WfW Testimonials, July 2016
One of the biggest factors in my success through treatments with David LoPriore Sensei has been his compassionate counseling combined with skillful acupuncture.
I had Transverse Global Amnesia when I first saw him, which meant I couldn’t remember large parts of my past, including some of my traumatic military experiences, and had recent episodes of memory loss attacks. Since I have gotten treatment from Sensei, I have had no such attacks. Western medicine doctors had no way to treat my condition. They just kept giving me pills, and I just kept having symptoms. The holistic approach used by LoPriore Sensei really works! It has helped me to focus so much better and stay present “in the day I’m in”.
The Wellness through Warriorship retreat I attended 9 July really helped me tremendously, especially all of the various types of meditation instruction given. Sensei made the meditation techniques accessible and easy to learn, even though they are truly powerful tools to help my mind.
Through WfW, Sensei has given me the ability to reach out to my brothers in arms, and it feels soooooo good to be of service again. The introductions each veteran gave to start the training day gave a feeling of open-hearted sharing between fellow brother warriors. It became even easier to open up as the day of meditation progressed.
I’m looking forward to our next retreat 17 September!
Former Navy SEAL/UDT Frogman
The CAV events which include free acupuncture, have helped me tremendously, regarding issues of PTS. Recently I attended a “Wellness through Inner Warriorship” training event. Devil’s Hopyard was a beautiful setting for learning meditation and acupressure techniques. Surrounded by fellow veterans working through similar issues was a comfortable environment that put all of us at ease, and led us to interesting discussion and brotherhood.
Thank you Sensei for your care and thoughfulness. The efforts that you have made in reaching out to all of us, have helped me in my adjustment process, readjustment into society and family life. It has been my pleasure to have met you and be introduced to so many brothers. I truly appreciate all the efforts of this program and your personal commitment to all the Vets.
SFC Ross Aiello
At my first Community Acupuncture for Veterans (CAV) treatment in June, I was invited to attend a retreat for PTSD on 09 Jul. As a member with non-combat related PTSD I was curious as to how acupuncture could relieve physical as well as emotional stress. After 2 acupuncture treatments and attending one retreat, I have a noticeable improvement in physical symptoms and a different perspective for emotional issues that 3 1/2 years of medication and therapy couldn’t provide. Going to the CAV for the first time was a turning point for me. There’s no pressure to talk about what happened to you, or explain anything. I could simply be quiet and supported by a group of caring people. That’s why I decided to go to the retreat, and I was so very glad I did. Instead of putting the events behind me like I’d been trying to do for years, everything bubbled up and spilled over at this retreat but I didn’t have to talk about it. There was no judgment from others and no pressure. The idea and practice of quieting the mind is the most important tool and idea I took home from that day. We all received an acupressure tool which I’ve used several times in one week. Our community is fortunate to have the Warriors for Warriors organization. It is one of a kind and I hope the idea and support spreads nationwide. While I’m approaching retirement and relocation, I intend to receive CAV treatments as long as possible and attend upcoming retreats for PTSD. The supportive members of WfW along with Sensei LoPriore’s combination of experience and intuition make CAV a special and beneficial bi-weekly event for vets.
Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S.C.G.
I came to CAV with extreme back pain and upper leg pain due to spinal stenosis. Between several CAV treatments and 6 private treatments with Sensei LoPriore, I have gone from 6 Oxycodone/day to up to three days in a row with NONE! 🙂
I came to CAV for relief with lower back and hip pain. In one treatment, I feel very calm and my back and hip pain feel better.
I came to CAV for relief with PTSD, lower back pain, and sleep issues. In ONE treatment, my back pain went from a 6/10 to a 1/10! And I am a lot more relaxed.
US Army, 1988-1990, 2000-present
A testimonial for CAV free acupuncture treatment:
I came to CAV for treatment of tendinitis and PTSD.
I was unsure how acupuncture could treat PTSD. With one CAV treatment, and one retreat / training day on 9 July, it allowed unresolved emotions to surface and release. Exposure to new and varied methods of treating PTSD may improve my emotional and mental well-being as well as my physical issues.
20 years combined, US Navy and US Coast Guard
The WfW Wellness through Inner Warriorship Training Event 9 July 2016 was awesome! Sensei LoPriore really helped me understand my PTS. He totally understands veterans and what they are going through. This event helped me feel hopeful about my depression, anxiety and chronic pain.
Sensei LoPriore is very knowledgeable in Asian medicine, meditation, and acupressure as well as an expert in treating PTSD. We learned six different meditation techniques all of which are easy to apply. I also realized how busy my mind was! But I feel with these techniques it will help me greatly. We also learned Acupressure and how to apply it. Sensei LoPriore is a great teacher and provides a great atmosphere for all the veterans. It was great to actually hear from veterans who have found relief through Sensei LoPriore. I felt very encouraged.
In the future I will attend the free acupuncture and meditation sessions which are twice a month.
6 years, CT Army National Guard
30 years, Retired Police Officer
On Saturday, 9 Jul 2016, I participated in the WfW Wellness through Warriorship Training Day. It was an excellent day training. Highlights for me were:
1. Introduction from each veteran participant. The comments were honest, open and assuring in that we shared the military (experience).
2. The meditation exercises throughout the day were relaxing.
3. The analysis of the ear acupressure points was most informative.
4. I am only beginning to understand the Five Elemental Constitutional Medicine theory as it relates to PTS and would look forward to greater studies.
Thank you, Dave for an amazing opportunity to participate in these events.
Army Infantry Officer, 1967-1980