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Testimonials

Please take the time to read a few testimonials from our patients.

Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Shea, I have been blessed with a beautiful daughter. I got a late start and began trying to conceive when I turned forty. In addition to my age, I was plagued with PCOS. The odds of success were not in my favor due to a combination of factors. After trying for almost two years with the help of a reproductive endocrinologist and had minimal ovarian response. I decided to seek alternative concurrent therapy and sought out the expertise of Dr. Shea. Her acupuncture treatments successfully increased my ovarian function from producing one egg before acupuncture to multiple eggs after acupuncture. The end result was my beautiful daughter. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Shea who knowledge in concert with sincerity and kindness gave me the best gift in life, the gift of my daughter Alexis.
Anita D.

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"My issues aren't directly spine-related, but they do impact the quality of my life and consequently the quality of the time I spend with my 5-year-old twins who are also your patients. Prior to beginning my treatments with you, I would lose about a month a year to severe flu symptoms with a deep cough. My life is hectic and demanding like most people's and my immune system would weaken leaving me susceptible to possible infection. Since I've been seeing you (for over a year) I've not been sick and my energy level is where it needs to be to address the many challenges life confronts me with. I truly appreciate your holistic approach and different methods of treatment as well as your diverse educational background. You are truly passionate about what you do and generously share your knowledge in a way that's easy to understand and that extends beyond your office through changes in daily living patterns. I had gone to several other chiropractors before coming to you and therefore have a true appreciation of your personal style and approach to treatment. Thank you for having such a positive impact on my life and the lives of my children."
N. Lemley (Two Generations of Chiropractic Care)

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"Thank you for recommending an increase in my daily digestive enzyme supplement. The results have been surprisingly positive. The pain at my shoulders has decreased. I've lost weight and even my complexion is improving!

In addition to taking enzymes with my meals, [over the last 30 days, I've taken 2-3 capsules between meals [as you suggested. As a result, my digestion has significantly 'normalized'. I can 'handle' fresh raw salads, beans, meat, and even 'undesirable' carbs with considerable improvement."
J. Kluge

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"Sometimes chiropractic is just thought of as getting your back "cracked", but it is SO MUCH MORE!! In addition to giving gentle, effective spinal adjustments Dr. Shea practices Clinical Kinesiology. It's noninvasive and enables her to target areas that need "tuning up". She also has several other treatment modalities available for her patients, including the Asyra, which is a body scanner--it detects possible disturbances in electrical conduction to different areas of the body; it also suggests sensitivities to environmental, food and chemical allergens and nutritional deficiencies. She also offers lab testing, laser therapy, ionic foot soaks, acupuncture, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, enzyme therapy, and color therapy, to name just a few. Complete Wellness Center is TRULY a COMPLETE wellness center!

I have been seeing Dr. Shea for over 5 years now. In addition to helping my back, she has helped my liver, pancreas, spleen, intestines, adrenals, heart, lungs, kidneys, bladder, skin--the list could go on and on. I believe she saved me from having to undergo painful shoulder surgery.

In addition to many natural healthcare options, an appointment with Dr. Shea will enable you to experience her extraordinary knowledge and expertise as well as her genuine care and compassion for YOU. The time she spends with you is focused on you and your healing. I live in O'Fallon and it is definitely worth the drive to see Dr. Cheryl Shea! Many, many thanks to her and her healing talents."
S. Conley

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"I came in with low energy, stomach problems and a painful neck. Dr. Shea has worked with me to resolve my multiple issues and over all I feel fantastic now! She has a kind demeanor, she is patient and spends time listening to you. I have recommended her to many of my friends and family."
K. Brey

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Everyone should have something -- a talent, a skill, a passion -- that makes them feel confident; that makes them feel alive, synchronized with the universe. That something has the effect of belittling all the obstacles, pressures, and turmoil that come with day-to-day living. Running has been my way to cope with those challenges, to clear my mind to discover solutions to those challenges, a`nd occasionally to escape those challenges. Skeletal and muscular challenges threatened to quash my passion. Chiropractic Care has not so much changed my life and it has sustained my life. I am indebted to the doctors and chiropractic methods that have kept me on the run.
J. Kern

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I have had problems with somewhat abnormal spine curvatures since childhood but never suffered from pain until I hit retirement age. A friend highly recommended Dr Shea and for the first time in my life, at the age of 69, I begun regular chiropractic sessions. I came to Dr Shea with complaints of pain in the lower neck, lower back and the joint between the sacrum in right hip bone. These pains disturbed me on and off for a few years. At this point I could no longer sleep on my right side and begun to awake frequently at night due to hip pain. During the day my neck hurt and shoulder and upper back muscles cramped whenever I bent my head toward the right shoulder. That was very painful!

After some 10-12 more closely spaced sessions, followed by weekly sessions with Dr Shea, involving spine manipulation combined with acupuncture and cold laser therapy, all pains gradually miraculously disappeared. I have now been pain-free for the past three months and sleep through the night like a baby - on the right side, too. I believe that, in part, our success is the result of my resolve not to quit prematurely but to follow Dr Shea's plan for the spacing of the sessions until I was persistently free of pain.
N. Chang

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"I have been a regular patient of Dr. Shea's for years, and can't speak highly enough of her or her staff—they are professional, accommodating, and caring. In fact, I can speak for several members of my family when I say that we look forward to every visit. We have lost allergies, lost chronic conditions (personally, I haven't had a bad cold or flu in years—when I do get sick, my recovery time is much shorter than before I became a patient of Complete Wellness Center), and gained a healthy balance in more ways than we ever imagined. I tell everyone who will listen to go to Complete Wellness Center if they want to feel great!"
C. Redus (Three Generations of Chiropractic Care)

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"I met Dr. Shea through a mutual friend who told me about a chiropractor she had been seeing. She said Dr. Shea made her feel "wonderful" every time she came in. I was in desperate need of "T.L.C." at that time. I had previously been diagnosed with depression, fibromyalgia, narcolepsy, and fibroneuropathy of the lower legs, and was on many medications. I had visited several doctors and specialists, without much help, and I was in severe pain. At the time of my first visit with Dr. Shea, my back hurt so badly that I couldn't straighten up. I began to notice improvement after my first visit, and continued to improve with subsequent visits.

Since first visiting Dr. Shea, I have been able to reduce or completely stop taking quite a bit of medication, including those I was on for my depression and fibromyalgia. I had also been suffering from migraines, but through her care, am now able to control the migraine pain better than the neurologist could.

In spite of the stress of relocating across the country, selling my house, and retiring, I have still been able to improve both physically and mentally. After going through an initial detoxification, I am able to sleep better than before, and am also able to work on less sleep than I'd previously required. My back is doing very well, in spite of the physical activities I have been participating in lately, such as moving and driving for long distances. I don't know how long it's been since I've felt this good. I am starting to lose weight again, and have more energy than I've had in years. I'm starting to feel wonderful! I can't tell you how much I appreciate Dr. Shea for all of her knowledge and support during this time. I am amazed at the benefits of chiropractic care, and all that she has done for me."
K. Souders

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" Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Shea, I have been blessed with a beautiful daughter. I got a late start and began trying to conceive when I turned forty. In addition to my age, I was plagued with PCOS [Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome]. The odds of success were not in my favor due to a combination of factors. After trying for almost two years with the help of a reproductive endocrinologist and a minimal ovarian response, I decided to seek alternative concurrent therapy and sought out the expertise of Dr. Shea. Her acupuncture treatments successfully increased my ovarian function from producing one egg before acupuncture to multiple eggs after acupuncture. The end result was my beautiful daughter. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Shea, whose knowledge in concert with her sincerity and kindness gave me the best gift in life, the gift of my daughter, Alexis."
A. Dillas

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"I'm not sure where I would be today if not for Dr. Shea. The Lord has blessed her with healing hands and the knowledge to help others. I started out having problems sleeping—waking up many times throughout the night. This went on for a while before I realized I was going through menopause. I went to an OB/GYN and explained my symptoms and also let the doctor know my mother had a mastectomy and my sister had died from colon cancer. I told him that I didn't want to take estrogen [synthetic hormones] because of these factors. I had an exam and was told that yes, I was going through menopause, and his only option was estrogen. I told the doctor I wasn't interested and would somehow deal with the problem and left the office. Months and months went by and it was getting worse and worse. A good night of sleep was an average of two hours; wake up and then fall back to sleep after 15 minutes, sleep for a couple of hours and back up again. That was a good night. It soon got to the point of waking up after a couple of hours and then taking as long as an hour to get back to sleep, only to sleep for a couple of hours and back up again. I was sleep deprived and you would think from sheer exhaustion that I would finally sleep, but that wasn't the case.

During this time the hot flashes were hitting pretty hard and regular. I would get so hot that I couldn't breathe and couldn't get my clothes off fast enough! One minute you are hot, kick off the covers, remove the clothes, and then the next minute you are freezing.

It was affecting everything in my life—personally and professionally. I couldn't concentrate on even the smallest detail. So many times that I can't even count, I would be sitting and talking to my husband, and just fall over and go to sleep! He left me wherever I happened to be because even if it was only for 10-15 minutes it was something. What eventually frightened me was the fact that I fell asleep driving on several occasions. I finally made an appointment with my GP [General Practitioner]. She said my sleeping problem had nothing to do with menopause and I needed to be tested for sleep apnea. I did have the test and it was ruled out that sleep apnea was NOT the problem. I was given sleeping pills but did not want to be dependent on them so I only took one occasionally. I kept kidding myself that I could do this and thought I was doing okay considering everything...NOT TRUE.

I work with Dr. Shea's sister and happened to talk to her one day and she mentioned that Dr. Shea was helping a woman that was having the same problem. I contacted Dr. Shea and she got me in right away. The very first day she worked on me, she said once I got home I would probably feel tired and to take a nap. I did fall asleep and it was only a cat nap, but when I woke up I felt so relaxed and not exhausted. I continued going to her and within a couple of months I was back to sleeping again and the hot flashes were almost gone! I have complete confidence in Dr. Shea and how she has turned my life around without the help of estrogen. Dr. Shea has been a miracle for me and I truly believe that it is a possibility the next time I fell asleep driving might have been the last time.

My belief is alternative therapy such as acupuncture versus conventional medicine such as prescribed drugs is the way to go. Menopause is a natural process—why take a prescription such as estrogen that could increase the risk of cancer? Thank you Dr. Shea, with all my heart for everything you have done for me! My family and co-workers also thank you!
B. Powers

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I wanted to let you know how I was doing after starting on the supplements you gave me. The first couple of days I felt a little down and depressed and not quite myself. Then by the 4th day I felt great. I had so much energy that after working a long day (10 hours) I went home and walked my dog around the neighborhood. That might sound like such a simple task but because of pain in my feet and pure exhaustion daily it was something I hadn't been able to do for over a year. The pain in my feet and hands that happened on a daily basis are now almost non-existent which is wonderful since I type all day long for my job and take notes at meetings. Writing, typing and walking the dog seem like such simple tasks but become very difficult to do when you're in pain. Thank you Dr. Shea. I know I have a long way to go in my healing process but this relief of pain has been such an encouragement to me
A. Williams

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