"Dear Michael, One year ago I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, feeling weak and lethargic, and incapacitated mentally. Two of my friends urged me to consult with you. Now, a year later, I am symptom free and truly grateful to you for your kind, gentle, and patient care. Thank you and many blessings." -- J.A.
"Michael's treatments of acupuncture and homeopathy have helped hugely in curing me from chronic pericarditis and chest pain. 5 stars he goes beyond what most acupuncturists can do. He integrates energy healing, intuition, traditional acupuncture, homeopathy and other methods to deal with your healing in the most comprehensive way possible. I cannot recommend Michael's treatments highly enough." -- M. F.
"My son went to Michael Jabalee after he was recommended by our family doctor. He had been diagnosed with Lyme disease and was very sick and had been for quite some time. I am forever grateful for Michael's care, both physical, emotional and spiritual. My son is strong and well now because of Michaels care and his encouragement of my son's self care. He has helped my daughter and I also with a less serious bout with Lyme and we too are well. I recommend Michael highly and feel so fortunate to have him in our community." -- P. C.
"Michael was a life saver! Chronic Lyme Disease and lower back pain had taken my life away. Michael's calm, kind approach and his unwillingness to rush my confused Lyme brain was what I needed when I was so sick. Michael did not give up on me when I think most would have. He continued to try different Chinese medicines and homeopathic remedies along with acupuncture and cupping until positive results were achieved. Before I could hardly get out of bed, now I am able to live a much more normal life thanks to Michael. Acupuncture is not always fast, but if Michael is given the chance he will do everything in his power to make the sick well. Thank you Michael for not giving up on me and for your patience with me when I was so sick, tired, confused and difficult to deal with. You are a blessing Michael." -- P. S.
"I have found Michael to be absolutely instrumental in my healing journey through chronic lyme disease. Michael is caring, wise, open to all modes of healing the patient chooses while shares his wealth of experience and dedication to his own methods." -- T. K.
"I have had Lyme disease since 1997, however it went undiagnosed for several years. During that period I developed many health complications including, but not limited to, debilitating fatigue, joint pain and upper respiratory infections as well as severe heart palpitations. Most physicians I visited were unable to diagnose the illness and some thought it was “all in my head” or that there was no such thing as “chronic Lyme disease. “ After ﬁnally getting a positive diagnosis I was treated with several courses of harsh antibiotics and antimalarials as well as with colloidal silver injections, but the disease continued and it signiﬁcantly affected my quality of life. Three years ago, colleagues familiar with my health situation referred me to Michael Jabalee and for the ﬁst time in 10 years I now feel almost normal. Michael has developed a comprehensive Lyme–speciﬁc protocol that helped relieve my symptoms. Michael is a gifted healer with extraordinary listening skills and a wealth of knowledge based on intensive study of the disease as well as intuitive and thoughtful applications of treatment. I can honestly say that I consider myself 90% cured at this time. I am deeply grateful to be under the care of such a special healer. Michael and I have learned much that will beneﬁt me for the rest of my life. His commitment to the art of healing is honorable. I cannot thank Michael enough for giving my life back to me. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs healing." -- J. W.
"I HIGHLY recommend Michael Jabalee as an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine. He is one of the best I have been to. I sought help from him for Lyme Disease. I was not in a good state of health, was tired and frustrated that nothing was working well enough, and just wanted my normal life back. The results of working with him are that I am wonderfully healthy again, my strength and energy have returned, I have no Lyme-related symptoms anymore, and I am eternally grateful to Michael. He is extremely knowledgeable about Lyme Disease as well as most other health issues. He is very caring, kind, and respectful. He always takes time to explain everything clearly, and gives me a choice as to treatment. I really cannot say enough about Michael, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone." -- M.C.
"I spent years going to many specialists and healers seeking someone to help me with my chronic Lyme disease. No one understood Lyme or how to work with the disease. Then I discovered Michael Jabalee. I often refer to him as my angel. Many of my symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, anxiety and brain fog have greatly improved since I began working with him. I feel extremely cared for every time I visit his office and feel supported by his wisdom, kindness and patience. In addition I value his willingness to integrate his approach with that of my doctor and his attentiveness to all aspects of the healing process – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I highly recommend Michael to anyone suffering from Lyme disease or any other health challenge.
with love and gratitude" -- C. J.
"Michael's acupuncture treatments and thoughtful healing approach have helped me tremendously with addressing Lyme and general low energy issues. He effectively helped to heal a persistent cold/lung infection when nothing else seemed to work. I've been impressed with his breadth of knowledge, expertise in multiple healing modalities and willingness to really listen and work together to find the best health treatments." -- M. R.
"I have suffered from allergies for years and have thought nothing of spending a lot buying drugs to control them...just glad not to have sinus infections and headaches and skin reactions. I am "allergic" to dust, pollen, perfume/fragrance, grass, paint, cat dander, smoke...etc. Well the medicines had their price not to mention the side effects....and then worked less and less...
Then I got really ill with sinus and post nasal drip and a terrible cough and was treated with antibiotics and oral steroids. I was horrified by the side effects and still sick....so finally I took my daughters advice and called Michael J. for an appointment.
First there has been no real pain with treatment.
Secondly, using only a preventative homeopathic nasal spray I have stopped taking all other medications.
Third my sinus problems , post nasal drip, rough voice, and cough have disappeared. I am thrilled to be well again.
In addition, I did call other acupuncturists because I live an hour plus away from Charlottesville and no one I talked to had the expertise in allergy treatment the Michael J has...
I would strongly recommend Michael J. for allergy treatment based on my positive experiences. I would also not hesitate to come back to him for treatment for other things. We may not understand exactly why acupuncture works but the results speak for themselves. Michael listened attentively to my concerns and had a plan of treatment that has made me a complete believer. In addition, he is a kind and gentle professional." -- K. S. S.
"I suffer from belonephobia. Of course, you know that's the fear of needles. To me it seems like I'm going to get a shot with something the size of a big ring baloney. Michael agreed to let me try as little or as much as I wanted at the Veteran's stress clinic. He was so kind and gentle and reassuring, I almost enjoyed it. If you choose acupuncture, he's got to be the best, especially if you have belonephobia!" --J. L.
1.Tell us why you came to acupuncture and what happened.
"I sought treatment for anxiety, insomnia, and joint pain.
When I described my symptoms to Michael, he suggested I get a mineral hair analysis. The results confirmed what Michael had suspected (having to do with high levels of copper), and he prescribed a dietary, herbal/ supplement protocol, and acupuncture.
This was the first time I'd been to any practitioner and gotten distinct positive results. The dietary changes had profound results, and the acupuncture was deeply relaxing. In a short period of time I was sleeping again, and my anxiety dissipated. In addition, the joint pain was also mitigated.
As dramatic as it sounds, I can honestly say Michael's treatment changed my life- and quite possibly saved it!
Michael is literally a holistic practitioner. Although he was not administering "talk therapy" per se, he had the capacity to hear/ understand what was going on a myriad of levels. At the time I considered myself something of an emotional wreck, but he received me without judgement, and with absolute respect. So, I liked best how safe I felt, and how deeply restorative the acupuncture treatments were."
2. How was your overall experience?
3. Would you recommend Michael Jabalee to people who need acupuncture
"I have, and I do." -- M. D.
"My experience: I was seeking treatment for a general overall tune-up, but mentioned that as I was starting to experience symptoms of menopause I had some hot flashes. So Michael applied the needles and left me on the table for a few minutes, and when he checked on me I requested a blanket and asked him if it were possible to turn off the air conditioning, as I thought I must be right under a vent. He assured me that the temperature hadn’t changed, and what I was experiencing was the acupuncture. I have shared this with others when giving a reference for Michael, that this is such strong evidence of the efficacy of his treatments. Whereas with other practitioners I needed multiple sessions to experience subtle energy changes, so that I was never sure if the changes were coming from the acupuncture or merely circumstantial; with Michael I had such a definitive physical result, as though he had flipped a switch. I commend him for his talent, knowledge of acupuncture and other modalities, and the results that he is able to achieve in just one session." -- J. S.
"I sought treatment for chronic SI/sciatic pain that I had been experiencing in which no other treatments were working. A friend recommended acupuncture and had been to Michael's practice, so I made an appointment. I had never done acupuncture, but got a very good vibe from the office as soon as I arrived. It was helpful and positive that Michael explained everything to me, listened to my symptoms, and was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced in his field.
I received several treatments in this practice and overall it was very helpful. Acupuncture made me realize that all parts of the body need to be in harmony in order to have good health and well-being. I enjoyed the quiet time in the room after the needles had been put in (painlessly) and left there feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Sincerely," -- C. E.
"An appointment with Michael Jabalee is the finest maintenance you can expect for Body and Soul." -- B. O.
"I've been seeing Michael Jabalee for 8 years and every session is magical. Acupuncture helps balance and maintain my energy and well-being as well as clear up physical discomforts and minor injuries. Michael is a master." -- D. S.
"Michael has helped me with various issues during the last 4 years. He is a knowledgeable, intuitive diagnostician & skilled practitioner. He's without a doubt the best acupuncturist I've seen. I have recommended him many times. You will be glad you made the choice to see him." -- C. D.
"I highly recommend Michael for acupuncture. His remarkable ability to ask the right questions and listen carefully to the response puts him in a class of his own. He is very gentle and thorough in his work. He is an excellent teacher. I have referred many people and will continue to do so!" -- P.C.
"I came to Michael for long term issues of exhaustion, pain, insomnia. His method for diagnosing the problems is superb. I began treatment of homeopathy and acupuncture. Although it isn't a quick fix I am seeing amazing results with time. I have faith in full recovery. I have seen several acupuncturists and Michael is the gentlest. He helped lessen my acupuncture "after effects" of being totally zonked with Moxa. He is also treating my son for candida and we are definitely experiencing progress. Michael is a caring, wise, and knowledgeable practitioner and honestly I don't know where we'd be right now without the help he has provided." -- K.G.
"Michael Jabalee is the most conscientious, effective, intuitive, compassionate acupuncture healer I have had the pleasure of knowing. I have had many sessions with Michael over the past few years. I would and have recommended him to friends wholeheartedly. I sought his healing help for anxiety initially, which helped tremendously. He has also worked on various achy parts of my body - hip, feet, neck. I particularly enjoy his gentle humor, outstanding listening skills and intuitive guidance. Michael is a marvelous teacher also, patient, understanding and wise." -- P.D.
"Michael is both a skilled acupuncturist and a healer of the ancient traditions. His work represents a holistic marriage of these two healing arts. A session with Michael not only relaxes and fosters wholeness of the physical, mental and emotional bodies, but it stimulates into action the client's own self- healing capacities. He is gifted in the healing arts. I highly recommend his work." -- BJ
"My acupuncture treatments with Michael have often been amazing; the instant calm feeling, the interesting feelings in the body far away from the acupuncture points, the lingering feeling of well being after the treatments, and the feeling of healing in the days after the treatment. This does not mention the great naps I've sometimes enjoyed some afternoons right after the treatments!
Michael is knowledgeable, caring, and skilled (there is little to no pain). I've often recommended him to others and will continue to do so." -- R.R.
"When I met Michael, for almost 2 years I had been experiencing progressively worsening symptoms seemingly related to the nervous and endocrine systems. These symptoms, which started after the birth of my child, had defied diagnosis by the best efforts of other medical practitioners, were dismissed by some, and overall were negatively impacting my quality of life. Michael listened extensively and showed both compassion and determination to help me get to the bottom of things and on the path to wellness again. Through a combination of acupuncture and bioenergetic treatments, I have been making steady and significant improvements as well as developing a better holistic understanding of my well-being and health. I appreciate Michael’s expertise as well as his kindness, sincerity, and caring. I highly recommend his services." -- G.K.
"I love working with Michael. He is so knowledgeable and has clearly put in the dirt time. He is someone I can trust fully and have amazing healings and results from." -- K.K.
"I love working with Michael. He is so knowledgable and has clearly put in the dirt time. He is someone I can trust fully and have amazing healings and results from." -- K.A.
"Michael is a powerful and compassionate healer. Through his acupuncture practice he combines the ancient traditions of Chinese medicine with state-of-art technologies to offer patients a wide variety of healing practices. Michael's authenticity and knowledge allows him to provide high-level care for all of his patients. I highly recommend him!" -- S.D.