The vice president at Virginia Tech, Dr. Patty Perillo share her experiences
Back Pain totally recovery
How can college students choose their majors from their hearts
Saved a Surgery( microdiscectomy )form Herniated Disc Problem
Health & Well Being
a "new" wife & a happier husband
Face pain: totally recovery after 2 sessions
A college student health problems from stress
PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) Back to school now
Life insomnia gone and are sleeping through the night
What the patients say
Patty Perillo: former vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech
Hi, my name is Dr. Dr. Patty Perillo and I was the former vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech and I'm really excited and honored to tell you about Dr. joy yang. I have been a patient of hers for some time and it was important for me to meet with her and spend time with her. Partly for my own health and well-being, but certainly because I continue to advocate for my students and my faculty and staff that they have to take care of themselves in order to be well, and I wanted to role model that and engage in that practice..... She not only helped me understand the symptoms of the pain, but the source of the pain. She not only treated me physically, but in her practice she helps treat me and others physically, emotionally, spiritually! Because she has a integrated approach that really looks at the whole person, not just the person's symptoms, but the totality of that person's experience.....Not only is she cognitively intellectually brilliant, she is intuitively connected to people and nature, she spiritually connected as well. so as a result, she is a healer, she heals people from the inside out! More importantly for me, she helps to teach people how to heal themselves....She helps people move from places of pain and sickness to the places of health, and then once one gets healthier, she helps you move to a place of greater well-being! So I came to her some time ago feeling sick and hurt, and I'm leaving my time with her feeling well more connected emotionally, spiritually, and physically! So if you are committed to your own health and well-being I encourage you to come visit her here in the corporate Research Center on the outskirts of Virginia Tech's campus. She is an extraordinary human being, a brilliant doctor and a terrific healer!!!
Ana B.: A professor at VT
Dr. Yang was nothing short of a godsend for me. She has helped me tremendously through one of the most physically and emotionally challenging periods of my life. I went to her for support through a miscarriage which happened alongside some other health issues I'd been having for a while. Throughout my life I have been frustrated with the limitations of western medicine and was continuously looking for someone to work with me in a more holistic way.
I found what I was searching for in Dr. Yang- I could not be more pleased with my consultations with her! Dr. Yang has a tremendous wealth of knowledge and expertise and she combines traditional Chinese Medicine with other healing approaches. Most importantly, she is someone of great empathy and will really listen to you! Moreover, she has a very unique gift for understanding her patients intuitively. I have never experienced anyone with such a talent as hers. This enables her to tap into the real needs of a patient, not only addressing the symptoms but the root cause. This happened to me in my very first session and today, after only a few sessions I feel so much better and positive and I will continue on this path knowing that I have the best possible doctor by my side.
I started going to Joy Yang for digestive related issues in August, 2018. I initially got immediate relief from the acupuncture, but I also got ongoing help in between sessions through her daily herbs (which were very effective and gentle). From my very first visit I felt better, but after a few had gone by I noticed I also felt better in other areas of my life, too. I started waking up alert and fully awake, going to the bathroom less frequently (I'm now zero times during night), falling asleep faster, and having more energy throughout the day. *Notice none of these perks had anything to do with why I started going.
The herbs she prescribes are crushed dried herbs that you put into hot water. They generally have a mildly sweet taste (almost like plain bone broth), and are not hard to drink nor will they likely give you any side effects. Every other acupuncturist I have ever gone to has just given me little black pills packaged in a factory, which never felt that effective.
Joy Yang also teaches you what you can do at home to expedite your healing. No other acupuncturist has ever done this for me either. The techniques are relaxing and have become a major highlight of my day.
The most important takeaway I can give (and that shows in her treatments) is that Joy Yang is a Chinese MD. She's not just an acupuncturist, she's a trained and well practiced medical doctor (acupuncture is just one of her healing methods). The level of training a Chinese MD undergoes compared to someone studying in America is vastly different (3 years compared to 8+). If you have been to an acupuncturist from the states, you'll likely quickly see the difference.
As someone who has visited acupuncturists all across the country, I can confidently say that Joy Yang provides some of the best acupuncture treatments I've ever received. During my first session with Joy, I experienced immediate symptom relief that continued to improve for hours afterwards.
What makes Joy stand out is her integrated approach that addresses the mind, body and spirit. She has an extensive herbal pharmacy to complement acupuncture with customized formulas. Joy also collaborates with other holistic providers, allowing her to offer comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique health needs.
In addition to her clinical expertise, Joy creates a warm, welcoming environment. She takes the time to understand all aspects of your health and lifestyle to develop an individualized treatment plan.
I've been to many acupuncturists over the years, but Joy Wang is truly in a league of her own. She offers the best acupuncture experience in Blacksburg and the entire New River Valley region. I highly recommend her clinic for top-notch acupuncture care.
Many years ago I became discouraged with western medicine and began whole body healing, which included acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I have been a regular consumer of acupuncture for 23 years, but before going to Dr Joy no one ever had been able to help me with my chronic severe insomnia or my severe intolerance of summer heat. After only a few sessions with Dr Joy I am now sleeping all night and can go outside without feeling faint or sick just because of the summer heat. I have learned new things about healthy eating as well as acupressure techniques to use at home to help myself. I am only just beginning my treatment plan with Dr Joy and already I feel like all of my vital organs are being paid attention to and revitalized. I have been to many skilled acupuncturists over the years but have never experienced the skill or knowledge that I have experienced with Dr Joy. When she says she will help with something, she does. Dr. Joy is such a good listener and demonstrates so much passion for healing. I feel so much gratitude and relief. I feel like I have found such a treasure, and I am looking so forward to the rest of my treatment plan.
I was at my worst with my health. Obese, hurting all the time, no energy. I had my general practitioner and many specialists who put me prescription after prescription, some I’ve been on forever:
Hydrochlorothiazide 25MG (High Blood Pressure-HBP)
Duloxetine 60mg for ( Rheumatoid Arthritis -RA)
Atorvastatin Calcium 80 mg (cholesterol)
Losartan potassium 100mg HBP
Switched to weekly auto injections, in 9/21/21 for RA, first Enbrel 50mg/ml then in 9/6/2022 switched to Orencia 125 MG/ML.
Also Synthroid 125 mcg for Hashimotos Thyroid
All this was making me WORSE not better. I slept ALL the time and in terrible pain when I was awake.
In March of 2023, desperate to get my health back I discovered Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Dr. Joy Yang. I went off all my medications and entered the “whole person comprehensive health plan”. Within weeks I was feeling better. Dr. Joy found blockages in my system that would have soon had me on the cardiac ward of a hospital, and she fixed it. It was like a weight was taken off my heart. I no longer have the debilitating fatigue nor constant pain. I am actually healthier.
But the Proof? I went back to my previous primary care Dr. In June and asked for a total work up on my blood. I received the best results ever and I had been off all medication for over three months! My results came back “lab panel is normal. Recheck in 6 to 12 months.” for the CBC w/ auto diff; CMP, serum or plasma; erythrocyte sedimentation rated by westergren method; C reactive protein, QN, serum or plasma; T3, free, serum or plasma.
For the T4, free, serum and TSH, ultra-sensitive, serum both denoted improvement and to decrease Synthroid But I was Not taking Synthroid or ANY prescription medications. What a win win situation.
I know personally Dr. Joy is healing me, I feel it in my core, and now the lab results proved it. Also in dealing with my toxins I’ve dropped weight. So if you are not getting results with injections or prescription drugs. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND checking out TCM doctors like Dr. Joy Yang. They cure Your Issues not just put you on medicines you take forever and never get better. TCM cures my medical issues, no changing back for me, Dr. Joy Yang saved my life and my quality of life has improved 100%, and I am 64.
I went to Dr. Joy Yang after two years of frustration with the American medical system. I had a severe case of Covid in 2021, requiring hospitalization for six days. Ever since then I have had insomnia, a constant cough, lethargy, muscle aches, headaches, and just overall exhaustion. I have always had low body temperature (87.2 - 87.6), and Reynaud's (poor circulation to body extremities, resulting in cold fingers and toes). My insomnia would sometimes mean that it would take 4-5 hours to fall asleep, or occasionally not fall asleep at all. Sometimes I could fall asleep quickly and then wake up two or three hours later and stay awake until morning. I had only a few nights in the last two years wherein I had six hours of sleep. Dr. Yang said she could help me, but I had reservations about that. The only help my family doctor offered was sleeping pills, which only resulted in me feeling more exhausted the next day. But after my first treatment from Dr. Yang, I slept that night for seven hours and have slept well ever since then. I fall asleep immediately, and wake up energetic. Last week I took my temperature four times throughout the week and every time it was 98.6! My blood is finally circulating as it should! My hands have always felt cold and for the first time that I can remember, I felt warm. I couldn't believe it.
Dr. Yang's treatments have almost totally eliminated my cough with a liquid herbal treatment. Previously, only a strong cough syrup provided some relief, but it left me drowsy and unable to drive. Dr. Yang's treatment is giving me longer periods of no coughing without any side effects. I love it!
In summary, I highly recommend Dr. Yang. If she tells you she can help with your issues, you can be assured she will. I'm regaining my energy, muscle pain is greatly reduced, I'm warm and sleeping well. In general, I'm feeling young again (I'm 76).
Dr. Yang truly listens to your story and prepares a treatment plan specifically for you, to get your body back in balance naturally.
When I initially sought treatment, I was experiencing diarrhea, fatigue, chest congestion, and heartburn. Over the course of two months, I had the pleasure of receiving care from Dr. Yang, who has been nothing short of exceptional. Dr. Yang's exceptional skills in acupuncture and moxibustion have played a significant role in my ongoing recovery and overall well-being.
Presently, I have noticed a considerable reduction in my anxiety and chest tightness, and I now find myself energized and rejuvenated each day. I attribute these improvements to the dedication and expertise of Dr. Yang, who has been both a source of encouragement and a provider of top-notch treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Yang to anyone seeking professional and effective care.
Response from Dr. Yang:
"What a surprise to read your testimony this morning, seven years after I treated you! Even through many of my patients have told me that they feel even better after their treatments, especially after the whole person comprehensive plan. However, it's a great surprise that after seven years, you continue to feel the benefits and have provided such a wonderful testimony. Your kind words have truly brightened my day, , and I truly appreciate for your encouragement and support! Please come visit my new clinic and chat. Thank you very much!"
Just had another visit with Dr. Joy Yang and am once again leaving her office feeling vibrant and alive. Appointments never feel rushed. She gives you her full attention and along with Chinese herbs specifically combined for you, empowers you with suggestions on what you could be doing at home to enhance the treatment you are receiving. I feel like we are in a partnership for me to achieve optimum health. Knowledgeable, sensitive, informative…I feel totally confident in my receiving expert medical care. I highly recommend her!
Rick O: A Lawyer
I suffered a very painful torn disk in my lower back several years ago. It was diagnosed by means of physical examination, x-rays, and finally an MRI. Treatment by an orthopedic surgeon and professional physical therapy brought some relief and healing, but it was short-lived, as the injury recurred.
Michael: A Faculty at VT
Dr. Yang has been a God send for her skills and medicine. My pain and balance has been restored and I have improved tremendously since April 2018. Dr. Yang's, professionalism and patient concern relaxes me in that I know I am in capable hands.
Jenny Orr: A faculty at VT
If you have any problems, physical or emotional, Dr. Joy Yang is the person to consult. I came to her with a specific problem, but rather than just treating the symptoms, she discovered the underlying root issues and really built up my whole system. In just a couple of months, she helped me address and overcome issues I have had for over 20 years, both physical and emotional. I have never seen a treatment as holistic as hers. She has also taught me ways to self-heal (and even how to heal family members!), and has generally gone above and beyond to help me. You can tell she truly cares about her patients and wants to provide them with tools to succeed in every area of life. She is also caring, funny, and just a wonderful person to interact with, and her practice continues to be such a blessing to me. Thank you, Joy!
Jenni Li: A student at VCOM
Dr. Yang is a professional, sweet, and super caring Chinese Medicine Doctor. I first met her at a health fair when I was an osteopathic medical student, as well as attended a seminar in which she taught a group of us students about Traditional Chinese Medicine and gave us demonstrations about acupressure points and how acupuncture needles aren't particularly painful (it was really, really cool!). She also talked about several different aspects about some fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, modalities used, and was very generous about answering our questions and sharing some of her knowledge with us.
In addition, I also went to her when I had a difficult time with some insomnia and fatigue that I was having as a result of the stress from medical school. Dr. Yang pointed me towards the (emotional) source of my symptoms (using pulse diagnosis) and proper self-care, and she helped me find symptomatic relief when typical medications prescribed from doctors did not help. She is a truly compassionate healer who cares about her patients' well-being, and I cannot recommend her enough.
Danyel Baker: A student at VCOM
Dr. Yang is a true professional who is concerned with seeing her patients become well again as naturally as possible, and that is very important to me. I discovered her practice within the first couple of months of starting my first year in medical school, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Due to the increased stress as well as increased mental and emotional demands, I was not sleeping well and was noticing other downstream effects. In my first and subsequent appointments, she explained how she can help me and how I can help myself to manage my stress and improve my sleep, and the rest fell into place. The acupuncture and other services she has provided to me surpassed my expectations, and I would (and have) recommend her treatments to any and all.
Wei Cui: A Ph.D student from VT
I got my back injured when I did my fitness exercises last week. I couldn't bent over even after one day rest. So, I came to see Dr. Yang. Just after one hour treatment, I can bent in 90 degree without pain. I highly recommend Dr. Yang to everyone. It works great!
Caitlin Capone: A instructor at VT
Dr. Yang is amazing! She has helped me with all sorts of issues and taught me a lot about Chinese Medicine. She is a great listener and can figure out what your problems are in the blink of an eye. She has treated my husband too, and he has had great results. Highly recommend!
Marilyn Altizer: A manager
Dr. Joy Yang is awesome! I have suffered from intermittent Trigeminal neuralgia for years. The medicine prescribed by my neurologist was so strong that it made me dizzy and I had trouble thinking straight. I could only take it at night before going to bed and then I would be lethargic the following day.
Then my dentist suggested that I try acupuncture and gave me Dr. Joy Yang's information. I called her and she agreed to see me the next day after her last appointment. It was amazing! After one treatment the pain was gone. She is truly a blessing!
It’s amazing! The pain is completely gone! I had shin splints for four months, and I tried everything with no results before I tried acupuncture. It took three weeks for the pain to totally disappear. It’s not like I woke up, and the pain was gone; it was a gradual progress, because my body was healing itself. Don’t expect overnight miracles – pain killers just mask the problem, but don’t heal the problem. Now I’m continuing to see Dr. Yang for overall wellness.
Cre Hartenstein: A teacher
Dr Joy Yang is truly a miracle worker!! I had almost given up on finding relief for my pain when someone suggested acupuncture and how they "knew someone" who came here and the relief they had.....I must admit, I was skeptical - I had been to so many doctors in the last year - with the final diagnosis that I had fibromyalgia and should just learn to accept the chronic pain in my feet or take medicine for life. Sounded like a death sentence to me. BUT, on my 3rd visit here, Dr Yang found the relief to my pain and I actually had NO pain for over 3 hours after that session!!! It was AMAZING!! I forgot what it felt like to not have pain - truly amazing! I am continuing with the plan she has for me and have complete faith that we will find a natural, healthy and lasting solution. Much thanks to Dr Yang and her EHE Clinic!
Judy Yao: A research at VT
My hormone level was very abnormal before I went to the therapy. The estrogen level is close to zero and FSH is around 30 which is far out of normal range. After I went through the therapy for three months, all hormone levels come back to normal range. And my body fell more energy than before. Dr. Yang is very knowledgeable and thoughtful to what I need. Highly recommended!
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.
- 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.