2013 was not a good year for me medically. I ended up in the emergency room with pneumonia in May. I was given antibiotics, fluids, and told that would cure me. I thought it had until October when I started developing a high fever, chest pain and a weird little dry cough that would come and go. It was a three week cycle...high fever and chest pain in week one that would not go away, a more moderate fever in week two that would come and go, and then by week three I was weak, but doing okay. The doctor thought I had a touch of pneumonia, so more antibiotics. Just when I was starting to feel better, the fever returned and the cycle repeated.
I had my doctor baffled. Because the cycle described above just kept recurring, he first sent me to an allergist/immunologist. That revealed nothing that would explain the high fever. However, this doctor did some blood work to see if there was anything revealing in that.
A few days later I went back to my regular doctor for routine blood work as part of my annual exam. When he compared that blood work to the results from the allergist/immunologist, he noted my C-Reactive Protein went off the charts in a matter of 5 days. So, the next specialist was a hematologist. Ten vials of blood later, they didn't see anything way out of the norm. My CRP had decreased some, so it was trending in the right direction.
Right after seeing this doctor, the fever cycle began again for the third time. So now I'm referred to an infectious disease doctor. He had no idea what was going on, could only think that maybe I had some form of tick fever and tested me for HIV even though I regularly give blood and they automatically test for that.
Frustrated, I said "enough!" A lady at work asked if I had ever considered acupuncture. That sparked something in me! While I didn't have any experience with acupuncture, I knew others that did and they had positive results.
Enter Georgia Carr! I told her my long sordid health story, and after a few visits things were much better!
Skeptics told me that I was near the end of the fever cycle anyway, and that acupuncture didn't really do anything. However, in February 2014, I started feeling that familiar pain in my lungs again. No fever and no cough as yet, but a lot of pain. I again went back to Georgia. After the first treatment, I felt the pain move from my left lung to the top of my chest. After the next treatment, the pain moved to the right side, and after the 3rd treatment the pain was gone. I went to a fourth treatment to make sure it was all gone. I didn't develop the fever which had always accompanied the chest pain. Success!
Long story short, I credit acupuncture, and specifically Georgia Carr, with helping me heal my lungs. I learned so much from Georgia about this process, and I am so impressed by it that it is now the first thing I think of when I'm not feeling well.
- Teri S.
So far this business has more than exceeded my expectations. I went in a few weeks ago for a massage with Nancy for my chronic neck and shoulder pain. She was the best I have seen so far. She not only knew how to get the knots to release without torturing me, she also explained what was going on and showed me stretches to help with the issue. She then recommended that I try acupuncture but not in an overaggressive way.
I went back for my first acupuncture treatment – I will try anything to help with this neck issue – and I am amazed at how much better I feel already. I saw Joong and he first explained how it works and what I need to change with my diet and time (or lack of) I dedicate to working out.
I really like the fact that the professionals all take the time to explain how to prevent or lessen chronic pain as well as follow up calls to see how you are feeling after the appointments.
I highly recommend this place!
KT M. Denver, CO Test
Hey Dr Lin, its Shoam Falcone, your patient in which you treated for bells palsy!
The month of March is always a special time for me to remind me of how grateful I am to have the ability to smile and have my face back to normal. Its hard to believe that 747 days have passed since I woke up that terrible morning to half my face being paralayzed, and just about 730 days since you started worked your magic on me at Whole Health.
I'm sorry this is getting to you so late, but I just wanted to say that I am so incredibly grateful for all that you did for me, and everyday I think about how lucky I am to have to have an angel like you that took my underneath your wing and healed me. In between the accupunture, diet advice, and the vitamins, you gave me all the tools to get my face back to normal and always had a smile on your face and made me feel good. I hope that one day I can find a way to express how thankful I am to you.
As you probably know the months in which I had bells palsy were one of the hardest of my life so far, but it was truly an experience that made me grow positively in so many ways, and has made me appreciate the little things in life so much more, like being able to smile my big, toothy smile and not feel embarassed at all!
These days I am living and going to university in San Carlos de Bariloche, in Argentina. In between studying and being with friends, I like to go rock climbing and hike. I live by myself in a studio apartment and try in general to live a healthy life, filled with healthy food, and meditation. Im so happy to return to my roots and where I was born, but I do miss Colorado a lot, and when I come back to visit I would like to thank you for all that you did in person.
I hope that your doing very well and I wish you all the happiness in the world, because you truly deserve it!
Sincerely, Shoam Falcone
PS I added a recent picture just so you could see how healed up I am! THANK YOU, thank you, thank you!!
My first experience with acupuncture 15 years ago was a mediocre one that did not inspire confidence in the practice. Last year I had the opportunity to reform my thoughts around acupuncture after visiting Georgia Carr at Whole Health Centers. My lower back pain issues were healed so effectively that I was curious about what other issues might be addressed. In the past six months I have received a brief education in Eastern Medicine and I have been inspired to revise my diet, exercise, and sleeping habits. Consequently, at 41 years old, I feel better than I ever have. Thank you Georgia, your care has had a great impact on my life.
- Jason Y., Denver
I completed my first ½ marathon ever at the age of 38 and at 219 pounds! I knew that the course was going to be very challenging, but nothing, not even the training I had been doing since June, prepared me for the conditions on October 5, 2013. MUD…..uphill for almost the first 5 miles!!
I was certain that my body was going to be very sore, stiff, and plain tired after this accomplishment. So, knowing the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage massage, I booked an appointment with Aimee at Whole Health Center for the same afternoon of the race.
After receiving this light, relaxing bodywork, I went home, soaked in an Epsom salt bath, & relaxed for the rest of the evening. To my surprise, when I woke up the next morning, my body felt like I didn’t do the race at all!!
What a great feeling! Thanks to Aimee’s extensive knowledge, she helped me recover much faster than anticipated!