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Patient Testimonials - Rick DeTroye L.Ac. LLC in Northeast Portland, OR 

Patient Testimonials

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You were there when I needed you in the hospital. You helped me to determine the kinds of foods that cause bloating and to be conscious of my eating habits and consequences of food. (70% chocolate is in the evening is NOT conducive to sleep.) You often know just the right place to insert a needle so I can relax/fall asleep on your table/be free of pain. You are the only person who has a pulse on my physical health at all times. You are sensitive, kind and caring and absolutely the BEST.

Rick is an amazing healer - dedicated, intuitive, focused, compassionate. He fixed two lumps on my achilles tendons that multiple allopaths had spent thousands of dollars diagnosing, but not healing. Rick fixed them in about five treatments and greatly relieved my pain, frustration and pocket book!

Thanks for your big heart and healing hands.

Thanks for everything! You are very kind and patient. You've made acupuncture less mysterious!

Thank you so much for the treatment today. I am much encouraged. I also really appreciate the way you go about your work.

Thanks for the careful and thorough treatment of my leg yesterday.

I have been Rick’s client since 2004. Since this time, I have frequently asked myself “what would I do (or how healthy would I be) without Rick’s expertise as an acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine herbalist?” He continues to provide healing to me on physical and emotional levels by providing treatments that are unique to my symptoms. Some of my treatments have included acupuncture, of course, Microcurrent Positional Tui Na (MPT) and herbs. His approach is multifaceted; he does not hesitate to try a different treatment that may work better than the previous treatment. I admire that Rick is a life-long learner and pursues new knowledge with a passion. Not only is he a life-long learner, but he is also a committed teacher and shares his wisdom in many settings—academic and training groups. His dedication brings the “latest and greatest” to his practice and clients. Rick’s professionalism, integrity and genuine concern have been consistent through the years. He asks me relevant questions prior to a treatment, listens thoughtfully to my responses, sends me follow-up emails and shares pertinent resources with me. I am blessed that Rick is my acupuncturist and herbalist. Thank you, Rick!

Belated thank you for your most excellent care and treatment this year. I have been virtually pain free since I last saw you and attribute it to your skill and knowledge.

Thank you for making my back feel better.

Thank you for all your help with my ankle and knees. I so appreciate your caring manner, curiosity and creativeness.

Just wanted to let you know that I completed the marathon today! It was rough on me, but happy to say that I finished the running! Thanks for your help with the leg pain.

Rick has been my acupuncturist for nearly 10 years and he has been integral in my health care. I first saw him to address insomnia and stress. He was thorough and over time, I was sleeping through the night and feeling well rested in the morning. Rick has also helped with newer issues that have developed with age... soreness, weight gain and the like. He is always pleasant, listens well and explains exactly what he is going to do. I have always been completely at ease with his care and compassion. He is simply stellar as a health care professional.

I have been treating with Rick for years, for a variety of issues best addressed by accupuncture. For example, he resolved my frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) in 6 months, whereas it typically takes 18 months. Rick is a tremendous doctor and a good person, and I trust his judgment and professionalism completely.

I've been seeing Rick in the last several years when I experience aches in various parts of my body. Rick's always been very honest, gentle, and effective. During my last visits, I had prolonging knee issue that had bothering me for some time. He used needles as well as an instrument electrically stimulates the problem area. After several visits, pains I had had for a long time gradually disappeared and now after several months of the period of this visits I haven't noticed the annoying pain. Thank you Rick! Above all, his calming personality always makes me feel soothing and want to spend time with him even in my busy schedule, and he never makes you feel rushed. I say "go see Rick".

Rick best feature is his ability to listen and determine what will help, be it herbs or acupuncture. He started helping me probably 18 years ago with a sinus infection. Who knew it would develop into helping with my shoulder, arm and hip difficulties. After cancer he helped with hot flashes. I would, and have, recommended Rick many times. I hope those people have gone to him for help!

I have worked with several acupuncturists before, but I have not found anyone as good as Rick. He is thorough, thoughtful and works with you to improve your health. Another plus, Rick is constantly learning and brings back useful information and treatments from seminars. I have recommended him to friends and family.

Rick is a thoughtful, attuned, sensitive practitioner who has treated me with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for a number of conditions over the years - including emotional support during times of transition; neck pain; allergies; cold and flu symptoms and more! Always with great results.

I've seen Rick for years. I always get results from acupuncture and herbs. If you're thinking about acupuncture, contact Rick. You won't be disappointed.

Rick DeTroye is one of my most trusted health care providers. I have been treated by him multiple times over the past 3 years. I first consulted him after a fall on ice, then for stress-related issues, and most recently after another fall. Rick is a very thorough practitioner. He takes a careful history of recent events before starting treatment. His office is wonderfully arranged and I find it very soothing just walking in the door. As he proceeds with treatment, he is very reassuring, giving me information about the process as he goes. I have also referred several of my clients to him for treatment. Their experiences have echoed mine. I would highly recommend him to someone recovering from an injury, dealing with high stress, or recovering from addiction.

I have been receiving treatments from Rick for several years. Rick has experience and is always evolving his skills. He is compassionate and caring. He is attentive and professional. I don't think I could have made it through school without his effective treatments.

I have been working with Rick for 8 years or more. I sought him out after my health had crashed - after 3 or 4 years where I got very sick w respiratory infections (including bronchitis and pneumonia) about 4 or 5 times a year and lost a significant amount of work time. Working with Rick, improvement was steady (and slow, as expected w acupuncture; it's not a whiz-bang sort of thing). For the past 5 years, I have been very healthy. Only about 3 respiratory illnesses, and 2 of these were short lived. Co-workers have commented on how I seem to seldom miss work due to illness. I continue to see Rick - he keeps me well, he helps to nip in the bud any infections that are courting me, he reduces muscle pains and migraines. He is very skilled, a great guy, and I owe my good health to him.

To say I was nervous about acupuncture was an understatement, but Rick helped me feel at ease immediately. He explained how acupuncture works and happily answered every question I asked. During the past 5 years, I've seen Rick for issues with my elbow, shoulder and restless legs. All have greatly improved, especially my legs, and I never sleep better than after my treatment.

Thanks for all you do to keep my back & body functioning.

I have been seeing Rick De Troye for several acupuncture sessions and they have all been good experiences for me. Rick is very knowledgable about his practice and communicates very well personally. He is persistent about working to improve the health issues that I have told him about and finding the underlying deficiencies. He continues to refine the Chinese herbal medicine formula and the acupuncture treatments as my health situation evolves and improves.

Rick has been our family acupuncturist for the last 10 years and has treated my husband and I in sickness and in health. He consistantly goes the extra mile to help with whatever issues are surfacing in my body or spirit and I always feel better when I leave than when I arrived. I especially appreciate his willingness to be flexible and fit me to his calendar because I am a last minute scheduler!

Rick is an excellent care provider. I've been seeing him for many years and he consistently provides acupuncture treatments that help with my PMS, anxiety and ibs symptoms. He is smart, dedicated and thoughtful about my case. Rick is the healthcare provider I know and trust the most.

I saw Rick for arthritis in the big knuckle of my right hand. It was quite painful and made writing and some crafting hard to do. I think I saw him for 3-4 sessions. He used needles and moxa which was so warm and soothing. It did the trick! The pain was gone. EIGHT YEARS later, I needed a tune up. I went in for one session and boom! Done. That was 2-3 of years ago now and no problems since. I have also seen him for stress and found those treatments very helpful, too. (What REALLY helped was leaving the stress-provoking job!) Rick is a very thorough and caring practitioner with a gentle and respectful approach. I highly recommend him.

I saw Rick for arthritis in my knee. His gentle and thorough style really put me at ease. He looks at the whole body to determine the best approach and helped me with other problem areas in addition to my knee. I would highly recommend him. I went in limping and after numerous sessions, I walked out without a limp!

I've been meaning to write you to tell you how good I am doing! My thumb is totally back, I think 100%. I have been playing tennis all summer, no wrist, elbow or arm issues... I've been sleeping like a baby... Gosh. I'm just feeling so good that I haven't felt like I need any other maintenance. Is there any reason to get a treatment when all is well? Thank you again for fixing me. You can chalk me up as one of your trigger thumb success stories.

I am a veteran of the United States Army. Rick started seeing me after I returned home from Afghanistan. At the time, I was dealing with a lot of emotions I could not put into place. I was having a hard time connecting with anyone, I had a lot of anger and aggression issues, and I needed to get my life back on track. When I reflect back on which treatments got me to where I am today, playing soccer, engaging with new friends, and being able to effectively communicate and have a life with my family, Rick's practice of acupuncture helped me the most. It helped me feel normal again and not as if I was still living in a combat zone. I have been seeing him for over a year and truly look forward to each appointment. I will always be grateful for Rick's helping me get my life back together through his practice.

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Patient Testimonials - Rick DeTroye L.Ac. LLC in Northeast Portland, OR 

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As of Sunday, May 8, 2022 I am no longer accepting new patients.

Rick DeTroye L.Ac. LLC
200 NE 20th Avenue, Suite 220
Portland, OR 97232


"Belated thank you for your most excellent care and treatment this year. I have been virtually pain free since I last saw you and attribute it to your skill and knowledge."
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