"I never thought I would be the kind of person to try acupuncture. I was a tradition “trust the doctor” person who had spent years working in pharmaceutical research. That changed when I woke up one night and thought I had slept funny because my left arm was tingly and numb. No matter what I did or how I moved I couldn’t get the feeling back. After a few weeks (I have 4 kids so not so much free time to head to the doctor for my own issues) my doctor ordered an X-Ray, then an MRI, then an appointment with the neurosurgeon to see what they could do to fix the two bulging disks in my neck.
I lucked into a conversation with Alison Morgan (we’ve known each other for years - we have kids the same age) and figured I’d give acupuncture a try to see if I could avoid surgery. In three sessions of acupuncture and cupping I had the feeling back in my arm. It was amazing! I kept going and noticed that so many of the aches and pains of lugging around kids, pains that I thought were because of getting older, they all disappeared! My sciatica (also caused by a bulging disk) that I’d struggled with through my pregnancies and after felt so much better I could run again without pain.
Alison is knowledgeable, kind and gentle. She listens and lays hands in a way that traditional doctors don’t. She uses a combination of acupuncture, cupping and massage. Every appointment was different based on what pain or discomfort I was having and how I was feeling. I felt a wonderful sense of calm and a new energy after each session. I love the cupping – it is better than any massage I’ve ever had. It doesn’t hurt - it feels fantastic! I became the preacher of the “miracles of acupuncture with Alison Morgan” to anybody that happened to mention an ache or pain in conversation. I highly recommend Alison Morgan Acupuncture!"
-B.G., Neck and Sciatic Pain
Relief. After almost two years of constant unrelenting neck and shoulder pain, I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Alison Morgan has given me hope. I tried physical therapy, chiropractic care, injections, medications, and have seen a slew of doctors and specialists and nothing seemed to help the chronic pain I was suffering from. Everyone said it was muscle tension but no one seemed to know how to solve it. I heard about Alison from an old co-worker whom was singing her praises. So, I figured I would give acupuncture a try. And I am so glad that I did. Alison is the only practitioner that made the connection between the mental and physical self and is able to treat the whole person. She listens and truly cares about her patients. I recommend Alison to everyone and anyone- I can’t begin to express what she done for my quality of life.
-S.L., Neck pain
"Alison has helped me so much with acupuncture over the years! I am always recommending her to people. I saw her throughout my two last pregnancies. During that time, in addition to helping with general pregnancy wellness, she used acupuncture to help me turn a breech baby and to help me get labor going after my water broke and I wasn't having many contractions. My labor ended up going very swiftly once real contractions started!
More recently, Alison has helped me tremendously with insomnia, anxiety and PPD. I also have noticed that acupuncture is helping me to avoid some of the fogginess of being on anti-depressants.
She has a soothing, compassionate acupuncture practice. She is always willing to discuss Chinese medicine in more detail.
I recently went to Alison for "cupping" for the first time. Wow! Very relaxing. I highly recommend cupping if you are anxious and holding tension in your back and shoulders!!
-J.E., prenatal care and anxiety
Had a shoulder pain that just wouldn't go away and kept me up at night for about 2 straight weeks. Went to a chiropractor... no luck.
Went in on a Friday, pointed out the problem and Alison went to work. By Saturday night I had my first good night's sleep in over two weeks.
I'm a total believer! Alison is extremely knowledgable and very easy to talk to. If you have any kind of pain I would recommend going to Alison.
Shoulder is still feeling great!
-E.M., shoulder pain
"Let me begin by saying that, when I met Alison, I was very skeptical of acupuncture. My primary care doctor suggested that I look into acupuncture as a last resort for chronic neuropathic pain. In my initial meeting with Alison, she explained in a very straight-forward way how she thought acupuncture would benefit me. I had no idea that, in addition to treating pain, acupuncture helps with dieting, with stress, with the healing process, and with other conditions. I must say the results have been amazing.
I have been receiving treatment from Alison for about 5 months. Over that time, I have experienced significantly-reduced pain and increased motility in my lower back and hips. I'm now able to do things that I have not been able to do easily for years, because of the chronic pain. And, yes, I have also been able to lose weight. To date, I have lost almost 40 pounds!
I can't express fully what this has all meant to me. I am diabetic with chronic neuropathic pain in my feet. As a result of my acupuncture treatments with Alison, I have witnessed a general reduction in all blood test results for diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc. My doctors are now reducing medications rather that increasing them. I have shared my experience with all of my family and friends, and encourage everyone who has been struggling with the same issues not give up and to give acupuncture a chance. All in all, I could not have expected better results. I cannot fully express my appreciation to Alison other than to say: Thank you."
-M.W., body pain and weight loss
I have been experiencing terrible environmental allergies with sinus congestion this Spring and had tried a variety of over-the- counter remedies including using a Neti Pot on a daily basis. Nothing seemed to help. Then I saw Alison for Acupuncture and it felt like a miracle! In 2 sessions with Alison’s expertise, my sinus congestion almost disappeared and my other symptoms of watery eyes, runny nose, itchy eyes and a cough decresed dramatically! I am thrilled to be able to receive a modality that works instead of filling up my body with chemicals.