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Success Stories

In addition to our Google Reviews, Facebook Reviews, and Yelp Reviews, here are some Success Stories we've received from happy patients over the last decade. Whether it's treating pain, improving quality of life, or even cosmetic acupuncture, we've got a Success Story to share with you! It's Your Turn! Book online today to find out what everyone's talking about.

Laura has made me feel younger

I have always believed in alternative medicine, but Laura Stauffer Parks made me realize just how much we as people have lost over time and how I can get it back.

Laura has made me feel younger and given me the gift of how I used to see the world. Not the way I started to see things, I now have my wonder of things back and I really felt a positive shift in myself which I know helps me deal with my day-to-day objectives.

I just love Laura’s positive attitude and out-look on life it’s infectious.


This experience changed my life

Dearest Laura Stauffer Parks,

I am writing this per your request to describe my acupuncture experience with you. This experience changed my life.

Each of my treatments gave me something…some helped my deal with my stressful life better, some helped me realize my true potential and, in your words, my gifts.

As a trained psychotherapist who is living with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, I have at times lost sight of how to help myself, and with your help I have regained much of this sight. I also have gained much of the self-confidence that has been hiding in my soul that I will need to start my private practice…which I plan to start after the beginning of the New Year. Perhaps the most amazing thing you have helped me with is that I have stopped smoking marijuana for the longest time in 5 years and this time I feel stronger in this achievement than I have ever felt before. For the first time in years I can talk with my patients and tell them that there is life after substance abuse, without feeling like a hypocrite.

I want to thank you Laura for the many things you have helped me with and have given to me…I very much appreciate your being part of my journey.


I started to have peace of mind

I started seeing Laura Stauffer Parks back in October of 2009. We had met at a networking event, and her amazing personality shined in a room with over 200 people. We had discussed acupuncture and holistic medicines as I had been interested since my time in Korea.

October of last year I came into Tai Sophia an absolute mess. I was high strung, ball of stress, with tendonitis in my right elbow and knee problems.

Laura’s charisma, clarity and calmness was contagious. I immediately was at ease. We began acupuncture treatments and soon the bursitis went away, and my body became more regular.

I soon became more aware of how my body felt and what I put into my body. I started to have peace of mind. I could tell how certain things affected my body, and how to correct things on my own.

I remember one time, on the way to acupuncture, a guy ran into my car, then sped off. I was very stressed and uptight, as well as angry. An hour later, Laura had relieved my stress and I was back at peace.

Through the past year, she has always shined with the light, her skills in acupuncture are magical, my body has never felt better, and my mind and spirit never more at peace with the world and my surroundings.

I wish her all the best, and I miss having our regular treatments. What started out as an experiment in holistic medicine, has turned into a way of life.


Her energy and warm smile

Having seen Laura Stauffer Parks around Tai Sophia Institute and the clinic before getting to know her, I was very excited when I learned that she would be joining our core group. Her energy and warm smile had already made their way into my heart, and now I would get the chance to know her and find out more about this abundant energy she gives so freely to the world. I wasn’t at all surprised to discover that Laura was a Reiki master and practitioner. She has that glow about her that starts to heal as soon as one sees it. Whenever she’s near me I feel much more at peace and a smile spreads across my face. Even in moments of stress a smile is not that far from her lips nor is the warmth and love that radiates from her spirit.

The first time I was in the treatment room as her partner I was blown away by the amount of tending and acknowledgement that poured from her heart onto her patient. Inside my mind I was thinking, “oh my goodness, this is the luckiest patient in the world right now..! I wish that was me on the table..!” Her attention to detail without losing presence was incredible. I in fact did not think it possible to be so thorough while staying so connected to everything that was happening. But she was sooo connected… both to the patient and to the Spirit that permeates the air all around her as she treats. The way she spoke to the patient, not just in the words of encouragement and acknowledgement, but in the conviction that came through with those words was AWE inspiring, and extremely empowering. I felt empowered and I was just the partner. There is a very perceivable change that takes place when Laura begins speaking from that place deep inside of her, like in Reiki—the moment the Spirit descends and comes through the practitioner and into the patient, things get magical and words cease to describe it. I feel that Energy of Reiki coming right through her words, and I am certain that her patients feel it, as I know I do as I’m sitting there listening.

I am so lucky that I have had the chance to not only be a witness to the healing energy that flows through Laura, but I have been its recipient as well. After one of those occasions, aside from feeling awesome, I couldn’t help but think about all those clients who, like myself would now have to find another massage therapist, another acupuncturist. . . Finding the right massage therapist, the right acupuncturist, is not easy. Finding someone like Laura with all her energy, strength and love along with the complete and total acceptance she brings to everyone she’s with, without exception, is something of the impossible. I am really going to miss her… and this is the hardest part about meeting someone as sweet and loving as Laura… when they leave it is certain that tears will follow… it happened to me as I thought about her, as I’m sure it did to many others whose heart has been touched and healed in some way just by being in her presence.

-Daniel K.

Tai Sophia Institute Alumni

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