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Success Stories

Nothing makes us happier than to hear that our patients are healing and feeling better. Here are a few success stories from patients who we have helped with their health concerns over the past 23+ years. We would love to help you too and get you back to feeling your best!

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I am the owner of Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City…..for many years I suffered from severe headaches..…and always assumed it was somehow related to my not being a good sleeper combined with running a stressful business…..about seven or eight years ago I was referred to Dr Michelle Iona by a friend in the Hamptons who said she may be able to help me through acupuncture…..I had never had acupuncture and didn’t welcome the idea of needles being put through my skin…..I had about six initial treatments with Dr Iona which were not uncomfortable to tolerate….after the initial treatments, my headaches were less severe…..I have found that if I go too many months without the acupuncture treatments, the severity of the headaches intensifies….Dr Iona is very professional and is well trained and educated and caring or I wouldn’t let her put the needles into my face and body…..She also helped me with digestion by providing me with special digestive enzymes that I swallow before dinners….She’s the real deal as are my internist, cardiologist, pulmonologist, gastroenterologist, and urologist….being in my seventies, I need the best in all of these categories

Ronnie R.Kleinfeld Bridal

Dr. Iona is one of the most talented doctors I have ever visited ( and there’s been a lot). After a series of 6 concussions I was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and suffered from nerve damage in my eyes. During this period, I could not go to school without severe migraines that would keep me home for days at a time. Along with not being able to go to school, I could not learn or even read due to the severity of my concussion. I was in fear that i would not be able to attend college due to this major setback. After 10 months of sitting in my home with no hope I was introduced to Michelle. Within one month, Dr. Iona had me symptom free and gave me my life back. Michelle put me on an elimination diet, with lots of encouragement from her and her staff I changed my diet and lifestyle completley. I have never felt healthier in my entire life and I owe it all to her. As of right now, I have lost 25 pounds and am able to get back out and do all the things I missed out on for so long. Although it was a long hard journey Dr. Iona has helped me more ways than words can describe.

Leila K

She is amazing! I started seeing Dr. Iona shortly after I moved here in 2020 at the height of the pandemic and just after finishing chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer. She has helped me build my immune system and boosted my energy levels. We work on diet, supplements, digestive issues. We discuss stress levels, sleep issues, eastern and western medicine. Dr. Iona asks the tough question and truly listens for honest answers. I credit her with my staying healthy this year and my recovery from surgery and treatment. She is a major part of my ongoing health and wellness routine💜

Joan K.

As a Functional Health Coach I value practitioners who have studied and value a functional approach to healing. Dr. Iona is a rare combination of intellect and empathy. I sought her out to help relieve knee pain and received so much more. Just walking through her door I felt cared for and heard. She not only alleviated my knee issue but helped reverse systemic inflammatory issues related to food and lifestyle choices. I am very grateful to be under her care and would encourage others to seek her out as well.

MaryAnn J.Functional Medicine Health Coach

I started as a patient of Dr Michelle Iona’s over 10 years ago for help with acid reflux. I had been dealing with the condition for years with both prescription and over the counter medications with little to no relief. It was my primary care doctor who recommended I try acupuncture and recommended Michelle specifically, and am I glad I followed his advice! Michelle is a kind, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable professional. She gives you her undivided attention and care. Michelle treats you as a whole person, mind, body and spirit, not just an ailment or condition. Through her generous sharing of her knowledge of nutrition, herbs and supplements, combined with acupuncture treatments, I no longer take any meds for acid reflux, and haven’t for years now. Over the years she has treated and continues to treat my whole family for a variety of issues: back and knee pain, allergies, headaches, digestive issues, menopause relief, anxiety, auto immune disease and grief. Michelle is a healer. I wish I could give her 10 stars ⭐️

Connie S.

If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Dr Iona helped me get through one of the most difficult times in my life as I was battling cancer and was dealing with a lot of side effects, from nausea to a weakened immune system. She is incredibly knowledgeable about acupuncture and the medicinal powers of chinese herbal medicine as well as other natural healing remedies. She always goes above and beyond to get to the bottom of my ailments, most recently with inflammatory issues. Thank you for always being so kind, for your positive energy, and dedication to my & my family’s well-being.

Maribel C.

Over one year ago I suffered extreme fatigue, joint pain, spine pain, and depression. There were days I could not get out of bed because of how bad the pain was. I was prescribed prescription pain medications, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy. I became depressed after feeling like nothing was helping and that I was becoming worse. At the time my child was not even 1.5 years old and I felt I was not able to keep up with her. Then I met Dr. Iona. I began working for her, which led to her advice about my health conditions, suggested supplements, dietary advice, and of course acupuncture. Dr. Iona listened to me and offered lifestyle advice that healed both my physical and mental health. She taught me how my diet has a significant impact on my overall health and we found many food items that correlated to my pain. The supplements she recommended are now apart of my daily regimen and I actually notice a difference if I forget them. I learned so much about healing myself from the inside out. Aside from acupuncture, I’ve used the LED Celluma product, which was very relaxing. I have also enjoyed the Reactivation treatment. The reactivation treatment showed me which parts of my body were lacking in strength and reset them. For instance, the right side of my lower back/sciatica was killing me when I walked. After the Reactivation treatment, my pain went from a 7 to a 2!! It was amazing! Compared to most doctors I have been to, I find that Dr. Iona listens to everything you have to say. She’s beyond intuitive and will genuinely care about healing you. 10/10 I would highly recommend Dr. Iona.

Judy K

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I originally came to Michelle with stomach issues and anxiety. My job as a private yoga instructor requires that I physically and mentally be on my game. Not only did Michelle help me reset my gut it feels like we literally reset my nervous system! She is a vital part of my wellness routine and I know I perform better in my life and work when I am going regularly. I highly recommend her for both acute issues and ongoing support.

Mary S.

My doctor, Dr. Murphy, recommended Healing Points for my arthritis and diet issues. Since my many surgeries in the past I was having difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. Dr. Iona immediately started me on an elimination diet and acupuncture program which has been so successful. She is such a positive and intelligent guide as I navigate this new way of living and eating. My arthritis has subdued substantially. I have begun to lose weight after 15 years of trying. The calmness I have been experiencing in my busy life is such a gift. Managing stress finally feels doable. I highly recommend trying this program if others have failed you. The office is welcoming and Judy , her assistant, also is quite helpful in explaining billing and products. Mostly, Dr. Iona really cares for her patients and encourages everyone in their successes. This is a win win for me. I highly recommend her.

Peggy G.

I first met Michelle over 10 years ago when I was experiencing fertility issues. She took the time to really understand my health journey and help me to ultimately conceive, not once but twice. Michelle helps you take a complete inventory of your health, educating you along the way, guiding you in making incremental changes that ultimately help lead you to larger positive lifestyle changes. Now, years later, as a busy working mom I noticed that I stopped prioritizing my health and overall well being. I knew I needed to make some changes but I needed help. Michelle was the first person I thought of. Now a month and a half later, I am feeling better both physically and mentally, and I owe it to Michelle If you are looking for a doctor who will actually listen to your concerns, help you find the actual underlying issue , and support you in achieving your optimal health- Michelle is hands down your person.

Jenn R.

I highly recommend Dr. Michelle Iona! She is knowledgeable and compassionate. She gets to the root of your concerns and addresses your overall physical, mental, emotional, and nutritional health. Michelle has helped me through struggles to get pregnant and I have continued my weekly appointments now that I am pregnant. The office is immaculate, and she and her office staff have gone above and beyond during these Covid times to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Do not hesitate to call for an appointment! Thank you, Michelle!

Courtney M.

I have been a patient of Michelle Iona for 9 years. She is a wealth of knowledge! My journey with Michelle began when I was trying to get pregnant. I was going through IVF treatments at the time I met Michelle. The IVF cycles were difficult and stressful. A friend of mine told me about trying acupuncture to help relieve stress during this challenging and emotional time. I made an appointment! It was the best decision I made. After 6 IVF cycles, I had my sweet daughter. I continue to have acupuncture with Michelle. She treats me for headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and anything else that needs some TLC. The office is warm and welcoming. The rooms are beautiful and clean. I look forward every time I walk into Healing Points. Thank you, Michelle…my friend!

Cindy W.

I can’t say enough about Michelle! She is a true healer, she takes the time to listen to the patient and develop a individual plan of care to address symptoms and overall wellness. Michelle goes above and beyond for her patients making sure they are comfortable and safe. Her knowledge is evident in everything she does and she evaluates you as a whole not just a symptom. She has helped me tremendously in so many aspects, she keeps you grounded and just truly cares! I recommend her highly to everyone as their is nothing she cannot help you with! Thank you, Michelle for all your healing services!!

Maryann F.

Dr Michelle is a caring and experienced acupuncture professional that I highly recommend if you are looking to improve your health and lead a more mindful life.

Nancy F.

I have been a patient of Dr Michelle Iona for almost 20 years . She has helped me thru physical injuries as well as emotional anxiety issues and most importantly my biggest challenge fighting Breast Cancer. Michelle not only practices her excellent knowledge of Chinese Medicine she also incorporates a healthy holistic way of life geared to each patient’s need. I cannot say enough about her practice and highly recommend her!

Ann C.

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I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Iona! My only regret was waiting so long to seek her help. Repeated visits with other doctors and multiple tests at great cost yielded ZERO results. I thought I knew a lot about staying healthy but was instead causing myself debilitating pain and inflammation. Dr. Iona’s knowledge of the body & nutrition has been absolutely life changing for me. I owe her a huge debt of gratitude for bringing me back to good health!

Liz O.

Testimonials I suffered from sciatica and low back pain for almost 6 weeks before deciding to try acupuncture. I was recommended to her by someone at the gym. My only regret is not choosing to go sooner. She is amazing, knowledgeable, intuitive, and compassionate. What more…. she listens…she took the time to hear my story and go over my history. Her recommendations were on target and I was able to go from a pain scale of 10+ to 2 within 3 visits…. Don’t make the same mistake I made…. Don’t wait…. she’s beyond the best!!!! Thank you, Michelle


I am so grateful for Michelle’s knowledge and professionalism. Michelle reads my lab reports, provides proper supplementation, dietary guidelines and is an excellent acupuncturist. I trust her guidance and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Michelle to anyone I know in need of a healthy and holistic approach. I give Michelle a 10+!

Donna N.

I highly recommend Dr Michelle Iona, I have been seeing her for over 10 years now for several different issues and with her help I can happily say they have been resolved. I can’t say enough for her knowledge and professionalism in the area of Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine. The office immediately makes you feel comfortable the minute you walk in. You wouldn’t go wrong seeing her for your needs.

Susan M.

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I’ve known Dr. Iona for a number of years and have shared my medical history with her throughout that time. Her approach to health & wellness is gentle & simple. She takes the time to know your whole self, not just treating the immediate ailment. Through Dr. Iona’s encouragement, I was able to set a course to healthy nutrition. I’ve been following an elimination diet w/hints of Keto customized for MY body since March 4th…I’ve lost 15lbs as of this morning. My BP has dropped dramatically, my gut is healing, and energy levels are increasing. She continues to follow my progress, offers input & feedback when it’s needed, and is truly invested in my success. She really understands the wholeness of the mind, body & spirit. I still have work to do, it’s not just about numbers on the scale. Through Dr. Iona’s guidance I’ve gained the tools to move forward.

Krystin W.

So impressed with Michelle’s knowledge and level of care. After seeing several regular doctors and feeling like I was crazy, Michelle reviewed my bloodwork and had a clear plan of action to treat the root cause of my symptoms rather than a traditional band-aid approach. I’ve never felt better!

Kendra B.

Dr. Michelle Iona is an extremely gifted acupuncturist. I started to see her about 18 months ago for general health, immunity, and digestive support. Every time I go I feel energized and my digestion is now working smoothly. I especially love that she is a Doctor of Acupuncture and takes a functional medicine approach to her patients. Most sessions I fall asleep on the table. Who knew you could be so relaxed with needles! I highly recommend her.

Jill G.

Dr. Iona is an amazing healer and is very knowledgeable about all different types of supplements, treatments and diet/lifestyle enhancements. My health is 100 times better since I have been going to her for treatment!

Melanie M.

Dr. Iona has helped me tremendously. I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and every treatment and nutritional recommendation she has made has brought an alleviation of my symptoms. She strives to understand her patients needs and then exceeds them. She continually furthers her education in order to stay top of her field. Dr. Iona truly cares and wants to see an abundance of health for all who cross her path. I would and have recommended her to all seeking better health.

Nicole A.

Dr Michelle Iona is a fantastic acupuncturist, she listens, is caring and knows just how to help you. I had back pain, migraines, anxiety and a multitude of health issues. She listened to all of my symptoms and had a plan to help with all of them. I remember one day I was in so much pain with such a severe migraine. I tried to cancel but she convinced me to come into her office for a treatment. The moment she treated me, the pain was instantly gone. I was amazed. For years I suffered, with migraines taking medications, and this is what actually helped. Shes a true professional and really knows her field. One of the best!!

Denise M.

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