Our Signature Treatment: Interstitial Cystitis
In 1994, Qingyao Shi, Lic. OM & Acu., our medical director, began clinical research with one of the most nationally renowned interstitial cystitis (IC) experts, Dr. Kristine Whitmore, the chairman of Urology, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia. Consequently, they ended up developing a unique Chinese herbal formula called “Intercys”. In 1998, Dr. Whitmore announced the resulting paper “The Chinese Medicine approach: Herbal Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis” at the 10th International Conference of ICA in Washington, DC. Qingyao Shi was invited to speak at this conference and ordered to be the first author of the paper due to her significant contributions.
Each year, we receive more and more requests for treatment from IC patients all over the country. Because of this, we have set up an interstitial cystitis intensive treatment program which combines acupuncture, allergy elimination treatment, and Chinese herbal medicine to target the patient’s immune system. Our follow up studies show that many of them have reached major improvements, and some of our IC patients have reported that they feel like "a new person" and their other illnesses, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, and even cancer, have also been improved.