Pain – Neck, Back, Knee, Joint, Shoulder Success Stories

Such a great experience! I went in yesterday for my first acupuncture session ever not knowing what to expect. Shasta is super friendly, very knowledgeable and an expert in her field. Just in our short evaluation she was able to determine the root cause of my symptoms and recommended exactly what I needed to improve and reach my maximum performance as a golf professional.

We focused on my tight hips. I also told her I had cramps in my feet, weak joints, cold feet/hands, weight loss, etc. She applied the needles in the correct position with no pain at all. After 25 minutes or so relaxing and listening to meditative music I felt calm and refreshed. I noticed less tension in my lower body and hips right away. I really did not expect noticeable results right away!

It didn’t even really kick in until night when I was laying down in my bed and I notice that this was probably the most relaxed my hips and legs have been in years… I also noticed my hands and feet seem to have more blood flow and best of all this was one of the first times in a long time my feet and hands were not cold. I did some more deep breathing and felt the benefits even more! Even better, when I woke up in the morning I was still warm and comfortable. This might sound like a minor issue for some but for me this is a life changer! My hips and legs feel like they have more circulation and less tension. It’s amazing.

Shasta is the best!! Can’t wait for my next appointment!! A+++

– Bryan P

My first experience with you was a telephone conversation scheduling appointment for tennis elbow symptom.   You seemed to be more concerned than I.  This was a first.  My previous experience with medicine and doctors was that the fee was more important than the patient.  Anyway, I was relieved of the pain and on my way to better health after the first visit.  Since committing to follow the plan you customized for me I have lost over forty pounds (in six months), sleep the night through, and feel much better about myself.  I never was low on self-esteem but it does feel good to have others comment on how much weight I have lost.  I am now and good health will continue.  Sincerely, Ronald Waldschmidt

Before and After add on 6

I went to see Shasta Ericson at Way of Wellness for acupuncture for a shoulder injury. I immediately felt comfortable working with Shasta as she was very personable and encouraging, and had a wealth of knowledge to share with me.

While I was going there, I learned that she specializes in fertility acupuncture. My husband and I had been trying to conceive for two years before seeking help from Shasta. I found Shasta’s diet recommendation and weekly treatment to be helpful as I prepared to conceive. After receiving treatment for about six months, we were finally able to conceive a beautiful boy. I highly recommend Shasta for anyone who is trying to conceive. Her caring demeanor and professionalism can make a difficult situation be more bearable.

Shasta has helped me with two major issues. The first was with lower back spasms resulting from an all and moving a log The more complicated issue has resulted from my brain injury relating to energy, concentration and body mobility. All of these issues have greatly improved since first seeing her. I cannot recommend her high enough for any physical or mental activity because my health as a whole has improved.

I had pain for over a year in my left ankle due to FHL tendonitis. I had surgery for it which did reduce the pain for the first few months but it came back due to scar tissue build-up. It wasn’t as bad as before the surgery, but it still hurts. I tried physical therapy for 2-3 months until insurance ran out, but no significant relief. I was desperate at this point. I hate needles, so the thought of trying acupuncture was a bit scary too me. But like I said I was desperate. I searched for a good acupuncturist fon the web, and Shasta’s name kept coming up. So I decided to give her a try. In my initial exam, I explained to her what my condition was in detail, and she told me if I give her a chance she could help me. So I gave her a chance.
I saw her 3 times a week for 1 month (same thing I did in my first month of physical therapy). And after a month of electro-acupuncture with heat and with moxa stick application at home, I can honestly say 95% of my pain is gone!

For over a year, the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning were the most painful. About a week ago, I got out of bed and steeled myself for the usual pain. I was so surprised to feel nothing! No pain! I had gotten so used to the pain that it felt so weird not to have any pain, especially with the first step out of bed. It feels so good now not have to think about my ankle cause it doesn’t hurt. Thank you so much, Shasta!!! You are the best! I am now a big believer in acupuncture and in you. I will now turn to acupuncture (which means you) first before I try anything else like physical therapy.

Shasta has been my acupuncturist for 2 years. She has helped relieve muscle pain and stiff neck caused by stress. I also consult her when I feel a cold/flu coming and she recommends the appropriate herbs for preventive measures. I’ve never had acupuncture for my face until I started coming to Shasta, and my skin and face are always radiant after. Most importantly she helps my body adjust to the change of seasons. She is the best!!!

Shasta is wonderful! I have had back issues for years and all the meds in the world were not helping the chronic pain. I needed relief!
I found Shasta and had work done on my back, she is amazing… My pain is gone, except for the occasional flare up (which has nothing to do with Shasta, just me being old) and I feel so much better… I have been a fan of acupuncture for years and it is hard to find someone that you like and that works or you… Shasta is all of the above!

She has done wonders for women that have had fertility issues and it is displayed all throughout her office. I would suggest giving acupuncture a try and Shasta is the one to visit!

I got lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) earlier this year and went through numerous physical therapy sessions to get myself heal. My main issue was grip strength with my arm fully extended. It had not improved throughout all of my PT visits (as verified by a grip force meter) so I was pretty displeased with the lack of improvement.

Then a friend of mine suggested I should try acupuncture so I set up a consultation with Shasta and have been seeing her on a regular basis. As of this writing . I can say I’m like 100% healed. I don’t have to wear my arm brace any longer, there’s been a dramatic improvement in my grip strength, and there’s no pain when I do anything physical with the arm.

In addition to mending my tennis elbow, Shasta has helped me lose about 13 lbs. As with a lot of people, it’s really hard for me to lose weight. With acupuncture and Shasta’s recommended diet plan, I went from 177 to 164 lbs and no longer have *cough* a pot belly. That’s all with no cardio work as well.

I really enjoyed the atmosphere Shasta sets up in her treatment rooms. They are comfortable, relaxing and soothing enough that I can easily fall asleep. My visits usually lasted about a half and hour, and I always wished that I can stay 30 minutes more.

Shasta is a very kind and caring person, and her staff has always been courteous and professional throughout all of my visits. I’m now pain-free, healthier and looking forward to playing golf again….

Thanks to Shasta


I acquired major tendon damage in my forearms from taking the Antibiotic “Cipro” that left me unable to pursue my career as a Beach Volleyball player for several months. So when my Acupuncturist Shasta Ericson told me she could help, I jumped at the offer. Through Shasta’s skilled Acupuncture and care, my tendons…Read More

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