Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Back Pain, Tinnitus, Palpitations
Chang (from Texas) One year ago, Chang started to experience anxiety and insomnia from his high stress job. He consulted an internal medicine doctor who subsequently put him on benzodiazapines and Prozac. It initially helped him, but he soon built tolerance to the medication. The short acting drug, Lorazepam no longer worked so he switched to Valium, a longer acting drug. In December however, Chang decided that he did not want to be on Benzos forever and tried to ween himself off the medication. Two weeks after he was completely off the drugs, he started to experience withdrawal symptoms such as tinnitus, palpitations, and even more anxiety. He consulted an ENT specialists who decided it was the wax in his ears that caused the tinnitus. Hoever, after removing it, he still had the tinnitus. The ENT then said the ringing was an aging process and wanted to put Chang on Benzodiazapines once again. Chang decided to seek alternative treatment and consulted 3 acupuncturists in Texas and 4 in California. The treatments helped initially, but wore off very quickly. He heard about Dr. Tong and decided to try his treatments. After the first treatment, he was able to sleep 8 hours through the night. His back pain, which he had suffered from for 5 years has also improved tremendously. When he first came to see Dr. Tong, he felt as if electricity was running throughout his whole body. Now he does not have that sensation.
Eye Floaters, Cloudy Vision, Shingles, Depression, Low Energy
Lorraine (from South Gate) – For four years, Lorraine suffered from floaters in her eyes. Four months ago, her vision became extremely cloudy, as if a film was over her eyes. After one treatment from Dr. Tong 5 days ago, her cloudy vision has disappeared. In addition, she no longer felt depressed and her energy has sky rocketed. She has been cleaning house and her outlook in life has become more optimistic.
Olga (see #2 9/16/00, #141 11/22/03, #186 1/22/05, PI 3/9/00) – caller from Hemet – Benzodiazipine Withdrawal
Joe – caller from Buena Park – Vitamins
Indigestion, Acid Reflux, Sciatic Nerve Pain, Hernia, Diarrhea
Becky (see #82 7-20-02 from West Virginia) – Becky has been a teacher for 25 years. Her family came from West Virginia to consult Dr. Tong. She has had indigestion and acid reflux for over 10 years (the reflux has gotten progressively worse for the last 4 years). She also suffers from sciatic nerve pain (2 years) where she consulted a chiropractor, who ended up irritating the nerve. Two years ago, she had a hernia, but thought it was a heart attack. She describes her reflux as volcanic because she chokes so violently at night that she had to sleep vertically with 9 pillows in the past to prevent the reflux. Becky also suffers from severe diarrhea, where she would go numerous times a day for the past 2 years. She has now had 3 treatments with Dr. Tong. Last night, she used only 2 pillows to sleep. She can now lie on her back and her side without the acid reflux. Her sciatic pain is gone to the point where she can walk around Disneyland for 8 hours. For the past 4 days, she has had no diarrhea, but normal bowels after eating pizza at the park. It has been over a year since Becky received treatment from Dr. tong and she no longer has her acid reflux, she only needs 2 pillows to sleep, and she rarely gets diarrhea anymore.