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Anita E.

  • Integrative Health

Dr. Gustilo took the time to describe her acupuncture training including education about the positive effects acupuncture has on the human body.

Anita E.

As I sat in the exam room waiting for my visit with Dr. Tara Gustilo, I was a bit nervous. I had scheduled an appointment to discuss starting acupuncture sessions for the pain I was experiencing. A physical therapist had told me that Dr. Gustilo was a doctor that trained in acupuncture and she might be able to provide me some pain relief for my specific concern. I was nervous about the thought of needles being inserted into my body and left in place for a specific time period, it was unnerving to me. Dr. Gustilo came into the room with a warm smile and introduced herself. She could sense my nervousness about a discussion we were going to have about needles. Dr. Gustilo took the time to describe her acupuncture training including education about the positive effects acupuncture has on the human body. She described the procedure and included me in my acupuncture plan. I can tell you that Dr. Gustilo was very gentle in her administration of the acupuncture needles. She had me laying on my stomach, made me comfortable, made sure I was warm, had calm music playing, and turned off the lights to set a calming atmosphere. I was so relaxed I fell asleep a few times. My treatments took about 20 minutes. I experienced pain relief and looked forward to my acupuncture sessions with Dr. Gustilo. It was a great patient experience!

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