After 5 years of disabling foot pain, patient had her life back

Dear Dr. Zhu:

I want to express my gratitude for your almost miraculous intervention ridding me of nearly unbearable long term pain. Thanks also goes to Moyee Siu and Jason Song, acupuncturists in your office, and, to my daughter, Cindy Rosenberg, who is now a licensed acupuncturist, for referring me to you after having briefly studied your method in her fourth year of school for Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University.
To briefly recap, I underwent a long and complex surgery in late 2001 to fuse my left ankle in order to resolve the long term increasing chronic pain requiring large doses of morphine and other opioids to manage. The ankle was broken and reconstructed in 1979 but started to degenerate limiting my walking in the mid to late 80’s and becoming extremely painful in the mid-90’s. The fusion surgery was successful but required a long recovery. During recovery a completely new type of pain arose on the bottom of both feet and in my lower legs. The pain was so severe I was continued on the same pain medication I had the surgery to overcome. I was conclusively diagnosed by neurologists as having an idiopathic [no known cause] autoimmune disease, “CIDP”[chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.] Physicians at USC and Cedars-Sinai medical centers among other things, prescribed a chemotherapy drug for over a year and a half without result and continued long term pain medication. While I had what appeared to be the best possible medical care, I did not think I would be able to return to work, so I resigned after a 2 1/2 year absence and was shopping for a wheelchair to avoid the pain caused by standing or walking. My daughter almost forced me to see Dr. Zhu after studying his method briefly.

 

I made the appointment to see Dr. Zhu in late 2004 and after the first day’s treatment with Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, I was actually able to walk without the extreme pain. While it took me a longer time for physical rehabilitaion and problems from discontinuation of the the many pharmaceutical products I had been taking, I am now walking 3 to 4 miles per day and am free of the debilitating pain medication; and most important I am pain free.

So, I feel I have my life back thanks to you.

Thanks, with great admiration and gratitude,
Kenneth M. Rosenberg
Attorney At Law
Marina Del Rey, California