"I am an eighty year-old male and I have stenosis in the lumbar area of my spine. I was operated on about eight years ago to correct the painful situation. The operation was a partial success. I was given pain medication to alleviate the daily pain in my back. I tried treatment from a chiropractor, with no relief. I tried all types of back exercises, including working out in a swimming pool, with no relief.
A friend of mine had a painful knee and was treated by Dr. Tao, with excellent results. She referred me to him for treatment. At the beginning, I was very skeptical of acupuncture, but after a few treatments by Dr. Tao, my back pain started to be relieved. After approximately 18 treatments, my back pain has nine-five percent disappeared. I used to awake in the middle of the night to take a pain pill. Now, I sleep through the whole night without pain. I recommend acupuncture to anyone who has any pain problems or any other medical problems.
Thank you, Dr. Tao"
"I am a 40 year old female, worked as a secretary for a disability
management company. I had a history of herniated disc, MRI shows
my right side has disc herination at L5-S1 with moderate stenosis
and degenerative arthritis. I took codeine and cortisone transiently
since 1998, but discontinued it because I did not want to take
systemic medications. In January, 2004 I was jogging on a new
treadmill and developed lumbosacral pain again. My pain feels
worse when I changed positions, or bending to sit down. I received
four week of rehabilitation and chiropractic care with no relief.
I took generic drug Relafen twice a day with only slight relief.
However, after the first acupuncture treatment with herbal patch
and herbal medicine from Dr. Tao, I had dramatic relief in the
next day. I can not believe this is true and highly recommend
to anyone who has the pain problem."
"I am a 72 years old man and my low back pain was excruciating for
over 15 years, I suffered with degenerative arthritis and spinal
stenosis. It is because of it that I had to give up golfing. Exercise
and pain meds didn't help. I was resigned to the fact that I was
to live in pain for the rest of my life. In June of 2004, I visited
Dr. Tao for acupuncture and herbs treatment. Following treatment,
I was relieved of pain, and I am contemplating hitting the links
am a 81 year old woman with osteoarthritis for years in my hands,
neck, lumbar spine and both hips. In order to avoid medication
of NSAD to upset my stomach, raise my blood pressure and the concern
of damaging my kidney, I decided to try acupuncture. After about
5 treatments, I feel I have almost no pain at all, the spasm of
by trapezius muscle also much reduced. I am glad I could maintain
this health condition without side effects."