• "I can't think of ANYONE who wouldn't benefit from Acupuncture!"

    Candace R.

    My 4 year old son told me that since he’s been having his acupuncture treatments at “The Pointe,” his nightmares, which involved him being cut in half have changed to dreams of his best day out with his day.

    I cannot think of ANYONE who wouldn’t benefit from acupuncture. I am calmer & significantly more balanced on the whole since starting my treatments at “The Pointe” Acupuncture Express. Every time someone has a health or mental complaint that they share with me, I tell them they need to come see an acupuncturist & I know a fantastic one here!

    -- Candace R.

  • "I can move freely again!"

    Lisa M.

    My experience with acupuncture has been very positive. The pains and aches I came in for are all be gone! I can move freely again. The low back pain I was having is completely gone – no pain at all! My knee pain and stiffness is completely gone and so is the joint pain in my thumb. Most of the pain was gone within 1-2 treatments. 

    If you have pain or something that ails you – I recommend ‘The Pointe Acupuncture Express.’ Not only is the relief immediate but it is also a permanent, healing change – not just a quick fix. It’s been wonderful to see that my body can heal itself with a little help.

    -- Lisa M.
  • "I have started exercising and I am eating better!"

    Lacey R.

    Before I started Acupuncture I sat all day wrapped in a blanket. In the 6 weeks I’ve been coming to ‘The Pointe Acupuncture Express,’ I now do more activities and work around the house. I have started exercising and I am eating better. I now have the desire to work on my crafts, which I had lost for the last 3 years.

    Lacey R.
  • "My friends are amazed at how much better I am now doing!"


    On the night of the Blue Moon Festival in Holladay on August 31, 2012, I was fortunate enough to win a free consultation with ‘The Pointe Acupuncture Express.’ After having a fall in July of 2010, I had bilateral pulmonary emboli and was hospitalized. During this time it was discovered that I had cysts on my ovaries and a hysterectomy was subsequently performed. Uterine cancer was discovered during the biopsies of the removed organs and I underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In the fall of 2011, I developed diarrhea and vomiting and was found to have a large incisional hernia and bowel obstruction. I underwent surgery for those conditions in December 2011. After my surgery I still had difficulty eating and was hospitalized again in February 2012 with severe electrolyte deficiency. After that hospitalization I began to be able to eat properly and began to slowly get better. 

    When I first cam to ‘The Pointe Acupuncture Express’ I still had difficulty walking and a shuffling gait where I drug my left foot periodically as I did not have sufficient strength in my legs to walk properly. I had been trying to walk more and do physical therapy to strengthen my legs. I also suffered from restless leg syndrome to my left lower leg which kept me awake for an hour or two each night before I could go to sleep. After my first acupuncture treatment my restless leg was significantly better and now after attending treatments twice a week and using the Chinese herbal therapy I have been prescribed, I can walk with a proper stride and my restless leg is significantly better and almost never bothers me at night when I lie down to sleep. I have recommended ‘The Pointe Acupuncture Express’ to many of my friends and acquaintances who have all been amazed at how much better I am now doing.

    -- DC - Grateful Patient
  • "I’m more awake, more aware, more satisfied with the sate of my life!"


    One of the things I have noticed since starting treatment at “The Pointe Acupuncture Express,” is that I have a sense of humor again. I don’t remember when I lost it but, it’s been gone for several years. That would also mean I am smiling more and feeling good about being alive. I have also begun to ‘notice’ my wife more. Being married for a long time is no excuse for not really ‘noticing’ how your spouse looks, both good and bad. I had forgotten how cute she really is and her sense of humor (which had not been lost) is down right hilarious. Again, I have not been able to appreciate this for a long time. It’s nice to feel alive, to be more sensitive to my own emotions, or those of my wife, or of my own patients. I’m more awake, more aware, more satisfied with the sate of my life. It is only now that I can see how my life has changed in a negative way due to my disorder. I have only been receiving treatment for short time and I have seen a tremendous change in myself already. I am anxious to find out how much more I can improve.

    -- P.S.
  • "After many avenues of various failed treatments, I considered acupuncture..."


    After suffering from my ailment for several years, after many avenues of various failed treatments, I considered acupuncture. I have been under this treatment for about a month and have found that the little aches and pains that I had, have diminished, my main complaint, I hope is on its way out of the door as well. I know that the biggest are the hardest to cure. I have faith that I will be 100% if not 95% myself soon.

    -- Nancy
  • "I can’t write a good enough recommendation"

    Ben B,

    I have dealt with undiagnosed chronic pain for over 5 years. During that time I have spent over $15,000 on surgeries, tests and medications resulting in nothing more than numbing and dulling my senses. Four months ago my pain worsened and severe depression kicked in, with every test that came back normal, I became more and more hopeless. My body was shutting down and I could barely move. My mind was shutting down and I was alienating myself from all of my friends and family. After my last group of tests, my doctor again said everything came back normal. I sat and cried in the doctors office contemplating everything considering anything to rid myself of pain, even thought of suicide raced through my mind. Two days after those tests, I was at a convention and ran across The Pointe Acupuncture Express booth. I felt like I had tried western medicine for so long and was not making any progress and had a friend who had told me that acupuncture had helped his wife who was diagnosed with MS. I was hesitant, but I decided to make an appointment and at least try it out. Meeting with Trisha was the best decision I have make in my life. In many ways words can’t describe my gratitude, they can however easily tell the changes in my body. I immediately felt a difference in my mood. I was happier more often, after the first two weeks I could move around better than I had in years, the thoughts of suicide had left me and the despair was subsiding. I have seen constant progress, and now after 1 month and ½ of seeing Trisha, I have quit all my western medications. For anyone to really know what a miracle it is that I was able to quit all my meds in a little over a month of acupuncture treatment, I will have to list them. So here they are:
    • Oxycontin 20 mg – twice a day
    • Norco 10 mg – twice a day
    • Testosterone Shots
    • Atenelol 25 mg
    • Lisinpril 20 mg
    • Cymbalta 90 mg
    • Aderall 25XR
    • Ibuprofen 800 mg 3 times a day
    If you want to have a doctor look at you funny, go tell one that you want to quit Oxycontin, after over 2 years of taking it, and then even better, is going back in after a month and telling him you have quit all these medications and feel better than ever.
    I know the hang-ups and issues that society puts into our minds about alternative medicines and healing. I would plead with anyone who doesn’t want to give acupuncture a chance to it, the results speak for themselves. Acupuncture saved my life and even my soul. And Trisha from “The Pointe Acupuncture” is some one you can trust. She has so much knowledge and insight, and equal to her knowledge is her compassion for her patients and her confidence that what she does makes a difference. Words could never properly say the gratitude I have for what Trisha has done for me. To be able to enjoy the activities I once loved, to be able to have a clean clear mind. To be social again, to be happy again after years and years of a deteriorating mind and body. I just can’t say thank you enough, I can’t write a good enough recommendation, I can’t properly describe how I feel. Just give it a chance, Trisha will not let you down and your body will be forever indebted to you giving acupuncture the chance it deserves.

    Thanks Trisha
    Ben B.
  • "I feel healthier than I have in many years"

    Mary B.

    My first experience with acupuncture was at a Health Fair in Salt Lake City in the fall of 1994. In the eighth month of my pregnancy with my daughter, I developed carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand. At the Heath fair they were doing a demonstration, so I thought I’d give it a try. I sat quietly for a half an hour with pins in my ear, elbow and hand. To my surprise, over the course of the next few days the pain in my hand subsided and disappeared completely. After twenty years of depending on a prescription drug for my inherited illness of Bi-Polar, I thought I’d try acupuncture to keep eliminating my dependency on the medications. Very skeptical, but hopeful. Proceeding with “The Pointe Acupuncture, slowly after a couple of months, I have been making the leap. I am pleasantly amazed with the effects of this treatment. After a period of ‘cleansing’ I can whole heartily say I feel healthier than I have in many years. I am thrilled to end my dependence on psychiatric medication.

    -- Mary B.
  • "I have lost 25 pounds, and Trish takes credit for it all!"

    Patricia B.

    Dear Friend,

    I am writing to share my experiences and express my pleasure with The Pointe Acupuncture and Trisha Phaklides, in particular. When I began treatment, I couldn’t walk from the waiting room to her office. I had to stop about 3 times, my back and hips were hurting so. I couldn’t stand for longer that 5 minutes, and then I’d have to sit down due to the pain. Now I can breathe easily, I don’t have to stop, I can walk right in there. The pain in my back and hips is gone unless I overwork. It feels so good not having to stop every 5 minutes. So far, I have lost 25 pounds, and Trish takes credit for it all!

    Patricia B.
  • "My overall body temperature seems to be increasing."


    As I progress further into sustained treatment, I am noticing a number of other subtle changes in my life. These are in addition to complete absence of back pain. Among the more unusual, yet marked changes, is my hair – which used to soak up water like a sponge. It now takes significantly less time to blow dry and the texture is returning to that of my childhood – wavy, with body. I also seem to have fewer gray hairs. The other big change is that more than one person has ‘complimented’ me on my warn hands, which is a 180 degree change. My hands are normally so cold that my friends and family refer to me as the Ice Queen.
    My overall body temperature seems to be increasing. For as long as I can remember, I have slept in layers. Recently, I have stated to feel warm enough to wear short sleeves or one layer without feeling cold!

    -- L.A.
  • "What you have done for me is AMAZING!"

    Karen M.

    I would like to start out by saying “Thank You.” You have helped me in numerous ways, and have given me hope that we can conquer the symptoms I still have remaining. What you have done for me is AMAZING!

    I used to depend on meds all the time, and now I haven’t needed them. You have given me my life back!! My results and PHENOMENAL because many doctors didn’t agree that I could be cured,…but I CAN!

    Thanks Again
    Karen M.
  • "after treatments all seems well!"

    Jim H.

    Well, having had problems with allergies my whole life, after treatments all seems well! Problem with foot pain is better, circulation seems better, and my mental awareness is very good.

    -- Jim H.