Handling Allergies without Medications A Patient’s Story of Health Restoration
By Dr. Mary Riggin
I consider myself blessed to see the dramatic results produced by Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Unfortunately, often the drastic improvements would not have HAD to be so drastic if “Alternative Medicine” did not mean “Last Resort Medicine” to so many people.
Carolyn’s husband spoke to me with desperation in his voice. “Is there anything you can do for allergy problems?” he asked, “my wife suffers so badly that she’s constantly taking medications and I know those have damaging side effects with long term use.”
What started as a seasonal problem six years ago was now worsening and each season became a constant problem. Her symptoms were bothering her continually every day, all year long. Without the daily medications she was unable to function, but the daily use was taking a heavy toll on her.
After our initial consultation, Carolyn decided to give it a try, even though she told me she was extremely needle phobic. I explained that I practiced the “painless” style of acupuncture and had treated many needle phobic patients with great success.
Her next visit consisted of a comprehensive examination according to Oriental Medicine’s principles, which include evaluating the body’s energy fields similar to the way a western medical doctor would evaluate the body’s chemistry. Both disciples agree that balance is necessary for optimal health. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine directly balance the body’s energy fields to achieve optimal health. When the needles are placed along key energy pathways, they act like a switch that reprograms the body’s ability to heal. The result is that your body starts to focus on building up its ability to deal with the problem.
Over the next few weeks, Carolyn started to feel better, have more energy, handle stress better, experience improved mood and more stable emotions, had better movement in her neck and notice an overall improvement in health. Remarkably, she is only using the medications now occasionally as needed.
How has this changed Carolyn’s life? “It’s amazing how much better I feel,” she stated with a big smile on her face, “I just can’t believe this works so well, and that the needles don’t hurt. During the first treatment when you told me 3 were already in, I didn’t believe it! I didn’t even feel them!”
Carolyn’s life has changed and she is encouraging others to learn what she did before it is a “Last Resort.”
If you or someone you love suffers with any type of chronic illness; it is possible that there are natural solutions to help your problems. Carolyn’s story is not unusual – it is typical. Don’t give up, there is hope for everyone. Step out and see if there’s a solution for you; if you need a referral to someone in your area, email me, [email protected], I’d be happy to help.
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.