May 25, 2000

Dear Dr. Lau:

I am writing this letter in an attempt to express my never ending gratitude to you (and your wonderful staff) in helping me to overcome the debilitating bonds of “chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD).

As you know my health has been somewhat compromised for many years due to constant allergies and consequent respiratory and bronchial infections. But, the true nightmare did not begin until February 1998 when I contracted an especially virulent strain of influenza which immediately compromised my entire respiratory system. Since that time I have been hospitalized on six separate occasions and have been on 24 hour (supplemental) oxygen for almost fifteen months. Even with the aid of constant oxygen therapy my physical capabilities were extremely limited due to the severe shortness of breath and very low energy reserves.

Over the past 27 months I have been prescribed a broad range of therapies in an attempt to improve my serious condition. Included was extremely large does of steroids, low dose chemotherapy and anti organ rejection drugs. Sadly, all of these treatments left me to deal with various and (often) serious, negative side effects.

It was not until I began treatment with you in mid-April 2000 did I begin to feel any significant relief. I am now able to breathe on my own on May 5, 2000 after only four visits to your office. Since then I have continued to receive two visits per week (totally ten visits thus far). I feel as if I have been liberated from a prison of physical incapability’s. It is as if I am living a miracle.

I can now walk at a reasonable pace and not become short of breathe. I am able to perform non-aerobic physical tasks and do not become totally exhausted. I feel so blessed to be part of the “miracle” that God is performing through your healing knowledge and practice.

Thank you will never adequately express my gratitude to you (and God) for helping me to renew the physical part of my life. My eternal hope is that you are able to help as many people as possible with your amazing ability.

Please know that I will be more than happy to speak to anyone who may have questions regarding my acupuncture treatments. Thank you for sharing your gifts, compassion and eagerness with anyone in need.

May God bless you and your family, always.

Mary A. Shomaker