Patients and Students Testimonies
"I am humbled by the following testimonies and want to thank everyone who took the time to write kind words about my treatments and my teaching. I love my job and feel so blessed to be able to make a difference in people's lives. And if I can inspire, educate and help patients with their health goals,
then my life has great meaning and purpose."
Clara Cohen, Registered Acupuncturist in Port Moody, teacher, animal lover and outdoor warrior!
"I can’t say enough good things about Clara Cohen and the treatments I received from her. I began seeing Clara after my husband and I had been trying to conceive for over a year. When I first started seeing Clara I had somewhat irregular cycles, didn’t sleep well and had recurring headaches. Within a couple of months I was sleeping better, my cycles became regular and my headaches disappeared all together. My husband and I made the decision to go through the process of IVF and I had acupuncture treatments at the same time. I am very pleased to be able to say that I am the mother of a very beautiful 4 month old baby boy! We were successful with IVF on our first attempt and I believe that acupuncture helped us to achieve this. Clara is warm, caring and compassionate. Clara takes the time to listen to your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan. Clara always goes out of her way to fit you in when needed, she even treated me on her day off during my IVF cycle. Clara treated me throughout my pregnancy to ensure a healthy pregnancy and I will continue to see Clara in the future. Thank you Clara for everything you have done for us!"Kristie
"My acupuncture experience with Clara is always amazing. I was able to quickly conceive my son after a early miscarriage and have a successful vbac with my daughter! In fact I went from very slow early labour to active labour while in a acupuncture session. 6.5 hours later I was holding my beautiful baby :)"
"I was 33 and in perfect health, yet had unexplained infertility. After one miscarriage and 8 failed donor insemination attempts, I went to see Clara Cohen. 8 weeks later, I got pregnant on my 2nd cycle with acupuncture. I'm now looking forward to acupuncture treatments that will assist in preparing my body for delivery in 4 months. Thank you Clara!"
"I came to Clara at the beginning of our trying to conceive journey. I had difficulties getting pregnant with my first child due to PCOS and knew that we were going to face the same challenges with the second. I saw Clara steadily for about three months and in that period of time my mental and physical states improved greatly! I have never known such a deep state of relaxation and peacefulness like that before in my life! I believe that it is because of that transformation that our first round of superovulation treatment was successful (we endured four rounds before to conceive our son) not to mention that I also came in for a session right after ovulation to ensure that our little bean would stick! I am now into my 8th week of pregnancy and everything is looking great! I give much credit to Clara for making this happen as she truly has an unbelievable gift and I cannot say enough good things about her!"
"Clara Cohen used acupuncture and nutrition to make me stronger and happier again after a post-partum depression that just wouldn't stop. Her profound knowledge in Chinese medicine, acupuncture and nutrition can help client's health with astonishing results."
"I just wanted to tell you that I am very thankful to you for giving expert advice and recommendations to help me and my family through my son's severe asthma attacks. My son was 13 months old when he first got croup and after that, with every cold he caught, he ended up in hospital in a severe asthmatic state. Almost every month for his second and third year of life, we used to land in the ER where he would be given ventilin and pulmicort masks and eventually he would be put on a 5 day course of oral steroids. Since I met you in Fall of 2006, and started the diet you recommended, and massaging him the way you showed me, he has not caught as many colds, and his asthma is much better. He is not on any puffers and we haven't visited the hospital in the last 2.5 years for his asthma. Touch wood. Thank you for your help, it has transformed our family life. With sincere thanks"
"I truly believe my acupuncture treatments with Clara has been hugely instrumental in my ability to finally conceive after 2 years of trying. I would strongly recommend any woman undergoing any fertility/IVF treatments to incorporate acupuncture with Clara. I cannot say enough good things about her! She is very knowledgeable, attentive, and goes above and beyond for her patients. She cares about the lives of her patients and the outcome of their treatments. I am so grateful to have found Clara and to have benefited from her skills. Thank you so much for all your care Clara!"
"Clara Cohen is an amazing acupuncturist, and an expert in the field of women's health and fertility. If you are looking for fertility and conception support, she's is it!"
"I have and will be recommending your treatments to friends and family. Your friendly personality, fantastic sense of humour, and free spirited attitude were like a breath of fresh air. You are a compliment to your profession."
"... Clara is an exceptional practitioner; she has helped my health improve tremendously. When I first met her, I was in severe chronic pain and heavily addicted to prescription medications. With regular acupuncture treatments, I am now completely drug free and have no pain at all."
"… I wanted to thank you for helping me finally conceive (you'll never know how blessed I feel now), and following me during my whole pregnancy... As for my post-partum troubles, you made it so easy for me to recover…"
" Very helpful balancing hormones, pms, mood swings. Clara is warm and genuine, listens, and accurately assesses what treatments will strengthen. Most effective and enduring results experienced in 25yrs of trying alternative remedies."
"Wonderful acupuncturist. Helps treat a wide variety of problems. Especially good with Gynecological problems and cancer. Excellent at putting new patients at ease. Quick, efficient and accurate."
"As I mentioned to you before Clara Cohen absolutely exceeded my expectations. I have a versatile experience with education as I had a chance to study on 3 different languages, attended different colleges and various post secondary courses for business, health, science and some engineering in different countries and continents. In addition, my mother and sister are teachers so grew up around this craft. Based on all my experience, I believe that she is one of those gifted teachers who not only knows her craft but is able to share her knowledge with passion, not to mention motivate the class to want more. She is a helpful and supportive person who treated us with absolute respect. Her classes were outstanding, full of fun and energy. She is inspiring and makes TCM a fascinating subject. It’s truly encouraging that somebody who graduated from this institution displays so many strengths about this field and has a great attitude for both TCM and teaching. Moreover, she has her own successful TCM clinic. I think you couldn’t have better advocated your college. It definitely made an excellent first impression of this school along with all the other helpful staff members. Clara Cohen is simply one of the most brilliant educators I've ever met. I have seen only a few over the years who would come even near her abilities as a teacher. I think she is a great asset to the college"
"I wanted to send you a quick note and thank you for the effort today. An hour after I left my migraine faded and i felt better. Thank tou for caring and making me feel better!"
"My husband and my infertility adventure took us through two cancelled ICSI cycles, one unsuccessful ICSI cycle, and one unsuccessful donor egg ICSI cycle, before a friend of a friend passed on Clara’s name and number. “Why not?!”, right? We couldn’t justify refusing acupuncture just because we didn’t understand it, so I started to see Clara regularly a few weeks before donor egg ICSI transfer #2. Clara is lovely! She is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating. Once we confirmed we were pregnant, I continued with acupuncture treatments. Clara listened to my pregnancy woes, provided information and recommendations, and tweaked my treatments accordingly. Now, I am sitting here beside my beautiful baby girl. I know that we have Clara to thank for helping us create our daughter. I still cannot explain anything about acupuncture, but I can tell you that it doesn’t matter since Clara’s got it covered! :)"
"I am extremely thankful that Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine has such a wonderful professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Professor Cohen has an incredible ability to explain/teachTCM concepts with ease and clarity. In one to two review classes, Clara Cohen "unscrambled" many TCM concepts that were previously difficult for me to understand and retain. Her vivacious and enthusiastic personality has helped me fall in love with a healing modality dear to my own culture; one that I had almost left behind due to growing up in the Western World. Thank you Professor Cohen!"
"I first tried acupuncture as a means to help treat anxiety. In addition to helping manage my condition, acupuncture also strengthened my immune system and reduced my allergies. I was so impressed with the results that I urged my wife to go regularly. Not only did treatment improve her overall health and wellness, but we also conceived almost immediately upon trying for a baby. My wife continued treatment with Clara throughout the duration of her pregnancy, which went very smoothly. However, the best part of regular treatment is that you get to know Clara herself. She is an incredibly warm, witty and wonderful person, and despite her extensive knowledge of natural medicine, her greatest quality is the genuine care and concern she has for her patients and their well-being."
"Clara Cohen has been a professor of mine (Traditional Oriental Medicine) at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine since 2009. Her teaching style is dynamic and interactive. She effectively captures the interest and enthusiasm of our class in a way that makes this complicated area easier to comprehend. She is patient and attentive, catering to the needs of students while providing us with the tools we need to be effective practitioners. Clara Cohen is truly a skilled and caring teacher, and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to learn from her."
"Clara is extremely knowledgeable about acupuncture and Chinese medicine and how the two can work together towards good health outcomes. I would highly recommend her treatments to people seeking a middle way between modern medicine as informed by ancient practices"
“Clara is a fantastic practitioner. She listens well, is personable, funny, and provides an excellent service. She works magic with her skills in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I have had great results and I highly recommend her.”
“I've been seeing Clara for a a year and half now weekly with some breaks here and there. I always look forward to seeing her so that she can alleviate any problems I may have and/or relax me. She is personable and fun. I had a procedure done in the Fall of 2011 and needed acupuncture right after and had a scheduling conflict with Clara. She went above and beyond to find me a trusted colleague to see me on the critical day. Furthermore, my husband has a bit of gout pain in his elbows. After even the first initial session he felt the decrease in pain right away. He followed up with a few more sessions and has become pain free for a while now. I thoroughly and totally recommend Clara for any illnesses or health concerns you may have.”
"I honestly don't know how to express just how grateful I am that I met Clara when I did, and how much I appreciate all of her help and support. I always looked forward to our weekly appointments during my difficult IVF journey. Clara gave me a sense of grounding, structure and hope in an overwhelming situation, full of scary tests and procedures. I am now a new mother of a beautiful baby boy and I so grateful for Clara's acupuncture treatments which I know contributed to the success of my pregnancy."
"Clara is a warm, funny, down to earth person. She is passionate about what she does. She is also a dog lover which goes a long way in my books . Her sessions are not "routine". She is genuinely interested in your health/life in general and treatment is determined from that at every visit. I started seeing Clara when I was experiencing infertility due to endometriosis. She was with me through the hard times (the first ivf failed) and the joyful times (2nd ivf- success, had a son Nov 2015)! Clara also came in on her days off so I could have acupuncture on our embryo transfer day (when using acupuncture with ivf there is a "time" protocol for treatment). We are thinking about trying ivf once more and will be using Clara! Highly recommended!!!!!!"
"Okay, not mine! These are some of the beautiful precious children I helped conceive over the years. Whether it was in conjunction with IVF, IUI, Clomid, Superovulation, or just plain naturally with diet, and acupuncture. These little miracles are why I love my job!"