As an acupuncturist, we often get feedback about how our clients are doing. I was recently asked to share an exciting patient testimonial!
You’ve made me feel like a whole person again. I barely even recognize myself I feel so good.
This comment was from a patient who came in describing debilitating headaches each month, like clockwork, the week before her period. She also was very irritable and emotional with her PMS and had painful cramps during her menstrual cycle. The combination of the premenstrual migraines, the emotional volatility and menstrual pain put her out of commission for almost 2 weeks each month. They were so bad she had to leave work and be in bed for a few days after the migraine had subsided, due to post migraine lingering dull pain. She went to her primary care doctor and her gynecologist who all prescribed migraine prescription drugs and painkillers. She didn’t like the feeling that came with the drugs and decided to try something different, more natural.
After assessing this patient, it was clear to me her headaches were the result of stagnant liver Qi (chi) and was the root source of her stabbing pain. Immediately after the treatment, she felt better but continued to get headaches, albeit less frequently. I was sure she would respond better if she took some herbs that would support the treatments. The treatments moved the energy to quiet the headaches, but the herbs would provide the rest of the action needed to soothe her Qi stagnation and change her body’s response to stress and hormones. She was willing to give the formula a try and found that the combination of herbs and acupuncture took her to this next level of well-being. After approximately 4 months of treatment, she is now headache free and is coming in once/month for maintenance.