You enter a sacred space that feels healing just walking into Hsiao Hsien Chu's and Roger L. Fenneman's Center in downtown Glendale. They are exceptionally skilled practitioners. Initially I went for acupuncture for back and neck pain. Hsiao Hsien's acupuncture was wonderful but due to an aggravated condition she suggested that I consider some herbs thru Roger. At first I adamantly refused, "No herbs! They always upset my stomach." There was no pressure and no further conversation. I returned in a few weeks with a sinus infection, a chronic problem. I asked more about the herbs since I'd had enough of antibiotics. Hsiao Hsien explained that the herbs were liquid concoctions that were compounded & cooked at the Center as opposed to being capsules of twigs & stiff leaves (the kind that burned my stomach). I was more willing esp. to avoid antibiotics. Roger asked me a lot of Q's and handed me about 8 warm packets of liquid herbs. Wow. The herbal concoction worked well and did not burn my stomach! Now, if I start to feel any illness coming on this clinic is my first stop when it used to be the corner drug store, and with better results. They are relatively new to the Valley (about 1 year ?) but they came straght to Glendale after spending several years training in China. Get in while they are still available. B/c people this skilled are eventually hard to get in with.
Posted: 6/26/2008 • Link to this review
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