by Yuk Tam
just wanted to take the time to recognize and thank Dr. Rita Huang
for her superior knowledge and practice of Chinese acupuncture and
grown up in the Chinese community and being able to speak the
language has given me some insight on the foundation of Chinese
medicine and how it works. I have seen many acupuncturists throughout the US in my
travels and because of my two injuries due to training negligence,
I often seek acupuncture for treatment.
Rita Huang is truly among the best. When
I came to her two years ago, my neck and back injuries had flared
up bringing with it lots of pain and discomfort.
I have seen five different acupuncturist and herbalist in
the San Diego area. Two
of the doctors were able to neutralize the pain but it returned
usually after a week of treatment.
It wasnˇ¦t until I met Rita and told her of my condition.
She patiently waited till I finished speaking and then
asked me a lot of questions regarding my health, my past, my job,
what I ate (my normal diet) and especially my stress-level.
After the initial two weeks, she was able to take away my
pain and discomfort for both my neck and back.
But she warned me of several things I needed to do. A
change in my lifestyle and in my diet must be made for me to make
a full recovery. Certain
food items like caffeine, bananas, mangoes, and spicy foods were
all to be avoided in my case.
At first I didnˇ¦t believe her, until one day, while
studying at Starbucks, I ordered a Frappaccino and within an hour,
my neck started to hurt once again.
I thought to myself, I didnˇ¦t workout nor have I done
anything to injure myself recently. Then it dawned on me, the caffeine. After two hours of flushing my system out with water, the
pain subsided. Since
then, I have taken caffeine out of my diet altogether.
explained to me that those food items I needed to avoid bring
about an imbalance to the five elements in my body and how it
works. As a Chinese
person, I understand this fully on how the five elements system
works. Too bad other
Chinese doctors do not have this knowledge or if they did, did not
share it with me.
am very grateful and appreciate Dr. Huang. She has helped me out
so much. Every time,
I visit, I learn something new about Chinese medicine.
hope that all who are reading this find this information useful in
your decision on Chinese medicine and acupuncture and I
whole-heartedly recommend Dr. Rita Huang."