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Testimonials

I’m truly enjoying spring again after more than 15 years of retreating from the blooms and pleasures of the outdoors from March through June. Having tried a myriad of traditional treatments from pills, shots, inhalers, and staying indoors. I decided, on the recommendation of a good friend, to seek Dr. Harris’s holistic approach to my allergy problems. On my first visit, I was suffering with a sinus infection as well as lung congestion and was on my second round of antibiotics but finding little respite.

My first acupuncture treatment gave me amazing relief and within a few weeks of treatments, I was feeling well for the first time in years. Once the acute symptoms subsided, Dr. Harris began working on my entire immune system. Following a thorough lab work up, we addressed the strengths and weaknesses of my various systems especially that involved in digestion.

I have just completed a year of care with the Circle of Health, and I can say that the supplement therapy, the diet changes, nasal wash (not recommended for a first date activity) and the continued acupuncture to boost my general wellness have been life altering. Having come to holistic medicine later in life, I continue to be amazed at the multiple benefits ranging from treating an inflamed ligament to identifying a latent tooth infection.

Dr. Harris and staff have made suggestions from reading material to physical activities that have also improved my overall well being. Finally, I’m spending this spring in my greenhouse and digging in my gardens, certainly a boost to my emotional happiness as well.

M.K.

In August of 2012 I became very sick with a “mystery illness” that caused my skin to burn off in patches, facial edema, my glands to swell, my joints to swell, even my right ear swelled up to double it’s size, and overall I was very, very sick. By the time I met Dr. Harris I was 6 months into my illness and getting worse by the minute. I had been to six doctors and the last one had basically told me she had no idea how to help me.

As I walked weakly into Dr. Harris’ office I had no idea if anyone would ever be able to help me gain my health and quality of life back. Dr. Harris looked at me with my skin burning and as sick as I was and I will never forget these words he said, “I’m not afraid of your illness.” That was profound for me as I was terrified of it. Dr. Harris told me that if I trusted the process I could be healthy again. And so I did, I trusted Dr. Harris and he stabilized my symptoms that had for 6 months prior, been rapidly increasing and getting worse.

Now, I won’t tell you it was easy. Getting better was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It took a lot of work and commitment on my part too. It took trust and dedication to the process of healing, and it took devotion to a healthy diet. But I had zero quality of life when I walked into Dr. Harris’ office and today I have regained about 90% of the quality of life I enjoyed before I became ill. And I am 100% sure I will get to the quality of health I had prior to my illness and actually be healthier because of all my health journey has taught me. I thank Dr. Harris and Nori and Justine for their dedication and support of their clients. I really feel like Dr. Harris helped to save my life and I am forever grateful for him.

July C.

About five or six years ago, I sought chiropractic care for pain in my hip and lower back, which I thought initially was related to a back injury sustained after heavy lifting. With no substantial improvement after two years, I obtained an x-ray, which revealed that I had osteo-arthritis and early signs of rheumatoid arthritis in my left hip. I had been managing very intense pain with anywhere from 4 to 12 or more Ibuprofen per day for a period of almost 5 years, completely unaware until I met you that in so doing, I was damaging my immune system.

In June of 2008 at the age of 54, I was in severe pain, could barely walk and very fearful that I would be forced to have a hip replacement.  Additionally, I was at least 40 pounds overweight, which I didn’t understand, because there was nothing in my diet to justify this weight and it was certainly adding to the problem.

I felt strongly that there was something I could do holistically to remedy these issues but really didn’t know where to turn.  I began looking through the yellow pages for alternative medical choices, found your advertisement and made an appointment with Sandi, who gave me enough information to feel encouraged and confident in meeting with you.

Since I have been in very good health all of my life, with few visits to traditional or other medical practitioners and little or minimal use of pharmaceutical drugs, a visit to your office presented some anxiety for me.   The first visit with you, a consultation of over two hours, quickly eliminated that for me.  It was clear to me that you had formidable knowledge and more importantly, a desire to get to the cause of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

As a result of your advice, which has included a combination of lab tests, acupuncture treatments, alterations to my diet and supplements, the painful state that I was in a year ago has been eliminated.  Additionally, due to your discovery that my thyroid was inactive (hypothyroidism) and subsequent treatment, I have lost 35 pounds.

This success has not come to me without a great deal of discipline and commitment, but it certainly would never have happened without your genuine concern, knowledge and guidance. I feel very fortunate to have entered into your Circle of Health and would strongly encourage anyone who seeks to improve their health to contact you for a consultation and treatment.

Annonymous Patient

When I first came to Dr. Harris 6 years ago, I had been limping a lot and not able to walk and run without a lot of pain in my right knee.   I had gone to an orthopedic surgeon in Bend (a well known one who works on top sports people) and she xrayed my knee and said all the cartilidge was gone. She  said its common once you are over 40 and there was not a lot I could do. She said surgery might help, handed me a sample of Vioxx and a prescription for me and sent me on my way.

I threw the Vioxx away and knew I had to find help in another way. My mom suggested I try acupuncture so I looked in the yellow pages and found Circle of Health. I remember the first time I was in Dr. Harris’ office, asking  “Are you sure you can help me, if the cartilidge is all gone?” Dr Harris was confident and I began seeing him for acupuncture twice a week as well as making many changes in my diet.

I thought I was eating healthy, had been a vegetarian and health nut for years. However, he looked at my list of what I ate and showed me several things that might be contributing to my pain (nightshades!) I changed my diet and saw him for several months of acupuncture and the pain went away. I added several supplements and did other things he recommended and am happy to say that my knee is pain free. I hike a lot and go up South Sister a few times each summer and my knee never hurts .  I am very grateful to Dr. Harris and how he helped me.

Hiking Again!

For many years I had been struggling with fatigue and a persistent feeling of hunger. When the hunger intensified, I would need to eat very soon or else I would get extremely fatigued and foggy in my thinking.   I could not wait for another minute to eat and I would develop this grinding like pain in my gut, like I had an ulcer or something. Once I ate, my strength and clear mind would return to more normal and the pain would subside.

I struggled with this for many years, until I met Doctor Harris about 3 years ago.  He balanced my gut problems – which I thought was an ulcer. After a few months, I was much improved.  I don’t feel that pain at the top of my stomach anymore every time I get hungry. Even now if I pass the time that I would normally eat a meal, I can deal with it without any pain or fatigue.  Dr. Harris really helped me with my these issues.

I really do appreciate what he has done for me…

A Thankful Patient

I was told after having blood tests and other tests that I had a fatty liver. I didn’t really know what to do so I heard about Circle Of Health and made an appointment. I was having reflux and hurt a lot and I was gaining weight.

Dr. Harris put me on a program for a month to start with. Within the first month period, the pain went down a lot, I lost weight, the pressure that I had that felt like was pushing in my diaphragm quit and I didn’t have shortness of breath like I did before.

I slept a lot better and got more out of sleep than I did prior. I get more out of the food that I eat, more energy and I am more alert and aware than I was prior to going to Circle Of Health. I am very happy that I went to Circle Of Health and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Very Happy and Pleased Patient

Dr. Harris’s gentle and caring approach to health and wellness helped me feel a sense of trust the moment I first arrived at his Circle of Health Clinic.

Before finding Dr. Harris I suffered with some major gut issues. I always had to know that I could find a restroom at a moments notice – because often that was all the warning I had before needing to literally run to the bathroom.

My husband and I traveled extensively and this problem was definitely interfering with our enjoyment of taking any trips.

The final straw happened one day when we arrived at the airport to catch a flight and without warning, I lost control and didn’t have a chance to make it to the restroom.
Needless to say, I was in quite a “mess.”

This was probably the most embarrassing moment of my life and I knew that I needed help!

The situation caused me quite a bit of emotional unrest, and it got to the point that I never ate any food the day before a flight or during a flight for fear this would happen again….and I knew this wasn’t healthy for me at all.

When we got home, I looked in the phone book for a Naturopathic doctor – and liked what I read on Dr. Harris’s website.

I told Dr. Harris that I would do whatever it took to get this situation taken care of. He put me on a healthy eating program which included Chinese herbal teas and a variety of supplements. I was in the office twice a week for acupuncture for several weeks, and I faithfully did everything he suggested.

What a happy traveler I became on our next trip to the Caribbean! My gut issues were gone! No more worrying and wondering where the closest bathroom was. You can imagine my sense of relief and peace of mind.

I highly recommend Dr. Harris to everyone I meet who mentions any type of health issue they are having.

Thank you so much for all that you do!

D.B.

Dr. Harris’s gentle and caring approach to health and wellness helped me feel a sense of trust the moment I first arrived at his Circle of Health Clinic.

Before finding Dr. Harris I suffered with some major gut issues. I always had to know that I could find a restroom at a moments notice – because often that was all the warning I had before needing to literally run to the bathroom.

My husband and I traveled extensively and this problem was definitely interfering with our enjoyment of taking any trips.

The final straw happened one day when we arrived at the airport to catch a flight and without warning, I lost control and didn’t have a chance to make it to the restroom.
Needless to say, I was in quite a “mess.”

This was probably the most embarrassing moment of my life and I knew that I needed help!

The situation caused me quite a bit of emotional unrest, and it got to the point that I never ate any food the day before a flight or during a flight for fear this would happen again….and I knew this wasn’t healthy for me at all.

When we got home, I looked in the phone book for a Naturopathic doctor – and liked what I read on Dr. Harris’s website.

I told Dr. Harris that I would do whatever it took to get this situation taken care of. He put me on a healthy eating program which included Chinese herbal teas and a variety of supplements. I was in the office twice a week for acupuncture for several weeks, and I faithfully did everything he suggested.

What a happy traveler I became on our next trip to the Caribbean! My gut issues were gone! No more worrying and wondering where the closest bathroom was. You can imagine my sense of relief and peace of mind.

I highly recommend Dr. Harris to everyone I meet who mentions any type of health issue they are having.

Thank you so much for all that you do!

Sandi

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