Auto Accident Victim
“I have been a chronic pain suffer for over nine years. It has been from car accidents primarily. My second job became going to doctors. Nothing really helped, especially treatments where western medicine was concerned. They never talked about getting to the root cause of the problem. They only seemed to want to treat the symptoms of the problems. That usually meant drugs and procedures that never really seemed to help much at all. Actually, over the years it made things worse. I started my path on a more “alternative” approach.
It has been a blessing to meet and be treated by Kimberly. She cared about me. She took time with me to listen to what was wrong and provided acupuncture and massage treatment. I first saw Kimberly for a session of 4 treatments and a massage. Between acupuncture, massage and yoga, I became pain free. It was the first time in years that had happened. Totally amazing!!! I didn’t go back to see her until I was in another accident in April. The first thing I did was get in touch with my insurance company about what I needed to do to be treated by acupuncture, massage and chiropractic. I then called Kimberly to see if she took PIP. I was so thankful that she did.
I improved dramatically. It was a really hard spot to be in again for me. I had been thru a lot of really negative things from the last accident, and I was completely heartbroken to be back in that position again. Kimberly listened, cared, talked with me at length, and made me feel that my improvement was just important to her as it was to me. Every time I came to see her I had relief from pain, anxiety, and stress. Being treated became the positive out of a very negative experience in my life. ”
“When I was 39 weeks pregnant, my obstetrician scheduled an induction for the end of my 41st week of pregnancy. My previous pregnancy ended with an induction at 42 weeks, and I was determined to avoid it this time.
My doula recommended acupuncture with Kimberly Ruel, and I set my first appointment with her 10 days before the induction date. After 4 treatments over the course of 6 days, I went into labor and had a perfect natural birth.
Kimberly Ruel is skillful, professional and considerate. She was great about answering my questions and following up after treatments. The environment in her treatment room was very pleasant and relaxing. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation!”
“I suffered with pain in the soles of my feet for many years. I went to the podiatrist and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I tried many things to relieve my pain, but nothing was as effective as the acupuncture treatments I received from Dr. Ruel. She combined the acupuncture with deep tissue massage therapy on the lower part of my legs and feet. Before having treatments with her I had pain in my feet 100% of the time. After having 10 treatments, my pain is 95% gone!”
Chronic Lower Back Pain
“I have had chronic lower back pain for close to 10 years. Over the years, the pain has gone up or down but it has always been there. Sitting would really upset my back whether in my chair at work, driving a car or sitting in the movie theater. Before acupuncture, I had tried it all including chiropractic, anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamins, physical therapy and stretching. Though some of these methods are effective and they did help me, my back seemed to be getting worse and I was struggling to manage my back pain effectively. I finally tried acupuncture and about 3 days after the first treatment my back pain disappeared. Needless to say, it has been a minor miracle and it’s nice to have my life back. I am now able to sit through movies without squirming the whole time. I would definitely recommend trying acupuncture with Kimberly. She is very nice and professional. I used to be a little skeptical, but I am definitely a believer now.”
Stress Reduction/General Wellness
“I have had four meetings with Kimberly, and all of them were experiences of the highest possible excellence. Not only is she charming, amicable, and beautiful inside and out, she possesses a formidable knowledge of her craft. This knowledge, gained from years of study, has given her the ability to deliver her services with skillfulness and consistency. She is devoted not only to her craft, but to her clientele, and I look forward to our next meeting together.”
“I came to see Kimberly for sciatica and received treatment for a few months. I’ve tried many therapies in the past to relieve the pain but all have failed. Kimberly and I consulted extensively each visit to better understand my exact issues. She really took the time to understand my needs. She then developed an out-of-the-box approach to my pain. I can say without a doubt that I feel better today than I have for a really long time!”
Acute Lumbar Strain (Pulled Muscle in Lower Back)
“I am a carpenter by trade and was installing a new kitchen sink. In order to do this, I had to lie on the floor and contort my body in order to access a space smaller than my body size. When I tried to stand up, the right side of my back was in excruciating pain. I was unable to sleep that night or work the next day due to the pain in my back. After having 1 treatment with Dr. Ruel, the pain was a lot better. After the second treatment, the pain was completely gone!
I was very concerned about having needles put into my back because it was already very painful and very sensitive. Dr. Ruel put the needles into the lower part of my leg and it worked! I was very happy and impressed!
About 9 months later, I strained my back in the exact same place. I called Dr. Ruel and made another appointment. This time, she got rid of the pain with just 1 treatment!
I do not like to take pain pills because I cannot drive or work when I take them. I want the problem to go away and not just mask the pain with pills.”
“I have suffered from migraines for 20 years and was prescribed medication by my doctor, which only helped about 50%. A friend of mine recommended I try acupuncture with Dr. Ruel. The next time I felt a migraine coming on, I called Dr. Ruel. Realizing I was in a lot of pain, she squeezed me in for an appointment immediately. I received one treatment. When I got up off the table my pain was about 75% better and I was smiling again. Over the course of the next 24 hours, the pain completely subsided. I am so grateful to find something natural that actually works. I would highly recommend acupuncture with Dr. Ruel to anyone.”
“I had been looking forward to my vacation for several months. However, on the first day of my vacation, I woke up with a stuffy head and nose, a sore throat and a slight fever. I could tell I had caught a bug and was coming down with something. The thought of spending my vacation in bed was extremely unappealing – I had made plans for all kinds of fun things to do!
I had tried acupuncture in the past for other things and it worked well for me, so I picked up the phone and called Dr. Ruel. She fit me into her schedule that day. I had one treatment, and by the next day, I had no more symptoms and felt great! My vacation was a blast, and I didn’t miss a beat!
Since this was the third time I had been sick within about a year, Dr. Ruel prescribed some Chinese herbs to boost my immune system and prevent me from getting sick in the future.”
Painful Periods with Extreme Moodiness
“My periods have always been a time of great agony for me with low back pain, a lot of bloating, fatigue, severe cramps in my pelvis and extreme moodiness and crying. I took Advil, which helped the low back pain and some of the cramps, but I still felt awful and just wanted to shut the world out. My emotional upsets were affecting the people around me too. I decided to give acupuncture a try. Dr. Ruel had me fill out her Hormone Pattern of Disharmony questionnaire. We discussed at length the details of my problem. She put me on a Chinese herbal formula and treated me with acupuncture once per week. After a couple of months, I feel like a new woman! The pain and bloating is almost completely gone, and I no longer feel like I am unable to cope. Everyone around me has noticed a shift in me also. Thank you so much Dr. Ruel!”