Archive for the ‘Low Back Pain-Leg Pain’ Category

Our new article has been just published. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1YjvU7STV7irBO

Citation: Fan AY, Ouyang H, Qian X, Wei H, Wang DD, He D, Tian H, Gong C, Matecki A,Alemi SF. Discussions on real-world acupuncture treatments for chronic low-back pain in older adults.J Integr Med.2019; 17(2): 71–76.



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Dr. Fan,
I hope you remember me, Simara. I used to go to your office for my bad back pain every weekend. I had an emergency at home with my father who got really ill and eventually passed away. I had to stay at home to take care for some things with my mother and the stay I had envisioned prolonged for a little bit. I just wanted to tell you thank you from the bottom of my heart beacuse you really made me feel better and whenever I couldn’t walk whenever I came into your office, an hour later I felt like it never happened. You really care for your patients and you are a really sweet man. I can honestly say you’re the best doctor I’ve ever had and I think you cured my back pain because thru all this time I haven’t been in Virginia, my back doesn’t bother me anymore. I will be back but I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for basically curing me.
I also want to say that your assistant April, she is the sweetest, most attentive and professional person I’ve ever met. I miss you guys very much and hopefully I will be back very soon. I will go by the office to say hi.
Dr. Fan, thank you so much for being the man that you are and I hope you keep working healing people for a long, long, long time. Xie Xié.
Simara C.
Dr.Arthur Fan notes: acupuncture is one of most effective therapies in low back pain management, according to clinical trials and long term clinical practice.

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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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” 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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Low Back Pain, Leg Pain


I started acupuncture in April, 2008 and have had bi-weekly acupuncture for pain that went from the center of my back and down the left and right sides of my hips and legs (the doctor treated me for sciatic pain). Dr. Fan helped me tremendously. I have not an ounce of pain in this area……

while in treatment for sciatica, I also had a knee pain and stiffness, only after one acupuncture needle, I am pain free in the left knee. I also developed an inflammation in my right heel and couldn’t even walk on it especially in the morning. I only mentioned it to Dr. Fan and he treated the heel inflammation with I only mentioned it to Dr. Fan and he treated the heel inflammation with a series of 4 or 5 treatments and I have little sensitively……

I also experienced an overall sense of wellness with more energy and a much deeper sleep since I have been seeing Dr. Fan. He changed my health dramatically……every time I see him.  I thank him and want to hug him for giving me my health and pain free life back.

Thank you, Dr. Fan 


 G. D.

Lanham, Maryland

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(1) Low back pain- Spinal Stenosis, Herniated Lumbar Discs.

(2) Rheumatoid Arthritis.


August 21, 2007


I am a patient currently seeing Dr. Arthur Fan for acupuncture treatments in conjunction with other simultaneous medical treatment prescribed by rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis. I had surgery two years ago for herniated lumbar disc and for severe spinal stenosis. Surgery eliminated sciatic pain but could not eliminate the pain caused by spinal stenosis, which is inoperable. Without further surgery as an option and hoping to avoid the use of increasingly strong pain medication, I consulted with Dr. Fan and began a series of enormously beneficial acupuncture sessions. Within a very short time crippling back pain has been reduced enough so that I have played a lot of golf this summer quite comfortably and have relied on nothing stronger than some Advil for arthritic discomfort in my feet. I have discontinued the use of all other pain medication. While this is in no way a suggestion that acupuncture is a cure for arthritis, my experience is absolutely that acupuncture administered by a certified practitioner reduces the pain caused by arthritis. Acupuncture is painless and non-invasive and I have the highest regard for Dr. Arthur Fan.




B. S.

McLean, Virginia

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