Doctor Petra Tibshraeny assisted us with natural health fertility treatment during the months of 2011/ 2012. She is a warm, dedicated and sensitive person.
I believe her approach helped tremendously in achieving a healthy pregnancy and the birth of our perfect little boy in 2013.
We will always be indebted to her and she is truly a credit to her profession.
– Yours sincerely
Stephanie and Duane
As a newly married couple – myself and my husband (married for a year) decided to try for a baby. We were under the impression that it is an easy task. Much to our dismay it wasn’t.
We decided to go for checkups and fertility doctors to find out how it works etc. What an awful experience, after a few months it was only rocky and emotional. After a year and a half, lots of tears, laparoscopy, endometriosis, medication (hormonal treatment) and two broken hearts we decided to try and move on. Seeing people want something so bad that they would go out of their way to get extra bonds just to fill that empty space – broke us.
I received a business card with Dr Petra’s details from my dad and after talking to my husband and lots of questions we said – “it’s natural…It’s worth a try” I took the trip once a week to go and see her. She was so soft, professional and always so caring. She gave me the best advice for my body and state of mind, reminding me that this is not a one man show and that my husband had to see her as well… she told me that I need to know that it will take time, but she will help me. I saw her every Tuesday for 4 weeks and on the Monday (5th week) I felt very “off” I went to the doctor for a booster as I knew my body was tired after almost 2 years of doctors, medication and stress, she said we had to do a test and see if I might be pregnant – and she phoned me an hour later with the results – It was SUCH a shock as I was so used to disappointment, I cried so much, my husband thought someone died.
I went to Dr Petra the next morning (as I did the 4 weeks before) and before she started with my acupuncture I told her the news and she was shocked as well, because it happens so quickly. Until today, this was the best decision we made and we are definitely reaping the rewards.
Today my boy is 13 months old, walking, running, joyful, healthy and he is the light of our lives. There is absolutely no better gift that we could have received.
– Lana, Pretoria, South Africa
Dear Dr Tibshraeny
I have been meaning to write this letter to you for a very long time. I came to you in February 2013 and was pregnant by September 2013. Your positive attitude and emotional support helped to alleviate a lot of stress for us. Mere words cannot express the gratitude I feel towards you for the wonderful gift and miracle that you gave to me and my husband with the birth of our beloved daughter. I have referred your name to many friends who have, unfortunately, experienced the same difficulties that my husband and I faced in the past. Your work continues to be a blessing and miracle.
I just wanted to say thank you for your kindness and support, and helping us conceive our daughter. Without your help, I don’t believe she would be part of our lives today.
– Liesel and Johann
Dr Petra treated me for an unexplained fertility problem. This was the diagnosis that was given by the Gynaecologists that I used before seeing Dr Petra. Before receiving the Homeopathic medical care from Dr Petra I lost five pregnancies due to missed miscarriage (no heartbeat from the foetus after two months of pregnancy). When I first consulted with her I had tried different western medical treatment from Gynaecologists and Specialist Gynaecologists, specialising on Foetal Development. But, none of the treatment given by the Gynaecologists led to any of my pregnancies going beyond a period of three months.
I did several tests which included chromosome tests, thyroid test and laparoscopy and nothing was found to be the likely cause of the missed miscarriages. It was certainly a difficult and emotional time of my life when I met Dr Petra. The pressure of having a child was mounting as I was 43 years old at that time. Dr Petra gave me Homeopathic treatment which included fertility booster and hormonal balancing medication. In addition, Dr Petra suggested a diet for me which I followed religiously. I did Acupuncture with her and she also gave me Homeopathic drops to calm me. These immensely helped in reducing my stress and anxiety level.
Unlike most medical professionals that I have dealt with, Dr Petra strictly stuck to the times she fixed for my appointments. This was of great advantage to me as I work in a highly pressured environment where one is always chasing deadlines and cannot afford to wait at medical rooms for long periods. Her punctuality with appointments in no way compromised the quality of her work. I received thorough examinations and effective medical care. Dr Petra was truly a blessing to me. In her medical rooms I was always treated with high professionalism. Her assistant, Arlene, is a very courteous person. She is agile and exudes empathy.
My story and journey had a good ending as I was blessed with a healthy and beautiful baby boy.
Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa
I have been a patient of Dr Petra Tibshraeny since 2004 and a more intuitive, compassionate and knowledgeable homeopathic doctor and acupuncturist would be hard to find. Dr Tibshraeny really listens to her patients and always make time to explain the detail at the same time allowing you as patient to exercise your right to choose and ask.
I find the combination of homeopathic medicine and acupuncture to be highly effective and beneficial as a combined healing modality. From relieving sinusitis to healing my plantar fascitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, the results of treatments by Dr Tibshraeny have always been successful and with positive results.
If there is one aspect of her practice that stands out for me, then it would be her ability to prescribe the right medicine and course of action for your illness or disease. I would recommend Dr Tibshraeny without any hesitance.
– Willie Cloete, Pretoria, South Africa
When I am under stress, it is not unusual for me to get bad headaches and neck spasms. Massage helped some, but they always came back a day later. Dr Petra did a unique type of acupuncture and cupping treatment and you guessed it, they have stayed away. Thank you Dr Petra.
– J. Young MD
Where can I start? 2018 for me as an athlete and a person was one of the most difficult years of my professional career. It all started during my annual European tour, which involves so many tennis games with no time to rest. We play 8-10 matches per week, and sometimes when your body is not completely ready for an effort like that is when all the injuries come after you, mine was a terrible chronic low back pain… day by day this pain started to limit my movements, my endurance during the game, strength to the point where after 2 months playing with such a horrible pain, I couldn’t even walk more than 10 minutes or sleep during the nights due this low back pain.
After I decided to stop my competition, I desperately searched for solutions, using the best equipment in Europe… didn’t work, massages and therapists… didn’t work and also tried Osteopathy with no good results.
When I travelled to the US in Florida, that’s where I met Dr Petra Tibshraeny and found that she was a Homeopathic doctor. I’m a very big fan of this kind of medicine and immediately went to see her. We first started with the acupuncture treatment that I’ve never done and found that it was totally painless and I felt immediately a big relief in the low back area. We continued with the acupuncture for a couple times and one thing that really surprised me was the immediate effect that had on my pain. After the first session I recovered my movements so I could sleep better and I didn’t have this multiple headaches that was caused by this injury. At the end we also did some cupping and treatments with Homeopathic medicine.
I have to say that after a few weeks I was back on the tennis court training and after five weeks of this treatment I was already playing tournaments, this kind of medicine is something I will always be thankful for and with Dr. Petra, because the recovery time was so quick and effective and I was doing what I love after a short period of time.
Dr Petra is someone that for me starts to heal you even before the treatment with her great empathy, energy, and professionalism but most importantly a really nice and kind person.
– Felipe Rojas, Colombia, 2019
I decided to see Dr. Petra after about 2 years of struggling to get pregnant. I went to her in May 2013. After a lengthy, thorough consultation and blood tests, we started fertility treatment to get my hormones balanced. This consisted of medication and bi-weekly acupuncture sessions. This treatment lasted for about 6 months. During this time I found Dr. Petra to be very professional, knowledgeable, attentive and empathetic. I thoroughly enjoyed the acupuncture sessions as she created a very inviting and relaxing atmosphere which put me at ease and helped me de-stress.
By November 2013 Dr. Petra sent me for some more blood tests to see what my hormone levels and balance looked like. She informed me that it had improved significantly. She then referred me back to my gynaecologist as she felt that I might have something more serious.
It was determined that I did not ovulate. 4 Months after starting fertility treatment with the gynaecologist, I fell pregnant. The gynaecologist was quite surprised that I fell pregnant so quickly, as this is normally not the case for someone in my position. I fully believe that this is due to the outstanding treatment that I received from Dr. Petra which assisted greatly in correcting my hormone balance. During my pregnancy and after giving birth, she regularly contacted me to find out how I was doing and to give some advice.
The treatment I received from Dr. Petra was outstanding. She improved my health and chances to get pregnant significantly and always made me feel at ease, a combination which in my experience is quite scarce in health professionals today. I would gladly recommend her to anyone and wish her much success in her future endeavours
In 2012 I went for acupuncture and herbal treatment with Dr. Petra due to infertility complications. My husband and I had been trying to conceive for 6 years but we were unsuccessful. After going for sessions with Dr. Petra we fell pregnant at the end of March with a baby boy Joshua. He was born on 14 December 2012.
I truly believe that her thorough and professional treatment of my condition assisted us in falling pregnant and I would recommend her services to anyone else that may need assistance with infertility.
In 2009 we decided it’s time to try and conceive a baby. Excited and full of expectations we entered into this life changing decision. After a few months we became slightly discouraged for there was no positive pregnancy test as yet. After a year we decided we needed help from a professional.
I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I researched and studied it, just to discover that there is no actual medical cure. Simply following a low carbohydrate diet and exercise was the only given answer.
At the end of 2010 we decided to undergo our first Artificial Insemination treatment with a fertility specialist, unfortunately it was unsuccessful. A darkness took hold of me, a deep sadness I could not explain! I became overweight again and fell into this trap of depression. Every pregnant woman I saw, I physically wanted to strangle, death was ruling over me.
This journey of becoming pregnant was putting loads of pressure on our marriage, but still nothing stopped us from our goal in becoming parents. In 2011 I went for an operation called “ovarian drilling” basically this procedure forced the ovaries to function better in order for my eggs to mature. It is sad to say that this procedure was also unsuccessful.
In 2012 I went on a carbohydrates and sugar free diet, lost a lot of weight, gaining my confidence and turning this diet into a lifestyle, 6 months later I was pregnant, 9 weeks later something went wrong and I had a miscarriage. In 2013 and 2014 we were referred to a new fertility specialist and tried for a third and fourth Artificial Insemination. It seems like my body just didn’t want to respond to the treatment and it failed again!
It was time to try a different path of treatment! One day I did some research and came across an article that said: “How acupuncture can help you conceive naturally”.I started my treatment with Dr Petra on the 9th of September 2014 and followed her advice and instructions precisely for 2 months. On the 4th of November 2014 my pregnancy test was positive. I thanked Christ for pointing me to Dr Petra. The timing was perfect, the treatment was perfect. It was an absolute miracle!
Baby Elrika was born on 26 June 2015 and each time we look at her, we only see Christ. Only in and through Him, everything and anything is possible!
I visited Dr Petra in 2014, for always feeling hot “like a lightbulb”. If you are seeking holistic treatment, Dr Petra is the “go-to-doctor”. My problem was sorted out with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and I have never looked back. She helped me with perimenopausal symptoms that I thought I just had to live with!! I am forever grateful for Dr Petra.
– Mary B, Midstream, South Africa
I went to Dr. Petra Tibshraeny for the first time in March 2020. Dr. Petra’s acupuncture and holistic treatment of an inflamed achilles tendon that hurt for years, was superb. My ankle is no longer throbbing daily with pain. She has given me long term and short term strategies to resolve the issue. Now I go days and days without noticing any of the pain I had thought would be there forever.
– Vicky P, Gulfport, Fl
In 2014, I had started with chronic fatigue. Being a medical doctor myself I first tried to diagnose and treat myself. Then I went to see a few specialists, who all told me I was depressed or needed hormone replacement. I was so frustrated. I decided to try another route and went to see Dr Tibshraeny. She helped me so much. She was so professional and made the correct diagnosis, gave me treatment that made me feel like myself again. There are many deficits in western medicine and she was amazing. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
– Dr. Lynn J, Pretoria, South Africa
Dear Dr Tibshraeny,
I am forever grateful to you for helping me with severe PMS headaches. I suffered from these for years, and could not find any help from my Gynaecologist. Nothing helped for the pain, until I came to see you in 2009.
Through Integrative Medical treatment as well as Homeopathy, I experienced immediate relief and excellent results from the treatment. Thank you very much!!
– Susan C, Colbyn, South Africa
I have been a patient of Dr Petra’s since 2002. With small children at home, it is a good idea to always have an Emergency Homeopathic First Aid Kit handy.
With Dr Petra’s advice and help, I now have one ready for those unexpected emergencies.
I love the fact that I can give my kids Natural Remedies. I really find the throat gargle, burn ointment and insect bite cream to be extremely effective.
– Cathy M, Groenkloof, South Africa
Dear Dr Petra
It is a pleasure and privilege to write this testimonial for you as you start your new practice in Florida USA.
When I first met you in 2010, in your South African – Pretoria practice, you opened my eyes to TCM and acupuncture, and since then my life and my patients lives have been transformed – as I myself practice Western medicine; and with this new insight I am always referring patients whom I can’t assist to TCM practitioners as there are a multiple questions that western medicine can’t answer which homeopathy and Chinese medicine can.
As a patient my experience with you was always positive you demonstrated confidence and skill in your diagnosis and excellent results with my treatment plans, my only desire was that I could have found you earlier in my life and that you did not immigrate to USA (I’m still working on trying to move closer🤣)
I was initially treated by you for early menopausal symptoms – hot flushes, irritability, moodiness and irregular menstruation and then later a variety of other ailments and thanks to your help I’m happy, healthy and my husband thanks you too.
Your friendliness and easy-to-talk to personality made my visits bearable as I’m not a fan of going to Dr in the first place, I need to connect with a practitioner and you always made me feel comfortable and that nothing was to much of an effort, I also enjoyed having the freedom to call or message you when I urgently need to for advise – so I thank you for being my Dr and friend I will always miss you.
– Sr Sven Marcus
Dr Petra, as we call her, has been our family doctor since 2003, when my children were little.
She is a clever, confident homeopath that makes effort for her patients. Until she immigrated she was our first to go to for everything medical and sometimes emotional as well. She treated us for a wide range of diseases and discomforts, from measles, tonsillitis, otitis media, hormonal issues, sore muscles, ADHD, sugar regulation, headaches, violin spider bite, tick bite fever, peritonitis, hay fever, allergy for bees, and other infections.
Through our experience with her, my children grew up with the belief that with the right assistance, there is nothing the body cannot heal from.
In the world of homeopathy I saw the strong inherent ability for the body to heal.
We often side-step hospitals through this medium, literally. People often believe that homeopathy is only good for chronic issues, but I found it as effective in acute cases.
As a Clinical Psychologist, working with the integration/re-connection of the body, mind and spirit, the help of a homeopath often assists my clients in their processes of healing.
We adored Dr Petra during the years as her patients, and I believe she’s going to bring
something special to her ‘new’ hometown and country.
– Mari-Luisa Becker, South Africa
January 1st 2021, I woke up to see a very different looking person in the mirror. The right side of my face was asymmetrical. My eyelid wouldn’t close and my eye burned and teared. My eyebrow was drooping as well as my mouth. When I smiled, the right side of my mouth would not move and the right side of my tongue was numb. In addition, I was not hearing as well from my right ear. As I felt the skin of my face, the sensation on the right side was very different.
A trip to the Emergency Room verified I had Bells Palsy. I had this 50 years before on the same side of my face. I was 18 years old and it took three months to recuperate from that episode and get the feeling and function back in the right side of my face. In the course of 48 hours I spoke to two friends and my dentist all suggesting acupuncture treatment and to go as soon as possible.
Fortunately, I found Dr. Petra Tibshraeny. I was somewhat hesitant in this treatment but in speaking to her on the phone she explained she had treated Bell’s Palsy with acupuncture and made me feel more confident it was the right choice. At my first appointment, Dr. Petra spent a lot of time taking my history. It was much more thorough than any other physician I have seen. I could see she really wanted to know my health so she could design a treatment just for my needs.
While placing the needles, she explained where they were going and what area they were treating. The needle pricks were ever so slight and often I didn’t feel that at all. After the initial prick, there was no discomfort at all! The room was comfortable and relaxing. After the first treatment, any visible change was minimal, however, I felt my body had been through a healing experience. She suggested Homeopathy treatment in conjunction with the acupuncture that would help heal the nerves causing the Bells Palsy and a powder that would assist in de-stressing me. Those were pleasant to take and I feel they were beneficial as resting and sleep are important as your body heals.
After the second treatment, we saw improvement in my eye closing and the facial numbness. Altogether, I had 5 treatments in 14 days and after each treatment there was steady improvement. Imagine my delight after 14 days to feel and look back to baseline when at 18 years old, it took 3 months! I cannot be more grateful for finding Dr. Petra and receiving acupuncture and homeopathy treatment.
The following is the experience of a happy patient:
My wife recently handed me an article from our alma mater highlighting cutting-edge research touting the benefits of cupping therapy. A light went on! I concur! I have to write about the amazing care I am receiving from Dr. Petra.
I am a full-time psychotherapist. I carry a lot of stress in my shoulders and back. Dr. Petra skillfully incorporates several modalities of curing that powerfully release tension while restoring healthy blood-flow. The stationary cupping feels like reverse deep tissue massage – literally sucking up the tension and pooled blood. I feel like Michael Phelps! (only because I first learned of cupping through his use of it at the last Olympics).
The sliding cupping is my favorite. This is more like deep tissue massage – only better. The suction continues to wick away tension and stagnation while the glass cups clear away “crunches” and “crinkles” holding the tension.
The effects are both immediate (I can breathe better during the treatment) and lasting (the effect lingers for up to a week). I enthusiastically recommend cupping, especially the sliding cupping. Try it, you’ll love it!
RESTORING YOUR BODY’S BALANCE.