Office is clean and professional. Friendly and welcoming. I was a little intimidated about trying acupuncture. Isaac is knowledgeable and caring. He explains everything. I was quite comfortable with him right from the start. You can feel that he really cares about you. I had 4 acupuncture treatments for two trigger fingers. My pain went from a 10 to a 2. It really worked for me. He’s now helping me with shoulder pain. After 3 treatments I’m feeling better already. I highly recommend Isaac. He’s great!
My amazing hair dresser recommended Dr. Mari and Isaac Axtel at Maine Chi about two years ago. Over the past two years, my life has transformed for the better thanks to their work. They both have helped me physically and mentally. I cannot give a higher recommendation other than this 50 year old feels like 30. Thank you to everyone at Maine Chi.
Dr.Isaac is amazing! Moving to Maine from Colorado, I was fortunate to locate the Maine CHI family and immediately experienced the benefits of acupuncture. With Bastyr University training in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Isaac has a wealth of knowledge and techniques to help heal and keep our bodies healthy. Bonus is the Infrared Sauna! Highly recommend 45 minute session prior to acupuncture treatment, you will love it!!!
I’ve been seeing Dr. Isaac for acupuncture treatments for over a year. I’ve found these treatments to be extremely effective in treating stress and anxiety. Moreso than talk therapy, and even wellbutrin! Dr. Isaac is attentive, calming, and very informed in his practice. When it comes to muscular tension that I’ve carried for years he has many different approaches that help release tension effectively. I always leave a session feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Dr. Mari and Dr. Isaac have created a caring, positive office environment that is welcoming and soothing. I am so grateful to have such wonderful practitioners in central Maine! If you haven’t tried acupuncture you would be in great hands to start here!
Isaac has helped both my spouse and I with several different orthopedic issues with great success. The treatment we have received was thorough and allowed us to return to our normal activity level. Thank you Isaac!
I’ve been going to Isaac Axtell for over a year, he is such a skilled acupuncturist! Plus he offers cupping during the acupuncture session, which is great for deep tissue work. I’ve seen a huge improvement in my stress and my migraines. Highly recommend!
Dr. Mari is a lifesaver, and the entire staff is wonderfully caring and compassionate. I literally have no idea where I would be if I hadn’t found Maine CHI. Fully worth the 2 hour round trip I make for every appointment (and I have a lot of them 😕). 5 stars is not enough!!!
I decided to give natural medicine a try and I’m so glad I did. I found out more in one session with Dr Mari than I have in the last few years with my own PCP. Not only does she know her stuff, she is very caring and compassionate and truly cares about your well being. I am also currently receiving acupuncture treatments from Isaac, due to severe Carpal Tunnel, as I was looking at surgery. Not only is he very knowledgeable, he is very caring and compassionate as well. I am so glad I found this place and honestly can’t say enough good things about them. I look forward to my visits.
I’m incredibly grateful to have found Maine CHI two years ago. I have struggled for years with muscular pain in my neck and shoulders. Isaac made me comfortable about trying acupuncture and cupping. It brought great relief quickly. I then started to see Dr. Mari who has the most comprehensive knowledge I’ve seen! She diagnosed a thyroid condition that other doctors had overlooked for years. I decided to complement my acupuncture treatments with massage by Lucy – wow. When I have a visit with her, I leave feeling completely restored and amazing. Maine CHI is an absolute gem of a place – my health has made a significant improvement since I started going there. Try them out, you’ll be so glad you did!
Today marks visit number 5 and 3 weeks without a headache!!! I could not recommend a better place!!! Thank you MCHI!!!
I LOVE this place! I LOVE the people and they LOVE me!!
I’ve had my first two session with Dr. Issac and it’s been incredible so far! Such attentive and thorough care. I’m SO grateful to Anthem and Issac that my insurance is billable. This is the kind of care people should be seeking! I look forward to some nutritional and naturopathic sessions with Dr. Mari soon as well!
Plus, they have Augusta hours now, too!
I have been seeing Isaac for a few months now and my headache frequency has reduced from 2-3 days/week to 3 days/month! It is so relaxing. Bonus – he accepts my insurance and several others.
If you’re interested in healthier alternatives for health care or nutritional care and advise, I highly recommend Maine CHI! SO HELPFUL!
I am SO glad that I followed through and had an appointment with Dr Mari… I am off to a great start in the New Year and already feel 100% better… thank you for the genuine care and attention.
As you know, you changed my life! I had been told by my regular doctor there was nothing that could be done for my multiple chemical sensitivity. Since beginning my journey, I have lost 77 lbs and have fewer reactions. I am looking forward to continuing my recovery and working with the great team at Maine Chi!
I am so happy that I was introduced to Dr. Mari through a Wellness lunch at work. Everyone in the practice is so kind and helpful. I am so glad I have started my wellness with Dr. Mari and getting back on track.
I work in Portland and I still travel to see Lucy for my massages, she is amazing! Her space is very tranquil and relaxing and she goes above and beyond to provide a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend!
Dr. Mari guided me through a 21 day detox incorporating water fasting, sauna therapies, and many other ‘homeopathic’ remedies that allowed me to completely regenerate and transform for the better in a very short time period. I felt very safe and supported in Mari’s caring, capable hands. Would absolutely recommend!
I was one of the biggest sceptics about Naturopathic medicine and treatments including Eastern or alternative medicines. That said I cannot say how wrong I was. I started going for digestive items and quickly started working on Stress, anxiety, depression and back injuries. I go twice a week for Acupuncture, Cupping and other treatments and don’t want to miss it. Try it you will be amazed how great these people are at what they do and how much they are there to help you.
I had a wonderful prenatal massage with Lucy yesterday. She was very warm and welcoming and put me right at ease. Her space is comfortable and relaxing and she really helped with some specific soreness I was having. I would recommend her and would definitely go back!
I love the care I have received here over the last few years! Dr. Mari was the first doctor to listen to my symptoms and concerns, order labs, and realize how off my body was! She has helped me to feel so much better.
Acupuncture with Isaac has helped me to be able to run two half marathons and a full by maintaining my body and helping work through some small injuries.
I am so grateful for this place! They are amazing, compassionate people!
Isaac and Dr Mari are an incredible team. They both took a personal interest in me doing all they could to address my problems and did all they could to help me feel better. I highly recommend them.
After only three visits I have become active again, eating healthier and have actually lost 7 pounds (I know… a bonus!)
I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone a visit. It will really change your life. Thank you Isaac Axtell!
I’ve been seeing Isaac since July 2015. Initially I went to see him for insomnia. I had also been very ill with some stomach disorder and diagnosed with gastroparesis. While medical doctors could do little for me except prescribe medications with a long list of side effects, Isaac has been able to help me with acupuncture herbal medicines.
Doctor Mari is knowledgeable, informative and remarkably supportive. Her delivery of information is vibrant and passionate. She is a wealth of information and a huge asset to this community. I couldn’t have done the 10 day reboot without her support and encouragement. I am grateful for her presence and wisdom.
For anyone who wishes to change your thoughts and relationship with food, this detox program is a must! The detox process is difficult but so worth it. I have energy and clarity that I haven’t had in a long time. I will be doing it again. Thank you Dr. Mari!
This was hard, but very worth it. It has changed my relationship with food. It was amazing to learn how we don’t need the amount of food that we think we do.
Dr. Mari’s Detox program is simple and effective. I was reluctant to commit to such a daunting program at first (I mean, c’mon, no solid food for 10 DAYS?!) but I decided to make the commitment to myself, with the mantra “Everything is temporary”. I started taking a few simple detox preparation steps before the program (skin brushing, drinking more water or detox tea, limiting sugar and caffeine..etc). Getting into the mindset before jumping in was a very important step for me. The support from the group’s online forum as well as in person meetings was also fuel to keep going. Following the simple steps Dr. Mari supplied, nurturing myself through the process, and staying committed to my health helped me release 14 lbs and increase my energy through The Green Reboot program. It helped me amplify my lifestyle. If you can do this, what else is possible?
Simply put, the 10 day reboot with Dr. Mari changed my life. I now have a new relationship with food and the way I eat. The reboot taught me to listen to my body and what it really needs. I reach for healthy choices when I’m hungry. Not because that’s what I think I should do, but because that is what my body is telling me that it needs! My junk food cravings have stopped. The reboot also taught me to eat only when I’m truly hungry. I used to snack and eat without really thinking about it. Now I only eat when I feel I need to and I’m able to eat less. In 10 days I lost 15 pounds and have kept it off! As you go through the process of the reboot, you detox your body so that you can determine potential food allergies. I found that I am sensitive to gluten and dairy. I did not feel well after eating foods that contain these. I felt bloated and tired. Without the reboot I never would have known! I now eat gluten free and it is easy! There are so many gluten free choices available. I still have dairy occasionally, but very minimally. The Reboot is also about lifestyle change and changing your attitude about what you put into your body. There are so many healthy choices you can make that will not affect your daily routine. Before the Reboot, I didn’t know I was doing anything wrong! Dr. Mari Educates, guides, and encourages you every step of the way. You are not alone during the process. Other members of the reboot group are there to support you too. The reboot will truly change your life for the better. It is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time!