Felicia M. Dyess, Five Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
Mandarin Healing Center
12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 504
Jacksonville , FL 32223 United States
Amazing Knee Pain Relief
In Sept. 2009, I treated a 52 y.o. female patient who suffered from diabetes, extreme obesity, and severe low back and knee pain. The patient had been involved in 2 motor vehicle accidents which was the inital cause of her back and knee pain and caused her to walk assisted with a cane. After one session of acupuncture, that focused on overall strengthening as well as stimulation of the blood and qi in the knees, the patient was able to walk without a cane for 3 months. Due to the injuries of the patient and health history she is unable to work and has a very limited income. She is only able to come in for therapy every 1-3 months even though she really needs more consistent care. Still the patient is very grateful for the intermittent pain relief and sense of increased energy and well-being she receives whenever she is able to get acupuncture.
Chronic, Debilitating Knee Pain Gone
A male, 31 years old, came in for treatment in June 2011. He had torn his right ACL while serving in the military in 2004 and had surgery to repair the torn ligament. Since the surgery 7 years ago, the patient has had chronic debilitating knee pain with numbness on his right lateral side due to muscle and nerve damage. As a result of this chronic pain, the patient had been unable to maintain his active lifestyle of being a runner and was only able to do light calisthenics once a week and had gained extra weight which caused him to be depressed.
Bussiness Hours: Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday mornings - All By Appointment
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: Initial Comprehensive Session is $85 and subsequent sessions are $85; Initial phone consult for herbal treatment $75
I recommended the patient needed at least 5-8 sessions of acupuncture (once a week) to see significant improvement. After three 1-hour sessions where I combined acupuncture, topical herbs applied to the right lateral knee and Reiki therapy, the patient was almost pain-free with some slight numbness. From his testimonial he wrote, “After 3 sessions of Acupuncture and Reiki, I have been able to exercise, run and jump on my knee again with no pain” The patient was extremely satisfied and continued with 2 more weekly sessions as initially recommended. The patient was able to resume his previous active lifestyle and work on losing the extra weight he had gained. He now has occasional arthritis in his knee due to the weather and his plan is to come in for treatment every few months for maintenance care.