Back Pain, Stress
When I first saw Valerie in 2007 I was incredibly stiff with lop-sided shoulder blades, a limited range of motion in my neck, and I was also uptight & always anxious. The treatments helped in several noticeable stages- first the relaxation and "me time". I found that each treatment helped to increase my tolerance and ability to cope with the stress of my daily life (similar to the peace one would find through meditation or regular exercise). Second, after about 3 acupuncture treatments and the use of ear-beads in between treatments, the knots in my back really loosened up, my neck soon loosened up shortly after, which eventually led to fewer & less intense migraines. It’s easy to remain tense during a treatment if your practitioner has “heavy hands”, but Valerie's light and gentle hands were key to the success of my treatments because it kept the experience comfortable and always relaxing.
Having suffered a previous episode of Bell's Palsy (partial facial nerve paralysis) some 8 years ago, I knew the value of acupuncture as a means of recovery. Valerie Beckwith was outstanding in her treatment of my palsy along with offering suggestions for things I could do on my own. In five weeks, the palsy is gone and I'm back to my normal life. I would recommend her services without hesitation!
I was treated for my aches and pains throughout my body, including migraine headaches, vertigo, and varicose veins. I must say, Valerie has helped relieve the aches and pains that have been bothering me for years with her caring hands and professionalism in dealing with her patients. I will not hesitated to recommend her to anyone suffering from any condition within her capacity to heal or treat through acupuncture. She is great!
I was treated for multiple conditions during my many visits. The treated conditions where drug addiciton and cravings, anxiety/depression/stress, headaches, muscle stiffness, and constipation. Together with her lifestyle counseling, her treatments were successful! I also found her treatments very comfortable and relaxing. Valerie knew everything about my conditions. I highly recommend Valerie to also be your acupuncturist!
I began seeing Valerie for a persistent skin rash when every other approach I tried failed to bring true relief. Following each treatment my skin noticeably improved and it took longer for the rash to return. After 2 months my skin rash completely disappeared and now it rarely reappears. When I have a reoccurrence the rash is mild and takes one or two treatments to bring my skin into balance. No other approach has been as effective or as long lasting. Additionally, since any contact with my skin is very painful when my rash is raging I appreciate Valerie's gentle touch and excellent needle technique. I highly recommend acupuncture to anyone seeking a natural, long-lasting resolution to their health concerns.