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Roller Coaster Thyroid


My name is Mary Kay V.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in February 2009, because I was suffering from a thyroid disorder called Gravesí disease.    Iíve had this problem for over three years and it made it hard for me to breathe and think.  It was difficult to walk without back and hip pain, my left arm had areas of constant numbness, and my eyes were puffy and swollen.  I also suffered from fatigue, depression, irritability, hopelessness, and mental confusion.  It was difficult for me to climb up or down stairs and to pay my bills on time.


My thyroid was treated with radioactive iodine and I was prescribed synthroid, a synthetic thyroid hormone. I also tried chiropractic but I was left with ďroller coasterĒ like fluctuations in symptoms that went on for years.  I began to feel significant improvements in my condition after my first treatment at Abundance Acupuncture. 


At this point in time my condition feels 80% better. I now feel energized and vital and I am able to think more clearly, move more easily, and I look forward to being healthy again.  I have also noticed a significant reduction in the numbness in my arm and the swelling around my eyes is going down.


The clinic is comfortable and the staff is very helpful.  I would recommend acupuncture to anyone because it reconnects you to yourself.

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I began acupuncture in February of 2001 with the cooperation of my medical doctor.  I sought out acupuncture as a way of bringing my thyroid back into balance after being diagnosed as hypothyroid and reliant on the prescription medication, Synthroid, for about six years.


After receiving acupuncture on a very regular basis, I was completely weaned off of Synthroid by the summer of 2001.  I have twice yearly blood tests for my thyroid and it has been normal ever since.


After that experience, I had a great deal of confidence in the benefits of acupuncture and continued to go regularly for thyroid endocrine maintenance as well as a number of other ailments that have occurred over the years, such as insomnia, menstrual pain, stomach ulcer, and an ovarian cyst that went away without the need for surgery.  I found acupuncture to be very effective in treating all of these problems!


Additionally, I thought the sessions were very relaxing, frequently falling asleep while the needles were in.  There was infrequent mild discomfort with the insertion of the needles, but nothing intolerable.


I am prescription medication free and feel very healthy overall.  I am grateful to David Milbradt and to acupuncture for helping me get into a state of balance.


India A.

June 2005


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Back Pain, Headaches, & Thyroid Trouble


My name is John K.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in May 2009 because I was suffering from chronic low back pain and related sciatic pain in my right leg that had bothered me for 20 years.  Sometimes my back and leg would hurt so bad that I had to lay on ice and even that didnít relieve the pain for long.  I had difficulty doing everyday tasks because of the pain.  I always had to watch how much work I was doing because I knew that it could flare up at any time.  I had to limit activities that I enjoyed, sleeping was difficult, and I ended up feeling fatigued, irritable, depressed, and hopeless.


I also had persistent headaches that went on for days and days, difficulty with concentration, and an over all feeling of sluggishness that was related to a recent diagnosis of Hypothyroidism. 


I tried over the counter medications such as acetaminophen and aspirin combined with caffeine.  I also tried chiropractic which helped temporarily, but the pain always came back.  I actually felt some pain relief after the first treatment at Abundance Acupuncture and after seven treatments there were significant, lasting improvements. 


At this point in time my condition feels 99% better.  All the pain is gone and if I get a little sore after doing something the soreness goes away quickly.  I am able to participate in physical activities, I am sleeping better, I feel better emotionally, and Iím not as irritable.  The headaches are gone and my body does not ache the way it used to.  My overall energy has improved and I can concentrate better because I donít have that cloudy feeling in my head.


During the treatments I felt relaxed and comfortable knowing that my symptoms were improving.  The clinic is very welcoming and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. 


I would recommend acupuncture to everyone who is suffering from pain because I know it worked for me and will work for anyone.  In the beginning I was skeptical about the process but after my first two visits I was convinced it was for real.  It has improved my lifestyle, and now that I can be more active, I hope to see even more improvements.  I would recommend Acupuncture over medicine any day; the results are better and acupuncture will not harm your internal body.

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