Posts Tagged ‘Low back pain’

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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” 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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