Testimonials

Testimonials for Dr. Christianne Parrott & Acupuncture in Calgary

 

“I have been in construction for 30 years.  I was just about ready to give it up because of all the damage and injuries through the years.  A friend suggested acupuncture.  I started seeing Christianne and I am back to working full time.  It has helped tremendously with the pain.  I go every 3 weeks.  I believe this has extended my working career and I am able to do all the weekend fun activities I had given up.”  Bob Dolan

“Christianne knows exactly what to do. Many times I’ve found myself on her table, expecting my treatment to go one way, only to find out that I needed something entirely different. She expertly uses her training, experience, and intuition in the most beneficial and compassionate way possible. I am so grateful to have found such an intelligent, humble and gifted practitioner. Thank you Christianne!!” Anonymous

“First of all, let me say that Dr. Parrott is extremely knowledgeable and skilled.  Just as importantly, she is a warm, welcoming person that puts you at ease the moment you meet her.  I have been suffering from chronic neck and back pain for over 30 years, and have used acupuncture, chiropractic and massage to help me (from other practitioners). The gua sha treatments Dr. Parrott gave me have by far seemed to help the most, and for this I am extremely grateful!  I can sit at a computer and not end up with severe headaches.  I can go out and twist my neck around for hours trying to take the perfect picture and again, my pain and stiffness that would normally plague me for days after is so minimal now, I don’t really notice it.  Thank you, Dr. Parrott!” K.M.

“Christianne began treating me over two years ago. During that time she has treated me regularly for both physical and emotional issues, namely: tight, sore muscles, tendinitis, and a whole spectrum of menopause symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats, sleeplessness and exhaustion, and the anxiety that often comes with dealing with menopause. All aspects of Christianne’s treatments have helped me immensely, and I believe that I would not have experienced the relief, and come through this difficult time in my life so quickly had she not been so dedicated, knowledgeable and caring.” M.H.

“Using acupuncture and herbs has brought my physical condition back from years of overuse and sports injuries so that I can enjoy physical activity again without worry or further damage. These methods are gentle but effective, the results work their way out from the inside so that the healing is progressive but more permanent. Christianne’s commitment to healing her patients using these holistic methods makes the process easy and informative.” J.U.

“Dr. Parrott is very thorough with her treatments. She focuses on the body as a whole and how your body is connected. She definitely makes you feel comfortable as soon as you meet her which I find helps enhance the treatment experience. I have had acupuncture before but I found Christianne was attentive to my needs and very specific, where I walked away from the treatment already feeling way better! I always look forward to my acupuncture treatments now!” E.Z.

“I first met Christianne when she came to speak to the running clinic that my wife and I were taking, I had been having some pain issues after extensive rehab of my hip flexor this past winter. After two sessions I was completely pain free and able to resume my 1/2 marathon training and strengthening of my injured leg. I have been back several times just to ensure that my overall body state is in good working order. Christianne is very professional about her approach and treatment of any issues that you may be experiencing, her knowledge and tips are also very helpful, it is wonderful to go to a healthcare professional who wants to help with your total well-being, not just looking to give a band-aid fix.” N.C.

“I have seen Dr. Christianne come into herself and her practice with her natural intuitive healing skill. She fixed my lower back/neck problem from multiply car accidents that physio and massage could never do. I find her meeting ALL of my needs, even going above and giving me more bc she’s aware of whats needed! I couldn’t imagine having someone else as my Acupuncturist.” J.L.

“Dr. Parrott is a caring, thorough, and knowledgeable practitioner. She has helped me with back and neck pain specifically, and I always walk away feeling like a new person. She also supports my whole health so even if I go in to see her for pain she also treats other symptoms such as stress, low energy, and emotional imbalances. I am also a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and I have full confidence in her abilities and consider her a very important part of my health care team.” Dr. Shimizu

“At the time when I had overheard some colleagues raving about Dr. Parrott, I knew very little about Acupuncture and had no experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine. I was skeptical of “yet another therapy that claims to help people” but my colleagues’ enthusiasm for how she had helped them made me want to see for myself.

My fiance also encouraged me, since acupuncture has helped him with his shoulder pain as a result of computer use every workday for the past 11 years. Even still, I was a bit hesitant. I was wary of Dr. Parrott’s confidence in her ability to help as I had been overly optimistic in the past about alternative therapies that had not been overly effective. Even still, I decided to give it a chance.

Firstly, I was impressed with how thorough and attentive Dr. Parrott was AND continues to be. She spent a significant amount of time with me, gathering health history and inquiring about my concerns. At first I was a bit uncomfortable but now I really appreciate Dr. Parrott’s easy-going nature. I was also relieved that Dr. Parrott did not try to send me home with an overwhelming regime to follow, nor did I go home with a bag of expensive supplements. I left with nothing in my hands but much more in my mind and spirit. I felt genuinely cared for and uplifted.

As a health care provider myself, I tend to have very high expectations of practitioners and I have been nothing but impressed by Dr. Parrott’s extensive, practical knowledge. She is also gifted in her ability to use intuition and the wisdom of ancient Eastern medicine – this has challenged me to be more open-minded since my training and comfort zone is within the Western realm of health care. Fortunately I have benefits to cover my treatments but even if I didn’t, I would still see Dr. Parrott because I see it as an investment in my health. Although it can be difficult in our society to have a prevention-based mindset, I can’t say enough about the value of thinking long-term. Like many things in life, I think – what could be lost and what could be gained?

I’m really grateful that I opened my mind to acupuncture and TCM. I have only been to a few sessions so far but I continue to be grateful that I acted on my colleagues’ recommendations.” – Anonymous

“I have recommended Dr C Parrott to many of my friends as my husband and I were pleased with our treatment.” SC

“I saw Dr. Parrott on short notice while visiting from out of Province. The session with her was very relaxing and eased the emotional and physical pain I had been enduring due to the loss of a loved one. I’m grateful I was able to see her. She is compassionate and professional. Thank you,” MF

Doctor Parrott is a true professional. She is attentive and calm, and she is able to heal a variety of health issues. -SI

Dr. Parrott is one of those amazing people that you feel comfortable with from the first time you meet with her. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, caring, and genuinely concerned for your overall well being. I highly recommend her!” – Anonymous

Dr. C. Parrott is very knowledgeable and friendly. She walks you through everything and makes sure you are comfortable. Would definitely recommend her!” – Anonymous

I would recommend Dr.C. Parrott to any one who is looking to try acupuncture as the results for us were beyond expectation” -Anonymous

“Dr. Parrott was my first experience with acupuncture. She has given me a non medication route for pain relief, which I am grateful for.” -Anonymous

“Dr. C Parrott cured my extremely dry eyes through acupuncture and herbs. Amazing!” – Anonymous

“I had my first acupuncture treatment to be induced for labour. I really did not want a medical induction that had already been booked by my doctor. I decided to try acupuncture and after my first appointment I went into labour 13 hours later, definitely a success. Dr. Parrott was very informative and pleasant to work with. She also suggested certain pressure points to be aware of to help with pain management for labour that were also very helpful. I now recommend acupuncture to anyone who is overdue in their pregnancy to try and avoid unnatural ways to start labour.” – Anonymous

“Since starting treatments with Dr. Parrott I have noticed increased levels of energy and overall well being. The treatments have allowed me to reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals I have been taking. I am thrilled with the results and highly recommend her services.” – Anonymous

“Dr. Christianne Parrott is very pleasant and easy to talk to! She was very interested and detailed in my areas of concern as well as addressed areas I was not so concerned about, which I found very helpful! I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends and family. “MW

“I was introduced to acupuncture about 15 years ago. My experience has been positive and I continue to seek acupuncture for my well-being. I am always amazed at how well acupuncture addresses so many areas of my health.

One of the very first areas that I found relief, was with a severely, painful bunion which even the weight of my bed sheet could not be tolerated.
I found it so very hard to believe that when I shared this experience with other bunion sufferers, that they would rather have surgery than try
acupuncture. I do not understand peoples’ close mindedness.

My husband also suffered from always feeling cold, and acupuncture cured that issue for him. I have shared this knowledge with others suffering with this same problem, but they just keep complaining about their coldness.

I would encourage anyone to try acupuncture for themselves. I believe that there is not any health issue that I would not at least try to address with my Acupuncturist in Cochrane, Dr. Christianne Parrott.” C.G.

“I recently sought treatment for my reoccurring headaches and swollen feet. I was introduced to the clinic by my son that was undergoing treatment for an ankle sprain. After careful diagnosis I went to the clinic each week to undergo acupunture and after the second treatment my feet had no swelling and I was walking with no pain. My headaches were brought on by hormone and weather changes. I found the number of headaches had been reduced and the intensity had lessened. I also started drinking a mixed blend of herbs to help with hormone swings.

I am 55 years old and going through menopause and I have taken no drugs for my condition though I am taking zomeg for my migraines. I found Christianne to be most professional and understanding. She went out of her way to look into several natural products that could help my current condition. She was surrounded by a caring staff that was extremely knowledgeable and willing to share information.”

– Yours truly Mrs. D. Myroniuk

“My holistic health experience with Christianne Parrott was the most rewarding experience I have received in terms of my overall health experience. The combination of her knowledge base and passion to heal me of my ailments are the reasons I feel this way.

I am an elite athlete who has competed at the highest level of volleyball in Canada in the CIS and CCAA leagues. I have suffered many physical injuries throughout my athletic career and approximately 5 years ago I was also diagnosed with a condition called Chronic Tinnitus. I have never encountered a problem in which it was not treatable with western medicine until now. Chronic Tinnitus is a constant ringing in the ears and has no true definitive cause or treatment plan. After an MRI done on my ears with the results showing no damage, I was then told that there was no treatment and I became depressed.

Having been put into this predicament I began to do research on alternative medicine in hopes to find a solution to my problem. I had tried many different forms of treatments including; Naturopathic, Chiropractic, Guided Imagery, Emotional free therapy, Crystal Bowl healing, and Reiki healing, none of which helped my ringing and I became very discouraged. Although these treatments were somewhat beneficial to my overall health they did not impact my tinnitus at all. I heard about Traditional Chinese Medicine through my friend and decided to give it a shot. Fortunately I was able to have my first appointment with Christianne Parrott.

Christianne evaluated my entire bodies’ health in order to optimize it for the treatment on my ears. She did a very good job of this as she helped me cure other issues including physical injuries from my volleyball past and increase my overall energy. When she began treatment on my ears I was amazed. Although I still have the ringing today she was the only one after seeing many other forms of health treatments who gave me some sort of relief. She was able to bring down the level of ringing, which to me was astonishing. After 5 years it was truly beautiful to see some form of hope.

What sets Christianne apart to me is her dedication to my overall health and commitment to it. She gathered all her resources and researched my case to the very best of her ability. During treatments she would focus hard on her practice and put more intention into our treatments then I have ever had in my entire life from any health practitioner. I would recommend her to anyone and I hope that others will enjoy the experience I did and get the answers and relief they need”. – A.M.

All testimonials shared with consent. – CP