Laura Christensen, LAc
Acupuncture of Iowa
1070 William St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
Successful Resolution of Fibromyalgia
A 45 year old woman came for treatment of fibromyalgia which she developed after an auto accident in 2007. She had migraines, asthma, severe allergies, and pain all over.
After weekly treatment for 3 years, she no longer has fibromyalgia, asthma, allergies, or pain all over. She has a headache once in a while, but the migraines are completely gone. Her acupuncture treatment was accompanied by nutritional supplementation and great improvement in her diet.
Her medical doctor is amazed at the results. The patient comes for preventative maintenance every other week.
Treatment of Long-Term Facial Pain and TMJ
In March 2008, a 58 year-old female patient came in for treatment of severe long-term facial pain caused by a history of TMJ, oral surgeries, and root canals over the years. This patient suffered from this condition for over 10 years, and she previously sought treatment from 3 dentists, 2 oral surgeons, a physical therapist, and a neurologist, to no avail. In addition, one of her previous Novocain injections in the jaw caused intense throbbing for 3 days and 2 permanent lumps to develop in her jaw. This patientís pain symptoms also caused severe panic attacks, anxiety, disorientation, nausea and fainting. As a result, she could no longer drive or ride in a car. Her husband had to accompany her to run errands, in case she had a fainting spell. The patientís neurologist put her on many pain and anxiety medications, which did not alleviate her symptoms.
Bussiness Hours: Mo: 12PM-8PM, Tue + Thu: 9AM-6PM, Fri: 10AM-5PM, Sat: 9AM-1PM
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: $50-110 (depending on the complexity for the initial visit) $75 (acupuncture session); few insurances are accepted
Dr. Corlett treated this patient with orthopedic kinesiology, energy work and acupuncture for about 8 months. After the first 3 weeks of treatment, the patient reported that she had more energy and could ride in a car without feeling ill. She also had a 45% improvement in her pain symptoms. Dr. Corlett continued to treat this patient once a month and after 6 months of treatment, the patientís pain symptoms had virtually disappeared. After completing the treatment, the patient felt like herself again and she was able to participate in normal daily activities.