“I first came to East Wind Acupuncture at the age of 36 after my husband and I had tried unsuccessfully to have a baby for the past four years. I finally accepted a diagnosis of infertility, and was told by specialists that the causes may include advanced maternal age, elevated FSH levels, and swollen fallopian tubes based on multiple test results.
In the midst of working with diagnostic tests, I became pregnant and quickly miscarried at 6 weeks. I was given one round of Clomid by a gynecologist without any results. I never was treated by the reproductive endocrinologist, but did use acupuncture treatments to offset the effects of complications from an attempted laparoscopy and the steroids that cased facial twitches during the work-up process. I was also informed that acupuncture could help with fertility.
After less than 6 months of acupuncture treatments, and some diet/supplement changes recommended as part of my treatment plan at East Wind, I became pregnant. This was one month before I was to start IVF treatments. I was able to cancel my IVF, cancel my loan application and save many trips to Chicago! On January 1, 2008, we had a 7 lbs. 9 oz. healthy baby boy! Thanks so much for all your expertise and assistance.”
I conceived within the first month of treatment! We were (and are) so happy! Our baby boy was born August 24, 2005. We are beginning to see Laura again to enlarge our family more! Anyone have problem should do this first!”
My husband and I first went to East Wind Acupuncture in February of 2008 after struggling with fertility for the last year. I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and had been to numerous doctors in our struggle to have a baby. I had done 3 rounds of the fertility drug, Clomid with an OBGYN, and after none of them had been successful I was referred to a fertility clinic. We found information about East Wind at our fertility doctor and decided to try it out. My husband and I were both being treated and after the first month of acupuncture, herbs, and dietary recommendations we found out we were pregnant! Our daughter is now just over 3 years old and we have been trying for our second child since she was 3 months old.
In that time, we have been to two fertility doctors and found that the same problems are still present for us, but we have not chosen to start Clomid yet. Due to the distance of East Wind from our home, we decided to try another local acupuncturist that a friend of ours told us about to seek herbal treatment. After a few months of herbal treatment by the other acupuncturist clinic, I just didn’t feel that in my heart that was the right place for us. Our treatment plan there was much different than what was designed for us at East Wind. There seemed to be more structure at East Wind. We missed having the dietary recommendations, comprehensive approach that East Wind had given us when trying for our 1st child. We decided that the distance isn’t as important as results so we are back with East Wind. I feel that, in conjunction with their herbal plan and acupuncture sessions, we will be successful in conceiving our 2nd child.
Chronic Back Pain
“Twenty-one years ago in April of 1985, I fell down the steps and injured my back. I went through physical therapy, two surgeries and was on many, many pain pills, which eventually did nothing to ease my pain. Sixteen years later in 2001, the pain became so unbearable that I had to go to the hospital. I spent five days there on morphine. The doctor said I needed to go for pain management. They gave me different shots in the spine, but the pain seemed to get worse. They ended up putting me on morphine once a day. However, I still suffered with chronic back pain. About four years later in August of 2005, the morphine quit working. I couldn’t walk, sit, stand, or lay down without screaming in pain. I knew not to call the doctor as he told me there was nothing he could do.
I thought to try acupuncture for my back pain because I had used acupuncture in 1988 to quit smoking and it was successful. By my second treatment, I was able to function a little better. I still had pain, but it was more tolerable. I also suffered from bone-on-bone arthritis in both of my knees, fibromyalgia, and diabetes, which were addressed as well through a treatment plan specifically designed for me.
I haven’t felt this good in 20 years! I have receiving acupuncture for about seven months now. I went from taking 15 prescriptions drugs a day, to taking only five. I occasionally have a flair-up, but can be managed through rest or acupuncture. I am no longer in chronic pain. Acupuncture also helped me with my allergies. I am so grateful to the staff at East Wind! Thank you so much! ”
Chemically Dependant Opitates & Withdrawl Symptoms
“I struggled up the ramp to East Wind dragging my oxygen tank behind me in March 2015. I had been suffering with extreme pain for years throughout my entire body. I had several surgeries over the years but no relief. I had become chemically dependant on opiates for over 18 years to just get through the day. With the amazing guidance of East Wind, I beat the 18 year dependancy without any withdrawl symptoms! I not only lost the oxygen tank, but also lost 48 pounds by December 2015. This was the biggest financial decision and time committment I ever had to make in my life…but the absolute best ever!”
“I first began treatments at East Wind Acupuncture in January of 2005. I was looking for an alternative way to tap into my energy stores and for an additional way to “train” my body. I thought acupuncture might compliment my training in running marathons, and I hoped that using acupuncture in conjunction with eating healthy foods might enhance my performance. I received acupuncture treatments prior to my races in June of 2005, again in January of 2006 and then in February of 2007 and achieved personal best times! On March 16, 2008, I was just 26 seconds off of setting another personal best using acupuncture prior to my race and massage therapy for recovery. ”
Pediatric Allergies & Asthma
“I first brought my son to East Wind Acupuncture in May of 2006. He was diagnosed by his pediatrician with allergy-induced asthma at the age of 3. Any time Alex got a virus it would turn into asthma or pneumonia. He was hospitalized when he was 3-1/2 for pneumonia. He was treated by his pediatrician and an allergist and also saw an ears, nose and throat specialist for chronic ear infections. He was prescribed 4 different daily medications, which did not help him so I quit giving them to him. Since being treated at East Wind, his lungs have been clear and he isn’t taking any medications. He played his first season of baseball this summer with absolutely no breathing problems. He has also taken his eating habits and exercise a lot more seriously. He wants to be healthy and feel great even at his young age.”
Neck Pain & Depression
“I was struggling with severe panic attacks, unable to sleep, and had no appetite for food or even for life. I decided to take a natural approach with no medications and bring balance back into my body. After a few weeks of treatments, natural herbs I feel better than ever. My appetite is back for now for food, life and love! I no longer have panic attacks and my sleep is restful”
“After 3 months of acupuncture treatments, herbs, and lifestyle changes my energy is up, anxiety down, exercising more and found out my body can adapt to the ever changing waves of life. I no longer feel like I am drowning in stress but relaxing in life for the first time. I have also lost weight!”
“From the moment I walked in, I had emotional relief because somebody finally listened to me. I came in for one issue and ended up getting help with my entire wellbeing. My neck pain is gone and as a bonus, I no longer take anti-depressants and I’m working on fertility. I also feel like I made new friends.”
Lower back and Knee Pain
“I am walking much better and have a lot more energy because I am sleeping at night. In the past month, I have even started playing golf again. I feel great about it. Am I cured? No, at least not yet, but let me tell you, I now see a light at the end of the tunnel. And that light is not coming from atop a surgeon’s hand in the operating room.”
“My twenty years of migraines are gone. I also have more energy and no longer have sinus problems either.”
“I suffered for almost 3 years with daily headaches that would turn into migraines and kept me from functioning like a normal teenager. I missed alot of school, fun activities and even normal daily activities were a challenge. I came to East Wind and started Restorative Care Acupuncture treatments to promote my body to heal itself. After 8 months I no longer have to deal with the daily headaches or migraines but occasionally experience a migraine a few times a year. I recently walked into East Wind with a 3 day migraine. After one acupuncture treatment, and a cranial sacral hold, I walked out migraine free!”
~ Jacque H.
“I was dealing with horrible pain in my hip that caused tingling pain and numbing sensations. As a result of the daily pain and medications, that gave me no relief, I had low energy and felt unmotivated. After only 8 treatments the tingling pain is subsiding, my energy has increased and I have a new approach to good health!”
“I haven’t felt my big toes in 4 years. My doctor told me it was nerve damage from diabetes. After 2 treatments I can now feel a tingling sensation in my toes!”