East Brunswick, NJ
I am writing this testimonial in the hopes it may help other Fibromyalgia patients. I am a middle aged woman, and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about ten years ago. I remained under the care of a well respected internal medical doctor with a specialty in Fibromyalgia and had followed all his treatment recommendations, with no success. I tried various medications like Elavil, Neurontin, etc, and was very reluctant to try the newer meds because of the weight gain that usually resulted. I found that Physical Therapy actually made my muscle aches even worse and the pains in my arms, neck and back, made it especially difficult to drive the long distances my job required. I would wake up after "sleeping" for 8 hours, feeling like a MAC truck had run over me. I lived in constant fear that I would have to go on disability because I could not do my job. I asked my doctor if he could recommend any alternative treatment and he advised me to try acupuncture. I went to see Michael Bennett and immediately was impressed by his ability to put me at ease and how much he seemed to know about Fibromyalgia. He said he thought he could help me, but never made any promises. All he asked me to do was to trust him and follow his treatment plan. Initially, I began with treatments three times a week. By the end of the second week, I felt about 70% better. By the end of the first month about 90%. I continued to see him as recommended and I could not believe that there were days when I didn't feel any pain or any fatigue. Eventually, my treatments were reduced to once a week and now I only see him as needed. I feel 100% improved and no longer worry about not being able to work. My life has been given back to me and I am eternally grateful for this caring, skilled, acupuncturist who gave me back my former quality of life. He is a credit to his profession and I recommended that you put your trust in him as I did. You will not be disappointed.