Thanks Amanda for Helping Me Get Through a Rough Spot!
I have had rheumatoid arthritis for many years. Recently I fell and broke my wrist. The fall also triggered an arthritis flare up in my right hip and left shoulder. CT scan showed no fractures. I had difficulty tolerating the side effects of the prescription pain medications. Over the counter remedies were not safe, reliable solutions. Meanwhile, I started limping due to the hip pain which made walking difficult. An injection was out of the question.
Some family and friends found acupuncture helpful for various problems. Unfortunately, their acupuncturists were out of state. Left without any options for relief, I decided to try acupuncture, which was the best decision I could have ever made! The day after the first treatment, I felt a little better. After the third treatment, all symptoms were gone and have not returned!
I found Amanda while researching the available licensed acupuncturists in Dallas. I went onto her website and knew I had found the right one. She is well educated and nationally credentialed, experienced, and state licensed. She is very caring, listens carefully to your concerns and questions. After a thorough evaluation, she develops a treatment plan based on your needs, and explains the treatment goals.
Amanda has raised my awareness regarding how the foods we eat can impact your overall health, especially processed foods. It’s outrageous how many of our foods have high fructose sugar. I have made several changes in the foods I buy and prepare to improve the quality of our nutrition.
Acupuncture was a safe, effective approach to calm things down, (no side effects!). It helped me to function more comfortably, rest better, and focus on the physical therapy goals for my wrist. It has been very beneficial for managing my health issues during a challenging time.
Five Element Acupuncture played a major role and was a great assistance, especially my early recovery, from alcoholism and the cravings and obsessions associated with it. After completing multiple medical detoxification and rehabilitation programs, I found it very difficult to retain my sobriety. Even with 12-step program attendance, I found the cravings for alcohol too much and would usually relapse shortly after my journey back into the “real world”.
I added something new to my recovery program this time and things have been different. I have been sober for more than 3 1/2 years. Granted, I was more dedicated than ever to my 12-step program and lifestyle changes, but the Five Element Acupuncture with Amanda Melo helped release the cravings that I would have to fight. I constantly felt a physiological desire to pick up a drink, and experienced uncomfortable symptoms like anxiety and agitation when this desire occurred. Amanda’s treatments seems to greatly alleviate my uncomfortable symptoms. I felt better all around and lost that phenomenon of craving that was my undoing so many times in the past.
I would highly recommend Amanda’s acupuncture treatment as an integral part of a holistic spiritual, 12-step program of recovery from alcoholism.
THANK YOU FOR MY WONDERFUL TRIP TO EUROPE Amanda!
I have chronic back pain and have been treated by several specialists over many years. The only relief I could get was through prescription drugs. This was not the path I wanted to follow.
I was preparing for a month-long trip to Europe in early Fall 2009. I knew the touring was going to be long and stressful for me due to the chronic paid I endure.
Due to a doctor’s recommendation, I began looking into acupuncture treatments. I traveled from Oklahoma to Dallas to receive treatments from Ms. Melo, again based on the recommendation of a doctor. Because of those treatments, I was able to enjoy a month-long trip to Europe, visiting Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
Amanda Melo gave me my first acupuncture treatment. She was referred to me by a friend who was being treated by her for a shoulder problem. I was suffering from too much weight, stress, high blood pressure and a way too busy lifestyle. For several years Amanda helped my keep my weight, stress and blood pressure under control with her acupuncture treatments. I enjoyed the relaxed feeling I had following a treatment and felt life it also kept my hectic life in balance. Amanda is an excellent caregiver and acupuncturist! After she left Florida, I have used three different acupuncturists and now know how really good Amanda is. Do yourself a favor and book an appointment with her.
NO MORE STRESS OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE! I initially sought treatment because of stress and sleep issues, which were both addressed & alleviated. But more impressive than that, the high blood pressure I acquired 12 years ago through a multiple birth pregnancy, went away and I was able to stop my medication per doctor’s orders! I work hard to keep healthy in my physical & nutritional life and acupuncture adds to that to complete the balance. I highly recommend this relaxing and very centering treatment!
For several years, I suffered from generalized anxiety issues including medical anxiety. Although I’m a young 41 years old, repeated trips to the doctor assured I was in perfect health, this did not allow for any comfort on my part. I came to the conclusion this was a real problem when I found myself afraid to be home alone or out of contact with medical help, should the need arise. I would even go as far as having my mobile phone next to me at all times, ya know, just in case. I’ve never had medical issues and consciously knew this was all in my head, but still couldn’t shake the anxiety with all the logic and inner dialog that I could muster. I contacted Amanda to see if this is something she could treat or if I was in fact totally nuts! After four treatments the anxiety disappeared and never returned! It’s amazing. Amanda, quite literally, saved my life!