Testimonials

Testimonials

“I have had the pleasure with working with Liza for over 4 years. I began seeing Liza because I frequently got migraines and was desperate for a solution. Liza advised me of diet changes that I could make for my overall health and I began seeing her for regular treatments. I immediately noticed a change and I haven’t suffered from a migraine in years!  Liza’s gentle nature and ability as a healer was so apparent to me. I knew that my overall health was benefiting from regular acupuncture treatments so I have continued to see Liza on a regular basis. Throughout the years Liza has helped treat me for numerous things, such as- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, miscarriage, irregular periods, stress, grief, sleeping problems and tension. I feel that acupuncture is the best thing for me to keep on track with life emotionally as well. I value a life lived through my own personal truth and feel that acupuncture has helped align me further with my truth and give me the strength to live it out.
Liza’s emotional support to her clients is incredible, she creates a safe space where you feel open and are more available to heal. Her awareness and presence let’s you be treated uniquely and individually based on your needs at that particular moment. On any occasion that I’ve presented Liza with a new challenge she submerses herself in it, reading and researching and thus growing herself as a healer.  I can’t say enough great things about Liza, she truly has changed my world! “

MH 

Liza is truly a genuine, compassionate and caring individual and I feel extremely grateful to know her.  I have been seeing Liza for over 3 ½  years and cannot express how thankful  I am for all that she has done for me.  She has been able to help me break free from old patterns and negative thought processes that have been with me for years.    I also use to be someone who would wake up in the middle of the night with a flood of thoughts running through my head and with Liza’s help, I sleep much better now and if I do wake up for any reason, I get back to sleep almost immediately.  And about two years ago I was pregnant with my first child and she was an incredible help with some back pain I was experiencing and also helped my body prepare for the delivery of my baby! And then most recently I went through some emotional struggles and physical challenges and really don’t know how I would have gotten through it without Liza’s help – her gentle approach made all the difference.  She goes out of her way at each and every visit by taking the time to really listen and truly understand what I require and then makes adjustments to my treatments as she sees fit.  If you are thinking of acupuncture, I would recommend Liza over and over again!”

JB

“Where do I begin? Liza has been like Mother Teresa to me. Without her I would still be in horrific pain from a squash injury to my left shoulder. I was at the end of my rope when I found Liza. I couldn’t sleep, I was in constant pain. Sitting hurt, standing hurt and sleeping was out of the question. I had tried every type of treatment available. Not one of them helped ease my pain at all so I thought I had nothing to lose and decided to try acupuncture.Liza was recommended to me and during our first appointment she asked what I wanted to accomplish. I said, “Just one night of sleep with no pain as I’m absolutely exhausted and I don’t know whether to scream, laugh, cried or run head first into a wall. I’m going crazy from the pain and the constant throbbing.”  She replied, “I think I can do better than that.” Liza explained how acupuncture worked, what to expect and how I may feel afterwards.That night I slept like never before and almost completely pain free. I woke up in the morning and was in absolute disbelief. I was thrilled and knew I finally found someone who could help me. Liza worked on my shoulder every two weeks until it stabilized itself and can thankfully say it is still doing well.It’s been more than 4 years now and I continue to see Liza but for many different reasons then my shoulder. I’m eternally grateful for everything she’s done and helped me with, or through, as my life takes many different twists and turns.

Liza is gentle, loving, kind and knowledgeable. Whenever I have a session with her, I feel like a child going to daycare. Afterwards the tension in my body has gone and I don’t have a care in the world. Those who have had acupuncture will know what I mean and those of you that haven’t will understand once you meet with Liza.
Thank you Liza from the bottom of my heart and will see you again soon.”

Penny Sopel, President, PS Marketing

” My name is Charlotte Kreeft and I first met Liza when she came to me for personal training during her pregnancy in July 2011. We got to chatting and I told her about my many years of struggling with endometriosis and not finding answers from my doctor. I am a healthy 32yr old and it didn’t make sense why I was suffering so badly. I was ending up in hospital every 3 months on large amounts of morphine for the pain and it was only getting worse. After having laparoscopic surgery in june 2011 the doctors told me I had so much scar tissue there were only 2 options to ease my suffering; get a hysterectomy or get myself pregnant. I felt these options were not suitable so I was seeking another approach and asked if she could help.

I’ve heard of acupuncture to do amazing things for people so after talking with Liza I felt comfortable to try it out. I was mostly hesitant because all these years of being poked with needles has made me uncomfortable to say the least and I’ve lost a lot of hope that I would get better but I trusted her to make a difference for me.
Our first session I was nervous but knew deep down that this would change my life and it did. I actually fall asleep during the sessions and find I am much calmer than ever before. Since doing weekly treatments with Liza from July 2011 I have not had one episode or attack during my cycle. It’s like my body has done a complete 180! I have no pain, regular cycles and am a lot happier to know and feel my body working so efficiently. My sleeping patterns and digestion have drastically improved and I look forward to our sessions, needles and all!
Liza is a caring and gentle care taker of the body. She is knowledgable and thorough with her work and always has tips and suggestions for me.
Her work portrays the modern approach to medicine and pain relief. I tell everyone I know my story and how she has helped. I couldn’t be happier to have her in my life both on a professional and personal level.Thanks Liza for all you’ve done for me! I’m forever grateful to no longer be in pain.”

Charlotte Kreeft, Body Bliss Fitness

“I can’t say enough about Liza Shibata and Sacred Meridian Acupuncture.  I first came to see Liza about five years ago when I was pregnant and since then she has helped me with chronic back pain, allergies, and dealing with stress.  Acupuncture has helped me tremendously in all these areas and much more, it is truly relaxing and rejuvenating at the same time.  Liza has a healing and warm energy with a quality to her technique that makes you feel incredibly comfortable.  She is genuinely caring and listens perceptively to my needs, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Winnie Lee

After turning 50, I started to experience many of the symptoms of menopause.  Hot flashes, sleep disruptions, and wild mood swings -from irritability to depression and everything in between!  It seemed as if I was going through a hyped up adolescence – in reverse!I went to my family physician who recommended hormone replacement therapy- even though I had just read that artificially raising hormones can sometimes lead to uterine cancer and increase your risk of other cancers….Since menopause is a natural process, I decided to seek help with acupuncture to have an easier transition to my “golden years”. Not only did acupuncture with Sacred Meridian balance my hormonal system it also helped me to finally get a good nights sleep!  After more than two years of acupuncture treatments- I sleep well, hot flashes have decreased significantly and my moodiness has disappeared!

Recently I did a lot of travelling- from Germany to California and then to Spain and Israel.  I did not have acupuncture treatments for almost 3 months. While I love to travel, I did start to experience intense and frequent hot flashes with moderate to severe sleep disturbances.
Once I returned home, I went back to weekly treatments to get my hormonal system back into balance. After only a few weeks- the hot flashes have disappeared, I sleep well and I feel fantastic! I highly recommend acupuncture for the treatment of menopause.  No drugs, no hormones and no risk of developing terrible side effects with artificial medications.

Sincerely, Leah Kinarthy

“Like many of us, I was fairly skeptical about acupuncture … but Liza has changed my mind about that! From the first time I met her, I knew she would be able to help. I have had debilitating migraine headachessince my teenage years. Liza works on balancing my body in an effort to break the cycle of headaches. She researches other treatments, food triggers, you name it. Just being with her for an hour is a refreshing, calming experience that makes me feel like I am on the way to taking control of my life again!”

Danda Humphreys 

“I suffered from Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis for three years. Within a few treatments of acupuncture, the pain and swelling in my knees and ankles subsided and my energy increased drastically. Now I’m able to take my dogs for a walk without pain.”

Kim, 31 years old

“Last year I had a severe sciatica problem which effectively crippled me. My local doctor diagnosed sciatica and suggested exercises and medication for the extreme pain. The medication did not work and I could not do the exercises because of the pain.
In desperation and after a recommendation from a friend I went to see Liza who cured me totally after four sessions. I gained an immediate improvement and I have not had a relapse.
I have never had acupuncture before this episode. I am 51.”

Austin Pellham

“I was in constant pain with carpal tunnel syndrome. I could not get comfortable at night because of this and the constant burning in my wrist was wearing me down. I went to see Liza even though I had never been to an acupuncturist before. After only one session my pain was gone and a year later it still has not come back. Whenever I see anyone with a splint on their wrist I give them Liza’s business card and tell them they have to go and see her!”

Helen Collier

“I first began seeing Liza with a variety of health concerns to which other traditional treatments were proving ineffective.  Though new to acupuncture and highly skeptical, I began having regular visits and was amazed when I began seeing a dramatic improvement in both my specific complaints, as well as my overall health.  Liza’s patients and reassuring manner, coupled with her professionalism and determination to help me, proved successful far beyond my expectations.  I actively recommend her services to anyone experiencing pain, depression or any other health-related issues.”

B.H.

“I first went to Liza because I had been suffering from painful menstrual cramps and knew that she had a passion for working with women’s issues. After a few treatments, I noticed painless periods and significant improvements in my health as a whole. With Liza’s help I was able to take a conscious part in my own healing. Liza is so approachable and easy to talk to, it was always a pleasure to go for treatments. Her practice of reiki and acupressure complements the acupuncture, and I came out of my treatments feeling relaxed, energized and rejuvenated!”

Nana, 23 yrs old

“On my first appointment I was actually surprised to see and feel a change in my stress level. I went to Liza to try and cut down on mystress level and quit smoking. I have already seen a dramatic decrease in the amount that I am smoking. I am looking forward to that 1 hour a week when I can relax and focus on myself and my health.”
Thank you Liza!

Aran, 27 yrs old.

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