Mark’s Patient Testimonials
I have had an eighteen-hour left hip reconstruction surgery and two left hip replacements. I exhausted every type of physical therapy and message therapy with minimal results. After receiving 2 treatments from Mark which included acupuncture, Trigger Point compression, and stretching, my pain drastically decreased to the point where at times I don’t even know it’s there. I’m amazed by Mark’s knowledge and expertise in acupuncture and delighted with the results of my treatments!
I had constant tremendous pain starting below the ear, down my neck and into my right arm all the way to the elbow. I got a great deal of relief from my first treatment with Mark, and since the second treatment I am at least 85% better. I am no longer taking Alleve (which I had to take on a daily basis). Mark also showed me stretches and exercises to perform between treatments to assist with the work done during our sessions. I am very grateful and also confident that I will be back to 100% within no time!
Before going to see Mark Boone I suffered from severe migraines on a regular basis. I was experiencing visual aura, nausea and debilitating temple and bilateral head pain. I was taking prescription medications three to four times a week and spending over $400 a month on medication that did not always resolve my migraines. After seeing Mark the first time my migraines stopped! I no longer take my prescribed pain killers, and I am living pain free. Thank you, Mark.
In 2005, I injured my back while lifting a patient from a hospital bed. As a registered nurse I went through the usual route of allopathic care. An MRI, and x-ray both confirmed that I had a dislocated disc in my lumbar area. I started physical therapy, ultrasound treatments, and anti-steroidal pain pills. I continued to have pain even though the lumbar area was realigned, and was still unable to run and exercise like I did prior to injury. I gained weight because of my inactivity, and my stomach was always upset from the pain meds. I continued to have pain in my back, and then developed pain in my right hip that was unrelieved by pain meds. I met Mark and was introduced to the concept of acupuncture and therapeutic massage as an alternative approach.
I was skeptical about the treatment but figured I had nothing to lose by trying. The first treatment seemed to focus on assessing the source of the pain, and by the end of the second treatment I was virtually pain free. I couldn't believe it. I was ecstatic! This experience certainly challenged my Western mindset of standard medical care. I recommend this approach to anyone that has had pain that was unrelieved by conventional therapies. I'm so glad I gave it a try. I'm running and exercising again to the level I was before the accident, pain free.
I was a client of Mark Boone's for several years while he practiced in Chicago. I am a Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist. Before I met Mark I had chronic neck and shoulder pain. My head felt like it was a bowling ball on my neck. After just one session with Mark I felt like a new person. After just two sessions, my pain (which I had for years) virtually disappeared. With Mark's combination of Thai Bodywork and Trigger Point Therapy I saw immediate and dramatic improvements in my range of motion, flexibility, and energy level. As the pain and tension decreased, so did my level of stress. I have confidently referred several friends who live in Michigan to Mark. Thank you!