Testimonials 2016-10-18T08:49:47+00:00

Testimonials


Click below to view testimonials for the following health issues:

Infertility

Ava and David C., Melrose, MA

My husband and I wanted to personally write a testimonial to recognize everything that Jose Ruiz did to help us conceive our perfectly healthy baby boy.

For a range of reasons, we found ourselves at age 42 (both of us), wanting to do all we could to conceive a child.  We explored IVF, but ultimately chose not to pursue fertility treatments.  I had been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and my husband had low morphology (0%–Kruger Strict Criteria).  We had been trying on our own for 10 months, when, through my own research, I decided that acupuncture and herbs could make a real difference in our ability to conceive.  Through my research, I knew that Jose had studied under Randine Lewis, the author of The Infertility Cure:  The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies.  I talked it over with my husband, and we both decided that working with Jose could really help us.

We began working with Jose in the Summer of 2012, a few months away from my 44th birthday (my husband was already 44).  Throughout our work with him, he was consistently encouraging, attentive, positive, flexible, and responsive.  From the beginning, he did everything he could to tailor his acupuncture and herb treatments to our unique circumstances.  Through consultations with both of us, he created distinct treatment approaches for both me and my husband.  David only received herbs, while I received both acupuncture and herbs.  He worked with both of us to assess our current vitamin and supplement regimens, adjusting what we were taking to blend optimally with the herbs we were taking.  He also helped us adjust our diet:  low sugar; minimal flour, wheat, and dairy, and caffeine; increases in protein, vegetables, and low-sugar fruits.

Soon, my ovulation signals began to get stronger and stronger.  My husband’s Kruger Strict Criteria morphology went from 0% to 1.5%.  On his own, Jose continued to study precise treatment approaches related to PCOS, to further refine my treatments.  After 10 months of working with Jose, in May of 2013, at age 44, my husband and I naturally conceived.  My pregnancy progressed without any complications related to my age.  I carried our baby to full term (40 weeks), and in February of 2014, gave birth to our perfectly healthy baby boy.

Words can’t describe how grateful we are for everything that Jose did for us.  We can’t recommend him enough to any couple trying to conceive.  Thank you Jose, from the bottom of our hearts!

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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A P. / Burlington, MA:

I highly recommend Jose and Family Acupuncture & Herbs. I started seeing Jose around Feb 2011 and I was currently a patient at FCNE for irregular cycles. At that time I was undergoing cycles w/ FCNE, so Jose just assisted those cycles w/ acupuncture.  Well, after 3 IUI’s and 2 IVF’s that all failed, I had enough. I was on a break from fertility treatments and decided to give the herbs a try. Jose was very professional, answered all my questions and never rushed me.  I did the herbs for about 5 weeks, met with Jose once a week.  Well, after 5 weeks of taking the herbs I found out that  we got pregnant on our own- naturally!! I was so shocked… speechless!! We just had our 1st appt. with our OB and we’re due April 1st. Thank you so much Jose… words cannot express how thankful we are after this long, emotional journey! To all those reading this that may be in the same situation, keep the faith and it will happen for you!! After our 2nd failed IVF, I was so devastated and was willing to try the herbs and am so glad we did…. what an experience!!

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Katie B. / Peabody, MA:

I have been a patient of Jose at Family Acupuncture and Herbs since January 2011.  I was referred to Jose from my Doctor.  He has assisted me with Fertility issues.  From my visit until presently Jose is a TRUE PROFESSIONAL he always makes me feel like I am the only person in his practice.  He listens and spends the time with you while you are there.  He is also very flexible when I have had to change my appointment he always does whatever he can to fit me in.  I am currently pregnant and owe much of my success to JOSE.  I continue to go to him once a week and I truly look forward to my sessions each week. You could not find a better practice around.  Thank you JOSE!!!

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Rachel M. / Reading, MA:

I began going to Family Acupuncture and Herbs of Reading to help with my infertility. My husband and I had been through numerous IVF cycles with no success and wanted to try something more natural. I did multiple months of acupuncture with Jose to prepare my body and began taking Herbs to really give it all we had. After only taking the Herbs for one month, we got pregnant on our own!!! I continuted the acupuncture through the first trimester to support the pregnancy. Today we have a healthy 2wk old baby girl! Jose is very knowledgable and really takes the time to listen to your individual needs and prepares a treatment plan catered specifically to you.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Melissa / North Reading, MA

I could not be more pleased to write a testimonial as to how great Jose Ruiz is in treating infertility. My husband and I started our infertility journey in December of 2012. I was 38 and he was 42. We went right to IVF for male factor reasons and after I started my first cycle it became clear that I also was a contributing factor to our infertility. I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and am a poor responder to fertility medication. I went through 4 IVF cycles between December and August 2013. Through each cycle I never had more than 2 eggs fertilize and they weren’t good quality. I decided I needed to regroup and take a break after these failures. I found Jose and Family Acupuncture and set up a consultation. The minute I started talking to Jose I knew I was in the right place. He was so thorough and easy to talk to. He listened to my story and went through my medical history before setting up a plan for me that included herbs and acupuncture. I really felt his plan was tailored to me personally and I always looked forward to my appointments with him. My next cycle with Jose was a world of difference but I still did not find success. Jose encouraged me to have my husband come in and meet with him as he was also a big piece to the puzzle. He found some things to work with my husband on and had him take herbs before our next cycle. I am so happy to say that the next cycle was a success. We ended up pregnant with identical twin girls which were born 2014. I firmly believe that had I not been working with Jose I would not be holding my baby girls today.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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AL (2015)

When I first came to Jose, I was mentally & physically depleted due to various life stresses. Despite feeling so down and out, I immediately felt comfortable with Jose. He offered guidance, knowledge, kindness, support, and hope in a manner that was inviting and non-judgmental. Jose helped me to navigate the world of blood tests & hormone panels with my western doctors. He guided me in understanding which tests to request and provided honest & clear insight as to their results. And he also showed that he truly cared by reaching out to his acupuncture peers to gain other insights as to my ‘condition’. Jose became an instrumental part of my holistic team of health practitioners who brought be back to optimal health. After irregular periods and a supposed diagnosis of ‘premature ovarian failure’ with less than a 10% chance of conceiving, within a year I had bounced back and got pregnant naturally!! I have no doubts that Jose and Family Acupuncture played an integral role in my own little miracle.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Back and Hip Pain

CC (2015):

I have worked with many acupuncturists but Jose provides a very unique and modern approach to the work that I have never experienced before. He is easy to talk to, punctual, affordable, and on the cutting edge for female reproductive issues. I have had multiple back surgeries, neuropathy issues, and endometriosis and Jose has been with me through it all. He was always the first person I would go to post surgery to help rebuild my strength (even before physical therapy) and the first person I call when my endometriosis is flaring. He takes the time to truly listen and caters each session to the needs at hand. Jose’s treatments have helped me regain my strength to walk without a cane, calm my painful nerves, and even out some very intense symptoms and complications from my surgeries. Jose has also connected me with other practitioners to compliment his work and each one has been crucial to my path of healing. Jose is someone you want in your corner because he honestly cares about you, truly wants to make change, and has the skills to put it all into action.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Claire F. / Andover, MA:

Went to Family Acupuncture for persistent upper back & hip pain.  Treatments were once a week for 2 months.  Jose explains everything very well & puts you at ease.  Great bedside manner. He also used other Chinese healing methods on my problems area.  I have been pain free since treatments & in addition treatments helped with my state of mind, very calming.  I started seeing Jose just after finishing treatment for cancer, second that year, & was in need of calming/emotional balance affects of the acupuncture. Treatments provided this as well.  I highly recommend his practice.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Robert D. / Reading, MA:

I have been seeing Jose at  Family Acupuncture and Herbs of Reading for treatment of back problems since 2007.  I was initially skeptical of alternative therapies, but was convinced to try acupuncture by my wife after Jose successfully treated her for repetitive stress injuries. Since starting treatment I have not lost any work days due to back spasms. My back’s ability to withstand the stresses of heavy household chores has improved significantly. Jose’s treatment has allowed me to better control my condition and to function at a higher level than would otherwise be possible. This is something that had not been realized though conventional medical therapies and is, to paraphrase the credit card commercial, priceless.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Vicky F. / Stoneham, MA:

Myself and husband have been clients of Family Acupuncture and Herbs of Reading for approximately 4 years. My husband has cervical radiculopathy that cannot be addressed surgically due to a serious heart condition. Doctors gave pain meds and physical therapy but that would either make him unable to work or increase symptoms. Jose has been able to keep debilitating pain at bay with regular sessions every 3 weeks. It was a process to get at this state but it works. My husband was the biggest skeptic but now refers everyone. I continue every three weeks due to an autoimmune system problem along with chronic back pain. Walking, crawling in and leaving with a light stride is wonderful relief. I cant say all medical providers agree with Alternative therapies. To this I ask do they have back, knee pain, fatigue or headaches? If they say yes, (which I know they will) try this out then give an opinion. We will continue to be patrons of Family Acupuncture, refer those we encounter with pain problems and encourage traditional medical providers to have an open mind.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Sally M:

The comprehensive care I received from Family Acupuncture was wonderful. Jose treated my condition with both acupuncture and herbs. In addition to that, he recommended books I could (and did) read about my condition, so I was able to better educate myself and play an active role in my health. His professional care exceeded my expectations and his personal compassion had a big impact. He always treated me honestly and respectfully. I have recommended Jose to my friends who could benefit from his care.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Migraines

TC (2015):

Upon recommendation from a friend I decided to try to find some relief for my migraine headaches from Jose at Family Acupuncture & Herbs of Reading. I had previously been to a chiropractor, tried medication and was still suffering. Jose listened to my symptoms, asked relevant questions and most important to me, was able to see me and treat me quickly instead of having to wait several weeks for an appointment. My migraines were tenacious! They did not give up easily and neither did Jose. When one treatment plan wasn’t working, he switched gears and tried something else until I found consistent relief. I am so thankful I was referred to Family Acupuncture and Jose.

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Neurological Conditions

Laura S. / Haverhill, MA:

I started seeing Jose in July 2011 when I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. My regular doctor said that there was nothing they could do for Bell’s Palsy and I would just have to wait it out, it could be 6-12 months until I am back to normal. A friend from work who had been seeing Jose had referred me to him, I figured what do I have to loose. After the first appointment, I felt very optimistic, Jose takes the time to explain what he is going to do and why that would work, he really truly cares about his patients. After a few sessions twice a week, I could see a big improvement and after 3 months, my face is 100% back to normal. JOSE IS THE GREATEST!

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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Digestive Issues

JB (2015)

I first saw Jose when I was sick, stressed, and desperate for help. I have chronic GI problems and at this time in my life I was in a terrible flare-up caused by extreme stress and poor dietary choices. I called Jose and told him how miserable I was, and he fit me in that day. He gave me herbs which I took daily for about 4-5 weeks, and did double-sided acupuncture treatments two times per week to start. After just two doses of herbs I noticed an improvement, and with continued acupuncture, I had great relief from my symptoms. The stress and anxiety just disappeared, and the GI symptoms improved so much that I was able to work regularly and go out with friends again. I now see Jose once every two weeks for maintenance. Jose is patient, kind, and empathetic. He will spend a lot of time with you if you need it. I highly recommend his practice!

*Disclaimer:  Specific results are not guaranteed.  Results may vary from person to person.

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