Grace Soltynski, Chinese Medicine
The Healing Sanctuary
400 N. Tustin Ave., Suite 380
Santa Ana, CA 92705 United States
Successful Healing of a Young Woman with Cystic Acne
26 year old Caucasian female came in for a first visit in October 2008. Her diagnosis from both family practice and a Dermatologist was Acne Vulgaris.
Patient had 11 visits, which included comprehensive history taking, physical exam, saliva hormone testing, and comprehensive blood work. She had 6 acupuncture treatments, 1 nutritional session, 2 counseling sessions, which included teaching her Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to cope with emotional and physical stress. The final session was a review of all tests and further recommendations. I have diagnosed this young woman with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. She was referred for an Ultrasound which confirmed the diagnosis.
The patient comes in once a quarter or as needed for maintenance. She is under an Endocrynologist’s care as well. She does not take any prescription medications and maintains her pre-diabetic condition (which is a part of the PCOS dx) with nutrition and supplements. Her testosterone levels are within normal limit, after treatment with herbal tea and supplements. Her skin is clear for most of the time and she has stopped even the topical antibiotics as there have not been any new skin outbreaks. She eats a gluten and dairy free diet, drinks alkaline water and practices EFT for emotional health. At this time, she is using a galvanic, a hand-held at home treatment to help with the scarring on her face with fantastic results.
Successful Resolution of PCOS and Weight Gain
52.yo female presented to my office in October 2010 with a diagnosis from her endocrinologist of PCOS and related diabetes and hypertension. At 5’4”, she weighed 170 lbs. In addition, she suffered from habitual constipation, cystic acne, high stress, and demonstrated signs and symptoms of depression. I saw her 14 times on a weekly basis. Her treatment plan included 10 acupuncture sessions, 2 nutritional sessions, and 2 meetings to address her emotional state. She did not warrant a diagnosis of a major depression at this time. In addition, comprehensive blood work, including thyroid antibodies, saliva hormone testing, anti-oxidant testing, and DNA GI stool analysis were performed. Her blood test results came back positive for Hashimoto’s Disease. She was prescribed a gluten-free diet; she went through a cR500 weight loss program (based on HCG and a low calorie intake diet) resulting in a weight loss of 32 lbs in 40 days. The results were fantastic and consisted of the following:
Bussiness Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 10 am until 6 pm; Saturdays 11 am until 4 pm.
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: $100-initial consultation; $ 150-consultation and physcial exam; $ 180-consultation, physical exam, and acupuncture; $ 100- f/u acupuncture
Patient has lost a total of 40 lbs (8 additional lbs after the weight loss program due to a gluten-free diet); she is off the oral diabetic medication and her blood pressure is healthy. Her testosterone levels are WNL and she has regular bowel movements.
The patient is on a supplement regimen consisting of a Probiotic and Oxycleanse for regular bowel movements and general GI health, a comprehensive Multivitamin and Mineral formula called Life Pak Nano, Vitamin D3 500 IU daily; Glycen, to control her glucose. She eats a gluten and dairy free diet, drinks alkaline water and practices Emotional Freedom technique as a stress reduction in addition to her daily walks and twice-a-week yoga.
It has been almost a year since her intense treatments and the patient is doing well. She comes once a quarter for maintenance.