Dr. He changed the course of my life and my health. I had a foot injury that would not heal properly. And even though I was a healthy, active 50 year old, I couldn't work out like I used to, couldn't do yoga and couldn't even walk long distances without limping. After I injured my foot, my doctor put me in a boot for 6 weeks, which was a great relief because it allowed me to walk without extreme pain. But after 6 weeks it was still too painful to walk on, so the doctor put me back in the boot again for a few more weeks. It never got better and after a year and a half with a discolored and abnormal foot, I was at my wits end. I got an MRI and had 2 doctors tell me that foot surgery was the only option I had left. I came to Dr. He as a last ditch effort to avoid surgery. I had never had acupuncture before and did not really expect it to work, but I felt compelled to try anything and everything at this point. Dr. He asked me a lot of questions and examined my foot. Then he stated very factually that I should be better after 5 or 6 visits.
"HUH?" I thought "No Way!... but hey go for it... do your thing."
Dr. He did some gentle manipulation on my foot, applied some infrared heat as well as doing the acupuncture with stim (an electrical pulse machine). I didn't notice any difference in my foot, but I did notice that I felt incredibly relaxed after the session. When Dr. He was putting the needles in my foot and legs, I couldn't even feel them. He is very skilled at inserting the acupuncture needles, and there is nothing to fear...even if you are uncomfortable with needles!!
After the second session my foot actually did feel a little better, but I thought maybe it was just because the acupuncture was masking my perception of the pain in some way. When Dr. He asked me to go for a short jog on it that week, I couldn't believe it, but I did what he asked.
Long story short, after 6 visits my foot was about 90 percent better!! I can now run, play volleyball, do yoga and hike again. Dr. He is one of those people who has truly found his calling. He is a healer and an expert technician of his craft. He offered a completely different perspective on my health and healing that worked and allowed me to avoid a future of metal rods in my foot! Thank you Dr. He!!!