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.
My neck was broken in an accident four years ago. I have been in constant pain, even with physical therapy and pain medication. As a result of acupuncture treatment with Brad, my neck feels better than anytime since before the accident. - Grad Student
When we came to Brad my then 9 year old son had disciform keratitis (a corneal lesion) that had caused his blue eye to turn white like a marble. The specialist had told us he would be blind in that eye until adulthood when he would be a candidate for a corneal transplant. When Brad first saw J. he received him with such a gentleness and lovingness that I wept. We had been in so many sterile doctors offices. In those places fast paced physicians shuffled us from room to room, test to test and only spoke to me, the parent.
The minute Brad spoke to J. I felt he was finally receiving care. Non-phased by the dramatic look of my son's eye Brad looked at him. He was relaxed and calm. After a silent moment he said, 'Well, perhaps you will have one that looks out into the world and one that looks inward.' He was the first person to see things as they were... physician, family member or friend. His acceptance was a blessing. Working from there was a beautiful place to start.
Within two weeks J's eye was showing dramatic improvement, much to the surprise of his two corneal specialists. Over the first months his vision improved from 20/400 to 20/60 where it has remained for over a year.
The treatments Brad has given my son have not only been productive and successful but also are relaxed, pleasant visits with someone who cares about us. He always looks at J., asks him general and specific questions about his well being, but also about his baseball season and the like. I love Brad's holistic approach to health issues. I shudder to think what would have happened had J. not received his care. Loss of vision is one thing but loss of depth perception is not to be underestimated. This had already been the cause of a broken rib and bike accident. With restored vision and depth perception Jansen leads a full academic and athletic life. Brad is earnest yet lighthearted, pleasant company. I can't emphasize enough the value of having someone who puts the "care" in healthcare (and the health too for that matter). -Kate
In July, 2007, I hurt my shoulder while kayaking. I went to my primary care physician in September, who referred me to a shoulder surgeon. Prior to the consult, I was required to have an MRI. I received the definitive diagnosis at the first consultation with the surgeon in early December 2007. He showed me the torn tendons on the images, explained the surgical procedure that would repair the injury. Before I knew it, I was scheduled for surgery for 12/21. One week prior to surgery, I ran into a friend who is a massage therapist, who I'd known for several years as someone who was progressive her holistic health. She encouraged me to postpone the surgery, and try acupuncture. I was reserved in my expectations but was open to an alternative to facing 2 weeks surgical recovery, 6 weeks with my arm in a sling and 4-6 months of physical therapy."
I started weekly acupuncture with Brad Hill in early January - June 2008. He shared several testimonials from other patients he has treated with similar and different concerns. I learned immediately that acupuncture not only treats the injury but the whole person and that he would help me by directing my own healing energy toward my shoulder. Not only did my shoulder begin to improve, but my energy, both physically and mentally was invigorated. Brad incorporated some Chinese Herbs specifically to aid in directing healing energy to my shoulder, which did enhance the healing and my overall sense of wellness. My ability to focus began to improve and the treatments also helped me address addiction issues that I had to cope with stress. I joined a health club and started spinning 2-3 times/week as well as strength training. I consulted with a trainer at the club to strengthen my shoulder, which resulted in my being able to kayak and do all the activities I love to do. I am now taking a Chinese herbal prescription by Brad to address some tolerance/behavior issues.
The entire acupuncture experience has been positive. I never experience any pain or fear. My life has been enhanced in many ways. I plan to continue seeing Brad at least once a month. I always feel physically and emotionally better and Brad always takes the time to learn what is currently going on with me. -Mary