"Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a mom. I would mother all my dolls taking extra care to kiss their boo-boos and tuck them in to bed every night. When my husband and I began trying to start a family, I thought becoming pregnant would be easy. After all, I was young and healthy but almost three years later after months of charting my temperature and numerous ovulation kits, I still wasn’t pregnant. When I first walked into Jamie’s office, I was broken. That all disappeared the moment I met Jamie and I remember thinking to myself for the first time in years that everything would be ok. Jamie has this uncanny ability to put people instantly at ease and is a complete professional. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and Jamie not only treated my body, she also treated my mind and spirit. She was there for me when I finally did get pregnant only to suffer the heartbreak of a miscarriage. During that incredibly difficult time in mine and my husband’s lives, Jamie helped me learn to not live in fear and to once again see the beauty in this world. She became my greatest cheerleader in encouraging me to continue honoring the hope inside of me to one day have a child.
In November 2011, our hopes and dreams came true. We were finally pregnant again and in July 2012, I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. I firmly believe I wouldn’t have my little girl if it wasn’t for Jamie’s help and guidance. While it was a long road, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Jamie never gave up on me even when I wanted to give up on myself. She began as my acupuncturist but blossomed into a friend that I will treasure for a lifetime."
Jacksonville , FL
"I am writing this brief testimonial so that others can benefit from the skill and compassion that Gretchen brings to her acupuncture practice.
Just to bring in some context, I have been fortunate to have known Gretchen for nearly 7 years. I am a retired mental health professional in my late 60’s. I am revealing these details about me just to lend to the credibility of my experience.
I have seen and worked with many health practitioners in my life but rarely have I found someone who is as intuitive and who possesses such innate, powerful gifts as a healer. In the course of my life I have been treated for numerous health issues but never have felt so cared for and attended to by any previous practitioner. No previous provider I have seen can match Gretchen’s warmth and authenticity and clearly very few health professionals have what she brings to her practice. I can say without hesitation, I always leave her office feeling better than when I first walk in.
I feel so incredibly grateful for having Gretchen in my life. If you feel acupuncture is for you, I recommend her without any reservation."
Dr. Richard M., Peralta, NM
I decided to seek acupuncture treatment after several failed attempts with traditional medicine to alleviate pain from menstrual cycles and control hormonal issues. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I was willing to try anything. I experienced relief after just a few sessions with you. Through treatment, you not only treated my problems but improved the quality of my life. I sleep better, have more energy and less stress & anxiety. Acupuncture has truly changed my life."
"One of my great experiences in life was meeting Gretchen when she was still a student in Acupuncture School. I’ve known her 14 years now and she has been treating me in her private practice since 2010. I feel better today than I ever have in my life."
Alice R., Albuquerque, NM
"I was scheduled to have abdominal surgery when I had my first appointment with Jamie for Acupuncture. I had been having severe abdominal pain, severe nausea, lightheadness and extreme hot flashes. These symptoms had been going on for more than a year and a half. I had undergone 4 CT scans, a colonoscopy, abdominal X-Rays, EGD, and many other GI tests and lab procedures. Unfortunately even with all of the testing the doctors weren’t able to come up with a real answer. The best guess they came up with was that I had abdominal adhesions, from previous surgeries. The doctors felt that was the cause of the abdominal pain. It still didn’t answer the question regarding my other symptoms. I was taking 3 different types of anti-nausea medications. I am unable to tolerate pain medication and stay awake so that was not an option. My quality of life was near zero. I never had a day that I actually felt good.
It was during my pre-surgical visit the doctor informed me that he could fix my abdominal pain for only a short period of time and there were no guarantees. In our discussion the surgeon actually suggested acupuncture. He stated, "sometimes east has to meet west for an answer”.
I was very doubtful. I have been a nurse for 30 years. Acupuncture was really a foreign concept for me. I, like many others, think that a drug or procedure will fix all of our symptoms. I have learned that is not true. I scheduled the surgery. I went home and discussed that conversation with my husband and son who felt I should go for it. I still was reluctant and thought about it for a few days. Both my husband and my son’s thoughts were; go with an open mind, you have nothing to lose and if it avoids surgery that’s a good thing.
I contacted Jamie to make my first appointment. We discussed my entire history, symptoms and medications very thoroughly. I then had my first treatment, the needles are not painful. It is actually a very relaxing experience. I started my treatments by going twice a week and it was amazing within two weeks I started to feel better. I was able to begin some of my normal activities. My drug intake of anti-nausea meds was greatly reduced. I continued with the twice a week treatments for a period of a couple of months. The better I felt led to once a week for a couple of months. I am currently going once every two weeks. I am 99.9% better. I still have some days where I may have a problem. If I do it only lasts for a couple of hours and passes without a need for medication. My quality of life is completely normal and I have no limitations.
I did cancel that abdominal surgery. I was not 100% sure of this treatment before I started. Now I tell everyone I know about it and suggest they go for any number of symptoms. I can honestly say, I am not sure how it works but it really truly does and Jamie is wonderful. She is very warm, compassionate, knowledgeable and willing to help in any way that she can. I have been undergoing acupuncture treatment for almost a year now. No matter how I feel when I go in, I know I will always feel much better after the visit. I personally recommend Jamie and her style of acupuncture treatment. It really does work!"
Jacksonville , FL
"I have been a patient of Dr. Gonzalez for 5 years. She has kept me healthy through a year of cancer treatments and a difficult divorce. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and kind. I have referred many to her, all of whom are also pleased with the outcome of her treatments."
Lisa G., Albuquerque, NM
"I can absolutely say that without Jamie Catlett , I wouldn’t be pregnant today! I first went to see Jamie about a year ago. At that time, I’d been working with a fertility doctor, trying to get pregnant. I’d had a myomectomy to remove fibroids. I wasn't ovulating on my own. I’d gone through a few medication cycles with Bravelle and Clomid and I’d had 3 unsuccessful IVFs. I was heartbroken and thought I may never get pregnant. From the start, I knew I’d made a great
decision by going to Jamie! She spent a great deal of time getting to know me and learning about my fertility issues. She understood my problems and expressed that she really thought she could help me. Jamie genuinely cares about her patients and was so easy to talk to from the start.
Things started improving after a few months of acupuncture treatment with Jamie. For 20 years, my periods had been irregular, on 30-40 day cycles. I always had terrible cramps leading up to and throughout my periods. Because of acupuncture treatments my periods started coming like clockwork, just about every 28 days. My cramps lightened up and became much more manageable. This really was unbelievable to me after suffering for so many years. We worked on trying to get me to ovulate, and Jamie recommended I consult with a Fertility doctor she knew well. The Fertility doctor fully supported me having acupuncture treatments while working with him. We did an IUI in June and I got pregnant right away. I consider this a miracle! After years of trying to get pregnant, I finally am and I can’t thank Jamie enough. I can’t wait to welcome our new baby next March!"
"Gretchen - it has been really great having you as my acupuncturist and I hate to see you leave Albuquerque but know you are entering an exciting new phase of your life and will be very successful, professionally and personally.Good luck and much happiness!"
Jim B., Albuquerque, NM
"I had never explored Chinese medicine before, but my husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for seven months and I could feel our anxiety rising after every unsuccessful month. I felt very comfortable with Jamie after my first consultation because she asked insightful questions and took my assessment paperwork seriously. She devised a plan that felt very personal based on my physiology. The clinic provided a welcoming, positive, and relaxing environment. Jamie was able to set up regular appointments, which made me feel like we were really taking action toward our goal. She helped me understand the phases of my cycle and made me feel like we were really being proactive. After two cycles, my husband and I found out we are pregnant! We could not be happier and we are so grateful to Jamie and her team for helping us achieve this miracle!"
"This was my first experience with acupuncture. It was a positive experience for me. It helped to reduce my blood pressure, but, also helped reduce my pain level. It was a pleasant experience, with no discomfort from the needles that were used."
Sherwin K., Albuquerque, NM
I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support through my journey of trying to have a baby. I came to you just before my first invitro cycle in hopes that treatment would better my chances. You were so supportive and reassuring right from the start. I truly believe my weekly sessions with you were part of my success. You never gave up and the continued treatments and positive affirmations helped get me through a very emotional time. Nothing worth having comes easy. It took 3 cycles but we finally did it!! I am now 12 weeks pregnant with twins. Prior to this I had never had acupuncture and wasn't sure what to expect. It was painless, easy and overall a great experience. Thank you for all you did and for your friendship. It means the world to me. I cant wait to be able to send you pictures of my little ones!"
Jacksonville , FL
"Gretchen has really helped me with my ailments!"
Joe O., Albuquerque, NM
"By the time I visited Jamie for acupuncture treatment, I was filled with anxiety and despair about my ability to successfully conceive a child. I had already endured a myomectomy to remove a very large fibroid, two HSG tests to check my fallopian tubes, extensive bloodwork to test hormone levels, a hysteroscopy to remove scar tissue from my uterus, and two miscarriages. We had been trying to conceive for two years. During this time, I had seen many friends conceive and have babies. A close friend had struggles similar to mine, however, and recommended I visit Jamie. I was a little skeptical at first, but after researching acupuncture I decided I really had nothing to lose.
Meeting Jamie, I understood why my friend liked her so much—she was a positive person without being unrealistic about my fertility situation. She listened to everything I had been through and told me she could help. I continued to see my RE, but supplemented fertility treatments with acupuncture. Jamie helped me through several disappointing rounds of ovulation induction, during which I had severe headaches and bloating. Ultimately, my husband and I decided to do IVF. The protocol was a lot more intense and the side effects more severe—I was happier than ever to visit Jamie and get relief from the hormones and stress. She even saw me twice on the day of my transfer in order to help me relax and give the procedure the best chance of working. Two weeks later, I finally got my BFP (big fat positive)—I was pregnant! A month after that we found out it was twins! We couldn’t be happier and I definitely credit Jamie with helping me get through this difficult period of my life."
K., Ponte Vedra Beach
"The things I appreciate the most about Gretchen are the connection she facilitated with a now great friend in my journey with Parkinson’s, her assistance with supplement information and General Kindness!! It’s no wonder she has so many fans!"
Ethel G., Albuquerque, NM
I came to see you after several failed attempts to get pregnant both naturally and with the help of infertility specialists and severe migraines that I would get almost daily and would last for long periods of time. You were very thorough in your examination and diagnosis and developed a treatment plan that was flexible with my schedule and expense plan. You always took the time to explain everything thoroughly to me and usually provided literature on specific techniques or remedies.
Since coming to you, my headaches are almost non existent and I am happy to say that I'm 3 months pregnant. I’ll continue to see you to continue my treatments and you have now helped with my all day sickness and any other acute maladies (i.e. colds, sinus issues, back issues). I trust and believe in you so much that I now bring my 8 year old daughter to see you for treatment. I have also recommended you to friends and family including my husband who also saw positive results. I think you are a great acupuncturist and person who can really help people."
"I would like anyone considering receiving services from Gretchen Gonzalez to know the following:
When I first came to Gretchen, it was on the recommendation of many of my friends who regularly used and valued her services. I was in bad shape: uncontrolled inflammation in my legs and arms; high blood pressure not controlled by medication; blood sugar rising; terrible insomnia; and depression from feeling so sick for so long. Gretchen was easy to talk to, perceptive, insightful, and a very skilled acupuncturist. I had seen many acupuncturists in the past, but Gretchen had a very gentle way of placing her needles, and always seemed to know where to put them to have the greatest impact and best help my conditions. She also skillfully provided me with herbs that really helped me. I saw Gretchen for a very long time every week. My health dramatically improved. My swollen ankles stopped looking like elephant legs and became normal, without swelling. The pain in my arms and legs dissipated. My blood pressure got under control with my medication, and my blood sugar numbers drastically improved. Most miraculously, I began to get a good night's sleep on a regular basis and my mental functioning and moods benefitted greatly from the much needed sleep.
The biggest benefits I received from my treatments with Gretchen were feeling better and seeing my objective measurements of my blood sugar, my blood pressure, and my inflammation decrease significantly.
I highly recommend Gretchen as a dedicated and skilled acupuncturist and herbalist, and envy any of you that now have the opportunity to receive her services.
And, by the way, you won't find a more dedicated professional to help you. She goes above and beyond normal levels of assistance to truly care for her patients: like the time she came in on a Saturday off to help me when I got bitten by a black widow spider and had a bad reaction; or when she arranged for me to see her mother in Colorado to learn about macrobiotic cooking in a healthy and loving environment.
Gretchen is a true treasure--a kind and gentle, caring and skilled professional the likes of which patients rarely have the opportunity to find!"
Laurie, Albuquerque, NM
"I decided to try acupuncture after many months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive and not having normal periods. I have a friend that swears by acupuncture so I decided to give it a try. My first consultation with Jamie was extremely thorough and really linked all of my symptoms in a way that my doctor had been unable to do. Within a month of seeing Jamie I got my period after not having one for several months and now 3 months later I am pregnant with our first baby! Not only did Chinese Medicine (and Jamie) help with my infertility issues but it also helped with stress, fatigue, and getting a good night's sleep. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone - it's easy, relaxing and has amazing results!"
"Dr. Gretchen was highly recommended by my husband's psychologist who was seeing her to help him with his Parkinson's. I was going through major allergies to chemicals, foods, metals and animals at the time and I was also going through menopause and could not take anything that the medical doctors prescribed. I was at my wits end. To make a long story short, Dr. Gretchen was able to stabilize my symptoms through acupuncture aromatherapy and Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Gretchen gave me and my husband our life back and we are so ever grateful that she came into our lives."
Cathy, Albuquerque, NM
After encountering eight years of severe back pain and discomfort which affected my quality of life and endless visits to my private care physician, and referrals to numerous specialist and surgeons I decided to give acupuncture a try as opposed to the dreaded alternative of back surgery. At times the excruciating pain in my lower back and legs was so severe it caused me to feel nauseated, unable to bend or walk distances greater than 100 feet without sitting down and resting.
After extensive research I came across the Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic which happened to be conveniently located near my office so I decided, what the heck give it a try. After consulting with you and discussing a course of treatment back in early 2011 the pain has dramatically improved thanks to your expertise and fantastic professional care. More importantly, it was your kind and caring nature that impressed me most. Your welcoming personality and compassionate demeanor blew me away, and as a patient you made it quite easy for me to communicate any medical aches and pains.
From the onset of the treatment I was amazed at how well I felt. The results were immediate, and the pain in my lower back and legs have been greatly alleviated. Needless to say, I am hooked on acupuncture therapy because it really works. I am finally able to move around without too much difficulty and the severe pain is gone.
I have recommended others and will continue to recommend Jamie’s Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic to family, friends and business associates going forward. Kudos to Jamie, she is highly capable of changing the lives of her patients by providing them with highly desirable acupuncture therapy.
Thanks Jamie for everything – you are the best!"
Jacksonville , FL
"My name is Luis and I am so ever grateful to Dr. Gretchen for her skills, knowledge and healing gifts. I am witness to what I feel are miracles. I had an injury to my left ankle which was injured 25 years ago I had it x-rayed before Dr. Gretchen worked on it. The doctor said I had bone spurs and arthritis and there was nothing they could do for it. Dr. Gretchen worked on it twice and all the pain was gone. My wife Kathy and I are so grateful for all of Dr. Gretchen's help. She was helpful in so many ways I could write a book on it! We love you Dr. Gretchen and I know you will be with us in spirit as you continue your new journey helping those seeking true healing."
Luis, Albuquerque, NM
"I just wanted to thank you for helping me get better. When I came to you I could hardly get in and out of my car, because of my sciatica nerve and I could hardly walk. Thanks to your fantastic acupuncture treatments, I am now walking normally and able to do my walking exercise and routine and do not have any difficulty getting in and out of my car.
Not only did I find the treatments helped my medical condition they also helped me feel very relaxed. I hope to continue to have some treatments again just for the way the acupuncture made me feel so relaxed. I was apprehensive about acupuncture treatments, but I would recommend them to everyone.
Thanks again. Jamie you're the best."
Jacksonville , FL
"I have known Dr. Gretchen Gonzalez and have been a patient of hers for many years and I can honestly say that she has made a huge difference in my life. Over the years, Dr. Gonzalez has helped me in so many ways, I specifically remember one of my first visits when, in the middle of the night, I got up to use the bathroom and for whatever reason, I could barely walk down the hall. Within a matter of just a few visits, Dr. Gonzalez had me hiking in the mountains and going on my daily 4 mile walks as if I didn’t miss a beat. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Dr. Gonzalez is very passionate about the profession she has chosen and strives to create a peaceful balance in her patients. Dr. Gonzalez does not like to see any of her patients in pain and she somehow has the ability to know exactly what holistic approach or treatment technique needs to be done in order to rectify the situation and have her patients feeling the positive effects of Japanese Acupuncture. She has an uncanny wealth of knowledge and I will miss her dearly. I am truly grateful to have had the experience and the opportunity of being one of her patients.
Congratulations to the people of Jacksonville who are lucky enough to have Dr. Gretchen Gonzalez, D.O.M., as someone who will be able to help them with their aches and pains using the gentle and calming art of Japanese Acupuncture, your lives will benefit greatly."
Juli, Albuquerque, NM
"I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in 2007. Since then I have been taking several drugs and hormones to help regulate my periods, but I saw no improvement. The next step was to see a fertility specialist, which meant more drugs and procedures. I was convinced that I would not be able to have my own child, or that I would have to pay thousands of dollars for artificial methods that had at best a 50/50 chance of working. I decided to take a different approach to healing. I had heard great things about acupuncture and I was willing to try it. I looked up acupuncturists around the Jacksonville area that worked with women who have infertility issues, and I found Jamie. After several months of treatment, I was finally ovulating. Jamie gave me hope that my body could work and that my husband and I could start a family. On March 1, 2010 (four months after I first met Jamie) I had a positive pregnancy test. I don’t think I have the words to thank her for helping me with my miracle."
Jacksonville , FL
"Dr. Gonzalez is a caring well-informed and well-educated physician. She travels the world to learn new techniques in order to serve her patients better. I have had very little joint pain in my fingers from arthritis since I have seen dr. Gonzalez.
If you are looking for a proactive way to manage your health issues I highly recommend dr. Gonzalez as a part of any health care regimen to improve daily life."
Novalee, Tijeras, NM
After suffering from severe neck pain for 6 years, I decided to try acupuncture. I was skeptical at first, really did not think anything could help me. After the first treatment, I was able to sleep the night through without pain. After a few treatments, I was feeling back to normal again. You have allowed me to live my life without pain, and for that I am very grateful. I’ll still continue to see you, not only because you helped me with my pain management, but because you still continue to help me with my overall health."
Thank you Jamie!
Jacksonville , FL
"Gretchen is friendly, knowledgeable and has a calming presence. Before treatment with her I though that acupuncture had to hurt. Well it didn't hurt! And once I started asking a few questions, I really started to appreciate the wellness experience that acupuncture had to offer vs the surgery I was afraid I would have to endure to alleviate my pain in recover full function in my thumb after my car accident. I am happy to report that I did not have to have surgery, Have had 99% recovery of function and no more pain (I at one point literally forgot my injury ever happened) and acupuncture was cheaper and gave a better result than what the hospital offered. I would recommend Gretchen as an acupuncturist without a doubt. My wife and I both really enjoyed Gretchen's service and are so sorry to hear she's moved to another state. We wish her nothing but the best! She gave me my very first wellness experience and I am forever grateful. Before I met her I thought healthcare came at too high a cost, both surgically and financially. Now I know better."
Leonard, Albuquerque, NM
"Jamie, it was so refreshing to have someone take the time to talk to me and analyze my symptoms thoroughly before any treatment was performed. You formed a "recovery plan" for my bulging disc including a combination of acupuncture, an herbal remedy, cupping, heat treatment and massage. So, I really got a lot more than I first thought. After a month and a half, my back feels great!"
Jacksonville , FL
"I rarely write a review or recommendation for anything, but when it comes to some people or experiences in your life which have impacted me forever in so many positive and fulfilling, I always tell others I love in hopes they also experience such joy. Here I will share my testimonial and a note to Gretchen herself.
In the case of Gretchen, she is one of the most beautiful and kind people I know. My wife taught me the ways of natural healing with massage, acupuncture and certain types of chiropractic after I had gone most of my life not using them. I had some luck with acupuncture, but nothing like Gretchen. My wife has chronic pain throughout her body and as we had moved from another state, she was desperate for help. Somehow she found Gretchen and it she was blown away from day one and she automatically scheduled an appointment for me knowing I was dealing with so much stress with a new job and getting ready to start triathlons.
Gretchen first amazed me with how organized she was and how well thought out the way she ran her business was. She puts the customer first, which is contrary to most everything these days. She started by getting to know me as a person, and really listened to what I wanted to achieve and I noticed right away I felt so comfortable with her, it was like I had known her all my life.
She then knocked something out of the park that no medical providers do well and that is insurance. Being a Manager and in HR for many years, I know my insurance plan very well, but that doesn’t mean anything if a provider doesn’t know what they are doing. Gretchen is a pro and does a lot of leg work to ensure we are both on the same page which I appreciate. We figured out how much each session would cost after insurance and for me that is always the tough part.
Now we went onto our session during which she explained her technique and we focused on my neck and shoulders where I had stress pain. I found out very quickly this amazing women was not only an acupuncturist, but was previously in massage. Her integration of actually looking at my entire body associated to my neck impressed me. Breathing, body balance, heart-beat, pulse was clear to me after she worked her magic. I knew at that point my wife had hit the jackpot for both of us to have her as our care provider. One thing I noticed is she is not like other acupuncturists. She doesn’t just place a bunch of needles, leave for a long time, then remove them and it is done. She works your body based on its needs.
For the next 3 years I saw Gretchen anywhere from one to four times a month depending on my needs Every session was wonderful and I honestly wished it would never end. No matter what I was going through physically, emotionally, or mentally, Gretchen was there. If I was wealthy I would have invested in her business to make her clone more of herself to give so much more to this world. I would also pay her many times over of what she make as what she does to heal is more than words or money can do. No one session was rushed, or awkward. I looked forward to seeing her and having that hour of pure joy.
Beyond the amazing treatments, Gretchen is never satisfied with her knowledge. She is constantly learning. She goes to Japan, she goes to seminars, she is consulting with the best.
She was always on her game in my wife and my best interests her priority. If you are seeking an honest, loyal, kind, compassionate practitioner and the best in the business, look no more and consider yourself lucky to have the opportunity to be treated by this superstar of Japanese acupuncture!! Not only are you lucky but very blessed if you can get on her schedule before she is completely booked!
Ironically, both Gretchen and myself found ourselves moving to other states, her to Florida and me to Minnesota. For my wife and myself, we miss her dearly as a close friend foremost and her care. We have yet to find anyone to match her here and probably never will as she is a one of a kind person who we will always have in our thoughts and loving memories. We miss her dearly."
"Gretchen, you and I are like minded. You are a good listener, you know insurance, you actually check and work on my body head to toe which nobody does. NOBODY. Like we have talked so many times, Doctors won’t touch you.
My wife had already loved you so I was excited when I first came in for treatment. Tess is usually right on when she finds something she likes. It is usually premium quality and you were no exception!
After treatment with you I felt more confident in myself knowing you were doing everything to help my well-being.
The biggest benefits from treatment are first, the relationship. You are like a best friend to me even though we didn’t get to hang out (you me Tess and your husband). You laugh at my jokes sincerely and know I am cray-cray at times but made me realize we are all cray-cray at times or go through rough patches in life which is not easy at times. Second is your abilities. You know your stuff and if you need more info, you go find it whether it is schooling, traveling to Japan, your Sensei, or whatever research you have to do. Lastly, is your business acumen. You could cut corners but you don’t. That’s what makes you the best and differentiates you from anyone doing what you do!
I would recommend you to anyone who asked! You can give my phone or email and I would even talk to someone if needed
You are amazing individual. You are a PRO. If you need anything else from Tess or I ever, we are here for you. We hope someday down the road our paths will meet again. Tess needs you so bad I would almost move to Florida she is that much in need of you!"
Darin Hovland, Minneapolis, MN
"Jamie has been my acupuncturist for over 2 years. I came to her after seeing two other acupuncturists in Jacksonville. Prior to coming to her, I believed that acupuncture could help my endometriosis pain but wasn’t completely satisfied with the other acupuncturists I had seen. One acupuncturist nearly had me convinced to spend several hundred dollars on some sub space machine so she could properly diagnose what she believed were ‘worms’ in my uterus. The other acupuncturist would have me wait normally for 20 or more minutes to be seen only for her to then forget I was in the room with needles in. Needless to say, when I came to see Jamie for the first time, I had a bit of a sour taste in my mouth about acupuncturists in general. It seemed prior to Jamie, that I was stuck with either a weird acupuncturist or an arrogant one. Thankfully, I quickly came to see that Jamie is truly a compassionate, caring and thorough practitioner.
As a sufferer of endometriosis, I was plagued by night sweats, cramps and pain in general. The pain I was having really improved after seeing Jamie and thankfully with her herbal teas, my night sweats are gone! From my first appointment with Jamie, she saw me right on time for my appointment and carefully listened to my history and symptoms. She followed up with me by phone after my treatment to check on me and see how I was feeling. Jamie truly has a heart for making people feel better & my trust in her just continued to grow from one treatment to the next. What I love about Jamie is that she is so caring, she thinks about me beyond just when I walk in the door for my appointment. She spends time researching my condition & ways to make me feel better. She has never made me feel blamed for my condition as another acupuncturist in Jacksonville had. Jamie sends me emails and calls to check on me because she really cares!
Over the last two years, I have referred at least 5 different people to Jamie for treatment including my husband. I can’t tell you how many times I prayed that my husband would quit smoking. It was causing such a rift in our relationship, he smelled bad and I was always so worried that he would wind up with something dreadful like emphysema or lung cancer if he didn’t quit. My husband went to Jamie for a couple of treatments & some herbs. He quit for a couple of weeks and then started again soon thereafter when he quit going to his treatments with Jamie. Several months later, he decided to try to quit again and Jamie gave him a different herb formula that did the trick! He is at the six month mark as a non-smoker and enjoying the benefits of clear lungs and breathing easily. His snoring has subsided & I am a very happy wife! My husband is a strong believer in the benefits of acupuncture and herbal remedies; he has also given referrals to Jamie because he has benefited from her treatment.
In addition to my husband, I have referred many of my colleagues to Jamie for treatment. One for allergies and sinus issues which of course Jamie was helping her immensely, another for digestive issues which Jamie has also been able to help make better as well. Please know that when I refer you to Jamie it is because she is compassionate, knowledgeable and caring. She is truly one of a kind and it is without hesitation that I would sing from the rooftops that Jamie is a high quality acupuncture physician that you will love as much as I do!"
Jacksonville , FL
"If you are fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of receiving care from Dr. Gretchen Gonzalez grab the opportunity. My husband and I no longer live in the same state and I sorely miss Dr. Gonzalez and her gentle but powerful presence. She is a dedicated, knowledgeable doctor; passionate about providing balance to people and addressing their unique struggles - physical, mental and emotional. Dr. Gonzalez has seen me through some very difficult times and did not give up on me even when I felt like giving up on myself. She provided balance and health when I did not feel my body and mind capable of doing so for myself. I am blessed for having her in my life and evoking the self-healing that I innately knew was within me."
Tess, Minneapolis, MN
"Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic has had a significant positive influence on my life. Jamie is a gifted acupuncturist and administrator of Chinese herbal medicine. In only four months Jamie has helped me acheive significant pain relief, relief from anxiety and an overall more balanced sense of wellbeing."
Jacksonville , FL
"I have been receiving treatments from Gretchen regularly for the past 12 years for relief of severe neck and upper body pain. She has not only helped me with pain relief and mobility but also my sense of general well-being. She listens to you, is reliable and her treatments are gentle and effective. I recommend her most highly."
Arati Pandya, Albuquerque, NM
"Prior to receiving acupuncture by Jamie, several doctors said that I had no treatment options for my severe foot pain. I have tried many treatments for this pain in the past 3 years with no relief. After just one visit with Jamie and an acupuncture treatment, I felt some relief for the first time in a long time. With each visit, I notice improvements that are so monumental I feel as if I have received the miracle I so desperately needed. I now have hope for a life without pain, and know that acupuncture is the reason. Not only did this treatment help with my chronic foot pain, but also with my health as a whole. I now feel better than I have in years! Jamie provides a very friendly and comfortable environment while providing a service and educating her clients on how to obtain a healthy and positive life."
Jacksonville , FL
"After trying to get pregnant for several months with no luck, I decided to seek the help of an infertility doctor. I was put on hormones so that I would produce more eggs, still no luck. I knew artificial insemination or invitro fertilization would be right around the corner for me.
I stumbled upon Jamie’s website and decided to make an appointment. I immediately started acupuncture and took a break from all the hormones. After a few months of acupuncture and Chinese herbs and my body being free of all the synthetic hormones, I found out I was pregnant! This was one of the happiest days of my life, to realize we had gotten pregnant without artificial help, and with the aid of acupuncture! I always looked forward to the sessions of acupuncture at Jamie's office.
Acupuncture is helping us bring a healthy life into this world! I am grateful I had the opportunity to try this holistic method. It was the best decision I ever made."
Jacksonville , FL
"I decided to seek out acupuncture after being diagnosed with PCOS by my OBGYN last year. It was a horrible experience to say the least…being offered no information by my doctor as to what this was or why I had it. I set out to get second opinions from several other doctors. During my research, I started networking online with other women across the country who were also diagnosed with PCOS. Many of them told me to seek out acupuncture. I was skeptical at first…but figured what do I have to lose I started looking around online and stumbled across Jamie’s website. After chatting briefly over the phone, she made me feel so comfortable and reassured me that I was going to be fine. Something I hadn’t heard from anyone else! Having PCOS, I was told my fertility would be affected, which was a huge concern for my husband and I. So I mentioned this to Jamie at our first appointment in addition to discussing the PCOS. She started me out with treatments for the PCOS symptoms that I was experiencing with some fertility treatments mixed in. After having more blood work done by my new doctor, she cleared me as being PCOS free…it was truly amazing! I continued my treatments with Jamie and three months later found out I was pregnant! I truly do believe that acupuncture was the answer to my prayers…and for that I am so very grateful to Jamie and her continued support."
Jacksonville , FL
"Seeing Jamie was my first experience with being treated with Chinese Medicine/accupuncture. I had heard many positive comments regarding its effectiveness and was excited about trying it. My husband and I had been trying to conceive for over two years and we wanted to try a more natural and less invasive approach than western medicine provides. Jamie is very knowledgeable and experienced and her kind and caring manner put both my husband and me right at ease. The treatments were relaxing and therapeutic and I never experienced any pain or discomfort. I could see changes and improvements with my symptoms quite shortly after starting treatment. And, the best evidence for the effectiveness of Chinese Medicine: I became pregnant within just a few months! Thanks, Jamie!"
Jacksonville , FL
"I have known Jamie Catlett for over 16 years and while growing up with her I would have never of thought she would help me get pregnant, much less coach me through the whole process. I always had irregular menstrual cycles and was recently told by my obgyn that I did not ovulate, and that I had mini cysts on my ovaries. After trying Clomid and having an unsuccessful experience the doctor wanted me move onto more advanced injections of hormones. Nervous about the injections I turned to my friend Jamie for advice and comfort and she explained to me that she could help with acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs. I started acupuncture right away. After my first visit I felt relaxed, calm, and had confidence that this would work. After only three months of treatments I‘m happy to say I’m 6 weeks pregnant.
I am eternally grateful to Jamie for the support and the best gift of all… a baby. Thank you"
Jacksonville , FL
"After 2 failed IVF attempts we decided to contact Jamie before we had our third IVF. Jamie was very polite and supportive in every way possible. She goes beyond being an acupuncturist, she became an very special friend to us during this rough road.We only ended up with 2 eggs and only one fertilzed I just knew that our chances were slim to none as far as getting pregnat with this cycle.Jamie remained postived and encouraged me to do the same.I called her came to my transfer on an Sunday morning, she did acupuncture before and after my transfer.We are 8 wks pregnat now and I believe that Jamie being there for our transfer played the biggest part in our BFP.There are no words that I can say to let Jamie know how truly thankful we are for her friendship, words of encouragment and expertise in her field."
Jacksonville , FL
"After 3 years of trying all different infertility treatments we were blessed to find Jamie and the Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic online. I sit here today a little over a year and a half later, 28 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. My husband and I know that if it wasn’t for the help of Jamie, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, IVF, and of course God we would not be pregnant. We strongly both believe that it was not just the IVF that got us pregnant. Before we had met Jamie, I had been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I had severe migraines, and had developed Planters in my left foot, and was on a ton of medicine. My husband had been diagnosed with Thyroid Disease and a male factor. When I first went to Jamie we immediately clicked and she was empathetic to me and the journey my husband and I had already been on.
My husband and I began treatments with Jamie immediately and our lives changed forever. I no longer suffered migraines, my sciatic nerve issues were resolved, my planters in my feet went away, my chronic sinus infections were gone, my thyroid issue was addressed, I had a regular period and I was ovulating!! My husband’s male infertility factor was improving, and his thyroid disease was under control.
Things were looking so good, so we decided on doing IVF with Jamie by our side. First round, I had no eggs and we were so disappointed, because here I was told I had many eggs because I was a PCOS patient, yet when stimulated with all the medicine my body didn’t react to the treatment. Jamie was right there with us and helped us get thru that disappointment. We did another round of IVF; Jamie came with us even to Jacksonville and performed a session of acupuncture before and after the IVF procedure. This time we had a few eggs and our excitement level increased, but 10 days later we found out that it didn’t work again. At this point, I had had enough of all of it, the doctor’s visits, the medicine, the journaling, the ‘routine’ of it all. The reality of my hopes and dreams of being a mom were slipping thru the cracks and I had no way of controlling it. My husband was very supportive in ‘taking a break’ and Jamie was right there encouraging us both thru it all. We continued acupuncture treatment during this time and decided we will try one more time this year and see what happens. So here goes nothing, round 3. Again Jamie was there for us the morning of the procedure; we were laughing and having a great time. We had a little better result with my eggs this time but the odds weren’t great. We only had 5. Ten days later I hear the news; "Michelle you are pregnant"I couldn’t believe the words that were coming out of the Nurse’s mouth. I continued my treatments during the crucial weeks of the first trimester.
My husband and I have told everyone that we know how much acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and most importantly how Jamie Catlett has changed our lives. Truly the experience has change our mind, body, and spirit. I sit here one year after our 2nd failed round of IVF, and wow what a difference one year has made. As I am writing this testimonial, my child is kicking me like crazy, and I am cherishing every moment of feeling my baby inside of me. Jamie is still in our lives and we still are receiving treatments from her and she has become a great friend. My husband and I know that we are blessed to have Jamie Catlett and The Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic in our lives.
UPDATE: Today I sit here playing with my 3 month old healthy, happy, and growing baby boy. In our hearts both my husband and I know that we wouldn’t have our son if it wasn’t for all the help from Jamie, fertility meds, and of course God. THANK YOU JAMIE FOR EVERYTHING!"
Michelle and Michael, Jacksonville , FL
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are getting ready for Christmas! Sorry I meant to write sooner but it's been a little crazy over here! 🙂 Here is the testimonial you asked for:
After two miscarriages within 6 months I was feeling really hopeless, lost, and depressed. The doctor's gave me no answers or explanations which only infuriated me and made me feel even more alone. That is when I started doing research to see if there was anything else I could do to help me achieve a successful pregnancy. That is when I discovered acupuncture and came in to meet Jamie. As soon as I met Jamie she made me feel instantly at ease and I immediately felt she would be the support that I was desperately seeking. She is so genuine and has helped so many women going through infertility issues that I knew that I had to come back to see her for treatment.
After just a few treatments I immediately felt my negative energy transform into a positive one. Not only did my body feel better but so did my mind and overall well-being. Before acupuncture I had so much anxiety and stress in my previous pregnancies and I can definitely say that changed while I was seeing Jamie. After a few months of treatments my husband and I got pregnant again, but this time it feels different. I am much more calm and relaxed because of the acupuncture treatments and I don't stress myself out like I did in the past. I am now 14 weeks along and expecting our first child to be born next year. Jamie has been such a huge part of this pregnancy and I couldn't thank her more."
Thank you again, Jamie!
Jacksonville , FL
"I was skeptical at first, as I passionately hate needles! But we were trying to get pregnant without any luck, so we were advised to give acupuncture a try. I was surprised that the needles didn't hurt at all and it's very relaxing. Jamie is really great at her practice and takes the time to explain things and addresses any new issues I brought up. She's very easy to talk to. We ended up doing IVF per her suggestion, and it worked! I felt like Jamie was there walking me through the process along the way. She helped me relax and explained other people's experiences. And she treated my other issues along the way-back pain, sinus issues, dizziness, etc. Love Jamie! So glad I went to her!"
Jacksonville , FL
Do you remember when I first came to you for help with my hot flashes I was ready to "check out" I was so miserable. You, of course, convinced me that was not the answer and encouraged me to try acupuncture instead. After only 2 or 3 treatments, I began to realize the duration of my hot flashes had diminished. As time went on and after more treatments, the frequency of my hot flashes began to lessen. Acupuncture worked for me and I would not hesitate to encourage others to give it a try."
Thank you so much for your caring nature.
"A little over a year ago, I realized I was sick. Really sick… My stress level was off the chart. I was losing my hair at an alarming rate (I had lost approx.. 80% of the hair on top of my head with no new hair growth!). I was constantly exhausted, but unable to get a restful night’s sleep. I had frequent, almost daily, headaches. I was easily angered, and unable to think clearly or concentrate to accomplish even routine tasks, like cooking a meal.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease in which my immune system was attacking and damaging my thyroid making it unable to supply my body with enough thyroid hormones. But even after taking the prescribed thyroid medication, I was seeing no improvement in my hair loss or other symptoms.
I was getting desperate, and no one seemed to care…
Fortunately, I found Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic and began acupuncture and herbal treatments with Dr. Jamie Catlett . At first I was a little hesitant about the thought of getting needles stuck in me, but it only took one treatment to discover that fear was totally unfounded. Acupuncture doesn’t hurt; in fact, it is actually very relaxing!
The first thing I noticed was that I was sleeping much better. Then my stress level and concentration greatly improved. And, my hair loss normalized. My body was healing and my quality of life greatly improved. (In fact, as a totally unexpected bonus, I realized my arthritis pain had disappeared, and for the first time in 18-20 years, I was completely arthritis-pain free!)
Thank you, Dr. Catlett, for caring about the physical and emotional pain that I had been suffering. Your knowledge and dedication to the ancient art of Chinese medicine has given me my health and joy of life back."
"When I first came to Jamie, I was struggling with not being able to get pregnant after a miscarriage and two and a half years of trying. When I met Jamie I had been being treated by fertility doctors for about 6 months but nothing was changing. I didn't know alot about Chinese medicine but was willing to try just about anything. I committed to seeing Jamie for the 3 months she recommended. During those 3 months, my monthly cycle and my hormones regulated. I also noticed a huge difference in my psoriasis which I have struggled with for over 15 years, my sleep improved, my anxiety levels decreased to where I no longer needed anxiety medications and the migraines I'd suffered for the last 6 years were gone. I didn't get pregnant during those 3 months but based on the improvements I saw and felt within my body, I was convinced Jamie was helping me. I decided to take a break from fertility treatments for 6 months due to the emotional strain but I continued to see Jamie. When I was ready, I went back to the fertility clinic and got pregnant on my second try! These last three and a half years have been a trying journey for me and my family but I truly believe I wouldn't be here now, almost 6 months pregnant, without Jamie's help. She always made me feel welcome, accepted and cared for. I never felt judged or doubted despite my own judgments and doubts of myself at times. I continue to see Jamie and plan to continue being treated there. I am so grateful to Jamie. She is so knowledgeable and I trust her completely. I would urge anyone who is struggling with any ailment to give her a try - she is the closest to a miracle worker I've ever met and such a pleasant presence in my life each week!"
Jacksonville , FL
Nine years ago I went into Jacksonville Acupuncture because an ad in a magazine said that Acupuncture could help with weight loss.
It helped, but not just with the needles, but with the diet insistence of the Acupuncturist. I have continued to visit Jacksonville Acupuncture for other medical problems. They take care of my blood pressure and digestion problems. They took care of me when I had major problems with walking after an auto accident. Just walking into the office lowers my blood pressure. The people in that office care about me personally. And it is quite obvious that they care about each other.
Dominic M. O'Brien