Success Stories

Jan Mead PT, LAc Success Stories


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Jenny came to me after she and her husband had failed to conceive a second child for over six years. By the time she came to me, she had had four miscarriages and a failed IVF. Her first birth was through an emergency Cesarean section and she had been having bladder issues ever since. She had also experienced, severe postpartum anxiety and depression.

The main focus of treatment the first four weeks was to release significant scar adhesions from her C-section. We also worked on decreasing anxiety and sympathetic overdrive through acupuncture, alternating with increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs. We also worked through accumulated fears and anxieties about having a second child. Within six weeks of her first visit she announced that she was pregnant.

Because she had four previous miscarriages, I supported her pregnancy with acupuncture through the four-month mark. At full term, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

“I feel so blessed that you were in my life at this critical time. I felt like it was a true miracle to have you along side of me and my fertility journey. I was able to let go of fear and trust my body again. Your energy and kindness will forever be embedded in me. I would recommend you to anyone, anywhere!”

– Jenny, Oregon

Headaches and Migraines:

Sharon came to me with daily headaches that often times sent her to bed. She was retired and enjoyed gardening and reading, but was unable to participate in these activities as much as she would like due to constant head pain.

Upon evaluation, she had significant cervical alignment issues that I was able to correct in the first two sessions. These corrections decreased her headaches by over fifty percent in the first week. We continued to work for six weeks, strengthening her upper core and key areas we identified as weak. By the end of those six weeks, she was able to read as much as she wanted and was gardening daily without headache pain.

“I am so grateful for all your care and expertise! I can’t thank you enough. I am so glad I am back to enjoying the activities I love!”

– Sharon, Oregon

Acute and chronic pain:

Tom came to me two years after a Total knee replacement. He had a poor outcome with only 70 degrees of flexion or bend in his knee and he couldn’t get it straight. The pain in his knee kept him awake at night and he couldn’t do any of the hunting and fishing he had dreamed about for his retirement.

I treated him for two months, between once and twice per week with Myofascial release techniques combined with acupuncture. Within the first month he had gained significant range of motion and was sleeping better at night. After two months, he had 115 degrees of knee flexion, was sleeping through the night and was able to get back to hunting through rough terrain.

“Boy, I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me. I am able to enjoy my retirement now. I wasn’t sure if that was possible.”

– Tom, Oregon


Amanda, who was an accountant came to me with severe Low back pain which radiated down into her left leg. The pain was so bad that she couldn’t begin to go on her usual 4-mile walks. In severe occasions she had to stay home from work as her back would “lock up.” Through all this she had a difficult time sleeping so the pain exhausted her.

I aligned her pelvis and low back with MFR techniques and used acupuncture to relax her nervous system from her high stress job that required a lot of overtime hours. I also added needles to specifically address her pain. Within five weeks, she was able to walk two miles without pain. Within eight weeks, she was able to return to her normal exercise routine, pain free. She also reported she no longer had the migraines she typically experienced two to three days a month.

“I am amazed how quickly I was able to get back to my life. I was afraid I would always have some degree of pain. Thank you, Thank you!”

– Amanda, Oregon