• Sciatica

    Michael

    Age: 52

    I was playing with my grandson when suddenly, I had pain in my back and leg. Under anesthesia, the MRI showed a bulging disc in my lower back. Physical therapy didn’t help much at all. Wanting to avoid surgery, I went to Dr. Lu who treated me with acupuncture, tuina massage and herbs. Four visits later, the pain was so reduced that I was able to sleep flat on my back! After 10 visits, I was pain-free–with no surgery!! Dr. Lu is amazing!

    Comments from Dr. Lu:

    Acupuncture, Tuina massage, and Chinese herbs helped reduce Michael’s inflammation. Tuina massage also helped to gently and gradually move the bulging disc back to its normal position to relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve. As a result, Michael did not require surgery. When I treat patients with pain such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, etc, I often give acupuncture, herbs and Chinese tuina medical massage at the same time. My patients feel that getting acupuncture and tuina massage treatment together for the muscles and spine are more beneficial than receiving acupuncture, massage or chiropractic alone. Pain is usually not caused by muscle problems or bone/joints/spine problems alone. My comprehensive treatment addresses all the problems at the same time, so it renders better and quicker results.

  • Migraine

    Janice

    Age: 56

    I came to Dr. Lu with a 40-year history of migraines.  They were triggered by hormone changes during menses, various foods, alcohol or coffee, flickering lights, stress, too little or too much sleep, or forgetting to eat.  In the past I had tried many medications and had used injectible Imitrex for years.  I had sought out acupuncture in recent years, but even that had not lessened the headaches. When I began Chinese medical school the headaches increased to 5-day duration and occurred at least two to three times a month, so at least half of the time I was ill.  They were accompanied by severe and persistent nausea and vomiting.  I visited the Tuina clinic, and Dr. Lu offered to help.  Within 3 treatments the headaches were becoming much shorter in duration and were happening much less frequently.  I continued treating with Dr. Lu in the hopes that they would disappear completely, and after several months the severe migraines were a thing of the past.  I can live my life without fear of incapacitating pain.  Dr. Lu made a great improvement in my quality of life.

    Comments from Dr. Lu:

    Acupuncture, herbs and tuina massage helped regulate Janice’s temporal blood vessel function and the sympathetic nerve function. We used traditional Chinese medicine to balance her yin and yang, move stagnant qi and blood, and resolve congestion in the meridians.

  • Infertility

    Erica

    Age: 35

    My husband and I tried to have a baby for 3 years. Tests by my OB/GYN M.D. showed that everything was normal. We decided to try acupuncture. Dr. Lu explained to us that I had deficiency of Qi (healthy energy) and blood stasis in the meridians, so he treated me with acupuncture and customized Chinese herbs. After 6 months of treatment, I became pregnant! We now have a beautiful baby boy. Dr. Lu, thank you, thank you!!

    Comment from Dr. Lu:

    Some infertility cases may not have a clear pathogenic cause from a western medicine point of view. Traditional Chinese medicine, by using acupuncture and herbs, can help by tonifying the Qi and blood, and increasing blood flow in the pelvic area

  • Cancer Care

    Chi

    Age: 52

    I am a patient of Dr. Lu. I was diagnosed with stage two lymphoma cancer at the age of 39. At the beginning of 2007 the left side of my facial lymph node started to swell. I slept just one hour a night. After radiation treatment and chemotherapy, I began researching acupuncture. the research showed that it won’t cure cancer, but it can support the reduction of the tumor. It will also ease the side effects of chemo and radiation treatment and suppress pain. It’s cheaper than seeing a family practitioner, yet it’s perfectly safe. i scheduled an appointment with Dr. Lu. It felt a bit easier to breathe after the first acupuncture session. The side effects I experienced with chemotherapy and radiation included headache, vomiting, muscle pain, night sweat, dry mouth, constipation, and insomnia, but these symptoms went away within a week of acupuncture treatment. Later, Dr. Lu gave me Chinese herbs which helped my fatigue. As of today, I have been having acupuncture for two years. I’m very grateful to the people who have helped me beat this caner. I’m also grateful to the people who have helped me mentally through the whole ordeal. My name is Chi, and I’m a cancer survivor!

  • Depression and Anxiety

    David

    Age: 18

    I was diagnosed as bi-polar. I was so anxious sometimes I couldn’t fall asleep until next morning. Sometimes, I was so depressed and tired that I couldn’t get out of bed for days. The problem became so severe that I had to drop out of school. My doctors gave me different drugs, which helped me some, but they gave me headaches and I still had trouble sleeping. I was desperate and wanted to try something else so my Mom took me to see Dr. Lu. After acupuncture and Chinese herbs, my emotions felt more stable and I could sleep normally. Now I’ve got a full-time job and feel pretty happy.

    Comment from Dr. Lu:

    One of the Traditional Chinese Medicine protocols was to remove the stagnation of David’s Qi (energy) in the appropriate meridians connected to his emotional condition.

  • Essential Tremor

    I have essential tremor. The onset of my tremor began in my early 30’s, which would mean that I have this for about 30 years. It started as slight tremor in my hands primarily on my left side and has progressed to a very noticeable and at times debilitating tremor in my hands, arms, head and legs. Over the years I have been treated by my family doctor with medication (Propranolol). This gave me some relief by lowering my blood pressure. I have also had a neurological study at OHSU and they suggested a higher dosage of Propranolol. None of this has stopped the progress of the tremor. Recently I decided to do some research myself. Starting in February of 2009 I began treatment with Dr. Lu. He used a scalp acupuncture technique along with electric stimulation of the needles. The first treatment was the most dramatic results, as my hand became still. I continued seeing him two times a week for about four weeks. Within that time I experienced a substantial decrease in the tremor and the result would last longer. I also had lost my sense of smell years before and my sense of smell returned and has maintained since then. Then I came once a week for about four weeks. I now come once a while for maintenance. Dr. Lu is a kind and skilled acupuncturist who has helped me tremendously. I wasn’t expecting miracles from his treatment, but it truly has seemed like one. I am now able to paint, hold my grandchildren, carry a plate of food without spilling, hold a glass in one hand, and even exercise and jog.

    Comment from Dr. Lu:

    Scalp acupuncture works especially well for central nerve system disease such as tremor, stroke, loss of balance, epilepsy, etc, because it helps regulate the brain’s function.

  • Weight Loss

    Dr. Lu was great. I am 5’5’’tall and one year ago I weighed 190 lbs. Today I weigh 130 lbs, lost 60 lbs in 8 months and have stayed thin because of Dr. Lu. He treated me with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. After one treatment, I felt a lot less hungry than before. I lost 3 lbs in the first week. I’m grateful that I found Dr. Lu. I was able to loose weight without dramatically changing my lifestyle and without drugs or ephedra. I feel much healthier and happy now!

    Comments from Dr. Lu:

    Mia was treated with acupuncture to help suppress her appetite and increase her body metabolism. The Chinese herbs I prescribed for Mia contain soluble dietary fiber that helped her stomach feel full and satisfied. They also helped to suppress her appetite, promote lipolysis (the process of breaking down fat), and increase her metabolism and energy. The herbs contain no caffeine, no ephedra, and no ingredients that might damage the body.

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