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IT'S LIFE
CHANGING
Finally! A local Doctor is helping
cancer survivors live lives free from
the constant pain and suffering
associated with
Peripheral Neuropathy!

Irreversible is not a word you want to
hear from your Doctor but it’s a
common one if you’ve been
diagnosed with ChemotherapyInduced Peripheral Neuropathy
or CIPN.
Tom S. of Leesburg survived
testicular cancer only to be living
life in constant pain. He felt as
though he were walking on pins and
needles, becoming weaker and
weaker every day. “I was beginning
to be worried that one day I would
be wheelchair-bound.”

Nearly half of the patients who
undergo chemotherapy will
develop Chemotherapy-Induced
Peripheral Neuropathy or CIPN.
Chemotherapy meds travel
throughout the body and attack
cancer cells; sadly they can also
cause severe damage to healthy
nerves. CIPN can begin within
weeks of starting treatment and can
worsen as treatment continues.
A high number of really unfortunate
people will be forced to endure the
symptoms associated with CIPN for
months, or even years after they’ve
completed chemo.
When asked how CIPN was
affecting his quality of life, he
responded, “It was difficult to even
walk up and down stairs and do
other things we usually take for
granted.”

The most common
symptoms include:

“I remember thinking ‘that’s
become mighty easy for me’,
I didn’t have to hold on to the
hand rail or anything!
It’s life changing to have this
mobility back!”

pain, tingling, burning,
weakness, or numbness in
arms, hands, legs or feet
sudden, sharp, stabbing or
shocking pain sensations
Again and again, we meet with
loss of touch sensation
patients who were once diagnosed
clumsiness and trouble using
hands to pick up objects or as “untreatable” or “incurable” but
after receiving Rachal Lohr’s
fasten clothing
treatments are now living lives free
loss of balance and falling
from pain and suffering. For almost
For some, their nerves will recover 15 years she has been reversing the
effects of CIPN and other varieties of
over time. For most, the nerve
Peripheral Neuropathy, including
damage is ‘irreversible.’ Tom had
that caused by diabetes without
been told just that by a series of
Doctors and specialists. Essentially invasive surgeries and medications
that come with uncomfortable
they could cure his cancer but
side effects.
couldn’t fix the damage done by
the drugs used to cure his cancer.
If you’ve recently beat cancer
only to find that you’re living a life
Then Tom made a call to Rachal
in constant pain and discomfort or
Lohr of FIREFLY|Acupuncture &
you’re struggling with the same
Wellness right here in Ashburn.
Rachal and her team are using the symptoms as a result of either
time tested science of Acupuncture Idiopathic Neuropathy or Diabetic
Peripheral Neuropathy, Rachal
and a technology originally
and the incredible team at
developed by NASA that assists
FIREFLY can help!
in increasing blood flow and
expediting recovery and healing
Rachal Lohr is now accepting new
to treat this debilitating disease.
patients but only for a limited time.
After a series of treatments Tom was In an effort to protect her patients,
both current and future, she has
taking stairs with stride!
made the difficult decision to limit the
“We have a beach house and it’s up number of patients seen in her clinic.
stairs. This morning I walked right
down the stairs and got in the car,” Only 10 new neuropathy patients
will be accepted monthly so call
Tom shared.
(703)263-2142 now to schedule
a consultation.

Visit FIREFLYAcuAndWellness.com to learn more and to take advantage
of their New Patient Offer!
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