A Mom’s Story
Dr. Mary Riggin, LAc, FitFM – Family Wellness
“By the time my son turned 4 years old, he had been in and out of the emergency room at least 2 times per month. His asthma’s getting worse.” These were the words of a mom whose 4 year old son was born asthmatic. “I can’t event let him go outside and play with the other kids for fear of anther attack.”
For this mom, going to work was becoming impossible because of the severity of her son’s asthma. She was loosing sleep and her marriage was stressed. Twenty four hours a day she worried. She was becoming very familiar with her doctor’s office, the pharmacist and the ER. Fear was commonplace in her household.
A coworker suggested that acupuncture might be able to help with her stress and maybe even help her son’s asthma.
After a lot of thought and prayer, she decided to give it a shot and make the call. The first appointment involved an extensive evaluation of the situation. Then, a specialized acupressure technique was recommended for her son to help improve blood and oxygen flow to the cells to build the immune system and help reduce the allergic reactions that were causing the attacks.
A few months later his attacks lessened, his energy improved and the dark circles under his eyes started to disappear. By the time he started school, he was able to play outside without shortness of breath. His mom also started to feel better since the stress was reducing and her own course of acupuncture was enhancing her health.
This is just one of many examples of health restoration that millions have experienced world wide using Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. It is no wonder that this 3500 year old practice is becoming the preferred choice for natural healthcare.
Executive Director, Acupuncture Physician
Dr. Riggin is FitFM - Family Wellness , is the Founder and Director of Healing Touch Oriental Medicine. As an inspiring health educator, in-demand speaker and doctor of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Dr. Mary has helped thousands of people completely turn their health around. Dr. Mary co-hosts and produces the wildly popular radio show "Food is the First Medicine" and her presentations and viewpoints on natural healthcarehave made her an in-demand and innovative expert in the natural health world.
Dr. Mary Riggin, produces and hosts Food is the First Medicine Talk Radio Show, and is a popular speaker. Since 1996 she has practiced natural medicine in the Tampa Bay area; her passion and purpose is to help as many people as possible. Listen to her weekly on TanTalk 1340AM in Tampa Bay, or online anytime, anywhere at www.foodismedicine.org.
She is former Vice Chair of the Florida State Board of Acupuncture and was appointed to this gubernatorial position by Governor Lawton Chiles and Governor Jeb Bush. She has been featured on various TV and radio shows and frequently teaches free classes at community and recreation centers throughout Pinellas County.
She is a published author and was featured in the book A Woman's Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Alternative Healing, writes and publishes educational newsletters and brochures, and was elected to serve two consecutive terms as President of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association.