Margaret Lane

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.

The treatments 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.

Traditional 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.

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