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Karen Anderson, Newport, RI

Dr. Quinn helped me to live my life again. When I called her in June 2005 I couldn’t stand for more than five minutes at a time, and I hardly had enough strength in my lungs to speak. I had been wasting away from Chronic Lyme Disease and Celiac Disease for more than a year. I had been on cycles of antibiotics that had made me even sicker than I had been before, and the antibiotics and illness had triggered Celiac Disease. I had lost twenty percent of my body weight within two months due to Celiac Disease, and I was severely malnourished and exhausted. I had become hopeless. I couldn’t work, and I couldn’t participate in my life in any meaningful way. I spent most days in bed in a fog of pain and exhaustion.

When I called Dr. Quinn, she was genuinely concerned and compassionate. She immediately suggested nutritional changes to start rebuilding my strength. When I had my first evaluation and treatment a few days later, I found her extremely thorough. She gave me a lot of hope. I saw her twice weekly for the first two months, and within six weeks I started to feel an astonishing new energy and mental clarity. It’s difficult to explain this energy, because it is so new to me. I had been infected with Lyme and another tick-borne illness for ten years, I believe, and I can’t remember feeling so awake and well. My recovery has been steady. I’ve followed Dr. Quinn’s nutritional and lifestyle advice closely, and the results have been nothing short of miraculous.

Dr. Quinn is much more than an acupuncturist; she is truly a gifted healer. She has helped heal more than just my physical symptoms. She has helped me to heal my life. Today I am truly grateful for my illnesses, because without them I wouldn’t have found the life healing opportunities I have found through working with Dr. Quinn. My husband and friends have been amazed at my transformation. My husband says I’m not the same person I was six months ago. He decided to see Dr. Quinn for his sciatica because he was so amazed with my recovery. After a few treatments he found complete relief, and he also feels a tremendous new sense of energy and well-being. Today I am active and productive; I’m finally living my life! I continue to see Dr. Quinn for occasional "tune-ups," and I look forward to a long life of wellness and happiness I couldn’t imagine before.