I have been
a patient of Lei Shaw since November of 1999. The reason I first started
seeing her was because I had heard that Chinese Herbs had helped others
with the disease I have. In August of 1993 I was diagnosed with chronic
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (IT'P). This is an autoimmune disease,
which causes the spleen to see blood platelets as something it needs to
HI off causing a lowered platelet count. Since having my platelet count
monitored it has gone from a high of 72,000 to a low of 41,000. At one
point being as low as 29.000. A normal count is 250,000 to 400,000. Hematologists
see a 50,000 count as the point in which to consider starting treatment
or if spontaneous bleeding starts. Once my count dropped below 50,000
and treatment or 1 stayed below that mark for several months my doctor
wanted to start me on a regiment of prednisone. My desire was to avoid
going on this drug, so I started looking for an alternative. The alternative
I found was Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The combination of acupuncture
and an herb tea mixture has raised my platelets at last count to 59,000.
To have my platelet count go from 41,000 to 59,000 in a 4-month period
is outstanding. My hematologist was impressed, although not quite believing
the reason. I see him again in a few months and my hope is the platelets
will be even higher. I believe the count is higher because I am bruising
less severely and my energy level is greatly improved.
I have also
been relieved of chronic sinus infection and headaches. During the prior
3 years every six months I would come down with a sinus infection which
only antibiotics would kick. Since receiving treatment from Lei Xjao I
have NO sinus infections and hardly any headaches.
I receive have also relieved pain in my jaw and ear from TMJ. I have also
been helped with low back pain, muscle and joint pain. Before I began
seeing Lei Xjao I was taking Tylenol almost daily several times a day.
Now I rarely take any Tylenol.
One of the greatest benefits I have received is an increased energy level.
I sleep less and do more. I was able to go on a 30-mile overnight canoe
trip this summer that I would not have even tried previously.
Western Medicine way to deal with ITP is by putting more toxins in my
body or taking out my spleen, which sets up more problems. I am grateful
to have found Lei Shaw and TCK, which has given me an opportunity at a
healthier, happier more active life. She has done so much more for me
than I ever expected. She is a blessing in my life.