I tried it all. Nothing helped to placate the pain in my leg caused by sciatica. Dr. Yang Ahn was referred to me. After two acupuncture treatments, I could walk and stand for more than 10 minutes. After the third treatment, I was pain free. If there are any recurring symptoms of pain, I immediately make an appointment for treatment. I liked Dr. Ahn’s honesty when he told me he could not cure me permanently but could treat me if the pain happened again. Dr. Ahn and the acupuncture treatments allowed me to live my normal active life at 76! The referrals I have sent him are as pleased as I am.
Due to a couple of injuries to my left knee, I’ve spent years icing and elevating along with pain medication in order to reduce the pain. Many nights I awoke to knee aching and discomfort. My wife’s cousin talked me into trying acupuncture with Dr. Ahn. I wasn’t sure about all those needles and how that would help but by this time I was willing to try. After three treatments the pain was totally gone. It’s been over two years now and my knee still feels like a new knee with absolutely no pain and no more waking up in the night with discomfort. As far as the needles, you don’t even feel them when he puts them in. I highly recommend everyone that has aches, pain or discomfort in any part of your body, try this and you will be amazed at the results. Don’t let the thought of needles scare you, it’s nothing like getting a shot or blood test, this is totally different, no pain to it. If you decide on acupuncture make sure you use a Dr. that specializes and has done this for years like Dr. Ahn and his father.
HOWARD | CENTRAL CITY, IOWA
Chemotherapy side effects, nerve damage
Acupuncture, and in particular, Dr. Peter Ahn’s office were recommended to alleviate side effects from a chemotherapy regimen to treat colon cancer.
The chemotherapy treatment I received is known to cause nausea, fatigue and neuropathy to name a few. I found immense benefit from Dr. Ahn in reducing and eventually eliminating all of my neuropathy symptoms – even while I was still receiving chemotherapy!
Additionally, I suffered nerve damage during my tumor removal surgery resulting in a non-functioning bladder. Urologists told me this was likely a permanent condition. Under Dr. Ahn’s treatment, I have made notable progress in the use of my bladder. I am a firm believer that with continued acupuncture I will one day prove the urologists wrong.
I have also noticed increased immunity and circulation with my sessions.
I highly recommend acupuncture and specifically Dr. Ahn and his staff. I feel that I am in expert hands and being cared for by people who take a personal interest in their patient’s well being.
GRETCHEN | IOWA CITY, IOWA
Joint pain, hip/low back pain
I was 4 months pregnant when my hip started hurting severely. I hurt constantly. Walking hurt, sitting hurt, and lying down was the worst. I suffered through the pregnancy hoping that after my son was born the pain would subside. I was trying to be patient while my body recovered from childbirth but my son was 6 months old and I still felt severe pain. Feeling miserable and confused as to why my pain was not letting up at all, I turned to doctor after doctor after doctor for answers. I saw a medical doctor, a chiropractor and a rheumatologist. With no real diagnosis I was upset thinking I would just have to live with the pain. My husband suggested I have acupuncture. My first reaction was “no way! I hate needles!” I did some research and decided to try it. I met Dr. Peter Ahn who is very skilled, trustworthy and a caring doctor. My pain went from an 8 or 9 with 10 being excruciating pain to a 1 or 2. The needles do not hurt. It’s just a quick tingle. Acupuncture is not a painful procedure; it’s actually very relaxing.
Dr. Ahn is an excellent listener who is very dedicated to helping his patients. I feel like a real person again with little to no pain thanks to Dr. Ahn and his ability to perform acupuncture!
BROOKE | MARION, IOWA
Rotator cuff tear, torn knee meniscus
I went to have medical acupuncture at the Ahn Clinic to help relieve pain and prepare for surgery. I have a torn meniscus in my left knee and had a large tear repaired on my left rotator cuff. I feel that my experience was beneficial for these reasons: the treatments are in a very calming atmosphere and very soothing, Dr. Ahn and his nurses are very cordial and caring, it relieved pain in 48 to 72 hours, and the affected areas were normal again. There were no side effects and it definitely reduced the amount of pain medication I had to take. I was always very anxious to go to my appointment because I knew I would have relief from pain. My two words that I always tell my family and friends about acupuncture are, “It’s great!” I encourage anyone to try it and even though it is very different from other treatments, they will love it.
CONNIE | VINTON, IOWA
Low back pain
Medical acupuncture has truly changed my life. In 2000, I began acupuncture treatment with Dr. Yang Ahn. For years, I had suffered from lower back pain. Unfortunately, surgery, physical therapy, and medication, while providing some relief, did not take care of the daily, constant pain. With cautious optimism, I decided to try acupuncture. The pain became less with each treatment. After five treatments, Dr. Ahn released me, telling me to come back as needed. Each year I needed less acupuncture for my back. Now I may need one treatment a year and am virtually pain free.
CAROLYN | IOWA CITY, IOWA
Seasonal allergies, sinusitis
Acupuncture has improved the quality of my life in other ways. Today I continue to visit Dr. Peter Ahn for treatment for sinus infections and allergies. All my life I have suffered seasonal allergies. With others enjoying the blooming flowers and scented candles, I have been sneezing, aching, and just miserable. Monthly, Dr. Peter strategically places needles in my scalp, face and down my meridians. Not only does this treatment help with symptoms of allergy, it also builds my immune system. While my friends and co-workers are taking medications for colds, flu, and viruses, I simply do not get sick. I’ve transitioned from catching every “bug” that is going around to rarely getting anything.
My life has changed from one of anti-inflammatory, sinus, and pain medications to one that is medication free. I feel healthy and am grateful for the miraculous improvement in my overall quality of life.
CAROLYN | IOWA CITY, IOWA
Traumatic brain injury
In 2008, I suffered traumatic brain injury from a bicycle accident. I developed post-traumatic epilepsy, secondary to the brain trauma. Eight months after the injury, I had a grand-mal seizure. After one seizure, I quit breathing and was placed on a ventilator. When I awoke and was able to walk, I had numbness, tingling and weakness down my right leg. I asked the physician if this was the beginning on a stroke but they felt this was neurological. A physical therapist asked if I wanted to take a cane home but no other therapy was recommended.
For a month, I continued to have the numbness, tingling and weakness despite attempts to improve it. I had no idea what to do until my husband suggested I see Dr. Yang Ahn. When I shared with him what had occurred, he felt that I did have the beginning of a stroke since I lost oxygen to my brain when I quit breathing. I saw Dr. Ahn once a week for four weeks. Each week my numbness, tingling and weakness healed down my leg until it was gone!
BRIGID | CORALVILLE, IOWA
Recently, I experienced significant back pain from muscle spasms. This presented difficulty for me to bend over and walk effectively. Pain medication was not at all effective. Dr. Peter Ahn provided me acupuncture treatment and the muscle spasms in my back healed! Without medical acupuncture health care in my life, I wouldn’t be as healthy as I am today. The outstanding medical acupuncture care that I have received from the Ahn physicians and their team is incredible!
BRIGID | CORALVILLE, IOWA
I have had problems with migraines since childhood. Acupuncture has been the ONLY thing that seems to help. I have been visiting Dr. Peter Ahn’s office for about 2 years. I am not migraine-free, but my headaches are much milder and much less frequent, with hardly any drugs needed.
All the clinic staff is extremely nice and it is always a pleasure to visit.
HELGA | IOWA CITY, IOWA
Back and leg pain
I am happy with the acupuncture at Dr Ahn’s Clinic. I am a 77 year old male that had severe spasms in my lower back and down my left leg. Had this condition for 3 months and nothing seemed to help I went to Dr Ahn’s clinic. The first treatment eliminated the spasms. The second treatment got rid of most of the pain. The third treatment helped the left leg. So I feel very good about the acupuncture.
JOHN | MARION, IOWA
When I first came to Ahn Clinic, I had been suffering with severe headaches for about 2.5 years. I had tried many other treatments, without any results. If I stooped over, sneezed or coughed it was bad. After the first and second treatments, I noticed some relief. By the time I had four and five treatments, I was really better and as of now I have no to little headache. Most of the time I have none. I wish I had tried Dr. Ahn sooner.
DON | IOWA
I am so thankful for my wonderful experience at Ahn Clinic receiving medical acupuncture. I had trouble with my knee after working on the farm for over 50 years. The treatment was a very simple and easy process. Medical acupuncture has relieved the pain in my knee and has kept me moving on the farm with better mobility.
The staff at Ahn Clinic were very welcoming and friendly. I would recommend medical acupuncture to my family and friends and anyone who is looking for a natural process to gaining back the ability to enjoy life to the fullest.
DEAN | DYSART, IOWA
Osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis
I have been a nurse for 39 years and I am a true believer. I have both osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. I have had eleven joint surgeries in the past decade. I receive steroid injections to multiple joints every 4 months. My medications include steroids, anti-inflammatory and pain medications. I continue to have chronic joint pain in my neck, back and hands. I did not know much, if anything, about acupuncture but it was something I needed to explore. My neck and low back were extremely painful (massage and chiropractor not successful). I was in need of another hand surgery and steroid injections to various joints.
I made an appointment with Dr. Ahn. I found his staff very informative and friendly. He discussed with me my health history, my multiple procedures and my general wellbeing. He spoke to me about the treatment plan he would suggest, how many treatments were recommended and when results would typically occur. I began weekly treatments, then biweekly and now monthly. I experienced complete pain relief in my neck after the first treatment! My low back is 85% better after a few treatments. My hands are, a miracle. I have had constant pain for years in my thumb and finger joints. My index finger I could not move without excruciating pain. After one treatment, no pain. The thumbs have required several more but markedly improved.
If I overuse my hands (a lot of gardening or repetitive motions) they hurt a fair amount but resting them and the pain dissipates, it never did prior to acupuncture. My back is the same.
I have not been able to enjoy gardening, many everyday activities because of the chronic pain. I cannot express my thanks to Dr. Ahn and his staff. I have a new appreciation of Eastern Medicine. I believe it’s time to combine Eastern and Western medicine. They work hand in hand to give us the highest quality of health.
ELIZABETH | IOWA
Gluten intolerance, TMJ, neck and upper back pain
For a number of years I have dealt with nausea and pain because of my inability to eat gluten, neck and upper back pain, and TMJ. I knew nothing about acupuncture but my husband encouraged me to give it a try. I experienced no discomfort with the treatment and with each one I became more relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. After the first treatment my neck and jaw pain were relieved. Improving my digestive system was a gradual process. I still can’t eat gluten but seldom suffer from nausea that was at one time a daily occurrence. The brain fog, deep back pain, and chest pain also happen rarely. I feel better now than I have for years. Dr. Ahn and his professional staff have made a tremendous difference and I’m so grateful!
SUSAN | GALENA, ILLINOIS
I had Rheumatoid Arthritis over 10 years and I could not get out of a wheelchair, shave, or shampoo my hair by myself. After acupuncture treatments, I can walk, have little pain and more energy, and got back to work.
MICHAEL HERST | PHOENIX AZ
I have had neck pain for the last 40 years, with a fractured neck vertebrae and 2 thoracic spine vertebrae. It forced me into early retirement and has been the cause of constant, excruciating pain. I tried traditional Western medicine, but the pain always returned. I didn’t want to take drugs to cope with the pain, so I finally tried acupuncture. After 5 treatments, 80% of my pain is gone
RAYMOND MAIONE | PHOENIX, AZ
Chronic Neck Pain
I’ve suffered from chronic neck pain for many years, but 16 months ago the pain got considerably worse. It prevented me from walking even short distances… housework became impossible. I couldn’t even wash my own hair. I went to 5 different specialists, including a rheumatologist and neurosurgeon, but none provided any relief. I’ve received 3 acupuncture treatments from Dr. Ahn, and after the second, I was able to walk and do housework again. Acupuncture has changed my life dramatically when nothing else helped.
CAROL GRIMES | WICKENBURG, AZ
Lower Back Pain
After my first acupuncture treatment, I could walk around much easier with almost no pain. After five treatments, 80% of my low back pain, my pinched sciatic nerve and neck and shoulder pain was gone. When you live with pain for so long, you forget what it’s like to feel normal again. Dr. Ahn gave me back the life I’d been missing for ten years!
DIANA BENTLEY | SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Lower back pain
I had no preconceived notion of how the treatment was going to be but I was hoping for some relief. His office is so comforting to begin with, but it’s so relaxing even through the treatment, it’s a very Zen-like experience, almost spa-like. When I finished the first treatment I felt somewhat better, and then I had three subsequent treatments and it was amazing.
LIZ MUNGER | SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Vertigo, headaches, fatigue
A friend recommended Dr. Peter Ahn to me for vertigo, difficulties with fluid retention in my inner ear, headaches, and fatigue. I had seen numerous providers prior to beginning treatment with Dr. Ahn. My first visit was in early January 2014. I was impressed by how much time he spent with me at my first appointment discussing my symptoms and the treatment course. I was very encouraged to experience an improvement in my symptoms after the first visit. Within weeks, I was feeling like a new person. I am now symptom-free without medication. Dr. Ahn is a very caring practitioner who listens closely to his patients and I’m so glad I made the choice to try acupuncture.
KRIS | VINTON, IOWA
I first visited Peter Ahn, M.D., at his Cedar Rapids medical acupuncture clinic at the recommendation of someone close. I am impressed with Dr. Peter’s credentials and I value his calm/caring/understanding demeanor.
Symptoms of my MS include a variety of daily challenges, pain and numbness in my arms and legs, poor balance, fatigue and neuropathy in the left leg. My leg pain would keep me awake at night.
I schedule three visits with Dr. Peter at one-week intervals. I perceive improvements in my well-being that last over time. Specifically, I enjoy better sleeping with no leg pain at night, improved balance, no pain or numbness in my arms or legs, balanced body functions and renewed energy. Dr. Peter and acupuncture can benefit anyone. Life is good, but has been so much better with acupuncture. Try it!
DENICE | SOUTH DAKOTA