What do patients say about Nicholas:
“My first visit with Nicholas was a shock: at last, a doctor who LISTENED. For a whole hour we discussed not only symptoms, but causes and how to heal them. Then we mapped out a plan, and have been working diligently at implementing it. A year after my first visit, I have beat breast cancer with alternative treatments; have gained mobility in my bum hip that other doctors said would need to be replaced; have gotten off all drugs including prescription medications for sleep, arthritis, and hormone replacement. I’ve lost 27 pounds and two dress sizes; people tell me I look ten years younger, and I feel better than I have in decades. It has been a life-transforming year, and I’m infinitely grateful to Nicholas for showing me the path to renewed health. I cannot believe we have a physician of this caliber on San Juan Island; we are SO fortunate to have him here!” S.P., Friday Harbor, WA
“I was referred to Nicholas Corrin by a friend of mine who had been successfully treated by him for sciatic problems. I just assumed my chronic hip pain was also sciatic stuff. But Nicholas figured out the true cause: my cell phone!! Due to my habit of carrying my phone in my trouser pocket the frequencies were messing with my hip joint! Nicholas completely cleared away the pain in just two sessions. He also taught me not to carry my phone down there any more! I could literally feel the clean energy entering my hip joint and the bad energy leaving it in waves. Nicholas knows so much about electromagnetic pollution and he has the techniques to combat it too. Thank you so much for my new pain-free hip!” J.D., Seattle, WA
“My back had been causing me intense stabbing pains for about two months, and I had tried massage and chiropractic without any improvements. I decided to travel to see Nicholas Corrin who assured me the problem was due to kidney stones. He treated me just once in his office and then put me on a herbal protocol which quickly got rid of the pain. I was amazed that after just one week my pains were completely gone. I’m definitely a believer in natural medicine now after that.” P.G., Mt. Vernon, WA
“I am a pilot so when I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, it was more than an inconvenience. It was embarrassing. It literally threatened my ability to do my job; the stress and worry were interfering with my sleep. I felt exhausted most of the time. Bad news all round for a commercial pilot. Nicholas gave me some special type of acupuncture treatment and put me on some capsules. The initial results were encouraging to me. The urgency to urinate reduced by about half in a couple of days. After completing a series of six sessions and staying on the herbs for about two months, the cystitis is no longer interfering with my work. What a relief!” T.J.L., Seattle, WA
“I am now a fifty one years old female. I first started getting migraines when I was a college student in the Philippines where I was born. I have had them all my life about every month. I just accepted them as my fate. A couple of months ago I went see Dr. Corrin for some pain in my right arm after an auto accident and he helped me to recover from that problem. When he told me he might be also able to stop the migraines I didn’t believed it at first but I said yes we try. And he was able to help me with that too. The pains in my head went away during middle of the treatments and then stopped coming back any more. Thank you, thank you!” J.J., Seattle, WA
“I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I didn’t want to go with the PAP machine. I was constantly exhausted because I was waking up hundreds of times per night. I felt depressed and my work was affected. Nicholas gave me a series of weekly treatments for two months and after recent tests I can say that the condition has improved by about 80% at this point. I feel really grateful and encouraged.” L.T., Seattle, WA
“After two months of severe constipation I went to see Nicholas Corrin for an evaluation. He diagnosed a blockage in my ileo-cecal valve and then used infra-red massage and some different herbs to loosen things up. Nicholas is a very intuitive healer and understood there was an emotional blockage underlying this that I couldn’t see clearly. I believe it was him helping me get in touch with my emotions as much as the other parts of treatment that have cured my problem.” F.P. , Seattle, WA
“I am now seventy three years old and I guess I have been Type II diabetic for about twenty years. I have had no feeling in either of my feet for many years despite being on metformin. I assumed the diabetic neuropathy in my feet would be there for the rest of my life. Amazingly, the sensation in both my feet has come back. Nicholas has a real power to heal people for sure. I never would have believed that my neuropathy was curable. Now I don’t lose my balance so easily and can walk with confidence again.” H.S., Seattle, WA
“Ever since my lumpectomy I had experienced a sort of stretching, stabbing pain in my left breast which I attributed to the surgery. I just accepted it as part of life and was just grateful to be alive even with the pain. Later on I had heard about Nicholas and went to talk him about natural methods of breast cancer prevention. He explained to me about a herbal supplement called pueraria that I could use instead of tamoxifen which I had been taking. Nicholas also got rid of that pain in my breast in just one session! I don’t know how he did it, but I could literally feel and hear a sound inside my body as the pain left and it has never come back in over ten years.” S.M., Los Angeles, CA
“I wanted to get off Wellbutrin because I hated the side effects but my doctor didn’t think I should do it. I started treatments at Nicholas Corrin’s office and we tapered down on the drug using weekly energy treatments to support me through this. The treatments were incredibly calming and I saw colors and had deep sensations of relaxation on the table. Nicholas prescribed a herbal antidepressant to replace the Wellbutrin which I started taking several months ago. This herbal formula has been working great. I used to dread the depressions setting in like a cloud. Now my mood is much steadier than it was before on the wellbutrin. I have no grogginess or nausea any more and above all no floating bouts of anxiety.” P.H., Seattle, WA
“As a marathon runner I was very bummed out to discover I had plantar fascitis. My wife encouraged me to go see Nicholas even though I didn’t really want to. However, I had a big race coming up and thought I would give it a try. He used a special infra-red instrument on my feet and some acupuncture and the results were very good! I was able to compete in that race and complete the whole 26 miles.” A.W., Seattle, WA
“My right knee was badly damaged in a skiing accident and the scans showed a torn meniscus and ACL. Two orthopedic surgeons told me I would need surgery but I went to see Nicholas who said he could treat this without surgery. I decided to try this first and opt for surgery later if his techniques failed to work. They did work! After two months of weekly treatments my knee is close to being the way it was. The best thing about this is that I have recovered strength and mobility in my knee without new scar tissue forming.” S.V., Sacramento, CA
“For a month or so my eyelids would swell up and almost close. It was really hard to see at times. I first thought this might be some kind of allergy but my eye doctor told me it was the beginnings of periorbital disease so I got really scared. A friend of mine had been to see Nicholas for an allergic problem so I went to get his opinion. He told me this was actually caused by a problem in my sinuses. After three weekly sessions at his office my eye problem was cured. Nicholas has a special method of treating people that is hard to explain but it sure does work!” L.V., Seattle, WA
“My eyes suddenly became puffy and swollen after spending some time out doing field work. The problem wasn’t getting better after three days. I looked gross and was too embarrassed to show my face. Nicholas told me it was just an allergic reaction and prescribed a homeopathic treatment called Apis which worked like a dream. Within a day my eyes were back to normal.” L.R., Friday Harbor, WA
“I have suffered for years with a strange skin problem on the backs of my hands. They get blotchy and red. It comes and goes. I feel ugly and ashamed when this happens and I’ve tried putting cortisone creams on it which helps for a while but never makes the problem go away. Nicholas reckoned it was a staph infection and used a frequency to remove it. I was amazed when the red blotches disappeared in less than a day!” P.B., Seattle, WA
“Although I am only sixty, I thought my sex life may be over because my libido had gone AWOL. Someone told me to get my testosterone levels tested but I’ve heard both good and bad stories about hormones so I was reluctant. I actually went to see Nicholas Corrin about my elevated PSA levels. I’d had a DRE that showed no swelling in the prostate but my PSA had gone up from 4 to 6 last year plus my libido had pretty much gone out the window. He put me on some prostate herbs which brought the PSA down to 4 again and he also gave me some Maca root for my sex life. Boy did that work!” D.K., Seattle, WA
“X rays showed that I have several degenerated discs in my lower spine. The orthopedic docs told me I also had arthritis and gave me three choices: live with it and expect it to get worse, get some steroid shots, or consider surgery. I didn’t like any of these options. I had heard that acupuncture sometimes can help so I consulted with Nicholas Corrin because I heard from word of mouth that he gets results. I can honestly say that my back now feels great after two months of treatments. I’m so glad I didn’t let them scare me into shots or surgery.” D.S., Seattle, WA
“I truly believed I had terminal colon cancer. The constipation and diarrhea had gotten so bad after three months. At 78, I was right at the age when my father died of it. So I was really scared. I had been consulting with Nicholas for some insomnia problems, but I didn’t trust him when he assured me the constipation was probably due to IBS. He didn’t think it was cancer. After going through a whole laundry list of tests I can see he was right all along. I wish I had just listened to him. The experience getting the CT scans and going through all those hospital visits made me feel weak and scared me even more. The tests all came back negative and Nicholas has given me herbs for the IBS which have been helping me. I now realize how deeply stress can affect your body and cause things to go wrong. Nicholas is such a rare thing, a sensitive doctor who truly listens and takes the time to really understand his patients.” B.G., Los Angeles, CA
“My father was born in Vietnam and had his back broken by the Communists who beat him with baseball bats in jail. In Vietnam he was in a wheelchair for fifteen years. After he came to the US he had many surgeries on his back. He was able to stop using the wheelchair, but he still was in chronic pain. As I remember, my father has always had to use crutches for walking. When his regular acupuncture doctor was not there I took him to see Dr. Corrin instead. At first he didn’t believe that a white doctor could know how to help his pain with acupuncture. But after one session he got a big surprise! His pain went down by 90%. After one hour he got off the table and was able to walk down the corridor with no crutches. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Since then he has been to see Dr. Corrin every week and his back pain much improved. Now he only uses crutches very occasionally when the pain returns for a short time.” L.T., Federal Way, WA
“After the stress of my divorce and taking on a new job I had developed really bad gas. It just went on and on day and night, plus I had gotten a kind of brain fog that I knew might be caused by candida. I consulted Nicholas who told me I had candida overgrowth and leaky gut syndrome. He put me on oregano oil and glutamine and lots of probiotics. He After two months on that protocol I feel normal again.” P.K., Phoenix, AZ
“I had tweaked my neck and went for a chiropractic adjustment. After that adjustment I was in an UNBELIEVABLE amount of pain. I couldn’t sleep, eat or move hardly my body at all. It was terrifying to be honest. I didn’t know what to do and didn’t want to go back in to see that chiropractor since I knew my neck had been damaged at that point. The pain wasn’t subsiding and I could barely think of driving. Somehow I got into see Nicholas at his office and he was able to reduce the pain noticeably the very first session with me sitting on a chair. He was very calm and gently touched my scalp to find some sort of trigger points and then held a gold needle over those spots. He explained to me his non-contact chiropractic technique which works by directing energy into these points on the head. I just wanted those EXCRUCIATING pains to go away!! After three sessions with Nicholas, the improvement was remarkable; after five more treatments my neck was finally back to normal. I am so grateful to have found Nicholas and his amazing techniques.” L.S., Friday Harbor, WA
“My main reason for seeing Nicholas was Ulcerative Colitis. My doctor had had me on steroids for years which had partly helped but my bowel movements were never really right. But now my doctor was having me taper off the steroids because of side effects, and my body was reverting to uncontrollable diarrhea. I had already had two different types of cancers plus I was chemical sensitive: so I react bad to toxins in the environment and I react bad to drugs and I hate taking them anyways. I was pretty scared of the long term effects of the steroids on my body. Nicholas told me not to worry and that the colitis could be controlled by taking natural herbs and eating fermented food. He treated me with vibropuncture (which is hard to describe because he doesn’t actually touch you!) Then he gave me a bottle of cat’s claw medicine and prescribed me to go buy kefir from the store and drink some every day. My diarrhea pretty much stopped right away: I felt like a normal person again, it was so great. The results were much better than on the steroids and no bad side effects. My body felt energized. From that day I have been drinking kefir and taking the tincture and my UC symptoms have never come back.” R.D., Burlington, WA
“Two members of my family died of brain cancer so when I started experiencing weird neurological symptoms down my whole right side I was terrified I had a pituitary tumor. I was too scared to confront it and go in for an MRI. A good friend recommended Nicholas: during the initial consultation he asked me all sorts of questions about my vaccination history and to cut a long story short, he reckoned the cause of my problem wasn’t a brain tumor. He said it was vaccination toxicosis. ( I had had a rabies vaccination in my shoulder a couple years prior before a trip to southeast Asia.) Nicholas treated me with his patent Vibropuncture technique. During treatments I could feel waves of energy and pulsations traveling all through the right side of my body. After that first session, there was already a big improvement and after 3 treatments my problem had been completely cured.” R.J., Seattle, WA
“I think that Nicholas has definitely set my degeneration back by several years and … It frightens me that I came so close to agreeing to have major surgery, when that might not be necessary now at all.”
“Nicholas helped me use my own body, mind and energies to replace anti-depressant drugs and to lift me out of the dark space. With his compassionate and gentle manner, he taught me profound techniques for identifying and balancing my mental, emotional, physical and even spiritual states.”
“I have come to Nicholas feeling physically and emotionally awful, and have left feeling full of positive, balanced energy, having been presented with broader perceptions about my life, like a gentle illuminating light…
R.C., Friday Harbor:
I am a white female, age 67, retired 12 years. In Oct of 2004, I was diagnosed with Mycobacterium avium complex widely disseminated in both lungs, and also with a secondary infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. My most annoying symptom was a persistent cough, which I had had since at least 1990. I was put on big-gun antibiotics, and the Mycobacterium proved to be multi-drug resistant. It continued to grow, and by 2012 I was having serious problems breathing, especially at night. My pulmonologist wanted me to undergo surgery to have my upper left lobe and middle right lobe of my lungs removed. I declined surgery.
On the adivce of a friend who is an RN, in mid March, 2012, I went to see Nicholas Corrin at Friday Harbor Holistic Health. He put me on several botanical supplements. Within two days, I began to have massive drainage out of both lungs at night. This drainage seemed to stop after 3 or 4 nights, by which time I was able to breathe much more easily and also began to sleep much more deeply than I had been able to sleep for the past 3 or 4 years.
I think that Nicholas has definitely set my degeneration back by several years and I plan to continue with other medications he would like me to try. It frightens me that I came so close to agreeing to have major surgery, when that might not be necessary now at all.
For years I suffered from a mysterious ailment in my knee which caused it to swell and ache for no apparent reason. It interfered with everything: my yoga practice, riding my bike, even walking. At certain points I actually had to crawl or use a wheelchair. I saw more doctors than I can count, desperately grasping at anything I thought might work to fix it. I finally lost hope when an arthritis doctor prescribed a high doasge of steriods that gave me all the negative side effects, but no relief.
I was referred to Nicolas and in our very first session he completely drained my knee of the excess fluid – not only without heavy drugs or invasive procedures (both of which I had tried before) but without even touching my body. Gently and patiently, Nicolas has healed my knee to the condition it was in before.
He has also taught me more about my body and this particular sensitive area, giving me a greater awareness and understanding of how to care for it in the future.
I cannot say enough positive things about Nicolas as a physician. The worst thing about being hurt was not the physical pain, but the sadness and despir I felt about my condition. My knee is now strong, flexible and functional, but, more importantly, I feel confident and hopeful about being able to use it for a long time. I am eternally grateful to have my body and my life back. Thank you thank you!
I am a 53 year old female teacher and musician. In July 2001, these are the health issues I presented to Mr. Corrin: Carpal Tunnel syndrome on both wrists; beginning stage Reverse Trigger Thumb on both hands; unexplained weight gain of 22 pounds over the previous three months; chronic severe bronchitis and laryngitis; recent unexplained puffiness around veins of left shoulder arm and hand. All seven issues have been totally resolved/healed. I am eternally grateful for Mr. Corrin’s knowledge, expertise and his kindness.
When I first met Nicholas Corrin, L.Ac., I had been isolated to my bed for two and a half months. For seven years I had struggled to find a cure for my migraines. I jumped from MD to MD as my condition escalated to a debilitating daily concern. My doctors had run out of treatment options. I practically crawled into Nicholas’ office on that first visit because my body was so weak. He changed my life that first visit. Nicholas taught me that health is a complex thing. His method of healing is a combination of teaching his patients as well as healing them directly. He quickly determined the energetic meridians that were blocked in my body and worked with acupuncture and other energetic healing methods to balance my energy. Headaches do not control my life anymore… I have not taken any pain killers in over a year and I have never felt better. I have Nicholas to thank for my deeper understanding of all this as well as the improvement in my daily life.
Nicholas Corrin has done nothing short of change my life. He was able to identify long-held psychological and emotional patterns right away and to approach these on an energetic level first, through methods like acupuncture, aromatherapy and massage. For me, it really worked to start things shifting before trying to talk much about it. Nicholas is gentle yet direct and has so much knowledge in a number of different disciplines, combined with his own intuition, that I have never felt we couldn’t keep things moving in the right direction. I have spent time in traditional psychotherapy and simply haven’t found it to be as effective as Nicholas’ holistic approach.
I came to see Nicholas Corrin for help with alcohol dependency. The treatment was multidimensional, including dialogue, herbs, acupuncture and vibrational methods. The effects have been subtle yet profound. My alcohol dependency has diminished, anxiety reduced, self esteem/self-acceptance improved.
My work with Nicholas led to a previously unimagined deepening of my self-knowledge, and ultimately to beginning the healing of the spiritual wound that was the source of my recurrent depression. His sensitivity to the languages of the body’s tissues allows Nicholas to apply with intuitive precision the modality of treatment (acupuncture, herbs, touch, light and sound therapies, etc.) most effective for treating one’s needs, which change with the progress of healing.
In 2005, after being wow’d by Nicholas Corrin at an energy workshop, I went to see him for help with depression. I’d liked the idea that he worked with light and sound in his therapy, as well as acupunture, herbal medicine and other non-traditional methods. Nicholas helped me use my own body, mind and energies to replace anti-depressant drugs and to lift me out of the dark space. With his compassionate and gentle manner, he taught me profound techniques for identifying and balancing my mental, emotional, physical and even spiritual states. I still see Nicholas for tune-ups and feel so fortunate to have found him. I recommend Nicholas highly for anyone wanting to try acupuncture and vibrational/energy medicine. Please do. Once you try it, you will, like me, be convinced.
I had been to chiropractors, a massage therapist, and a physical therapist for several months after an auto accident. However, I’d say my healing only took off after my first visit with Nicholas. I was shocked at how he was able relieve my back pain so quickly without even touching me. His specialized Vibropuncture technique is one of a kind. It is such a relief now to be able to walk around with no more pain in my back and legs.
I have suffered from unipolar depression and anemia related to an auto-immune disorder called alpha thalassemia. I’d heard from a colleague of mine at work who had been to see Nicholas Corrin that going there had helped her get rid of chronic infections and allergies. Nicholas has the most gentle energy and works in a different way that I can’t really explain because the needles he uses don’t even touch you! The results I experienced have also been far more effective than from any naturopath that I have seen. Most important of all, I have understood the importance of self love from his guidance. Nicholas has brought me closer to my own spirit than any therapist that I have been to.
I was diagnosed with fibromylagia and then Chronic Fatigue syndrome about five years ago. These debilitating conditions have affected just about all aspects of my well-being on many levels, including my marriage and relationship with my kids. Last year I overcame my resistance, and went to see Nicholas after a friend of mine had very strongly recommended it. Actually, I went in there feeling pretty skeptical, since I had not gotten much lasting relief from most of the naturopathic treatments or body work I’d had over the years. To be honest, I didn’t really believe I was going to get better. But pretty soon Nicholas was able to make me feel these clear sensations of energy moving inside my body. It was very weird at first but kind of exciting too, and it gave me hope because I soon started to feel lighter and sort of connected inside. I started to feel more “zip” in the mornings, and my kids told me so straight away! I soon felt my body became less painful and clogged up. I wasn’t dragging myself around any more. Soon after, I could go back to work which had not been possible for months. I have great respect and am very grateful for his work, he has really brought health and light back into my life!
I came to see Nicholas in hopes that he would help alleviate both chronic back pain and a sluggish colon. I also hoped to work on an emotional level, clearing and balancing energy from past traumas. I found that I was able to establish a trust with Nicholas quickly, and in working with him have experienced deeper awarenesses about myself, my struggles, and things that are blocking me from seeing clearly. Nicholas is able to weave and direct energy back to myself so that it is no longer scattered. He also is an empowering and inspiring teacher, gently offering instruction on how to re-direct the energy myself. I have experienced many visual phenomena during my sessions, seeing explosive, calming light in various parts of my body. Nicholas has been able to unblock my chakras, exposing vibrant red, orange, green and purple hues. I have felt waves of incredibly peaceful current running through my body and out through the crown of my head. In these moments I often receive guidance and wisdom about how my life is unfolding as well as lessons about being patient, compassionate and trusting. I have come to Nicholas feeling physically and emotionally awful, and have left feeling full of positive, balanced energy, having been presented with broader perceptions about my life, like a gentle illuminating light. These perceptions are permanent, and so when I am inevitably challenged again, I have a much more expansive lens with which to view the issues. Nicholas’ work beautifully encompasses all that is. He is a true healer and I am deeply grateful to him for offering his gifts with such compassion and grace.