I’m in control of my fibromyalgia

“I have fibromyalgia, a debilitating auto-immune disease that presents chronic fatigue symptoms and body-wide pain in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. It took years of tests for doctors to diagnose my condition, and when they finally did, they put me on a cocktail of medicines to help manage the pain. Still, I wasn’t managing very well at all. My quality of life was severely comprised; I had to struggle just to meet my most urgent professional obligations.

My sister, who is a massage therapist, recommended that I try acupuncture. Three years ago, I crawled through the door of Acupuncture & Herbal solutions hoping that acupuncture could provide me with some relief. I don’t say this lightly: Susan Sandage saved my life.

Today, thanks to regular treatments in combination with natural Chinese herbs, I’m in control of my fibromyalgia; it doesn’t control me. I no longer take any prescription medications; I function well; and, I’m able to successfully manage my pain.

I joke that I’m a walking billboard for Susan and her practice. I have recommended more than a dozen people to her, all of whom have been very pleased with her work. Susan is amazing. She is a kind practitioner who provides a warm, soothing environment that is a place of respite from the chaotic world in which we live.

I look at where I used to be and how far I’ve come thanks to acupuncture, and I can honestly say that I’d be “a mess” without Susan’s skillful care! These days, I only need treatment once every 4-6 weeks. But I can tell when I’ve waited too long. Last time, I waited 8 weeks and some of my symptoms started to reappear. It’s very clear that acupuncture is helping me successfully manage this aggressive disease.”

– Mary R.

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