Years ago, I was in a car accident. Ever since then, I’ve experienced occasional back problems. But last year, during my first pregnancy, my back was killing me! I still had money in my flexible spending account to use before the year’s end, so I decided to see if acupuncture could help relieve my back pain. I found Robert via an internet search, and was able to read about his work. Since the practice of acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, I knew there must be something to it!
I was so tense I felt like there was a hot band around my middle section, and sometimes it felt like a hot poker was stabbing me in the neck and shoulders. Robert’s calm approach and the ambiance in his office create an environment of total relaxation. I really appreciate that he reminds me to breathe and relax; that lightly massages my tense pressure points, and that after treatment he puts oils around those areas to further encourage a relaxed state. At the end of each session, I feel as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
Throughout my pregnancy, Robert was very supportive and gave me sage advice about caring for my well-being post-pregnancy. He explained how new mothers are often so focused on their babies, they forget to care for their own bodies. He encouraged me to engage in gentle exercise to keep my blood moving, but to be easy on myself and patient with my recovery. It’s rare to find people as supportive as Robert.
When I returned to work after my maternity leave, my stress levels increased and the tension in my back flared up again. This time, I knew exactly what to do. I returned to Acupuncture Associates where I knew I would find relief from the pain and a newfound sense of relaxation.— A.T.