“Six weeks ago I began to experience vertigo symptoms, a dizziness that affected my movements, my vision, and balance. On the third day I met with my ENT and his PA for a diagnosis and after many tests including audiology testing, I was assured that this vertigo was due to loose crystals in the ear. There were exercises to help that.
Very quickly after the diagnosis I looked for an acupuncturist who could help me with my overall yucky feeling, loss of appetite, and fear of movement. This is when I found Michelle Iwama.
She actually listened and heard what I was saying. I felt awful and wanted help. Michelle has a quiet, listening way about her and began a lengthy questioning, a calm explanation of her therapy.
She used ” cupping” on my back and shoulder area which seemed to relax that area. It was a first for me.
Then she used the needles on my legs, ears and my head and let me relax in a quiet, spa- like room and atmosphere. When you’re this dizzy, you have this over all tension in your body and your eyesight is compromised to the point you don’t want much light, movement and you don’t want to read or see bright, big or moving objects. Goodbye grocery shopping, Costco visits, reading books and use of my laptop. Nothing felt very good until a few of these sessions with Michelle, enough so that I could start physical therapy at the hospital.
I am so grateful to her therapy, knowledge of the body and years of study that she put into this career. She heals you, encourages you and cares in a way that is understated but unmistakable.”
R.L. – Houston, TX
“Before two months ago I would have never thought of having acupuncture. But a friend of mine went so I decided to try it. Oh it is wonderful. It has helped my stress level and my pain in my neck. But most amazing is I had a severe cough for nearly 2 years. I went to my primary physician several time, I went to a lung dr, an allergy dr and finally a GI dr and had an endoscopy. Took antibiotics, nose sprays and steroids to no avail. But when I started acupuncture and had the cupping my cough is gone. Everyone has noticed my cough gone and asked me what cured it. Amazing and wonderful! The cupping is my favorite.
I highly recommend Ardent Acupuncture. She is very calm and soft spoken that really helps relax you when you visit. She takes the time to listen to your problems and works on those problem areas. Her office is very quiet, clean and sanitary.”
B.B. – Houston, TX
“I had never tried acupuncture before going to see Michelle. She was recommended by a family member and after a year of chronic neck pain and several different types of treatment with no relief, I decided to give acupuncture a try. Michelle was extremely thorough in understanding my medical history and what options I had tried previously for my neck treatment. She also talked to me about acupuncture treatment and how it works. Being my first time, it was very important for her to make me feel completely comfortable with the treatment she was planning. When I left her office that day I was completely relaxed and felt great! The few days after the first treatment were the best three days (in terms of pain) I’d experienced in the past year. I really appreciated Michelle’s knowledge and bedside manner for a first time patient and will continue acupuncture treatments in the future.”
C.B. – Denver, CO
“I thoroughly enjoyed my Acupuncture experience at Ardent Acupuncture! I never had acupuncture before and was a little nervous. Michelle was so patient and explained everything. My initial complaint was teeth grinding due to tension. Acupuncture helped with overall health and I noticed improvements in areas that I hadn’t realized were there. I ended up trying the cupping as well, and LOVED it!! I felt so calm after every cupping experience! The cupping relieved my anxiety and tension and I stopped grinding my teeth! That was huge for me, as it was causing terrible headaches. I recommend Michelle to everyone, and am now going to take my daughter for menstrual cramps.”
C.B. – The Woodlands, TX
“I have experienced several sessions of acupuncture. I can honestly say I am now a fan! I have found relief in a shoulder that had given me issues. When my sessions are over I feel relaxed and a sense of well being.I initially had reservations about the needles, but through education, patience and understanding, Michelle helped me to feel at ease with the whole process. It ended up being a great experience! I would highly recommend my closest family and friends. I have confidence in Michelle’s extensive skills and I know my loved ones would be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism.”
D.G. – Spring, TX
“Ardent Acupuncture is in a clean, updated facility that you can relax in. Michelle is great about remembering what you prefer for each treatment and I appreciate how she is always punctual, prepared, and very professional. She is easy to talk to and confide in and will put you at ease. If you are considering acupuncture make the first step by having your first consultation at Ardent acupuncture and Michelle will ease you into it and will do only what you are comfortable with. If she recommends cupping, try it! You will walk out feeling amazing.
Acupuncture has put my digestion on track, reduced my stress, made me overall happier, and helped me get pregnant after 2 years of fertility issues. The Dr. told me IVF was my next option, but acupuncture got my body ready for pregnancy and allowed it to happen naturally. And it happened in just three short months of working with Michelle! Acupuncture will only bring you healing, it cannot harm you, and you have nothing to lose. After cupping (feels like a massage) and my wonderful results I am a customer for life!”
E.G. – Spring, TX
“Thank you Ardent Acupuncture for another great session. I appreciated the additional cupping technique on my back. I felt relaxed, comfortable and cared for. Professional and friendly, I would definitely recommend and refer others to this business.”
E.M. – Houston, TX
“I’ve had the pleasure of being a patient of Ardent Acupuncture and have experienced the benefits of acupuncture physically, emotionally and mentally. I am finding that it crosses into all areas of keeping my body healthy and in sync. Michelle is genuine in her care and is so good about explaining everything… from herbal remedies, to relaxation and reflexology, to acupuncture and cupping. She is dedicated to health and wellness, and seamlessly mixes eastern and western medicine. Our 12 year old son has also been a patient and I recommend her to all ages. Her office is beautifully decorated and spa-like, making it easy to relax and enjoy the time you spend receiving treatment. I look forward to my appointments and leave feeling rested. Michelle takes the time to truly listen to my aches, pains and symptoms and sincerely works to find the best course of healing. No doubt, acupuncture will be part of my life-long wellness.”
M.H. – Spring, TX
“I have been going to Ardent Acupuncture for over a year now and look forward to each of my by weekly treatments. Michelle is a highly trained professional. The atmosphere in the office is peaceful and calming.
I had the privilege of knowing Michelle while she was going to school and receiving her training. I know she is very prepared and knowledgeable about everything she practices. I first began going in for help with hot flashes. I had very little knowledge about acupuncture and was not sure what to expect. Michelle was very patient and kind when she explained everything she does, including showing me the tiny needles she uses, and explaining the cupping. Over time, the treatments have helped to curb the flashes and have given me amazing relief. I typically fall asleep during my time in her office as it is very relaxing. The needles are really tiny and I often don’t feel anything when she is placing them. I love that she really listens to me and asks questions to be sure that the treatment she plans out is what is best. She will make adjustments as needed to cover anything I may be needing help with such as body pain, trouble sleeping, digestive trouble and more. I highly recommend Michelle Iwama and Ardent Acupuncture to anyone seeking relief from a variety of health and well being issues.”
R.F. – Tomball, TX
“Michelle is really great! She really takes the time to get a complete medical history, she puts you at ease, and happily explains not only what she is doing but how it can help you. She has a soft and calming demeanor and the level of conversation is just right. My experience with Michelle compared to my previous experience with military acupuncturists is like night and day. Whenever I am in town, I will try to make the time to come see her.”
A.R. – North Las Vegas, NV