My quality of life changed dramatically from the illness. I had to carry around two epipens and asthma inhalers everywhere I went. I was unable to exercise, take hot showers, and wear constrictive clothing. I felt sick and tired all the time. I was unable to participate in my normal daily activities and I felt like I was failing at work and as a mother. Concerned the condition was allergy related, I had the carpet removed from my home and the chimney in my house cleaned. I ate a no-preservative, gluten free diet. None of these changes helped to improve my condition. I tried thyroid medication as directed by my doctors that made me extremely ill.
Desperate to feel better, I constantly searched the internet for treatment ideas. While doing so, I came across the blog of a woman who had experienced exactly the same condition. Like myself, at one time she was on nearly 15 pills of over the counter medication a day to treat the urticaria, reflux, asthma, and so forth. One day her angioedema got so bad she had to use her epipen and the adrenaline was just too much for her heart to handle so she ended-up in the ICU. I was terrified when I read what happened to this woman, knowing that her trip to the ICU was exactly my fate. My condition was worsening and my entire body felt inflamed. I felt helpless and was afraid to go anywhere that was too far from a hospital. The woman’s blog did, however, provide me with some hope. After being released from the hospital she went home, threw away all of her medications and began acupuncture. She said that the treatment cured her.
I began acupuncture with Gina the first week of December. Gina agreed to treat me for one month. If the treatment failed she would not continue treatment. I would then have to begin taking a course of anti-malaria medication as recommended by my team of physicians. After my very first acupuncture treatment my body felt a sense of peace. I felt better than I had in months. Within one week of beginning acupuncture and herbs with Gina my condition improved drastically. The hives were decreasing daily. After two weeks of treatment I was nearly hive free. My reflux and breathing had also improved. After one month of acupuncture and herbs, I am down to one 5 mg pill of antihistamine, hive free, and have resumed exercise. I am so very grateful for Gina’s services. I truly believe she saved my life and she has provided me with a lifetime alternative to biomedicine. This holiday season Gina gave my family and I the best gift of all, my health.