Paula T

October 2010

I came to Liferoot Acupuncture with the aim of going off birth control pills once and for all. I had tried repeatedly in the past, but each time I would stop the pill my face would develop terrible acne. On the pill my skin was perfectly clear, yet I had all sorts of GI issues, mood problems, and no libido. I had found some success with acupuncture in the past, but in the long term I would always end up breaking out and going back on the pill. Traditional dermatology did not help at all. It seemed I was doomed to a life of artificial hormones with terrible side effects, or a life of acne.

Not only has Kym kept my skin clear after stopping the pill, but it seems like she’s done it effortlessly. I sometimes forget that is the reason I initially came to see her because it’s actually never become an issue. During my first month off the pill I started to break out and thought, "Here we go again," but she took one look, adjusted my herbs, and my face has been clear ever since. Kym is focused and intent during our sessions, and I feel that she uses the perfect blend of TCM and intuition to develop my treatments. Her technique is also excellent: I’ve actually stopped seeing acupuncturists in the past because of painful needling, but with Kym I rarely even feel the needles go in. Thanks to Kym I have gone from looking for a cure to my hormonal acne to the goal of becoming a more balanced person in all aspects of my life.

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Brooke P

August 2010

I have been receiving treatments from Kym for years. Kym always creates a relaxed atmosphere for her treatments. She takes each client’s individual needs, story, and personality into account to create a personalized treatment plan. She also offers great advice on diet and other lifestyle factors. I always feel a difference immediately during and after Kym’s treatments, and I always look forward to them!

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Kata O - Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

July 2010

I first went to Kym Kleiman M.Ac., L.Ac., two years ago for carpel tunnel syndrome, because acupuncture had completely resolved this problem for me several years prior. I also had gotten relief from arthritis symptoms with acupuncture at that time as well. However up to that time, Acupuncture had not helped my Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (mcs) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (cfs) symptoms.

I was happy to find an acupuncturist who was environmentally safe and took seriously my need to not be exposed to products and their vapors that trigger reactions for me. Kym has always been fine with me bringing my own sheets which I know I can tolerate, and my air filter for those occasions when a prior patient’s scented products can still be smelled in the treatment room. (Although patients are asked to not wear scented products, as those of us who are chemically sensitive know some [people] do not really understand what that means.) Kym has also been willing to use whatever antiseptic I tolerate.

I was really impressed with Kym’s philosophy of supporting my body’s healing process. I never felt that she was trying to impose a healing modality on my body, but truly working with it. Her process is gentle, yet thorough.

Amazingly I have improved dramatically. Now most of the time my lungs are clear, and my sinuses much less inflamed. My energy level has greatly improved as well as my ability to digest food. My joints are also less stiff and achy.

I am not fully cured and do not know if I ever will be. I am much healthier than I have been for at least 20 years and I am actually hopeful about my future. I feel truly blessed to have experienced this healing process with Kym.

Thank you, Kym and thank you, Jude. You have created a lovely healing environment at Liferoot Acupuncture of Tucson.

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Don C - Back Pain

July 2010

I play golf, and for years have been limited by back pain. My normal golf day routine included Advil before I played, more Advil immediately after I played, and still more Advil that night so I could attempt to sleep after playing.

After receiving my initial visit with Acupuncturist Kym Kleiman M.Ac., L.Ac. as a Christmas 2009 present from my daughter, I have incorporated regular visits into my lifestyle. After two appointments with Kym Kleiman at Liferoot Acupuncture of Tucson, I’m pleased to say I’ve not taken a single Advil since. Golf is virtually pain free (except for the score), and I have increased my exercise level with much less muscle ache and quicker recovery. In addition, Kym’s nutritional and supplement recommendations have stabilized my unruly digestive system. I feel better than I have in years.

I am truly grateful to both my daughter, who introduced me to Liferoot Acupuncture, and Kym and Jude for their professional, caring, and healing services.

My wife, who is a nurse has also become a client and is accepting of the value of this alternative to her western medicine training and experience.

Much continued success.

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Kenny U - Hepatitis C

July 2010

My testimonial regarding Acupuncture treatments from Kym Kleiman M.Ac., L.Ac. over the last several years:

I am a 59-year-old male with Hepatitis C virus, genotype A1, the most virulent type of hepatitis virus and the hardest to treat. Kym has treated me with acupuncture which, after countless insertions was almost totally pain free.

Kym has a rare gift of reading you and the areas needing treatment. By your input, surely, but also her ability to examine your eyes, tongue, and other points that only she recognizes. She is gifted in a very special way. Kym listens to your voice as well as what you say. She is also knowledgeable about herbs for what ails you.

Kym incorporates cranial/sacral work in her treatment if it is applicable. She is very sensitive to a person’s needs. She seems to make sense of multiple symptoms that to anyone else would seem unrelated.

I have a disease that is terminal and most people I know with similarities to my lifestyle have already passed. I truly believe that the treatments I have received from Kym over the years have been a core part of my continuing to live and my ability to maintain a happier and more active lifestyle.

In total Kym has been a real lifesaver for me. I say this with complete honesty and sincerity.

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Patrician M - Owner, The Mien Shiang Institute

May 2010

"Kym Kleiman is a conscientious, talented and caring acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine. She is a true healer."

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Tania S - Alopecia Areata

June 2010

There is no way that I could ever thank Kym Kleiman M.Ac., L.Ac. enough for what she has done for my daughter Angelica.

Back in late November of 2009, my eight year old daughter Angelica started to lose her hair. At first I didn’t think anything of it. She has very curly hair and I thought she was just shedding a little more than normal. By December I began to panic. Angelica was losing large chunks of hair from the back of her head and rapidly losing her hairline.

I took my daughter to a dermatologist who diagnosed her with Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune condition where the body attacks its own hair thinking it a foreign invader. My daughter lost more than 40% of her hair including: eye lashes, eye brows, body hair and a majority of the hair from her head. The doctors gave us little hope of Angelica growing her hair back soon, because she was losing so much at the time, all they said I could do was wait and see.

After more doctor’s visits I was told that the only treatments that MIGHT work where hormones (that can cause liver damage) or topical hormone creams applied to her head. My other choice was injections directly to the sight of the hair loss. In January, after seriously considering the different options we decided to go with the injections. (A decision I regret). Angelica is a tough little girl and rarely cries, however, the injections where so painful that she cried harder than I had ever seen her cry in her life. I swore right there and then that she would never again have to do this.

In early February, I was talking to my Mother about how frustrating this was, not having any straight answers from the doctors and how helpless I felt about the situation. My Mom mentioned my frustrations to her massage therapist Scott Nicholson who referred us to Kym. Kym did not hesitate at all and gave us her first available appointment. From the very first treatment with Kym I could see a difference in Angelica. She was happy and relaxed (she even talked to Kym, and she is usually very shy and rarely talks to people she has just met).

For months we had gone to dermatologists who offered painful blood tests and injections that did little for us. After just two acupuncture treatments with Kym Angelica began to grow her hair. On her first visit to Kym for acupuncture I remember Angelica telling me that she felt her body shiver, but she was not cold. We began to give Angelica the herbs and vitamins that Kym prescribed and the different foods that would help Angelica’s body balance. Within two weeks Angelica started to grow her hair.

Today we continue to take her to Kym Kleiman at Liferoot Acupuncture of Tucson and her hair is all grown in (well, it’s about 2 inches long now, but still growing). We cannot thank Kym enough for giving us hope. She never doubted that Angelica would grow her hair back and thanks to her neither did we.

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Lauren P - Hyperthyroidism

February 2010

Thank you for saving me, thus far, from having to undergo conventional treatment for hyperthyroidism (Graves’ Disease). In just 3 months, lab results have shown that I have made tremendous strides in healing my body naturally.

I’m so happy that I decided to give alternative treatment a try. I believe I owe my success, not only to acupuncture, but to the fact that I am following your [Kym’s] instructions on making dietary changes/additions, taking the Chinese Herb that you prescribed, and figuring out how to de-stress my life.

I feel so alive! Thank you.

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Patti M - Cystic Fibrosis

February 2010

I have known Kym in the community of Tucson for many years. Rarely have I met someone with such rich integrity and heart. She gives all this and so much more to her practice as an Acupuncturist.

As a Doctor of Chinese Acupuncture she has helped my daughter, HannahRose, who was diagnosed early with cystic fibrosis. HannahRose was 7 when she first began treatments with Kym. Kym was gentle, patient and clear with Hannah. She has connected with her in a special and positive way and HannahRose ALWAYS looks forward to her treatments. Kym has a way of translating medical information to HannahRose in a positive and hopeful way. Which is imperative for the healing process and sometimes overlooked in the western medical model. She has helped HannahRose to become more in tune to her body and manage her needs accordingly.

I have always appreciated that Kym lives her practice and models her healing arts with her lifestyle. Liferoot Acupuncture is an imperative part of our family’s medical team.

Thanks Kym and Jude!

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Jim L - Bell’s Palsy Treatment

February 2010

I’ve been receiving acupuncture off and on for 30 years, mostly for treatment of recurring Bell’s Palsy (partial facial paralysis). While I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing several talented practitioners, there is something about Kym’s heart-centered work that stands out amongst these others and provides the most healing energy for me.

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Nicolle Trudeau

January 2010

My name is Nicolle and until recently I had never tried acupuncture. the motherthe child However, I am happy to say that my first experience resulted in a wonderful occurrence. I contacted Kym after 40 weeks of pregnancy. I had been having contractions on and off for over a week, but was not able to progress in my labor. I was dilated to 4 centimeters and effaced, but my body would just not give into labor despite the amazement of the midwife and my growing anxiety to deliver.

I called Kym and she fit me into the schedule that day. I went in hopeful, but not expecting much. What I got, was someone that listened and talked to me about my entire health. She created a warm and pleasant environment for me and allowed me a chance to relax while she utilized acupuncture to encourage my labor. At the time, I enjoyed my experience, but was not sure it had worked. However, within 20 minutes of leaving her office I started having contractions. Two hours later without any additional interventions or medications I gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

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Holly Thomas Hillburn

January 2010

I was experiencing a very acute pain in my left index finger, and was told by my doctor that it was not broken and that he would see me again if the pain persisted for six weeks. I couldn’t imagine not using my hand for that long! That was when I decided to see Kym for my first acupuncture treatment. I had never had acupuncture before, and the only way that I can explain what made me choose to do so this time is that I really felt that if a person put a needle into my finger, it would feel better. After three or four treatments, my finger feels great, and I’m back to doing my usual activities.

What I appreciated most about my treatment was that Kym was a very patient and thorough listener and teacher. She was careful to explain what she thought about my condition and the appropriate treatments, and to listen as I described new sensations at each treatment. I also appreciated that Kym evidently thought about my treatment before and after each session. She had new ideas and thoughts at each appointment, and journeyed with me on the path through my pain as it came and went with each treatment, until finally disappearing altogether. I’m so grateful to have my hands back!

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