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Labor induction

I began seeing Faith the week before my first child was due, my doula had suggested trying acupuncture to get labor started. The hospital had told me they wanted to induce me which I was trying to avoid. I saw Faith on a Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Thursday she added some special seeds to the tips of my pinky toes and during my session I was able to visualize this spot within me that I felt was my cervix. I had a big talk with it as well as my baby that we were going to all work together to have labor start soon and naturally. I visualized my cervix opening, and I am not into visualization at all. That Thursday night my water broke and I delivered my daughter the next day. I’m so grateful to Faith and have continued to see her after labor for some postpartum anxiety. She’s the best!
– S.R. 7/2022

Trigger finger

I had seen a hand surgeon for what was diagnosed as “trigger finger” (stenosing tenosynovitis) and told surgery could correct it. My wife knew someone who had the same condition that claimed acupuncture corrected the problem. I decided to go that route and after 5 or 6 sessions with Faith, my condition did not clear up. However, a week later, it did! I attribute this to the acupuncture because there was nothing else I had done to treat it. Faith is the real deal!
-J.K 5/2022

Great Acupuncturist – Highly Recommended!

I have seen Faith several times for different issues (insomnia, digestion, and neck pain), and she’s helped me each time. She is a skilled acupuncturist who is very friendly and caring. Every time I visit, I leave feeling so much better. I highly recommend her, just save some appointment space for me!
-R.W. 2/2022

Gentlest Acupuncturist Ever!

I am 66 years old and when I first started seeing Faith it for my chronic migraine. I had seen another acupuncturist before her but stopped because I am afraid of needles and it hurt. Under Faith’s care my migraine subsided shortly after and I felt more myself again, something I hadn’t felt in a long time. The next time I sought Faith was for my sciatica. My MRI revealed spinal stenosis with multiple areas of pinched nerves at my lower spine, hence the radiating pain that made it difficult for me to walk or sleep comfortably. My physician informed me possible treatment options include pain meds, steroid injections, PT, and possibly surgery. I am doing PT but am not open to steroid injections or surgery at this time. I was on pain meds for a short while but saw no improvement unless I continually took them. Pain meds made me feel sluggish, I started to feel depressed. I went back to Faith. I recalled I could barely climb on to her table. Slowly with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, my sciatica pain became manageable. I do still take the occasional Tylenol. The best part is I felt myself coming alive again. I find Faith to be a skilled and gentle acupuncturist. I am still afraid of needles, yet I keep going back because of the progress I am making. I feel blessed to be under the care of a compassionate and caring acupuncturist. I would not hesitate to recommend Faith.
– D.B. 2/2021

First Acupuncture Experience

I had a history of severe sinus pain and poor lymph drainage from a previous cancer surgery. I found Faith by chance, as she was one of three acupuncturists that my insurance was contracted with. I called all three and she was the only one that answered. I was desperate for relief, and went in to my first appointment with hope. She took time to evaluate my symptoms, pulses, and tongue. She hit all the right spots. I was so relaxed after the first session. Not only can I breathe without pain, I have stopped grinding my teeth, my lymph nodes are draining, my blood pressure is lower, I have less anxiety and am more positive. The needles don’t hurt, and she doesn’t reuse them. I literally carry a few of her business cards with me and hand them out to people that have conditions, that years of western medicine and/or prescriptions have not provided a clear solution…and tell them that acupuncture is the real deal. My husband who is really “anti” holistic…has started going to her, and now admits he is feeling much better, physically & emotionally. If nothing else seems to work…give Faith a try. She’s not only a gifted, intuitive healer, she’s an AWESOME person too!!!
-C.A 2/2020

“In one treatment, Faith relieved a lower-back pain that I have had for probably fifteen years. (I was so accustomed to this pain that I hadn’t even seen her for that issue — Faith checked my pulses and asked me if my lower back was hurting.) Over the years I had tried many different types of treatments to no avail, but I can’t tell you how amazing it is to be free of this. It’s been a few weeks now – still good. She is a healer. Thank you!”

– Valerie Richardson

“Faith is magic! I came to her for anxiety/depression relief, and she has since aided me not only in that health journey but numerous others as well. She listens, understands, and helps intuitively. My experience has been terrific. Highly recommend!”

– Natalie J

“I began seeing Faith about a month ago. I was struggling to find an acupuncturist through my insurance company. she was the only person who help guide me through the referral process between my PCP, Ins. Co, and her.
My reason for seeking her help was for the cervical pain I was experiencing from mild nerve compression, spurs on the spine and arthritis. My goal was to be pain free and not get steroid injections as suggested by my Doctors.
After my 1st visit I noticed less pain. We are still working on eliminating the pain and I feel with each visit this will be accomplished.
Faith is a very comfortable, warm, and knowledgeable person. Her office is clean, she only allows one person in her space at a time.
I love her heated bed and the allotted time always feels sufficient.
5 stars for sure.”

– L Affek

“Brilliant experience in such a short amount of time. Several perplexing and nagging health problems were finally shifted in working with Faith. After over half a year of trying other things and countless tests, it was her quick understanding of my system and the likely root causes and interconnections between things that made a dent in these problems. Looking forward to continue working with her in the future!”

– Heidi Higginbottom

“I started seeing Faith in my 35th week of pregnancy to support flipping my baby in a breech position. I have never been to an acupuncturist before and while not resistant, I just had no idea what to expect. Faith was so reassuring, professional, and supportive of my goals and clearly explained how and why things worked. AND TEHY DID WORK! My sweet girl flipped after a week of at home treatments and several office visits. I cannot recommend Faith or her services enough- even if you’re not sure what you need, her intuition and support are unequaled. I will be returning after my baby is born and look forward to a long relationship.”

– Allison Chryst

“I started acupuncture to help me work on digestive issues. Faith is a wonderful person and a skilled practitioner. She had great advice about dietary changes and set me up with Chinese herbs. All in all, I have definitely experienced improvements in digestive health. I also noticed other subtle changes to my state of mind when I was getting acupuncture on a weekly basis. During a stressful & busy time in my life (my first quarter of grad school during a pandemic), Faith helped me feel more balanced. She is a very grounding presence and her office is lovely. I feel that I am a little more cautious than most about Covid-19, and I felt safe with her protocol. I wholeheartedly recommend Avalon Acupuncture if you are curious about what acupuncture can do for you.”

– Ashlee Carstens

“I’ve been seeing Faith for a little over two years now. When I first saw her for a chronic shoulder issue, she sensed something was off, prompting me to get a blood panel and other tests. I discovered that I had extremely high blood sugar and cholesterol. I was diagnosed T2 diabetic at the age of 39. I made some sweeping dietary changes, and in conjunction with acupuncture, have been able to get my blood sugar and cholesterol levels to within normal limits. She has counseled and advised me on my diet, and has provided much needed relief for several pain issues related to snowboarding, and most recently, gout. She has a gently touch, and listens well during the course of treatments. I highly recommend Faith at Avalon.”

– Giancarlo Gacad

“I highly recommend Faith’s services. I injured my left arm in a bike accident. The x-rays showed no fractures but the pain was so excruciating I could hardly move my arm.  I saw a myofascial release practitioner and chiropractor which I’m sure helped but after a month post accident, the pain was still so severe my normal activities were severely limited. That was a big scare for someone who is 69 years old! After just two appointments with Faith, I started to see an improvement. After a few more appointments, I’m back to my normal self. Faith is a skilled practitioner. She is knowledgeable and observant and notices the most subtle things. I am so glad I found Faith.”

– Jaci Nicolai

“Faith’s purple cloud ointment is amazing! We use it for everything and it works wonders on my daughter’s eczema, so much so that we don’t have to use the steroid cream recommended by my pediatrician. My daughter asks for it anytime she is hurt, she says it fixes everything☺️ and now that it comes in a tube like chapstick I can take it anywhere and it makes putting it on super easy!”

– Amber Hunt

“I can only say good things about Faith and her business! I came in hardly being able to stand up straight with chronic back pain that was sciatica. At the time I couldn’t sit for more than 10min without being in pain. For several months I had tried chiropractic, medications, and some physical therapy and a spineologist said I might consider surgery as an option.I reached out to Faith as a last resort and after 5 sessions I noticed a real difference. It only took about 10 sessions total for complete healing!A year later and I’ve had no back pain since! Absolutely incredible. If you’re on the fence, I’d ask yourself: how serious are you about getting better? If you’ve tried everything else, what do you have to lose? Try it for a month and then see if there’s a difference!”

– Bryn Knapp

“I can’t say enough good things about Faith. I’m a Chiropractor in the community and the people I refer to her have nothing but good things to say. She’s professional, looks deeply into the issue and uses her acupuncture and Chinese medicine background to find the major hitters in a problem. I’ve also started seeing her for some skin issues I’ve been having. The herbal rubs she has recommended have made a big difference and I feel well cared for every time I leave an appointment. Check her out to see how she can help :)”

– Richard Tran

“Going to Avalon Acupuncture is always a wonderful experience and I can’t say enough about Faith. She is great at tackling pain points by using a combination of acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbs. Looking forward to my next session with her!”

– Matt A

“I highly recommend Faith! 11 months ago I developed what I thought was sciatic nerve pain, especially near my sitz bones. I assumed sitting at a computer for my job was the cause. Despite switching to a standing desk/ergonomic chair, and increasing my yoga and stretching routine, the pain progressively increased over the past 10 months. After only one treatment from Faith, I experienced significant improvement. A few sessions later and the pain is almost entirely gone! Thank you, Faith!”

– Jennifer Van Egmond

“I was hospitalized with a 5mm kidney stone that was stuck in the ureter. Because I was born with Spina Bifida, my anatomy is a bit different and I needed more intervention than someone else might. They performed a nephrostomy which is a tube directly in the back and into the kidney with an external bag that collected the urine so the fluid would not back up into the kidney and cause damage. I was a mess and felt so vulnerable when I had my first treatment with Faith. She was so compassionate and put me at ease immediately. I was scheduled to have the kidney stone broken up in the hospital in a few weeks. I had 3 acupuncture treatments with Faith and when I was on the operating table they were looking for the kidney stone using ultrasound and they couldn’t find it, it had passed. There was no stone and no obstruction. I didn’t need the procedure and they took the nephrostomy tube out and sent me home. I was elated! I called Faith right away with the news that the treatment was successful! Faith is very skilled in acupuncture and Chinese medicine and I have full ‘faith’ in her and will continue to have treatment from her. -KD”

– Kim Duff

“I had one treatment for kidney stones today; not one time before. I was scheduled for surgery at the end of the month but I thought I would try and get a little relief just to buy me some time till then. That appointment is now null and void, because within 20 minutes after leaving Avalon Acupuncture in Chinese Medicine, I passed my largest stone… 8 mm! Literally months of agony gone just like that! Faith Foster is the absolute best and I encourage you to find out for yourself! Thank you, Faith!”

– April S.

“Faith is a skilled practitioner. She truly listens and treats accordingly. After a treatment, I experience improvement and less pain. And some of the best relaxation/rest I get is during a treatment! Highly recommend Avalon Acupuncture!”

– Kerri Holferty

“My five year old daughter has severe eczema. We have tried all different kinds of lotions but none truly make it go away and many sting her poor skin. We used a special skin ointment given to us by Faith and it helped heal my daughter’s skin within days. Now whenever she starts to get an eczema patch she asks for the “magic lotion” because she knows it will make it go away fast. If you have skin issues I would highly recommend that you visit Faith for help.”

– Chris Montrose

“Faith is attentive, knowledgeable, and thorough! Her holistic approach has tremendously impacted my overall health. I am highly impressed by her practice, professionalism, and warmth.”

– Ana Cortez

“No matter the issue, Faith’s comprehensive knowledge and intuition inform my treatments. In each situation my concerns are addressed: pain, sleeplessness, anxiety, tonifying; she has effectively done it all! I highly recommend this skilled and caring practitioner.”

– Nancy Mullane

“She is a miracle worker! Not only is she super informative and honest, but I’m currently pregnant and she has been able to help my sicknesses with certain teas and remedies that are baby safe. I highly recommend her!!”

– Paige Davidson

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