I have dealt with undiagnosed chronic pain for over 5 years. During that time I have spent over $15,000 on surgeries, tests and medications resulting in nothing more than numbing and dulling my senses. Four months ago my pain worsened and severe depression kicked in, with every test that came back normal, I became more and more hopeless. My body was shutting down and I could barely move. My mind was shutting down and I was alienating myself from all of my friends and family. After my last group of tests, my doctor again said everything came back normal. I sat and cried in the doctors office contemplating everything considering anything to rid myself of pain, even thought of suicide raced through my mind. Two days after those tests, I was at a convention and ran across The Pointe Acupuncture Express booth. I felt like I had tried western medicine for so long and was not making any progress and had a friend who had told me that acupuncture had helped his wife who was diagnosed with MS. I was hesitant, but I decided to make an appointment and at least try it out. Meeting with Trisha was the best decision I have make in my life. In many ways words can’t describe my gratitude, they can however easily tell the changes in my body. I immediately felt a difference in my mood. I was happier more often, after the first two weeks I could move around better than I had in years, the thoughts of suicide had left me and the despair was subsiding. I have seen constant progress, and now after 1 month and ½ of seeing Trisha, I have quit all my western medications. For anyone to really know what a miracle it is that I was able to quit all my meds in a little over a month of acupuncture treatment, I will have to list them. So here they are:
- Oxycontin 20 mg – twice a day
- Norco 10 mg – twice a day
- Testosterone Shots
- Atenelol 25 mg
- Lisinpril 20 mg
- Cymbalta 90 mg
- Aderall 25XR
- Ibuprofen 800 mg 3 times a day
If you want to have a doctor look at you funny, go tell one that you want to quit Oxycontin, after over 2 years of taking it, and then even better, is going back in after a month and telling him you have quit all these medications and feel better than ever.
I know the hang-ups and issues that society puts into our minds about alternative medicines and healing. I would plead with anyone who doesn’t want to give acupuncture a chance to it, the results speak for themselves. Acupuncture saved my life and even my soul. And Trisha from “The Pointe Acupuncture” is some one you can trust. She has so much knowledge and insight, and equal to her knowledge is her compassion for her patients and her confidence that what she does makes a difference. Words could never properly say the gratitude I have for what Trisha has done for me. To be able to enjoy the activities I once loved, to be able to have a clean clear mind. To be social again, to be happy again after years and years of a deteriorating mind and body. I just can’t say thank you enough, I can’t write a good enough recommendation, I can’t properly describe how I feel. Just give it a chance, Trisha will not let you down and your body will be forever indebted to you giving acupuncture the chance it deserves.