Sports & Work Injury
My first visit to see Julie Fu was all but too amazing. I had a work mans comp injury to my right elbow which I could not straighten out my arm. My left elbow was also suffering due to my right arm being so out of commission and being the workhorse for my entire body. I had no idea what acupuncture even was, but my neighbor had seen my right arm in a cast due to inflammation. We got to talking and she told me about Julie Fu.
I had noticed many changes in my very first visit, I was actually happy and I felt good. I was sleeping better, my head was so clear, not in a dense fog like i was living in San Francisco, for what seemed like an eternity. My respiratory was clearer and I was not so tense or anxious. I had more energy than I had have in over 7 years. My whole demeanor had suddenly changed. I was no longer in any pain and I was for the first time really and truly happy with myself and my entire being...which I had given up on.
What Julie did not know about me (and I was so afraid to tell her because I thought she would automatically just show me out the door...saying, "Exit that way please go on get out"...people that know me, know that I am a huge skeptic, never willing to take risks) was that I have been diagnosed with the following:
SLE Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Type 2 Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies up the wazoo...too many to even list, Antiphosphorus Antibodies, Blood conditions, Heart conditions, liver conditions, Chronic Respiratory Infections as well as Yeast and Bladder infections, depression, anxiety and stress beyond belief. When I went to see my Rheumatologist, they said my body was in an alarm state...meaning I was on the brink of and just shy of falling apart and the only thing holding me together was a fine thread. I was a walking train wreck. Every time a doctor told me another illness, I just laughed and said, "Just add it to the list". I wasn't funny and I did not feel like I was living, but barely existing. I felt like I was in a movie, walking with the living dead, literally. Almost had given up hope, that this was how life was meant to be...
Julie Fu has given me back the life I once had and was so scared I would never see or feel again. I have more energy now than I did in my twenties. I am no longer stressed and I have a self confidence about me now that I have not seen in years. I also see a huge change in my daughter because I have changed for the better. I sleep better, my numbers on my diabetic meter are numbers Ii have not seen in over two and a half years, my aches and pains are gone...I mean just gone...
I wake up each morning with such joy in my heart and I feel so great and I want the world to know about Julie Fu. I am now telling all of my friends because I want them to feel as good as I do. This was a huge life changing experience for me.
I see things so much clearer, I sleep better, I have more energy, I feel so much better and I owe is all to Julie Fu. Thank you Julie and if there was a way to put a hug on paper you would feel the warmth and love in my heart. I now can walk with the living and no longer with the dead. Sending Julie hugs everyday. Thank you Julie, you have given me more than hope. You have given me back my life...Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
A true believer in acupuncture and in Julie Fu
Three years ago I was in a helicopter that one rotor blade came apart and with the loss of weight on one blade on it, it caused a very bad vibration and tried to toss me out the door. I did not have all my straps on and my upper body was tossed side to side with a lot of force. I made it home, but I was in bed for 4 months with pain. After I could get out and about I went and had a MRI and CAT scan and all the blood work possible. I think I had something very wrong because of the pain. The doctors couldn't find a thing wrong, but now I found Julie Fu, and have been here seven times now and doing so much better, and should go back to work without any pain.
Helicopter Mechanic (Tim)
I wanted to thank you so very much for helping me and my family. You helped me with my depression and stress, Logan with his headaches (concussion from sports injury) and Will with his asthma. We are so much better off because of you. I truly can’t thank you enough. I did want you to know how much we all appreciate you. Thank you! I wish you and your wonderful family the best, happiness and success.
With warmest regards and love,
August 7, 2012
To Whom it May Concern:
I was referred by my GI Doctor to Dr. Julie Fu.
(Actually my primary care doctor referred me to Julie nine years ago, but due to my apprehension about acupuncture I did not go at that time.)
I suffered from sever fibromyalgia, with pain all over my body, and fatigue, for 20 years. The pain was so severe that I could not continue to work, and was forced to retire at 52 years old.
I have felt much better after each visit with Julie along with some Chinese herbal medicine.
I have also suffered from allergies and asthma. They have been a part of my life for more than 50 years. With time, my breathing problems have gotten worse. When I sought relief from acupuncture I had reached the point of being short of breath with every daily activity. Five different conventional drugs (all taken at the same time) just weren’t helping.
After the first treatment I felt that I could draw a deeper breath without coughing.
After the second visit I was no longer breathless while doing everyday chores. That relief lasted several days.
After the third visit I had five days of drug free easy breathing while doing everyday tasks. After the fourth visit, I only took one dosage of one kind of allergy medication in two weeks. (Before this I had to take three different types of oral medications and use two different forms of inhalers daily.)
I am hopeful that with additional treatment the duration of relief will increase and that I will not be short of breath when walking up an incline.
Yesterday, I fell off a ladder and injured my left knee, both wrists, and both ankles. I came into Julie’s office today for my fifth visit, and felt relief right away. I am so glad that Julie has been able to help me so much. After this treatment with Julie (with 10 being the worst and 0 being no pain at all) my knee pain has gone from a 6 to a 2, my wrist pain from a 4 to a 0, and my ankle pain from a 4 to a 2.
I am so happy to have found Julie; she has already helped me so much with five visits so far (along with Chinese herbs.) I am looking forward to more visits with her, to further improve my health.
UC Berkley Graduate & Medical Research at UC San Francisco
Update 3/1/13: Has not needed to use any medication since September 2012