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Patients Testimonials

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!!!

Rebecca Shannon -A Pastor's wife

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.

Shawn Dean

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 by 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!"

Denise Legg

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!



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. 

Patrick Ward: A writer--Digestion Problems
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.

Student at Virginia Tech and had field study at EHE Clinic

Brooke Mister:

Dear Dr. Yang

 

I have just received news of my acceptance into the program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. I want to thank you again for the letter of recommendation, the opportunity to shadow you, and for being so kind and compassionate to me in general. You really widened my perspective in terms of medicine and healing. I would not be in the position I am if it were not for you, and I am forever grateful. I hope we are able to stay in touch over the years, and see each other again soon. Thank you again Dr. Joy Yang.

 

Jennifer Li Wong

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.

Tracy Pattison

​My experiences with the workshops have been very positive. During the first workshop I learned  how to use the moxa sticks.   After the workshop I started using the techniques I had learned in the workshop on my family and myself. My dad has bad knees so I used the moxa sticks on his knees.  The moxa sticks helped with his pain and he was able to bend his knees. I also used the moxa sticks on my mother for the pain she had in her stomach.  I have used the moxa sticks on my cousin who had neck and shoulder pain.  After using the moxa sticks she was able to lift her shoulder higher than before the moxa stick treatment.   My dog has breast cancer and during the workshop I was taught how to use the moxa sticks on my dog. I have been using the moxa sticks on my dog once a week.  She lays on the couch beside of me and enjoys the heat and the treatment of the moxa stick as I use it on her. I also use the moxa sticks on myself during this time for knee and hip pain. The moxa sticks have helped ease my pain.

 During the 2nd workshop I learned the 5 elements of Chinese medicine and their sounds.  After the workshop I realized I felt less stressed and felt more relaxed.  The relaxing and calming feeling lasted for 2 days. I plan on using the sounds that I learned to help heal my family and myself in the future.

 The workshops have been very beneficial for me. My goal in going to the workshops was to learn how to help my family and myself to be healthier and stress free.  I feel that if I continue to use the techniques I have learned in the workshops I will not only be healthier but I will also become a better person because I will not feel so stressed all of the time.

 

 

Misty Pauley: A Therapist

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.

Dianne Dillin: A Speech Language Pathologist

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. 

Joan Pillis: A Retired Navy Officer with Almost 40 Years of Service

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.

Rebecca Shannon: A Pastor's Wife

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.

Shawn: A Patient left This Review after 7 Years of His Treatments: 

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!"

Denise Legg: A Holistic Healer

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.

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