RUSETO CENTER (303-449-1686)
1750 30th St., Suite 83 Boulder, CO 80301
1750 30th Street, Suite 83, Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 449-1686
Pao-Chin Ruseto Huang (
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38） Insomnia is a Joke (Feb. 08, 2016) Pao-Chin R. Huang
37) Breast Cancer Again?! (November 18, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
36) I'm a Small Lighthouse (Nov. 7, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
5) She Couldn't Hear or Talk (October 20, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
4) An Interview with Mr.T's Wife (October 10, 2015) KW
3) Parkinson's Disease --- (3) (October 10, 2015) Pao-Chin Ruseto Huang
2) Parkinson's Disease --- (2) (September 27, 2015) Pao-Chin Ruseto Huang
Parkinson's Disease --- (1) (September 1, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
30) The Puzzle of Pancreatic Cancer (August 20, 20150 Pao-Chin R. Huang
To Live or To Die --- (5) (June 23, 2015) Dr. Johns / P-C R. Huang
8) To Live or To Die --- (4) (June 20, 2015) Dr. Johns / P-C R. Huang
7) To Live or To Die --- (3) (June 20, 2015) Dr. Johns / P-C R. Huang
6) To Live or To Die --- (2) (June 20, 2015) Dr. Johns / P-C R. Huang
To Live or To Die --- (1) (June 13, 2015) P-C R. Huang / Dr. Johns
4) Energy Flow VS Surgery (May 20, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
23) To Learn & To Survive (10) (May 5, 2015) Pao-Chin Ruseto Huang
22) To Learn & To Survive (10) (May 5, 2015) Pao-Chin Ruseto Huang
21) To Learn & To Survive (9) (April 30, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
20) To Learn & To Survive --- (8) (April 20, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
19) To Learn & ToSurvive (7) (April 14, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
To Learn & To Survive (6) (April 6, 2015) Dr. J.J. & Dr. J. Bird
7) To Learn & To Survive (5) (March 31, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
To Learn & to Survive (4) (March 29, 2015) J. M. J.
15) To Learn & to Survive (3) (March 26, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
14) To Learn & to Survive (2) (March 21, 2015) K. W.
13) To Learn & to Survive (1) (March 20, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
12) Passive Boilization (March 8, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
11) Are Antibiotics The-Cure-All? (March 6, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
10) You’re the Boss (March 1, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
9) Leg Amputation (Nov. 16, 2014) Pao-Chin R. Huang
8) A Testimony (March 31, 2010) John V.
7) Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth (07/07/ 2014) P-C Huang
6) Ouch! Don't Touch It! (January 23, 2014) Pao-Chin Huang
38） Insomnia is a joke (Feb. 08, 2016) Pao-Chin R. Huan個
Happy Chinese New Year! ( 新年快樂 !)
Insomnia is a joke, if you knew some common senses. For example, your mind and your body are two different aspects, so there are (2 x 2 = ) 4 kinds of possibilities of your sleeping patterns - - - 1) your mind and your body woke up at the same time with plentiful energy, 2) your mind and your body stayed sleeping, 3) your mind woke up earlier with your body was tired, and 4) your body woke up earlier with your mind was tired. The last sleeping pattern is what you might believe that you have insomnia, a joke.
Let’s see, in cases 1) and 2) you won’t have any problem of insomnia at all; but in case
3) your mind woke up earlier with your body was still tired, then your mind would start to work - - - to dream, and let your body kept sleeping; unfortunately, in case 4) your body woke up with your mind was still tired, you might accept a wrong idea, to force body go back to sleep. In other words, instead of letting your body to move around and gave your mind a chance to rest, you would force your poor mind to work hard - - - to force your body to go back to sleep. Don’t you think that you were trying to accomplish a mission impossible?
Recently, a neighbor, Jack told me a weird story --- Six years ago I had a hernia surgery, and a surgeon told my wife, “I am sorry, we have lost your husband,” while his assistants were kept trying to save my life with electric shocks. Fortunately, the number 12th electric shock had saved my life; then I was hospitalized for six weeks. I started to take sleeping pills, but I could sleep only one hour and a half the most daily. Frequently I had to pull my car off the road and try to sleep, but I could not sleep at all. I don’t want to have any auto accident, neither to be killed nor to kill someone else.
I found out that Jack had a very severe insomnia, the term as people might use. I did Qi-Gong massage on his legs and back for about 30 minutes, and provided him with three packages of Chinese herbal teas for him to cook and drink - - - one package for three serves daily.
On day 4, when jac
k came back for his second visit he told me, “I threw my sleeping pills into a trash can after I came to see you.” I asked him why and he replied, “They didn’t help whether I took them or not.” Wow, I had never told anyone to skip or stop his medication(s). What if anyone had stopped or skipped his medication(s) and he had caused an auto accident, it might get me into trouble. On the contrary, what if he did not stop or skip his medication(s), and he had caused auto accidents due to DUI (Drugging Under the Influence)? If people do not take good care of themselves, and turned to blame their caregivers, it would be a nightmare for all Americans.
On day 8, J told me that he was able to sleep 7 hours for the first time since his hernia surgery six years ago. And when I called him on day 11, he told me that he was able to sleep through the night, except to go to urinate twice, as he used to before the surgery. The following table shows the improvements of his condition.
Date Fri Sat. Sun. Mon. Tue.
Sleep/ hours none none 1.5 1.5 1.5
Date Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun
Day 6 7 8 9 10
Sleep/ hours 45 minute 7.0 2 - 3 none normal
However, I wish there is a way to make drugs without/ or with very little side effects. I wish there is a way to make sleeping pills do not cause any DUI auto accidents. Otherwise, i
f people could not take good care of themselves, one way or the other, it won't be a good idea to be a healthcare professional in America.
37）Brest Cancer Again?！ (Nov. 18, 2015) Pao-ChinRHuang
Pao, why do you talk about breast cancer again?! Well, for over three decades I have been seeing people are suffering due to poor education in healthcare and the policy of “patients’ medical records are confidential.” For example, in the early 1990s there was an Italian-American couple who came to see me for the wife had severe breast cancer, and according to them, there were 13 women had breast cancer in her family and 11 of them had passed away already; none of them would trust the doctors, but they ended up died in the hospitals or hospices anyway.
When the couple showed up at my clinic, I could see that her right breast looked like a meatball as big as a softball, and there were cancer cells all over and has bad smells. I suggested them to go to hospital as soon as possible; and there she might have to undergo a mastectomy. If so, they were still welcome to take my Chinese herbs to drink. They insisted to receive a treatment from me first to see what the outcome could be, so I did acupuncture, applied Tian-Xian-Zi poultice on the breast cancer, and sent them home with three packages of herbs to drink. Also, I gave them some extra Tian-Xian-Zi poultices to replace the old one.
A few days later, they came back for second treatment. They reported to me that each time when they changed the poultice they could smell strong smells came out with the poultice and the size of the cancer was a little bit smaller; and the breast cancer was not as woozy as it used to be. However, it was better to have her under the doctors’ care with a mastectomy as they had been told; and she could come back to see me for help, too. Unfortunately, usually once a patient is under the doctors’ care, the door for Oriental medical care is closed; the doctors would not allow or recommend their patients to receive Oriental medical care at the same time.
The woman did go back the see her doctor again the next day; she had a mastectomy and was hospitalized, and she died there a month later. After her surgery I did visit her and talked to both of her and her husband; they told me that her doctors would not allow her to get help from outside the hospital care. You know, it seems that the hospitals are supreme courts, and the doctors there are the judges, so all you can do is to accept their sentences.
This woman had let her breast cancer kept growing for too long, because she would not trust her doctors in the first place; on the contrary, many patients who had turned themselves in the hospitals for help and the doctors might encourage them to undergo surgeries too soon. You can’t blame the doctors; instead, you need to trust them. Meanwhile you need to take more responsibility for your self-care.
You see, patients such as Daniel who had burned his leg over three months prior to seeing the doctors in a hospital, and the doctors expect him to undergo for a full skin grafting. He didn’t have any health insurance and he was poor, so he came to me for help instead. I healed the burn with external application, the Tian-Xian-Zi poultice, accompanied with acupuncture and some herbal teas, which had saved him lots of medical expenses. If he would not take more responsibility for himself, it won’t be that easy for me to do my job to help him. (Please refer to my other website, ruseto.org, article #52, To Have a Skin Grafting or Not?)
If you would like to read my other articles on ruseto.org, such as #35 (Brown Recluse Spider & Tian-Xian-Zi), # 78 (Twenty Years after her Breast Cancer was Gone) etc., you may realize why they didn’t take any antibiotics and able to fight against and healed the infection, which was caused by the brown recluse spider bites, or popped the breast tumor/ cancer out of the skin with human’s natural healing power.
It is crystal clear that to heal an illness is different from eating a hamburger; you need to give your body enough time to collect energy from all over the body to fight against it, which sounds like to call a town meeting to solve an important issue of the town. It's weird, instead of giving your body more energy, you might take antibiotics to against the illness on its own. I don’t mean that you should not take antibiotics, but you should give your body more energy in some ways, such as taking natural herbs, receiving massage, and so on.
Based on Breastcancer.org, nowadays some women who have been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in one breast, choose to have both breasts removed. Why? It is due to fear of the healthy breast may be become cancerous someday, too. Due to poor education in healthcare, people are suffering from breast cancer and many more other types of illnesses, that’s why I am writing this article to remind you that there are different options for your healthcare, in addition to rely on the conventional Western Medicine alone. I hope that you are willing to open your mind to learn more about the Oriental Medicine, which may be able to save the tax payers’ money and cut down our Federal deficit as a result.
36) I’m a Small Lighthouse (Nov. 7, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
Once I was a navigator for years, and now I’m a small lighthouse serving the medical field in America. I know how important the lighted-houses are to the ships at sea and the planes in the air; but do you know what kinds of reward do they get from the navigators and the pilots? Nothing directly; on the contrary, they have to stand still all day long, years after years, and unable to run away from the harms of the tornadoes, hurricanes, flash floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and so on. As a small lighted-house in the medical field, I share people with my own medical experience as well as my patients’, to bring more hope to everyone. What do I get? For sure, there are always medical tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. waiting for me ahead. For example, a lawsuit that is similar to any tornado.
Around the world the vast majority of tornadoes are occurred in the United States. They form in violent thunderstorms where there is sufficient warm air and cold air meets together. They are rotating column of air whirling at destructively high speeds, up to 300 MPH, which often accompanied by a funnel-shaped touch down the earth. They might hurl vehicles hundreds of yards, uproot trees, and even destroy big buildings.
Similarly, if a patient has accepted both Western medicine and Oriental medicine, a medical tornado might be happened. For example, when someone had been diagnosed and treated by conventional Western doctors and was told to have a short time to live; but finally he was cured by a practitioner of traditional Oriental medicine, then a medical tornado might be occurred in his mind --- What a miracle it is! That’s it, since the medical tornado didn’t touch down, so it would not uproot the doctors.
Unfortunately, if he had been treated by an acupuncturist without improvement or gotten worse and ended up in hospital and undergone surgeries; he might sue the acupuncturist. He could even make up an excuse that he told him not to see the Western doctors. Well, could the acupuncturist tell a captain not to steer his ship safely at a stormy night? And, could the acupuncturist guarantee the ship won’t aground or crashed into a rock due to the captain’s negligence? Besides, the acupuncturist is not legally responsible for the result of acts or omissions of the doctors.
Furthermore, no matter what
happened if you had to see a western doctor or an acupuncturist once a week and under his direct care for 15 to 30 minutes, you are under you own care for 167 hours and 45 or 30 minutes. In other words, you are under your self-care 99.5% or 97% of the time, except you are hospitalized. That’s why whenever a patient said, “Hi, Pao, it is a miracle! You have made a miracle!” I always tell him/her that, “It is you who achieved the miracle, for most of the time you are under your own care. All I have done is gave you a hope similar to a lighted-house, which guided you to steer your boat safely day and night. And you know that I can’t assure that you won’t make any mistakes while you are out of my sight.”
Now, let’s talk about tornadoes a little more. According to the CNN.com the top deadliest tornado is the one occurred on March 18, 1925 that killed 695 people and injured 2,027; it traveled, more than 300 miles, through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Eighty six years later, on May 22, 2011, the #7th deadliest tornado struck Joplin, Missouri which killed 158 people and injured more than 1000. Why?
Anyway, these deadly tornadoes have reminded me of the typhoons that happened several times per year in my hometown in Dong-Gang (Ping-Tong County, Taiwan). During my childhood I saw them destroyed numerous of houses that were built with clay, bamboo and hay, or brick. Later on people built their houses with iron-bar and concrete, so the typhoons could hardly damage their houses any longer. Does this story tell you any good idea of self-healthcare?
In fact, those houses and buildings in Taiwan that were built with iron-bar and concrete are much stronger than those built with wood in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and elsewhere in America. So as the same, the Taiwanese have better quality of self-care than the Americans', that’s why in the United States there are many more medical tornadoes, there are many more medical lawsuits, there are hundreds of doctors who commit suicide each year.
However, I am a small lighted house serve the American medical community, where medical tornadoes occurred frequently. I won’t run away from the tornadoes, hurricanes, flash floods, earthquakes and tsunamis, which might cause damages to me, for I want to share my knowledge and skills to whoever care about himself, and I want to bring more hope, peace, and health to every American, as well as to anyone in the world.
35） She was Unable to Hear or Talk (October 20, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
Americans are suffering for patients’ medical records are confidential and it is very difficult for you to get and learn from people’s medical case histories to assure your daily, self-healthcare is beneficial. For example, last night when I was reading some of my patients’ information I found a letter, which I had written for a 6-year-old girl’s parents as they had requested. However, I had to modify their names and the birthday here on the website, made all of them become invisible, nowhere to be found, otherwise I might be accused for breaking the law. The letter is as shown below.
Pao-Chin Ruseto Huang
L. Ac.; Dipl. Ac. & C. H.
Ruseto Center / College
*(2900 Valmont Road, Suite E-1)
Boulder, CO 80301
U. S. A.
October 27, 2001
To Whom It May Concern:
The purpose of this letter is to serve as a document that Mr. & Mrs. M. P. have brought their daughter, Veronica (birthday: September x, 1995), to my clinic (Ruseto Center) for treatments that included acupuncture, massage, and Chinese natural medicines. The treatments were started from August 31 to October 27 of this year.
Prior to seeing me, Veronica was unable to hear or talk; she dragged her right leg and walked slowly, and she could not use her hands effectively. As of today (October 27, 2001) I have treated her two to three time per week and the outcome was great --- she can hear very well and can speak some words; besides, whenever I held one of her hands, she could run fast and step up and down the chairs and a table across the street, and walk up and down the stairs outside my clinic easily.
I suggested her parents to bring Veronica back to Mexico for two to three months and then come back for treatments again, and to heal her illnesses within six to eighteen months.
If you should have any questions regarding to the above matter, please feel free to contact me at (303) 449-1686. Thank you very much for taking your time to read.
Pao-Chion Ruseto Huang
*(New address: 1750 30th Street, Suite 83)
On Veronica’s birthday (during the period of her first week treatments) I inserted needles on her 啞門(Yamen, GV 15) and 聽宫(Tinggong, SI 19) after a thorough massage, which had brought her hearing back to normal immediately and made her able to talk. You might wonder --- how could it happened so dramatically?
Well, from time to time there were bees, flies, butterflies, and birds flew into my clinic, and then they tried to fly out through the windows but failed. In fact, most of them died if I did not give them any help. Can you tell me why you can tell the windows from the opened door, but those insects couldn’t?
All I can tell you is --- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Chinese Taoist Medicine (CTM) is an opened door available for your healthcare. And, I was pretty sure that Veronica’s illnesses could be healed within six months because I could see there was an opened door for her, too.
34) An Interview with Mr. C's Wife (October 10, 2015) KW
(The following was a telephone interview done by me on October 2, 2015, Please visit the website ruseto.org for more information about Mr. C's treatments.)
KW: Thanks so much for calling me back, I really appreciate it. I hope you remembered Dr. Pao’s conversation saying that I was going to call you.
Lisa: Yes, I brought a friend of mine in for some treatments and we talked about it.
KW: Okay, Well, could you describe a normal day in the life of your husband <Charles> before receiving his diagnosis of cirrhosis; I believe that’s what he had. Did he have any indication that he might have a problem before receiving his diagnosis?
Lisa: We were fairly newly married and I didn’t know he had this disease, I didn’t know anything about it. So, um, he’d been a drinker, I guess he had gone and been sober for a while so he was kind of newly drinking and it wasn’t apparent that he’d been an alcoholic. I knew him for 30 years but I didn’t see him of all of that time before I married him, so we just had our regular life, we travelled, we did other things together, we’d go out to lunch, dinner, you know, just had a normal life. Then I went on a vacation to visit my family and he went on a bender so I came back and he was in the hospital. He didn’t know where he was.
KW: Oh wow
Lisa: Ya, so he was a mess, he was in intensive care, and then he went to a nursing home after that and I took him to a doctor who gave him 6 months to live.
KW: And how old was he then?
Lisa: 55 or 6 and um he was in a nursing home and I went to meet a friend of mine for Happy Hour, kind of funny, hu? Just because I didn’t have to be in charge of taking care of him at the time and I talked to her and told her about that and she told me about Dr. Pao and took me over there and I brought him the next day. And Dr. Pao kept him for 4 hours that day and 3 hour the next day, Sunday; then 3 times per week. They gave him treatments with needles and fed him herbs and tried to walk him around, he couldn’t really even walk. He was in a wheelchair, he was a mess.
KW: Was he able to walk later?
Lisa: Yes, oh absolutely, he had a normal life for 10 years. He got completely 100% except for the fact that he killed a lot of his liver, he got sober and he was living a good life. Dr. Pao brought him back to life. The man <Charles> was at death’s door, literally, and I just kept taking him there because the hope was for a liver transplant you could be on the list forever and he would be almost too sick to even have a surgery. So, um, that was his options at the time. And, I didn’t know anything about acupuncture either, but they’re wonderful, I mean to me, they’re family <Pao and Hui>. I mean, we spent a lot of time together. He would go in there and Hui would dance with him because you know, they were still developing when we first went there so he was like their miracle child.
KW: So it sounds like you really did take responsibility for the entire healing process by going away from…
Lisa: He still saw his liver doctor
Lisa: And the doctor said, you know, there’s no harm in this as long as it doesn’t interfere with the other medication, because he was on medication for his liver, um, I used to know the names of all his <medications>, I don’t know if I could even bring up one name, but he was on medication for the whole rest of his life.
KW: And, did you have any conflict with the doctors then after starting the Chinese Medicine, it doesn’t sound like it?
Lisa: No, you know, his doctor said if you think it will help, and it did. You know, so he was open to it. I think initially he thought the man <Charles> was going to die anyway. But then when he got better, you know I think he doesn’t recommend it to other people, but he <the doctor> was happy about it.
KW: And it was a big leap of faith for you then to go with Dr. Pao and the Chinese Medicine approach because you hadn’t really worked with that before, it sounds like.
Lisa: We knew nothing about it really, except for the name, acupuncture. But, you know, there was really nothing left to do and I was not giving him up, he was my new husband, so, I’m beginning to get...
KW: I would definitely like to express my condolences, I should have done that right away. It’s extremely hard, I can only imagine.
Lisa: It’s extremely hard, we knew each other a long time and it was a really good marriage. Unfortunately, a couple of things happened one after the other and he started drinking again. And, the first drink he took really was his death sentence. He drank for a year and then he died. And he was so strong that he was trying I mean he wasn’t trying but he was not sick, you know, he just had a couple of memory lapses which I should have noticed and it was like that towards the end up until a few days before he went in the hospital. He was fine, he was fully functional he was seeing everything like everyday and um, then he didn’t feel so good for a couple of days and he went in the hospital and he was dead in 10 days. You know, he just didn’t have enough liver to drink again and he didn’t have enough… there was a lot of issues that came up in his life and he was having a hard time with it. And it made him drink again.
KW: That’s a very difficult situation and particularly hard on you.
Lisa: It never occurred to me that he was going to die. I yelled at him that we were going to have to start going to physical therapy, and the nursing home and do all that stuff again. Then he came back to his house and then two days later they put him in hospice.
KW: And you didn’t contact Dr. Pao at that point?
Lisa: You know, I should have taken him before that. I took him once in a while probably been about 8 or 9 years and we went about every month or two and he would get a month’s of herbs and drink the herbs every day. And then the last couple of years he didn’t. Then he didn’t want to go to Pao because one time Pao hurt him. <<Lisa Laughing…>> He had blood on his elbow. So um, then he didn’t want to go and I think I took him a little bit maybe 6 months before he passed away, um. He was drinking and I was hoping that Pao would help him drink less. Which, he kind of did sort of, but I don’t know if that was mental or physical.
KW: So, what exactly did the treatment look like then? I know you mentioned acupuncture, and herbs and…
Lisa: Well he jabbed him with the big needles from the beginning. Because you know, he was just out of it, I mean, it scared me watching it. It was creepy. And he did the smoky thing
KW: Yes, moxibustion.
Lisa: Yes, and umm, massage.
KW: Where did he do the moxibustion, what part of the body?
Lisa: Um, I think he did it mostly on his stomach.
KW: Oh, okay. So close to where the liver might be?
Lisa: Ya, probably. That’s where it was, and then the herbs. In the first 6 months or whatever, in 6 months he was getting better, way better. You know, like normal. After he started that big bender he was in a wheelchair. There was physical therapy involved from the nursing home. We had a physical therapist that came to the house. He was a big guy, like 6’3”, 240 <lbs>or whatever, you know, and down to 180 <lbs> when he got sick. He was a big guy, so it was a lot to handle too when he was not getting around well on his own.
KW: How long had he been in a wheelchair before he went to Dr. Pao?
Lisa: Well, he went from the hospital to the nursing home and he was in the wheelchair from the hospital. So it was probably a month or two. I think, you know, he was in the hospital for two or three weeks, and then they put him in the nursing home. He was there for a month and I think maybe half way through that, so he was only sick like probably only a little over a month when we took him to Pao.
KW: Okay, is there anything else that you can think of that you’d like to mention? I think the purpose of the interview is because Dr. Pao likes to share stories like this to give people an idea that there’s hope, that there’s a chance for cure or so.
Lisa: You know, when Charles was alive he <Pao> would have him talk to patients who were skeptical. You know every 6 months to a year he would have a call and have a patient talk to him and he <Charles> did do that. You know also for a part of that treatment he was really out of it and wasn’t aware of what was going on in the beginning. Just mostly results that he lived a good healthy life for nearly 10 years after that.
KW: Yes, that’s quite impressive, considering…
Lisa: It really is, it’s a miracle. Those are people I love. They gave me my husband back.
KW: Yes, we feel the same way about them <Dr. Pao and Hui> We haven’t had a situation like you, but I’ve taken my family there for probably 11 years, and now I was studying with Dr. Pao. I went one time and he fixed a headache I’d had for days and I said how you did that and he said you want to know, you can be a student.
Lisa: <Laughing…> I’d be interested to know how it is to be a student of his because I was always highly entertained with his stories. I did try to get him <Dr. Pao> into the hospital a couple of different times, early, when Charles was sick in the beginning. And, at the end, by the time it occurred to me to call him, it was really too late, he couldn’t swallow anymore, so he couldn’t take the herbs. It was like that. The hospital doesn’t recognize it and he has to be certified and insured by them and all that other stuff. So, they never let him do anything. He <Dr. Pao> did come by and massage his <Charles’s> feet.
KW: I experienced that too. I think that’s a big issue: how to treat people in both arenas of care.
Lisa: Right, once you’re his patient and something happens, he really should be able to be treated and get the same treatments he’s been getting all along. Yes, while it’s western medicine and eastern, why shouldn’t he be able to come and do that while they do their thing? The only problem is the herbs really for the hospital people. That’s what they worry about because they never know what’s in it. Are you studying that?
KW: Well, we are, but not to the extent of how they could interfere with drugs of some kind. But I was a legal guardian of my neighbor and I wanted Dr. Pao to help her walk again. And after six months of being in a wheel chair, she was in a care center. We got herbs. And I made a list of everything that was in them and it took weeks, weeks, for them to approve it. And during that time, she deteriorated. They eventually did approve them. But it was kind of too late.
Lois: Oh, I’m sorry.
KW: That’s what happens sometimes. I appreciate your giving me the chance to learn more about it too.
Lisa: He could probably technically tell you more than I know. I was just a bystander.
KW: I did read his account of it <Charles’s story> on his <Pao’s> website a few times.
Lisa: Okay, I didn’t even know that was in there.
KW: Well, what’s he got in there is he calls your husband something else to protect his identity.
KW: He describes how he came in a wheelchair and that he was in need of a lot of care and he discusses how he and his wife gave him herbs over a period of several days. He was losing a lot of water. I guess he <Charles> was retaining a lot of water.
Lisa: Yes, that’s part of the disease.
KW: And he also mentions ammonia levels, that they were too high.
Lisa: Yes, it builds up in your brain, and that’s why people get goofy when they are drunk, more water in your brain and ammonia in your brain and it makes you goofy. Encephalopathy if you use the technical term. I think. It’s a buildup of fluids that make your brain not function properly. It happens when people get drunk a little bit, but when the liver’s not functioning properly, it’s more often. There were days when he <Charles> didn’t know who he was or where he was.
KW: So that’s kind of an early sign then, is to be unable to tell that, where you are, who you are?
Lisa: He was an extreme case when he got sick because you know, I left a healthy man and came back to somebody that was in the hospital who was just like “out of it.” It wasn’t like so much as losing your mind as your mind is not functioning. And his was an extreme case because he had been a drinker since childhood, alcoholism on both sides of his family. He’d been in and out of rehab a couple of times that I didn’t know about. So, when we got together, he was kind of on the starting to drink again side of having been sober. So, it wasn’t really that apparent. And I went away and he went on the bender and just sat in the house and drank for two weeks, or whatever it was, and uh, ended up in the hospital. I didn’t even watch that progress because I wasn’t here.
KW: Right, but you saw the end of it and what it caused.
KW: Well, thank you so much for taking the time, Lisa.
Lisa: Well, good luck.
KW: I really appreciate it, thank you so much Lisa, good-bye.
Lisa: Have a good day.
33）Parkinson’s Disease --- (3) (October 10, 2015) Pao-Chin Ruseto Huang
Is Parkinson’s disease curable or not? Most likely your doctor might tell you that Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive illness, which is treatable but not curable. Is it true? Let me share you with a secret --- When I was a little boy, my parents told me that if people are very ill and have dreamed of the God or an angel is coming to take them to the heaven, usually they will die in a day or two; on the country, if they have dreamed of one or more ghosts are trying to take them to the hell, they can live for many more years happily. Why? And, does it have anything to do with the Parkinson’s disease?
Certainly, those who had expected the God or an angel to take them to the heaven had lost confidence to struggle for survival; they had given up their natural healing power to the God or the angel, and so you found out they had died soon. Vice versa, those who were afraid of the ghosts were struggling for life; they had strong desire to survive and most of them had made it through. Having a strong desire to live is similar to have a strong desire to be cured, and without such a strong desire to live or to be cured, is why so many people died suddenly.
It sounds like that once people were on medication, they were access funds from their home equality line of credit and at the end of the draw period they were unable to pay back in full; in other word, their houses will be foreclosed; and that’s how the medication might do to their body. Well, usually the term of a home equality line of credit (HELOC) is for 10 years and at the end of the draw period, they may be allowed to renew the credit line for another 10 years.
Unfortunately, according to the news on internet --- Dr. Allison Willis and her colleagues at the Washington University School of Medicine had identified 138,000 individuals who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2002 and followed their medical charts through 2008, the results are as following --- a) 64% died during the six-year study, b) African-Americans had the highest crude death rate (66.4 %), whites (64.6 %), Hispanics (55.4 %), and Asians (50.8 %), and c) women had a 26% lower adjusted risk of death than men.
No doubt, there are many people who want to sell all or part of their life insurance policies, they no longer need or no longer can afford, which provide them with cash they can use any way they want, especially when they were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, cancers, and so on. But if you have paid close attention to the people who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and died during the six-year study, you might wonder why those Asians had the highest survival rate --- almost 50%.
General speaking, even though an Asian patient is under conventional medication he might also take Oriental medicines as an auxiliary aid or cook his foods with herbs. Herbs or Oriental medicines contain multiple ingredients included, but is not limited to, minerals and vitamins that are good for his health. In fact, he might use vegetables, fruits, meats, and fishes as medicines in his daily life. Besides, he might keep seeking for a cure instead of believing that there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Anyway, how do you know that your Parkinson’s disease is getting better or worse? Let’s talk about a common sense first --- if you are steering your boat up a river, which is against the current consistently, and you only look at the water around your boat you would not be able to tell that you have made any progress or not; on the contrary, if you have looked at the landmarks by the river all the time you should be able to see the result of your effort from time to time. In addition, if the effort you made is better than what the current may push your boat down the river, sooner or later you will be able to reach your destination. Similarly, if you are taking Oriental medicines on top of the conventional medication for Parkinson’s disease and see an extra progress, as what Dr. L has achieved, it means that there is a hope of cure.
Talking about Parkinson’s disease, a so-called chronic and progressive illness, it reminds me of lower back pain. For decades, there are so many people who had developed depression or even committed suicide due to lower back pain, for they had hardly tried to get help from outsides the conventional medicines. In fact, some of them had taken potassium for hypertension, which could worsen their lower back as a result according to my experience. To treat people who are suffering from lower back pain, I always tell them to stay away from foods (including fruits) that are high in potassium and their lower back pain went away, accompanied with acupuncture treatments and herbs.
Personally I would recommend people to take the advantages of both western and eastern medicines for their healthcare, especially if they have severe illnesses or chronic conditions. However, I believe that patients are their own primary and most effective healthcare providers, and they should responsible for most parts of their healthcare including, but is not limited to, whether to follow the God or angel to the heaven, or to fight against the ghosts to be able to survive.
32）Parkinson’s Disease --- (2) (September 27, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
敬祝 中秋節快樂！ 並賀 全家平安！
Two days ago my patient, Mr. T (who was diagnosed with stage-4 pancreas cancer and only had two weeks to live) told me that Mr. Bob Fickes had visited him, and he gave me his website address --- bob-fickes.com/2015/9/miracles-do-happen. I like what Mr. Fickes had said on his website, “Life tomorrow comes from what we think today.” Yes, and let’s take Parkinson’s disease for example, recently I am treating an old friend, Dr. L., who has been taking Sinemet for his Parkinson’s disease for months. According to him, the Sinemet is a combination of carbidopa and levodopa, instead of a single ingredient as I thought. However, the Sinemet has lots of side effects so I think in the future the drug companies may add more ingredients in their products to get rid of the side effects of their products, or even add more to make them able to cure most of the diseases. Well, life tomorrow comes from what we think and how we act today; and tomorrow may come within minutes, decades or in our next life.
If Mr. T took the morphine in the hospice-kit as his doctors had recommended and prescribed, he might die peacefully within two weeks, but he chose to live with herbs instead and he is in his 16th month of hospice. To Dr. L, many of the side effects of Sinemet have affected his activities, such as difficult to walk, unable to drive, and his vision is blurred, and he could not feel his legs when he woke up every morning, and so on; so he decided to take herbs to minimize the side effects of the Sinemet, accompanied with some Qi-Gong massage. Twenty some days later, he is able to walk to the restroom and the kitchen right after he wakes up and before he takes his medications --- short lasting and long lasting Sinewmet (25/100). It is an improvement and I hope that life tomorrow for him will come soon for what he thinks and acts today.
According to Dr. L., Sinemet is a combination of carbidopa and levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and syndrome. Carbidopa is an inhibitor of aromatic amino acid and levodopa is an aromatic amino acid; both of them are crystalline compound and slightly soluble in water. The Sinemet is supplied as tablets in three strengths --- 1) Sinemet (25/100) contains 25 mg of carbidopa and 100 mg of levodopa, 2) Sinemet (10-100) contains 10 mg of carbidopa and 100 mg of levodopa, and 3) Sinemet (25-250) contains 25 mg of carbidopa and 250 mg of levodopa.
It is said that, “You need to get emergency medical help if you have any signs of allergic reaction, such as swelling of your face, throat, tongue or lips, difficulty breathing, or hives; and you have to call your doctor immediately if you have serious side effects of restless muscle movement in your neck, jaw, eyes, or tongue; or drowsy, dizzy, or worsening of tremors.
Based on the CDM (Chinese Daoist Medicine) and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), eyes are the opening of the liver, tongue is the opening of the heart, lips are the opening of the spleen, difficulty breathing and hives are the illnesses of the lung(s), restless muscle movement of the head, face, neck, and jaw are the illnesses of the brain, the Yang; and the tremor is a compound illness of the nerve, muscle, and tendon, in other word, tremor is a sickness of the heart, spleen, and liver.
Therefore, to treat any of the above illnesses, one should take care of the patient’s holistic balance, physically, mentally and spiritually at the same time, instead of treating it or them without a complete-balance among all of his organs.
Since the Sinemet has lots of possible side effects, I wonder that, “Is the purpose of Sinemet is for treating the nervous system alone? If so, what are the precautions for taking it? Remember, it is very important to tell your doctor your medical history, such as seizure, breathing problems, bleeding disorders, heart problems, liver disease, kidney disease, mental disorders, sleep disorder, and so on.
However, in healthcare Americans are suffering from what to believe. For example, Mr. T is in his 16th month of hospice and he takes no medications but herbs, and Dr. L is taking his medications and my herbs as well. It seems that both of them are miracle makers. How about my other patients? In the past three decades many of them told me that, “My doctor told me not to take your herbs, for he/ she thought the herbs may have contraindications with my medications.” What do you think about such an idea？Well, try to remember that life tomorrow comes from what we think and how we act today; and tomorrow may come within minutes, decades, or in our next life.
31) Parkinson’s Disease --- (1) (September 1, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
(This article is all about what I had learned and my experience, and it is your responsibility for any decision you may choose for your healthcare.)
What is Parkinson’s disease? According to the Chinese Daoist Medicine, Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the heart, which is the same as in the Western Medicine --- a disorder of the nervous system. Is it real? Absolutely, for the heart is pertains to the Fire-element in Five-Element Theory, and the nervous system and blood vessels are pertain to the heart.
Furthermore, you may use banking as common sense in your daily life to evaluate your Parkinson’s disease. For example, in general if you had both checking account and saving account in your bank, you might take the money out of your saving when you were running out of the money in your checking account. That’s why you might believe that Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive disorder of the nervous system, which only affects your movement , but not your heart at all.
“Hold it!” you might even yell at me, “Pao, don’t you see that Parkinson’s disease develops slowly and usually started with a mild tremor in just one hand due to the disorder of the nerves?”
Well, the symptoms and signs of Parkinson’s disease may vary from person to person, however, as the condition worsened over time, your speech may not only become slurred and soft but also your face may show little or no expression. I wish that while you were yelling at me, you had cured your Parkinson’s disease. Why?
Based on the Chinese Daoist Medicine (CDM) or the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the tongue is the opening of the heart, and slurred speech indicates that the heart is in trouble. It seemed that you were taking money out of your saving account before the due date. You were experiencing a penalty of it. In addition, “spirit is stored in the heart” and you might walk absent mined without moving your arms. In fact, in such a condition your heart has no, or lack of, energy or intention to move your arms while you walk. What a pity, your heart is burning out!” “So, what should I do now?” you might ask.
“Hold it, pal,” I have to remind you of one more thing, “if your arms shake while you are resting, which mean you are running out the money of your saving, not just the checking. That means your Parkinson’s disease has moved to an advanced stage.”
However, in treating either condition, based on the TCM there is an important rule --- if an organ is in a state of excess, you should disperse its Son-organ; on the contrary, if the organ is in a state of deficiency, you should tonify its Mother-organ. For example, if the condition of heart is excess, you need to disperse the Spleen; and if it is deficient, you have to tonify the Liver.
Since Parkinson’s disease is a condition of heart-deficiency, you must tonify the Liver to be able to make it stronger, and in order to make the Liver stronger, you have to strengthen its function of detoxification. If you had supported the Liver, then the Liver will support the Heart, its baby, due to the nature of the Liver. This is how I usually do to help those people who were suffered from Parkinson’s disease, and once they had learned how to treat the illness and the condition had improved under my care; then they were on their way toward a cure by themselves, or to cooperate with their healthcare professionals.
Once again, according to my training and experience, to deal with the Parkinson’s disease, you need to nurse the Heart by nourish the Liver, and to nourish the Liver you have to provide it with energy/ herbs for both of its structure and functions, which is similar to giving a soldier with foods and weapons in a battle. In other word, to accomplish a cure is similar to achieve a victory.
Unfortunately, on one hand most people believe that Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, and on the other hand, they might take medications to try to stop the tremor and/ or the stiffness of their muscles, then what might be happened next? Let’s see, if someone didn’t have enough money in his checking account to pay for his rent, what would you suggest him to do? Could you calm him down by telling him not to pay for the rent? Or, would you suggest him to take muscle relaxer to relieve the condition of stiffness?
Nowadays your doctor may suggest surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and improve your symptoms, such as “Deep Brain Stimulation” --- a minimal surgical procedure targeted to treat movement disorders in Parkinson’s disease. No matter what you might choose to treat your Parkinson’s disease is based on common sense or medical sense, personally I believe that, “Cure makes sense.” Remember, it is your responsibility for any decision you may choose for your healthcare.
30) The Puzzle of Pancreatic Cancer (Aug. 20, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011), dead at 56, had a rare form of pancreatic cancer (By Amina Khan and Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times: Oct. 06, 2011); Ralph Steinman (January 14, 1943—September 30, 2011), dead at 68, who also had suffered from pancreatic cancer (By Josh Levs, CNN; October 03, 2011.) Do you know which one of them was a better pancreatic-cancer-fighter? Let’s take a look at the table below and then read the rest of the text.
Patient Cancer/Type Grow Occurrence Diagnosed Survived Died Life span
Steve J. neuro-endocrine slow rare 2003 8 years 2011 56
Ralph S. adeno-carcenoma quick common 2007 4 years 2011 68
Dr. Ralph Steinman, a creative and dogged researcher who had found cells that was the key to the working of the immune system. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007, which usually kills people within months, so he decided to try to fight back with a therapy based on his own discoveries decades earlier, and it extended his life for 4 years.
On the other hand, Steve Jobs, the former Apple Company’s CEO, had neuro-endocrine cancer, a rare form of pancreatic cancer. It is said that this type of cancer grows more slowly and it takes as long as 7 years before it could be discovered: but it is easier to treat and the survival for many years or even decades is not surprising. In other word, for that type of cancer that Jobs had, survival is measured in years, comparing to the sort of pancreatic cancer that Steinman had, is measured in months. Is that so?
If Jobs’s slow-growth pancreatic cancer was started 7 years before 2003, which is 1996, and he died in 2011; he had survived for 15 years, not to mention that on top of it he had a liver transplant, in 2006, to deal with. (Talking about liver transplant, please refer to the article posted on
, home page, #4 --- Cirrhosis & Six Months to Live; Mr. C didn’t undergo the estimated 10% success-rate surgery and lived more than 9 years and a half, until an accident happened.)
According to the report that 53 % pancreatic cancers are diagnosed after they have spread and have an exceedingly low survival rate, with just 1.8 percent of patients living for more than five years after diagnosed. So you might be wandered how did Steve Jobs manage to survive for eight years after he was diagnosed in the fall of 2003? By the way, you want to know how Dr. Steinman was able to survive for 4 years with adeno-carcenoma, don’t you?
Today, most of the research efforts are concentrated on the more common form pancreatic cancer, the adeno-carcenoma, but if you are suffering from adeno-carcenoma or neuro-endocrine tumor what would you do and what should you do? You are welcome to visit the website,
, home page, Articles #25 to # 29, to discover how Mr. T is dealing with his stage-4 pancreatic cancer, and already being in hospice for 14 months; even though in one year he had three CT scans and started to lose 12 pounds gradually in the past 6 months, now he is gaining weight again. I wish someday the scientists could create more effective and less aggressive methods of tests for cancer patients, to be able to minimize the side-effects and cure their illnesses.
At last, I would like to say that both Steve Jobs and Ralph Steinman are great in fighting
pancreatic cancers, but they are dead and can’t teach you their secrets of fighting cancers in person; on the other hand, from treating Mr. C’s cirrhosis and Mr. T’s stage-4 pancreatic cancer, I realize that the patients’ appropriate decisions and efforts are the major keys to be able to survive happily.
29) To Live or To Die --- (5) (June 23, 2015)
Dr. Johns /P-C R. Huang
Q7. Mr. T, can you tell me how you think the acupuncture will help in the long run?
A7. Well, before I came to Pao, I was hoping I could get one to three breathes. I got that….then one to three days and I got that….then I started to see Pao and I thought to myself if I could get one to three days… one to three weeks… one to three months… one to three years. So far since I have been receiving treatments from Pao, I have achieved all those goals except one to three years. Now I am doing so much better that I think I can extend the one to three years to maybe 10 years…. which would be great. I don’t think that I am going to be able to do that without his acupuncture. My acupuncture was my key ingredient to my health… it is as simple as that. I have been receiving acupuncture since 1995; I had it in Maui which helped me beat my first time with cancer. I know that it works…..I am a living proof….I am still here. And I would like to continue. I would like to continue and I would like to continue with Pao. I love him. I just think it would be a disservice to all people if we took his skills away. I think he has helped many, many people.
Dr. Johns said, "Mr. T, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us today. We wish you the very best and May God Bless You.”
(End of the interview made by Dr. Johns on November 8, 2014.)
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Last Saturday, June 20, 2015, was Mr. T’s anniversary in hospice, which is over seven months after the above interview. He is still alive and he is a living proof of the many miracle makers I had treated in American since 1984. However, I have discontinued his acupuncture treatments for over eight months; otherwise his pancreatitis might be cured by now.
On the other, after the last 3-D CT scan was made in February this year, suddenly he has lost 7 to 8 lbs gradually; but there was good news about the result of the CT scan, which is a little better than the last one. I wish I can get my acupuncture insurance back soon, so I can do my best for Mt. T and many more patients who need my acupuncture treatments.
Last Tuesday I called “HISCOX Small Business Insurance” and a woman asked me, “Do you practice herbs?” “Yes,” I answered; then she told me that, “We can’t sell you our policy.” So I asked her for referral and she gave me the name of “BIZinsurance (877-899-9007)” I called the Bizinsurance company, and a woman asked my why the HISCOX company would not sell me their acupuncture insurance, and I told her the reason. Immediately, she told me that they could not sell me their policy, either. Next, I asked her what if I stop practicing herbs, would they insurance me. “No,” was her answer.
In Mr. T’s case, if I didn’t give him the herbal teas, he won’t be able to eat at all. In other words, he might die before he was put into hospice, not to mention that we had worked together to shrink his tumors or cancers. I wonder, “Are the purposes of malpractice insurance policies focus on protecting the patients or to kill them?”
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Now, let’s talk about acupuncture needles used in ancient China, which were described in Ling-Shu-Jing (靈樞經, the Miraculous Pivot), they included: 1) Lance needle (or three-edged needle) used as a lancing needle, 2) Sword needle (double-edged sword needle) used for drainage of pus, 3) Arrowhead chisel needle used for pricking, 4) Round-pointed needle used for massaging on body surface, 5) Spoon needle, which had a slightly sharp round tip and used for pressing the acupuncture meridians, 6) Long needle, which was 7 cun in length and used for deep puncture, 7) Big needle, with a thick and long shaft and round tip, used as a large needle, 8) Round-Sharp needle, a thin shaft needle with enlarged and sharp round tip, and 9) Filiform needle, which is the acupuncture needle most commonly used today.
From the history of using those needles to treat patients, you might hear about Dr. Hua-Tuo (courtesy name Hua Yuanhua), an ancient Chinese physician who lived in Han Dynasty. Dr. Hua was famous for his abilities in acupuncture, moxibustion, natural medicines, as well as in Daoyin exercises. Besides, he is the first person in China to use anesthesia for surgery. For example, once he treated Guan-Yu (160 – 220 AD, a general serving under the warlord, Liu-Bei) for he got hit by a poison arrow by the enemy, and Dr. Hua performed a surgery on Guan-Yu’s arm, by cutting open the flesh and scraping off the poison on the bone.
Later, Cao-Cao (155-220 AD, a Han Dynasty warlord and founder of Cao Wei) ordered Dr. Hua to work as his physician, but Dr. Hua always made excuses not to serve him. One day when he was called to cure Cao-Cao’s chronic excruciating headache, he told Cao-Cao that there was a tumor in his head, which needed to open his skull to remove it. Cao-Cao suspected that Dr. Hua was intended to murder him, so he ordered that Dr. Hua be jailed and executed.
Ah! Poor Dr. Hua, you were too famous to live a peaceful life; Dr. Hua, you were too famous to be able to get a malpractice insurance. Besides, people were to slow to be able to create MRI and CT scan to support your diagnosis and remarkable skills.
28) To Live or To Die --- (4) (June 20, 2015) Dr. Johns / P-C R. Huang
(“This brings me to the next question,” said Dr. Johns.)
Q4. Tell me about what it is like being Mr. T today?
A4. WOW. I am a complete different person than I was eight months ago. I was still a pretty vibrant guy but I was sick. No question about…working out was still helping people up at the recreation center, and was still pretty well ripped. Now I am 23 lbs heavier than I was when I was sick, so I have had to learn how to walk again, to feed myself again, and to take care of myself again. I am not out of the woods. But I will never be what I was. I am a different man today. That man is a man that has come back from the edges of death and realizes that and has two legs that are pretty much gone and it wasn’t because….well I lost the capability in my legs I went down so far in weight. I have a 24 years old knee replacement and that has collapsed on me. The knee is completely useless and the knee cap is split into two.
I was told that, when I had an evaluation at the VA before I was into hospice, I needed not only to replace my replacement knee, but I needed a replacement on my right knee. And I needed a replacement on my right hip. I was an athlete when I was young and then when I was over in Vietnam I carried a radio on my back… I was a RTO. The radio weighed an extra 30 lbs. My pack was about 85 or 90 lbs. ( A guy that only 150 lbs… kind of a lot to carry around for a year.) It destroyed my legs pretty much. That is why I continue to weight lift and be in the gym. So what has happened to me today is my day is completely different. And I think that is another question for you, isn’t it?
(“Yes,” answered Dr. Johns.)
(Mr. T continued) I am a man with limited ability and I am o.k. with that. I am still able to move on a cane (which is better than I could not do 4 and one half months ago.) I don’t wish for anything other than for myself to be better every day. I don’t anticipate and dream about what I don’t have, what I have today is limited in what I can do and I accept it. I can barely go up and down stairs but I can. I accept that. My walks aren’t as good as they used to be. I accept that. My workouts are nowhere near what they used to be. I accept that. I accept my fate that I am getting older. I have some challenges. To me, I was down to my last breath. I prayed that if I could just get one to three more breaths I would be o.k. with that. I got that. I prayed that if I get one to three days… I got that. I want for the big one….can I get one to three more years. I am hoping that that is what I can get.
I will be very happy.
I already got an extra 4 months and a half. I didn’t think I would get an extra breath. That is what my treatments mean to me right now. They are a life line for me. If I were to change anything I am doing right now from my diet to my acupuncture, to my tea, to my water, to my soaking, to any of the things that I do today, I think that I would pass. So it is important to me to stay on my path to recovery, and not to deviate it an ounce. It will probably be that way for the rest of my life… which is o.k. with me.
Q5. Is there anything else about your experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine that you have discovered which has helped you through the healing process?
A5. Well I will say it helped me 18 years ago because I would go to a Master of acupuncture on Maui. It was instrumental with the Wellbeing Ranch which was all alternative medicine to beat prostate cancer. So the things that I have picked up in the past and that I was reintroduced to when I met Pao…we had a communication there and an understanding and a relationship that goes beyond most Dr./Patient relationship. He truly cares about me and he response to me because I care about myself so it is easy for him to work on me. And that has been one of the things that has helped in the process of helping him help me. So Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for a long time and I really feel that I resonate with that. It is a life-long passion for me now.
Q6. Mr. T, can you tell me about your treatments with Dr. Pao?
A6. Periodically, Pao encourages me to see my doctors even though I am getting better. I have explained to Pao about the situation with hospice. Hospice does not allow you to see their doctors because hospice is preparing you to die with dignity. Well, go back to the question, we first started out with acupuncture and he put me on a diet and herbal tea. Now (as of November 8, 2014) that has been going on for four months and a half. The last four weeks he has restricted the acupuncture which I really need the acupuncture. I believe that the things I am doing, the combination of the tea, diet, and I’m bathing in live water. My attitude is good, so all those things play an important role in my getting well. Everything, I don’t want to drop anything because everything is working.
I notice there is a difference when I am not doing acupuncture, which has been over the last four weeks. I really need to get back to doing acupuncture I think it is keeping me alive. It is one of the key ingredients to my wellbeing. I have worked very hard on this and I don’t want it to be taken away from me. It has been about a month since I have done acupuncture and it has really affect me. I would like to get back doing it. Energetically I don’t feel quite as well as I did, also the points he was getting to where my problem areas it always seemed to get right to them which I really appreciated. Before I was even diagnosed with the tumor in my bowels leading to my small intestine he had already determined that a few days before I got the diagnosis, because of where he put the needle in my foot for the lower intestines and I came off the table. So I know it works. It went straight to the source. All I know is that my tumors are shrinking. If they wouldn’t be shrinking, I would not be eating, I would not be eliminating. It is pretty simple. They were blocked when I get there in the first place…I could not eat and eliminating at all for five to six days. Now, I am doing it every day.
(To be continued)
On one hand, from so many patients I had treated such as Mr. T, you can tell that they are miracle makers; on the other hand, you might be aware of Americans are suffering for they do not give their bodies a chance and time to fight against diseases with their own and natural healing power properly. They might take too much painkillers for pain, a sign of life; or they might receive too many vaccinations and caused their natural healing power to hibernate as a result.
Furthermore, patients who had not taken care of their own illnesses properly might even accuse their doctors and caused them to lose their practices as a result. Last fall, I stopped practicing acupuncture, and one of my old patients brought her clients (Ms. M) to see me from a nursing home for acupuncture; instead of doing acupuncture on Ms. M I did massage for her and gave them some herbs to cook and drink. Unfortunately, the nurses of that nursing home would not allow Ms. M to drink the herbal tea. Without the benefits of acupuncture and/ or the herbal teas, not for long, Ms. M passed away while I should able to save her life.
Now back to Mr. T; today is the anniversary of his hospice, and his doctors have already extended his hospice for another six months. A triple phase CT of the pancreas made on 02/23/15 showed --- There is mild dilatation of the main pancreatic duct is most pronounced in the pancreatic head and neck measures large as 5 mm in diameter, unchanged from prior exam on 06/11/14. Mild dilatation of a side-branch of the main duct at the pancreatic head also unchanged. No evidence of focal pancreatic mass or abnormal enhancement.
27) To Live or To Die --- (3) (June 20, 2015) Dr. Johns / P-C R. Huang
Q3. Describe how you began to solve and handle this obstacle and what measures you took to take control of your circumstances? (Continued)
A3. (Continued) I don’t really remember much of that; Um I do remember waking up the next day my son was at my side, on the floor of the bed. He woke up immediately and looked at me and asked me how I was doing. I looked at him and said I know I gave you a promise that I would not give up and I am not giving up but I don’t think I can beat this one. He said, “Dad, you had beat it before with cancer 18 years ago…you beat it.” I said, “I am sorry Alex, but I don’t think I can.” He said, “You don’t understand; not only I am losing my father, I am losing my best friend.” I thought about that for a moment and I said get me up. He got me up and got me to the bathroom which is only a few steps from my room, I could not stand up to pea, I had to sit down. I relieved myself and he got me back in bed, and I looked at him and said then we will continue to work with Pao.
That weekend was father’s day, and he took me to Uncle Charlie’s Ranch and there I sat in the water…the purist water on the planet and that was my father’s day gift. I realized that this was the real thing and I drank the water, also I bought water from Uncle Charlie. On Monday, I looked at my son and said we need to get a game plan, which is I want to continue to go to Pao (Pao-Chin R. Huang at the Ruseto Center) and I want to continue to go to Charlie’s and I want to stop going to the VA. Period. I don’t want to go back anymore. He said, “Dad, you are way too weak, but we have to do something.” I don’t know what to do, Alex, but I do not want to go back to the VA. I want to go to the Ruseto Center and I want to go to Uncle Charlie’s Ranch.
Alex called the VA and told them about our game plan and they said, “Your Dad is dying. We are going to recommend that he be put into hospice.” So I went back to Pao on June 18, I was in the wheelchair…. I wasn’t really eating and I wasn’t eliminating myself, through my bowels, for five or six days so I was pretty wiped out. I had Pao worked on that for me and before I left I had a little bowel movement, it was just a couple of pebbles, but that was a start. He got me on herbal tea and I don’t know why everything that is so good for you tastes so bad, and everything that is not good for you tastes so good. It took me awhile to get used to the tea but I noticed that after my second visit with Pao, I could see a change. I wanted to eat something, though he had me on a very strict diet and I wanted to eliminate. So that was a start.
Then hospice came to see me on the 20th of June (2014) and they told me, “ Mr. T, it will either very quick or painful and it will be showing its head in 14 days; there is a small chance (less than 1%, to survive) based on your passed history.” ….. Alex put a posting on his facebook page and we got calls from all over the world…from Australia, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Canada, British Columbia, Montreal, all up and down the eastern seaboard, western all the way to Maui and three of the islands there. With that and the help of Ruseto Center and Uncle Charlie’s Ranch, and the biggest help of all ,my son, once again coming to my aid, has gotten me from being bed-ridden for 5 months into a wheelchair for another month, to graduate from that to a walker, my third month to graduate that to a cane….and gained 23 lbs. Most people that go into hospice, like my parents, they go in to die. They lie down and they die.
When hospice came into my life, they brought me a hospital bed and the death kid, a box with liquid morphine, sleeping pills, suppositories, and something to cure your throat in it. I looked at them and asked why would I want to take that? They said, “You are in a lot of pain.” I knew that… but if I took the morphine it would dull my senses, block my bowels, and shut down my organs, and die.” “Well,” they said, “that is what hospice is for, for you to die in dignity.” I said, “I would like to change all that, since I am dying and there is a chance, maybe there is a small chance that I can change it around. Have you ever thought of that?”
Now to get back to your question, my routine with Pao, Uncle Charlie, my son, my family and friends is to focus on my wellbeing. So I eat nothing but organic food, I drink nothing but the herbal tea that I get from the Ruseto Center. I drink nothing but Uncle Charlie’s water --- which is one of the purist waters on the planet. And I stick strictly to my diet which I have not altered since day one that I went to the Ruseto Center. The tumors are shrinking the reason why I know this is because I have gained 23lbs, and I am eliminating every day. When I went to see Pao, to get started, I had not eliminated for 5 to 6 days; Then in a few days I started eliminating --- it was every three days, and after about a week it was every two days, and within a month it was daily. It has been every day since then to the present.
I have my energy back, which is tremendous for me for I could not even talk on the phone for awhile. People were saying, “I can’t hear you, Mr. T.” and I thought I was screaming. I was so weak and in those days of my recovery I started eating again by the diet that was supplied to me by the Ruseto Center. My son literally had to feed me. I feed myself now. I even cook for myself now. I have been doing that for last month; for the first three and a half months, it was my son, he did everything for me. It took me a long time to be able to help myself. Now I am still in hospice as we speak today, November 8th; and December 20th will be my six months of hospice.
The combination of the Ruseto treatments along with the CBD seems to have worked miracles. Like I said, the tumors have shrunk…… Uncle Charlie has seen the difference and the improvement, and it is a miracle….really. Hospice says I’m a miracle, all my friends say I’m a miracle, and all the people that saw me say they have never seen anyone so close to death….Mr. T you looked like you were dying….. I am hospice trained myself, and I worked in hospice in Maui, Hawaii. I have never seen anybody come back from that, I had helped a lot of people die including my mother and father.
(To be continued)
As Mr. T had mentioned earlier --- If I took the morphine it would dull my senses, block my bowels, shut down my organs, and I will die. So he didn’t take morphine. But after he could walk with a cane, he was complaining about the pain in his left knee and his doctors had recommended him to undergo surgery. At that point, I told him if he would undergo the knee surgery I might not be able to save his life. Fortunately, he took my advice and I had added some more herbs in his tea to take care of the knee condition on top of the pancreatitis. Since then, he always walk in my clinic without a cane and walk better than before he was diagnosed with pancreatitis.
It is the patient’s decision whether to live or to die, unless he or she is a vegetable. In Mr. T’s case he was told to have only 1% of chance to be able to survive. But that was based on his passed medical history and if he would follow his doctors advice and took the morphine. So far, Mr. T had already received three aggressive CT Scans within a period of 12 months, his condition didn’t get any worse; he is still alive and feels great. From Mr. T’s case history you might be able to understand how Americans are suffering from unable to take control of their own health.
26) To Live or To Die --- (2) (June 20, 2015) Dr. Johns
Q2. What are the feelings you experienced after receiving your diagnosis?
A2. Well, I thought that I must be in trouble but I never had any idea that it was as serious as it was. I was completely taken back at first….I was shocked. And then I was angry and the reason why I was angry was because I thought I was being taken care of in the health system of the VA. Not that I am here to criticize the VA because they have their hands full…I Just felt that I got lost in the shuffle. That was the part that made me a little upset. I was upset with myself for letting it go this far. I felt that if I would have listened to myself… I had a heart condition before they diagnosed me with this and I was more concerned about my heart seizure that I had had in the fall. The combination of that and I was told in February (2014) that I had pancreatitis and that was caused by medication that they gave me for my heart that turned against me. So I felt that I was kind of being abandoned by the VA. I am older now and they have spent a great deal of money on me in the past and I thought they were trying to weed me out a little. They have not had very good publicity lately and I felt like I had fallen through the cracks like a lot of veterans do. I was very disappointed. I experienced some grief there and now things have changed for me and I see a lighter side of it now.
(“Thank you so much for sharing that information” said Dr. Johns.)
Q3. Describe how you began to solve and handle this obstacle and what measures you took to take control of your circumstances?
A3. Well when I came back I went down to Phoenix because I had a family emergency down there. My son, Alex, and I went down there to visit to see what we could do and I went out to dinner and had a couple glasses of wine which intermingled with the medication and I ended up in the Scottsdale Memorial Hospital thinking I was having a heart attack. At that time, I woke up the next morning and I didn’t even remember that night. I was in intensive care and they got my records from my VA. They said “You did not have a heart attack… you have pancreatitis; the medication they gave you did not go with you and the wine triggered pancreatitis.” So I spent 5 days in the cardiac ward at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. On my way back, I called the VA to pay my bill for they had figured out that I am considered 168% disabled. And finally, as of June 12, they did pay my bill.
Let me back this up…. Prior to that, I was talking to a friend of my son who was at Peaceful Medal Retreat, and the owner's brother was there who is 80 years old, has been going to Ruseto Center, I think he sees Pao, an acupuncturist, there. He said that Pao has been working on him for his back and for other things for many years. He mentioned for me to go see Pao. So I went to see Pao on June 10th (2014) and was completely taken back with this wonderful individual who helped me get back to some stability in my body and my mind and basically my well being. He gave me some herbal tea and some acupuncture and a diet and I took that way with me. Two days later, a friend of mine took me to see the director of the VA in Denver. As I walk in there, he was on his computer… I gradually got up from my wheelchair and took my jacket and shirt off, and took my pants down to let him look at me closely. They weighed me and I only weighed 105 lbs; I had lost 46 lbs from May 1st to June 10, in less than 6 weeks.
I had opened up a gym in Maui, Hawaii, and I was a personal trainer for 15 years there, and that is what I decided to do after I retired. I took down four pictures of me to show what I looked like in the first place when I came to the VA --- I weighed almost 150 lbs and I was solid muscle about 4% body fats. So I said, “After a few years with you guys, this is what I look like now, 105 lbs; this is unacceptable.” The director wanted me to go and have a 3D MRI….which I did…and they brought me back, and he said “You have two tumors, one in your duct leading to your pancreas, and the other in your bio-duct leading to your small intestine; and in the fall, by the way which we did not tell you, you had a spot on your pancreas…. So you really have several areas of concern, and you have an elevated liver, too.” I looked at him and said, “I have pancreatitis on top of that…you really have not given me a very good prognosis.”…..this was on a Thursday, June 12. He said, “What I would like to do is get you in the hospital on Monday (June 16).” They were going to put me under and do an upper GI because of my weight they had to put me under.
I came home and I immediately went downhill. Certainly, June 12th was not a good day for me; I went home in complete despair. I called up my big sister who is in Colorado Springs…. her granddaughter was getting married so I had to tell them I could not make it…And, on Sunday I couldn’t even get to the bathroom. I was down to assistance on everything. I was pretty bed-ridden. I didn’t think I could make the drive down to Denver the next day for my appointment, even though I am not driving just the ride down there will kill me; so I had my patient advocate, M M, called the hospital. She talked to my son before she made the phone call to see if he agreed and he agreed. He said, “There is no way he is going anywhere.” It had gotten worse during the day, and we had to get a notary public up here (at home) because I had to read through my will with my big sister, my son, a couple of friends and the notary public. Everyone said that it looked like I was dying and I thought I was and would not make it through the night. So everybody left.
(To be continued)
When Mr. T came back to see me on June 13, he wrote down that there was some improvement. However, if he had passed away on June 15, Sunday, his family members could blame on me for whatever they wished. Don’t you think so? And, you might be aware of there are over four hundreds doctors committed suicide every year, do you know why?
25) To Live or To Die --- (1)
(June 13, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang / Dr. Jones
Pain is a sign of human’s physical and/ or mental function, and you might be aware of the fact that a dead man has not pain at all; so to live or to die is depending on how you would handle your pain. Recently, there was an article posted on the TIME Magazine (June 15, 2015) --- They’re the most powerful painkillers ever invented. And they’re creating the worst addiction crisis America has ever seen. What’s more, it had mentioned that by 2011, every year there were 17,000 Americans dying from prescription-opioid overdoses. Well, if you had abused your vital sign of energy and life with painkillers, what else you could do to keep in good health, instead of dying?
As the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye is those wavelengths range from about 390 to 700 nm, so as the energy level that is sensible to the human nerve is those feelings range from pain to numb, as shown in Table (1). If someone’s energy level is numb or less, he might become disabled, a vegetable, or die soon. Therefore, you may say that pain is a milestone of your life especially if you are a female. For through puberty and menopause a woman could expect the pain, the higher level of energy, during her periods; but once she is “menopaused” her reproductive system is “numbed” and disabled.
red ---- orange --- yellow --- green --- blue --- violet
pain --- fever ----- itch -------tickle --- chill ---- numb
Table (1) Visible electromagnetic spectrum and sensible energy
According to the reporter of the prescription-opioid, Massimo Calabresi, there were more than 20 states passed laws and regulations designed to expand opioid prescription, and required doctors to inform their patients about the availability of the drug; in addition, by making it harder to prosecute physicians who handed them out liberally. However, to take the painkillers or not is the patients’ choices; and they are the final decision makers whether to overdose themselves with the drug or not. They are those who decided to live or to die, not the doctors.
For example, Mr. T, who I have mentioned in a previous article, 23) To Learn & To Survive (11), recently whose doctors had decided to extend his hospice from one year to one year and six months. You might wonder why Mr. T is still hanging there today; he was expected to die within two weeks of his hospice, started from June 20, 2014. The following is an interview made and notarized for the purpose of education to the public, dated on November 8, 2014; by Mr. T and Dr. Johns (Not a MD.)
Q1. Can you describe a normal day in your life before receiving the recent diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer?
A1. Well before I was diagnosed with this disease, a normal day for me is to get up fairly early in the morning about 5:00 am and do my stretches, and I fix myself some breakfast and once I get all of that completed I watch the news. Then I take my service dog, Zion, for a walk for 2 to 3 miles in the morning; next I would go to the gym. I have been working out for almost 50 years since I was 14. It has helped me tremendously throughout my life. After my work outs I usually come home and fix myself some lunch or I would go out to have some lunch because I do like to eat out sometimes. That all kind of makes up the day.
I will just rest for a little bit then Zion and I will take another walk, for another mile or two. And that brings us up to about 2:00 in the afternoon. By that time I am ready for my nap. I only take about 20 minutes or an hour worth of a nap. When I am done that I make some phone calls and when I am done with that, it is about 3:30 / 4:00. Since I get up so early, I like to start on my dinner fairly early. I love to cook and part of the way I stay healthy is I cook my meals, and when I do go out I only go to places where they serve organic food. Now we are approaching the evening time it is probably about 5:30/ 6:00. Then I usually make some phone calls again and then pick up where I left off on my reading and I will read a little bit and then watch just a little TV. I was brought up in a broadcasting family so I do watch a little TV from time to time. I am usually in bed at 8:00. That is usually my routine.
Before I got sick I would do travelling and that is one of the great things I love to do. I would go to Hawaii which I love to go to…. I used to live there. Or I would go down to Arizona where I was born and raised, and I have family down there. Also I have friends from all over the world; I have been lucky enough to know people from my experience on Maui, which is an international place. So I have friends that have homes everywhere so I get to travel for very little money, and I seem to always have a place to stay. So that is usually the day and life of me prior to getting sick.
Dr. Hohns: “It sounds like a beautiful life!”
Mr. T. :
“Well it was and it is!”
(To be continued)
I have been working with Mr. T for over a year, since June 10, 2014; totally he had come to my clinic 47 times, and next Saturday (June 20, 2015) he will be in hospice for a whole year. Do you think that his doctors had misdiagnosed him, as well as mistreated him? Not, certainly not; but he had refused to take the morphine his doctor had prescribed for him. He didn’t want to kill his energy and shut down his body’s functions. This is the way he is beating the Pancreatic Cancer.
24) Energy Flow VS Spinal-cord Surgery (May 20, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
In the past 31 years in America I have treated many patients, who were told to undergo spinal-cord surgeries, and years or decades later they asked me how I could keep them from having the spinal cord surgeries and stayed in good health. Here is the secret --- they had gone through the battle, Energy Flow VS Spinal-cord Surgery, successfully. How?
First of all, they had realized the fact that pain is a sign of body energy. Certainly, a dead man does not have pain or energy, and a vegetable (vegetative patient, plant man) can hardly show a sign of his pain or energy. Knowing such a valuable sign of pain is the major key to heal the problems of their spinal cords. Besides, they knew that pain is not an appropriate excuse for surgeries.
Secondly, they had applied their life experience in their healing processes, such as to compare the rain with their energy flows. For example, a little bit of rain every day can carry the dust or mud on the street down to the city sewers and filled the ditches, the creeks, and/ or the rivers up; on the contrary, a heavy rain once in a while, not only can wash the dust or mud away from the street, but also can cause flash flood, deepened and widened the ditches, the creeks, and/ or the rivers. Therefore, even if their spinal cords were deformed or narrowed, I reminded them to learn about the rivers and their water flows. In fact, the rain/ water can find its way down the river and run into the ocean, no matter what somewhere are wide or narrow, deep or shadow.
The third, they had learned how to gain energy from taking herbs, and how to guide their energies to go through their spinal cords as the way the rain/ water running through the river to the ocean. However, pain was their milestones, instead of the hassles in their healing processes.
It is my patients who had created miracles, not me, because they were the bosses of their own healthcare. They had been taken care of themselves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for months, years, and/ or decades.
At last, no one real knows that how much pain you can bear, but you. And, no one can guarantee you can win the battle, Energy Flow VS Spinal-cord Surgery, successfully, so I wish that everyone can keep his energy flow properly, and does not have any deformed or narrowed spinal cord to be solved by surgery.
23) To Learn & To Survive --- (11) (May 5, 2015) Pao-Chin Huang
Most Americans have a Surgeon-A Syndromes based on their healthcare educations and my own experience, but they might not be aware of they have such a condition. For example, if Surgeon A told someone, “Your 15-year-old child needs a heart surgery in three days, otherwise he might die soon.” but, Surgeon B told him, “If your child would not undergo the same kind of surgery in three months probably he might die soon.” Most likely that person would accept Surgeon A’s warning and choose to sign a consent form for the surgery scheduled by Surgeon A, instead of taking Surgeon B’s advice. It seems a doctor who could scare you the most get your attention and business. I named it as Surgeon-A Syndrome. Surgeon-A syndromes has been existing on earth, here and there, for hundreds or even thousands of years. Why?
Let’s see, if you have consulted with three surgeons for a same illness or condition, and Surgeon-A gave your three days to live if you would not undergo a surgery immediately; Surgeon-B gave you three months to think about it, and Surgeon-C said you might have three years to live before you need the surgery. Then what might happen next?
Case 1 --- If you died during Surgeon-A’s surgery, your spouse might belief that the surgery was needed and he had done his best. What if you died within three months or three years, you might feel satisfied with the surgery because Surgeon-A had extended your life.
Case 2 --- If you died in three months or three years without the recommended surgery, your family might raise a lawsuit against Surgeon-B and Surgeon-C.
Case 3 – If you died in a period between three months and three years without the surgery, your family might raise a lawsuit against Surgeon-C.
Case 4 --- What if you have survived for more than three years or much longer without the recommended surgery, you can‘t suit any of the surgeons.
Now, think about this --- if you are a surgeon would you choose to be a Surgeon-A, Surgeon-B, or Surgeon-C? Again, it seems that the one who could scare you the most got your attention and business, and took the least risk as well. It is you who play the game your way, because if you had not signed the consent form for the surgery the surgeon(s) would not perform any surgery or surgeries they had recommended.
Do you belief the saying ---“You can lead a horse to the water, but you can’t force it to drink.”? Well, people told me that, “If you gave a hammer and some nails to a carpenter, he could hammer all the nails into the wood.” How about if you gave a surgeon a signed consent form for surgery, will he take it or “drink it”?
I have lots of patients who were able to conquer the fear of “Surgeon-A Syndromes” and took more responsibility for their own self-healthcare and created miracles as they had said. Let me give you one of the examples as following:
Mr. T, 61-year-old, stage 4 pancreas cancer; he was put in hospice by six doctors including the opinions of two special oncologists. He was expected to die in 10 days to two weeks. Fortunately, he refused to take the morphine and came to me for acupuncture treatment for over three months; then he comes for massage and Chinese herbal medicines. So far, his doctors had extended his hospice from 6 months to 8 months, from 8 months to 10 months, and then from 10 months to one year, for the condition of his pancreas has been improving gradually since his hospice.
22) To Learn & To Survive (10) (May 5, 2015) Pao-Chin Ruseto Huang
(Railroad Turnouts & Strokes)
General speaking, the procedure to treat and cure strokes is as simple as the way of handling the railroad turnouts that guide the trains from one track to another. Unfortunately, you might see lots of people who have been suffering from different level of strokes for years and yet still searching for a cure or some relief; and sometimes you might hear of those people who had committed suicide. Why? Let’s me share you with one of the many stroke-patients’ history as following first.
Robin, 66 years old, who has been suffering from stroke for over two years. Even though he has been treated by many healers, included one acupuncturist prior to seeing me, he was unable to stretch out his right leg while he was lying down on bed. But, with three massage sessions I was able to make it stretch out and move it back ten times in a row, all by itself. It sounds incredible, doesn’t it?
In reality, there are two main types of stroke --- ischemic due to lack of blood flow and hemorrhagic due to bleeding, and they may cause an inability to feel or move on one side of the body. Therefore, if you are familiar with the turnouts of the railroad system, you can heal the strokes easily with acupuncture, massage, acupressure, and/ or herbs.
Let’s see, our muscles are the only body tissues with the specialized ability to contract and relax, which are similar to the function of the turnouts of the railroad system. There are only two kinds of turnouts, the right-hand turnouts and the left-hand turnouts. They are mechanical installations that enable the railroad trains to be guided from one track to another. So as the same, in Robin’s case, I was able to massage on the “turnouts” of his muscles and led them to function properly --- to contract and to relax as he demanded.
According to my experience, on one hand if a male has a stroke on his left side, including the face, the hand and the foot, it is more severe than to have a stroke on his right hand side, especially if his hand is weak and can’t clench into a fist. Besides, if his hand and foot are cold, it needs additional attention similar to the turnouts of the railroad system in the winter time, people have to wipe out or melt the snow on them. How about if a female has a stroke? The answer is if she has a stroke on her right hand side, it is more severe than having a stroke on her left hand side.
After all, the turnouts of the railroad system are much, much bigger than the acupoints of our muscles, and we can learn the structure and operations of the railroad system and make it beneficial for our healthcare.
21) To Learn & To Survive (9) (April 30, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
Recently there was a 41 years old athlete, Bob, died of a heart attack. His close friend said that she had noticed him not looking well for a few weeks before this happened. And, she encouraged him to see a doctor, but he didn’t like doctors, or maybe Western medicine, so he chose not to go until it was too late. Obviously, he didn’t learn self-healthcare enough to be able to survive.
On the contrary, about at the same time an old patient who brought his 46 years old son, Mike, to see me for massage. Mike’s neck had bothered him for months and his face was green in color; in addition, there was a big lump on his neck. Therefore I recommended Mike to see a doctor as soon as possible. Fortunately, his doctors have saved his life.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine and fortune telling, green color shows up on the face means the person’s liver is either producing too much bile or pushing the bill toward the skin. The illness is complicate and severe, and needs urgent care. But you might wonder why Bob and Mike did not see a doctor early? The following case history may be able to clarify your doubt.
Twenty years ago, a young man, Jack, was suffering from dehydration and when he went to urinate in the night, he fainted. He was taken to the hospital because he fainted again shortly afterwards. In the emergency room the staff took a large blood sample, and when he came back home the next day he fainted once again. So he was admitted to the hospital and according to the monitors his heart had stopped for a few seconds, and the physician in charge of his case told him that he needed a heart surgery to put in a pacemaker. Jack was shocked and he consulted his father, who was also a physician, but lived in another city.
Jack seemed to have recovered with an IV; nevertheless, the physician told him the surgery was what he needed. Therefore Jack’s father talked to the doctor in charge and concluded that Jack was suffering from Vasovagal syncope. According to the Mayo Clinic definition of this malady, it is one of the most common causes of fainting. Vasovagal syncope occurs when your body over reacts to certain triggers, and it may cause a sudden drop in your heart rate and blood pressure, which leads to reduced blood flow to your brain and results in a brief loss of consciousness. Vasovagal syncope is usually harmless and requires no treatment, so Jack got up out of his hospital bed and left the hospital immediately. And twenty years passed Jack has not had repercussions of this incident.
Now, you may be aware of that the surgeons of the hospitals sound like the judges of the supreme courts, and their conclusions and operations are final, can’t be reversed. That’s why you should open your mind to learn both Western conventional medicine and Oriental traditional medicine, and don’t be a next Bob or Jack.
20) To Learn & To Survive --- (8) (April 20, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
(He Neither Needed a Cast Nor the Clutches)
One 15-year-old athlete, Alex, after spraining his left ankle, X-rays shown that there was no bone fractures; and his doctor recommended him to put a cast on it for four to six weeks. Due to there were lots of competitions coming up, one after another, he chose to walk with two clutches, but no cast. The next day his mother brought him to me for massage and most of the swelling on the ankle subsided immediately included some wrinkles appeared that meant the condition was improved. He could walk slowly without clutches. He needed no cast, either. Let’s see, what would you do if you had sprained your ankle?
(Alex’s sprained ankle, to be loaded.)
In America, most of the time if someone had sprained his ankle, he would have it X-rayed and then put a cast on for 4 – 6 or 6 – 8 weeks, depending how severe it was. Next, he needed rehabilitation, too. But in Taiwan if people sprained their ankles, even though there were fractures, usually they would go to see a good Kung-Fu (or Gong-Fu) master to fix their ankles. You might ask “Why they choose to see a Kung-Fu master as their primary care giver for sports injuries?” The answer is “No matter what you had applied to fix the ankle is a common sense or medical technology, a quick-cure is what they needed.” In other words, you could say “Common Sense or Medical Sense, Cure Makes Sense!”
In Alex’s case, on top of the massage he also took some Chinese herbs for more energy, and two days later he was able to walk in my clinic pretty well without any clutch as you could see in the video shown below. You might wonder why I only have shown you his legs but no his face. It’s sad for the policy of “the medical history/ records are confidential” keep me from telling people the true and the whole story. Isn’t it sad?
(Video, two days later, Alex walked in my clinic; to be loaded.)
In America, many patients sent me “Thank-You Cards”, but I am afraid to post them without asking for their permissions in writing. On the contrary, in Taiwan, people used to send their “Thank-You Jinqis (錦旗, banners)” or “Thank-You Trophies”, to their healers, with their names on those Jinqis or trophies for the purpose of recommending the other to seek help from those healers.
For decades, most of those athletes who had sprained their ankles and were told by their physicians to put a cast on the ankles for six to eight weeks, were able to return to their competitions on the same day or so after they came to me for a initial visit. Besides, many of them won the first prize for their team of basketball, soccer, baseball, etc. They could bear the pain while I massaged and/ or acupunctured them, and that’s why they had created so many miracles as people thought.
As a matter of fact, if you are eight years old or above you can learn my massage techniques. I learned those techniques at age about five, and in elementary school and high schools I had taken care of hundreds of my school mates with excellent results right after they had “jerked their fingers or toes; twisted their wrists, elbows, or shoulders; or sprained their ankles” and asked me for help. In some way, to massage or manipulate the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments are similar to a guitar player or violinist adjusting the strings of his musical device when it is out of tune.
I hope that this article could be, as a lighted-tower at the stormy night, helpful for you to navigate your health and life while you are suffering or struggling.
19) To Learn & To Survive --- (7) (April 14, 2015) Pao-Chin Huang
It is said that every year there are 50,000 new amputations in USA, based on information from the National Center for Health Statistics; and the ratio of lower limb to upper limb is 4:1. Should the patients try harder to keep their limbs on or be cut off as they were told by the physicians? Don’t you think that we should take a hard look at what we did right, what we did wrong and what we can do better in the future? Should we learn more about self-healthcare to be able to minimize the surgery and live a better life?
First of all, could or should surgery be the only solution for each of those surgeries that was done? As you could see from the testimony on the article “To Learn & To Survive (6) …… They told me that I was playing Russian roulette and needed to have a mastectomy…”, but Dr. Bird chose “not to undergo a mastectomy.” She came to me for acupuncture treatments and the outcome was wonderful. However, each patient has the rights to be treated by the conventional western medicine, and the traditional Oriental Medicine as well. Each patient should act as an employer of his healthcare, but not a victim of any surgery.
For example, years ago, there was a patient who was told to have a mastectomy of both of her breasts. She had very low income so she came to me for help. I tried to induce a “boilization (to make a lump, tumor or cancer, to turn into a sort of boil)”, with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines. Most part of the lump in her left breast did turn into pus and popped out of her left breast, but there was a “placenta-like” tissue would not come out, which was similar to the condition of after giving a birth the placenta remained inside the uterus. I encouraged her to have that “placenta-like” tissue be removed. Unfortunately, her surgeon had removed both of her breasts, as he had recommended a couple of months ago, even there was not any lump at all in her right breast, before and after my care.
Her story always reminds me of the Hurricane Katrina of 2005. It was the costlies
natural disaster in the history of USA, and the confirmed death was 1,836, which included 1,577 in Louisiana and 238 in Mississippi; in addition, the total damage from it was about $108 billion (2005 US dollars.) However, the US Government did not cut Louisiana, Mississippi, or New Orleans off from its territory, no matter what the government had figured out that over 204,000 homes in New Orlean
s were damaged or destroyed, and more than 800,000 citizens were displaced due to the breach of the flood protection system designed after 1965
to protect the city. Now, you might aware of there are some “breaches” within our healthcare protection system, too. Let me list one of those as following:
As a boy, during the period of the 1940’s, and even later in the 1950’s and 1960’s, in Taiwan I saw many people who had boils. A boil is not only a sign of there are toxin inside a person, but it also indicates that the person’s auto immune system is working well, able to push the toxin out of the body in time. According to the traditional Chinese Medicine, the muscle and the skin are the “territory” of the spleen and the lungs respectively. By observing and treating a boil, you can tell how healthy the patient’s spleen and lungs are.
Odd enough, today in Taiwan cancers is the Number One leading cause of death because people have tumors and/ or cancers, instead of boils, developing inside their bodies. According to the Ministry of the Interior’s Preliminary Statistics the Top 5 leading causes of death in 2012 are shown as following, and malignant neoplasms has been the Number One leading cause of death for consecutive 31 years. Why? For your health it is worth for you to figure it out!
(1) Malignant neoplasms --- 28.4%
(2) Diseases of heart (except hypertensive diseases) --- 11.1%
(3) Cerebrovascular diseases --- 7.2%
(4) Pneumonia --- 6.1%
(5) Diabetes mellitus --- 6%
How about the Top 5 leading causes of death in USA? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention --- In 2010, a total of 2,468,435 deaths occurred in the United States. The first two leading causes of death are heart disease (597,689 deaths) and cancer (574,743), which accounted for nearly 50% of all deaths. In contrast, the other leading causes accounted for much smaller percentages, ranging from 5.6% (138,080 deaths, the 3rd) chronic lower respiratory disease, to 1.6% (38,364, the 10th ) for suicide.
(1) Heart diseases --- 24.2%
(2) Cancer (Malignant neoplasms) --- 23.3%
(3) Chronic lower respiratory disease --- 5.6%
(4) Stroke (Cerebrovascular diseases)
(5) Accidents (Unintentional injuries)
How come? Based on the western medical science, the skin is the biggest organ of the human body, but in the traditional Chinese Medicine, the skin is the territory of the lungs that cover the entire body as a balloon. If you can’t sweat properly and form any boils, you have much higher chance to have tumors, cancers, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and many more other illnesses because the quality and function of the lungs are not great. It is similar to the flood protection system designed, decades ago, was hard to protect the city of New Orleans from harm by the hurricane Katrina.
After all, I have discovered that, “The more boils, the less cancers.” Besides, I often heard people said, “The more antibiotics, the more surgeries.” Well, who do you trust?
18) To Learn & To Survive (6) (April 6, 2015) Dr. J. J. & Dr. J. Bird
(You need to have a Mastectomy!)
The following was a telephone interview done by Dr. J. J. on November 24, 2014 and was notarized on March 31, 2015 by my patient, Dr. J. Bird.
Dr. J. J.: Can you describe a normal day in the life of Dr. J. Bird before receiving your diagnosis of breast cancer?
Dr. Bird: Do you mean what I did?
Dr. J. J.: Yes and did you have any indication that you might have cancer before receiving your diagnosis?
Dr. Bird: I am an impressionist artist and every day I get up and paint. One morning I got up and took a shower and felt a lump on my breast. So I went to the clinic and they did a biopsy. They cut me and sent the test to the lab. The results showed an infection. I came back and went to the hospital in Sioux Falls. They told me that I was playing Russian roulette and needed to have a mastectomy. Our family sat down and we decided what to do.
One of my son-in-laws is an attorney and he said “you should go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The rest of our family (our daughters and my husband) said “I think we better go to see Dr. Pao.” So I went to Dr. Pao and he was concerned that I even let them cut me because it was infected. He took me right in and we stayed there for a few weeks. We were going back and forth and sometimes he would not even charge me for the treatments because he knew it was expensive for us to be staying there (in Boulder, Colorado.)
He would open his office when it was closed and took care of me with moxibustion, acupuncture and some herbs. Every other day I would get a treatment. It was within two or three weeks Dr. Pao told me he had got all the cancer. I have not gone back to the hospital since.
How I first met him was I had an equilibrium problem and I was going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and I did not think I could walk up there because my balance was so bad. A friend of ours from Longmont told us about Dr. Pao. She said “I go to this Dr. who does acupuncture and he is very good.” So my husband said we should try him. So we went to Boulder, and went to see him. He gave me one treatment and I was well. After that we called him “the Miracle Man.” (I laugh). That must have been 20 years ago…..I never had chemo or radiation.
Dr. J. J.: You have or have not had chemo or radiation?
Dr. Bird: Never.
Dr. J.J.: Describe how you managed and solved the issues with your healthcare. What measures did you take to gain control of your circumstances? Did you take responsibility for this entire healing process? How did you feel about taking a big leap of faith with Dr. Pao and the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach?
Dr. Bird: Um….I just believe… that he could heal me. He could do it. Of course our family had a lot of prayers and I followed everything he said to do. Um… I just believe…I just kept painting and creating and I just knew everything would be alright. I just believed.
Dr. J.J.: Did you have any conflict with?
Dr. Bird: …..with the doctors?
Dr. J.J.: Yes.
Dr. Bird: No, I never went back. I just believed in Dr. Pao and it has been 20 years now, even though he has never told me not to consult other doctors.
Dr. J.J.: Can you go into detail about the process that you and Dr. Pao took to cure you?
Dr. Bird: He built my immune system up. I was very weak when I first went to see him. Of course it really hurt --- not only the heat came from the moxibustion caused terrible, terrible pain on where the biopsy was (which was done a month ago and have developed into a big wound before my initial visit.), but also Dr. Pao kept packing the wound with herbs; of course, I had to be on herbs for quite a while (eight weeks totally.) But, I mean that is all he did; he just kept packing it, packing it, and packing it --- to build my immune system up.
Dr. J.J.: Did you have the acupuncture along with the process?
Dr. Bird: Yes, I did……in my feet. Every time I saw him he did acupuncture.
Dr. J.J.: Have you seen a big difference in your health and your overall condition? Did the cancer pop out or what exact happened?
Dr. Bird: Yes, the wound was healed; so did the cancer. I was relieved and I have not had any problem since….
Dr. J.J.: How do you feel about Traditional Chinese Medicine and how do you feel about Dr. Pao?
Dr. Bird: Oh my Gosh we just think the world of him. We love him. We believe in what they (Dr. Pao and his wife, Hui) do. We still do… my husband says in the background.
Dr. J.J.: Is there anything else in this interview that you would like to mention?
Dr. Bird: If anything happened to anyone in our family we will continue to go to him. We go to him first, unless it was an emergency or sometimes only because the distance is great between Sioux Falls and Boulder. I am just thankful that we got to know him and we have been able to share a lot of our life with him.
Dr. J.J.: Dr. Bird, thank you so much for taking the time to tell your story. Please feel free to call me if you think of anything else. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
(In this case history, Dr. Bird had given her body a chance to fight against the breast cancer, instead of going for the mastectomy as her doctors had recommended. The key for creating such a miracle was the nature of her immune system, the pain --- terrible, terrible pain as she had mentioned in the interview notarized.)
17) To Learn & To Survive (5) (March 31, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
In 2000, one day my wife and I went to San Francisco, and there I found a Buddhist monthly publication, which had an article in it as following --- A 31 years old lawyer who had one breast totally removed due to cancer, and soon after her doctor told her that the other one needed to be removed, too. So she went to visit a female Buddhist master for help. The master told her that, “In your past life you were a young man, and one day when you were passing by a village the sun was setting, so a farmer gave you a place to stay and served you with meal as well. The next morning before he and his wife left the house for work, he asked his daughter to prepare breakfast for you after you woke up and before you left. Unfortunately, after breakfast you raped the daughter, murdered her, and then ran away. You have to pay for your sin in this life.” The lawyer left the master without saying a word. What could you learn from this case history?
Is the master the farmer or a witness of this case history in his past life? Or, was the master trying to act as a judge or mediator for the lawyer’s sin? And to clear her sin, if any, should she be raped and murdered? Or, what if the doctor was the farmer’s daughter, in his past life, could he forgive the lawyer? And, if the doctor could forgive the lawyer, will her breast cancer be cured? Or, could the doctor ask the lawyer to pay him back not only the “principle”, but also with lots of “interest” on top of it? Anyway, do you believe incarnation?
In Taiwan, over 50 years ago there was a man, A, who had borrowed some money from his younger brother, B. One Sunday morning B dreamed a dream and in the dream A told him, “Brother, I have been sick for a long time and dying now, so I am unable to pay you the debt in this life, but I will pay you off in my next one.” Odd enough, on the way to his pig pan, he saw A’s shadow walked into it. Besides, he discovered that his pig had already gave birth to 13 piglets, and there was only one female. B sold all the males and kept the female; let’s call it as Brother-Female-Pig. Years after, the Brother-Female-Pig had had given birth to many litters, then B had a dream again and in which his brother told him that, “Brother, I have paid you off what I had owe you. Bye-bye!” B jumped out of bed and ran into the pig pan. There, he saw another 13 newborn piglets, and the Brother-Female-Pig was dead. It was Friday.
Thirteen piglets again, it’s weird, isn’t it? Well, in 1990 and 1991 my dog, Snowball, gave birth to two litters, nine each; it’s not a big deal, is it? Now, do you believe incarnation? If so, do you think a piglet is similar to a house, one can move his spirit in anytime --- before, during, or after it was born/ built completely? Or, in the above case, it seemed that one way or the other A’s spirit was in or accompanied with the Brother-Female-Pig since her birth and through her life?
Next, let’s go back to the 31 years old lawyer’s case history. Would you recommend her to confess to the doctor, and ask him for his forgiveness? Or, can you help her to revoke the Buddhist master’s “diagnosis” and be free from sin and revenge? Or, can you cure her breast cancer, and break the karma, if any? After all, in healthcare there are still lots of stuff for us to learn, to be able to survive, and to live a peaceful and sinless life.
P.S. ---- For more information about the 31 years old lawyer’s story, please refer to my book, “Dao (如是道)”, which was written in Chinese and published in 2008; US Copyright number is TX0006914572.
16) To Learn & to Survive (4) (March 28, 2015) J. M. J.
(Superman, Jack Payme, and I)
(Americans are suffering, so this testimony is written for everyone’s health, especially for those horseback riders’.)
On May 27, 1995, my horse (Kyle) and I met Superman at Commonwealth Park Equestrian Center in Virginia, and it is hard to believe --- the next day my trainer asked me if I heard the news about the accident on the cross country course during the show the day before. “What accident?” I asked. “Christopher Reeves was on the cross country course when his horse refused a fence and he landed on the other side…on his head.” he said sadly. “Are you referring to Christopher Reeves…Superman?” I asked. He replied “yes, he made the same mistake you always make …asking for the jump before the horse is ready.” In sports, Superman had forced his horse to jump, hurt himself, suffered, and survived for ten years and a half, tragically and awfully. Now, talking about healthcare have you ever forced your body to undergo any surgery while it wasn’t ready yet? Or have your doctor ever suggested you to make such a decision?
My trainer was one of the best and he had been around a long time. He had such a keen eye and often chewed on his unlit cigarettes while he painfully watched me school horse after horse trying to teach me to “go with the horse not against the horse.” My salvation with this incredible trainer was his love of Kyle and how he took such good care of me; besides, Kyle had taught me gratitude and self-confidence, and we were working together very well. Therefore, Mr. Payme suggested us to enter the hunter/jumper show in Culpeper, and the sophistication and elegance of the show circuit intrigued both of us for, Kyle and I had come off a cattle ranch in Texas.
I can’t stop thinking about the scene even though Superman had already passed away ten years ago, on October 10, 2004 --- While we were schooling, a chestnut “powerhouse” caught Kyle’s eye and he began whining to him. As we finished our round this beautiful chestnut mare pranced over to us with a very tall gentleman mounted on his back. Both horse and rider were impeccably dressed out to show in the next few classes. When we passed the pair to get out of their way a most friendly voice said “That is a very strong looking horse!” “Thank you”, I said, “He is a gentle giant and takes good care of his rider.” “I can see that” he replied, “you are so small and he is so enormous.” “Good luck today” he said and off they went. That was the first and the last time I saw Superman, for he had forced his horse to jump before it was ready to do so (on May 27, 1995.)
For the first few days after the accident, Reeve suffered from delirium, woke up sporadically and would mouth words to Dana such as "Get the gun" and "They're after us." After five days, he regained full consciousness, and his doctor explained to him that he had destroyed his first and second cervical vertebrae, which meant that his skull and spine were not connected. His lungs were filling with fluid and were suctioned by entry through the throat; this was said to be the most painful part of Reeve's recovery.
On June 28, 1995, Reeve was taken to the Kessler Rehabilitation Center in West Orange, New Jersey. He was given several blood transfusions in the first few weeks because of very low hemoglobin
and protein levels. Many times his breathing tube would become disconnected and he would be at the mercy of nurses to come in and save his life.
Superman is gone but I hope that all the horseback riders could keep his lesson in their mind, “go with the horse not against the horse” as what my trainer, Jack Payme, had said. And for our health and lives, we need to learn more to be able to survive properly and happily. We need to spend more time to learn “before in doubt, figure it out.” For example, try to solve what was going on before the following incidents happened:
New Haven --- Two weeks ago, two medical residents, in their second month of residency training in different programs, jumped to their deaths in separate incidents in New York City. (wrote by Pranay Sinha, Sept 4, 2014.)
15) To Learn & to Survive --- (3) (March 26, 2015) Pao-Chin Huang
It is said that on average the United States loses as many as 400 physicians to suicide each year, which is equal to at least one entire medical school. Do you know why so many doctors commit suicide every year? And don’t you think that doctors needed to learn more about healthcare to be able to, survive and, live a better life?
First of all, most likely suicide is a result of depression, and the depression is due to an imbalance between to give and to get, physically, mentally, and spiritually. For example, during the weekly long hours of residency training programs do the doctors get enough rest? Did the doctors have trauma before, during, or after they signed the first death certificate, and what could they do about it? Many doctors fear of admitting psychiatric problems could be fatal to their careers, so they would rather suffer in silence.
In the 1990’s while I was treating a couple who came from Fort Collins, I mentioned to them that I had learned that there were 100 doctors commit suicide each year. The wife, a psychiatrist, asked me, “Do you know what kind of doctors commit suicide the most?” “The dentists, according to the news,” I replied. She shook her head and used her index finger to point to herself. I didn’t ask the reason why, but you can take a look of the following two case histories.
Case 1 --- Many year years ago, a man who came to Longmont (Colorado) from Taxes, to visit his brother. His brother recommended him to see me for he had been suffered from severe lower back pain for years. I treated him with acupuncture and Chinese herbs twice and his problem went away. Later, when his lower back hurt again, he was treated by doctors for over six months in Taxes, but not much improvement; therefore, his primary doctor recommended him to see a psychologist. Do you think that a psychologist could treat physical lower back pain? Once again, this gentleman came to see me for acupuncture. Simple, I inserted two needles behind his knees, one each; and the pain was gone immediately. His condition was similar to a boy was crying, “I scream for ice cream”, so I also give him some Chinese herbs to cook and drink, to fix the damage in his lower back.
Case 2 --- In the 1990’s, while a French young woman was in America, she had car accident one after another. She was treated by conventional medical doctors off and on for over a period of two years, and finally she was referred to a psychologist. She shared me with a story her psychologist had told her. The story was about a woman, Silly, who had complained that her cheek hurt after drinking coffee in the morning daily --- During her initial visit her doctor asked her, “Did you put sugar in your coffee?” “Yes,” Silly answered. “So, don’t put sugar in your coffee for a week and come to see me again.” A week later, Silly reported that her cheek was still hurting. “Did you put milk in your coffee?” the doctor asked. “Yes” was the answer, so the doctor told Silly not to put milk in her coffee, and see what might happen next. No change. During the third visit, the doctor asked Silly, “Do you keep a spoon in the cup when you drink your coffee?” “Yes,” said Silly.” “All right, so take the spoon off the cup before your drink the coffee, and come back next week,” said the doctor. On her fourth visit, Silly told the doctor that there was no more pain in her cheek.
Did the French woman’s psychologist suggest her to go back to her conventional medical doctor more often? Or, did he recommend her to seek another type of medicine for help? And how did the psychiatrist, I have mentioned above, know that they were the first-leading group of doctors that committed suicide?
Well, the Traditional Chinese Medicine I have learned is focus on balancing and harmonizing the patients’ whole body, not only physically but also mentally and spiritually, as much as we could. In addition, we have to spend much more time in advance on “before in doubt, figure it out.” instead of applying the concept of “when in doubt, cut it out.” We respect everyone, even if he was dead --- no harm, no autopsy. We always keep in mind to improve our knowledge and skill to be able to better serve the patients, which is a sort of “to give”, rather than a “to take.” For we believe that whoever always care too much about to take, might experience and develop severe depression and even commit suicide as a result. Do you believe it, or not?
14) To Learn & to Survive (2) (March 21, 2015) K. W.
(The Middle of the Circle of Care)
Taking care of oneself is a full time, lifetime job. If you don’t think so, you may be putting yourself and your loved ones at risk of serious and unpleasant health outcomes. Full time naturally means all the time. But, what about when someone’s under the care of a learned medicinal practitioner, a reputable Western Medicine doctor, a registered nurse, or even a naturopathic doctor of some sort?
The answer is yes, it is each person’s job to take care of himself or herself even when under the care of a learned medicinal practitioner, and especially then. Taking care of oneself simply means researching, learning and thinking about the diagnosis and treatment prescribed by the doctor. Does the treatment come with risks, what are the risks and am I willing to cope with them if they occur? Does the diagnosis make sense knowing my body, my history and the way I care for myself? What does the diagnosis mean and, if it could possibly be my ailment, are there alternatives to the treatment prescribed? And, finally, does it make sense to rush into a treatment as though it was a life and death situation, or can I give myself time to think it through carefully?
For example, I have made many mistakes in my life, but I feel blessed to have taken care of myself in the ways described above while I was pregnant with my second child. Because I ended up with a Cesarean Section when my first child was born, I decided to take a different route with the second and minimize my usage of Western Medicine doctors. Although I am thankful my first child is healthy, I felt that there were things that could have gone differently if I had not been in a hospital environment during the birthing process. So, with this in mind, I ordered copies of all tests and doctors’ notes associated with my first pregnancy. I did this to keep for my own records and to compare with any I would receive going a more natural route on the second pregnancy. And, I chose to enlist the help of nurse midwives at a local clinic.
At the start of my visits to them, I requested the same blood tests that I’d received during my first pregnancy. One of those blood tests was to check for possible abnormalities in the developing fetus. The midwives asked me to take the test on February 12, which put me at 3 months or 12 weeks pregnant. I took the test and was informed that the results showed a screen positive for Down syndrome. This is a condition that results in mental retardation of the child. I was devastated upon hearing this over the phone from an aid at the midwives clinic. She said that the recommendation was for me to schedule a Level II Ultrasound. In this noninvasive procedure, some aspects of the image of the developing fetus could be measured to determine whether or not the screen positive should be taken seriously. At the time of the call, I had the sense to ask for the actual data in the lab report from the testing facility. I received a copy of it on my next visit and found that in fact, the Human Growth Hormone level, HCG, was in excess of the normal range. My husband and I were in a sort of shock - just trying to imagine how it would be raising such a child and trying to know how we could prepare.
After we were able to breathe again, somewhat, we began to look at the results of the screen positive test. The value of 2.01 MoM , or 83.6 UI/mL was over the normal value as far as we could tell. The formulas are not straight forward and they take into account the age of the mother as well. I was five years older than I’d been in my first pregnancy. Then, we looked at the results I’d requested from the hospital during my first pregnancy. These were normal and the number was 1.20 MoM or 31.1 IU/mL. And then I noticed that with that first test, I had been 2 or 3 weeks further along in the pregnancy than when I’d been asked to take the test with the second pregnancy. Further, we learned from online research, that the level of HCG is supposed to decrease during the course of a pregnancy. This led us to believe that I’d taken the test too early on this second pregnancy and the level was still higher. So, I requested to take the blood test again.
During the time between taking the second test and receiving its results, I had the Level II Ultrasound. The measurements were taken and they were inconclusive. The medical doctor at the ultrasound told my husband and I that I should have an amniocentesis and that she could perform it right then. My husband had the sense to say no and I agreed. This procedure has many risks including miscarriage. We told the medical doctor that a second blood test had been taken and that we were awaiting the results of it. This did not influence her recommendation to perform an amniocentesis right away. My husband and I were not convinced. So, we returned home, still unsure of the full meaning of the situation. Both of us experienced a lot of stress during this ordeal as we continued to discuss the implications of raising a child with mental deficiencies.
Ten days after the second blood test was taken I received another phone call from the midwives’ clinic. The aid told me that the lab had called and the results were the same. Tears were filling my eyes and I could hardly breathe. I asked her what the numbers were and she said she didn’t have that information yet, only that the lab had called to say that the results were the same as the first test. Once again, I asked to be given a copy of the results at my next appointment. My husband and I were in a deeper sadness than we had ever known. I went to the appointment and the midwife told me some options about further testing that could be done, including the amniocentesis. She did not share the results of the second test with me. At the end of the visit, on my way out, I asked at the desk for a copy of the results. The aid handed me the report and I went in a daze out to my car. I sat down and unfolded the papers. My eyes filled with tears again. But, this time, it was not sadness. The numbers were normal, in fact, they were less than those reported during my first pregnancy.
I was so confused and at the same time overjoyed. Why hadn’t the midwife told me that the numbers had improved? I went home to cry some more and to share the new information with my husband. Then, I called the clinic and asked them why they hadn’t told me that the numbers were now normal. I was told that the lab never discounts a test. So, the lab had reported the “screen positive” because they had sort of averaged the two test scores. Of course, the average was still a screen positive. Although my husband and I are not educated in medicine, we had learned from our research that the HCG levels are supposed to decrease during a pregnancy. And, they did. So, it made no sense for the lab to use the previous data. At that point, I phoned the clinic and told them I would not be coming back, ever. I hired a private midwife and our second child was born at home in his own bedroom. He is four years old now. He does not have Down syndrome. Thanks to God, he exhibits the behaviors of a perfectly normal child.
The lessons from this story are simple. You are the only one responsible for taking care of yourself. You are in the middle of the circle of care. If you do not take the time to research, learn and think about your condition, you may easily suffer great health consequences. I pray that you will always be healthy and I thank God for the health of my family every day. I also pray that each of us will not forget these lessons, myself included.
13) To Learn and to Survive --- (1) (March 20, 2015) Pao-Chin Huang
According to the National Public Radio (NPR), in 2013, a NASA toxicologist, John James, found that in the United States, each year, there were about 440,000 patients died in hospitals, where they had suffered preventable harm. It made medical errors the third-leading cause of death in America, just behind heart disease and cancer. Don’t you think that everyone of us has to learn more about health-care to be able to survive? In fact, Dr. James has also
written a book
about the death of his 19-year-old son, which was related to negligent hospital care, too.
A Thank-You-Card from Mr. C’s wife, Lois
( I want to thank you both for giving me an extra 10 years with Chip, best years of my life.)
Well, based on my own research, the first-leading cause of death in the United States is “Poor-Education in Health-Care.” For example, do you know how many of those 440,000 patients, died in the hospitals each year, could be avoid from having a hospital care? The “Thank-You-Card”, shown above and below, might be able to bring up something for you to think about --- Mr. C was told to have only six months to live due to suffering from severe cirrhosis, but he was able to survive for more than nine years and a half until an accident happened. If you would like to find out the secret of how he was able to survive for so long, please refer to my article, “4. Cirrhosis & Six Months to Live --- (Oct. 15, 2011)”, which was posted on my website, the “ruseto.org.”
First of all, what Mr. C’s doctors had focused on and emphasized, it seemed, was the reading shown on his blood test, especially the ammonia level was too high. So I wondered --- 1) Was the high ammonia level in his blood vessel might cause him to die in six months? 2) Did his doctors had ever discussed with him that the quantity, quality, and ingredients of the blood drew from his blood vessel, could not reflect the exact quantity, quality, and ingredients in each of his organs? 3) Could the method they had applied for bringing down the ammonia level done more harm to him? 4) Had they ever suggested Mr. C to consult with an acupuncturist or a doctor of Oriental Medicine before coming up with a conclusion that he would die in six months?
However, under my care with acupuncture, Qi-Gong massage, and herbs, within eleven (11) days, Mr. C’s condition was improved tremendously as shown in the table below. He had created a miracle as many of my patients had done. But, please keep it in your mind that each patient is the boss of his own healthcare, and I am their part-time and temporary employee. It is an honor to be able to work with Mr. C and his wife, Lois. In fact, it was Lois who had done much more wonderful jobs than what we had for her husband. And I hope that the miracle they had created could benefit those who are sick or needed help.
Date Sat. Sun. Tue. Thu. Sat. Tue. Thu.
Color-eyes dark-yellow light-yellow light-yellow normal normal normal normal
Color-skin dark-yellow light-yellow light-yellow normal normal normal normal
(inch) 49.5 48.5 47.5 46.5 46.0 45.0 44.5
Moving with wheelchair wheelchair walker walker normal normal normal
(hour) 4 3 2 2 2 1.5 1.5
12) Passive Boilization (March 8, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
A passive boilization is somewhat different from a cesarean, for the herbs you apply on the skin over the tumor have two purposes --- 1) they make the tumor acts as a moth coming out of a cocoon, which creates a small hole on the skin, and 2) they wake up the body’s “function of infection” that might turn the tumor into pus and drain it out of the body. Once the tumor is gone, is gone forever. Unfortunately, most Americans they accept vaccinations but they do not know the value of natural boilization and passive boilization..
(A Passive Boilization)]
In 1992 a black male, Oz, came to see me for the tumor on his upper back. According to the Chinese Dao (道) and medicine, tumor is a sign of boilization deficiency or nature-immune deficiency. Therefore, In addition to acupuncture treatment, I applied herbs and Tian-Xian-Zi poultice on the skin over the tumor, about twice a week. Three weeks later I was able to squeeze the tumor out of his skin, piece by piece, which looked like noodles or pieces of dead worms.
In general, boilization is a natural function of the body, which collects energy from all over the body to pop toxins (including tumors) out of the skin, just like an explosion of a volcano or similar to a moth comes out of a cocoon. In Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) there are five types of tumors, which pertain to the Five-Element respectively, and talking about Oz’s tumor, you might consider that it was a Soil-type tumor for it was located in the muscle level, between the bone and the skin. But, it consisted of narrow strips, looked like noodles or worms; it was a sort of Wood-type tumor.
No Matter what Oz’s tumor was --- a Soil-type or a Wood-type --- his body was unable to turn it into a boil and finally popped it out of the skin as pus and/ or pieces of dead tissues. In other words, Oz had boilization deficiency or nature-immune deficiency, and that was why he needed a passive boilization.
To get rid of a tumor or cancer people might choose to undergo surgery, because passive boilization is not the only option for them to choose from. However, for women who already had mastectomy twice and the tumor or cancer reoccurred, they might try passive boilization, if applicable.
11) Are Antibiotics The-Cure-All? (March 6, 2015) Pao-Chin Huang
In medicine, antibiotics are produced artificially from molds or bacteria, such as penicillin, which can slow or kill the growth of germs that cause diseases. Do you think that antibiotics are the-cure-all? In 1995 a professor, Mr. L, whose legs were amputated soon after treating with antibiotics; his legs had an ABK (amputation below knee).
(Photo of "Are antibiotics the-cure-all?")
Professor L was diabetic and his feet had infection for quite a while when his wife brought him to see me. In addition to acupuncture treatment I applied Tian-Xian-Zi poultices on the infected areas of his feet, and he also took some Chinese herbs. The progress was good but slow so I suggested him to consult with his doctor again. When he came back the next week, I saw the infected areas were dried out, looked like dead wood. You can also see that the color of his big toe, on the photo, is horrible.
“What happened?” I asked. He and his wife told me that the doctor had treated him with antibiotics a couple of days ago. Since the infected areas on his feet looked like dead wood, so I told them, “I am sorry. The result of the antibiotic treatment is beyond my knowledge, so you have to talk to your doctor immediately.” Some days later, Professor’s wife told me on the phone, “My husband’s lower legs were amputated.” Do you think that the amputation was the only option Professor had? And, if amputation was the only solution, why it went way, way up toward the knees?
Several months later, there was another diabetic, new patient, who turned on a hot-water tap in his bathroom to wash his legs, and his left leg got scalded severely. He was treated with antibiotics, hospitalized, and soon after followed by an ABK, too.
The above two case histories might be able to let you think about that antibiotics are not the-cure-all, and for you health before you had ever received any treatment with antibiotics you should ask your doctor about their side-effects.
10) You’re the Boss (March 1, 2015) Pao-Chin R. Huang
As a little boy, my parents always reminded me of healthcare is everyone’s lifetime job t-time and temporary employee. Unfortunately, today most of people do not know the value of the truth, that’s why even the medical doctors are suffering, in one way or the other.
For example, on February 20, 2015, there was a 45 years old male, Mr. C. K., his doctor had suggested him to undergo a sinus surgery, but he came to me for help instead because his good friend, Mr. C. M., had recommend so. A week later when Mr. C. K. came back for the second visit he wrote it down on his file that the condition of his sinusitis was improved 90 %. Do you think that he should have a sinus surgery? Or, do you think he might go for the suggested surgery eventually? On the other hand, don’t you think that a doctor might be suffered from the actions his patients had taken, which were different from his recommendation?
The reason why Mr. C. M. had recommended Mr. C. K. to see me for help was --- he was a sort of “pioneer” in sinusitis care; he had been suggested to undergo a sinus surgery by the same doctor many years ago, and someone sent him to me. And, his so-called “sinusitis” was solved as easy as Mr. C. K.’s. In fact, when I was a little boy, in Taiwan, people inserted onion-stem into their nasals to induce running-nose and no one had ever needed a surgery for sinusitis. Was it weird?
Again and again, people come to me for taking care of their sinusitis because their doctors had suggested them to undergo surgeries. It reminds me of a particular case history --- In around the year of 2000, while I was treating a man’s respiratory problem I told him that I had heard a doctor who had received a sinus surgery and his brain was damaged as a result. Odd enough, the man showed me his head and said, “It was me. I was an emergency room doctor and since the damages had been made I was unable to get malpractice insurance to practice medicine anymore.” In such a case, don’t you think that the doctor is suffering?
Remember, sinus surgery is pretty convenient in America but every patient should be a boss of his own healthcare, and the more options he knew the more choice he has. In addition, the better options he chose, the better result he could expected. For instant, what I had done for Mr. C. K. was healthcare education and massage; he also had tried some herbs as well. However, the patient, you are the boss, and no one can guarantee that you won’t make any mistake by yourself.
9) Leg Amputation (Nov. 16, 2014) Pao-Chin R. Huang
In the middle of the 2000's, there was a 50-year-old man, Mr. C. S., who made a living by trimming people’s trees. On day he walked in my clinic, the Ruseto Center, and showed me his left leg where there was an area of the skin and the muscle were infected and rotted. He told me that the doctor wanted to amputate his leg. He didn’t have health insurance; besides, if he had his leg amputated he would not be able to climb the trees any more.
The center of the rotten spot was about at the center of his left thigh, on the medial side, and as big as the size of his palm. I wondered from where it would be chopped off. And is it a “must”? Anyway, he could not afford the cost of the surgery, and he needed his natural legs to be able to do his jobs. Therefore, I did acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, Qi-gong massage and prepare herbal teas for him to cook and drink whenever he came. Even he was able to see the improvement from time to time, I still suggested him to see the doctor through the healing process. But you know there is a saying --- You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force it to drink.
His leg was healed in about one month, and totally he had paid me $20. Afterward, he had showed up a few times a year, or once in two or three years. He might bring me a small gift unexpected, no matter I like it or not. I have been treating him as an old friend rather than a patient long before he was bitten by brown recluse spiders in the middle 2000.
Recently, he brought a friend to see me for massage, and he gave me a chance to take a picture of the scar where the infected and rotted skin and muscle were healed. I will post it on my website as soon as I can.
Ah! He was lucky. He didn’t have his leg amputated, and I believe that the major key of the healing of his leg is his own immunity, which pushed or at least limited the poison and infection onto the skin instead of circulating through his blood vessels. Thank you C. S. for sharing your medical history with the public, and I hope that more and more people would appreciate their own, natural immunity for in case of need. Remember, the saying --- A friend in need, is a friend indeed. So as a natural immunity in need, is a immunity indeed.
8) A Testimony (March 31, 2010) John V.
Dear Mr. Huang,
I would like to inform you about my condition that you treated last week. After treatment by a MD with only painkillers and muscle relaxers with no result, treated by a chiropractor with no results either, then your two-treatments cleared about 80% of the pain in the right leg. I am very pleased with the remarkable relief you provided. It was worth the 700+ miles addition to my trip to receive such professional and effective treatments. I am continuing treatment with your graduate student, Robin Cupp here in Tucson, to complete the healing process as well as getting additional help from an excellent LMT.
The current problem is proving a little more difficult to get 100% relief, but you got about 80% in only two visits. I only wish I could have stayed longer in Boulder to complete the process. The last time, nine years ago, that I entered your clinic after a severe sprain of my left ankle and intense pain in my right leg, you had provided 100% cure in only two visits. I have been wearing a splint for over four weeks complement to the hospital visit, then after your treatments I had absolutely no pain of any kind.
I remember your comment the first time I visited your clinic. It had been a little over four weeks since the injury where my left ankle was the worst sprain the hospital doctor have ever treated. Your comment was “You should have come in right away – now you need two visits instead of one.”
A plane ticket from anywhere in the US to your facility is less expensive than traditional medical care and certainly more effective.
I thank you for your excellent service.
(11/11/2014) Pao-Chin R. Huang
Dear Mr. V.:
Congratulations! The more self-healthcare knowledge and skills you learn, the easier you can keep yourself in good health. Your letter is as good as a testimony for encouraging people to pay close attention to their own healthcare.
In the past 30 years, many people flew from different countries, states, and cities, such as Germany, New York, Florida, and so on, to Denver for a same purpose --- to see me for acupuncture treatments. In fact, I had shared them with lots of self-healthcare knowledge and experience, on top of treating their illnesses. For I was/ and I am unable to stand by them 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
Thank you so much for telling me your experience, instead of keeping it as confidential. Thanks again and I hope that your testimony could be beneficial to the people at large.
7) Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth (07/07/ 2014) P-C Huang
Talking about health care, there is no doubt that most Americans are suffering --- As too many cooks may spoil the broth, so as too many doctors may disturb the patient’s health. For instance, if you have stomach pain, bronchitis, and severe depression, usually you have to see your primary doctor first, then to make appointments with other doctors who are specialized in the fields of lung problems and mental issues. It seems that they are not trained to treat the patient as a complicate, physical, mental, and spiritual system all at the same time. It sounds like that most doctors are so specialized and do not focus on balancing the patient’s entire system from time to time. They might think that the patient could be torn apart and be fixed as a car or computer. In fact, neither the car nor the computer has a spirit as the patient’s. That is why too many doctors might mess up the patient’s health, and the following is just one of the numerous cases.
Patient A, who had lower back pain and was treated by some doctors for years but the pain had kept him off from working most of the time, and gradually he had developed depression as a result. Next, he was referred to a psychologist. However, his original issue, the lower back pain, was always bothering him. Finally he came to see me for a few acupuncture treatments and took some herbs, and that was the end of his lower back pain and depression. How? Well, to share the patient with appropriate knowledge in health care is the major key to keep him in good health. for he is the boss of his own body, mind, and soul. He is responsible for his own choice and action, and there is no reason for him to blame his doctors.
You might wonder what are the differences between “many doctors” and “an holistic health care professional.” Well, what I can tell you are the patient’s education is the key to better result in health care, and there is no reason for the patient to blame the doctors, because they are the boss of their own body, mind and soul. They are responsible for their own choices.
Probably, you do believe that 1 + 1 = 2, 2 = 2, 3 = 3, etc., instead of the philosophy, theory or phenomenon of 2 < 1 , 3 < 1, and so on. As a matter of fact, the proverb “too many cooks spoil the broth” might be able to give you a better idea of seeing an holistic health care professional in the first place could be more beneficial than taking too much time to go through many other specialists.
People said that, “Time is money.” And you may say that, “Time is the key to death or alive.” According to my experience, usually doctors might miss the opportunity to figure out the cause of the causes of their patients’ conditions or illnesses in the beginning, and then left them either untreated for too long or be treated inappropriately.
Up to the present, I have only heard of FDA have approved drugs, such as Advil, Aspirin, Tylenol, Motrin, etc. as a single medicine, instead of to be used as an approved combined- formula, not to mention that the so-called acceptable side-effects of each might cause more multiple side-effects, if they are mixed together. On the other hand, the Chinese herbal medicines, even a single herb that has include many ingredients, is being used and documented by billions of Chinese people for thousands of years, and you might considered it as a prescription pre-approved by so many of human population.
In one word, you are the boss of your own body, mind, and soul, and you should not allow too many cooks to spoil the broth; you should avoid too many health care professionals to ruin your health for you are the BOSS.
6）Ouch! Don't Touch It! (January 23, 2014) Pao-Chin Huang
In around 1990, there was a young men who came to me for his severe lower back pain, so I had him lay down on his stomach and then tried to bend his right leg gently. Immediately, he cried out loudly “Ouch! Don't touch it!" When I asked him why, he said that, "I had injured my right knee during a ski, and I was scheduled for a knee surgery."
Well, it reminded of me a true story --- Once there was a dentist, when he checked a cavity of his patient's teeth, the patient felt his tooth hurt and took him to the court, instead of having him fixed that tooth. That's why I had to let the above young man's right leg alone, and only inserted a needle behind his left knee. At once, he felt that his severe lower back was gone.
A week later when he came back again, he asked me to treat his right knee to see if there was any chance he might avoid the knee surgery. He made it just as numerous of my patients who had suffered from the same problem. He was lucky, and me too.
It is said that dentists are ranked as the top one high-risky group in healthcare who have committed suicide in America. What do you think? And, what can you do to protect your healthcare professionals, and in turns to get better results from their services?
(In China, in the past doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine did not need to buy any malpractice insurance because people were familiar to the doctors' practice, as well as willing to take more responsibility in self-care. Unfortunately, today the less the patients know about self-care, the more lawsuits could happen as a result; besides, those patients might cause doctors to commit suicide.)
Talking about health care, there is no doubt that most Americans are suffering --- As too many cooks may spoil the broth, so as too many doctors may ruin the patient. For instance, if you have stomach pain, bronchitis, and severe depression, usually you have to see your primary doctor first, and then to make appointments with other doctors who are specialized in the fields of lung problems and mental illnesses, instead of seeing an holistic health care professional (such as an acupuncture or a doctor of Oriental Medicine) in the first place. How could too many doctors ruin the patient? The following is just one of the numerous cases, which reflects how the patient had suffered from being treated by too many doctors.
Patient A, who had lower back pain and was treated by some doctors for years but the pain had kept him off from work most of the time, and gradually he had developed depression as a result. Next, he was referred to a psychologist. However, his original issue, the lower back pain, was always bothering him. Finally he came to see me for a few acupuncture treatments and took some herbs, and that was the end of his lower back pain and depression. You might wonder what are the differences between “many doctors” and “an holistic health care professional.” Well, what I can tell you are the patient’s education is the key for better result in health care, and there is no reason for the patient to blame the doctors, because they are the boss of their own body, mind and soul.
Probably, you do believe that 1 + 1 = 2, 2 = 2, 3 = 3, etc., instead of the philosophy, theory or phenomenon of 2 < 1, 3 < 1, and so on. As a matter of fact, the proverb “too many cooks spoil the broth” might be able to give you a better idea of seeing an holistic health care professional in the first place could be more beneficial than taking too much time to go through many specialists.
People said that, “Time is money.” And you may say that, “Time is the key to dead or alive.” According to my experience, usually doctors might miss the opportunity to figure out the cause of the causes of their patients’ conditions or illnesses, and had them either untreated for too long or be treated inappropriately.
Up to the present, I have only heard of FDA have approved drugs, such as Advil, Aspirin, Tylenol, Aleve, Motrin, etc. as a single medicine, instead of to be used as an approved combined- formula, not to mention that the so-called acceptable side-effects of each might cause more multiple side-effects or not, if they are mixed together. On the other hand, the Chinese herbal medicines, even a single herb that has include many ingredients, is being used and documented by billions of Chinese people for thousands of years, and you might considered it as a prescription pre-approved by FDA or so.
In one word, you are the boss of your own body, mined, and soul, and you should not allowed too many cooks to spoil the broth, you should avoid too many health care professionals to ruin your health. You are the BOSS.
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