“I was referred to Hongji for treatment of a small fiber neuropathy like pain. The pain in my feet, legs, and hands were bad and getting worse. Even though I was skeptical and not familiar with acupuncture, I decided to give it a try.
I had been seen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester by neurologists, infectious disease doctors, and internists. I had test, after test, after test, with the outcome being inconclusive. They could not find any cause for my pain, so they only offered to try to treat my pain with pills.
I found out that the medications they prescribed all had nasty side affects. They didn’t work well and made for a bad experience. I found out that nerve pain is not effectively treated by Western medications, but with a skilled acupuncturist it can be.
When I first saw Hongji, I was taking a medication for my pain that made me extremely fatigued. I was having trouble walking due to the pain in my feet, and I could not even have blankets touching my legs at night, as that caused pain too.
After Hongji did her initial consultation and she fully understood my symptoms, she asked me to give it a try for 3 months, as she was optimistic that she could help me.
It was not an instant cure, but gradually positive things started to happen. After a time, I was able to quit my pain pills without increasing my level of pain. That was huge for me, as I then had my energy back. I then started to have periods of actual pain relief. I knew it was her treatments, as I would feel better after the treatments. Over time, the pain has been to lesser degree. It is now a manageable condition that does not totally control my life as it once was.
This spring I was looking toward a life of severe chronic pain, and I am now feeling so much better. Hongji is a caring person that believes in what she does and for that I am truly grateful. Without her knowledge and skill as an acupuncturist, I would be feeling miserable today. What she was able to do for me is truly amazing!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you”