Valerie Nelson, ND, CNHP
Valerie Nelson practices as a fibromyalgia doctor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA) at Abundant Life Wellness. Dr. Nelson focuses on treating patients from a whole-body perspective, paying attention to every aspect of their health and wellness. She addresses patients' conditions by bringing the body to a balanced state, allowing it to heal itself naturally. As an experienced fibromyalgia doctor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA), Dr. Valerie Nelson is adept at treating patients suffering from chronic pain and fatigue. She works to determine the underlying cause of a patient's symptoms so that she can accurately correct the problem, resulting in long-term health and harmony within the body.
Abundant Life Wellness
Years In Practice
Board Certified In Integrative Medicine
Certified Natural Health Professional
Certified Nutritional Counselor
As a leading fibromyalgia doctor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA), Valerie Nelson offers a variety of different treatment options at Abundant Life Wellness. Her detoxifying ionic footbaths are designed to extract toxins and parasites from the body, resulting in improved sleeping patterns and overall health. With Dr. Nelson's guidance, patients can correct imbalances within the body by improving nutritional and sleep patterns, managing stress and making other lifestyle modifications. She uses a two-step process to first cleanse the body and then rebuild the lacking vitamins and minerals. Dr. Nelson also uses homeopathic medicine to treat fibromyalgia in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA). Call Dr. Valerie Nelson at Abundant Life Wellness in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA) to receive holistic treatment for a variety of issues.
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I have spent the past five years of my life very ill -- being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel, anemia, and chronic pain. I have been to every specialist, undergone every test and been on a ton of medication. For the past five years, I have had overwhelming fatigue every day, constant bowel issues, and pain. I have been prescribed every antidepressant, pain med, medications to keep me awake and medications to put me to sleep. None of these medications helped. This past summer I became very ill, losing 20 lbs in less than 4 weeks and ended up in the Emergency Department. The doctors kept prescribing antibiotics - after 4 weeks of these medications and no relief in sight a friend recommended Dr. Valerie to me. I emailed the office on the Friday I came home from the Emergency Department so discouraged and ill that I was about to just give up. Dr. Valerie tested me for vitamin and mineral deficiencies and also for emotional needs. She recommended a series of vitamins and minerals, as well as emotional herbs. I did a detox footbath that day and by Monday I was functioning and able to go to work. I felt human again. The people that saw me could not believe it. They could not believe what a difference there was in me in two dayʼs time. I thank Dr. Valerie and credit my well being all to her. I would recommend her to all and everyone that is interested in healing their body. This recommendation comes straight from the heart -- I am so thankful to be functioning again and my family is very grateful to Dr. Valerie also.
by Nancy Puharic
April 02, 2014
I have suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis for the last 8 yrs. I have been on numerous medicines and none have ever stopped the pain and swelling I was having. It started in my hands and feet and gradually moved to several other joints.(knee’s, hip’s, shoulder’s) The swelling in my hands and feet was so bad that I was unable to get up and down with having terrible pain. Walking was increasingly becoming harder and kneeling was impossible. I could not lift anything that was heavier than 5lbs. without having more pain and causing additional swelling. This really affected my work as I sat at a computer all day. I had to frequently get up and walk around. I had to change the way I shop for food because I couldn’t carry the heavy bags. Laundry and cleaning also had to be done in smaller amounts. I was unable to run the sweeper at all because my right shoulder was so stiff and sore I could barely move it.
It was depressing to not be able to do the things that gave me pleasure in the past. I loved to clean and took pride in my home. Eventually I had to stop doing these chores. My husband starting to do them for me and that really made me feel guilty. To top it all off, I was also going through menopause and having hot flashes and night sweats. I could not sleep a full night and I was frequently getting up to go to the bathroom. My doctors put me on several different medicines and none of them seemed to help.
Due to all the different medications, I started to develop other issues like hypertension, reflux disease and obesity. I tried to lose weight through all the latest fades like Atkins, Grapefruit diet, diet pills etc. Nothing helped me lose any weight. I just became frustrated and more depressed as I got heavier and heavier. The more weight I put on, the more swelling I had and the difficulty of moving around became increasingly worse. I stopped doing the activities I enjoyed such as bowling, gardening, and journaling. All of these activities now caused pain.
Eventually the doctors placed me on injectable medications which helped but did not take away the pain. They just kept increasing my doses and adding additional medications. I had to have monthly blood work to make sure my kidneys and liver were not affected by the drugs. I was so tired of taking pills and injecting myself. I had just reached my breaking point and so I prayed for the Lord to help me. I believe He led me to hear Dr. Val on the radio program on Word FM. I knew then I had to make an appointment with her. It only took one visit and everything changed. She took an extensive history of my current treatment and childhood health. We discussed not only physical but emotional and spiritual health as well. I was placed on a healthy regiment of vitamins and herbal medicines designed especially for me.
I was very skeptical but I also agreed to a footbath. During this footbath, I experienced a popping in my right shoulder and noticed I could now move it without any pain. To this day, I have not experienced any further shoulder pain. After 3 months of treating with Dr. Val, I have stopped all of the biological medicines that were damaging my organs and causing a lot of my weight gain. I am slowly becoming more and more active as the swelling and weight is starting to drop off.
My joint pain is decreasing so much that I even feel like exercising! I have had such great success and I owe it all to Dr. Val and her staff. They are beyond professional and always friendly and encouraging. Dr. Val always seems to take her time and she really LISTENS. Instead of fixing the symptoms, she is getting to the root of my poor health. I recommend Dr. Val and Naturopathic Medicine to anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired!
by Cathy F.
April 02, 2014
Dr. Valerie is a caring and helpful natural doctor. She evaluated and recommended natural treatments and supplements that eliminated my Planter Fasciitis within a few days; and more importantly the Planter Fasciitis has not returned. It was serious enough that I used crutches for 3 days. I found her office and assistant to be helpful and friendly. If you're looking for a knowledgeable and friendly natural doctor would highly recommend her natural health and wellness practice.
March 01, 2014