Hi my name is Jean G. I had a medical procedure on 5-2-06 which left me with numerous complications. The very next day I started having tremors. I was told to go to the E R. The doctor I saw thought I may have had Parkinson's. The tremors were very visible from the top of my head to my feet shaking non-stop. Because of the constant movement it set off other medical complications to my head, neck, & jaw.
Two months later this caused my jaw to move off track & then migraines began. Over the past 14 months I've seen numerous doctors. I was placed on all kinds of medications but no one could help diagnosis me. It became frustrating & very depressing, I saw one specialist after another. I'd given up on the medical profession & doctors - you see I've worked in the medical field for 22 years now. The migraines I'd experience were weekly & I had to get shots just to help with the pain.
But in Jan. & early Feb I was involved in 2 auto accidents which caused additional complications. My doctor didn't know what to do so he suggested I go to a chiropractor. The two car accidents turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I never knew what holistic medicine was until I went to it the chiropractor said he'd not seen a case like mine for a number of years. Because of my progress was slow & painful he suggested I try acupuncture. My nerves were on high alert constantly.
My insurance company sent me a list of acupuncturists in the area. I didn't know of any so I ran them by my chiropractor. He'd heard of Dr. Phillips so I called, made an appointment & started treatments.
After a few treatments the migraines slowed down & the tremors eased up little by little. They actually stopped for the first time in 14 months. I actually had a feeling of hope to living a normal life again. The tremors stopped in April and most of May but came back the doctors don't know why, the migraines aren't like they used to be.
I feel like Dr. Phillips with his experience & years of practicing acupuncture has helped. I've meet 2 very good doctors who care about the quality & care of each and every patient. Dr. Phillips spends time with you and is genuinely concerned about your welfare. I would like to thank Dr. Phillips for everything he's done for me. I feel better than I have in quite some time. The tremors & migraines fluctuate, but I'm not taking a lot of the medications I was once placed on.
The power of positive thinking will also improve your health as well. Thank you Dr. Phillips for all you've done for me in a short amount of time. Keep up the great job.
Sincerely, Jean G, Female, age 45-50
My Mom, in her 80's, had seen Steve Phillips for her back pain and found acupuncture was quite helpful. Since I'd had such trouble with neck pain and couldn't seem to find any permanent relief I was desperate. My Neurologist had told me not to do any painting, but being stubborn and since it needed to be done, I had painted the ceiling in the bathroom! Since my Parkinson's diagnosis, complicated by Dystonia over 5 years ago, I was determined not to let my disease take over my life. As a result, I have been fortunate in working with my medical "team" to employ a whole body wellness approach and I believe my overall health has been improved greatly. When I began having so much neck pain, my neurologist had suggested I try acupuncture. I told him I knew a good acupuncture doctor and called for an appointment. Since I began seeing Steve in October 2007 I have also noticed my tremor has lessened too. Of course, I'm still on medication (which I'm working on reducing); I see my neurologists regularly and my chiropractor, and try to have a massage every now and then. But I look forward to my acupuncture every 3 weeks and find that if I have a particular area that I feel needs work, all I have to do is mention it and relief is on it's way. I've told many of my friends about acupuncture and recommend it for anyone, especially if you have any kind of stress in your life. Stress just makes any disease or condition worse, so try acupuncture—you'll be glad you did.