With all of the methods of pain management out there, acupuncturist are often "the last hope." While it is a gratifying challenge to help someone who has had years of long-standing pain issues, there is something fullfilling about hepling someone at the early onset. One of the best ways to reach people with potentially crippling diseases such as MS, Lyme Disease, or chronic fatigue is if more forward thinking doctors suggest acupuncture and other alternative therapies to their patients. When healers work together, the patient always wins.
Acupuncturist focuses on healing mind and body
By Susan Tuz
At age 20, Kelly McGarvey barely had the energy to get through the day. She had to drop out of college and was in chronic pain.
The symptoms had been mounting for over 10 years and McGarvey felt she had lost control of her life.
It was at this time that McGarvey started to see a new medical doctor, and he diagnosed her with chronic Lyme disease. He also recommended that she receive an alternative course of treatment in conjunction with what he could do for her.
McGarvey started a course of acupuncture and herbal treatments administered by Samantha Jacobs, of Ridgefield Acupuncture LLC.
"I came to Sam and she helped me with my problems," McGarvey said. "That was two years ago. Sam helped point me in the right direction. She controlled the inflammation, the pain of Lyme related arthritis. I now have a better range of motion. I sleep better and the chronic fatigue is gone. I've gotten my life back."