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Treatment for miscarriage

I had multiple miscarriages before I went to Dr. Wang. I was told by my OBGYN that nothing was wrong with me, it was just bad luck. But how could that happen to me more than once? 

Something wasn’t right. I decided to give Dr. Wang a try. One thing he told me was that I should not start trying for another baby immediately after I had a miscarriage, and he said that my body needs time to recover, and at the same time he prescribed Chinese herb medicines to help my body to adjust and recover. I followed his advice and started taking Chinese herb medicines for about six months. Then I got pregnant again. I was extremely nervous. I was afraid that I might lose the baby again. But guess what, my daughter just turned two. She is healthy and smart, my husband and I can’t be happier. Started earlier this year, I went to see Dr. Wang again and we worked on a plan to try for another baby. Now I am pregnant again and passed my second trimester without any problem. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Wang. He is truly a great doctor. If you had bad experiences like me before, give Dr.Wang a try, you just never know what’s going to happen. -H.L. North Carolina


Months of pain and swelling in my foot and ankle forced me into a sedentary lifestyle. Walking short distances, grocery shopping or walking the dog caused my ankle to swell and the swelling caused so much pain, I sough every medical outlet possible. I was at my wit's end. Podiatrists and sports therapy doctors could offer no solution. An MRI and X-Rays showed no cause fr the pain. Ultrasound therapy offered no help. A doctor even told me "it's you!", meaning maybe it was in my head? Although afraid of needles, I turned to acupuncture as a last resort and found more than pain relief -- I found my life again! Walking is a joy once again! How I wish I ha seen Dr. Wang months sooner. The needles are nothing to be fearful about -- I can barely feel them at first but what a wonderful sense of peace and calm I feel as they warm up and start my inner energy flowing. After each treatment, I would feel so happy and so restful. Busy lifestyle needs calm moments. 

 Susan (Charlotte, NC)

Treatment for Chronic Pain and Infertility

A couple of years ago, I was in a serious car accident. As time went by, my lower back pain became progressively worse. I had X-Rays taken and an MRI done, and my doctors kept telling me nothing was wrong with me. So after being sick of taking pain killers and muscle relaxers every day without any real cure for the pain, I decided to try acupuncture since I had heard good things from a relative. Dr. Wang will caution you that full pain relief after one visit is very rare, but I actually felt no pain whatsoever in my lower back after my first visit. I couldn't believe how long I went in pain not knowing I could feel better so quickly! I kept coming back for maintenance visits, and Dr. Wang also helped me release the tension from stress in my shoulders and upper back, as well as keep my lower back pain free. My husband could not even give me a shoulder massage for more than 10 seconds prior to my treatments with Dr. Wang because he said my tense shoulders hurt his hands too much. Now the tension is gone!
At the same time I began treatment, my husband and I were trying to get pregnant. I mentioned this to Dr. Wang, and he told me how acupuncture could help my fertility. We discussed altering my treatments for fertility instead of my back treatments, but I was having such success with my back treatment I couldn't give those up. So instead he said he would monitor my BBT charts and use acupuncture to help my overall circulation and organ efficiency, which would in turn help my fertility. My BBT charts were all over the place when we first started, and I definitely did not have a normal cycle. Within three months, I had a perfectly normal cycle, and in only my second month of a normal cycle I became pregnant!
 I can't stress enough how much I recommend acupuncture to anyone, and especially with Dr. Wang. It's always a very pleasant visit to Dr. Wang, and I feel wonderful and pain free every time I leave the office!

Cheri H (North Carolina)

 My husband and I had been trying to conceive for the last 6 years. We had several failed invitros and fertility treatments. A friend recommended Dr. Wang, as he helped her get pregnant. After two months of treatment, we finally got pregnant!!
I highly recommend him for fertility and other treatments!! Him and his team are very friendly and caring! 

Rosa V. North Carolina

Treatment for Hypertension

I was diagnosed with hypertension at the age of 46. I began taking medication and took my medication faithfully as prescribed. I also made a lot of lifestyle changes. I lost weight to a BMI of less than 25. I improved my diet to a diet consisting of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits with no processed foods. I joined the gym and began a regular exercise program including 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily. After a year and a half on medication, my blood pressure remained elevated. Additional medication was recommended by the internist. The picture painted for my future with hypertension was one of gradually increasing dosages and additional medications to achieve blood pressure control. I decided to try a different approach. I sought the help of Dr. Wang. He is treating my condition with acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy. I have now been off medication for almost two months, and my blood pressure is controlled. I saw my internist this week and received the OK to continue off meds with continuous monitoring of my blood pressure. Dr. Wang has also recommended the practice of T'ai Chi for blood pressure control. I have just begun to study T'ai Chi and am very excited about learning this practice. I feel Dr. Wang's therapy has been invaluable to my blood pressure management. I have learned a great deal about the effects of stress on the body and feel I am beginning to incorporate this into effective ways of coping with stress. I have also had relief from some of the symptoms of menopause I was experiencing.--MM (North Carolina)



Dr. Wang,

I was a patient of yours up until about 7 or 8 months ago. I just wanted to let you know that we had our baby boy on January 6 at 5:15 PM. He was 9 pounds and 8 ounces. We are thrilled that he is here and healthy.

Thank you for your help early on, I attribute a lot of the success to the acupuncture. Hope that you are doing well.

Thanks, Anna S.

Overactive Bladder / Frequent Urination

Acupuncture with Dr. Wang has helped Both my husband & myself so much. It is hard to describe how much better we both feel.

Dr. Wang is always so pleasant & happy--------it's very inspiring just to be around him + his wonderful treatment.

He also has some wonderful products for sale. One of these is Herb King's stopping pain solution. It comes in a small spray bottle which makes it very easy to use.

I injured my thumb on my left hand a few years ago. As a result, Arthritis has set up in my joints in that thumb. Sometimes it gets to the point, I can hardly use my hand because that thumb is so painful.

A small spray of "Herb King's"----massage it in & almost instantly the pain is gone.

It worked so well on my thumb, I had my husband massage it into my neck where I suffer pain & the same thing happens---in moments, the pain is gone. -- Donna (Fort Mill, SC)


In October 2010, I began treatment with Dr. Jeffrey Wang for lower back pain, leg pain, sleep deprivation, and constipation. The diagnosis from my spine specialists is degenerative disc disease, spondylosis, and arthritis in the lumbar spine. Prognosis was that I would be in need of a walker within a year. The lower back and leg pain, along with sleep deprivation, severely impacted the quality of my life and I was house bound. Dr. Wang is a brilliant and compassionate physician. He has successfully reduced my pain level from a 10 to a 0. I am now receiving 7-8 hours of restorative sleep every night. After 45 years of severe digestive disorders, I am free of all digestive maladies and addictive laxatives. Due to Dr. Wang’s remarkable diagnostic skills and treatment plan, now my prognosis is for an active and a healthy life. I am free of crippling pain, sleep-deprivation and depression.


I have suffered from "nocturia" (frequent night-time urination) for many years. This condition had not only caused me to lose countless hours of sleep, but my day-time life enjoyment had begun to deteriorate significantly from lack of sleep and emotional distress, as I was getting up more than six times per night to urinate. When I met Dr. Mary Ren at Wang's Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic, I told her of my symptoms. She explained to me that it was very likely she could relieve my symptoms through acupuncture. I must say, that I was a bit skeptical at first; because I had spent numerous hours with various urologists and had previously taken prescription medication for my symptoms with very little relief. After my first treatment with Dr. Ren,  I began to see improvement that very same night. I continued with my treatments on a weekly basis, and by the 4th treatment, I had a 75% improvement, which was far better than the results I was receiving with Detrol (prescription drug with a multitude of possible side effects). I would recommend acupuncture as the first choice of treatment for frequent urination, overactive bladder, or nocturia. --S. Callas, (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Menopausal Symptoms

I had been suffering from hot flashes for years. I took all the usual meds for it, both OTC and prescription, with no relief. The next step was HRT, which I did NOT want to do, but was at my wit's end. The heat of summer only made it more pronounced. On jun 29,2010, I went to Dr Ren. I was a past patient and complete believer in acupuncture. Today is July 20th,2010 and I have had NO hot flashes. NONE! And it only took 2 sessions. Please don't suffer with this condition anymore. It's miraculous. Thank you, -- Dr. Ren! Kirsten Parrish, Tega Cay,SC. 


I have been plagued by vertigo off and on for years. I assumed (as did my various doctors) that it was the result of allergies. I faithfully followed their regimen to combat the vertigo (OTC and prescription medications, allergy-proofing my house, using air conditioning, exercises, etc.). The vertigo would eventually lessen. But recently, nothing was working and the vertigo returned again and again. Rather than return to the old regimen of medications and even special exercises, I decided to try something different. I tried acupuncture with Dr. Ren. She has been very helpful. Amazingly, after four treatments, I no longer have any symptoms of vertigo. And, if the symptoms ever return, I now know what will ease the problem -- Acupuncture --  BB (South Carolina)


For several years, I have experienced Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.  I have tried several different therapies with only limited relief.   It was recommend to me that before I had surgery that I try Acupuncture.  The Wang's Acupuncture Clinic was recommend to me.   In early June I made by first appointment and follow up weekly for about 6 weeks.  At the end of the 6 weeks my fingers on my left hand were much better and most of the numbness had gone away.  I moved to a maintenance program where my visits were reduced to every other week and now I am going only once a month. My hand feels so much better and the numbness has disappears.   At the same time I believe that acupuncture has also helped to provide me more energy.     

I would have not believed the relief and help that acupuncture has provided to my over all health, if I had not experienced it for myself.  I would recommend to give it a try before moving to a more aggressive procedure. -- K. Wheeler


 They say a picture is worth a thousand words and here's mine.
Before I found Dr. Ren, I saw my family doctor who referred me to a dermatologist. He who told me I "had dry skin" and "to moisturizing lotion."  I tried lots and lots and lots of lotions (and oils) and my feet got worse and worse.  Every step became painful and it truly was affecting the quality of my life.
My neighbor suggested I try acupuncture and gave rave reviews to Dr. Ren's clinic and, really, I was desperate!  I decided to give it a try.
Dr Ren is a kind and gentle practitioner and  said she had been a practitioner for 30 years. I knew I was in capable hands! After just one treatment, there was visible improvement and my pain lessened.  After months of dead ends, I finally had a reason to hope.  At the second visit, Dr. Ren added a Chinese herbal ointment which I have used faithfully twice a day.  
Wow!  I am so impressed at the huge improvement I have seen; I couldn't be more grateful.
Maintaining good health has always interested me - I watch my diet, exercise daily and believe in the value of a good night's sleep.  Now I've added acupuncture to my "bag of tricks" and love that, unlike prescription drugs, there are NO SIDE EFFECTS!!
When I think of the many months I hobbled around on cracked, bleeding feet, I wish I would have found acupuncture sooner.  My journey has been one of healing. That is my wish for you, too.  
Thank you, Dr. Ren.  You changed my life. 

Chris Z. (Fort Mill, SC)

Migraine Headache and Fatigue

I recently had a migraine headache and fatigue which lasted approximately six weeks. Numerous medical tests were negative, which was good. However, the only treatment the medical profession could offer was pain medication. After the first two weeks, I sought help through acupuncture and acupressure with Dr. Ren. Although acupuncture and acupressure do not provide immediate long term relief, I felt better for several hours after each treatment. After four weeks, I began to see longer term improvement. At the six week mark, the headache and fatigue disappeared. My usual energy has returned and I am no longer in constant pain. My life is back!Despite the use of needles, acupuncture is not painful. Acupressure is a bit like massage for the troubled areas of the body. Neither has any side effects and I found the treatments quite relaxing. I recommend Dr Ren and her knowledge of Chinese medicine to anyone with pain or health issues. 

Treatment for Myasthenia Gravis (MG) This is my history of how Dr. Wang has helped me in the past several years.
Originally, I went to him for arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain and hemi facial spasms (when one side of face or eye droops & one cannot keep eye open).
My energy was very low, fatigue very high and I felt stressed out most of the time.
Dr. Wang took my pulse, spent time really talking & listening to me. Then he prescribed some herbs along with a treatment of acupuncture to help my energy. It was not very long before I felt like a different person with energy to spare, sleeping more restful than I had in past years. Another benefit was that I lost some weight, which was needed.
In February of 2009, my neurosurgeon and Dr. Wang had agreed I needed surgery to repair several disks in my back. I made sure I had a good acupuncture treatment and plenty of herbs before the surgery. I was only the hospital for 24 hours, then home to rest and recovered very quickly.
By April I was having some odd symptoms of double vision as well as the other side of my face and eye lid almost closed. Tiredness and weakness in my entire body seemed to overwhelm me so I went to my neurologist who was treating me. He quickly diagnosed me with MG doing muscle tests and blood work to confirm. I went home with prescriptions and scheduled me for other treatments to help me with this condition.
As soon as possible, I went to Dr. Wang. We discussed the diagnosis of MG and he was very helpful listening and giving me acupuncture for the immune system and ordered special herbs for the MG.
It is now the end of August 2009 and I am almost symptom free thanks to the neurologist’s treatment and Dr. Wang’s acupuncture and herbal treatment. I really am back to my normal strength and walking. I feel very grateful for all the help and special herbs he ordered for my MG. Dr. Wang is truly a caring & conscientious person who will continue to be my favorite health care provider. --


I have experienced stress-related symptoms throughout much of my adult life.  After investigating and trying several other treatment options, I had come to believe that I would simply have to accommodate those symptoms as my life progressed.  Finally, a friend recommended that I see Dr. Wang, at Wang’s Acupuncture Clinic.  I met Dr. Wang and was immediately impressed by his professionalism.  A treatment plan was thoroughly explained to me, and I was put at ease.   I found the pursuant treatment to be very enjoyable, relaxing, and above all, highly effective.  

In addition to treatment for stress, Dr. Wang has treated me for migraine headaches, and recently, a sports-related injury.  My headaches have notably decreased in frequency and severity.  Also, I am certain that Dr. Wang’s treatment reduced my sports injury recovery time by more than half.  I am very happy I have added Wang’s Acupuncture Clinic to my healthcare options and would recommend that others also consider this option early in the treatment of conditions, such as I have encountered. I find the sessions to be courteous, informative, and enjoyable.I leave Dr. Wang’s office after each visit with a relaxed state of mind and an enhanced sense of well-being.--M Hamilton (South Carolina)



Treatment for Whiplash / Pain

In 2001, I suffered a whiplash injury while horseback riding. It went from uncomfortable some of the time, to unbearable often times. The pain now encompassed my full arm and was affecting my quality of life. An MRI performed in 2004 confirmed a pinched nerve. A pain specialist in Rock Hill suggested injections into the cervical area. I was informed that one side effect was paralysis! I found this crazy, and started thinking of acupuncture. I was impressed with it initially when I had a Veterinarian perform it on my aged, arthritic horse several years ago. The relief was obvious in his eyes! I wanted that same pain relief now for me! I met Dr. Ren in August of 2005, and immediately liked her. I had to ask her if the needles were actually in my arm, because I couldn't feel anything remotely resembling pain! But I could feel an energy radiating throughout my arm. I knew something was happening. Every session erased a little more pain. It was amazing, but very logical once one understands the science behind it. The result is that yesterday, December 14th, 2005, I completed my 8th session and am free of pain! I have full range of motion again... something that had eluded me for quite some time. It was actually difficult to put on some clothes--no way to live at age 49 and otherwise healthy. I wholeheartedly endorse acupuncture as a treatment for scores of ailments. It is non-invasive, painless, soothing, and most importantly, affordable! Try it. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Thank you so much, Dr. Ren!!!! You're the best!!! --Kirsten M. Parrish, Rock Hill, SC



Dear Dr. Wang, 

The following letter commends your ability to help me heal a skin rash which caused me a tremendous amount of anxiety and pain. 

My first appointment and treatment with Dr. Wang was on October 20, 2009. After only 13 treatments of acupuncture in conjunction with using herbs (made as a tea) and a topical cream from China, I am ecstatic to report that I have not had an itch of any consequence since Thanksgiving, 2009!!!  It took only  5 weeks to cure a horrendous condition which robbed me of my life for over two years!!  It is now 7 months and my skin is still normal!! 

I refused to go to a dermatologist because I am vehemently against taking antibiotics which destroy the beneficial flora in the intestinal tract.  Also,  the traditional western doctor would give me a cream with steroids which would ultimately deteriorate my immune system and add stress to my internal organs.  My goal is to cure my dis-ease from the inside out! 

As of today, 7 months from my first treatment, the scales and dryness are gone and my skin is back to normal!!  Dr. Wang explained that I had toxic material in my system, probably caused by emotion, and too many supplements which I took to heal myself.  This unbearable skin rash traveled from my chest starting on my birthday, August 1, 2007, to my entire back, then primarily on my right arm and then primarily on my left ankle. However, it also exhibited on parts of my face, hands and left arm as well!!   The scratching just intensified this rash.   I scratched because I didn't have time NOT to scratch: it was that intense!  I would wake up in the middle of the night because of the intense itch and go into the tub to lay in the water to get some relief!! 

Dr. Wang, I can proudly say is my doctor for everything!  Whenever I need physical or emotional help, I feel confident that he will be able to help me.  Patience is paramount.  Just follow his instructions with diet, exercise, herbs etc. and your body will heal itself.  Also,  acupuncture and the herbs will strengthen the immune system. 

His expertise in the field of acupuncture and herbal healing has given me a life free from anxiety.  I am so very thankful that I found Dr. Wang for I now have a master healer who can help me or my family.  His holistic approach to heal the body and the education he has given me in the way the body's organs hold emotions  has helped me immensely. 

Words can not express how thankful I am that I was fortunate enough to find Dr. Wang. 

With the Deepest Appreciation, Cynthia Janet Carr

Treatment for Infertility

12/24/2013...  My Journey to have a baby began in January 2012. I stopped taking the pill after about 10+ years and I was 28 years old. I figured I would stop taking the pill and give it a couple months then start trying to make a baby with my husband. After just a couple months of being off the pill I realized that my menstrual cycles were irregular. 20 days, 15 days, 50 days, 30 days, then 85 days! I visited my OB and after running some tests they determined that I had polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. With this condition, sometimes your egg fully develops and is released, but sometimes it doesn't develop and then just stays in your ovary giving you no chance to conceive in a given month. It isn't clear what causes PCOS and there isn't a cure. They have found that weight, insulin, smoking and hormone imbalances can be contributing factors. I had no problems with insulin, was overweight by about 30-50lbs, but also not unhealthy, exercised fairly regularly and ate a balanced diet. I still smoked but would cut back, then quit, then start again and repeat the cycle.   

Once my doctor explained that I had PCOS, I knew the next step would be medication. In addition to that, I felt like my doctor wasn't really that invested in helping me and I felt like just a number at the office. There was one instance where I went in for blood work and just wanted to ask my doctor or any doctor there a question and they said I had to make an appointment to do that even though I was already in the office! Two things occurred to me at that moment, one, I had to find a different doctor and two, I needed to find some other more natural way to help my situation as an alternative to just taking medication. I researched Acupuncture and found that Dr. Wang had some impressive credentials and figured I would give him a call.   

I was able to get an appointment the very next day. Having never tried acupuncture, I was nervous when I arrived at my appointment. When I met Dr. Wang, we started a conversation about my background and reasons for trying acupuncture. He spent a lot of time asking questions about my medical history, current ailments, symptoms etc. He asked all the questions a doctor should ask you, but never do. Instantly, I felt like he was taking a thorough background and it was a good feeling to believe that someone cared and wanted to help. He explained that in order to help me, I would need to do acupuncture on a regular basis because my body would take some time to reset itself. He also explained that a lot of your ovarian function can be related to your kidney health and blood flow. It was especially interesting for me to hear this since I had some kidney stones over the last couple years. After about a 30 minute conversation, I rolled up my pant legs, shirt sleeves and exposed a small section of my stomach. He inserted the needles in my feet, arms, legs, belly and forehead. I felt a little sensation when they were going in, but it didn't hurt and as soon as they were in, I didn't feel them at all. After the needles were in, Dr. Wang put on some relaxing music and left the room for about 30 mins. I didn't fall asleep, but I was definitely relaxed. The feeling affirmed that at a minimum the needles certainly had an impact on my body. My first visit occurred in October 2012. After each visit I felt relaxed and refreshed.   

On one of my first visits, Dr. Wang said that in addition to the acupuncture treatments he wanted me to take some Chinese Herbs. I was ok with this b/c they are natural and I was trying to avoid using prescription medicine. As I mentioned before, my menstrual cycle was not regular. In October my cycle was 45 days. In November it was 29, by December it was 32 days, January 2013 was 30 days and then every month after that was between 28-30 days. In just one month of treatment, my cycle became regular! For at least the first 2-3 months I saw Dr. Wang weekly or bi-weekly. After that I would go bi-weekly or once every 3 weeks.   

I did start taking a drug called Metformin in early 2013. My OB recommended it and Dr. Wang confirmed that this drug might also help regulate my insulin which as previously mentioned can be a contributing factor to PCOS. During the first half of 2013, I went to acupuncture regularly and started to exercise a little more and work on my diet. At first, I just tried to reduce the amount of carbs that I ate. Between Oct 2012 and April 2013 I probably lost about 15lbs. In March, my OB and I decided that I should also try taking Letrozole which is an alternative drug to Clomid. The goal of Letrozole is to help the egg fully develop. Letrozole only stays in your system for a short period of time, so there isn't an increased chance for birth defects. I decided it was worth a shot. When on Letrozole, you have to have your blood tested once a month to make sure that you ovulated and that all your levels are good. Each month while on Letrozole, I ovulated, but didn't get pregnant.   

In June, I read a book called "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman and it gave me a new perspective on food. I was always someone who ate a balanced diet, but he explains what the best foods for you are in a very scientific way. The gist is you should eat 90% fruits and vegetables, and 10% should be made up of things like nuts, beans, grains and a little meat and dairy. Fruits and vegetables actually have most of the protein and vitamins and minerals that you need. He also explained that certain foods can contribute to hormone imbalances and cancers. As I read, I encorporated more fruits and vegetables in my diet and cut out a lot of meat... By mid July I lost a total of about 30lbs and never really went on a diet or strenuous exercise plan. I still smoked socially and would have drinks socially on the weekends. In late July 2013, I was expecting to get my period and when it didn't come on Day 28, I took a pregnancy test. I thought I saw a faint line there, but couldn't be sure. So on Day 29, I took another and the same thing occurred. On Day 30, I bought a test that actually said "Pregnant" or "Not Pregnant" and it was confirmed, we were pregnant expecting our first baby! Of course, I immediately stopped smoking and drinking and did my best to eat well. I ordered Dr. Fuhrman's gentle prenatal vitamins and DHA and took it regularly. I had very little nausea and for the most part felt good throughout the first trimester! Currently I am 6 months pregnant and everything is going really well! In the end I am positive that the combination of Dr. Wang's acupuncture treatment, the right diet and some OB care helped me to get pregnant. From the time I started seeing Dr. Wang, it took about 8 months for me to get pregnant, which actually falls within the time frame of normal. If I didn't have acupuncture to keep the blood flowing and keep me relaxed, it may have taken a lot longer, been more stressful and cost a lot more money to get pregnant. I will always be thankful to Dr. Wang for his care and treatments! He is someone you can rely on and trust! - Ashley Kinney