Finally a practitioner who looked at my whole self, not a list of symptoms. I struggled for years with mystery muscle aches, brain fog and fatigue. A rheumatologist diagnosed several vitamin and mineral deficiencies, but never asked why I might have those. Paul took the time to listen carefully, asked a good many questions and did some simple testing. He found the source of the problem, showed me how to correct it and followed my progress over the course of several months. Now I follow up periodically to make sure I stay on track. I had to do the work to get myself healthy, but without the path he laid out for me and his encouragement, I could not have done it! Today I am 15 pounds lighter, clear headed, strong and healthy. Thank You Paul Gerst.
I tell people all the time that Paul is the reason I have my beautiful daughter, as I truly believe his acupuncture treatments were the difference maker in conceiving a happy, healthy baby. When it came to time sensitive treatments, he was incredibly flexible and I never had to worry about him fitting me in. I can’t recommend Paul and The Balanced Path Wellness Center enough!
I have been treated by Paul Gerst for about 4 years now. When I met Paul I was suffering with vertigo, which was prohibiting me from living a quality life. I had started looking for treatment with my primary care, moving on to eye and ear facilities, being put through a battery of tests. The results were all negative. My eye doctor suggested that I seek acupuncture treatment. I hesitantly agreed to seek out treatment. Best decision I have ever made. After a few sessions with Paul, I started showing improvement. I now live a vertigo free life and couldn’t be happier about my acupuncture results. I plan on continuing my treatments with Paul, as they helped me in many other areas as well.”
I know Paul on both a personal and professional level. On a personal level, I can speak to his passion for his work, his clients, and his desire to bring more balance to each of their lives, physically, emotionally, spiritually. I have also worked side-by-side with Paul on many occasions and have had the opportunity to witness the healing effects of his eclectic approach to healing. He has a vast knowledge of multiple systems of care and has seamlessly interwoven them into his own natural health practice that is highly individually patient-focused.
Kristen A. 03/04/2016
Working with Paul over the last month, my highly scattered brain has become more focused, my stress and anxiety have taken a backseat to calm clarity and great sleep, and my 46 yr old body has been virtually pain free. More focus, better sleep, less anxiety and pain relief!
Satisfied 46 y.o. female
I sought out Paul’s services for help with depression and anxiety. In addition to acupuncture, Paul used a variety of techniques such as Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Neurolink, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and diet modifications to address the root causes, physical and emotional, of my symptoms. Rather than just treating the issues that are easily identifiable, Paul treats “the whole person.” It was fascinating to learn how toxicity or imbalance in a seemingly unrelated area (such as the liver or pancreas) could cause or contribute to fluctuations in my mood and energy level. Paul’s treatments provide a wonderful alternative or complement to mental health treatments and approaches available through practitioners of western medicine.
Help with Depression and Anxiety
Paul was convinced he could help me with stress and smoking cessation, but I was simply too uncomfortable with the idea of someone sticking needles in me. Paul was very understanding and patient, and in fact offered alternatives to start. He used color-puncture and oil treatments both of which are completely non invasive and a great way to get treated while becoming comfortable with a new treatment and practitioner. Further, both (particularly the oils) were effective to boot! Paul waited for me to state I was ‘ready’, and even then we started with just basic treatments using an increasing number of needles as my comfort level improved. I have had several treatments to date. I love his bedside manner and found his treatments to be both effective and relaxing. I highly recommend Paul Gerst and New England Natural Health Services.
Relaxation, stress, smoking cessation
I saw Paul because I had hypertension and was feeling lousy and had cloudy thinking. By following the dietary recommendations I noticed that within a few weeks my thoughts were clearer and I started to feel more vibrant and I dropped 45 pounds. As a result of care from Paul, I was able to drop one of my meds for hypertension. Most importantly have become aware of how food choices affect my health and well-being. I have been given a tool that is easy to use and liveable. Quotes
As a professional dog trainer I am prone to back pain due to handling the dogs. I was recommended to Paul Gerst of New England Natural Health Services for treatment. I had never sought out alternative forms of medicine and wasn?t sure what to expect. However, traditional approaches were not helping. Because I have a fear of needles Paul instead performed an acupressure treatment with oils. I certainly felt some relief immediately after the treatment. However, by the next day my back pain was significantly better. With continued application of the oils, in a few days I was actually pain free. I had also complained to Paul about my insomnia. At a follow up visit he treated me (again with oils) for the insomnia. I felt like I could have fallen asleep right then and there! Paul is very professional, personable, and knowledgeable. He made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. So much so that I can now tell you that I finally agreed to the needle!
Lisa F. -Owner of True to Dogs
Back pain and insomnia
After suffering with sinus problems for years and getting no relief from traditional western medicine, I sought the help of Paul Gerst. I have obtained such relief through (our visits), a detoxification program and diet changes. Paul is very thorough in his assessment of his Clients. He is always more than willing to answer questions and explain things. I highly recommend working with Paul. His approach to health issues could change your life for the better, too.”
Chronic Sinus Problem
Through the years, I have hurt just about every part of my body. The old saying “if ya play hard – ya pay hard”, well it is true, for I am paying hard. On top of this, I got fibromyalgia about 5 years ago. When I first came to Paul Gerst 3 years ago, it hurt for me to even breathe. After my very first visit to Paul, I felt so much better, I could hardly believe it. Paul’s knowledge and expertise has given me my life back. I cannot say enough about how much working with Paul and doing a cleanse can help you feel so much better.”
Fibromyalgia, chronic pain
I found almost immediate help after my first visit to Paul in mid-February. I had been suffering from constant bloating, constipation, and low mood and energy. Following the first few treatments, I would feel so much better, but it wouldn’t last until the next visit. But after the third or fourth treatment my mood and level of energy were sustained at a much higher and more normal level. “I did a detoxification process starting in late March and my digestive system feels so much better. I can’t believe how easy the diet restrictions were because of the supplement. I was never hungry while on it. I still have not returned to eating wheat, dairy, or sugar and believe detoxifying my system has helped me feel like a new person. I am also so much more aware of what I’m putting into my body.”
Digestive Problems, Low Energy and Depression
I started to see Paul because I knew that I had abused my body with fast food, processed pre-packaged meals and a high level of stress. No matter what I did, I gained weight. I had been to a doctor because I was just not feeling well overall- I was tired, I had no energy and I felt nauseous after eating. My blood test showed I had a high level of inflammation and yet the source could not be identified. I had a bad experience with acupuncture in the past so Paul suggested we work with Neurolink and Color Puncture. I also started a detox program for 28 days. I immediately started to feel better and started to lose weight. Losing weight suddenly became less of a priority when I realized how great I felt. I started to sleep through the night; I had more energy and felt more focused. Through some simple testing at a grocery store with Paul, I found out that I am sensitive to yeast and dairy. I have lost a total of 45 pounds and feel so much better.
Weight-loss, Insomnia, Stressed and now, a happy client!