“At first, I was skeptical and was hesitant to try acupuncture. However, I was desperate to find relief from the daily pain. I had suffered from migraine headaches for 30 years, but the headaches had become more severe and more frequent. I was under the care of two different Neurologists. Birth control was not helpful in controlling the menstrual migraines. Preventive therapy (Topamax, Elavil and Inderal) also failed. The side effects were unbearable. Eventually, I was taking 2 Excedrin and 800 mg of Motrin in the morning just to be able to function.
I decided to consult with a Naturopath, who recommended acupuncture. I am a Family Physician. I spend my days treating patients with evidence-based Western Medicine. I was very hesitant to try acupuncture or any form of Eastern Medicine.
After 4 sessions of acupuncture, the daily headaches subsided. I no longer needed to take daily pain medication. After 8 sessions, I rarely had a headache, and if I did, I would have tremendous relief after a session of acupuncture.
Emily is a competent, intelligent and compassionate caregiver. Thanks to her expertise and knowledge, I am able to enjoy my life without suffering from daily migraine headaches. Emily treats the whole patient. I sleep better, have relief from carpal tunnel pain, have reduced stress, and have an overall improved sense of well-being.” – I.R.