Beth has tirelessly walked with me on my journey of healing for almost two decades. Through many years of suffering with chronic asthma, I was hopeful when she announced to me one day that our goal would be to get me to be able to eat anything without wheezing. It has been four years since I had an asthma attack. Prior to this time, I suffered from it for 26 years. I no longer carry an inhaler or use any medicine for asthma. I have traveled to cities where you can actually SEE the air, and to the desert where the air is filled with sand to test out my newly functioning longs. I haven't had asthma in any of these places. I'm convinced that it was a combination of modalities that healed me, and acupuncture is high on that list. Beth also treated me for several dance related injuries, back and arm pain from doing massage therapy on other people, and she has been a trusted counselor to me. She also practices esoteric acupuncture treatments, for which there are many guidebooks, and it takes an especially tuned in person to be able to perform these treatments with such skill and wisdom. As an expressive, artistic person myself, I have deeply enjoyed the esoteric treatments as much or more than the regular ones. No matter what the treatment has been, for me, Beth has demonstrated how you have to have a mix of compassion, skill, and love to be able to have longevity in a healing practice such as acupuncture. After listening to me for many years complain about feeling so alone, she said to me one day "It is part of the human condition to feel alone, Natalie. You are not alone. Everybody feels this at one time or another." I CAN tell you that when she is working with me, I only feel loved, and that improvement is on the horizon, and when I walk out of her office after a treatment, I feel balanced, energetic, and grateful for the moment. That alone tells me what a fine healer she is.
I was brought to Dr. Zhou by a friend of mine after I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. My face was completely distorted. I could not close my eyes or even blink them. My tongue was almost completely paralized and I was unable to talk. I was just beside myself with worry and pain. My family doctor told me I would have to wait 6 weeks before he could start treating my condition or order physical therapy. My friend would not hear of it and took me to see Dr. Zhou the same afternoon I received the dreadful news. Dr. Zhou started treatment right away. I was able to feel some results after the first treatment. By the time my 6-week wait period was up, I was almost completely cured . I returned to see my family doctor as scheduled and showed him how most of the paralysis was gone. This was absolutely amazing to me and my doctors. What was even better was that my glucose did not escalate with the Bell's Palsy medication to the numbers the doctors had anticipated it would rise to, nor did I have to use the emergency insulin injections the doctor prescibed to control my diabetes. Dr. Zhou was able to treat my Bell's Palsy and control my glucose through acupuncture treatments and an herbal formula. Thank you Dr. Zhou. You saved my job and my face.
I have been receiving acupuncture treatments from Beth for nearly 20 years and I can honestly say that she is the kindest, gentlest healer and person I have ever had the good fortune of meeting. It is her natural intuition and incredible bedside manner combined with her deep knowledge of Chinese medicine that have kept me going to her for so many years. She seems to just inherently know what is going on with me, but also does her routine of actual diagnostics each time I visit, so that she can tailor my session to exactly what I need at the time. She has handled many ailments of mine, both chronic and acute throughout the time I have seen her, and is always so very observant and listens to what I say, takes notes and actually pays attention to me, unlike some regular doctors' office visits. So if you are looking for someone who is kind, compassionate and really going to take into consideration what you are relaying to them, you need go no further, because Beth will be there for you and most importantly, heal you.