September 2009 Newsletter regarding Headaches

I suffer from constant headaches and migraines. I went to Shasta as a last resort. I had never tried acupuncture and was tired of being over medicated by Doctors. After a couple weeks acupuncture helped my headaches and migraines go away completely. Thank you Shasta!

“I had sinus headaches on and off for about three years. I had also been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome which gave me abdominal gas, bloating and cramping. Shasta recommended I purchase an air purifier, exercise, decrease my sugar, dairy, chilled foods, and increase my protein intake.

I was then diagnosed with a severe deviated septum which my doctors didn’t really think surgery may even correct. I got acupuncture and herb treatments every week have kept my headaches pretty much away. They also have helped my overall digestion and stomach cramping.
Thanks Shasta”


Before I came to Shasta, I suffered from tension headaches, sleeplessness, being overweight, thin hair, soreness in my joints and chronic vaginitis. I tried different eating and exercise regimes, including vegetarianism, but nothing had long – term results. Finally, I came to Shasta for an evaluation. She explained the relationship between food and its preparation to my body and it’s functions. Enthusiastic, I followed Shasta’s recommended diet and activities, and within seven weeks I saw results. My skin cleared up, my hair got thicker, I had no vaginitis or headaches, I had more energy, slept better, and lost 15 pounds. All without suffering or depriving myself. Now I’ve continued with her recommendations and have lost the cravings for foods I once devoured, and I’ve lost 30 pounds and feel terrific. The best part is Shasta’s support and enthusiasm. I never felt pressured to follow her advice. I just gave it a dedicated effort, and when I saw the results, I had no other notion than to continue, despite my previous lack of will power, I have continued to improve my health and well-being rather effortlessly.

If you took a look at my medical file, you would see that over the past 4-5 years, I have had numerous visits to General Practitioners, Ear Nose and Throat specialists, and Allergy Specialists. You could also see that the drugs I have been given have included antibiotics, nasal sprays, cough medicines, antihistamines, decongestants, and steroids. I have also undergone X-rays and allergy tests several times. I don’t know the total cost of the doctor visits, drugs, and tests, but I’m sure it was a lot and the end result was that I felt no better.

The bottom line after all the above was that I still had headaches almost every day from the pressure in my sinuses. Imagine having headache every day, and going to work, raising kids, and going through a normal routine. It was hard. One of the “specialists” that I saw finally told me there was nothing wrong with me and perhaps Prozac would help me feel better! Another doctor told me that since I am highly allergic to dust and mold, I should continue to take antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal spray year round. Since this was unacceptable to me (and because I still had headaches even taking the above) I sought out another alternative. After seeing Shasta, my symptoms began to subside. Shasta asked me lots of questions and really listened to my answers. She explained that all my symptoms were related and she treated them as one problem, instead of as separate problems. She prescribed a combination of acupuncture, change in diet, exercise, and herbs. After about 2 weeks, my headaches disappeared completely. Although we are still working on some related problems, I feel great, better than I have felt in years.

I was suffering from severe sleep apnea. I also was overweight, sweat very easily, had acid reflux, depression, headaches, allergies. I was on high blood pressure medication, an antidepressant, and an anxiety sleep drug.

I came into see Shasta in hopes that she would help me get my energy up so I could have a easy sleep apnea surgery and help my recovery time. Also, my mental capacity was very low.

Within one week after acupuncture and beginning the herbal prescription, I stopped perspiring and shortly after that could sleep with a shirt on for the first time since I could remember. Within four weeks and after the sleep apnea operation I lost about thirty pounds and was able to stop all medications. My doctor was amazed how quickly my recovery time was. I credit the speed at which I recovered to acupuncture. Also, my blood pressure normalized to 114/72 without medication, and most of the above mentioned symptoms greatly reduced or disappeared!

“Every winter without fail I had sinus infections in the winter (which were always treated with antibiotics), and allergies in the summer. The first winter I got acupuncture treatments and herbs was my first winter in 18 years I had NO SINUS INFECTION OR HEADACHE. The allergies that next summer were non existent.
I learned some things I could do for my self, common sense things, like keeping my head warm, stopping cold fluids and cold food. I also had had chronic constipation since my teens. I would go for three five days without a movement. This had become a way of life for me, and I figured this was just what was normal for me. I tried a series of different herbs to until we hit the right one, which have been the only thing that has regulated me daily. Thanks Shasta”


A friend of mine referrred us to Dr. Shasta.  Before seeing her, we worked with infertility specialist for ovr a year and they were unable to find the problem.  Infertility treatments imbalanced my hormones and worsen my health.  Dr. Shasta worked with me using acupuncture to cleanse my body to balance my hormones.  I followed her dietary [lan and supplements to nourish my body.  After receiving her acupuncture services for four months, we are expecting our first baby.  Dr. Shasta is very knowledgeable, cordial, compassionate and always willing to go the extra mile to provide excellent care to her patients.  We cannot thank Dr. Shasta enough for her professional services. -Kiran K. Los Gatos

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