I first came to see Josie when my husband and I made the decision to start a family. I had been on birth control pills for years, so I was concerned that my body was going to have a hard time righting itself on its own. I also have a history of anxiety, which certainly wasn’t helping things. After following her recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes to help both my body readjust to life after “the Pill” and to ease the anxiety, as well as weekly visits, I found out I was pregnant in what felt like no time!
After reaching that milestone, it quickly became time for Josie to work her magic on my next big hurdle: morning sickness! I had a trip planned with my husband to Hawaii and knew the vacation would be a total loss if I didn’t find some relief from the nausea. I saw Josie on a Friday and by the time we got on a plane Saturday I was feeling great! With weekly “tune-ups”, aromatherapy suggestions, and the ear and wrist tacks she applied, what might have been a miserable first trimester was actually quite bearable.
In addition to pregnancy symptoms and anxiety, I also have an underactive thyroid. I take medication, but was concerned about my levels fluctuating at the beginning of this pregnancy. I told Josie about this and she treated me accordingly. It wasn’t but two weeks later that my endocrinologist called to tell me that my latest tests showed that my thyroid had reached the “perfect” range. With all other factors being equal, I attribute that good news to Josie’s treatment.
Josie is a kind, gentle, incredibly astute practitioner. I am so grateful to have found her!
I’m not a fan of needles, but I definitely did not want to down synthetic hormones.
I’m 48 years old, and I was suffering several typical perimenopause symptoms: insomnia, hot flashes, painful intercourse. The first two, I had come to accept and was coping with, but I did not want to give up my sex life. I’m not a fan of needles, but I definitely did not want to down synthetic hormones. Plus, I’d had great results from acupuncture years ago for irregular menstrual periods, so I figured I’d try Chinese medicine again.
I felt entirely relaxed on a deep level for the first time in a long time.
I first had a tonifying treatment, and I realized when I was on the table with the needles in various points, that I felt entirely relaxed on a deep level for the first time in a long time. Josie modified my exercise regimen, made some nutritional recommendations, and got me started on two herbal formulas. I’m not a fan of pills, either, since I’m very drug sensitive. I noticed no negative side-effects from the herbs; and relief came quite quickly.
I started sleeping through the night and feeling rested. The hot flashes subsided.
I started sleeping through the night and feeling rested. The hot flashes subsided. I had three follow-up sessions, and I continue to take two different herbal formulas. I’m back to exercising and have not had a hot flash in more than six weeks. And the discomfort during intercourse, to my relief and delight, has disappeared, too.
I’m amazed at how much better I feel, and how relatively easy and quickly I found relief.
I’m amazed at how much better I feel, and how relatively easy and quickly I found relief. I hope more women will try treatments: Based on my experience, I don’t believe we need to suffer those nasty symptoms of perimenopause.
–Patient prefers to be anonymous
I was struggling with morning sickness and after one treatment, I was cured!
Josie is a miracle worker! I came to her when I was struggling with morning sickness and after one treatment, I was cured! She has also helped me on several occasions to deal with headaches. She is a calm, soothing and competent practitioner whom I highly recommend to all my friends and family.
As soon as the needles were in I felt my sinuses clear immediately!
Josie did a great job calming my nerves from the very beginning. She listened and took into account my concerns right from the start. I told her my allergies had really been bothering me and as soonas the needles were in I felt my sinuses clear immediately! Overall my experience was WONDERFUL!
I found relief from migraine headaches to sinus infections and menstrual abnormalities in sometimes just one treatment.
I sought treatment with Josie Bouchier beginning several years ago, and was pleased and relieved to find that acupuncture addressed some general health issues–even my small complaints. I found relieffor all of my relatively minor, occasional aches and pains, from migraine headaches to sinus infections and menstrual abnormalities in sometimes just one treatment. Then, more recently, I faced a more serious infection, and turned to Josie again.
I have been amazed with the results, and was pleasantly surprised to find an acupuncturist who can look at me, as a patient, holistically.
Through her treatments, counsel, and delicate handling, she helped me to work between my western medicine doctors and their prescription drugs, and the acupuncture and herbs of Chinese medicine, so that my body could heal with the fewest possible side effects. I have been amazed with the results, and was pleasantly surprised to find an acupuncturist who can look at me, as a patient, holistically. Through my journey to find healing, Josie diplomatically counseled me with her expertise to navigate the best of western and eastern medicine to achieve the best health possible.
–Patient prefers to be anonymous
I had heard of acupuncture, and although I was skeptical, I was also desperate.
I had foot surgery, however my foot was still in continual pain. I had heard of acupuncture, and although I was skeptical, I was also desperate. My first session consisted of a thorough review of my medical history and physical condition. It was a soothing and relaxing experience and, I felt immediate improvement. I continue to have acupuncture on a regular basis. I am now a believer of alternative medicine!
I had surgery on my hand to reattach a cut nerve and tendon. My doctor and occupational therapist told me that I should not expect to gain full range of motion in my affected finger. In addition to my regular therapy treatments and massage, I saw Josie Bouchier weekly for 8 weeks of my recovery. She used a variety of techniques to break up scar tissue and promote nerve growth. On my last visit with the occupational therapist, he told me he was honestly surprised that I have regained my entire range of motion, and that I was in the 95th percentile of those who had the type of procedure I had. He said, “whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!” I attribute my successful recovery to acupuncture, and Josie’s thorough understanding of the healing process. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking speedy recovery from surgery or other wounds, or any other issue for which western advice and prescriptions only partially treat.
I went to see Josie with a back problem and the relief I felt was immediate.
I went to see Josie with a back problem and the relief I felt was immediate. Josie has a gentle touch and she approaches her craft with skill and intelligence. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Since starting treatments, my pain has been significantly reduced and my range of motion meaningfully improved.
I have been seeing Josie since November 2008 for treatment of severe chronic pain in my neck and lower back. I was referred to her by an osteopathic physician. Since starting treatments,my pain has been significantly reduced and my range of motion meaningfully improved. A side benefit has been a meditative-like feeling of relaxation during and after each treatment. I cannot recommend Joise highly enough. Her knowledge, professionalism and concern for her patients make her a truly remarkable care provider.
Each time I leave feeling calmed, rejuvenated, and stronger, both physically and emotionally.
Josie has treated me countless times for everything from neck pain to common cold symptoms. Each time I leave feeling calmed, rejuvenated, and stronger, both physically and emotionally. Her patience, thoughtfulness, and insight are unparalleled, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their well being.
Doctors’ offices have always given rise to dread and anxiety in my body.
Immortal Palace is nothing like your average visit to a doctor’s office. Situated in a charming old Victorian building, the place itself reminds me that I am taking an alternative path. Doctors’ offices have always given rise to dread and anxiety in my body, yet every time I make my way up the creaky stairs, beneath the artful lamps, and past the oval window, I experience a happy state of anticipation because I know I’m treating my body—my self—to a healing modality that works for me. With soothing, sophisticated colors and interesting artwork; ethereal music; and the pleasant scents of moxa or liniments, Josie Bouchier’s clinic captures the sensual essence of acupuncture.
–Patient prefers to be anonymous
Emails from Patients
I just wanted to thank you! Without going into all the details I can say that I think it has been since I was pregnant with our second baby that I have initiated sex and honestly was worried that I would never have that feeling again. (Not that it has been that long since we had it !) But anyway, I can’t believe that I could get that feeling back and I thank you for it. And I know my husband does too! What an amazing thing you do!
Good afternoon, Josie,
I’m feeling great these days. I have more energy, the rash is completely gone from my legs, and I just haven’t felt this good in, well, years! Thank you! I’d like to continue with some maintenance just because I am feeling so good!
I look forward to seeing you again,
I just wanted to thank you! I woke up this morning feeling *nearly* like my old self again! The nausea is practically non-existent — so much so that I was able to take the dogs to the dog park AND for an hour walk without feeling like I might toss my cookies (as it were…) My fatigue has eased up considerably, too.
Thank you so very much! If you ever want me to write a testimonial for your website, consider it done.
Thanks for being an amazing healer and having such positive energy! You have been the facilitator of many remarkable changes for me.
I hope you are well and enjoying summer! I will continue to tell everyone to come see you
Take good care,
Dear Josie, Wonder Woman!
Just want to report that I’m doing much better this morning. Must be due to your magic treatments! That dreaded first hour routine was not as acute today and actually took only 20 minutes to get to the state of OK, other than some manageable pain and heaviness in my right thigh.So, it looks as though things may be moving and pathways opening, etc.
Thank you so much for your time and talent, dear girl.
Have a great weekend. See you on Monday!
I told my daughter on Friday, that her b-day present to me, which was an introduction to the ‘Immortal Palace,’ has been my best present ever. I had not expected the two treatments I’ve had with you so far to be so effective, so quickly!
As for the herbs, they are absolute magic! For the first time in a long while, I am hopeful that I shall be able to lose weight. I took them around 6:00 p.m., after I returned home from my appointment with you. That evening, NO feeling of the need to munch after dinner! Since then, I find I have to remind myself to eat at regular times! It makes it easy to eat healthfully and I have no interest in foods with white flour or sugar! (Still fancy ice cream on occasion though. That interest has not completely gone away!)
So, thank you for everything, Josie. Looking forward to my next appointment with you.
Just wanted to let you know I think I am FINALLY feeling better. Much better now! Thank you so much for taking care of me and helping me through this flu virus. Thanks, Josie. Just wanted to let you know your treatment plan worked. Again.