It is very rewarding to hear from clients who have found our care and our attention to be beneficial to them. We’d love to hear your inspirational story and publish it on our website! Call us at 919-251-9698, email us, or send us a letter/card. Share the joy of your journey to health with others! 

Evaluations from students in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy Self Care class:
This class was great! Li-Lan wan an excellent teacher and the assistants (Donna and Yumi) were awesome! Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, and receptive to questions. I have enjoyed every minute of this class and hope to further my education of this teaching. I am in love with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy!! Awesome! This program is empowering, puts the power of healing in the hands of those who participate and facilitates an awakening unlike any other. I was expecting to learn and every minute I was able to learn something. I reconnected with myself, my uterus, and my center. May 2013

Thanks so much to Li-Lan for this workshop. She models very well the lessons that I am trying to learn for myself: self-care, gentleness with self, light-heartedness, spiritual connection. This weekend has helped me to start to understand what I need in life in order to be happy and healthy. Tools that I will use from this class: self-care massage, plant herb garden, made an altar this weekend, vaginal steam, herbal formula, faja support belt.  Health educator, May 2013


Loved the class, the instructors (Li-Lan and Donna Zubrod), and the camaraderie of women. My uterus, abdomen, and body will be happy to have more self love. Great info!  September 2014
bambooI believe it went beyond my expectations. The education combined with meditation and rituals shared was truly an enriching experience. I want to spread the word about Rosita’s work. Every man and woman needs to hear about it.  Doula March 2015


As a practitioner, I focused my thoughts prior to the class on how this could eventually integrate into my own practice. What I received was much more important: self-care, allowance, ritual, self explanation, enriching soul food, and real medicine. Thank you.  Nurse practitioner at Chapel Hill Women’s Birth and Wellness Center March 2015

I am forever grateful to the powers that be for gifting me with such amazingly intelligent, kind, giving, wise women to learn from. The knowledge and spirit shared the last three days will be carried with me the rest of my life.
There were so many parts of the workshop that inspired me, and I have no doubt that many more little gems will show themselves as I process the wisdom shared. My mind and heart expanded beyond measure this weekend.
I thank you and I honor you both from the very core of my soul. You shared a light with me that will shine and shine from this life to the next.
Many blessings, many belly rubs to you, Li-Lan and to you Donna, my honored healers
Aho!!  March 2015


Dear Donna and LiLan,
Many Thanks to an educational weekend that exceeded all expectations. So smooth, so powerful and what a refreshing experience! Truly I see myself following up with “Professional Training”. My craft and path of catering will evolve and change more.
Thank You both for being the messenger and teacher.  Male licensed massage therapist in Winston-Salem March 2015bamboo

Li-Lan and Donna, as our Arvigo leaders, are gifted in their ability to teach. Our group was of mixed professional and personal experience but everyone attending left with the blessing and knowledge of the ancient healing art of Maya abdominal massage as well as an introduction to rainforest herbs and an understanding of Rosita Arvigo’s mission to perpetuate this learning.  Radiologist March 2015bamboo

Testimonials from clients

My name is Amanda. About three years ago, my menstrual cycle shifted drastically: I was experiencing frequent bleeding, sometimes every 10 days and was having a lot of pain throughout almost all of my body. For two years, I went to doctor after doctor and none were able to provide a solution. I was very desperate and depressed, I did not know what to do, nor could I get pregnant, until I met Lilan through a presentation she gave at the Centro Hispano in Durham. She was also recommended by a friend who was being treated for infertility by her. I started my treatment with Lilan, and slowly the pain in my body started to diminish and so did the depression. The frequent menstrual bleeding improved a little and I decided to keep following the treatment of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Just when I was about to reach 1 year of treatment with Lilan, the unimaginable happened, I became pregnant! Thank you Lilan for your continuous efforts and much dedication! It was well worth the effort and patience to heal myself!
My husband and I have been married for 8 years and in the last 5 years have been actively trying to have a child but I was unable to get pregnant. We had various tests done and everything was okay, the last diagnosis that I was given was that I could have infertility due to unknown factors. We decided to start a hormonal treatment prescribed by a medical doctor, but it was frustrating to see my period come every month so I gave up on that treatment.
In May 2006, I had the opportunity to meet Lilan and learn about acupuncture through a talk she gave at the Centro Hispano in Durham where I work. I heard many positive things and decided to make an appointment with her. At my first session, we discussed in detail about my past and my clinical history. I started the treatment thinking this was the last thing I was going to try since I was already 37 years old and did not want to have a risky pregnancy, increase the chances of having a disabled baby, nor continue having false hopes.
I received weekly acupuncture sessions with Lilan for about four months. My wish was to improve my health so that I could get pregnant, but I also really enjoyed my sessions because I was giving time for myself to enjoy and to relax. At the end of four months, I was almost ready to give up because I was yet not pregnant. I asked Lilan how much longer I needed to continue when, 1-2 weeks later, I found out I had already been pregnant! I was so surprised and could not believe it! Thank God that today we have a beautiful and healthy baby girl!
–T. Hoffman, March 2007
Daily life presents us with a series of situations that we have to confront, situations that are easily overcome when our physical and mental health are well. When our health becomes seriously compromised, our social, work, and personal relationships around us are greatly affected. We can fall into despair and lose faith.
It in these moments of anguish when it is vital to count on someone who can give us the medical and moral support necessary to overcome difficult times; it’s in these moments that someone like Li-lan, with her sensitivity, spirituality, and effectiveness with which she applies her knowledge, can help us serenely and naturally regain the balance that we had lost.
Thank you,
Oscar Garcia Molina
Raleigh, NCbamboo
Hi Li-Lan,
Thank you so much for all your help and for being so compassionate! You are a true Healer! I really believe it. I felt so great after yesterday’s [abdominal massage] session. It felt like it does on Thanksgiving when you don’t realize you ate too much until you unbutton your pants and your belly suddenly feels freedom. I’m going to keep up the abdominal massage each night. I’m still amazed by the effects of your acupuncture treatment on my shoulder. I’ve also shared my experience with some friends who are interested in coming to see you.
Thanks for all that you do for people and for your powerful and pure intention!
It’s very nice to meet people in this world who maintain a balance between their professional, personal, and spiritual life because this reflects in their work.
For me, Lilan sets an example that I admire and appreciate. I admire her knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and am thankful that with these therapies I have seen positive results on my skin, I have been able to relax more easily, and have seen clear results through my sessions with her.
I believe that in our sickness, people need someone in the health profession to listen to them and offer human guidance.
Thank you for everything Li-lan.

Adriana Suarez, Cosmetologist, Raleigh NC