Patient Reviews

Read what patients say about working with Laura, as well as practitioners who refer to Laura.

"I’d like to express my appreciation for what Laura Paris is doing for my health on an ongoing basis. When I started seeing Laura, I was suffering from symptoms of a debilitating autoimmune disease. Through Laura’s acupuncture treatments and gentle guidance in making important dietary and lifestyle changes, I am in complete remission. Laura has given me the tools to take control of my health, which I will forever be grateful for."


"This was the best experience, and it was only my first appointment. I felt heard, I felt like Dr. Paris was very thorough in her questions and helped me get to the root cause. I'm so excited to continue working with her!"


"I started seeing Laura for acupuncture because I have PCOS. I had a history of miscarriage and was ready to have a baby and my midwives recommended her. I wasn’t sure about acupuncture, but Laura’s knowledgeable, warm, and caring presence made me feel comfortable, starting with our very first appointment. Every time, Laura checks in with how I am feeling to explore what I need out of the session. I always feel genuinely cared for. My goal when I first began was to overcome infertility, get pregnant, and have a healthy pregnancy, and that’s what happened! I consider it an amazing bonus that every session I feel so relaxed as well. Thanks to Laura, I was able to get pregnant, and stay pregnant! During my pregnancy, she helped to relieve the morning sickness and headaches I experienced in the beginning and helped induce labor at the end, and everything else in between. I even received a handwritten card from her after I had my baby (whom she met at my first postpartum session)! Laura is amazing at what she does, what I’ve experienced has been relaxing and healing and transformative!"


"Laura is not only very knowledgeable about the functional medicine approach to health she takes time to notice the effect emotions may play in your healing process. I came in to see her with health concerns after the death of a sibling and she met with me with care and concern and she postponed a new protocol because she knew I needed time before I could have good follow through."


"My consultation with Dr. Paris was excellent. She spent time understanding my medical history and ended the visit with practical next steps. I appreciated her organization and balanced approach to Functional Medicine embracing both Western and Eastern philosophy."


"Dr. Paris has changed my life. she is one of the most compassionate, genuine, and thoughtful providers I have ever seen. I leave her office feeling better than when I went in every single time I visit. She listens to and actually hears every single concern I have and then quickly addresses it in a way that removes pain and worry. This is a huge win for someone like me who struggles with chronic illness and pain. It is neither easy nor simple to find solutions that even remotely work typically, but acupuncture has completely changed my experience with what I've been dealing with. My friends and family have even observed a difference in me which, in my eyes, speaks volumes. Not only is Dr. Paris' approach informed and caring, but she herself is a talented educator and deeply kind person. It is rare to find someone who has so much beneficial information to offer and who also does so in such an accessible and inclusive way. I am so thankful to have been referred to Dr. Paris by my doctor, and incredibly grateful to continue receiving care from her."


"The support from Dr. Laura and Coach Juliet is amazing and unmatched! WOW! I gained knowledge on how to better manage my symptoms of autoimmune gastritis. As a result of the Road To Remission program, I experienced significant improvement in inflammation, constipation, nausea, and bloating. A lot of women would benefit from this program for hormonal and gut issues."


"This was my first experience with acupuncture and I was recommended to Dr. Laura by an OBGYN in the Monterey area. She was so thorough and explained each step to make me less nervous. Overall it was an amazing experience and I had the best rest I have ever had during the resting portion of the experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Laura to anyone, especially anyone new to acupuncture! It was life-changing and I will continue to go here!"


"I have been receiving acupuncture for chronic migraines for about 3 months now and it has been very helpful. I look forward to going like I would a massage because it is so relaxing and I feel better afterwards. Dr Laura Paris takes the time to listen to your needs and make you comfortable. Highly recommend!"


Working with Laura, I have a better understanding about what’s good for my autoimmunity concerns. In my late 20s, Laura was the first to point out my Hashimotos when no other doctor had ever done that. Autoimmunity issues are so prevalent and Laura helps to not only educate, but also works with me at my pace. She is understanding and, unlike other medical professionals, she takes the time to listen and work with me on realistic goals.


I first started to see Laura in hopes to find the root cause of some consistent body pain that I had been having for years. I was really interested in a holistic approach to understanding what was going on with my body and to get options on how to address my symptoms. Meeting with Laura was the first time I had felt that someone was actually listening to me and believed me regarding my experiences and that care continues to be fundamental in her approach with me. Laura was wonderful in guiding me through the ‘detective’ work of getting to the bottom of, and eventually a diagnosis of AS.  She continued to work with me as I navigated the conventional options offered to me, and she created a daily supplement regimen that keeps my inflammation in check. I am so appreciative of her care and support and recommend her services to anyone with possible autoimmune conditions. She was vital in empowering me to understand and handle my autoimmune issues in a way that makes me feel good. Thanks Laura!


I started working with Laura about 15 years ago and shortly after that, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Laura has been nothing but amazing over the past 15 years in helping me get into remission. She is extremely knowledgeable in everything related to autoimmunity and women’s health and she’s been a crucial part of how I’ve been able to stay in remission for many years. She really cares about whether a suggestion she has works and is great at pivoting when anything changes. She doesn’t over-prescribe supplements and only suggests testing when she really thinks it will help you. I always trust that Laura has the most current health information and she really cares about her patients. Over the years, I’ve recommended Laura to many of my friends, who’ve all loved working with her as well.  I can’t say enough wonderful things about Laura. She’s amazing to work with and I’m so thankful to her for having such a passion about autoimmune diseases. If you’re struggling with an autoimmune disease, Laura is the person you’ve been looking for!


When I first came to Laura’s office eight years ago, I was riddled with pain, brain fog,  fatigue, and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. Through careful discussion, correct blood tests, and analysis, Laura was able to bring me to a correct diagnosis of Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. Through the years, I have worked with her to discover my root reasons for my autoimmune disease and I am forever thankful for her. I was able to get pregnant with my second child, at 37 years old, after being told that it wasn’t possible. Through her expertise, I have learned proper eating habits, how to supplement, general well­being, and self care. She really listens. She treats each patient as an individual and is very informed and precise. I love that she has training in both functional/Western medicine and traditional/Eastern medicine. Her understanding of both is a huge plus! Before I came to Laura, I saw several MDs and natural doctors. None of them gave me the comprehensive information or attention that she has. She really has a passion for what she does.


I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Laura and her healing practice. I went to Laura dealing with severe anxiety, fatigue, and depression that came on rather suddenly. Through thoughtful interviews and investigation, she was able to help me figure out that I had been dealing with hormonal imbalance due to Hashimoto's disease. She helped me navigate my diet and use food and supplements to help heal my imbalance in addition to acupuncture treatments to help me manage my anxiety, Laura is truly a healer and I highly recommend friends and family to her without hesitation. Thank you so much, Laura, for all of your thought, care and active listening - I am truly grateful!!


Laura is really patient and knowledgeable. I've been trying to figure out two autoimmune issues on my own for about a year, and made some progress, but I started to feel like I had gotten as far as I could on my own. It is so nice to have a guide instead of obsessive, compulsive research, and guessing! I'm so grateful to have her kindness and expertise. Because I was working on this on my own for so long, I get kind of intense about it and tend to have a lot of questions, and she handles it really well and doesn't make me feel bad for wanting to understand the complexities. It feels amazing to be on the right track. Already I feel more present with my children and am enjoying our daily routines again. I feel confident that we're figuring it all out.


Wow, what can I say about Laura Paris...Thank you! Your study and understanding of functional medicine and immunology, together with your kind spirit has returned my brain, bladder and gut! I have experienced the aftermath explosion of Hashimoto's, IC and Celiac damage. I really thought I was forever lost... However, I decided that I would spend a little money on myself in an effort to change a situation that conventional medication couldn't change. Unfortunately, I am a conventional medical provider and had to admit that we are discouraged to seek insight past classic medical training. You have inspired me to help those around me in similar situations. True healing and a path to restoration.


Laura has been wonderful to work with over the last few months. When I started seeing her, I had been dealing with several health issues including hormone imbalance, thyroid problems, exhaustion, and sleeplessness. I also have an autoimmune disease. She has been so helpful with everything. After a few short months, I am feeling healthier, my sleep has regulated and my hormones are more balanced. I am so thrilled and very thankful for all Laura has done for me! She is a joy to work with.


Laura Paris is the medical sleuth I prayed for. After 60 practitioners, two ER visits, and tens of thousands of dollars - with still no diagnosis or treatment (apart from painkillers and antibiotics that made matters much worse), I started working with Laura. She took on my advanced and complex case very seriously and fearlessly. She made a thorough assessment of my history, symptoms, environment, diet, and activity, then ordered tests that no other practitioners ever did. Now after four years of being homebound sick with constant physical pain, we have a diagnosis and a treatment plan which she has written up for me very clearly. Honestly, I was on my last hope, and now I can say Laura it is probably saving my life. She is ridiculously smart and always learning more by studying and attending courses and conferences. On top of that, she is a very clear communicator, generous, caring and a lot of fun to work with.


I was in search of a Functional medicine doctor locally when multiple issues I was experiencing were not getting resolved with other attempts and approaches. Laura cares, and that is so readily felt. I very much appreciate her presence of mind and heart, her desire to leave no stone unturned in seeking to resolve my situation, and her accessibility in addressing questions so promptly through her portal. 5 stars!


I first found Laura when I was looking for help with chronic yeast infections and I wanted to try a natural approach. I have taken the recommended herbs and made progress. Laura is a really good listener and I feel well-advised.


I sought out Laura's help with microscopic colitis after finding her on Yelp. I have met my goals and the supplement plan has me in remission! I really enjoyed working with Laura because of her knowledge and kindness.


I chose to see Laura for several issues that were not getting cleared up or improving for me. I am now making progress and I believe that is because Laura had me do certain tests to diagnose my issues, and she has been so willing to listen to me as well. What she has found and recommended now allows me to have more of a normal routine without being sick constantly. It’s been wonderful. I really enjoy her kind approach and her listening to me as a patient.


Laura has been my acupuncturist for over a decade and when I was looking for a functional medicine approach for my breast cancer I chose to work with her. Since working with Laura I have met my goals, and I believe this was due to the supplements and dietary changes that Laura recommended. These changes have made a big difference in my health. Laura gives me 100% of her attention and took time to understand my health issues.


What I liked most about working with Laura was that she listened and gave options about my treatment plan. She is not like most providers that are rigid in their ways and claim to know more than your own knowledge of your body. She gave me autonomy and made me feel like I was part of the decision-making in my treatment plan. I am completely satisfied with my care and I feel that Dr. Paris goes above and beyond for her patients.


I can't say enough about Dr. Laura Paris.  Working with her was the best thing I could have ever done.  I am 48 years old and this year perimenopause and stomach problems hit me hard.  I started having major anxiety, dizzy spells, stomach problems, and many other symptoms.  Laura was able to do several tests such as Dutch testing, GI map, and we also did a food sensitivity test.  Through natural herbs that she mixed up for me and several supplements, I am starting to feel like myself again.  She takes the time to listen and get to know you.  She shows compassion and really cares for her patients no matter how far away they are.  This was money well spent and I would definitely recommend her.


I wanted to do Functional Medicine because I was not feeling well at all despite taking action with medical treatments and alternative treatments. I knew there was something wrong and I felt no one was getting to the root of the problem. I was referred to Laura by a relative who also has unusual health issues and I saw firsthand how she was improving. Laura listened to me which I totally appreciated and took tests that have not been done on me before. Change of diet was not easy but I realized that I needed to do it to feel better. I've made progress toward my goals.


I sought Functional Medicine to address the root cause rather than the symptoms. I chose Laura because she said she could help me, I believed in her and she has in fact helped me tremendously, with several different issues. I've met my goals, I am doing well, and hope to do even better! Laura listens...really hears you, is accepting, caring, and genuine, and seems to always have an answer! Can she clone herself? If only there was more of her to go around!


Dr. Laura Paris has been instrumental in my healing process. She has helped me uncover the underlying issues in my health and wellness. We have created a wellness plan to help me get back to my optimal health. I fully trust her and her knowledge about women's health and wellness. She has helped me get an alignment and find the root cause of my ailments. I look forward to continuing our relationship and moving towards a healthier lifestyle. Highly highly recommend her.


For most of my life, I have struggled with a sugar and yeast imbalance. Although I was able to get mild relief from time to time, I thought it would be a constant, lifelong, losing battle. I arrived at Laura's office desperate for some relief. Laura provided an analysis of my body, and metabolism, and provided fascinating information about the function of biofilm. She even helped me figure out some of my efforts were actually working against me. Laura and I worked together to develop multiple strategies to finally start to get some relief. Overcoming sugar cravings and an intense yeast balance was no easy task. However, with Laura's guidance, it finally became came realistic. After a few months of diligence and determination, I feel as though I am on top of it for the first time in my life.


I had been seeing my doctors about my stomach problems for a few months and they weren't doing anything to help me. So a close friend of mine told me about Laura. The first time I met Laura, I was a mess. I couldn't eat anything without feeling sick. Laura was so kind and sweet, and let me cry to her about how stressful it was to feel like a "prisoner" of my own body. We talked about my options and what I was willing to try (at this point I was willing to try anything). We added some probiotics, vitamins, acupuncture, and I watched what I ate. It was so nice to have someone listen to what I had to say, who didn't make me feel like I was just another patient. I have come so far because of Laura. I feel 100 times better, and she still goes out of her way to email me and make sure everything is going good. I can't thank her enough!


Laura paid close, unhurried attention to my health story, and asked for targeted labs to be taken. She gives you the feeling that you are important as you sit with her. She knew from my symptoms and their trajectory what labs to have me take. She was on the button! She then designed a protocol for my specific thyroid issues and sent me home with a list of supplements to order. It was remarkable how much better I felt in just weeks on the protocol. I hadn't felt that good for several years. I had already been on thyroid medication and Laura's plan was to see if we could optimize things nutritionally. I still use Laura's services for functional medicine, nutrition, and acupuncture.


I’d like to express my appreciation for what Laura Paris is doing for my health on an ongoing basis. When I started seeing Laura, I was suffering from symptoms of a debilitating autoimmune disease. Through Laura’s acupuncture treatments and gentle guidance in making important dietary and lifestyle changes, I am in complete remission.  Laura has given me the tools to take control of my health, for which I will forever be grateful for.


Laura is extremely present and answers all of my questions thoroughly. She is flexible and honors my experience unlike many other medical professionals who don't listen as well. She has helped to improve my energy, hormones, food cravings and health. She cares so much and loves her work which shows. I always look forward to visits. She's perfect!


I was very ill 6 months ago, and with Laura's help and practices of Functional Medicine and Acupuncture, today I am sleeping, my hair has stopped falling out, my forever hot flashes are minimal, I have lost weight, and I have energy again. Thank you. I am so grateful.


Laura is a talented knowledgeable practitioner who through her wisdom helped me navigate feeling poorly in less than a month with her diagnosis and prescriptive nutrition approach.


I have been seeing Laura for about a year for unexplained weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, and infertility. I was feeling pretty hopeless after seeing a number of doctors. Laura ordered extensive testing which revealed conditions which my doctors completely missed, imagine their surprise when I brought my labs back to them which showed a clear, treatable diagnosis! After a year of hormone balancing supplements, adjustments to my medications, and lifestyle changes, I finally feel normal again! I highly recommend Laura’s services, both functional medicine and acupuncture. Thank you so much Laura!


Laura has been wonderful to work with over the last few months. When I started seeing her, I had been dealing with several health issues including hormone imbalance, thyroid problems, exhaustion and sleeplessness. I also have an autoimmune disease. She has been so helpful with everything. After a few short months, I am feeling healthier, my sleep has regulated and my hormones are more balanced. I am so thrilled and very thankful for all Laura has done for me! She is a joy to work with.

Lisa Ann

The Central California Coast is really blessed to have Laura Paris, Functional Medicine Practitioner as well as many other healing modalities, to empower individuals to heal their bodies by addressing the root causes, and attaining whole body wellness gently and powerfully after dealing with years of chronic issues. If you feel that standard Allopathic Medicine is not enough and you are not making the health progress you want and need to live a full life, contact her to learn about Functional Medicine.


Laura did the impossible – she turned me into a morning person. One of the most wonderful side effects of getting my hormones rebalanced is that I am getting amazing sleep. I can now fall to sleep at a decent hour, stay asleep throughout the night, and wake up at a decent hour in the morning after a solid 7 to 8 hours of sleep. I feel much better equipped to handle life’s stresses and not have it affect my health. I fight off colds easily and rarely do I spend a day walking around with brain fog. And I’m still getting better every day.


I have been seeing Laura for almost 15 years and have always had amazing care and compassion. She has brought me through some of the toughest times of my life, including now, while I'm battling some very difficult health issues. She always provides me with alternative methods to regain my health and has successfully kept me off of powerful western drugs. THANK YOU LAURA!


Hi Dr. Paris. Maybe you are used to this, but you have helped improve my overall well-being to such a degree that I get all starry-eyed when I see you. You have guru status, celebrity status...whatever you want to call it! I truly do not know what I would do without your support at this point. You speak the language I want to hear. I have been seeing western doctors this last year prior to seeing you, seeking their help...pining for a connection to one of them, an answer, a clear direction to take at least. I am glad I did all the testing and groundwork, I can't change that...but man, I was ripe and ready to come see you. I was down for so long, feeling so off and not knowing why, scared, and frustrated. Thank you for helping me!  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.  I am a better version of myself than I have been in a really long time.


I feel like an angel has been sent for me and that's Laura! I have been to many doctors/ Naturopaths/ and Functional medicine doctors and not any of them were able to create an effective treatment plan for what's going on with me. Dr. Laura is getting to the bottom of my issues and I look forward to working with her for a long time. She is intelligent, patient, caring, and compassionate. Did I say diligent?! Thank you for what you do.


I have known something was “off” with my body since I was 16. For ten years I’ve bounced from doctor to doctor, tried to self-diagnose and self treat my symptoms but I never found a real solution. The final push was my desire to have children and my fear that I wouldn’t be able to. I found Laura online, read a lot of her writings on her website, and knew immediately she knew what she was talking about. I learned more about my health and body with her readings alone than I did through years of jumping from doctor to doctor. Laura listens (even when you think you sound crazy), she cares, she looks at the entire picture and not just the symptoms, and she is a wealth of knowledge. I’m now on the right track and have made huge strides.


I first sought a functional medicine approach for gut dysbiosis symptoms. I chose to work with Laura because she was highly recommended and I loved what I read about her on her website. I made a lot of progress during our three months together. My biggest health issue was SIBO, which Laura helped me resolve. Now I can move on and deal with other, less crucial health issues. The things I like most about Laura are her warmth, openness, and availability. Plus her vast knowledge of natural medicine. Laura excels at what she does. I only have praise.