanced Hormones
Monica’s knowledge and application of acupuncture and oriental medicine are absolutely incredible. Her many years of experience and care for her patients shows in her approach, TCM diagnostic, and treatments. She listened to my concerns from our very first exchange, in an accepting and thorough manner, and made sure to explain her understanding of my complaints and treatment plan in a simple and complete way. Her approach is concise, precise and effective. I felt tremendous relief after my very first treatment, and with the help of her recommended herbal formula, felt a complete relief from my complaints that had been getting worse for many months, within 2 weeks. After working consistently with Monica, I am now free of my symptoms and on my way to living in a strong and healthy body. I continue to work with Monica to make sure my body stays balanced, and will keep recommending her to everyone in need of an incredible acupuncturist! Monica is a true gem, and I am blessed to have found her, thank you!
Acupuncture for Bronchitis and Acid Reflux Disease
I came through Seattle with the national tour of "Wicked" and immediately had a reaction to the climate change, developing bronchitis and acid reflux, which I have never suffered as a singer before. After going to more than one traditional ENTs and getting all kinds of prescription medication that actually made me feel worse, I turned to Monica, hoping that she could help me get back in the show. After just 2 treatments and taking the herbs she gave me, as well as following the diet guidelines she had suggested, I felt so much better, both physically and mentally. She was always there to answer any questions I had and to fit me into her schedule whenever she could. I continued to see Monica until I left Seattle, and every single visit was a calming, healing experience. She has changed my entire opinion of acupuncture and opened my mind to a whole new way of health and wellness. I'm just sad that she doesn't live in New York, where I'm from!
Acupuncture for Migraines and Labor Preparation
"When I first met Monica, I was new to acupuncture, but desperate for help with chronic migraines. I received treatment weekly for several months, and was very pleased, both with the outcome (dramatic reduction in frequency) and Downtown Seattle Acupuncture as a whole. Monica's bedside manner is wonderful, she is calm and kind, takes time to ask questions, and will adapt her plan for treatment to incorporate additional ailments (ie adding an additional site for stress or congestion). Much to my surprise, I often fell asleep during the treatment and enjoyed a deep relaxation.
As I was preparing for the birth of my daughter, my doula suggested acupuncture as a way to prep the body for labor. Excited by this prospect, and encouraged that acupuncture is one of the only treatments that has been researched and shown effective, I again sought Monica's help. I found the sessions relaxing and Monica graciously offered additional support and resources for pregnancy, the post-partum period, and breastfeeding. The plan was to start gentle labor preparations at 36 weeks, and move to more active preparation/induction if it became necessary. This round of acupuncture was a quick one, as I only made it to 2 visits before labor began all on it's own... a healthy 2 weeks early :)
I've been quite pleased with the care and treatment I have received from Monica and the Downtown Seattle Acupuncture team over the years. I have highly recommended them to friends and clients, and will continue to return to Monica myself as need be."
Acupuncture for Hives
Monica saved me!! I really mean it! I broke out in hives all over my body--literally from head to toe. I've never had hives before, so I assumed they would just go away after a few days. Well, after 10 days of unbearable itching (even while taking benedryl), I went to the Doctor. He didn't have any remedy and said to wait 2 more weeks to see if they'd go away. I thought I would go crazy from the itching! That's when I called Monica.
She got me in the next day and did a treatment for the hives. In LESS THAN 24 hours the itching/redness decreased by 80%! Seriously! It was a miracle. She also had me take some herbs, which helped a ton. 3 days after the initial treatment the hives were gone!! I had a few follow-up treatments and continued with the herbs as directed. NO MORE HIVES! I've always had positive experiences with Acupuncture; this experience was the most profound. Monica is excellent at what she does. She is very thorough and explains the treatment in simple terms. Monica listens and answers all questions. She is compassionate and has a high level of integrity! I felt comfortable right away. The office atmosphere is peaceful, friendly and professional. Do yourself a favor and go see Monica!!
Acupuncture & Herbs for Psoriasis
Downtown Seattle Acupuncture is such a wonderful, calming place to visit. I most highly recommend Monica Legatt. She is incredibly skilled, knowledgeable and informative. I was initially treated by her for a severe case of psoriasis. After a few treatments and herbal supplements, my skin quickly and quite beautifully cleared up!!! What a relief! The benefits of Monica's treatments extend much further than one issue, however (in my case it was my skin), acupuncture treatments have helped calm my nerves, have aided in more restful sleep at night, and just overall I feel better. I've seen various acupuncture professionals over the years (it can help with literally any health issue you might have!) and I find Monica to be quite stellar in her comprehensive, subtle and calming approach.
- Ellen L.
Acupuncture for Back Injury
I had never really thought much about acupuncture until I had my back injury. Physical therapy was going SO slowly that my spirits were quite down. When my friends first suggested acupuncture, I thought, "yeah, right, sure." After a couple more weeks of very little progress with my PT, I decided that maybe I would give it a try. I was still quite trepidatious when I visited Monica for the first time, but her bright personality made it difficult to remain so.
She explained the process in detail, showed me the needles and how they worked (which was a great relief when I saw how small and slender they were), and was just so warm and friendly through the whole process. However, what sold me on the process was the results, 24 hours later. I had noticeable improvement in my mobility and less pain. By my third visit, I was no longer bent over in pain by the end of my work day. At my last visit, I caught myself snoring on the table. I never would have believed I could be that relaxed with needles stuck in me. It is really amazing what Monica do with those little needles and she is such a pleasure to work with that I am a convert to acupuncture. Thanks, Monica!
-A Happy Patient
Acupuncture for Facial Pain, Wrist Pain & Arm Pain
Monica is amazing. She took away a whole lot of pain that I had been having for years and I would most highly recommend her! Thank you Monica!
Acupuncture for TMJ: Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Years ago, I was diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and have been on a journey ever since to find relief from the painful symptoms of TMJ. I had oral surgery in Seattle, I wear a custom night guard, I was prescribed Relpax for the frequent headaches/migraines, I visited chiropractors, etc. FINALLY, found relief with Monica, as my acupuncture provider. I am grateful for her knowledge of unblocking the chi and restoring balance in my life. Monica is truly amazing!!
Acupuncture for Stomach Pain; Acupuncture for Abdominal Pain
After months of dealing with doctors, a stomach specialist and multiple tests that showed nothing explaining the cause of my stomach pain I researched acupuncture and found Monica had glowing reviews. She promptly got me in and explained the principles of acupuncture and why it would be effective. I immediately showed signs of improvement and with follow up appointments, herbs and Monica's knowledge of what needed to be eliminated from my diet I am pain free! Thank you so much for your help Monica.
Acupuncture with Herbal Medicine for Infection & Health Maintenance
"I used to believe that acupuncture was only helpful for minor problems. I thought I needed an M.D. for the "big stuff". Over the many years that I have been working with Monica, I have discovered that I no longer need an M.D. at all. Monica is completely able to handle everything, even infections which I believed could only be cured by antibiotics. I visit her every month to maintain my health. Since we handle health problems early, they do not escalate. There is no "big stuff" anymore. This is an entirely new and superior approach to health, which I recommend for everyone."
Acupuncture for Ganglion Cyst & Wrist Pain
I recently had a ganglion cyst near my wrist and went to see Monica for treatment. As a percussionist, I count on the health of my hands, wrists, and arms to be able to play so it was really important to me. Monica was very professional and reassured me that acupuncture could help me. Two treatments later, the cyst was gone and has not returned! I would recommend Monica without hesitation and have continued to see her for general health and wellness.
Acupuncture for Lactation Support & Milk Supply
I recently had a baby and struggled with producing enough milk. I went to see Monica in hopes that acupuncture would be the solution to this most stressful situation. After each acupuncture treatment my breasts were immediately filled with milk. With continued treatment my milk supply has vastly increased and I am not struggling with milk production anymore.
You are the best Monica! Thank You for your continued commitment to patient care.-
Acupuncture for Back Pain
"Monica-You've done it again! My back is 100% after yesterday’s acupuncture! Thank you!"
Acupuncture for Depression, Fatigue, Digestion Issues & Stomach Pain
I had been seeing an acupuncturist for depression, low energy and digestion issues. I was unable to schedule with my regular provider so I made an appointment with Monica. It was life changing. She really took the time to listen to me and about my life. Monica explained, in detail, the theory behind acupuncture and Chinese medicine and how it could be useful specifically for me. The anticipatory guidance she gives before inserting each needle gave me a relaxed and in control feeling. Although I had been getting weekly treatments for 6 months I had never had someone get the QI! This was amazing and took my acupuncture experience to a new level. Soon, thereafter, I had intense stomach pain that I believe to have been associated with my gallstones. I left work to head home but was unable to make it to the bus. I called Monica’s office and although it was the end of the day they told me to come right in. Once there Monica gave me her full attention and began to do an intense treatment. Within twenty minutes I was feeling better. After the treatment was over she had me just relax until my husband was able to drive in to pick me up. My original appointment with Monica was meant to be a stand-in but I have yet to return to the previous provider and consider myself a loyal patient.
Acupuncture for Migraines
Monica was highly recommended to me by a co-worker, and seeing her for acupuncture was one of the best decisions I've ever made! I've suffered from migraines for years, but 3 years ago they suddenly worsened. I was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, which causes dryness and chronic inflammation, increasing the frequency and intensity of my migraines. I wish I had started seeing Monica sooner! I improved dramatically, averaging 1 or 2 very mild migraines per month, instead of 3 or 4 intense ones. I got by with just taking over-the-counter pain medicine for a migraine instead of prescription medicine, which I've NEVER been able to do!! I've also cut my daily prescription migraine prevention medicine dose in half, and I'm still improving! I'm amazed, and excited to see how much better I'll get! This treatment has been life changing for me. Monica also gave me food recommendations, which have helped with my migraines and dryness as well. She is very skilled and caring. I'm so glad she was recommended to me!
Acupuncture for High Cholesterol
"I came to Seattle Acupuncture seeking help with high cholesterol and to avoid the common practice by traditional medicine of treating the problem by prescribing statin drugs. Since seeing Monica over the past year for acupuncture and Chinese herbal supplements, I am pleased to report that my cholesterol is now down over 20 points overall and the particle numbers (a more significant indicator as determined by an NMR test) have also come down 200 points. These are very positive result! Also, new research shows many negative outcomes for post-menepausal women who take statins, which confirms my reluctance to treat the problem with traditional medicine. I am optimistic that continued treatments with Monica will bring even greater positive results."
Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain & Rotator Cuff Injury
"I suffered a rotator cuff impingement, and physical therapy wasn't helping -- in fact, it seemed to make it worse. I decided to try acupuncture, and the results were really surprising. After 3 treatments, I recovered movement in my shoulder, and the pain greatly decreased. Six treatments later, my shoulder feels fantastic, and it functions normally again. It's been a great way to heal and recover."
Acupuncture For Sinus Infections & Upper Respiratory Infections
I went to Monica upon the recommendation of a member of my womens' choir. She and I had both struggled with sinus and bronchial conditions which often kept us from participation in our group. Monica's acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs have aided me immensely in thwarting the upper respiratory infections which have plagued me my entire life. I now may rely upon being able to sing in my choir performances regularly.
Acupuncture for Back Pain & Stress
I am having acupuncture and cupping treatment with Monica. She is the best and she has really strong professional skills. I have back pain and also I need stress relief. After the treatments, I feel instantly better, have much more energy and relaxed. I especially love her cupping treatment. It gives me an immediate stress release. She is amazing!!
Thank you very much Monica!
Acupuncture for Bells Palsy
I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy (partial facial paralysis) on a Friday – and went to Monica that day. I received a total of 4 treatments over the course of the next week. By day 7, I was seeing some initial improvement. By day 12, my Bell's Palsy symptoms were totally gone. In less than 2 weeks Monica was able to cure what doctors said could take up to 6 months to go away! Thank you, Monica!
Acupuncture for Psoriasis
"I've found that acupuncture, coupled with herb supplements that Monica recommended, have helped treat and control psoriasis in surprising ways. I had tried various steroid- based traditional treatments from my doctor, and they're pricey and not very effective. Psoriasis isn't something 'curable,' but acupuncture and herb treatment has greatly reduced my skin issues and has been abundantly helpful."
Acupuncture for Gall Stones & Abdominal Pain
I cannot say enough great things about Monica and the treatment I've received. During a recent gallstone attack, she was able to see me and the end of my appointment I felt noticeably better and by the time I got home, all of the pain and discomfort was gone. I recommend her with no hesitation – she is simply great: professional, knowledgeable, but most of all she is committed to the wellness of her patients. I'm so thankful to have found her.
Acupuncture for Sciatica, Low Back Pain & Migraines
"After years of chronic migraines and lower back pain (resulting from a bulging and two degenerating discs) I was desperate for relief. I had been unsuccessfully treated by physical therapists, massage therapists, various pharmaceutical interventions, yoga and pilates, I finally found relief with Monica's acupuncture treatments. I have tried several other strongly recommended acupuncturists and found minimal relief. Monica's direct and focused approach to acupuncture yielded pain relief that went far beyond anything I ever expected.
I had my first appointment with Monica during an acute lower back spasm. I shuffled in, unable to stand up straight and walked out totally upright with a quarter of the pain. Since then she has been able to keep my lower back pain, and corresponding hip pain, to a minimal.
Additionally, after nearly a decade of bimonthly migraines, with regular acupuncture appointments I was able to go over 3 months without experiencing a migraine.
My only wish is that I'd found Monica sooner! It would have saved me years of pain and hundreds of dollars spent on treatments that yielded little to no relief."
Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain & Neck Pain
"Working with Monica has allowed me to achieve a dramatic advancement in the treatment of my chronic pain. Her techniques in treatment exceed any other acupuncturist that I have worked with anywhere in the world. She focuses effectively on the issues that are troubling me and thinks outside the box to incorporate sympathetic systems that may be the route of unexplained and reoccurring pain, rather than just the pain. I love the way she explains how my nervous system works in plain English, without the dry technology terms."
Acupuncture for Cough & Upper Respiratory Infection
"For many years I dealt with upper respiratory issues including an extensive winter cough. Monica's acupuncture has resolved this and other medical issues that traditional medical treatments were unable to."
Acupuncture for Anxiety
"I owe my new life to Monica. I went to see her about a year ago to help with anxiety and stress. She changed my life. I no longer take pills that make me feel like a zombie or eat away at my stomach.
Monica is extremely knowledgeable, and I notice results each time I see her. I was very interested in understanding more about Chinese Medicine and acupuncture and the points that she was focusing on for me. She recommended books and websites, and has taught me so much during each treatment. Monica also recommends herbs to help my treatment as well as teas and certain foods. She is truly all about understanding and treating your entire self - not just one issue.
The treatment rooms are so calming and always filled with soft meditating music. Its easy to relax, even when you have needles all over your body. I welcome my appointments every week, as I always feel so renewed and refreshed each time."
Acupuncture for Migraines, Tendonitis, Back Pain & Shoulder Pain
"I love Monica, she is a super pro and i have seen her work her magic on not only me, but several of my friends as well.
I have migraines all of my life, and over a period of about 2 months, she was able to reduce and keep the frequency from 2x per week, to once every every 2 months or so. She just recently healed a shoulder issue in one session that i have been taking prednisone for.
A friend of mine just recently visited her for spinal issues. she couldn't sleep, was in regular pain, and was considering spinal surgery. Within a few sessions, Monica has her sleeping and eventually was able to fully remove her pain.
My wife had bad tendonitis in her wrist from holding our first child. she couldn't move her hand and Monica restored her to full pain-free hand movement.
There are a million more stories like this. If you have a medical condition, whatever it may be, it makes perfect sense to see Monica. She is a very skilled acupuncturist and is very friendly and knowledgeable. She is really a star at what she does!!!!"
Acupuncture for Gastrointestinal Problems and Neck Pain
"I went to Monica for gastrointestinal problems which I had experienced for several months. I had relief in the 1st session. I have received several treatments since that 1st visit and I continue to improve. I also had neck pain from a car accident from years ago. She was able to completely remove the pain and stiffness in only a few visits. I highly recommend her for whatever ails you."
Acupuncture for Eczema
"Hi Monica, About 5 months ago I wrote to you about my eczema. Since then I have been doing acupuncture and adjusting my eating habits as you directed. I'm happy to say that my eczema HAS 100% CLEARED UP! Thank you for all of your suggestions."
Acupuncture for Foot Pain & Heel Pain
"After having intense heel pain from running and hiking for about six months I started receiving acupuncture treatments. I've been an avid runner for 20 years (3-4 runs per week) and found myself unable to run more than once or twice a week due to deep heel pain. I tried acupuncture after reading an article in a national magazine and having several friends tell of successful acupuncture treatments. I found that acupuncture combined with massage greatly eased my pain and has allowed me to start increasing the frequency and length of my runs. I would strongly suggest acupuncture as one way of healing/easing heel or general foot pain."
Acupuncture & Moxa for Turning Breech Baby
"The baby turned! Hurray! We are so relieved! Acupuncture worked for me again. Wow! Thank you!"
(Note: See our Fertility Testimonials page to read Renae's success story conceiving her daughter using Traditional Chinese Medicine!)
Acupuncture for Asthma
"Monica Legatt has helped my condition immensely! After 7 months of coughing, asthma, and lots of yucky phlegm, 6 weeks of acupuncture and Chinese herbs have virtually eliminated my symptoms. I would recommend Monica to anyone with asthma."
Acupuncture for Menstrual Pain & PMS
"I went to see Monica when I became fed up with my regular medical doctor's solution to my PMS. Wanting to get the root of the problem, I decided to try acupuncture for the first time. I was surprised and relieved when Monica sat down with me on our first visit and asked me more questions about my health, history and lifestyle than my family doctor of 8 years! She guided me through the process, explained the issues, and told me what to expect during and after the treatments. By the time my next period came, I had no pain or symptoms for the first time ever! I was so excited I told all my friends. It was nothing short of a miracle for me. Her expertise, patience, understanding and genuine concern for my well-being was a refreshing change from traditional medicines."
Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
"I tried so many things for chronic pain that lasted 2+ years.....codeine, morphine, MRI, CAT scan, considered orthopedic surgery to 'explore', saw physiatrist, neurologist, etc. Monica helped me with treatments and herbs in about 3 months. Now I get a tune-up every so often. Thanks, Monica "
Acupuncture for Insomnia, Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
"What years of traditional medicine and hormone replacement therapy couldn't help (hot flashes & night sweats), Monica and acupuncture improved literally overnight. My life-long insomnia and sleep problem has been eliminated in only a couple of months. I have an improved quality of life both physically, and emotionally. Monica is a physician and a therapist rolled into one."
Acupuncture for Knee Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Pain & Arm Pain
"If you have not tried acupuncture then you are truly missing out on better health. I was asked by my doctor if I would like to try acupuncture. They could not help the pain I was having and I could hardly walk. I had to really think about it for a while because I thought needles weren't for me, but I was in so much pain that I decided to try acupuncture at least one time.
After the first visit I was so impressed: would you believe that I can even go to sleep while having the treatment? I feel so much better after an acupuncture treatment that I have continued going because Monica has also worked on other parts of my body (arms, shoulders, hips) for better health. (Note: this patient has received bi-weekly acupuncture treatments since 2002.)
Monica and her office staff are so nice that it is a pleasure to go. Monica is so gentle and kind and really listens to you. She has even called me at home to check up on me when I have been ill. I have never had that kindness from a doctor before. I could go on more but I will end in saying that everyone should try acupuncture at least once!"
-A Happy Patient
Acupuncture for Fatigue
"I came to Monica complaining of extreme fatigue that had been ongoing for a long time and had been getting worse over time. From the moment I entered Monica's care, I felt I was working with a true professional. No only is she obviously knowledgeable about acupuncture, but she knows and can explain to you in lay terms how your body works in relation to Chinese medical techniques and practices. Over the 12 weeks I was in her care, I saw steady improvement in my energy level to the point where I felt fully functional by the time we terminated treatment. I would and have recommended others to this healing modality and most specifically to Monica. I'm very grateful for her thorough, kind, caring and educated approach to healing."
Acupuncture to Induce Labor
"Hi Monica and Sara (Sara is our Office Manager), The baby was born a few hours ago, so I need to cancel this next appointment. He's a big boy (9lbs, 7oz) so we're awfully glad he arrived a few days early! I'm sure Monica's acupuncture treatments had a lot to do with that! Thanks for everything!"
Acupuncture for Eczema, Stomach Problems, Neck & Shoulder Pain
"I am so thankful for the wonderful referral to Monica Legatt and Seattle Acupuncture and Massage. After suffering for about a year from eczema around my mouth and painful cracking of the lips, I decided to forgo the traditional prescriptions of cortisone creams. The final straw was when a dermatologist told me to use across-the-counter anti-fungal cream. Monica immediately diagnosed the problem as a hormonal problem and prescribed acupuncture and naturopathic pills. Never have any of the doctors that I saw for my problem raised anything about hormones! Within a couple of weeks, my eczema and cracked lips were normal. Now I go to see Monica for all my ailments - stomach problems, stress, eczema problems on other parts of my body and shoulder and neck problems. Monica has my complete trust to deal with my health issues. I have also taken full advantage of the massage therapy at her office. It's so convenient."
Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders
"When I began acupuncture, I had an open mind. I also had terrible digestive disorders. Through a regular schedule of accupunture and herbal therapy, the pain and discomfort that was a daily occurance in my life, is now just a memory. Monica has a holistic and realistic approach to wellness. I believe that her style of care allowed my body to heal itself. Receiving accupucture is a commitment I made to myself to realize how well I could be. Not only did it release and direct my body's healing energy, it also helped me to feel a sense of partnership with Monica, a feeling I have rarely had with health care providers. This experience has dramatically improved my life. Thank you!"
Acupuncture for Migraines
"I've suffered from migraine headaches for 30 years and have tried all sorts of medications that have been only partially effective. However, with acupuncture I have had very effective (sometimes within minutes) relief from migraine pain. I don't fully understand how it works, but for relief of pain I highly recommend it."
Acupuncture for Night Sweats & Insomnia
"Monica: I slept ALL night thanks to your magic! (Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbs) Thanks, see you next week"
Acupuncture for Knee Pain & Torn ACL
"Last winter I totally obliterated my knee in a skiing accident. With a torn ACL and badly stretched medial collateral ligament, I couldn't put weight on it. I didn't have proper medical insurance to make surgery an option and I wanted to try a less invasive method to my healing. A friend suggested that I call Monica for an acupuncture treatment. After the first visit I could tell it had helped. After three visits I felt an enormous improvement in the pain relief and mobility. I recommend it!"
Acupuncture for Migraines
"I was getting at least one migraine every week when I first went to Monica Legatt for treatment. Her acupuncture sessions, herbal combinations and dietary advice have played a major role in reducing headache incidents to an average of one a month. Though I have since learned to avoid certain migraine triggers, and have added a B2 supplement to my anti-migraine regimen, I credit my work with Monica for the largest part of my improvement as it was under her care that I first saw a reduction in headache frequency.
Monica is thorough, knowledgeable and well-organized in her approach to healing. She's a great listener, too, and in my experience that's an all-important quality in a health care practitioner. Her attitude is one of respect, and her professional goal is very obviously to reinforce my body's efforts to heal and balance itself. I recommend her to all my friends. "
Acupuncture for Throat Infection
"Acupuncture cured me when traditional medicine was stumped!
I came to be treated by Monica when I had a throat infection that wouldn't go away. My MD had no idea why my throat was coated with a white film, and prescribed a "catch-all" super-antibiotic. This made my symptoms worse, and the infection dragged on for weeks. After my first acupuncture treatment, my throat began improving in two days. My throat was fine within two and a half weeks. I continued getting monthly treatments because I noticed that the PMS symptoms I'd had all my life vastly improved when I was treated before my period. I highly recommend acupuncture for everyone!"
Acupuncture for Common Cold
"When I have been in the early stages of a cold, Monica has treated me and collapsed the cold to be short and mild. It is a great relief to know the misery of a cold, that used to seem inevitable, can -- with Monica's special acupuncture treatments -- be derailed and I can get back to an active life."
Acupuncture for Fatigue, Weakness & Emotional Stress
"Symptoms of fatigue and weakness had set in my body from overwork and embodiment of emotional stress. I experienced profound response to my acupuncture treatments and herbs and my health improved drastically.
Monica's compassion and patience toward my condition and her understanding of Chinese medicine restored my energy (chi) and brought about a greater awareness of creating balance between yin and yang in my life. I continue to incorporate all aspects of Chinese medicine as a preventative measure and continue to reap great rewards in terms of my health, mental attitude and emotional well being."
Acupuncture for Sinus Infections & Congestion
"During the one year span in which I sought relief from stress and sinus congestion, Monica provided consistent treatments that effectively addressed my ailments. These were administered in a supportive and diligent manner which enabled me to relax both during, and after, our sessions. Consequently I was able to derive extended benefits from her treatments. Thank you, Monica."
-Michael J. Lepore
Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis / MS
"I initially sought treatment from another acupuncturist. After several months of seeing little to no results, I made an appointment with Monica. A co-worker of mine had been seeing Monica for several months and insisted I give her a try. After my first treatment, many of the symptoms associated with the chronic illness I have been coping with since 1988, had subsided. The results continue to date and I have every intention on continuing treatment with Monica. She is a very wise professional that is really a pleasure to work with. I owe my co-worker and Monica a HUGE 'thank you'."
Acupuncture for Menstrual Pain
"After experiencing post uterine ablation syndrome for several months, I sought out acupuncture treatment in hopes of relieving the painful episodes that were occurring on a monthly basis. I have been receiving regular acupuncture for six months now and I am experiencing significant decreased pain. Given the promising results, I plan to continue acupuncture in hopes of reducing my pain further!"
Acupuncture for Chronic Neck Pain
"I've suffered from chronic neck pain for many years. Since all my previous treatments didn't seem to help, I decided to try acupuncture. After a few treatments with Monica, I began to feel better. I continued to see her for several months. My neck pain has diminished; I have more energy and a more positive outlook toward my health and well being. I not only like Monica's holistic approach, but her gentle and caring nature with a keen ear for listening. I was extremely afraid of needles and now I look forward to my treatments! Thanks Monica!"
Acupuncture for Neck Pain due to Whiplash
"Monica and I have shared an office for the past two years. In working with her both personally and professionally I've found her to be a highly skilled and dedicated practitioner. I've refered several clients that have suffered from chronic migraines with great success. I have also worked in tandem with Monica on several whiplash cases and her treatments have greatly facilitated the success of my own massage work. I've also been treated personnally by Monica and can attest that her work is both excellent and effective!"
-Elizabeth Finen, Licensed Massage Therapist
Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain
Hi Monica! Thanks SO much for the treatment yesterday!! I actually slept through the night and the burning sensation in my shoulder has decreased a TON!!! I feel functional again: Yay!
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