I was diagnosed with Joint Hypermobility by a gastroenterologist in 2010. Shortly after this I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis. I had severe abdominal pains that had been going on for several years. I was in agony nearly every day of the week and frequently visited the emergency department at the hospital. I vomited 4-5 times a day, sometimes more. I couldn't keep any food down except a few potatoes and boiled carrots. This went on for years until I lost nearly 20 kilograms and couldn't go on. I was exhausted and had malnutrition. I had tried so many different things and none of them had worked. Someone suggested acupuncture. I have been having acupuncture now since 2011 and it is the only thing that has made a huge difference. I can't imagine trying to manage my illness without the help of acupuncture.