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Testimonials

“The sharp pain in my knee ligament was gone after six sessions.  I never thought it would heal that much”

-Amelia

“I first went to see Dr Ragsdale after trying to conceive unsuccessfully for 2 and a half years, both naturally and with IUI treatments. I was about to embark on IVF and was looking for support through acupuncture. Seeing Dr Ragsdale weekly before and throughout treatment really helped me to cope with the physical and emotional rigors of the IVF process. I suffered very few side-effects from the IVF medication and was surprised by how well I was able to cope with the emotional stress. Our first cycle went very smoothly and was successful and I am now very happily and healthily into the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy. Thanks so much, Dr Ragsdale!”

-Jenny

“If you are searching for a professional and personal acupuncturist that truly cares I highly recommend Dr. Ragsdale. I injured my back one morning and he was able to get me in that night for an appointment. The cupping treatment combined with the acupuncture gave me great relief. If you are in need of pain relief I highly suggest Dr. R. Until this treatment I was not a believer in acupuncture. I would suggest to anyone experiencing pain or other health conditions to give it a try and see the benefits for yourself.”

-Jake

“I am a rugby player and I came to see Fred to treat a pain on my longitudinal arch of foot that lasted for months and was very crippling on the pitch but also in my daily life. Fred’s diagnosis was quick and relevant: it turned out to be a very bad inflammation. I had three acupuncture sessions, which was something very new for me. And it worked more than expected. The pain totally disappeared. More than the treatment itself, I really appreciated the fact that Fred took time to explain me in very simple words what was the problem and how to solve it. His advices on what to do at home to deal with the pain were also very helpful. Good job !”

-Clement

“Fred combines experience with a relaxed yet professional attitude. For me the visits were quite relaxing”.

Linn

“There’s no faster, more effective, drug free way to alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain than with Dr Fred’s acupuncture!  He’s very knowledgeable  and professional and gets consistent results!  He’s even treated my 8 year old son!”

-Pamela

“Dr Fred is a good doctor. Professional and kind.”

-Chen Chen

“I first visited Fred because I was looking for a solution for a chronic sinus infection and allergies.  I had never tried acupuncture before but was deeply interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an expat in China and because Western medicine wasn’t always effective.  Acupuncture at 1000 Folded Cranes not only provided a cure but Dr. Ragsdale made TCM approachable and understandable for me as a patient by explaining his approach and why – something another doctor would likely not be able to do.  Thanks, Fred!”

-Christina

“When I first started my acupuncture treatment, I was very skeptical – but having struggled with Arthritis for many years, having taken lots of medication and still not being able to feel better, I was willing to try anything. So I went. After a few weeks I already started to see improvement in my pains caused by RA. My headaches disappeared, my PMS related pains also disappeared. Actually, I have never before been as pain-free as I was during my treatment at 1000 Folded Cranes – even my western RA medication couldn’t do what the treatment did for me. I haven’t felt so good for a long time and I’ve realized, that when I get back to my country, I need to continue my acupuncture treatment.”

-Nanna

“Fred has treated me for a couple of sports / exercise related injuries. Some new – Achilles’ and others older, shoulder and elbow. Fred is a good professional to work with, knowledgeable, informative, flexible and open to questions, which is a big value add in my opinion. A semi-permanent fixture in my calendar, Fred has made huge progress with these injuries and issues that were having a negative impact on my lifestyle and activities.”

-Angus

“Dr. Ragsdale is knowledgeable and caring acupuncturist.  He is gentle and patient with me and my treatment.  I enjoy and look forward to my sessions as I always feel better and more grounded afterwards.

-Marissa

“I first visited Fred because I was looking for a solution for a chronic sinus infection and allergies.  I had never tried acupuncture before but was deeply interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an expat in China and because Western medicine wasn’t always effective.  Acupuncture at 1000 Folded Cranes not only provided a cure but Dr. Ragsdale made TCM approachable and understandable for me as a patient by explaining his approach and why – something another doctor would likely not be able to do.  Thanks, Fred!” See you next month!

-Jake

“Fred has treated me for a couple of sports / exercise related injuries. Some new – achilles’ and others older, shoulder and elbow. Fred is a good professional to work with, knowledgeable, informative, flexible and open to questions, which is a big value add in my opinion. A semi-permanent fixture in my calendar, Fred has made huge progress with these injuries and issues that were having a negative impact on my lifestyle and activities.”
‘Fred took great care to understand my injury, explain exactly what he thought was happening and then went through in detail what he was looking to achieve through the acupuncture……and it didn’t hurt! I would highly recommend him’.

-Angus

“I recently had the privilege of working with Dr. Fred Ragsdale on a “laundry list” of health concerns I had from serving 18 months in a combat zone. I was immediately impressed by his willingness to thoroughly listen to everything I had to say without interjecting or prematurely diagnosing me. He asked me so many detailed and specific questions that I knew he was genuinely invested in understanding the root of my symptoms. My favorite part about working with Dr. Fred was that he empowered me to move forward independently by giving me plenty of education and resources to continue my healing.Through his knowledge, suggestions, and direct treatment, I am now much more clairvoyant and balanced as well as overall happier and calmer. Thanks so much to Dr. Fred for his expertise!”

-Andy

“Dr Fred helped me with some chronic more longer term health issues. He set me up with a treatment plan that was realistic, do-able and professional.  He takes accountability for what he prescribes as a doctor and his passion and commitment to quality care comes through in his practice. I would recommend him without hesitation.”

-Karen

“Had “doc” Fred over with a bunch of needles to sort out my neck issue. Got a thorough evaluation, he explains in a way that normal guys like me can understand, answered all my questions and did an outstanding but not too painful job.
The “doc” comes to your home, always on time and very accurate with the needles … By far the best I have ever experienced.”

-Sandor

“I had tweaked the bones in my upper back/lower neck region and as it ended up had a bit of a stenosis problem going in my C4,C5 region. One of the biggest problems was the inflammation I had, disc bulge touching on the nerves causing some numbness in my fingers and tingling in my arm. An acupuncture session with Dr. Fred put a real dent in the inflammation problem. I highly recommend his service.”

-Pablo

“Early this year I came to Fred with a hip problem. Walking was ok but stairs caused me big problems as the pain in my hip was very intense when I climbed stairs. I live in a 4 story building and could not walk up the stairs without hanging on to the railing and helping to pull myself up with my hands. Before I had finished my series of treatments  I could walk up the stairs without helping with my hands or best of all without any pain. A tuneup or two after a few months and I have not required Fred’s expert and professional services for a long time now. He does great work and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.”

-Glen

“Without doubt I would recommend Fred! His down-to-earth manner was reassuring as were his explanations and honesty. A great and successful treatment – thank you!”

-Clare

“I was recently suffering from persistent hip pain when It was recommended to me by a good friend that I should try acupuncture with Dr.Fred. I was very apprehensive about trying this approach but any apprehension soon diminished when I had my first consultation, Dr.Fred’s knowledge and caring approach put me completely at ease. After one session I could feel a difference and now after three sessions I have been pain free for several weeks!”

-Rachel

“During my stay on Phuket during 7 months, I had the pleasure to meet up with Fred. I have experienced acupuncture for more than 13 years mainly in London and Fred impressed me as he gave me acupuncture free of pain. Not only I could not feel the needles but I immediately felt the well-being effect of the treatment. Fred is very friendly and more than professional. He takes the time to listen to all what the patient has to say. He takes all factors into account like the life style, the congenital issues and the life changes of the patient. I highly recommend you to meet up with Fred and try out his acupuncture treatment and his herbals concoction.”

-Marie-France

“I started seeing Dr. Fred Ragsdale for a variety of health conditions including infertility, eczema and general fatigue. I must admit, I was a skeptic at the beginning because I knew little about TCM, but figured it was worth a try before I pursued “aggressive” Western medicine infertility treatments. A few months after receiving weekly treatments from Dr. Fred, I was pregnant, my eczema was almost gone and he helped to diagnose (and treat) my fatigue which was caused by a condition many Western medicine doctors in the USA and China had missed.
Fast forward almost a year later to today and I am now 33 weeks pregnant and have had the best pregnancy — no morning sickness or edema and tons of energy. It’s exactly opposite of my previous pregnancy which was quite difficult.
I highly recommend Dr. Fred as he is extremely knowledgeable and treats you holistically rather treating just your individual symptoms. I feel the best I have felt in years. Thank you Dr. Fred Ragsdale.”

-Sue

“Fred gave his time to our rugby team during a major competition. His services were greatly appreciated and in my opinion assisted with us winning the final of the Shanghai 7s. I am not a needle fanatic, however I had a good experience going to see Fred.”

-James