Patient Reviews

Google Reviews

"I was incredibly sick for 3 years before seeing Spencer. I took a medication for migraines that I had a severe reaction to. I went from running 6-10 miles everyday to not being able to get out of bed due to extreme fatigue, weakness, muscle pain, brain fog, and multiple other symptoms. The drs I was currently seeing, had no clue how to treat me! I had worked as a nurse for over 20 years and had to quit due to physical limitations. I was getting desperate when I found Spencer. I had never done any type of eastern treatment. After speaking with him, he seemed to have an incredible understanding of the physiology of the body. He did genetic testing as well as blood, stool, and urine. He explained the results to me and my husband as well as a treatment plan that included diet, exercise, acupuncture, herbs, and vitamins. I went for weekly visits. He LISTENED to me when I didn’t feel good and he made adjustments in my plan of care that really made a difference. It’s now been almost a year and I am feeling better then I have in a long time!!! In some ways I feel better then I did in my 20s!!! My symptoms haven’t resolved completely but I’m confident with ongoing treatment, my symptoms and health will return to normal. Acupuncture and fundamental medicine are the best choice of treatment for anyone who really want to cure their problems and not just fix it with a pill (how western medicine treats patients). Spencer is an incredible practioner. I highly recommend seeing him!”

- Michelle


"After years of struggling with digestive issues and feeling like there was no hope, a friend of mine recommended me to an integrative clinic where I had the pleasure of meeting Spencer. He specialized in the type of autoimmune disorder I was diagnosed with and walked me through what it was, how to live with it, what treatment options I had, and so much more. He was also my acupuncturist during this time. I will forever be grateful for the compassion I was treated with through this recovery phase and I still turn to Spencer when I have questions about my condition.”

- Caitlin


"Solved My Stomach and Knee Issues! I have worked with Clear Stream Integrative Medicine for two years (locally and by telemedicine) after I couldn't find relief from Stomach Pain (bloating, aches, acid reflux) from my western medicine doctors. Also, I have been working through my arthritis in my knees and have seen much improvement. I started working with Spencer Ames at Clear Stream and he helped me identify the issues that were causing a lot of my pain in my stomach. I learned that I had SIBO and how to treat it. With counseling, and supplements and monitoring, I feel like I can finally get through a day without constant pain. When I went to my strictly Western medicine doctors, they always wanted me to take more PPIs as in Nexium. But I learned later that those drugs could be contributing to my SIBO problem. After going onto Spencer's plan, I feel healthier and happier than I've been in years. With my knees, I've been working with Spencer on various treatments and he connected me with a new option that is lowering my inflammation and improving my flexibility. Also, the acupuncture helped control my stress and pain. Anyone who is frustrated with their current treatments for any issue would benefit from a conversation with Spencer or the staff. They are very knowledgeable about many conditions and take a holistic approach to helping people back to health.”

- Ben


"A few years ago, I was experiencing several medical problems for which I had been unable to find any resolution in the traditional medical environment (western medicine).  As I continued to become more and more ill, I began to wonder if I would die before I could fine the help I needed.  I was given a glimmer of hope when a co-worker referred me to a clinic for natural medicine.  I was introduced to Spencer Ames, who was primarily responsible for my care.  I was a little skeptical at first, because I have spent my entire career working in traditional medicine.

 I was thrilled to see that through the application of acupuncture, natural supplements, an anti-inflammatory diet, and counseling, I began to recover.  We also did genetic testing to determine the underlying causes of my problems.  Although it took almost two years, I continued to improve until I once again was able to achieve a level of health that has allowed me to live a normal life once again.  I will be forever grateful to Spencer for his willingness to help me resolve my problems."

- Connie 


Yelp Reviews

"My daughter, a paraplegic with many issues, started seeing Spencer and after a year or so talked me into going in for gut and thyroid problems that I had had for years.  After my initial consult, I felt comfortable in knowing I was finally being heard.  Through a series of questions and a process of elimination many potential issues came to light.  Lab tests, breath tests for SIBO and treatment has defined my auto-immune and thyroid problems.  Within a few months of treatment I was finally on the road to wellness.  I wish, now, I hadn't been so resistant because my life and my health, through Spencer's caring approach and support has changed my life.  Even to this day Spencer reaches out to check in on me and offer his services.  I am truly blessed to have been taken care of so well."  -Karen


Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Reviews


"Through Spencer's acupuncture treatments, I have had major improvements from sports injuries and sinus problems. Spencer's caring and patient approach, where he really listens to his clients, has been instrumental in the healing process."

-Bill


"I was diagnosed with PCOS and Endometriosis about a year ago and after multiple failed treatments from my doctor, I started going to Spencer. He combined acupuncture treatments with herbal medicine and within a week or so, a lot of the symptoms and chronic pain I was having, had greatly improved. I also had a slip-and-fall accident where I severely sprained my ankle and it wasn’t healing properly so I came to Spencer for acupuncture.  Within two treatments, it felt completely normal again. I’m so grateful for all of his help and support. Thank you!"

-Julianne 


"You are absolutely welcome to share my experience, especially the fact that I had a Hepatitis C viral load test before and after my 1st acupuncture treatment and watched my HCV load drop. I watched as my viral load became undetectable within a month of beginning chemo, and has remained undetectable even after stopping chemo treatment early to just use Chinese medicine. I believe this is due in part from your treatment. I enjoy acupuncture overall as being very active and present as I am treated. The dietary recommendations you made and the herbs I used were invaluable as well."

-Kirk


"Went and saw Spencer yesterday! What a treat! I have major insomnia and migraines, and after my visit yesterday I was able to get a decent night's sleep. The set up is very relaxing and Spencer seems to really know what he is doing and have a passion for care-giving."

-Dorothy


A review of our Kanna Clarity herbal formula 

I've taken herbs for a number of thing over the years and although I think they're great, I can't say I've ever felt too much of a difference in terms of their effects. Spencer had been telling me about a new herbal formula he was working on called Clarity that helped elevate your mood and manage stress. It sounded great so I decided to give it a try, taking 2 capsules per day. I was expecting to not feel much different (as I had with past herbs) and everyday I tried to listen to my body to see if anything seemed different. A couple of days went by and after several deadlines at work mixed with life with 2 busy kids, I realized the typical stress and anxiety I usually felt on a regular basis was completely gone. The only way I can think of to describe it is like putting a lid on a pot of boiling water. The stress would build and then just mellow out and kind of fade away, leaving me calm and focused and more able to accomplish tasks without completely losing it! I felt exactly like myself just more focused and in control emotionally and mentally. The other beautiful thing about Clarity is that I've actually stopped taking it and I still feel the positive effects. It's like it pushed my internal reset button and put me back in a good, calm place.

-Gretchen

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