My husband and I first came to Dr. Mancini in October 2007 because of the negative effects of stress on both of us. I thought that my husband needed help more than I did, but I wanted to do it with him as a show of support and to make it easier to accomplish the lifestyle changes that were going to be necessary. Little did I know that my body was actually being hit harder by the stress and that I had just gotten used to “powering through it all.” My biggest complaint when we started was that I had daily heartburn. I had been talking to my doctor about it for over a year and all she could suggest was daily antacid and sleeping with my head elevated. I also had a history of headaches with a habit of taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen every night before bed. I had been dealing with both of those symptoms for years and within weeks of changing our diet and starting acupuncture, they both disappeared. Who knew it could be so simple? The diet change has also resulted in my losing 35 pounds. I never thought of myself as being overweight, but the difference in how I feel now, 35 pounds lighter, is incredible.
I have to say that the changes we’ve made will be with us forever. Don’t get me wrong, we still have stress, but because our bodies are now functioning more efficiently, it’s not taking the toll that it use to. Dr. Mancini has also been instrumental in hleping me to stay as aware as possible in the present moment, letting go of the past that I can’t change and the future that I can’t control. It’s not always easy, but I can always count on my visits with Dr. Mancini to be a calming, rejuvenating experience.