I began acupuncture treatments with Shaun Dumas approximately 2 years ago. I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in 2006. I had tried many medications, with only minimal ilnprovement. Then Shaun and her business partner, Diane Stewart, a chiropractor, spoke to our support group. That was when I decided to give this a try. I was getting desperate since I was on very expensive medication and 24/7 oxygen therapy. After just a few months of treatment I was able to do the 6 minute walk needed for my pulmonologist. Up until this time I was unable to walk the full 6 minutes with oxygen. However, I finally was able to do the 6 minute walk without oxygen. I now not only do the 6 minute walk without oxygen, but I walk further each time. We even park in the parking garage across the street and I walk from the car to the office … without oxygen. I only use oxygen at night at this time. I also had sleep apnea and required us of a CPAP machine. I no longer have sleep apnea or use the CPAP machine. My friends all tell me I am a miracle walking and they cannot believe how much better I am from just 2 years ago. I have also returned to doing some cooking and household chores along with working out at the gym. I forgot to mention I also had a stroke 2 years ago and was admitted into the hospital at the time, so my acupuncture treatments were started immediately after discharge from the hospital.