Testimonials

Women’s Health & Fertility


After years of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, Lorraine gave me renewed hope of a baby when I had run out of other options with traditional medicine. It was wonderful to receive caring and personalized attention in a compassionate and positive atmosphere. My beautiful baby girl just turned a month old and I will be forever thankful for the benefits I received from acupuncture with Lorraine.

Betty D.

After trying to get pregnant for a year, and subsequently being diagnosed with PCOS (Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome), I knew I didn’t want to try conventional medication and gave myself time to lose weight and increase fertility through acupuncture. I began working with Lorraine immediately following my diagnosis. Over the course of 7 months, I continued acupuncture regularly, used the herbs Lorraine recommended, and coupled with a diet and exercise routine supported by acupuncture and Lorraine’s guidance, lost about 25 pounds. With consistency to my routine, I was able to conceive naturally and am now expecting my first baby in the summer of 2013.

Sarah L.

My husband and I had been trying to conceive for almost 2 years before we started acupuncture treatments with Lorraine. After just 3 months of weekly treatments I was pregnant! I kept receiving treatments throughout my pregnancy and we now have a healthy and happy 10 month old baby girl. I truely believe that the treatments I received were what made are healthy little girl possible.  We will definatley be going back to Lorraine when try to conceive are second child.

Kelly S.

After two consecutive miscarriages followed by eight months of infertility, I turned to Lorraine as an alternative to synthetic hormones and medicine prescribed by my OBGYN.  She is the perfect combination of compassionate and knowledgeable.  She always listened so carefully and provided personalized care that helped me realize my optimal health.  After three months of treatments, I became pregnant! She helped me through the first trimester, when both subsequent miscarriages happened, and helped me prepare for birth in the last few weeks.  I delivered a healthy, full-term baby boy, and will forever be grateful!
Andrea M.

Just wanted to update you! I am pregnant and will be 24 weeks tomorrow!! This last IVF cycle was obviously successful and we had 3 embryo’s to freeze- my best cycle ever! I am thinking they were my 90 day eggs- after I finished treatment with you! LOL!

So far I have had a great pregnancy- no sickness- just growing! It has been great!
Thank you so much!

Joan P.

I know it has been awhile since you heard from me. I want to thank you and share some good news. On 11/18/10 found out that I’m pregnant and it was done all natural on tcm. It would not have happened without you. Thank you,

Rita C.

I just wanted to send you a really really belated thank you for the care I received from you last year.  I was having several issues like stomach problems, headaches, sleeping difficulties, and lack of regular periods.  Anyways, you helped all of those things and I got pregnant and had a totally complication free pregnancy.  I just delivered a healthy baby boy last Thursday, and we’re doing great.  You are a wonderful practitioner, and you offer great advice!  Thanks for everything!  Hope you’re doing well.

Tanya M.

Hi Lorraine, We are doing great.  Getting a bit more sleep these days and settling a bit more into our roles as parents.  Luke will be one in about 2 weeks.  I can’t believe it.  He is an absolute joy and we are amazed daily with just about everything he does.  He is the love of our life thanks in part to all that you did to heal my body and make it acceptable for life.

Carol M.

Hi Lorraine.  Just wanted to let you know that my MD appt went well.  The baby appears well and moving a lot on ultrasound.  It was amazing!  The beautiful baby point you’ve been using must be working because it (the baby) is measuring 2 weeks larger than it really is.  My husband is hoping for an NBA player ha ha.

Joyce L

I was told I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).  I had been on all the fertility drugs (like clomid) to treat this and still felt totally out of wack and I couldn’t get pregnant.  The first time, after many years, I began to actually feel healthy again was when I was seeing Lorraine for a special type of acupuncture treatment and Chinese fertility herbs.  I’m now the proud mom of two healthy boys!

Sally M

I had all the routine tests come back negative but I was still feeling lousy.  I was depressed, overweight, my periods were irregular and painful, I had bloating and a host of odd symptoms.  All that was being offered to me were drugs and/or surgery.  I didn’t want to go either route so I thought I’d try acupuncture.  I now feel so much more balanced.  I’m almost scared to ever stop treatments because I don’t want to go back to the way I felt before.

Judy P.

It’s only been a few weeks and amazingly I’ve returned to my normal energized self and all the discomforts of my period have disappeared. I don’t know if it was your acupuncture or the Chinese herbs, but something did it.

Donna P.

Lorraine, here’s some news for you…My hot flashes are all but gone! Yea!!! There’s still something that happens…I’ll feel like one’s about to start, but I just get barely warm, with no perspiration. I can report that when I awake at night, I don’t get hot enough to throw the covers off…and that’s a huge improvement! So, I’m thoroughly thrilled with our results so far!! Just thought you’d like to know! Thanks!

Renee F.

For nearly a year my menstrual periods have been inconsistant. My last period had been 3 months overdue when I went for my first acupuncture treatment. Within 2 weeks my period returned. Even though the period wasn’t completely normal, I’m hopeful that things will continue to improve.

Kathy C.

You were the first person I told that I was pregnant because I couldn’t believe it.  We had been through so many failed tries with western medicine (invitro fertilization), I wanted to be sure before telling anyone.  I’m almost 40 and I thought I had run out of time.  I needed to find a way to increase my fertility.  I can’t believe it took only a few weeks of treatment.

Lily T

Pain: Back Pain, Arthritis, Injuries

Lorraine, I cannot tell you how happy I am that my ankle is great! It is amazing! You should be SO proud of yourself! YOU are amazing! I am so grateful to YOU and thank God that I found YOU! On a scale of 1-10, my pain had been between 9 and 10 and a half for a month. It is a 1 or 2 today! Sometimes less than that! I am just thrilled that it is better and I am not in pain like I was! I have prayed every day that God will lead me to someone that could really help me! Thank YOU!

Lillian P.

One treatment and the pulled muscle pain is completely gone. Just took a deep breath and don’t feel a thing. Amazing! Thank you.

Linda

You are a miracle worker!
Thurs. evening I noticed that I did not have the usual horrible pain I had had each evening for weeks. Later before bed, I’ still had no pain and again no pain. No pain on the road or anytime since. I couldn’t believe it. I haven’t stopped singing your praises since.

Pam C.

Lorraine, I cannot tell you how happy I am that my ankle is great! It is amazing! You should be SO proud of yourself! YOU are amazing! I am so grateful to YOU and thank God that I found YOU! On a scale of 1-10, my pain had been between 9 and 10 and a half for a month. It is a 1 or 2 today! Sometimes less than that! I am just thrilled that it is better and I am not in pain like I was! I have prayed every day that God will lead me to someone that could really help me! Thank YOU!

Lillian P.

After seeing acupuncturist Lorraine only four times I am already experiencing amazing results. I was in a rock climbing accident three months ago and broke my leg. The next day I found myself in the hospital getting prepped for surgery. A plate and screws were put in my leg to hold the bone in place until it healed. The doctor informed me that I was not to put any weight on that leg for three months.

I started seeing Lorraine for acupuncture two weeks before getting off the crutches to reduce the scar tissue in my leg and speed up recovery. I have been off the crutches for less than two weeks now. The physical therapist I am working with is amazed with my recovery. In less than one week off of crutches I could stand on the recovering leg alone for a full minute with no pain. I also recovered full flexion and extension of the leg. The physical therapist claims this is rare in such a short time and wanted to know what I was doing to recover so quickly. He also remarked on the absence of any bulging or binding in and around the scar.

I highly recommend Lorraine Harris for anyone who is recovering from an injury.

Laura A.

I wanted to let you know that on the days my Dad received treatments from you he would feel much better and get some relief from the excruciating back pain. I wanted to Thank you again for your time and treatments which gave my Dad some very much needed relief. After his first treatment, at which he showed up wearing a back brace and walking with a cane, he was very proud to tell us that he did not require the cane when he went to leave. You had given him a hope that the pain would not always be so bad.

I just wanted to tell you Thank you and wish you much success with your business.

Jill K.

I am continuing to stay pain free and no leg problems in bed!!!
Happy summer.

Elaine M.

Lorraine wrote a newspaper article for the Ashville Citizen Times. The article expounded the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain, and I thought it made a lot of sense. A cure without chemicals. I decided to give her a call.

I have had sciatica in my hip for over a year and tried several modalities of treatment but did not get any relieve. Since I did not want to expose myself to the risks of conventional medications, acupuncture sounded hopeful.

With my first phone call, Lorraine impressed me as a grounded and practical person and very professional. I decided to give it a try. After only 4 treatments my pain was gone. I also experienced other health benefits, more energy, a brighter outlook on life and a general feeling of well being…

Christa M.

Several years ago I experienced knee pain. I had arthroscopic surgery and several months of physical therapy. I kept up with my exercises etc for a few years. After a time some pain returned. I found it difficult to walk for long periods of time and stairs were most difficult.

In March of 2004, I decided to consult with an acupuncturist. I had seen Lorraine speak on a few occasions and decided to give it a try. I was rather amazed at how quickly the treatments worked for me. I have continued to see her on a regular basis. I am now able to walk up and down stairs normally. I can walk for very long periods of time with little or no effects. I have recommended Lorraine to several of my friends and all of us have had positive results.

Ann F.

After suffering a mysterious neck and shoulder injury that none of the doctors could diagnose, even with MRIs, I was desperate. Eight weeks after my injury, my muscles had atrophied; I had limited use of my right arm and no strength. Then I discovered Lorraine and the wonders of Chinese medicine. Lorraine diagnosed a damaged nerve and began regular treatments that included acupuncture, moxibustion and herbs. It brought immediate results and over the next few months, the nerve regenerated. Along the way she showed me how to help my injury heal more rapidly through diet and special exercises.

Lorraine has been through years of training and it shows. She sincerely cares about your health and your progress, just like the old-fashioned family doctor your parents talk about. My wife now sees her regularly and we have recommended her wholeheartedly to friends. My health has never been better, thanks Lorraine!

Pete T.

Before accupuncture I had grown accustomed to living with mediocre health accompanied with pain and discomfort, but now my life is completely different. I came to Lorraine with a multitude of different, and to me, random problems. I had chronic heel pain, my hair seemed to be thinning for no reason, I had recurring painful headaches, excess weight, and digestive problems. I came to Lorraine thinking they were all separate and disconnected issues. But Lorraine showed me the root of my many discomforts, and educated me about the fascinating world of Chinese Herbs and Oriental Medicine. After only one treatment my problems were already starting to melt away. Now I’m living pain-free, I feel like I have an unbelievable amount of energy. I’m sleeping better, I’m in a better mood, and people are even telling me that I’m losing weight! …

Natalie R.

Your treatment for the pain in my arm and shoulder cap really gave me relief. The arm and joints were quite stiff and range of motion was awful. All this was giving me considerable discomfort and was only getting worse and worse. A day after the treatment, I noticed that the discomfort had decreased and by the time I went to my stretch class at the gym, it was much improved. It continues to feel better and I am able to do more and more with the arm without so much discomfort.

Thanks for the work you did on me and for persisting until you found what would counter affect what was happening with the arm.

Claudia H.

I am pain free! I haven’t needed regular Tylenol or anything – no pain. Amazing. I was told I would surely need my pain medication after the dental work. I’m sure the endodontist will want all of his patients to have a follow-up acupuncture session with you, or he should.
Thanks!

Etta W.

It’s been a year now since I started acupuncture and herbal therapy. The primary reason I sought help was for relief of arthritis and fibromyalgia pain. I no longer take any medication for these ailments and have not for eleven of those twelve months. Just herbs. I am able to lead a very busy life. And I can sleep on my right hip again. Ah! some small pleasures are very big…

Judy M.

When I met Lorraine, I was about at the end of my rope. I was in extreme physical pain from a long-standing back injury. It was also taking a toll on my mental health and making it difficult for me to enjoy my life. I experienced relief immediately after the first acupuncture session and after several more sessions, my level of pain is minimal and manageable compared to what it was prior to starting acupuncture. Lorraine is caring and professional and provides an excellent service to her clients.

Ashley M.

I was scheduled for knee surgery in a week. Meanwhile, my doctor prescribed pain medication for the severe pain and swelling I was experiencing. I was reluctant to take any more medications so I asked Lorraine for help. She used various interesting techniques in treating my knee including acupuncture and something called moxibustion. I could immediately feel a change. By the next day the pain was reduced dramatically. I never did need the pain medications, not even aspirin!

Doug P.

Wellbeing & Other Conditions

Lorraine has treated me for many problems: knees, shingles, sinuses, came to my house when I was in a wheelchair from a fall and needed treatment, working on foods and weight, allergies, diet, and stress, and encourages me to exercise.  When she was very concerned about my health she called my M.D. to discuss what was going on.

I am impressed with her schooling for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  Also very important, she gives full attention to only one patient at a time.

Lorraine is a good listener, a good decision maker, and a good friend.

Lois G

My health is phenomenal.  Is sleep, I exercise, I don’t get sick, etc.  You changed my life!

Mark J.

My daughter is 2 years old and has had respiratory problems since she was born. We came to you not knowing what to expect and now our lifes are changed. For the treatment of asthma, if that is what her condition was developing into, Chinese Medicine is gentle, thorough and suited for each individual person. We cannot thank you enough for accepting her as a patient at such a young age and improving her quality of life so much. She has not had a flare up since we last saw you in August ’05.

Beth M.

My wife enjoyed her visit to you a few weeks ago. She said that she felt very comfortable with you, and she enjoyed the acupuncture. She is back to her healthy self, and we all are well. I thank you for your knowledge and wisdom, and I thank you for your gentle nature and kind heart. We will continue to come to you when we can and refer you to others as well. I hope that I may see you in the new year myself. Take care, and I hope you have a wonderful new year. Blessings,

Pat M.

It’s been a year now since I started acupuncture and herbal therapy. The primary reason I sought help was for relief of arthritis and fibromyalgia pain. I no longer take any medication for these ailments and have not for eleven of those twelve months. Just herbs. I am able to lead a very busy life. And I can sleep on my right hip again. Ah! some small pleasures are very big. But that’s just half the story. I was also having heart palpitations, which I no longer have. I had swollen ankles, which I also no longer have. And after having major surgery on my neck with plates put in my spine, Lorraine made a home visit and I was able to stop Vicodin in two days just using herbs.

I thank you from my heart for the wonderful improvements you have brought about in my quality of life.

Judy M.

Before accupuncture I had grown accustomed to living with mediocre health accompanied with pain and discomfort, but now my life is completely different. I came to Lorraine with a multitude of different, and to me, random problems. I had chronic heel pain, my hair seemed to be thinning for no reason, I had recurring painful headaches, excess weight, and digestive problems. I came to Lorraine thinking they were all separate and disconnected issues. But Lorraine showed me the root of my many discomforts, and educated me about the fascinating world of Chinese Herbs and Oriental Medicine. After only one treatment my problems were already starting to melt away. Now I’m living pain-free, I feel like I have an unbelievable amount of energy. I’m sleeping better, I’m in a better mood, and people are even telling me that I’m losing weight! Also, when I developed a head and chest cold at the turn of the seasons, Lorraine gave me herbs that took it away within only three days. Even if you don’t feel like you have “urgent” health concerns, accupuncture could take you from a mediocre state of health to, what I believe, is optimal living.

Natalie R.

I wanted to keep you updated on our daughter’s condition. I know we had planned on doing a few more Moxa treatments … but we have the herbs and are using them according to your directions. She is doing well right now! You’ll never know the difference you’ve made in our lives! Blessings,

B., B., and L..

Well, I have good news to report… Although my throat was super soar by 5:00pm last night, I am 90% better today. I woke up at about 12:30am – throat in terrible pain… and I took more of the white pills, gargled with salt water AND hydrogen peroxide, and tried to go back to bed. But I couldn’t….until almost 4:30am… (yeah, total bummer). But sometime around 2:00am it was as if a switch was turned off and my throat felt totally fine. I mean, almost 0 pain. It was so bizarre! So, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! A very happy,

Martha A.

My family has a history of high cholesterol. My father, in fact, died from heart disease when I was young. My own cholesterol has been as high as 281, untreated. As a result, I have been taking Lipitor for about 6 years. Lipitor was successful at reducing my cholesterol to the 180-200 range, but it comes at a cost.

Lipitor affects the liver. While I have never had adverse physical ailments due to the drug, I nevertheless wanted to break free of its grip. My internal question became: What would years and years of Lipitor do to my liver?

Enter Lorraine Harris. After just two months of treatment (every other week), my cholesterol tested out at 220, the lowest it’s ever been off Lipitor. Now I’m staying off the drug while monitoring my cholesterol with my physician. Lorraine’s treatments include herbs and acupuncture. She’s given me a list of foods to eat and to avoid, but I admit I often stray.

Now my internal question is: How much lower can my cholesterol go if I pay more attention to my diet?

Mark B.

I had been feeling full, even hours after eating, and had heartburn one night. Lorraine gave me a raw herb formula and asked me to eat certain foods. She gave me ideas for making food changes, taking things a step at a time which gave me a chance to incorporate the new foods and herbs into my diet without it feeling like a project. She advises changes based on my lifestyle, and there is no pressure to do any of it. If I do what she suggests and feel better, we move on to assimilating more changes.

Clair W.

Having tried acupuncture with other practitioners, I was initially skeptical, but that quickly vanished the first time I worked with Lorraine. Not only did her knowledge and expertise impress me, but I also found her to be warm and genuinely caring. A rare practitioner in today’s “hurry-up” world, Lorraine always takes the time to listen to my concerns and feelings as we work together on my journey towards optimal health.

Alexandra T.

Just wanted to tell you that I was amazed at how much the puffiness around my ankles have gone down with just the one treatment. Yesterday they almost looked normal! And my back feels great too!

Linda E.

The acupuncture treatment was wonderful. My stomach problems seem to have eased up quite a bit. After the treatment, I’ve noticed that the tense block is no longer constant. I am also able to feel the tenseness coming on at a very early stage and by consciously taking better care of myself I am able to ease the tension. I’ve been more careful of what and when I eat, thanks to the advice that you gave me. I’ve also been remembering to breathe more deeply in order to work on my lungs. I appreciated the ease in which the treatment was done and I was far more relaxed than I realized at first. Also, you were able to answer all my little or big questions relating to my condition, which confimed my belief that the symptoms were interconnected. Thank you, Lorraine.

Julie L.

This was my first experience with acupuncture and to be truthful, I was very afraid of being needled. However, I was convinced that acupuncture would help alleviate some of the severe allergy symptoms I was experiencing. Not only did I not feel the needles, but also within minutes, my allergy symptoms completely disappeared!

Phyllis R.

For several months I had a cough and some trouble breathing. My doctor prescribed 5 medications for treating everything from allergies to bronchitis. Not only was I not feeling much relief, I didn’t like having to take so many medications. I asked Lorraine to prescribe herbs for my condition. Almost immediately I began to feel improvement. Within 3 months I was no longer taking any medications and I have no coughing or breathing problems. Because of their effectiveness, I’ve decided to continue taking herbs to treat other discomforts and to prevent any more respiratory problems.

Val H.

I went for acupuncture a day I had a cold. My throat burned, my nose was stuffy, my head ached and I couldn’t think clearly. Lorraine worked on each symptom in that session until each and every one was completely or almost gone. The following day I was completely symptom free. Deborah S.

Cosmetic Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation

Last year I was introduced to Lorraine by attending a seminar on Cosmetic Accupuncture. I was intrigued. I had also been considering plastic surgery. I consulted both a plastic surgeon and Lorraine concerning my issues with my need for “improvement”. I ultimately decided on Cosmetic Accupuncture. One of the main reasons was, I wanted a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. I have been thrilled with the results. My friends, and even my Dermatologist, have complimented me and asked “What are you doing? You look great”. The texture of my skin has changed, it has a bright healthy look and feel.

A great by-product of the Cosmetic Accupuncture is that Lorraine treats the whole body, not just the face. During my 5 week sessions we have had many discussions about foods, herbs and an organic skin treatment line of products that will continue to enhance the effects of the Accupuncture.

I couldn’t be happier!

Marianne S.

… During that treatment another article appeared in the local paper written by a columnist who had undergone Lorraine’s program of cosmetic acupuncture. I was interested and decided to give it a try.

As of this date I have had four treatments and already notice changes. My skin looks smoother, has better color, the texture is finer and the wrinkles around my eyes and mouth are definitely lessening. Best of all it does not hurt and there is no need for a three month seclusion while your scars heal as with other cosmetic procedures.

Lorraine has been so patient with me, answering all of my many questions and doing extra research for other ailments of family members. I am so happy I found her.

Christa M.

I noticed with the facial rejuvenation program that my face looked ‘brighter’, my eyes looked shinier, and my face looked ‘less challenged by stress and the elements’.

Lorraine is right: the changes I’ve seen make me feel better. I like the way my skin feels and the way it looks – on a good day! As soon as I stop following Lorraine’s medical advice, that familiar, ragged face appears in the mirror – reminding me that I’m as tired as I look. What a great barometer!

I’ve used Lorraine’s services for minor health issues in the past and was impressed with her technique. She presents herself and her skills with the professionalism of a standard ‘Western’ health care provider, with the exception of the ample amount of time she dedicates to each patient.

Tracy A.

After the end of my fourth cosmetic acupuncture session, my daughter was home for a visit (not having seen me for several months), and she was astounded at the difference in my face.

First, she asked if I had been resting/sleeping more. I hadn’t mentioned I was having acupuncture. She said that my face was smoother, pinker, and my wrinkles had disappeared. At this point I had only noticed a subtle difference, but then, I see myself every day.

After the sixth session, I really noticed a big difference. The wrinkles around my eyes were gone and that area seemed much tighter. I also noticed increased circulation in my face and better color without make up. A 39 year old man recently mistook me for being his same age. I am 47. Thank you, thank you!!!

Cindy K.

With the cosmetic facial acupuncture I definitely felt more energetic. No more of those afternoon slumps. The coloring of my face changed: it has become smoother, has a “glow” look, looks healthy. I really think that my lips have plumped up, too! There is a noticeable change in the lines in my face – the smile lines started filling in after only a few sessions.

I came to see Lorraine for the facial rejuvenation because I was feeling like I needed a lift. I am very pleased with the results. She has also informed about overall health of my body. My sister and friends noticed a glow, better coloring and clearing of my complexion. This has definitely been worth it.

Jennifer H