We invite you to learn more about integrative medicine through these patient testimonials...
Success with Acupuncture & Lifestyle Change
"Shortly after my second child was born in 1998, I started to have frequent diarrhea and an overall change in bowl movements. This went on for a few months as my only symptom, which I did nothing about because of having a new baby and no time to take care of myself (the plight of a new mom, right?). But after a few months, I started breaking out with skin leisions and having body aches and joint soreness. Eventually, it got so bad that I could hardly get out of bed and had no choice but to go to the doctor. The GP I saw referred me to a gastroenterologist, a dermatologist and a rheumatologist. After a year and numerous tests ordered by all three specialists, including skin biopsies, they each wanted to put me on a variety of medications - including steroids - to treat my symptoms since they had no diagnosis. I had no intention of taking all of the medication they wanted to prescribe and decided to get acupuncture to at least try and relieve the body aches and joint pain.
On my very first visit with the acupuncturist, I told her all of my symptoms. After only a few minutes, she told me there was a good chance I was gluten sensitive/intolerant and to change my diet. She said by following a gluten free diet, I would start to feel better in about 30 days. It only took about two weeks and I was symptom free and feeling like a new person! Needless to say, I was upset with all of the suffering, time and money wasted on being misdiagnosed by specialists to have a holistic person figure out my condition in only five minutes. But, the upside is that I was diagnosed, unlike so many other people who never get relief. Thank you holistic medicine!" - Karen McCarthy
Success with Nova's Integrative Wellness & Weight Loss Program
"Nova's Integrative Wellness & Weight Loss Program was throughly effective. I feel so much better after completing the 12 week program. I am over 50 years old and needed motivation to
loose weight; the program gave me incentive, especially after the inches started to leave and the pounds started to drop.
Prior to the program, I had planned for surgery on my knee, but since losing the weight, the surgery is not necessary at this time. I am happy to say that I am not in pain and can walk long distances now - Memorial Day weekend I walked 7 miles!
All of the staff involved with the program is wonderful and encouraging. Since the program, I have incorporated exercising into my life. As a result, my health has improved and I was able to discontine some of my medicines.
There will certainly be dissappointing times when you plateau with your weight loss, but the staff gives you encouragement and advice - and it really works! I have lost 3 dress sizes and it
really feels great to go shopping and be able to purchase regular clothes instead of the plus size. Getting around with activities and looking and feeling good is great! I have wanted this for a long, long time. I am still dieting and exercising after the program - this is the new way of life for me. I always remember where I was, and know I do not want to go back there!" - A.H.
Success at The Medical Spa at Nova
October 10, 2011 - WUSA9 Buddy Check featuring The Medical Spa at Nova
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