I was sick and tired of being sick and tired
The interesting thing about acupuncture is that you don’t necessarily have to believe in it. Sure it always helps if you truly believe, but for me, I had no strong feelings about it one way or another. When I found Steve Phillips, I was at the point where I figured I’ll give this a try since conventional Western medicine and even naturopathic, holistic, and integrative medicine had not helped me much. I was discouraged, burned out and weary from searching for solutions to my health challenges.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put me back together again.
After spending what I’ll just call “an embarrassing amount of $$” on two naturopaths in Mid-Town Sacramento as well as two other practitioners in the Bay Area, I somehow stumbled upon Steve’s website one day while doing some research on the Internet. I sent him an e-mail to set up an appointment. I hoped this new approach would help but I wasn’t going to get my hopes up anymore. That was even too much trouble. Well, this “on the fence” believer was shocked when after about five treatments, my health changed dramatically for the better. Wow! This really works! Steve was able to quickly focus in on the problems, put together a treatment plan and do what all these other doctors and naturopaths had not been able to do — put me back together again.
My main issues were fatigue, malaise, digestive problems, Candida, thyroid. No wonder nobody could help me as that’s quite a list. But you see, that’s the wonderful thing about acupuncture. It’s all about stimulating the correct energy points just enough (I think Steve calls these Meridian Points) throughout the body and thereby bringing about balance and harmony to the entire system.
I have my life back!
Steve recommended treating the Candida with anti-fungals/Chinese herbs but everything else he treated with acupuncture. I’m not the same tired person I was the first day I walked into the clinic. Today I have more energy and just a greater sense of well being overall. My digestion has improved and continues to get better. A few tiny needles vs. a ton of overpriced “natural” supplements. Who knew. Hey, life is good again!
During my long journey to take control of my health, I’ve met many health practitioners, but I can honestly say that I’ve never met anyone who is so passionate about his work and has such a genuine compassion for his patients. I feel so safe and comfortable talking with Steve because he really listens to my concerns and never passes judgment. He is extremely intelligent, intuitive and gifted at his life work. He is open-minded, supportive, professional and willing to go that extra mile if needed. I call him the Magic Man with the magic hands. He knows exactly where and how to place each needle to make me feel better and bring about the healing that I need.
I believe in acupuncture and I believe that I have finally found a therapist who cares about my health and well being. Thank you, Steve. I appreciate you so very much!