I am a nurse schooled in Western Medicine (with no experience in herbs or acupuncture) who has suffered since my teenage years with back pain. Physical therapy, surgery, nerve blocks and oral medicines have brought no lasting relief. Three months ago I came to Lynn depressed and desperate. My pain management physician’s help only went so far. But from the first treatment on, I have felt more alive and have regained an interest in living (my garden hasn’t been this tidy in years). No, I cannot explain how or why acupuncture has this effect. But, I can feel the result: much less pain, more energy, better sleep (deeper and longer) and more interest in food. So, thank you Lynn, from my family and myself.
For Mother’s Day 2007 my son and daughter in law gave me Lynn Almloff’s card and money toward my first visit. On the day that I finally called for an appointment (it took me a while to get up the nerve) the pain in my neck, back, and limbs (from several unrelated accidents) was almost too much to bear.
Ms. Almloff listened to me and the explained her treatment plan for me. Her calm strength, her expert knowledge and practice of acupuncture, and her caring, encouraging manner have helped me heal emotionally and physically.
My treatments have greatly reduced my pain level. I have been undergoing acupuncture treatment s for about six months and the amount of time the pain relief lasts has increased with each visit. At first I would feel better for an hour or two. Gradually, that relief would last a day or more. Then, it stretched to a week. At this time, Lynn decreased my visits from once a week to two a month. The pain relief began lasting longer. I wonder, sometimes, how I handled that pain without acupuncture.
Lynn, your calm, professional demeanor and expert technique has helped me return to a level of activity I thought I wouldn’t see again. Thank you!
Sincerely & with Love, Jean
July 31, 2009
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Last night for the first time since last September I did not take any kind of pain medicine or sleep aid to go to bed. For the first time in longer than I can remember, I slept for 6 hours straight without waking even once.
For the first time since last September, if I didn’t have to come to work this morning I could have laid longer in bed (instead of HAVING to get up because my lower back hurt too much to lay any longer). And, I even laid on my left side for a while.
I am a little sore this morning but it’s a different kind of soreness – not pain, sort of like how your muscles feel when you start exercising. The sore, tender, tearing feeling in my low back is not there.
Wow, I can hardly wait for the next treatment! Thank you SO much again and have a great weekend!
p.s. my blood pressure this morning was 128/84… hasn’t been that low in a long time!