March 15,2000, I was hit at a red light and pushed me on the passenger
side to the red light which fall on my car. I was found my car
floor and admitted overnight by the Trauma service at Lehigh valley
Hospital. I was then referred by my family Doctor to see physical
therapy three times a week for seven weeks which was not helpful.
Then I referred by my family Doctor again to see a pain specialist
who ordered an MRI, which revealed a fracture at the 9th thoracic
veterbra. I was given two epidural injections and told that I
would have to live with this pain. In addition this, I also have
pain in my right side of my back and thorax in the muscle with
a reconstructed foot required for my fractured foot. In the past,
I have to wear a back, neck, and foot brace and unable to be upright
for more than two hours or I have to lie down to reduce the pain.
After I treated by Dr. Tao with acupuncture, magnetic cupping
and Chinese herbs, my pain level from 8 of 10 down to wear off
for 4-5 days which let me could deal with pain without pain medication
and zoloft , Xanax as well. I do appreciate Dr. Tao's help."
letter is in reference to my visit to your office on May 24,2001.
The service provided helped me incredibly, you gave me acupuncture
to the neck, upper back, and lower back areas. The pain I experience
is due to an auto injury from December 11, 1999. The single visit
with you changed my back pain for months so I am convinced of
the success and necessity."
am a 41 year old woman and was injuried in a motor vehicle accident
in April of 2000. I was at a stop sign and was rearended. I took
an MRI showing nerve damage. I been treated with Skelaxin and
muscle relaxants which cused fatique but did not help. My rheumatologist
gave me Celebrex and indocin which caused GI symptoms.
I also try chiropractic which did not help. And since I started
to try acupuncture by Dr. Tao and the relief just in my first
visit. After finish about 6 visits, I almost no pain at all. If
ai didn't try, I never believe that acupuncture could be so effective."
am a 35 year old female, was injuried in a motor vehicle accident
on mother's day in May, 1999. I was hit while sittiing behind
the wheel of a vintage car. I was lunged forward into the wheel
with damage to my ribs and
shoulder and some low back pain initially which became worse.
I took x-rays and MRI and found have damage at
L5 to S1. At first, I tried Vioxx and Naprosyn with poor results
in the past and Celebrax with GI symptoms. Physical therapy was
tried and allowed me to bend and move. Prior to that, I even couldn't
sit, stand or lie without
crying. I have seen Dr. James Weis who felt that I have a degerative
disc disease and referred to see Dr. Tao for acupuncture. After
the second treatment, I already felt that I had the best relief
for two years. After the four visits, I already felt that I have
on nothing for pain now. Even the projected course of treatment
is still ongoing, but I have no worry about my back problem any
am a 48 yer old female internal medicine specialist and had motor
vehicle accidents in August, 1997 and January, 1998. In both accidents
I I developed a flextion-extension injury and also had head injury
from the second accident. I have the pain in my right side of
skull and the occipital region and burning pain in the arms and
thigh which is resolved with acupuncture. I tried different medication
before with either poor relief or with the gastro-intestinal side
effects. Since I tried acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I could
reduce my headache, arm and leg pain and decreased the pain like
"Brain Fog" since injury. Due to the multiple reactions or the
ineffectiveness of traditional medications, I recommended the
patients with pain from auto accidents history to have people
like Dr. Tao's speciality must give you great help."
~ Dr. Alexsandra Motroni
am a 45 year old executive secretary at Lehigh Valley hospital
injured in a motor vehicle accident in May, 1993. I have been
through numerous pain management treatments and consultations
even in Philadelphia. After I seen Dr. Tao for acupuncture treatments
from July through September of 2000, he already successfully controlled
the pain which includes numbness down to the arms, inner aspects
of my legs to my feet, burning and muscle spasm to my arm, leg
and shoulder. I tried different medications, however, it only
caused me drowsiness or upset stomach. I am so grateful to Dr.
Tao that so many modalities have been ineffective, so expensive
and caused me many side effects, he still could relieved my pain
without any medication."