But, my gut told me to stay away from the narcotics. They were not for me. I had to find another solution but had not idea what to do. I got more and more anxious over time thinking that I would have to live with the ringing for the rest of my life. Once again, I needed help and one of my best friends Karyn Todd came to my rescue. She called me and told me that she had met a wonderful woman who practiced either acupressure or acupuncture, she was not sure! What she was sure of was that I needed help and this might be just what the doctor ordered. A strange thing happens to your mind when you face anxiety and fear, you don’t trust anyone, and in my case I especially did not trust doctors. But, having gotten very little sleep and no peace, I gratefully met Karyn and she drove me to see Eva. I had no idea what to expect. I was picturing someone Chinese, but the doctor that I talked to on the phone has a distinct accent from perhaps Europe- it wasn’t certain. When we arrived at the Miami acupuncture office, I met Eva. I felt that it was a synchronicity that she shared the same name as my daughter, so I figured that was a God wink. But to tell you the truth, I would try anything at that point, even needles that scared me. Eva was a blond beauty who was from the Czech Republic. She spoke many languages, amongst which included Italian (another God wink as I speak Italian as well). She let me choose the treatment room,one was blue and the other was orange. I chose orange. She asked me questions as to what was going on in my life. I could barely hold my head up I felt so much shame and despair. I felt like a beaten woman and told her that I was quickly losing hope. She checked my tongue and my pulse- i still am not sure what it tells her. She explained to me in simple terms how Chinese medicine could help me reduce the tinnitus and decrease my anxiety. Then she treated me with acupuncture needles, while at the same time showing me a lot of compassion which was just as healing. That was the beginning of a healing relationship that still benefits me today. It took a long while for me to experience days without the ringing, but it has happened and I feel so much better nearly 1 1/2 later. I find a lot of peace with acupuncture. I still am not sure what the needles do, but I am a huge proponent of the practice. In a life filled with stress, it allows me an opportunity each week to unwind and allow my body to be unblocked. Eva was an important part of my healing journey. I highly recommend acupuncture as a healing tool. I also would recommend Eva. She is not only my doctor but has become a good friend. I am forever grateful to Karyn for introducing and taking me to Eva. With this introduction, it was the first time I felt that there was hope that I could be healed. Thank you to Eva for your beautiful healing abilities. You have a rare gift. We were meant to know each other!
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