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  Multiple Sclerosis and Lymeís Disease

I have been diagnosed and dealing with the effects of Lymeís Disease and Multiple Sclerosis for 14 years. I have suffered from nerve pain, stiffness, burning feet, weak bladder, and difficulty walking.

When I came to Abundance Acupuncture late in October 2015 I was having debilitating pain in my right SI joint and nerve pain jumping down my leg to my right foot.  There was always constant pain in my SI joint and my foot, usually at a level of 5.  At times the pain level went up to 10 and it felt like I was being stabbed with a knife.  I tried cold laser therapy, prolotherapy, nerve ablation and pain medication on this area with no lasting effects.  Since the acupuncture treatments my pain level has been down to a level 2.  Thatís huge!

There are other benefits that I didnít expect.  After the first treatment one of the acupuncturists, Shari Friedrichs, asked me, ďhowís your walking?Ē  I said that I didnít know, put down my cane, and started walking swiftly around the office and even charged at David Milbradt when he came out into the lobby.  The improvement in my walking seems to be holding.  I can now do chores on my home property without always using a cane.  Also, after the first treatment my bowel movements are normal, instead of all over the place.  I also have a weak bladder which made me get up every night.  Now I donít have to get up.  Not even once!

Another issue I have is gallstones.  I would have a build-up of stones which would cause pain under my right ribs and radiate up my back.  To get relief Iíd have to do a gallbladder cleanse every 3 months.  It consisted of drinking Ĺ cup of extra virgin olive oil at night and expelling the stones the next morning.  David has me on a cocktail of herbs that warms up the area so it is not so sluggish.  Well, guess what?  Gallbladder cleanses are now past history.  Lymeís Disease destroys connective tissue and now I am dealing with left arm and shoulder pain.  Iíve been receiving much relief from the acupuncture for this area.  Before, I would have spent money on prolotherapy to tighten the ligaments in that area.  Hopefully, I will no longer need to do that.  And just one more thing, I no longer have restless leg syndrome which Iíve been dealing with for years.

I would recommend acupuncture to friends, family, everyone.  Even if it doesnít relieve the problem you come in for (which Iím pretty sure it will) youíll have other benefits to help your well-being and health.  At Abundance Acupuncture they treat the whole body.  I never dreamed acupuncture would help me as much as it has.  I wasnít very knowledgeable about it.  Iím told I have secondary progressive MS and thereís nothing I can do but live with it. 

I think not.

Patty Porterfield

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