Nov. 27, 2002

To anyone who is in pain:

I am writing this as I wait treatment for arthritis in my right knee. This condition results from an operation on that knee 38 years ago. I have had a lot of time to get used to the slight difference between knees but the first 30 years were painless.

Once I started having pain, it grew worse, and I was having trouble getting to sleep at nights. I took a lot of ibuprofen, tried various creams and ointments, and applied heat – all with unsatisfying results. Then I tried acupuncture. A series of treatments eliminated the pain and greatly increased flexibility.

Now, several years later, it began to hurt and stiffen up again. I am playing volleyball several times a week, so I am used to pain, but why suffer if you don’t have to.

I knew it was time for more treatments, so I made appointment with Dr. Lau. It was a wise choice after a very thorough and precise discussion of my medical history and specific condition. I had my first treatment, things started improving immediately the knee felt better and moved better. I could walk normally again after years of limping.

Today is my fifth treatment and I’m even thinking about taking my wife dancing. For anyone who has pain or poor flexibility, I strongly recommend acupuncture. In particular, I recommend the skill of Dr. Lau. He is a concerned and caring, and highly skilled practitioner of and ancient effective healing art.

David G. Eaton