Stephen takes the time to truly listen, and is able to get to the source of my illness or pain, rather than simply treating symptoms. He’s also very understanding and supportive of my process. I’ve been to many doctors that have made me feel like what I’m feeling is in my head. Stephen is different. He cares about my health and wellbeing and is incredibly knowledgeable. Being a bit apprehensive about needles, Stephen put me at ease with his kind demeanor. What I most appreciate about his style is that before using needles, Stephen presses various points and asks what I’m feeling. Not only is this an indication of the result of the treatment, it’s empowering to be part of the outcome.
Thank you once again for your incredible insight, knowledge and wisdom.
After a 30+ years of pain, numerous doctors, many types of healers, multiple diets, and too many herbs and and pills, Kiiko Matsumoto Style of Japanese Acupuncture has worked where everything else failed. The pain is much less, emotionally I am happier and my partner says I am so much nicer to be around. My severe endometriosis has stabilized and not grown in the more than a year since starting acupuncture. Where many doctors have given up trying to treat me or tried to force me to take medicines my body did not react to “normally,” Stephen is willing to “think outside the box” when treating my unusual body.
I left with a smile. The kind that comes from deep within and you can’t hide.
I started going to Stephen for acupuncture in February of 2009 for amenorrhea. Every session I had with Stephen he would be so in tuned with my body. Even if I didn’t tell him about a new “problem” he would always figure it out somehow. As soon as Stephen realized my diet had something to do with my lack of period and problem skin, he told me. Unfortunately I didn’t listen to him, and 6 months later I realized he was right all along. I was so impressed with his knowledge. Stephen also is amazing because even though I wasn’t initially seeing him for my acne and digestion, he was definitely working on it. It is easy to take Stephen for granted and not realize all the magic he is doing because he is very humble. Stephen is the best Acupuncturist I have ever been to. He is so knowledgeable not only about acupuncture, but all other health related issues. He also researches everything, so I always knew I could trust him. Stephen is gentle, and genuinely cares about his clients. Also, when I go to Acupuncture I never want to feel like they are pushing herbs, or trying to make more money. Stephen is quite the opposite, he is fair, and will only recommend something, he leaves the rest up to you. If you want success in acupuncture, go to Stephen!
I can’t believe how quickly my menstrual cycle became regular and easy after seeing Stephen. It hasn’t been like this since before my two kids were born. I highly recommend Stephen for women’s health issues.
Stephen’s treatment style is intelligent, gentle and witty but most importantly after years of seeking relief from fibromyalgic symptoms from traditional and non-traditional practitioners I am pain free. Acupuncture is the best!
Since coming for acupuncture, I haven’t gotten sick or caught a cold.
Jennifer has inspired me to go beyond what I perceived as my own limitations. I was overweight, with bad posture and very little motivation to correct any of it. Pilates, under Jenny’s intuitive and caring instruction, has been the catalyst to my self improvement. Jenny and AXIOM Holistic have an approach to health and well-being that makes practicing Pilates very enjoyable with incredible results!
Stephen helped us when “medical science” could not. After years of my son suffering with leg pains and going from one doctor to another doctor, each with a different diagnosis and more testing, acupuncture was suggested as a last resort. For the first time in many years, my son has been without pain. I cannot tell you the joy that brings me as a parent who has watched her son wake up many days suffering with chronic leg pain. Stephen reminds me that there are decent, honest people who work in the healthcare profession. He listens to and cares about his patients. He puts the “human” in humanity. I have a lot of respect for Stephen as he truly has made a positive difference in our lives. Thank you.
Stephen is a mad genius.
I would like to thank Stephen for helping me to progress toward the healing of aches pains I have been experiencing for quite some time. I have had chiropractic care over the years and I must say that the results from just my first three sessions with Stephen has already made a huge difference in how I feel. I am new to the whole technique of acupuncture and was a bit unsure as to how it would affect the way I was feeling, and now I am completely convinced that it works and would recommend it to anyone dealing with aches, pains or stress.
I’ve used many different instructors in the past, but for over two years I’ve only used Jennifer. She always makes sure I’m doing things correctly. She puts my schedule at a higher priority than her own.
I’m now a big fan of daily acupuncture over several days. It really makes a huge positive difference in the pain and discomfort I’ve had in my neck & shoulder on my left side. For the past few years, I’ve had treatment for my neck and shoulders for a few sessions once a week and that usually helped for a while. But the difference is amazing after doing the acupuncture everyday for 5 days. Every day I came in, you could see & feel the loosening of my neck & shoulder muscles. My neck & shoulders felt so much better! But what was a great surprise was that I felt calmer, happier & relaxed as the treatments progressed. Both the physical relief and the emotional benefits lasted much longer than the weekly treatments. When I return from my travels I’ll plan to get daily treatments as opposed to once a week treatments! Thanks very much.
I decided to try acupuncture for painful knees and shoulders. After treatment, not only did I feel physical relief from pain, I felt as if I had been on a vacation…total relaxation.
Some people are born athletes. For the rest of us, achieving results from working out can be a challenge. I have spent 30 years as one of the latter. And then I met Jenny Long. I’m no stranger to personal trainers or to the latest trend in gym classes, but the combination of Jenny’s extensive knowledge of kinesiology and her dedication to tailoring every exercise to improve her clients very specific strengths and weaknesses have given me something I’d never had before (or thought to hope for): results that are actually visible and make me feel unbelievably healthy. What she has offered me is a complete overhaul. I cannot dish out enough praise over her contagious enthusiasm and her single-minded dedication to balancing the body: identifying and working out the discrepancies between the weak aspects and the strong ones in each individual’s unique build and then improving on both. What I have discovered is that canned exercises don’t net you positive change; they simply maintain the strength you already have and reinforce the bad habits your body naturally tends toward. Jenny has shifted my underlying structure to balance the work a body naturally does all day long so that even walking different, revamped and in such a way that everything finally feels like it fits together the way it’s supposed to—and I think I understand what it must feels like to have been born an athlete.
It is a wonderful process. We were skeptical about Acupuncture, but he [Stephen] discussed our problems, and put us at ease. His sincerity and technique were wonderful. We were amazed by how much better we felt after seeing him. Truly amazing!
Jennifer has a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physical therapy. She is also super kind, patient, and empathetic. My sessions with her have strengthened my body to the point where I can live the kind of lifestyle I had before my back injury. I enthusiastically recommend her.
As an acupuncture student, I am very selective about who I go to see for a treatment. There are a lot of acupuncturists out there, but only few possess the true knowledge and skill. I came to Stephen because of the elaborate Japanese style acupuncture that he practices, and the good recommendations that I got from other people. Throughout the course of the treatment, Stephen was very attentive, caring and created a comfortable atmosphere. After 4th session, I began to see improvements in my health, and with each consecutive treatment, there was an even more dramatic change. I am extremely grateful to Stephen for his help and would highly recommend him. Stephen is a very talented practitioner, and he makes acupuncture a true healing experience.
Acupuncture is personally focused on my back problems as well as my mental state at the time. Each session is specific with discussion about how I feel, what I want to concentrate on in that session and provides time for me to relax and focus on me