Patient Success Stories

*Individual results may vary.

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These thoughtful patients took the time to write about how Dr. Dawn Potter (formerly Dawn Balusik) helped them. They have shared their testimonial success stories as inspiration for those who are considering treatment. To read more reviews, please visit our Google, Facebook & LinkedIn pages, or our Reviews page.

Fertility Success: Recurring Pregnancy Loss

*After going through many miscarriages, we went to an infertility specialist. All the numerous tests we did were inconclusive and they couldn’t find out what had been causing the early miscarriages...

Read more from the Owens.

Endometriosis with crippling pain

*After a laparoscopy to treat endometriosis, my menstrual cramps actually got worse. Much worse. Every month, I would experience crippling pain that was so bad, I’d be bedridden for days and had to take prescription-strength painkillers...

Read more from Jenna.

Endometriosis & Failed IVF

*If you are anything like us you’re probably not sure about this whole acupuncture and holistic medicine thing. If so, I ask that you read our story and hopefully it will help you make up your mind...

Read more from the Peters.

Fertility Success: Unexplained Infertility

*I would like to tell you that your acupuncture worked for me!! I strongly believe the treatments you did helped me conceive my daughter who is now 16 months old. Just when we thought that we couldn’t be happier, we conceived again...

 

Read more from Merve.

Knee pain after Replacement Surgery

*At this point is when I reached out to Dawn to see what options could be afforded by acupuncture. After 4 weeks I was seeing improvements in mobility, reduction in pain, reduction in anxiety...

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Read more from Kim B.

Low Back Pain after Car Accident

*In October of 2006, I was in a car accident and suffered 2 herniated discs in my lower lumbar region. I had been trying for years to get rid of the lower back pain that I was suffering from but to no avail...

Read more from Cynthia.

Fertility, Endometriosis & Ovary Loss

*When I walked into Dawn’s office last February, I had just undergone a second round of IUI which, I would find out a week later, did not work. I have been diagnosed with severe endometriosis...

 

Read more from Charlotte.

Fertility Success: PCOS

*When I stopped taking the birth control pill in preparation for trying to conceive I experienced amenorrhea, or absence of menstruation. My gynecologist did an ultrasound which showed that my ovaries had the string of pearls appearance...

Read more from Kim H.

Fertility Success: IVF Assistance

*My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for about four years. I am an extremely healthy individual and found this extremely frustrating. After the doctors ran tests on us and I had a laparoscopy, we determined that there was, in fact, nothing medically wrong with us...

Read more from J. Wright.

Fertility, Endometriosis & Recurring Pregnancy Loss

*After suffering multiple miscarriages (between 7-9 weeks) and dealing with the pain of endometriosis, I decided to take the advice of an OB/GYN family friend and try acupuncture. She had used acupuncture during her IVF treatment and given birth to healthy twin boys...

Read more from Dede C.

Fertility Success: IVF Assistance

*I’ve been wanting to send you this thank you for a while, but got caught up with moving into a house and trips up north for baby showers! I truly believe that your acupuncture treatments helped us to conceive our miracle baby through IVF and I can’t thank you enough...

 

Read more from Kirstan.

Ovarian Cyst & Abdominal Pain

*I have been trying to conceive for about 6 months, but because of suffering from a severe ovarian cyst, I had become worried about my fertility, which brought me to Dawn Balusik. For the last year, I would have an extremely painful and large cyst every month...

Read more from Heather.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

*I started seeing Dr. Dawn for my personal health (allergies, back pain). She has been a wonderful doctor for me – kind, compassionate and, most importantly, effective. But Dawn has offered me and my family so much more...

Read more from Jennifer B.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

*My name is Melissa J and today is 2/26/13. I want to share with you how Dr. Dawn Balusik changed my life. I struggled with foot ailments since 2004, but they hit their peak in 2010...

Read more from Melissa J.

Back Pain & Asthma

*I came to see Dr. Dawn in July of 2008 I was in pretty bad shape physically and mentally. I have been treated by medical doctors for 15 years without improvements and certain aspects were regressing...

Read more from Marvin.

Low Back Pain & Sciatica

*In July 2010 I hit rock bottom. I was in tremendous pain, using a walker to sit in and push myself around. I was taking so much medicine that I was forgetting things, had gained over 50 lbs, and was extremely depressed...

Read more from Peggy D.

Fertility: Recurring Pregnancy Loss
& IUI Assistance

*I sought Dr. Dawn’s help for acupuncture after my husband and I spent nearly six frustrating and emotionally draining years trying to have another child. Our first child was conceived naturally and was born at full term when I was 38 years old. About six months after that, due to my age, we began trying to conceive again...

Read more from Sonya.

Low Back Pain with Herniated Disc

*I am a 39 year old firefighter paramedic and I have a herniated disc at the L5/S1 level of my spine (low back). I injured my back and saw several traditional doctors looking for solutions. My pain lingered for over a year. I tried physical therapy, medications, spine injections, chiropractic, and massage. NOTHING helped...

Read more from Randy.

Sciatica & Shoulder Pain

*I began treatment with Dr. Dawn Balusik in Oct 2004. I had been suffering from sciatica since May, and had been to my doctor, was taking the maximum amount of Motrin daily, and going to physical therapy, with no results...

Read more from Janet P.

Sciatica & Knee Pain

*The condition that Dawn Balusik helped me with: Intense sciatic pain, including pain from the hip to calf and numbness in the left foot. Secondary pain in both knees from torn meniscus and osteoarthritis...

Read more from Karen K.

Sciatica & Low Back Pain

*Treatment for my condition began 10-17-07 after having had moderate to severe pain in my right leg since early July. The pain was caused by a pinched sciatic nerve. I initially sought treatment from my primary care physician. My daily routine consisted of a 12 hr. work schedule which caused significant pain...

Read more from Dennis T.

Back Pain

*Several years ago I had a severe back injury to my middle back, that also affected my lower back and neck. I could not even stand up straight. My general practitioner prescribed muscle relaxers and pain meds but those did not fix the problem, but only masked the real issue...

Read more from Ken M.

Whole Body Pain

*When I first met Dawn I was in severe whole body pain from head to toe. Dawn listened intently to all of my concerns and began immediate treatment for my biggest concern at the time...

Read more from Lynn H.

Upper Back Pain

*Dr. Dawn,
Thank you so much for the excellent treatment for my upper back pain. As we discussed, I have disc issues at C-6 and C-7. One doctor, a few years back, said surgery was the only cure. I was not too keen on that...

Read more from Mike M.

Leg Pain & Edema, Cancer Support

*I am a leukemia and stem cell transplant survivor. I have had a lot of issues since then from all the medicines post-treatment and during...

Read more from Bridget.

Cancer Support

*I was diagnosed with stage four metastatic melanoma on September 28, 2007 and was told the average life expectancy for this level of disease is about 8 months. Now, it is nearly a year later, and I am doing very well...

Read more from Dan F.

Bell’s Palsy

*My name is Nicole B., I am 31 years old. On July 12, 2009 I woke up to the right side of my face feeling tingly, by noon it was paralyzed. I went to the hospital and was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy...​​

Read more from Nicole B.

Diarrhea

*Dear Dr. Dawn, you saved my trip! As you know, I had been fighting severe intestinal problems for two weeks when I came to you. My doctor’s advise was to “eat what you want, you’re going to be miserable for quite a while...

Read more from Meredith.

Dizziness

*I am a 2x breast cancer survivor, 1999 and 2004. I’ve had episodes of severe dizziness in 1996 and again in 2003. In 2003 the symptoms were somewhat resolved with a long-term detox program. In early summer 2005 I had significant episodes of dizziness...

Read more from Lisa H.

Endometriosis & Hormonal Imbalance

*I began seeing Dr. Dawn when I decided to stop using synthetic hormones to control my endometriosis. After over 15 years manipulating my own hormones with western medicine, my body had had enough...

Read more from Emily P.

Excessive Uterine Bleeding/Severe Fatigue

*My name is Emily. I started seeing Dawn about 5 to 6 weeks ago. I chose to see her because at age 48 I had been extremely ill for about 1 year. My physical conditions included hemorrhaging…  

Read more from Emily H.

Fibromyalgia with Back Pain & Arthritis

*Dr. Dawn, I would like to give testimony for whatever purpose you can use it, to encourage others who may be suffering from the pain I was dealing with before coming to see you...

Read more from Judith.

Foot Pain

*I went to Dr. Dawn Balusik about 9 months ago. The bottoms of my feet, especially the front ½ of them, were very sore to walk on, almost to the point of limping. She took a thorough history and listened to what I said. She proceeded to treat me with acupuncture...

Read more from Laura T.

Leg Pain & Foot Neuropathy

*Dawn helped me with neuropathy in my left foot and severe aches & pains in my legs. I had this problem for approximately 4-6 months steadily before seeing Dawn. It was quite severe...

Read more from Diane.

General Well-being

*I have gone to several acupuncturists not achieving the results I have with Dawn. She certainly has a gift for assessing conditions and appropriately treating. She has made a big difference in my well-being and in general my life.

Read more from Stephen.

Hand Pain

*In August I decided to try acupuncture on my hands, which were swollen and painful, with little movement. Dawn Balusik worked on my hands, but the first 6 treatments did not seem to be helping. Further treatment brought the swelling down...

Read more from E. A. H.

Hip Pain from Bursitis

*My name is Lynn. I had bursitis in both hips for several months after doing a lot of walking on a vacation. Ouch! It hurt to sit, stand, walk, lie in bed at night – all the things I took for granted. Aleve didn’t provide me much relief and I didn’t want a steroid injection...

Read more from Lynn D.

Knee Pain

*What was the condition I had: Knee pain, possibly arthritis.
How long did I have it before seeing Dawn: 2 months.
How severe was it? Did it limit me from any activities: Very painful...

Read more from Regis.

Hearing Loss from Meniere’s Disease

*September 2006 was when I decided to try acupuncture for hearing loss due to Meniere’s disease. In May 2005, I started to experience significant hearing loss and thought it was earwax build-up or some kind of infection.​..

Read more from Catherine.

Migraine Headaches After Concussion

*I started acupuncture in October 2007, after my second epileptic seizure, which resulted in post-concussion syndrome with migraine headaches. The headaches would start mildly each morning and progressively get worse...

Read more from Susan.

Migraine Headaches Since Childhood

*My name is Erica B, and as of March 2010, I have been treated by Dawn Balusik for migraines for 7 months. I have had migraines since childhood that gradually worsened and became unbearable after the birth of my second child 5 years ago...

Read more from Erica B.

Neck Pain

*I am writing this to tell what I have experienced with the treatments that Dr. Dawn has given me. I had heard of acupuncture before, but I was never sure I would want to go with that kind of treatment. I have had a lot of stiffness and discomfort in my neck for about a year...

Read more from Lowell.

Wrist Pain, Sinuses & Migraine Headaches

*I started treatment with Dawn Balusik, AP, DOM, LMT on October 5, 2005. I had tendinitis in my right wrist, shortly after my Carpal Tunnel surgery. My doctor said I would need another surgery to take care of it...

Read more from Sharon.

RSD: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

*My name is Hazmin F. I have been [getting acupuncture] for about 2 years now. I have been going to Dawn Balusik for probably the last 8 months. I have RSD. For me that only means pain...

Read more from Hazmin.

Ulcerative Colitis with Med Side Effects

*When I first went to see Dawn Balusik in December 2007 I was suffering from a recently diagnosed case of Ulcerative Colitis. My doctor had me taking numerous medications, including corticosteroids...

 

Read more from Hannah.

Wrist Pain from Tendinitis

*After suffering with recurring severe wrist pain (tendinitis) for approximately seven years, I enlisted the help of Dawn Balusik in the Spring of 2008 and began a series of acupuncture treatments.

Read more from Eric S.

Neck Pain

*I started seeing Dawn Balusik in November 2005 for chronic neck pain. I suffered from whiplash: I had neck pain during the day, and a hard time getting comfortable to sleep. I had been on pain medicines, gone to physical therapy, and was also seeing a chiropractor...

Read more from Renee.

Ulcerative Colitis

*I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in August of 2010. I lived with the symptoms of this terrible disease for a year and two months until I decided I needed to take my health into my own hands. My doctor told me I would never be cured...

Read more from Melissa.

Fertility Success & Knee Pain

*Initially I began seeing Dawn for help with some knee pain. I had torn my meniscus and was still not feeling 100% after physical therapy. I was eager to get back to running and reached out to the local community for acupuncturist recommendations...

 

Read more from Colleen.

Hives

*I didn’t know that acupuncture and Oriental medicine was an ideal way to treat my hives outbreak. After trying my luck with a dermatologist, I found Dawn’s acupuncture treatments...

Read more from Dave E.

Fertility Success - All Natural

*My husband and I were trying to conceive for about a year prior to seeing Dawn for fertility issues. After suffering an early miscarriage we first consulted a fertility clinic and were we had a less than 10% chance of conceiving naturally due to our age (late 30s)...

Read more from Sarah B.

Fertility Success

*I had heard acupuncture had worked for some people and thought to myself it wouldn't hurt to try it!  I must admit I was not a believer at first but quickly changed my opinion.  After consulting with Dawn on Chinese herbs, diet, and treatment I conceived shortly thereafter. My first visit to see Dawn was on September 4th, 2015.  I notified Dawn on September 25th, 2015 I was pregnant. 

Read more from Andrea V.