Abigail’s Story

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“Look at the beautiful gift you gave my husband and me. I still can’t believe that it happened. Knowing you has changed my life and I will forever be grateful.

Aside from exceptional acupuncture treatments (prior to you I had been treated by 4 different acupuncturists trying to get pregnant….even driving all the way to British Columbia) you taught me so many life lessons.

You know what’s strange? I came to you to get pregnant and your treatments got me pregnant and cleared up my irregular heart beat that I have had for 16 years.”


“Thank you for all your help. Every day is better. Thank you!”


“Un million de gracias! I can never thank you enough for all the times you have helped me. I will always remember that you were there when I was very sick and in my thoughts you will always be. Don’t change. We need more people like you.”


“I started discussing my plans to get pregnant in November 2003 by January 2004 I was pregnant. I am 40 years old so I understood it could take awhile but 3 months was quick.”


“I am happier now since the treatment. I feel like I’ve gradually regained my life back, a life taken away from me when I became primary care giver of my mother-in-law for five difficult years. I loved her dearly but it was very difficult sharing my home even to the person that I loved. I do heartily thank Doug. I am much better now dealing with my depression.”


“I feel great. My shoulder and knees are taking a punishment of this softball season. I believe a lot of it comes from your treatments. Thank you very much!”


“I can’t thank you enough for excellent care and excellent service. After surgery, I experienced a lot of pain and aching throughout my whole body. I couldn’t walk well and couldn’t sleep; it was getting worse and worse. I decided to visit Doug Ko and give acupuncture a try. After the first session with Doug Ko, I was amazed at how great the treatment was and how quickly it helped. Within the first day, all the pain and aching had drastically faded and I was feeling better. Acupuncture sessions with Doug Ko were easy, quick and highly beneficial. I would definitely recommend anyone to him that is suffering from pains, aching, general health and preventative care. I would not be feeling as great as I do now without your help. I am very grateful for that. Thank you very much Doug Ko for helping me get my life back. Thanks for everything.”


“I sprained my ankle badly. I went to Sports Medicine and physical therapy at UW over a period of 2 years. I had experienced chronic pain afterwards, which got worse and worse. The providers I saw referred me to high priced specialists, all of whom charged hundreds of dollars to no avail.

I also tried chiropractic, but it did not help in this instance. My chiropractor referred me to Mr. Doug C. Ko, EAMP, Dipl. Ac, Dipl. Chinese Herbs. I only got help once under his care. Had I gone directly to him, I would have saved my insurance provider a few thousand dollars and probably a lot more on costly.

Mr. Ko is an excellent provider with very reasonable rates. He was trained by a direct disciple of a world-renowned Taiwanese acupuncturist from the 20th century. Since he reads Chinese, his understanding of acupuncture has great depth.
He’s one of the best.”


“I am 61 years old. I was in a car accident 12/30/10. I have severe rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. My right ankle and foot joints are fused. I also broke my left ankle/foot area in 2003. That was so you had some of my history. I have been treated for the last ten years or so by zillions of doctors and taken many medicines.

At first I came only because a trusted friend recommended it. The office was friendly so my first session with Doug Ko was talking. He decided that acupuncture would be the best treatment. So we started.

I have been visiting him for months now. My visits went from three to two times a week. Doug and Lee Ann have answered all my questions.
I have not felt this good in probably 8 years plus. I can stand up straight without any pain. My arthritic discomfort is tolerable. It no longer stops me from doing the things I love.

The right ankle with the fusion is a focal point. He devised treatment that changes as needed with the constant use of the heat lamp. If I comment about a “something” bothering me, he’ll question me and do “greatness.”

I truly thank them for helping me. I am able to move about with a cane or a walker now. I was in a wheelchair for about 6 years, amazing relief.”


“Exactly one year ago today I came to Doug Ko to help me quit smoking and I had 12 treatments. It’s been one year and I am still not smoking. Thank you, Doug!”


“It was with great skepticism that I followed the advice of a professional and tried acupuncture. This friend said that he, himself had benefited in a great way from Chinese medicine. So many things in my life had gone “downhill” including my health to the point where “Western medicine” simply gave up on me. I went to Doug Ko for treatment in June 2010. Due to a prior surgery, to remove my entire large intestine, Doug could not treat me with herbs but focused on the acupuncture itself to help primarily with my chronic restless leg syndrome. I had many other maladies such as depression, chronic joint pain, insomnia…just to name a few! It wasn’t long before I noticed a tremendous change in my legs. The first thing that astonished me was that I could actually lie on the table for 30 minutes without having to move my legs at all! In time, I was able to get completely off ReQuip medication that my primary care doctor prescribed. Today in September 2010 not only do I not take the medication for my RLS but I simply do not have RLS anymore!

I find it remarkable that I am less depressed & I don’t have as much chronic joint pain as I once had because I am sleeping much better & having less headache pain as well. The time I spend in each acupuncture treatment is very healing for me. I find it completely relaxing and this too is a miracle for me! To be able to actually relax! The relaxation goes with me the rest of the day. I am feeling so much better now, and am also humbled by Doug Ko and Lee Ann’s genuine caring and generosity. I really feel as if they are not in this business for the money but as his mission statement says, for the contribution he can make towards society. What a beautiful contribution it is! Thank you Doug and Lee Ann for helping me get my life back!”


“I came to Doug Ko for my neck and low back pain. After some treatments these pains got under control. I continued acupuncture treatments for general health. I did my first check up by my medical doctor and found out that my cholesterol went down and my blood pressure is good. I now believe that acupuncture is not only for pain but also for general health and preventative care.”


“It worked! I had been trying to have a baby for one year. I had been trying conventional treatment but never got pregnant. I decided to try alternative medicine and went to Doug Ko. I became pregnant during the fourth month of treatment. Now we have a beautiful daughter.”


“Thank you both for your help and expertise. I am so happy to be sleeping again all night. My overall sense feeling like a normal person is really getting better. Keep up the good work.”


“After three or four years of progressively worse pain and numbness in my lower back, legs, and feet, I finally went in for surgery to relieve my nerve compression in my spine. The operation was successful, but a lot of pain and numbness remained from the abuse of my nerves suffered prior to the decompression operation. I went back to the surgeon and asked for a prognosis on the pain and numbness I was still experiencing. The bottom line, in his words… “sometimes they get better and sometimes they don’t.”

Over a period of about six months I tried a number of things to improve the pain and numbness, but didn’t make much progress until my friend, Bruce, suggested that I look into Doug Ko’s regimen of acupuncture and herbs. Bruce had been suffering from low back pain and knee pain for some months and had received much relief from Doug’s program. I decided to make an appointment, and am very glad that I did. After two months of treatment, I could detect definite signs of improvement. After five months of treatment I am free of pain and numbness in my back and legs. Like they say in the credit card commercials…Priceless!”


“Doug Ko has given me my life back. I have suffered from chronic migraines for 15 years sometimes having one every day for six weeks at a time. Since starting to see Doug over 2 months ago, I have been migraine free. Acupuncture has done for me what medical doctors have been trying to do for years.”

B. C.

“I would like to thank Doug Ko for helping me make my life better. I started seeing Doug Ko in June 2007. I have had over ten major surgeries and the last health problem was an abscess on over 70% of my right lung. I also don’t have a spleen, gall bladder, and several other organs.
Doug Ko was so good in explaining what I was missing and how acupuncture combined with herbs could help my body be whole again. With his advice and my weekly visits I have to say I have never had as much energy and felt so much better because of the treatment I receive every week.

I believe we need to seek out other forms of medicine (alternative). I was happy when Doug Ko explained that he feels acupuncture can go hand in hand to work with modern medicine.

I want to thank Doug Ko for helping me feel better every day. (I have not even had a cold since I started acupuncture.) He really take his time to explain why he is putting the needle where he does and how the qi/chi should flow.

Words cannot ever say how grateful I am to Doug Ko, and I tell everyone who is fed up with regular doctors to give Doug Ko a try and see if he can help them. I am a walking advertisement for the benefits of acupuncture.”


“Thank you Doug Ko! I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome during graduate school and it took over my life. I had to leave school and then could not keep up a part-time job. I went from living my life at 100% to 40%. My doctor told me that I could go on disability if I couldn’t work. I was shocked! That was not the option that I wanted. I wanted to get better, but there was no treatment for me and no hope.

I received a recommendation for acupuncture with Doug Ko and decided to try it as a last result. Doug Ko’s treatment should have been my first resort. I wasted so much despair before meeting Doug, but now I have my life back! A few months of herbs and acupuncture have brought my fatigue to a manageable level. There are even times that I don’t notice at all. I am working full-time and am planning to go back to school soon.

My husband and I are even planning to start a family; a dream that I feared I would never have the energy for. Chronic Fatigue does not have to be to equal hopelessness. I want others to that that there is an answer. With Doug Ko’s treatment, I went from an energy level of 40% to 90%. I am grateful to be back.”


“I was in a head on accident two years before I first came to see Doug. The drugs and the physical therapy that my regular doctor recommended did not seem to relieve the chronic pain in my back or neck, in just a few weeks I noticed a huge improvement in both of these areas. I also had a severe tremor and suffered from high blood pressure both of these aliments have vastly improved.”


“I can’t thank you enough for your excellent care. I came to you with chronic insomnia, stress and restless legs, and after only a few treatments I noticed considerable improvement.

I have been under your care now for several months, and I can now sleep peacefully, and have noticed that I am generally much more relaxed. In addition, I started to experience hot flash type symptoms, which you have completely eliminated with herbs. I will continue acupuncture and herbs throughout my life to maintain balance, and avoid the prescriptions that conventional medicine is so eager to throw at the symptoms. Your treamtnents eliminate the source of the underlying problem and not just try to mask it by temporarily taking away the symptoms.

Your caring manner and exceptional service are greatly appreciated. I recommend your office every chance I get.”


Guillermo & Adriana & Lio

“Since I started seeing Doug Ko a little less than a year ago my health has improved significantly. The acupuncture along with the herbal remedies have given me more strength and energy than I have had in years. I also admire his depth of knowledge, integrity and pleasant personality. Most of all, I am pain free.”


“I hurt my back so badly that I was in severe pain. With acupuncture and herbal treatment, I am now pain free.”


“After being rear-ended (in an auto accident) I was experiencing some mild spinal pain and severe muscle tension along my whole back. After treatment by Mr. Ko, my back feels almost normal.”


“After the birth of my son I had severe low back pain. My doctor referred me to a physical therapist that didn’t help. Neither did the massage therapy or chiropractic care. A couple of years of this treatment plan failed to reduce my chronic pain. It wasn’t until acupuncture treatments (8 total) with Doug Ko, that I was finally out of pain. It’s been 16 months.”


“I was told I have TMJ by my doctor and dentist. I was skeptical towards acupuncture. A good friend of mine told that it works so I gave it a try since nothing else worked. After 5 sessions my jaw feels almost normal.”


“Once while having treatment for certain condition, I mentioned that I had a sore throat. With just two needles it went completely away, rather than developing into a cold. Another time, my left hip was aching and during one treatment it no longer ached.”


“Having decided on acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments for incontinence I am very pleased with the progress of the healing with Doug Ko.”


“I was in an auto accident in 1986. Since then I developed pain in my feet and ankles and up the sides of my legs. I have had three treatments and the pain I have had has lessened and has gone away between my toes.”

D DeJordin

“I hurt my shoulder playing baseball and could hardly play catch but after 8 treatments here I can pitch again!”


“I initially sought out Doug Ko’s services for chronic headache and migraine problems. Mr. Ko has successfully gotten this problem under control in an amazingly short period of time.

Mr. Ko was also able to assist in my endeavor to lose weight. Since February 2004, I have been able to lose 34 pounds. I look forward to losing another 16 pounds to achieve my ultimate weight goal.

Additionally, Mr. Ko was able to help with hot flashes caused by menopause. Although not completely gone, the hot flashes have diminished to point where I am able to sleep throughout the night in comfort.

Most people I speak with about acupuncture raise their eyebrows and become immediately skeptical, however I am now a true believer. Thank you.”


“I was facing a change in medications for cholesterol; I had started to go up again. Having treatments by Doug Ko my cholesterol went from 189 to 158 my triglycerides 158 to 113, my HDL 47 to 56 and my LDL 110 to 79. Thank you.”


“I came to Doug Ko for relief of hot flashes. They are now almost completely gone. He has helped to lower my blood pressure and I reduced the amount of medication I am taking. I hope to get off the medication completely. He is also helping me with weight loss.”

D. Zopfi

“I went to the blood lipid center for a cholesterol test which has been very high all of my adult life; the doctor could not believe it. My last blood draw was 286 and 10 treatments and 40 days later it was 191. I told them the only change had been my acupuncture treatment and every one was shocked at my results. I would recommend Doug Ko to everyone that has run out of hope plus he is a very caring soul and person.”