1. On my way back to golfing again– shoulder injury

    I saw Dr Kristy to get Acupuncture treatments to hopefully help with my shoulder after a car accident. I’ve had acupuncture before but wasn’t sure it’d be able to help with my shoulder, as even physical therapy and targeted exercises haven’t allowed me to lift my arm enough to wash my hair in the shower or pick up anything over a pound or so.

    WELL, I’m a believer. After the first treatment, I could move my arm much more than prior, and without any pain. For the first time in about 6 weeks, I could raise my arm up! Nothing else that I’ve done has allowed my arm that kind of movement. I received several more treatments to keep working on the issue and will say that acupuncture definitely helps. Only wish I would’ve tried it sooner. Gotta get this arm back so I can get back to playing golf.

  2. Managing my thyroid, inflammation and autoimmunity

    If you are experiencing a time in your life where you’re just not yourself and doctors have told you nothing is wrong, don’t give up! You know your body better than anyone else and no one can take that away from you. I have been seeing Dr. McKendrick for a little over a month and after years of questioning what’s wrong with me I found someone who takes the time to dig a little deeper, work a little harder, and see a little more than just nothing.

    I was ready to give up, accept the new not so wonderful person I had changed into but I’m extremely glad I didn’t!

    For many years I allowed myself to think I was “normal” according to docs that didn’t know my body. Each day I ignored these feelings was one more day I put unnecessary chemicals, strain, and stress, on myself. Don’t wait, if you know something isn’t sitting right, at least take the one step forward and visit for a consultation. Your life is worth it and quite honestly you have nothing to lose!

    Dr. McKendrick is AMAZING and I recommend her to anyone!

    - Angela H
  3. Helped my pain, digestion and hormones

    I suffered from chronic pain after a series of car accidents. After my initial recovery I still suffered from pain that would flare up with cold or rainy weather or with physical exertion. My x-rays were fine and the doctors just told me I was healthy and I could take Ibuprofen as needed to reduce the swelling. I’m not a fan of taking excessive medication so I mostly suffered through it. I found that sometimes topical ointments would help for a while. Epson salt baths helped a bit occasionally. I found massage therapy helped quite a bit for a while.

    I had pretty much given up on living without pain, but then I found Dr. Kristy McKendrick at Bliss Wellness Center. I went to consult with her about digestive issues I was having – nausea, constipation, and diarrhea- and she put me on a 4 month plan to fix not only the digestive issues and the chronic pain but also the fatigue and increased PMS issues that had started a few years before. After my first treatment I had my first day without pain!

    After 2 months I was normally pain free, with less fatigue, deceased PMS symptoms, and more regular bowel movements. I was amazed!

    It was a program involving lifestyle changes that weren’t always easy but before her I didn’t think it was possible for me to get better. She taught me what I needed to do, gave me supplements and herbal medicines to help, and gave me acupuncture treatments which opened my life back up to so many possibilities.

    I now have hope that I can live a healthy, productive, pain free life.

    - Dee S.
  4. Hashimoto’s, hormone and PCOS – and feeling better!

    Have been seeing Dr. Kristy McKendrick for 18 mo. for holistic / functional medicine. When I was referred to her, I was in a downward health spiral. I was being medically mis-managed by my endocrinologist (for both thyroid, hormone & PCOS) and also my general doctor- horrible insomnia, terrible anxiety, etc.

    Dr. Kristy immediately made me feel like there was hope for me. Ran lots of blood tests & extensive medical history. I am feeling SO much better thanks to her. Saturday appts! HIGHLY RECOMMEND A+

    - Sheila
  5. Middle Age is Rough! See Dr. Kristy for support.

    Mid life comes with all kinds of body altering challenges!! My list is long… I’ve decided to take a non-traditional route to improving and maintaining my health. It’s been an amazing week and a half!! And I know it will only get better!

    I’ve had sleep issues for years. Often sleeping maybe 4 hours a night… and mostly interrupted sleep. Waking up tired, achy and feeling horrible but still having to deal with day to day life stresses and other life complications. I was exhausted. ALL THE TIME!!

    After the 1st visit, I slept for about 5-6 hours straight. And last night after only 4 visits, I slept for 7 1/2 hours!!! I woke up without an alarm clock and feel clear headed and amazing!!

    Do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristy McKendrick. I only wish I had found her sooner!! ❤️

    **Also remember it took months or years for your body to get to where it’s at… accept the treatment plan and go thru the entirety of it.**

    - Barbra
  6. Relief from Lyme symptoms, fatigue, hormones, gut issues and inflammation

    My experience with Dr. Kristy McKendrick has been phenomenal! I came to her because I needed help with hormones, gut issues, pain, inflammation, and fatigue from Lyme disease. In less than 3 months I have become so much better! Less pain, more energy, and thankfully less symptoms from hormone imbalances. Dr. Kristy is amazing in her intuitive, kind, pro-active approach! I have never had an acupuncturist as good as she is either. I would highly recommend her to anyone as she is the smartest, most gentle, personable doctor I have ever seen!

    - Pamela
  7. Cosmetic Acupuncture reduced my lines and creases

    I was inundated with headaches and was also interested in Facial Acupuncture as there were positive reviews. I had been noticing fine lines creeping in around the eyes and had a few developing in my forehead. In addition, I had been experiencing some random sleepless bouts, usually in the early morning hours. During the course of treatment, after several sessions, I started seeing the fine lines getting shallower and/or going away altogether. The main line across my forehead had been present for at least 5 years, and while it remained, the severity has diminished and with moisturizing and maintenance treatments, the crease has remained at bay. The finer lines make an appearance when smiling or being facially-expressive with my forehead but are not visible with a neutral expression. After a few treatments, my headaches decreased in severity and duration. I appreciated Dr. Kristy asking about my stress levels, energy, digestion, constitution and overall health markers. I enjoyed the experience and like the results.

    - Jo
  8. Stress and pain are much better now.

    I have a pretty stressful life and get backaches and pains as well. I’ve been seeing Dr. Kristy for a few years and her treatments have been very helpful. I am able to relax and let go a little bit. I usually get some much needed sleep and leave her office feeling calm and refreshed. I’m thankful that I have someone to help with my pain and stress.

    - Brennan
  9. Sinus infections and pain are gone

    Kristy McKendrick is a fantastic practitioner! I have been a patient of hers for several years, and am impressed with the depth of her knowledge and understanding. She has helped me out a great deal with pain and recurrent sinus infections. I highly recommend her and her practice.

    - Harvey
  10. Frozen Shoulder is gone! Anxiety and depression = gone!

    I’ve been suffering for many years with severe left shoulder pain, which I found out from a doctor was called frozen shoulder. I could barely lift my arm up, could not pick up or hold anything and was irritated that nothing I was doing helped it to get more range of motion or feel better. It was so bad, that sometimes it would wake me up at night if I was sleeping on it wrong. After over 4 years of struggling with this shoulder problem, I was told by a friend to try Acupuncture. I found Dr. Kristy and am soooo glad I did. After 2-3 treatments, my shoulder got more range of motion and wasn’t waking me up at night. I even noticed I started to sleep better. My depression and anxiety wasn’t as bad. After 5 treatments and some body work and something called gwa sha (a Chinese medicine treatment that hurts but works), it was like my shoulder unclicked, it was no longer “frozen”. I could move it around, put weight on it to help me stand up and wasn’t waking up from pain at night. I’ve suffered with anxiety, depression and this shoulder pain/problem for over 4 years, and nothing helped it much. After 7 treatments with Dr. Kristy, some supplements and Chinese herbal medicine, I can say my anxiety and depression are way more manageable and my shoulder is almost good as new.

    - Dawn