Leigh came to acupuncture at rock bottom (her words). She was in physical and emotional pain and had lost faith in herself and her body and felt completely overwhelmed. She tried her GP but her health issues were varied and complex and although there were medical options, she didn’t feel this would address her needs.
I treated Leigh with a combination of acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, tuina and cupping.
Read Leigh’s Story…
When I came to Peachy, I was a mess. I was constantly “too hot” and never able to feel comfortable temperature wise. I could hardly stand up straight without feeling like I was carrying another person around. I would go to bed at night with back pain and wake up unable to get out of bed without help and additional pain. My arms would regularly fall asleep at night and fingers felt stiff and numb throughout the day, I had been dealing with tennis elbow for about 6 months that was no longer responded to pain relievers and was hardly able to lift a glass of water. I was experiencing painful menstrual cycles for the past 9 months, and dealing with PCOS/infertility for a decade. Headaches and the feeling of “something in my ear” was a daily battle. Beyond the physical issues, on the inside I was so emotionally and mentally constipated that I overwhelmingly upset & angry all the time, frequently forgetful, inattentive and unmotivated.
I regularly “just didn’t feel well”, nothing seemed to make a difference.
Treatments with Peachy Acupuncture has changed my life. After the first session of acupuncture and Tuina, my posture improved, I was able to and preferred to sit up straight and by the 3rd session, my lower back wasn’t an everyday issue and now it’s very rarely even after standing or walking around all day. With the back relief, I wasn’t waking up in pain and my days began to improve. I am able to walk comfortably again. I went from barely able to achieve 350 steps a day to easily and comfortably doing 6-8,000 steps daily.
For my ear issues, one session of acupuncture and the uncomfortable feeling was gone and I don’t seem to have as much ear wax and water in my ears anymore. Sinus issues and headaches seemed to become less frequent after the ear annoyance was resolved.
Rita has worked on my tennis elbow with acupuncture, she’s also focused on my shoulder/neck area with Tuina and cupping. After 6 sessions, I feel it’s close to normal. My finger stiffness is gone, and I don’t have issues with my limbs falling asleep frequently anymore. She’s been able to reduce my menstrual cycle pain to a very manageable inconvenience that no longer keeps me from being able to go about my day.
After each session, I’m overall a happier and more relaxed person. I feel like I am able to process my feelings and emotions better.
I felt comfortable the moment I met Rita. Unlike traditional medicine, Rita really made me feel like my concerns were heard and my feelings/experiences were valid and important. Her space was calm, comfortable, and relaxing. I continue to look forward to my appointments as a place where I regain control of myself. She’s given me the life I had over a year ago back and motivated to take better care of myself.