My periods have always been difficult: painful, heavy, erratic, long (8-10 days of bleeding), frequent (14-17 days apart) and unpredictable. In 2007, I had surgery to remove 6 fibroids (myomectomy). One was left in place because it was too close to an ovary. About a year ago, I could feel the fibroids growing again and searched for an alternative to surgery since I was told that I may have to have a hysterectomy if they returned. I did not want to go through menopause earlier than necessary. I read somewhere that acupuncture could shrink fibroids, reduce blood-flow and ease other menstrual symptoms. I started treatment with Nan Yi Chun nine months ago in April of 2011. She banished my cramps on the very first visit (I was on my period that day). After 3 treatments, there was a noticeable shrinkage in the size of my fibroids. Improvement in other respects came more gradually: clumps in my flow got smaller and now are completely gone, my bleeding is not as heavy (it's a manageable flow, not a torrential flood), cramps are less painful and shorter in duration and headaches, nausea and mood swings are now less intense. My last period was the easiest I can remember EVER and it only lasted 7 days, a record for me! Nan Yi also helped me to be aware of a connection between stress and the severity of my periods. She also treated a 14-year-old injury in my low back that occassionally flared up. After two treatments, there was an ease of tension and tightness in an area so deep no massage therapist has ever been able to reach it. Since then, I can stretch the area out on my own in yoga and keep it from getting too tight, and it no longer gives me debilitating pain. I highly recommend acupuncture and especially the treatment of Nan Yi Chun for fibroids and menstrual problems as well as sport injuries. I am so grateful for the improvements she has helped me achieve in my physical health and also in my mental attitude.