Rebeca A. Truman, L.Ac.
My knowledge and experience in the alternative healthcare field is impressive. Like me, I am a graduate of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine. I have been a native to the state of Ohio my entire life and has chosen the scenic life of Marysville to build my practice.
Since childhood, I have had a passion for the healthcare industry and the overall wellbeing of my friends, family, and neighbors. I started my career as a Nurse Aide, a certificate she obtained during her junior year of high school, working in nursing home settings. I later on touched base a little in the administrative area of healthcare with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Billing and Coding, before setting my focus on the alternative healthcare field. Now a graduate with a Master’s in Acupuncture, I hope to continue furthering myskills. All in hopes of bringing health, happiness, and balance to all those around me.
I became very passionate about alternative healthcare after doing a research paper while in college about the American healthcare system. I was stocked by how overly medicated the average American was at the time. I was also working in a nursing home at the time and got to see it first hand. I knew believed there has to be a better way. Naturally, while working in the nursing home, I began to experience a lot of dull aches in the low back. I had spoken with my doctor who prescribed pain medication, but it did seem to do anything to lessen the pain. I then left the nursing home and decided to take a break from healthcare and found a job working in a local resturant. Big mistake. That only aggravated the pain I was feeling. Then, one day, while preparing a large batch of bread, I felt a weird pop in my back. I wasn't sure what had happened, but I was young and brushed it off, continuing with my work. Next thing I knew, my vision went black. When it returned, I found myself laying on the floor unable to move. I was only 21 at the time and terrified. They rushed me to the hospital and found I had a severe strain in my back. Thankfully, I was still able to walk, but unable to lift anything or walk very far. I usually went on 5 to 10 mile walks everyday with my dog and was devistated that I could barely walk around my home without experiencing shear pain. I refused to take pain medication for fear of becoming dependant on them. I tried chiropractic, which helped to lessen the pain and got me moving again, but I still couldn't handle the long walks or go through a day pain free. Then, a friend suggested acupuncture, which at first I was hesitant and sceptical. I mean I was terrified of needles at the time and how would allowing someone to place them all over me be any help? But after years of trying everything, I figured what harm could it do. So I went to one locally and was amazed with how fast of a difference it made. After one session, I was standing straighter and able to walk farther without any pain or discomfort. I just had to know more, so I asked my acupuncturist and she provided information on the college she attended. The rest was history and I am so grateful. Acupuncture has changed my life in many ways and I hope I will be able to use it to help others too.