I have what is called Muscle-Tension Dysphonia (MTD). My neck and shoulder muscles tighten up so much that my voice becomes hoarse; gravely; raspy; strained; I cannot produce a clear, strong voice. It is physically exhausting. I sought the help of my Family Physician; sent to a Neurologist; then an Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialist; was referred to UC Davis Voice Clinic where I was diagnosis with MTD; a Speech Therapist was recommended. After five (5) visits with the Speech Therapist, she mentioned Acupuncture. At this point, it had been six (6) months since the onset of this condition and I was still without my voice. I was willing to try anything at this point. I am allergic to a very long list of medications; the common treatment for MTD is Botox injections into the neck area. I wanted the best Acupuncturists in the Sacramento Area, Tian Chao Herbs & Acupuncture was who I found. I was able to get an appointment right away. Tian utilizes the consultation and comprehensive exam with a new patient to personalize their treatment to their specific needs. After just two appointments with Tian, I had my voice back. I also suffer from severe migraines. Tian took the time to attend training under an ENT, in Southern California, in order to better treat my migraines. I have woken up with the start of a migraine, gone in for a treatment with Tian and left with absolutely no headache. My daily migraine medication dosage has been reduced, as well as the number of headache occurrences. My energy level is higher; I sleep better; I have not felt this good in many years.
Acupuncturist: Tian Chao Herbs & Acupuncture
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