“When I first starting seeing Cita, I suffered from serious chronic pain due to TMD. Her treatments have changed my life! Not only has my pain subsided, but Cita has helped me learn how to manage the stress that contributed to the pain. She is a gentle and positive practitioner who has helped me not just via acupuncture and herbs, but also through guided meditation and thoughtful questions that help me see the connections between my emotions and body.”
A.J. – Portland, OR
“I saw Cita when nothing else relieved the pain in my shoulder. For many years I’d had excruciating pain in my upper, right shoulder blade where I seem to carry my fear and worry. She treated and cured the pain but also gave me numerous ideas for a more centered way to live in which tension might no longer build up in my body.”
S.M.G. – Scappoose, OR
I can’t recommend Cita highly enough. I’ve been seeing Cita for ten years now, for both a variety of physical (chronic back pain) and emotional (anxiety, grief) issues. She is truly invested in making a difference, and I look forward to treatments both for the relief from pain and because Cita’s caring and patient nature just make her so easy to talk to.
D.K. - Portland, OR
I have been a client of Cita’s since May of 2015. I suffer from arthritis from a car accident I suffered in 1998. My left hip and right ankle had little mobility and severe constant pain. Since I've started receiving treatments from Cita my chronic pain has decreased to a 0.5 from an 8 or a 9 on a scale of 1~10. I have stopped taking Tylenol and ibuprofen. All this transpired within the first 4 or 5 months. I have been graced by having Cita as part of my health care and also health awareness. Cita is such a serene and peaceful person and she is a wonderfully good listener. I have complete trust in her capability as an acupuncturist. She is truly gifted! I continue to see Cita twice a month and look forward to each visit. I am renewed, rested and can move more freely.
S.T. - Portland, OR
Over the past 14 years, the acupuncture treatments I've received from Cita Oudijk have greatly helped me to manage lower back pain. While one treatment indeed brings an immediate lessening of pain, I've found that successive treatments scheduled closely together yield even more effective results: the pain stays at bay for longer durations and becomes easier to minimize. In my travels across America, I've been to acupuncturists throughout the Northwest, Southwest, and Southeast, and I can tell you with certainty that Cita is very nearly without equal. For chronic back issues and boosts of low or stagnant energy, she's your best bet!
N. T. - Portland, OR
I have been seeing Cita for acupuncture and herbal supplements for over 10 years. In that time, she has treated me for stress, low back pain due to a herniated disk, and various "sports injuries" - sprains, strained tendons, and pulled muscles. It's apparent that Cita is personally invested in my well-being, our appointments always start with a discussion where she considers causes for my symptoms that often surprise me. Her professional approach is a wonderful blend of compassion, inquisitiveness, and professionalism.
B.H. - Portland, OR
I can’t begin to say enough amazing things about my experience with Cita! I first came in for help with some stubborn back pain I had been experiencing for a number of years. My pain drastically decreased and I was able to bend over to tie my shoes, after just one treatment. I was in shock at the immediate relief I had experienced! I really appreciated how effective, yet gentle her treatment had been. I’m not a big fan of needles and was worried I would be uncomfortable while she was putting them in. However, Cita’s technique and ability to see what I needed as a patient, helped the treatment to be a stress-free experience. After just a few more treatments, I’m amazed to say my back pain resolved and has yet to return! After such great success with my back, I began seeing her for help with anxiety, PMS symptoms and skin issues. Cita’s warmth and approachability helped me to feel comfortable sharing some rather personal health struggles that I had been hesitant to share with other doctors. She is a truly empathetic individual and I appreciate how non-judgmental she is as a practitioner. Between the personalized herbal formulas I’ve been taking and her acupuncture treatments, I am so happy to say that my health, physically and emotionally, has really shifted and I have experienced a lot of progress with my overall well-being. My anxiety has decreased with the help of her treatments and mind-body exercises she suggested. My periods have been less stressful and my skin issues haven’t cleared up this much in years! Not only is she super knowledgeable about Chinese medicine, Cita also has wonderful nutrition, supplement and meditation recommendations for me. With that being said, one of the most unique and rare qualities of hers is that I don’t leave an appointment feeling overwhelmed with the amount of ideas she has for me. Cita is able to “meet me where I’m at” and make suggestions that really fit my lifestyle. Those ideas help me have small victories I can be proud of each day! I can’t rave enough about how absolutely wonderful my experience has been. Cita is an amazing listener, has a fantastic sense of humor and it feels like she sees me as a person, not just a list of symptoms. Thank you, Cita, for your support, laughter and helping me stay motivated during some challenging times!
L.R. - Portland, OR