• 1. Chronic Arthritis; • 2. Depression & Anxiety; • 3. Asthma; • 4. Rash, Smoker; • 5. No Energy, AIDS, Epstein-Barr; • 6. High Blood Pressure, Dizzy; • 7. Chronic Prostatitis and Urethritis; • 8. Cold; • 9. Estrogen-Replacement Therapy; • 10. Ear and Sinus Infections, Learning Disabilities; • 11. Chemotherapy
"I fell off a roof and was unable to walk without severe pain. I was
told I would have chronic arthritis for the rest of my life and never return
to my occupation as a roofer. After the third visit I experienced whole days
without pain for the first time in six months. By the fifth visit I walked
normally, without discomfort, and within a few weeks I returned to work."
Male, age 36
"I was on a seesaw of anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drugs for years
until I began acupuncture to stabilize my dosage levels. It occurred to me
that maybe I could use acupuncture to get off drugs altogether. I got three
treatments a week for five months and I'm now free of two very addictive
medicines, both of which were prescribed by psychiatrists. I'm relieved to
feel back in control of my life again."
Female, age 35
"Since my childhood I'd been dependent on inhalers and anti-asthma
medicines. Along with acupuncture treatments for six months, I eliminated
spicy and cold foods from my diet. Now I can play basketball without needing
bronchodilators and I only take medicine occasionally if I get a bad case of
Male, age 33
"My rash was red and itchy all over both legs. In the night I'd scratch
and drive myself mad. I tried regular doctors and homeopathy - I tried
everything. After six visits it was pretty much clear. Then I tried to quit
smoking. It's been a year-and-a-half since my last treatment and the rash
hasn't come back, and I haven't smoked either."
Female, age 22
"For three years I had no energy, no stamina. I had been diagnosed as
having both the AIDS and Epstein-Barr viruses. With walking I got short of
breath and felt pain in my chest. In the beginning, acupuncture made me feel
spaced out and tired. After two months I felt more energetic, my digestion
improved, and I wasn't short of breath. After eight months of treatment
combined with herbal tonics daily, I regained my strength and returned to
work and a more normal life-style. It's been six months since my last
treatment but I won't hesitate to rely on acupuncture if I start feeling
Male, age 31
"For months my blood pressure was so high that I was dizzy all the time
and couldn't stand up. I was frightened because it was barely under control
with medication. Within 48 hours after one of my acupuncture treatments, the
pressure dropped so low that my doctor had to take me off medication. It
remained normal and I can walk around now without feeling dizzy."
Female, age 88
"I had been diagnosed as having chronic prostatitis and urethritis which
antibiotics hadn't helped long-term. After ten acupuncture treatments my
difficult urination and painful ejaculations disappeared."
Male, age 51
"The sniffles, scratchy throat, and headache that I expected would
blossom into a full-fledged cold never did. Herbs cleared me right up."
Male, age 28
"I stopped estrogen-replacement therapy because of the side-effects -
bruising and water retention - but I was desperate for help with my
irritable mood swings and hot flashes. Acupuncture plus herbs helped me
tremendously. Now, three months later, I feel fantastic - much better than I
did on estrogen."
Female, age 56
"Tommy missed a lot of school due to perpetual ear and sinus infections.
Changes in his diet along with acupuncture and herbs has made him more
resilient than his friends, and his learning disabilities also faded away."
Male, age 7
"As a result of chemotherapy, I suffered mild heart failure and kidney
shut-down, preventing me from qualifying for another series of chemo
treatments. Three weeks after I began acupuncture and herbal therapy, I
stopped being short of breath and my kidney function labs improved
dramatically. My oncologists were very impressed."
Female, age 34
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© 1973, 1987 by C Huang. Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain. Celestial Arts, 1987.
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