How I found Acupuncture

“How did you get interested in Acupuncture?” is a  question I am often asked.  Quite literally it was my last resort.

I was 27 years old and starting to have symptoms that were affecting the quality of my life.  I was suffering from PMS (big mood swings and cramps), extreme fatigue (I had only a couple of hours a day where I felt alert and mentally sharp), tingling hands and feet, poor sleep despite being so very tired, and going gray (which seemed awfully early).

I had an OB/GYN whom I liked and whom I saw once a year to ensure I was “healthy.”    When I went for my annual checkup I brought up my long list of symptoms.  According to the  extensive blood work-up she ran, all the tests were within the “normal” range.  According to the doctor,  I was “healthy.”  She told me that it was all imagined.  There was nothing she could do to help me, it was all a normal process of aging, take some Ibuprofen, etc.

I went to a different doctor (she prescribed a wide variety of supplements, hormones and dietary recommendations), tried exercising more, hot packs.  I did try medicines, but they created more problems than they helped.  I tried it all and nothing was working.  I worked with a woman from Hong Kong at the time who suggested  I give acupuncture a try.  I tried it literally as a last resort.

I wasn’t familiar with Oriental Medicine, what it could treat, how it worked – any part of it. Walking into his office was like walking into a different world.  Not only did the Acupuncture Physician acknowledge my complaints as being real, he helped reduce most of symptoms in only a few treatments.

Over the course of a couple of months, the treatments alleviated all of my symptoms.  I was sold!  My Acupuncture Physician became my primary care physician, my first choice in non-emergency health-care.  It had such an impact on my life, my health and my outlook on health-care options that I went back to school to learn Oriental Medicine.

Now I get to see its benefits on a daily basis, and watch as others discover this medicine and what it can do.  What joy!

Amy Oros, Acupuncture Physician

About Amy Oros, Acupuncture Physician

Amy Oros is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine practicing Acupuncture and Neural Therapy. This combination of the two modalities provide natural, non-drug solutions to patients seeking highly effective, low-risk treatments.
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