I’ve been visiting the Mandala Clinic for over 10 years. In this time they have treated me for numerous needs and have always done so with excellent care and attention. Thank you.
“My son and I have been visiting Marco since we first heard that my son has Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, which is a progressive muscular disease, in 2001. My son was told that he would be weak and prone to being sick and all kinds of doom and gloom about how fast he would loose his abilities to walk, use his arms, etc. I have to say, the acupuncture has really slowed his progression down. He hardly is ever sick and if he does get sick, Marco prescribes herbs and works on Forest so he recovers quickly.
People in the medical profession have encouraged us to go the steroid route which we have declined. I feel we get the same or even better results doing acupuncture and Chinese herbs, without all the side effects that steroids would have.
As far as myself, I have had the menopausal hot flash, panic attack syndrome, and found that my treatments from Marco has really helped all the symptoms to subside. He also helps me when I feel run down or sick. He has helped me lessen the sick or has even prevented it form happening.
As far as the whole Mandala clinic, I have gotten resources for massage, meditation, counseling and yoga. I can’t say enough about the Mandala Clinic. I would highly recommend acupuncture for everyone, and especially from Marco and all of his colleagues.”
“After having experienced chronic neck pain and being told I would need surgery, or at the very least have to undergo steroidal injections, I came to the Mandala Center and began acupuncture treatments with Marco along with massage treatments with Kendra. The combination of treatments along with Chinese Herbs prescribed by Marco have almost entirely eliminated the pain. I feel much better both physically and emotionally thanks to Marco and Kendra. In less than 2 months my condition has turned around and I can live virtually without pain. Marco listened compassionately and showed his concern at every session. Kendra’s massages were fantastic. Mandala has many resources to treat the entire person that I was not able to find elsewhere. I enthusiastically recommend the Mandala Center to anyone.”
“AVERTED 2 SURGERIES thanks to Marco Chung-Shu Lam!! I have benefited from Marco’s Chinese Medicine in the form of Acupuncture and herbalism for the past 6 years. Shortly after beginning to see Marco I suffered two severe gallbladder attacks within less than 2 weeks time, both consisted of several hours of excruciating pain and both landed me in the hospital emergency room. Following a series of tests a western medicine doctor provided me with a surgical referral to have my gallbladder removed. I went directly to Marco and asked if we could avoid surgery. Marco, accurately diagnosed my condition according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and put me on a Chinese herbal formula that immediately stopped any further gallbladder attacks; which gave us the time needed for his needlework and suggested specific dietary changes to take effect. I still have my gallbladder and have never had another attack!! Some years later, I thought I had dislocated my knee and could barely walk and could not bend my knee. Off to a specialist at UC Sports Medicine and an MRI. I was diagnosed as having degenerative cartilage loss leaving a rather large gap within my knee. The specialist recommended a surgery and a total recovery time of at least 6 months. I asked about physical therapy and the Dr reluctantly gave me a script for 6 weeks of therapy and stated “I guarantee you will be back here in 6 weeks asking for the surgery”. I again went straight to Marco and asked if we could avoid surgery. Marco started me on Chinese herbs for bone health and focused his needle work on healing my knee. I can walk, hike, fish, garden and pretty much anything I want and no my knee has never “gone out again” and no surgery! Additionally, I have Addison’s Disease which is a rare autoimmune disease impacting the Adrenal Glands. I was diagnosed over 30 years ago. Over the past 6 years, Marco has been able to provide support for my Adrenals and I have not had any adrenal crises while under his care! Of course, it goes without saying that over the course of 6 years he has treated my common colds, stomach bugs, viruses, allergies, general stress and improved my overall health. To say that Marco is extremely generous in sharing his healing skills with us all, is a bit of an understatement. I am truly grateful for all that he has and continues to do for me!! In a community over-filled with acupuncturists and healers it can be challenging to know who to trust with your health and wellbeing. The good news is, If you are reading this review, you can stop your search here, Marco Chung-Shu Lam is the REAL DEAL!!!”
When I came to see Todd, about 3 years ago, I couldn’t sit down, I could barely walk, and my muscles were so tight, it hurt to be touched. The reality was, my body had finally “frozen up” in response to the stress I had put it through for several years, prior – working 60-70 hours a week managing programs in the fast-paced, hi-tech environment; managing my Mother’s care and estate; living in two states, simultaneously; and managing multiple properties.
Rather than following the medical community’s suggested treatment of shooting steroids into my spine to address what they had diagnosed as sciatica, I began working with Todd to loosen and stretch the muscles – hip flexors, psoas, gluts, and quads to address the sciatica, specifically; AND the muscles in my entire body to allow energy to flow through my body, again. I “lovingly” call Todd, The Rack Man; however, in reality, Todd is a Master Body, Mind and Soul Practioner. Not only is he extremely skilled in all his healing modalities (Massage, Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese Medicine, Energy Work, etc.), he is very intuitive and knows how to integrate his practices in order to provide the most effective treatment for the present issue.
Todd’s practice heals at a level deeper than the topical, physical pain. Once my intense, immediate physical pain began to subside; his treatments started to work on the energy that was stuck in my body at a cellular level – an emotional level – a memory level.
I am so grateful that my path crossed with Todd. I have my life back, because of working with him. Not only can I move, pain free, again; I have consciously made significant changes in my lifestyle – changes that honor my body, my soul, and my purpose. I encourage anyone who is seeking to manage their stress or to up-level their game, be it in athletics, business, or any other personal endeavor, to experience the empowerment, clarity, focus, and energy that you receive when working with Todd.
‘As a former fitness professional and athlete, avid hiker and a person who has had a lot of significant injuries including a total hip reconstruction. I’ve been under the care of countless body workers and I am extremely picky when it comes to choosing a body work practitioner. Emily’s intuition and ability to read your body is uncanny. Both her in-depth knowledge and talented touch are a powerful healing combination. Just after one initial appointment I felt a difference in my structure and gait. Now that I’m half way through my 10 Series, for the first time in 15 years I feel more stable, more mobile and even taller. If you are struggling with any pain, instability, tightness, problems with your gait, and/or pesky structural issues, don’t wait another day and go see Emily at Wishall Wellness.’
Mandala and Marco are the best healers I’ve found. That’s saying a lot for Boulder, but I’ve been to a dozen other alternative medicine practitioners in Boulder and I can say that confidently. I’ve seen Marco now for 10 years, and I’ve gotten bodywork at the clinic repeatedly, and overcame all my health challenges from colds and flus to chronic diseases and sports injuries. I recommend Mandala Integrative Medicine completely. You can trust Marco with your life.
I wanted to treat myself to 90 minutes of relaxation and delicious bodywork. I also knew Drew from other work together, and wanted to try out his services. Afterwards, I felt relaxed, well-kneaded, and physically renewed. As I left, I was already thinking about when I could come back again! Drew is quietly thorough, has a simultaneously subtle and penetrative touch, and holds a casual and caring space for clients. I would definitely recommend Drew to others. I don’t live in Boulder, but have been willing to make the trip for Drew’s massage!
‘I am a college athlete and had a back injury from lifting. I had an x-ray, MRI, saw multiple sports doctors and nobody could figure out how to take my pain away. After just 1 session with Emily I had 90% pain relief and was able to start rehab because of the pain relief. I had no experience with Rolfing before this session and would HIGHLY recommend it. I am now almost pain free and able to complete daily tasks without wincing. WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!’
If you are looking for an acupuncturist and/or herbalist in Boulder, Marco is the answer. An acupuncturist myself, I did a fair amount of research before choosing a practitioner I trusted with my care. I knew I wanted to work with a 5 Element practitioner, and after one of my most influential out-of-state teachers recommended Marco, I opted to commute from Denver and give him a try. I have now been regularly receiving treatment from Marco for a year and a half. I have worked with Marco to maintain my physical and emotional health, relieve chronic and acute aches and pains, and take concrete steps to create stability and maintain personal growth in my day to day life. Not only is Marco an extremely knowledgeable and skilled acupuncturist and herbalist, but he also has an innate ability to help you search beneath your current symptoms to find deeper ways to realign your body from within. In almost every session, Marco is able to make a single statement or ask me one question that compassionately illuminates how I ended up feeling the way I did in the first place. As a female, I prioritize feeling safe when working with male health care practitioners. Marco’s clinic is an extremely safe space. Thanks to the supportive environment Marco creates, I feel both safe in my body and also comfortable discussing my true self without fear. I am very grateful for the work I have done with Marco and recommend him highly and without hesitation to anyone seeking more harmony in their body, mind, and overall health.
Marco was an amazing support for my fertility journey. He helped me regulate my cycle, improve my fertility, and when I ended up using IVF to conceive, his acupuncture helped me every step of the way to prepare my body for success, to grow and carry a healthy baby and to deliver and recover from the birth. He went out of his way to make sure he was available at the critical moments, and provided helpful advice, emotional support and referrals to other skilled practitioners. And what’s more, beyond just the acupuncture and herbs, he helped me learn about how I could take charge of my own fertility journey and to understand the hormones and rhythms of my body. Marco is a knowledgeable practitioner who takes time to listen and empathize with his patients and learn about their whole selves, he takes time to educate them and acts as a supportive partner in enhancing one’s well-being and health.