Getting poked with needles? No thanks! That’s why I avoided acupuncture. Some find that funny, as I’m a Registered Nurse but as I always tell my patients, I don’t mind giving needles; I just don’t like to receive them! I was suffering from stage 4 Endometriosis and had also been diagnosed with Adenomyosis. The medications I had been prescribed were not working and I did not know what to try next. My cousin highly recommended Acubalance Wellness Centre so 3 years ago, I put my fear of needles aside and started coming here.
My top 3 problems were daily pain, nausea and infertility when I began my treatment with Dr. Alda Ngo. I know the clinic has an amazing team of doctors but Alda is a very special woman to say the least. She is extremely caring, sensitive, smart and has helped me in so many ways. Her knowledge and experience have been evident throughout our sessions and I know I am in the best of hands. Alda and I started with the intent of improving my fertility and helping my Endometriosis pain. It was through her I learned about the anti-inflammatory diet and began to try Chinese Herbs. They may not taste the greatest but when I do take them consistently, I notice a change in my body and energy levels. With the diet, I saw an improvement with pain and the bloating I constantly had decreased as well.
Acupuncture was helping manage some of my symptoms but the Endometriosis was becoming more severe. I had surgery at the end of 2016 and restarted my sessions with Alda again in early 2017. I had a post-op complication of neuropathic pain in my right leg and I did not want to take medication for it. After 3 sessions with Alda, my neuropathic pain was gone. It was truly amazing. Even though pregnancy is no longer my goal, Alda continues to treat me weekly for my persistent nausea, leg pain, headaches, cramps, fatigue and whatever else the week may bring for me. She notes down changes, draws connections, and customizes each treatment. I find each session extremely relaxing, a time to de-stress and focus on myself. Alda and I have discussed mindfulness and its positive effects on not just fertility through stress relief but also just feeling better overall. It is such a great idea to understand and acknowledge the effects stress has on our bodies; I believe Alda’s Mindfulness for Fertility program will help many learn techniques to manage their stress during their journey with fertility.
As for myself, I am going to continue with my weekly Acupuncture and am looking into their Low Level Laser Therapy program to further help with the pain. Although I work in a field that is ruled by Western medication, I am a believer of alternative medication and know from personal experience the many benefits it holds.
BSc in Psychology, BSc in Nursing