Ten years ago I cut out an article in the Salinas Californian about a “miracle doctor” who was an anesthesiologist and an acupuncturist, thereby combining Eastern and Western medical practices. He had graduated from the USC School of Medicine. He received his anesthesia training at L.A. County-USC Medical Center Acupuncture Clinic. The article had many testimonials from deeply grateful people who had suffered for years with chronic, miserable pain. I was very impressed and longed to go as I had suffered with a severe case of Rheumatoid Arthritis for three years and was in a tremendous amount of pain. My children were all under ten years old and since Dr. Tong’s office was 500 miles away from my home, I didn’t feel as though I could just take off from awhile!!!
Not jumping on a plane right then was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made! For ten years I tried every anti-inflammatory known to man. I entered a holistic hospital for three weeks where they told me I was allergic to my new house, so we sold it! I fasted for 31 days on carrot juice, made my own sprouts and yogurt, lost 32 pounds, and had colonics three times a week for a year. Then came the gold shots, ACTH shots, cortisone shots, prednisone, plaquenil, 3500 mgs of aspirin, zantac (for the ulcers) and it was all topped off with methotrexate. Methotrexate is an oral form of chemotherapy. It has a list of side effects that start with death!!! Oh, and how could I forget the two foot surgeries where the knuckles had to be removed from the toes because they were bent like a bird on a perch and the bones were fighting to come out through the skin.
Anyways, I was scheduled for another foot surgery and I found Dr. Tong’s article. I decided to see him before getting carved up again. I live an hour away from him now so I called the number in the paper and he was still there in the same office! I was delighted! He’s not a quack, no quack can stay in the same place for ten years!
My first visit with Dr. Tong was June 21st and my major complaints were painful feet, wrists, lower back pain, weak bladder, TMJ, sore chest and throat, depression and chronic fatigue. After only one visit, I woke up without white foam in my mouth, with my jaw in line, with my throat and chest totally better and I had slept through the night without getting up four or five times!! I’ve had seven sessions since then and my toes are actually straightening before my eyes!
Anyone who has a chronic illness will be stunned to hear this one. I don’t take any medication!!!! If I get extremely stressed out and start to feel my body reacting to the stress, I get a treatment and drink more of the herbs that Dr. Chi, the herbalist has especially designed for me. Every person’s herbs are different, according to their needs.
The treatment give by Dr. Tong actually controls the stress, life the depression and boosts your energy level. Shortly after coming to Dr. Tong, I went through a very tragic situation. He was so compassionate, so kind and the methods he used to ease my emotional pain were incredibly effective. I would leave his office with a smile on my face and joy in my heart.
I am writing this because I don’t want anyone else to wait ten years to find relief and better health. I thank God for Dr. Tong!