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Dizziness, Vertigo, and Meniere’s

My name is Marlee.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in July of 2009 because I was suffering from Meniere’s Disease with severe dizziness, vertigo, and nausea.   I had this problem for one year and at its worst it was very debilitating.  I could barely function or do everyday tasks. I was confined to a horizontal position, trying not to move because the nausea was terrible.   I also felt hopeless because the doctors told me that it was completely incurable. I tried medications such as Meclizine to resolve this problem which took away the most extreme symptoms, but the vertigo came back every two months and lasted for weeks.

I began to feel some improvements in my condition after my first treatment at Abundance Acupuncture.  My ears started popping and opened up a few hours after the treatment.  My vision also sharpened up.   At this point in time my condition feels   95% better. I now feel very hopeful and after three months I have not suffered from vertigo.  Now my good days outnumber my bad days.  I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms:  my mind is clearer and not foggy headed.  I have more vitality and my blood pressure has normalized.  During the treatments I could feel the internal energy flowing through my body.  It was very restful and I often fell asleep. 

The clinic is very professional and the staff is very supportive. I would recommend acupuncture to everyone because there isn’t a person out there that couldn’t benefit.

I can now continue to train in Taw Kwon Do working towards my black belt, and work as a home stager.  I have my life back.  It’s a great feeling!  I thank God everyday!

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Relief from Dizziness and Headaches

My name is Barbara D.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in February of 2011 because I was suffering from dizziness, vertigo, headaches, and tingling in my hand.     I had these problems for 16 months. They made me feel so uneasy that, at its worst, I would feel sick to my stomach, be filled with anxiety, and feel like I was about to pass out.  It was difficult for me to sleep and I was irritable, hopelessness, and exhausted.   I was unable to keep up my usual social activities and I stayed at home because I was afraid that the dizziness would flare up unexpectedly.  I had to put my life completely on hold for more than a year.

I visited many doctors and specialists and tried medications such as Diazepam, Meclizine, and others.  The Diazepam would put me to sleep but, I woke up the next morning feeling just the same as before. I tried reflexology which helped a bit but, it was too painful for me to continue.  I even had neck surgery which made no difference and I now wonder if it was even necessary.  Then my daughter in law told me of a friend who came to Abundance Acupuncture and of the success that she had.  

I took my daughter in law’s advice and began to feel some improvements in my condition after four treatments at Abundance Acupuncture.  At this point in time my condition feels 80% better. I now feel more at ease with myself because I have less dizziness and fewer headaches. I have recovered my social life with family and friends which I deeply missed and I am able to comfortably drive my car again for the first time in the last nine months.  I have also had significant improvement in the nausea that I was feeling and the tingling in my hand has lessened.

The staff at Abundance Acupuncture is wonderful. I look forward to the feeling of relaxation that I experience during the treatments.  I would recommend acupuncture to anyone who has tried everything else because acupuncture is painless and has done wonders in returning me back to a normal life.

Thank you all,


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Finally Better After Months of Vertigo 

My name is Yvonne. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in March of 2015. I describe my decision to pursue acupuncture as a "leap of faith" because I didn't know what else to do. I was desperate for help to regain a normal life.

 For the past 18 months I had been affected with severe vertigo and dizziness leaving me nauseated most of the time. I became disabled, having difficulty walking, riding in the car, grocery shopping, reading, gardening, and maintaining my house. I couldn't drive the car or ride a bicycle. Depression had set in and I was miserable. I rarely left the house.

 I went through Internists', Neurologists, Ear Nose and Throat specialists, vestibular physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. I had a MRI, MRA, and a CAT scan to rule out stroke. I tried medications such as Meclizine and Diazepam. I was told there was nothing they could do and it would get better. It seemed to be getting worse.

 Acupuncture has given me my life back. I regret waiting so long. I can now drive myself for treatment, go grocery shopping, take walks, play with my grandchildren and do most of the ordinary things that I used to do. I am still receiving treatment to completely eliminate any vertigo or dizziness. I am confident that it will happen.

 The clinic environment is soothing and the staff is positive and professional. I look forward to each treatment and I feel my condition is improving every week.

I highly recommend acupuncture to others.

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Fatigue, Vertigo, and Insomnia

My name is Carol M. I am a 50 year old grandmother and special education teacher.  I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff at Abundance Acupuncture for giving me my life back.  Last winter, my daughter successfully fought breast cancer, I went through menopause, and the more negative aspects of my job achieved critical mass.  This Trifecta of stress compounded symptoms that had been building up for years, leaving me depleted with constant fatigue, dizzy from water built up in my inner ear, and unable to stand for more than 10 minutes without getting a burning pain down the side of my right thigh. Insomnia, a host of digestive disturbances and chronic water retention also plagued me.

The usual remedies of self treatment with herbs, meditation, nutrition, trigger point self massage and yoga offered little or no relief.  Ditto for over-the-counter and prescription meds recommended by my primary care physician and the ER doctor who treated me when the school nurse and my daughter, who is also a nurse, bullied me into going in because my vertigo and high blood pressure, along with tingling extremities made it look like I was having a stroke. Turned out to be hyperventilation and water in the middle ear.

Now, I hate spending money on myself. (My husband and I brag about having bought my wedding band second hand for $50 at a gun show.) So you know I was desperate when I made 2 appointments with Jodi Sager, a massage therapist here in Beaver Dam. Her Jin Shin Do and hot stone massage did me a world of good, reducing the pain in my leg for 2 days after each treatment, but the symptoms quickly returned.   Jodi said I had so many issues going on, that she thought I would be a good candidate for acupuncture.  Her referral to Abundance Acupuncture netted me a free initial assessment.

That referral turned out to be such a lucky turning point for me! I had my first acupuncture treatment on August 11, 2008 and am writing this testimonial 4 weeks later, unable to believe that it is 5:30 in the morning and I have awakened refreshed, ready to face the day with energy to burn.  Starting with the first treatment, my fatigue has gradually lessened, until I now feel 10 years younger. The vertigo disappeared after only 3 treatments and the pain in my thigh after 8. (It also helps that I self massage a trigger point that made its presence known when I sat in a kiddy quad chair at my grandson‘s request.) At times, water retention still makes me feel like a wood tick ready to pop, but that usually happens only if I miss a few doses of the Six Gentlemen herbals that David recommended, or if I eat salty restaurant food.

Relatives, friends, and coworkers are probably sick of hearing about how effective acupuncture is when they ask me how things are going. Thanks to David Milbradt, his staff, and Jodi for her referral, a simple response of, “just fine” doesn’t cut it anymore.

PS--Since writing this a few days ago, I fell of the menopause wagon.   Shari Friedrichs warned me this could happen once my body got back in balance.  Anyone who thinks the effects of acupuncture are "all in your head" needs to explain to me how likely it is for the ovaries of a 50 year-old crone to start popping off eggs again after an 18 month break.

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