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    Our patients are enjoying optimal health. And they are not shy to share their stories of transformation.

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    “When I first came to East Wind for acupuncture, I had my doubts. A few years ago I tried acupuncture at a different location, but did not notice any results. I have been coming to East Wind for approximately three months now, and I noticed physical improvements as well as emotional improvements. Bonny is phenomenal and very thorough. Mike custom-mixed some Chinese herbs for my pain, but I didn’t take them because the acupuncture took care of my pain. After 10 years on nerve medication, my dosage is finally decreased! I am a firm believer and will continue coming for my treatments. I feel like living life again, and I have hope!”

    Kristin D.

    “Dear Mike,
    I just wanted to send a small thank you for the help you’ve given me in the past weeks. On Saturday, June 8, I was able to join 19,999 other runners and walkers in completing the Bellin 10K race in Green Bay. While I don’t run (ever!), and I certainly didn’t break any land speed records, I finished in less than two hours. I was happy — very happy — with that! Walking that distance — or any distance — would have been impossible three years ago. It would have been excruciating. I believe I was able to do this because of the help I’m receiving from you. You are making a difference in my life, in the comfort levels I’m achieving and things I’m able to do. I don’t understand the “hows” and “whys” of acupuncture, but I’m grateful each day for your knowledge, skills, care, and compassion. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! You’re making my life much easier!”

    Pat F.

    “I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much! I had an appointment with my primary care doctor today. (I enclosed a copy of my latest labs). My fasting blood sugar is 96! That is the first time in the last three years that it has been under 100! My hemoglobin A1c is 6.9%. While that is not to my goal, it is way down from the 8.9% it was when I started your program. And I am getting close to that 200-pound weight milestone. I learned so much working with you and your team. I can’t thank you enough! I am keeping up with the intermittent eating schedule we figured out for me. It just isn’t that difficult to follow. Much easier than any diets I have tried before. Keep me informed about any new things you are doing. I am continuing to do my own research about diabetes and diet and the power of intermittent fasting. Finally, people are waking up! My doctor was very skeptical at first, but now he is very impressed by these results! Way better than I have ever done before. Thanks again!”


    “I started getting acupuncture because of medical trauma. I had a collapsed lung with three surgeries, and now I have chronic, shooting pain from a cut nerve that occurred in the first surgery. … I started acupuncture and saw a 25% improvement soon after. I still take a nerve pill three times a day and was taking narcotic painkillers three times a day for six months. I now use an ice pack or Aleve for pain as needed. Because of my injuries, I missed eight months of karate with my kids, but now I am going back to classes at nearly full capacity. I was willing to try anything for pain; this has helped immensely, and I’m thankful for that.”


    “I had surgery on my left hip a year and a half ago, but it didn’t heal right. After the surgery, I did physical therapy. My daughter recommended acupuncture. I’ve had good results. I learned a lot about health in general. The staff is wonderful. I trust them and it has been a good learning experience. Tammy knows what she is talking about and everyone is very efficient. People will ask me about my experience with acupuncture and I love telling them about it. For regular shots, I have to look away, but for the acupuncture needles, I come in here with total trust. Acupuncture is working great, but more importantly, I ‘m learning so many things about food, what to eat and really how to be healthy.”


    “I’ve had a bulged disk in my back for a year and a half. I’ve tried other treatments, including steroid shots for $2,000 each (which is way too expensive) and muscle relaxers that didn’t do anything for my pain. The chiropractor didn’t work because I don’t really believe in it. Figured I’d give acupuncture a try, and I like it! I don’t know how they figure out where to put the needles, but it works. My pain goes away, but if the next treatment is far away, I soak in the tub or use ice. I’m getting much better, I can tell that for sure. I would absolutely recommend acupuncture to others. If you’ve got a problem and nobody else can fix it, give acupuncture a shot with an open mind. It can work for you, too!”


    “I’ve had headaches for as long as I can remember. This spring I started to have back pain, and I also suffer from shoulder pain. Sometimes I feel like a wreck, and I was getting so frustrated because it seems like nothing helps. Years ago, I saw a specialist in Madison for migraines who used a huge needle. I’ve been to umpteen doctors, been on all kinds of meds, and saw a chiropractor who actually recommended that I try acupuncture for my arthritis pain. I feel so much better now than before when I was dragging through the days. Acupuncture is nothing to be afraid of. You can’t even feel the needles being put in, and the process is very relaxing. I feel like myself again and have definitely been taking fewer medications for pain.”


    “Nine years ago I was in an accident that caused nerve damage, whiplash, and soft-tissue damage. Once upon a time, I couldn’t even put any weight on my left leg; everything got worse and worse. Before the accident, I used to walk an hour every day but it got to the point that I couldn’t even walk to the mailbox. I tried cortisone steroid shots, prescription painkillers, naproxen patch, a physiologist, an orthopedic surgeon, a pain management clinic, a regular doctor and a chiropractor. I sometimes used to have a cane or wheelchair. In the past year, I’ve been coming to East Wind. I’m 50% better and I’m so thankful. I didn’t know if acupuncture would hurt, but compared to before, I was in so much pain, I couldn’t stand it. Recently, I went to a wedding in Arizona. There is no way I would have been able to do that before I started getting treatments. I just know I feel so much better and can do so much more.”


    “I have had trigenalaga (inflamed nerves) for several years, but in the past few months I’ve had excruciating pain in my face. Medical doctors have prescribed medication, but it’s not a lot of relief for me. Acupuncture took a while to work, but now I’m pain-free. I just need a couple more treatments to make sure it stays down. East Wind is great. Tammy is a sweetheart, and Pam is so kind. I would recommend acupuncture definitely because it worked for me.”


    “I have had chronic Lyme disease for 3.5 years. My chiropractor recommended that I try acupuncture as well to help with my symptoms. Since I started acupuncture, I’m no longer on antibiotics for the first time in four years. I know I’m getting better. This summer, I missed six weeks of treatments while spending time with my son, and I went downhill from not seeing Mike. Acupuncture helps manage my Lyme symptoms even though I’m getting better, especially as the seasons change. I know this is a slow process sometimes, because he has been working on my back pain for a long time. Mike has helped tremendously because he is very intuitive; he just knows. If I’ve had a tough week, he knows where to put the needles and, by tomorrow, I’ll feel totally better. Mike cares about you as a person and wants to make sure you are comfortable. Relaxing is the key.”


    “I have had lower back pain and migraines on and off for decades, recently I had a flare-up. In my 30s, I had severe back pain. The doctors said it was degenerative arthritis, so I walked with a cane. I was taking a muscle relaxer three times a day for migraines, but it wasn’t helping. A friend of mine suggested acupuncture, and I was desperate enough to do it. After four treatments, I threw away the cane. The pain is moderately better; my back isn’t spasming anymore like it did when I was taking the muscle relaxers, but my back is still stiff. My energy level has increased; after the first treatment, I could feel a surge of increased energy. Now I have enough energy to deal with stress at work. I come from an academic background and was initially skeptical, but I see a dramatic change I can’t dismiss. Unlike Western medicine, acupuncture is not merely treating symptoms; it helps give the body an opportunity to rebuild itself. It gets my body re-aligned again. I don’t want a pill to mask the pain, but the injury is still there. Acupuncture is actually healing the problem.”


    “I have had over 50 acupuncture treatments at East Wind Acupuncture for my back pain, which I’ve had since I was a child from car accidents. Before, I was in pain every single day just sitting in a chair. It was very miserable. I saw the chiropractor for my back quite often, but didn’t always see results, and I know it didn’t help solve the issues. My mom referred me to the clinic; she is a patient, too, and has had a lot of success. Acupuncture is the best thing I have ever done for my back. The low back pain by my tailbone spot that has always bothered me was completely gone within six months. I saw results pretty darn fast; I could feel the pain pretty much go away. In my opinion, acupuncture doesn’t just take away or hide your pain, but actually resolves and solves issues. I know I’ll be getting treatments for the rest of my life, but I know it is well worth it because it works. For me, acupuncture totally changed my life, and I would suggest it to anyone with illness or pain because it helps you live a better life. I feel like I have my life back, and I would highly recommend acupuncture.”


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