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"I was born with Ehler's Danlos Syndrome (EDS) but not officially diagnosed until 8th grade.  It's a connective tissue disorder characterized by hyper-mobility.  It feels like having my spine pulled in 20 different directions every single day.  It weighed on my body in a way that affected my whole life.  I couldn't sit still and could hardly sit at a desk.  I was constantly shifting and stretching trying to get comfortable, but I couldn't.  My muscles were in huge knots all the time.  It affected my martial arts in that I couldn't build muscle as easily as most people and it was a more painful process for me as well.  I had to try to find jobs where I wasn't required to stand or sit for long periods of time - it was very limiting.  I tried a number of things in an attempt to get some relief.  I tried chiropractic - that was the worst thing for me due to the nature of my condition.  Massage helped, but because of the fragility of my tissues it took a long time to recover and ultimately was detrimental.  I even tried using wine as a muscle relaxant.  Doing acupuncture with Dr. Carling is the only thing that actually makes me feel better and fantastic for the first time in my life - and there's no down time.  The nutritional supplements that Dr. Carling prescribed, particularly the Ligaplex II, have made a big difference.  My body was missing something essential due to the EDS, and now I am able to build muscle so much easier.

 

Now, at 34 years old, I am the happiest and healthiest that I have ever been in my life.  I didn't know that I could actually be comfortable in my own skin until I came to see Dr. Carling...that feels really good!"   - Melanie