Success: Alleviating Pain
Patient #1 - Migraines Gone and More Energy
C., a 40 year old woman with
one child, became aware of our office on the internet. Most patients that
come here either see us on the internet or are recommended by word of
mouth. At her first visit, in May of 2013, she listed numerous complaints,
including the following: abdominal gas and bloating, migraine headaches,
constipation, ovarian failure, fatigue, brain fog, constant sweet craving
and hyperthyroidism. She reported being hyperthyroid most of her life, but
was first diagnosed about 1 to 1 1/2 years ago. She experienced ovarian
failure at age 16 and has been on synthetic hormones for a long time.
Migraine headaches have bothered her since third grade, and she has had
depression on and off for the last 15 years.
She elected to eliminate
gluten from her diet in the fall of 2012 and has since noticed excellent
improvement -- more energy, better mood, fewer migraines. Armour thyroid
was added to the thyroid medication that she was already taking, and she
was started on nutritional supplements tailored to her condition. Most
importantly, we reduced the level of carbohydrates in her diet.
At her last visit, she was
exuberant about her excellent mood, her energy level (extremely good), and
the resolution of her brain fog and of her migraine headaches. She has no
further bloating. Her craving for sweets is no longer present.
She was recently started on
bio-identical hormones and we await her progress on those. She is also in
the midst of gradually reducing the dose of her antidepressant.
Dr. Kopelson comments: Does
this patient sound like you? I ask, because we frequently see many
patients with all or some of these problems and almost all of them do
extremely well on the individualized programs we prescribe for them.
Jeffrey C. Kopelson,
Patient also followed by John
J. Reynolds, P.A. -C, CCN
Patient #2 Reports - Arthritis Pain Go Away
"I have an arthritic shoulder with
spurs that are very painful and limit the motion of my arm. I tried
chiropractic treatments which involved a form of acupressure. There was slight
improvement, but not much. When I went to Florida for the winter, a friend
recommended an osteopathic physician who treated her for a very painful back
condition. I went to him for about four months and his treatment helped
treat much of the acute painful movements. His therapy also consisted of
acupressure and massage of the muscular joints in the shoulder.
talking to Dr. Schachter about another medical problem, I mentioned my painful
shoulder and he recommended treatments with the Electro-Acuscope machine. I believe this machine sends electrical currents into the
I had about eight or ten treatments and the results were nothing
short of miraculous. I have practically no pain and about 90% more motion
of the arm. It's been about three or four weeks since my last treatment
and there's no return of the acute pain I felt before. R. S."
Patient #3 in her own words:
Migraine Relief for Over 22 Years
"I spent years and years
of suffering excruciatingly painful migraine headaches accompanied by
vomiting, sometimes lasting two days. I sought help from conventional
doctors and was told: 'You are a perfectly healthy woman who just happened
to get migraines. There is nothing to be done except to take the drugs you
are prescribed. Get used to it.'
I sought help from Dr.
Schachter when he was located in Nyack, NY. After giving a comprehensive
history and having extensive testing, I was put on a specific diet with
oral vitamin and mineral supplements. Dolores, the nurse, administered a
series of prescribed vitamin pushes which performed a miracle overnight.
The headaches were suddenly gone, never to return. That was 22 years ago
and I have not ever had a headache since. No headaches ever!
Fast forward: Today at age 84
I am full of energy, engaged in gardening and volunteer work in my
community. I take no drugs except for Armour thyroid. No drugs ever!
Dr. Schachter treats the '
cause' rather than the 'symptom', while the choice of conventional doctors
often seems to be the reverse. J.J." (9-6-11)