Ashley Adams spent 18 years in the military until a serious automobile accident not only cut her career short, she was also told she would never walk again.
“I was in Walter Reed and an acupuncturist came to me, offering to help,” Adams said. “Initially, I resisted, thinking this was “voodoo stuff.” But they kept hounding me. I was on my 21st surgery when she came at me one day with needles, which are the size of a cat whisker, and I decided I had nothing else to lose. It changed my life.”
Today, Adams offers treatment at Delmarva Acupuncture which just opened at 550 South Dupont Boulevard, Suite A, in Milford. After the ancient form of treatment helped her, she decided to learn how to perform acupuncture on others in order to treat them for a wide range of ailments.
“Acupuncture does so much,” Adams said. “It can help with stress, depression, neuropathy, diabetes and so much more. Recently, I helped someone who was about to go to the ER fro back pain. They came to me for treatment and I was abel to get them from a 10 out of 10 pain level to a 0 out of 10.”
According to Adams, acupuncture is a natural way to treat illnesses and disorders with no side effects.
“When you think about it, we are quick to take a pill when something is wrong,” Adams said. “But, it is not unusual for someone to be prescribed one medication and then another that actually makes their condition worse or counteracts what the first medication is supposed to do. That does not happen with acupuncture.”
Adams was born and raised in Milford and it took her four years to learn her skills in acupuncture. She felt that opening an acupuncture location in Milford would be a way to help the community, especially those who have been told there is nothing further that can be done medically.
“I hear it all the time,” Adams said. “I have PCOS so I can’t have kids. That isn’t true. Or I hear someone is in chronic pain and they cannot be helped. That is not true. There is a time and a place for modern medicine, but there is also a time and a place for ancient medicines as well.”
Delmarva Acupuncture offers traditional acupuncture using tiny needles that stimulate the nerves and endocrine system. They also offer electro-acupuncture which is similar but involves a mild electric current passed between two needles. Dry needling alleviates trigger points and myofascial pain while ozone therapy detoxifies and heals. Adams also offers cupping and ATP Resonance Therapy.
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