Dear Dr. Marquis, I’m writing to thank you from my innermost being for collaborating with me in my healing process from a car wreck on Oct. 13, 2013. This wreck, a rear-end collision, was a wake-up call for me to make a serious commitment towards a healing process. and I was highly motivated to do what was necessary. Your approach is not easy for the average person. It required a strict change in my eating habits, eliminating all foods that caused inflammation. And I did find food to eat, and ate very well, and learned to truly enjoy cooking and eating. Your approach also required nine months of continuous attention to my mind. Wo sessions of Mind Mapping), attention to taking all the needed supplements, and my body with your laser and chiropractic adjustments, daily stretching exercises, collaboration with an acupuncturist and Hellerwork bodyworker, drinking plenty of good, oxygenated water, and my spirit with rest and meditation.

When I began with you I was in extreme pain from the bottom of my feet to the top of my head, hobbling in with a cane and wearing special shoes. I was depressed and miserable. I could not even think about seeking employment as a nurse of music practitioner. I could not play my flutes, I could not walk into a store to buy groceries, I could not walk my dog or clean my house. I could not see the future, only the pain I was currently in. I trusted in your competent leadership, offered with kindness, compassion, and an intuition for doing just enough. I realize now that a holistic, conservative approach takes time, commitment and patience. Slowly, and surely, the pain decreased, and I began to move my body more comfortably. The vertigo and pain fog disappeared. I lost 20 pound. I lost my cane. I began to take walks. I grew a garden. I became stronger, clearer, and more flexible. In the ninth month, you were finally able to adjust my mid-back, and I became free! At the end of nine months, I went on a trip to Patagonia, Arizona to study ancient Indian architecture, and found home. With my recovered, rejuvenated mind, body, and spirit, I chose a new path in my life.

Your in-depth knowledge and numerous interesting tools in your toolbox, willingness to discuss in detail the “whys” of what you were doing, and your infinitely kind, attentive staff led me on a journey of recovery. In the process, I avoided expensive, risky, painful, injurious surgery of my right foot and shoulders and toxic pain medications, what conventional Western medicine could only offer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

With great gratitude and respect.

Karen Cicchini