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Psoriatic Arthritis

(I posted this on May 24, 2015.)


I have treated a 39-year old woman 14 times since April 23, 2015.  

I am posting this letter that I sent to her today, so that the public can see how I track progress with a very severe, chronic health issue.  In this case, this woman was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2012 by a dermatologist at UCI Medical Center.  The patient rated her daily pain and suffering as an 8-9 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest level of pain) as of April 3, 2015.  

For those of you who do not have a clue of what Dr. Tan's Balance Method Acupuncture can do for you, here is a little insight on my daily life.  This is the MAGIC that I keep referring to in my practice.  

In regards to her chief complaints, we are seeing mild improvements.  The patient had seen 3 other acupuncturists before seeing me with very little improvement.  Her last acupuncturist had worked with her for EIGHT MONTHS before the patient was able to see improvement for 2 weeks.  After stopping therapy with her, the short-lived improvements quickly went away.  

My work doing Dr. Tan's BM is very results oriented with 85-95% of my patients seeing immediate results (within 5-15 treatments) that are about 50-90% improvement, but more importantly, the work that we do together yields LONG-TERM results.  

14 treatments with me for this patient is just the BEGINNING PHASE.  I want the general public to see these positive side effects, so that you have a clear understanding how "everything is related" and how focusing on ONE main issue typically has positive results in a person's overall health.  


"Here is a list of the improvements that have happened since April 3, 2015.  Thank you for the 14 treatments since we started your therapy together.  I really appreciate your commitment to healing.

Based your 5-phase questionnaire, here are some improvements that you have listed:

Sugar addictions
Cold limbs
Sweat easily
Easily startled
Vaginal discharge
Difficult to wake up
Edema (swelling)
Muscles feel tired often
Cravings sweets
Loss of hair
Night sweats
(14 improvements)

What’s new on your list for me to work on:

Often up between 1-3 am
Fearful/frightened easily
Poor short-term memory
(3 new symptoms that I need to work on)

Thank you for completing this survey for me, so that I can see how we are on track.  When you have three or more menstrual cycles under my care, please complete the attached MENSTRUAL ISSUES form."

If you know of anyone suffering from psoriatic arthritis or ANY type of chronic pain or ANY type of auto-immune issue, Dr. Tan's Balance Method Acupuncture can be of great benefit to their life.  

I am grateful for my patients' commitment to healing.  

Anna Dolopo, L.Ac.
A Gold Level Certified Dr. Tan's Balance Method Practitioner


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