Meet Alta

Treated by Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine

"Thanks Bastyr! Acupuncture and suggested nutritional supplements have been life-changing for me.

"I had been suffering with severe headaches for more than one year due to a neck injury. After exhausting other avenues such as physical therapy and medication, I considered surgery. Surgery was not for me!

"I discovered Bastyr on the Internet and decided to try acupuncture. A wonderful thing happened. I met a large caring family devoted to natural medicine. And ... no more headaches or harmful drugs!

"I could talk for hours about the friendly patient services representatives, the supervisors/doctors who spent time evaluating and determining the treatment best for me. The team of students was so eager to listen and help me get well. A special thanks to student Heather Flood for working with my schedule so that I could have consistent and excellent acupuncture treatments.

"I’ll never forget my first experience. I left without a headache. My words were ... 'It is like a miracle!'

"I continued to have an occasional headache but with regular treatments, I am now pain-free. With the help from Bastyr’s doctors and students I will maintain my energetic and healthy life.

"Thanks again. I’m forever grateful."


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