I remember as a young child having severe colds, tonsillitis, and sinus infections. I was often treated with Vicks and “let nature take its course”.
In my early twenties I began to have tonsillitis and sinusitis three to four times a year. At that time, I began to seek a physician’s treatment at each occurrence. Eventually, I was advised to see a specialist for ears, nose and throat. He treated me for several months then recommended that I have my tonsils removed. When the sinusitis began reoccurring in spite of no longer having my tonsils (which was suppose to “cure” the problem), the Doctor suggested that I submit to allergy testing. I was diagnosed as being allergic to dust, mold, and pollen. I then began a series of allergy shots, retesting, and more shots.
This continued over a period of almost twenty years. Each Dr. that tested me recommended a different program of antigens and treatment. A couple of years ago a Dr. said I was allergic to cats. That seemed very strange to me since I have never been around cats. I also began to realize that my energy level had greatly decreased, that I was always tired, and frequently exhausted.
In October 1994, it was suggested that I talk to Dr. Timothy Yeh about my allergies. The initial testing revealed that my immune system was very low and the probable cause of my frequent sinusitis was a virus that my body could not eradicate. This, of course, had nothing to do with allergies, and it was suggested that allergies were not my problem. Drs. Had recommended over the years that I take decongestants to decrease sinus drainage and keep my sinuses open. The past couple years I was taking them regularly at bedtime to prevent frequent coughing and closing of my nasal passages at night. Regular usage meant having to change brands on a regular basis, or change the dosage often.
Since beginning acupuncture treatment and herbal supplements with Dr. Yeh I am completely off the decongestants. My sinuses are open, the drainage is minimal, and my energy level has been increased. I praise God for giving Drs. The knowledge about the use of plants and herbs to heal the body. Thank you, Dr. Yeh, for sharing your knowledge and experience in helping the body to heal itself as God intended.