Our clients share their stories about working with Selby Acupuncture.


Pain Management

I’ve been going to Selby Acupuncture since December 2013 to see Julie. I cannot begin to tell you what a difference she has made in my life. Not only has she helped my chronic back pain, but my overall well-being, including mental health. Julie is kind and willing to listen, and is very knowledgeable in all aspects of acupuncture. I would definitely recommend Julie to anybody who is a bit apprehensive about starting something new. – S.G.

I have had synovitis in my knee for 10 years, which causes severe swelling and pain. I had surgery on it 10 years ago and it flares up periodically, but my recent flare up nearly drove me to the orthopedic surgeon (I am 28 years old, by the way). Instead, I went to see Kennedy and after one treatment, I felt like I had a new limb!! No more swelling or pain. I am not exaggerating when I say it was a miracle. Kennedy is professional and extraordinarily good at what she does! – A.L.

I had been suffering from tendonitis and following a regimen prescribed by a sports orthopedist, but the pain was recurring off and on for a long period, and I decided to try acupuncture. After working with Molly for several sessions, the symptoms were gone and I was able to resume my activities without any restrictions. My experience was totally positive – she was very caring and thorough in her treatment and I would highly recommend Molly to anyone considering acupuncture. – S.L.

The power of Charles’ healing touch was obvious to us all when he treated my 93-year-old mother. She had severe deteriorating disks in her back and was bent over and in great pain much of the time. She also suffered from anxiety over many things, but she was immediately calmed by Charles’ quiet and peaceful demeanor. While she usually had trouble sleeping, she amazingly slept through her treatments and for several hours after each session. Family and staff at the home where she lived commented on how much more calm she was and that she complained far less about back pain. I highly recommend acupuncture and Charles Bishop. – D.K.

Lori’s massage yesterday was the perfect way to restore my energy level and quiet the joint and muscle aches that were limiting my daily activities and keeping me awake at night. I slept so well last night! First time in weeks. Thank you, Lori! – L.D.

Chronic pain increases interrupted nights; increasing jaw clenching, producing more head aches with vision issues.  My body felt contested and stuck.  Deborah’s knowledge and intuitive spirit guide her in providing the correct pathway in care.  I became so relaxed with her acupuncture treatment I was able to fall asleep. Thank you to Deborah!  – M.H.

Molly facilitated my first acupuncture experience. I had come to acupuncture after years of chronic pain and no such positive results from other modalities of medicine. Molly has always taken the time to listen to my concerns, answer all of my questions, and has helped heal the core issues that were causing my pain issues. She is a compassionate, persistent, and knowledgeable practitioner with a gentle heart. I am grateful to have met her on my journey to health and have her by my side on my road to recovery! – M.J.

I get the best treatment for my back pain at Selby Acupuncture and have for years. Kennedy always listens. The Chinese medicine that is offered always helps, too. Whenever I hear someone complain about pain, I refer them to Selby. There is no place I would rather go than here. – S.E.

Charles is very knowledgeable and professional. I came to him with low back pain a couple of months ago, and I could see improvement after just the first two visits. He asks you about any health issues you may have and creates a regimen that is specific to you. I would highly recommend Charles! – I.K.

Women’s Health (Menopause, PMS, Fertility)

I have been seeing Julie for about nine months to treat infertility and the anxiety and stress associated with it. Julie’s caring and compassionate spirit has been a source of comfort and strength for me, and I look forward to every treatment. After a session with Julie I feel more balanced and centered. Her willingness to combine more traditional (Western) treatments with the acupuncture treatments has been very helpful. I recommend Selby Acupuncture to anyone. – T.S. (mom to a new baby)

 I came to Selby Acupuncture after over two years of trying to conceive, and trying multiple drugs to right some out of balance hormones. I was officially diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Frustrated with not knowing what was going on with my body and not getting the answers to my questions from the medical field, I wanted a more natural approach. In my first year of working with Selby Acupuncture I learned so much about my body, hormones, and diet. After a year of regular appointments, herbs, and other lifestyle changes my hormones had righted themselves! And a few months later we conceived our first child!  I appreciate that I am always welcomed to Selby Acupuncture with a warm smile. Julie takes the time to ask questions, she pays attention to what I’m saying and my body is doing. She helps me to trouble shoot and build off the knowledge I’ve gained in my journey. She has always been sensitive to the rough emotions of the journey of infertility, which I didn’t always find to be true when working with other providers. 

I started acupuncture treatments in December after a disappointing year of failed fertility treatments (I have PCOS). I’m now a total believer. Still too early to tell if I’ve conceived, but my cycle is now regulated and I feel more relaxed, happy, and confident than I have in a very long time. Kennedy compassionately listens to and considers what I tell her about my symptoms, and adjusts her treatment accordingly. All the gold stars for Kennedy and Selby Acupuncture! – N.G.

I saw Molly weekly to prepare for an IVF frozen embryo transfer. She also came to my clinic to provide treatment before and after my transfer. I truly believe she made a difference in our success. She’s warm, calm, and trustworthy. Would highly recommend Molly and others practitioners at Selby Acupuncture. JN

I began seeing Julie McCormick several months ago after two miscarriages and almost two years of trying to conceive. Additionally, I had been on antidepressants and sleep meds for over fifteen years. After just a couple months of treatment (with acupuncture, herbs, and healthy lifestyle coaching), I am now free of all medications, sleep wonderfully, have excellent energy and mood, and, most important, am 8 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby! I feel so grateful to have Julie in my life! – E.L.

I have been seeing Charles and I can’t say enough about how much he has helped me with my health issues. I used to regularly deal with anxiety and it has now almost completely gone away; I was very shocked at the impact that it had had on my life. He has been so patient with all of my questions and specific issues that it has been something I look forward to. I am always surprised by his knowledge of health problems and he has really helped me with my battle with infertility. I always know I will walk away feeling rejuvenated and more positive. Charles is very professional and courteous and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an acupuncturist. – L.B.

I’ve had a wonderful experience with my 6 months of acupuncture sessions.  Deb is caring, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to.  I have endometriosis and after about 3 months I saw a huge decrease in negative symptoms (cramps, back pain, nausea) and my cycle is much healthier.  I’m very happy with the service provided here and would recommend them!

Everyone is really positive, caring and knowledgeable! Molly took the time to listen and figure out the best treatment for me. She was easy to talk to and the treatment itself was very relaxing. Really appreciated the follow-up e-mail after my appointment, where she said, “. . . looking forward to working with you as you build your family.” – K.R.

I have received treatment in the past during my last pregnancy from Julie, and she is absolutely wonderful. I had no issues with my second pregnancy that I did with my first. Julie was kind, thoughtful, encouraging, and simply the best. Recently I’ve been receiving treatment from Molly to help regulate my cycle and help with fatigue. She has also been incredible. She is a great listener and is also very kind, thoughtful, and the treatments have made an incredible difference in my health and energy levels. – M.B.

I have been treated at Selby Acupuncture during my last three pregnancies. The acupuncturists are amazing. Not only have my severe nausea and headaches vastly improved with their treatment, but they are kind, understanding, supportive, and professional. I was skeptical at first, but am now completely convinced! I encourage you to give them a try. – K.V.

I have been going to Selby Acupuncture for over three years. Julie has helped me though many different medical issues including menopause, insomnia, allergies, anxiety and a shoulder injury. Not only is she an amazing practitioner, she is also a very amazing person, and you feel like you are being treated by someone who genuinely cares about you!! – B.S.

Cancer Care

I am in the midst of a serious health crisis, and through a pal I was referred to Dr. Julie and Selby. I was relatively new to acupuncture. I believe the treatments are instrumental in keeping me whole during chemotherapy. This is a definite safe harbor. The work has grounded me and kept me well. As well as being trustworthy, skilled, and knowledgeable, Dr. Julie is a rare and delightful person who is able to share pertinent information easily. She is a healer. The front desk is top notch. – M.B.

Shiatsu massage from Lori has helped me sleep better, relieved pain in joints and muscles, and improved my mobility. Lori’s thoughtful questions and skilled massage is helping me deal with side effects from breast cancer medications. I feel better all over after a visit with Lori. – C.L.

I began working with Molly shortly after starting chemo to treat colon cancer. Her treatments, usually scheduled shortly after the chemical infusions, mitigated the side effects dramatically, especially the low energy and queasiness, and have helped to ease both the focal neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy. Her treatments have also helped in the healing of my surgeries. In addition to her skill, Molly’s bedside manner is both warm and competent, which allows me the room I need to relax and be comfortable and receptive to treatment. Molly is also very good at explaining what she is doing in language that I can understand. She is sensitive to my particular circumstances, and is consistently kind and respectful. I highly recommend her. – P.G.

Charles has provided exemplary care pre and post brain surgery.  He is very attentive to the emerging symptoms throughout recovery.  I highly recommend Charles. – S.C.

Digestive Health

I had my first appointment with Julie the other day and was relieved and pleased with the warmth I felt the whole way through, starting with Lindsay up front. Julie was terrific in the exam room, made me feel comfortable and hopeful that her acupuncture-based treatment plan would bring me significant relief to what’s been a long and difficult period of painful gut problems. Thanks. – B.C.

I had a recurring stomach issue last year. Julie put me on some herbs. The issues have not come back! I am so grateful for Selby Acupuncture. – N.T.

After attending five sessions, I felt less chronic pain. Within three months, I had more energy and my gastroparesis was gone. Her treatments helped my bowels, increased my libido, and made my fatigue manageable. Kennedy has done wonders for me. She is knowledgeable, professional and personable. I would recommend Kennedy to everyone. – C.B.

I suffer from celiac disease, endometriosis, and adrenal fatigue, among other minor issues like acid reflux, migraines, and back pain. Kennedy Sharp has breathed life back into me. After a few months, I’m nearly symptom-free with herbs, diet, and acupuncture. I feel like Selby is my go-to source for healing for my whole life. Thank you so much for all you do, Selby team! – S.W.

Neurological and Fatigue Issues

After 20 years in a fast paced, stressful and demanding job, I was laid off.  I was defeated and depleted of my own resources.  I turned to acupuncture with a goal of re-gaining my energy and moving forward with focus. Julie has been amazing.  The treatments made a significant difference and I would highly recommend Selby Acupuncture to anyone!

I have trouble being in my body. As a middle-aged elementary school teacher, I am constantly on the go, and easily get caught in my mind, and get depleted. Coming to Selby Acupuncture since August has increased my stamina, and helped me re-enter my body. Everyone I have seen has helped immensely! I highly recommend this clinic for anyone! – T.H.

I was a bit skeptical of the practice of acupuncture, but it is helping with my chronic fatigue! Though there is no cure for CFS, I am gradually gaining strength. The practitioners at Selby Acupuncture are very caring, good listeners, and good about explaining the process.  – S.F.


Lori provides a healing and relaxing shiatsu massage. I love that it not only feels wonderful, but it provides powerful health benefits. Lori clearly loves what she does and I feel so comfortable in her presence. Can’t wait to come back! – M.C.

I could not be happier with Selby Acupuncture and Deborah.  She is such a good listener with empathy and expertise.  She makes me feel comfortable and is helping so much on my path to healing.  Would not get acupuncture anywhere else. – J.N.

Kennedy helped piece together the cause and effects of my health issues. Rather than stopping at simply treating my symptoms with acupuncture and cupping massage, she more importantly recommended very achievable changes in my lifestyle and diet to help reestablish a solid foundation for getting healthy and staying that way. An all-around beneficial and enlightening experience. – D.P.

As an herbalist and acupuncturist, Charles is professional, patient, and very knowledgeable. I was new to Chinese Medicine/acupuncture when we first met, and he took a very appropriate slow pace, explaining the theory and recommending helpful books. Since then, I’ve felt healthier and more aware of my body, and the knowledge I’ve gained I use throughout each day and value deeply. I am grateful for the services and guidance Charles has provided, which have led to refreshing and welcome changes in my life. – P.L.

I was sent here based on a friend recommendation, and I have loved everything about my experience here. I see Molly and got a good feeling about her from the very beginning. Initially she performed a throughout intake of all my bodily issues. She is engaged in her work and she makes me feel very comfortable. She asks the right questions, and pays attention to the entirety of my body. Molly is a fun, friendly, professional person I get the pleasure of seeing every week. I love this place! – G.M.

Deb is an absolutely amazing practitioner!  My daughter has been seeing her on a regular basis for about 9 months.  Deb is compassionate, caring and detailed.  My daughter feels extremely validated and cared for and asks weekly when her next appointment is.  Highly recommend this clinic! – T.N.

I have been seeing Julie for about four years. She is an amazing healer who spends the time to really know you. I wholeheartedly recommend Julie and the entire Selby Acupuncture team. I have seen Julie for everything from migraines to the common cold and sometimes just to keep my body tuned up and working well. Beginning regular acupuncture treatments with Julie has been life enhancing and life changing. I value the treatment and the caring follow-up from Julie and everyone. – S.M.

My experience with Charles has been a great one. He knows what he’s doing and listens very well to the needs of my body and targets them without hurting me. Charles makes me feel relaxed and comfortable, and the whole experience puts me into a setting that feels like I’m not going to an appointment — I’m going to see my friend. Everybody there at Selby Acupuncture is professional to the upmost, very nice, and I recommend them to anybody. – J.W.

Julie and the team at Selby Acupuncture are amazing. I have been working with Julie for two years now, and with her magic needles and Chinese herbs, she has helped me walk through some very difficult and happy times. Julie is fantastic, very caring and very skilled. Words do not express my gratitude. Lindsay at the front desk is great, too, great energy and very accommodating. I can’t say enough about how much I love this place! – E.L.

I am so pleased with the care and service I have received at Selby Acupuncture. The staff are professional, gentle, and really care about your well-being. Please do yourself a favor and check out Selby Acupuncture! They will have you feeling better in no time. – K.N.

When my body and spirit are in need of healing, Selby Acupuncture is where I go. I always walk out of there feeling better. – M.O.