The following are testimonials I've captured from past patients per conditions that I thought were unique and worth sharing:
September 2013, Testimonials from VZ
I’ve had chronic digestive issues such as diarrhea, frequent urination, stomach ache, flatulence, bloating, burping, low energy (3/10) and shivering all the time. I went to Mayme a total of 7 visits (weekly visits). She was able to stop my diarrhea, stomach pain, and elevate my energy level right after the first visit. I went for two weeks without diarrhea and got good sleep and waking feeling rested with steadily increasing energy level (6/10). I began getting coached on what to eat and what not to eat, but I was not able to maintain this new regiment consistently, thus had relapse which caused Mayme to suspect there may be something else in the works without my control. She proceeded to look into the antidepressant Celexa (Citalopram) that I’ve been taken for years. It turned out the side effects were taking over my body with symptoms that Mayme’s trying to clear, including my uncontrollable leg shaking that I had no explanation for when she first asked me about it. I was having to juggle with College work, part time job, my poor health, Mayme’s strict diet and life style changes plus the side effects discovery that were all so overwhelming that I had to stop my treatment. To quit the antidepressant was not going to be easy and I was not sure if I could just pull it off even with my western doctor who prescribed it.
June 2013, Testimonials from LH
I met Mayme at Bastyr University at a reception in June 2012, for prospective new students who were interested in hearing from alums like herself to share about their Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practices. Shortly after, I decided to seek her help with menstrual pain, blood clot and severe dry eye symptoms. Three visits later she cleared all my symptoms and the root causes. My eye doctor had since declared my dry eye problem non-existent and wondered how I got rid of it. We’ve become good friends since.
Spring 2012, Testimonials from AB
I went to Mayme in fall 2009 for neck tension, and pain between shoulder blades. After two visits the pain had completely gone and I went back for one more treatment for immunity boost to get me ready for winter. I had the best winter in 2009.
I went back in fall 2010 for weight management and diabetes. Mayme pointed out that my severe aversion to cold was due to hypothyroidism which in turn caused slow metabolism, fatigue, low energy, heart palpitation, and weight gain. She wanted to warm up my body, speed up the metabolism, nourish my Qi and Blood to provide more energy and remove my constant fatigue. After just two visits, I no longer felt heart palpitation, and my energy surged to 8.5/10. Two more visits later, I no longer had cold hands, feet, or feeling the chills in my upper body. I stopped wearing layers of clothing for the rest of the year in 2010 and 2011. At age 52, I felt energetic as if I was back in my 20 something. I continued to get weekly treatments until December 1, 2010 so I could focus on diet therapy to reduce blood sugar and weight at my own pace.
I returned again in Feb. 2012 for pain in the uterus until pain completely stopped and no more cravings for sweets – April 2012. We worked on diet therapy all over again and to stop bouts of diarrhea.
April 2012, Testimonials from BM
I went to Mayme per a Chiropractor’s referral the day after my car accident that totaled my car. I was in shock with high anxiety and excruciating lower back pain on top of the kidney stone pain that I’ve had for some time. Within 5 minutes her acupuncture points made me so tranquil and comfortable that I was able to nap throughout her treatment. I woke up with NO pain at all and drove back to my chiropractor’s for some adjustments and I told him that I was without pain at all.
January 2012, Testimonials from MT
I had menstrual cycle pain, extra sharp in the lower abdomen every month and dull achy lower back pain. I went to Mayme and she was able to examine me and suspected that I had ovarian cysts which I did have a few years ago and got surgically removed. She treated me with acupuncture which gave me instant pain relief and sent me home with two herbal formulas for my lower back and abdomen. They all worked well. I went to her six times ending in March and I liked all my treatments and the results. She then recommended that I save the remaining treatments that will be covered by insurance on an as-needed basis later when the weather turns cold as I have aversion to cold. Her method is much better than surgery. I appreciated her idea about using my insurance coverage wisely to save money.
October 2011, Testimonials from RG
I had Psoriatic Rheumatoid arthritis with extremely red, inflamed arms, hands/fingers, jaw and sinus that totally impaired my daily activities such as walking, brushing teeth or writing my name, etc. My husband had to drive me to Mayme’s clinic and fill out my patient forms. I couldn’t even climb unto her treatment table. Mayme treated me on her big and comfortable recliner and was able to relieve my pain and inflammation on my first visit (a three hour job that she only charged me for one hour) – I was able to move all my fingers and had range of motion restore to my fingers and arms. My normal facial colors returned also. I went to her four times and she was also able to fix my running diarrhea during this period. She coached me plenty on the necessity of life style and diet changes that I needed to work on and I didn’t feel that I could do that. I stopped going for more treatments as I was having to pay out of pocket…
July 2011, Testimonials from WW
I started getting treatment from Mayme in October 2010. I had Group Health Insurance coverage for 12 acupuncture visits per year, but I decided to go to Mayme and pay cash even though she was out of network because I could trust her. My initial issue was lower back pain and sleep issues. I went to her weekly until the pain totally subsided by month-end.
I then began to get treated for cough, phlegm build-up and insomnia in November 2010, through Feb 2011. Mayme commented often during this period that my cough had been stubborn, unlike all her other patients who got rid of their cough in just a few visits. I was put on codeine by my PCP because of its antitussive and sedative nature. She pointed out that this approach totally camouflaged the red flag that was my body’s natural alarm signal for me to end this chronic cough. A couple of months had passed since our conversation, until I finally requested a chest x-ray that revealed for the first time that I had lung cancer. An oncologist was immediately assigned to me and I was told to stop seeing my acupuncturist and get on with chemotherapy.
Memorial Day Weekend 2010, Testimonials from YS
I had a sudden Shingles outbreak all over my left arm after working in the yard on a breezy sunny day for long hours. My PCP checked me and confirmed Shingles but sent me home. I had this burning, aching pain that caused me unable to sleep at night and feeling very tired during the day. I went to Mayme who had seen Shingles at Bastyr Clinic and was confident she could help me. When I got there she showed me how my blistery pattern matched a certain dermatome pattern and proceeded to give me acupuncture points at a sitting position and instantly made me feel comfortable and less pain. She then had me lie down for another round of needling on my legs and arms. When it was all done, I got up with very little pain left. She explained that the pain will return and that she wanted me to get some herbal ingredients to make a topical wash for the blistery area whenever I’ll need it. The rash receded over the Memorial weekend. Mayme asked me to go for a follow-up treatment to make sure the rash gets completely expressed. As I’m flying to Beijing the next day, she also recommended taking some capsaicin ointment (hot chili pepper) on the plane in case I still have pain. I was fine during my trip, except for perhaps applying too much of the chili pepper that introduced additional burning pain.