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Patient Reviews

Client Testimonials

We hope you’ll become a part of our growing family. Here are a few comments from others who have gained better health through our natural approach to healing:

Acupuncture for Addictions

I found the treatments to be very effective from the very start. I am noticing a sharply reduced need for coffee, nicotine and alcohol. My appetite for snacks has also receded.
~N. C.

Acupuncture for Back Pain

A year after my hip replacement surgery, I had my knee replaced. The result was chronic lower back pain that persisted despite 10 months of chiropractic therapy, four weeks of orthopedic treatments and a series of cortisone injections. After only two acupuncture treatments I experienced my first relief from pain. Acupuncture is now my preferred treatment.
~S. H.

Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue

I am 65 and have been battling chronic fatigue for nine years. Today I was able to go beyond age limitations and my chronic fatigue to compete in the Disney Inaugural Princess Half Marathon — 13.1 miles. Thank you for working with me to fulfill my life-long dream to become an athlete.
~C. B.

Acupuncture for Knee Replacement Complications

My gait was altered after knee replacement surgery, resulting in a heel spur, plantar fasciitis, lower back pain, weight gain, insomnia, and depression. After 10 sessions, Christina Captain improved my energy level, reduced the pain I was having in my ankles, feet, knee and lower back. I am swimming, walking, playing golf and sleeping again. My husband, a former non-believer in
acupuncture is amazed.
~H. S.

Acupuncture for Shingles

For several days I suffered pain from an episode of shingles as I watched the rash spread along the right side of my face. Although my physician prescribed the strongest painkillers, nothing helped. The relief I felt after each acupuncture treatment was so welcome, I cried. Soon, I was completely recovered. Since then, I’ve returned twice for treatment before symptoms started. I have had no more recurrences. Christina Captain is an intelligent, compassionate professional and her treatments are highly effective.
~J. G.

More Testimonials...

I began seeing Christina Captain in 2004 for infertility issues I was experiencing as a result of polycystic ovarian syndrome. After the first month, I was able to tell that something was happening to me in a positive way. During the time I was being treated by Christina Captain, I was also being monitored by a reproductive endocrinologist. After the first month, we were able to see the positive effects of my acupuncture sessions through my bloodwork. In addition, my cycles and regular ovulation returned. I am now the proud parent of a 2 1⁄2 year old daughter. I truly believe that my treatments with Christina Captain helped me to accomplish that.

In addition to the infertility issues, I was also seeing Christina Captain for treatment of migraine symptoms and painful joints. I don’t know how she does it, but she was always able to alleviate the pain through the acupuncture session. Christina Captain is truly heaven sent. She is very compassionate and truly cares for her patients. I am thankful and appreciative of the time that she served as my physician. Her center is truly a “family healing center”.
~ Kennita W.

I recently encountered severe back spasms from a back injury several years ago. The spasms came back waking me during the night along with the sore stiff back each morning. I decided that instead of treating the pain with drugs, I would totally “fix” the problem trying a non traditional means to cure pain and promote body wellness. I contacted Christina Captain at the Family Healing Center and she told me she could help my condition  through acupuncture and other forms of Oriental medicine. After my first treatment I had immediate relief. through only a handful of sessions, the spasms stopped, I have been able to sleep thru the night and wake up feeling refreshed. My energy level has also increased and I just “feel” better. I plan to get a quarterly treatment session in the future to ensure I keep feeling as wonderful as I do today.
~ Phil H, Osprey Fl

At the age of 11, my daughter began experiencing severe headaches. Some were accompanied by vomiting. They developed into migraines accompanied by severe dizziness. We eventually had to take her out of school as she could not last more than an hour before having to come home. We visited several doctors and hospitals. She underwent EKGs, EEGs, MRIs and other testing. We tried several medications, one that made her lose weight and another that caused her heart rate to increase substantially. When the third medication was prescribed and we were told that it could cause liver damage, we decided to try accupuncture. We practically had to carry our daughter into Christina Captains office but after the first appointment she came out of the office smiling which we had not seen in a long time. We continued to visit  Christina Captain with each visit's results lasting longer and longer. The accupuncture and JMT techniques that Chrisitna used worked miracles on our daughter. With her techniques she transformed our daughter from a child that had constant pain and dizziness into a smiling happy child. We were not only impressed with our daughter's quick recovery but also grateful after feeling so helpless.
~ Diane K., Venice, Florida

Thanks to you and the acupuncture sessions, I can now walk with little or no pain. As you may recall, I stepped into a hole in September 2006 and twisted my knee to the point that I hobbled and could not walk far. I went through physical therapy and also visited an orthopedic doctor who gave me a prescription for a walker. I came to Florida for a winter stay and did all my holiday shopping using a mall scooter. Believe me, it was not fun. Then I came to you, very apprehensive, and started acupuncture treatments. You not only put me at ease about acupuncture, but I immediately started to notice a difference in the length of time I could walk. By the time I returned to Indiana, in February 2007, I was walking without any trouble.
~ Barb B., Indiana

Now Accepting 

  • Cigna Insurance  - In network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Plans
  • MailHandlers Insurance
  • Whole Health Plan/AARP Alternative
  • Optum-UHC HealthCare Solutions
  • Evolutions Health Care
  • Manatee Health Network
  • Gulf Coast/BeechStreet Insurance
  • WebPTA


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Tuesday & Friday 9-3
CLOSED Wednesdays
Weekends & Evenings by appointment only