I've been a patient of Dr. Lin's for many years, and she has steered me through many life changes including menopause. A combination of acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbs made the transition to menopause easy and comfortable. The misery of my symptoms of menopause only briefly interrupt my life now, and I feel a sense of control and peace of mind. It seems that with every seasonal change, I am back for acupuncture! And, I continue to take the Cortisol Manager Dr. Lin recommended when I get too stressed out.

When I started experiencing chronic back pain, I naturally wanted to take her advice to try the new Chinese Meridian Therapy being offered by Whole Health.

Chinese Meridian Therapy immediately made sense to me. If you take the case that the body is electrical energy vibrating at specific energies, then it would follow that electrical energy strategically applied could help restore imbalances in the system and clear the pathways that had become "clogged" in my body. Acupuncture was so effective in restoring the balance of hormones, could clearing the channels with electro massage help me manage my chronic pain?

Chronic pain has been described as a cycle that has to be interrupted and my back pain was a complex case to resolve.

My cycle included muscle spasms, sub lux ribs, and a pelvic imbalance. It seemed that my muscles and my bones were in a constant tug of war. It was hard to get out of bed in the morning; often I would have to roll out of bed and get on the floor immediately to do exercises that would release my back. A sneeze or cough would cause pain. My Yoga stretches could not release the tight muscles in my mid-back (and I am a pretty accomplished Yogini, with 20 plus years of practicing and teaching!) My sleep was also being impacted and I would awaken in the morning not feeling as though I had slept. The pain was impacting my moods and my outlook on life.

Many people with chronic pain do experience hopelessness and despair — and I was reaching that point when Dr. Lin recommended Chinese Meridian Therapy (electro massage) and chiropractic treatments. The massage would release the muscle spasms and the chiropractic treatments helped my bones find their rightful place and regain their natural movement.

The electro massage seemed to penetrate deeply into the muscle and interrupt the spasm. The muscles then seemed to regain their natural rhythm of contraction and expansion as my body moved. Following my first treatment, I slept a deep, restorative sleep. The healing had begun. Through persistent and consistent attention to my body, my pain has been reduced significantly, and with daily exercises and an anti-inflammatory diet, I can feel my body being restored to its natural balance.

With Dr. Lin's coaching and partnership with the care providers at Whole Health, I've been able to explore this new modality to resolve my physical issues — in relentless pursuit of optimum health, vitality and performance. With blending the ancient arts and science of acupuncture, energy flow, and herbs, my modern-day stress and aging process has become a graceful dance of wisdom and treatments.

- Mary Grace Glasier has been a patient of Dr. Lin's for 10 years. She has studied and practiced lyengar Yoga for 23 years and studies the teachings of Edgar Cayce, considered to be the father of holistic medicine. She has held certifications as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has numerous training certifications for business courses she leads professionally. She is a writer and a corporate consultant and trainer. Currently She leads transformational seminars locally and designs and delivers webinars to international high-tech audiences.

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