Francie, fertility, allergy, eczema, foot pain
I’ve seen Dr. Ma off and on over the last several years for a range of different concerns. I had a running injury, intense pain in the ball of my foot that made even walking uncomfortable, that first brought me to her. No western doctors could relieve it. After several sessions with Dr. Ma and applying her herbal patches, the pain disappeared. At the same time, she got my eczema, which had been really awful for awhile, under control.
A couple of years ago, I began seeing her when I was trying to get pregnant. The treatments she gave were really relaxing and the herbs she gave me to drink made me feel so much better. During these treatments, she also made my seasonal allergies disappear. With her help, in addition to IVF, I was blessed with a healthy baby. Her advice during that process was comforting, sensitive, and very well grounded. I went back to her after having the baby when my menstrual cycle was irregular and she helped get me back on track to a normal cycle. I am now pregnant with my second baby and so grateful to her for all of her help.
Jan, common cold
I have been seeing Dr. Ma for awhile for a chronic condition. However, one day I woke up with a severe sore throat and a 100.8 degree fever. I called her office to cancel my appointment but her staff said I should come in for a treatment, Dr. Ma could help me feel better. So I got a treatment for my cold and she gave me some herbal pills to take. A few hours after her treatment, my fever and sore throat were gone. I felt normal the next day!
After 8 months of unsuccessful Western medicine and desperate home remedies, I went to see Dr. Ma to treat my case of debilitating and severe hives covering my entire body. Dr. Ma said I would see improvement in 2 months. And after 2 months of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, the hives were gone! I am forever grateful that I found Dr. Ma and benefited so greatly from her enormous expertise.
Ellen, infertility, irregular menstruation, stress
I had trouble getting pregnant, and started a course of both infertility drugs, insemination (at an infertility clinic), and acupuncture with Dr. Ma. Dr. Ma helped me greatly. I had never tried acupuncture before and for me, it was very calming. She helped me to slow down, make conceiving a priority, as well as spoke with me about the emotional aspects of conceiving. Also, my cycle was erratic, and within a month—through acupuncture—she helped me get it back on track. She is a compassionate listener, very encouraging, and calming. I just felt much better in general after going to acupuncture for a few weeks. Within a few months of starting the acupuncture and the various infertility treatments, I became pregnant!
Kathy, infertility, menstrual cramps, irregular menstruation
I have had irregular menstrual cycle with severe cramps and struggled with infertility for a few years. My husband and I wanted to receive acupuncture treatments before we start our IVF procedure. Dr. Ma was recommended by our OBGYN. Dr. Ma is a wonderful acupuncturist with a great bedside manner. She always greeted me with a warm smile. She is so caring and nonjudgmental and allowed to open up about issues. I felt so much relief after her acupuncture treatments. Dr. Ma told me I need 3-6 months of treatments to get my body ready to conceive. My menstrual cramps got better after only one month of treatment. My period started to become regular after three months. I became pregnant naturally after five months of treatment. We are so grateful to her. Not only did we get a wonderful baby, but also I became much healthier and stronger through her treatment and I can take good care of my baby boy!
Larry, low back pain
I injured my back while lifting heavy furniture. The pain was so severe that I could hardly walk on my own. A friend of mine recommended Dr. Ma. After one treatment, my back was 90% better and I was able to walk normally out of her office. I was so amazed that acupuncture worked so well and quickly for my lower back pain.
Laura, fibromyalgia, insomnia, anxiety
I have suffered fibromyalgia, insomnia, and anxiety for many years. I saw many specialists and have tried different medications. None of them greatly helped me. I asked one of my doctors from UCLA if there was a natural way to help my condition. She referred me to Dr. Ma, who gave me acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs. After a few sessions, I started sleeping better and getting relief from my Fibromyalgia symptoms. Then I started to feel much less anxious and more relaxed. The environment she has created is very soothing and she plays relaxing music during the treatment; the experience is so comfortable.