Points of Health

★★★★★
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  • 1805 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Ste E

    Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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  • 805-687-7775

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I was looking for a doctor who would consider me as a whole being and help me address heartburn without over-the-counter medication. I discovered Erik Smith and Points of Health, and I truly feel like I've found my wellness home. I was experiencing chronic heartburn, and after 6 acupuncture sessions with Erik, combined with herbs he prescribed, I'm almost 100% heartburn free. What still blows my mind everytime I go in for an appointment, is that Erik truly listens to what's going on in my life and the concerns I have about my health. When I walk through the doors of Points of Health, I immediately feel a warmth and compassion from both Stacy and Erik that only comes from practitioners who truly care about their patients. Points of Health has improved my health and my quality of life and I highly recommend acupuncture with Erik Smith.

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I was looking for a doctor who would consider me as a whole being and help me address heartburn without over-the-counter medication. I discovered Erik Smith and Points of Health, and I truly feel like I've found my wellness home. I was experiencing chronic heartburn, and after 6 acupuncture sessions with Erik, combined with herbs he prescribed, I'm almost 100% heartburn free. What still blows my mind everytime I go in for an appointment, is that Erik truly listens to what's going on in my life and the concerns I have about my health. When I walk through the doors of Points of Health, I immediately feel a warmth and compassion from both Stacy and Erik that only comes from practitioners who truly care about their patients. Points of Health has improved my health and my quality of life and I highly recommend acupuncture with Erik Smith.

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I was in a car accident and left completely crooked. I was unable to walk or drive. The only relief I found was through my acupuncturist Eric Smith. It took a month but I went from a 10 rating of pain and being completely unable to do anything to a 1 or 2 and able to work and live again.

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I was in a car accident and left completely crooked. I was unable to walk or drive. The only relief I found was through my acupuncturist Eric Smith. It took a month but I went from a 10 rating of pain and being completely unable to do anything to a 1 or 2 and able to work and live again.

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Both my husband and I have been seeing Erik Smith at Points of Health. My husband has had several back and knee injuries and at times it has been so bad that he can barely walk. He is a very healthy and active 40 year old. After only a few visits from Erik my husband pain has been considerable reduced. He has tried just about everything imaginable, even other acupuncturists, and only Erik has been successful in helping alleviate his pain. I have had a very weak wrist which resulted in a serious inability to put any amount of weight on it (in yoga or doing push-ups) and when I first visited Erik I did not have complete range of motion. After about 2 -3 visits my complete range of motion had returns and now, after 7 visits I am able to put about 85% of my weight on my wrist. I too have visited other acupuncturists and have never had any success. We highly recommend a visit to see Erik Smith. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and kind.

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Both my husband and I have been seeing Erik Smith at Points of Health. My husband has had several back and knee injuries and at times it has been so bad that he can barely walk. He is a very healthy and active 40 year old. After only a few visits from Erik my husband pain has been considerable reduced. He has tried just about everything imaginable, even other acupuncturists, and only Erik has been successful in helping alleviate his pain. I have had a very weak wrist which resulted in a serious inability to put any amount of weight on it (in yoga or doing push-ups) and when I first visited Erik I did not have complete range of motion. After about 2 -3 visits my complete range of motion had returns and now, after 7 visits I am able to put about 85% of my weight on my wrist. I too have visited other acupuncturists and have never had any success. We highly recommend a visit to see Erik Smith. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and kind.

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I was directed to Points of Health and Dr. Erik Smith by a fellow class mate of Erik's. I will forever be grateful. For several years I was suffering from debilitating symptoms; pain, digestive problems, profuse sweating, exhaustion and depression. I could not identify a central point of origin in my body I could address to get well. I was dreading going down the Western Medical path of numerous invasive and expensive tests. I was open to trying a new approach to wellness and achieved results beyond my belief from Dr. Erik Smith. Erik??s extensive knowledge of Chinese Medicine and his ability to use it to prescribe and deliver a custom treatment for me (using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs) gave me relief AND corrected my root problems. He has given me the best health of my life and I feel 20 years younger. Acupuncture sessions over the last few months have led to the elimination of my symptoms and given me a chance to be pain free, clear headed and physically stronger. I highly recommend the skills and experience offered by Dr. Smith and his team at Points of Health in Santa Barbara, CA.

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I was directed to Points of Health and Dr. Erik Smith by a fellow class mate of Erik's. I will forever be grateful. For several years I was suffering from debilitating symptoms; pain, digestive problems, profuse sweating, exhaustion and depression. I could not identify a central point of origin in my body I could address to get well. I was dreading going down the Western Medical path of numerous invasive and expensive tests. I was open to trying a new approach to wellness and achieved results beyond my belief from Dr. Erik Smith. Erik??s extensive knowledge of Chinese Medicine and his ability to use it to prescribe and deliver a custom treatment for me (using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs) gave me relief AND corrected my root problems. He has given me the best health of my life and I feel 20 years younger. Acupuncture sessions over the last few months have led to the elimination of my symptoms and given me a chance to be pain free, clear headed and physically stronger. I highly recommend the skills and experience offered by Dr. Smith and his team at Points of Health in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Erik and Points of Health have been an integral resource to my family and me during a number of physical challenges. Most recently, Erik and the accupuncture treatments have greatly facilitated my physical therapy for a fractured wrist. By coordinating my accupuncture sessions with the physical therapy treatments I have been able to significantly increase the degrees of progess on the movement of my wrist and fingers. This is a valuable resource for anyone recovering from an injury where the swelling and loss of motion threatens your recovery.

In addition, Erik has provided support to my daughter who as an athlete relies on him for not only physical comfort through accupuncture but guidance on nutrition.

Points of Health is an invaluable resource for individuals concerned about their health and willing to take an active role in their wellness.

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Erik and Points of Health have been an integral resource to my family and me during a number of physical challenges. Most recently, Erik and the accupuncture treatments have greatly facilitated my physical therapy for a fractured wrist. By coordinating my accupuncture sessions with the physical therapy treatments I have been able to significantly increase the degrees of progess on the movement of my wrist and fingers. This is a valuable resource for anyone recovering from an injury where the swelling and loss of motion threatens your recovery.

In addition, Erik has provided support to my daughter who as an athlete relies on him for not only physical comfort through accupuncture but guidance on nutrition.

Points of Health is an invaluable resource for individuals concerned about their health and willing to take an active role in their wellness.

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I went to Erik Smith at Points of Health after hearing glowing recommendations from several of my friends. I had hip/groin pain that my doctor had tried to alleviate using conventional medicine. After 2 visits to Erik the pain was gone and I have been pain free ever since. In addition, Erik has treated my seasonal allergies and now I no longer take any allergy medications. But most of all Erik is a kind and compassionate person who listens to me and is concerned about what is going on in my life and how it affects my health. As a cancer survivor and one who has had a very stressful year (lost my house in the Tea Fire), I can honestly say that my recovery is in large part due to Erik's wonderful care.

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I went to Erik Smith at Points of Health after hearing glowing recommendations from several of my friends. I had hip/groin pain that my doctor had tried to alleviate using conventional medicine. After 2 visits to Erik the pain was gone and I have been pain free ever since. In addition, Erik has treated my seasonal allergies and now I no longer take any allergy medications. But most of all Erik is a kind and compassionate person who listens to me and is concerned about what is going on in my life and how it affects my health. As a cancer survivor and one who has had a very stressful year (lost my house in the Tea Fire), I can honestly say that my recovery is in large part due to Erik's wonderful care.

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I had a back injury over a decade ago, and I finally decided to try acupuncture this past year. I was nervous about the needles, but Erik instantly set me at ease, with his compassion and expertise. My back always feels better for several weeks after I've been in to see Erik. I also love that he has been able to treat other symptoms, like an elbow injury, while treating my back. The ambiance at POH is welcoming and relaxing! I always look forward to going!

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I had a back injury over a decade ago, and I finally decided to try acupuncture this past year. I was nervous about the needles, but Erik instantly set me at ease, with his compassion and expertise. My back always feels better for several weeks after I've been in to see Erik. I also love that he has been able to treat other symptoms, like an elbow injury, while treating my back. The ambiance at POH is welcoming and relaxing! I always look forward to going!

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I've been trying to write this review for 7 months now!! It's hard to find the time when you're a full-time working mom!

I was told repeatedly by a gynecologist that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant or carry to term with my numerous and large uterine fibroids and that I would need to have them surgically removed.

I said "fine" until I was told that in the midst of surgery I could use my uterus all together and that I needed to sign a waiver stating that I gave the Dr. permission to remove my uterus.

I decided to try acupuncture first and am happy to report that I not only got pregnant, but that I gave birth to my beautiful, full-term baby girl vaginally, which no one thought would be possible.

All the doctors kept telling me to expect to have a Cesarean.

My acupuncturist is Craig Rigsby and I am so grateful to him for everything he did for me, my baby girl and our family. Craig is everything you could ask for and more in a doctor. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. I always felt relaxed and revived after my treatments. Craig also helped with herbs and nutrition to support my optimum health throughout the process.

The entire staff at Points of Health was also so helpful and supportive during my whole pregnancy and post-partum care.

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I've been trying to write this review for 7 months now!! It's hard to find the time when you're a full-time working mom!

I was told repeatedly by a gynecologist that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant or carry to term with my numerous and large uterine fibroids and that I would need to have them surgically removed.

I said "fine" until I was told that in the midst of surgery I could use my uterus all together and that I needed to sign a waiver stating that I gave the Dr. permission to remove my uterus.

I decided to try acupuncture first and am happy to report that I not only got pregnant, but that I gave birth to my beautiful, full-term baby girl vaginally, which no one thought would be possible.

All the doctors kept telling me to expect to have a Cesarean.

My acupuncturist is Craig Rigsby and I am so grateful to him for everything he did for me, my baby girl and our family. Craig is everything you could ask for and more in a doctor. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. I always felt relaxed and revived after my treatments. Craig also helped with herbs and nutrition to support my optimum health throughout the process.

The entire staff at Points of Health was also so helpful and supportive during my whole pregnancy and post-partum care.

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I searched out acupuncture for the first time at the age of 34 because I could feel that my was energy blocked in several places throughout my body. I also felt so wound up from stress that my body and mind were being torqued in an unproductive, stagnating way.

I was a little intimidated by the needles at first but Craig's professional, confident, thorough manner helped me relax into the process and really receive the full treatment of acupuncture. Overtime I felt my blocked energy release, my wound up feeling relax, and my outlook on life become more positive. I also noticed that I slepted better and more soundly.

Craig and the Points of Health Facility offer a beautiful, clean, friendly environment for their customers.

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I searched out acupuncture for the first time at the age of 34 because I could feel that my was energy blocked in several places throughout my body. I also felt so wound up from stress that my body and mind were being torqued in an unproductive, stagnating way.

I was a little intimidated by the needles at first but Craig's professional, confident, thorough manner helped me relax into the process and really receive the full treatment of acupuncture. Overtime I felt my blocked energy release, my wound up feeling relax, and my outlook on life become more positive. I also noticed that I slepted better and more soundly.

Craig and the Points of Health Facility offer a beautiful, clean, friendly environment for their customers.

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After over two years of infertility treatments, and most recently, two failed cycles of IVF, I turned to acupuncture to not only support the efforts of my IVF doctor, but to get my mind and body to a place where I could go into my third cycle with sanity and hope. I saw Stacy Smith twice a week for just about two months prior to beginning my third cycle, and weekly from the time my injections began through my third month of pregnancy (yay!). I have absolutely no doubt that acupuncture played a huge role in my ability to conceive. Stacy helped me with minor dietary changes, supplements, my frame of mind, and perhaps most importantly, she got my body to a place where I could produce healthy eggs. I was truly that patient (at only 31 years old) for whom IVF was very possibly not going to work because of poor egg quality. I am endlessly thankful to Stacy and acupuncture for making the impossible possible for me. I am now six months pregnant with twins and having a smooth, healthy pregnancy. For anyone who is struggling with infertility or undergoing IVF, I recommend Stacy and acupuncture wholeheartedly.

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After over two years of infertility treatments, and most recently, two failed cycles of IVF, I turned to acupuncture to not only support the efforts of my IVF doctor, but to get my mind and body to a place where I could go into my third cycle with sanity and hope. I saw Stacy Smith twice a week for just about two months prior to beginning my third cycle, and weekly from the time my injections began through my third month of pregnancy (yay!). I have absolutely no doubt that acupuncture played a huge role in my ability to conceive. Stacy helped me with minor dietary changes, supplements, my frame of mind, and perhaps most importantly, she got my body to a place where I could produce healthy eggs. I was truly that patient (at only 31 years old) for whom IVF was very possibly not going to work because of poor egg quality. I am endlessly thankful to Stacy and acupuncture for making the impossible possible for me. I am now six months pregnant with twins and having a smooth, healthy pregnancy. For anyone who is struggling with infertility or undergoing IVF, I recommend Stacy and acupuncture wholeheartedly.

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I had been feeling ill for about six months when I finally made an appointment with Craig Rigsby at Points of Health to receive acupuncture. He could see right away that my digestive system was sluggish and began treating that as well as making dietary suggestions. I had some blood work done and found out that part of my infirmities were the cause of pregnancy (surprise!) as well as hypothyroid. I did not want to use drugs for the rest of my life so I chose to try two weeks of intensive acupuncture to stabilize my thyroid levels before beginning an allopathic treatment. After the two weeks I was retested and my thyroid was functioning at normal levels again! I have continued intermittent acupuncture treatment to maintain a healthy thyroid. I feel great and am relieved that I will not have to be on a drug for the rest of my life.
Kyle Leon

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I had been feeling ill for about six months when I finally made an appointment with Craig Rigsby at Points of Health to receive acupuncture. He could see right away that my digestive system was sluggish and began treating that as well as making dietary suggestions. I had some blood work done and found out that part of my infirmities were the cause of pregnancy (surprise!) as well as hypothyroid. I did not want to use drugs for the rest of my life so I chose to try two weeks of intensive acupuncture to stabilize my thyroid levels before beginning an allopathic treatment. After the two weeks I was retested and my thyroid was functioning at normal levels again! I have continued intermittent acupuncture treatment to maintain a healthy thyroid. I feel great and am relieved that I will not have to be on a drug for the rest of my life.
Kyle Leon

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I honestly owe Erik and Stacy Smith of Points of Health so much for improving my health and overall well-being over the past year. Through acupuncture I've seen my health visibly improve, I'm so thankful for their help. On top of that, the two of them are wonderful, caring people who are genuinely interested in helping their patients, which in itself it such a blessing.

Just some of the things Erik has helped me with over the past year:
- High cholesterol
- Chronic back and neck aches
- Sore throats/colds
- Fertility treatments
- Stress-related headaches
- Groin/hip injuries
- Eczema

Am I a believer? 100% ABSOLUTELY! Here are the benefits I've experienced:
- Reduced cholesterol by 50 points from 209 to 160
- Almost eliminated any neck pain and corresponding weekly headaches
- Have lost at least 10 pounds without any changes to my diet
- Conceived our baby in the first month after fertility treatments
- I used to have bad breath and would sweat a lot very easily, a nice side benefit is that I don't suffer from these things anymore!

Whether or not you have serious health issues or just want to increase your overall well-being, I would recommend that you check Points of Health out. They are extremely skilled and really wonderful people.

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I honestly owe Erik and Stacy Smith of Points of Health so much for improving my health and overall well-being over the past year. Through acupuncture I've seen my health visibly improve, I'm so thankful for their help. On top of that, the two of them are wonderful, caring people who are genuinely interested in helping their patients, which in itself it such a blessing.

Just some of the things Erik has helped me with over the past year:
- High cholesterol
- Chronic back and neck aches
- Sore throats/colds
- Fertility treatments
- Stress-related headaches
- Groin/hip injuries
- Eczema

Am I a believer? 100% ABSOLUTELY! Here are the benefits I've experienced:
- Reduced cholesterol by 50 points from 209 to 160
- Almost eliminated any neck pain and corresponding weekly headaches
- Have lost at least 10 pounds without any changes to my diet
- Conceived our baby in the first month after fertility treatments
- I used to have bad breath and would sweat a lot very easily, a nice side benefit is that I don't suffer from these things anymore!

Whether or not you have serious health issues or just want to increase your overall well-being, I would recommend that you check Points of Health out. They are extremely skilled and really wonderful people.

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I went to points of health during my pregnancy right before my due date. I wanted to cleanse my body and prep me for what I was about to go through. I was very happy to enter labor feeling great and healthy as can be. I have also used p.o.h. for strain in my wrist and again have found it to work. They are personable, professional and reasonable priced.

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I went to points of health during my pregnancy right before my due date. I wanted to cleanse my body and prep me for what I was about to go through. I was very happy to enter labor feeling great and healthy as can be. I have also used p.o.h. for strain in my wrist and again have found it to work. They are personable, professional and reasonable priced.

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I found Craig Rigsby and Points of Health while I was experiencing a bout of fairly debilitating postpartum depletion. He was recommended to me as someone who has particular skill in helping women with pregnancy related issues, and I am so happy I sought his services.

Craig is incredibly compassionate, knowledgeable and skilled. He tailored a course of treatment for me that had me feeling like myself again very quickly, which feels like an understatement. When I began, I was at a very low point and barely able to function in my day-to-day life. I experienced an almost immediate shift in energy and mood, and a real sense of hope, for which I am grateful beyond words.

The clinic??s offices are staffed by friendly, helpful professionals. I found Points of Health to be a sanctuary of peaceful calm, and I looked forward to each visit as an opportunity for healing and respite. Thank you so much, your services saved my life!

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I found Craig Rigsby and Points of Health while I was experiencing a bout of fairly debilitating postpartum depletion. He was recommended to me as someone who has particular skill in helping women with pregnancy related issues, and I am so happy I sought his services.

Craig is incredibly compassionate, knowledgeable and skilled. He tailored a course of treatment for me that had me feeling like myself again very quickly, which feels like an understatement. When I began, I was at a very low point and barely able to function in my day-to-day life. I experienced an almost immediate shift in energy and mood, and a real sense of hope, for which I am grateful beyond words.

The clinic??s offices are staffed by friendly, helpful professionals. I found Points of Health to be a sanctuary of peaceful calm, and I looked forward to each visit as an opportunity for healing and respite. Thank you so much, your services saved my life!

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I went to Craig Rigsby at Points of Health to treat issues with my pregnancy:Iron/Varicose Veins/Sciatica. After my first appointment, I was so relaxed, I finally had a good night sleep!

My iron went up and the pain in my legs was alleviated after appointments. Also, when I was nearing and went past my due date, Craig used accupuncture to prepare my body for birth. I went into labor a few hours after an appointment. He was professional, understanding, and caring.

I hope to return for a follow up appointment.

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I went to Craig Rigsby at Points of Health to treat issues with my pregnancy:Iron/Varicose Veins/Sciatica. After my first appointment, I was so relaxed, I finally had a good night sleep!

My iron went up and the pain in my legs was alleviated after appointments. Also, when I was nearing and went past my due date, Craig used accupuncture to prepare my body for birth. I went into labor a few hours after an appointment. He was professional, understanding, and caring.

I hope to return for a follow up appointment.

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I went to see Craig Rigsby at Points of Health for acupuncture as a complement to physical therapy for muscle strain in my hands and wrists. Craig looked at the situation holistically to treat the source as well as the symptoms, giving me acupuncture, reiki, and herbal nutrients to supplement my treatment.

While it may seem weird to look forward to getting an acupuncture treatment, I did. The environment at Points of Health is restful, nurturing, and healing.

Craig helped nudge me into alignment with my healing process. After each treatment I left feeling refreshed and confident that the treatment was allowing my hands and wrists to heal more effectively.

I highly recommend Craig Rigsby and Points of Health.

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I went to see Craig Rigsby at Points of Health for acupuncture as a complement to physical therapy for muscle strain in my hands and wrists. Craig looked at the situation holistically to treat the source as well as the symptoms, giving me acupuncture, reiki, and herbal nutrients to supplement my treatment.

While it may seem weird to look forward to getting an acupuncture treatment, I did. The environment at Points of Health is restful, nurturing, and healing.

Craig helped nudge me into alignment with my healing process. After each treatment I left feeling refreshed and confident that the treatment was allowing my hands and wrists to heal more effectively.

I highly recommend Craig Rigsby and Points of Health.

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I wanted to consult Craig at Points of Health because I was past my due date, I had heard that acuponcture could induce labor naturally. You might think that a men cant help a women when it is a matter of pregancy, birth and postpartum but he knows WAY more then a lot of women because he really cares about the outcomes. IT worked out great. I gave birth the day after the consultation.

After giving birth I meet with him twice and he made sure that my energy was flowing right. Not only it gave me a break from motherhood but also it made me feel like a new person.

I give a great review for a service that has been very appreciated. I have recommended him to many pregnant woman. You should go see him too.

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I wanted to consult Craig at Points of Health because I was past my due date, I had heard that acuponcture could induce labor naturally. You might think that a men cant help a women when it is a matter of pregancy, birth and postpartum but he knows WAY more then a lot of women because he really cares about the outcomes. IT worked out great. I gave birth the day after the consultation.

After giving birth I meet with him twice and he made sure that my energy was flowing right. Not only it gave me a break from motherhood but also it made me feel like a new person.

I give a great review for a service that has been very appreciated. I have recommended him to many pregnant woman. You should go see him too.

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It is a shame we are not able to award more than five stars to a business, as the people at Points of Health would receive a solid 10 from me. I first came to Points of Health for fertility problems after having bad experiences with Western Medicine's approach. In the process of lowering my FSH levels to 7 from 28 and getting my estrogen levels in order, Stacy was also able to recognize that I have a thyroid issue too. This is an issue that the Western Medicine doctors never tested for nor would have found, as they do not spend the time with patients that Stacy, and the other practitioners at Points of Health do. I am now in the process of getting my thyroid under control and creating a healthy environment for my future baby.

Thanks, Stacy!

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It is a shame we are not able to award more than five stars to a business, as the people at Points of Health would receive a solid 10 from me. I first came to Points of Health for fertility problems after having bad experiences with Western Medicine's approach. In the process of lowering my FSH levels to 7 from 28 and getting my estrogen levels in order, Stacy was also able to recognize that I have a thyroid issue too. This is an issue that the Western Medicine doctors never tested for nor would have found, as they do not spend the time with patients that Stacy, and the other practitioners at Points of Health do. I am now in the process of getting my thyroid under control and creating a healthy environment for my future baby.

Thanks, Stacy!

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I suffer from a rare disease that effects my automatic nervous system called POTS. I have been fighting it for about 14 years and was to the point that I could not eat or drink liquid. I was sick and losing weight fast but the doctors could not help. After being referred to Stacy at Points of Health my whole life turned around.
She had me eating after the very first treatment of acupuncuture!

My health has never been better. With her herbs and guidance I no longer need my wheelchair and go out often. She even makes it easy on me and does home visits so that I may be comfortable and at ease. Points of Health not only helps you feel better but they give you a better piece of mind!!

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I suffer from a rare disease that effects my automatic nervous system called POTS. I have been fighting it for about 14 years and was to the point that I could not eat or drink liquid. I was sick and losing weight fast but the doctors could not help. After being referred to Stacy at Points of Health my whole life turned around.
She had me eating after the very first treatment of acupuncuture!

My health has never been better. With her herbs and guidance I no longer need my wheelchair and go out often. She even makes it easy on me and does home visits so that I may be comfortable and at ease. Points of Health not only helps you feel better but they give you a better piece of mind!!

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I have been suffering from low back injuries, neck and shoulder pain for nearly two decades now. I have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on a variety of doctors and remedies. My last injury occurred last year and I reluctantly went to a local chiropractor. After about six torture sessions I was finished with chiropractic treatments.

I was than referred to Points of Health via a local physical therapist and met the most amazing man, Erik Smith. After my first visit I had instant relieve from my chronic low back pain and that was only the beginning. I should also mention that during my initial interview I was so impressed with his gentle nature and genuine care for his patients. After going to so many doctors over the years that treated me like a number and a prescription dispensary it was such a relieve to find someone who listened and showed unconditional regard.

After my first visit I began to see Erik once a week and during a stressful period in my academic career he not only relived my neck and back pain but he additionally helped with my stress and focus.

Thank you so much Point of Health for your attention, passion, integrity, and dedication to your patients health and wellness.

David B. Sigman

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I have been suffering from low back injuries, neck and shoulder pain for nearly two decades now. I have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on a variety of doctors and remedies. My last injury occurred last year and I reluctantly went to a local chiropractor. After about six torture sessions I was finished with chiropractic treatments.

I was than referred to Points of Health via a local physical therapist and met the most amazing man, Erik Smith. After my first visit I had instant relieve from my chronic low back pain and that was only the beginning. I should also mention that during my initial interview I was so impressed with his gentle nature and genuine care for his patients. After going to so many doctors over the years that treated me like a number and a prescription dispensary it was such a relieve to find someone who listened and showed unconditional regard.

After my first visit I began to see Erik once a week and during a stressful period in my academic career he not only relived my neck and back pain but he additionally helped with my stress and focus.

Thank you so much Point of Health for your attention, passion, integrity, and dedication to your patients health and wellness.

David B. Sigman

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The knowledge and care Erik Smith has bestowed on me has changed, if not saved my life. I was unexpectedly diagnosed with an acute phase of a chronic illness. Through Erik's gentle and patient guidance my health has improved dramatically in a short period of time. I saw immediate results in the alleviation of symptoms through Erik's recommended changes to my diet and the
introduction of quality food supplements, Chinese herbal formulae, and acupuncture.

Under Erik??s guidance and direction I have learned, and practice, the fundamentals of Qi Gong. I cannot speak highly enough about what Qi Gong has done for me, helping me to address not only my physical challenges, but my spiritual challenges as well. Through Erik's non-judgmental, unfailing, and experienced guidance I can proudly say I am now on a path towards spiritual and physical wellness.

I count Erik as one of the top ten most important people I have met in my lifetime. He is respectful of me as a whole being, both in recognizing my strengths and also in giving me strength for my weaknesses. He was able to assess my challenges quickly, and with his expertise bring hope back to my life. His love and passion for helping others truly shines through in everything he does, and it is a gift he shares with others.

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The knowledge and care Erik Smith has bestowed on me has changed, if not saved my life. I was unexpectedly diagnosed with an acute phase of a chronic illness. Through Erik's gentle and patient guidance my health has improved dramatically in a short period of time. I saw immediate results in the alleviation of symptoms through Erik's recommended changes to my diet and the
introduction of quality food supplements, Chinese herbal formulae, and acupuncture.

Under Erik??s guidance and direction I have learned, and practice, the fundamentals of Qi Gong. I cannot speak highly enough about what Qi Gong has done for me, helping me to address not only my physical challenges, but my spiritual challenges as well. Through Erik's non-judgmental, unfailing, and experienced guidance I can proudly say I am now on a path towards spiritual and physical wellness.

I count Erik as one of the top ten most important people I have met in my lifetime. He is respectful of me as a whole being, both in recognizing my strengths and also in giving me strength for my weaknesses. He was able to assess my challenges quickly, and with his expertise bring hope back to my life. His love and passion for helping others truly shines through in everything he does, and it is a gift he shares with others.

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The care and treatment I have received at Points of Health is unmatched. Upper back and neck tension had been causing me headaches and pain for so long, I had almost accepted that discomfort would always be present. From the first session I had with Erik, I was impressed with his thoughtful and thorough care. In addition to the improvement I have felt from the acupuncture treatments, he has guided me towards better health through Qi Gong and herbal supplements. I cannot say enough about how positive this experience has been. I have and will continue to recommend Points of Health to my friends and family.

5
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The care and treatment I have received at Points of Health is unmatched. Upper back and neck tension had been causing me headaches and pain for so long, I had almost accepted that discomfort would always be present. From the first session I had with Erik, I was impressed with his thoughtful and thorough care. In addition to the improvement I have felt from the acupuncture treatments, he has guided me towards better health through Qi Gong and herbal supplements. I cannot say enough about how positive this experience has been. I have and will continue to recommend Points of Health to my friends and family.

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My experience at Points of Health has been nothing short of extraordinary! I work on a computer all day and I came to Erik in hope of relieving some pain and discomfort I had been experiencing in my hands and shoulders along with some overall health issues. I felt that Erik listened intently to all my concerns, and responded to each one with a clear understanding of why I was there and what I wanted to accomplish through his services. He was very thorough in his evaluation and recommendations. Erik explained the processes and benefits of acupuncture, massage and herbology with clarity and honesty about what I could and could not expect from his treatment.

The ongoing treatments have helped me to grow and heal both physically and emotionally. There is a definite aura of kindness and compassion around this place. I experienced instant results at Points of Health and have recommended their services to many of my closest friends and relatives!

5
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My experience at Points of Health has been nothing short of extraordinary! I work on a computer all day and I came to Erik in hope of relieving some pain and discomfort I had been experiencing in my hands and shoulders along with some overall health issues. I felt that Erik listened intently to all my concerns, and responded to each one with a clear understanding of why I was there and what I wanted to accomplish through his services. He was very thorough in his evaluation and recommendations. Erik explained the processes and benefits of acupuncture, massage and herbology with clarity and honesty about what I could and could not expect from his treatment.

The ongoing treatments have helped me to grow and heal both physically and emotionally. There is a definite aura of kindness and compassion around this place. I experienced instant results at Points of Health and have recommended their services to many of my closest friends and relatives!

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I suffered from debilitating sciatica for over two months. I could not
sleep in my bed, sit down at the dinner table or ride comfortably in a
car. I had seen an orthopedic physician, but did not receive any
relief. With my first acupuncture treatment at Points of Health, I
noticed a decrease in the severity of my pain. With a few follow up
treatments I was completely pain free. Now, at the first sign of back
pain I seek acupuncture treatment and it progresses no further. I am
so thankful to Points of Health for being there in my times of need.

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I suffered from debilitating sciatica for over two months. I could not
sleep in my bed, sit down at the dinner table or ride comfortably in a
car. I had seen an orthopedic physician, but did not receive any
relief. With my first acupuncture treatment at Points of Health, I
noticed a decrease in the severity of my pain. With a few follow up
treatments I was completely pain free. Now, at the first sign of back
pain I seek acupuncture treatment and it progresses no further. I am
so thankful to Points of Health for being there in my times of need.

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Since I was a child, I had been suffering from debilitating migraines.
The last couple of years I had been prescribed several medications
that I was only becoming resistant to, I was getting desperate for a
solution. After hearing testimonials on how acupuncture can relieve my pain, I had hope for a solution. Erik has been wonderful through my healing process. I felt a difference after my first session, and now I have been headache free for over a year. I recommend acupuncture with Erik to anyone who wants relief from any kind of pain.

5
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Since I was a child, I had been suffering from debilitating migraines.
The last couple of years I had been prescribed several medications
that I was only becoming resistant to, I was getting desperate for a
solution. After hearing testimonials on how acupuncture can relieve my pain, I had hope for a solution. Erik has been wonderful through my healing process. I felt a difference after my first session, and now I have been headache free for over a year. I recommend acupuncture with Erik to anyone who wants relief from any kind of pain.

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I am a 22 year old beach volleyball athlete who was hindered by an agonizing stationary pain in my lower back for months. I tried physical therapy, cortisone shots, and even extreme rest, nothing seemed to work, until i came across Erik Smith and Points of Health. I was once a skeptic, but after amazing care, and even better results I can't help but recommend Points of Health. Perhaps the best thing about Points of Health is that Erik Smith is continually searching for more knowledge about your case to better your health and well being. Points of health is a modern day utopia in a world of medical scams and money traps. I highly recommend Points of health!

5
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I am a 22 year old beach volleyball athlete who was hindered by an agonizing stationary pain in my lower back for months. I tried physical therapy, cortisone shots, and even extreme rest, nothing seemed to work, until i came across Erik Smith and Points of Health. I was once a skeptic, but after amazing care, and even better results I can't help but recommend Points of Health. Perhaps the best thing about Points of Health is that Erik Smith is continually searching for more knowledge about your case to better your health and well being. Points of health is a modern day utopia in a world of medical scams and money traps. I highly recommend Points of health!

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Points of Health is fantastic and I wouldn't go anywhere else for accupuncture or massage. Erik and Stacy are incredibly knowledgeable, kind and caring. They provide personalized treatments for each patient and are very flexible and accomodating when scheduling appointments. The atmosphere is full of comfort and spotlessly clean. Their massage therapist, Marla, is great. The entire family goes to Erik and Stacy for treatments and we always receive amazing care!

5
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Points of Health is fantastic and I wouldn't go anywhere else for accupuncture or massage. Erik and Stacy are incredibly knowledgeable, kind and caring. They provide personalized treatments for each patient and are very flexible and accomodating when scheduling appointments. The atmosphere is full of comfort and spotlessly clean. Their massage therapist, Marla, is great. The entire family goes to Erik and Stacy for treatments and we always receive amazing care!

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I had an incredibly wonderful pregnancy and I owe most of it to Stacy at Points of Health. Her acupuncture treatments and knowledge about supplements and nutrition kept me healthy and feeling fabulous throughout my entire pregnancy. She helped treat my heartburn and poor sleep. My energy stayed high, my spirits good. I felt great! I didn't suffer from the typical pregnancy woes and I truly believe it was due to Stacy's treatments. At one point, I had to skip a couple weeks of treatments and I really felt a difference. My ankles swelled up, my heartburn came back and I did not sleep well at all. What a miracle!

When I went post-dates, I knew I wanted to induce. I went to Stacy and she did some gentle induction points and voila - baby was born the next day! Stacy has been wonderful for my postpartum care. She came to our home for a home-visit a few days after our baby was born. Her treatments helped me so much during that sensitive time. I am continuing to receive acupuncture treatments to help with breastfeeding and general wellness.

I highly recommend Stacy for women who are pregnant, trying to conceive or have just had a baby. She'll take great care of you!

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I had an incredibly wonderful pregnancy and I owe most of it to Stacy at Points of Health. Her acupuncture treatments and knowledge about supplements and nutrition kept me healthy and feeling fabulous throughout my entire pregnancy. She helped treat my heartburn and poor sleep. My energy stayed high, my spirits good. I felt great! I didn't suffer from the typical pregnancy woes and I truly believe it was due to Stacy's treatments. At one point, I had to skip a couple weeks of treatments and I really felt a difference. My ankles swelled up, my heartburn came back and I did not sleep well at all. What a miracle!

When I went post-dates, I knew I wanted to induce. I went to Stacy and she did some gentle induction points and voila - baby was born the next day! Stacy has been wonderful for my postpartum care. She came to our home for a home-visit a few days after our baby was born. Her treatments helped me so much during that sensitive time. I am continuing to receive acupuncture treatments to help with breastfeeding and general wellness.

I highly recommend Stacy for women who are pregnant, trying to conceive or have just had a baby. She'll take great care of you!

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I went to Points of Health to acheive overall wellness and that is exactly what I got. They are so great at listening, caring and offering expert advice.

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I went to Points of Health to acheive overall wellness and that is exactly what I got. They are so great at listening, caring and offering expert advice.

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