Story by Rebecca
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!"
Response from Jennifer E Winer, L.Ac. , Dipl. Ac., MSOM, Fertility Expert, Viola Practitioner
Acupuncture helps with circulation which in turn can help with Raynaud's. It can be a very effective treatment. I work to balance the body so it is not more cold or hot and it is working at peak potential ~ Jennifer E Winer L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., MSOM,