Beaver Dam, WI (920) 356-1578
Anxiety, Panic Attacks, & Fatigue
My name is Cheryl. Iíve had issues with anxiety/panic attacks for over 15 years. The last 7 years I had taken medication on a daily basis to help prevent them, plus a PRN (as needed) medication when they continued to happened.
With my daughterís wedding approaching, I began having symptoms surfacing again. Fourteen years ago I suffered with anxiety all day at an important family event. Afraid of the same thing happening at the wedding and not wanting to be more medicated, I decided to try Acupuncture.
I had my first appointment 1 1/2 weeks before the wedding to discuss my options. Both Shari and David felt they could help me even in such a ďshort time.Ē I had 5 appointments before the big day, along with ear tacks in place and acupressure points to use. I made it through the entire weekend without a problem. Iíve continued getting treatments and I am completely off of the medications, with none of the previous symptoms of anxiety returning. Since starting the treatments I have also noted a significant decrease in fatigue.
I look forward to each treatment, as the whole experience is very calming and pleasant from the time I walk in the door to leaving. I always thought I would be on that medication for the rest of my life, so I am definitely thrilled with my progress! I very much appreciate the art of Natural Healing.
Relief From Tourette Syndrome and Anxiety
My name is Justin V. I am seven years old and I came to Abundance Acupuncture in November, 2011 because I was suffering from a head movement disorder caused by stress, anxiety, an upset stomach, heat spells, and a lack of energy.
I had this problem for four years. I felt sick to my stomach and often got so worked up that I would vomit. I would feel really warm, my head movements started up, and sweat ran down my body. It was embarrassing when this happed at school. It was difficult to do my best when all I wanted was to go home and take a shower. These problems also made it difficult for me to sleep and then I felt even more tired and irritable. I just wanted to sleep all day.
I tried chiropractic and Tourette syndrome medication, Haldol, Risperdal, and antidepressants. But I ended up with night mares and felt agitated, weak, and sleepy all the time.
I began to feel significant improvements in my condition after four treatments at Abundance Acupuncture. At this point in time I feel 80% better. I now feel energized and can eat all of my meals because I donít have an upset stomach anymore. I am able to focus and know what is going on at school. I am less agitated, laugh a lot more, and enjoy playing with the rest of the kids. My head movements have lessened and I can now ride my bike without training wheels and ride my Razor 4-wheeler all by myself.
During the treatments I felt relieved that something was actually helping me. The clinic at Abundance Acupuncture is wonderful and the staff is great. I enjoy taking my herbal pills because they help me a lot with school and my academics. If you have Tourette syndrome or a movement disorder Chinese herbal therapy can make a big difference.
Overcoming Anxiety & Depression without Medications
My name is Penny O. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in December of 2014 because I was suffering from depression, anxiety and toxic build-up from years of abuse and stress. Over the last 25 plus years my depression took me to some pretty dark places in my mind. Even though I was on an anti-depressant and was seeing a therapist, things werenít as good as I wanted them to be. It was still difficult for me to think clearly or concentrate and it took a huge amount of effort to do anything. I felt helpless, fatigued, and sometimes hopeless, but I never gave up.
I tried antidepressants like Citalopram (Celexa) and chiropractic to resolve this problem. The chiropractic care helped with aches and pains and I still go for adjustments. The Citalopram masked my feelings of anxiety and depression.
I felt a significant reduction in my aches and pains after six treatments at Abundance Acupuncture. After twenty eight treatments I felt good enough to start reducing my antidepressant medication. At this point in time my condition feels 99% better. I have completely stopped taking my antidepressants. I feel capable of normal function and I am able to sort through my anxiety and depression without letting them take over my life.
I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms like my stress related tummy pain which got better with the Chinese herbs and magnesium supplement provided by Abundance Acupuncture.
I felt apprehensive about getting acupuncture treatments at first, but soon my treatments became a welcome relief and a time of renewal and relaxation. The clinic is welcoming and the staff is friendly and helpful.
I would recommend acupuncture to anyone with unresolved issues because it has helped me overcome depression when nothing else did. I have also been listening to the meditation download they recommended. That seemed to be the icing on the cake of my recovery.
Anxiety and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
My name is Phyllis E. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in January, 2008 because I was suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and anxiety attacks. I had a lot of urgent bowel movements and intestinal pain which caused me to feel anxiety anytime I was away from a bathroom. I had this problem for more than 25 years. It started with a few IBS attacks per year and got progressively worse as time went on to end up at three times per week. As the IBS attacks became more and more frequent I became more anxious and fretful.
It also made it difficult for me to sleep and caused me to feel irritable, depressed, and embarrassed. I had a lot of pain and fear of loosing control of my bowels. After an attack I felt weak and dehydrated. It made it difficult for me to make long range plans because I couldn't go any where without thinking about bathroom availability in groups or crowds, with distances, and while traveling in a car, etc.
I tried medications such as Zoloft and three different digestive drugs to resolve this and they seemed to help at first and then lost potency as I continued to take them which required increasing doses to have the same effect. I began to feel some improvements in my condition after three treatments with David Milbradt at Abundance Acupuncture. I started sleeping better and woke up with less anxiety. At this point in time my condition feels 80% better. I now feel like I can make more plans (especially traveling) and I am able to sleep better and I live with a lot less pain. My overall energy level has also increased. I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms like joint aches, especially in my knees and lower back. During the treatments I felt calm and relaxed. The clinic is great and the staff is very kind and helpful.
I was skeptical at first after being accustomed to Western medicine (treat the symptom, but not the source). Acupuncture has changed my way of thinking in regard to treating the source of the problem to improve the whole body. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone in pain because a person can find relief without any harmful side effects.
Perimenopausal Anxiety & Insomnia
It is not appropriate to discuss these issues publicly, but I hope this anonymous testimonial will give help to someone who is suffering form similar problems, and that they will also find relief through acupuncture treatments.
I came to Abundance Acupuncture in April 2009 because I was suffering from anxiety, difficulty sleeping, low energy & fatigue, memory issues, and pelvic pain when ever I had intercourse. I had these problems for over three years and they made me feel frustrated, embarrassed, and desperate. My anxiety made it difficult for me to attend social functions where there were large numbers of people and the sleepless nights drained my energy left me feeling fatigued and irritable. The memory issues made me less productive at work and even interfered with my social life.
I tried medications such as Hormone Replacement Therapy and birth control, but ended up with additional problems from constantly changing my medications. I tried chiropractic and even surgery. Nothing worked!
I began to feel some improvements in my condition after three treatments at Abundance Acupuncture. At this point in time my condition feels 70% better. The pelvic pain is completely gone, I am sleeping better, my memory is much improved, and the anxiety is starting to get better. I now feel like Iím starting to get my life back to normal. During the treatments I felt calm and relaxed. The clinic is great and the staff is wonderful.
IBS and Anxiety
My name is Donna C. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in June 2009 because I had been suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and chronic diarrhea for over nine years. I had severe, explosive bouts of diarrhea that were sometimes preceded by severe, painful abdominal cramping, but often came with no warning at all. This made it difficult for me to sleep and left me feeling fatigued, irritable, depressed, and hopeless. It was not easy for me to take part in normal activities like going out to eat, go on trips, or take part in family gatherings without a lot of anxiety.
I tried taking digestive enzymes, went to see a gastroenterologist, and even worked with a chiropractor, but nothing helped. I needed to take large doses of Imodium just to try to function daily. I began to feel significant improvements in my condition after thirty five treatments at Abundance Acupuncture. At this point in time my condition feels 90 % better. I now feel less anxiety and much more positive. I am able to plan, for the first time in a long time, for vacations or trips where I stay overnight and eat out because the diarrhea is not interrupting my day. I am also sleeping and eating much better.
During the treatments I felt peaceful and was grateful to have this time available to me. The clinic is warm and inviting and the staff is kind and caring. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone because we all have some physical problems. I have never tolerated medications well with my condition. This natural healing was my last chance, and it has been a blessing in my life.