Angie - Los Angeles
Disclaimer: Angie does not proclaim to be a medical authority. Any treatment options or medications should be discussed and monitored by your physician.
Angie woke up in pain one day about 1 ½ years ago. She went to the bathroom and had pain for the rest of the day. She went to a doctor who put her on antibiotics and a dietary regimen. She feels that green tea was the cause of her IC. She drank a tremendous amount of it and it is full of tannin. As it progressed she went to several doctors. She was treated for dry skin and a bacterial infection. No one understood what was going on.
She was referred to Matia of Bomamed, a practitioner of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, through a naturopathic pharmacy. Matia calmed down her pain significantly after the first visit with acupuncture. She also continued to see urologists and had two DMSO treatments. After the second one she felt she wanted to die she was in a great deal of pain. She called Matia in agony. Matia took her immediately and relieved the pain.
After this Angie continued exclusively with Matia. She had to go back and forth adjusting the herbs until she got the right mix. It is not the same for everyone like Western medicine. Chinese medicine is meant to adapt to the individual.
Angie did not have Candida but she did have bacteria, which she attributes to eating a lot of sushi. She no longer eats this.
It took about 4 ½ months for Angie to feel significantly better. Now, 1 1/2 years later she eats and drinks anything she likes without any side effects. She is totally symptom free.
Angie says that Matia is like no other doctor she has ever met, and she went to the best doctors money can buy. Matia is the only person that assured her that she would get better. She had so much confidence in her and her knowledge of Chinese herbs and medicine. Angie feels that 50% of getting better is having hope. No one is going to find a doctor like Matia. She is compassionate, and we as women need that. If you have lost hope when you get to her she will renew it.
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