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By: | Tags: | Comments: 0 | February 26th, 2015

Acupuncture has helped me in countless ways, most importantly with back pain. On May 2nd of this year I had Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression procedure which took away about 70% of my lower back pain. After battling severe chronic lower back pain for 13 years this was a miraculous leap forward for me. Acupuncture helps me control the pain that still remains since the procedure and continued care enables me to do activities I haven’t enjoyed since I was 10 years old. In the past month these activities have included kayaking, boating, bowling, hiking, even just walking pain-free or sitting through a movie has been a milestone for me.

I have also suffered from chronic bilateral knee pain for 15 years which still persists today. After engaging in the activities listed above I will see Dr. Mancini to treat the knee pain that is likely to follow anything active.

Recently my endorcrinologist found elevated levels of the hormone norepinephrine in my body, which may indicate a tumor of the adrenal glands, also known as a peochromocytoma. Symptoms I experience relating to this include difficult to control hyptertension, rapid pulse, chest pain, severe anxiety, trembling hands, headaches, stomach aches, and nausea. The anxiety and chest pains affect me the most but certain points that Dr. Mancini triggers during acupuncture help relieve all these symptoms.

Besides helping my previous conditions, acupuncture assists with everyday stressors and overall well-being. It contributes to healthy weight loss, good body circulation, even lowering blood pressure. If I’m having a particularly stressful day, acupuncture helps me calm down and handle life’s stressors in a healthy manner. Even mild ailments such as everyday aches and pains, migraines, or the common cold can be relieved by certain acupuncture points in the body.

Acupuncture has been practiced for centuries and has been proven to assist with all sorts of ailments. It has helped me in so many ways I recommend it to anyone. I would not be able to live the life I do today without it.

I finally feel like I have my life back after 15 years. Acupuncture’s beneficial effects keep me headed in the right direciton of recovery instead of back-tracking into constant pain, which is how I’ve spent the majority of my 25 years.

– Kaitlin