Pain Testimonials

– Dr. Villanova’s blend of Eastern and Western medicine is highly effective. She creates a unique path to healing for each patient.

I came to her with chronic pain from an injury that multiple conventional doctors had given up on treating. With Dr. Villanova, I not only found pain relief, but I also got on a path to wellness that has transformed my health and well-being.     LM, Raleigh NC

– My low back pain went away after seeing Dr. Villanova. I pulled my back out while lifting about two months before my first visit, and I was in a lot of pain. After each visit, the pain improved or resolved first in the low back, then the buttocks and finally the upper thigh. This was about a year ago, and my back has been pain free ever since.     CK, Raleigh NC

– I had several years of constant low back pain from some snowboarding accidents. After my second treatment, I was almost completely pain free. By the third week, I was back in the gym for the first time in years, doing 30 minutes of cardio, five times per week, without any pain.

I hadn’t realized how much pain was in everyday, and how much it impacted my life. The other problems we worked on [asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, blood pressure elevation] also improved right away.

I’m so happy that I met you! You have no idea how much you changed my life – I feel so much better!      JS, Raleigh NC

– I came to Dr. Villanova with chronic fatigue syndrome, vulvadynia [chronic inflammatory pelvic pain], chronic neck pain with accompanying headaches, and a general lack of zest for life. I had been experiencing pain and discomfort that affected my daily life for about two years. I have a very active life both personally and professionally, so it was very important to me to find relief. I had tried many different healing modalities with little to no permanent relief.

I received relief as soon as treatment was started. Dr. Villanova started immediately with trigger point injections of Lidocaine into my shoulders and upper back muscles for the neck pain. More than that, I was interested in getting to the root of my issues and achieving whole body healing. My energy level increased slowly and progressively, and all of the other symptoms I had decreased. It is important to mention that the improvements did not happen overnight, and I was diligent in doing what I was asked. I saw the healing through symptoms, and they began unraveling of years of bad habits and less than optimal self care.

I am supremely pleased with my response to acupuncture and Chinese herbs. A superior healing art in my opinion. I’m so grateful to have my zest for life again. Over the year of treatment, my chronic tiredness has gone, pain in my neck is gone, and the vulvadynia has stayed at bay. I now make better life decisions that affect my health both inside and out. I highly recommend acupuncture and herbal treatment for anyone and am happy to talk about my results with anyone who wants to know!     YC, Raleigh NC