Marilyn is patient, knowledgeable, compassionate, and incredibly dedicated to helping others. Her acupuncture treatment has helped me to stabilize symptoms of IBS, anxiety, hip pain, and sleep difficulties, when little else seemed to work. She is truly holistic and client-centered in her approach – with her respectful, open approach to acupuncture and healing, I always feel as if our work is a collaboration. Thank you, Marilyn, for all you do!
I initially contacted Marilyn about acupuncture as a last resort, thinking that it couldn’t make my chronic pain (migraines, fibromyalgia) any worse — though being very needle-phobic, I was concerned I might not be able to sit still for a treatment. Not only did seeing Marilyn allow me to have pain-free days, it significantly reduced the frequency & severity of my symptoms and drastically improved my quality of life. Instead of a last resort, acupuncture has become my go-to solution for any thing from irregular menstrual cycles to a head cold. In addition, the needles are so tiny, I wasn’t bothered by them the way I am at the doctor’s office, which was a huge relief.
Adrian, Jamaica Plain
“I believe Marilyn was a crucial part of my recent successful IVF cycle. Two months before, I had been told I had poor oocyte quality. My doctor said the poor quality was due to age, that there was nothing that could be done about it, that I should maybe consider donor eggs. Improving my own egg quality was, according to him, an impossibility. Two months of acupuncture with Marilyn, and I had perfect eggs, where seven out of nine retrieved eggs fertilized. I am now fourteen weeks pregnant from that cycle. I know Marilyn’s warmth, expertise, and skill played a large part in improving my egg quality and preparing my body to be receptive to a pregnancy.”
“I worked with Marilyn during the darkest and most difficult period of my life. I was physically ill and emotionally fragmented, terrified, and beyond vulnerable. Marilyn was patient, generous, deeply compassionate, humble, curious, and willing to collaborate with me so that I felt safe and comfortable during the treatments. She listens with her ears and her hands and her intuition, and on her table I tasted a sense of deep rest and healing that I hadn’t felt in years. I am extremely grateful to her and her gifts.”
I’ve had stomach “issues” for as long as I can remember, but about 18 months ago, I had emergency gallbladder surgery that sent my IBS issues into a complete tailspin. Foods that were previously fine for me were suddenly causing drastic gastrointestinal problems. No amount of medication seemed to help, and I was eating Immodium like candy. I tried all sorts of different elimination diets and supplements. It seemed like nothing was helping, and I had given up all hope of ever living a normal life.
In August of 2008, a friend of mine told me she was getting acupuncture treatments for her food allergies, and was getting impressive results. I figured that it couldn’t hurt to try it, since I was at the end of my rope. As a scientist, and as someone who works in the pharmaceutical industry, it’s needless to say that I was pretty skeptical.
I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with the results! At first, the effects of each session lasted for a few days. A few days stretched into a week, and finally weeks stretched into a month. I could now eat things that were previously bothering me. Suddenly, my gut felt calmer, and much less likely to have a painful episode. I could take public transportation or get stuck in traffic without fear of an unexpected GI disaster. It was so amazing to feel like a “normal’ human being! My family, friends, and even my scientific colleagues were impressed with my results, and more importantly, my stomach was happy.
I haven’t felt this good in years, literally. It amazes me that acupuncture could have such a drastic effect on something as powerful as IBS and food intolerance! I honestly don’t know how I would have survived the past 18 months without it. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone and everyone!
Marilyn Yohe has been treating me for a serious and recurring stress/autoimmune disease and inflammation-related conditions. Drugs have never worked for me. Her treatment has worked to fundamentally move my body into health. Marilyn uses her knowledge and skill in listening, feeling, and being aware of the whole of me. A much more complete picture than that used in Western medicine. She uses that information with a balance of restraint, aggression and adjustment. She does not work on me or at me, she works with me.
Since 2005 Marilyn has served as my acupuncturist. She has helped me relieve many symptoms associated with having Lyme Disease, which no other practitioner could. I especially appreciate that unusual complaints (like unending thirst and wild feelings of heat) are not only heard with compassion and acceptance, but actually make sense within the framework of Chinese medicine. For me, the power of acupuncture/Chinese medicine lies in its ability to guide self healing. Moving stagnant energy with needle work and herbs has given strength to my body so that it can work as nature intended. With so many of my symptoms now gone, I can stay feeling great through infrequent maintenance appointments.
“Marilyn Yohe makes me feel cared for from the moment I walk into her office. She’s inquisitive and knowlegeable and always helpful in the ‘problem solving’ aspects of intervention and treatment. I see Marilyn whenever I can because I see the results: in both the mechanics of my body and my state of mind, her treatments help me feel more relaxed, more whole, more well. I don’t hesitate to recommend her.”
Marilyn helped me so much during this time with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I really believe that these treatments helped me to gain strength and conceive a healthy pregnancy after my miscarriage. I continued regular treatments throughout my first trimester as an effort to help the pregnancy “stick” and in my opinion, it was certainly a success!
I came to Marilyn with health problems conventional clinicians had told me they could do nothing about. After only a few sessions, these have resolved and I feel healthier than I have in years. At each visit, Marilyn attends to my health concerns with care and insight. Acupuncture has exceeded my expectations and Marilyn is a gem. I highly recommend her.