Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

I want to share with you two additional HEROES in my life that are having a tremendous effect on how I deal with life in general and Parkinson’s Disease in particular. One is Kristin, my Physical Therapist, the other Paul, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine I go to for Acupuncture. Both are teaching me how to think BIG in my daily struggle with PD.

. . . I now spend much of a day exercising–riding my bike, walking upright with gusto and swimming every morning. And what a change it is making in my life and health. For many of us, not just with PD, our World Has become Too Small.” The gift I am receiving I pass on to you. No matter what circumstances you find yourself in health wise or otherwise, THINK BIG.

There is a BIG GOD who walks/runs with us. There are new ways of dealing with all kinds of illnesses with an emphasis on wholeness through proper eating and exercise. And there are heroes like Kristin and Paul who can show us the way.

David Kerr, 2015

Dr. Paul is a miracle worker! When I came to him I was experiencing level 7,8,9 pain in my neck due to a motorcycle accident. My medical doctor did his best for me with the tools he had, but was unable to bring my pain levels down. After 3 visits to Dr. Paul (De Lucia), I was pain free! Following his guidance regarding diet, specific exercises, and Chinese herbal medicine, I have become a new man. Before Dr. Paul I was living in a world of pain; now I live a normal life. Western medicine is good for finding out where the problems are and treating the symptoms . . . Eastern medicine will cure the problem. I am a believer in Dr. Paul and Eastern medicine.
Larry Garcia, US Navy Retired, 2015

Just want to say thanks for my first year of being a nonsmoker. Yah!

Susan ODonnel, St. Petersburg, 2014

After several back surgeries to remove bone spurs, I suffered pain from my left glute radiating down the left side of my leg and calf to the top of the foot. From the time I got up until the time I went to bed, I had this constant dull ache. By the end of the day, it really got to me. It affected my workout schedule: weight lifting, kayaking, bike riding. I have Florida and Georgia as my business territories. I drive a lot. This pain made the long drives almost intolerable. After checking out this website and reading about other people’s positive experiences, I went to see Paul De Lucia, AP, DOM. He suggested certain stretches and gave me an herbal formula for bone spurs. After only 3 acupuncture treatments, I am pain free!
Joseph Fazzone
St. Petersburg, FL, 2013

I’ve been a smoker for the last forty years and until I met Dr. De Lucia I had been smoking a pack to a pack and a half per day. I have also tried to quit smoking all of the usual ways people try to quit, the patches, gum, Chantix, Hypnosis etc. Nothing worked until now. Acupuncture had not even crossed my mind until a conversation with a good friend about the procedure hit home, that quitting could be possible. An addiction like smoking takes a commitment to quit and it was something I was finally ready to give my effort to. Dr. De Lucia’s easygoing and gentle manner put me at ease and allowed me to relax so as to get the most benefit from the acupuncture. Much to my surprise, quitting this time has been the easiest thing I have ever done. As of writing this review I will have been a non-smoker for forty days and I feel as if I had never smoked at all. I have and will always recommend Dr. De Lucia and his services
Tom Inglis
St. Petersburg, 2013

I would have never known that I had developed a hyperthyroid condition called Graves Disease had I not visited you. My entire body felt like I ran a 30 mile marathon before even getting out of bed! Conversation was difficult due to my adrenals and nervous system being burned out. This condition wreaked havoc on my entire body.

I am so appreciative of your kindness, your amazingly calm disposition, and your genuine desire to bring me back to health. Your advice, research, and time put in to find just the right Chinese herbs that are compatible with my thyroid medication I appreciate so much I can harly put it in to words. The combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs allowed me to wean off my heart medication within a few months. Not only did my heart calm down and my adrenals rebalance themselves, my goiter shrank back down to an almost normal size.

I was so excited I discontinued treatment for a few months but my goiter started coming back. I returned to treatment, and today, praise the Lord, my thyroid and hormone levels are back to normal. My thyroid looks normal again, no more racing adrenals, and I feel a sense of calm in my body. Also, thank you for the Tui Na massage. It’s a wonderful addition to relax the mind and body.

I do believe medication played a vital role during the height of my thyroid storm. Today I take only a small dose of Methimazole, which I hope to wean off very soon. I also know that the combination of herbs, acupuncture, Tui Na, and diet changes brought me back to a state of balance and health. Thank you, Dr. De Lucia.
Christine Aderhold, St. Petersburg, 2013

I twisted my left leg and could not sleep from the agonizing pain. I could not get comfortable sitting, lying, or standing. I had been to doctor after doctor for x-rays and tests. They couldn’t find anything wrong, and they weren’t helping me. After three acupuncture treatments with Paul De Lucia, AP, DOM, I can sleep through the night with minimal discomfort. I used to writhe in pain from 5 hours of kidney dialysis. Now I can tolerate it. Thank you.
Norma Lewis, 2012, St. Petersburg

I wanted to tell you that my back pain has disappeared, about two or three weeks after the second treatment and I’m back to playing golf. I’m still doing the exercises and stretching you showed me. As you know, prior to that the pain was so bad that it woke me up at night.
Norm Brown, 2012

Hi Paul, I am sending photos of the ikebana exhibition and demonstration from last weekend. I am smiling thanks to you who helped me get rid of my pain so I could focus on my art. Your treatments are much better and less stressful than my previous attempts at pain management. You know, shots in the neck and nerve burning! Thank you so much!
Kathy LaDuke, St. Pete Beach, 2012

For over nine years I was plagued with severe, almost daily migraines that would interfere with work and school. Since my first session of acupuncture with Paul De Lucia, AP, DOM, I have not had a single migraine, and my regular headaches drastically reduced in frequency. I have been migraine-free for six months and continue to see improvements after each session. Acupuncture gave me lasting relief for a condition that years of doctor visits and medical prescriptions failed to cure.
Cherish Fuller, St. Petersburg, July 2011

I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy and the right side of my face was completely paralyzed. After being told by the ER doctor that there was no treatment and I just had to wait it out, I visited Dr. De Lucia. He had helped me with lower back pain in the past, so I figured it was worth a shot. In less than two weeks and with only two treatments I have almost complete muscle function again, and it gets better every day. The ER doctor told me it would take 2 to 6 months to
recover to the point I’m at now. I can’t recommend Dr. De Lucia enough to anybody that’s ever thought about getting acupuncture treatments!
Walter B. Pinellas Park, FL, July 2011

Thank you! Since you worked on my shoulder I have not had any more problems, what a relief!! I will definitely be back if I have any more pain. Thank you so much!
David M, St. Petersburg, 2011

I had been suffering from perimenopausal migraines for a year and a half. They were so severe that they stopped me from doing anything for days and days. I had gone to a neurologist, gynecologist, chiropractors, kinesiologist, and internal medicine doctors. I had blood work and MRI’s and every test imaginable. Pain medication and Valium didn’t do anything. I was referred to Paul De Lucia by a neighbor who had seen incredible improvements.

Since then I haven’t had one migraine! He has given me massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine that combined finally solved my problem. I was squeamish about getting the needles, but his kind gentle manner made it just fine. Also, I had him try acupuncture on a ball of painful scar tissue from foot neuroma surgery. I was unable to walk without pain. I was advised to take steroids, but I couldn’t because of the migraines. Paul was able to dissolve the tissue with his treatments. I am also very grateful because his prices are very reasonable. My husband has been laid off for more than a year now, but we were able to try these treatments because it was inexpensive.

I can’t explain how happy I am, not only have the migraines stopped, but I can also walk in the sunshine for miles. I finally feel alive again thanks to Paul.
Janice K., Treasure Island, Florida

 

“Dr. Paul DeLucia offers far more than practical knowledge of the art of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine; he is a kind and compassionate healer whose quiet calming energy begins to soothe you before treatment even begins. I sought Dr. DeLucia’s expertise after injuring my shoulder while practicing yoga. My range of motion had become quite limited and the pain was quickly becoming a daily issue. I’m happy to say that Paul’s holistic approach has not only brought relief to my shoulder, I now sleep through the night without the nuisance of night sweats, changes to my diet have drastically improved my glucose levels (I am a type 1 diabetic), and most importantly, I’m finding a greater sense of emotional balance. Following my father’s death, the intense grief I experienced, would have taken a greater toll upon my physical and mental health, had it not been for Paul’s excellent care. Thank you, Dr. DeLucia.” –
Antonia K, St. Petersburg, June 2010.

I’m smiling as I write to you knowing that your acupuncture and Tui Na treatments were instrumental in providing the support I needed to quit smoking. I was a pack a day smoker for 20 years so this was a deeply ingrained habit. I tried cold turkey, hypnotism, doctor prescribed medicines (with horrid side affects) and several other methods in the past, but was unable to shake the habit. I didn’t know anything about acupuncture but I knew I needed help and thought, “what have I got to lose?” Well, I still don’t know how it works, but I know your acupuncture treatment and Tui Na enabled me to quit! It feels great to be smoke free and inhale deeply. Thank you for changing my life.
Jennifer E., St. Petersburg, FL

My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half. We had even gone to see a fertility doctor to be tested. Besides some life style changes, they suggested that my husband take vitamins to increase his sperm health. They were not very specific in what exactly to take and how much. We really wanted to avoid conception through fertility treatments. So we thought we would first try acupuncture. It can be pretty expensive though, so I decided to do some research online and that is how I found Paul DeLucia. His prices were more than fair and he provided services for infertility. It was a wonderful experience. He spent a lot of time getting to know us and assessing our problem areas. His first focus was to give my husband a list of specific vitamins and amino acids and their doses to take on a daily bases. He also gave us both a list of things to avoid and advice on food choices. This was very helpful. We had never been given any specifics from the fertility doctor. When my husband retested all counts went up dramatically. Funny enough the fertility doctor still suggested we come in, they wanted to put me on Clomid! I thought … what! … we just made tremendous progress, no way!

We were both taking vitamins (I was given herbs as well) and were being treated with acupuncture once a week. We would consult with Paul before each session to see how we were doing. I really liked that he took the time to talk with us and make suggestions when need be. His treatment focused on the mind and body. With in a month in a half we were pregnant! Crazy enough we ended up pregnant with twins! It was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Paul to anyone with any trouble area. He is very attentive to his patients and really pays attention in order to successfully treat them.
Marit P., St. Petersburg

I was diagnosed with arthritis of my right foot. The pain was terrible. I was considering giving up my weekly game of tennis. My last resort was acupuncture with Paul De Lucia, AP, DOM. I am pain free! Thank you!
Sandy Monkelis, St. Petersburg, FL

 

Three months ago, I stepped into Dr. Paul De Lucia’s office, knowing I had done right for my physically struggling and emotionally depressed state of being. After years on antidepressants and having to deal with bouts of depression so severe, I became fixated from time to time on my own death.

When I first stepped into Dr. De Lucia’s office, that was my condition.

I was taking 300 mgs of a generic antidepressant a day, still suffering from daily migraine attacks, and had little energy required for teaching or for writing. As a college professor and author, I was concerned that the pain and darkness that I found myself struggling to get out of would eventually consume me. In the past, Western medicine had helped me, and still does to some extent, but this time I understood something deep down. Thus I began the process of finding an acupuncture doctor that I could trust, a doctor not just of Chinese medicine, but one who understood the processes involved in healing, one who walked the very path of his practice. I didn’t want a corporate doctor. I wanted one who was spiritually intertwined with his path.

Dr. De Lucia talked with me. He listened to me. Examined me. And then explained everything to me so I could understand and assist in my own healing process.

As a result of Dr. De Lucia’s treatments and wisdom, I feel reconnected with myself and my own path of trying to do good for this world through my teaching and writing and day to day living. Through his acupuncture practice, I know once again what it’s like to feel that rush of joy in the wonder and the beauty that still remains a part of my life, and the life of the Earth’s as well.

When I first stepped into Dr. De Lucia’s office three months ago, I had stepped back into the light of my own life.
G.H., St. Petersburg, FL

I had severe lower back pains due to a snowmobile accident in 1970, which I aggravated 2 years ago removing something from the trunk of my car. The pain radiated down the side of my leg. I couldn’t have an operation because of a medical condition. I couldn’t have cortisone because I’m diabetic. I couldn’t stand or walk for long. I couldn’t go places like I used to. I would wake up in the middle of the night with back pain. I was taking 2 Tylenol Arthritis pills 6-8 times a day. Stronger pain pills nauseated me.

After seeing Paul De Lucia, AP, DOM, for a few acupuncture treatments, my back is only stiff in the morning. My stools are better. The other day I played 18 holes of golf! I take the Tylenol only 2 times a day. I’m 80 years old, by the way.
Frank M., Gulfport, Florida and Montreal

 

Dear Dr. DeLucia,

I can’t thank you enough for the miracles you are working on my body. My knee that has been swollen and not able to bend for a year is now perfect. I can walk and go down stairs like a normal person and no pain.

The muscle in my right arm is no longer nagging at me and my energy level has soared. I thought I was in good health but now I am in superior health thanks to you.

I am a believer and will continue to be your patient forever. Everyone should have acupuncture from you just for their general well being. I also appreciate your infinite knowledge about herbs, vitamins and the proper exercise. Your knowledge is far superior than any Doctors that I have gone to.
Thank you again and see you soon,
Mary Lou Gallagher, Gulfport, FL, 2009

 

“My husband first met Paul when we went to the ATOM clinic to find some relief for his neck pain…he has 3 herniated disks in that area.  Paul treated him using several different means – acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedy, and ear seeds. Immediately, my husband started to feel relief…Paul also helped him reduce his cholesterol.

I then started seeing Paul for bitter taste sensation and chronic hip pain…also, using acupuncture and Chinese herbals. 

Paul’s calm demeanor and personality are one of his great attributes…he is also very patient and thorough and does a great deal of research to try and get you the best remedies.  I completely trusted him and felt safe with whatever he recommended to us.

Paul also introduced Qigong to our lives and I have to say that this is the most positive thing we have taken from our whole experience…it has become a part of our daily routine – not only alleviating aches and pains, but also helping us cope with stress and anger.

All in all, Paul is amazing and I strongly recommend him if you have any issues with your body and mind.  He has certainly changed our lives and we miss him.”
 Saskia and Dennis Fisher, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 “You were so important in my pain relief and quality of life. It’s a bit difficult to put into words my sincere regards for you as a professional and now as a friend. You were always so competent and courteous and also so successful in your diagnosis and treatment. I do wish all good travels to you, but I do miss your service.”
Jack Rosing, Atlanta, GA

 

I was visiting family when I went to see Paul De Lucia for MS, which I have had for 2 years. I was both skeptical and concerned about how the needles would feel, but he reassured me. After my initial anxiety and the needles were in me, I became extremely relaxed. I was greatly surprised when I got off the table after just one treatment, I could feel the carpet on the bottom of my foot for the first time in months!
Chris R., Orlando, FL