Letter from T.E.
(Health Issue: Swelling of foot and ankle)
I have been known Dr. Guo
as a TCM herbalist for many years now (7or 9).
Most recently, I've had a problem with the swelling of my right leg,
especially the foot and ankle. I've been to a couple of doctors, took blood
tests, X-rays, ultrasound examining - doctors could not diagnose my
condition. The only treatment I was offered were pills to treat fluid
retention, which had no effect whatsoever. One of them even told me flat-out,
I don't know what's wrong with you.”
Things got worse over last 3-4 years. I could not wear regular shoes, and
there were even times when my foot got red, hot, and so swollen, that I could
not bend my toes at all. I did not notice any connection between my condition
and the outside temperature, my activity or inactivity, the food I ate, or the
amount of fluid I drank.
My only resort was Dr. Guo. During my first appointment with him, I was told
that it will take time and persistence to treat this condition. And I knew it
wouldn't be cheap ether. But what alternative did I have? It took about 4
months, several visits and many bottles of herbal pills. At times I'd be very
discouraged by not seeing the quick progress we're used to in Western
pharmacology, but Dr. Guo was very confident it would succeed. And he was
right, for here I am today, 4 months after the completion of my treatment,
with my normal very thin ankle and normal foot.
Once again he proved to me the wisdom of TCM and his great knowledge of it.
Just a foot note: my husband and daughter are also his grateful patients.
T.E. Jan. 2013