Testimonials

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See what our patients have to say about us and our Green Valley and Tucson Acupuncture clinics:

Tucson Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine by Old Pueblo AcupunctureI have received help and support from Sena for relief from many low-grade, chronic issues such as allergies, digestive irregularities and hot flashes, and from acute issues such as joint pain and headaches.  In many cases, the relief I experience is both instantaneous and long lasting.  Sena is a valued member of my health care team.  She is a gifted and intuitive technician who listens well to the needs of her clients.”  ~ jmf

“I travel almost an hour each way to have Tucson acupuncture treatments from Matt Woolsey.  There are many other acupuncturists nearer to where I live.  However, it is Matt Woolsey who successfully treated my pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia, Type 2.  Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the 5th cranial nerve.  I had chronic and constant stabbing and shock-like pain in my face and head.  The extreme pain affected my lifestyle.

I am unable to tolerate the medication that was prescribed for Trigeminal Neuralgia, and I am not a candidate for surgery.  Therefore, acupuncture is one of the few modalities available to me.  Before I had acupuncture treatments from Matt Woolsey, I had over two years of acupuncture treatments from two different acupuncturists.  Neither of these two acupuncturists were as successful as Matt in reducing the intensity and frequency of my facial pain.

From the first acupuncture treatment I had from Matt, I started to have immediate pain relief, in intensity and frequency.  I am now on maintenance treatment, and I consider myself almost in remission.  I am pain free most of the time.  I have resumed my normal lifestyle, which was on hold for over two years.

Matt listens well to all my complaints and needs. He asks good questions to learn more about my condition and pain.  Because Trigeminal Neuralgia, Type 2 is a rare and very painful condition, Matt spent his own time to do research to learn more about this condition.  Matt really cares about my health and he provided me with very professional and effective acupuncture treatments.

I feel blessed that I came to Matt Woolsey at Old Pueblo Acupuncture.  If you have Trigeminal Neuralgia, or any other neurological problem, I suggest that you make an appointment with Matt Woolsey.  Then, you can say as I do, “Thank you, Matt.”” ~ Irene F

“I honestly do not know what I would have done if I had not found Old Pueblo Acupuncture.  Perimenopause was significantly affecting my quality of life.  Everyday activities made me feel overwhelmed with anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, and not wanting to leave the house – just to name a few.

I had previously tried acupuncture treatment from another practitioner. The treatment felt very impersonal, generic and frankly did very little.  The concept of acupuncture seemed promising, so I thought I would try it with someone else.

From my first visit with Sena, I got the feeling that she would be able to help me.  Her caring and individual approach was far different form my first experience with acupuncture.  She understood and validated what I was going through.  She treated me for me and the results have been fantastic!  I feel better on a daily basis than I have for a long time.

Sena did a great job putting me back together and I am happy to report that I feel like I have my life back. Thank you!” ~ Cathy B

“It sounds cliché, but Matt has truly changed my life (and possibly saved my organs.)  I have worked with Matt many times over the last few years while seeking alternatives to medications for my pain.  I have a recurrent cervical disk herniation that can be utterly debilitating.  I admit I was skeptical about acupuncture as I am a Registered Nurse and hold tightly to my allopathic ideals.  But when I began suffering depression, lethargy, and constipation because of my frequent narcotic use, I saw Matt figuring I had nothing to lose.  The results were remarkable.  I was warned that the therapy would not provide the “quick-fix” one expects from a couple Percocet, but my experience was pretty immediate in the relief I enjoyed.  Over the years I have returned to Matt for pain relief, emotional distress, and even brutal constipation (which he fixed when the over the counter medications could not).   These treatments not only allow me to work and function safely and soberly through times of unfortunate exacerbation, but I believe they are wholly kinder to my body and disposition than ‘conventional’ western therapies.”  ~ KK

“Sena treated me recently during my rehab from a lateral transverse fracture of my Patella (yes, I managed to break my knee cap completely in half!).  She enabled my fast and thorough recovery by treating my pain, swelling and ancillary muscle discomfort that eventually manifested throughout my body from having very restricted movement for the first several weeks after the fracture.

Sena is a natural caregiver and that sensibility certainly comes through her work as a healing practitioner (practically speaking, she’s been providing this devoted service for either one or both of her grandparents on a daily basis for over 11 years!).  Her nurturing abilities are palpable and she continuously shares them with others.  It’s just a big part of who she is.

At Old Pueblo Acupuncture, Sena and Matt put a spin on what could be expected from Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in that, as people and health practitioners, they are such warm, welcoming and truly caring people that are concerned with providing everyone with the most educated, intuitive, comprehensive and effective healing treatments.  They are gifted at listening to, and working with you.  You can’t ask for more love and devotion by healing practitioners and you will not want to leave their soothing and relaxing setting when your treatment session is completed.  Pretty sure they don’t offer over-night accommodations on the premises.” ~ SB

“I went to Matthew Woolsey with a lower back pain that I had had for a few months and that was getting worse. I am 62 years old and all my life have had occasional back  pains due to muscle spasms. This was the worst I can remember it being. As well as pain when sitting or laying down, I had a tender, what seemed like a knot of muscle on one side of my back. I had tried Swedish massage and applying simple pressure to the knot.
 
Matthew applied “tui na” to the area and then acupuncture and the effect was immediate. After the first visit the knot was greatly reduced and the pain associated with sitting almost gone. After the second visit, the pain and the knot were both gone. I cannot overstate how relieved I was that this episode seems to be over and the skill that Matt used in understanding and  fixing the problem.
 
​ Simple massage to the area did not have had the specific effect that ​tui na and acupuncture achieved (I had tried it). Neither did simply applying pressure alone to the knot help. My thanks to Matt and Old Pueblo Acupuncture for this treatment and the skill that he employed.” ~ Tim Pearson

“Matt takes great care in his treatment protocol and I have benefited greatly feeling whole and balanced after every treatment.”  ~ Dorene Duckstein LMT

Tucson Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine by Old Pueblo Acupuncture in Tucson and Green Valley“Ever since my son was 2, he wet the bed.  Day after day I washed sheets and grew more and more frustrated.  I spent so much money on pull ups and just couldn’t take it anymore. I heard through a friend that there was an acupuncture treatment for this particular ailment.  So when my son was  8 years old I decided that it would be beneficial to try.  After only ONE 10 minute session, my son had NO more accidents!  It was truly a miracle for us. Thank you Sena Kimbrell and Old Pueblo Acupuncture for this life-changing gift!” ~ Tara DeSilva

Green Valley and Tucson Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine by Old Pueblo Acupuncture“For years I’ve suffered from chronic low back pain. The pain was always there, some days worse than others.  At times the pain is so bad that I can hardly move.  I went to see Matt and Sena at Old Pueblo Acupuncture and I’ve had such a great experience.  In just a few weeks, my pain was considerably less and now I have a treatment 2 or 3 times a month for maintenance.  I have 70% less pain! I’m so glad I found Old Pueblo Acupuncture!”  ~ JH

“I have suffered with TMJ and severe headaches for just over 30 years now.  Pain killers and doctors have not been any help.  I lose a lot of sleep because of the pain and it affects my life in so many little ways.   So I was very pleased to have come across Matt at Old Pueblo Acupuncture.  After just a few sessions, Matt has given me much needed relief.  I can sleep through the night!  He is passionate about what he does. I would highly recommend Matt to my family and friends.”   ~ KW

“My accident occurred in late January. I fell on my left side, and it seemed as though every muscle in my body froze up.  During February, March, and April, I was almost an invalid.  Physical therapy didn’t seem to help that much.  A friend of mine suggested that I try acupuncture, and I thought, “Why not?”  That’s when I connected with Matthew Woolsey at old Pueblo Acupuncture.  I noticed improvement after the first treatment.  Now I am almost back to normal, and I am a believer.  I feel that after a few more treatments and I’ll be better than normal.  Thanks Matt!”  ~ Bill Denlinger
 
“I was diagnosed 10 years ago with “Severe Tinnitus” due to my military service of loading bombs onto aircraft. It has resulted in severe insomnia, depression, and anxiety issues.  The worst of it is the insomnia.  Having tried all hearing devices, snake oil pills, countless sleep meds and countless drugs, I found that none of these helped with the insomnia.  I go to the gym daily, meditate, but could not sleep due to the constant ringing.
 
All of my options were depleted.  So, I visited Old Pueblo Acupuncture and had a consult with Matthew Woolsey.  I have been in treatment for 6 months and have received favorable results.  Thanks God!  Matt and Sena basically gave me a new life!  I’ve been sleeping 5 to 6 hours and the intense ringing has subsided somewhat.  The staff is very professional and operate a first-class clinic!  Acupuncture goes way back and I truly believe it has helped me. I would personally like to thank them and would highly recommend their services to anyone, including fellow veterans, for any medical or health related issues.  Great job guys!  Again, I thank you.”  ~ JD USMC Vietnam Veteran
 
Best Tucson Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine by Old Pueblo Acupuncture
“Pain, pain go away and do not return any other day! In Kentucky, prior coming to Tucson, I tried pain pills and chiropractic. After the long drive to Tucson, I was in extreme pain from arthritis in my spine and left hip, and also in my upper back and shoulders. To express it mildly, I was so miserable I started to think or wonder if life was worth living. Our sweet daughter, Alice and our caring son-in-law, Randy suggested I try acupuncture. After coming to Old Pueblo Acupuncture, I can once again open jarsby myself, sit, stand, walk, get up from bed, and get out of a chair with zero pain. I recommend acupuncture to all. May God bless Sena for the excellent work she does to help me live pain free! If someone you know has pain, think about Old Pueblo Acupuncture for relief. You will be surprised how effective it is to relieve pain.”  ~ Mary Carol L.
“Matt Woolsey at Old Pueblo Acupuncture was recommended to me by my Physical Therapist.  I had a pinched nerve in my lower back that was quite uncomfortable.  I made an appointment and several days later I went to Matt.  He asked me thoughtful and pointed questions about my situation and I came to feel that he understood what was going on with my back. I felt confidant that together we could formulate a plan to help me heal.  In fact, that is just what happened.  I can’t explain how acupuncture works, just that it does.  I asked lots of questions, all of which Matt answered thoughtfully and thoroughly.  The process is painless and even includes a restful, quiet time to “cook” and allow the process to work. Matt Woolsey is professional, very good at what he does, and has a quiet but positive way about him that builds confidence in the science of acupuncture.  At the end of eight weeks I was pain free.  Thank you, Matt!”  ~Linda Sielken
 
“I started going to another acupuncturist during the summer and thought he was great but he went out of town and told me if I needed to see someone to call Sena at Old Pueblo Acupuncture.  I called and made an appointment and I instantly knew I had come across the right person for me.  I have sleep issues, I am always tired, I was dealing with hot flashes and belly bloat.  Just never felt right.   Sena has a instinct that I find so fascinating.  She will find tender spots on me that I didn’t even know I had and will ask is this bothering you and sure enough she is correct.  She has helped me with a nutritional supplement which along with the acupuncture has helped greatly.  I so look forward to my one hour visits.  I don’t feel like I am just fighting to get through the day anymore.  With Sena’s help I actually feel better.  My husband has seen the difference in me  and was interested in checking it out.  I never thought my husband would even try acupuncture but needless to say he is now a believer.   My son has also gone and they love going as much as I do. ”  ~ LM
 
“I’m not gonna lie, I was a skeptic about acupuncture.  I thought that just staying in shape and eating well with an occasional foray to the chiropractor was all I needed to keep my body on an even keel.  But the day came when it wasn’t enough.  I sit upright in an airplane a lot of hours every week, and that, plus normal physical wear and tear was overwhelming me to the point where I was struggling to get enough energy to do a workout.  Not good.  My wife is a big believer, so I took her advice and made an appointment. I figured the worst thing that could happen was—no change.  I’ve never been so glad I made a change as when I came out of the first appointment with Sena.  I got an education, a nice relaxing treatment and good advice on how to improve my physical well-being.  But of course just one treatment is kind of like testing the water with a toe—you don’t really get a sense of the depth or temperature unless you dive in.  So I’m in.  I feel better, clearer, more well rested and have more energy and a better outlook than I have in a long time.  Sena and Matt have opened my eyes to a better way of physical care and I’m grateful—I strongly recommend Old Pueblo Acupuncture.”
~ Joel Martin
 
“Hello World!!  My daughter Renee Chester was born with birth defects, also in 2004 she had a stroke, lost all her function of her body.  She has pain from head to toes.  Since we found Sena and Matt her life has been much more happy. My other daughter also goes to Old Pueblo Acupuncture.  She has Lupus.  She also has found that, with acupuncture, her sleep has really improved. Sena and Matt are totally wonderful human beings.”  ~ Renee Chester
 
“Call me DD. I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), 5 years ago. In Dec. 28, 2016, I was dining with 3 friends in a restaurant as part of our annual Christmas celebration and visit.  We were so glad exchanging notes. Then while, I was talking so excited and in the middle of a sentence the  painful electric shock came rudely, and terminated all visits for me.  I grabbed a paper napkin to write what I could not say, to excused myself because of an attack of  a neurological disease   that is very painful.   Then my ability to chew food was reduced to nothing so I would settle to food that I could drink.  Even smoothie was painful to pull in sometimes. Talking was mostly limited to a few words, because of fear to get ended abruptly. Whenever I planned to talk on the phone, I made sure I was on anti seizure pill.  If you heard or knew of these before, you know there is a long list beyond, so I won’t waste our time.  
 
My search for an acupuncturist was mostly online. Websites are not completely reliable because you have to read between the lines even as TN is hardly mentioned. Very few people know or heard about Trigeminal Neuralgia either so I don’t really trust  2nd or 3rd person statements.  After two long weeks, and lots of dead ends,  I had an appointment with Matt Woolsey, of Old Pueblo Acupuncture on January 11, 2017.  
 
First time I talked to Matt, I knew I could trust his knowledge and ability to help me. He asked me questions that resonate  what the doctor at a nearby Neurology Center,    addressed   5 years ago. Even though I was helped then, the medications that were prescribed give side effects that should scare anyone.  I can’t tell you enough that Matt’s approach to know his clients/patients is vastly different from the few  interviews I made earlier. Matt is very respectful of my questions and answered each one the best he could, did neither promise overnight cure nor the world of cure for every needle point.  He even said that some people take time to cure more than others.  In fact that’s what he said before he gave me an appointment. I knew I trusted him from the get go.   
 
I asked for a bi-weekly treatment.   Seizure scares me as much as heart attack or stroke. Perhaps because of its indescribable pain.  I pray never to go thru one again.  
 
Today, February 3rd, 2017, I told Matt the following:   I am able to chew food by the left side of my mouth. I can brush my teeth “carefully” even on the left areas. I have not taken any anti-seizure medication for 2/3 weeks now. I’m not afraid to talk to anyone even on the phone.  Oh, yes, I can smile again without fear.  Did you know that some of us couldn’t even smile in those dark times?     
 
Today Matt and I agreed to discharge this patient, me, because we think the rest of the body is happily returning to normal self and yes, life.   I am honored to be a recipient of this blessing.  I thank The Universe, or by many Other Names for Matt Woolsey and his gift to help many people like me.  When you find his name, remember my story.  It’s the  truth.” ~  DD
 
“My acupuncture experience 🙂 – To experience acupuncture is truly the most amazing gift one can do for oneself. And learning to meditate is something we all can do to help get the benefits of it all.  Sena and Matt are masters at this craft of healing.  You tell what’s wrong and they try and usually succeed of tackling your problems. If your Goals are to feel balanced, healthy, happy, less pain then you have all you need to help you be on your merry way of life. Sore shoulder, neck, Bladder not good – men and women!  Trust me, they got it. You still need your Dr., but you will probably go see your acupuncturist more!  Sena and Matt are masters :)”  ~ PF
 

“I have been a patient of Matt since 2014 when I came in with IBS and severe stomach problems. Matt treated me with needles and warm therapy. I then continued on with Sena for my food allergies and headaches. I cannot tell you what a difference they made in my life, I was no longer able to leave my house. Matt and Sena are wonderful, skillful, and very sensitive. I highly recommend acupuncture as a solution to your health problems.” ~ SW

 “I have had headaches for as long as I can remember, probably caused by a neck injury when I was a very young child. Through the years I have tried various doctors and their treatments to help me deal with these headaches.
I shied away from Acupuncture when it was first suggested to me, but I finally decided to give it a try. Luckily, a friend advised me to see Matt at Old Pueblo Acupuncture (in the Green Valley location). He was and is very caring and pays attention to all I have to say. the needles don’t usually hurt, but when they do he adjusts them immediately. I am now the one advising friends to at least try acupuncture, and I will not hesitate to seek help from Matt again as issues arise.” ~ Patti Burkitt Green Valley, AZ
 
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