A Sample of Genuine Client Testimonials
“I just want to say thank you…”
Every once in a while someone comes in to our lives, to guide and heal us unto a new form of bliss and I just wanted to say thank you for being such a person. Thank you for your kindness and compassion and music.
– Giselle G.
Marlin Thank you for all your help and big heart.
Just a little note to let to let you know I’m perking along pretty good.
– Ester D.
“Crucial time for me…”
Marlin Thank you for coming into my life when you did. It was a
very crucial time for me and my journey in TCM.
“…would not hesitate to recommend to anyone the use of Chinese medicine to address asthma and lung related issues.”
I am wanting to formally thank you for all the care and assistance that you have given me over the last six months. As you know, last May I came to you after having contracted pneumonia three times in a twelve month period. During one episode I was off work for three months followed by a two month gradual return. My energy was extremely low and it seemed like every time I caught a cold I would become very sick. This was very stressful for me, my family, and my work environment.
Needless to say, I had taken numerous antibiotics, had had many X-rays and blood tests. I also had a CAT scan and lung capacity tests. My family doctor whom I have tremendous faith in, and a respirologist, were not able to find a reason for my recurrent illness. They did determine that I had developed asthma and prescribed ventolin as well as a steroid inflammatory inhaler. This was working moderately well in controlling my asthma but doing little for my low energy or vulnerability to pneumonia.
I decided to pursue Chinese medicine to see if it could help me build my resistance to illness. I thought that both acupuncture and herbal remedies would have the most impact. At our initial meeting I was pleased that you considered it possible to treat my asthma. I must admit I was a little skeptical at your enthusiasm when you said our goal would be to have me not even susceptible to colds and off the inhalers altogether! Well you were right. I felt the positive effects of acupuncture immediately, especially on my energy level.
After the first week of treatment, I started reducing the use of my inhalers. After one month I was only taking a “puff “every few weeks. I have not had any colds for six months despite being exposed to many both at home and at work. I have had one relapse of my asthma which you were very prompt to address and from which I have recovered completely. I have not used any inhalers since a week after my relapse and do not crave naps on a daily basis.
You have also treated my other concerns as they presented themselves including work stress and frustration, swollen ankles, grouchiness, impatience, and overeating. I have never had a fear of needles but was still slightly nervous for my first acupuncture session. I have come, however to look forward to my appointments and find them relaxing and nourishing to my spirit and body. Most of the needles are absolutely painless. Occasionally a needle feels like a wasp sting but this dissipates over a few seconds. I have not experienced any more discomfort that this. I just remind myself to relax and to keep breathing.
The herbal remedies have varied from tasting quite pleasant to pretty awful but, once again none have been intolerable. Often, as my body becomes accustomed to the teas, I find myself almost looking forward to the next cup.
Dr. Wilson, you have always been very caring respectful, interested and invested in my concerns. I have appreciated your thoroughness, skill and flexibility in accommodating my needs. I have discussed your service to many friends with a variety of concerns and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone the use of Chinese medicine to address asthma and lung related issues. The benefits have far outweighed the costs. Thank you for your time, caring, and skill.
– Valerie R.
“What an unexpected miracle!”
When I was introduced to the herbal formula by Dr. Wilson I had been told by several professional Audiologists as well as by an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist that I had lost between 95 and 97 percent of the hearing in my left ear.
After drinking the herbal remedy Dr. Wilson prescribed for me three times a day for four days, I noticed I was turning down the volume on the T.V. consistently. We experimented by covering my stronger ear and amazingly my hearing in my left ear had improved enormously. I would suggest that from 3 to 5 percent hearing to at least 45 to 50 percent! What an unexpected miracle!
– Carol C.
“I’m sleeping less and better…”
Hi I’m Josie, for the last two years my stamina has been really low. I was given an acupuncture treatment by Dr. Wilson and some herbs that I took home and drank. Within one week I started feeling more energetic and by one and a half weeks my hair had luster and volume.
I can’t believe (that) my skin as well has got a luster. I’m sleeping less and better and can go all day like I used to. I know my gallbladder area was in trouble. I don’t know what is in this mix, however I have my energy back and I am so grateful!
Thanks Dr. Wilson
– Josie B.
“Dr. Shortt found it very unusual almost to the point of miraculous.”
I went to the ophthalmologist today and had my eyes tested. Dr. Shortt was quite amazed at the improvement in my vision. On my last visit in Oct.16, my visual acuity was right eye 20/50 and my left eye was 20/40. Today they measured right eye 20/25 and left eye 20/20.
Since my deteriorating eyesight is caused by macular degeneration brought on by diabetes, Dr. Shortt found it very unusual almost to the point of miraculous. He said that an improvement of 5 was considered very well. He asked me if I could explain why the improvement had happened and when I explained you had been giving me acupuncture treatments to improve my eyesight he was very interested. He felt that your treatments must be the source of my improvement.
I have also found in the last six months since I began treatments with you my heart beat has become has become much stronger and more regular. Before the treatments I had a very large number of what are referred to as rouge beats. I can feel the difference when I go to bed. Where I used to lie awake listening to my heart’s irregular beat, which were about one in four, I now have a very regular sinus rhythm heart beat.
I find your treatments very easy to take although at first I was concerned that inserting needles into my body would be painful, I find the most intense feelings I get from the acupuncture is a sensation similar to mild electric shock. Considering the improvement in my general condition and the massive improvement in my eyesight a mild feeling of electric shock is a very small problem to put up with.
Before I began treatments my legs were ulcerated and badly swollen with water retention. The ulcerations have all closed and the skin is returning to a much more normal appearance, and the swelling has disappeared completely.
Thanks Dr. Wilson for all your help and concern.
– Brian D.
“Within one day I could feel the healing process start to begin.”
I am a committed athlete who plays on (the) Camosun basketball team. I had ripped or torn my groin muscle. That is a four week recovery usually but Dr. Marlin Wilson had been giving me a natural good tasting herbal Tea and acupuncture therapy. He also used electric current with acupuncture to flex muscles, which speeds up recovery.
Within one day I (could) feel the healing process start to begin. Four days later, the tea and acupuncture and electric therapy has allowed me to bend, jog, walk, stretch; I feel I’ll be recovered by eight days!
– Anthony P.
“It feels so good to see…”
Dr. Wilson Thank-you so much for all you have done. It feels so good to see clearly again.
“I am better most of the time, walking more than I have in many months without the cane. “
It is hard to believe that nearly two months have passed since I returned home from Victoria and I promised to let you know how things were once I got home. It was a pleasant surprise for my son Bill when he met me at the airport and I walked with him over to the parking garage rather than him bring the car around – I think that in itself spoke volumes to him as to how I felt. Thankfully I am better most of the time, walking more than I have in many months without the cane.
… I truly appreciate the help and relief you have given me Dr. Wilson, and to think I should have never known the benefits of such treatments if I hadn’t been visiting Barbara in May and she too was impressed with the change, not only in the sciatic area but in my whole being so thank you once again Dr. Wilson, I really am grateful for all the help you’ve given me.
– Gladys A.
“Thanks for patching us up.”
Thanks for patching us up. U didn’t fix my brain……yet!
– Ken & Jerry
“…you had a major part in my recovery…”
I have finished all the herbal remedies you gave me – I had the 60th birthday, I went to the Hermitage in the forest, 2 ½ mile trail, stayed for a few days and did a lot of forest walking. That was a gift for sure as on the 59th I could not walk any distance. I look forward to seeing you (for phase two)…you had a major part in my recovery with your needles, songs and potions.
“…I don’t need the wheelchair anymore.”
Dr. Wilson. Thank you for your miraculous efforts and patience with me, in bringing my lifeless hanging feet back to the normal state and I don’t need the wheelchair anymore. I am forever thankful.
– Ingrid M.
“Thanks so Much…”
Thanks so Much for all the healing provided for us.
– Maureen & Rich
“After those first 4 treatments, I was able to move my toes. …”
Dear Dr. Wilson,
I would like to formally thank you for the care and assistance you have given me. I came to you last August, 2011 for symptoms of hypersensitivity, pain, burning, swelling, the inability to move my toes all on my left foot, ankle and lower leg. This was from an injury in July, 2009 and surgery in February 2010. Through all of this, I had taken numerous pain medications, antidepressants and topical medicated lotion. Additionally, I have undergone 10 Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks. None of these traditional treatments and medications took my pain away nor helped my toes move. I was unable to walk or stand for more than a few minutes. I could not walk down stairs. I could not stand to have, socks, pant legs or even bed sheets touch my foot or ankle.
I decided to pursue Chinese medicine to see if it could help me gain back some quality of life and reduce my pain. I hoped both acupuncture and herbal remedies would help. At our initial meeting in August, 2011, I was thrilled that you considered it possible to treat my symptoms. Well you were right! I felt the positive effects of acupuncture. After those first 4 treatments, I was able to move my toes. My pain and symptoms dropped to a tolerable level; they went away almost completely for a few days. I knew then you were my “angel”.
I struggled to return from the USA to you for months due to the legal system here. I was able to return this past March. I had 5 weeks of treatments, 3 days per week and Chinese Herb teas, not to mention the wonderful music therapy. Dr. Wilson, you are my “angel”. You are so caring, positive, respectful, invested, and interested in my care. You took the time to work through my needs. I am able to move my toes, walk downstairs and even walk about 4 blocks. I think of you and how I miss your help. It is just unfortunate that I was not able to continue on with you longer, as I needed to return to the states.
I have appreciated your thoroughness, skill and flexibility in accommodating my needs. I have discussed your service to many folks I have met in Victoria, as well as, here in Colorado. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone the use of Chinese medicine and specifically, Dr. Marlin Wilson, to address any number of medical issues.. Thank you for your time, caring, and skill.
“What Dr. Wilson did some would describe as a miracle…”
At the beginning of the year I fell down a handrail on my skateboard and blew out my knee. I jumped off the railing, landed wrong, and bent it out to the right at a 45 degree angle. The knee blew up to a gruesome size and became hard as a rock. I couldn’t put weight on it and it was extremely painful and unstable.
I had had two knee surgeries on this leg prior to this injury; one full ACL reconstruction with meniscal repair, and a second to repair the same meniscus that had been re-torn. I assumed at the onset of this most recent injury that I was in for a third surgery, and that my days of skateboarding, and being athletic in general, were over.
The doctors at the hospital told me to stay off my feet for three weeks. As I live more or less pay cheque to pay cheque, and work on my feet, this was not an option. Luckily for me, I knew a guy who had been a long time patient of Dr. Wilson. I had at least three weeks until I could see an orthopedic surgeon, so, figuring I had nothing to lose, I went to see Dr. Wilson at his clinic in Dragon Alley to see what he could do in the meantime.
What Dr. Wilson did some would describe as a miracle. I wish I had taken pictures of my knee before I went to see Marlen, because it was horribly swollen and grotesque. I didn’t take pictures because I was so depressed about it that I couldn’t bring myself to take it even that lightly. The Western doctors who had seen it had shaken their heads and sadly told me I would be scheduled for surgery shortly after I met with an orthopedic. Dr. Wilson looked at it and said,
“I can fix this.”
Within two months of acupuncture treatment my knee was completely healed. I was walking, albeit with a cane, about a week into my treatment, and within a month walking freely. One month in I was able to do eagle pose on my bad leg.
My knee is now actually better than it was before the injury, as I had had some nagging problems from my prior surgeries. I’m stronger and more flexible than I’ve been since I was 14, all without having to go under the knife, without anything but a kind old man and a bunch of stainless steel needles.
My freakish recovery sold me entirely on Chinese medicine, and particularly on Dr. Wilson. Western doctors have only ever exacerbated my problems. I don’t want to harp on Western Medicine, but it’s never done me any good. Surgeons would repair my knee just enough to injure it again. It never felt right after the first time I blew it out. Dr. Wilson fixed my knee. Period. It’s fixed. It’s not weaker, it won’t need replacement in the future, it’s not unstable; it’s fixed.
Dr. Wilson solves problems and he solves them for good. Dr. Wilson has no interest in making you a repeat customer. He simply makes you well, like a doctor SHOULD. I’m a repeat customer because I want treatments that will actually work. Dr. Wilson is my primary doctor now, if I have a medical problem, I go to him first.