For six months, a patient battled recurring chest pains. We suspected heartburn, but both over-the-counter and prescription strength medications did nothing. Then we found the cure. After several weeks on Chinese herbs, the symptoms disappeared.
Another patient was seen for a baffling nerve pain. A battery of tests ruled out everything from diabetes to thyroid disease. After several months on herbal therapy, the pain was gone and quality of life was restored.
You might imagine how rewarding it is for me, a champion of wellness, to see Eastern medicine truly complementing my Western remedies. It has been 18 months since we launched the first-ever Chinese herbal clinic at a major medical center. Our herbalists, Galina Roofenor and Yanming Huang, have seen more than 550 patients (and appointments are only scheduled one day per week), and the results have been overwhelmingly positive.
I have referred many patients with a variety of conditions – either because of patient preference, or because my Western training could not cure their ailments.