“I suffered from chronic head and neck pain since 1995. I believe it started some time after an accident. For the first 10 years I would take Ibuprofen to manage the pain. Then it started to hurt more frequently and with greater intensity. I saw several doctors and specialists who told me it was just stress. Funny thing was when I would go on a vacation and relax it would hurt worse.
I gave up on the doctors for about another 5 years. When I tried them again they sent me for X-rays, an MRI, a CAT Scan, and other tests. They said nothing was wrong! But the pain was so awful I sometimes had to lie in bed all day.
I had known Gretchen for some time and she had given me some wonderful massages in the past. She told me she could do some acupuncture. I gave it a try and have had phenomenal results! I’m doing so much better today than a few months ago! Wow, I can’t believe how good I feel! Thanks for the help in healing. I no longer take any Ibuprofen and only get very mild aches from time to time. Acupuncture has given me so much of my life back.
Thank you so, so much! “
“Shoulder pain! That was my problem. I couldn’t lift at the gym anymore, I had trouble doing my job, and I couldn’t sleep without the pain waking me up. Gretchen did deep tissue massage on me and it helped, but it wasn’t until we started doing acupuncture that I got relief from the pain. The combination of cupping, moxabustion, massage and acupuncture has made the pain go away and I can now sleep again and go to the gym! Thanks Gretchen, I appreciate the help!”
“I had suffered from migraines for years and finally found relief with acupuncture when I was in Greenville NC. When we moved to Wilmington my acupuncturist recommended Infinity Acupuncture so I called as soon as we got settled. By then the stress of the move had caused the migraines to return and I was struggling to get through each day. I went in to see Gretchen and the headache actually went away during the treatment which had never happened before! I continue to get acupuncture to keep the headaches at bay and to help me deal with the stress of being in a new city, a new home and a new job. I don’t know what I would do without it! Thanks Gretchen!”
“Being a hairdresser, wife and mother keeps me on my feet over 10 hours a day, so when my foot pain, low back pain, neck pain and sciatica kept getting worse, I knew I had to do something. The pain in my foot was terrible whenever I was in motion so I couldn’t walk for exercise, I couldn’t walk barefoot and I was extremely frustrated that I couldn’t exercise adequately to take care of myself.
Today, I am walking up to 1 1/2 miles a day, the sciatica pain has improved and the low back pain just comes and goes rather than being a constant pain in my back. As a side benefit I got through allergy season with very few medications this year!
I was a bit nervous about getting acupuncture but it’s not that bad. The needles feel like getting a little stick, but that doesn’t stay, any discomfort from the needles goes away. It’s very relaxing and I feel almost as relaxed as I do getting a massage. For me, it’s a feeling of healthiness, like my body is ticking better.
I’d rather pay for natural treatments than a prescription covered by insurance. To me it’s worth the money to be treated and actually get well. I recommend it for anyone!”
“Six years ago I had major surgery. The surgery was considered successful because it fixed the problem. Unfortunately it also left me with frequent bouts of excruciating back pain. The pain would come suddenly and without warning and would last for a few hours or days. I always had a high tolerance for pain but my tolerance was no match for this. I found myself living life around my pain. I had to plan and prepare things well in advance to make sure I could complete a given task. One Thanksgiving my family came for Thanksgiving dinner. I worked for days preparing to make sure we would have a special dinner and I would be able to enjoy it with them. Thanksgiving day came and so did the pain. My children finished preparing the meal and I sat with a heating pad in my recliner.
I tried a number of things to get relief but none of them worked. I was determined not to use strong and perhaps addictive drugs. Fortunately a friend told me about the success she had had with Gretchen and accupunture. I was apprehensive but desparate so I scheduled an appointment. Her professionalism and calm demeanor put me at ease right away. I’ve now had four treatments and I’m delighted to say I’m atleast 90% better. I’ll definitely continue and strongly urge anyone with chronic pain to give her a call.
As an aside, I also have a painful arthritic finger and sore shoulder. Both are much improved. I’m a work in progress but I’m confident that I’ll be 100%. Had I known six years ago what I know today, I would have gone without food to pay for the treatments.”