the fall of 2004 I was diagnosed with three autoimmune diseases (sarcoidosis,
autoimmune hepatitis and HLA B27). My team of doctors put me on
large doses of prednisone, sulfa drugs and other medications.
While the medication initially helped diminish some of my symptoms,
the underlying problems still remained. The more I learned about
these diseases the more I realized there is little that modern
medicine knows about them and even worse, little guarantee that the
medications I was taking would not further impact my body in the long
run and cause more harm than good.
I started researching on my own and found in most of the research that
acupuncture and herbal treatments were found to be two of the best
ways to force autoimmune conditions into remission and create a
better, if not normal quality of life. Since I was fearful of
acupuncture, I first sought the treatment of an herbalist, which
helped but did not provide the results I was hoping for. My
herbalist then suggested I get acupuncture and recommended Chris at
made the appointment, but was very nervous about what to expect.
I had a picture of a creepy office and scary needles. I was very
pleasantly surprised when I walked into Oasis Acupuncture.
It was clean and I felt safe. Chris was wonderful! He was
one of the first people I had worked with that recognized how
difficult it must be to be 27 and have these ailments. Chris
definitely made the initial process much easier. He answered all
my questions and made me feel comfortable with the procedure.
the first treatment I could literally feel movement in my body.
Almost immediately following my first treatment I could see and feel a
difference in all my joints and in the way I moved. It was the
first time in over a year that I could see the bones in my ankles because
the swelling was reduced. Even my friends noticed that I moved
better and faster. I was thrilled!
continued treatments once a week for almost three months and then
tapered to a visit once a month. I have been going to Oasis
Acupuncture for over a year and it has made a world of
difference! My doctors have seen significant improvements in my
blood work and have even been able to reduce my medications to almost
nothing. It is fantastic! I can honestly say that without
acupuncture treatments I would not be functioning at the normal level
I do today. I am forever grateful to acupuncture and to Chris
for making it such a painless process. Thank You!
- Jessica Schulte
Thank you for being so great at what you do! Our dream of
starting a family is finally underway and my husband and I thank you
for your help!
- Brandy Sanders
I had several fertility issues to
overcome and had read about the benefits of acupuncture. My
Reproductive Endocrinologist also mentioned that I consider it on my
first visit with him. Fortunately, that same week I had scheduled my
first visit with Chris.
Chris treated me for three months
prior to the insemination procedure (an IUI) and despite my being 40
and having 6 different medical issues, I conceived my wonderful son
during that one procedure with frozen donor sperm.
Combining Eastern and Western
medicine worked perfectly for me and I would highly recommend it to
anyone. Thank you Chris!
- Tammy Farrell
able to clear up my problem with three sessions of acupuncture! My
Achilles tendons were inflamed to the point that I thought my
basketball playing days were over. Incredible pain to play, and
immense suffering afterwards; with no relief from any kind of
session was a mild exploratory test for acupuncture. This was my
trying something I hadn't experienced before, but I was desperate
enough to try anything. It revealed just a little relief. For the
second session Chris and I realized we needed to go further, to do a
more rigorous session to realize a benefit. It worked!!! Major relief.
I was on my way back from a serious impairment. Within a day or two I
realized a complete recovery from a debilitating situation.
session closed the door on the problem. I'm back running and jumping,
playing full court basketball. No problems, no relapses. I almost quit
basketball. I'm now playing pain free.
Chris Vedeler has been a tremendous help
in recovering from martial arts and sports injuries. He is highly
recommended in healing sprains, repetitive stress injury, and joint
problems. My knee, ankle and hand have all been treated by Chris with
- Gary Santoro
Chris Vedeler is a professional,
compassionate and intuitive healer. He has a tremendous sense of
"Balance". The residents of Arizona are fortunate to have
him here. I predict that Chris will be one of the most sought-after
and renowned acupuncturists in this state. I would never hesitate to
recommend Chris's services to anyone. Even the most skeptical patients
will be impressed when they experience his proficient capabilities. If
you have never experienced acupuncture, then please consider the
potential healing capacity that Chinese Medicine can offer you.
- Betsey Prevost Ricciardi
I had Chris do Acupuncture for Restless
Legs. With a few sessions and some herbs my restless leg problem has
disappeared. I think this is a wonderful way to balance my body and
will go back to correct any other imbalance. I highly recommend Chris
- Jan Katcher
I was pleasantly surprised at the high
quality of treatment I received from Chris Vedeler. He tried a technique on
me that was right on the money
with the results. I was looking for an acupuncture treatment that was beyond
the physical and incorporated more spiritual results. This kind of technique
is hard to find in Tucson so I travel all the way to Scottsdale just to go
to Oasis Acupuncture. The environment is very pristine and Chris' warm
personality is always calming.
- Lauren Johnson
Chris is very professional and passionate
about using his talents to help others. I was most impressed with the
results of just one session with him, and I would definitely recommend Chris
to anyone who is willing to heal from within.
- Laura Oglesby
Like magic...acupuncture with Chris allowed
my body to maximize its potential. I feel relaxed, focused and
prepared for whatever may come my way.
- Wendy Simms-Small
We had been trying to
conceive for over 3 years with the help of fertility specialists.
While preparing for our last IVF cycle, we both had acupuncture by
Chris. Prior to the transfer Chris met us at the MD's office for acupuncture
and then did a treatment following the transfer. We are happy to
report that we are now 8 weeks pregnant!!!! We are going to continue acupuncture
to sustain our pregnancy, and to relieve the morning sickness. Thank
you so much Chris, we truly feel that you and the acupuncture played a
big role in making this happen.
- Kim & Rick Bartman
(Note - I'm happy to report that Eliana Bartman was born May
Chris Vedeler is a talented acupuncturist,
gifted with a balanced sense of compassion, intellect and intuition. My 3
years of experience working with Chris has been both enjoyable and
enlightening and I have seen first hand the positive difference that Chris
has made in his patients lives. I would recommend Chris to anyone.
- Dr. James Ventrisca
I have to say, at first I was very nervous and uneasy, but I felt after the treatment was performed, Wonderful! Thank you very much for taking the time to heal me... I greatly appreciate it, it was an honor.
- Jessie Sengpiel
A single session with Chris helped me to dramatically change my response to stress. Things that used to knock me off center and into panic mode now seem easily manageable. I would recommend Chris to anyone.
- Brodie Welch
My sessions with Chris allowed me to access the deepest levels of my self. With his guidance I was able to understand and resolve long-standing blocks and struggles. Hypnotherapy has been instrumental in my personal development and growth.
- Amy Zahm
Chris Vedeler is very intelligent and has a
wonderful sense of humor. He has a great sense of compassion and is
very knowledgeable about the art and science of acupuncture. If you
want or need an acupuncturist Chris Vedeler is highly
- Susan M. Evers