"I came to Lauren desperate for help in healing a stubborn and painful fractured clavicle. I had undergone surgery to plate and pin the clavicle back together, but 6 months later, the bone still showed no signs of healing. I had also developed nerve damage related to the hardware in my clavicle, causing numbness, circulation issues and a great deal of pain. The doctors told me that I would have to undergo another clavicle surgery, including a bone graft since there were no signs of healing.
It was at this point that I had my first session with Lauren. I was thrilled to see improvement in as little as one treatment. The acupuncture helped with my nerve pain and circulation immediately. After one month of acupuncture treatments, I saw my orthopedist again for one final set of x-rays before they were going to schedule the surgery to re-plate my clavicle. Much to his surprise and my relief, for the first time in 7 months, my clavicle showed signs of healing! The bone fragments finally made partial contact with each other. My Orthopedist suggested I continue treatments with Lauren, and decided I did not have to undergo surgery again!
After 3 months of treatment with Lauren, my clavicle had formed a solid union. There is no doubt in my mind that her treatments helped me heal, and avoid another invasive surgery. Unlike other acupuncturists whom I have been treated by, Lauren was always very personable and did a thorough review of my current health and any changes since my last treatment. I feel this helped her target the treatments to get the best results possible. I highly suggest Lauren as an acupuncturist. " Hannah H.
Next x-ray after 4-6 weeks of treatment, showing signs of bone growth.
Full union after 3 months of treatment.
"My physician diagnosed the pain in my knee as arthritis and told me I would have to learn to live with it, but after several months of worsening pain and swelling that became bad enough to wake me most nights, I decided to try acupuncture. After the first treatment, the pain was reduced markedly and kept lessening for a couple of days. By the end of four treatments I had recovered most pain-free movement and the swelling was gone.
I know I still have arthritic knees but feel confident I really will be able to live with them with Lauren's help. She's amazing." Nancy K.