Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Anemia
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and severe Anemia were just a few of my health concerns. I was in constant pain and sleep was rare. I was housebound for weeks at a time, and rarely went anywhere except for trips to the ER for blood transfusions due to horrific menstrual periods. Even on my "good" days, I was too weak and scared to go out alone. I had to learn to live with pain and very little hope.
Doctors offered meds, but their side effects kept me looking for something better. And then I found Heike Albers!
Today, 14 treatments and five months later, I have my life back. I feel stronger and am mostly pain free.
I am so very grateful for Heike; I didn't think I could ever feel this well again.
-M.R., Locust Grove, VA
Heike is truly a loving soul! When I was experiencing back pain she gave me a massage called Shiatsu Therapy Massage. It helped enormously with my back discomfort.
-O.K., Locust Grove, VA
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Infertility
In January 2011 I was diagnosed by my OB/GYN with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). There were no treatments offered by my doctor –just an explanation that I was at major risk for obesity and infertility. I was also told there were no cures. I was devastated.
A few days later, I made an appointment with Heike Albers at Acupuncture Etc. She took an entirely different approach – one that considered my body holistically. With acupuncture, herbal supplements and diet suggestions for organic foods right for my body, Heike helped to bring me back into balance. I felt terrific! My skin cleared up, I lost 10 pounds, my energy increased & most importantly my outlook on life grew much more positive. Four months after my diagnosis, I decided to revisit my OB/GYN for a follow-up. Wouldn’t you know it -- I was cleared from a disease which the doctors had previously told me I would have for the rest of my life!I am forever grateful for the help & guidance Heike offered me during this time in my life. And, I’m happy to report my husband and I are expecting our first child!
-A.K., Alexandria, VA
I had chronic sinusitis for four years. I took antibiotics at least 10 times a year and was instructed to take yogurt at the same time. My sinus infection never healed. Once I started to see my acupuncturist, I eliminated dairy from my diet and have not been on antibiotic since. I had no idea that acupuncture in my toes can eliminate pain in my sinuses. I now have a "tune-up" 5-6x per year and no more sinus problems and an increase in my quality of life.
-G.S., Vienna, VA
Excess Tissue Disease
I was diagnosed with an excess tissue disease. At age 16 I had already two knee operations and was told I will need them every couple of years for the rest of my life.I had pain down my leg and could not participate in sports any longer. After one month of treatments and the use of essential oils, I resumed sports and my surgery scars are hardly visible. At age 18 I feel my age again.
-K.S., Vienna, VA
Acupuncture improved my overall well-being and increased my energy level dramatically. After only two treatments my PMS symptoms disappeared completely and for the first time in years I did not have to miss work.
-V.M., Centreville, VA
I was diagnosed with FMS at Georgetown UMC. My monthly medical bills had been in excess of $500. After six weeks of acupuncture and shiatsu treatments, I terminated eight of my nine prescriptions. For the first time in 20 years I feel healthy again.
-G.J.G., Dunn Loring, VA
At 24, I was on 25 different drugs over the past two years and hospitalized for uncontrollable seizures. After one year of acupuncture,I am now drug and seizure free.
-Kimberly W., Montclair, VA
Uncontrollable Coughing Spells
For 12 years, I suffered from allergies and took antihistamines and asthma inhalers. The last two years I developed uncontrollable coughing spells. I lost control of my life and my health. After just one month of acupuncture, a couple of dietary supplements and a few essential oils, I experienced a cough-free, medication free life. I highly recommend acupuncture for chronic illness.
-C.G. Manassas, VA
For14 years, since the birth of my first child, I struggled with constant and severe incontinence. I consulted several doctors, who all recommended surgery. After two months of combination of treatment modalities, including essential oils and supplements, I have not had a single incidence of incontinence. I sleep more deeply and I awake more refreshed and my thinking is more clear. This is a remarkable improvement and I recommend my acupuncturist to anyone who wishes to improve their general state of health.