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Reviews for Gathered Roots

"Marzieh taught me what each point she was doing was for, and gave me tips on foods to eat and points to press if I'm feeling nauseous or stressed. I really enjoyed that!" - Anonymous Nov 2018

“Marzieh was very helpful and answered all my questions. She made me feel very comfortable.” - Anonymous Feb 2019

"Dr Marcie is both caring and thoughtful in her approach to patients. I was impressed with how she uses her broad medical knowledge and experience to understand a problem. Her treatment and advice have significantly reduced the pain and swelling in my ankle after surgery." - Judy E  Oct 2019

"Fantastic service and atmosphere. I highly recommend this clinic!" - Anonymous Nov 2019

"I’ve been seeing Marcie For a few months now. She is very professional & knowledgeable while also being open and friendly. The place is very peaceful and relaxing and always smells great. I actually prefer the community style over the pharmacy like individual sessions at naturopathic clinics - makes my insurance money stretch longer too." - Jelena S Jan 2020

"I really appreciate Marcie and her attention to what I need in the moment plus working on my long term health needs." - Anonymous Jan 2020

"I was nervous about trying Acupuncture for the first time and my experience at Gathered Roots was very pleasant. Marzieh truly seemed interested in hearing my concerns and helping me come up with an approach that would fit my unique circumstances. The environment was very relaxing, I even fell asleep during my first session! I think it is great that she does sliding scale to offer an affordable option for those who need it. I am looking forward to coming back and working with her more." - Shelly O Feb 2020

"Always a great treatment and I feel so much better after." - Anonymous Feb 2020

"Been coming to this place since the beginning of Jan 2020 to help with my issue. Also my first time trying acupuncture in my life as I wish to seek for natural and long lasting treatment than massage therapy. It is an interesting experience to trigger the body to relax itself by having a needle poking at the trigger point. Offer community acupuncture and private session depending on the individual needs and fair price for regular treatment." - Luke L Feb 2020

"Great first experience with acupuncture!" - Anonymous Feb 2020


"About midnight last night the pain and swelling in my ankles was basically gone. WOW and right now they are like normal ankles again, still a bit tight but not swollen and I can walk without cringing. You can do magic and I really can't find enough ways to say how grateful I am for your gift of a pain free day. I will be back and it will be as soon as I can make it." -F.B. Nov 2012

"This place is fabulous! I felt welcomed immediately. I was so comfortable that I was able to open up and really communicate what I was feeling and express what my body needed from acupuncture treatment." - Anonymous Oct 2012

"I felt a difference after one session and I'm looking forward to experiencing more." -Anonymous Oct 2012

"My experience at Gathered Roots was great! The staff are very professional and gentle with the needles.The other great thing was the calming atmosphere of the clinic. The combination of comfortable chairs and easy listening music put me right to sleep! Most importantly my feet and legs felt a lot better after the treatment. I look forward to my next visit!" -D.R. May 2012

"I had the absolute pleasure to get my very first acupuncture treatment with Gathered Roots. The store front is quiet and unassuming and when you walk in, it's calm and relaxing. The staff are lovely and very professional. My acupuncturist and I discussed my concerns and she walked me thru the process. She made sure I was aware of each step. I was made very comfortable in one of their treatment chairs and let her work her magic (i.e. place the needles). Once placed, I was left to just let them work. This was a wonderful experience and I absolutely recommend Gathered Roots." -M.B. May 2012

"Gathered Roots Community Acupuncture is a warm, inviting & beautiful place! I just had a moxibustion treatment with my acupuncturist and found her to be very knowledgeable, open and kind. Being 9 months pregnant, she even went out of her way to bring me a refill of the moxa sticks as I live in the neighbourhood and wasn't able to drink or eat for a test I was having that day. Talk about service! I would highly recommend Gathered Roots for acupuncture, moxibustion or any other holistic treatment they may offer." -T.M.  July 2013

"Baby flipped!  I can't believe this but I found out last week that the baby is head down! I don't know if it was patience, moxibustion, breech tilts or sheer will but it's amazing!" -T.M.  July 2013

"As a massage therapist I'm prone to overuse injuries. I have developed frozen shoulder syndrome from overworking and have tried many different therapies to help with the pain, massage, physio etc. All worked to a certain degree on the muscle tensions around the joint but the limited range of motion and stabbing pain in the joint itself has remained. On a friend's recommendation I figured I would try acupuncture and found Gathered Roots which is close to me.

I booked a private session instead of going the community route (you get your own room) because it was my first ever acupuncture session. I'm not afraid of needles but had to ask if it was going to hurt anyway. She said it shouldn't, as the needles just go under the surface of the skin and it depends on the style of the acupuncturist. As promised it didn't hurt at all, she used about 20 needles in my shoulder area and then I had about 30 minutes to lie down, relax and listen to very soothing music.  A one point I could actually feel the pain leaving my shoulder area.

When the time was up she came in to remove them and then did some cupping in 4 or 5 spots to increase blood flow. I left feeling good, I could feel the effects immediately and 2 days later I can move my arm in ways I haven't been able to in months. 

I'm definitely going back again to keep it up and have the utmost respect for my acupuncturist and her abilities! Very recommended!!" -K.R. Sep 2013

"The eczema that I've struggled with my whole life was getting quite intense, so I decided to try acupuncture, and I'm so glad I did! Gathered Roots is a friendly, peaceful and comfortable space and my acupuncturist was very knowledgeable as a TCM practitioner. Not only did I notice results with my eczema after the first treatment, but she also worked on some other related symptoms I'd been dealing with and those noticeably improved as well. With each treatment, things got better and every visit was a wonderful experience. I noticed she took some time after my first session to do a little bit more digging into my symptoms and add to the treatment plan – she definitely cares about her clients! I will for sure continue to go back for tune-ups. I also applaud Gathered Roots for creating a space that makes this kind of healing more accessible with the sliding scale rates." -R.A. Sep 2013

"Thanks so much for a great treatment yesterday. I slept so well!" - S.L. Jan 2014

"Thank you so much for the treatment  - I was amazed at how effective it was in treating my 'issue'. You have created a beautiful refuge at Gathered Roots and I always leave feeling renewed and refreshed. See you soon!" -B.L. June 2014


"Success! I just thought you would be excited to know that my labour started only a handful of hours after my induction acupuncture session :) ...It was a really smooth labour and I think the acupuncture really helped :)" -M.H. July 2014

"Always smelled nice and fresh in there."-R.F. Dec 2016

"I had the most relaxing acupuncture treatment with my acupuncturist. She is welcoming and friendly and the space exudes serenity. I am so excited to return for my next acupuncture treatment." -R.S. Mar, 2017

"I always have such a positive experience during my appointments. I can honestly say that I feel my overall health is improving under their care. I am more rested, relaxed, and, as a sufferer of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Panic Disorder, I feel that most of my symptoms have improved since beginning treatment with acupuncture and reiki. Thank you, Gathered Roots!" -K.J. May 2017

"I had an exceptional treatment from my acupuncturist yesterday. She is professional while still thoughtful, gentle and kind. I left my session feeling so relaxed and took the plunge today to book another for next week." - R.S. Mar 2017

"I feel so great after my first treatment! The chronic pain I was having since becoming pregnant has not yet returned and I can feel my body welcoming change and preparing itself to give birth! Looking forward to my next appointment!" -M.K. Mar 2017

"My acupuncturist was very professional and knowledgeable. She took the time to go through the treatment and many of the points that she would target along with the benefits. I was very impressed and happy with my experience and will be coming back." -Anonymous Oct 2017

"I have absolutely loved going to Gathered Roots. I had never done acupuncture before and went in to deal with some lower back pain. My acupuncturist is incredibly knowledgeable and asked insightful questions to figure out the treatment that worked best. After only two sessions for my back I’m feeling nearly back to normal. The atmosphere is so cozy and relaxing, it would be worth the price just to go have a little mid day nap in her clinic! I 100% recommend Gathered Roots and her team to anyone looking for alternatives to other treatments and looking to enhance their knowledge of wellness." -S.S. Nov 2017

"Well, what can I say?!! You are good!! Started having some contractions around 6pm and our little girl arrived 12:13am today weighting 8lbs. Guess I won’t be needing that 2nd acupuncture appt today at 4pm after all! If you could please let me know that you received this that would be great! Thank you so much again!!!! 

I will certainly recommend you to my friends in the future :-)" -B. Nov 2017

"My acupuncturist is always amazing. My back pain was terrible and after just one appointment I feel so much better. I'm glad have this wonderful place so near my home. Thank you!" - Anonymous Dec 2017

"My acupuncturist was diligent listened to my issues. Felt real good afterwards. Will go again!" -Anonymous May 2018

"My acupuncturist was very nice and calming. I'll definitely go back." -Anonymous May 2018

"The environment is peaceful and inviting.  My acupunctuist is very thorough and gentle and explains her procedures .I look forward to working with her to promote my healing journey ." -Anonymous May 2018

"Gathered Roots is wonderful! Attentive, caring, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable. Looking forward to future acupuncture sessions with her :)" -Anonymous May 2018

"This labour was so fast that I didn’t even have an opportunity to reach out for pain relief as she came out so quickly! I definitely feel that the induction points you used on the Monday and all the labour prep, helped to spur things on that night and I avoided an induction in hospital :)" -K.D. July 2018

"Some GOOD CUPPING!" - Anonymous Nov 2018


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