Allergies, anxiety, and headaches
I just wanted to let you know that the acupuncture treatment has made all the difference. Before I started the sessions I was taking a decongestant daily as well as allergy medicine and suffering with severe headaches daily. I also had panic attacks.
After a few weeks of acupuncture treatment my headaches decreased to only one a week. I usually only have to take a decongestant once a week or less now. My anxiety attacks have decreased dramatically. I was having anxiety about 3-4 times a day. Now I only have anxiety once every few weeks. I know if my anxiety increases I can come in for a session.
Thanks for all of your care. Acupuncture has enabled me to live free of medications that might have undesirable side effects.
Susan S. DDS
Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and acid reflux
Although I was skeptical about acupuncture treatment in general, my physician suggested it was worth trying as my pain was becoming more and more unmanageable.
Sheila at once put me at ease, allowing me to ask as many questions as necessary to become familiar with what acupuncture entailed. She did not promise an instant cure, but rather a methodical, patient-centered approach that I have found very helpful.
I see Sheila once or twice each week and have found that not only my arthritis, but my fibromyalgia symptoms have been greatly alleviated. I now only fill my Celebrex prescription every 2-3 months and have also found relief from my acid reflux problem.
Sheila is competent, skilled, but most important, totally involved in the process of making my life as pain, and therefore stress-free as possible.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
I had been having stomach problems for years. I went through many, many tests at different doctors’ offices and even the hospital. I started seeing Sheila not really knowing if she could help me, but I didn’t want to keep having tests that were not really giving me any information as to what was wrong with me.
Sheila started me on acupuncture treatments and Chinese Herbs. It took a little while, but I started feeling better and my stomach pain was getting less and less. I continued my treatments and just kept feeling better and better.
Today I am free of stomach pain and irritation and I appreciate so much that Sheila was able to help me.
I had been having pain in the large joint of my thumb for quite a while. I am an avid gardener and generally a very active person so this pain was taking some of the joy out of what I love to do After only one acupuncture treatment from Sheila the pain was gone and has not come back. I was impressed with the results and with Sheila’s compassionate and caring professionalism. Thank you Sheila.
I have been diagnosed with severe PMDD (basically, PMS on steroids). My monthly emotional state would bounce from tolerable to suicidal every month, and my menstrual cramps were crippling.
With acupuncture, I no longer get monthly suicidal swings or overly emotional weeks, and my cramps are mild to non-existent. I see Sheila every few months for a "booster" treatment when the symptoms start worsening.
I came to Sheila with very painful sciatica. I was unable to do my favorite things in the world like dressage riding, skiing, and even some of the things around the house. As a matter of fact I couldn’t even walk without pain.
The treatment I received from Sheila amazed me. It didn’t hurt and after a few treatments my pain was totally relieved. More than that, Sheila gave me hope and encouragement to believe that I could take care of myself and stay pain free. Acupuncture works and Sheila is a genius!
I started seeing Sheila because of adult onset cystic acne on my chin. I had been on acne medication and cleansers for years but my acne just kept getting worse. I was getting so frustrated with it.
Sheila started me on acupuncture treatments and Chinese Herbs. She told me that I was a tough case and it took awhile to find the right combination of Herbs. Sheila did so much research trying to help me. She looked for solutions in her books and made calls to her mentor. She remained positive even when things seemed to be getting worse.
She figured out the right combination of herbs and acupuncture for me and I am happy to say that my chin is looking so much better! I am so glad that I tried acupuncture for this!
I saw a coupon in the paper where Duvall Acupuncture Clinic was offering 20 minute acupuncture treatments for stress. I had never had acupuncture before. I was dealing with lots of problems in my life at that moment which were causing me to feel very stressed. So I went and tried it.
I sat in a comfortable recliner chair in her office and she put some little needles in each ear, turned on some soothing music, turned out the lights and told me to close my eyes and just relax for 20 minutes. I felt very relaxed. Then she came back and removed the needles and I left.
I saw her the next week and told her that I still didn’t feel stressed like I did before the treatment. I was amazed.
20 years ago after I was exposed to a toxic spill at work in the town where I live I began to have severe asthma attacks. The doctors put me on many different drugs and inhalers. My life was totally destroyed by these attacks I could no longer do the physical work I used to do. I used inhalers during the day and I even had to have a nebulizer in my room at night. I had been given multiple courses of steroids. Still, I was having repeated asthma attacks, lung infections and and bouts of pneumonia so that I had to be hospitalized and given antibiotics.
A friend who was a patient of Sheila’s suggested I try seeing if she could help me. I thought acupuncture was too foreign for me and that those little needles couldn’t possibly help me since all the strong drugs I was taking couldn’t. But anything was worth a try since this asthma had made my life so limited.
Sheila talked with me and told me that she thought she could help strengthen my lungs again. Then she did a treatment. After the treatment I felt I could breathe better, but as I left the office I figured I would still have attacks. On the way home I thought I was getting one, but it never really came and I didn’t have to use my inhaler which I usually had to do 4 or 5 times a day. I had three more acupuncture treatments that week and for two months I took some Chinese herbal formulas that Sheila recommended.
I haven’t used my inhaler and I haven’t had even one asthma attack at all in 6 months! Maybe miracle isn’t the right word for what Sheila did for me, but that's what it feels like to me.
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