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Digestive Disorders improved as a result of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbs
Shared by Trolleyrider
16-October-2011

Practitioner: Yong Deng, O.M.D., L.Ac.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Found via: Friend/Family member
Visit count: On-going
Stopped going because: I haven't stopped going
Recommend: Yes
Long term results: Yes
Details:

After improving my digestion on my own through a regular yoga practice, experimenting with herbs and dietary modification I was diagnosed with low thyroid. (I now understand the two are not unrelated, low thyroid often leads to sluggish digestion which can lead to all kinds of digestive issues.) The Naturopath put me on desiccated thyroid hormone. However, he didn't tell me once you start you must likely have to stay on for the rest of your life. The MD also said I needed thyroid hormone but preferred the synthetic version. I felt I was too young to take any medication for the rest of my life so I turned to Chinese Medicine to see if it could help. When Dr. Deng reviewed my history he explained we needed to improve my digestion before we could move on to the thyroid. I went for regular acupuncture treatments and took various chinese herbs including Irritease, Curing Pills, Shin Ling Bai Zu Pian, and American Ginseng (for more energy). In the beginning I went once week or maybe once every two weeks and then as I improved once every three or four weeks until I was doing so well I returned about four times a year for maintenance. I thought the combination of Curing Pills and Shin Ling Bai Zu Pian worked best for me and over time I learned to modify the dose depending on how well I as doing. The symptoms of gas, bloating, alternating diarrhea and constipation, mucous and bleeding are gone. And, overall I feel much better. If I have an occasional flare up, which is rare and either stress or diet related, I know just what to do to quickly get it under control. I can't thank Dr. Deng enough for both his knowledge and compassion.

Allergies/Insect bite greatly improved as a result of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbs
Shared by DT23
05-November-2011

Practitioner: Yong Deng, O.M.D., L.Ac.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Found via: Friend/Family member
Visit count: 1
Stopped going because: Treatment worked
Recommend: Yes
Long term results: Yes
Details:

I was in the yard last year and got bitten by a tiny little ant on my left hand. I didn't think anything of it but it started to swell almost immediately. Being a man, I did my best to ignored it :-)My wife came home a few hours later and saw my hand swollen quite considerably, and was concerned that I was not directly dealing with the problem. She strongly suggested that I go to the hospital, a recommendation that I immediately dismissed. I went to bed instead. The next day the swelling was worse. My hand was the size of a small melon.It didn't really hurt, but it was obvious that I was having some viscous allergic reaction and it looked gross. That didn't bother me, but then I couldn't type, so I had to take action. That morning, I was showing it to some of my colleagues at the office and one of my buddies (with no medical experience) said, "you should be ok as long as the bite doesn't become hard with a little red dot in the middle". Within the NEXT HOUR the bite became hard with a little red dot in the middle! I then called my wife in a panic. She said, "Go to the doctor. He will probably give you a tetanus shot and antibiotics (which will do nothing) but at least you will feel better. I went to the my traditional MD, who was fascinated with my hand the size of a melon. I have to admit it looked pretty weird. He showed it to all the fellow physicians in the office. They thought it was fascinating but were at a loss for the cause other than bug bit :-) I turned to the doctor and said said "Admit it, you don't know what this is" He said "You're right, but the swelling is pretty unusual. Let me give you a tetanus shot and some antibiotics. " I took the shot and called my wife, taking careful pains to compliment her on her forecasting skills. She then took the initiative and contacted her Chinese Medicine doctor in Phoenix. He prescribed Five Flavor Pills. 5 pills every three hours for 3-5 days. I took the pills and the swelling reduced by the end of the day. By the next day, the swelling was completely eliminated. I stopped taking the pills after the second day, because I was "cured". My wife was a tad perturbed that I didn't finish the prescription but that is the way I roll. I am an advocate for Chinese medicine when it comes to bug bites.




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