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Mastitis and Colitis

My name is Carla. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in February 2009 because I was suffering from chronic mastitis and colitis. The mastitis started with breast pain in 2001 but was not properly diagnosed until 2008 by which time an infected abscess had developed in my breast. I had a partial mastectomy in April 2008 but it refused to heal. I had another surgery, and at one point the infection spread to the other breast. In December of 2008 I had yet another surgery. When I came to

Abundance Acupuncture in February 2009 the incision had still not healed, it was painful to change the dressing, and I had to deal with the drainage every day.

After the last surgery I also had a flare up of colitis which had not bothered me for the last 10 years. I had urgent diarrhea with bright red bloody stools and as many as 17 bowel movements per day with nausea and vomiting. Fevers, chills, and sweats interrupted my sleep and left me feeling anxious and exhausted. It was difficult to do simple household chores and carrying a load of laundry up stairs made me feel short of breath. My doctors said that if my chest didn't heal they might have to remove both breasts.

After my first treatment at Abundance Acupuncture the chest pain was GONE for two days. After the next few treatments my stomach pain was gone and I was able to eat solid foods without triggering the diarrhea.  After the fifth treatment my stomach felt better than it had in months. The incision began to heal and three weeks later it had closed so I was able to take a shower again. At this point in time my condition feels 95 to 100% better. I now feel back to normal and I am able to go horse back riding and participate in any activity I like.

I have also had other significant improvements like my skin is not so dry, my allergies have not bothered me this spring like they have in the past, and I have even lost 10 pounds!  Everyone at the clinic is very nice and I can't say enough good about the treatment I've received.

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