See what some of our patients are saying about the Holistic Wellness Center of Charlotte:


entryTakes The Time To Help. “There is no way to explain what chronic, total exhaustion feels like. When it takes too much of your energy to even breathe, you know you’ve reached a whole new level of daily tiredness. My amazing practitioner, Kristien Boyle, within a period of months, now has me on supplements (primarily Resvero and Tumero) that make me feel “normal” again! To have the energy I used to just to get out of bed and get through my day is a gift that can never be repaid. I am so grateful that he took the time, consistently, to find the underlying problems and begin healing me from the inside out.” – Sunny


Calm and Helpful Demeanor. “I first started working with Kristien about a year ago when, I sent him an email to see if he would work with me even though I live halfway across the country. I’ve never been seriously ill, or had debilitating symptoms, but ever since my mid 20s a steady weight gain, combined with skin issues since childhood, and two pregnancies with gestational diabetes, I knew something wasn’t right. I have worked with many conventional and alternative medicine practitioners over the years, but never was able to get any concrete answers or solutions. I would research all kinds of diets and symptoms to the point where I would become so overwhelmed with information that I would just shut down and not even try to do anything to improve my health. It was time for a change now, though. I lost my own mom when I was 24 and I was determined to do everything in my power to be as healthy as I could for the two amazing kids that I was lucky enough to have in my life. After my first conversation with Kristien, and first round of blood work, we had a diagnosis of Hashimotos. I immediately stopped gluten and haven’t looked back. Kristien always very clearly explains what we are doing and why we are doing it. He takes extra time to make sure and answer any questions I have, and I feel like he genuinely cares about me as a person. It hasn’t been easy – I went through a protocol for leaky gut for six months, which incorporated a very strict diet. It has definitely been overwhelming at times to make such drastic changes; but the results I have achieved have been truly life-altering and have helped me to  commit to stay on track.  While we still have a lot of work left to do, I already feel better than I ever have in my life. I’ve lost 50 pounds, I eat better than I ever thought possible, and I am regularly exercising for the first time in my life. I feel like I have become a more patient and kind mom and wife, I’ve been more focused and successful in my career, and I have this enormous sense of gratitude every single day for the life that I have.  For a Type A personality like me, Kristien’s calm demeanor has been a life-saver. He knows when to push me, but also when to tell me not to worry so much. His knowledge, support and patience have been invaluable. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Kristien’s on my path to optimum wellness. He has truly helped me change my life.” – Jen


Great Patient Service. “If you are looking for alternative medicine, but don’t know where to go, go to Holistic Wellness Center of Charlotte. I see change already, and I was a bit of a skeptic to start.  I think my overall health has improved, too! Effective and affordable acupuncture. Kristien will listen to your needs and help you solve the underlying medical issues you have. The herbs are really great. No need for pharmaceuticals or surgery!” -Charles


We’ll never forget what they did for us! “Dr. Cushing treated my son for autism spectrum symptoms when he was 2 (he’s 6 now). I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him from the bottom of my heart for help he gave us in regards to Evan’s severe reaction to his vaccinations and subsequent development delays he was experiencing at the time. Evan is doing VERY well now! He’s in kindergarten, he was student of the month last month, and he’s getting smarter every day, he even reads a little bit. Anyway, there is no doubt in my mind that had we not done the desensitizing, he would not have had the success that he’s had thus far. I see a lot of kids around that are having problems similar to Evan’s and my heart goes out to them. I wish there was a Dr. Cushing on every corner in this country. I just want to say thanks to Dr. Cushing for giving my son a NORMAL LIFE!” – Clay


Good Listener + Clean Office. “I saw Kristien Boyle for the first time a few months ago. I had never been to an acupuncturist before so I was a little nervous. Dr. Boyle put me immediately at ease. He is very welcoming and professional. The office is very nice and clean, too. He asked me questions no other doctor has bothered to ask me about my health and my overall well being, and he seemed to know how to get right to the core issues immediately. After he took my case history, he did the treatment, which was VERY relaxing. When it was over, I felt like a million bucks. I highly recommend this clinic…Dr. Boyle is obviously very knowledgeable and was able to make this nervous patient very comfortable quickly. I never thought I would say this about going to a doctor, but I actually can’t wait until my next treatment.” -Matt C.


Dr. Boyle is amazing! “He is incredibly knowledgeable and generous with his time. This was my first experience with a holistic medical doctor, and I must say, I am extremely impressed. Dr. Boyle managed to provide a compete assessment and recommendations without me having to visit the clinic (I live about 2 hours from Charlotte). This was important to me given I wanted my first experience to be with someone I trusted. Dr. Boyle truly wants what is best for his clients which is evidenced not only in his thoroughness, but also his check-in emails just to see how things are going. In addition, his staff, including Caitlin, are very kind and quick to respond to inquiries and supplement orders. I plan to make Dr. Boyle my permanent holistic doctor (even after I move to New Mexico at the end of summer) and highly recommend him to others considering an alternative approach to wellness and health!     Tammy Root 04/30/11″


Highly Recommended. “I saw Kristien Boyle a couple months ago.  He was a really good listener, and he was very good about explaining what he was doing and why. I was surprised to find that having needles stuck in me wasn’t scary at all – in fact, I didn’t even feel anything when he put them in! It was a very relaxing and educational experience and I’d definitely recommend going to The Holistic Wellness Center of Charlotte if you are in the area!” -Anne P.


Holistic Medicine at its Best. “Dr. Cushing did an amazing job of diagnosing and treating my allergies. He takes a look at the whole picture of your health and with his knowledge and experience is able to help pinpoint your specific health issues and provide relatively simple solutions for treatment. His fees are reasonable and while he seeks to improve your overall health, he does not try to keep you coming back unnecessarily just to increase his profits. Instead he really gets to the root of the problem and treats the underlying issue so you can maintain results on your own. I continue to see him for help with cleansing and detoxifying my body, and so far I am very pleased with my results. When traditional allergy treatments failed, Dr. Cushing’s method worked and that’s all the proof I needed! – Prinzeta


Excellent Service. “Kristien Boyle and Dr. Cushing are an amazing team. After 1 treatment, Dr. Cushing completely eliminated my lifelong, serious allergy to cats, in addition to other treatments for many different food allergies. And Kristien has helped with chronic recurring pain associated with repetitive keyboard use, as well provided relief with constant indigestion and gastro-intestinal discomforts, sports related injuries, stress, and insomnia. They are both extremely intelligent about all topics related to the human body, very knowledgeable, and exceptionally professional. I would highly recommend their clinic to anyone who sees the benefit of integrating a more holistic approach to their health care.” – Isaac M.


Good Listener. “I saw Kristien for a consultation and acupuncture treatment and was very pleased with his service. His knowledge of the body’s systems was impressive. He listened to my explanation of ailments 10 times longer than any Western doctor I’ve ever seen. This was my first acupunctue treatment and I would definitely go back for more. The needles were thinner than a hair and I couldn’t feel them going in at all – only tingling and a magnet feeling that I really enjoyed as I relaxed on the table. I highly recommend Kristien’s practice for both the healthy and those seeking healing.” – Kath


Highly Recommended. “After having a skin rash for over a year and seeing five dermatologist and an allergist with no luck, Dr. Cushing helped figure out what I was allergic to and was able to easily provide a treatment. Now I can move around without having a horrible skin rash.I plan to continue treatments in the future for other sensitivities like fragrance.” – Christie


No Need for Prescription Steroids. “I highly recommend this clinic since I have found relief from various allergies. I have been desensitized for many allergies and am no longer bothered by them, even chemical irritants such as perfumes. After seeing many traditional doctors I found no help for these sensitivities and was told its in my head and pretty much gave up. Now I don’t need the prescription steroid nose spray or pills, which didn’t work anyway. After luckily finding the Holistic Wellness Center and, I’ve been treated with much success and am on the road to better health. If you are suffering from any type of allergy or sensitivity you should make an appointment with Dr. Cushing because he can help you the natural way.” – Liz


Thank you, Dr. Cushing!I always will credit Dr. Cushing with saving my son’s life. He is changing/improving every single day. Kyle has been in special education since he was 3 years old. The recent note I received from Kyle’s teacher is the first time I have ever received a note from any of his teachers stating that they have seen any improvement in his behavior or speech. And I am telling everyone I can about this clinic!” – Jennifer


The dramatic results I received from Dr. Cushing’s desensitization technique for my severe post nasal drip problem was well worth the 200 mile drive round trip.” – Joe Guman


I originally came to Dr. Cushing for an obvious allergy to milk. Now after desensitizing, I eat two large bowls of cereal (with milk) every morning, and I can drink a glass of milk problem-free.” -Dr. Marsh, MD, PhD


Before I started working with Dr. Cushing I was unable to eat many basic foods. Over a period of 6 months I was able to eat a full variety with no side effects from allergies. Also, the desensitization of viruses, bacteria and candida greatly benefited my health and immune system.” – Linda Bartels


The allergy desensitization treatments by Dr. Cushing have changed my life in a positive way. I feel so much better and am able to eat foods that I had to stay away from. I recommend this form of treatment for anyone with allergy problems.” – Margaret Kennedy


The desensitizing procedure was the most amazing system I had ever experienced. Having suffered for years with allergies of all types, many unknown to me, this was a miracle cure.” – Carla White


Thrilled with the way I feel since I had the natural allegy technique. Not to have to take drugs anymore and to be able to go outside was worth the initial cost. The way I feel now is so great I can’t put it into words. To be outside with my daughter and to know the alternative to taking drugs if she develops allergies someday.” – Melissa Berger


After eight years of isolation. Due to MCS I lived in isolation. It is wonderful to be able to carry out daily activities without fear of disabling reactions. I feel that I have my life back again.” -Sarah Guman


I had many hypersensitivities. After treatments I had great success and relief from my allergies. Thank you very much.” – Skip Kelsch


I never realized how much my allergies were actually affecting my life. I am now able to eat foods with any problems. I can work with animals without sneezing and coughing. Best of all, I can enjoy the summer and fall out door activities and no need to carry Kleenex. The allergy desensitizing was very simple” – Suzanne Walker DVM


Amazed. It was amazing how simple it was to free me of my allergies. I highly recommend Dr. Cushing’s services.” – Tim Mease


The treatment you gave me in March for allergies to pine and oak worked!!! As you know, the pollen levels were quote high in FL  and everyone was complaining about how miserable they were with runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, etc.  I am pleased to report that I had NO symptoms after those 2 treatments!” -  Kathleen Lutes


Where do I begin? Your wisdom, caring attitude and thorough treatment for my food sensitivities have been a Godsend and lifesaver. THANK YOU Dr. Cushing, Myself and the whole family will miss you. With a grateful heart, – Kathleen Gillrup


Thank you Dr. Cushing. I had almost given up in finding relief for my sinus problem.  I can now sleep, my nose is open, and I can breath. Thanks again!” – Mrs. Carhill


“Dr. Cushing, thank you for all you did for me. It took over five years for me to find you, but when I did, you listened and helped me more than you know, and I am so grateful.” – Marilyn Fowler


Chronic Colitis. I had chronic colitis causing numerous food allergies.  When I came to you I was allergic to many different foods which caused severe gastrointestinal problems.  Thanks to you I can eat almost anything without symptoms and I can enjoy my life again. I also appreciate your kindly manner, patience and genuine interest and the extra help you gave me regarding my insomnia, your recommendations for diet and supplements also have been a great benefit to me”.  – Barbara M Schueman RN.,BSN.,MA.



  • For Kristien Boyle L.Ac. services, please call: (704) 308-2557

  • For Dr. Cushing D.C. services, please call: (704) 776-4185


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