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Testimonials

The following comments are made by our clients; names have been altered to maintain privacy.

“My experience with Dr. Durana has been excellent. He has my highest recommendation.” – K.D.

“Dr. Durana is excellent at working through the body to help maintain health, balance, and energy. The modalities he is able to tap into have always enabled him to help me with the specific aches and pains as well as my emotional challenges. He is a truly caring and gifted therapist.” – G.H.

“Outstanding acupuncture! I admit to being leery trying acupuncture, but was at my wits ends for pain I was having in my neck and shoulder. I didn’t want to go the invasive route, so chose eastern medicine as an alternative. Now the result is outstanding!” – B.C.

“Thank you for helping me start loving myself and open my heart.”

 

“Dr. Durana’s caring approach has changed my life over the almost ten years he has been treating me.  I first went to see him for pain relief and he was able to ease the pain that medication had not helped.   I continued to see him for stress, panic, fear, and general health.  He uses acupuncture and other methods in a balanced approach that has enabled me to breathe deeply and relax in difficult situations.  He has made a tremendous difference in my life.  Thank you, Carlos.” – B.J.

“It was a wonderful day of classes…the exercises and qigong movement felt so good.” – Michael

“Carlos treated me for many ailments. His extensive training in multiple disciplines paired with his ability to listen, set him apart from other acupuncturists I have seen in the past. After an hour session with him, I feel I have taken a wonderful vacation and leave his office completely refreshed and pain free. I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for an acupuncturist.” – G.T.

“Carlos helped me with a frozen shoulder, using a combination of acupuncture and direct tissue manipulation. He listens well, gives good advice and was able to get me back to normal in just 3 sessions.” – M.N.

“You allowed me to discover my own truths and healing possibilities.”

“Supportive, compassionate and intuitive with extensive knowledge of life process, and other therapies like Alternative Medicine!” U.C.

“A true innovator, Carlos Durana’s gift is sensing with his hands the underlying issues affecting our health, as he offers a powerful synergy of somatic expertise combined with his deep knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine. Leading with a heart-centered approach, he melds science and intuition, tissue and energy, seamlessly, using his hands to nurture and heal the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body.” – E.K.

“Dr. Durana is far and away the best integrative health specialist I have ever met and nothing I can say really does justice to the gentleman: he is extremely intelligent, a compassionate and caring person, and a truly outstanding practitioner, not to mention highest professional integrity. I count myself truly lucky to have found him.”

– V.A.

“Dr. Carlos Durana has assisted me with my back pain with acupuncture, exercises, manual manipulation, and deep tissue massage. He has helped me immensely using these tools of therapy. But, I appreciated not just his knowledge, but his sensitivity and caring manner that he uses as he goes about his treatment program. I am so very grateful for his talents.”

– G.H.

“I can not express the gratitude I have for Dr. Durana. In January 2012, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Limited Breast Cancer. In May 2012, my PET scan results came back as clear of cancer. I sincerely believe Dr. Durana assisted in achieving these remarkable results. During my chemotherapy treatment, I experienced extremely limited side effects and was able to consistently maintain a positive outlook. Dr. Durana continues to help me understand the importance of mind/body balance and how it can physically and emotionally impact my life.”

– S.T.

“Thank you for your help through the birth process. I wouldn’t have gotten there without you.” – E.C.

 

“Dr. Durana is a healer. His very accurate treatment in acupuncture, his skillful massage where it hurts, and his very caring approach alleviates suffering and psychological hurts. Dr. Durana has treated me over the years for a variety of ailments. I always feel that it is much superior to pills and other medical procedures. It is always a pleasure to have a treatment even for what he calls maintenance which can help regain your equilibrium.” – A.M.

“My world is not as chaotic as it seemed. I am excited about the future.” 

““He uses acupuncture and other methods in a balanced approach that has enabled me to breathe deeply and relax in difficult situations. He has made a tremendous difference in my life. Thank you, Carlos.” – N.I.

“I wanted to thank you from the deepest part of my soul…our work last week touched a chord that has been embedded a very long time…your unwavering presence and clear quality of touch embraced my spirit and helped loosen the pathway.” – Mike 

“I wanted to thank you for being such an important part of my mother’s life. Your work with her and your friendship brought her great emotional and physical comfort. For that I am deeply grateful. Her final years would have been less without your wonderful care.”  – G.R.

“I am now able to eat again; the herbs also helped me regain my energy.”

“Dr. Durana is a combination of the finest therapist, teacher, and coach that I’ve ever had. From classic cognitive behavioral therapy (be prepared to work hard!) to mindfulness meditation instruction to acupuncture and even boxing, he drew from his extensive array of tools whatever technique would most effectively address the issue of the day. There is no one else in this area (if anywhere) who does what he does, and does it so well.” – F.L.

“I was having some back pain and a friend suggested I try acupuncture. I tried and the results were very good. I highly recommend Dr. Durana,” – K.M.

“I started seeing Dr. Durana in 1994. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable about pain paths in the body and the correlation to my general emotional and physical health. His methods used in assisting my healing have included acupuncture, body therapy, and counseling. Very grateful."

– N.T.

“Dr. Carlos Durana is by far the most competent acupuncturist I have ever had. I went to him with some chronic pain on my arms and shoulders. He knew exactly what my problem was and his holistic approach to treat me was outstanding. He is very spiritual and professional. When he treats patient, he takes the time to know them well and is very courteous. I wholeheartedly recommended him for your treatment. He was able to give me relief within a few sessions. Thanks so much for your great work on my arms.”

– W.O.

“I cannot express the gratitude I have for Dr. Durana. In January, I was diagnosed with Stage IV limited breast cancer. In May 2012, my PET scan results came back as clear of cancer. I sincerely believe, Dr. Durana assisted in achieving these remarkable results. During my chemotherapy treatment, I experienced extremely limited side effects and was able to constantly maintain a positive outlook. Dr. Durana continues to help me understand the importance of mind/body balance and how it can physically and emotionally impact my life.”

– J.C.

“I highly recommend Dr. Durana for acupuncture and body therapy and Chinese herbs.” – F.P.

“Carlos has treated me for over a year for many ailments. His extensive training in multiple disciplines paired with his ability to listen set him apart from other acupuncturist I have seen in the past. After an hour session with Carlos, I feel like I’ve taken a wonderful vacation and leave his office completely refreshed and pain free. I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for an acupuncturist!” – L.H.

“I have been receiving acupuncture from Carlos for over four years. HIs ability to assess my problem — to zero in on the source and know the best treatment to solve it — is impressive. He is also a good listener, a critical skill to have in this kind of practice. Because of Carlos’s excellent care, I am sure I have suffered far fewer aches and pains than otherwise.” – G.F.

“Dr Durana has the best Acupuncture practice! Thank you so..so much!” – M.A.

 

“I initially contacted Dr. Durana for an acupuncture appointment because of chronic rotator cuff pain. His manner is professional yet caring and gentle. His method for combining acupuncture with body work has been a great combination of treatment for me. Over time, shoulder pain has become less of a problem but the combined treatment has addressed other issues, like sciaticnerve compression from running, neck aches likely from my overall posture and even intense menstrual cramping. I think not only is the bimodal treatment a reason for the improvements, but also that Dr. Durana himself is an element of the healing process. No matter the reason for the particular appointment, I leave my time with him feeling grounded, rested and more energetic than when I arrived. His approach addresses specific physical complaints and always contributes to my overall sense of well-being. Amazing! I highly recommend him!” – A.T.

“I found something I never expected out of my pain and darkness. I found light and an incredible joy arise in me.”

“The exercises allowed me the freedom to experiment with movement…they were also helpful with my leg pain.” – Anne

“Our child B was born. Thank you for all of your support and help. We’re so happy, thank you for your help.” – A.P.

“In the class, I enjoyed learning about the body’s messages…and the education about the inner abdomen, etc.; it was amazing…also enjoyed reflecting and being in tune with one’s inner self…” – Jane

“Thank you for helping me during the past few weeks…I have been so sick. I appreciate how generous you have been with your time and your expertise in so many different areas…”

“I came to Dr. Durana with the strong pain in my back and left hip which continued for over a year despite medication and physiotherapy. Dr. Durana was able to ease my pain and recover my spine and muscles with manual therapy and acupuncture in just 3 sessions. He has been helpful also with stress, losses, depression, headaches, etc. I was deteriorating and loosing attachments to this life. His guidance has helped me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Over time that has led me to become healthy and filled with energy for the first time in years and I am looking forward to the new adventures in this life.”

– H.P.

“I initially contacted Dr. Durana for an acupuncture appointment because of chronic rotator cuff pain. His manner is professional yet caring and gentle. His method for combining acupuncture with body work has been a great combination of treatment for me. Over time, shoulder pain has become less of a problem but the combined treatment has addressed other issues, like sciaticnerve compression from running, neck aches likely from my overall posture and even intense menstrual cramping. I think not only is the bimodal treatment a reason for the improvements, but also that Dr. Durana himself is an element of the healing process. No matter the reason for the particular appointment, I leave my time with him feeling grounded, rested and more energetic than when I arrived. His approach addresses specific physical complaints and always contributes to my overall sense of well-being. Amazing! I highly recommend him!”

– A.T.

“Dr Durana’s caring approach has changed my life over the almost ten years he has been treating me. I first went to him for pain relief and he was able to ease the pain that medication hadn’t helped. I continued seeing him for stress, panic, fear, and general health. He uses acupuncture as well as other methods in a calm balanced approach that has enabled me to breathe deeply and relax in difficult situations. He has made a tremendous difference in my life. Thank you, Carlos.”

– M.K.

“I am so glad to have worked with you and known you for all these formative years…your caring support has sustained me through some difficult times…please know that your influence is a thread that is woven throughout my life and your presence is and will always be part of my life.” – B.G.

“My problems are much better…I also gained skills for helping myself.”

“I learned a natural way of dealing with our problems.”

“Carlos Durana provides excellent bodywork and counseling services that leave the individual renewed, balanced, and with reduced pain (emotionally and physically). He integrates acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, and brain balancing techniques in a seamless manner, and when needed provides great knowledge and advice for herbal medicine. I have benefited greatly from treatment from him, and the patients I have referred to him have also given him high ratings. He is one of the best practitioners of integrative medicine in the D.C. area, I highly recommend him!” – B.C.

“Would highly recommend Carlos.” E.T.

“After struggling with a gradually worsening frozen shoulder for over 3 months, I went to see Dr. Durana.  His combination of hands on manipulation and acupuncture quickly improved my symptoms and I was back to normal in 3 weeks.  I am so glad I put off going to an orthopedist.  But next time I won’t wait so long to make an appointment with Carlos.”  – K.H.

“Professionalism, competence, gentleness and caring for people at the deepest level…I feel greater self-esteem and a willingness to speak up for myself.”

 

“Carlos has an understanding of the the mind-body connection and can work with clients on multiple levels, using acupuncture, body work and emotional healing. I have worked with him for over two years and he has helped me with a variety of issues including long-term problems and recent short-term issues. The body work seems to work hand-in-hand with the acupuncture to produce amazing results. I highly recommend Carlos Durana.” – A.E.

“The therapist is one of the most talented acupuncture Doctor I ever met.  He removed a long time back pain and has kept me in good health for a long time” – G.U.

“Your unwavering presence and clear quality of your touch embraced my spirit and helped loosen the pathway.” – Paul

“A supportive and caring environment for doing my relationship work.”

“You have so much confidence in your hands…the cranial and body work in my head and my mouth was superb…my head, my jaw, and my neck feel so much better.” – V. S.

 “…the following morning after our session was the day my internal “light switch” turned back on and I have been feeling a speedy recovery ever since.” – K. G.

About Seasons in Our Life

Dr. Durana has provided practical, integrative, holistic services since 1980 in acupuncture, body therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, life/wellness coaching, and counseling.

 

Our Locations

4915 St. Elmo Ave.
Suite #504 Rm. 7A
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-0080

11250 Roger Bacon Dr.
Atrium #5, Suite 1C
Reston, Virginia 20190
(703) 716-0906

1625 K. Street NW
Suite 375B
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 906-0533

2265 Cedar Cove Ct.
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 716-0906