Before I came to Integrative Health & Wellness Center I had been experiencing constant acid reflux and burning in my stomach and chest 24/7 for almost 2 years. My stomach would bloat after eating and the acid would be at it’s worst at night which affected my sleep.
After just 1 treatment with Dr. Sara Vivona pushing down my hiatal hernia and massaging lymph areas, I’m finally getting relief and sleeping much better. I know after several more treatments I will be on my way to good health again.
I had GERD symptoms and frequent headaches. Now GERD is under control with fewer symptoms that I only need to take medication prior to bedtime. I have reduced my prescriptions to one-half and have fewer headaches—about 1 time a month if that.
For the better part of 10 years, I had extreme acid reflux, heartburn, and indigestion. I was to the point where missing a daily OTC medication pill would lead to constant pain and near vomiting. In addition, I was overweight, tired and energy-less. After my first visit until now, I have taken heartburn medication once, total. The acid reflux and heartburn are not non-existent. In addition, I’ve lost appx. 20lbs and feel great.
Prior to finding IHWC I struggled with poor quality sleep, bad indigestion, bloating, and, like so many others, I struggled with any attempt at losing weight. In one month’s time since becoming a patient, I’ve found that my quality of sleep has become 100% better, I have no problems with neither bloating nor indigestion, and I’ve already lost 5 pounds so far!!
What was it like before?
UNCOMFORTABLE!! Intestinal problems, hip pain, inability to lose sleep, weight issues, and higher than normal cholesterol levels requiring a drug with side effects which were making my life uncomfortable.
How is it now?
IMPROVEMENT!! My intestinal flair-ups have eased markedly, my weight is down and I’ve gone down two sizes. My cholesterol levels are fine without drugs and in fact, my PCP is aware and agreed with my decision to stop cholesterol-lowering drugs. Dr. Cullyn’s Chiropractic treatments are also making a positive difference. Exploring low carb recipes has been fun and tasty!!
I had diarrhea which was c. diff related and after only 4 weeks the diarrhea (and c. diff) was gone. I also felt better and was stronger.
I used to wake up with cramps in my legs and feet that made me scream. I had jaw pain from stress very often. My left ankle was always swollen, acid reflux woke me up many times at night making it hard to get a good nights sleep and when getting out of a chair I would almost always get dizzy. I also had the many of the normal symptoms that Type II Diabetics experience.
After about 4 months on Dr. Cullyn’s nutritional program I rarely wake to painful cramps, my jaw pain is gone, my ankle rarely swells now, I don’t have acid reflux anymore and I don’t have to take my prescription Prevacid for it either! My balance has also significantly improved and my A1C number is dropping!
I started to see Dr. Cullyn about a year ago based on a recommendation from a friend. Never having done to a Chiropractor, I must admit that I was very skeptical when I started. I wasn’t sure that he could help me with my body aches and pains and my fibromyalgia symptoms. Well, I’m not a skeptic anymore! I had been going to a rheumatologist for many years and they just kept putting me on more and more drugs until I realized that none of the medicine they were giving me was helping, and may have even been hurting me. I quit taking them and thought I would just deal with the pain. Not only did Dr. Cullyn help my fibromyalgia, but I am no longer taking some of the other prescription drugs that I was using; such as Nexium for my gastroesophageal reflux disease and Zocor for my cholesterol. I figured that feeling a bit better was good enough, but Dr. Cullyn does not settle and believes that you should feel great. I am getting to that point now, thanks to his use of Professional Applied Kinesiology and Nutritional Response Testing. I have an overall feeling of well-being and contentment. He is able to accurately tell me what my body needs and what I need to do to help it. It is so refreshing to go to the doctors and not have to tell them what is wrong and what needs to be done. There is no guesswork; by using muscle testing, my body tells Dr. Cullyn what is wrong. I am still working on becoming great, but I know that with Dr. Cullyn I will get me there.