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Insomnia and Daily Headaches

My name is Ellie F.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in March, 2008 because I was suffering from severe insomnia, anxiety, and neck and shoulder pain that were causing almost daily headaches.   I had the neck and shoulder pain for two years. The insomnia had bothered me for four weeks, but had escalated to the point where I was living on one hour a night of bad sleep for almost a week.  I had daily panic attacks at work, if I could make it to work at all, and I was unable to care for my children.  It was immensely draining, physically and mentally.  I felt fatigued, irritable, depressed and had a loss of ambition and energy.  My appetite was low, my body ached, and I worried about the strain it had on my family relationships.  It made it difficult for me to function properly at work and be a good mother to my three children and a loving wife to my husband.  It also completely eliminated any social life I had prior to the problem.

I tried chiropractic and medications such as Ambien, Lunesta, and Lorazapam and herbal sleep aids, but I either had no results at all or I had an unrefreshing drug induced sleep that left me feeling sluggish and foggy all day.  I began feeling significant improvement in my insomnia after three treatments and immense continued improvement after seven treatments.  At this point in time my condition feels 90% better.  I now feel awake and refreshed in the mornings and little to no evening anxiety and headaches.  I have a much healthier appetite, am able to exercise daily, and can keep up with the demands of running a household and caring for three lively young children!  I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms, like my nearly life long constipation issue I thought I would just have to live with.  Not so! What a nice surprise.

During the treatments I felt extremely relaxed after the needles were inserted.   Any discomfort I felt was replaced with an almost “floaty” euphoric feeling with a distinct magnetic current moving throughout my body.  The clinic is clean with a calming atmosphere and the staff is very genuine, warm, and welcoming.

I would recommend acupuncture to anybody searching for alternative healing because acupuncture can effectively balance the energy of your whole body, both emotional and physical health.  It can bring back normal function so as to lead a healthful lifestyle, something everyone deserves to give themselves.  Acupuncture can also eliminate the need or dependency on harmful or even potentially dangerous medications that could have lasting side effects on our bodies.

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