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Welcome to Acupuncture for Southern Living. My name is Paula Lord and I
got into acupuncture from severe neck and back pain. I received
physical therapy but my pain kept increasing. I had 2 young children,
and the pain was so intense that I contemplated suicide. My mother was
going to see an acupuncturist and since nothing else had worked, I asked
her if I could go along and get treatment myself. I didnít know anything
about acupuncture, but wanted to see if it could relieve my pain. So
impressed by the amount of pain relief, I asked the acupuncturist so many
questions that he suggested I go to school to learn more about it. The
rest is history.
I have lived in Auburn Alabama for 5 years now, and it is very different
from my home town of Los Angeles, Ca. The South is very damp and
humid, and it affects every aspect of health. One out of three
patients has had their gall bladder removed; one out of 10 has no
thyroid; and one out of 50 has only one kidney. Most women have
hysterectomies and urinary bladder issues are frequent due to paper mill
toxicity overflowing into the water supplies.
Women from my generation, in their 40ís and 50ís, have been used as
guinea pigs for new drugs, birth control, sleep aids, and much more.
These women, while they remain very active may feel fatigue, have
fibromyalgia, minimal sex drive, headaches, arthritis, allergies, and
pain. Through acupuncture they can expect a great improvement because
traditional Chinese medicine looks at the body as a whole unit, not
individual parts all working on their own. Acupuncture can help most
things improve simultaneously. I myself have experienced numerous
fibroids, c-sections, endometriosis, and IBS, all of which have seen
great recovery through the natural and holistic approach that acupuncture
takes on healing.
As a mother of 2 daughters and from living in a college town, I have seen
the health problems the next generation of women face. Teaching and
helping young women regulate their periods, control PMS, gain stress
management tools, and relieve their headaches will create long term
health benefits. They will experience much less infertility, learn
acupressure techniques for stress, nutrition counseling, and much more.
It is said that if you have an ailment for 3 years, it can take 3 months
for the body to rectify the problems. With acupuncture treatments, I
usually recommend coming in once a week for 4-6 weeks, and taking herbs
which is optional. The herbal formulas have undergone strict guidelines
for purity, and usually speed up recovery by 50%. Once we see great
recovery I then re-evaluate the treatments and suggest a maintenance
schedule. I am looking for years of recovery for you, not weeks.
If you are interested in reducing and eliminating the pharmaceutical
drugs you are taking, I would love to help you. Most patients get off
these drugs over time and feel much better. It takes time to get
recovery to the body before you can stay off the expensive drugs, but the
drugs are treating symptoms, have numerous side effects, and donít treat
the root cause which can lead to ongoing usage, but with acupuncture
getting to the root of the problem you can become drug free.
An intricate part of recovery is our ability to face our emotional
issues. Because emotional responsiveness is a critical component to a
healthy life, I explain very thoroughly how you can get your mind, body
and spirit in balance and harmony.