Having treated over 60,000 patients here are a few of the many success stories from her patients and case descriptions of successful healing outcomes!
YOLANDA’S KNEE INJURY
Dr. Lee Kao is AMAZING! I had a VERY bad arthritic knee and in time I needed a knee replacement. I had injured my knee on a Friday, to the point that I could not walk without crutches. Now I became desperate! I was leaving for a 3 week vacation that following Monday.
I spoke to Dr. Lee and she took me in immediately and she told me she could help me with 3 treatments. After completing my 3rd acupuncture treatment, I was walking with NO PAIN whatsoever.
Dr. Lee is very truthful, knowledgeable, and caring. I honestly feel that Dr. Lee is my miracle Angel with true healing powers. Do not live in pain! I highly recommend her!
Yolanda N Patient
YOLANDA’S KNEE INJURY GONE – VACATION TIME!
Happy client Yolanda sent a postcard from her vacation to thank Dr. Lee Kao for helping with her knee pain.
Yolanda N Patient
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYER
Playing high school baseball, I hurt my neck, shoulder, and throwing arm. I went to Dr. Lee for treatments after diving to make two catches in the outfield. Within two days of the initial injuries, I could not easily get up from sitting down. My neck and shoulders were very tight and painful, preventing me from sitting upright. In addition, I had pain in my throwing arm, neck, and shoulder.
I was not able to attend high school or practice for three days. I went to see Dr. Lee on my first day of absence. She treated my injuries with acupuncture and heat. The first of the treatments helped me significantly, loosening up m neck and shoulder and reducing the pain. I went to another treatment the next day. She continued with the acupuncture and the heat treatments, spending over an hour working on my neck, shoulders, and arm. After this treatment, my condition improved, with less pain and greater movement. By the next day after treatment I was able to return to school, but not to baseball practice. Within five days of treatment I was again playing baseball and able to practice fully within the week.
Once I returned to practice my neck, shoulder, and arm felt good. I did not experience any additional pain during the season. I appreciate what Dr. Lee did to help me return to baseball and recover from my injuries.
David, age 15 Patient
BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPION (LU LANG) IN CHINA
World Famous Badminton Athlete Lu Lang had won the World Championship, however, at the price of developing plantar myofascitis on the right side and posterior aspect of the leg. She had muscle spasms, muscle pain, and her five toes could not grip the floor. By the next morning, Lu Lang could not even stand up, let alone do explosive of sudden movements with that leg.
Lu Lang saw a range of doctors, including famous doctors in Hong Kong, receiving some immediate benefit, but soon the pain returned.
Dr. Lee treated the patient eight times over the course of five weeks. Not long after, Lu Lang was able to return to playing competitive badminton. She can now grip the floor with her toes in order to get traction, she has no pain, and has 95 % return of explosive force!
BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPION – NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
A 15 year old swimming athlete injured her left shoulder and arm when slamming into the swimming pool wall at the finish of a race. She experienced excruciating pain in her left shoulder, and though there was no swelling she had a very limited range of motion. The MRI diagnosis was partial tearing of the subscapularis, rotator cuff, severe tendinopathy and inflammation, , partial avulsion of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus.
Dr. Lee Kao treated her for 3 days of consecutive treatments and the pain was reduced by 90%. After the 4th day of consecutive treatment, there was no more pain!
A 14 year old Basketball player tore his Achilles tendon and had considerable swelling and excruciating pain. He had already seen an acupuncturist who did not make a difference However, after only 4 treatments with Dr Lee Kao, the swelling was completely reduced and there was no more pain!
The student was able to return to school and now, 10 years later, there has been no reoccurrence of the problem!
TREATING BACK PAIN & HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING
Words cannot describe the love and appreciation I personally have for Dr. Lee Kao. She cured my chronic back problem in 1989 with acupuncture and cupping treatments.
Later, when my doctor said I needed a hysterectomy because of my heavy menstrual bleeding I was having, I went to Dr. Lee Kao for a second opinion since she is an M.D., Acupuncturist, and Herbalist. I cancelled the surgery to give Dr. Lee a chance to see if she could help me. After drinking the herbs she gave me daily and receiving the acupuncture treatments, to this date, 23 years later, I never had the hysterectomy.
I referred Dr. Lee to a friend who had the same symptoms I had and she cannot stop talking about what a wonderful caring person Dr. Lee is and that she also got rid of her medical problem.
Presently I'm back seeing Dr. Lee Kao, this time for a total knee replacement surgery I had a few months ago. She is so knowledgeable and caring that I would not trust anyone else to help me heal.
She had a proven track record with me and my family we will always love and respect her. She is the answer to my prayers!
Carolyn B. Patient
WHIPLASH FROM AUTO ACCIDENT
Dr. Lee Kao is a fantastic acupuncturist. I have been seeing her for over 15 years and she has helped me overcome stress, illnesses, and even whiplash from auto accidents! Dr. Lee takes a holistic approach to healing. First, she provides acupuncture treatment followed by care to the affected area, and then, if needed, she well brew a special herbal tea. She is honest in telling you how many treatments that you need to solve the problem and will do whatever it takes to help her patients.
Denise C. Patient
LOWER BACK PAIN TREATMENT
On Chinese New Year 2012, a 65 year old woman doctor in China fell down, injured her right lower back and right lower abdomen, and was unable to move.
After one treatment by Dr. Lee Kao at the patient's house, the pain reduced.
After two treatments at the patient's house, she was able to return to work in the clinic.
She tells Dr. Lee Kao not to retire, that her medical knowledge is still needed by patients.
LOWER BACK INJURY
Dr. Pei, 57 years old, fell down while standing on a table. She fell on the table injuring her lower back, and was unable to move for one week from bed. Dr. Pei went to the hospital, receiving medicine for the pain and advice to remain in bed for three weeks.
An initial treatment of acupuncture from a different acupuncturist had no results. Then the patient's younger sister called Dr. Lee Kao, imploring her to see her sister. The injury to Dr. Pei was painful to the touch. Dr. Lee Kao began treatment.
After the first treatment, Dr. Pei could move in bed. After the second treatment, she could move around the house. After the third treatment, Dr. Pei could return to work.
Dr. Pei, when interviewed by a newspaper in China, described Dr. Lee Kao as "Sun Cheng", "an Angel from the Sky".
ACCUPUNCTURE ASSISTING ARM SURGERY RECOVERY
Chinese apartment worker, approximately age 64, fell and broke the radial bone in his left arm for which he received surgery.
After two months he saw Dr. Lee Kao and presented with swelling around the area of the surgery. He was unable to completely grip with the fingers, suffered from numbness in the nerves, atrophy of the muscles, and the bone not having aligned correctly while it was healing.
Dr. Lee Kao treated this patient six times over the course of one month, also providing him with instructions regarding beneficial exercise. After six weeks the numbness was gone and sensation in the fingers had returned, the man's grip strength restored.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR RUPTURED ACHILLES TENDON
In winter, 2000, while playing basketball I ruptured my right Achilles tendon when jumping to shoot. I immediately heard a loud popping sound. The next day, I was fortunate to see a surgeon at the Sutter Hospital system, Dr. Randal Schaffer. He had considerable experience with sports injuries, having served as a medical staff for a US Oympic team.
Dr. Schaffer recommended surgery as to repair the rupture as the only realistic course of treatment to reattach both end to each other. He recommended proceeding immediately, as the tendon would otherwise retract. In addition, I was in considerable pain, unable to place pressure on my foot without debilitating pain. The area was very painful to touch, and I felt considerable pain just in the examination. Dr. Schaffer was certain due to the void where the tendon should have been that I had a complete rupture, severing the connection.
I was fortunate to be able to be operated on that evening under full anesthesia. I did not want to stay overnight in the hospital so I was able to receive permission to discharge after the operation against medical advice. That evening the pain was considerable less than the night before when I ruptured it. Taking the prescribed pain killer made me nauseous, so I ony took some ibuprophen. My foot was immobilized in a soft cast for several weeks. The post-operative visits went well, with no infection but the typical swelling and soreness After nearly six weeks or so I was in a walking cast. Then, within 10 weeks or so began physical therapy.
The rehabilitation process consisted of meeting several times a week doing some movement on the foot and leg against resistance bands. Though insurance paid for the visits, I did not find much progress or help. I quickly plateaued on making progress.
At this point, perhaps 12 weeks after the surgery, I went for treatment from Dr. Hui-Chuen Lee Kao in Sacramento. I knew Dr. Lee Kao previously and she had been highly recommended by respected Traditional Chinese Medicine faculty that I knew at Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz.
At the time I started to receive treatment from Dr. Lee Kao, I had limited mobility and flexibility with my injury. I could walk with a limp, favoring the leg and protecting the injury. The area surrounding the injury was tender, slightly swollen, and mildly painful to touch. The scar tissue from the surgery seemed to limit flexibility. The scar was several inches ling and very visible.
Though insurance did no cover the cost of treatment by Dr. Lee Kao, I went to her for an initial visit to see if acupuncture and massage might help. She assured me that she could be of assistance in rehabilitating the injury. The initial treatment of acupuncture in the area of the injury, with electricity, was followed by heat on the area.
I noticed immediate improvement on completing the treatment. The area around the injruy felt more flexible and free. Upon leaving the treatment, the improvement continued as I went home and into the following days. I scheduled additional treatments with Dr. Lee Kao, seeing her approximately three times a week for the next two weeks.
The difference between my progress with Dr. Lee Kao and the traditional physical therapy was dramatic. I canceled my traditional physical therapy after my first treatment with Dr. Lee Kao. I knew from my training as a judo athlete earlier in my career that I could design a weight training and resistance program to improve strength and flexibility. But I needed Dr. Lee Kao to reduce the scar tissue, lingering inflammation, and increase circulation in the area.
Dr Lee Kao's treatments were remarkably effective, allowing me to return to lite activity immediately, basically walking and swimming, along with light weightlifting. I could return to wearing my previous size shoes, and walking without favoring the injury. Her treatments reduced any remaining swelling, as well as eliminating any lingering pain.
In the next 11 years since the injury, I have been fortunate to return to training in judo, extended hiking of up to 20 miles a day, running to 10K, kayaking, playing basketball, and swimming. I have not had any re-injury or tightness in the area.
Richard F. Callahan
PLANTAR FASCIITIS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE
In Spring 2009, I progressively developed an injury to the arch of my foot that was diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. This injury got progressively worse each month, eventually stopping me from running, even being painful to walk. Each morning when I took my first three or four steps, excruciating pain shot up from my left foot.
I spoke to a podiatrist who described exactly the injury, symptoms, and ave me literature to read. He recommended trying a splint in the evening while sleeping that kept my foot extended in an "L" shape. That provided some relief. I was still limited in my mobility and activity. He also discussed surgery, but said that the success rate was not 100% and that it was painful with an extended rehabilitation.
I tried a range of different shoe inserts and different footwear, including increasingly casual, athletic shoes and comfortable walking shoes. Significant pain persisted for oer a year. I tread an acupuncturist who I did not know, but was recommended to me. The treatment of acupuncture alone did not provide any relief.
After approximately 12 months or more of progressively increased pain, I found out that Dr. Lee Kao had returned from China to Sacramento. I immediately went to see her. She treated the injury with acupuncture needles in the location of the pain, and then with heat. The treatment was very painful, as the area hurt to touch. But I told her to continue throughout the treatment to do all that needed to be done. After the treatment, the injury did not feel much better. It was still painful to walk. Dr. Lee Kao informed me that I would need several treatments. I trusted her, and though I was not covered by insurance, I scheduled more treatments.
I went to see Dr. Lee Kao four times in seven days. After each treatment I noticed improvement the next day, with reduced pain and tenderness in the area. After the fourth treatment of acupuncture and heat, I noticed considerable improvement within two days. As the week after treatment progress, my foot felt much better. Each week after that, even without treatments, the injury became less and less noticeable. Within a month of completing treatments, I was able to run without pain. I simply could return to my previous activities, especially later in the year starting to play basketball much more regularly with greater intensity, For the past two years since the intense treatments, the injury has not returned and I do not need to do any special warm-ups or stretches.