Acupuncture as an essential piece
Following my diagnosis of fibromyalgia, I was prescribed two medications for pain and needed them around-the-clock. I then received a referral from the South Sacramento Kaiser Pain Clinic to try acupuncture with Steve Phillips. At first I was treated weekly and found that I was moving better with less pain. I dropped back to every other week as the weather warmed and return to the weekly treatments during the cold weather. I now take one pain medication and take fewer of those.
I see acupuncture as an essential piece in fibromyalgia management. Steve Phillips adjusts my treatments according to my symptoms, as my pain varies in both location and severity.
I feel so lucky to have found Steve, not only for his clinical skills. He has the kind of compassion that can handle my grumpiness when I am worse, and a warmth and casual friendliness that allows all to feel comfortable. I highly recommend Steve to all with pain.
Deborah Ruggles, MSN, CFNP