After exposure to mold, I began getting severe, raised, itchy rashes whenever in contact with it. Years of mainstream doctors and a few on the fringe (in desperation) could only suggest a daily over the counter allergy pill or move to Arizona. While visiting Ms. Lopez for knee pain with swollen eyes, she suggested we try something new. From the moment she needled me for swelling, it changed color and started going down. I was thrilled! If you have any mold or mildew issues I urge you to just try Rachel.
You will be amazed!
-Pauline M. (Ringwood, NJ)
I started seeing Rachel due to a lack of energy, interest and desire to do anything. I was also having difficulty sleeping and suffering from anxiety and body pains. This affected my entire life in so many different ways. I began to realize that simple, everyday tasks were more and more difficult to handle and manage. Before coming to Rachel I sought help from medical doctors and psychologists which only resulted in various medications and no positive results. The most important and valuable improvements that I received by coming to Bergen County Acupuncture are with my attitude and state of mind. My mental aches are easier to handle and my body pains are getting better with each session! Rachel took me under her care and by thoroughly explaining the procedures and what to expect she instituted hope and I felt optimistic that I could recover and regain my life!
-Susan S. (Elmwood Park, NJ)
I have had lower back pain for 25 years. In the past five years it has gotten worse extending to my hips also. My MRI shows two bulging disks and mild stenosis. Trying to avoid an epidural, I decided to try acupuncture because my sister told me she had heard about it helping. Last month I lost three days of work and knew I had to do something. I never take off of work.
My sister recommended Rachel because she had heard of Rachel’s treatments helping my condition. Since her office local to Hackensack, I thought it would also be convenient to work. After my first treatment, I was able to bend over and touch my toes. Since then I have had five treatments and am happy to report that my back is 70% better. My hip pain is gone (it no longer wakes me up). Most importantly, since starting with Rachel I no longer take any medication for my pain.
Rachel is a very pleasant person to work with, lovely, gentle and down to earth. I truly recommend everyone who has back pain to call Rachel and talk to her.
-Jasna (Edgewater, NJ)
After being sick for about two months with what was diagnosed as bronchitis by two separate emergency room physicians without any improvement, I called Rachel Lopez to try acupuncture treatments. This was seemingly my last resort since I had completed 2 bouts of antibiotics and was on steroids and other breathing treatments for asthma and allergy symptoms associated with the bronchitis. Nothing was working. I was wheezing, couldn’t catch my breath, couldn’t lay flat while sleeping and constantly needed medication to be able to sleep or function at work. I was sidelined from my daily workouts because breathing was difficult and I had horrible rib pain from coughing. I never thought I’d get better.
After one treatment with Rachel, I was already starting to breathe better, and was able to prolong taking my medication until later in the day. After just a couple more treatments, I had eliminated the necessity for additional allergy and asthma medication during the day and went from using my asthma rescue inhaler 4 times a day to just once every other day or so at night. A couple weeks in and I was back in the gym, doing my regular strength training workouts and walking. Rachel then modified my acupuncture treatment with a new technique and I was soon back to running and sleeping flat at night. My coughing had subsided, I was no longer wheezing, and the need for the rescue inhaler decreased to once per week. Now, about a month after my first treatment, I am pretty much back to my regular lifestyle, getting through work and my workouts with a newfound ease. My frustration has decreased and I am feeling better all around. No more steroids, no more coughing, no more breathing treatments or late night hospital visits.
Rachel brought control back to my asthma with her treatments and I am extremely grateful for her professionalism, positivity and technique. I was skeptical about trying acupuncture, but I can honestly say that it has been like a breath of fresh air.
-Megan P. (Dumont, NJ)
Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I experience pain throughout my body however most recently the pain in my hands and neck are were unbearable. I decided to try acupuncture. I visited Rachel to help with the pain in my hands and neck and other issues that include insomnia, anxiety and low energy. During my initial visit, my pain level was at about a 7.
After my first acupuncture appointment the pain in my hands was completely gone however my neck pain had only changed slightly. After my second visit the pain in my hands and neck were gone. After my third visit, I am feeling more energetic and sleep is getting better.
Rachel’s acupuncture treatments and recommendations have been a tremendous help. At this time, I have started performing some stretches recommended by Rachel and look forward to continued improvement.
-Roseann B (Hoboken, NJ)
I am writing this letter in support and gratitude for Bergen Country Acupuncture. I came to Rachel out of desperation, I had been treated by a podiatrist for a neuroma for the past two years. The pain persisted to the point that the podiatrist told me that the only recourse left was surgery. Of course there were no guarantees, and as a serious runner (100 miles per month) I was really frustrated, feeling that I would have to give up running. I then decided to try acupuncture, not having any experience with acupuncture I did a search in Google and luckily found the Bergen Country Acupuncture’s website. I called Rachel and was greeted with very positive and certainly welcome news that she had been quite successful in treating my particular problem with acupuncture.
I have become a firm believer in acupuncture thanks to the relief I have realized after a few treatments. Rachel has since treated me for other foot related problems and I have been able to resume my regimen of running. Rachel, I want to thank you for your professional demeanor and your knowledge of the medicine you practice so successfully.
-A very grateful patient
I have underactive thyroid, PCOS and digestive issues. A side effect of the PCOS was not having a period, and then I would have to take progesterone pills prescribed by my Ob-gyn to bring it about. It was frustrating! I had read that acupuncture might help and finally went to one of Rachel’s “happy hours” to try it. Even after 1/2 hour of acupuncture I was so relaxed and then became a client. After the second session I had so much energy for hours. Over the next month my digestive issues calmed down and I finally got a period with no medication. I feel generally calmer as well. Rachel is kind, patient, reassuring and knowledgeable of a multitude of holistic issues.
I am writing this letter to say thank you for your incredible healing hands! I first started visiting Rachel with a long list of ailments. I am an orthopedic nightmare! I have taken just about every medication possible, been for physical therapy for YEARS on and off, MRI’s, X-Rays, various surgeries etc. I was desperate for some relief from pain in my head and neck, hips, and lower back. Not only does acupuncture give me the relief I so need, it also relaxes and rejuvenates my entire body!
I am a new person thanks to Rachel and her extensive knowledge of the use of acupuncture for wellness.
I would also like to thank the rest of the staff who are always helpful with scheduling appointments. They make it easy to get there!
Thank you Thank you Thank you Bergen County Acupuncture!
I have been dealing with knee pain for at least 10 years now. After medical coverage ran out for P.T. which often left me feeling worse I was at a loss. A friend suggested acupuncture and it works for me! After several sessions I feel like I don’t even have a tear. What is unique about Ms. Lopez is that she treats the whole person from day 1…… the mind, body, spirit and soul. I strongly suggest you at least give her a try. She’s helping me reach both short and long term goals. Thank you.
-Pauline (Ringwood, NJ)
I was diagnosed with PPS ( Post Polio Syndrome) 5 years ago- I was falling a lot-I was constantly tired-I had a lot of bed rest-I could hardly make it up and down stairs-The PPS doctor who treated me, restricted me from doing a lot saying that if I didn’t listen to him I would end up in a wheelchair !
I convinced my husband to try acupuncture for his arthritic knee- nothing else was working so how could this hurt? he is now running up to 6 miles-first time in a year-so one day, my husband asks Rachel if she could help me- she had never heard of PPS-she researched it and on my first visit with her I felt like I was floating- my legs were so much lighter- after 3 -4 visits I told Rachel I could wear heels again ! I can walk up and down stairs all day long-I feel 10 years younger! and my future doesn’t look so maudlin anymore!
Thank you, Rachel and Bless you!
-M J Kerr
If you’ve never had acupuncture, try this…it feels like rejuvenation…..like the fountain of youth! I went in for some problems: tinnitus, ringing in my ears for over 10 years, supposedly uncureable, and tendonitis, which I had had 4 weeks of physical therapy for, no help. One session, my ears were silenced by half, and my hand, almost unusable, completely better. Oh yes, I also left there with more energy and feeling 20 years younger…a real bonus. Why wouldn’t everyone do this?
-Sandra R. (Teaneck, NJ)