I always wanted to try acupuncture because a friend from work had her neck pain resolved with it. I got a Groupon for a discounted visit and was told my insurance probably would cover it, they inquired with the insurance company and it does. When I first came in my neck and head pain was excruciating and debilitating. I have scoliosis and therefore will always have back and neck pain. I also had a pelvis injury and am still trying to get back to my previous level of exercise. I feel the acupuncture has enabled me to somewhat restore my level of exercise. I also have cut my Ibuprofen use. It doesn’t hurt to hold my head up like it did when I first came in. I am really glad I tried acupuncture, it really is working for me.- KJ
When I first came into the clinic while undergoing chemotherapy, I had edema in my abdomen, legs and feet, and my feet were very numb. Now after having regular acupuncture treatments, my edema is less and my feet are not numb!! Only my big toe experiences slight numbness. The treatments (also) relieve stress and relax the whole body and mind. Anyone going through chemotherapy would greatly benefit. Acupuncture eases the pain; my neuropathy is almost gone. I have come to rely on my treatment to ease the ongoing side effects from chemotherapy. I would recommend the services at Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center to many, many people, one only has to give it a chance. It truly will help you through the chemotherapy and radiation treatment!- Sue
My anxiety has been reduced very noticeably. The chronic pain from nerve pain after surgery is also down considerably. My general state of being seems to be changing to a more stable mind set and a peaceful outlook on life.
I think that people with chronic pain, COPD, arthritis, anxiety, ADHD and PTSD and bi-polar, like me could benefit from treatment at Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center.
I highly recommend Deborah Dick, she is a true master and professional to the ultimate degree.
I came in because of painful cystic acne. With the treatments I have received, we have gone past the superficial to treat some deeper core issues such as chronic migraines. I initially came in to treat PCOS, was treating with birth control but stopped due to side effects. After about one year off birth control the acne returned. I have experienced healing beyond the initial symptoms. My biggest focus was to clear the acne that not only is not visually pleasing but very deep and painful. Deborah has also been working on my migraines that are hormone related. Acupuncture and herbal medicine helps to bring your body into better harmony. I have continued to CAHC because of Deborah. She is a wonderful practitioner. I think anyone and everyone would benefit from treatment at CAHC. I love seeing the wide variety of clientele. There is always room for growth when it comes to health and well-being. Deborah Dick has such a great non-judgmental way of meeting you where you are. I feel like she has a very balance realistic approach.
"Amber is very knowledgeable about my specific conditions and has helped me gain relief from my chronic patterns of disease. I initially came in because I was experiencing conditions related to PMS and anxiety. Over time, my condition seems to be improving. My energy is picking up and I feel an overall sense of being able to tolerate stressful situations. I continue to seek treatment with Amber because along with making me feel better, I have also gained insight in how to take better care of myself at home.
I think anyone who would like to to compliment their health with integrative approaches, like acupuncture, would benefit from treatment here.
Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center is a professional business that looks after the health and well being of their clients."
I had never tried acupuncture but several people recommended that it might help my jaw pain. My experience with Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center was excellent. It took several treatment of me to notice some difference. The pain started to decrease with each additional treatment.. It did not happen overnight because I had the pain for a number of years and I went to three different doctors for help. Each one tried with some success but I believe the acupuncture treatment was the best for me.
“The personal care and attention that both my husband and I have received from Dr. Hu far exceeds anything we’ve encountered in the past. The results have also been amazing. We are much healthier thanks to her efforts and skill.”
“I had been suffering from chronic migraines since 1979 from a construction accident. The severe headaches would come about every two weeks and last on average about three days. Needless to say, they have been tough to manage for 27 years; I have tried all types of treatments like Neurology (many medications, CAT, & MRI scans), Homeopathy, Chiropractic care and ‘natural’ remedies, all to no avail. Then I heard about Dr Hu, and just within about three months of acupuncture treatments and herbs, my headaches are about 75% less painful and last only one day (instead of three) and a much less frequent! I’m truly grateful for this wonderful result and I’m looking forward to even more improvements. I truly feel like I’m getting control back in my life rather than the migraines controlling me. Also, I have had severe seasonal allergies for about 15 years, (which I received annual shots for) and after just two or three acupuncture treatments and some of the special herbs, all the symptoms were totally gone for the whole allergy season!”
5 stars for Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center!
Mine is a success story. I sought help from Chinese Acupuncture Center in St. Paul and was fortunate enough to be treated by Ingrid. What drove me to seek
acupuncture treatment was extreme crippling arthritis in my hands. Before I began, my hands were so bad that I really could barely use them; my fingers were feverish,
red, and swollen. They throbbed (much like toothache pain) all the time. Yes, I still have arthritis in my hands but the awesome part is that almost all my symptoms are gone. I have regained the use of my hands. I'm just so thankful to receive treatment from Ingrid.
“Traditional Chinese herbs and acupuncture changed my life. After five years of doctoring and tests, I was told by my internist that my heat exhaustion would never go away and I would have to learn to live with it. Unwilling to stay indoors all summer, I looked elsewhere for help. Dr. Hu’s alternative medicine made it possible for me to enjoy the summer sun and heat without incidence of heat stroke.”
This testimonial is in reference to the acupuncture treatment I received from Dr. Xiaoyan Hu, T.C.M.D. at the Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center in Edina, MN.
In 2006 I was diagnosed with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis). For anyone who suffers with this malady whether it has been recently diagnosed or an ongoing condition and or are considering taking prescription drugs, heed my warning. Listen to the Ads on TV and read the labels on the bottles defining the side effects before you consider using them. You may get some temporary relief but, the longer you take them, the more resistance you will build up against them. Therefore, the dosage’s will need to be increased. The side effects are extremely detrimental and may very possibly, shorten your life, not mention the expense.
My RA was severe and seemed to occur almost overnight. For first few months I required treatment from Dr. Hu several times a week. Eventually, however they became less frequent and now, my RA is under control. Five years have passed since my first visit to the clinic and now I go about every 6 weeks just to make sure there are no flare-ups. The treatment is also very cost effective as opposed the prescription drugs.
Dr. Hu has helped me immensely and I highly recommend her if you are seeking relief from RA. She is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and expert in the field of medicinal herbs. She also is an Associate Professor with the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Science University in Bloomington, Minnesota.
"At first, I was hesitant to try acupuncture. I was scared that it would hurt, but there is very little discomfort. I am so thankful for Darcy Becker and Dr. Hu at Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center because they have helped me so much. I believe now that acupuncture can heal back pain, joint pain, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, stress and anxiety without any side effects because it has done that for me."- Thanh N.
"Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center is nothing short of excellent and amazing. Darcy is an amazing practitioner and came highly recommended. I first came in for sinus problems, headaches, back and neck pain, gastrointestinal issues and fatigue. The symptom relief I experienced is something that happened fairly quickly and is long lasting.
I continue to seek treatment because of my ongoing satisfaction with my symptom relief, as well as with the professionalism, patient care, and overall excellent service I received at this clinic. I have been treated mostly by Jamie and she has helped me immensely. I think anyone and everyone would benefit from treatment here, in particular those suffering from pain and/or fatigue.
I am grateful to Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center. My quality of life has improved due to you!"
" Five stars for Amber at Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center.
I had always hear good things about acupuncture and decided to try it. I have scleroderma, and my muscles, ligaments, and joints get very tight and sore. I found out the treatment was covered by my insurance, so I continued to get weekly treatments, which were helping!
I stopped going in for treatment after I felt better, but the pain crept up on me. For me it is necessary and really makes a difference, and now I know how important it is for me.
Amber is genuinely interested in the 'whole' person-what is going in-how I feel. She thinks and sees the big picture- I love that. She goes the extra mile making sure I am comfortable. She is thorough and doesn't make you feel like she is in a hurry. I love her quiet calming disposition. "
I am so happy with Chinese Acupuncture and Herb center. I had not had a period for 15 years - not since I was 15 years old. I went to medical doctors for years and was told my uterus was poorly functioning and that I would never again have a period or bear children. I decided to try Chinese medicine and saw Dr. Hu and Ingrid twice a week for several months. I now have a regular normal menstrual cycle! I will continue to work with them and hope to become pregnant soon! I highly recommend Chinese medicine and this clinic to anyone told "no" by their Western doctors.- D.D.
"We have had a great experience with Amber at Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center. We have felt welcomed and cared for and have seen great results.
We came for my daughter Alissa's anxiety that caused her to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep and which caused her to have stomach aches on occasion. Her morning nervous stomach aches have pretty much ceased and she is much less anxious at bedtime now. It has made a big difference in our family dynamics!
We would like to continue to see Amber on a periodic basis to maintain the improvements we've seen and stay on this good track we are on now. I think people with several types of health concerns are conditions could benefit from treatment at Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center.
I was impressed by the amount of knowledge Amber possesses about all things relating to the health of the body! We feel like we are in good hands!"
"I give Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center five stars.
I started coming in for tendinitis in my right elbow, chronic inflammation, and pain. My symptoms improved right away, and continue to improve. Amber's treatments are always comfortable and relaxing. Beyond having less pain and feeling more relaxed, my hot flashes have also decreased.
My tendinitis is related to repetitive motions at work. It is greatly improved but I will continue my acupuncture treatment with Amber because I want to continue to heal. I think almost anyone would benefit from treatment at Chinese Acupuncture and Herb Center. I refer Amber to my friends and my co-workers."
"I was in a pretty severe car accident 2 years ago. I had seen seven different doctors before I came to see Dr. Hu, and tried even more treatments - many of them painful or invasive. I was in constant pain, had been told I would never run again (which seemed like a death sentence to a lifelong runner) and had frequent panic attacks and very little sleep. Seeing Dr. Hu has not only given me relief from all of those symptoms, but its also given me hope. Getting regular acupuncture treatments with Dr. Hu has impacted my life more than I can explain. I am filled with gratitude."- Mandy
“I had been to many doctors, but I did not start to feel better until I was under the care of Dr. Hu.The chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia, which had completely disrupted my life, finally began to ease when I received acupuncture and herbs from Dr. Hu and I live now with renewed hope. I have benefited from Dr. Hu’s treatment, from her compassion and understanding, and from her advice about drawing on the strengths of both Eastern and Western approaches.”
Excerpts from a letter to Dr. Hu from a patient
You have given me the gift of life. You have given me back more of my lost spirit and will to live that I thought possible. You have taken away pain. Pain that cripples me and prevents me from living my life.... Your sincere care has given me enough clarity to move forward so I'm not totally consumed by my physical pain.... 'Thank you' will never be enough to acknowledge the incredible impact you've had in my daily life and on my physical healing. The physical healing you give me has allowed me to start healing my spiritual health."
"Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center definitely deserves a five star rating!
I started coming to Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center a number of years ago seeking help for neck and shoulder pain due to cervical spine issues. I knew the first time I met Dr. Hu that acupuncture would become an important part of my life. She was honest in her evaluation of the problem and what could be done. She has provided me with a way to relieve pain without long term use of medication.
Beyond pain relief, acupuncture helps me deal with stress. It gives me a sense of overall well being. I look forward to my appointments. I am able to completely relax and refocus. When I leave the appointment, I am refreshed and ready for the rest of the day!
I believe everyone can benefit from acupuncture and consider Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center the perfect place to be introduced to Chinese Medicine. Dr. Hu and her entire staff are experienced, caring, and compassionate. I frequently recommend them to family and friends, and intend to continue to do so."
I was referred to Dr Hu when western medicine had given up on me. i have multiple diagnoses, but one of the most serious is Occipital Neuralgia as a result of West Nile Encephalitis. I was seeing neurologists or monthly shot so pain killers in the back of my skull, but these, like other treatments, stopped working. I have been very satisfied with Dr Hu's approach, which takes into account the boy as a whole, rather than just looking at individual parts as if they have no relation. She has encouraged me to live a healthier lifestyle, and this, in tandem with her treatments is the first medicine that appears to be working.- -- Rachel
Words can't describe how this treatment has helped me. Immeasurable improvement. I know of many people who could use this way rather than pills and shots. People are so resistant to change and try something non-traditional. Skeptics don't know what they are missing.- Anonymous
Feedback from a presentation given by Dr. Hu to a group of health care providers on 6/9/14 at Metropolitan Health Plan in Minneapolis:
"Thank you for setting up the great [talk] today... it was very interesting"
"I too thought that it was a fabulous presentation. Thank you for inviting [Dr. Hu] to talk to us"
"I enjoyed the presentation very much and I am interested in this topic myself at a personal level"
"Dr. Hu is very knowledgeable (and adorable)"
"I would like to contact her regarding treatment for anxiety"
"This service could be very useful for our members dealing with pain"
" A Five Star Rating for Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center.
My healing experience here has been excellent. Acupuncture has changed my quality of life. I am more optimistic because I feel so much better all over. I initially came came in for Fibromyalgia pain, PMS, Perimenopausal symptoms, and depression, and I have experienced healing beyond these conditions. I wasn't expecting the overall feeling of serenity. I feel more grounded and whole, I have a lot more energy and my outlook on life has improved. I feel better about myself overall.
I have continued to seek treatment at Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center because I have a noticeably benefit when I come. My pain is mostly gone. I feel calmer and my anxiety is under control. I have even stopped biting my fingernails. I think anyone with anxiety, PMS, and pain would benefit from treatment here.
Amber has a special talent. She is calm and reassuring and I feel like I can be honest with her about how I am doing. She has made my life much better! She is a great listener and I appreciate her as my acupuncturist!"
I appreciate how Darcy takes the time to deal with me as an individual. Very calm and relaxed, I like that.
I came to Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center from a referral by a physician after a diagnosis of M.S. Initially I was very skeptical and terrified of needles. After a few visits, my nerves were calmed and I began to actually feel myself getting better. I have disc issues as well as fibromyalgia. At one point I couldn't move around so well, everything hurt. I am now more mobile, feel healthier.
I can honestly say acupuncture works. The medications that were being prescribed made me sicker than my conditions. I can function more since reducing meds and continuing acupuncture. I've seen a couple of the other providers here. I love the staff, no complaints from me. I have referred a few of my relatives who were seen.