I think of you often and of how much you helped me. Your practice and therapies have opened up new perspectives for me - and I thank you!
I always will have so much gratitude for you. Thank you for helping me grow!
My skin hasn't been the healthiest for years. I love the sun, but lots of sun exposure led to dark pigmentation on my forehead and nose. My doctor called it melasma.
For about the past 4 years I've been doing the usual traditional medical treatments for this - special creams and skin care products, glycolic peels and the like. I did see some gradual improvement during this time, but the problem was still there.
This past year I decided to see if acupuncture might help with this condition. I did something called Anti-Aging Acupuncture because I liked the idea that it treated my whole system as well as working directly with my skin. I was quite surprised to that in only 5 weeks of this treatment I noticed more of a dramatic change on my face than I had in the previous 4 years.
My hair stylist, my personal trainer and my friends all commented on the change. One girlfriend even asked if I'd had Botox and was surprised when I told her that it was all done naturally.
What I really liked about it was that the treatments also helped me deal with my stress level, which was quite high at the time. I'm a real estate professional and the months previous to this were slower than normal for me, causing lots of stress. The acupuncture really helped me keep on an even keel through this time. I really loved the fact that the treatment worked with my overall health.
Just one more thing. I have had acupuncture before. The difference between you and anyone who previously treated me is like the difference between a brain surgeon and an interior decorator. YOU are the brain surgeon just to be clear...
I used to think I consumed healthier food than ninety-five percent of the world's population, what I learned was something quite different.' I was eating healthy food, by not food healthy for me. Thanks to Dr. Eichelberger's insight and direction I learned to listen to what my body was telling me.' How our body processes the food we consume is not a mystery; we just need to inquire.'
I was in pain for 30 years. I had pain in my joints, eyes and some internal organs. Western doctors did tests, but couldn't find anything wrong. Their "solution" was a lifetime of pain medication, but with several people in my family already addicted to painkillers, that was not an option for me.
Chiropractic, Ashtanga Yoga and Thai massage helped, but I did not experience total relief from pain until I did a two-week Acupuncture course. It was the first time in my life I could remember NOT being in pain. But it didn't last and acupuncture is expensive and time-consuming. I can't exactly drag my acupuncturist around the world with me!
In addition to being in pain, I was sick all the time, despite society's assurances that my mainly vegetarian diet full of whole grains, fruits and veggies was really healthy. Every cold turned into bronchitis, leaving me out of sorts for weeks at a time. The pain continued unabated and I was miserable.
Last autumn, I found a new solution: The Metabolic Type Diet.
Dr. Bruce Eichelberger, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine based in Reno, Nevada, had me download, print and complete a seven-page health questionnaire before seeing him. I sat in his office while he read about my problems and then he said, "Well, I can do acupuncture on you if you want me to, but I know exactly what the problem is."
He suggested I take a Metabolic Type test. This test is done online and consists of a multitude of questions about one's health, body type, typical diet, cravings, sleep patterns, moods, and the like.
I had a hard time with the idea of changing my diet. I got very emotional.
Dr. Bruce waited for me to calm down. Then he carefully explained that the things I had been eating couldn't possibly be healthy for me because I was unhealthy. Wasn't that why I went to see him in the first place? Then came the clincher: "You can stick with your old diet if you want, but you are the one who has to live in your body," he said. "Why not just try this for a few days and see how it makes you feel?"
I reluctantly agreed to try it, and we began to discuss how I could change my eating habits. I went home and changed everything about my food.
Two days later, the joint pain was gone. It simply evaporated. After a week, I felt better than I had ever felt before in my life. I was strong, happy, healthy and energetic. My digestion had improved and my skin had a new vibrancy.
Since then, I have only become healthier. I learned to ski, which I never had the strength or energy to do before. The pain in my eyes vanished just a few weeks ago, so I no longer need to wear enormous sunglasses on cloudy days.
The Metabolic Type test wasn't cheap, but it was worth every penny because I am no longer in pain. Dr. Bruce continues to be just an email away if I have questions or concerns.
Hi Dr. Bruce:
I just wanted to write you a few lines to let you know our progress with the neurotransmitters.
I am very happy to inform you that the behavioral issues have basically disappeared. My son has been taking the supplements for about 10 days now and the progress is amazing.