March 9, 2000

Dear Dr. Lau:

I wanted to write to express my thanks for your treatment and guidance in dealing with my ear problem. As you are aware, I was diagnosed with Tinnitis by an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. I was hopeful that there would be an effective treatment for me. The specialist basically told me that there was not treatment and that I would have “to live with it.”
Although there is no pain associated with this condition it is extremely annoying because it causes a constant and annoying ringing in the ear. It is very distracting and also caused me much anxiety. I was upset and frustrated with the outcome.

After discussing this situation with my sister, who has successfully
managed her medical problems through acupuncture, I decided to at least give it a try. I was somewhat skeptical because I was uninformed about acupuncture. When I called your facility I was happy to hear that you had treated patients for Tinnitis and that you had achieved good results. I am pleased to report that after four treatments (over the past two weeks) I have experienced only one episode of ringing which lasted approximately five minutes. I appreciate your guidance and treatment. I am feeling good and I thank you for working with me. I learned a good lesson, which is to search for alternative treatments when you are told that there is no
treatment or hope.

I wish you continued success in your field of treatment.

Peggy Beardsley