Talk about a patient advocate!

Ms. Desmone receives my most highest recommendation...Her skill set continues to provide state of the art acupuncture treatment for the patient's that have the privilege of her provision of care.

Dr. Joseph Sanfilippo,  Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology,  Academic Director, Division of Productive Endocrinology and Infertility

“I’ve had the great opportunity to work with Francie and the 4 Pillars of Health

Everyday something emerges from my work with her that is transforming how I relate to myself and 4 aspects of health that synergistically work with each other. My health is a priority now, especially in embodying what it is to be so committed to one’s own health and well being that you set up your life this way. The 4 Pillars of Health is a daily practice.” Christina K. Colorado

"Each issue and pain was resolved..."

From the first visit I felt like I was truly listened to for a body and mind treatment. Regular Doc’s don’t have the time to listen - therefore cannot treat the problem. During your ‘intake’ initial visit, you explore with the patient-pains, complaints, symptoms, and goals of how to be your ‘best self’. You cover family history and genetics.  You are compassionate and committed to wellness, to what extent the patient follows your guidelines is empowering.

I was told I needed both wrists cut open for carpal tunnel surgery.  You cured my carpal tunnel with non-invasive acupuncture!  I had migraines and through many questions you could tell if it may be food related, mold, mildew, etc and treated accordingly.

Each issue and pain was resolved. If it was stress related you were able to bring calm into my life with your treatments.  A large part of your job must be to help people like me deal with everyday mental/emotional stress.  I always walked out feeling so much better with my head held higher, my back straighter and taller.  You lift the everyday burdens of life that take a toll on our bodies.

So I thank you for making the world a better place, one person at a time. Jeanne F, Martha’s Vineyard

"Her training has been extensive..."

I have been a patient (and friend) of Frances Desmone for more than fifteen years and can readily endorse her breadth of knowledge and manner of treatment.  Her calm demeanor and sensitive listening skills have contributed to her healing ability, and her willingness to accommodate her patients in time and place are outstanding.  Her training has been extensive and she has always been open to more learning and training, to better serve her patients.  I always look forwarding to walking into her peaceful office for the immediate tranquil effect. Martha L, Martha’s Vineyard

"Frances balances your body to help you achieve your goals."

I had been with a fertility practice for a year and a half before Frances (Francie) Desmone came on as their acupuncturist.  My nurse said to me that I NEEDED to see Francie because she believed Francie could truly help me. 

Prior to our initial appointment I met with Francie for about 10 minutes.  In that time she directed me to stick out my tongue and with one look stated five different health concerns that she was able to tell me about without looking at my health history.  She gave me 'homework' to do before my first appointment that was two weeks later.  That began my acupuncture journey.  From there on I saw Francie every other week while continuing my treatment for fertility - feeling balanced in body, mind and spirit - and looking better than I've ever looked in my whole life.  While my final IVF transfer did not work I did continue seeing Francie for acupuncture. Again, I CONTINUED with the acupuncture (fertility treatments were complete) and I found out three months later that I was eight weeks pregnant.  Thank you to Francie's treatments while pregnant (and God) I delivered my HEALTHY miracle baby boy in July 2014! Janeen B, Pittsburgh

I just wanted to thank you for your care and concern, and how thankful I am for you in my life.  Carol L, Pittsburgh

It has been a long hard road and I an so grateful to have you with me.  A.S., Pittsburgh

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