Archive for the ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis’ Category

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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(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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