Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

– I was diagnosed with celiac disease five months before visiting Dr. Villanova and was not improving. I followed the diet very strictly, but still had a lot of diarrhea, stomach pain and fatigue. Dr. Villanova immediately started herbs and acupuncture. After about six or seven visits, the diarrhea (that I had for years) and pain were gone. I started to gain weight, and people around me said looked much better and that my color improved. She tested me for other food allergies that go with celiac, and after removing those, I really started to feel like myself again. I have been recommending her a number of my friends and coworkers.     WM, Raleigh NC

– I had celiac disease for a number of years prior to seeing Dr. Villanova, and avoided all gluten. In spite of this, I developed ankylosing spondylitis, a back [pain] problem that celiac patients sometimes get. With my first acupuncture session my pain improved – lasting almost 2 weeks. I found out I was pregnant after the second visit, so we decided to hold off on more acupuncture sessions.

Severe morning sickness started in my first month[,] just like I had all of my last pregnancy. I called Dr. Villanova when the nausea and retching became almost unbearable. From the moment she placed 2 of the needles in my chest area, I felt tremendous relief. After the series of visits, I had mild nausea only in the evenings, and none in the second trimester. I was so happy that this pregnancy was going more smoothly! Thanks, Dr. Villanova!     AA, Raleigh NC