Client Stories

 

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Peaceful acupuncture treatment room.

Acupuncture treats anxiety and depression.  “Abba is amazing! When I started going to her I was having severe anxiety and depression, now my anxiety very rarely exists, and my depression has improved. I feel so much better thanks to her! The needles don’t hurt and when I get off that bed my body feels more relaxed than it has ever in my entire life. Abba is so caring and has given me several other ideas to help me with my anxiety. She’s one of the most nicest, neatest people I’ve met, and definitely knows what she is doing. Love her!” Vanessa Himmelberg, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture treats anxiety and depression.  “I was a wreck before seeing Abba. I had been suffering from crippling anxiety, depression, and addiction problems year after year with no luck in finding the proper medication or treatment that works for me. The negative side effects of medication far outweighed any benefit I ever got from them. I was to the point where I could barely even show up to work because I was too afraid to leave my house. My mother suggested I go to Abba. Acupuncture sounded too good to be true. I was hooked after my first visit! Abba’s treatments are always relaxing. She makes you feel welcomed and at ease. It’s reassuring to know that every time you go to see Abba, she will be understanding and kind. Her enthusiasm towards acupuncture makes the whole experience pleasant. She takes time to describe what the points on your body are for.  I highly recommend Abba for anyone suffering from mental illness. Where other treatments have failed me, acupuncture has helped me. Abba also referred me to additional resources outside of her practice to further achieve my mental wellness goal. That’s the type of healer I choose to have in my life; one that actually cares.” Marcus Monier, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture heals severe back pain. “Abba is wonderful, she completely healed my severe back pain – I had tried everything and had been in pain for about two months and after just three sessions, I felt no pain! She is so nice and friendly. Now I am hooked on acupuncture, it’s very relaxing and I look forward to my session each week. Thank you so much Abba!” Courtney Byrd, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture cures plantar fasciitis pain. “If you have plantar fasciitis, Abba is the cure. In six weeks I went from a pain level of 10 to virtually pain free. Acupuncture does not hurt, and it is not expensive.” Robin Van Gorp, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture alleviates pain. “Thank you Abba for saving me yesterday. I arrived with pain at a level 8 and left with it a zero!”  Jeri Smith, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture helps with hives and edema. “Abba is wonderful!! She helped me when I was having daily urticaria and angioedema. I have been in remission for almost 3 years now!! Thank you, Abba!”  Jessica Layman, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture improves stress-related symptoms. “I’ve gone to Abba to treat stress-related symptoms and highly recommend her. Whether you’ve had acupuncture treatments before or it’s your first time, Abba is excellent. She’s friendly and warm and puts you at ease. She takes the time to listen and explain to you what points she’ll be working on. I leave feeling better than when I came in. She’s professional, grounded in years of experience and creatively draws from many disciplines to provide an effective treatment.” Rowena Raborar, Springfield, Missouri

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Close-up of acupuncture needles – they are tiny and inserted very shallowly so your treatment is pain-free.

Acupuncture is a godsend for women’s health issues. “I’ve been a regular client of Abba’s for over two years, and I KNOW acupuncture has been a positive influence in my life. Abba has treated me for a variety of issues including ear problems and women’s health concerns, and I can happily report that I’ve seen significant improvement across the board. I feel better physically. My mind feels clearer. With respect to women’s health issues, my acupuncture treatments with Abba were a godsend – I firmly believe they played a HUGE role in turning a very dire situation around. If you are worried about acupuncture hurting, don’t be. The needles are quite THIN and Abba is so skilled that you most likely won’t even feel them being placed. I know I don’t. There’s also nothing like the relaxing feeling you have after a treatment. It feels so good! Abba is also a very compassionate person and a great listener. She’s easy to talk to and won’t make you feel self conscious. Something else I appreciate about Abba is that she doesn’t do high pressure sales tactics, and she won’t harass you into purchasing a bunch of herbs or ointments. If you’ve tried other acupuncture practitioners, you know this is not always the case.”  McKenzie Maggerd, Lebanon, Missouri

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Acupuncture soothes plantar fasciitis pain.

Acupuncture resolves plantar fasciitis pain. “When my plantar fasciitis foot pain became unbearable and I could not be on my feet more than five minutes at a time, I came to see Abba for acupuncture. I cannot believe how quickly acupuncture resolved the pain in my heels – the pain in one foot was reduced by half after the first treatment, and after six sessions, I am 90% pain free. My doctor had told me that I’d have no relief without surgery!” Jackie Mayo, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture reduces fibromyalgia pain. “Abba kicked my fibromyalgia in the pants! Without her help and healing vibes, I’m certain my quality of life would have continued to worsen. Abba is super accommodating. If you’re uncertain about acupuncture, like I was, I would highly recommend Abba. She really took the extra time and effort to help ease me into it all.” Cara Stenz, Portland, Oregon

Acupuncture is effective for muscle tension, joint pain, anxiety. “I have had acupuncture, ‘dry needling,’ and massage from other therapists, but Abba is by far my favorite. Her sessions are both highly effective and relaxing – I usually sleep through them. I see her for muscle tension and joint soreness, as well as anxiety. She also makes it very easy to fit appointments into your busy schedule. I highly recommend her to anyone!” Maggie Schibler, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture manages pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis. “I have been receiving acupuncture treatments from Abba for the past three years. Acupuncture helps me manage the pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. The treatments themselves are very relaxing and provide the right complement to other types of holistic support, as well as Western medicine. Not to mention, the energy within the clinic and from Abba offers healing and comfort. I always leave feeling better than when I walked in.” Vicky Coday, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture supports recovery after a stroke, and gives a feeling of peace and serenity. “I had a stroke over a year ago, and then was exposed twice during performances that had not disclosed their use of strobe lights, which did further damage to my brain and optic nerve. Abba’s acupuncture treatments have aided the progress of both my physical and mental recovery from the harmful effects of the strobe lights. I have renewed energy, faith and trust that I will recover. Her treatments give me a feeling of peace and serenity.” Ellen Himebaugh, Springfield, Missouri

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Facial acupuncture treats Bells’s palsy and rejuvenates the complexion.

Acupuncture speeds Bells palsy recovery. “I went to Abba for Bells Palsy. From my first treatment, I knew Abba really cared about my well being. I had three treatments the first week and three treatments the second week. I noticed a slight change by the third treatment, and by the sixth treatment, I saw a tremendous improvement. The treatments helped me for a faster recovery.” Janet Herzog, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture resolves years-old wrist pain in one treatment. “My wrist has hurt for at least six years now. Sometimes more sometimes less, but never letting up. This past year I have had trouble holding on to a pen with which to write. Until last Friday morning. I woke up, there was zero pain. None. It was weird, awkward, and felt as though I was missing an appendage as I had become so used to it. What happened? Abba did acupuncture on it Thursday! Amazing, I cannot believe that happened, but it did. Abba, you are amazing, thank you. I just biked over 12 miles this morning, I have full range of motion on the wrist.” Christi Dunham, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture treats depression and anxiety. “Abba helped me tremendously with my depression and anxiety. When I came to see Abba, I was debating whether or not to go back on antidepressants. I’ve been on antidepressants most of my adult life and had weaned myself off them a year or so prior. I really did not want to have to take medication with all of the side effects, but I was in a place where I was spiraling down again.  Abba has such a calming presence and immediately made me feel comfortable.  After one treatment, I was much more at peace and felt like this was a path I could pursue. I saw Abba once a week for several weeks and was then able to go less frequently. It truly calmed my neurological system and brought a sense of balance and well-being. I am very grateful to Abba.” Kathy Hopper, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture eliminates pain following a stroke. “Acupuncture with Abba had a profound impact on my life. I had a neurological event in January 2014 that could have devastated me. I was in pain, confused, and emotionally overwrought. I did a little research and discovered that scalp acupuncture is used in China exclusively for stroke. I made an appointment with Abba the next day. She was very intuitive and compassionate and after the very first treatment the intense head pain was gone never to return. I have worked with Abba regularly for nearly five months and I am always amazed at the positive results. My immense heartfelt gratitude to Abba for helping me and all the others I have referred to her. What a joy and a blessing to have Abba in my life!” Gayle Rice, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture is a blessing for people with frequent migraines. “Abba has been treating my daughter for about a month for migraines. My daughter is 18 and has suffered since age 12 with almost daily migraines. Within ONE treatment, her headaches improved or even gone away completely. For someone who has suffered daily with pain, this has been a huge blessing.” Deb Vaughn, Bolivar, Missouri

Acupuncture helps “non-believer” with severe stomach pain. “Abba gave me my life back! I have been able to live my life free from worry that I will have to change plans at the last minute due to pain. I have been to doctors off and on for the past 3 years, spent countless hours having tests done, waiting for doctors, and getting many diagnoses. After accumulating thousands of dollars in medical bills, I still had severe stomach pain. I was diagnosed with IBS and Gastroparesis, but nothing the doctors did or prescribed helped with the pain. Six weeks ago, I went to Abba, willing to try anything to help with the debilitating pain. I was a non-believer in acupuncture and honestly didn’t think it would help, but I was desperate. The pain left my body that very night. Following the appointment, I had a full week without pain for the first time in over three years. I can enjoy my life again. I would recommend Abba and her acupuncture treatment to anybody needing relief from pain. She is a miracle worker.” Meghan McKinney, Springfield, Missouri

Acupuncture reduces back pain. “I love Abba. She exceeds my expectation every time I come in. Great service as well as price. I came in with my friends and she even did an ear treatment for them and they all loved it! I lift a lot in the gym and always have lower back pain from it and I feel great when I leave my appointment. Abba Anderson Acupuncture is the only place I will go to!” Danielle Fisher, Nixa, Missouri

Acupuncture improves quality of life for people with chronic pain. “Abba’s acupuncture lets me live a much fuller life. I highly recommend her to anyone with chronic pain.” Elizabeth Starr, Albany, California

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Tranquil view of bridge over Lake Springfield at Springfield Nature Center.

Acupuncture balances emotions and brain chemistry. “I felt comfortable with Abba from day one. She is nonjudgmental and empathetic, which makes it easy to talk to her about emotional issues.” Jane Letham, Aversham, England

Acupuncture is calming. “I could not have gotten through my husband’s funeral without Abba’s acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture calmed me in ways I never knew possible.” Helen Pitt, Sydney, Australia

Acupuncture is fun! “I always feel safe with Abba around confidential information and deep feelings. I trust her to listen carefully and be present without judgment. And sessions with Abba are fun! Her energy is always positive and open.” Tivela Seeche, San Francisco, California