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Testimonials Josie Bouchier L.Ac. Contact

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!

–Elizabeth F.

 

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.

Ashley H.

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!

Rebecca H.

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!

Becky B.

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.

–Rachel D.

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.

Ru C.

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.

Howard L.

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.

Anne C.

 

Emails from Patients

Hey there,

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!

Thanks,

Anonymous

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,

Sharon H.

Hi Josie,

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.

Warmly,

Elizabeth F.

 

Hey Josie!

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,

Christine H.

 

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!

Anonymous

 

Dear Josie,

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.

Affectionately,

Brenda D.

Hi,

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.

Anonymous

Welcome to the Immortal Palace official website!

Hi there, my name is Josie Bouchier and I’m the owner of Immortal Palace where I specialize in women’s health and nutrition. (To learn more about my online nutrition program that helps women increase their fertility, click here.)

I am passionate about helping you:

  • Overcome your PMS symptoms
  • Get off the pill with confidence
  • Regulate and even enjoy your menstrual cycles
  • Eliminate anxiety, depression and fatigue
  • Eat right for your body
  • Get pregnant
  • Do away with pregnancy-induced symptoms such as nausea and low back pain
  • Stimulate labor
  • Recover after giving birth
  • Replace stress with euphoria
  • Put an end to hot flashes, insomnia and low libido
  • Age gracefully

What’s in it for you?

I have designed this website and blog to put helpful insights, tips and tricks, instantly useable content, exclusive gifts and ancient Chinese secrets pertaining to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being right at your fingertips. My goal with the content of this website is to empower you to restore communication with your body and take control of how you feel day-to-day, with our without the help of my needles. Consider me your strongest advocate, rooting for your true health and happiness. You go girl!

A few years ago, I was scared, anxious and depressed

Let me tell you a little bit about me. A few years ago I was married and on my way to medical school. I had graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts in English / Creative Writing in 2000. I was passionate about writing (still am) but I also knew that I wanted to be a doctor, so I began taking pre-med classes at the University of Colorado. Meanwhile, I was experiencing horrid monthly migraines with my cycle, cramps that had me doubled over on the ground, pale as a sheet and vomiting from the pain, increasing depression and anxiety that was becoming harder and harder to cope with (sometimes I couldn’t leave the house), and to top it all off I was questioning my marriage and career path. In short, I can totally understand where you’re coming from. If you’ve ever struggled with being a woman and all that it entails, believe me, I get it.

Thank goodness for my mom and Chinese medicine

I will always be thankful for the day my mom told me she made the decision to go to Chinese medical school, and I’m even more thankful that she encouraged me to try it. I’ll never forget my first acupuncture treatment from Dr. Cheng. I remember walking out to my car after the session feeling like I had never felt before. My cramps and anxiety were gone, and a tremendous weight had been lifted from my body. After years of frustration with western medical doctors and their limited offerings of Advil and birth control as solutions to my problems, this seemed like nothing short of a miracle. I felt an instant clarity and lightness. I knew this was the kind of medicine I had been looking for. Six weeks later I was enrolled at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine with my mom.

I came out on the other side, all in one piece, feeling better than ever

My healing journey has consisted of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, discovering my food intolerances, changing my diet, divorce, good old fashioned therapy, a number of spectacular self-help/spirituality books, and some serious soul searching. I am elated to report that I have come out on the other side all in one piece, feeling better than I’ve ever felt before.

Now I love my life

I no longer suffer from migraines, anxiety or depression. My cramps are a bazillion times more manageable and sometimes not there at all. I have a successful career and I am lucky to have married my high school sweetheart on 11/11/11.  I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in August 2012, and I fall more in love with her everyday. I feel unbelievably grateful to be surrounded with such blessings everyday.

Why I decided to specialize in women’s health & nutrition

I strongly believe that no woman should have to suffer through a period, pregnancy, menopause or any other stage related to a woman’s life. Nothing brings me greater fulfillment than helping women recover their feminine power and feel like their best self. I am overjoyed that I have been able to help so many women overcome similar challenges that I have experienced in my life.

You can feel better, too

If you are suffering right now, I want you to know that change is possible. Actually, as my mom would say, not only is change possible, it is the only thing you can count on! Whatever obstacle or challenge you are experiencing right now, I can assure you, it will pass. If you’d like it to pass sooner than later, stick with me and I’ll teach you everything I know.

Let’s stay connected

Make sure to join my mailing list below to receive the Immortal Palace free newsletter and other exclusive goodies. Don’t worry, I promise to only send you valuable, useful info, and I will never share your information with anyone. Also, if you haven’t already, take advantage of the five video downloads I have created for you that are jam-packed with useful strategies that will give you tangible results right now. (You will gain instant access to these downloads just for joining my mailing list below.)

To your health & happiness,

Josie Bouchier L.Ac.

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My Official Bio

Josie Bouchier L.Ac., M.S., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

Josie Bouchier holds a Bachelor of Arts in English / Creative Writing from Colorado College. Josie earned her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in August 2008. This four-year program consists of 3,000 hours of education including 1,000 hours of clinical practice. She was awarded a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in September 2008. This includes certification in Clean Needle Technique and Chinese Herbology. Josie’s training includes adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion (heat therapy), tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha (friction therapy), acupressure, cupping, auriculotherapy, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. She is a licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado. Josie specializes in women’s health and nutrition.

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Contact Details

Immortal Palace has moved! Just 5 miles north of the old location, on Sheridan Boulevard. You'll love the new space :-)

  • Address: 8120 Sheridan Blvd, A-303, Westminster, CO
  • Tel: 303.229.9684
  • Email: info@immortalpalace.com
  • Hours: Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm, by appointment only