Acupuncture Success Stories

Melani treated me as a whole person for who I am

A year ago over the summer I developed hyperthyroidism, losing about 7 pounds a week, had a lot of energy and was getting tons of projects done. At first I thought, whoo hoo!…but I was sleeping a lot less, I was burning up, taking three freezing cold showers a day. And by the 3rd week, I was getting palpitations. It felt like my heart was going to burst out of my body, like I was having a heart attack, and I knew I was in trouble… I took the choice of having radioactive iodine treatment to destroy the hyperactivity of my thyroid. I wasn’t happy about it, but I did it. It worked, and after about 6 weeks, they started me on Synthroid to equalize my thyroid by synthetically replacing the destroyed thyroid…After a year, the doctors were still telling me my thyroid was still not balanced. So I went online and found Melani, and I liked the way she described herself. The doctors had been treating just the thyroid, and I wanted to be treated as a whole person for who I am. Melani did that. I believe that relating the Yin and Yang and treating the whole body instead of just a part is important. Melani took into account my body as it was before this thyroid imbalance, and helped me balance out naturally, rather than relying solely on medication I’d been receiving from the doctors…I have been going back to the doctor for blood tests every 6-8 weeks for year, and the last test I had, my T3 and T4 levels were completely balanced out! The Synthroid had been at the same level for several months, so I felt it was unlikely that it had been the drug that did the job. -Carol

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A balanced menstrual cycle – naturally

Melani has literally healed a troubling condition I had of totally imbalanced menstrual periods. The endocrinologist and two gynecologists whom I saw had NO solution for me, except to cover up the problem with birth control. They are amazed at my recovery completely using acupuncture and herbs. - Claire F.

Inner Calm

I am immensely grateful I decided to give Melani a try through her overwelming positive response from other clients. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was coming for, or what I wanted out of it, but I am leaving this experience feeling benefited. Melani put me at ease from the beginning and I never felt like what I was saying sounded crazy as I often do with doctors when I try and describe to them what I think is going on with me. I do think I have an inner calm during this stressful time and I thank Melani for that. - Kasey B.

A healthier me!

Melani helped me bring my smile back. My first meeting with her itself was comforting and assuring. Her treatment has helped me gain strength physically and mentally. I went to her stressed, in pain and extremely low energy, expressing that something was missing in me. I feel much more healthy now. I am so glad I found her. - Diksha W.

Migraines – a thing of the past

I have been a sufferer of chronic migraines for most of my adult life. At times the pain would become so unbearable I could hardly stand; Usually it happened 1-2 times a month. Thankfully I discovered Natural Qi. Melani was able to suppress my migraines through acupuncture, and today I can count the number of migraines I get in a year on one hand. - Ellie P.

Back Pain for Athletes

I had almost no back pain during the race yesterday. I finished in 4:28:24, over 20 minutes ahead of my goal and I feel fantastic. I just ran, and I ran the race of my life. My back feels fine today. Thank you SO much for all your care. - Dave S.

I have my period back!

After going to dozens of doctors, homeopathists, gynecologists and even a reflexologist (I know), Melani was the only person able to bring my period back from its year-long hiatus. Desperate for anything, I literally googled “acupuncture in NYC”, and I am so thankful it led me to Melani’s practice. I now have my cycle back, and am no longer the nervous wreck I was without my period. Thank you so much! -Olivia A.

Relief for chronic lower back pain

I sit in front of screens all day and as a result of this and many other activities have developed chronic lower back pain. I tried it all: physical therapy, heat pads, all kinds of braces, patches, etc…Although I was suspicious of acupuncture, it wasn’t until I visited with Melani at Natural Qi that I began to feel better. Rest assured it is well worth your time and energy to consult with Melani. - Paul G.

Acupuncture is truly amazing

Seeing Melani was a profound experience for me. She was sensitive, warm, informative, supportive, encouraging and knowledgeable. With her help and the acupuncture treatments, I learned so much about my own body and improved my ability to care for it. I also became stronger in my personal relationships, less reactive and more able to express myself. Acupuncture is truly amazing. And Melani is such an amazing practitioner and person! -Meeta

A regulated cycle

After going to dozens of doctors, homeopathists, gynecologists and even a reflexologist (I know), Melani was the only person able to bring my period back from its year-long hiatus. Desperate for anything, I literally googled acupuncture in NYC, and I am so thankful it led me to Melani’s practice. I now have my cycle back, and am no longer the nervous wreck I was without my period. Thank you so much! -Olivia

No more pain

If you are at all interested in going to acupuncture, GO TO MELANI! She is wonderful; healing, kind, and very professional. I was experiencing horrible headaches and after my first session, they were completely gone. Now I want to go back to Melani for the incredible relaxation and rejuvenation. Thank you, Melani! - Kyle M.

Just feeling better!

I first saw Melani in June of 2007. I have been seeing her for a number of reasons; relief with stress, depression, anxiety and IBS. It has been about 5 months now and she has helped me tremendously. My anxiety is almost non-existent. My IBS problem is SO much better and i just feel good. Thanks Melani for all your help! - Anonymous

Solution for Urinary Tract Infection

I have been to several urologists in the past 15 years for frequent and painful urinary tract infections. Unfortunately, the only solution they could offer was recurring antibiotic treatment. This did not lower the amount of infections I was having, brought about severe fungal infections, and caused me become resistant and allergic to certain antibiotics. I decided to visit Melani and try acupuncture as a “last resort”, since my doctors could not help me. After thorough review of my symptoms and history, Melani explained the underlying cause of my problem from an Eastern perspective. She prescribed acupuncture, a custom herb formula, and lifestyle changes that significantly improved my condition. I have been seeing Melani for almost a year now and rarely get an infection. I no longer take antibiotics and feel better than I have in years. I would recommend Melani to anyone experiencing a medical issue. Not only is she highly intelligent, but extremely compassionate. She has always made me feel very comfortable and even made me laugh throughout the entire process. Because she helped me understand how my body works, I have control over my health and can take steps to prevent disease from happening. I wish I would have found her years ago! -Vicki R.

I don’t have to “just cope” with headaches anymore

I have suffered from headaches of one kind or another since I was 11 years old. Over the past few years they have gotten to the point where I was able to find no relief for months at time. Several friends I had spoken with about these headaches recommended acupuncture and one of them directed me to Melani Bolyai. From the outset this was an amazing experience. I have seen an ENT, a chiropractor, a neurologist, and a physical therapist to combat these headaches and none of these, regardless of the strength of the medications they gave me, was able to conquer my symptoms. When I began seeing Melani I was overwhelmed by her kindness and understanding, after having seen so many doctors and having essentially told that this was something I would just have to learn to cope with. And after two acupuncture sessions, I could already feel the difference. And not only that, Melani has helped me combat so many other health problems that I had just gotten used to, things that I thought were just a part of life. I have been so amazingly blessed to be in Melani’s care. - Casey B.

Herbs helped with acne, hormonal imbalance

I met Melani Bolyai in September 2006. She listened carefully to my complaints of imbalances in my body causing acne problems on my nose and throat, intestinal problems and hives at certain times in the month. She detected a hormonal problem and prescribed a combination of Chinese herbs in pill form (much easier to take than teas). Melani carefully wrote down the proper administration of the herbs that seemed so foreign to me so it was easy to understand. I have been taking these herbs for three months now and have had no breakouts or hives. She was also able to determine that with my specific constitution a calming element was needed and a bonus to my treatment has been a more balanced state of mind. Every time I call her to pick up more herbs she expresses concern for how I’m feeling. It’s nice to know that someone cares and has the answers to my specific needs. Thank you! - Janet S.

Relief from Hypertension and Prescriptions

After ten years of being under physician care to treat my hypertension, Melani was able to wean me from my prescription medicine through a combo of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Our sessions were a relaxing time carved out of my crazy schedule to treat my overall being – not just my hypertension. Recently, I moved from NYC and am missing my treatments with Melani. I am thankful though, that she been helpful in the transition of my therapy to someone in my new home town. I trust Melani and saw benefits through treatment with her that western medicine was not able to show in ten years. I had hoped to use her services as a childbirth doula and am still keeping my fingers crossed that I will be back in NYC and in touch with Melani before that time should come! - Michelle Z.

Facial Acupuncture plus an Improved Digestive System

Last year I had the acupuncture face lift. I have been very happy with the results for a number of reasons. Not only do I look better, I feel better!! So here comes the real surprise – for the first time in my life, I’m able to have normal bowel habits. . . without taking any laxatives. This in itself is a miracle. The effects continue to last until this day and it has been six months since my first treatment. I would recommend this procedure to everyone!! And THANK YOU MELANI!!! - Linda B.

Shin Splints

In October 2006 with only 3 weeks left till the NYC Marathon I had a severe case of shin splints. I was barely able to walk down stairs, so I was a little concerned about running 26.2 miles. A few friends had recommended acupuncture, which I had never tried before and I was desperate, so I looked up the NYRR (New York Road Runners) website and found Melani’s name. After a pleading phone call, she agreed to see me the next day where she was direct and honest about my situation for a complete recovery before the race, but we both hoped for the best that I could run. After four sessions in three weeks with Melani, my pain subsided enough, and I decided to go ahead and run the race. The NYC Marathon was an incredible race and event which I not only ran pain free but finished in the top 15%. Melani was a great help to me and I highly recommend her. -Jeffrey E.

So much better

I first saw Melani in June of 2007. I have been seeing her for a number of reasons; relief with stress, depression, anxiety and IBS. It has been about 5 months now and she has helped me tremendously. My anxiety is almost non-existent. My IBS problem is SO much better and i just feel good. Thanks Melani for all your help! - Lindsay C.

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