5415 W Cedar Lane #204B
Bethesda, MD 20814
Feedback from Current and Past Patients
This section is designed to illustrate the scope and effectiveness of acupuncture therapy practiced by Brad Hill. We offer a collection of success stories organized by category. You may read all testimonials by selecting the “All Testimonials” category or read the testimonials by selecting their respective categories.
Remember, because every patient is unique, individual outcomes may vary and these testimonials should not be read as a guarantee.
This is a letter of appreciation to Brad Hill for helping me by using acupuncture to "cure" my allergies. I came to see Brad in the spring of 2004. I have been an extreme allergy sufferer for the past ten years. I was allergic to pollen, dust, cats, dogs, trees, flowers, ragweed, etc. I came to see Brad with a runny nose and very watery eyes along with a bit of skepticism. In the past I have taken Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec, homeopathic medications and allergy shots to give me relief. None of these treatments worked. I had not been able to enjoy Spring in many years. I had to stay inside for fear of allergy attacks- which would last for hours. My symptoms were constant sneezing (30 times a day), watery-burning red eyes, irritability, and exhaustion during spring and a little less severe year round. I saw Brad Hill for treatment 9 times and I am now able to stand outside-coach soccer-garden and enjoy the outdoors. I appreciate all that Brad has done to help me. I can't believe how much my life has changed and how my health had improved. Brad spent time talking with me and trying to identify things in my environment which were contributing to my suffering. I am now allergy free-and loving life. Thank You. -Pleasance
When I'm in pain... call Brad. I remember when my favorite dog died... my friend Harriet pulled me out of bed and brought me to your office. After spending an hour with you, I was able to function... grieve... but able to get on with my life. Also for the first time in my life (and remember I am old) not to have any allergy symptoms... Wow, that is monumental! So Brad, thank you for taking care of me and introducing me to another way of healing. I appreciate you sharing your wisdom and advice. -Ilene
I'm not exaggerating when I say that Brad gave me my life back. When I came to Brad in Jan 2003, I was in desperate straits. My intense food allergies and the resulting intestinal and abdominal issues were devastating my life. I had had many conventional western tests (colonoscopy, endoscopy, RAST bloodwork allergy testing), had tried elimination diets, rotation diets and various supplements, and nothing seemed to work. I could only eat about ten foods without being completely incapacitated, I was spending hours in the bathroom, had lost a lot of weight, and felt half dead. My health concerns were affecting my quality of life, and I couldn't enjoy even the simple pleasures of life. I was exhausted and cranky and depressed and without hope.
I turned to acupuncture because I had nothing left to lose. Brad was attentive and thorough during the initial exam. Within three treatments, I noticed an easing in my symptoms; within five treatments, I was able to eat a few things that I hadn't been able to eat in a long time. It was so wonderful that I would call up family members weekly and announce what I was able to eat again! I was astounded at the change, as were they. My Dad, who is a physician, was deeply skeptical at first, but the results of acupuncture treatment were undeniable. I could eat!!!!
Brad's magic, as I began to call it, was in more than the needles. Brad raised some very basic and profound questions about my life and the choices I was making. It wasn't the food that was killing me; it was my body's reaction to it, and in a larger sense, my reaction to life. The doctors that I had seen, while competent, had never asked me to think about larger issues of my way of being in the world. For example, I was changing careers and I hated the direction I was going in. Brad helped me see new possibilities. Our talks opened up the way to a path that balances me, my family and my career in a much more fulfilling and peaceful way. The "magic," it turns out, is the combination of the Brad's needles, Brad's presence and my willingness to open up to new possibilities and consider new ways of being in the world.
I have recommended Brad to many of my friends. Brad's practice of acupuncture, on the body level, has freed me from food allergies. On the mind and spirit level, Brad has walked with me as I tried new possibilities and brought my body, mind and spirit to health. There is no greater gift. -Lisa