I am a 21 year old female that suffers from PCOS (PMS symptoms, irregular periods, dark hair and mood swings) and digestive problems where I am constantly bloated, extremely gassy and would usually get stomach aches after eating certain foods. My friend referred me to Dr.Claire in August 2020 and it was the first time I heard about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I was going to give it a try since I lost all hope in all the doctors I have seen and their treatments.(Dr. Claire says: Never give up on your own healing system.) Previous doctors told me to just take birth control and IBS medication (Dr. Claire says: Before you take birth control pills or any medication for this issue, think twice.) which don't solve the core issue and just relieve my symptoms temporarily. I wanted to find a treatment that could cure the core of the issues and improve my overall well-being. I also suffer from extreme anxiety and ADHD.
At my first session with Dr.Claire I told myself how this treatment wasn't super convincing and I was very irritated by the needles in my body (Dr. Claire says: "Irritated" is a reflection of the present body condition.) but I still carried on to see what results I may get.( Thank you for your trust.) Dr.Claire is very knowledgeable in what she does and she taught me a lot about my own body and how I should be treating it (what foods to eat, what to include in my daily routine etc.). Around the third visit to Dr.Claire's clinic I started to feel the advantages of acupuncture on my body. I started to reach meditative states while the needles were in my body and my mind would be super relaxed. (Dr.Claire says: This is the best part of receiving acupuncture treatment. You feel your own body Qi.) also gave me TCM herbs to try out for my digestive problems and I've been on them for a couple of months now.
After 6 months of acupuncture treatment and TCM herbs, I can now say I truly believe in the benefits of acupuncture and TCM herbs. My periods are much healthier and I get a healthy amount of vaginal discharge. It's not 100% healed but almost there! As for the TCM herbs, it really helped my digestion! After using the TCM herbs, my bloatedness and excessive gas has almost fully gone! ( Dr. Claire says: In China, people receive maybe 70% of TCM herbal treatment, 30% of acupuncture treatment. In Canada, maybe 80% of acupuncture and 20% of TCM herbs. I'd like to see more people get benefits from herbal treatment in the future.) For example, I remember my stomach would get really upset after having the tiniest amount of alcohol (and would also get extremely bad hangovers) but now I am able to drink alcohol without a problem.( Still better not to drink too much, my dear!) I feel like my gut health is so much better after taking the TCM herbs. My body has changed completely after using these herbs and I am definitely going to come back to her if it returns.
I have also noticed that my mood is much more stable now and my depressive phases have almost gone. My mind is much more focused and relaxed than it used to be. I also find that acupuncture has made me feel my body much more. Before doing acupuncture I was never really aware of the parts of my body (toes, pelvis etc.) but I can now feel everything much more which helps me respond to my body's needs whenever it's trying to tell me something! (YES, it's a very useful method for health maintaining.)
Overall, I have benefited from Dr.Claire's treatments and I have learned a lot from her as she is a very intelligent and knowledgeable doctor. I thank her very much for my health today as it wouldn't have been this great without her treatment! ( Thank you for letting me to help you.)