At Hua-bing Wen Acupuncture Center, we are grateful for our wonderful patients. Read some of our unsolicited testimonials!
In 2004, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had initial full rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. In 2007, a malignant lump was discovered in my left breast. I had 6 lumpectomies, but never achieved clear margins. In 2008, I had left breast mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. In 2011, x-rays revealed cancer had metastasized to my left hip, after which I had left hip replacement and left hip radiation. PET-scans revealed further bone cancer metastasis to within T3 and T4 thoracic vertebrae. The 2 vertebrae were surgically removed and a framework support structure of titanium rods and pins was inserted. Subsequently, I had spine radiation and physical therapy for hip and vertebrae replacement. In 2013, I proactively had ovarian removal surgery to prevent cancer spreading to soft tissue. In 2015, bone cancer metastasis progressed to right hip and iliac crest area; destroying bone tissue at a rapid pace.
Great depression and sadness set in after seeing, and being turned down by 5 orthopedic surgeons who had forsaken me as being too sick to be helped. In 2016, I luckily found a determined Orthopedic Surgeon in Indianapolis who performed surgery to replace my right hip and perform Harrington Rod Surgery to reconstruct my cancer ridden iliac crest bony structure rebuilding it with titanium pins, rods, and screws. In 2016, I also had my cancer tissue genomically analyzed to more fully characterize my exact type of cancer, and to find any current therapies that would be effective to fight my cancer. Genomic results revealed that there were no current Western medicine therapies (including chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiation) that would improve or stop my cancer from spreading.
After this bad news of NO useful Western medicines or therapies, I sought out alternative medicines and doctors to help me. In 2017, Dr. Wen, a Professor of Eastern Medicine, was then highly referred to me by a friend, who was also one of his current patients. I arrived in LAX in a wheelchair and too weak and in such pain that I missed our first appointment. After meeting, consulting and evaluation, Dr. Wen developed a targeted and customized therapy regimen specifically designed to meet my needs, promote healing/reduce pain and to build up my strength again. This approach involved a protocol of daily evaluations, targeted herbs and teas and a schedule of Acupuncture to immediately reduce the inflammation and pain. Dietary considerations also played a critical role in Dr. Wen’s methods to promote healthfulness.
Within only a few days of treatment I was a bit surprised to begin noticing good results including renewed energy, strength and HOPE! Dr. Wen has a great positive attitude that lifted my spirits and gave me hope. He planned a protocol for me that will build my depleted bone tissue, strengthen my overall immune system and manage my pain better with regular Acupuncture treatments. 3 months have passed since my first Dr. Wen assessment and first treatments, and I recently have had X-Ray imaging to help get a baseline evaluation of my progress under Dr. Wen’s care. We were shocked and happy to so quickly see that the X-Ray showed that there was noticeable bone growth in the weakened right hip and pelvic girdle area. I still have retained my Indiana Oncologist for now, and she is excited and intrigued and certainly SURPRISED by how well I am doing within Dr. Wen’s Eastern Medicine Treatment Protocol.
I look forward each day to taking my herbal medicine capsules and following Dr. Wen’s instructions. I feel better and stronger now, and my general health has improved. Looking back with some sadness and regret that my first 13 years of drugs, chemotherapy and radiation only made me weaker and sicker---never stopping my cancer. It is with joy and gratitude that I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Wen and his staff, and discovering the power, promise and potential that Eastern Medicine provides me. Now I truly do have hope…..
I have been coming to Dr. Wen for over 20 years. He is not only a wonderful Acupuncturist but one of the finest people I know, he is very honest and caring in all areas of his life. I came to him at one of the schools he teaches Acupuncture at. This was before he even had his own practice. I had suffered from Ulcerative Colitis throughout my mid teens without much relief from Western Medicine.. Hospital stays, frequent sick days and being unable to muster much energy when I wasn't sick per se. I came to Dr. Wen on almost a dare. My best friend said "what have you got to lose". I thought about.. According to my Western Dr. My Colon!! Well I wasn't happy with that prognosis at all. So I we to Dr. Wen.. I'm not even kidding within three weeks of his treatments I was feeling like I was almost well.. Within another few weeks I was. I had none of the symptoms that had plagued me for over 5yrs. It was truly a miracle to me! I felt better,could go places without wondering where a bathroom was. Sounds crazy right? That was my life wondering where my next bathroom stop would be.. Horrible!! Now I was free of that. I can't recommend him enough!! Go if you have any chronic disease that Western Medicine says you have to deal with. Trust me you don't !!
This letter reflects my 30 years plus years of treatment by Dr. Hua- Bing Wen, a wonderful acupuncturist. Over these years, he has been amazing in the treatment of my life and brain threatening conditions, including depression. His incredible knowledge, skill and manner has been a " Godsend". His treatment sessions have given me a new life and energy. His professional, optimistic, and caring demeanor has brought me tremendous growth, physically, and a new lasting mental acumen.
With a thankful regard and love,
I want to offer my gratitude for Dr. Wen and His support as part of my cancer treatment. I have Stage IV Metastatic breast cancer and am getting estrogen blocker injections (Faslodex) as part of my oncology treatment. In addition, I have been taking Dr. Wen's herbs for a year now. My tumor markers have stabilized and the hot flashes are not nearly as debilitating. I was also diagnosed with brain inflammation which kept me in bed for much of the day as I was so fatigued and had difficulty walking due to lack of equilibrium. Since seeing Dr. Wen, the brain inflammation has decreased and I have more energy and am better able to keep my balance. I love that the herbs are natural and are helping to strengthen and support my immune system. Seeing Dr. Wen has been a great comfort in dealing with this difficult and challenging diagnosis.
Dr Wen literally saved my life. I was a total mess. I came in suffering from a host of maladies including anxiety, vertigo, and several gynocological problems that were causing great despair and preventing me from going forward in my life, From the moment I walked into his office both he and his staff made me feel welcome, I was very scared but this kind and gentle doctor calmed my nerves and made me feel at ease about the needles he was going to use to bring me back to health.
Right away I could feel that he wanted to help me. He asked thoughtful questions about my condition, making his way skillfully to get to the root of the problems. As an unexpected bonus, Dr. Wen gave me great tips on nutrition and and stress reduction. He was so gentle and very sensitive with the needles he used.
The treatments have taken a little time, as he explained to me carefully that they would, and over a few months I have seen the dramatic results of his work with me. Wow! I am feeling Sooo much better and much lighter in body and spirit . I can lead a productive in life and i feel like myself again. In addition his expertise in herbs he has prescribed have been a blessing and keep my body vital. I am one his biggest fans now, i have been with him for a year and will continue to see him. I urge you to go see Dr. Wen for whatever troubles you. He is a grand Master of acupuncture. You won't be sorry from the moment you step into his office.
Dr. Wen is a kind, caring individual who I can tell is deeply invested in helping me maintain my health and well-being. I appreciate his extensive knowledge and my questions, no matter how complex, never go unanswered. With his care and guidance, I got pregnant on the first try.
I was recently diagnosed with an ovarian cyst that was 4.7 cm in diameter. My OBGYN advised me to get a follow up check up in two months. If it grew to 5 cm I would need to get it surgically removed. I was so upset and scared at the thought of surgery!
I told Dr. Wen, who has been my acupuncturist for almost 6 years now, and he came up with a treatment plan for me. I took herbal medicine and had treatments every week. At the end of the two month period I returned to my OBGYN, who did an ultrasound, and the cyst was GONE.
This is the power of Traditional Chinese medicine! Dr. Wen is a practitioner with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and treats an array of ailments effectively and powerfully. He also happens to be an extremely kind and gentle person. I recommend him to all my friends, and I recommend him to you!
I have had severe allergies for several years and Dr. Wen has been the only practitioner who has been able to help me. His approach is holistic and he is thorough so that he takes all aspects of my life into account when determining his treatment plan. I no longer suffer from my allergies, thanks to acupuncture and herbs from Dr. Wen!
I’ve been seeing Dr. Wen for the past six years during which he has helped me with a variety of ailments ranging from post-operative pain, to chronic shoulder pain, to acute and chronic prostatitis. I feel extremely safe in his care.
After being told that my fibroids were untreatable, Dr. Wen did the impossible. He shrunk a 6 cm fibroid down to nothing and destroyed a 3cm cyst on my ovary. I now have much less pain and abnormal bleeding during menstruation. Dr. Wen has given me new hope in my current and future health.
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ten years ago. My doctor found multiple plaques in my brain which were interfering with my memory, balance, and motor skills. After seeing Dr. Wen, my plaques have disappeared and my physical functioning is completely restored. I found it hard to picture a day when I would not wake up with a numb limb or lose my balance upon getting out of bed. Dr. Wen has proven to me that my condition is not only treatable, but reversible.
What can I say about Dr. Wen? I came into his office nearing kidney failure. In search of an alternative to the recommendation of dialysis, I discovered Dr. Wen. After only two months of treatment with Dr. Wen, my creatinine levels decreased by .5. My creatinine level was up to 2.9 and with much diligent care, Dr. Wen reduced it to 1.8 with nothing but herbs and acupuncture. Needless to say, I was thrilled. If I need dialysis at all, it won’t be for another five years. Now THAT is quality care.
My husband was diagnosed with stomach cancer in June 2010. Within a week he was seeing Dr. Huabing Wen on a weekly basis for acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Wen's herbal meds have kept him relatively pain free, eating and sleeping normally and in good spirits. Over the past nine months Dr. Wen has worked closely with our oncologist and has adapted his herbal medicines to be compatible with various cycles of chemotherapy. Dr. Wen's has become our family clinic - a quiet, nurturing, healing place in the busy, noisy city of Los Angeles.
I don’t know how I would have gotten through my radiation treatment without coming to Dr. Wen. Thanks to weekly yoga and acupuncture I was able to sleep and eat better, reduce the severity of my hot flashes,
shoulder pain, fatigue, and neuropathy, and begin restoring my energy. I highly recommend that cancer patients take advantage of your healing modalities and integrative approach. Thank you!