I’ve had allergies all my life. I was born with eczema, developed asthma by 5 and hay fever by 7. I tried everything western medicine had to offer – corticosteroids, adrenalin, anti-histamines, desensitization injections and more. Most of the things I was prescribed had difficult side effects – drowsiness, weight gain, headaches, backaches, heart palpitations. And for all that, they usually didn’t work when the peak hay fever season came around every year. I decided to try acupuncture and went to Heidi late last year for help. As I write, we are a few weeks into what would normally be the worst time of year for me. The pollen levels are rated as “very severe” almost everyday and incredibly, I am still not taking *any* hay fever medication at all! No steroid nasal sprays, no allegra, no benadryl, no face masks…nothing. This is the first time in over 2 decades that I can say that. I couldn’t be happier. Heidi also took time to work on the chronic pain I had for 2 years in my right shoulder. I can now swim for 2-3 hours completely pain free. It is no overstatement to say that Heidi’s acupuncture treatments have really changed my life. I feel so well these days, it’s wonderful.