Albert and severe chronic pain

Dear Dr. Ying Wang and Dr. Shiyan Zhang,

Please feel free to use this letter as a testimonial for anyone who is unsure about the effectiveness of your acupuncture therapy. Since I live here in Boise, it will be easy for anyone who doubts my story to verify it through me or any of the doctors or therapists that I have seen.

My pain started in my neck and continued to worsen and spread down my arm to my hand and fingers. The pain became so severe that even sleep was impossible without prescribed painkillers. After X-rays, I began chiropractic therapy with a reputable chiropractor who also happens to be my brother-in-law. I was also being treated at the VA where I was given painkillers and physical therapy. At a certain point in time, both the physical therapist and the chiropractor (my brother-in-law) refused to treat me any further for fear of causing irreparable damage to the severely misshapen disk in my neck. They, and my regular doctor at the VA, urged me to schedule an appointment with a neuro-surgeon, which I did. After several painful tests and conversations, his diagnosis was the same as theirs – SURGERY. After weeks of contemplation, I made an appointment to schedule the surgery. To my great surprise and to his credit, this wonderful surgeon urged me to see ANY option available before choosing surgery.

After approximately 1 year of pain, I decided to try acupuncture for the first time in my life. I called the Chinese Acupuncture & Natural Therapy Center after seeing their ad in the yellow pages at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Without hesitation they asked if I could come in immediately and I did. Although everything they did was new and strange to me, I noticed a slight improvement the next day and cancelled the scheduled surgery until I could determine if I would continue to improve. To my utter amazement, within 6 weeks I was essentially “as good as new.”

There is no way I can ever repay Dr. Wang and Dr. Zhang. They have given me my life back. Their knowledge and skill is beyond excellence, it is miraculous. I can only offer my heartfelt thanks and my lifelong suport and loyalty to them.