6707 Elbow Drive SW, Suite 207, Calgary, AB403-253-3838
Acupuncture has been used to treat many ear, eyes and mouth disorders.
[Mouth disorder testimonial]
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with a mild case of Liken Planus. This condition caused mild ulcers in my mouth and on my penus. Initially, it would last 2 or 3 weeks then disappear for many months only to return again and again. This continued until early 2002, at which time the condition persisted. The ulcers gradually progressed and worsened over a period of many months and eventually spread to my lower lip. This caused my entire lip from one end to the other to split, fester and bleed most nights. The natural coating on my tongue was also disappearing and everyday activities of eating and cleaning my teeth became very difficult, uncomfortable and often caused bleeding.
My family doctor was unable to offer any solutions to the problem and referred me to some traditional medical specialists. I visited each of them only to learn that the cause and treatment of Liken Planus is mostly guess work. These specialists prescribed anti-viral, anti-biotic or cortisone-based remedies, none of which provides a cure. This I know because my Liken Planus had thrived during past periods while I was actually taking those medications for other ailments. One specialist recommended surgery to remove the infection, which I declined.
I next consulted a Naturopathic Doctor in July 2004 looking for an alternative solution. His proposed solution was to take a random selection of pre-bottled herbs and to radically change my diet. Even though the diet was impractical, I tried it seriously over an 8 week period with the following results. My condition improved slightly during the first 3 weeks, then reversed completely during the following weeks. The herbs caused diarrhea almost immediately so I had to stop them. This was clearly not the answer.
In September 2004, still in dire need of a solution, I decided to try Acupuncture and contacted Dr. Sarah Quan, who is a specialist in the field of Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. She assessed my condition and immediately began a series of Acupuncture treatments followed by a regimen of specially formulated Herbs. Within the first few weeks, my condition improved noticeably. My lip healed nicely and the ulcers in my mouth slowly diminished. As explained by Dr. Sarah, there were imbalances in my body that caused a range of problems, many of which I was not aware of. I was unable to identify and deal with these imbalances while coping with the overwhelming problem of the Liken Planus. But as treatments progressed, I was able to realize overall improvements in several bodily functions in addition to blessed relief from the ulcers. The benefits that I have thus far received from Acupuncture have convinced me that I am on track to good health.
In addition to an ongoing maintenance program of Acupuncture and Herbal treatments, Dr Sarah provides me wise council on dietary matters and other health issues that impact the severity of my condition. When I follow her council, the Liken Planus symptoms remain under control.
Eric, Calgary Senior Citizen
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