“ In December of the past year I underwent a hemorrhoidectomy which, for anyone who does not know, is an excruciatingly painful surgery.
Unfortunately, I got sepsis as a result of the procedure (blood poisoning), spent several days in the ICU, and suffered enormous pain, bleeding, and inflammation for the weeks and months following the experience. My entire lower GI was inflamed and not functioning properly. The doctor cautioned me to expect pain, swelling and bleeding for at least 3 months following my recovery. Sitting was painful, standing was a struggle and walking or using my legs in any kind of strenuous manner was very difficult and painful. I was on heavy doses of pain killers (Dilauded) and muscle relaxers to prevent muscle spasms internally.
Needless to say, many aspects of my life were falling apart – work, friendships, entertainment. I could not see a road at the end of the tunnel. My doc could do little for me except prescribe more drugs. I went to an herbalist, I tried juicing, I went organic-vegan, I fasted, but 3 months after my surgery I was still in so much pain that my life was becoming unlivable.
Seeing Dr. Wu
A friend of mine urged me to try her acupuncturist. I had been to 5 or 6 acupuncturists in the last 10 years and experienced mixed results. The experiences were never bad but did not always produce any noticeable effects. However, at wit’s end, I made an appointment with Dr. Wu.
Our first session began with me in so much chronic pain that I was in tears (a daily experience for me). By the end of the first session, however, I felt like a weight had been lifted. The severe pain and debilitating discomfort which had plagued me were 50% reduced after 50 minutes with Dr. Wu.
In the days that followed I noticed that the inflammation and bleeding were also receding. I was able to walk around without wincing from pain. After 3 sessions I was able to start engaging in activities which were once a normal part of my life, like working out, long walks and eating more casually. Dr. Wu proved to be an astute listener when I gave him feedback and very tuned in to my body. He was able to determine root causes of my pain – and revealed to me things which my western doctor did not know. Aside from the in-office sessions, he provided me with very effective herbal teas and gave me many recommendations to improve my health – which I followed.
After 9 sessions I feel that Dr. Wu has given me my life back. There are many acupuncturists around as this modality is becoming increasingly popular, but I have to say that the treatment I got from Dr. Wu was nothing short of a miracle for me. Dr. Wu was fully educated in China and brings the gifts and knowledge of that tradition here. Having been to several acupuncturists I feel so lucky to have found him. For me, Dr. Wu was not just an acupuncturist but a rare and genuine practitioner of healing and well-being. ”
“I feel that Dr. Wu has given me my life back. ”– Reem M., patient from Austin, TX Tweet