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Testimonials 3

Lyme:

Laura Sasowski

Dr Joy has given me my life back after suffering with Lyme disease! When I first came to her consulting rooms I had to be assisted with walking and now I can walk a very far distance on my own. Slept so badly and now I sleep like a baby. So fatigued I could not walk up one flight of stairs. Such brain fog and now I think clearly and so many other side effects of the disease that no longer bother me. I owe Dr Joy immense gratitude. She is just the BEST!

 

Shannon Lenahan

Before seeing Dr. Joy Yang I had been to acupuncturists, but I had no idea how potent Chinese medicine could be. Every session with her felt incredibly powerful and I credit her treatment with healing my chronic Lyme disease. Her keen intuition and comprehensive understanding of human health and energy make her invaluable ally if you're seeking wellness.

 

Tamra drager

My friend saw Dr yang and dr yang has relieved his sciatica pain running down his leg and back . She has also cured me of lymes disease symptoms . She really listens to her patients

 

Lauren Couch

I'm a third year architecture at Virginia Tech and have suffered from migraines, back pain, and a difficulty of eating for years. I've seen many doctors and tried many medications, none of which helped much. After only a few weeks at Dr. Joy I started seeing a reduction in my pain and I've actually been able to go off several medications. She digs problems ups from the roots and works with you to take the best steps for your future health and well-being. Highly suggest if you've been having chronic issues and find yourself at a road block - like I did!

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Aaron Gonzales

I suffer from lyme disease. Fed up with western medicine I decided to give Dr. Yang a shot. I'm glad I did. I'm feeling better. She uses herbs specifically formulated for you. If you're looking for a more natural approach to your healthcare I would strongly recommend Dr.Yang. She seems to take joy in making you feel better. 

Full Story
I am healed and cancelled my surgery​

Grigory Ioffe: a professor at Radford University   

Here is how I met Dr. Joy Yang and how she set me free from my disease and brought me back to active life.
In the fall 2016 semester, I was on sabbatical in Belarus, teaching one course at Belarusian State and doing research. Sometime in November, I began to feel pain to the left of my left knee, something reminiscent of what I had experienced many years ago, in 1989, when I was first diagnosed with herniated disk. After my ability to walk deteriorated, my friends in Minsk, Belarus, helped me to get an MRI. Indeed, it was the same diagnosis as in 1989, and I subsequently spent 11 days in a local hospital where they just alleviated my sufferings so I could at least fly back home.


Upon my return, however, my situation became only marginally better due to my living at home, but the problem still bothered me. I was sent to physical therapy, which I used for several months and I also paid visits to a chiropractor. Nothing helped. Three times, an osteopath administered steroid shots into my spine, but this led to only a temporary 2-3-day relief. “Since nothing helps you,” my family doctor said, “surgery is your only recourse.” The osteopathic surgeon whom I visited in Roanoke in early late February 2017 confirmed that indeed only surgery can help. Since I wanted the procedure after the end of the semester, May 15 was determined as the day of surgery. On May 1, I was supposed to undergo some tests. However, about a week prior to May 1, I cancelled both tests and surgery.


Why was I able to do that? The answer is I received crucial and entirely unexpected help in the meantime, that is, between late February and late April 2017. This is where Joy Yang comes into the picture.


I have to say that I was afraid of surgery or rather of its potential side effects so I decided to follow the advice of my Washington-based colleague who had long suggested that I should find a genuine specialist in traditional Chinese medicine. With this in mind, I actually paid four visits to one self-proclaimed specialist in acupuncture, a professor of Virginia Tech. However, having paid not just visits but also quite a few dollars, I realized the guy was a charlatan. This is when I found Joy by simply browsing the web. By the time I located Dr. Yang and her EHE Clinic, I was already more than skeptical in regard to potential non-surgical help. Yet, I decided to try again out of sheer desperation but also because unlike that Virginia Tech professor, Dr. Joy Yang graduated from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, one of top four schools of that type in China. Coupled with my lingering desire to avoid surgery Joy’s credentials offered me a glimmer of hope.


Joy impressed me the very first time I came to see her. Having learned that my pain mostly concentrated under and to the left of my left knee, she began to press with her fingers in the area around my right shoulder. Apparently, she knew something about connections between different parts of the body. Once she found a certain pain control center, she used needles leaving me with those inserted into my flesh for some twenty minutes. Next time, she located yet another pain control center and again used needles, and so it went. Altogether, I made twelve visits to Joy’s clinic. I think I began to feel better after the second visit. Tangible improvement was nothing short of a miracle, as nothing had helped before. There is no doubt Joy knows something other practitioners authorized to help you with a herniated disk problem do not.  They are beholden to a routine beginning with exercise and culminating with invasive treatment that may or may not bring relief. In some cases, it does. In others, it does not, and side effects and relapses of the disease are most frequent. It is not by accident that Joy added to my misgivings by simply stating that once surgery is done I may not be receptive to her treatment.


Not only Joy is knowledgeable about connections between different parts of human body. She possesses contagious enthusiasm that rubs off on you and is conducive to the desired outcome almost to the same degree as her knowledge, prowess, and manual dexterity. She reads your body and projects confidence and you began to feel confident, too. Joy’s demeanor radiates joy. Seems like a play on words, but it is also true.


I feel I am immensely lucky that such a specialist is available in my area and that I found her. I am grateful to my Washington-based colleague who insisted that I find a true Chinese specialist. Most, of all, I am grateful to Joy Yang for bringing me back to life. It has been more than one year since I stopped paying regular visits to her and my problem has not come back. 


On a separate note, when I read in Wikipedia that “scientific investigation has not found any histological or physiological evidence for traditional Chinese concepts such as qi, meridians, and acupuncture points, and many modern practitioners no longer support the existence of life force energy (qi) flowing through meridians,” I take it as an expression of competition. When applied by a knowledgeable person (sic!), the technique that is a couple of thousand years old does work, but the more people would be convinced of its healing properties, the fewer will buy expensive medications, use expensive surgery and depend on equally expensive medical insurance. Therefore, much is done to discredit traditional Chinese medicine and to minimize its market share. There is little doubt that its ensuing forbidden-fruit-like popularity and its reputation of last resort provides that multiple impostors practice pseudo-Chinese medicine and thus contribute to the denouncement of the entire school of thought on behalf of which they act. But just think about the number of poorly trained and irresponsible practitioners among certified Western-style medical doctors.


Reliable and certified training, talent, and dedication are important in every area of human endeavor. Joy Yang is an embodiment of all those and my trust in her and her methods of treatment is rock-solid.​ 

Graves' Disease
- Elizabeth .Z, A faculty at VT

I was initially diagnosed with Graves' disease in Jan 2012 by an endocrinologist after my symptoms had developed for at least 6 months. I was on a big dosage of methimazole and beta blockers to slow down my pulse. My symptoms (fast pulse, swelling in throat, fatigue, weight loss, trembling hands, depression, etc.) were controlled pretty well after 3 months of medication. However, what I didn't know back then was that my battle just started. Over the next three and half years upon my first diagnosis, I had traveled to two different states and met with 4 other endocrinologists and 3 primary care physicians. Surprisingly enough, they all had the same diagnosis and prescribed me exactly the same medication and told me exactly the same words----" your disease is genetic, you have no control over it". After experiencing 8 top notch MD's "care", my bloodwork reports came back normal many times in the last few years, but my feelings got worse and worse and new symptoms developed in spring 2014. I started to feel lower back pain and experienced stomachaches. My menses were horrible. My situation was not getting better and my suffering proceeded to 2015. 

During the darkest days in my life, I was introduced to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by a dear friend of mine was is in this field since early 2014. I began seeing acupuncturists locally, and they gradually shedded new light on my issue, but the journey was not smooth. I tried 3 acupuncturists in an 18-month period, and in the meantime I started to apply a thorough lifestyle transition with their positive influence. Gladly, I was able to manage my everyday life without medication, but in-between treatments, I was still constantly overwhelmed by fatigue, shortness of breath, back pain, indigestion, and insomnia. 

Then, I learned of a new clinic, “EHE Clinic”, that opened in Blacksburg in September 2015, and I decided to give it a shot. How worse can it be for a person who had experienced failure in treatments so many times? Within the first week, I knew this was one of the best decisions I had ever made. I could feel my energy levels starting to improve. Joy has a very pleasant and patient character, and she naturally pours out her heart to her patients. I feel very secure and am willing to open up myself, because I know she cares about my overall wellness just as much as I do. She enjoys studying each case and tries her best to facilitate healing using natural therapies rather than a practitioner who focuses only on booking more appointments. Her clinical diagnosis and acupuncture skills are way above other typically-trained acupuncturists. Few TCM doctors I knew have mastered the advanced art of pulse diagnosis and tongue diagnosis which are critical for treatment. This is only one portion of her secret weapons. She is also very sophisticated in applying many other natural therapies in helping patients; this includes but is not limit to moxibustion, cupping, tui-na, and cutting edge devices that naturally boost the body's immune system in fighting numerous diseases. Additionally, she coached me on diet and nutrition and ways to manage my stress level. I think you will get way more than a typical acupuncturist's office at EHE clinic. This is a place where you can count on for true healing.
 
In just a month, I feel my energy levels are back to normal after years of suppression. I am able to work extra hours in the afternoon without feeling drained or depleted. My constant, intense back pain quietly became replaced with occasional low intensity pain. My stomachache was also getting less frequent. I no longer struggle to fall asleep for hours at night. My period was no longer that painful. Every week I am pumped with hope and excitement knowing that fully recovery is possible. Life is not meant to be suffered through, it has to be thrived on. ​

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