Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kathy Wilson, LMBT

I have been receiving massage therapy from Kathy Wilson since 1998. After a bout of frozen shoulder, my range of motion was very limited and I was lucky to find Kathy to work on my shoulder. It took about three months for her to restore the full range of motion to my shoulder. I have continued with her ever since to keep my shoulders, neck and back in working order. She is great at finding the trouble spots and making them disappear! Kathy is an excellent caregiver and a good friend. ~Diane


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Greenfield

My son and I have been patients of Dr. Greenfields for about 2 years now. We have both been treated with AK, Chiropractic, NAET, NET, and Ion Cleanse Foot baths. We first came to Dr.G because of my son, Jonathan’s food allergies. From the very beginning Dr.G took a personal interest in Jon’s care. She was determined to get to the root cause of his sensitivities. After a few months of treatment we began to see some healing take place and Jon was able to add some foods back into his diet.
I began my treatments about that time and received the same quality care. One thing that stands out, is when I found out I was sensitive to most grains. I was at a loss as to what I could eat to replace them ( I had begun sprouting grains and fermenting flour (mixing whole grain flour with liquid) ). DR G tested me on the sprouted and fermented grains and actually found it strengthens me. She then shared with me about using a dehydrator to make living bread called Essene bread. That one suggestion opened up a whole new world for me in cooking, eating and life style. As a result, my body has begun healing.
Dr. Greenfield has done more to help my son Jonathan and me than any other doctor. I appreciate her persistence and passion to see her patients well, both physically and emotionally. God has really blessed Dr. G with a gift of healing. Thank you for using your gift of healing on us. ~ Barbara D.

When I began seeing Dr. Greenfield for severe back pain, I could not walk, stand, sit or lie down comfortably. No matter what I did, I was in pain. after a few treatments with Dr. Greenfield, I started to feel better with the adjustments and ultrasounds she performed. Within one month I felt like a new woman. The pain was completely gone!! Thank you Dr. Greenfield for always taking the time to listen, to inform, and for continuing to always keep the pain away. ~ Louise N.

I wanted to drop you a note and say "thanks" for the Toolbox experience this year and more importantly the introduction to Dr. Greenfield.  Several of our employees have made healthy changes in their daily diet and a couple have stopped smoking.  Many of our people who experienced the Toolbox had not been seeing a regular physician but took advantage of the "blood draw" and addressed the issues they discovered.  We have a lady who has experienced a lot of pain with her knees and discovered with Dr. Greenfield's assistance that a lot of her pain was coming from her back.  Needless to say, she is happier today.  Our warehouse manager had reported lower back pain and was tolerating it.  He has seen Dr. Greenfield and is very pleased with the results.  He said Dr. Greenfield taught him some exercises to help his lower back issues.  On a personal note, one of my co-workers and myself are almost complete with the detox program.  It's amazing to discover the impact of certain foods on your body.  Both of us have dropped in excess of 10 pounds.  Personally, what I have learned in this experience is the need to be mindful of my food choices on a daily basis.  A beneficial thing if you are diabetic!  Thanks again ~ Barbara


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Darcy Ward, D.C

My name is Tommy and I have been seeing Dr. Ward for a couple of years now. I am a firm believer in chiropractic after placing my health-care in her capable hands. What I would like to discuss however, is the nutritional recommendations that Dr. Ward has given me and how they have affected my well being. For approximately 4 months before and during the holiday season I was starting to experience some troubling physical symptoms. My joints were in pain much of the time, and I experienced incessant burning and numbness in my hands. I would wake up in the middle of the night with my arm completely numb and no amount of repositioning would help the tingling and pain. By January the frequency of these events was nearly constant and I was starting to worry. I expressed my concern to Dr. Ward at one of our sessions and she suggested that the problem may be nutritional. She suggested that I eliminate refined carbohydrates (and sugars) from my diet and see where that took me. Within 3 days the tingling and numbness were gone, the joint pain had subsided, and I no longer woke up in pain. I have stuck with her suggestions and have continued to have great results. In addition, a candida based skin rash that I have struggled with for a while started to clear up when I followed her suggestions. I am very grateful to Dr. Ward for her knowledge and her treatment and will continue to see her in the years to come.

I have had the opportunity to receive excellent care from Dr. Darcy Ward. My experience with her reflects true listening to my symptoms, great evaluation questions to seek a deeper understanding of my health, plus a compassionate manner in relating to my physical body. Just to give one example let me tell you that I walked into Dr. Ward’s office one day with a horrible headache. She kept working with me until it was completely gone. I had been having these stress related headaches and just could not get rid of them. After Dr. Ward did her “magic” I’ve never had them again...and it has been nearly 3 months!
Dr ward promotes a true holistic approach to my health care. She gives her patients the gift of simply being “present.” She never makes me feel like she is rushed or in a hurry. I am sincerely grateful to have found such a respectful and dedicated doctor for my personal needs. Dr. Ward works from the heart!
-Christina C.

I have had a very positive experience with Dr. Ward and the staff at Carolina Chiropractic and Wellness the last few months. Dr. Ward has been treating me for pain from degenerative discs and constant pain in my neck and arms. After just my first treatment with the ML830 laser light, twitching I had been experiencing in my left eye subsided considerably. After subsequent visits, the twitching eventually stopped. Through Dr. Ward’s deep tissue work andmanipulations, I have been relieved of the constant pain that has been a hindrance in my day to day activities for the past few years. I am not 100% but I am hopeful that I can now get better without surgery. Dr. Ward has also given me natural food supplements that have increased my overall well being. I have newfound energy. She truly cares about my well being and encourages me to make changes that will benefit my life. Without the constant pain I can focus on exercise and regaining the quality of life I had before the chronic pain began. I feel like my entire body is getting better, not just my back. Everyone at CCW has been so friendly and accommodating, CCW is a wonderful place to get and feel better!
-Nancy Z.

I was in such terrible back & leg pain on my first visit, even sitting was painful.
Dr. Ward informed me my femur was out of place and then adjusted me and suggested exercises I could do to help. I immediately felt better, and surprisingly my nerves weren't in a vice grip anymore.
After a couple of more treatments I began to ask Dr.Ward about my wrist & neck pain, which she adjusted and made those feel better too. Dr. Ward even helped my RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) by suggesting a whole food supplement.
I felt so much better I suggested my husband see Dr. Ward for his back and jaw pain which has helped him tremendously as well. Thank you Dr Ward for making the both of us feel more in-line and energized. --The Burke's

With my demanding travel schedule coupled with a fair amount of computer work, my shoulders & neck are consistantly tight. Since I have been seeing Dr Ward, my neck pain and headaches have virtually gone away. The combination of stretching and adjustments she performs on a monthly basis has worked wonders for me. I highly recommend Dr Ward to anyone with back or neck pain and headaches. She is one of a kind and I look forward to my monthly visit to her office. ~Gregg B.


Max and I have been working hard at Dressage for the last couple of years. He'd done really well at Training Level and last summer we started on some First Level stuff. As we progressed he started showing signs of stiffness in his back and left hind. By October he got so locked up that it was hard for us to complete the movements. He was grouchy and generally unwilling. He's only 13 so ... more

Sandy & Rod, Bailey, NC
Dr Ward is caring, compassionate and effective. In addition to treating us, we asked her to look at our 15 year old Lab who was beginning to have hip problems. Dr Ward treated her several times and she is now prancing like her younger self. Dr Ward made her feel comfortable while performing the necessary adjustments. Dr Ward brings a new meaning to being "a complete family Chiropractor". ... more

I have worked with Chiropractors for myself and my horses for years here in the US and in Europe. I have Titanium hips, numerous knee surgeries and back issues. I use chiropractic adjustments to help me stay straight and out of pain. I have used Dr. Darcy Ward since I have moved to NC in 2008 and have seldom worked with anyone that accomplished neither here in the US nor in Europe. She ... more

I loved the work Dr. Ward did with my 5 year old cat! She had a great presence with him - so much kindness and connection- and she did a marvelous adjustment for him. He had been walking poorly due to a hip problem and with one treatment, the problem disappeared and he was a free bird (that is cat!) again. I highly recommend her. She took time to get to know my cat before she worked on him. ... more


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

CCW Staff

I have suffered from back and neck pain for the past 17 years, during which I’ve tried numerous treatment options. What attracted me to the Carolina Chiropractic and Wellness Center was their integrative approach to providing care, ranging from the more traditional approaches of chiropractic care and myofascial trigger point release techniques, to less conventional treatments of applied kinesiology and neuro emotional techniques, to eastern medicines of acupuncture and tuina medical massage work. While I had received some of these treatments individually over the years, I had never worked with a collaborative team of doctors and care providers who could focus so intently on my entire set of health concerns.
When I began working with Dr. Darcy Ward, I instantly felt that she genuinely cared and wanted to help me. She spent a great deal of time listening and trying to understand my condition before providing a course of treatment that would be best suited for me. In today’s medical environment, it is so difficult to find a physician who will take the time with you. Before each treatment, she spends more time listening to be sure we continue to stay on the path to wellness.
As part of my treatment plan, I also meet with Andre Tse L.Ac, who provides acupuncture and tuina medical massage care. I love seeing his smiling face and I love how he too, shows such compassion and concern in his treatment work.
While I probably have a long road ahead of me, having been in chronic pain for the last 17 years, I feel like I can see “the light at the end of the tunnel”. I have definitely seen a difference in my pain level and I know that I could not have chosen a more thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate medical team.
--Susan W., Wake Forest

When you walk through their door you know you are in a place of peace and calm. Every member of their staff that I have worked with or encountered is supportive, compassionate, very kind and will work with you anyway they can to help accommodate whatever you need whether it’s advice on who to see, scheduling, rescheduling, insurance questions, etc. And I’ve never had to wait in their waiting area more than a few minutes…anonymous.

My Best experience at CCW was learning that there was a solution to my medical problem by changing my diet and adding exercise and acupuncture. They also have creative financing options to allow me to continue therapy.
Coming to CCW means a stable environment where I can come for treatment and advice that works! It has changed my health when traditional [western] medicine could not offer treatment. In addition the staff at CCW always promotes a healing, caring environment and is always willing to help… B. W.

Brian Kramer

I first went to Brian thinking I wanted a facelift using acupuncture (at least that was my intention). He took one look at me, asked a few questions and told me a facelift was the last thing I needed. He had the awareness and knowledge to see I was functioning in "fight or flight" mode and knew I needed something else. After asking more questions he promised he would give me a facelift if I still wanted it, after he got my nervous system and hormones balanced. Due to several devastating losses, starting menopause, and trying to juggle my art business and family responsibilities, Brian showed me how my nervous system was completely shot and I needed help. I had used therapy and pharmaceutical drugs and they were obviously not doing the job. I agreed to let him treat me through acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal formulas designed for my specific needs.
After my first treatment, I felt an overwhelming sense I had come to the right place. Eight treatments later I was a woman healing instead of a woman masking her symptoms with drugs. I have been going to Brian regularly for over a year now and I am not only off my anxiety medicine, I am free of hot flashes and night sweats, and my fatigue is gone. I sleep better than I have in years. He has taught me how to eliminate the stress in my life, eat and live healthier, and think in terms of taking care of my "whole" self - mind, body, and spirit. Brian is not only dedicated to improving the quality of a person's health, but also in teaching them how to incorporate wellness in the way they live their lives.
I cannot begin to explain what a huge difference Brian has made in improving the quality of my life - when you feel this good inside, it shows.
I never needed that facelift….A.S.A.

This note is to thank Brian for the many years of incredible health care services he has provided me with. His efforts, attention and professionalism in helping me manage my acupuncture prior to being referred by my Physician and Neurosurgeon.
Since my back surgery in 2000, my body has not been the same. Brian was the first health care provider to provide me with long-term relief from years of chronic pain and nausea. For that I am forever thankful. He has now become my first point of contact when something goes wrong with my back. I can’t even describe how much it means to me to know that despite the challenges that can arise, that I can come to Brian for a non-pharmaceutical solution.
My only regret is that I never encountered the opportunity for acupuncture earlier in my life. As a former athlete, the overall relaxation and pain relief provided offer considerably greater benefit than just the issues that I come in for. It is remarkable. A sincere thank you to Brian for all the help and laughs he has given me…David S.