never truly understand the phrase "excruciating pain"
until I injured my back and experienced the effects of a herniated
disc, the MRI shows I have a large disc herniation in my right
L4-L5 & L5-S1. Physically, I suffered from intense hip and
leg pain in the middle of the night. I could not stand, walk,
sit or sleep without feeling some degree of pain.
Even though I was in a physical therapy program, I needed something
more to manage the pain. The
high doses of Ibuprofen I was taking gave me no lasting pain relief,
so I turned to acupuncture.
I felt the back and hip pain slowly melt away with each consecutive
acupuncture session. The acupuncture sessions were extremely relaxing
and Tao's bedside manner is calm and caring - the
perfect combination for someone in near-tears pain. With Traditional
Chinese Medicine my pain went away, stayed
away and I feel great!"
am a 54 year old former executive worked in the school of social
studies at Columbia University. Six years ago after I fell while
I carrying a puppy on my deck at home in New York. I slipped on
my wet deck and came down on my right hip and gluteal region.
In addition to my hip pain, I also had fibromyalgia. I had tried
on aspirin with some relief. Relafen caused insomnia and another
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug caused gastrointestinal pain.
I had difficulty sleeping secondary to the pain.. I tried acupuncture
initially two times a week and now has tapered down to every two
weeks. I used acupuncture with electrical stimulation and oral
taken Chinese patents herbs. The symptom already under controlled
now. Even it occasionally flared up if I walked a lot, still could
relieve pain by a little more intensive treatment."
"I am 79 year old retired nursing home employee, has
a history of arthritis for several years. An MRI shows I had spinal
stenosis with degenerative arthritis in my back. I walked in a
limp with a can. Both of my hip are very pain, the pain could
radiates down to my leg and foot. My left side worse. I took extra
strength Tylenol by DR's prescription, however, just a little
help. The pain could bothered my sleeping when I turn over my
body. Until the fourth acupuncture treatment, my left side sciatica
pain had subsided and my right sciatica pain also much improved.
I know my condition is tough and very pleased in such a short
time, my pain could become manageable."
"I am a 48 years female, suffered from the multiple pain
as the subject about three years ago. Those injuries caused by
using heavy wheelbarrows of mulch. I have been treated by Doctors
under different medication, however, the Naprosyn can cause me
nausea and Daypro can make me bruising. I also took the Vioxx
for six months and it has not been helpful. I also see a massage
therapist, a myotherapist and chiropractor for musculoskeletal
problems with little or no help.
thru the Dr. Conrad Weiser recommended me to try of acupuncture,
I have been seen Dr. Tao, initially to have a three times a week
then reduced to once a week, I have no longer migrates my low
back pain to my lower leg and elbow pain with the shoulder pain
relieved as well."
you for making me pain free! I feel like a lady again after eight
months of terrible pain."