Testimonials

Michele helped me to see that what I needed most was a change in perspective.  It is not so much that two of my lab values were “abnormal”.  But that my attitude towards the lab results was out of proportion to what was really there.  And that this was true for my daily outlook in my personal life also.  After one visit and treatment, I got the fundamental shift in my thinking that was worth more than a visit to any doctor’s office in over 10 years.

—Anonymous

I came in for help with my liver and liver enzyme levels which were “off” at my last checkup. I had some acupuncture treatments and took the Chinese herbal formula Michele made me. I was excited and happy when my doctor told me my liver enzymes were normal. Plus, now I’m feeling so much more creative. I feel like my liver has woken up. I really love the herbs!!

—Kim

I had irregular urinary flow with urgency. Two days after the acupuncture and taking Chinese herbs, my urination returned to normal.

 

—Anonymous

I came in to see Blake to help me along in going into labor at 40 weeks pregnant. I’m just so amazed at how quickly it worked! I saw Blake at 10:30 am on Friday, and our little girl was born 5:30 pm on Saturday! Lotus Center is a wonderful and caring place, and I will definitely be a returning customer!

—K.S.

I was 36 weeks pregnant, and the baby was breached, so I saw Michele for moxibustion. I also bought two moxa sticks to use at home. I used the moxa sticks for one week and then had an ultrasound. The baby was in the correct position, and has been ever since.

—M.K.

I can not thank you enough for assisting in the creation of our child. Our family is now complete. I plan on stopping by sometime so you can meet him. He is a joy and [his sister] loves him. I don’t think he would be here without your help. Thank you again.

—L.B.

For almost two weeks I had poison ivy spreading to all the areas of my body. Every morning I would wake up after a very un-restful sleep and find new patches. This went on for about 10 days. I was miserable and spending a lot of my time in a baking soda bath or covering my patches with anti-ich cream. Because I am breastfeeding my daughter, and just because I’m not comfortable with it, I was trying to avoid going to a GP because I knew they would give me a steroid. As a child, I received many steroid injections due to my allergic reactions to poison ivy, oak, sumac, and also bees. After a miserable night and new patches popping up once again, I made an appointment to see Michelle. She felt confident that she had an herbal treatment for me. I opted for the more potent tea-type of treatment. I drank the recommended dose twice before going to sleep. The next morning I woke up and did not have ANY new patches of poison ivy developed!! I made a new herbal mixture that morning and took two more doses before noon. I was out that afternoon and when I returned home that evening, the patches of poison ivy I did have were drying up. They were significantly less itchy as well! I have saved the other bags of herbs for the future. I was so happy to have avoided medical treatment and LOVE the Lotus Center!

—Sarah Carter

I came back to Lotus Center with Blood pressure BMI & hypertension being my main concerns. Within a week it has come down tremendously, thanks to Michele’s Chinese herbal formula. I can tell by my energy level, and my  BP has come down to the normal range. I’m very happy with the results. As for my infant daughter’s concerns, she had “spit up”, which her  pediatrician said was acid reflux, and the next step would be a [Western] medicine, and didn’t want to go that route. I received Tummy Tamer from Michele and my daughter’s acid reflux is now moderate, but nothing like before. She eats and sleeps better and it doesn’t bother her to drink milk now!

—Tara L.

Holistic Healing/Chinese Medicine is definitely natural so I researched, learned, and ultimately decided to give it a try! Here is a link to my blogspot about my recent Lotus Center experience.

http://heatherbenham.blogspot.com/2013/06/traditional-medicine-to-rescue.html

—Heather B.

My beautiful miracle, Ryan, was born three months premature and spent the first 7 months of his life in the hospital.He has endured more in his short 2 years of life than most of us can speak of.He has a number of ailments including Short Bowel Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Vision Impairment, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.While we are thankful for the western medicine approach and will continue seeking this treatment we are sadly aware of the absence of the total healing connection between mind, body and spirit with this type of medicine.This is where the miraculous treatment of Shonishin has entered our lives.Upon entering the Lotus Center for the first time I felt an immediate supportive and nourishing environment. Ryan was calm and content, which is not his typical demeanor in new situations. During his first treatment he laid still, listening and soaking in all of Michele’s loving, healing energy. He grinned a lot and was very comfortable. It became evident with each treatment how much he enjoyed Shonishin. He smiles, laughs, coos, and kicks his legs with excitement. Michele does a wonderful job communicating with Ryan even though he is non-verbal. It is apparent she knows exactly what he needs at any given time and as a parent this is very comforting for me. Shonishin is extremely gentle and at no point does Ryan ever seem uncomfortable or unhappy. His sleeping patterns have improved and his overall spirit is more content. While we are still a work in progress we are hopeful that Shonishin will continue to bring balance and healing to Ryan’s mind, body and soul.

—Malissa D.

Just want to update you that I gave my little girl 2 doses of the Chinese meds so far (2pm and 6pm) she took a nap in between with fever of 102 but I didn’t treat the fever, just gave her cool towel on her head.

She is already feeling better and playing like normal and eating a lot when she got up (at 5pm before her 2nd dose) Her fever seems to be broken now, too, so we will continue to give her the Chinese formula meds. Appreciate it Michele!

—G.A.

The Chinese brew (herbal decoction) is the best thing that has happened to me to help me deal with IBS. and release the pain.  It changed my life! I used to have constipation, now I am more normal. I continue to return to Michele and Lotus Center for necessary adjustments to help me progress with this condition. I like to get acupuncture sessions on a periodic basis to help stay on top of my condition. It helps with my fatigue. Michele’s the best!

—J.V.

During my treatments at Lotus Center, time was taken to listen to me.  No one seemed rushed. There was education given – so that I was more knowledgeable about what was going on with me and how to continue to work on my progress and prevent further problems. No one in health care seems to have time anymore; it’s different at the Lotus Center.  If you only “fix me” and do not take the time to educate me, I will have problems again. With education and knowledge, prevention can be fostered.  My care was wonderful, kind, efficient & knowledgeable.

—DaleAnn Shaw, RN, MSN

Lotus Center has made it so I rest better, I have more energy, I’m sick less, I feel good.

I came for high blood pressure, obesity, painful joints, lack of energy.  The Lotus Center didn’t treat ANY of those symptoms.  They treated the underlying cause and allowed my body do the rest.  In a culture of mega-corporations selling a pill for every symptom, it takes some getting used to when the Lotus Center treatment works towards the cause.

—W. Cavenaugh

I appreciate the flexibility, the literature available, and the depth of care provided.  I don’t ever feel rushed in and out like I often do at the doctor’s office.

—Anonymous

Lotus Center didn’t push me to do anything/try anything that made me uncomfortable… and it didn’t take long for me to become a fan of acupuncture. The acupuncture has helped relieve foot pain, the cupping has helped with neck and shoulder pain, the herbal treatments have helped with sleep and with overall energy. I have also had a massage which was FANTASTIC & learned technique to use at home.

—G. Goodman

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I had whole body dermatitis as a result of sobriety from alcohol addiction.  The itching and discomfort were so intense that I considered alcohol just to resolve the itching.  Steroids and creams didn’t help.  After one acupuncture treatment, I found the itching significantly better.  And while taking the herbs I was given at Lotus Center, the rash is cleared up so much that I was no longer having alcohol cravings, so it helped, and continues to help my sobriety.

—D.C.

Jade Chiu & baby Zoey

I highly recommend the Lotus Center. They have effectively treated my infant daughter several times when she had a pediatric fever, cold, vomiting, & cough. They taught me how to cook Chinese herbs to make her customized medicine & the results were impressive!

I also had great experiences being treated there for my own cold & flu like viruses. I have already recommended them to all my friends & clients & will continue to do so. Their staff is friendly & knowledgeable and I am so grateful that there is such a wonderful source of healing and wellness here in Greensboro.

—Jade Chiu & baby Zoey

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—Holly Sofley, LMBT #2232 Holly Sofley

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As a mother of one, infertility came as an unwelcome surprise. After seeking infertility treatments and trying for 2 years, I came to find the Lotus Center. At 40 years old, I was hopeful, but also filled with anxiety, fear, and sadness. The first consultation was very informative and thorough.  The acupuncturist was very understanding to my situation. After a few weeks, I began to feel calmer and more in control of my fertility. My herbs were adjusted to all of my symptoms each time I came in.  Finally, after 2 months, I was pregnant!! Though I was still a bit nervous as I had a miscarriage after my first pregnancy. After experiencing slight bleeding during my first few weeks, again my herbs were adjusted.  I am now heading toward my 3rd trimester with a very healthy fetus.  I can’t thank the staff at The Lotus Center enough for such great care from the time I walked into the door.  I felt cared for by everyone I came into contact with. I wasn’t just another patient coming through the door.  The walk in clinic made expenses much more affordable as I required a substantial amount if visits.  I am now able to feel calm and comfortable about my pregnancy and feel confident that I can turn to the staff for future medical needs for myself and my family.

—Stacy Peters, MEd

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For over two years my husband and I tried to conceive without success.  After 3 months of treatments with Michele, getting acupuncture, taking the herbs, we successfully conceived.  We are now blessed with a strong healthy boy!

—A. S.

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My husband and I were having difficulty starting a family.  That all changed when I got treatments at the Lotus Center.  I saw Michele for a number of treatments and now I am several months pregnant.  Thank you!

—Terri

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After months and months of unsuccessful rounds of fertility drugs & a failed IVF, Michele worked with me for a series of acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs.  For several months we worked together, the second IVF was successful and now I have a beautiful healthy boy.  I can’t thank you enough!

—Anonymous

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Michele helped me to become pregnant.  I tried for several months without success and after getting treatments from you and taking the herbal teas, I was able to become pregnant and now I have a healthy happy baby girl!  Thank you so much for what you do!!

—D. L.

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Before my first session with Betsy I was completely unfamiliar with the Trager method. However after that first session I was experiencing immediate positive results. The muscles in my neck and shoulders that had pained me for years were responding to these gentle movements. I have tried chiropractic care and massages before but Trager has been able reach my muscles in a different way. After a session with Betsy my body feels very relaxed and balanced. Her work is amazing!

—K. Hollins

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Betsy Oldenburg’s keen eye and straightforward approach to working with imbalances in my body have been a great help. By incorporating her suggestions for posture corrections and specific stretches, in addition to receiving her bodywork, I have felt more aligned physically and mentally. There’s something about standing straight that clears one’s mind. Betsy has helped me move in that direction.

—A. Wilson

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Twelve months ago I was told by an orthopedic specialist that I needed to have surgery on my neck. I was in constant pain and had lost a lot of mobility. I had difficulty looking over my left shoulder to check my blind spot when driving. I decided that prior to having neck surgery I needed to explore other options. I was referred to Betsy.

During the past 7 months of working diligently with Betsy, I have more neck mobility than I have had in years – and am pain free. It’s wonderful. Thank you Betsy. I am soooo glad that I explored other more natural solutions versus rushing into a very invasive surgery.

—A. Walters

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For some time I had been experiencing a fairly constant tension in my shoulders and neck. I tried all I knew to do but nothing seemed to work. Then I saw Betsy’s ad for Trager and massage therapy in a community publication, and I thought, ‘why not’? My shoulder, and neck ache is gone and an arm that has been sore for as long as I can remember is now much better. That ‘why not’ turned out to be a really good question for me. I’m glad I took the chance.

—A. Leydon

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For years I have suffered with plantar fascitis and because of the success I’ve received getting treatments, I highly recommend Bowen with Betsy Oldenburg for any tendon, joint or muscle problem.

—C. Ross

Linda Donovan

I came to the Lotus Center seeking alleviation of acute back pain.  During my sessions, I could feel the pain releasing as I lay on the table.  I didn’t have to rely on heavy medication, and I was able to continue with my very active lifestyle.  I always feel like I am the only person there, even if the office appears very busy.

—Linda Donovan, RN & Lactation Consultant Peaceful Beginnings

C. Kennedy

The acupuncture & herbal medicines have helped immensely with my chronic sinus condition, but more importantly just having the knowledge that the Center is there & I am welcome has alleviated mental stress that feeds into physical symptoms.  The Lotus Center has been a welcoming experience. I truly feel they are invested in me as a person and not the currency I use to exchange services – that to me is incredibly important.

—C. Kennedy, artist & educator, PhD student in Education Studies at UNCG

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When I come in with a migraine, it is totally gone by the time I leave!  I am also able to reduce the occurrence of the migraines through the use of Chinese herbs and dietary modifications recommended by Michele.  I had never tried “alternative” medicine before, so I was a little nervous before I came in, but I have been very happy with it.  Doctors said I could live with my migraines or take medication every day for the rest of my life.  I did not want to settle with either of those choices, so I turned to the Lotus Center.

—C. Auman, college professor

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Lotus Center is full of excellent caring people who always want you to be well. I came for chronic pain and the pain in my arm and lower back are both better. I was even able to lower some of my medication. At Lotus Center, they want you to be well. They will do whatever it takes to get that result. They always treat the whole body and not just the symptoms. Everybody truly cares about your well-being. I can’t say enough about how generous everyone is at the Lotus Center.

—Chris Medina

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I came to the Lotus Center looking for help with my migraine headaches. The results have been wonderful since my headache problem is so very under control now. I am always impressed with Michele because she is such a wonderful and intuitive listener. I am always full of gratitude when I think of the Lotus Center and what it has brought to me for a kinder and better way of life.

—Patti Carson

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Amazing! I started going to Michelle after rave reviews from a friend who had been to see her. My first visits were to help with severe morning sickness (pregnancy) and then Michelle also started my labor (less than 10 hours after my treatment- that night in fact). I am now going to Michelle weekly to get rid of my fear of flying and I have much less anxiety! Michelle really listens to you and works with you to come up with a treatment plan using both her many years of experience and intuition.

—Happy Customer Google Review

  • “Achieving holistic primary care through nurturing equilibrium.”
      • Michele helped me to see that what I needed most was a change in perspective.  It is not so much that two of my lab values were “abnormal”.  But that my attitude towards the lab results was out of proportion to what was really there.  And that this was true for my daily outlook in...

        —Anonymous

      • I came in for help with my liver and liver enzyme levels which were “off” at my last checkup. I had some acupuncture treatments and took the Chinese herbal formula Michele made me. I was excited and happy when my doctor told me my liver enzymes were normal. Plus, now I’m feeling so much more...

        —Kim

      • I had irregular urinary flow with urgency. Two days after the acupuncture and taking Chinese herbs, my urination returned to normal.  

        —Anonymous

      • I came in to see Blake to help me along in going into labor at 40 weeks pregnant. I’m just so amazed at how quickly it worked! I saw Blake at 10:30 am on Friday, and our little girl was born 5:30 pm on Saturday! Lotus Center is a wonderful and caring place, and I...

        —K.S.

      • I was 36 weeks pregnant, and the baby was breached, so I saw Michele for moxibustion. I also bought two moxa sticks to use at home. I used the moxa sticks for one week and then had an ultrasound. The baby was in the correct position, and has been ever since.

        —M.K.

      • I can not thank you enough for assisting in the creation of our child. Our family is now complete. I plan on stopping by sometime so you can meet him. He is a joy and [his sister] loves him. I don’t think he would be here without your help. Thank you again.

        —L.B.

      • For almost two weeks I had poison ivy spreading to all the areas of my body. Every morning I would wake up after a very un-restful sleep and find new patches. This went on for about 10 days. I was miserable and spending a lot of my time in a baking soda bath or covering...

        —Sarah Carter

      • I came back to Lotus Center with Blood pressure BMI & hypertension being my main concerns. Within a week it has come down tremendously, thanks to Michele’s Chinese herbal formula. I can tell by my energy level, and my  BP has come down to the normal range. I’m very happy with the results. As for my...

        —Tara L.

      • Holistic Healing/Chinese Medicine is definitely natural so I researched, learned, and ultimately decided to give it a try! Here is a link to my blogspot about my recent Lotus Center experience. http://heatherbenham.blogspot.com/2013/06/traditional-medicine-to-rescue.html

        —Heather B.

      • My beautiful miracle, Ryan, was born three months premature and spent the first 7 months of his life in the hospital.He has endured more in his short 2 years of life than most of us can speak of.He has a number of ailments including Short Bowel Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Vision Impairment, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.While we are...

        —Malissa D.

      • Just want to update you that I gave my little girl 2 doses of the Chinese meds so far (2pm and 6pm) she took a nap in between with fever of 102 but I didn’t treat the fever, just gave her cool towel on her head. She is already feeling better and playing like normal...

        —G.A.

      • The Chinese brew (herbal decoction) is the best thing that has happened to me to help me deal with IBS. and release the pain.  It changed my life! I used to have constipation, now I am more normal. I continue to return to Michele and Lotus Center for necessary adjustments to help me progress with this...

        —J.V.

      • During my treatments at Lotus Center, time was taken to listen to me.  No one seemed rushed. There was education given – so that I was more knowledgeable about what was going on with me and how to continue to work on my progress and prevent further problems. No one in health care seems to...

        —DaleAnn Shaw, RN, MSN

      • Lotus Center has made it so I rest better, I have more energy, I’m sick less, I feel good. I came for high blood pressure, obesity, painful joints, lack of energy.  The Lotus Center didn’t treat ANY of those symptoms.  They treated the underlying cause and allowed my body do the rest.  In a culture...

        —W. Cavenaugh

      • I appreciate the flexibility, the literature available, and the depth of care provided.  I don’t ever feel rushed in and out like I often do at the doctor’s office.

        —Anonymous

      • Lotus Center didn’t push me to do anything/try anything that made me uncomfortable… and it didn’t take long for me to become a fan of acupuncture. The acupuncture has helped relieve foot pain, the cupping has helped with neck and shoulder pain, the herbal treatments have helped with sleep and with overall energy. I have also had...

        —G. Goodman

      • I had whole body dermatitis as a result of sobriety from alcohol addiction.  The itching and discomfort were so intense that I considered alcohol just to resolve the itching.  Steroids and creams didn’t help.  After one acupuncture treatment, I found the itching significantly better.  And while taking the herbs I was given at Lotus Center, the...

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        —D.C.

      • I highly recommend the Lotus Center. They have effectively treated my infant daughter several times when she had a pediatric fever, cold, vomiting, & cough. They taught me how to cook Chinese herbs to make her customized medicine & the results were impressive! I also had great experiences being treated there for my own cold...

        Jade Chiu & baby Zoey

        —Jade Chiu & baby Zoey

      • As a mother of one, infertility came as an unwelcome surprise. After seeking infertility treatments and trying for 2 years, I came to find the Lotus Center. At 40 years old, I was hopeful, but also filled with anxiety, fear, and sadness. The first consultation was very informative and thorough.  The acupuncturist was very understanding...

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        —Stacy Peters, MEd

      • For over two years my husband and I tried to conceive without success.  After 3 months of treatments with Michele, getting acupuncture, taking the herbs, we successfully conceived.  We are now blessed with a strong healthy boy!

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        —A. S.

      • My husband and I were having difficulty starting a family.  That all changed when I got treatments at the Lotus Center.  I saw Michele for a number of treatments and now I am several months pregnant.  Thank you!

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        —Terri

      • After months and months of unsuccessful rounds of fertility drugs & a failed IVF, Michele worked with me for a series of acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs.  For several months we worked together, the second IVF was successful and now I have a beautiful healthy boy.  I can’t thank you enough!

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        —Anonymous

      • Michele helped me to become pregnant.  I tried for several months without success and after getting treatments from you and taking the herbal teas, I was able to become pregnant and now I have a healthy happy baby girl!  Thank you so much for what you do!!

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        —D. L.

      • Before my first session with Betsy I was completely unfamiliar with the Trager method. However after that first session I was experiencing immediate positive results. The muscles in my neck and shoulders that had pained me for years were responding to these gentle movements. I have tried chiropractic care and massages before but Trager has...

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        —K. Hollins

      • Betsy Oldenburg’s keen eye and straightforward approach to working with imbalances in my body have been a great help. By incorporating her suggestions for posture corrections and specific stretches, in addition to receiving her bodywork, I have felt more aligned physically and mentally. There’s something about standing straight that clears one’s mind. Betsy has helped...

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        —A. Wilson

      • Twelve months ago I was told by an orthopedic specialist that I needed to have surgery on my neck. I was in constant pain and had lost a lot of mobility. I had difficulty looking over my left shoulder to check my blind spot when driving. I decided that prior to having neck surgery I...

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        —A. Walters

      • For some time I had been experiencing a fairly constant tension in my shoulders and neck. I tried all I knew to do but nothing seemed to work. Then I saw Betsy’s ad for Trager and massage therapy in a community publication, and I thought, ‘why not’? My shoulder, and neck ache is gone and...

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        —A. Leydon

      • For years I have suffered with plantar fascitis and because of the success I’ve received getting treatments, I highly recommend Bowen with Betsy Oldenburg for any tendon, joint or muscle problem.

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        —C. Ross

      • I came to the Lotus Center seeking alleviation of acute back pain.  During my sessions, I could feel the pain releasing as I lay on the table.  I didn’t have to rely on heavy medication, and I was able to continue with my very active lifestyle.  I always feel like I am the only person...

        Linda Donovan

        —Linda Donovan, RN & Lactation Consultant
        Peaceful Beginnings

      • The acupuncture & herbal medicines have helped immensely with my chronic sinus condition, but more importantly just having the knowledge that the Center is there & I am welcome has alleviated mental stress that feeds into physical symptoms.  The Lotus Center has been a welcoming experience. I truly feel they are invested in me as...

        C. Kennedy

        —C. Kennedy, artist & educator, PhD student in Education Studies at UNCG

      • When I come in with a migraine, it is totally gone by the time I leave!  I am also able to reduce the occurrence of the migraines through the use of Chinese herbs and dietary modifications recommended by Michele.  I had never tried “alternative” medicine before, so I was a little nervous before I came...

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        —C. Auman, college professor

      • Lotus Center is full of excellent caring people who always want you to be well. I came for chronic pain and the pain in my arm and lower back are both better. I was even able to lower some of my medication. At Lotus Center, they want you to be well. They will do whatever...

        chris-medina

        —Chris Medina

      • I came to the Lotus Center looking for help with my migraine headaches. The results have been wonderful since my headache problem is so very under control now. I am always impressed with Michele because she is such a wonderful and intuitive listener. I am always full of gratitude when I think of the Lotus...

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        —Patti Carson

      • Amazing! Michelle really listens to you and works with you to come up with a treatment plan using both her many years of experience and intuition.

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        —Happy Customer
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