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Here I post a doctor’s suggestion to his patient. I feel he is correct.
“I was just thinking why you may not have
taken advantage of your consultation.

You’re probably like many others who
suffer from back pain, headache, neck pain,
soreness, or any type of physical ache or pain…
the pain comes and goes and now you’re feeling
pretty good…am I right?

Sometimes even our patients often feel
better after the first few treatments,
and although this may seem good, the opposite
can sometimes be true as well.

Patients often mistake this feeling for a total
cure of their condition. They simply do not
realize that a relief of the symptoms DOES
NOT indicate a correction of the condition.

The smart patients never discontinue treatment
before their actual complaint has been corrected,
and if they do so, further complications are
bound to develop.

Even if you feel better, get checked out.

Prevent future problems.

We’ll extend our offer for a consultation,
but you have to call our office .
We’re standing by to hear from you and hopefully
help you prevent future problems.”

My phone number: 703-499-4428;

website: www.ChineseMedicineDoctor.US

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Last Sunday I had a lecture for alumni Association of Chinese Medicine in Washington DC. The topic is Liu Wei Di Huang Wan 六味地黄丸.

Here is my Power Point file.六味地黄

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K. N. , an eleven years old boy, was recovered from his half year extreme fatigue, low fever which was from mono, last week.

Six month ago, he was very sick, the diagnosis was Mono, a virus illness, and had some treatments from his conventional medical doctor.  Since then, he always feels very tired, some time has fever.  He had extreme fatigue, had to sleep 12 to 18 hours a day, so he missed his school over one and half month.

When he came to see me, his face was pale, tongue and lips were very red, complexion very tired, and eyes showed no-spirit.  Pulse slight quick. Temperature 99.1 degree F.

We diagnosed him as blood- heat syndrome, used Chinese herbs and acupuncture to treat him.  In second day, he backed to school. Yesterday he had the third visit. His mom and he were very happy, everything is stable, no longer sleep so long hours, he said he has “too much energy” and only need sleep 7 to 8 hours.

Our experience is, the syndrome post mono, basically is extreme fatigue or low appetite, using acupuncture or Chinese medicine is very easy to get recover. This case is my no.4 case of Mono, all of these patients got recover in one or two weeks.

His brother J.N.  saw me for his chronic cough, due to allergy and asthma issue, after the first acupuncture treatment, his whistle sound in his lungs disappeared.

 

 

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” I initially came to Dr.Fan for help with back pain. My L5 vertibrae is broken in two places and the disc is degenerating along with this, there is some arthritis there–I am 57 years old, so that’s not unexpected. Several months of acupuncture and herbal treatment have led me to be almost completely pain free.”

“While treating me for this, Dr. Fan also used acupuncture to treat my inhalant allergies and a long standing problem with fatigue–both of which have improved greatly.”

“At his repeated recommendation, I decided to try Tai Chi. I was absolutly stunned to find out how much energy I had from just doing a few basic moves.”

“After a lifetime of trying different exercise regimens, supplements, medications, and eating programs to overcome this fatigue problem of a lifetime. I just couldn’t believe what 5-10 minutes of Tai Chi did for me!!! I now have the most amazing amount of energy and I just generally feel better. I now do Tai Chi everyday–I wouldn’t miss it! Also, my back feels good. I was reluctant to try Tai Chi because I thought that moving around would mess up back and initially it did. But after a few weeks of doing it, I built up the core muscles enough to support the Tai Chi movements and now I find that it keeps back pain away!”

“Do Tai Chi!!!  Best advice I’ve ever been given!”

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Extreme Fatigue, Epilepsy —Autonomic Nervous Seizure, Tics.

Epilepsy treated by Dr Arthur Fan

  
Mr. A.C. 59 Years Old. Mr. A.C. first visit to Dr. Arthur Fan was October 9, 2004. Mr. A.C. explained to Dr. Fan that he was experiencing extreme fatigue and had been feeling this fatigue for over a year and half. Since the spring of 2003, Mr. A.C. had felt exhausted / extremely fatigued.?However, he did not know why he was feeling so exhausted. Mr. A.C. stated that he then experienced a partial recovery and seemed to be feeling less fatigue in the summer of 2004. But in July of 2004, Mr. A.C. symptoms became more severe; he became lethargic and the patient lost almost all daily activity. During the summer of 2004, Mr. A.C. spent his days lying in bed. The patient indicated that he was walking less than 15 minutes per day. He also indicated that he needed help to be fed and needed help getting dressed. Without assistance doing normal daily activities, the patient would experience the onset of extreme fatigue. Mr. A.C. would experience relapses when he heard certain noises, moved his hands or fingers, watched television, or used a computer.

The three types of symptom groups experienced were:

1.) Sudden onset of thoracic tightness, obstruction of the thorax with nausea, skin on the back tightening and difficulty breathing— (these symptoms would last several seconds and the patient would feel extremely uncomfortable).

2.) Sudden onset of numbness, tingling and the feeling of coldness in his arms and legs (when other people touched his extremities they did not feel the coldness), sudden hypertension and anxiety which would cause Mr. A.C. heart rate to increase to over 100 beats per sec, his face would turn red, his whole body would begin to perspire and he would then faint. (These symptoms would also last several seconds and recur several times during a day. This would happen for several hours.) After these episodes, the patient would experience lethargy, and says he was extremely tired for several days.

3.) Mr. A.C. also would feel like his throat was obstructed, he could not breathe and his voice would make a spasmodic sound, and he would make a tic sound which sounded like, ge, ge? (These symptoms would present themselves very often.) According to Mr. A.C., he had experienced similar symptoms over 30 years ago when he contracted Hepatitis A, he stated that he had experienced a high fever like that of a common cold. He recovered, he said, after treating his condition with herbal tea prescribed by an experienced doctor. After a complete physical and neurological examination, nothing seemed abnormal except some tics in his throat muscles.(Dr. Fan indicated that there are Ke, Ke?spasm-sounds when he tells his medical history, slightly decreased muscular strength (4+/in 0-5 scale), a bitter taste in his mouth, a thick yellow coating (fur) on his tongue, yellow looking skin color, a low pulse rate and minor bouts with slight diarrhea, or loose stools. Dr. Fan indicated no abnormalities in EEG, EMG, brain MRI, Sono Echocard, chest CT, etc.

Diagnosis: Extreme Fatigue, Epilepsy-Autonomic Nervous Seizure, Tics; Wet-heat type syndrome in Traditional Chinese medicine. Treatments:
1. Acupuncture, 2 sessions per week;
2. Individualized Chinese herbal tea, adjusted the herbs and dosage by each week.

In order to accurately document any change in the patient’s condition, a symptom index was adopted. Dates are on the bottom while the patient provided a figure (10 to 140. —0 is no onset, 140 is the worst—). The symptom index is the sum of whole week of the symptom’s severity level of all three groups of symptoms multiplied by the number of hours of onset per day. For example, on Sunday, the patient had level 2 symptoms, and they lasted about 3 hours, so the index was 6;on Monday, he had level 5 symptoms, but only for half an hour, so the index would be 2.5. In order to determine the patient’s progress, the Sum of the whole 7 days?indexes, would create the quotient of the symptom index?for that week. After 16 sessions of acupuncture and 8 weeks of herbal tea treatment,

Mr. A.C. says, Dear Dr. Fan, Thank you so very much for improving the quality of my life! The acupuncture treatments have been very effective. In fact, there have been some days since December 1st, 2005 where I have had absolutely no symptoms. I can now eat, get out of bed, put on my own clothes and can actually walk home. I can also get up for several hours a day now. Before I saw you and you gave me the teas and acupuncture treatments I was lying in bed all day. I know the acupuncture is a good treatment for stopping my second group of symptoms. Thank you so much!!!? Dr. Fan states that during February to May of 2005, Mr. A.C. had a slight relapse due to too much of daily activities and stress.?Mr. Fan adjusted the herbal medicine to help control Mr. A.C.’s emotional state. Dr. Fan noted that his patient’s condition became better and better (see the symptom index in figure), he stopped the acupuncture treatments and just prescribed that Mr. A.C. drink herbal tea. Currently, patient feels the condition is very stable and almost all three groups?symptoms have disappeared. Dr. Fan is now working on stabilizing the effectiveness and restoring patient’s constitution. Dr. Fan’s methods and treatments with acupuncture and herbal tea are very effective for many different types of illnesses. His alternative health practice is making people lives better every day.

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(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

Dear Dr.Fan:

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.

Sincerely,

Nancy L.C. (signature omited)

Arlington, VA

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