Case Studies


Five years ago I was in the best shape of my life until I hurt my back ironically during a workout at the gym. The injury kept me from exercising and I quickly gained 50 pounds. I have struggled unsuccessfully to shed the extra weight trying pretty much every diet on the market. It was frustrating.

Four weeks ago I had my first session with Shawn. To be honest I was skeptical and didn't expect much. I was so wrong! The session was wonderful, relaxing and completely enjoyable. I left feeling rejuvenated; I actually felt like I had been on a mini vacation.

It is difficult to explain but I found myself instinctively making different choices in what I ate and drank. Easy and effortlessly I lost 20 pounds in 4-weeks and the weight continues to come off. I have no doubt that I will reach my goal weight in the next month or two. It is truly amazing!

I scheduled another session with Shawn to reinforce my weight loss as well as to discuss a problem that I have with falling asleep. This problem has plagued me since childhood and I have tried everything from sleeping pills and anti anxiety medication with very little success. That same night I followed Shawn's instructions for relaxation and fell asleep within minutes. I have not had one sleepless night since and I actually put away my medication.

I am now a true believer in hypnosis and an even bigger believer in Shawn. Shawn is kind, compassionate and a consummate professional. I honestly believe the reason for my success is due to his skill and compassion. I do not believe I would have had this success with anyone else. My only regret is not meeting him 5 years ago. He is truly a gift in my life.

Stan, Myrtle Beach, SC

Liver Disease

Seventeen years ago I was diagnosed with liver disease while pregnant with my fourth child. There were no symptoms until five and a half years later. Suddenly I wasn't able to function on four-fire hours of sleep and everything hurt. A rheumatologist diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. Then my labs came back with devastating results. My liver was failing and I had to begin a treatment program of interferon and ribivarin for a year. Daily injections and oral meds put my numbers back in the low normal range. I was in remission. Three more times over the next eleven years I would repeat the treatment. Finally in July 2009 the treatment had to be discontinued. I was no longer responding and the toxic drugs were killing me. Throughout each trial I experienced side effects: nausea, vertigo, limb numbness, hair loss, memory loss, itching, psoriatic breakouts, loss of taste and smell, and worst of all anemia and fatigue. As a result of the drugs I developed astropeia. Unable to live a normal life, I slept 18-20 hours out of every 24. I couldn't stand or walk for any length of time. I could not dry my hair, open a pop top or get fully dressed without assistance. Two months after discontinuing treatment I forced myself to either make dinner or do a little laundry each day. It was sheer will that allowed me to perform even these small tasks. In January 2010 a friend told me about The Acupuncture Wellness Center of Florida. I decided to have a consult in February. After two visits I actually was pain free! For the first time in years I woke up each day feeling more and more alive. One month later my energy level was increased to where I no longer napped during the day. I am now in my third month of treatment and I have my life back. I am back to work, feeling great, and appreciating my new wellness. My latest liver ultrasound was normal.

Sherry R.


I have been smoke free for over a year! I tried patches, gum, and even chantix. Nothing worked until acupuncture. I did not have the cravings that I had in the past, and I feel so much better, being able to breathe easier, and taste my food. I even felt good enough to do my first Olympic distance triathlon, and now I'm doing it again !! I can't thank you enough.

Deb S. Tamarac, Fl

Dependency On Stimulants

"I have been under the care of the Acupuncture Wellness Center of Florida for over four years. My care in this office started with Dr. Tobol, and has continued ever since. Suzanne and Shawn have been key partners in my wellbeing. Their down-to-earth approach to natural healthcare is a breath of fresh-air and a constant reminder of how Acupuncture, Hypnosis, and Therapy work together to achieve great wellness results. Further, I have been able to eliminate my dependency on stimulants with the Hypnosis received from Shawn. I feel more focused and with more clarity now that I ever did with only positive side effects. I have been able to tap deeper into my own potential to generate a sense of confidence that I have never experienced with any other modality.

I thank God for being able to receive their care, and I trust that more and more people are able to experience first hand the vitality and wellness received when under their care. I highly recommend them and all of their staff for a true 'healthcare' experience with only positive side effects."


Back Pain

Dr. Suzanne is very professional in her work and has provided excellent results. She is caring person one if a few that will take the time to listen to her patients.

Sorry you moved to Florida.

John W.

Anxiety, Headaches, GI Issues

"I had been bouncing from doctor to doctor in a desperate search for someone who would competently treat a variety of issues I was having. During my initial visit to the office, I shared the list of medications I was taking, which was in excess of 5, in order to manage symptoms I was having including anxiety, headaches, and debilitating GI distress. At that point in my life, I decided I had nothing to lose and everything to gain by seeking care with Acupuncture. I am happy to say that at this point, after completing treatment, I am on no daily medications, enjoy eating any foods I want, and no longer struggle with the anxiety issues I once had."

Michelle J.


"My sole experience with acupuncture has been at the Acupuncture Wellness Center of Florida, and I have been greatly impressed. I originally sought treatment for a skin condition that is 100% better through treatment, herbs and products. I continued treatment to improve my circulation, digestion, balance, anxiety and problems of fatigue due to increased energy, better all around balance in my life and the lack of anxiety. I am sleeping regularly, no longer need a daily nap and feel much more centered spiritually. If you are considering treatment, I highly urge you to try it."

Kelly Z.


"I got my energy back! Treatment at the Acupuncture Wellness Center of Florida helped me with my indigestion problems AND helped me to get centered physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you."


Migraine Headache

I had been getting migraine headaches since 2006 and no doctor had been able to remedy the situation. Usually every couple of months, weeks, sometimes once or twice a week, I would experience the incredible pain and all the dreadful symptoms that come along with them. I have had a CAT Scan, MRI, EEG, blood work done, eyes checked and other MD recommended tests with no answers.Finally a Neurologist pinpointed that I suffer from complex migraines but was only interested in giving me medication for when I sense the migraine starting. Not exactly a solution.

After being referred to Dr. Suzanne by another client of hers, I made my first appointment for acupuncture. She told me exactly what to expect and was right on. And not only was she interested in my acupuncture, she was more focused on getting to the root of the matter proving just how caring about solving the issues she is.

I have now been migraine free for almost 2 years and feel great! The acupuncture process not only doesn't hurt like I originally suspected it would, it is actually one of the most soothing and relaxing processes I've ever experienced. Dr. Suzanne's treatment is truly a gift to my world. I would, and do, highly recommend her services to any and everyone that suffers from migraines as well as any other type of difficulty that acupuncture has been known to help.

Chris K.


I sleep much better since you've been treating my Tinnitus. You helped support me through a very difficult period where I was suffering terrible Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms. You were able to relax my muscles, relieve my body pain, as well as reduce my anxiety level, and improve my digestion.

Maureen O.

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