I have been a patient of Jacqueline Lacava’s since Fall 2013. With acupuncture, Jackie treated me for infertility caused by Diminished Ovarian Reserve, as well as for chronic lower back pain. Jackie was an integral part of the IVF process and my long time battle with arthritis. Her personalized and caring approach helped calm my fears – and my body – and better prepared me for the long journey ahead. She integrated the use of herbal supplements and Macca (feel free to correct me on that) in my weekly acupuncture treatments in order to address my specific, yet always changing, symptoms. With each treatment, I would feel more relaxed, focused and symptom-free. There is no doubt in my mind that Jackie’s expertise and caring nature resulted in my pregnancy with a healthy baby boy. I encourage anyone who has ever contemplated alternative medicine to try acupuncture with Jackie at the Tao Institute. You won’t be disappointed.
Jacqueline is an amazing practitioner who is able to diagnose the root of your health issue and treat you with optimal results. She is an expert with raw herbs, granules and acupuncture. She will tailor your formula specifically for you. She will take the time to answer all your questions and listen to you. She will make you feel comfortable and wants to hear how you are feeling so she can continue to bring you to feeling great. She has helped me with sleep issues that I have struggled with most of my adult life. I had tried sleeping meds but they did not work. This is the only treatment that has worked for me and I feel very fortunate to have found Chinese medicine and Jacqueline. I have recommended her to friends with different issues and they are so happy with their results. If you are consistent and follow her plan you will see results.
Dr. Patankar brings more than her knowledge and expertise of acupuncture to each session. She has a healing manner and sensitivity to her work. It is the combination of these qualities that sets her apart from other acupuncturists.
I first went to see Dr. Patankar 14 years ago for help with debilitating migraines when medication just wasn’t working. After only a few sessions, my headaches started to reduce in number and severity. She has been my go to ever since for all medical concerns. When traditional medicine can’t get to the root of the problem, Dr. Patankar can!!
I have been receiving monthly acupuncture treatments from Jackie since December 2016. I immediately found Jackie to be down-to-earth, relatable and easy to talk to. The treatments I receive from Jackie always leave me feeling calm, refreshed and balanced. Through acupuncture with Jackie, I have found relief from many of the physical and emotional symptoms I had previously struggled with including irregular menstruation, headaches, acid reflux, irritability and infertility/ PCOS. My overall health and wellbeing has improved. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience! I am so grateful to Jackie for how her treatments have enriched my life!
During and after an acupuncture treatment with Dr Kalpana Patankar, I feel a profound and blissful lightness of being, as though my body, mind and spirit are in perfect harmony. I started receiving treatments since September 2016. I am an elementary school teacher who was always sick as a result of being exposed to all the germs in the school environment. Since receiving these treatments however, I am thrilled to report that I have not been sick even once during the school year! Its incredible effects are long-lasting and have truly become my “go-to” treatment for boosting my energy and for supporting me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.