Testimonials

See what our customers have to say about Frame Acupuncture's services and how they've helped.


A Patient's Experience

Watch a video where Kate's patient with spinal cord injury paralysis takes you with along for her first acupuncture treatment! She brings you into the treatment room with her, and then reports on the effects the treatment has, how long the benefits last, and other observations. If you're not sure about trying acupuncture, give this video a watch.

Read patient testimonials:

Hi, I'm Jordan Dangerfield, Safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I have been getting acupuncture and cupping treatment from Kate weekly for about 3-4 months now. She has been doing a great job keeping me on the field to suit up on Sunday's. I had a quad strain during camp 2016 and she kept me on the field even with the strain. She is very professional and great at what she does. If something is bothering you, I recommend getting in contact with Kate. You can thank me later lol! Thanks for everything Kate.

Jordan Dangerfield

Kate is a life saver! I have struggled with neck and back pain on an off for 16 years from a car accident. I was in a rut and couldn't get long term relief from meds, adjustments or anything else. I decided to try acupuncture and cupping and it was the best decision I have made. This is the longest I have been pain free in years!! I also had tendonitis which is now a thing of the past! I would recommend her to anyone and would return in a heartbeat should the pain return! Hopefully I will only be returning for maintenance a few times a year, but it's nice to know should I do something to aggravate my neck or injure myself I can come in and go right back to being pain free! Absolutely amazing!!

Holly

Kate is great! She was determined to help me and did. I swear- she works miracles!

Andrea

I went to Kate as a last ditch effort to help an issue I was having with my neck. I am a wheelchair user, and not only am I a wheelchair user, but I am the current reigning Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania 2018. This year has been VERY VERY busy for me, I am doing more activities than I ever have since the onset of my spinal cord injury almost 11 years ago. I can say without a doubt I wouldn't have been able to accomplish everything I was able to do throughout my reign without Kate and her expertise. I have a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which long story short freezes my shoulder up to my ear and causing HORRIBLE pain in my neck. I would lay in bed in pain taking muscle relaxers for days for it to finally let up in the past. The more mobile I was, the more often it was happening. After seeing her for around 6 months now, I haven't had my neck/ shoulder freeze up like that. I also have noticed several other changes in my body that I was just "use to"... that are now way better. My opinion is, if you have tried all the suggestions of western medicine and it hasn't given you relief... try acupuncture and cupping... you legit have nothing to lose! There are no negative side effects! The facility she practices out of is now completely wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible parking spot, no scary sidewalk bumps, doors that are fairly easy to open, a very compliant bathroom, and the rooms are also accessible. She works with me in my chair because it is just easier for me to sit in my chair instead of transferring personally. Kate is also down to earth, and very personable. She is very knowledgable in her care... because she actually cares! I drive an hour one way just to see her, because of how great she is! Thank you Kate for helping me be the best Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania that I can be!!

Barb

Thanks to Kate, my IBS pain I have had for 4 years has almost completely subsided! She has given me my life back. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone suffering in pain.

Cami

Great experience with Kate. She saved me from having shoulder surgery. I go regularly and feel that it benefits both my mental and physical health. Highly recommended.

Shawn

I just love Kate! She is very professional! Kate has really helped me out with a lower back issue. I suffered for approx 2 years with major lower back pain. I have been with Kate for about 2 years and with monthly maintenance, she has just about alleviated my pain. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone looking for alternative medicine.

Toni

I reached out to Kate for fertility issues. We had been trying for our second child for a year and half and after a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy and a chemical pregnancy, I knew there had to be a reason this was happening. My first instinct was to see a fertility doctor, where I found out that my egg count was low, which can also affect the egg quality. We were shocked to hear that our chances of conceiving and carrying to term were 20%. I knew that another baby was in our future and I had heard a lot of great things about acupuncture for infertility. We had options with the fertility doctor, which included taking fertility drugs to increase the eggs released during ovulation, IUI and invitro. I felt the best option for us was to couple weekly acupuncture treatments with fertility drugs to increase the amount of eggs ovulated every month, and Chinese herbs (Kate can recommend a great herbalist).  Kate was great from the start- she took the time to talk with me and explain how she treats for infertility and how it works on your body by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, balancing the endocrine system and reducing stress- which anyone trying to conceive knows all too well. Kate also took the time to answer all the questions I had. I feel that the acupuncture helped to bring the healthy eggs to the “surface” so that they were the ones that ovulated. After a year and half of trying with no success, I became pregnant after 3 months of acupuncture. I have no doubt that the acupuncture was the reason we were able to conceive and stay pregnant. If you are starting to have fertility issues, before you start going down the road of expensive and invasive treatments, there is no harm in giving acupuncture a try. It can’t do any harm and at the very least can help in reducing the stress of trying to conceive. 

Gina

I started going to Kate back in March for acupuncture after she came highly recommended by my aunt and uncle. I honestly can't thank them enough for telling me about Kate! I don't remember when the last time was that I felt this good?! She has been working with me on several different health issues, and I have noticed such a positive reaction with how I feel! She is very professional, sweet, and absolutely amazing at what she does! If I could give this review more than 5 stars I definitely would, because it deserves like 10!! I have been and will continue to highly recommend her to anyone! Before Kate I had never tried acupuncture; now that I have and see all of the wonderful benefits that I am experiencing from it, I will make sure to keep up with it and always have it in my life, because I ALWAYS want to feel this GOOD!! Can't wait for my next appt! If you haven't already, make sure to give Kate a call and schedule a treatment! I promise that you won't be disappointed, and you will be thanking me, because everyone deserves to feel this good!! Thanks so much Kate for being such a huge part of my healthy journey, looking forward to many more treatments with you!! I only wish I would have met you sooner in my life, to maybe have avoided some of my health issues, and so that I would have felt better and healed much sooner than now!

Kristy

Kate is an amazing acupuncturist! She made a world of difference for my intense mid - back pain with regular acupuncture and cupping. She's very mature, friendly, compassionate and talented. I highly recommend her!

Krista

Frame Acupuncture has helped me tremendously with digestive and nervous system issues whenever I had exhausted all of my other "standard" medical options. I have developed a wonderful professional client relationship with Kate - she emotes empathy, compassion, and truly wants to help you through whatever issue you bring to her practice.

Kellie

Kate Frame was a life saver for me. I was in so much pain. "God Bless Kate". I have so much trust in Kate. She will not give up until you are WELL!

Valerie

Highly recommend! After your first few appointments, you will already start to see a difference.

Dakota

I saw Kate last week for my sinuses. I couldn't believe how they began to drain immediately after the treatment. They continued to drain for a few days afterwards as well. I am looking forward to my next treatment!

Rozlyn

I have been suffering from neck and jaw pain for the last three years. After seeing so many different doctors with no results, I turned to acupuncture. Kate is truly amazing! She is very patient and thoroughly explains the process. I am only on my second session and have seen results. I would highly recommend Kate!

Lyndsay

I have had chronic back tightness for over 10 years. I have tried just about everything: chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, MRI, and still no relief. The only thing that makes my back feel better is acupuncture. Kate is a fantastic practitioner that never gave up on my back, even when it wouldn't budge for weeks. Eventually it gradually began to get less tight and feel much better! I thank Kate for helping to relieve some of my tension and make day to day activities easier and more enjoyable!

Danielle

Kate Frame treated patients in the Pediatrics service at Boston Medical Center under my supervision. She builds an easy rapport with adolescents and families, putting all at ease about how acupuncture can help with pain. She draws on a range of modalities to find the best outcome for her young patients. Kate can make your child or teen comfortable with the option of acupuncture.

Maria 

Kate displays a rare mix of qualities as a practitioner.  She is confident and effective in her treatment style, while also displaying a humble and attentive way about her.  This makes it easy to talk to her and allows for a truly comfortable interaction and treatment.  Kate was treating me for menstrual irregularity and stress which she greatly improved, and I would leave each session feeling relaxed and peaceful.

Marlana

Kate is a compassionate and dedicated practitioner who will set you at ease and be an integral part in your healing process. I had a great experience each of the 10 or so times she treated me and would recommend any and all to be her patient.

James

I was a patient of Kate's for about 10 weeks in the Fall of 2015. Kate has everything you would want in an acupuncturist: She is friendly, compassionate, knowledgeable, skilled in her technique and gentle with her needles. I would recommend her for any health concerns you might have.

Ian

I went to see acupuncture for a combination of complaints. After trying Chinese acupuncture I lucked out and got an appointment in the Japanese clinic and I fell in love with Japanese acupuncture and Kate. I saw Kate for quite a while and did have some great results in terms of energy and decreased migraines. At our last appointment Kate used a different technique and I loved it, but unfortunately since Kate left I have not returned to acupuncture.

Stacey

I had the pleasure of being one of Kate's patients. I am very needle sensitive and her training in Japanese styles enabled her to use gentle techniques that had profound results. While under Kate's care, my sleep and energy improved dramatically. I wish I lived in Pittsburgh and could continue with her care!

Heather