Testimonials

Cypress Acupuncture is focused on treating each patient individually, providing the highest quality care and working to achieve and maintain each patient’s optimum level of health. But don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself what our patients have to say – and know that we are happy to provide you with references.

“After enduring a back injury that kept me sidelined for over a month, I desperately tried everything at my disposal to get relief, as if it were a full time job, since I could not sit, stand, or sleep without moderate to severe pain. Here is a list of things I tried: chiropractic, x-ray, MRI, stretching, walking, yoga, foam rollers, paleo diet, vitamin c supplements, Egoscue physical therapy, ice, heat, ultrasound, Thai massage, books about pain, affirmations, reckless thrashing, and acupuncture. Michael is the only practitioner who correctly diagnosed the problem, and he nailed it. By carefully listening to my symptoms, and applying exhaustive experience in muscular skeletal science as it relates to sports injuries and health, he somehow identified a stuck sacroiliac joint (SI joint) as the culprit. And even more impressive, he diagnosed the left side, which felt absolutely fine, as referring pain to the right side. It took a few visits to dial in the diagnosis, and then one visit to treat the problem. 45 minutes after leaving his office, my joint released with an audible crack so satisfying that I could hardly believe the magnitude of what just transpired. Instantly, I bent down to incredulously touch the same toes that eluded my reach for a month. Five days later now, and I already resumed full production at work, wiped out on a big wave, and jogged an embarrassingly slow mile. I cannot thank Michael enough, and highly recommend his practice to anyone looking for injury relief or balanced health.”
S.C.
Cardiff
“Michael is amazing at what he does and how he can read the human body. I have had chronic back pain for years. I have been to multiple chiropractors who have done wonders in my neck, but still had the back pain return. I decided to try Acupuncture. The first time I saw Michael he figured out my back was not the problem, it was my hips. In a few weeks he was able to straighten out my hips and now, no back problems for weeks! I have never felt so good and strong. I am now going to see the personal trainer he recommended to help me make sure I am working out properly to ensure I do not get hurt working out.”
K.G.
San Marcos
“I had been experiencing pain for months in my arms. I was having trouble sleeping because of it and had difficulty dealing with my day to day responsibilities at work because of my chronic pain. I went to my regular doctor and they referred me to a physical Therapist. After 2 visits of torturing my arms and suggesting that my pain may just be stress I decided to try acupuncture. Michael spent about an hour and a half with me and when I left I felt amazingly better. He was extremely knowledgeable and explained what was going on and was informative about what he was doing. It's been 3 days since I had my appointment and I am still amazed at how great I feel. I would recommend him to anyone.”
J.E.
San Diego
“Michael really helped me with my neck, back and shoulder issues. He is very attentive and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking treatment for acute or chronic injuries.”
J.R.
Cardiff
“I cannot say enough amazing things about this Miracle worker and healer - Michael Julien. I came to him with years of tremendous pain in my neck and back. After a consistent series of treatment, my pain is gone! If you are at the end of your rope with pain...call him. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind professional. You will not regret it!”
K.B.
Carlsbad
“After years of neck and shoulder pain and weakness, Michael was able to identify the source of my pain and quickly had me on the road to recovery with a combination of treatments and exercises. Thanks to Michael, I no longer wake up with headaches and am gaining strength in my shoulders and neck. Michael has also been an amazing help to my friends and family with issues that range from migraine headaches to sports injuries. In addition to being super smart, Michael has a calm, thoughtful demeanor which makes the entire experience very positive.”
K.G.
Encinitas
“The whole experience was excellent. Michael really took the time to discover exactly what was going on in order to treat me appropriately. What was once a long term nagging problem is now a non issue. Thank you Michael!”
D.O.
Carmel Valley
“For more than a year I was having trouble with my shoulder (tiny tear in my rotator cuff). Kept ignoring the pain hoping it would get better, but it only got worse. By the time, I saw Michael my neck and shoulder were all in knots. I am happy to report, that after a few treatments, and some therapeutic exercises I feel great. I can recommend Michael highly, and also recommend not waiting too long to take action. There is no need to be a pain. Thank you, Michael!”
C.K.
Solana Beach
“Michael is a very knowledgeable professional who is always able to diagnose and successfully treat my injuries over the years. He is responsible for keeping me going on the court, course, and slopes.”
J.D.
Solana Beach
“Michael is amazing. I've had knee pain for years and have never had anybody help it the way Michael has. He treated me with acupuncture, herbs, and physical therapy. My knee feels brand new. He takes the time to figure out exactly where your pain is coming from and teaches you how to strengthen all the muscles around the weak area. My knee feels like it's supported by an army now.”
J.L.
San Diego
“Michael Julien with Cypress Acupuncture is a miracle worker with torn hamstrings! I had a severe hamstring tear last summer while working out and it took many weeks of rehab. I went to Michael because I felt like the recovery was plateauing. I did 4 sessions with Michael and had immediate relief in my hamstring all the way to my Achilles tendon. I highly recommend him particularly because he's educated in sports medicine.”
G.R.
Oceanside
“I was so impressed by Michael. My first visit with Michael for shoulder pain was so thorough. I felt so much better even after one visit. I can't wait to go back. I've seen a lot of acupuncturists and Michael is by far one of the best!”
H.S.
Cardiff
“I first met Michael when I had a torn MCL from a surfing accident. He helped me recover from that wound to the point that I am now 100%. He also helped me recently with a strained shoulder muscle; I could barely look over my shoulder and after a session with Michael I was almost back to normal. I highly recommend Cypress Acupuncture for injuries as well as maintaining wellness.”
A.N.
Cardiff
“When I first went to Mike, I was suffering from a pinched nerve, had pain in my back and right hand and a loss of motion in my neck. My active, athletic lifestyle and overall quality of life had been dramatically affected. Mike took the time to really understand what was going on with my body, to understand my lifestyle, exercise habits and goals. Mike is more than an acupuncturist and massage therapist. He is a true holistic health professional dedicated to helping you become as healthy and active as you can possibly be. In addition to the acupuncture and massage therapy, Mike has given me great advice, stretching exercises and encouragement. He helped to rid me of pain and improve my range of motion. Thanks to Mike, I have resumed all my previous activities and am living a pain-free, active lifestyle again.”
M.K.
Del Mar
“I want to thank Michael very much for the fantastic treatment I’ve received. I’ve been dealing with anxiety, PTSD, and constant back pain as a result of my service in the Army. I’ll be honest, I was skeptical at first, but after my first treatment I knew I’d made the right decision. You have a customer for life. Now I can’t wait for my treatments!”
T.M.
Escondido
“After my right hand and arm went tingly and numb, I was recommended to Cypress Acupuncture for treatment. After a couple of treatments, my hand and arm felt fine. He also treated my neck and shoulders with the same positive result. Since then, my maintenance program of massage, stretching and exercise has kept me feeling fine.”
M.M.
Oceanside
“Mike is a pro. His blend of acupuncture, deep tissue massage, and Eastern medicine has helped uncover important areas of therapy and focus for me. If you are looking for someone who really cares about creating positive outcomes for his clients, someone with experience and knowledge, Mike is your guy.”
V.M.
Del Mar
"Michael assessed my low-energy issues, and I felt noticeably better even after my first session. Things in my body that I didn't realize were out of balance, such as my digestion, also improved. I have seen accelerations in my progress athletically and improvements in my energy levels throughout the day. I would certainly recommend Michael to anyone looking to improve a specific condition or their overall well-being.”
J.V.
San Diego
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