Kent's Migraine-like headaches were actually radiating pain caused by a disc injury in his neck. What he forgot on video (done two pain-free years later during a routine check up), but shared offline was he also had severe low back pain from a simultaneous disc bulge in his low back. Kent visited multiple chiropractors who recommended computerized traction with a very costly treatment plan. After Dr. Pierce performed chiropractic care and rehab therapy, Kent was fully recovered in just few weeks.
“I came to see Dr. Pierce with terrible constant hives. My body was covered in welts, and I was miserable. I went to see all the doctors. They couldn’t do anything to stop the hives, but when the prescriptions did not work they sent me along to the next M.D. All along the hives kept getting worse, and the prescriptions were almost as bad and the ailment. I was one huge welt. I had to sleep on freezer packs to cool the hives. I became allergic to almost all foods. I would break out in even more hives just from touching fruit, a saltine or other foods to my mouth.
Nearly a year later a friend finally convinced me to see Dr. Pierce. Dr Pierce tested my allergic response, and found dozens of allergies. The best part is that Dr. Pierce and Bari didn’t just tell me what I was allergic to, they eliminated the allergies. After their treatments my hives disappeared. I went from being able to eat only a few plain foods to being able to eat anything again. Best of all is the heavy prescriptions from the medical doctors are a thing of the past, and I have my life back again thanks to Dr. Pierce and Bari.” -- Eric Wilson, Santa Clara
Mika had disabling knee and back pain. Dr Pierce corrected her spine and muscle balance. Now she plays tennis at Emory University.
“I had pain in my low back radiating to my leg and knee and pain in my neck for years. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t do normal things, like gardening, walking long distances or climbing stairs without intense pain. My MD took x-rays and said my back was fine. So I just took Tylenol like candy, still without help. After my first visit with Dr. Pierce 80% of my pain was gone. Now it’s 95% gone and I can do everything again. MY LIFE IS BACK! I’ve stopped taking Tylenol, I sleep better and many other aspects of my health have improved.”---D. Garcia, Santa Clara
”My eight year old daughter had trouble reading and competing in school with other kids. The teachers thought it was a mental problem. They wanted to drop her back to a kindergarten program. She could not recognize words, or would forget them, she was not motivated to study. Dr Pierce found the root causes of her problems, then reset her nervous system. Now she’s doing great, the teachers said she is steadily improving. She’s confident and now in the talent show. Now she’s advancing to third grade instead of dropping back to kindergarten.” -- E. Assefa, Fremont
Migraine patient tells his experience:
“When I came to your office I could not work, barely walk or even use the bathroom, even after six weeks of intense physical therapy. Now after 5 visits here, I can walk without a cane, and without pain!” -- S. Carlson, San Jose
” I had terrible constant low back pain and headaches. They were so bad, I couldn’t focus, sleep or relax. I saw the MD…I was an ibuprophen junkie… it did nothing. I went to another chiropractor who wanted to do traction for thousands of dollars. With Dr. Pierce, my headaches left after the first visit. Besides eliminating the pain, the adjustments plus the exercise program greatly improved my flexibility and movement. AND no more sleep problems!” -- Kent O., Santa Clara
Patient who has digestive and mood issue tells her story
I came in feeling sick & weak because the nasty medication for squamous cell carcinoma (that made my right arm look like hamburger). I immediately began detoxification foot baths and laser to speed healing. Within days I regained my strength and felt better; in two weeks with the laser and detox my arm healed to new, shocking my primary care provider." -- Barbara W., Santa Clara
(Remember, we do not treat disease, we aid the body in general health enhancement. Diseases are treated by MD’s)
“Hey all! I wanted to share my own health success working with Dr Pierce and the 6 Steps to Wellness. My sickness was most severe in 2000. I had a history of severe and limiting food allergies, fatigue and digestive upset (that prompted me to become a nutritionist.) I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, asthma and colitis. I was in a wheel chair because of the fatigue and neurologic symptoms. I had tried conventional medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and many other health techniques. Nutrition was the technique that brought me out of the wheelchair and fixed the asthma, but I still had chronic pain, fatigue and food allergies. Shortly after beginning work with Dr. Pierce, I developed a recurrence of seizures, however now they were debilitating.
With Dr. Pierce’s help, we addressed all six interferences: looking at electromagnetic sensitivities, structural instability (yay for orthotics!), allergy desensitization, detoxification, identifying and clearing emotional factors interfering with my ability to heal and found the appropriate supplements to rebuild and rebalance my system. I am now virtually pain free and seizure free, I have a much more varied and interesting diet and I am feeling better than I have felt in years. I’ve even been able to start dancing and hiking again, which I love and thought I would have to give up permanently. Thanks, Dr. Pierce! " ---Bari Mandelbaum, BCHN
Minnie reverses leg swelling, headaches and frequent urination:
I had pain in my legs and numbness in my leg and foot. I couldn’t walk any distance for exercise or even in the mall, not even with my cane. My MD prescribed anti-inflamatories, but to no help.
I was initially scared to come to Dr Pierce. He found that my problem was not just structural, but related to my diet, subluxations in my spine, restricted fascia and from toxicity. He really put me at ease and I love everyone in the office and look forward to my appointments. After a month of care, I’m not using a cane. I can walk and stand with no pain/numbness in my leg and foot and I feel better and now I have a good outlook on life. Thank you so much, Dr Pierce." -- Carole, Bay Area
My hand was numb and later became weak causing my writing to become illegible. Also, my family noticed I had problems with my speech. I was sent for an MRI and my general MD diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis. I was absolutely frightened of a debilitating disease. Dr. Pierce utilized new tools: the Meridian Stress Assessment and sophisticated laboratory tests not done by the MD’s. The results showed food sensitivities, environmental toxins and autoimmunity, but more importantly, they gave a plan on how to help each of those. Bari, adjusted my nutritional supplements and used the new MSA to ‘clear’ my sensitivities to food and my own nerve tissues. Plus they each used the laser to restore normal function to the my brain. I am so excited, my speech is normal, my writing is good, my MSA results are now normal and my numbness is much better and still improving, plus my health is better. Thank you Bari and Dr. Pierce" --- K.D., Sunnyvale ( Again folks, we treat the person not the disease.)
“I had low energy; I was overweight and really depressed. I felt like I was shutting down. I tried exercising, but it wiped me out. I tried eating well but I didn’t know I had a wheat allergy. The FirstLine Therapy and nutrition from Bari helped me truly change what and the way I was eating. The adjustments and assessments from Dr Pierce really helped and corroborated the effects from my family history.
I lost 20 pounds. I found ways to navigate my special dietary needs without guilt or shame. My energy level is great. I love my life again.” -- Temple T., Oakland
Dr. Pierce's patient who has lumbar disc herniation
I had severe plantar fascitis [painful bottoms of the feet]. I used to walk 3-5 miles daily. It got so painful that I couldn’t even walk around the house or to go shopping. I tried over the counter orthotics and special shoes without help. Dr. Pierce found my nerves from my back controlling the foot muscles were irritated. He adjusted my low back and worked on my feet. Now I’m able to walk again. What a relief!…Laly R., San Francisco
Training as a black belt candidate seven days a week, one day I felt a pop in my thigh. I took Tylenol and rested…I couldn’t train, walk distances, jog or climb stairs. Nothing helped. Dr. Pierce diagnosed a torn quadriceps caused by altered nerve function from the back. He adjusted me and used a FASTT patch to heal the tear. Within two weeks I was back training [grade II strains conventionally take 6-8 weeks]. Also he helped with problems I had for years, migraines, neck stiffness and back tightness. Through chiropractic I feel better health and movement….Dr Pierce is awesome." --Benita Hibbard, Santa Clara
Elizabeth had suffered for years with bladder sneeze and cough leakage. She reports 'miraculous' relief with Dr. Pierce's treatment.
I was constantly tired from: migraines, chronic sinus trouble, stress, anxiety, stiff joint and allergies. I felt like I could never be ‘present’ in my own life. I tried the medical doctors’ drugs and over-the-counter ones. It never worked. After getting true wellness care with Dr Pierce and Bari, my life ‘took off’. I haven’t had a migraine in 7 months, I changed my nutrition and my habits. I feel ‘in control’ with a much fuller life. It’s great." -- Jennifer Horrillo, Santa Clara
“I had pain for months without any help from traditional doctors. It was hard for me to work, I could not focus on anything but the pain. I had to minimize my activities due to the pain. I love coming to Dr. Pierce. I love feeling good and like that I can do anything I want now.” S. Swanson, Santa Clara
“I had trouble sleeping, my outlook was in the dumps. I couldn’t bike or take long walks or golf, which I love. I felt old. It was my back. I tried all the conventional medical treatments and was resigned that I just had to live with pain. Dr Pierce diagnosed me with advanced degeneration of the spine. It took more than one year of intense adjustments and therapy. I regained the ability to do everything I couldn’t do before, like sleeping, long walks, bike rides and golf. In fact his treatment changed me in ways I could never imagine. Now I see him every 4 weeks to maintain my health and I really look forward to my adjustment. It gives me a tremendous rush. I can’t thank you enough.” ---Randy P., San Jose
“I was having seizures 2-3 times per week if not more. This affected every part of my life, my work and my relationships. I have seen various neurologists and chiropractors and have been on 9 different seizure medications with minimal relief. From my treatments with Dr Pierce and Bari, my seizures have diminished greatly. Touch, smells, sights are heightened. I feel as if I have been given the gift of a new life, a life full of hope & promise. Thank you, Dr. Pierce.” -- Maria B., Copperopolis
“I have had a lifetime of serious low back problems and have gone to dozens of chiropractors in my life on a weekly basis. I had awful pain walking, sitting, and driving; I could barely get up from sitting. After 3 visits with Dr. Pierce, there is really nothing I can’t do now. I only see him once a month to maintain…not weekly.” -- J. Burns, Milpitas
This month, I have chosen to honor those patients that have gotten the “Big Idea” the hundreds of patients we see regularly for ‘tune-ups’. These people know that health is not the absence of symptoms…it is the optimizing of your genetic potential. These free thinkers, they get regular, sometimes monthly, check-ups on their spine to optimize their nervous system function. They are the same ones that take supplements, some in high doses, others not, specific for their particular biochemistry, to maximize their energy and reduce their risk of disease. They detoxify their system regularly, like changing your car’s oil. They learn and practice proper exercise and diet, specific for their needs. They find which foods cause sensitivities for them, and desensitize them or avoid them as necessary. These people utilize emotional stress techniques to keep the fast pace of our valley at bay and free their body from the effects of emotional burden. These same people are aware of the effects of electromagnetic fields that can affect our health and how they can overcome those affects. These people plan for their health and the health of their entire family. These people refer others to this new paradigm of health care, where the patient is informed, learning and in partnership with their health providers. These people want WELLNESS. These people are you…or they could be. Our office honors these people. Dr. Pierce"
“I had pain from head to toe for years…absolutely no energy, severe headaches…and it led to anxiety and depression. The medications I was prescribed for ‘fibromyalgia’ didn’t help. I was at my breaking point. I just wanted to sleep…I couldn’t think or function. It hurt everywhere just to be touched. Amazingly, after my 25 day intensive detoxification program with Dr. Pierce and Bari…no more headaches, no more pain everywhere, I could walk again. People said I looked years younger, I felt younger and I even lost 8 pounds. I am on my way to a healthier me. Yeah! And thanks to Dr Pierce and his staff." -- Susie Castaneda
“I had a thyroid test that showed I had a nodule on my thyroid. My MD wanted me to use radioactive iodine to destroy the thyroid. I told the doctor I wanted to wait. I came to Dr. Pierce at the beginning of June. He said he doesn’t treat disease, but would help my general health. Before seeing Dr. Pierce, I was taking a potpourrri of supplements. Dr. Pierce determined which ones I really needed and added some. He also recommended FirstLine Therapy. I followed this protocol, under the direction of Bari, his nutritionist. Near the end of July, I followed up with my MD. He said, ‘I don’t know what you’re doing, but keep doing it. Your thyroid has normalized. I cancelled my appointment for nuclear medicine.” -- E. Hunt, San Jose
“I injured my neck last year, but at the time, felt that it was a minor injury that would quickly heal on its own. In fact it steadily grew worse. The pain became constant and I was gradually losing the ability to turn my head to the right. It got to the point where it was dangerous for me to drive. I began treatment with Dr. Pierce. I have to admit that at the time I was sure I sould never fully recover. However, with regular treatment, I found that I was improving. Over time I recomvered full mobility in my neck and I feel I’m 100% better. Thank you Dr. Pierce!” -- Chris Laboe
“I had numbness and weakness in my left arm. I was in so much pain that I could not ever look up—even slightly. Driving a car was difficult, because I could not look to the side, and the least ‘jar’ was incredibly painful. Xrays revealed that I had stenosis between the 4th and 5th cervical vertebrae. Before coming to Dr. Pierce, I had acupuncture and was taking motrin every couple of hours for the pain. Acupuncture helped when I was needled, but the pain would come back within hours after treatment. After the first treatment with Dr Pierce, the pain was less. I also took the supplement Total Inflam. Within 4 months, I was 100%. I still manage the stenosis by an occasional treatment and using Total Inflam. I have also found chiropractor appointments to be helpful for other health problems—even the common cold. A supplement that is in my medicine cabinet is ‘Total Virx’ and at the first sign of congestion, I take it to stop the cold.” -- Allie Money