Newton Lee, L.Ac. M.Ac. Dipl.Ac. | Virginia Acupuncture

Testimonial: Arthritis Pain and Irritable Bowel Syndrome — Dawn J.

Dear Mr. Lee:

I felt I had to write this letter of recommendation because I have received so much benefit from the treatments I have received from you. The things that you were able to treat successfully were:

1. A bad hip pain from the time I had Lyme's disease
2. Chronic arthritis in my knees and upper legs
3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

My physician had my hip x-rayed and there was no joint damage but it did hurt in the same way it had hurt when I was going through the Lyme disease. Cortisone shots were recommended, but I did not want these because they only mask the pain they do not get it any better. Now I have very little hip pain, I am not woken up at night with this, and thus I am able to sleep much more soundly and well.

My arthritis has been with me for many years and it flares up when the barometric pressure changes, for instance during thunder storms and rain. The pain in my knees is much much better, and my upper thighs are better too.

The irritable bowel syndrome has been with me for over thirty years. Fortunately I found out that I was lactose intolerant and eliminating milk products from my diet really helped, but most especially my acupuncture treatments are helping. Obviously such a long standing condition cannot be cured overnight, but now I don't have to get up to go to the bathroom during the night and I have almost stopped taking the prescribed medication because I did not like taking it, it does cause blurry vision.

If you had asked me about acupuncture at the beginning of the year I would have been very skeptical. I would probably have said "Well, while I don't know anything about acupuncture, how can putting needles into your body help it to get better, it does not make sense." Well I am a believer now!

Thank you again.

Sincerely yours,

Dawn J., Vienna, VA