From our Clients

Sharing their experience.

 
 

Here is the prescription you gave me for. Some I've been off for 4 days now; feel great. So now you tell those other docs that there is hope! 3 1/2 weeks off Vicodin; stopped taking soma cold turkey 4 days ago! I feel great. Next is Elavil. Thanks!

After taking Hormone Replacement Therapy for 5 years, my doctor said it was not safe to continue. This brought back all the severe symptoms of menopause (night sweats, flushing, etc.) Since doing the acupuncture and taking herbs my symptoms have greatly decreased. I sleep well at night and my ‘hot flashes’ have decreased dramatically. I highly recommend this course of treatment to anybody.
DL, New Paltz

I first visited Dr. Sam this winter to discuss some problems I was having with poor circulation and chronic coldness. In my first appointment Sam was very enthusiastic about treating not only my circulation problems, but also asked me about other health issues I had been struggling with as well. He was incredibly open to hearing what I had to say about my own health, and made me feel that he was taking very careful consideration of everything that I had to say. Rather than isolate the problem, he helped me assess all the factors of my health and lifestyle which could be affecting my overall wellness. He prescribed a Chinese Herbal tea for me that increased my circulation dramatically and made me feel so much warmer all the time. In addition, Dr. Sam’s recommendations decreased my migraines, and need for medication, from once per week to once per month. As a medical professional, Sam was caring and thoughful, and my visit to him was very refreshing. It was great to have my medical concerns treated with such an open-minded and holistic approach.
AH, New Paltz

I visited Dr. Sam to help me deal with the horrible allergies, yeast infections and skin rashes I had been living with for all of my life. I had seen countless specialists including dermatologists, gynecologists and allergists who had prescribed me all types of steroids and allergy medications. Nothing seemed to work! I had been told that because my family has allergies so do I and I should just learn to live with them. Dr. Sam is the first person who ever looked at me as a whole being.
Amie

Thank you again for weeding through my very complex medical history. It's sad when people face chronic sickness, they almost get used to it. In a way, not living vibrantly was just the norm for me during relapses. Sometimes lasting for 6 months or more. When my body betrayed me, it was almost three years of fading eyesight, disease and brainfog before I was treated for Lyme back in early 2000's. I was not able to plan or undertake in real living. Lyme treatment helped, however off ABX, i would totally relapse, and I would not 100% heal. During my 20's and 30's, a time when I should have been traveling, dating, seeing the world and having kids, I lost all of those years to doctors visits and confusion. Well, 3 days ago, my wife and I packed up for a road-trip to Vancouver, on to Whistler and we had a great time! While in Whistler, I reached a new high of 96% of normal health. Where my previous high of 94% was topped. I am in a way different and better place than I was before. Thanks to you! We took cable cars to the top of the peak and just hung out and took it all in the winter wonderland (next time we will take snowboarding lessons). 😀 Even though I am not 100% yet, this is miles from where I was before. And people commented on my skin complexion was way healthier. Like I said, my eyes and cheeks were sucked in before, as well as people would sometimes say my complexion was on the slight yellow side in years past. I can even show you before and after photos. Now my skin is normal and healthy, my eyes no longer have dark circles, stomach was flatter. My legs felt that of an 18 year olds, no pain, no joint pain, no shooting nerve pain or buzzing/twitching, no heavy feelings. Sleep is amazing now! Full 8 hours! Before I would be lucky to sleep for an hour! Stomach is now flat, stools are normal. Formed, harder and dark, for a continual basis. Don't like talking about poo, haha - I did not mention - my stools would be 'fatty, greasy and light colored' over the past years when I was really ill. No more! I will say, I still have a little wax and wane, so you are right, a slight Lyme element, however my range is 90-96% now. Well, hopefully now, this genetic curse and be rectified and we can focus on really learning from the past, however not living in the past. We can embrace the future! Thank you so much for your understanding and compassion. I have had so many 'false hopes' in the past, and I don't want to jinx this, but it looks like it may be the root of the cause I have been searching for, and I can finally depend on my body to stop betraying me, to allow me to be a real man, a warrior and a winner - and reverse my families curse as well. I will be in to refill some supplements this week, and get additional ones for my mom. Thank you and happy holidays. But yes, seeing huge gains here, and hopefully for my mom as well. But like I said, this looks like the right path, its still a little early to tell with my mom quite yet. She is in her 70's, so she might take longer for her to heal. You don't know how excited I am to get my (and hopefully) my mom's life back. Even though I am trying to hold it in, haha
Frank, Bellevue Wa

Seeing Dr. Schikowitz is a boost to my self-esteem, knowing I was doing some things right, and looking forward to doing more things better. I always come away with something useful. I feel good about coming to see him.
DB, New Paltz

I just wanted to let you know on a personal note that I took all of the helpful tools you gave me regarding how I can use NVC to talk to my father and we ended up having an amazing conversation yesterday. A lot of things were cleared up, I let my Dad know of a need I had that he was not even aware of and by the end we were both crying tears of happiness. It was very emotional and healing so thank you for taking the time to ask the right questions and make the inquiries you did. I am very grateful.
MO, New Paltz

Wanted to share some awesome news with you. Today was the first day in probably three years that I got my period and was able to function like a normal human being with a minimum of pain. My breasts didn't hurt, my side (ovary?) doesn't hurt…my menstrual cramps are greatly diminished. The only thing we’re doing different this time around is the diindolylmethane. I've only been taking it for two weeks, but according to the research I've read, even a few days is enough to notice an effect. I will continue to take it, and hopefully, next month I’ll feel even better. I am just so happy, and so grateful to you for helping me.
Margaret

I was dealing with IBS that was related to both food intolerances and social anxiety. After searching online I found that acupuncture had helped a lot of people in dealing with and curing IBS. After speaking with Dr. Sam about my issues I had great hope for returning to a normal life. Dr. Sam’s caring nature for all things that were happening my life and his great knowledge of the human body were able to help me to overcome the obstacles that I was facing both with IBS and some of my work and personal life issues.
Casey Lynch

In my experience, Dr. Sam hears, and has a clear way of understanding what is needed in an overall way. He takes in account all physical, mental and emotional aspects in a wholistic and organized way that seems unique to anything that I have experienced. He focuses on the issue that is most causing the dis-ease while giving support in the many areas that he is knowledgable in. Thank you.
Brittany

When I was diagnosed with a cervical dysplasia (ASCUS 2) I was devastated. The procedures I had to endure were painful and frightening, and I had no hope for a permanent cure. I went to see Dr. Sam and he understood the stress I was feeling and put me at ease. He knew exactly the treatment plan that would cure the condition. After 6 weeks of his protocol my follow-up PAP was 100% clear. It was a focused, natural, and safe plan and I suffered no side effects. I send anyone who has serious health conditions to see Dr. Sam.
LW, New Paltz

Dr. Sam is a gifted healer. His intelligence and skill set is augmented by genuine warmth and understanding for the human condition. Each time I brought a concern to Dr. Sam, I was nurtured and treated with the utmost professionalism. Each time I left Dr. Sam’s office I felt at ease and healthier.
Jessica Hebrank, MD

I just want to thank you for your kind and excellent care. Since starting your program of dietary changes and supplements I have had much more energy and have lost an entire size with no effort! For three years I have searched for someone to help me deal effectively with the effects of menopause and until my cousin recommended you I had no luck. Further, as you know, when I came to see you I had a severe lung infection that had lingered for two weeks, but after one Acupuncture treatment and one week of the supplements I was completely back to normal and when I saw you last I was pleased to learn that I did not have to stay on the lung support supplements. Your time and attention to detail and caring manner are sadly uncommon in health care professionals. My husband, Bob and I feel blessed to have found you. Please feel free to use this as a most enthusiastic letter of recommendation!
Maddie Cheers, Center Moriches, NY

I am so sorry to hear this news. You are an exceptional doctor and for another to undermine your successes is a real shame. The medical profession needs thousands more doctors like you. You are one of a kind and you STILL listen. Best of luck in all of your endeavors, you're the best!!
Carrie Miggins

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