When I started
seeing Dr. Shaw I had many complaints: tiredness, mental fogginess, hot
flashes, constipation, stress, and especially pain and numbness in my
neck and pain in my left shoulder.
I am a massage
therapist and these pains were starting to make it uncomfortable to perform
massage therapy on my clients. I had also been concerned with thyroid
function test results. I have been hypothyroid for many years and well
controlled on my medication but in the last year and a half my thyroid
function test became abnormal making it appear as if I was receiving too
much thyroid medication and even with the decrease in my medication the
test results still were not returning to normal.
by having acupuncture treatments weekly for a month. I intend to continue
with the treatments once a month. I no longer have pain in my neck or
shoulder. I do have an occasional numbness in my neck but the pain is
gone. I had Dr. Shaw treat my left hip also for occasional pain and it
is also much better. I was so please because I was afraid I would have
to discontinue my massage therapy practice and I did not want to do that.
I have my old stamina back also and am feeling much more alert, very much
like my old self I have also been taking the herb's Dr Yiao recommend
and have seen a decrease in my hot flashes and stress. I was surprised
at how relaxed and yet energized I get during the acupuncture treatment.
One very interesting thing that I really didn't expect is that now my
thyroid function test are normal and my endocrinolist doesn't know why
all of sudden they would be normal, I think I do.
I am very
happy to have my body functioning in a manner that feels comfortable and
normal. I believe I am a better massage therapist, now that my pain is
gone I am able to concentrate on my client's concerns. Thank you so much