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Letters from Ellen's patients


"I have lived in a number of different cities over the past ten years, and in seeking out acupuncture treatments in each, I've ended up working with a number of different practitioners. In my experience, Ellen is hands-down the best acupuncturist I have worked with. Thanks to Ellen, I have been able to keep pain from rheumatoid arthritis under control, and with monitoring from my doctor, I have been able to stay off medication. Ellen also treated my daughter for seasonal allergies, with great success. My daughter started seeing Ellen when she was 11 years old, and it was her first acupuncture experience. Ellen did an outstanding job at allaying my daughter's fears, and making her feel comfortable. Ellen is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, compassionate, and she does an excellent job of listening to and communicating with her clients. Her approach manages to be both more gentle than some I have experienced, and also more effective. I enthusiastically recommend her."  RP



" . .I have a chronic back condition associated with  Amyloidosis that has resulted in four collapsed vertebrae in the lower lumber region of my back. Even with corrective surgery, I am still in significant pain most days. With the first acupuncture treatment, I noticed considerable relief from my back pain and the abdominal discomfort that always accompanies it. Ellen Highfield has been able to work in several acupuncture treatment sessions during my time at the Amyloidosis Treatment Center. Each session has not only been effective, but Ellen’s personal interest in my condition, in answering my questions about acupuncture and her professionalism have made the sessions enjoyable – and treatment I look forward to."  DF


". . I wanted to share how exciting this experience has been for me - My spirits have seen such a difference. My activity levels and abilities have changed very significantly. And, from a few little pin pricks.The healing hands and practices of Ellen Highfield, LAC  changed me forever! Ellen’s confident and compassionate treatment was very reassuring. The very first acupuncture visit yielded a surprising result. I left the office with less physical pain and in a euphoric state of mind. The continued visits had a cumulative effect both physically and mentally. I’m still not 100% sure how this ancient art works but I am so glad Ellen does! My physical pain has been greatly reduced. I can’t imagine my life without acupuncture. Thank you Ellen." CC


"After years of chronic neck pain and countless sessions with chiropractors, physical therapists, and homeopathy to no avail, I was blessed to have found Ellen. At age 12, I also had a fear of blood, needles, etc, so I was not looking forward to my first acupuncture appt. Ellen's warm smile, obvious compassion, and genuine interest and care put me at ease right away. She even did some acupuncture on her dog, Sky, to show me that it didn't hurt. Well, not only did it not hurt; it felt amazing! And it completely, totally cured my neck pain. It is now 15 years later and Ellen and I are still in touch. I have been back to see her from time to time because I miss her healing touch and warm presence and it's nice to have a tune-up for general health. Ellen is a compassionate caregiver who really knows her stuff. I have even called her multiple times for advice or referrals, and she always makes herself available. If you are looking for the best acupuncturist around, I highly recommend Ellen! "EB

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