Testimonials - Dr. Lu

"I suffered from severe anxiety & stress along with chronic tiredness and low energy due to having Thalassemia Minor and low blood sugar. Dr. Lu’s combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs gave me almost immediate results. Within 2 months my anxiety completely subsided, and at the same time, my energy level started becoming more and more consistent every day. These treatments have helped to detoxify my liver, build my immune system, and promote a more normal pancreatic function. I feel better than ever!! Dr. Lu has helped my mind, body, & soul feel stronger & healthier overall." -Greg



"I had been catching everyone's colds [and] feeling run down and weak. Dr. Lu diagnosed me with a weak immune system and promptly started acupuncture treatment supplemented with herbal pills. I was exhausted for the first 2 days after my first treatment. Then, over the following 2 months, my health steadily improved. Today I have renewed energy and feel back to my old self again. Currently, Dr. Lu is treating me for ulcerative colitis. This chronic condition is slowly improving with acupuncture and herbs. As a first time patient, I am pleased with Dr. Lu's patience, care, and concern for his patients." - First Time Patient



"Over a decade ago, I was sent to Dr. Biao Lu by my orthopedist following a severe elevator accident. I am drug sensitive and have become ill from many prescription drugs, which prohibits me from taking most pain pills. Dr. Lu expedited the healing of my injuries by half the estimated time through acupuncture and a Chinese herbal program. Of course, after that positive experience, I have continued with Dr. Lu for treatments from the common cold to recovering from serious auto accidents, all with the same thorough results. The acupuncture needles are painless, and Dr. Lu is the most knowledgeable and empathetic gentleman. His goal has always been clear to me: To get me well and on my independent way. I am most grateful for his past and continued help as needed." - Diana L.



"Doctor Lu's acupuncture and herbal treatments created a "surprising" improvement in my blood sugar in just four weeks, according to tests conducted by my western doctor. It is the first step in what I believe will be a complete cure for my recently diagnosed ‘incurable’ adult diabetes. " - Allan M.



"I was homebound for 5 months suffering from heart and kidney weakness. Thanks to Dr Lu's profound understanding of the human body, medical experience, expertise , encouragement, support, and superior knowledge of herbal preparations , I am now able to enjoy an extraordinary level of good health. I consider the care I have received from Dr. Lu to be the best medical care money can buy. I think he is wonderful." -Gabrielle W. “The acupuncture experience at TCM Healing Center is valuable because 1) There are no harmful side effects, 2) It is relaxing and reassuring, 3) It shows concern for the individual human being as a person of feelings and opinions.” – With gratitude, John



“Dr. Biao Lu is a mild mannered, modest man with impeccable qualifications. He was trained in China and is a highly respected acupuncturist. I myself had much reservation about going to someone who was not an M.D., but now that I have been going to him for many years, I feel I can recommend him to someone who is very skeptical and tell them: Acupuncture really works! He has helped me with a spur in my heel that I had for over two years. No M.D. was able to cure the pain. I’ve discovered acupuncture can help with one’s stress, sleep, arthritis, and one’s immune system, when one gets run down. I’m not one to take medicine unless it is absolutely necessary. I’ve discovered that acupuncture is a relatively painless procedure, and the results are just amazing. I am not in any way, shape, or form being paid to say this.” – Joan



"I have been a patient of TCM Healing Center for a few months. When I first came to your office, I had several issues that were unresolvable from other traditional doctor visits. Once I started my acupuncture sessions and began drinking the herbal tea, I began to feel better within a few days. My anxiety has lessened, the skin irritation on my face [has] cleared up, and I’ve stopped smoking. I highly recommend TCM Healing Center to anyone with any issues - whatever they are. I also want to say that I was treated so nicely and in such a caring manner. The Dr. called me regularly to see how I was doing, and I thought that this was very admirable." - Robyn S.



“Twenty-nine years ago I began to experience bladder pain and frequency of urination. As the months progressed, my symptoms became worse and worse to the point where I was getting no sleep and having the need to urinate every 10 minutes all night. This was also the case during the day. Because of the severity of the symptoms, this condition restricted my activities in all ways. Additionally, the pain I was experiencing became worse and worse to the point of having violent attacks akin to electrical shocks being discharged in my bladder and urethra. I went through much of my savings trying to get help for this condition with no diagnosis or symptomatic relief. Highly invasive diagnostic tests requiring hospitalization and anesthesia with prolonged recovery time were recommended, and other highly invasive medical treatments were offered in the way of steroidal cocktails injected into the bladder and oral painkillers/steroids. Antibiotics taken at first (because it seemed like there was an infection) made the symptoms much worse. To make matters even more unpleasant, seven or eight years into this bladder condition, I began to develop painful menstruation with growths that turned out to be fibroids, with a complete hysterectomy as recommended treatment. After going to seven different doctors, I opted out of the medical mainstream and pursued several holistic alternatives, including Chinese medicine. I went to various practitioners with no help until I started coming to see you weekly for acupuncture and herbs. After the first week I began to have a lessening of my symptoms. After having worked with you for some months, Dr. Lu, my quality of life began to return. This is after twenty-nine years of horrible depression, anxiety, and tears, never knowing when I would have one of these attacks, never being able to make plans to go anywhere with this ongoing, relentless pain and the bladder symptoms I’ve described above. My fibroids have shrunk down to where I can no longer find them when I palpate my abdomen and they no longer press on and irritate my bladder and other organs. I have occasional bladder pain (about 4 x per month) but no more violent attacks. I only have to get up 1-2 times per night to go to the bathroom at this point. This enables me to finally get some invigorating rest and sleep. I am pain-free in general and I now engage in many activities I haven’t been able to enjoy for years. After three years, I still come to see you once weekly for acupuncture and herbs, and for your gentle treatments that take about an hour and actually get me results – this is nothing compared to the time and money I’ve wasted on Western medical care. Your grateful student and friend,” - Pamela



"For me, acupuncture has been a great compliment to Western medical treatment. I decided to try acupuncture after 6 months of chemotherapy and it really helped me gain my strength and wellness. It has also worked wonders on aches and pains from martial arts and other exercise. I have never felt better. Thanks," - Corey



"I came to TCM 6 months ago. I have dry macular degeneration. In a few weeks, I already noticed improvements. I started seeing sharper images of objects with lots of color. And, as far as my central vision, I noticed small dots of light appearing in the center of the dark areas, and that is a great improvement in my vision. Although it's a time consuming treatment, I have faith in it because I have faith in natural healing without using any drugs or chemicals. Thank you." - Aldo H.



"I was diagnosed 10 years ago with peripheral neuropathy - an incurable degenerative nerve disease. Over the years I consulted at least two dozen (Western) doctors - I wasn't looking for any great miracle, just relief and maybe some hope. Ten years later... I found what I was looking for in the first ten minutes at TCM Healing Center, where every treatment with Dr. Lu is a small miracle. There is hope after all." - Patient M.



"With a creatinine blood level of 5 and informed by nephrologists that damage to the kidney was irreversible and would only get worse, I was asked to select the form of dialysis that would become necessary. When I learned that the UN World Health Organization indicated that Chinese acupuncture and Chinese Medicine was helpful for bladder and kidney problems, I looked for and found Dr. Lu to help me with my kidney problem. With his assistance my creatinine blood level has been brought down to below 2 and has been stable at that level now for years. Dr Lu is an expert in what he does and is everything you'd want a doctor to be like but not easy to find. He has also helped my wife and daughter who had other types of problems. He is a positive person with great understanding and ability to deal properly with the people who seek out his services." - Fred K.



"I would like to tell my story about a wonderful experience that I have had and continue to have at TCM Healing Center with Dr. Biao Lu. Finding this acupuncture center has been the best thing that has happened to me medically since my diagnosis with MS in the early 1990's. The office is clean and professional with a friendly staff who respects their clients and maintains good confidentiality. The atmosphere is comfortable in both the waiting room and in the treatment rooms. There is complete privacy and confidentiality. I first met Dr. Lu in the year 2000. He is a very knowledgeable man and an excellent doctor. His attitude is pleasant yet professional, and I respect his opinions. I find him to be very attuned to his patients’ needs, both physically and psychologically. He always takes the time to thoroughly understand what the problem is before beginning treatment, and I have great trust in his ability to heal many different problems. Over the years I have been in for my regular appointments for multiple sclerosis, as well as other painful and debilitating conditions. My primary symptoms that have been treated in the past 7 years are for my multiple sclerosis. I have Relapsing Remitting MS; pain is a big factor with my particular illness. I find that after having a treatment, which normally lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, that my pain is much less bothersome, my balance is better, and I have a sense of overall well-being. Medically speaking, I was on a downhill path before meeting Dr. Lu. MRIs showed that I had over 30 lesions in my brain, and I was very afraid for my future. My most recent MRIs have just been done and although I still have the same number of lesions, the miraculous thing is that in the past 6 years there has been NO CHANGE in the quantity or size of the pre-existing lesions. I feel that seeing Dr. Lu on a regular basis has helped to keep my MS under control. It is not a cure, but it has been a lifesaver! If I can continue to remain stable by having acupuncture treatments on a regular schedule, then I will see Dr. Lu for as long as he is practicing. Thank you Dr. Lu - you have made a significant difference in my Life!!!" - Your Happy Patient, Leslie



"I have been a patient at TCMHC since Sept 2000. I have been coming for acupuncture therapy every week since. I have a chronic medical condition, Relapsing-Remitting MS (Multiple Sclerosis). With RRMS, doctors talk about how many relapses you have per year. But I have not had a relapse since I started seeing Dr. Lu for acupuncture therapy. My balance, walking ability, and endurance have improved greatly. I have had no increase in brain lesions since starting acupuncture. Dr. Lu and acupuncture have changed my life. I also work out 3-4 times per week and take Copaxone. All three of these help me manage my MS. I believe acupuncture has made the most difference because with better mobility and a brighter outlook, there are fewer life limitations. Dr. Lu, the following is a comment I made in a recent NARCOMS survey (North American Committee On Multiple Sclerosis): After my last relapse in 2000, I started acupuncture and have continued it once a week for 7 years. That, plus the Copaxone and weight training, have made all the difference. But, I believe acupuncture made the most difference because my circulation in my left leg was greatly improved and continues to get better and better. With better mobility there were fewer life limitations." Charles L.



"Dr. Biao Lu has been a treasured part of our family's life for fifteen wonderful years. He has masterfully guided both young and elderly family members through one crisis and problem after another with great genius and a kindness rare among human beings. His knowledge and expertise as a healer is complemented by a true desire to help in any way. Dr. Lu was instrumental in assisting our daughter to recover from a near fatal brain injury, and she will always know that The Lord blessed her abundantly. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles changed hospital policy to allow Dr. Lu to treat our daughter and has since established alternative medicine procedures for brain injuries. It is a great honor to recommend one of the most gifted acupuncturists in the world today. When you enter Dr. Lu's office, healing and caring immediately take center stage. Thank you for the opportunity to share our thoughts on a masterful doctor." - The Gerdau Family




"Dear Dr. Lu I have been seeing you for the last ten years for the treatment of several health conditions. I had been taking antibiotics for a while and nothing seemed to help my prostate condition, so I decided to try acupuncture. I initially came to see you for my prostate problem and after only a short time of receiving treatments from you, I responded quickly, and my prostate condition had been rectified. Since then, you have helped me with several other conditions such as back and shoulder pain, colds and flu, and even tennis elbow. It still amazes me all the things acupuncture and herbal tea can treat. I still continue to see improved health and want to thank you, Dr. Lu. " Sincerely, Sam



"Dear Dr. Lu,

“Thank you for all your services, Dr. Lu. I am truly grateful for your experience and professionalism in diagnosing and treating my health conditions. As a busy professional, my time is extremely limited. I don’t have time to be sick. Your personalized therapy has kept me strong, healthy, and able to manage my business successfully. Over the years, your excellent care has helped me tremendously with my reflux disease and digestion problems, which previously no traditional doctor was able to cure. Also, you were able to diagnose and quickly treat the painful symptoms of neuropathy in my extremities. When I saw you initially, I had unexplained intense burning pain (including both hot and cold prickly sensations) on the bottom of both feet. Through a series of acupuncture and electric stimulation, I experienced amazing, immediate results. After a full course of treatment, the pain has completely subsided and so far has not returned. I am sincerely thankful to you, Dr. Lu, for your great care and personal attention. I would highly recommend you to anyone with these types of health challenges." - Kay



"Last December my eight year old daughter became ill... sore throat, headache, sinus problems. I took her to the pediatrician where she was given a strep test that came back positive. She was prescribed an antibiotic and three days later appeared to be on the mend. Well, that didn’t last long...

"Last December, my eight year old daughter became ill - sore throat, headache, sinus problems. I took her to the pediatrician where she was given a strep test that came back positive. She was prescribed an antibiotic and three days later appeared to be on the mend. Well, that didn’t last long... A couple weeks later her symptoms came back with a headache so painful, it would awaken her in the middle of the night, so back to the pediatrician we went. This time the strep test was negative, but there was visible inflammation and sensitivity on the inside and outside of her nose, as well as the center of her forehead. Sinus problems, or so we thought... With no improvement after ten days she was given another antibiotic, a bit stronger this time. After a continuing program of antibiotics and pain medication, she showed no signs of improvement. After three weeks, the doctors began to suspect something more serious might be going on. So the next three weeks were spent going through a series of tests including a CT scan with and without contrast to accurately diagnose her. Every test came back negative, and the doctors had no answers. At this point, my daughter, who had never had anything more than a minor cold, had been ill for almost three months and in severe pain with her head for six weeks straight and nothing was easing her suffering. My good friend suggested I call Dr. Biao Lu, a doctor of Chinese medicine in Los Angeles. We went to see him the next day. He asked us a series of questions, examined her, and then stated, “There is no question. She has a virus and I can help her.” Both of those statements caught me off guard. First, that he had absolutely no question about what was wrong that quickly, and second that he could help a virus… I didn’t know anything could help with a virus, but that was only because I was unfamiliar with Chinese medicine. Dr. Lu then took us into a room where he performed 25 minutes of acupuncture. (For those of you worried that acupuncture is painful or traumatic, let me share with you that my daughter is needle phobic and became hysterical when she had blood tests, but had no problem whatsoever with the acupuncture.) We were then sent home with a combination of 14 different herbs to be mixed with boiling water. This was the only difficult part… the taste and smell was strong and bitter, and initially difficult for her to drink, but about an hour after she took her first dose ALL SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED! I couldn’t believe it! My daughter looked up with a big smile and said, “Mommy, my head doesn’t hurt anymore.” The symptoms stayed gone for the next 9 hours and then returned, but after her second dose of medicine, they disappeared... this time in about 20 minutes, and never came back. My daughter told me she thinks Dr. Lu is magic, and I tend to agree."



Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis "I have had ulcerative colitis for many years with bloody mucous and parasites in my stool. It took 4 months of regular acupuncture treatment from Dr. Lu to help. After two to three months of receiving acupuncture treatment, I almost quit because I didn’t believe it could work, and I am glad I decided to follow Dr. Lu’s recommendation and give it some more time. My stool has been normal - no more bleeding and mucous - for more than 5 months! Recently, I saw my MD for a colonoscopy, and everything was fine. I am very happy with this. Thank you Dr. Lu!" - First Time Patient



"It was somewhat by accident that I came to be a regular patient at TCM Healing Center. I found Dr. Lu’s name in a book about cosmetic surgery, where I read that he performed a technique to improve facial tone called an acupuncture facelift. I made an appointment. It wasn’t long before I realized the treasure I had come upon, and my goals soon changed from the most superficial to long term. I consider Dr. Lu to be my primary health care practitioner and have found TCM Healing Center to be a mentoring facility for my overall well-being. Since March 6, 1998, I have been a fortunate patient and student improving the course of my health and wellness through the care at TCM for close to a decade. May the wisdom that is practiced here benefit you too." - Cynthia M.



"To all prospective TCM Healing Center patients, In 1974 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis - a chronic inflammatory condition of the large colon. In 1991 I was diagnosed with PSC (primary sclerosing cholangitis) by the then head of Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. PSC is a relatively uncommon liver disease defined by the persistent inflammation and eventual scarring of the bile ducts of the liver. Symptoms of both diseases can include abdominal pain, feverish chills and fatigue, among others. Probably the most distressing part of PSC is that if left untreated, the average amount of time before liver failure, once one is symptomatic, was stated at 54 months. At least that was the prevailing wisdom back in 1991. As a matter of relevance, one can confirm the seriousness of this disease by looking up the story of the late, great NFL superstar from the Chicago Bears, Walter Peyton who died due to complications from PSC. Upon hearing of my PSC diagnosis I finally threw in the proverbial towel. I had to make a change in my life right away. After many months of trial and error, I finally incorporated a dietary and medicinal regimen that suited my requirements. What I also discovered was the "alternative" world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I spent a few years in the early 1990s under the care of a wise and gentle Chinese lady who was a Dr. of TCM. Her administration of acupuncture and herbal tea medicine was so gentle and effective that even I, with all of my "western" preconceptions and inhibitions, saw the very clear benefits of this long-proven therapeutic path. Before too long I had the great fortune of making Dr. Biao Lu's acquaintance. I have been a faithful and happy patient of his TCM Healing practice for over ten years now and my experience has ALWAYS been wonderful, so my ability to recommend his practice to anyone willing to look a little deeper into the healing possibilities of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a very easy one to make. Interestingly, several liver specialists have recently speculated about the possibility that I may have been misdiagnosed. Fortunately, I retained detailed records, including X-rays, to dispute such a claim. Therefore, I believe that the only plausible explanation for my current good health would be the inclusion of Dr. Biao Lu and his TCM Healing practice into my lifestyle regimen. Thank you, Dr. Lu, for everything!" - Stephen C.



" I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of cancer in my 30’s, which is particularly frightening. Western medicine prescribed an extremely dangerous and invasive surgery. I immediately opted to pursue a course of Chinese medicine. The results have been excellent. Not only am I cancer-free, my skin has completely rejuvenated and I no longer suffer from frequent colds, sinus problems, or allergies. I would strongly recommend Chinese medicine to anyone who is interested in achieving and maintaining health, as I have greatly benefited from consistent treatments and will continue to do so." - Priscilla P.