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Lee C
Macular Degeneration (Wet OS and Dry OD)
I wish I was a better writer because this is very important for anyone who is diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. After all, our vision is at stake. Recently, I was diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration, and I have the “black hole” in my left eye vision. In my right eye, I have Dry Macular Degeneration. Initially hesitant about opting for shots or injections, I remained undecided until I stumbled upon the invaluable reviews shared by fellow Macular Degeneration patients, recounting their experiences at Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar’s practice. It helped me make the decision to call his office and make an appointment. He is a wonderful doctor. In addition to the Acunova Acupuncture treatments, Dr. Vadim advised me on what vitamins to take for eye health, what foods are the most beneficial and which foods are not helpful. He gave me eye exercises to do to strengthen the muscles in my eyes. I love this last one – walk, walk, and walk and get that circulation going. I am now up to 7,000 steps per day and I will be increasing my step count each week. I saw a Retina Specialist at the very beginning of my treatments with Dr. Vadim and I again saw the Retina Specialist two days after my last treatment with Dr. Vadim. The Retina Doctor said the Wet Macular Degeneration in my left eye was stable and holding, so I do not need eye injections. Additionally, the Dry Macular Degeneration in my right eye was in GREAT condition. The Retina Doctor did not say that at the first visit and seemed very surprised at my second visit. I hope this helps someone. Thank you so very much Dr. Vadim! See you in a few months for the next round of treatments.
Lisa Hans
Knee Pain
My friend told me about Life Balance. I have a bad left knee and we used a type of laser acupuncture to help resolve my knee pain. I would highly recommend this clinic.
Tara LaCerra
Sinusitis. Postnasal drip.
After seeing Dr. Dekhtyar for postnasal drip - I am truly amazed. With just 4-5 sessions of acupuncture, my nose is not running, I am not sneezing and I can breathe normally! In addition to this - the acupuncture truly helped my stress levels (which he wasn't even treating). Since the treatments I feel better overall - my sleep is better, my thinking is clearer - at the risk of sounding cliche - I feel "balanced." As someone who has been doing acupuncture for over 13 years, I cannot recommend Dr. Dekhtyar and Life Balance Clinic enough. Finding a Dr. I can trust who practices acupuncture has not been easy - I am so thankful that I don't have to look any further.
Najla W. Mikael
Retinitis Pigmentosa
I have retina pigmentosa (night blindness) since childhood. For as long as I remember, I cannot see in low light where other people can see. Recently, after I hit my mid 40s. I started loosing my peripheral vision. I can’t follow flying balls (e.g. tennis ball), I can’t locate mouse cursor on the computer screen, If I drop something on the floor, I can’t see it unless I back out. How I heard about AcuVision treatment? Recently I’ve been searching the internet for new developments in the treatment of my condition, but I haven’t seen any. Last time I searched, I prayed the Lord to help me find Herbal treatment – not medical. The search results came back with Acupuncture treatment. This treatment is not a cure for retina pigmentosa, rather it is to revers peripheral vision loss and/or prevent it from getting worse. I was glad to find a local Acupuncture doctor that works with patients that has my condition. I called Dr. Dekhtyar’s office, and I explained my condition and the reason for my call. The doctor explained how this procedure works and arranged for the first visit. The doctor took the time to understand my condition completely. He looks at the condition from a total health and diet perspective. The procedure includes 10 day intense treatment (3 days a week). The needles go in the hands and the sole of the feet, and forehead. No, the needles don’t go in the eyes 😊. Each day I spent about two and a half hours at the doctor’s office. In terms of pain, it’s a needle of course it will hurt a little, but some spots hurt more than others. Once the needles are put in place, I don’t feel any pain.
Brian Trishman
Macular Degeneration
I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration about a year and a half ago. I was told by my doctor there's nothing that can be done. The only thing they could do was give me vitamins and that just was not good enough for me. So, I did my research and found that there was something out there, acupuncture. Looked it up, researched it, found that Doctor Boel in Denmark came up with something that sounded promising. So, I thought I am not going to sit back and just wait for myself to go blind. I am not have that vision, so I became proactive. Found Doctor Dekhtyar. Talked with him, he spoke with me, told me what was out there, what was promising, what to expect, what not to expect. And I thought, I'm giving it a shot. So, in my eighths visit I'm very happy with the way things have gone. I have a little bit of fuzziness in my right eye and it seems to have gotten better in certain lighting, so I'm hoping fingers crossed that if it doesn't reverse it, at least it stops it or slows it down. That's my goal. Doctor Dekhtyar is wonderful, so I highly recommend him. Good luck.
Jacinta Kreisel
Stress, Migraine, Back Pain.
Dr. Vadim is an exceptional Doctor and has helped me tremendously with my vestibule migraines, eye convergence issues and overall stress. I started going to him for cupping which relieves my stress I carry in my neck and back. Once starting acupuncture to get to the root of my health issues I have noticed huge improvement of my day to day function. I don’t feel nauseated and tired. My migraines have went from 3-4 times a month to hardly using my prescription medication. I highly recommend him and will continue to see him and having my husband start coming as well!
Mag R.
I have been going to Dr. Dekthyar for acupuncture for over a year. He has a wealth of knowledge of experience. He is incredibly skillful in administering acupuncture that is painless and very effective in treating multiple symptoms. After a session, my body literally resets, and is deeply rejuvenated.
Sofia Kendall
Cosmetic Acupuncture
I would like to share my positive experience of cosmetic acupuncture with Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar at Life Balance Clinic. I was looking for more natural solutions for my skin because options like Botox or plastic surgery are not for me. I don’t like the idea of inserting chemicals under my skin. It’s why after reviewing a lot of literature and internet sources I decided to try a more suitable for me, less invasive option like face acupuncture. Now I can tell that my choice was right. I am very pleased with the final result. It was a very pleasant experience, I felt comfortable and relaxed during procedures. Cosmetic acupuncture made my face look younger. I can confidently recommend using Dr. Dekhtyar’s services.
Izyaslav Gabelev
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
For the first time in my life, I had difficulties completing the required vision test when I was renewing my driver's license. It was at that moment that I remembered that three years ago I had been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. My eye doctor told me that there was no treatment for this condition only an observation. I wasn't ready to give up driving, which is why I was thrilled when I heard a segment on the radio about an alternative way to improve vision for people with macular degeneration. I called the office and scheduled an appointment. Dr. Vadim explained the procedure to me in great detail, and we started with acupuncture treatments. I was impressed by the positive atmosphere, service, and it wasn’t painful. There is a huge parking lot in front of the building and a small pond with a bench, which is where I like to spend my time between sessions. I especially liked the eye massage treatment with the special glasses. I have noticed that my vision has gotten better throughout the treatment course. I am grateful to Dr. Vadim and his staff.
M. G. S.
Macular Degeneration
Macular Degeneration is an incurable genetic disease which runs in our family and has already robbed my cousin and my brother of their vision. I myself developed the proverbial black hole in my one (dry) eye a year ago, wondering every morning if my remaining (wet) eye would still function that day. Dr. Vadim Dekhtiar’s acupuncture treatment for AMD was my last hope to postpone the inevitable. I have had good success with acupuncture in the past and was already aware of experimental AMD treatments which, of course, require very special training and expertise. Coming to this area, I heard of Dr. Vadim’s reputation and was sure that he would not want to compromise it by offering questionable interventions. The treatment I got was a very intensive course lasting about a month, to be repeated periodically in the future. For me, having no idea what my response was going to be, it was a tremendous investment physically, financially and emotionally, but about halfway into it, I was beginning to notice a slight overall improvement and was anxious to follow up on it during the next appointment with my retinal specialist. And indeed, the exam confirmed that my condition was stable, not requiring injections, and showing a slight improvement in vision. If I had known a year ago, perhaps the formation of the black hole could have been delayed! Thank you, Dr. Vadim, and I will be seeing you again for the next installment.
Magdalena Dudek RN, BSN Operating Room Staff Educator
For someone that has suffered from migraine headaches for most of my life, acupuncture has been very beneficial. I was very skeptical about trying it but after many years of different pharmaceutical therapies without major relief I have decided to give it a go. It was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. Dr Dekhtyar treats your whole body and not just a specific ailment. He helped me develop a much healthier eating habits and how to manage my stress levels. He is very compassionate and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of his patients. It feels. If you’re on the fence about trying acupuncture, think no further and just give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
Jill P.
Migraine. Anxiety.
I have been seeing Dr. Dekhtyar for a couple of months now, and he has completely transformed my life. I initially came to him for migraine headaches, anxiety, and hip pain, and I am so much better in all these areas and am on lower prescription medications now too. He consults with you each visit, really listens, and combines acupuncture and massage which leave you in a state of bliss afterwards. His treatments are very thorough, his calming manner is soothing, and his fees are very reasonable. As a nurse practitioner myself, I would highly recommend Dr. Dekhtyar as an excellent provider.
Boris P.
Age-related Macular Degeneration
The problems with my vision started 15 years ago when I was first diagnosed with Open-Angle Glaucoma. About 5 years ago my vision dropped dramatically. It when my doctor told me that I developed Age-related Macular Degeneration. I was given a course of injections directly to my eyes, but it didn’t help. My vision continued to deteriorate, especially my right eye. I couldn’t read and even drive my car. I started looking for an alternative treatment and found Dr. Dekhtyar at Life Balance Clinic. After my first acupuncture course I noticed that began seeing better. I have less “dead” zones on my right eye. It is still not perfect, but it is a big difference from how it was before Acunova treatment started. My Retina Doctor skipped doing shots in both eyes because he did not see any blood. And my eye pressure now is normal: OD 13, OS 10. Thank you
Joyce McCarthy
Legs numbness, tingling, pain
I started seeing Dr. Dekhtyar because I had numbness, tingling, burning sensation and pain in my toes, feet and legs which kept me up most of the night. Dr. Dekhtyar has reduced the pain and discomfort in my legs and feet considerably. He starts by getting to the root cause of your problem. He’s very professional and concentrates on helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. He’s focuses on your health issues by informing you as to how important a nutritional diet is the key to leading a more balanced life. I travel a good distance to see him it’s worth it to me. I’m actually sleeping at night and feeling much better. Thank you!
Natalya Puzan
Macular Degeneration (Wet OS and Dry OD)
Thank you for introducing a new alternative treatment for my eyes. It helped more than the shots I took for my macular degeneration. I am planning to continue this acupuncture treatment. The shots from the retinal doctor I used to go to were done directly in my eyes and still helped less than the acupuncture which wasn't. Thanks so much!
Michael M.
Stargardt's disease
Approximately 15 years ago, I noticed an issue with my vision. For the first several years I did very little to address this issue as I was able to function normally in my day-to-day life. I then began to notice a slow deterioration in my vision. It became more difficult to play sports, see far distances and see at night or in dimly lit restaurants. I then decided to get tested by eye specialists. After extensive testing, I was diagnosed with Stargardt's disease with two mutations in the ABCA4 gene. I have been fortunate to have a very slow proregression however I wanted to be proactive and do whatever I could to restore my vision or slow the progression even more. Since there are no solutions for treating or curing my condition using western medicine, I turned to eastern medicine and found Dr. Dekhtyar. Under Dr. Dekhtyar's acupuncture program, I was treated twice a day, 4 times a week for 2.5 weeks. During my first session, Dr. Dekhtyar tested my vision using various eye charts and color tests. At the end of the program, Dr. Dekhtyar re-tested my vision. I was able to read the eye charts better and I was able to successfully identify shapes in the color tests. This was very exciting as I was not successful in any of the color tests prior to treatment. Also, since my treatment I am more comfortable driving at night and have noticed some subtle improvements in my distance vision. I understand that this is not a cure but it has been very encouraging to see these improvements even if they are temporary. I will continue my treatment bi-annually with Dr. Dekhtyar in hopes of further improving my vision. In the meantime Dr. Dekhtyar has provided me with suggestions on diet and exercise designed to help with my eye and overall health.
Difficult Glaucoma Case
In doing research on Complimentary treatments for hard to control high eye pressures from glaucoma, I found information about an acupuncture protocol called AcuNova which has been widely used in Europe for the last 20 years. I decided to try it. There are not many practitioners of AcuNova in the USA, so I was fortunate to find Dr Vadim Dekhtyar at the Life Balance Clinic. I started the treatment protocol which is not painful and there has been some improvement in my condition.
Deana Stanton
Dr. V. Dekhtyar has changed my life! He began treating me for stress related neck and back pain. However, as our treatments evolved, he is now coaching me on stress management as well. I love how Dr. Dekhtyar takes a holistic approach to healing; understanding that finding and addressing the root cause of an issue is often the best method for treatment and prevention. Also, sometimes I go for my regular treatment and have a cold, or sore throat, or sinus headache and he is able to treat that very successfully as well. Not only have I learned so much from Dr. Dekhtyar, but he has brought me back to optimal health."
Rick Bednarz
Retinitis Pigmentosa
I'm a healthy 60 year old male with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). For decades I have done endless research on my eye condition, keeping up on any info that can help myself & my family. As this isn't a cure, it's a treatment that has helped me with my vision. Because of this treatment, I've picked up some peripheral vision that I have lost over the years. Although RP still affects me, Dr Dekhtyar treatments has given me a better life. During my endless research I've learned he is one of a couple doctors that offer this treatment but by far is the most reasonable in cost, and added bonus! I highly recommend using Dr Dekhtyar, hopefully you will also benefit from his work as I have.
Debra Disbrow
Plantar Fasciitis
"I have been seeing Dr. Dekhtyar on and off for about a year. I first went to see him for plantar fasciitis which was so painful I pretty much had to stop everything that involved needing to walk. He not only cured that but went on to treat arthritis in my thumbs, pain in my knee, inability to fall asleep and sleep through the night and anxiety. We are currently working on back pain. Unlike most acupuncturists, he has multiple modalities with which to treat patients which in part explains the "one stop" shopping for care. He is compassionate, has integrity and is genuinely concerned about improving his patients' quality of life. If you have an ailment of any kind, either emotional or physical, I would recommend seeing Dr. Dekhtyar. You will be very happy you did!"
Alex Kushnir
"I can recommend this office for all people who believe in alternative medicine."
Veerle Roelandts
Lower Back Pain
"I had a very nice experience with Dr Dekhtyar. He’s successfully been treating my lower back pain. I like the fact that he uses acupuncture along with other techniques like electrical impulses, cupping and/or deep tissue massage. He also pursues a wholistic approach, which includes exercises, diet, etc... The whole experience has improved my health and measurably reduced my pain and need for meds."
“My health became so much better! The pain in my leg that constantly bothered me completely disappeared. I became more patient and calm. One month of treatment is like a real miracle.”
“The “Life in Balance” program is a unique program that helped me to look at myself from the inside and understand what my body really needs.”
“This program restored the hope that I could live without pain.”
Menopause case
"I came here desperate for something to help with my hot flashes and night sweats. I had them for eight years. After the acupuncture was completed (and even before), I no longer experienced them. I was hesitant because of the "needles", but found that any initial discomfort went away after a few seconds. I'm grateful and would recommend Dr. Dekhtyar to anyone who suffers from hot flashes."
Kajal Patel
Sleeping Disoder case
I was desperate for solutions for my longstanding sleep problems and after trying out various OTC medications and proper sleep hygiene, I decided to give acupuncture a try. It may take some time to work but if you are consistent with your acupuncture treatments, you will feel the difference. I am very happy with my experience for insomnia treatment with Dr. Dekhtyar's treatments and can't thank him enough for the restful sleep I finally have back.
K. S.
Headache case
"My name is K.S. I am 16 years old and I had headaches every day for 3-4 years. I was taking Advil every day to make it hurt less. My mom found Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar who helped a lot. I had acupuncture three times a week and now I don't have headaches like I did before. The acupuncture also helps me with stress and it's a great way for me to just relax. It also doesn't hurt".
Rotator Cuff case
"I came to Doctor Dekhtyar with a torn rotator cuff. I was in a lot of pain and had limited range of motion in my shoulder. I had already tried two months of physical therapy and I had two cortisone shots but I was still in a tremendous amount of pain. I had difficulty sleeping and was becoming depressed from sleep deprivation and chronic pain. Then I met Dr. Dekhtyar. His compassion and kindness gave me hope that I found someone who could help me. He was confident that I would see good results from acupuncture. He was right. I noticed small improvements after a couple of treatments. After 18 treatments I had full movement in my shoulder without pain. I highly recommend Dr. Dekhtyar for pain associated with a torn rotator cuff and frozen shoulder."
Quit smoking case
"Quitting to smoke is priceless and very easy with Dr. D's help. It is a pleasure too. Everyone who wants to quit smoking should try it. It is a pleasure. To good health."
Back Pain case
"I have been having back pain for about four years. I have done medication, physical therapy, and have seen a chiropractor, but nothing seemed to relieve my pain until I came here and had acupuncture. My pain being relieved everyday with every visit. On my first visit I was really suspicious if acupuncture worked. I worried it would hurt too much and that it might not help me. Now with experience it is completely worth it. Acupuncture does not hurt, sometimes I don’t even feel the needles. Dr. Dekhtyar is very knowledgeable and experienced in what he does. He can feel where the problems are even without you saying anything. The atmosphere is very calm and comforting which helps a lot. So if you are tired of not being able to relieve any of your symptoms with the other medical means, I then recommend acupuncture. It is truly the best treatment that I have gone through. Its worth everything. Sincerely grateful."
Leo P.
High Blood Pressure, Overweght case
"I think that it’s really wonderful that we have a doctor like Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar. His high professionalism, intelligence, and empathy, but most importantly his individual approach to me and my problems helped quickly find the solutions to my problems that interfered with my everyday life. I came to him with high blood pressure, overweight, and with eating disorders. During my treatment course I learned a lot. With the help of hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and with a proper diet my blood pressure became normal, I learn to control my hunger, and eat right. Without much effort I lost 6 kg (13.2 lbs.) It was like a miracle. The most important thing is that the doctor does what he promised. Once again, thank you, doctor, very much. Good luck."
"Trully the best treatment that I have gone through. Its worth everything. Sincerely greatfull."
Martin Higa
Carpal Tunnel case
Currently, I am seeing Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar, Licensed Acupuncturist. In the past, I have been to several sports medicine Doctors for shoulder flexibility with joint and neck tightness issues, which are being caused by my carpal tunnel pain. This led to many visits to Chiropractors for adjustments and weekly massage therapies. While there are benefits to the non-invasive procedures that the Chiropractors use, they produce only temporal relief (1-2 days following the massage therapy). I do prefer the longer lasting relief/pain management brought on by having Acupuncture treatments. While these treatments do take longer to have, its effects felt, it is a much better solution for me because, when the pain from the carpal tunnel subsides, my neck and shoulder tension also goes way down along with it. I would rather have a weekly Acupuncture treatment over weekly adjustment and massage therapy (which lasts only for a few days worth of relief)."