(This is a letter from Patient Nancy L.C., Who started her study in a Chinese medicine School in August, 2009 when she is 57 years old, she recovered from her multiple illness/disordrs after Dr.Fan’s treatments. She is the third Dr.Fan’s patients who started to learn Chinese Medicine since 2003)
April 25, 2009
8214 Old Courthouse Road,
Tysons Square Office Park,
Vienna, Virginia 22182
When I first visited you in November 2008, I was weak, cold, and miserable. I had been diagnosed with weak adrenal glands and hypothyroidism. I hardly ate anything other than a little meat. I really didn’t know what to eat. I had no energy. I was too thin.I slept poorly. I was sad and worried about everything. My hormones were a mess because my doctor had told me to use progesterone cream for anxiety, but then I developed intestinal yeast as a result. I was taking LOTS of vitamin supplements(Dr.Fan note: she used over 30 supplements her doctors had refered when she showed me in initial visit),but they were just making me cold too.
Although my brain wasn’t working too well, I knew I was finally on the right path when you explained that acupuncture would address the yeast by changing the environment of my body rather than by simply “attacking” yeast.Yeast thrives in moist enviroment, so I had to became warm and dry. I drank ginger tea as you suggested and as I continue the twice-weekly acupuncture treatments, my mood improved and I began to sleep better.
When I explained my varying day-to-day energy levels, you gave me Chinese herbs to make tea, and more dietary suggestions. When you told me to eat “wheat noodles”, I thought you had lost your mind, but then I at them and started to gain some wheat! You told me to eat more! So I’ve probably eaten 40 pounds of organic pasa since mid-February ( along with chicken and winter squash), and have gained 10 pounds of ME! How much better I feel!
In my opinion, you truly examplify the most important qualities of a good practioner. You’re knowledgeable about Chinese medicine and always listen to my questions and concerns. You take the time to provide answers and explainations to the extent that I need. You exhibit humility, a state of non-pretense, and are sensitive and show compassion toward me as a person. You don’t treat me as if I am simply an illness,but you treat me as another human being with a heart and spirit. You have empowered me to take responsibility for my own healing by explaining the benefits of using Chinese herbs over vitamin supplements, giving me nutritional recomendations to counteract my disharmony patterns, and suggesting I take T’ai Chi lessions and consider other lifestyle changes. You always have a pleasant and positive attitude, and are supportive and encouraging with respect to my healing process. You have integrity and Itrust you more than any other healthcare practitioner I ‘ve seen. I’m very glad I found you and grateful for your care in helping and recover.
Nancy L.C. (signature omited)