Beaver Dam, WI (920) 356-1578
Allergies, Migraines, & Overheating
My name is Logan G., age 7. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in June 2007 because I was suffering from migraines, nosebleeds, allergies, skin peeling on my feet, and my body was over heating. I had this problem for four years. The migraines would make my head pound really hard, the lights were too bright, sounds were too loud, sometimes I would throw up and sleep for hours. My nosebleeds correlated with my migraines. When spring and fall allergies came, my migraines would increase. Because of these health problems I had irritability, difficulty with sleeping and concentrating some days at school. No matter where we went my parents had to bring childrenís Motrin along in case I would get a migraine.
I have gone through surgery to remove my adenoids and tonsils and had two MRIís to find a cause for my migraines. Results of both MRIís showed no reason for the migraines. I do go to a homeopathic allergist and that has helped my allergies and reduced the occurrence of migraines. I still take Motrin when necessary to manage the pain of the migraines.
Since coming to Abundance Acupuncture I started feeling significant improvements in all of my health issues after about eight treatments. At this point in time my condition feels 90% better. I now feel less stuffed up from my allergies, my feet have very little skin peeling, I do not over heat as bad, and I have not had a migraine or a nosebleed since starting treatments. I can now play soccer and be very active without worrying about getting a migraine.
During the treatments I felt drowsy and relaxed. When the treatment is over I feel a little dizzy when I sit up, but then that passes and I feel energized. The clinic is very welcoming and the staff is very friendly. Jonah has made me feel very comfortable during all my treatments.
I would recommend acupuncture to anyone of any age because it will improve your quality of life.
Fifty Five Years of Headaches & Neck Pain
My name is Jane V. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in March 2010 because I was suffering from chronic migraine headaches and neck pain that started 55 years ago when I was a child. When my neck hurt the headaches would follow and this was starting to happen four or five times a week. The headaches would sometimes get so severe that I thought my head would explode. They also interrupted my sleep and made me feel fatigued, depressed, irritable, hopeless, and embarrassed. It was difficult for me to go out and socialize with friends and family. Many times my husband and I had to leave events because I felt a headache coming on or because I suddenly got a migraine.
I was treated all these years with imitrex, anti-seizure medications, and various pain medications. The imitrex helped but it only treated the symptoms and did not prevent the headaches from coming back. I also tried physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy but I ended up feeling hung over and even more sore after the massage.
I began to feel significant improvements in my neck and head after one treatment at Abundance Acupuncture and continued with several treatments per week. At this point in time my condition feels 100% better. I now feel much better. My neck pain is gone and I rarely have any signs of a headache. I sleep all night and wake refreshed, my energy level is great, and I feel good as well as happy. My husband and I get out more often; in fact, we enjoyed golfing all summer.
During the treatments I felt very relaxed. I look forward to my treatments as my ďwellness timeĒ. The clinic is lovely, clean, and neat and the staff is extremely friendly. I would recommend acupuncture to my dearest family and friends because it eliminated my long time problem with migraines and pain. As for myself, I am going to continue with treatments once a month for maintenance.
40 Years of Migraines Come To an End
My name is Gloria V. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in July 2014 because I had been suffering from chronic frequent migraines for forty years with the past ten years being the worst. The severe pain was always on the right side of my head and it was often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. They were bad enough that I had to go to the hospital several times for additional treatment. The migraines interrupted my sleep, left me exhausted after taking the medications, and made me feel hopeless.
I tried medications such as Excedrin, Advil, Imitrex, Topamax, and narcotics at the emergency room. The medications caused more rebound headaches and the preventative ones left me feeling lethargic and tired every day.
With the encouragement of my family I began seeking Alternative Medicine and came upon Abundance Acupuncture. After reading migraine success stories from the testimonials on their website I made the first appointment. I began to feel significant improvements in my condition after ten treatments at Abundance Acupuncture and was able to stop using several medications. I felt less lethargic and more alive, the migraines were less intense, and I recovered more quickly after using the imitrex.
David Milbradt reviewed my progress and was not satisfied with the improvements. He noticed that my morning headaches were the same type of headaches that his dentist friend, Jack Stellpflug, D.D.S., had been treating successfully and he referred me to Jack. I continued with the acupuncture and Jack Stellpflug fitted me with a dental appliance like a small mouth guard which I started wearing at night. That was the end of the migraines.
Now, for the first time in 40 years I have gone an entire month with no migraines. I have more energy, sleep better, and my bowels are regular. I feel like my organs finally have a chance to cleanse. I have also had significant improvements with my back pain and occasional sinus headaches.
The clinic is clean and easy to find. During the treatments I felt relaxed, warm, and well cared for by the wonderful and professional staff. I would recommend Abundance Acupuncture to anyone. They educated me on proper diet, pointed out things that were triggering my migraines, and they were able to crack my case and find the reason for my years of suffering. They solved the puzzle without pills and helped me care for my body as we all deserve! Today I can attend functions that I didnít have the energy to go to before and now I can do it with a great attitude.
Back & Neck Pain and Migraines
My name is Pam K. and I came to Abundance Acupuncture in September 2007 for a free consultation. I met David Milbradt during our company health fair of which he happened to be a vendor. On the day of the health fair, I was dealing with some severe shoulder and neck pain and he administered a couple of acupressure treatments and I immediately had relief from the pain. I scheduled a free consultation with his office; however, I did not actually start treatments until January 2008.
I have been suffering from chronic lower back pain for twenty years due to a back injury that I incurred when I was 19 years old. Because of a weakness in my spine in the lower back, I had also been diagnosed with a bulging disk when I was 39. When my back would go out, it would literally put me on my knees. I have treated this condition with muscle relaxants, ibuprofen, chiropractic and physical therapy. The condition would improve but never go away. These lower back attacks could happen once a month or twice a year. I never knew when, but I usually had some minor discomfort before it would happen, although not always. If I felt the back attack coming on, I would take ibuprofen and get a chiropractic treatment as soon as possible. However as I noted, I didnít always know when there would be an attack.
I have also been suffering with upper back, shoulder and neck pain for the past eleven years, which I believe is due to many hours of computer work daily. There have been days when this pain would also trigger a severe tension or migraine headache.
Because of these major health issues, I was personally dealing with chronic fatigue, which in my own opinion, was also leading to some depression. Even though I wanted to be happy and active, I just didnít have the energy. It took all of my available effort to accomplish the smallest tasks on some days. There was sort of a snowball effect which lead to other issues. I am hypothyroid, so weight gain is a constant issue and when you donít have any ambition for any physical activities after work, exercise isnít an option and weight gain is inevitable. My mental health was to the point where I would wake up to go to work and would count how many hours it would be until I could come home and take a nap! Not much for any quality of life since most every day I would take a nap after work. In 2002, I also took on the undaunting task of returning to college full time to pursue my bachelorís degree. So between full time work, school, mother and anything else, I realized I was a physical wreck.
I didnít know of anyone that used acupuncture, but I felt that since I had tried so many different avenues for pain relief and was never really pain free, I decided to give acupuncture a try. When I had my initial consultation, I wasnít sure that I liked everything that I was told because it meant making some life changes for me and I wasnít sure I was entirely ready for some of those changes. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about being stuck with multiple needles. However, David was very good with my initial treatments and that helped to calm my nerves during the treatments. After my first four treatments, I already had relief from the lower back pain. I didnít understand it, but for the first time in twenty years, I could lay on my back without discomfort. I have basically had no lower back pain since early February!
The next area that we started working on in my treatments was the upper back, neck and shoulder pain. This has been more challenging since I never really get to give that area any rest. My full time job requires me to be on the computer for many hours daily and my school work also drove many nights of computer work also. As of today, this pain and discomfort is minimized by at least 70-80 percent from what it was when I started treatments.
Because of these improvements, we have been able to work on other health issues. I had been taking birth control pills for ten years. After starting acupuncture treatments and learning more about Chinese medicine, I went off the pill in March. We are still working on regulating my monthly cycle and all of the side affects, but there are improvements after two months.
My energy levels have dramatically improved from where I was in January. I no longer have to come home to take naps and have begun an exercise routine. I have been able to lose some weight, although it is a slow process, but it is better than the constant weight gain that I had been experiencing for many years.
I am grateful to the entire staff at Abundance Acupuncture for working with me and my health issues. They are very easy to talk to and listen to my concerns. They are truly excited to see my improvements and give me back a meaningful and productive life again! I have recommended Abundance Acupuncture to many people. I truly donít know where I would be today without them. I know I would not be as happy and energetic as I am now! I feel like a whole new person!
Depression, Migraines, & Weight Loss
My name is Margot Z. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in January 2008 because I was suffering from depression and pain in my low back and hip. The depression had been going on for 23 years and made me feel miserable. My energy was low, I was easily overwhelmed, had difficulty sleeping, was irritable, and I felt hopeless. Depression made it difficult for me to socialize, exercise or be active, and I missed days from work because I felt so fatigued. Everything was more difficult. The low back pain had bothered me for 10 years and at times it reduced my mobility so severely that I was unable to go anywhere or do anything.
I tried medications such as tricyclic antidepressants, MAO inhibitor antidepressants, and SSRI antidepressants which caused me to gain a lot of weight. The antidepressants also made it difficult to focus my mind and caused problems with my memory. I got some temporary relief from the hip and back pain with chiropractic and physical therapy, but the pain came back again.
I began to feel some improvements in my condition after two or three treatments at Abundance Acupuncture. In February, after a month of treatments, I felt good enough to start reducing my antidepressant medications. At this point in time my condition feels 80% better. I have stopped taking all of my antidepressants and I now feel good again. I get up and get going everyday and have been able to start living my life again. I feel more comfortable around other people and I am not missing work anymore. I am even able to work 60 hour weeks again.
I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms like my acid reflux and irregular bowel movements. I have not had any migraines since I started treatments and have even lost 30 pounds! I stopped taking birth control pills (to control my migraines), stopped needing to take allergy medicine, and have not taken any Tylenol for pain.
Relief from 15 Years of Migraines
My name is Denise. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in July 2015 because I had been suffering from migraines for 15 years. They started with neck pain which then spread up the back of my head and behind my eyes. They were aggravated by bright lights, made me feel nauseous, and sometimes continued without a break for six hours. It was difficult for me to work or take care of my animals. The migraines also left me feeling exhausted and I often missed out on get-togethers with my friends.
I tried medications such as Excedrin Migraine, Maxalt, and Vicodin, as well as chiropractic and massage therapy to resolve this problem and experienced some temporary relief.
I began to feel improvements in my condition after twelve treatments at Abundance Acupuncture. At this point in time my condition feels 90% better. I feel less tightness in my shoulders and have more range of motion in my neck. I am sleeping better and I donít have to worry about when the next migraine might come and interrupt my life.
During the treatments I felt relaxed. The clinic has a comfortable atmosphere and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I recommend acupuncture to everyone because this was my last option and it really helped me!
Vaginal Dryness and Migraines
The issue of vaginal dryness is a personal problem and not usually discussed, but I hope the insight offered here will help others who are experiencing the same discomfort (pain).
I came to Abundance Acupuncture in October of 2008 because I was experiencing severe vaginal dryness. At age 51, 1 thought I was prepared for menopause ‑ hot flashes, moodiness, and irritability... With the kids out of the house and no periods to be concerned about, I thought this was the perfect time for my husband and I to have the intimate relationship we had been lacking. I was not prepared for the excruciating pain of intercourse.
We had tried all the over‑the‑counter vaginal moisturizers, jellies, and warming intimate lubricants that are out there with no success. Although I didn't want to use an HRT medication, I was coming to that conclusion.
I had gone to visit a friend and she confided that acupuncture had worked for her. I thought I would give it a try. I called Abundance Acupuncture. It took approximately 12 treatments, but during that time, the headaches and migraines I had been suffering with since I was 19 years old were gone. Normally I would have at least two migraines a month and at least four to five headaches weekly. I also stopped my allergy medication (that I had taken year round). Within the first 12 treatments, not only were my headaches 90% improved, but the hot flashes, moodiness, and irritability, everything that I thought I would have to live with for a while improved.
Since starting the Wen Jing Tang herbal supplement along with the treatments, our sex life has improved significantly. My mood is better and my attitude is better. I feel overall more at peace and healthier. Acupuncture is a holistic approach, not just the "pop a pill" attitude.
The staff at Abundance Acupuncture are professional and personable. They listen. I never feel rushed. The atmosphere and treatments are calming and relaxing. I would highly recommend Abundance Acupuncture before using HRT's or any other medication for a condition that could be healed with acupuncture.
Severe Elbow Tendonitis
I came to Abundance Acupuncture after watching the incredible results my wife was getting treating back & shoulder pain as well as migraines. For years I had watched her see chiropractors for the same problems week in and week out. After a few treatments of acupuncture she hasn't been back to a chiropractor since and I can't remember the last time she had a migraine. It's been a great thing for her.
I had been suffering with pretty severe tendonitis in my right elbow for over a year and a half when I first spoke with David Milbradt about acupuncture as a possible treatment. My 'regular' doctor had given me a cortisone shot and said I could have one more shot and if that didn't work we'd be looking at surgery to get rid of the problem, which didn't interest me at all. I play bass guitar and use a computer daily, the pain was so bad I couldn't lift weights at all, and if I played guitar for any length of time my arm would hurt so much it was hard to even pick up a glass of water.
David said he could get rid of it, so I signed up for four treatments. The pain was GONE after treatment number one. I did come back for the other three treatments and have seen him for other problems since, but my tendonitis was gone since treatment number one and hasn't returned at all and it's been over a year now. I'm lifting weights and playing all the guitar I want to without any problems! Amazing! It saved me from having a surgery!
I highly recommend acupuncture to anyone and everyone that will listen to me these days, it's been a great help to both my wife and I. The treatments are wonderful and relaxing and I truly believe that they will improve your overall health as well as taking care of the main problem that brought you to the clinic in the first place, whatever that is. Please don't let the fear of trying something new stop you from using acupuncture; it's a healthy, natural way to better health and pain free living.