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I experienced erratic periods for over a year and was told that this was

because I was perimenopausal.

This condition was followed by incessant and excessive bleeding

which was caused by estrogen dominance.

I was prescribed a synthetic hormone pill by my doctor, but when I

read the potential side effects, I was unwilling to take it. I was also

diagnosed with an underactive thyroid condition (hypothyroid) and I

was not willing to take medication for this condition either because I

knew once I started the medication, I would have to be on it for life.

Being a firm believer in the body’s natural ability to heal itself under

the right conditions, I researched these ailments on the web, and in

books and tried various natural methods to heal myself. I applied

natural progesterone cream; I attempted to slow down my fast-paced

lifestyle improved my diet, and added various supplements such as

dulse, kelp, brewer’s yeast, and evening primrose oil. However, after

several weeks, I still continued to bleed, and although I was very

concerned about my condition, I was not deterred in my desire to fix

these problems naturally, and I made the decision to try acupuncture

as I had read about the health benefits of this ancient Chinese practice

and had recently attended one of Yuri’s seminars.

My first visit consisted of two hours in which Yuri asked detailed

questions about my health, examined my tongue and my skin, and then

took my pulse at each wrist for several minutes. He asked if I was

anemic, and then he told me that my heart, lungs, pancreas, and liver

were out of balance. I was quite shocked at this news as apart from

my recent health problems, I thought I was in pretty good shape,


I got my blood work checked and discovered that I had significant

anemia and that my thyroid had become even more underactive

(from 5.05 to 6.06). I was starting to feel the effects of these two


I was more tired, had shortness of breath, felt a little light-headed at

times, and experienced heart palpitations during the night when I tried

to get to sleep. I also noticed that my complexion had become very


During my next visit, Yuri prescribed some Chinese herbs for my

hormone imbalance, and he scheduled my acupuncture visits once per

week (which also included moxa treatments).

He also gave me some supplements and nutritional advice for my

anemic condition and told me how acupuncture would also

nourish my blood. The acupuncture treatments felt wonderful. They

were very therapeutic and usually relaxed my body as well as my


After only 3 or 4 weeks, my hormones began to stabilize, and my

heavy bleeding subsided completely. I started having acupuncture

twice per week, and after my eighth session, I decided to get my blood

work checked as I was feeling much better and more like my old self

again. I was thrilled with the results as I was no longer anemic, and

my thyroid condition had improved dramatically; from a reading of

6.06 to 4.34! I was really surprised as I had not expected my thyroid

condition to improve so quickly! I now feel very confident that it will

continue to improve and begin to function normally again as I

complete my first cycle of 12 acupuncture sessions and herbal


I feel that the combination of my lifestyle changes, acupuncture

treatments and herbal supplements dramatically improved my health

problems, as well as my overall health, and I decided to share my story

in the hope that it might encourage someone else to explore the

natural and holistic methods of healing.

Additionally, acupuncture has helped to heal some very deep-seated

resentment and anger issues that resurfaced recently due to the loss of a

family member. I was able to completely let go of these negative

emotions during my acupuncture treatments. I experienced an array of

emotions, starting with my resentment and anger, followed by

sadness and feelings of deep regret, and ending with feelings of

complete joy. It was truly an amazing transformation for me to go

from complete sadness to utter joy and peace during one of my

treatments. I hadn’t expected this outcome, and it was one of the most

powerful experiences in my life. My outlook on this situation

changed from being negative to positive!


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