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Our ability to help people with treatment resistant back pain has motivated increasing number of patients to visit us from out of state or remote areas of Wisconsin.  If you have worked with doctors, specialists, chiropractors, and other practitioners without success please… don’t give up hope. Go to this page for Information For Patients Who Travel To Beaver Dam


Knee & Foot Pain


My name is Judy P. and I need to confess on how skeptical I was about getting treatments at Abundance Acupuncture.  I had attended a workshop in the fall of 2007 and listened to David Milbradt speak about Acupuncture, but I thought it sounded too good to be true.  I waited almost a year before I finally had to do something about the pain I was in and by that time I needed a total knee replacement on my right knee. I was even to the point where I was seriously considering going on disability and quitting my job of 27 years!  I could hardly walk the halls at work anymore and the thought of walking down those halls just about killed me. Halfway thru my shift I was popping pain meds just to get thru the rest of my shift. I thought to myself that this is crazy, and that I will end up killing my kidneys with all these pills.


So I finally called the clinic and spoke to Margo, the receptionist, who made me feel very much at ease, and asked me to come on in and meet with them all. My initial consultation was quite emotional because I was also very depressed at that time about my failing health and dealing with a personal loss of a death in my immediate family. Shari was very reassuring and told me they could help me. Well they sure did!  Since my first treatment in May 2008, I have not taken any pain meds.  I can easily walk the halls at work, and I am not going to be forced to retire as early as I thought I would.  My right knee is so much better that I am trying to put off another knee replacement to my left knee now. They not only helped me with my knee pain and depression, but I had plantar fasciitis as well, and that has also been resolved.  I would definitely rate my pain as 80‑90% improved!


 It is so relaxing and calming at the clinic that I actually look forward to my little naps there!  If anyone had told me that I would fall asleep with needles in my body I would have told them that they were crazy!  I hardly feel them, and after they are in you do not even know that they are even there. I am ever so grateful to David, Jonah, Margo, and Shari. They have changed my life entirely!  I wish I would have done this prior to my having a total knee replacement. What a god‑send you all are to me! I also love the music and the flowers!! Thanks again to you all!!!

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Knee Pain & Ringing in the Ears

My name is Lyle D. Schreiber. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in January 2010 because I was suffering from low back pain and constant knee & leg pain which had both bothered me for years. The pain interrupted my sleep and made me feel irritable, depressed, and hopeless. I just couldn’t be myself.

I tried arthroscopic surgery twice and chiropractic but they only gave me temporary relief at best. Some doctors told me that my only other option was knee replacement surgery. Other doctors said I would just have to live with the constant pain. I felt that no one could help me and then I discovered the miracle of acupuncture.

I began to feel significant improvements in my condition after one treatment at Abundance Acupuncture. At this point in time my condition feels 98% better. I now feel alive again and I am able to do activities such as taking walks and exercising again. I have also had significant improvement in my low back pain and the disturbing ringing in my ears has reduced dramatically. During the treatments I felt relaxed enough that I would often fall asleep. The clinic is outstanding and the staff is great. They work with you to make appointments that fit your schedule.

I would recommend acupuncture to anyone who has been living with pain because it just plain works. I came in as a doubting Thomas. Even though my insurance wouldn’t cover my treatments this was the best investment I have every made.

So don’t let pain command your life. Invest in acupuncture; you’ll be glad you did.

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Acupressure Eliminates Knee Pain


My name is Betty B.   I came to Abundance Acupuncture in July, 2015 because I had been suffering from right knee pain for four years.  At times my knee was so painful I could hardly walk.  I could barely go down my steps in the basement to do my laundry.   It made it difficult for me to sleep and it left me feeling fatigued, irritable and embarrassed.  It was even hard for me to get up in the middle of the night and go to the bathroom.


 I tried medications such as Moving Free (glucosamine) and Tylenol.  Chiropractic helped for a while and then even that didn’t help.


 I began to feel some improvements in my condition after my first acupressure treatment at Abundance Acupuncture. During this treatment I learned the correct acupressure points for treating my knee and how to do the acupressure myself.  Then I was able to continue using these points between treatments whenever the pain flared up. 


 At this point in time my condition feels 99% better.  I now feel better than I have in years.  It feels good to able to do my housework and laundry without pain. I have more energy so I can take better care of my ill husband and I am not taking any medications.


 I would recommend acupressure to anyone because it really does work without any meds or surgery.  People can’t believe I have not had my knee replaced (even my daughter, who has been a Registered Nurse for many years).  Thank you so much!


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About twenty five years ago I went to the family doctor with severe pain in my knees. He gave me a shot of cortisone, which helped for about a year. I went back for the miracle shot for three more years. The next time I went in he said he wouldn't give me another shot as it did deteriorate the bones. I was sent to physical therapy for the next several years and given an arthritis medication, indomethacin. Nothing seemed to help I went from a cane, to a walker. He said I had to live with the pain.


I had already cut my work day in half. By the time I would get home after four hours I was in tears. I just couldn't stand the pain any longer. It didn't matter if I was standing, sitting, lying down, or walking. I was in constant pain.  I finally told my family doctor I wanted to see a specialist and he made an appointment with one in Madison. When I went to see him he told me to go to therapy again and try some other medication for one more year. They had taken x-rays but he had never looked at them. When I went back the next year, ready for war as the pain was getting worse, he said when he looked at the x-rays he could see I was walking bone on bone. So surgery was set up and in 1997 I had both knees replaced, one in May and one that October.

As I was still in pain in my thumbs, neck, and feet I was kept on the indomethacin. After surgery my feet became numb, which at the time I thought was a blessing, but it was just covering the pain.   In 2005 1 was sent to the hospital for low blood pressure, anemia, and low blood count. They first took me off the indomethacin and aspirin I was taking for the pain, as it was causing me to bleed inside. After they tried two different pain medications, which I could not take, my new family doctor said I should try acupuncture before he tried any more pain medication. He then gave me David Milbradt's phone number. I was very leery as I had never known anyone that had gone to an acupuncturist, but I was willing to try anything. I also had this thing about needles that made me nervous.


When I had my first treatments and the pain was leaving I was very surprised and happy. It has been about 4 months and I have very little pain left. I still have two stubborn thumbs that are almost pain free and the numbness in my feet are gone, but then the pain kicked in, so David has been taking care of them. I also was getting depressed but a few needles in the right place and I felt better. He has also helped me sleep. I do take some herbs that David suggested and am feeling better.  I am no longer on pain medication of any kind and have cut my stomach medicine in half. I am hoping to stop them all together.


David, Shari, and Margo are always there for you. They take the time to talk to you, so you feel at ease. The first time you walk in you feel welcome, as they are always so cheerful and friendly. If you have a question they are always willing to help.  Oh yah! The needles don't hurt!!


Sharon M.


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My name is Darlene C.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in March 2007 because I was suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.  I had this problem for 24 years.  This problem encompassed my whole body starting with my upper and lower extremities, wrists, and knees.  Because made it difficult for me to walk, go up and down stairs, and do normal household activities such as wringing out a mop, sweeping, etc. it left me feeling fatigued, irritable, and hopeless.


I tried medications such as Plaquenil and Trental and even arthroscopic surgery but, no loose or crumbled ligaments were found.  I began to feel some improvements in my condition after one treatment at Abundance Acupuncture.  At this point in time my condition feels 75 to 100% better and I am able to do all of my housework with very little discomfort if any at all. I am able to take part in all family activities except strenuous exercise or sports.  I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms like decreased emotional problems with depression, anxiety, and irritability.  I have even lost 7 pounds!


The clinic is very pleasant and warm and the staff is warm and caring.  They make you feel like they’re family and they helped me learn a great deal about how good posture affects the way you feel and how important proper nutrition is. This will be the first place I turn to if I have more discomfort from my arthritis.  I would recommend acupuncture to anyone because I truly believe it did me a world of good!!


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I wish to write this letter to thank you once again for the relief your treatment gave me on my worst day and continues to give me with each treatment. My problems when I came to you were Arthritis in both knees, both hands, stenosis in lower spine, and hip pain. I was really hurting all over. This all started in 1994. 1 had become very limited in what I was able to do. This was very discouraging for me.


Prior to coming to you I had doctored with many specialists and a chiropractor. I tried many treatments and medications with no relief When I first came to you I was really in pain. After 3 treatments I received relief from my pain. Prior to my 5th visit I had severe pain in my good knee for two days. I didn't really think that I would get complete relief from this pain, but I did! On my 5th visit I was completely pain free. My first pain free day since 1994. HOORAY!! I could hardly believe it!!  I was convinced I would never have a pain free day the rest of my life. I was wrong. I have had several pain free days thanks to David Milbradt.


I now know and believe that I can be pain free for the rest of my life, regardless of my age. To be pain free changes your life. You are more positive about all the things you are able to do once again. It feels GREAT!  You and your staff are very kind and committed people. You care about your patients. That is so‑o important.  I wish I would have committed myself to Acupuncture much sooner. I will never be without it again. You are a GREAT TEAM!


Thank you to All of You from a Very Grateful Me.



Jane F.

June 28, 2005


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Relief from Butt Pain & Swollen, Painful Legs


My name is Jane F.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in July, 2011 because I was suffering from post operative pain in my butt and severe swelling in my knees.  I had this problem for two and a half years. My knees were so swollen that my skin was taught, tight, and painful.  My butt felt like someone was holding a hot soldering iron to my skin and the muscle was all knotted up.  These problems made it difficult for me to sleep and left me feeling fatigued.  It was too painful from me to do even simple everyday chores around the house.


 I tried medications such as Tylenol, a muscle relaxant called Flexural, and two hour sessions of physical therapy three times per week, but only felt very temporary relief.   


After eleven treatments at Abundance Acupuncture my condition now feels 50% better.  My knees are less swollen and are no longer tight and painful.  I am able to do more things around the house without being stopped by the pain.  My butt is also less painful and I am able to hold up longer when I do things away from home.  I actually felt some improvement with each treatment.


  The clinic is wonderful and the staff is very welcoming and friendly.  I would recommend acupuncture to anyone who has health problems or pain because I have received relief from both times I came to David Milbradt for help.  This time I was so relieved to be able to get back to Beaver Dam because I had tried so many other things with out getting any help.  I really felt that if anyone could help me David and his staff would be able to and I was right.


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Knee Pain and Swelling in the Legs


I first heard about David through a woman from the University of Wisconsin Medical center who knew and had seen David Milbradt and she told me, "This man saved my life!" He happened to be in Beaver Dam, which was really weird. I thought for sure he would be way on the outskirts of Madison. I came to his office for an Oriental Exam, but I work till 5:00 PM in Middleton, so he had me talk to Margo, his receptionist, to see what we could set up for an appointment. She got me in at 6:00 PM.


I stopped at a gas station on the way and tripped on a rise in the pavement and fell. My knees hurt so bad I thought I was going to die. I was coming in the first place because of pain in the knees. I could hardly walk up steps anymore. I told David about my fall and he pressed on two pressure points and had me stand up and I said, "Wow! He said, "I like that word." I have been saying a lot of wows since I have been coming to his office. I used to have some terrible problems with swelling in my legs. I did one of the cleanses that David recommended and the swelling is completely gone. The swelling had been so bad that I had gone to see a medical doctor who stripped the veins in my legs but I still had swelling in my legs even a year afterwards. It didn't take care of it.


I've seen David for less than a year and the swelling is gone. The pain in my knees is not completely gone, but I can walk up and down my steps. As a matter of fact I run up my steps now at work because I think that's what I should do to keep them more active. And that's only a small piece. I have a whole list of issues that he has helped me with. I started getting acid reflux when I was pregnant with my two girls and I had it for a long time. I found that it was better when I took coral calcium, but if I didn't take it the acid reflux was back, just like that. David did a couple needle points and I haven't had it since.


I used to be a smoker and I don't have the lung problems that I used to have. My nose used to run whenever I ate and I don't have that anymore either. I used to bite my tongue daily. I didn't know why. When David did the Oriental Exam he said, "Your tongue is really swollen and with treatment even that has gone away.


The first time his name was brought up I remember telling my neighbor, "No way! Needles aren't for me." Now that I can see the other side of the story and what it can do, it's really amazing. If you go for treatment you will end up saying "Wow! That's really weird!" Because you have dealt with pain or a health issue for so long and he will do a few needle points and you will go home and all of a sudden you notice it is not happening anymore.


It's not painful. That was my biggest fear ... needles. On one of my first treatments David put in a needle and it sent a trigger down to my ankle. It felt like it was stuck and kind of hurt. I said something to David and he did something to my wrist and the pain moved out of the wrist. It didn't go completely away and when he asked if I was O.K. I told him no.  It was now stuck in my foot so he pressed on a finger and the pain went away. It doesn't make sense but it works.


The needles don't hurt, but sometimes it feels like electricity, good electricity. It's always been good because I feel so much better when I wake up. I actually take a nap during the treatment and it's wonderful! It's definitely a positive experience.


Charlotte Holtan


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Headaches, Fatigue, and Knee/Hip Pain


My name is Lynn S.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in October, 2008   because I was suffering from headaches, fatigue, irregular digestion (constipation), left knee & hip pain, and weight gain.  I had some of these problems for five years and some so long I no longer remember when they started.


These problems contributed to a negative “so so” attitude about my life in general.  I was pushing myself to participate only, not living with a purpose.  These problems also caused me to feel irritable and hopeless.  The pain limited my physical activity and made it difficult for me to enjoy exercise such as walking and biking.


I tried medications such as Excedrin and Tylenol for pain, nasal steroids for the allergies. I also tried physical therapy and chiropractic but only felt temporary relief until the next appointment.


I began to feel significant improvements in my condition after five treatments at Abundance Acupuncture.  At this point in time my over all condition feels 85 % better.  I have had 100% improvement in my headaches and digestion, so much that I have forgotten the conditions existed, and these were the primary reasons for trying acupuncture. I have even lost 6 pounds!


I now feel a positive instead of negative attitude about myself and I am able to relax and approach life with less frustration.  I now control my thoughts instead of my thoughts controlling me.  I feel less anxiety and frustration and have increased concentration and more initiative. During the treatments I felt relaxed and encouraged by the results that I felt after each treatment. The clinic is professional, yet personable and the staff is very caring.


The most important thing that I have learned is that the body has an amazing energy that can get caught in a traffic jam and acupuncture clears the road for the energy to flow. We just need to recognize the problem and reroute the energy before we crash and burn.

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Finally Sleeping Better


My name is Alice M. I came to Abundance Acupuncture in June 2013 because I was suffering from insomnia.  I had this problem for many years.  Some nights I would go to sleep, wake up at 1:00 AM, and then stay awake until 4:30 AM.  I was only getting 4 to 5 hours of sleep per night.  During the day I was tired and it was difficult for me to function normally.  Often I was too tired to commit to doing anything and it was hard for me to plan ahead.


I tried medications such as amitriptyline and bio feedback which helped for a year then quit working.


 I began to feel some improvements in my condition after seven treatments at Abundance Acupuncture.  At this point in time my condition feels 80% better. I now sleep through most nights and I am able to function normally during the day.


I have also had significant improvement with pain in the back of the knee which flared up while I was getting treatments.


 During the treatments I felt relaxed and peaceful. The clinic is clean and the staff is friendly.  I would recommend Abundance Acupuncture to my friends and family because they have surpassed my expectations.  I continue to be amazed at what the clinic has done for me.  I have also learned many things about improving my nutrition while working with David Milbradt and Shari Friedrichs.

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