"In 1993, after my regular annual check-up, my PSA test came back at 170 and my Gleason score was 5. A biopsy was ordered immediately and I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. My cancer had metastasized to my spine and my pelvic lymph nodes. The cancer was so advanced, that it was inoperable and it was deemed that radiation and chemotherapy would be futile. My doctors expressed skepticism about any chance of recovery. They told me that I might have, at the outmost, two and a half years to live. Obviously, this was devastating news for me and my family. I was not even 50 years old and I was essentially being issued a death sentence.A friend of mine, a physician, suggested that I pay a visit to Dr. Goh. At that time, I was completely unfamiliar with acupuncture or Chinese medicine, but I was desperate - I would try anything.
On my first visit, Dr. Goh employed standard diagnostic procedures for Traditional Chinese Medicine, checking my pulse and looking at my tongue. She took a complete inventory of my medical history and inquired about my lifestyle. After the examination, she confidently asserted that she could help me and, at minimum, she could extend my life for more than the two and a half years I had been given by the doctors.
I received acupuncture twice a week for two months, and then once a week for six months. Dr. Goh also started me on a Chinese herbal regimen and counseled me on implementing changes to my diet. This comprehensive treatment became part of my routine. I continued to work, had acupuncture appointments, prepared and drank the prescribed medicinal herbal teas every day, and maintained a strict diet as prescribed by Dr. Goh.
Within 6 months my PSA level had returned to normal. Within one year of my diagnosis, there was not one detectable sign of cancer anywhere in my body! Fourteen years later, I am in great health. I maintain my health through exercise and taking supplements.
I am thankful for the doctor who recommended Dr.Goh, but I will be eternally grateful for Dr. Goh who saved my life and changed the trajectory of my family’s future forever.”
"People always say “it is no fun to be old.” I really agreed, especially after my 70th birthday when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At my age, even with an early stage cancer, it was not easy to contemplate surgery and regular cancer treatments, such as radiation or chemotherapy. So I did a lot of research on my own, and decided to go the natural route.
On a friend’s recommendation, I made an appointment with Dr. Goh. When I saw Dr. Goh the first time, I wasn’t sure if she could help me. I asked for her opinion and then asked her for the phone numbers of a couple of people whom she had treated for prostate cancer. After talking with them, I was sure I was in good hands.
I started having regular acupuncture and taking Chinese herbal capsules. (Taking the capsules was much easier than having to prepare herbal teas.) Upon Dr. Goh’s suggestion, I also changed to a diet she felt was appropriate for my condition
This year, 2012, I celebrated 10 years of terrific quality of life after my prostate cancer diagnosis. My PSA is normal, and for my age, I am in great physical and mental condition. I could not be more thankful to Dr. Goh who helped me so much and made my life story different. "
Infertility“I was getting acupuncture for joint pain and found my menstrual cycle became regulated. It was amazing! I’d had irregular periods from my first cycle and I did not do anything other than begin acupuncture treatments. So, when my husband and I could not conceive, I went back to Dr. Goh for infertility treatment.
I had been married for more than 2 years without using protection - never got pregnant. Dr.Goh suggested that both my husband and I have blood tests and that my husband have a check-up. We found that we both had small but complementary problems—my hormone level was low and my husband’s sperm quality was not good.
Since my insurance covered fertility treatment but not acupuncture, I made an appointment for conventional fertility treatment. My appointment was to be in six weeks. In the meantime, I paid to see Dr. Goh for regular acupuncture treatments given specifically for infertility.
Right before my reproductive clinic appointment, I missed my period… Curious... I went for a pregnancy test and… voila! I was pregnant. I wept for joy! I was so grateful to Dr. Goh who changed our future and gave me and my family the gift of new life… our baby.”
“I came to Dr. Goh for acupuncture for hormonal adjustment. I was 41 and I was planning to get married soon. I wanted to have a baby but I knew that, at my age, this might prove difficult, since I had never had a baby. I was also plagued by poor circulation and a generally weak physical constitution. I felt cold all time, and my energy level was low.
Dr. Goh examined me and began to use acupuncture to help bring my body into balance.
After three months of treatment, I felt like a different person. Soon after, I became pregnant. My Ob-gyn doctor was skeptical about my enthusiasm and suggested that I might have an incomplete pregnancy (miscarriage) or deliver an unhealthy baby. Nevertheless, I continued treatment with Dr.Goh, carried my baby to full term, and delivered a healthy baby, naturally.
To this day, I am convinced that without Dr. Goh, without acupuncture, I would not be enjoying life with my son and the life that I enjoy today, would be very, very different.”
"Like many women today, I married late and the possibility of conception was doubtful. I have hypothyroidism, which I was told was a major factor in infertility. So I began my desperate search for viable reproductive procedures.
After two failed IVF’s and one IUI, I felt frustrated and hopeless. My FSH was very high, my estrogen was low, and the lining of my uterus was thin. Then a friend introduced me to Dr. Goh. I didn’t know anything about acupuncture but I was more than willing to try.
Dr. Goh explained the philosophy of Chinese medicine. She examined me and initiated treatment. She gave me a comprehensive plan which included regular acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbal remedies, dietary changes and Mr.Gu’s special exercises.
It took nine months before my hormone levels were regulated but finally, I got pregnant and had a healthy baby."
“In 2009, I began to experience digestive trouble that, after three years, had escalated to the point that I could barely eat. I was in almost constant discomfort and pain. My bowels were totally irregular and I was tortured by diarrhea. I was afraid to eat and I was exhausted all the time.
I spent countless hours in doctors’ offices around the city trying to get relief. My diagnosis changed from doctor to doctor. One said I had GERD, another said I had bile reflux and finally an ultrasound revealed that my gall bladder was chock full of gall stones. None of the doctors, however, were exactly sure what was causing my particular combination of symptoms. All of them seemed to think that it was perfectly logical for me to accept the idea that I might be on some sort of medication to address my problem for the rest of my life!!
Yet, in all that time, none of the prescribed medications (and there were many) gave me any relief. I wanted answers but what I got were shrugs and more drugs. I had lost a huge amount of weight. I looked bad and I felt worse. My friends were secretly beginning to worry because of the way that I looked.
I was scheduled for surgery to have my gall bladder removed. A friend suggested that I see Dr. Goh after surgery to help dissipate the effects of the anesthesia. I’m not sure why I did it, but I made an appointment to see her before the surgery which was set to take place four days later.Dr. Goh took a complete inventory of my medical history. She looked at my tongue and felt my pulse. She asked if there was any way that I might postpone the surgery. She told me that, in some cases, Traditional Chinese Medicine could reverse gall bladder disease. She said, “The body put the stones there, and the body can take them away.” I decided to take the risk, and boy, am I glad I did.
After just two weeks of acupuncture (only 4 sessions) and taking Chinese herbs, I could eat almost anything I wanted. This seemed completely miraculous to me! You can’t imagine the relief of just being able to sit down and enjoy a meal for the first time in three years.
After four months of treatment, I feel healthier than I have felt in years. I have more energy, I am sleeping better, and I am symptom free. Dr. Goh is a true healer. In addition, her unfailingly positive attitude and cheerful demeanor make it such a pleasure to be in her company. She is extremely professional and her staff is lovely. I cannot recommend her highly enough. In a word, Goh!