I first came to see Damiana for anxiety and sleep issues which, upon deep reflection, I realized I had been suffering from for many years. Damiana provided me with gentle yet powerful care that was truly holistic. Through my work with her we addressed my physical symptoms, emotional troubles and even touched on the spiritual side of my life. Before working with Damiana I had frequent anxiety attacks that made it hard to function plus I had very unreliable sleep with insomnia ranging from trouble falling asleep to early waking to dreaded nights with no sleep at all. Now I am calm and confident with much less anxiety. At night when I am snuggled in my bed I drift off to sleep easily and wake in the morning feeling refreshed. Like thirst quenched by a cool glass of water on a hot day, now I look forward to the comfort and relief of a cozy sleep. Damiana is thorough and deeply compassionate as well as being incredibly effective. She is a true artist in her craft! ~Angela
I sought out Damiana’s help to heal a tennis elbow injury. It had been a recent injury, but was very painful and limiting my ability to lift my arm and do everyday movements. I had heard it can be a tendon stress injury that is hard to heal from. A friend of mine had it so long that she had resorted to cortisone shots to overcome it. Not wanting to go to that extreme I went to Damiana for acupuncture. After the first three weekly treatments my pain had subsided immensely and I was able to do most daily movements again. Within the next two treatments I was basically pain free and had a few additional treatments to make sure no rebounding pain occurred. I did not know how a seemingly simple tendon issue could stop me in my tracks, but so thankful that I found Damiana and was able to get back to the things I love to do. ~Carolyne
“When I came to Damiana’s office, I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I also had severe insomnia and shoulder pain.
I had 3 major shoulder surgeries that resulted in infection. After seeing a variety of specialists over a year and a half I was frustrated and still in pain. After many improper diagnoses, I finally found Damiana. She has been extremely helpful in alleviating the pain and my increased shoulder mobility has finally allowed me to work out again.
When I first started seeing Damiana I was only sleeping a couple of hours a night. After just a few of treatments I noticed a drastic difference. In fact, one morning I slept through the alarm clock! With more sleep, I found my energy to be much better, without mental fogginess and my tremors decreased.
Damiana is very kind, thoughtful, and innovative in her treatments. She is always looking for new techniques to further improve my health.” ~David
“I turned to Damiana for help with my carpel tunnel problems, hoping that I wouldn’t have to resort to Cortisone injections, which the orthopedic surgeon had said was my best option. From my first session with Damiana, I felt relief in my wrists, and over the course of several sessions, I’m happy to say that the pain that had been preventing me from doing so many things in my life (from carrying my baby to practicing yoga) is gone. I truly appreciate Damiana’s holistic approach to helping her patients. In addition to the actual acupuncture, she spent a significant amount of time talking with me to learn more about my lifestyle, and was able to suggest other complementary remedies, such as massage and herbal treatments that could help me tackle my wrist pain and the associated issues. I’m now able to do so many of the things that used to be painful, and I don’t even worry about them causing me pain. I’ll definitely be back to see Damiana should the pain return, or if I ever find myself needing relief for a different injury.”~ Emily
“On May 3, I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy, a partial facial paralysis. The folks at the emergency room said that there was nothing they could do for me. I would have to wait 6-8 weeks and there was an 85% chance that it would go away. I couldn’t eat, drink, smile or blink my eye. I was devastated. On May 4, I found Damiana Corca. She immediately put me at ease with her competent and optimistic attitude. She assured me that she would be able to help me and she did, in so many ways. She not only treated me with acupuncture but advised me on lifestyle and nutritional changes that could help me deal with my stress. Within 1 week I was improved. Within 2 weeks i was 70% better. Within 3 weeks i was 85% better and now, 5 weeks later, I am 100% better. Damiana is amazing. I can not thank her enough for her expertise and encouragement!”~Mary
“Damiana has helped redirect my health on many occasions, and all for the better. Most recently, I was feeling unwell and suffering from chronic low back pain. Damiana suggested I get some lab work specifically for Kidney infection. My MD had not considered this, but once tested they found a high grade Kidney infection! Not only this, but since seeing Damiana my overall health, well-being and general awareness continues to excel. Thanks Damiana!”~Kari
“Last summer, I had severe plantar fasciitis after doing a half Ironman. I tried massage and dry needling, which provided some relief, but the only thing that fixed it was Injection Therapy with homeopathic Traumeel. After just 4 injections, I was 80% better and by 6-8, I was totally healed. Damiana’s instinctive healing touch was always able to find the source of tension in my leg, and she skillfully and consistently injected in the right spot to give me the most relief and healing. She’s amazing, and most importantly, loves what she does. Her passion for acupuncture and Chinese medicine comes through in every session. You know you’re well taken care of and have someone that will do everything they can to make sure you feel better. I highly recommend her!”~Jessica
“Last December I was suffering from insomnia. I could not sleep more than 4-5 hours a night. In just a few treatments with Damiana I was experiencing sleeping 8 hrs straight and waking up feeling very rested. I continued to have weekly treatments for 2 months and not only did I continue to sleep really well, my whole health improved. I felt a lot less stress in my work and my brain became clearer, I can now get so much more done without getting tired. I also had a torn muscle in my arm. I had an ultrasound showing the tear. For over a year I could not lift weights, even lifting a grocery back hurt. Damiana gave me 3-4 injections of Traumeel and my arm is like new! I am back to lifting weights without any problem. I have been to many acupuncturists in my life. Damiana is without doubt the best. She is very dedicated and passionate about her work. I very highly recommend her. One more thing, I was getting a bad cold and sinus problem, she gave me one acupuncture treatment and some herbs and it all went away in day!”~James
“I first saw Damiana in a desperate situation, after returning home from Nepal I had contracted serious gastrointestinal and viral illness (luckily from something on my journey home rather than during my month long experience in Nepal) and felt hopeless after weeks of no improvement from rest. After just three sessions with Damiana, each accompanied by a prescription of Chinese herbs, I had completely recovered. I had no previous experience with acupuncture or Chinese Medicine before this and was absolutely amazed by the power of the treatments I received from Damiana. I could feel each treatment working on a level that I have never felt any type of medicine work before. I now see Damiana for an injury to my psoaz muscle, which after multiple ultrasounds, a CT scan, and an investigative laproscopic surgery (taking the western route), Damiana was ultimately who figured out what my mysterious pain was after just a couple of sessions and is now working with me to help me heal. There are many acupuncturists out there, but I feel comfortable in Damiana’s hands and appreciate all that she does to help me through whatever health or physical issue I encounter. I look forward to my sessions with Damiana and feel confident in her abilities to heal. Damiana has made me a firm believer in the power of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and Holistica is a great practice and a rejuvenative healing environment.” ~Mariposa
“I want to thank Dr. Damiana and acupuncture for restoring my emotional health. She provided me with the best natural medical care. My nurse practioner tried to help me with anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs, but I knew they were only covering up the symptoms, not providing the healing I needed. Having found Dr. Damiana and her practice of acupuncture, I am now drug free and better than ever. My outlook on life has totally changed since my treatments. I can’t say enough good things about acupuncture, if you are suffering with depression or emotional distress you will not find relief thru drugs. I recommend the natural alternative of acupuncture to my friends and co-workers. It works!” ~Connie
“My name is Stephen, and in March of 2009 I was diagnosed with the early onset of Parkinson’s Disease. It was pretty devastating, to say the least. I had been showing signs of the disease for several months before the diagnosis, so I can’t say that I was taken by total surprise. Still, when you’re 37 years old, Parkinson’s Disease is one of the last things with which you expect to be diagnosed.
I started doing the normal things that people do when they are given such bad news: kept a positive attitude, sought different physicians, did the standard research on the best medications and diets, and looked around for the best treatment processes available. When I was first diagnosed, I was living in Middleburg, Florida, and had heard from many different physicians about possible, medicinal treatments. None of those treatments had too much staying power.
About nine months later, I moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Again, I sought the treatment of physicians, but nothing that they prescribed ever gave me sustainable results.
I was shaking.
I was cramping.
I was spasming.
I was not able to sleep from all the pain I was going through.
And NO ONE seemed to be able to do anything about it!!
At one point, I was told by a doctor that if my condition did not improve that I would be in a wheelchair within 5 years.
It was two years into the disease and the process of finding a cure that my nephews, Jamie and Mike, suggested that I go see their Chiropractor doctor. I had tried so many different types of unsuccessful cures and alleviations over the past two years; I was desperate to seek new alternatives that could help. Unfortunately, after one visit with the Chiropractor doctor, he was relatively convinced that he would not be able to do anything for me. However, he did suggest that I try acupuncture. He told me that he knew an accredited acupuncturist named Dr. Damiana Corca.
At first, I shook off the idea. I’m no big fan of holistic medicine, to be sure. But the more I thought about it – and how nothing else was working with any real success – the more I realized that I’d be doing myself a great disservice to not, at least, give it a shot. The Chiropractor doctor set up a meeting with Damiana, and I was very impressed with what she had to say, what she knew, and how she handled herself. I agreed to undergo acupuncture therapy.
I won’t lie. The first visit was tough. My body was so out of whack from the Parkinson’s that I felt every needle Damiana put into me. Still, she was so insightful and positive, that I felt very at ease with the entire process.
As the second visit approached, I was expecting the same amount of pain, but it was not nearly as bad. What I didn’t know at the time was that my body was starting to heal itself. By the time that the third visit had ended, I left feeling pretty good, and the acupuncture process was well under way.
While I’m only a little over a month into the acupuncture treatments, I have already seen real, SUSTAINABLE results. The treatments are much more relaxing, and I have found that I no longer exhibit most of the major symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. My pain has been reduced by about 70%, the spasms come very rarely, and the tremors have decreased exponentially. More than that, my sleep patterns are much better, and my energy level is much greater. Some days, I feel like a kid again.
One other thing I would like to say about my acupuncturist, Dr. Damiana Corca: she has not only helped me to feel better, but she has taught me so much about the human body, that I am able to show some of my friends and family some of the techniques of self-healing. Needless to say, I look like a genius to them.
I am looking forward to the next several months to see what is to come, and to feel more sustainable results from the acupuncture treatments. Dr. Corca is not only my acupuncture therapist, but she is also my friend.” ~Stephen
“Since moving to Florida 14 years ago I have suffered from severe allergies and was diagnosed with allergy-induced asthma. Apparently low-lying Florida with all its molds and pollens is the perfect ‘petri dish’ for allergies.
I was prescribed numerous medications – antihistamines, nose drops, and steroid asthma inhalers. In allergy season I was miserable – my eyes and throat itched, I coughed and wheezed and several times my post-nasal drip caused bronchitis.
I took a 10 week course of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I must admit it did seem strange that tiny needles could help me. The sessions were pleasant, not painful and even relaxing. To my amazement when the pollen season came in I was fine.
It has been over one year now and I take zero Western medications and feel no irritation. Yesterday on the news it was reported that the pollen count was “way off the charts” and I had taken a bike ride and felt nothing. Before the treatment I would have been a wheezing, sneezing mess.
Obviously, I am thrilled with these results and would recommend Dr. Damiana’s acupuncture and Chinese herb treatments to anyone.” ~Amanda
“I had the good fortune of getting Damiana as my practitioner at East West College’s Student Clinic. My goal was to better my health, which hadn’t been fully addressed by allopathic medicine and the pills given for my conditions. What a difference I saw under Damiana’s care! Her dedication and knowledge was impressive, especially as she still was a student at the college. On top of being an amazing practitioner, she is also a wonderful person. She has the ability to relate to her patients and put them at ease. She is an asset to any clinic or patient.” ~Diane