A Lasting Solution for Child’s Chronic Ear Infections
My infant son’s persistent ear infections began in November 2013, just before his first birthday. Nothing seemed to stop the onslaught of ear infections. It only took a few days after we completed one course of antibiotics for my son to get another ear infection, which demanded a whole new round of antibiotics. It got so bad that my pediatrician told me that, if he got one more infection, my son would have to go to an ENT for ear tubes. Even though I am a nurse and have many friends whose kids have ear tubes, I didn’t want my son to have surgery for tubes if he didn’t have to.
As a last resort, my pediatrician recommended me to Dr. You. After assessing my son, Dr. You explained that his immune system was not strong enough to fight off all the infections, and he wanted to strengthen it with acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbs, and cupping, without antibiotics. The first treatment with needles was a little scary for me to watch, but after a few treatments, my son wasn’t bothered by the needles anymore. More importantly, he hasn’t had a single ear infection since we began treatment with Dr. You in March 2014! My pediatrician told me that my son’s ears look, “better than they ever have” and “whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!” I truly believe Dr. You saved my son from undergoing surgery.
Furthermore, I also started treatment with Dr. You for migraines. He reviewed my health history, explained how acupuncture could help me, and devised a treatment plan. Since I started treatment with Dr. You, I have not had a single migraine, and I feel a sense of balance. This practice works! I wish there more people knew about the weMED Clinic. It really is the best of Western and Eastern medicine combined!
Alleviating Child’s Severe Allergies with Acupressure
My 9-year-old son has been coming to the weMED Clinic since August of 2013. When my son was very young, he started exhibiting seasonal allergy symptoms. By the time he was eight years old, however, his symptoms had worsened to the point where he had allergy symptoms almost daily and caught colds very easily. I didn’t know what to do, and I didn’t want to give him antihistamines because of the possible side effects. While searching for an acupuncturist who would treat children, I finally found Dr. You and Dr. Ma at the weMED Clinic.
Initially, I spoke with Dr. Ma, who was knowledgeable and possessed a well-rounded approach to treating illnesses. I brought my son in for treatment. However, my son was extremely afraid of the needles. Dr. You and Dr. Ma were flexible and decided to use herbs, acupressure, and cupping to treat his allergies instead of acupuncture.
My son has responded very well to the treatment. He still visits the clinic once a month for some minor symptoms, but his immune system has become much stronger. I have also noticed that his overall health (not just his allergy symptoms) has improved.
Restoring Child’s Hearing with Acupuncture
My son has experienced recurring ear infections since he was three years old. For two years, we treated his ear infections with antibiotics, but it was only a matter of time before he got sick with another infection. The persistent fluid collection in his ears began to affect his hearing, so when he was five years old, we took him to an ENT specialist to insert ear tubes. The ear tubes worked for two years, and we had no problems, but after the tubes fell out, the fluid collection returned as did his hearing problems. His ENT specialist advised us to insert ear tubes again, but we didn’t want to do the ear tubes again since that was not a permanent solution.
After a lot of research, we decided to try acupuncture. I reached out to Dr. You about my son, who said he was already treating a child for the same problem. During our initial appointment, Dr. You examined my son’s ears and agreed that he had a severe problem, but Dr. You was confident that he could help us. Dr. You treated my son with acupuncture, cupping, and herbal therapy. After ten sessions of treatment over two months, my son’s ENT specialist administered a hearing test for my son. Stunningly, the specialist found that my son’s hearing had improved and that there was no fluid in his ear. The specialist assured us that there was no longer a need for ear tubes.
Currently, my son still receives acupuncture, but only about once a month for maintenance. So far, we are very happy with the result. If the problem comes back, will update my testimonial.
Helping Child with Tourette’s Syndrome Excel
WeMED had the pleasure of treating A.B., a ten-year-old child diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome. After a six-week course of acupuncture and herbal treatment, A.B. demonstrated significant improvement in school performance. The following is an excerpt from an email sent from A.B.’s teacher to A.B.’s mother.
I wanted to take a minute to let you know how proud I am of A.B.! He is doing SO well this year. He seems to be really “tuned in” to our lessons and is such a great participant. He can sound out more difficult words without help and do simple math in his head without having to write down the problems. Thank you for sending us such a terrific young man!!
—F. M. Ford Bend Teacher