The Results Were Amazing!
“Deciding to come to the Mankato Acupuncture Clinic for treatment gave me an option away from conventional medicine. When the doctor said they wanted to place pain medication in my neck with a live MRI and needle, I was not happy with that option. I asked what he thought of alternative medicine and told him I was contemplating acupuncture for my condition. He was okay with it but said if needed, the treatment plan was on file. I have not been back to a doctor or a chiropractor about my neck in 2 years!
The most impressive thing about the treatments is how fast they started to relieve the pain. I started with going about twice a week, and in about 4 months, we tapered appointments to once every 3 weeks. Now I see Stephanie on an as needed basis. I have been back a few times but the length between visits is more to relieve stress than for my original problem.
The seminar held at my place of work helped me to gather the information on being needled. The first appointment Stephanie asked if I was nervous and put in the first needle to help me relax. In about 15 seconds I felt much more relaxed and at ease.
I was not sure what to expect from acupuncture. I was not even sure it would help my condition, but I wanted to try. I’m so glad I did. I believe that this treatment option was the best for me. Now I go back when I feel stressed and I just love the way I feel after a treatment. Relaxed and energized!
The results were amazing! The doctor wanted to put a shot in my neck. My thought was one wrong move and I’m paralyzed. I wanted to try something less invasive to see if it would help. It helped not only for my condition, but in so many other ways and it has lasted almost 2 years and counting!
Each time I went to an appointment, it was a very personal experience. Stephanie got to know me and my family just by the questions she asked. Each return appointment she asked how my family was doing. And she also told me about some of her experiences as well. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease. She assessed me each appointment an that made each visit different and personal.
I have recommended Mankato Acupuncture to several people, including my own son and daughter. I’ve told many people about my experience and how acupuncture has helped me. I even asked Stephanie to recommend someone for my daughter because she lives in a different city. Stephanie was able to use her connections and help me out in that respect as well.”
You Really Don’t Have Anything to Lose! Just the Pain!
“My name is Juli and I’m 50 years old. I received a postcard from Mankato Acupuncture Clinic in January 2012 announcing her Open House. I couldn’t go that evening but it gave me the push I needed to call for an appointment.
I was having a lot of shoulder pain and wasn’t sleeping at night. Stephanie made me feel very comfortable. After we visited a bit I had no fear to move forward to have her needle me. Stephanie is an awesome listener and tries to address any and all issues you have going on. Being needled is NOT painful. In fact, it is so relaxing that if you don’t take a nap, that would be unusual.
Not only did my shoulder pain disappear, but many, many, many other aches and pains and medical issues improved. I’ve also had Chron’s for 38 years and acupuncture helps me stay in remission. I have never felt this good in my 38 years with this disease! Six years ago my knees were so bad it hurt to bend, exercise, bike or kneel. It really put a hamper on my active lifestyle. I was even recommended to have surgery but because of acupuncture, I didn’t need to have that. I run, bike, do yoga, garden and am very active. If my knees start to hurt, I see Stephanie and am good to go again.
I would recommend Stephanie Hylla and acupuncture for whatever ails you. You really don’t have anything to lose! Just the pain!”
Give It a Try! You Won’t Regret It!”
“I have been a patient of Mankato Acupuncture for over 2 years now. I use acupuncture to minimize the pain from and the amount of medication that I must take for my Rheumatoid Arthritis. Acupuncture is an important part of my health maintenance plan. There is little, if any discomfort from the needles during an acupuncture treatment. In fact, I normally sleep through the majority of the treatment. The environment and actual treatment are relaxing and rejuvenating. While acupuncture manages my pain, it also increases my energy levels. Stephanie is a caring and qualified acupuncturist who works hard to treat your individual needs. Give it a try! You won’t regret it!”
Amazing Results! Thank you Stephanie!
“I was in Mankato at a business when I overheard two ladies talking about acupuncture. My husband and I used to have acupuncture done by our chiropractor. He moved to Colorado. So I asked who they would recommend. The one woman quickly gave me a card and claimed that ‘she’ (Stephanie) has given her life back. Two weeks later, I called and made an appointment. I had sciatica in my right leg. After a few appointments it got better and with more appointments I am sciatica free. I can now drive anywhere without shifting in the seat.
I was not apprehensive over the needles. You just have to relax and Stephanie helps you with that.
Stephanie has been blessed with the gift of touch. I am always amazed at how she knows what my body is telling her. For instance, she asked me if I was having a stomach ache and I said ‘No’, but then later that day I did. Stephanie has not only helped me but she has helped my husband with his sciatica. We have recommended her to many people and given out her cards. It is amazing results. Thank you Stephanie!”
For Anyone Uncertain, Just Try It! It Just Might Work!
“In 2013 I went to the Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic for what I found out was Piriformis Syndrome. Never having any problems before, I headed the advice and received Physical Therapy. After 3 months, I was told that it works for 89% of their patients, but it wasn’t working for me. I was then set up with an appointment to see a back surgeon. Before going to that appointment, I happened to see the Mankato Acupuncture Clinic sign. I walked in and inquired with who I call ‘Dr. Stephanie’. She took the time to talk with me. When I asked her if acupuncture would work for me, she looked me in the eyes and said, ‘I don’t know’. For the cost of acupuncture verses back surgery, I was willing to find out.
My first visit, ‘Dr. Stephanie’ knew I was responding. After about 5 or 6 treatments, I was getting relief. I hadn’t had relief from this pain in over a year and a half! I kept up the sessions (another 4 or 5) and I had improved almost 100%. I was told to come back if I needed to. After 6 months now, I’m still doing pretty good. ‘Dr. Stephanie’ has an entire resource of people she can recommend for things like massage therapy and chiropractic care. I loved how she could work my sessions into my schedule. But what I truly appreciated was her honesty to tell me she didn’t know if it would help or not. I had to try it. After the first session, I felt something. Even though I have no love for needles, she was patient with me and even held my hand through the first session!
For anyone uncertain about acupuncture, just try it! It just might work!
Oh, and yes, I did go to the back surgeon appointment and shared with him that I had started acupuncture and massage therapy. He said, ‘Good thing to try. Let me know how that’s working for you.’ It was a great day when I called him to let him know that it worked for me.”
Happy to have Found a Drug Free, Surgery Free Way to Treat My Back Pain
“I have been dealing with lower back pain for many years. it became more difficult to deal with as time went on. I had stiffness and pain getting out of bed in the morning. I had a difficult time with leg pain, walking and rising to a standing position from sitting. I had pain pills, pain injections and suggestions of surgery and trigger point injections. I decided I needed to do something and did not want to go on with pain pills, invasive procedures or surgery.
I began seeing a chiropractor who gave me moderate relief of my pain, but I needed to continue with anti-inflammatory drugs in addition to his adjustments. I would have facet joint flare ups where I could not straighten up without great pain. My chiropractor suggested acupuncture as an adjunct treatment. I was also doing yoga, but had difficulty with certain poses that seemed restricted by pain or discoordination of movement.
I made an appointment with Stephanie at Mankato Acupuncture Clinic. She did an extensive assessment and listened to my concerns. She explained acupuncture, TCM theory and how she would proceed. She suggested some lifestyle changes and that I receive 8 treatments.
After the first treatment I felt some unexpected relief as I thought it would take several to really get an effect. Treatments gave me a sense of overall wellbeing, in addition to decreasing my pain in a way that had me not focus my energy on it. Pain was tolerable on a daily basis. My ability to do yoga poses improved. Due to my arthritis, I will never be 100% pain free, but continued treatment makes a big difference in my quality of life. When I do not follow her recommendations on lifestyle changes, I can feel the difference. I continue to have treatments when I can and look forward to them as I know how much better I will feel after. I am now off of any pain medications. I continue to have maintenance chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture treatments, and have not had any flares. Any increased pain I do have is usually a result of myself making unhealthy choices in my diet or weekend warrior activity.
I am happy to have found a drug free, surgery free way to treat my back pain.”
Stephanie Hylla at Mankato Acupuncture is a Fantastic Person!
“Stephanie Hylla at Mankato Acupuncture is a fantastic person. When you are greeted by her on your first treatment, you know that it will be so easy to talk with her. The healing energy she has is immediately evident. I felt like I was instantly calmer after sitting with her for a minute. She has a great knowledge that she shares with you and allows you to help yourself to get back on track. That is one of the most powerful things about acupuncture.”
Highly Recommend Mankato Acupuncture and Stephanie Hylla
“I came to Mankato Acupuncture for the first time when my regular acupuncturist was out of town. Stephanie did an excellent job and I was impressed by her professional bedside manner. Shortly thereafter, I found out that my acupuncturist was selling her practice and began coming regularly to Stephanie. It was an easy transition. Stephanie is prompt in returning emails and phone calls and is flexible at scheduling. She provides reliable service and is knowledgeable in the history of traditional Chinese medicine. I have back and neck pain which require monthly acupuncture visits in order to remain pain free. I would highly recommend Mankato Acupuncture and Stephanie Hylla.”
Highly Recommend Her to Anyone Looking to Treat a Health Condition
“I have struggled with respiratory issues since I was a child, starting with many bronchial infections which developed into asthma as a teenager. My doctor encouraged trying many different ‘western’ medications, all of which attempted to control, not treat, my symptoms. For me, this was a very difficult time thinking I would be doing my best to ‘control’ something which can be an annoyance at best, and very frightening at its worst for my foreseeable future. I was highly dependent on my albuterol (steroid-based) inhaler for many years, which was expensive, frustrating, and not conducive to a healthy body. I noticed that walking and exercise lessened my symptoms, but allergies and heavy exercise made it much worse. After my husband ran to find my inhaler for the thousandth time while I had an attack, he suggested we consider looking for a different way of treating my asthma.
After researching local acupuncturists, I began treatment with Stephanie the next week in 2011. Although I don’t have a fear of needles, I was very curious about the placement of them and what each was expected to do. Stephanie was awesome about answering all of my questions. I had a better understanding of how acupuncture works while receiving treatment. She explained what to expect after my first treatment and we set up future appointments. I knew acupuncture wouldn’t instantly treat my asthma – however I did notice small changes even after the first treatment. I slept better, felt better, and started to breathe better. Along with treatments, Stephanie was able to find a correct dosage of herbal supplements that greatly improved my treatment of asthma. I continued to receive treatment from Stephanie on a regular basis until I went back to college in Minneapolis the following fall. I still have treatments with Stephanie, although not as often as I like due to my schedule.
The biggest indicator that acupuncture works, to me, if that while seeing my doctor last week for a regular check-up, he was able to remove asthma from my chart as I have been symptom and attack free for over a year and a half. Stephanie is always available over email to answer any questions I have and provide dietary suggestions for different things from a cold to a yeast infection. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to treat a health condition or even to just feel better on a daily basis.”
Professional, Thorough, Sensitive to the Patient’s Concerns
“Stephanie Hylla was definitely the right person for me. I have always been interested in alternative medicine but leaned toward chiropractic to treat pain caused by subluxation of my cervical vertebrae. When I met Stephanie she taught me a lot about my neck and explained what treatment was available through her. The thought of needles all over me sort of bummed me out until I watched her demonstration of how tiny they were and what they would accomplish. My neck pain is gone and range of motion improved after just a few treatments.
Stephanie is professional, thorough, sensitive to the patient’s concerns and a pleasure to know. If anyone has second thoughts about acupuncture, I recommend that they discuss their needs with Stephanie and they will find their fears unfounded and allayed.”
Very Neat, Clean and Rrofessionally Run
“I have long-standing chronic neck and upper back pain, due to spasms, and acupuncture has helped me control this pain. My first appointment helped with understanding how Eastern and Western medicine differed. Needling was explained well, along with needle disposal. The clinic is very neat, clean and professionally run. I always feel welcomed and very comfortable.
Initially I thought I would go to the clinic, have a treatment, then maybe not want to continue, but I have found the treatments helpful enough that I continue to have acupuncture every 2-3 weeks, at my own expense. Even though my insurance doesn’t cover it, I find them helpful enough that I keep going. I would recommend the Mankato Acupuncture Clinic as another form of therapy that can be used to improve one’s overall states of health and pain control.”
I Would Enthusiastically Recommend Stephanie
”I had done acupuncture prior to seeing Stephanie and what I immediately noted as setting her apart from others s both the thoroughness and amount of time she appropriates to understanding what brought me there. Additionally, during succeeding appointments, Stephanie continues to spend time accessing and notating my current health needs. I have found her to be skillful, knowledgeable and respectful. I trust her to know how to treat differing symptomatology. I would enthusiastically recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for the healing advantages of acupuncture.”
“A wonderful experience. I learned so much about my body through Stephanie’s expertise and was amazed how good I felt after receiving acupuncture. Anyone with fertility/reproductive issues should try this out. I would recommend to all from as little as headaches, to back pain, to fertility issues. My body and mind felt the best while getting acupuncture. Stephanie is wonderful!”
Significantly Improved My Health
“I wish I had experienced the benefits of acupuncture years ago. I admire Stephanie’s expertise. She patiently explains the process, answers questions, and carefully listens to what is revealed about one’s health. I have received relief from stress, arthritis pain, IBS, and Meniere’s disease, not to mention having more spring in my step these days. Her care has significantly improved my health.”