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Relief from Peeling Skin on Hands

My name is Gail M.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in August 2012 because I had been suffering from leathery, reptilian skin on my hands and feet for five years. My palms and the soles of my feet would crack, flake off, burn, itch, and turn a bright scarlet red.  The pain was also constant and it hurt to use my hands for anything.  Gripping a golf club or pushing a vacuum was very uncomfortable and I could get paper cuts from picking up sheets of paper.  My hands were so rough that it felt too embarrassing to hold hands with my husband.

I tried medications used for cancer patients, prescription ointments, injections twice a month for 18 months, and light box treatments three times a week for 10 months, but the flaking area only spread to my fingers and the bottoms of my feet. I began to feel some improvements in my condition after two treatments at Abundance Acupuncture and significant improvement after 4 months.  At this point in time my condition feels 95% better. Now I am able to resume normal activities without pain or embarrassment.

During the treatments I felt that David Milbradt and Shari Friedrichs had the knowledge and skills needed to change the worsening condition and restore normalcy. The clinic is totally committed and the staff was dedicated to improving my health and ending the condition.

I would recommend acupuncture to people with skin conditions because my extreme condition was dramatically improved when conventional Western treatments made no improvements.

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Onset of Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

I was already being treated at Abundance Acupuncture for problems with my back when I was diagnosed with a case of shingles. My regular doctor prescribed anti-viral medication and strong painkillers. I was very distressed as this was my second time with shingles. I was prepared for six to eight weeks of pain and a lot of missed work. My doctor told me that there was also a risk of postherpetic neuralgia, pain that can continue for weeks or even years.

I came to see David Milbradt the same day I was diagnosed and he immediately began a special acupuncture treatment called “Surrounding the Dragon”. He also prescribed some Chinese herbs to help fight the virus. Anyone who has had this disease knows how intense the pain is, yet after only one treatment, it was immediately reduced. After two more treatments, my pain was entirely gone. In addition, the shingles stopped developing.

I never took a single pain killer and was able to go on with my life without any disruption. Because the disease did not progress, it lessens my chance of post-pain later on. When I told my regular doctor about this, he was astonished.

I wish that everyone who suffers from this disease could know of the wonderful and immediate relief that can be achieved through acupuncture. My faith in David’s knowledge and skill is even greater than before.  When I came to Abundance the day I was diagnosed, I was frightened and depressed but my confidence in their care was confirmed by the results. I feel sad that so many people, especially the elderly, suffer for years when I know that help is right here at Abundance Acupuncture.

Jenny P.

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Relief from Lingering Shingles Pain

My name is Carol T.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture May 25, 2006 because I was suffering from shingles pain.  I had this problem for 6 weeks. I had pain in my back on the right side and around my right breast and underarm.  The pain was horrible and at times I didn’t want to leave the house.  It also caused fatigue, difficulty sleeping, depression, irritability, and hopelessness.

 It made it difficult for me to travel, go shopping, hold cards in my right hand, and above all to fully enjoy my grandchildren.   I tried medications such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, a number of other medications, and chiropractic, but chiropractic seemed to make it feel worse.

I began to feel significant improvements in my condition after 10 treatments at Abundance Acupuncture.    At this point in time my condition feels 99% better. I now feel like I have my life back and I am able to enjoy my grandchildren, traveling, shopping, and playing cards again.  I have also had significant improvement in my energy level, depression, and fibromyalgia.

The clinic is very professional and has a relaxing atmosphere.  The staff is very friendly and caring. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone who is suffering from shingles pain and would like to have better health.

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My husband, Dan, can attest to the effectiveness of David Milbradt's approach. Dan had been bothered by a stubborn skin condition for a long time and had been frustrated by the unresponsive, cookie cutter approach of conventional practitioners, not to mention the worry of negative side effects! He set up an appointment with David and during the initial consultation learned more about his condition than he had ever learned from visits to doctors.

David pre­pared a special tincture based on Dan's physiology and symptoms and made recommendations regarding diet and lifestyle. Dan's condition has improved immensely and he continues to heal. David has made himself available for follow‑up and further advice. My husband is a very reluc­tant patient and the fact that he has followed David's advice and taken his medicine consistently speaks volumes for both the effectiveness of the herbal remedy and for David's interpersonal skills!

Sandra S.

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Insomnia, Fatigue, Pain, and Menstrual Cramps

My name is Tiffany G.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in February, 2009  because I was suffering from back and shoulder pain, irregular periods with bad cramping, mood swings, bloating (all over my body), constipation, headaches, and difficulty sleeping.  For two or three years I suffered from daily headaches and constant back and shoulder pain.  Because I wasn’t sleeping well I would wake up feeling fatigued and that would lead to mood swings and irritability.  The constant bloating and constipation added to my daily distress.

These problems kept me from assisting my children and interfered with other daily activities like being able to go on long walks.  I tried physical therapy, ibuprofen which took some of the edge off the pain, and sleeping pills that only worked with high dosages.

I began to feel some improvements in my condition after five treatments at Abundance Acupuncture.  At this point in time my condition feels 95% better!  I now feel energetic, well rested, and free from the back pain, shoulder pain, headaches and the bad menstrual cramps.  I am able to play tennis, walk for exercise, and play soccer with my kids.  I have also had significant improvement with the dermatitis on my face and I have lost five pounds! 

During the treatments I felt my stress being released.  They were relaxing and peaceful. The clinic is wonderful and the staff is patient, caring, and understanding.

I would recommend acupuncture to anyone of any age because it can improve anyone’s health.  When your body is functioning at a higher level it opens up a whole new world for you and everyone that you come in contact with.

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