Houston Integrative Medicine - The Center for Primary Care & Integrative Medicine PLLC

"I began seeing Dr. Fan for my symptoms of IBS which I have suffered from for the past 35 years after giving birth to my son. I was desperate to find help and was looking for an alternative method of treatment. After much research to find an integrative physician I found Dr. Fan.

My first acupuncture treatment began in May of 2012 and I went in once a week. I have experienced significant improvement and my quality of life has changed a great deal. I now get treatment once a month.

Thank you Dr. Fan for all your help."

-- D.O.

"I began treatments with Dr. Fan in August of 2012. My husband had done research and knew that I needed to go to an acupuncturist along with my traditional treatments. I was experiencing complications from a head injury. I was having extreme problems with anxiety and I was on 6-8 medications a day. I was experiencing physical symptoms from the aniety that included rapid heart rate, stomach problems, insomnia, vertigo and migraine headaches just to name a few. I did believe that Dr. Fan and the acupuncture treatments could hep me. From the first treatment, I experienced a decrease in the headaches. For me the treatments have a calming effect on my mind and body. I am now sleeping much better. I am free from the headaches and the physical symptoms. I used to suffer from seasonal allergies and this Spring I am not taking any allergy medication, I have no symptoms.

I am recovering quickly and getting stronger every day. I do not believe that I would be doing this well without the acupuncture treatments. I am down to 4 medications daily and we are working on eliminating 2 of those. Dr. Fan truly cares and is able to assist in my recovery with the treatments. I am grateful and thankful that I found an additional source that is able to speed my recovery time up. I highly recommend him to anyone that has any kind of physical or mental issue. I believe that he will help the healing process in ways that traditional medicine is unable to."

-- J.M.

"Dr. Fan has helped with two bodily ailments I was suffering from. For a long time now, my knees were troubling me. It was hard to walk, and my legs were always in pain. After I sought out Dr. Fan for acupuncture my pain significantly lessened. Also, I suffered from fatigue during the day... i would feel very tired and feel the need to sleep, even if I slept many hours already. After two treatments of acupuncture, I felt mentally and physically much more alert."

-- J. Q. F.

"I am an 81 year-old man. This past April I hurt my hip when I tried to pick up a large carpet. My hip was in so much pain that it was even hard to sleep at night. Finally, I found Dr. Fan who gave me acupuncture treatments every few days for about half a month. After his treatments I did not feel pain anymore."

-- F. F. P.

When I first met Dr. Fan, some 10-11 months ago, I had been diagnosed with "failure to thrive"—after seeing over 20 doctors--MDs, NDs, and functional medicine specialists from numerous medical fields--due to severe gastrointestinal disorders brought on by gallbladder removal surgery and a serious bacterial infection. I was dismissed by several doctors who stated that I was "abnormally abnormal" in my body's reaction to treatment,  and that I was "beyond their skill set" to treat.  One doctor told me that he treats "regular" problems in people whose bodies react in "normal ways."  Mine doesn't, the doctor said, so he didn't know what to do with me!  Needless to say, I was distraught, almost hopeless.  It was obvious to me that just naturopathic medicine or just western medicine was not working for me, so I began to seek out integrative medical doctors.  And, that is how I found Dr. Fan.

From my first treatment with him, I began to feel better. He uses a combination of western medicine as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine with me along with meditation and Tai Chi to help calm my body. Along with acupuncture sessions, he also suggests Chinese herbs and foods to complement the other treatments. He is kind, calm, incredibly patient, and demonstrates genuine concern for  all of his patients—something that seemed rather new to me, after waiting hours in reception rooms only to be rushed in-and-out of other doctors' offices within 5-10 minutes—usually with a list of prescriptions or orders for further testing.  Dr. Fan understands that some conditions still require traditional medications, but with others—such as I am suffering with, they cannot be explained by Western Medicine alone, but can be explained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He understands that for a patient to get well, he needs to treat the "whole body" and not just the problematic organ.

Although I am not "cured" of all of my medical challenges yet, the quality of my life is far superior now than it was when I first went to Dr. Fan. I am stronger, happier, healthier, and feel hopeful now. I attribute this to the wonderful integrative-approach and personalized care I have received from Dr. Fan.

Maggie Allen, Ph.D.

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