Vicky R.'s Success Story
I started having migraines/tension headache and since I never experience one before, I relied on medications to relieve the symptoms for weeks. After medications were not effective (started having rebound headaches on medication), my husband recommended acupuncture. I was primarily treated bu Dr. Lei Liu and he's fantastic. On my first appointment with him, he confidently assured me that I will be migraine free after several weeks. The needles did not hurt at all and there is a warming lamp and relaxing music to soothe.
For my headache treatments, he placed the needles in both foot, ankles, legs, arms, one between the eyes and head (of course!). I started out with acupuncture twice a week and now that the migraines are resolved, I go twice a month and will eventually wean off slowly since I want to monitor for rebound. So far, I do not have the horrific migraines, only headaches that are tolerable. The front staff is very friendly and everyone is sincere, office functions efficiently. I am a believer in acupuncture!
I was in a car accident 4 years ago and have been suffering from neck, arm, and shoulder pain ever since. I have been in a tremendous amount of pain. My primary care physician prescribed me pain medications like oxycodone and naproxen to cope with the pain, but even then I have not been sleeping well. I went to see a physical therapist but it only helped some. I have also tried a chiropractor but after a few treatments I started experiencing numbness in my fingers after adjustments.
Even though I am not a needle person I decided to give acupuncture a try, because I just wanted to feel better. Since starting treatments I have improved greatly. I have less pain and stiffness in my neck, arm, and shoulders to the point that I am coming off my pain medications and have been able to sleep through the night. As a bonus, acupuncture has also helped with the numbness in my fingers. Overall, I am feeling more energetic, less depressed, and have my spirits up high.
I have had a great experience at G&L Acupuncture. Have been going for several weeks now and am getting relief from my symptoms for the first time in years!
Dr. Lei Liu and the whole staff are wonderful. Very welcoming and made me feel really comfortable with the whole process since I was new to acupuncture. I love that they offer all the services you need in one place. My massage therapists have been amazing!
In 2005, I underwent major back surgery. Afterwards I tried chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage therapy but none had any last results. I met with a surgeon who told me I was an excellent candidate for a fusion of L4 and L5 discs. I was 50 years old, in excellent physical shape (I have ran 16 marathons) and hoped the surgery would get me back on the road. After the surgery and with one year of recovery my pain level did not improve, instead it got progressively worse. I went back to physical therapy, massage therapy, attended pain clinics and considered injections.
Over the years following the second surgery my pain levels for everyday activities hovered between 6-8 out of 10. I found it difficult to do basic things such as run, bend over to pick something off the floor, put socks on, get out of bed, etc. I resigned myself to a life of constant pain especially after an MRI and my doctors saying the surgery was a "success".
In October (2012), I was given a coupon to try acupuncture. So far, I have gone 12 times and I am ecstatic about the results I have had. I have moved from a pain level of 8 to about a 2, and sometimes no pain at all. This is a miracle to me. I am back running 6-8 miles per day and I am able to do the everyday things without pain. I give G&L Acupuncture my highest recommendations.