When I first started my acupuncture sessions, back in September, my stress levels were so high that my mind was foggy and I feared that the increased stress was what was keeping my weight stagnant. Even though I was in the middle of training for a marathon and running at least 4-5 times per week my weight was stuck at the same levels for months. I'd mentioned to you that the stress was so great that it was keeping me awake most nights and, in turn, making me even more stressed out.
Well it's November and I'm happy to report a 50 percent reduction in my overall stress levels and I've seen a steady weight decline of about 1-2 lbs per week since starting acupuncture. I weighed in at about 210lbs when I started acupuncture and I'm now down to 199lbs, hitting my yearly weight goal to be under 200lbs.
Acupuncture has been a life saver. It has increasingly gotten my body and mind in alignment by reducing my stress, giving me mental clarity and weight reduction. I'm equally grateful to you for always explaining the treatments that you're providing and how it's going to help me with my overall goals. You've put so much effort into my health and I'm thankful for your care.
I got so lucky when I happened to find Victoria after I moved to Chicago and was in need of an acupuncturist. Having been struggling with a complicated chronic illness for many years I’m always a little apprehensive about finding a new healthcare practitioner. All of those worries went away after my first session with Victoria. Not only did she listen and really take in everything that had been going on with me, but I knew instantly that she really cared about my wellbeing and was brainstorming all the ways that she could help me get better. I wasn’t alone on my path to wellness, she was right there beside me. Even between our weekly acupuncture sessions we were in communication about how I was feeling and responding to the previous treatment.
One of my main symptoms that I was experiencing when I first came to Victoria, were bad migraines and after a couple of treatments we starting seeing some great changes in the migraines, as well as the fatigue I was experiencing. Not only did I receive great acupuncture treatments from Victoria, I also looked forward to seeing her every week. Her positive attitude and professionalism made going in for treatments such a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Along with the acupuncture treatments, we also discussed other aspects of my life that could help in my recovery. We discussed diet, different techniques for relieving stress and even tried some aromatherapy. I never doubted the level of care I was receiving from her and always knew she was thinking about next steps and options for treatments. She always put my health first and I greatly appreciate everything that she has done for me!
I cannot thank you enough for the treatment. I believed I would feel a bit better after cupping and acupuncture, but I had no idea how much! The day you treated me, my lower back was in excruciating pain. This was causing me to tense up and create further pain in my upper back. I was so scared because I had to get on a plane and sit for 5 hours that day, then a week after that I had a 17 hour flight. Knowing the pain I just didn’t know how I was going to survive both flights. To my surprise I had immediate relief after your treatment, but it was long lasting. Happily I made it through both flights comfortably. Normally I fidget in my seat and have to walk around the plane for most of the flight, but this time I sat and enjoyed both flights. Weeks later and I am still feeling great! You are truly amazing and I CANNOT wait for my next treatment!
Your patient for life,