Patient: Raymond Date: 9/5/13
I came to the Xu Clinic seeking assistance with snoring. Over the two plus months I have received acupuncture and herbal “tea”. I have found the treatment to be helpful. My snoring has significantly improved with the treatment and my partner/wife reports the snoring is of less frequent and far less intense. My sleeping patterns have also improved, and I rest better at night.The acupuncture treatments themselves are very relaxing. I have found Dr. Xu to be quite professional and attentive. He is open to my questions and explains the treatments and adjustments in the process. For persons oriented to western medical approaches it will help to learn more about Chinese medicine and the underlying philosophy of care. Also persons should be aware that this therapy’s out of pocket costs are relatively expensive since most health insurances do not provide reimbursement. At the same time had I chosen to address the snoring with surgery not only would have the costs been significant, but I also would have experienced discomfort and interruption to daily life.
What was your medical condition before you started treatment with Dr. Xu:
Sugar addiction. I would eat 1/2 to 2/3 tub of cake icing at a time. Disturbed sleep (waking up at night several times or walking and not being able to go back to sleep for a couple of hours. Leg pain and leg jumping at night which interfered with sleep. Indigestion heartburn (often) chronic intestinal gas due to poor functioning of digestive tract this persisted even with the use of 2 digestive enzymes. Chronic severe hip pain (exacerbated by the work I do).
Medications taken when treatment began by Dr. Xu:
OTC, Aspirin, sleeping pills, antacids, valerian (a sleep-aid herb), 2 digestive enzyme capsules (twin labs, super enzyme capsules for ingestion of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and lactose after each meal.
What is your current medical condition:
Chronic mild hip pain, (exacerbated by my job) mild bouts of intestinal gas
Results of Dr. Xu treatments:
I no longer consider myself addicted to sugar. I can eat a normal serving of sweets, it I desire to do so. The acupuncture and herbs have helped me to regain normal sleep patterns without the leg problems that occurred at night. I seldom have heartburn or indigestion anymore. I now take only 1 super enzyme capsule instead of two after each meal. Although I still have mild intestinal gas it is nowhere near as it once was, nor as prolific. The hip pain has decreased to a tolerated level. I attribute this to the acupuncture combined with regular exercise and stretching.
Medical condition when began treatments start by Dr. Mark Xu:
Arthritis, torn rotator cuff, carpel tunnel, right wrist, constipation, low energy, and depression. Degenerative cervical disks. Insomnia
Medications taken when began treatment by Dr. Xu:
Vioxx, celexa, vit e, stool softener, glucosamine
Current medical conditions:
Still have arthritis, but feeling better, no insomnia/ no constipation/ my rotator cuff seems healed. My depression is significantly improved.
Results of Dr. Xu treatments:
I have had 10 treatments and see a vast improvement in my energy levels. I can teach 2 and 3 hours of water aerobics and still do housework and run errands. My insomnia is not a problem anymore. My neck and shoulder feel great. I will not have to have surgery on my arm. DR. Xu has changed my life.
Lortabs, morphine, Zoloft
Past medical conditions:
Nerve damage due to a fall down stairs, migraine headaches, spinal damage, severe pain, and fibromyalgia, fat and wasn’t sleeping.
Present Medical Conditions:
My pain is under control and I am stronger physically and emotionally and sleeping well, diet is getting under control more stability. I have more energy and my personality is once again vivacious and wonderful.