Depression, Colitis, Constipation, Abdominal Pain
Jenny (see #75 4-13-02, #94 10-12-02, #115 4-26-03, #140 11-15-03) suffered from severe constipation, abdominal pain, and depression due to stress in her life. She switched from public to private school and her parents were going through a divorce, which caused her symptoms to worsen. She was so depressed that she wanted to kill herself. She had no motivation to do anything, no energy, and could not even get off the couch. She consulted psychiatric therapy which did not help at all. She was also suffering from insomnia for which she took tranquilizers. Her mother took her to CHOC and consulted a gastroenterologist who declared that it was her fault she was sick because of her stress. He gave her a laxative for her constipation, which gave her diarrhea for a day, but did not resolve her constipation. Nothing was helping her and she was getting even more depressed. Fear of needles kept her from seeing Dr. Tong. However, her mother convinced her to try his treatments. She has been seeing Dr. Tong for a year now and she has seen complete improvement. Her whole outlook in life has improved and she is no longer depressed.
Sandy (caller from Los Angeles) – Water Retention, Failed Therapies (Lasix, Natural Diuretics)
Severe Knee Pain, Surgery Avoidance
Eugene (from Northridge, CA) – This banker suffered from severe knee pain for one and a half years. His doctors told him that all of his cartilage was gone and he had to have surgery to put pins in his knee and wear a brace. He decided to see Dr. Tong last June and received 5 treatments in the span of two months. Ever since then, he has had no knee pain and he can regularly workout. He has not received treatment in over one year.