Lyles Family's story
I never thought I’d write a testimonial for
anything. I usually dismiss them no matter where I read them. Yet,
I’m compelled, thanks to Dr. Guo, to share my family’s story.
Our son began attending daycare right as he
turned one year old. Right away he developed a pattern of ear
infections and bronchitis that his pediatrician treated with
antibiotics. Still the infections continued and after 3-4 months
of repeated episodes, we ended up taking him to see hearing
specialists to make sure his hearing wasn’t being impaired. We
also took him to see an allergist, because he had a runny nose and
itchy eyes, even when he didn’t have a cold. She determined that
he was allergic to dust mites, mold and some other environmental
irritants. She recommended regular use of an allergy medicine.
Although the medicine treated his allergy symptoms, it only did so
as long as he took his daily dose and I was uncomfortable knowing
that I’d be giving him medicine every day.
When our son’s ear infections and bronchitis
continued, the hearing specialists and his pediatrician
recommended an extended use of strong antibiotic to clear up the
fluid in his ears and talked about the possibility of putting
tubes in his ears. After month on antibiotics his ears still
retained some fluid and he still got bronchitis each time he got a
cold. The next step for his pediatrician was tubes for his ears
and regular use of steroids for the bronchitis. We took him to see
a physician who would put the tubes in his ears, but couldn’t go
through with it.
All along I’d been talking to a colleague
about my frustrations with the whole process and with the
medications our son was taking. She mentioned that a friend of
hers had taken her sons, one who had allergies and one who had
asthma, to see an herbalist who practiced TCM and that she’d
been amazed with the results. She gave me Dr. Guo’s name and
phone number and we took our son to see him, at 18 months old. My
husband was leery of trying TCM, as it was unfamiliar to us and
very different from Western medicine in theory and in practice.
However, after we used the herbs prescribed by Dr. Guo, our sons
ears cleared up and his bronchitis was never returned. My husband
was impressed and grateful, as was I. Each time we took him back
to his pediatrician, they were amazed that his ears had cleared,
that his bronchitis did not return with each cold and that his
allergies no longer seemed to bother him. They initially thought
we’d put the tubes in his ears and had put him on the steroids,
and when I told them otherwise, they weren’t sure what to say.
I wasn’t sure that our son would actually
drink the teas, but he got used to them and soon had no trouble
getting them down. We still use the herbs to help him get over
colds more quickly and he has not had bronchitis, allergy symptoms
or repeated ear infections. We now have a daughter to whom we also
give the herbs for prevention/treatment of colds. Additionally, my
husband and I seen Dr. Guo for various ailments and have referred
our friends and family.
I’m grateful for Dr. Guo’s wisdom and for
the herbs he has prescribed for my family.
The Lyles Family