I suffered for many years with seasonal allergies, exacerbated by stress. My symptoms included headache, congestion, severe fatigue, and a feeling of “brain fog”. Medications provided varying degrees of temporary relief from the headache and congestion, but always with accompanying side effects. Allergy “shots” administered by a doctor over a two-year period were not helpful.
After hearing that a friend’s painful shingles symptoms were relieved by acupuncture, I decided to try it. After just the first session with Alison I felt relaxed and clear-headed. I continued to see Alison regularly throughout the spring, summer and fall. The severity and frequency of allergy symptoms have greatly diminished and, there are no medicinal side effects. Best of all, the over-whelming fatigue during peak allergy season disappeared. I am looking forward to a healthy spring and summer in 2012.
Alison is a skilled and caring professional. She does not assume that everything is the same as at the last visit; she begins each session with a brief evaluation of the patient’s current health status in order to provide the most effective treatment, and to address any new health concerns.
I continue to have treatments throughout the “non-allergy” season to strengthen my immune system and to treat everyday stress. During this time Alison has also treated me for back and shoulder pain. After each visit I leave Alison’s office feeling pain-free, rested, relaxed and healthy. I firmly believe that acupuncture has a healing and positive effect on the body, and I feel fortunate that Alison practices in the Milford community.
– Joyce H. (63 years old)