Low Back Pain, Left Knee Pain, Sciatica, Restless Sleep
Paul is an airline pilot from Corona del Mar, CA who has been suffering from chronic lower back pain, sciatica, and left knee pain for the past 5 years. The nature of his job made his pain worse, as he would sit for long periods of time. He played a lot of tennis and had to give up his golf game because he could not rotate his spine. He has also had restless sleep as a result of the back pain and would wake up tired. He consulted a chiropractor which temporarily helped his pain but the pain would always return. He also had 2 arthroscopies on his left knee and tried orthotics which did nothing to help his pain. He was prescribed numerous pain pills but did not believe in taking a lot of medication. He finally tried 10 treatments of acupuncture, which also only provided symptomatic relief. Three weeks ago, he heard Dr. Tong’s radio show and decided to see him. After his first treatment with Dr. Tong, his lower back pain was gone and he could sleep well. In fact he was playing tennis again after this treatment and played better than he has in five years without pain. After his second treatment today, he was pain free and not dreading his next nine airline flight to Europe. He was emotionally invigorated and woke up alert.
Sinus Headaches, Pressure and Congestion
Dee is an operations manager from Huntington Beach. She has suffered from sinus issues for 8 years. The last four years have been chronic where she would wake up with a sinus headache every day, and could not breathe because of the pressure in her sinuses. She had to take a tylenol sinus or sudafed just to relieve the pressure. Dee has had 2 treatments from Dr. Tong and she can breathe now without the use of any medication. She has not had one headache for 2 weeks. The last two years she also suffered from recurrent nose bleeds. Dr. Tong explains that she had too much heat in her lungs from spicy foods. Ever since she consulted Dr. Tong, she has not had nosebleeds. She is also emotionally more stable and calm, and wakes up well rested.
Bicycle Injury, Ear Pain, Neck Pain, Vertigo, Dizziness, Dysphagia
Kandra (see #74 4-6-02) fell off her bicycle and onto her head and caused imbalance in her equilibrium. She could not swallow. She had severe ear and neck pain and she had vertigo. She was extremely dizzy and went to the ER. She was given 20 Vicodin which only helped her pain for about an hour. She is now pain free after 2 treatments with Dr. Tong.