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Chronic Diarrhea

My name is Donna H.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in March, 2008, because I had chronic diarrhea every day and night for five months.  Everything I ate or drank just went right through me and I had eight or ten bowel movements everyday.  Eventually I had to go on a liquid diet just to get enough water to keep from being dehydrated.  Even then, I needed to go to the emergency room twice to get intravenous fluids because my body could not retain any liquids.

The diarrhea interrupted my sleep, and made me feel fatigued, depressed, irritable, hopeless, and embarrassed. Because the diarrhea was sudden and totally unpredictable I could not get out of the house to do anything except to go to doctors appointments.  I had to wear diapers even in my own house.  My doctors tried eight diarrhea medications: Lonox, Loperamide, Glycolax, Cholestyramine, Flagyl, PangEfpyme, Helidac, and Vancocin, but the side effects only made me feel sicker.  I had two colonoscopies which did not reveal anything significant and even tried acupuncture treatments from a different acupuncturist, but did not notice any changes.

I began to feel some improvements in my condition after the first treatment from Abundance Acupuncture.  Two days later, after one more acupuncture treatment and six cups of prescribed Chinese herbal tea, the diarrhea was gone. At this point in time my condition feels 100% better. I now have regular bowel movements and I am able eat anything I want, leave the house, and not wear any diapers.  I also feel much more energetic, have less fatigue, and have finally been able to clean my house.

During the treatments I felt very relaxed and drifted off.   I would recommend acupuncture to everyone.  I just wish I had gone to Abundance Acupuncture sooner and not had to suffer so long.

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