In October 2017, I was diagnosed with Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris, an extremely rare skin condition that is essentially every bad skin condition combined into one. I was absolutely incapacitated — I gained over 20 lbs of edema fluid throughout my body, could barely walk, and couldn’t go to work for two months. That is not including the painful itching, burning red skin, and intense dryness. A nightmare!
Feeling helpless, I initially went to see the dermatologist, who—without hesitation—put me on an immunosuppressant, claiming that I might “get a couple more colds a year, but no big deal.” The dermatologist eventually told me he couldn't help me and to seek whatever treatment I could find. Depressing.
Over the next six months, my condition worsened and plateaued, making me feel incredibly defeated and depressed.
I went to see my daughter’s former acupuncturist who referred me to Dr. Wen whom he described as “the only person who could possibly treat my unique and chronic condition with herbs and acupuncture.”
It took me a while to get to Dr. Wen, but once I did, it changed my life.
I’ve been working with Dr. Wen now since summer 2018 and the progress has been remarkable. While the skin condition is not totally behind me yet, I am 90% of the way there. I finally have my life back and have been able to start imagining a future again rather than just living in the hell of my day-to-day life.
Not only has Dr. Wen’s approach been the magic bullet for my healing, his professional demeanor and empathetic manner have been paramount throughout this experience. I literally trust him with my life and believe in his ability to break tackle a challenge from any and every angle. He is a brilliant man who is ever-evolving in his knowledge of functional health, making it impossible for him to ever be antiquated in his practice.
I will always be grateful to Dr.Wen and I owe him so much. I know that I have a quality of life to look forward to thanks to him.
~ P. G.
2/2020 - I was diagnosed with a very rare brain tumor that causes sudden death -- a colloidal cyst of the 3rd ventricle. Two of the best brain surgeons in the world said that if the cyst grew two millimeters more I would have to have major brain surgery. I decided not to do that because I didn’t want to be a vegetable, the cyst would grow back, and any brain surgery is brain injury.
I sought out Dr. Wen’s help 6 months ago. Using his original herbal formulas combined with Dr. Shaun Bornstein’s brilliant acupuncture treatments, my cyst has shrunk 20% which is unheard of in the medical community. I no longer suffer from drop vertigo, hearing loss, neuropathy, memory loss, Bell’s palsy, and migraines. I am no longer planning my funeral. Thank you Dr. Wen and his team for giving me my life back!
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,