Jilla Piroozmandi's Success Story
I have been treated by Sarah Wickstrom since August 2017. I had a stroke in December 2016 and Sara saved me from my left (weak side) hip pain. My doctors say that the weakness due to stroke caused my arthritis to flame up, but Sarah helped me and the pain is gone. The lucky thing is that the Care Oregon insurance does not have any limits on acupuncture and you miss the wonderful result of these treatments if you don't take advantage of it. G&L acupuncture is authorized to take Care Oregon patients.
From the very first time I walked into G&L Acupuncture I was impressed with the warmth and genuine attention from the front desk staff. That introduction set the tone for my great experiences with Lei and Joy as they introduced me to acupuncture for the first time and took excellent care of me. Everyone I have ever met here is absolutely top notch and I feel grateful to have found such a good group of professionals all under one roof. FIVE STARS!!!!!
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.
It took my doctors four years to diagnose Burning Mouth Syndrome as my chronic pain got worse and worse.
During that time I tried 20 different herbs and prescriptions as my doctors tried to find solutions to the worsening chronic pain. They sent me to 10 "Handling Pain Classes," several pain clinics, two specialists at OHSU, many counselors, and all kinds of resources to try and minimize the pain. As we reached what I felt the end of resources we decided to try acupuncture which had been recommended by doctors over the years but we had delayed because insurance did not cover it.
I went from a 8 or 9 on the pain scale all day every day to a 1 or 2. Every week the acupuncture reduced the pain. I was amazed, and every week the pain lessened. Lei Liu and his staff have made a tremendous improvement in my pain, stress, and anxiety. I highly recommend acupuncture, Lei Liu, and his clinic to anyone looking for help and relief.
Medicines and procedures I've tried prior to acupuncture:
- Vitamin B Complex
- Allergy test, blood work
- Biopsy of mouth
- Protopic Ointment
- Gabapentin (tried twice)
- Doxepin cream
- Tacrolimus ointment
- Ketoconazole cream