Success Stories from the Clinic: Before and After Patient Cases

Acupuncture still remains a big mystery to most people, so here you can learn more about what successful acupuncture treatment looks like before and after.

While each patient is different, some responding much faster or slower than in these cases, in general I like posting about some of the tougher cases so readers can see a realistic view not only of the severity of health issues that Chinese medicine can successfully treat; but also of what a typical course of treatment looks like from beginning to end.

Success Story from the Acupuncture Clinic: A Gastroenterologist with IBS

July 20, 2018

This month, I’ve had the joy to work with a western medical specialist, who decided to specialize in gastroenterology because of her own lifelong digestive struggles. This is a story of someone who in only one month of acupuncture went from having painful digestive problems her whole life, to being often free from symptoms. The […]

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Success Stories from the Acupuncture Clinic: Severe Migraines

May 10, 2018

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on my website, I LOVE treating migraines. To regularly see patients go from having a debilitating, life-stopping condition, to being symptom free without medications, is so satisfying for both myself and my patients. Today, a patient whom I’ve been seeing for migraines just reached the transition phase from coming in regularly, […]

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Case Study: Acupuncture for Anxiety, a Real World Example

March 27, 2018

Anxiety is one of the most common things I treat here in the acupuncture clinic. Recently I posted a blog about the new study that gives us a clue as to how acupuncture is helping with stress, by regulating our stress hormones in the brain, blocking the HPA pathway to ward off heightened tension. On […]

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Clinical Success Stories: Two Fertility Patients, Far End of Extremes in Severity. Which one is similar to YOU?

March 15, 2018

Since I just had two fertility patients this week give birth to bouncing little perfectly healthy babies, I thought I’d share a write-up of what the treatment process looked like for them both. Their cases were about as opposite as they come on the scale of both difficulty, as well as time to conceive & […]

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Endometriosis & Menstrual Cramps: Success Stories from the Clinic

October 19, 2015

Since one of my acupuncture specialties is Women’s Health, a common issue that brings women in is endometriosis. If you’re suffering from severe menstrual cramps, have unexplainable abdominal pain that tends to worsen around your period, causes pain with intercourse, and/or affects your urinary or bowel functions, you may have endometriosis.  The good news is, […]

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Success Stories from the Acupuncture Clinic: Migraines of the Most Difficult Type to Treat

February 19, 2014

Today’s success story is about a case that has actually been one of my most difficult migraine cases ever. I chose to write about it anyway, even though the treatment process was filled with challenges, so people could see that successful treatment doesn’t always look how we expect it will look. And also to help […]

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Success Stories from the Acupuncture Clinic: Headaches, Chronic Fatigue

October 15, 2013

Every so often, I like to share case studies from the clinic to not only give people a better idea of how acupuncture works, but also what they can expect from their treatments. Most people are surprised by all that acupuncture can treat, since mostly people hear only about its effectiveness for pain. Below are […]

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Success Stories from the Wintertime Acupuncture Clinic

January 8, 2012

We’re in the middle of winter, and that means in my acupuncture clinic I am commonly treating issues which have to do with the kidneys and bladder, the two organs associated with the Water Element, according to Chinese Medicine. Those issues can be obvious, such as frequent or difficult urination; or they can be mysterious […]

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Succcess Stories from the Acupuncture Clinic: Fatigue, Menopause

November 11, 2011

One of the most common issues I treat in my acupuncture clinic is fatigue, and the conglomeration of symptoms that commonly go along with it. Because we are currently in fall season, and the energy is waning everywhere around us, I thought I’d focus my success stories of this week around fatigue, since more and […]

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