Praise

Reproductive Health  |  Pain  |  Other Conditions

I specialize in reproductive health, but Chinese medicine can treat a wide variety of conditions. I have treated everything from herniated discs to vertigo to PTSD to hemiplegia. Poke around below to see what my patients have to say.

 

Reproductive Health

Twin Pregnancy from IVF

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I would like to, first of all, thank Jacqueline for playing an important role in the success of my pregnancy along with my safe delivery.  She has always been very professional and caring.  Her office is always very organized and sparkly clean.  I will highly recommend anyone who is dealing with infertility or any other issues to go to Jacqueline because she will help treat the problem. 

Oocyte Cryopreservation, Freezing Eggs for Later Use

The whole journey has been amazing, and I couldn’t have asked for better support and a more thorough, whole, and balanced approach.

Jacqueline worked wonders for me!  I went to her as I was considering freezing my eggs as a single 38 year old woman.  Fertility tests showed a decline in fertility as my FSH levels were rising.  After 6 months of treatments with Jacqueline (which included acupuncture, Chinese herbs, supplements, and changing my diet), I was ecstatic to see FSH levels at less than half of what they were when I started (down 4.9 from 10.5). I completed 2 cycles of egg freezing with minimal side effects, and with those FSH levels near to where they probably were 15 - 20 years ago!  I now have 19 eggs on ice, waiting for me if I need them, when I'm ready to start a family.  The whole journey has been amazing, and I couldn't have asked for better support and a more thorough, whole, and balanced approach.  At first I wasn't sure if it would help my situation, but numbers don't lie!  I'd highly recommend anyone considering oocyte cryopreservation and / or IVF procedures to work with Sweet Beet Acupuncture first for the most successful results. 

Primary Infertility/Pregnancy

After trying to get pregnant for many months without regular periods and approaching 35, I went to see a reproductive endocrinologist who diagnosed me with PCOS.  I began a dizzying array of hormones to make me cycle and ovulate. Having known several people who had luck getting pregnant with the help of acupuncture, I went to see Jacqueline, and boy, oh, boy am I glad I did. While I continued seeking treatment from traditional Western medicine (ultimately going through three rounds of IUIs), it was the treatments with Jacqueline (acupuncture, herbs, diet) that kept me grounded, sane, and ultimately helped me get pregnant. I then continued seeing Jacqueline throughout my pregnancy, seeking help for the various aches and pains from nausea to constipation to insomnia. Throughout the whole often trying experience, Jacqueline was a rock. She approaches each visit both as a studied practitioner and as a caring friend. I looked forward to seeing her each week and I am beyond grateful for all she did in helping me meet my beautiful baby girl.

Chronic Menstrual Pain

I was suffering from chronic menstrual pain and could not find a single doctor who could help me with long-term solutions. Jacqueline changed that for me.

Acupuncture treatments can come with a lot of anxiety and discomfort, especially if one is new to alternative medicine.  I admittedly avoided treatments for a very long time due to fear of having needles all over my body.  I was suffering from chronic menstrual pain and could not find a single doctor who could help me with long-term solutions.  Jacqueline changed that for me.  I now have confidence in acupuncture and would highly recommend Jacqueline.

Pregnancy Support & Labor Prep

I gave birth to my daughter last Saturday. Everything went smoothly. My water broke Saturday at 5:15am. I stayed home until my contractions got more frequent and checked in the hospital around 9am. By then, my contractions were every 2 minutes and I had dilated 5cm. By noon I was 9 cm and around 3:15pm I started pushing. She was born at 3:58pm.

I'm so grateful for the acupuncture treatment that you gave me. I'm a true believer that my labor process was more tolerable and pleasant thanks to it. 

Pain

Chronic Back Pain

I used to have chronic back pain from sitting at a desk for my job. I started getting treated by Jacqueline shortly before getting pregnant and haven't had any back pain during my pregnancy (now week 30) which is amazing! Before I got pregnant I wanted to get pregnant but I was so scared I would be in pain throughout the whole pregnancy. I am so grateful for these treatments.

Back Spasm

I had never done acupuncture before. I went to Jacqueline on a whim because I had a bunch of stress/tension trapped in my back. Jacqueline got it all out in one treatment. It was a calming soothing experience that totally works. She was sweet and caring. Made me feel at ease. I went in not so sure, and left absolutely sure!  Would recommend this place to anyone.

Acute Neck Pain

I walked in with a pinched nerve in my neck, and after an hour, Jacqueline gave me my mobility back.  

Chronic Hand Pain

After three years of chronic left hand pain - including countless doctor's visits, entirely useless (and expensive) CT scans and X-rays, and 6 months of resultless physical therapy - I finally found Jacqueline. From my first visit it was clear this would be a different experience, as Jacqueline diligently examined my entire medical history (not just my hand pain), and was able to offer multiple solutions to my problem. We began acupuncture that day, and despite my lifelong fear of needles, she created a calming atmosphere that allowed my anxiety level to quickly fade into memory. In addition to the weekly treatments, Jacqueline provided invaluable advice regarding lifestyle and diet changes so that I could make progress towards getting rid of the pain every day, instead of only on days I visited the office. I noticed results quickly, and after approximately ten visits I was completely pain free. I'd give Sweet Beet Acupuncture my highest recommendation! 

Chronic Wrist Pain, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

I was shocked to find the pain had substantially lessened after my first visit with Jacqueline and had completely diminished after about four visits.

When my son was about four months old, I started experiencing extreme wrist pain. It made everyday tasks challenging and difficult.  I tried wearing a brace, saw numerous doctors, and underwent electrical stimulation, but nothing seemed to work. After about six months of dealing with the pain, a friend told me about Jacqueline. I had never tried acupuncture, but I was desperate to heal and get back to picking up my baby with ease.  I was shocked to find the pain had substantially lessened after my first visit with Jacqueline and had completely diminished after about four visits. I am so grateful to have worked with Jacqueline - a true healer with a warm and lovely energy that made my appointments truly enjoyable. 

Headache & Neck Tension

Feeling great - thank you! Headache was gone that evening and tightness of neck today…

Other Conditions

High Blood Pressure

Those herbs you gave me really helped me. My blood pressure got down to 125/70, I couldn't believe it! I was on six different medications and nothing would work. Now I only have to take one.

Stress Management

I love the work that Dr. Gabardy does. Her upbeat, warm nature made me feel totally comfortable, even though I had never experienced acupuncture before and had my reservations going in.  She gave her full attention while listening to what I was looking for in treatment, and I felt like she was treating me as a whole person rather than just my symptoms. Plus, I felt totally relaxed and amazing afterward. It was awesome!