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Back Pain

February 6, 2012

Instant, amazing results on first time [acupuncture] treatment [of] years of suffering with back pain. Surgery for fibroid tumor (11 months ago) hurting 24/7. I bare [enjoy] so much relief right now. I cannot wait for my next session.

Thank you Cathy, with all my heart!


Dear Chiu,

I am so happy I found you. I have tried shots in my lower back [by] all different doctors for years and I haven’t felt any better. My first visit I walked out with less pain. I have recommended you to anyone I know who has any pain. Please keep up the great work.
I am a 25 year old undergrad who lives with bipolar disorder and I am always under a lot of pressure and stress from home life and school. After some episodes of deep depression I began to eat uncontrollably during the day and at night. I awoke often in the middle of the night just to eat. After doing these compulsions every night for a long time I began to gain weight so I went to my regular doctor and my psychiatrist about this and they both suggested appetite suppressants. I began taking them but began to eat so little that I was becoming malnourished. One of my mother’s associates told her about acupuncture and how it had helped him with certain compulsions and his mood. She suggested it to me and I decided to try it.

After about three treatments I began to notice that I was not as hungry during the day and was waking up fewer times at night and didn’t feel the need to eat at those late hours. After I noticed these differences I decided to try using acupuncture for different difficulties J was having starting out with my depression and anxiety. Both myself and others have noticed a big change in my overall demeanor and a heightened mood. Everyone that knows me says that I look happier and brighter than usual. My psychiatrist also noticed a change and has taken me off of three of my four medications for bipolar disorder.

Another problem I was having was constant back pain and tension in my muscles. After using acupuncture and cupping, my muscles are much more relaxed and I feel less pain throughout the day. I really believe acupuncture has greatly improved my quality of life and would highly recommend it to anyone who has any physical or emotional difficulties that they have not been able to control using any other methods.

June 18, 2011
Dear Cathy

I have had back problems for over 30 yrs being a tractor-trailer driver. Eventually having back surgery in the 90’s and still able to exercise 5 days a week. Over the years I have gone to many chiropractors and really never got much relief. 18 months ago I was diagnosed with internal shingles only after having gone through a battery of tests spanning many months.

The pain that was left is called post hepatic neuralgia. I tried medications for the pain but due to the side effects could not take them. Nothing helped, no creams, heating pads or even ice. I even tried physical therapy which didn’t help either. Having being at my wits end, my co-worker mentioned Cathy and acupuncture and how she helped him with back pain.

After giving up all hope and feeling like I was going to have this excruciating pain for life I figured what the heck. I must admit I wasn’t too keen on needles being put in my body and was even more skeptical that this would actually work. What a believer I am now of acupuncture. After only 2 visits Cathy was able to bring my pain from a #10 to a 7 and after 9 visits I’m down to a #4.

She believed that she could help me, which convinced me she could as well. I am so forever grateful to Cathy and her expertise in acupuncture and Chinese medicine that I will not only continue with treatments to finally be pain free but to also maintain my well being. Thank you Cathy, you have saved my life!!!!
Forever grateful