Karissa is a wonderful doula and acupuncturist. We started working with her early in my pregnancy and she was always available to answer questions and would reach out to her large network for resources. She was very thorough in asking me what kind of environment I wanted when I was in labor and asked about things I liked/disliked so she could plan for how to best support us. We were planning a home birth and Karissa came over to the house when we were ready for her help and she was a calm, gentle support as labor unfolded. When things weren’t progressing, she gave me ideas of things to try to get labor started again. She gave me a gentle acupuncture treatment that worked well to get the contractions going again and used her essential oils to provide a relaxing environment as well as an oil on my abdomen to help get the contractions going. When we ended up transferring to the hospital, she stayed by my side as I was put on Pitocin and was a knowledgeable advocate with the OB and nurses as well as a continued support for me as I was scared and exhausted. She stayed with us for over 55 hours of labor until they took me in for a c-section. She stayed in contact in the days and weeks after our son was born and even brought a nourishing, home-cooked meal to us at home. I can’t recommend Karissa enough and am so thankful we had her by our side as we navigated a long, difficult labor and delivery.
Karissa was such a loving and amazing doula for my pregnancy and home birth of my daughter. Her passion for birth, Chinese medicine and all things natural shined throughout our prenatal visits and most especially during the birth! She incorporated her skills as an acupuncturist and essential oil guru to calm and ease my labor!! It would not have been the most amazing and relaxing birth without her gentle guidance to me as well as to my husband. We cannot thank her enough for her essential role in helping us bring our daughter into this world!!
17 Jul 2019
I have been going to Michael at Family Tree Holistic Health for almost two year now and am so pleased with the experience. He is a very kind and attentive treater who really takes the time to address your issues with specificity to your needs. I highly recommend Michael at Family Tree Holistic Health for your acupuncture needs.
Family Tree Holistic Health is such a great place. I have been seeing Michael for a couple years now. He is so knowledgeable and so caring. They all have an understanding of how our bodies work and what they need. I have a couple auto-immune diseases and he has been more than helpful in helping me with all the pain/issues I have. Not only can they help you with aches and pains, they also help with fertility and hormones! Amazing place. I HIGHLY recommend!
I've been seeing Dr. Michael for a few months to treat PTSD. I cannot express how grateful I am for his help. With a combination of therapy, medication and acupuncture, I've made so much progress in such a short amount of time it's almost hard to believe. Dr. Michael is attentive, caring and truly cares about his patients. Each week he asks how things are going and adjusts the treatment accordingly. Each week I feel better and better!!!
I also had a Reiki session with Jazmin and absolutely loved it. Jazmin picked up on blockages and I felt free and light after our session.
If you are looking to make some changes in your life, whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally, I highly recommend Family Tree Holistic Health.
I have been going to Mike for Acupuncture off and on for several years. He is amazing at what he does and has been helpful for each issue I have gone in with. I recently started seeing Jasmine for Reiki as well and she is amazing too! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for affordable alternative approaches to wellness.
Dr. Karissa is the best! She helped me so much with my hip and lower back pain. After one session I was able to work out without pain! I was so happy with the service and results that I brought my mom in to get treated for her knee pain. This practice is great...I can't recommend it highly enough!
I had a wonderful experience working with both Michael and Kyle. They are very knowledgeable and do a great job of explaining what they are doing and creating a plan for you. Their office is professional, clean and is great if you are looking for affordable, no frills acupuncture. I would highly recommend Sassack Acupuncture!
I saw Michael throughout my fertility treatments and pregnancy and would absolutely recommend seeing him to everyone! He really helped with my stress and then later on during pregnancy, aches and pains and I truly believe it helped me have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery! He was very accommodating and always friendly! Thank you again Michael!
I discovered this place about three months ago in a desperate attempt to get rid of my newly discovered sciatic pain. Having been unsure and skeptical of acupuncture, I saw a deal on Groupon and thought I have nothing else to lose and to just give it a try. I am so glad I did. For the month prior I suffered the worst imaginable pain as every move I made was unbearable.It basically hurt to walk, eat, even sleep. Not even the strongest pain medications provided any relief. My first visit with Michael was very informative and he took a thorough assessment of all my problems or issues happening with my body. He informed me of all the steps and what to expect and also that it may take time to see and feel any difference for my sciatica in particular. In my second appointment, to my pleasant surprise, I already felt a noticeable difference in the pain reduction. The pulling of my sciatic nerves lessened more and more after each visit. Fast forward to now, I am virtually pain free when it comes to the sciatica and I am just working on a little numbness I still have in my foot. I continue to see Michael weekly and hope to see if he can help me with my other issues now ...such as allergies for example. I would recommend this office to anyone looking for an alternative cure that is natural and free of chemicals and medication! Even if you are unsure or perhaps skeptical like I was, give it a try....it is worth it, acupuncture works.
I saw Mike for sciatica and fertility a couple of years ago so this review is long overdue. Needless to say, my sciatica never came back and now I have a healthy two year old toddler. I strongly believe that acupuncture helped. Thank you Mike!
After injuring my elbow at the gym, I decided to see if Mike could help relieve the pain and swelling. This was my first time trying acupuncture so I was a little nervous of what to expect but he came highly recommended from a few of my colleagues. In just 3 sessions he was able to help me get rid of the pain that had persisted for over 2 months! I am now a believer in the power of acupuncture and would highly recommend Sassack Family Acupuncture to anyone. Thanks Mike!