The Magnolia House studio is an amazing and unexpected space tucked above a busy corner of Logan Square. The physical space is bathed in rich light in any weather, and the warmth of the studio envelops you from the moment you enter. Most importantly, however, is Claire. Our connection was instant, and what was - for me - a potentially one-time try-out visit has become a routine without which my health noticeably suffers. I can’t recommend her healing ability often enough; her gifts span multiple levels - aiding in the journey to wellness on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes.
I came to Claire with various woes: a recent miscarriage, anxiety, and worry over family illness history. I had no idea what to expect from the acupuncture experience, but it is now one of my favorite aspects of life. Not only did Claire get me feeling more energized, she also set me on course to living a more balanced and spiritually enriched life: something I didn’t even realize I was looking for. I leave each session feeling relaxed, clear, and optimistic.
Claire is a magical person and I really consider her a gift. The Magnolia House environment adds to the experience you will have: it is bright, extremely relaxing, and feels like your own personal space.
I cannot recommend Claire enough! Yes, she knows her acupuncture in and out and will help heal whatever ails you, be it fertility challenges or a lousy cold. (She's successfully treated me for both!) Yes, she has a calming presence that puts even the most needle-fearing person at ease. (Me!) Yes, she's got a fantastic sense of humor that reminds us serious types not to take ourselves too seriously. (Me again!) And yes, she's a delightful human being who will always brighten your day. (Always!) Above all, she truly cares about you as a person and treats not only your body, but also your soul. I'm pretty sure Claire is magic. One in a million.
A session with Claire is like chilling with a good friend, albeit it a good friend who is masterful with acupuncture and energy work. I find acupuncture exceedingly helpful with controlling my anxiety and acid reflux, and no one has helped me more in these areas than Claire. During many sessions, I would actually feel my clogged meridians open up and my energy resume its flow, which is a sensation unlike any other. Although I had participated in acupuncture sessions before, I never experienced this feeling. It was a revelation and a powerful reminder of how we are all made of light and energy. Claire's skilled hands and warm heart can help heal even the deepest wound and the most profound hurt. I know this to be true.
I went to see Claire after losing my father, with hope that she could treat my anxiety and depression. Having never had acupuncture before I wasn't sure what to expect, but knew immediately at the first consult that she could help me. Her calming, kind energy and openness put me right at ease, and her treatments helped me achieve an inner peace and mediative state I've never felt before. I don't know that I would have recovered from my grief as I had if Claire hadn't led the way. She is truly a healer.