I am no dentist, but a patient of mine came in with three very loose teeth. He comes in for a weekly adjustment and the occasional acupuncture treatment. This patient explained how he was going to get his three teeth pulled, but I then explained to him how I thought I could help and refrain him from having to do that. Within 4 to 5 weeks of him taking a supplement that I recommended, his teeth were back to normal. When using this supplement, he would gargle and rinse it through his mouth twice a day. Like I said previously, the patient would come in for weekly chiropractic care. During his visits, I would use my Erchonia laser and shine it on his jawline. By doing that, it sent light energy into his jaw, which helped decrease his pain.
As a result, the patient ended up cancelling his appointment to get the three teeth pulled. He continues to take the supplement and still comes in weekly for chiropractic care.
The pictures below show the before and after transformation of his teeth.
-Dr. Shufei Kime, D.C., Acupuncture and Chiropractic Clinic of Iowa
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I got the opportunity to sit down with longtime patients, John and Holly, to talk to them about their adjustments experiences.
Holly first started getting treated by Dr. Kime back in 2011, just a couple of months after Dr. Kime started her business here in Cedar Falls. Holly states that her reasons for starting adjustments is to maintain a quality of life and because it helps relieve her headaches and sinuses. A couple years after Holly started coming to Dr. Kime, her husband John got in a bad work accident. Due to that, in 2013 John began coming to Dr. Kime as well to help with his pain from the accident and the really bad psoriasis on the bottom of his feet.
Once they both started coming to Dr. Kime, they have continued to come in once a month regularly. I then asked them why they only come in once a month and they explained to me that is about how long the adjustment relieves their pain.
When I asked Holly how it feels while Dr. Kime adjusts her, she said, “It feels like the Fourth of July. Like the little sparklers that you light up. It feels like those little sparks going off in your body. It just feels so good because you know something is happening.” I then asked her how she feels immediately after getting adjustment and she simply said, “Wonderful.”
I then began to ask John some questions about his personal experience. He explained how he started coming after his bad work accident and ever since coming to Dr. Kime, she has helped with his pain management. He continued on by saying how Dr. Kime got him to try acupuncture and how glad he is that she did. “Within four sessions, my psoriasis was all cleared up. I haven’t had trouble in over five years.” Now it is a monthly adjustment for his sciatic, which helps keep it all in check.
About four months ago, Holly and John’s family grew by one. Their son and daughter-in-law welcomed a baby boy into the world. Ever since Crew was born, they have been bringing him along to their monthly appointments. With their trust in Dr. Kime, they have allowed her to adjust Crew whenever they bring him into her office. When adjusting him, he is always very calm and seems to enjoy it. One time, he was so calm and relaxed that he ended up falling asleep on Dr. Kime.
At the end of the interview, I asked them if they would recommend others to get adjusted. With no hesitation, Holly said, “Oh absolutely.” When asking why they would recommend it to others, they said because it is part of a wellness program. “Anyone who cares about their health, you do anything that you can to keep that going.”
We here at ACCOI are please and proud to be part of Holly, John, and baby Crew’s wellness journey.
–Hannah Williams, Acupuncture and Chiropractic Clinic of Iowa
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I’m writing this an hour after the session, and I already feel my muscles relaxing. I feel rested, and like I just want to lay down and rest some more. Dr. Kime says that’s my parasympathetic system working, so it’s good to know my body is reacting. Now she’s currently telling me I should be glad we have needles, because when they first started doing acupuncture, they used fish bones and rocks. She knows just what to say to make me feel better!
I did a fourth treatment Friday, November 22nd. Our intern, Hannah, had never done acupuncture before. I warned her she better go first because when I feel a particular point, I tend to verbally react, with things like, “Ooh, felt that one.” “YIKES got me there.” “WOW OKAY THAT’S TENDER.” These reactions, of course, are laughed at by Dr. Kime as she calls me a whiner (Well maybe I am, but good golly gosh sometimes I just got to react!).
I had my first acupuncture treatment in July 2019. Now, when I decided I was going to do it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d helped Dr. Kime all summer, and knew what the process looked like and how much people loved it, but me? Eh. I’d never been exposed to this type of healing and medicine, so I was skeptical. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in its value, but I wasn’t sure that I’d even feel anything or notice a difference.
I also don’t think I get to say I’m afraid of needles. Like, I am, but it’s more about the thought of what it’s doing and that it’s penetrating my skin versus the actual needle itself. I wear eight earrings, I get tattoos, so it’s not the needle so much as the process.
That first day: I’m holy hecking nervous. I’d casually mentioned it to Dr. Kime earlier that week that I was interested in trying it, and we had free time that afternoon. I went into the treatment room and got settled on the table, and I knew that if she strapped the HSR microphone on and read my heart, it would have been racing. Apparently I was more nervous than I thought. Dr. Kime opened her needles, and I squeezed my eyes shut, waiting for the inevitable pain… That never came. Dr. Kime started laughing at me and said, “I told you so!” She continued to place needles based off what I told her was bothering me. Now, I felt a few, but it wasn’t a pain as much as a temporary discomfort. When I mentioned that, she explained it was because of the amount of energy my body had in that concentrated area, and I would feel the energy shift as I relaxed and rested. That was an interesting concept. I kept that thought in mind as I drifted in and out of sleep, and kept track of where I ‘felt’ the energy. For me, it was a small pulse where a needle was in a meridian point, and then a bit of a tingly sensation. After a minute or two it faded, and those feelings moved around my body and came and went. After that first session, I didn’t really think much about it until about a week later. I reflected on my sleep, my muscle tension, my energy levels, and noticed how much better and more relaxed I was. I didn’t really hit that afternoon slump, I was sleeping better, and my muscle tension was much more reduced.
I did acupuncture again in September and had a similar experience to the first. That time, I noticed a difference sooner with my sleep and fatigue. I was sleeping more soundly, for longer periods of time. My shoulder muscles were relaxed. My lower back didn’t hurt. Maybe, just maybe, this energy-rebalancing idea is real.
Okay. Now in October I did it a third time. And WOW, I felt so many of those needles. Anyone walking by the treatment room would have thought I was being tortured. Dr. Kime just laughed at me and told me “Think how much better you’ll be when you’re done!” She was right, of course. Again, when I say I felt them, they were temporarily uncomfortable as my body reacted because of the pent up energy in those areas. We discussed the points I felt: my shoulders, where I carry stress and tension; fatigue, because I was exhausted and not sleeping well; my stomach and lungs, because I was fighting infection; anxiety, because I was in the middle of several big projects and adjustments. She added extra points to help my body rebalance. As she worked and my body adjusted I immediately felt myself relax, almost like a sigh, saying “Thanks, Robin. We needed this.” I noticed changes right away, too. My muscles relaxed so much after that session, I was sore for the next three days. I was awake, alert, and ready to go.
Needless (get it?) to say, I’m hooked. I’m a believer. It’s a half hour of R&R that allows my body to simply be, in a warm, quiet room with calming music and waves. I never thought I’d be on board with it, but I can’t deny the results I see in myself and other patients who come in. To me, it’s worth it for aide with stress, fatigue, and anxiety. It rebalances my energy and body and helps me prepare for the week’s adventures and work. I feel recharged, and reconnected to myself. Don’t let these pictures fool you, I’ve enjoyed each session I’ve had. And I definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn’t tried it. What’s the harm?
-Robin Kime, Acupuncture and Chiropractic Clinic of Iowa
At Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinic of Iowa we will show you the natural way to better health. We are convinced that after one visit you will see why acupuncture, chiropractic, whole food nutrition and anti-aging herbs are the safe and effective compliment and possible alternative to surgeries and pharmaceutical medicine.
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613