I felt immediately my condition getting better

I was given Steve Phillips name from the wife of a fellow kidney transplant recipient. On February 14, 2011 I was diagnosed with shingles. The initial outbreak was terrible, the blisters lasted about a month, and then came back, then blisters finally subsided by mid-March. After dealing with the itching and pain to the initial outbreak, I thought that the pain would soon diminish. It did not; I was diagnosed with Postherpetic Neuralgia, severe chronic pain in the nerve ending at the place of the initial shingle outbreak. I was told that the pain could last for months if not years. The medication that was eventually prescribed caused severe side effects that I could not deal with. I decided to give acupuncture a try, and since I had a referral from a good friend, I called Steve and had my first appointment on April 15th. Man, I am so glad I did.

I felt immediately my condition getting better, the pain was not as severe and I had recovered some sensory perception that was lost as result of the shingles outbreak. The following week I had my second treatment. Wow, unbelievable would best describe how much better I felt. Before the treatment my pain could be rated 9.5 (on a 1-10 scale). After the second treatment that dropped dramatically to 5, the third treatment I did not get quite the bump but it was about 3.5 After the 4th treatment, I was just about pain free at about 1.5 heading to zero, as I write this testimonial, I am at less than 1. I expect to be pain free within the next day or so.

I cannot thank Steve enough; it feels so good to be pain free after 3 months of suffering, sometimes to the point of tears. I don’t know why it worked, but it works. You can’t put a price on good health. I strongly recommend Steve Phillip’s Acupuncture service, and if needed, I will definitely be a return patient.

Thank you Steve, and God Bless you. You’re the best.

Bill Benson

Treated (for): Shingles, Postherpetic Neuralgia

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