Anti-Aging / Rejuvenation -Hala
I would like you to know how impressed I am with the anti-aging/rejuvenation treatment I received. After just few acupuncture sessions, I felt my face was already tighter, brighter, and my skin was smooth and supple. At the end of the treatments, the expression lines have disappeared and the wrinkles around my eyes almost went away. Also, my neck is smooth and my chin is tight. I can see and feel the elasticity in my skin. I'm pleasantly surprised as I didn't know that it would be so effective. I'm so happy with the result and the benefits I got that I'm encouraging my girl friends to do this acupuncture treatment instead of resorting to the toxic Botox with its dangerous side effects. Also, I have to mention how effective the acupuncture treatments were for my other conditions. I used to suffer from poor circulation and indigestion.After the acupuncture treatments, I no longer feel the tingling, and pins and needles in my legs and feet. The dark circles around my eyes became lighter and almost disappeared. My digestion is now normal and I no longer suffer from bloating and abdominal cramps after eating certain foods. One of the nice side effects of acupuncture is how it makes you feel so relaxed. I certainly sleep much better at night which is essential for people who are stressed and overworked like me. Overall, I feel and look much younger. I get a lot of compliments from my family. I'm recommending and encouraging my friends and family to do those acupuncture treatments as I'm a living proof of the benefits they can reap. My husband and I will be coming back to CJ for maintenance of these results. Thanks.
Broke my Arm - Dorothy
I wanted to thank you in writing for how helpful your treatment has been for me, especially after I broke my arm (radius bone), which then needed to be pinned surgically. I have told many people that I think acupuncture and herbal treatment lessened the pain issues and promoted a much quicker recovery. I have wondered why this treatment is not recommended for everyone who breaks a bone. I saw you four days after breaking my arm. Doctors had manually gotten the bones lined up and set. Surgery was scheduled but I still had a lot of pain and my arm and fingers were very swollen "like sausages". At the end of the acupuncture session with you, my fingers looked normal and the pain was gone. You also gave me herbal tablets to take to promote good surgical outcome. Both of which worked. Following surgery, I have continued to see you.Once again, your treatment reduced the swelling and pain. In addition, acupuncture, your other techniques, and herbs have been very helpful in reducing stress and promoting emotional recovery, as well as physical. I hope you will share this letter with other people who are injured or need surgery. The more people who know the benefit of acupuncture and herbal treatment, the more people will benefit from the addition of these Eastern treatments to Western medicine.
Facial Rejuvenation - Cindy
CJ's presence is calming and serene creating a feeling of confidence and openness well before the treatment begins. From CJ's initial assessment of my health from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective to explaining the process I feel well informed of my treatment and options. Our time together is gifted with gentleness and kindness. My acupuncture treatment is so relaxing under the warmth of heat lamps and a moxa "a treatment" for increasing my energy levels that I usually go into a light sleep. CJ then releases the acupuncture and provides a light treatment and conditioner for my face. This also is such an enjoyable part of the treatment.After the treatment I feel refreshed and rejuvenated! I also feel well rested with an increased energy level that I usually experience after a couple weeks away from work. And it's wonderful to see my fabulous facial results especially between my brows and the uplift of my eyes. My facial skin tone improved so much that I can go out without makeup. My husband and friends especially the ones that I haven't seen for a while are amazed at my youthful look. CJ and I will have a long relationship since his manner and results are outstanding. It ca only be better. My gratitude and many thanks to CJ! I don't know why anyone wouldn't love this!
Facial Rejuvenation - H
My wife and I are both over 40 and we take good care of ourselves, living a healthy lifestyle. However, after a couple of family tragedies and the stress they caused for several years, we realized that our usually youthful look has started to show signs of aging: sagging and deep expression lines. We decided to take action, and being as health conscious as we are, we researched all possible healthy options; and we immediately ruled out Botox and surgery which we believe are quite dangerous with questionable results at best and serious negative side effects. We then decided to try acupuncture facial rejuvenation with CJ in Cary NC, and we are extremely pleased with the results we got. He recommended a ten-session treatment for rejuvenation, stress reduction, and overall well-being.The results were loud and clear following the first couple of ac-treatments. The stress was gone and was replaced with deep relaxation, the quality of sleep dramatically improved, and our face began its trip back to its youth. By the sixth and seventh treatments it was evident that acu-facial rejuvenation is very powerful if performed by a meticulous expert like CJ. He loves what he does and it shows in his attention to details. CJ doesn't only apply the correct acupuncture combination for the problem; but he supplements them with intensive sessions of facial cleansing, nourishment, and finishing serums. The end results are nothing short of amazing, we've met several friends during and after treatment and we've heart it now a couple of times that we look like two young late-twenties people (I'm 47 and my wife is 41). The lines are practically completely gone (and I do mean completely), out faces are plumb and supple with no droopiness or sagging. We see the same luminosity as that of a collagen filled twenty something year old. We call it the acu-facial miracle. We've already recommended CJ to our family; and we recommend him enthusiastically to everyone who is serious about reclaiming his/her youthful look.
Hip Pain and Trigger Finger - Cheryl
I went to C.J. of Eastern Acupuncture for a couple of years. He has always been professional, responsive and caring. Ailments included were: severe stomach and hip pain and trigger finger. All of which responded to his treatment. I went to a hand specialist for the trigger finger and was told I needed surgery. After much pain and numerous suggestions from my husband I went to see C.J. The doctors I saw recommended surgery for the stomach. After treatment with C.J. I no longer had stomach pain. As the case with the trigger finger, the doctor suggested I get surgery on my thumb. As a result of seeing C.J., he discovered that I also had pain in my arms. After a very painful examination he told me of his course of action. After a very painful examination he told me of his course of action. They were, eating gluten free and reducing sugar which may have been causing the inflammation. With treatment over a few weeks and using his special ointment I was pain free. I'm an avid machine knitter. I was so afraid that I might not be able to knit again. C.J. recommended reducing the amount of time on the machine. I have never been happier. I am back to knitting and no longer have trigger finger and arm pain. Anytime I have pain, I go to C.J. I recommend him highly.
Hot Flashes, Shortness of breath, Weight Loss - Debbie
I have been seeing Huijeong "CJ" Choe for the last 8 months. He has helped me with various health issues. I was able to lose 50 pounds, reduce my stress levels, cure my menopausal symptoms and help with shortness of breath. I went from having the most extreme hot flashes and mood swings to living a life without these symptoms. I have been seeing western medicine doctors for years with no results. The however wanted to push drugs and surgeries on me. CJ has performed miracles. I have no pain now and ho hot flashes and can breathe normally keep the weight off and feel better now than I have felt in years. I am 56 years old woman. I will continue to see CJ for other issues such as facial cosmetic treatments and to stop smoking. I highly recommend CJ to all my friends and they have all had the same great experiences. I am so happy that I found a doctor who has compassion, caring, and generosity to all his patients. CJ is my miracle worker and I highly recommend him for anyone who really wants a cure for their problems. Thank you CJ!
Infertility - Melanie
I started to coming to CJ at Eastern Acupuncture in August of 2011. My husband and I had been trying to conceive for several months with no luck, as my body was not ovulating. This was partly due to hormonal issues, and partly due to overwhelming stress at work and about my annovulatory condition. My OB/GYN referred me to Eastern Acupuncture as a means of alternative medicine, and I am so glad that I called CJ! I was very nervous at my first visit, as I have a bit of a fear of needles and didn't know how this process would work for me. CJ took over an hour at our initial consultation to explain how acupuncture works, how he could help me, and what was going on in my body. He is very kind and patient, and makes you feel at ease. Sometimes the needles did hurt a bit, but only for a second. After all the needles were in place, I so enjoyed my "relax" time on the table, I started noticing a very apparent difference in my stress level after several treatments ( I visited Eastern Acupuncture once a week for about 6 months). With a combination of medication and acupuncture, my cycles returned back to normal, and was able to conceive! I am now 6 weeks pregnant, and so excited:) I am a big supporter of acupuncture, whether I is for some ailment/imbalance, or just for stress relief. It certainly helped me! I also highly recommend CJ at Eastern Acupuncture…he made me feel so comfortable, and you can tell that he really cares about his patients. I am very grateful for all of his help!
Lower Back Pain - Virginia
I am happy to inform the people of the Triangle and beyond that there is an alternative solution to chronic pain. All that is required is an open mind and a positive attitude. I say this because so many people believe that the only option available to them is to see a doctor for their aches and pains. I have been suffering with lower back pain since June of last year. I went to my primary care physician and he prescribed various medications to relieve my pain. Many office visits later he referred me to "pain management". I felt that I was in good hands. All the things my doctor suggested seemed to make sense. I went through countless injections of steroids. None of these treatments had any long lasting benefits. I had very bad experience with my last injection and my doctor suggested that we "lay off" the injections because they seemed to be making things worse. At this point I couldn't sit in a chair for more than 10 minutes at a time. I could only be on my feet for 30 minutes max. I had to go on short term disability because my work requires me to be in front of a computer for most of the day. I was very discouraged. The pain just seemed to be getting worse. My doctor increased my pain medication and suggested that I try aquatic therapy. I was more than happy to try anything at this point I went to several therapy sessions before I noticed that my hips went from being tender to excruciatingly painful. It was then that I decided that I had to do something different. I couldn't stand living like this any longer. I remember a good friend of mine at work always saying to me "you've got to try my acupuncturist" I finally called "CJ" and made an appointment. I one 60 minute session with him, I was able to walk out of his office without pain in my hips. I couldn't believe it. I figured at best it would wear off in a few hours and I'd be right back to hobbling around. It's been three days now and still no pain! I know he's got a lot of work to do to get me back to "normal" but I'm convinced that he will be albe to get me back to my "old self again". People of the Triangle if you are tired of conventional treatment I highly recommend that you give Acupuncture a try. My Acupuncturist "CJ" is wonderful.
Meniere's Disease - Jesse
I came to Huijeong Choe "CJ" because of my long time fight with Meniere's disease and Anxiety/Panic Disorder. Prior to being treated with acupuncture I would suffer from severe vertigo spells, and panic attacks that lead to me being stuck at home and limited my ability to carry on a normal life. I could not exercise or drive a vehicle and was stuck in my house most of the time. I have tried all sorts of medications and physical therapy to treat Meniere's but the condition only got worse over time.After several weeks of acupuncture treatments, I began to feel better. My wife has noticed my increase in activity at home and that I haven't been complaining of being 'dizzy' as often as I used to. My everyday anxiety was lessened, and the intensity of my vertigo attacks was greatly reduced. I have had great improvements of my Meniere's symptoms since starting acupuncture treatment. The everyday "fog" of Meniere's has lifted and I feel a great improvement in my everyday life. I have started to drive more frequently and started exercising again, things I haven't been able to do in over 2 years. I wanted to say thank you. Your treatments have helped me a lot.
Neck Pain & Shoulder Pain -Kathyern
I was involved in two car accidents over three years ago. I attended physical therapy for many months for pain in my neck and shoulders. I also have pain resulting from stress and fatigue. However, attending physical therapy did little to alleviate my pain. I continued therapy for many months with very little results. Therapy included traditional pt exercises, massage, ultrasound, and electrostimulation. I believed that most likely I would continue to be in pain for my lifetime when I decided to stop attending physical therapy. I had always wanted to try acupuncture, however, and was excited to meet CJ. The first appointment was very interesting because not only did we focus on my areas of pain, but we also looked at my body as a whole. I discovered that I was storing tension, had digestion issues due to stress, and other posture-related problems as well. It was interesting to see that CJ wanted to treat my body as a whole, in order to achieve full healing. After a few appointments, I was already feeling relief. I also implemented ideas that CJ recommended in order to heal while I was away from appointments. This has been the first time that I have had relief from pain as well as reduction in stress and tension. Furthermore, each appointment was handled to achieve a certain goal, not just to continue with treatment with no progress, but to gauge where my health was at certain points in time. I am very thankful for the appointments I had with CJ.
Pregnancy Swelling in Legs and Feet - Dr. Keates
At eight months pregnant, they said that there would be swelling in my legs and feet. I had kept myself in pretty good shape up until this point; no high blood pressure, no pregnancy induced diabetes. After making a visit for a routine OB appointment and showing them the cream puffs for feet I now had, they had no solution. They told me that I would just have to live with it until my baby came… Woo another two months of this? How was I supposed to get anything done. My legs became so tight that I could no longer keel due to the fact that my calves and thighs were so intensely swollen. Massage proved to be vey painful and effleurage just wasn't working. I opted to seek alternative treatment.Through another healthcare professional I found out about Huijeong "CJ" Choe. My colleague stated that he worked wonders for her. So, I scheduled an appointment. On my first treatment I was pleasantly surprised when he let me know that it would not be a ton of needles but just two to help with my condition. He allowed me to sit comfortably in a chair due to my pregnancy while I received treatment. Literally within hours the swelling had decreased at least 50 percent. It was more that "livable…" To me it was a miracle. I could kneel and get my baby's room together. It meant the world to me.
Acupuncture Referral - Dr. Borja
I have had the good fortune to work and co manage patients with Huijeong "C.J." Choe for over one year. Being a chiropractic office, the union of acupuncture and chiropractic care is the perfect symbiosis for health and healing. In my experience working with other Acupuncturists, I am astounded at the positive responses from his patients after just one or two treatments. I am very pleased at his positive mental attitude and his jovial nature. He will be my exclusive Acupuncture referral for years to come.
Sciatica - Willaims
I'm writing this letter to show you my gratitude. If it weren't for your expertise in acupuncture, I would most likely schedule for back surgery because the pain was unbearable. Through conventional medicine, I was diagnosed with Sciatica due to bulging discs of L3-L4, L4-L5. After countless pain medications at first, the orthopedic recommended pain management. Pain management included physical therapy with three epidural injections of the lower spine. Needless to say, these treatments only masked the symptoms for a couple of months and that's when my real problems began. In July-August 2004, the pain was so bad I couldn't feel my legs with continued visits to the Emergency room. (This involved more pain medication in higher doses). Meanwhile I'm waiting 4-6 weeks for my next orthopedics appointment. Upon seeing the orthopedics, he suggests surgery immediately. The pain was so intolerable, I opted for surgery at this point. My daughter, who's an x-ray tech, suggested to see an acupuncturist while we were waiting to see the Back surgeon. Thank goodness, that's when we encountered you facility ACUPAIN. After one visit, that was the first night sleep since this began in January 2004. I didn't fully understand the whole acupuncture technique but at this point, I would try anything just to make the pain go away. I would like to thank you endlessly for your patience, expertise and kindness throughout my ordeal. The follow-up visits I looked forward to even more because I'm my old self again! Thanks again and I will never forget how you made me feel 100% again.
Severe Allergies, Post Cancer Lymphedema - Alejandra
This is just a note to thank you very much for your treatment during my recent stay in Raleigh. Upon my arrival I heard about you through one of your patients and decided to make an appointment for my various ailments including severe allergies, post cancer lymphedema conditions and other digestive issues. During the first appointments I truly felt that all my issues were addressed for my daily way of life: my diet, my emotions, my sleeping habits, my body temperature and some others. I felt that my overall health was being treated completely as a unit; of human body and mind. Having cancer, my experience with healthcare had reached the conclusion that doctors are simply losing the ability to see the person, while in your care I felt that my whole person was being treated.My allergies were gone and the reason why these arose was so obvious it impressed me that my chronic condition improved and all the other issues were treated and corrected.My husband who also had an appointment with you found your insight on his oily condition and digestive problems very logical and helpful and with the few recommendations and exercises he is already seeing the improvement. I truly believe that your holistic approach to health treats both the mind and the body completely. Thank you very much!