15 years I had the Mystery Ailment (while in my 20's & 30's).
There was excessive fatigue & brain fog, doctors were baffled
& my finances nearly depleted.
Finally I chanced upon "heat depuration" which worked
wonders -- though I had to repeat it periodically for the next
5 years to get an even keel.
It was determined that solvent exposure plus prescription drugs
caused this mysterious ailment - Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
The body was overloaded with chemical garbage.
That's my background- worked for a gas station of a petroleum
So after sick with bronchitis & severe hypertension &
harsh side effects from prescription drugs, I came to your center
for holistic support. It seemed to me that herbs with a long history
of safe use would be preferable to recently patented & pricey
pharmaceutical drugs. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine has
endured for centuries & the perspective, thinking & approach
are fundamentally different from the mainstream paradigm.
My hypertension was diagnosed as stage 2 & I resigned myself
to taking synthetic drugs for the rest of my life. I then began
your acupuncture & herbs. For the first half of last year,
I took BP herbal pills 2 or 3 times a day. Since then I've been
completely off the stuff-chemical drug medicine. (My BP right
now incidentally is 117/82 & I've been lax with my exercise
lately). I appreciate that.
Thanks also for the energy fixes following the illness & after
In any case, you've provided me also an interesting experience:
fine tuning the body.
Mainstream care conversely seems best suited to dire emergencies
Beyond that, without a prescription pad they'd be 0% effective.
Also, even with insurance, the co-pays for consultation &
drugs are not
So Thank you for your patience, teaching & help."
a registered nurse I was reluctant to try non-traditional treatment.
Because I did not achieve relief through western medical care,
so acupuncture became my treatment choice of "last resort"
and of desperation.
symptoms I had was the significant abdominal bloating, gas pain
and frequency of diarrhea with eating, regardless of what food
was consumed. The need to use a bathroom extremely urgently which
it caused me much frustration and embarrassment for many years.
just two months of acupuncture, herbs and diet control by Dr.
Tao, I am pleased to say that bloating and/or gas pain during
or after meals is no longer present and the need for urgent use
of the bathroom seems to no longer to be an issue and I have no
longer experiencing the symptoms described as above. As I add
various foods to my diet, I am extremely happy to note that the
problems associated with eating are not present. The extra treatment
for my cold certainly helped to relieve the stuffy nose and coughing
quickly as well! I am very appreciated your patience and kindness,
M. Kucsan, RN