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Merle Friedman, AP, LAC, LD/N, PA
1336 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL 33511 United States
Successful Resolution of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
A female patient (legal secretary) in her 50ís came for treatment in 2008. She had been diagnosed with pain in her hands, numbness in her fingers, and burning symptoms when working (it was so bad that she sometimes cried). Her pain level was severe (7 out of 10) due to which she lost sleep. Several MDs had suggested carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists.

Dr. Friedman applied four sessions composed of acupuncture, tuina massage and supplements. The result was just amazing. The pain had been completely removed and never came back. The patient is still working as a legal secretary and never needed surgery.
Successful Resolution of Severe Neck and Back Pain
A female patient in her mid thirties came for treatment in 2010. She had been in pain for around twelve years due to a car accident in 1998. The accident had caused a lot of damage to her neck which included the straightening of the natural C shaped curve as well as herniations in the cervical spine C5/C6 and C6/C7. It also created a lump between her shoulders at the base of the neck as well as radiating pain down both of her arms and legs and headache (pain level of 8 out of 10). As a consequence, the patient had to stay away from activities because of pain. She easily fatigued and increased her weight up to 228 lbs (5ft 3 tall patient). The MD had pointed out the need for surgery soon. Her life had very little quality at that point. Given the facts, the patient made an attempt to use alternative medicine to avoid surgery.

Dr. Friedman applied a combined treatment program of acupuncture, tuina massage and fire cupping together with homeopathic remedies for a total length of three weeks (one weekly session).

The patient could not believe the positive outcome. After only one treatment the pain had been completely removed. Her swelling diminished. After two days she still did not have any signs of numbness or tingling in her extremities. Her nutrition changed due to which she lost nearly 20 pounds. The patient is able to exercise now. The results have been sustained ever since.
Successful Treatment of Bone-on-Bone Osteoathritis
A male patient, 42 years old, came for treatment in 2009. He had been diagnosed with bone-on-bone osteoarthritis in his left knee. Several arthroscopic procedures had been executed. The patient suffered from severe pain (9 out of 10). He was not able to walk the stairs (up and down) without pain. As a passionate tennis player he could not do his usual sport. The patient had been scheduled for knee replacement.

A combined treatment program was applied. It consisted of acupuncture with electrical stimulation on meridians as well as herbal remedies. One treatment session per two weeks was applied for a total of one and a half months (3 sessions).

The results were accordingly. The patient had become pain-free upon completing the program. The results have been sustained ever since. He plays tennis again and is very happy.
Successful Treatment of Low Back Pain
A female patient, age 60, came for treatment in 2009 (in a wheelchair). She suffered from extreme pain (10 out of 10) caused by nerves being pressed in her back. The patient had seen surgeons, and chiropractors as well as pain managers. She had gone through surgery, manipulation, nerve blocks as well as a series of steroids and severe pain medication. None of the measures had helped to remove the pain. She could walk only a few steps before the pain became intense. The patient was not able to leave home.

Dr. Friedman applied a combined treatment program composed of initial auricular treatment as well as acupuncture, herbs and supplements for a total of three weeks (one weekly session). In addition, Dr. Friedman prescribed some injections (homeopathic formulas infused at acupoints).

The outcome was significant. Her pain had become substantially reduced (3 out of 10). She left pushing her wheelchair after the first visit (husband had brought her in a wheelchair). She did not need any preventative maintenance.
Treatment of Chronic and Painful Wrist Fracture
A male patient, 37 years old, came for treatment in June 2008. He suffered from a painful wrist on his right hand. The hand used to be swollen during the day. Based on an x-ray, a non detected bone fracture had been identified. The patient had consulted with two MDs. Both of them recommended very costly reconstruction surgery (involved fusing bones and 4-6 months of healing and rehabilitation) and the risk of restricted range of motion thereafter. After five weeks of pain, swelling, inflammation and the inability to use the right hand the patient made an appointment with Dr. Friedman.

The practitioner applied three sessions of acupuncture based on electric stimulation of the needles (inflamed areas) and including homeopathic injections in the acupoints (meridians). He also took some supplements to facilitate the process. In addition, the patient avoided weight lifting for three to four weeks to handle the situation with precaution.

The results were fantastic. After the first session, the hand almost immediately felt better. By the next morning, the pain and inflammation had subsided dramatically (80-90%). Two more treatments helped to stabilize the excellent results. Upon completing the program, the pain had been completely resolved. The patient has returned to his normal daily routine working in his business and exercising in the gym. He has been very thankful for the great outcome.
Bussiness Hours: Mo-Fri: 8AM-6PM (Lunch Break: 12PM-1PM)
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: depending upon treatment plan and insurance policy