Case: Brenda, 31-year-old female
Chief Complaint: Fertility/Menstrual Cycles
"My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for several months. My cycles were irregular (31-35 days) with spotting in between. My doctor wanted to put me on Clomid if I didn’t get pregnant in the next few months so I wanted to give acupuncture a try first, especially since I had such good luck with it treating a couple of acute injuries (sprains) in the past. Jennifer has a lot of experience in this area and is wonderful to work with! She is very knowledgeable as to what points to focus on pre and post ovulation. She does a great job communicating all of your options and why they are important, as well as focusing on the big picture. Long story short, my cycle shortened to 26 days the first month and evened out to 28 days after that. Most importantly I was pregnant after 3 months! I continued to see her once a month throughout my pregnancy. My pregnancy was a breeze and we were blessed with a healthy, beautiful daughter. I definitely feel that Jennifer and my acupuncture treatments helped us achieve this and am so thankful I did not have to go through the time, expense, and side effects with medication. I have and will continue to happily recommend Jennifer to anyone who is having difficulty achieving pregnancy."
Case: Alexa, 33 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Infertility
"I decided to seek acupuncture when my husband and I found ourselves unable to get pregnant after a year of trying. I had heard fantastic things about it in terms of fertility as well as overall health benefits. I chose Jennifer because she had experience in the areas I was looking for help in and immediately felt comfortable with her. Her genuine concern, optimism, excitement and insight helped to make a trying time that much better. Shortly after I began seeing her, I felt calmer and more in tune with my body. I got pregnant relatively quickly after I started seeing her...although it did end in a loss. When I began working with her again, we had renewed hope and I became pregnant again this past summer. I am now almost 16 weeks along and this pregnancy has been so easy! I must say that I believe part of the credit goes to what I learned from Jennifer and acupuncture. I recommend her highly and without reservation."
Case: Daniel, 20 year-old male
Chief Complaint: Stomach flu
"I started feeling bad at 2:30am and was vomiting every hour on the hour from that point. I called my mom to please pick me up, and she made an appointment with Jennifer that afternoon. I couldn't keep anything down, not even water. I threw up twice on the way home and on the way to her office, but once I had my treatment, I felt 80% better just walking out of the office, and an hour later I was drinking water and eating toast with no trouble. I felt so much better, it was amazing!"
Case: Julie, 41 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Hypothyroidism
"I started seeing Jennifer for my hypothyroidism. My goal is to be able to reduce or stop taking my thyroid medication. Jennifer has helped to reduce the quantity of my medicine. She has helped with many of my symptoms that I deal with from hypothyroidism. I was always hot and had little or no energy. She has helped with these and many other problems in my body. I would recommend her to everyone."
Case: Jane, 50 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Low back pain
"Less than two weeks before a very special birthday trip to Hawaii, I aggravated an old back injury by rotating my mattress. Within a few hours I could not walk upright. I was very concerned about feeling well enough to endure an eight-hour flight, and being able to walk when I landed. Jennifer treated me two times in the 10 days before my trip, with acupuncture and tuina. I immediately experienced a feeling of stability, then one day of what I would describe as soreness, and then I was as good as new. As a precaution, I went to the doctor and got a prescription for Flexeril and Tylenol #3. I took one Flexeril before I boarded the plane and never used another dose again. Six months later, the low back pain returned. I saw Jennifer the same day and she treated me with the method as last time. As before, my stability returned immediately, the pain disappeared, and after one day of soreness I was back to normal. I highly recommend acupuncture and oriental medicine for acute pain episodes before they become a chronic problem and affect your daily routine."
Case: Andrea, 45 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Recovery from Accident
"After suffering from a severe fall, I was feeling pain from my head down to my toes. I suffered from a stiff neck, bruised tailbone and a sprained back. I didn't like the feeling of the pain medication I was given and was searching for relief. Treatments with Jennifer provided reduced swelling, soreness and stiffness. After my treatment, I felt like I was able to move and bend more freely like the healing process had begun. I would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer Winer as a highly knowledgeable and caring acupuncturist."
Case: Rebecca, 59 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Raynaud's phenomenon
"I have been plagued with Raynaud's for years. As soon as the temperature outside gets close to freezing, going outside is a real pain! Large sections of my fingers and toes lose circulation, turn white and become numb. This occurs even while wearing gloves or mittens and boots. When the circulation returns, the fingers are blue, then red and somewhat painful. My husband always calls it "dead man skin!" I have learned biofeedback and relaxation which help some, but not completely. This fall it was the worst it has ever been. I could not walk to the mailbox, drive a short distance to work or the store - much less think about being outside for any length of time. After the first acupuncture treatment with Jennifer and some Chinese herbs - I have not had ANY trouble - not a single episode! I had 4 treatments in total. Jennifer has also helped me with low back pain and post-menopausal night sweats. It may be cheaper and easier than moving to Costa Rica!"
Case: Pam, 58 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Leg pain and numbness in foot
"I experienced sciatica and severe leg pain in both my thigh and calf. My chiropractor was able to relieve the sciatica pain in my lower back and hip, but I continued to have severe pain down my leg and numbness in my foot. It was very debilitating and made it nearly impossible for me to walk very far. I am an avid walker, so this was especially difficult for me. Jennifer treated me with acupuncture and Tui Na. I could tell a difference almost immediately. After three treatments, over a two week period, I was back walking pain-free (and soon up to several miles a day). Jennifer is very knowledgeable and has since treated me for lung congestion from a cold, and stress, and the results were immediate. I am definitely sold on acupuncture as a natural alternative means of treatment."
Case: Michele, 34 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Infertility
"We had gone through several years of infertility treatments and had finally got pregnant with our first child through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) along with acupuncture. When we were ready to have our second child, we again attempted IVF, this time and the next without acupuncture. Both of these IVF cycles were unsuccessful. We decided we would give IVF one more try, but this time along with acupuncture. After some searching, I found Jennifer Winer and filled her in on my situation. After meeting with Jennifer, she determined an acupuncture treatment for me to follow along with my IVF. I started out with Jennifer before my IVF cycle and continued throughout the cycle, and when it was all through, we had success and were pregnant with our second child!! We were blessed with a easy pregnancy and a healthy baby boy! I believe that my treatment with Jennifer greatly contributed to our success in getting pregnant! Jennifer was always very thorough in explaining each treatment to me and offered additional information and options I could do on my own such as food changes, etc. She was always caring and sensitive to my situation. Thank you Jennifer! "
Case: Scott, 18 year-old male
Chief Complaint: Acne and warts
"I had been suffering warts on my right foot big toe for at least 6 months, and it was so bad they'd spread to my next toe as well. They were very painful and ugly and kept me from doing activities that I enjoy because of how painful they were. I tried over-the-counter wart removers, and even went to a dermatologist who was amazed at how many warts there were on that small of an area, but really didn't have anything to offer me to fix the problem. My mom asked if I'd be interested in trying acupuncture with Jennifer, and I said "OK!" "I'll try anything these are so uncomfortable!" I started with Jennifer in December, and after 3 treatments and herbs, I could see that all the warts were starting to get black dots in the centers. Within 4 weeks, half the warts were gone, and within 6 weeks, they were all gone. I also asked Jennifer to help with my acne which had really gotten bad over the prior year. I'd tried over-the-counter medicines for this as well, and went to a dermatologist who suggested antibiotics (no, thank you!). Within 2 weeks my acne was much improved, and within 6 weeks, I had only a few pimples, but nothing like the acne I'd suffered prior to seeing Jennifer. As a nice side-effect, I've got lots more energy since seeing Jennifer, and am not at all fatigued the way I had been prior to seeing her."
Case: Monte, 10 year-old male
Chief Complaint: Strep throat
"Last year I had strep throat about five times within 5 to 6 months. It never went away. We couldn't figure out why I kept getting it. My mom asked me if I wanted to go to see Jennifer Winer, her acupuncturist. I was kind of scared of the needles. I thought they would hurt really bad (like a shot). The first time I went I found out the needles weren't so bad. After I went for a few times I realized that I was feeling better. I haven't had strep throat for almost a whole year. Jennifer also helped reduce the heat in my body. I was always very hot. I always had to wear a t-shirt or I would start to sweat. Plus - Jennifer is very nice and understanding."
Case: Rita, 55 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Chronic headaches, arthritis in thumb joints, and fibromyalgia
"My headaches, arthritis, and fibromyalgia hindered my ability to do Pastel Art and Acrylic Painting that I love so much. I was not getting any better using traditional medicine. Jennifer Winer offered an alternative treatment with acupuncture. I am happy to say I am free of migraines, and have full use of my thumbs without having to use medication or cortisone shots. My fibromyalgia symptoms are easier to deal with minus the migraines. Thanks to Jennifer Winer, I have more energy and am able to resume my "Natures Critters" Pet Portraits etc. that I love so much."
Case: Jessi, 20 year-old female
Chief complaint: sinus pain/common cold symptoms Occupation: Massage Therapist
"For the last two weeks, I have had cold symptoms such as sore throat, stuffy head, and sinus pain. I have also had left and right shoulder pain at onset of the cold symptoms. My cold symptoms subsided within one day of having one acupuncture treatment from Jennifer. The left and right shoulder pain also subsided. I feel I have more energy now to help others feel better too."
Case: Megan, 25 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Acne
"After being treated by a dermatologist for acne, I realized I didn't want to be chained to antibiotics for the rest of my life. Jennifer Winer offered an alternative, more natural treatment to taking prescriptions that I felt were unnecessary. Not only did I have clearer skin with the treatment, but as I learned through Jennifer, I was also eliminating excess heat in my body, getting more energy and sleeping better. I would recommend her treatments to anyone looking for a choice in treating acne that doesn't involve dependence on medication."
Case: Pavels, 25 year-old male
Chief Complaint: Nicotine dependence
" I've been smoking since I was 17 and now I am 25, so it s been a good eight years. Now I have quit with no cravings and no regrets thanks to acupuncture from Jennifer. The whole process was really easy. Two sessions of acupuncture, three weeks with ear seeds in and the nicotine addiction went away. One day I was smoking with my co-workers, two days later I couldn't stand the smell and almost vomited. I turned green and begged my co-workers to stop smoking. Just like that. I went from being a heavy smoker who smoked up to two packs a day to not wanting a cigarette I have tried many different ways to quit smoking in the past such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and other traditional methods, but acupuncture really worked and got rid of the cravings. I was nervous about the idea of having needles put into my body, but Jennifer made me very comfortable and the treatment was pretty much painless and absolutely worth it."
Case: Darlene, 62 year-old female
Chief Complaint: Auto accident injury
"I started seeing Jennifer shortly after being in a car accident. We started with cupping and Tui Na to decrease the muscle pain in my shoulders and back. It was the best thing I could have done! It was wonderful! With each treatment, it felt like a faucet was turned on and the pain and stress flowed out. I have been getting better each time I see Jennifer. I would recommend cupping and Tui Na for anyone with muscle pain/strain and stress to get you back into your daily routine with less pain."