August 3, 2005
Question: NATURE OF CONDITION AND RECOVERY
I had slipped and fallen all most a year ago. My MRI and X-rays revealed three herniated disks in my neck. C3-4 C4-5 and C5-6. I had been treated in many different ways. Ultra sound, physical therapy, massage therapy, medicines, the TENS therapy and even traction. I was told that it appeared as thought the only other option was surgery. I did not feel as though this was a good option for me as I had little or no confidence in this prognosis .
I have friends that have had some success with acupuncture so I decided to try it. You came with a recommendation from a very close family friend. Without this recommendation I may have gone elsewhere and may or may not still be having the same symptoms.
The treatment that I received from Dr. Peng was extremely helpful. Office visits were done in a very comfortable environment and to my surprise there was little or no discomfort or pain. As I said, I had been getting traditional treatment for this for nearly a year and was still not able to work at 100% or even close. I think that the most frustrating part was that the things that I could do before, mow the grass, exercise, work normally, all were made difficult. After only 4 (four) treatments over a two week period, things had improved greatly. I am at a point now where I may only go visit Dr. Peng once a week, and it is my feelings that very soon I will only have to see the Doctor on an as needed basis.
It is hard for me to believe that I could have such astounding results in such a short time. I wish that I had tried Dr. Peng’s acupunture/accupressure therapy long before now. It is hard for me to understand with all the achievements in modern medicine that I had to spend all most a full year in pain. Also that none of my traditional treating doctors would recommend something of this nature. Perhaps all medical insurance carriers should look into acupuncture/acupressure as a means of helping more patients as an effective and cost reducing option.
It has been nothing short of amazing the results that I have received and I have been recommending Dr. Peng and her practice to anyone that is having difficulty getting the results they may need to move forward after an injury.
Dr. Peng, my family and I would like to thank you for allowing all of us to return to a pain-free normal life.
Donald P. Walter