I went to see you a little over a week ago because I had not been sleeping well and because I had several aches and pains, some of which I have been coping with for many years. My feet, knee, lower back, neck and forearms had gotten more chronically aggravated with increased life stress and age. I have been amazed at how many symptoms have been so improved or eliminated in a very short time! The first night I slept 9 hours straight through, something I have not done in 4-5 years. After two treatments, my neck started to be less restricted I range of motion and to be less sore. With each treatment I have felt more energy and less pain. In this short time, I find I feel calmer, more rested and increasingly pain free. The dark circles under my eyes are gone, the numbness in my arms and heels is gone and my overall posture and energy is improved. I am so appreciative of the benefits from acupuncture. I had tried many other things that have not worked half as well.
I have had neck and back pain from an old injury 13 years ago which acts up from time to time. Within the first treatment, my neck pain was controlled without an Aleve or aspirin. By day 7, my pain was completely gone. Other unexpected positive effects were, my energy level and sleep immediately improved and I lost my need to drink coffee. No caffeine withdrawal headaches either! Another unexpected result was my asthma and allergy symptoms have dramatically decreased. I have been on some type of daily allergy med for nearly 20 years. I managed to last 11 days without any meds. Now, I take them as needed, but no longer daily. Lastly, I have had digestion problems most of my life. My digestion continues to improve under Dr. Liu's treatment. Dr. Liu is a great doctor, which I highly recommend!
I went to see Dr. Holly at Chinese MD for my chronic allergies. My whole life I have had nasal drip and clear my throat constantly on days when my allergies are acting up. I have been having acupuncture for two weeks. Since I have been going, my allergies have improved greatly! My throat clearing has been drastically reduced! I have also been treated for neck pain for which I have been seeing a chiropractor weekly for years. I have cancelled two of my last appointments with the chiropractor because I have no neck pain and the tightness from tension I usually feel is 90% gone.
Dr. Holly is very knowledgeable and a very nice Doctor!
I woke up one morning and the left side of my face and head was paralyzed. I went to the ER thinking that I might be having a stroke. After the CT scans and blood work came back clear, I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. Basically the condition is a catch-all for when you can’t figure out what caused the paralysis. I was given my discharge papers, a string of meds from prednisone to antibiotics to treat for everything under the moon. But the doctor even said, he might as well give me placebo because none of these meds are effective at treating this condition. He told me the condition would resolve itself and it could be weeks, months or even a year.
Initially my symptoms weren’t that terrible so I called work and took off for the day, thinking I’d be back to work the next day. Boy, was I wrong! Someone should have prepared me for what was to come/ Nothing I read on the Internet nor the doctors I saw prepared me for the days that followed the initial diagnosis, which I can now say have been the darkest and scariest days in my nearly forty years of life.
With other illnesses, one expects to wake up and feel better each day. The first week, I woke up every day worse than the day before. I lost complete motion of the left side so I couldn’t blink and my children could barely understand the words that were coming out of my mouth. Every time I drink, water was dribbling down my face, I couldn’t keep food in my mouth, and there were a couple of days in there where I couldn’t taste anything! If this wasn’t hard enough, I couldn’t see out of the left eye! To add to the pain, I woke up on the 6th day with tears running out of both eyes as if I was sobbing uncontrollably. It took an intervention to get me to the eye doctor to find out that on top of everything I was dealing with, I managed to scratch my left cornea. I guess I did that from not knowing that I was sleeping with my left eye completely opened. So the eye doctor placed antibiotic ointment and taped the left eye completely shut for a day. And told me to tape the eye shut every night to sleep. In addition to all this, my face was swollen like a car had hit me and I was getting a shooting pain (the nerve that’s causing all this I presume) behind the ear.
I had asked doctors about alternative therapy such as acupuncture, but I was told that I can try but it wouldn’t help and that this condition will need time to resolve itself. I think I was to the point where I gave up all hope. It was a pretty sad state. Thirteen days into the condition, at the urging of a friend, I decided to try acupuncture. I was completely skeptical, but at this point, if there was a dance I can do to make me better, I’d do it. I was recommended to several acupuncturists, but I decided to go with Dr. Holly Liu. I chose her because she was close to my work. I thought if I was going to commit to something like this, it better be convenient for me. So I called, made an appointment and walked over to her office. What’s even better is that she accepts insurance!
Dr. Liu sat and spoke with me for about half an hour during my first visit and asked about everything from my diet to my sleeping habits. She said she believes in healing the entire body and not just the condition. I went along. What did I have to lose? She started the acupuncture and to my surprise, she placed needle everything but my face. I asked why and she said that my entire body’s immunity must be boosted before the healing can start. Whatever she said made sense to me to I followed her advice and left.
When I went home that night, after one session, the top of my head no longer felt numb. I was able to go to work and actually feel a little like my old self again. Needless to say, I went back for a second session. Again, she did similar things. As I walked out of her office and to the parking lot, I felt a “clearing” in my face. It’s almost like a clearing of a stuffed sinus. The bottom part of my face was no longer numb! So I signed up for a total of eleven sessions. After my 3rd session, my entire face was no longer numb. By now, my coworkers were seeing a difference! I was actually starting to speak like my old self! After sessions 4 and 5, the swelling on my face has significantly improved. I’m able to wear contacts again. To me, what I got out of these sessions, which is priceless to me- is that I went from feeling helpless and hopeless to now having hope. I see results with every session. EVERY SESSION. I had to emphasize that because my condition improves with each session. Dr. Liu has turned a skeptic into a believer! I have been telling everyone about Dr. Liu. You would think that I’m an infomercial for her. But the thing is, people are asking me! They are asking what I’m doing to improve so rapidly and suddenly. I say, there’s a great acupuncturist right up the street and she’s a miracle worker!
I was diagnosed with myeloma cancer two years ago and I have been getting chemo treatments since then. I was experiencing a lot of pain and I had difficulty walking as well as sleeping. I also had a small appetite and had trouble keeping food down when I did eat. Since I started seeing Dr. Holly Liu I feel much better. I am sleeping and eating well in addition to having a lot less pain. Overall, I am a lot happier and healthier than I was before I started my acupuncture treatments.
Example Past Cases (Translated from Chinese)
A 42 year-old male with overweight and heart disease (frequent ventricular extrasystole), allergic rhinitis, and gout.
"I have suffered from various diseases since 1993. At first I was diagnosed to have frequent ventricular extrasystole. I had been treated in the 301 hospital of Beijing (famous for its treatment of cardiac diseases) for two months with no improvement. The doctor did gave me pills regularly to control the attack which, he said, was life threatening. Later, I got allergic rhinitis and gout which sometimes got better and sometimes worse. It seemed that I could never get cured. My normal life and work were seriously affected. Needless to say, I was in great pain."
"I am lucky to meet Dr. Holly. In less than two weeks' time, Dr. Holly searched the causes of my diseases and gave me a four-day comprehensive diet treatment and many other helpful medical advice. With her excellent medical skills and professional knowledge she cured me of the above-mentioned diseases. I could not believe it! Now I live a normal life and have stopped all pills I used to depend on. I also have corrected many unhealthy habits and established a healthy routine. I feel so healthy and relaxed. I am very grateful to her because she gave me good health!"
A 45 year-old female of 45 with bad eating habits (coffee dependence, crazy about fried and spicy food), Senile skin (pigmentation, wrinkle, floppy, maculation, coarse poles), rosacea.
"After sixteen days' treatment by Dr. Holly, it was very obvious that my facial skin has turned much lighter and more resilient. My eyes look brighter. My complexion looks much smoother. I look at least 10 years younger! I have stopped drinking coffee for good and completely changed my food preference. Now I enjoy food with mild taste. My self-confidence came back to me and I feel so much happier now! I consider myself very fortunate to have known Dr. Holly who has completely changed my life for the better, not only physically, but mentally as well."
A 65 year-old male with hypertension and numbness of right arm (Cerebral angiography showed left hemisphere thrombosis).
"My blood pressure dropped down and my numbness of arm alleviated only after 1 course of treatment (3 days)1. Dr. Holly also taught me how to prevent from high blood pressure and thrombosis which is helpful for all my life. She is really a good doctor both in terms of her professional ethics and her moral qualities."
A 18 year-old female with hyperthyroidism.
"I am a young woman of eighteen. I have had hyperthyroidism for years and have sought help from many doctors, who simply prescribed for me endless pills. Due to the side effects of these pills I became dropsy and obese. Acne came out on my face and after fading scars left. I looked so ugly. I was devastated and lost confidence in myself. When I came to Dr. Holly she asked me to stop all the pills and start to accept her treatment for both my face and the interior. After 6 months' of treatment I could not believe the beautiful girl in the mirror was myself. My body edema disappeared, my face recovered, the symptoms of hyperthyroidism were controlled, and the tachycardia (rapid heart beat) of 150-160 beats/min. returned to normal."
"Dr. Holly gave me all herbs for treatment, which were completely natural with no side effects. I was fully recovered. I am myself again: a bright lovely girl. I'd like to say 'thank you so much!'"
A 28 year-old female with acne with infection, sequelae of acne infection (pigmentation, uneven skin), chronic gastroenteritis, cholecystitis.
"I was so miserable when I went to Dr. Holly! After a ten-day treatment my facial skin obviously became smoother and more moisturized. Acne, maculate, and unevenness all disappeared. Even my stomach and bile-cyst become normal. Now, my friends no longer call me 'medicine-bottle', a nickname I was once given because I took so much medicine. I regained my youthfulness and smartness. I have learned how to protect my skin and happily gave away all the unnecessary and expensive cosmetics. In addition, during her treatment, Dr. Holly gave me a good health education which will benefit me for life. I am so happy now because Dr. Holly changed my life. I can not thank her too much."