What was your biggest fear/concern prior to acupuncture? Did it come true, or if not, what happened instead?
My biggest concerns having acupuncture treatments were that the needle insertion would be painful or complications would arise because of the usage of unsterile needles, both of which were laid to rest when I saw the sterile techniques and equipment (needles) were present in Dr. Peterson’s office.
I had used acupuncture years before seeing Dr. Peterson and my first time it was pleasant but did not last but a couple weeks. The second time I used another doctor whose techniques, while sterile, were somewhat painful and lasted only until I got home and the lower back pain returned. That particular doctor, I felt, didn’t listen to my pain areas and was more interested in setting up a 6-month plan, which was extremely expensive. I went two more times to this doctor all for naught.
What specifically were the biggest benefits of your treatment and why?
I really believe that after a lengthy interview, Dr. Peterson had a real grasp of my condition and told me that more than 1 treatment might be necessary, but that after the first treatment I should notice some relief…which I found after getting off the treatment table. I made three additional appointments and found more relief each time the good doctor worked on my lower back pain. My general practitioner and my neurologist both were pleasantly surprised and after their examination told me to continue with Dr. Peterson’s acupuncture treatments. Today, I am pain free unless I do something stupid like lifting improperly, but the good doctor is there to remedy those aches and pains too.
If you were to recommend Peterson to your best friend, what would you say?
His excellent medical bedside manners and follow-up calls to me to see if there were any problems are a strong indication that he is more than just another practitioner. He takes his time and explains everything he is about to do. His personality is perfect for this profession. We also just sat and talked about things in general before treatment began, which I’m sure was to relax our patient/doctor relationship.
Is there anything more you’d like to add?
If there’s any hesitation about acupuncture and the professional techniques as well as results I will be more than happy to personally vouch for this man’s professionalism and treatment techniques.Julian W.