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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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Mr. A. A. 60 years old. He has diabetes and chronic stomach and intestine disorders.  He was my patient one year ago, he also loves Chinese Medicine and learnt a lot by teaching himself.   He uses accupressure and moxibustion in his home routinely.

Three weeks ago, when he ate his dinner, drunk a bit wine, he started hiccup. Since then, his hiccup didn’t stop, even he used accupressure, electronic acupuncture-like instrument stimulated his Nei Guan points by himself.  His symptoms were: hiccup once 5-10/seconds, with heartburn, urge to burp, uncomfortable, fullness in abdomen, insomnia, occasionally gas; middle and upper back pain, pain below right ribcage; when using electronic stimulator to stimulate Nei Guan points, the hiccup became low, once every 20 seconds.

Using holding breath, and find it does not work. Slowly drinking water may help to diminish the hiccup for about half hour.

Patient’s tongue coating slight yellow, and pulse slight slippery and wiry.

The diagnosis is middle burner qi deficiency and with heat and qi upset. The treatments:

(1) Electric Acupuncture: Zhong Kui(2), Nei Guan (2), He Gu (2);

(2) Chinese Herbal Tea: Ren Sheng 10g, Gua Lou Pi 10g, Zhu Ru 6g, Fa Ban Xia 10g, Chen Pi 6g, Fu Ling 10g, Zhi Ke 6g, Gan Cao 3g.


Immiated after acupuncture-10 minutes, the hiccup stopped, 1.5 days, after that, used one cup herbal tea, the hiccup stopped since then.

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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.


Nancy L.C. (signature omited)

Arlington, VA

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