At Blue Heart Wellness, we’re grateful for everyone who walks through our doors. We’re especially grateful to hear that our services have helped our patients reach their healthcare and well-being goals.
There are many success stories that we can share with you. Below are a few of them, from a variety of sources such as Yelp & Facebook.
Today was my second session to date. I went in for multiple reasons ranging from anxiety/depression to hormonal imbalance to intermittent lower back and knee pain. For each ailment, I’ve seen multiple doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists… with little to no luck. My mom then suggested Blue Heart Wellness. I’ve been wanting to try acupuncture for quite some time now, but most places are expensive even with my insurance ($50 copay each visit), which I just can’t afford enough to keep up with on a weekly basis.
My first visit was on Tuesday with Lydia. She is a breath of fresh air! So kind, warm, and truly cares about the way you’re feeling and how to correct it. I initially advised her of all my concerns, but she didn’t want to overdo it with needles since it was my first time… so we focused on anxiety/depression to start. She recommended I download the app, Calm, to learn how to meditate and relax in times of high stress and tension… which is cool because I had NO idea how to meditate before. I’ve used the app once so far… and so far, so good! Okay back to Blue Heart. When I got there, I thought to myself, “no way and no how will I be able to rest or fall asleep.” I have a hard time sitting still. Still, I’m pretty sure I fell asleep for a minute until my mom started snoring in the recliner next to me. I woke up startled, but thought, “woah… I fell asleep?! Crazy.” I experienced a state of euphoria, and now I want more! I felt extremely relaxed after this visit.
Today was my second session, and this time we focused on my lower back/knee pain as well as the anxiety and depression (the latter will be ongoing treatment). Let me just say that my lower back pain (per my chiropractor, it’s caused from inflamed sacroiliac joints) comes and goes quite often, and switches sides from right to left and so forth, but I’ve almost learned to deal with the pain because it’s so frequent. I went in with pain…. but didn’t notice anything right away because, again, I’m immune to it. It wasn’t until I walked my dog just now (2 hours since my treatment ended) that I realized the pain is completely gone!!! Lydia is a miracle worker and a true healer!!
I love the sliding scale of $20-$50, since I can actually afford to stick to my recommended treatment plan of 2x/week for 1 month, then weekly thereafter. I’m excited to finally see light at the end of this dark tunnel. I’m so happy my mom told me to go to Blue Heart, and I’m so thankful for Lydia. To feeling normal again…. YEAH!
– Kira J.
“Oh my gosh. I love this place. It’s the deal of the century. I’m so grateful to them for making this affordable to people like me who would not be able to come if it weren’t for a low price. They do a beautiful job of creating a lovely, peaceful atmosphere in the treatment room. Lydia has a sense of kindness, joy, and welcome that makes it feel really good to keep going to the trouble of making time for my appointments (not to mention my ailment is improving!!! the pain is dramatically reduced!). Thank you for your generosity of both the service you provide and your kindness!”
– Cassie L.
“Lydia takes great care in getting to know her patients. She is genuine, comforting, and is wonderful!!!! It has been years since I’ve had regular acupuncture treatments and am very glad to have been referred to BHA!”
– Waioluolu Leslie M.
“Migraine relief at its best. I came here open minded to the process of acupuncture not knowing a ton about it. I had done some research about natural ways to relieve migraine pain. My doctor had referred me to a Neurologist and the scans alone were going to make me broke. Plus they wanted me to be on medication which always makes me feel fuzzy and depressed.
The sliding scale payment makes it stress free, which helps with the healing process. The staff here is so beyond nice and do anything to make you feel comfortable. I am doing my 6th session tomorrow. I have not had a migraine in a month. I use to get them weekly. This place has taught me how important it is to meditate and relax and take time for myself. I would refer anyone here. Thanks for everything Blue Heart Staff ”
– Farrell B.
“Great place…I come every other week. I have a very stressful job & Blue Heart Wellness is a place for me to relax & relieve my stress.” – Hiep L.
“Thx to Blue Heart Wellness, my first treatment restored the feeling from 10 years of neuropathy numbness in my feet. The cyanosis has lightened since circulation has increased. Allergies are losing their severity thru same treatment. Even arthritis is improving. Luv It!”
– Nancy J.
“I am not a fan of needles…I’ve always been afraid of them. I decided to try out acupuncture to relieve some work related stress. The yoga studio I attend, The Yoga Mat in Orange, had a joint seminar with Blue Heart Wellness so I decided to try it out. My first visit at the center was amazing. I’ve never felt so at ease and relaxed before. I’ve been coming here for about a year now and I go twice a month. I would love to go once a week if I had more time to spare. Love this place…completely affordable.!”
– Quynh L.
“Woke up with a monster of a sinus headache this morning. Took all my meds…. didn’t help.
Went to 2 hours of acupuncture at Blue Heart Wellness, still not much better. Had Lydia stimulate a few of the needle points at the end of those 2 hours and stayed 30 minutes longer, and finally started feeling some relief.
That’s why I love this little clinic. It has caring acupuncturists who listen to you and your needs, and let you stay as long as you like during their open hours. They really DO want you to feel better when you walk out the door.
I’ve been drinking a LOT of water and taking it easy the past 4 hours, and I’m happy to report the headache is finally gone!”
– Mary D.
“I just don’t do social media in general anymore, but for Blue Heart and Elizabeth I break my fast! This place. I mean, Elizabeth is a great acupuncturist. I see her regularly for lady troubles, once for a random toothache, once for a random acid reflux attack, and regularly for anxiety/other emotional worries (I feel like I tell her my exact shades of emotion that day and she has a different treatment for it). AND most recently, for quitting smoking. And, all have improved, some completely.
I don’t usually keep going to this kind of place (physical therapy, regular therapy, chiropractors, massage places, whatever). I get all optimistic, but then soon beg off saying they’re too expensive, too far, etc. But it’s really just I’m lazy, or as I like to put it I don’t like being busy, so I de-prioritize very easily. So the fact that I go to Blue Heart, a 20-50 minute drive from my home in Irvine (depending on the wonderful 55/5 interchange!), TWICE a week, EVERY week, it means something.
I mean, really, the lady stuff has slowly regularized, the anxiety is lessened, and I just love love going there, blanketing up in a recliner, listening to an old guy snore softly (seriously, the community aspect is actually a net positive! no kidding. it is a wonderful thing) and to the crickets softly chirping on the white noise machine, and resting (I don’t sleep, but it’s as close to meditation as I’ve ever gotten). It’s a really safe space. It’s also clean, professional, efficient.
So, until I can afford to pay more than the minimum, I’m going to shout it from the rooftops, or at least in one yelp review and in my apartment complex’s laundry rooms with tag flyers. Go to Blue Heart! Just don’t take my seat :)”
– Leah K.
“Blue Heart Wellness really rocks. [The clinic] is serving the acupuncture needs of the community for a very reasonable cost. If you have not tried Acupuncture or if you have tried acupuncture elsewhere but you cannot afford the high cost, then this is the place to be. Here you get service with excellent result by an energetic and compassionate acupuncturist who lives to serve her community at a sliding scale of $20 – $50.”
– Sue N.
“Always great experience!! From the ease of confirming an appointment online, the peaceful environment & the great health benefits following an acu-nap!”
– Patty L.
“Helped my allergies! Less runny nose and congestion, finally! I’ll admit I wasn’t a big believer in alternative medicine before coming here. For that matter I try to avoid doctors in general but my sinus issues were getting out of hand. I went so far as finally seeing my general practitioner who sent me to a ear-nose-throat doctor who told me I needed surgery. I already tried allergy medication, a neti pot, and nasal sprays without much luck. So glad I tried this first, I don’t have the stomach for surgery. I still get a random sinus infection, maybe once a year but my day to day allergies are so much better. I stop by once a week but twice a week during the winter when my allergies are worse. They sell packages once in a while so you can save huge $$$.”
– S. A.
“Best acupuncture I have had. Acupuncturist makes you feel relaxed. Most people are so relaxed they fall asleep on the chairs. You are in a room with other people. This is why I believe it called a clinic. I was concerned I was going to have a problem with the setup. The way to set up is perfect no one bothers anyone, no one talks, you feel like you have your own space. I now have absolutely no problem with the set up. The pricing is great. I very, very rarely give 5 stars. In general I would very much recommend this place.”
– Leslie E.
“I love Blue Heart Wellness, the environment is serene, the staff are so friendly and sincere, and the prices are right!!! I’d recommend Blue Heart Wellness to anyone looking for acupuncture in and around the area.”
– Tristyn C.
“My wife and I get treated at Blue Heart Wellness whenever we’re in Orange County. The sliding scale makes my treatments affordable. Being a Vietnam vet, I usually have treatments focus on my PTSD. I also get help with recovery from my stroke last year and with my diabetic neuropathy.
The clinic is clean, quiet and comfortable. I like the community setting because it allows me and my wife to receive treatments together. We call it our “acu-date”. Receiving regular acupuncture has helped me be more relaxed, too.”
– Joseph F.
“I first visited Blue Heart for a Bring-A-Friend/donation based clinic and was impressed by the comfort of the space and the kindness and warmth of the staff. I have since returned for a course of treatment meant to combat my seasonal allergies and fatigue. Each detail of my experience at BHA has been terrific, positive, and it is a place I look forward to visiting for treatment. Very loving and amazing vibes! Also, the community acupuncture model is excellent!”
– Brittany D.
“The most relaxing environmental ever! I brought my ten year old to see how she would react and she was so relaxed and calm when we left. We will definitely be back! Everyone is so welcoming and sweet and one of the best experiences I could have hoped for. I highly recommend Blue Heart!!!!!”
– Sarah T.