After three years of trying to conceive, and undergoing multiple medical procedures, including a failed IVF attempt, I saw a brochure on the use of acupuncture to assist with fertility. I decided to contact Lynn Almloff, and from the first moment I met her, I was impressed with her knowledge and experience. She is extremely professional and yet is able to exhibit a very compassionate and caring nature. When I started treatment, I was already scheduled for my second IVF cycle. During the second cycle, both the number of eggs retrieved and the number of eggs fertilized increased, and the quality of my uterine lining improved. And most importantly, I got pregnant! In addition to getting pregnant, my immune system is much stronger. I no longer have to take the 3-4 medications that I used to rely on for allergies and asthma. Now, the only pill I take is a prenatal vitamin. My pregnancy thus far has been without complications and I have not been bothered by nausea or overwhelming fatigue as many pregnant women are. I continue to see Lynn on a weekly basis and she has been able to reduce the typical symptoms of pregnancy. I wouldn’t hesitate to see Lynn for treatment of any medical issue I have in the future. I highly recommend her.
I am in my 50th year now – experiencing many of the ups and downs that the aging process throws in my path. Many are physical and some are emotional; mood swings, weight gain, metabolism shifts, food sensitivities, lack of energy and general apathy are among them. There have been many diagnoses over the past 5 years:
"You are clinically depressed, you should try an antidepressant."
"You are peri-menopausal. Let’s put you on hormone replacement therapy."
"You have food allergies and leaky gut syndrome. You should try a drastic rotation diet."
None of the professionals I consulted agreed on anything. I felt like a puppet on a string, being yanked this way and that. In an effort to deal with food sensitivities, I resorted to acupuncture and to my amazement, it worked. That was 4 years ago. I stopped treatments when my acupuncturist left the area. All was well for a couple of years. Then last spring, the above mentioned symptoms hit me ALL AT THE SAME TIME. It was devastating emotionally and physically. At my wits end, I tried to remember the last time I felt GOOD….it was when actively involved in an acupuncture program. So I found Lynn Almloff.
Today I am completely drug free, healthy, active, interested and most of all, I feel so steady and calm. Acupuncture has helped me smooth out the emotional roller coaster of hormonal shifting, helped me become more aware of the signals my body is sending me regarding my overall health and generally given me a new lease on life. Aging is a natural part of our lives, and it is good to know there are ways to ease the effect without resorting to a cabinet full of pills. I am so grateful to Lynn for her help and encouragement.
I feel like a whole new person again. When I started to see Lynn I was constipated and tired with no energy whatsoever. After just a couple of sessions I was amazed at the changes that I saw and felt. I started having regular bowel movements daily instead of twice a week. Instead of going home and crashing on the couch because I was too tired to do anything, I started to walk after work and still had energy after the walk. Instead of being in bed at 9:00 because I was totally exhausted I’m now up until 11:00 or later. Now after a couple of months my weight is starting to come off, the energy level is higher than it has been in years and I feel like a new person and know it’s all because of the great work Lynn does.
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.