Stress, fatigue, colds, flus, digestive problems, and perimenopause symptoms
“I have been working long distance with Michele Collins Vergara for almost 2 years now. I was a little reluctant at first on how this would work over the phone or via email, but my concerns were quickly dismissed after my first phone consultation. Michele immediately put me at ease with her compassionate nature and her excellent listening skills. In a very short time she was able to pinpoint my problems, recommend a treatment strategy and explain all this to me in layman terms. I am so impressed by her promptness to emails or phone messages and I always have my herbal remedies within days. Michele really helped me get through a difficult transition in my life that was causing stress, fatigue and other health related issues. I have become so much stronger and happier both physically and emotionally. I have since consulted with Michele on a number of health concerns from colds and flu, digestive problems, and perimenopause symptoms. She even recommended a remedy for motion sickness when I was traveling! I highly recommend Michele – she is very professional and an excellent, highly skilled herbalist.”
Headaches, immunity issues, digestive issues, and stress
We then met Andres, Uncle Andres, as the kids call him. He has a fun loving sense about him & he makes us smile. His laugh is contagious. He takes acupuncture very serious & is dedicated to results for the client. I have a child with immune suppression & 99% of the time we can reduce symptoms with acupuncture if we act quickly. He teaches us Qi Gong & does it with the kids to make sure they understand. This empowers the family to care for themselves! He has a special way with herbs as well! I love to see the collaboration between the two of them.
The complexity of our cases once worried me but they have developed a plan that works. We sometimes have to switch from one blend to another but they are available & always advise as to the best plan. They are quick to understand the issues. It is very rare that we find practitioners that truly understand! They are truly gifted in what they do!! There is no guess work going on here!
Success!! We have found success in these modalities! Less frequent visits to the doctor. We have come to love, love, love herbs!!!! Our medical physicians are asking what we are doing! They see the difference! Root cause is addressed while also addressing symptom relief.
We will be forever thankful that we were led to Andres & Michele.
If you are wondering:
Does this work?
Do they see children?
Will this help?
YES! Allow the magical gifts of energy & the Earth to work through these two. You will glad you did!!”
Medical qi gong
“I came into the session with Michele Collins Vergara feeling depleted and as if cords of energy were pulling me into a very negative space. She suggested that we do a Medical Qi Gong session, and just “look” and see what was going on. As she worked, I began to feel my shoulders release and a weight simply being lifted from my body.
She encouraged me to begin a conversation with the 3 year old me that had created this protective armor. I’ve done “inner child” work before, but this felt different. Instead of listening for an outer voice reassuring me, it was coming from the inside. I found that the ability to soothe myself lay within me, and I felt a deep sense of love, forgiveness, and self-acceptance that has stayed with me. I felt HOME within my own being, if that makes sense. I am not new to this process, but Michele’s guidance was powerfully effective in reaching a deeper level of trust in myself, and in her.”
“I began acupuncture with Andres Vergara to treat infertility caused by endometriosis. My husband and I had been trying unsuccessfully to have a child for over a year and were looking to try a noninvasive, holistic approach to treatment. In addition, I had suffered years of painful and heavy menstrual cycles. In only a few sessions, my menstrual cycles greatly improved and after three months of working with Andres I became pregnant. In addition to acupuncture, he recommended dietary and lifestyle changes as well as herbal medicine. Andres was professional, thorough and continuously adapted his practice to suit my needs. I’ve recommended him to friends and will see him again if anything else comes up.”
– Jennifer B.
“I totally credit Andres Vergara for giving me quality of life back. My migraines had completely taken control of my life. I was taking so many medications to control my migraines but still I was suffering with no relief in sight. I told Andres about my migraines and soon he came up with a specific herb formula for my migraines. At the beginning for someone who had tried all sorts of medicines I was skeptical of the herbs and the power it has to cure my migraines. But, within a couple of days I started to feel some significant relief. I could actually start planning things without fear of a migraine attack. I am so grateful to Andres. He worked to find the right fit for me. The herbs were very easy to take and I actually enjoyed it. I no longer needed to take all those medicines which were not helping me on the first place. I totally recommend anyone who is struggling with migraines and any kinds of pains to please see Andres and Michelle. You too can have your life back. ”
“I have been a migraine sufferer for approximately the last 7 years. My migraines were frequent and severe. I have also suffered from daily headaches for about the last year and a half. I have seen countless doctors, specialists, and a neurologist and even had a CT scan to try to get an explanation for my pain. I tried many conventional and alternative methods of medicine never ruling out anyone who claimed they could help me. I willingly tried virtually every type of migraine medication on the market to no success and eventually resigned myself to the fact that migraines have always and will always be a part of my life. Discussing this problem with a close friend, he suggested acupuncture. Thinking I had nothing to lose, I started researching acupuncture in the Winston-Salem area, and found Andres Vergara, L.Ac. I can happily say I have been headache and migraine free since starting treatment. My results are more than I expected: I basically was looking for some minor relief, but have found much more.”
– R. Liddell
“…Imagine a world where your own immune system is strengthened to ward off many illnesses; where the body’s natural self-healing abilities are activated enabling harmony. The needles are as thin as a hair, inserted into areas of the ears, feet, knees, hands, elbows to remove blockages in the body so that energy flows freely. It is safe, natural, and drug-free – my kind of medicine. When there isn’t an acute issue, I keep up with acupuncture with seasonal treatments. Winter: kidney and bladder; Autumn: lung and large intestine; Spring: liver and gallbladder; Summer: heart and small intestine.I am 76 and in 12 years, have had one cold. Andres Vergara listens,looks at my tongue,feels my pulse and addresses the problem in a clean, comfortable,non-threatening environment.
I highly recommend this method of treatment!”
“I am sharing my heartfelt recommendation to anyone who is considering working with Michele Collins Vergara. I have worked with Michele for many years. I received herbs, qi gong teachings and medical qi gong treatments on an ongoing basis. My benefits from our work are too numerous to list. This deep healing process differs dramatically from my experience with traditional medicine. As a result of our work together over the years I have experienced various transformations. Now I am different, and I see the world in new ways:
I realize that I am my healer
I realize that I need to be kind and patient with myself as I make healing changes.
My focus is on my own inner guidance
Finally, I am responsible for my health and well being.
Michele continues to support my healing process with her gentle, kind, intuitive wisdom, her nurturing care and her gifts that enhance my pathway to health. As a former educator who taught her students to be independent learners, I see how Michele has taught me to be an independent healer of my lifestyle and my way of being in my life. I am very grateful to Michele and for her numerous gifts. In joyful health and well being!”
Boost immunity, increase energy, and mental and emotional health
“I first sought herbal therapy from Michele Collins Vergara to boost my immune system and increase my energy level. Within in the first month of taking the herbs, I’ve noticed a drastic difference in how I feel physically. I have more energy than ever, my skin is healthier looking and brighter, dark circles under my eyes have disappeared, and I am more rested. Because I feel so amazing physically, I’ve also been able to also improve my mental and emotional health. I’ve become very in tune with my body and now identify what makes me feel good and bad. I feel very centered. My experience with Michele has been wonderful and the results are better than I could have expected. I feel the best I’ve felt in my 25 years and I truly believe it is a result of Michele and the herbal formula she has designed for me.”
“I had a doctors appointment two weeks ago, and the doctor checked my lungs, and found that my lung sound were normal after years of having abnormal lungs sounds. I told him that I felt better, and that chinese herbs were helping me improve, normalize my breathing, and are getting rid of my asthmatic symptoms. As a mountain climber that has scaled the tallest mountains of the world were there is little oxygen it is important that I breathe well. I only use symbicort if I forget my herbs when traveling. I credit 4 branches chinese medicine center for helping me breathe normally again. Thankfully my health has dramatically improved.”
-Juan Pablo Ruiz
“Michele Collins Vergara turned my health around completely! Before I came to Michele I was diagnosed with “Fever of Unknown Origin” – I had a full on flu-like fever between 99-102 degrees with chills and extreme body aches EVERY DAY of my life for a year and a half. I had every test imaginable and even went to the Mayo Clinic to find out what was wrong. The doctors would scratch their heads and hurry me out the door as fast as they could – they diagnosed me with 3 autoimmune diseases including Hashimoto’s, asthma, extreme allergies and a few other things but had no idea how to help me. When I went to Michele I could no longer work and I was walking with a cane. I couldn’t drive myself due to dizziness and vertigo. Now I’m healthy and happily working! I feel better than before I got sick. Thank you Michele Collins!!! ”
Sinus issues and immunity support
“In the beginning I was skeptical about medicinal herbs. After seeing the transformational in health in my wife and myself I’m a believer. ”
“I started seeing Michele Collins Vergara four years ago after being referred by my nutritionist for low energy. Due to having a mechanical heart valve and taking blood thinners, I had to be extremely careful of any medicines that I took. At the time, I was unfamiliar with Chinese Medicine and did not know what to expect. The initial consultation was very thorough and focused on me as a whole person, which I had never experienced before. When I started taking the herbs I noticed with the first formula that I had more energy, less headaches and it helped me to be more focused.
At one point, I had frequent and heavy periods. The formulas she has prescribed have helped and I have not had to have surgery. I am very thankful for Michele and her practice. She is compassionate, skilled and has a calm positive energy. Few people realize their calling and follow it, Michele has done just this and is a highly respected Chinese Herbalist. My primary physician is very supportive of my decision to see Michele and take the formulas she prescribes.
Through the qi gong classes she and Andres offer, I have been able to enhance my personal practice of qi gong. The instruction they offer during each class is simple to understand and thorough. I can honestly say that I am living a more balanced and meaningful life due to both Michele and Andres.”
“Andres Vergara is a brilliant diagnostician. He identifies the problem and is able to get to the source. Results are obtained rather quickly. I’ve been getting acupuncture treatments for over 30 years in the United States and in Australia where I lived. I can’t praise him enough in his knowledge of Chinese medicine. He deals in wellness, not illness. I feel fortunate to have found him in Winston-Salem.”
-Susan Surman, Actress, writer, teacher
Support for those with cancer
“Michele Collins Vergara has been my herbalist for five years now, as I had cancer starting in 2011, then a 2 1/2 year remission, and then a recurrence in 2014. I am well now. My western medicine oncologist told me that such a long remission is fairly rare for my type of cancer. I have had complete faith in Michele and in her expertise beginning with my interview. She covered every facet of my health history before taking on my case and that gave me confidence in her. I have definitely benefited from her herbal treatments, which I have taken faithfully for five years.
Michele is not only a capable holistic practitioner, but also a wise advocate who does not hesitate to answer my questions with very thoughtful and comprehensive answers. She always adds a note to her correspondence: “Let me know if I can help you with anything else.” She has been very encouraging when I tell her about my progress and she responds with a solution when I have symptoms. I consider her a kind friend.
I am also very grateful that she shared with me the information about The Truth About Cancer, which she learned about at a professional convention. I have greatly benefited from investigating these messages of hope and the latest that research has uncovered on prevention and treatment.
I would recommend Michele without reservations to anyone who is in search of a competent, conscientious herbal healer.”
“In 2015 after having received western medical treatment for breast cancer, I went in for a check up which revealed some spots or stains in my lungs which the medical reports characterized as “suspicious metastasis”. Given this situation I decided to search out various kinds of complementary assistance to allopathic medicine. I included acupuncture, changes in my diet and yoga to my routine as well as a change in my manner of thinking and my focus on life. In this process I found Andres Vergara who gave me distance medical qi gong, and provided me with guided meditations that were very relaxing. In June when I went for my CT scan, I already knew with certainty that everything was going to go well, because I felt no symptoms to indicate the contrary. Just as I expected, the CT scan showed that the suspicious stains had disappeared and as of today I find myself well. I believe that in a disease such as cancer, it is necessary to combat it with a holistic focus. Andres Vergara is wholly capable of providing a much more integrative approach and care, this is because he focuses on the health of the whole body. For this reason I am publishing this testimonial and I give thanks to Mr. Vergara for his valuable contribution to well being.”
(Testimonial is translated from Spanish below)
“En el 2015, después de haber recibido el tratamiento convencional para cáncer de mama, en uno de los chequeos me encontraron unas manchas en los pulmones que los reportes médicos caracterizaron como “suspicious metástasis.” Ante esta situación decidí buscar todo tipo de asistencia complementaria a la medicina alopática. Incluí en mi sistema de vida, cambios en la dieta, acupuntura, yoga, y un cambio de manera de pensar y de enfocar la vida. En este proceso me encontré con Andrés Vergara, quien a distancia me asistió también con meditaciones guiadas, relajación, me envió una serie de 6 ejercicios y me recomendó una dieta apropiada para fortalecer los pulmones.
En Junio cuando fui a mi CT scan, yo tenía la certeza de que todo iría bien porque no tenía ningún síntoma que dijera lo contrario. Y así fue, el CT scan mostró que las manchas sospechosas de metástasis habían desaparecido y hasta el momento me encuentro bien.
Creo que una enfermedad como el cáncer es necesaria combatirla con un enfoque holístico. Y Andrés Vergara está plenamente capacitado para dar asistencia mucho más integral porque se enfoca en la salud integral del cuerpo. Por ello publico este testimonio y le doy las gracias al Sr. Vergara por la contribución valiosa que dio para mi bienestar. ”
“In the fall of 2012, I began having an unexplained sharp pain behind my left shoulder blade. This pain was exaggerated when I lay down so sleeping became very uncomfortable. After trying various treatments over a period of months, including, heat, ice, over-the-counter pain relief, deep tissue message, and stretching with no relief, I sought treatment from Andres Vergara with acupuncture and herbs. During my first visit, Andres placed a few needles in my ankle and the pain ceased. Two follow-up visits and a nightly dose of herbs have completely eliminated my pain. Having never tried acupuncture or herbal remedies before, after this experience, I am a true believer in alternative medicine.”
– C Hasel
“I approached the end of 2012 thinking that I was a candidate for a hip replacement. The pain had increased from nagging to excruciating and I was not able to walk up stairs in a normal manner and it took five minutes – and much pain – to get in or out of a car. Andres Vergara suggested I try pain treatment with acupuncture. The insertion of the needles was painless and, although the needles were in my left foot and left hand while the painful hip was on the right, the relief was immediate! The pain was eliminated while the needles were in and was 80% eliminated that night. The results of the treatment the next day, was not as spectacular. After the acupuncture session was completed, the pain seemed to be returning. That night, the pain was fairly severe and I had trouble falling asleep, but when I woke up the next morning, the pain was completely gone! It was New Years Eve, and I was able to join the celebrations without thinking about my painful hip.Since then, Andres prescribed herbs and I feel as though my hip is healed, without pain or surgery!”
– T. Avirgan
“As a Massage Therapist and Marital Artists, pain management and quick recovery from minor strains and sprains is essential to my existence. I was having severe chronic pain in multiple locations due to both old and new injuries that just would not heal. What amazed me with Andres’ treatments from the very first treatment was how effective his methods are in addressing the pain. By the middle of the first acupuncture treatment I realized what it felt like to be pain free and resting for the first time in a very long time. Just to have a small amount of time to be completely pain free is priceless in of itself. With continued acupuncture, the aid of herbs and some diet changes, all personalized for my needs, I have been able to continue to do both of the things I love most, my job and my hobby, relatively pain free. Treatments for pain with Andres, has been nothing less than effective. Thanks Andres!”
– H Patel
“Before I was introduced to acupuncture, my life was a life of pain. I was experiencing so much pain behind my right knee while walking up and down stairs. I was also having pain in my fingers, and waking up all hours during the night with pain in nearly every joint in my body. No matter what I did during the day, I was in pain. I have been on several prescription medications that didn’t work for me. I was at my wits end when I was introduced to Andres Vergara, L.Ac. and his acupuncture practice. I had never believed in acupuncture before I experienced my first treatment with Andres Vergara, although I was willing to try anything at that point. Today, I feel the best I have felt in a long time. Andres also prescribed herbs for me that have also been very beneficial to my overall health. I recently asked my medical physician for his thoughts on acupuncture and I was thrilled to hear him state he too is a believer in this type of treatment.”
– A. Fletcher