I began seeing Rylen two months ago on a recommendation from a friend who is an acupuncturist in SE Portland. She told me that the Blossom Clinic specialized in womens health and that sounded perfect for my symptoms. For the 6-8 months prior I had been suffering with nightly (I mean EVERY NIGHT) drenching cold sweats (and I'm only 38 y.o.) Literally so bad that I would have to wake up 3+ times a night and change my t-shirt, it was horrific. In addition, I was having awful breast tenderness (hot, swollen, and painful) for 2-3 weeks/month in addition to feeling generally sad and sensitive to emotional outburst. I initially saw my primary care MD who prescribed birth control pills - which I wasn't keen on, but hey, at that point I'd try just about anything! Well, 3 months into that regimen, nothing had changed. This was when I came to see Rylen.
Rylen determined that my symptoms were probably NOT hormonal (as my Doc had thought) but related to a low-functioning immune system (!). She began treating me weekly with AMMA therapy (a type of massage that I liken to intense pressure point work) and herbal therapy. At around the 4-week mark, the breast tenderness was gone, and at the 6-week mark, all my sweating went virtually away. This was after MONTHS of no respite. It was incredible. I literally feel like a different person.
Rylen also is a nutritional specialist and loves to talk about food and make great recommendations (and no, she doesn't make you stop eating MEAT, either!) I've tried several of her recipes with my family and all have been well received.
I can honestly say that I'd still be suffering from all of the above symptoms (plus sleeplessness, irritability, and weepy sadness) had it not been for this treatment. I'm on a every-three-week treatment schedule now for maintenance, and will most likely be ready to stop treatments soon (not that I want to... those AMMA sessions are SUPER AWESOME!). Rylen is truly a gift and I can't thank her enough for her loving care and attention to my health and wellness.
Pros: custom-tailored care, warm personality, not new-agey at all
Cons: out of office communication is mostly via email