I have a lot of wonderful things to say about Maria Teresa Bresnan and her Acupuncture and Natural Health Center located in Medford. Having known and seen her for a variety of treatments on and off for close to 18 years, I can certainly speak to her integrity and sincerity, her skill and commitment in helping people heal.
Recently I have experienced a bit of a health crisis from a 50 year old injury to my spine. My doctor sent me to a neurologist to seek a surgical solution. This was somewhat terrifying and I was very unsure what to do but surprisingly, when I asked what he thought of my seeking alternative healing modalities, he gave me the OK. He seemed aware of the efficacy of acupuncture. I have what is called stenosis; my lower discs are crushed, I have bone spurs and my nerves have become seriously impinged. I was having numbness down my legs, sharp pain from my hip to my sacroiliac. I had gotten to a point where standing, walking, getting up and down was difficult and extremely painful. I became weak. Nerve pain in my skin was terrible.
I called Teresa and asked if she believed acupuncture could help my condition, she assured me it could and has been treating me with acupuncture, electrical stimulation and herbal nutrition for the nerve damage and the results have been wonderful. Within 5 visits the nerve pain went from constant to an occasional slight twing and these get less and less with every treatment.
I also found a wonderful physical therapist (Kelly Martin in Medford) and by combining the two modalities, I just keep feeling better and better. I understand that healing naturally will take time, discipline and a lot of work, but the results so far are beyond encouraging. Over all, I am doing so much better that I am feeling confident I can avoid the surgery. I feel extremely fortunate that I knew Teresa. She is a true healer.
Sincerely, Francine Lowenberg, Talent OR
My experience in getting acupuncture from M. Teresa Bresnan had been wonderful. She has treated my bone bruise/knee healing by using acupuncture and suggesting nutritional changes. I have had six sessions and my knee is stronger and more durable than it has been in the past 15 months. Teresa is intelligent, methodical, and a wonderful listener as well. I look forward to my session each week because I know it will be relaxing, informative, and best of all I will be healthier after each visit.
~ Nathan Beard, Cutting Edge Job Development LLC
I have been receiving acupuncture treatments from Teresa for three years, and thanks to her, I have experienced great relief from allergies, fatigue and most recently, migraines. Teresa has a remarkable gift for healing – and her wisdom and compassion have helped me tremendously in my healing journey.
~ Laura Leebrick, Medford, OR
When I first came into Teresa’s office I was a basket case. My anxiety was so bad I was on the verge of not being able to go outside. I have tried all types of medications, a lot of them made it worse. Acupuncture was my last hope, and I was very skeptical. By the time I left my first visit, I could breathe and I was not in the constant state of panic that I had been in. Twenty four hours later, I was setting up another appointment and taking the herbs and essential oils Teresa suggested. Acupuncture has also helped mange my pain from the complications of several surgeries I had. It has also helped my headaches. I highly recommend Teresa’s holistic approach to healing mind, body, and spirit. I always leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed and in less pain. Overall more at peace.
~ Alicia J., Medford OR
I went to Teresa because my baby was in a breech position and I was scheduled to have an external version done at the hospital. I saw Teresa on a Friday and she did an acupuncture treatment (that did not involve needles) to help my baby turn. She showed me how to continue the the treatment at home over the weekend and I did it. I could feel him move after every treatment but I wasn't sure that it worked until I went into the hospital on Monday and just prior to the procedure my doctor did an ultrasound and my baby had flipped all on his own. The external version wasn't necessary. I am convinced that what Teresa did (and I continued over the weekend) caused him to go on his own, since with my previous birth I did have an external version. If only I had known about acupuncture for my first baby.
I went back to Teresa a few weeks later because the my doctor wanted to induce me. Teresa had previously told me that there is acupuncture treatments that can help you go into labor. I was scheduled to be induced on a Thursday and I did three treatments with Teresa from Monday - Wednesday. Since I had never experienced acupuncture before it was a little bit of an uncomfortable experience on the first day. However, every day was easier and although it did not put me into labor completely I did have a lot of contractions and I could tell my body was getting ready. On the day that I did get induced my labor progressed without the need for any pitocin and I was able to have a natural childbirth with labor that only lasted 3 1/2 hours. Teresa mentioned that acupuncture helps with your bodies natural endorphin's and my pain was very manageable throughout this birth. I am again so thrilled with the outcome and so thankful to Teresa for being around and helping me reach the type of birth I could have only dreamed of.
Thank you for everything,
~ Angela Hibbard, Medford, OR
When I first spoke with Teresa Bresnan on the phone to make an appointment, I recall being very impressed by her positive demeanor and her forthrightness. I had an intuitive sense that she would be very helpful in dealing with my numerous health care needs. Litlle did I know at that time just how helpful she would be.
I brought in a problem of pain and restricted movement in my left shoulder, lower back pain, acid reflux, low energy, dry red eyes, and overall malaise. I am writing this six weeks after my first appointment and each of the problems have been 80% to 100% solved. It is my plan to see Teresa on a periodic basis for the purpose of maintenance and to address continuing and any possible new health issues. The treatments were primarily acupuncture, but also involved cupping massage, oriental herbs and supplements, flower essence and some extremely helpful information and advice regarding diet and other lifestyle choices. It is certainly good that the use of acupuncture and the application of oriental medicine are becoming not only acceptable as medical practice but more and more identified as preventive medicine.
Teresa’s extraordinary educational and experiential background enables her to add something uniquely special to the provision of her health care services other than that of an extremely competent medical practitioner. I would describe it as an advanced healing and spiritual energy. She has awakened in me the desire to more effectively balance my body, mind and spirit. I was recently going over in my mind the people in my long life that have had a significant and positive impact on my sense of self and on my health and overall wellbeing. There were only a few and Teresa is one of them. I am very pleased to recommend her without hesitation.
~ Robert, Ashland, OR
I highly recommend Teresa Bresnan as a top notch health care provider. I experienced 25 years of chronic sinusitis problems that were not resolved despite two sinus surgeries, countless antibiotic, antihistamine and steroid treatments. Following the second surgery to reduce the frequency and duration of sinus infections, my condition worsened. I spent 6 months on antibiotics and steroids. During that time I sought out what was for me a "radical" approach to the condition. Working as a team the last 5 years, Teresa & I have achieved a high level of success to the point of reducing sinus episodes to 1-2 per year with no antibiotic or steroid treatment. Teresa's expertise is a holistic approach to wellness that includes nutrition, herbs, massage, acupuncture and a great sense of humor.
~ Wendy B. Medford, Oregon
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little skeptical the first time I met with Teresa, but within five minutes she knew more my body than any of the doctors I had spent years with. I had been suffering from daily headaches for almost two years and had been given every pill there is, but at no point had anyone ever suggested that we figure out the cause of my headaches. Teresa spent almost two hours with me on my first visit, getting to know me and trying to understand what imbalances were causing my pain. After cutting out dairy and meeting with Teresa for one month I finally had my first headache-free day in years, and each session I am feeling better and better. Teresa was not interested in just treating me, she actually wanted to heal me. I am so grateful to be taking this journey with her and learning about my body and my health.
~ Tiki Rust, Jacksonville, OR
"I lost my sense of smell and taste for over five weeks. With one treatment, M.T. Bresnan restored both. I am very thankful.
~ L.M. Medford OR