I had been experiencing headaches, upper back, and neck pain for 20 years. I had tried Advil, chiropractic manipulations, inversion tables, and exercises, but the pain and headaches always returned. Since I have never had acupuncture before, Dr. Mathews' professional manner and detailed explanations were very important to me. After treatment, I have been headache and back pain free. I would highly recommend acupuncture with Dr. Mathews to anyone who has chronic pain."
Of the 18 different side effects that I experienced from my chemo, acupuncture greatly reduced or eliminated many of my issues. It has made the entire process much more bearable, and is very much appreciated! I've felt less nausea, fatigue, headaches, neuropathy, and lightheadedness. It totally resolved my mouth ulcers, tingling lips, and watery eyes. I don't understand how it works, but for me it has been a real God-send. Thank you."
Gerald M., North Wales
After 2 surgeries, 6 chemotherapy sessions, and 36 radiation treatments, the last thing I wanted to do was to introduce more chemicals into my body to treat pain resulting from 10 months of aggressive treatments for breast cancer. Dr. Mathews has been our family physician for many years. I appreciate his caring approach to medicine, the time he spends getting to know me as a person, not just as a patient, and his incredible intellect. His calm yet confident bedside manner creates a positive experience, even when I am sick or troubled. I've benefited from Dr. Mathews' caring approach on a continual basis in my acupuncture treatments. Pain relief and increased flexibility have been 2 of the best results I've experienced to date. I don't know exactly how it works but I can tell you, for me, it has been successful beyond my expectations. I have unequivocally recommended Dr. Mathews to family and friends."
Kathy M., Doylestown
Four years ago I was diagnosed with severe arthritis of my knees. I had severe pain with movement, limping and discomfort all day. I had pain at night and severe stiffness in the morning. I had both cortisone and Synvisc shots twice, physical therapy, vitamin therapy, and chiropractic treatments. I never thought about acupuncture. Didn't think something like that would work. Dr. Mathews is very helpful, answers all my questions in a relaxed atmosphere. My pain level went from 8-9 to a very low 0-2. I am very satisfied with the treatments. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mathews."
Diabetes and Menopause
After being diagnosed with Diabetes, I altered my diet and added other lifestyle changes such as exercise to get my sugar under control. I maintained this control for 3 years, but then noticed my sugars were going up again. So along with better choices, I started acupuncture. I chose Dr. Neil Mathews because, after talking to him, I believed he knew what he was doing and understood my condition. He explained the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after the treatment. I found the whole procedure to be very relaxing with literally no pain. He and his staff are both professional and friendly. My blood sugar is once again under control. As a side benefit, my acupuncture treatments have virtually eliminated my hot flashes and helped with my low back/sciatic pain. I highly recommend Dr. Mathews and Integrated Medical Acupuncture if you are looking for a safe alternative treatment."
Sharon H., Harleysville
I had been experiencing pain in my left shoulder for some time. Cortisone shots helped for a while. The pain became intense. An MRI showed a definite tear and I scheduled surgery. I made an appointment with Dr Mathews and canceled my surgery. Since beginning acupuncture, I am totally pain free! Since beginning acupuncture with Dr. Mathews, I have recommended him to several friends and family members. You will be impressed by his skill, professionalism, and caring manner."
Al T., Horsham
A little over 5 years ago I started with strange twinges of pain. I have since been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I decided dealing with the side effects of medications was as bad or worse than the fibromyalgia. The pain that developed on the right side of my face was intolerable. Again, medications failed to give me relief. I had tried almost everything else. The idea of needles frightened me. How silly! You barely feel them. I wish I had sought acupuncture years ago, but since you cannot go back in time, I will just enjoy the blessing of having many pain free days now. Dr.Mathews, I can't thank you enough for helping me get my health back on track."
Lori S., Harleysville
Unfortunately, over the last 5 years, my allergies and asthma have become more difficult to control. At my last meeting with my allergist, I was advised to reduce stress in an attempt to control my asthma and resume allergy injection therapy. Over the past 5 months, I have seen a definite improvement in my symptoms. I use my allergy medicine as needed instead of every day. I no longer use my steroid inhaler. I have also found that I leave the treatments feeling very relaxed. I appreciate the combination of alternative therapy with my traditional medications. Your extensive background and experience with Western Medicine combined with your Harvard training in acupuncture is very reassuring. Your interest in the art of acupuncture is evident and yout personal attention is friendly and warm. Again, thank you for treating my condition and providing such a beneficial alternative."
Manette R., Silverdale