PATIENT STORIES

PAIN MANAGEMENTS

08/13 - S.H


I had shoulder tension and tension headache for a very long time. My doctor prescribed prescription painkillers and muscle relaxer medication. Pain Killer only temporary released my headache. Muscle relaxer put me to sleep but waking up with stiffness. Without release of my tension, I got vertigo and felt like walking in cloud. My co-worker told me about Thomas Acupuncture. I gave it a try. It is an eye opening experience. I learned the source of my tension is coming from the food that I eat. After 92 days of weekly treatment, my shoulder tension, tension headache, vertigo, and unsteadiness disappeared. I feel lighter and happier. Thomas's revolutionary treatment of digestive tract as source of my tension has given me a new life. I even lost a few pounds during the treatment. Now I visit Thomas Monthly and continue following his advice to live better life.




07/17 - Monica N.


During 6 years I had pain inflammation and constipation in my abdomen. I had been under expensive and functionality test without any result. Fortunately many people suggested me to visit Dr.Thomas , it was a wonderful idea because since the first day his treatment start to make me feel much better than before. Now I am completely heal and want to share my experience to help other people.




01/28 - Linda B.


Thomas has given me extraordinary care. He restored my frozen shoulder to full range of motion after two sessions. Twice a week physical therapy in multiple weeks had yielded minimal results. More recently, he has been treating my knee in which a MRI revealed two complex tears to the meniscus and a bruised patella. Thomas has significantly reduced the inflammation and I can almost stand completely straight on the leg. I cannot recommend him enough!




01/24 - Olga V.


Dr.Thomas is a very empathetic healer. He truly cares about his patients. I am a 78 year old woman and depleted physically and emotionally. With his knowledge of the human body and person, Dr.Thomas was able to identify what was happening to me and his insight started me on a road of recovery to the point that today I feel health with a life worth living, which I had lost. His desire to truly help is, in my experience, rarely found in any medical or homeopathic community. One day I mentioned that I would dearly to fix my aging appearance and he said “I can help with that” And he did! Who needs botox when you have Dr.Thomas?! Dr.Thomas has been an incredible blessing in my life.




01/16 - Deborah L.


Thomas and his staff are friendly and fantastic. Thomas is so knowledgeable and keeps me in good health and feeling food in a natural way without drugs or surgery. I keep coming back because I always feel so much better after a session. I like that Thomas explains things when I ask him.




01/12 - Nina. D


Referred by a friend who was treated for irritable bowel syndrome and had wonderful success. Treated for fatigue; both mental and physical. My vision was affected and it caused dizziness. My ophthalmologist could not make improvements to my eye glass prescription. After two months of the recommended diet and regime of herbs I feel like myself. My vision has improved – no more dizziness and my energy has improved. As an added plus, I lost several pounds without trying.




01/12 - Mary K.


I have been coming to Thomas for 2 years. I came here initially for my IBS and many other issues. Thomas had taken of all my health issues even I felt there was no hope for me. He and his staff are very caring and extremely polite. I will continue to come here for whatever reason I have a need for.




01/11 - Lola G.


¡Volvi a la vida! Después de años de sufrir tanto, de visitar tantos médicos, especialistas, tratamientos para el envenenamiento de níquel por algunos dispositivos que tuve que evitar que mi bebé tuviera que beber, mi salud colapsó hasta que el Dr. Thomas me ha estado tratando, siento que iba a vivir. Una experiencia divina ¡Dios te bendiga junto con todo tu personal! - Maria Gomez




01/11 - Mary C.


Dr. Thomas is an amazing healer. I saw many doctors over the last 25 years who gave me diagnosis and prescriptions but they never made me better. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, mixed connective tissue disease, frozen shoulder, irritable bowel syndrome, morgellons and lyme disease. When I began to see Dr.Thomas, I could not walk up stairs because of knee pain and my body had inflammation from my feet to my head. With the acupuncture and diet changes recommended by Dr. Thomas, I lost almost 50 pounds and stopped the prescriptions. Inflammation is gone and I can walk up stairs easily without pain. I would recommend Thomas Acupuncture and Wellness to anyone with pain.




01/11 - F.K.


Several years now, I have been receiving treatment from Thomas Seo. I came with chronic fatigue and experienced improvement through the years. It is essential to say consistent in not only your treatments but your diet and lifestyle. Thomas cares beyond the temporary treatment. His goal is to not only alleviate but to fix the root cause.




01/10 - E.R. M


I have been getting better since my initial visit! I greatly appreciate all Dr.Thomas has done for me. He has been improving ailments I didn’t think was possible to repair or improve. Thank you so very much for all you have done and continue to do for me.




06/15 - Daniela


Thomas changed my life. I first came here with a frozen shoulder, severe rain and a 9mm calcification in the shoulder. Thomas changed my food diet together with acupuncture and within weeks, my pains was drastically reduced. I recovered my arm movement and I feel more energetic and in an improved mood dover all. After a couple of months, the calcification disappeared and I had no pain what so ever. Thomas was referred to me by a close friend and I highly recommend him if you have pain or health issues. I am sure he will change your life as well! PS. The Doctors (Physicians) had recommended shoulder surgery….





WELL-BEING

01/11 - Rosibel P.


He tenido buena atención, son muy amables, me he vuelto muy preocupado con mis problemas de salud. Los he recomendado a varios amigos.




05/30 - Joey M.


Thomas is a miracle worker. I had been seeing for several years for every time I had some injury for pains from exercise or martial arts training. At first I doubted that his methods could get rid of the pain in one treatment. But when he did, it was impressive. Lately I had different kinds of joint pains from lack of exercise and unhealthy diet that regained longer treatment. It worked again. The entire staff is friendly and professional that created a great environment for treatment. I wish you all the best. Thank you.




04/26 - Linda H.


Very beneficial to my overall health. Have been educated about vegetables and their importance in overcoming my health issues. Staff very knowedgable and courteous. Would highly recommend, I feel my body has improved this past year through the treatment I have received.




04/26 - Aurora


I was sick for over ten days. After multiple visits to doctors with no answers my family called Dr. Thomas. He even came in on his day off to treat me. After just one visit I was already feeling better. He truly does care about his patients and always does his best to take care of the problem. Next time I will go straight to him instead of wasting time and money on different doctors.




04/20 - Eileen W.


Thomas is a gifted healer. My case has stumped 4 dozen doctors, from Hopkins to Fairfax. His mission is core driven and as comprehensive as any I've seen in my 25 years of healthcare work. A man of few words - he finds areas of dysfunction in your body by touch, sight and listening, without invasive tests. My scientist husband was recently hurt in a bike accident and when his team worked on him I left the office with a "straighter -walking" spouse. They truly express care and compassion, we need a WHOLE lot more of that in healthcare. Thank you for keeping it simple and gently driving home the mind/ body/spirit balance message. I know God placed you in my healing path!




04/15 - Michelle C.


Regular acupuncture makes a big difference for me. it helps me with my energy, sleep, digestion and pain. Dr. Thomas is very thorough and gives me practiced advice for me to do thing at home to help myself.




04/15 - Helen


I have been receiving service from Thomas Acupuncture for over a year now. They have helped to increase my energy level, straighten my hip to reduce pain, and given me valuable information to help eat the kinds of food that will benefit me most. I highly recommend Thomas Acupuncture for any concerns you may have regarding your health.




04/15 - Katya P.


I am very happy with my treatments and results. I feel much better and have more energy. Thomas is a wonderful doctor. He welly cares about his patients. All staff in the office are very nice and friendly. I highly recommend this acupuncture office to all my friends




03/20 - Damarias B.


I am very happy with Thomas Acupuncture and Wellness. Besides the benefits I have received such as weight loss, stress relieve, and pain relief, Thomas has made me more aware of my health importance. What I put in my body reflects on my skin, in my attitude; I'm much happier. I have never been regular, and the detox has helped me tremendously. The staff is great and always with a positive attitude and a smile. Thank you guys for all your help. You've boosted my self-esteem.




03/20 - M.S.M.


It's great being here. I can't wait until next Saturday. I feel so good, so energetic specially knowing that I'm on the path of a healthier life. I've learned what is good pain, even though it hurts, the results are so good and I know that m pain will go away one day. All the people here are so nice, treat you so well that it's a pleasure to come. They are always there to listen to you and give you good advice. Thank you so much.




03/20 - W.H.


This is an amazing experience. The focus on your total well being is interesting, enlightening and productive. The results of the sessions are evidential effective. I would recommend this experience to everyone.




03/20 - S.Z.


When I came to Thomas Acupuncture, I had complaints of not sleeping well, back and neck aches and pains, twitching, acid indigestion, and overall not feeling well for some time. Through the use of herbal teas, diet changes, and acupuncture, these have been resolved or greatly reduced. In addition, unknown kidney issues came to light and other issues which seemed unrelated were realized and resolved. While I do still consult with traditional doctors, I only got relief and answers for these ailments through Thomas Acupuncture. I now feel and sleep much better, have fewer aches and pains, have lost weight, and rarely twitch. I also have an understanding of the root cause of many of my ailments.




03/20 - JG


Since coming to Thomas Acupuncture, I have noticed an overall improvement in my health. The Thomas clinic has assisted me in proper nutrition, the alignment of my back, better blood flow, and clearing out toxins within my body. Staff has always treated me with respect and are very professional in nature.




03/20 - Lynn H.


The knowledge and understanding here is amazing. My medical situation and history is complex, and yet right away the trouble areas were identified and accordingly treated. All of the seemingly individual problems - low energy, muddled thinking, chronic ear infections, anger, cold - were related problems. Acupuncture, body work, and training for (and adherence to) lifestyle changes helped correct those problems when nothing else did. It is obvious that the staff cares and that they are dedicated to healing. I have recommended Thomas Pain Care to my friends and family not just for pain management but for true healing. The treatments go a long way. I was very lucky to find this clinic. Thank you.




03/20 - Mia P.


Wonderful staff accommodates to patient needs and takes extreme care when it comes to making you feel comfortable. Dr. Thomas definitely understands patients and knows exactly how to treat symptoms. He is very knowledgeable with food groups/types. I have struggled at first with keeping up with my treatment plan. But in the end, I have successfully improved my health and well being all thanks due to him and the staff. I have recommended friends to see him and it is always a pleasure to keep recommending his office!




03/20 - Beverly


Treatment that I have received at Thomas Acupuncture & Herbs is totally different compared to chiropractic or traditionally based care. my treatments are focused on the whole body or system; education on food and behaviors are critical components of my care. this comment is provided after my 3rd treatment with Thomas Acupuncture & Herbs. I am looking forward to many treatments with the professional, knowledgeable, courteous and customer-oriented. Staffs at Thomas Acupuncture & Herbs, Thank you, Thomas, for improving my quality of life!




03/20 - SUSAN W.


I believe acupuncture is a wonderful healing technique and I'm very happy to have found Thomas's clinic. I think Thomas is a very intuitive acupuncturist who is also very professional and direct. It's a pleasure to be in his clinic with his supportive staff. My ailment has improved tremendously under his care and diet plan change. I highly recommend him to others.




03/15 - HJ R.


Awesome! This is the best clinic I've ever visited. Dr. Seo and his staffs are kind and very friendly. Whenever and whatever I have questions, Dr. Seo has answers and suggestions. he is the best acupuncturist and doctor I've ever had. I highly recommend Thomas Acupuncture & Herbs to everybody. Actually, many of my friends and relatives are his patients now and they love him. I deeply thank Dr. Seo and his staffs for everything.




03/15 - R. J.


I love Thomas Acupuncture! The staff is friendly & knowledgeable. They take time to explain every aspect of the treatment. The office environment is pleasant & comfortable. I have recommended Thomas Acupuncture to my friends & family. I feel great & would return for more treatment without second thought. Top notch care & service





SKIN CONCERNS

12/12 - Maria


I had low energy and what I thought was pain that would not go away. After following both acupuncture treatment and my tailored diet for almost two months, I’ve lost 12lbs and feel so much more energized and motivated. My aches and pains – especially hip pain/sciatica pain has not bothered me at all. My skin is clearer and my patience with my two children has increased. Also, I have not slept so well in years.





WEIGHT LOSS

04/13- Diego, MD


Diego from Glenelg, Maryland (33 lbs lost in less than 50 days, chronic abdominal and shoulder pain gone, feeling great!) On February 26th I went to my doctor. My weight was my life record of 251lbs, but also I felt very bad, cold in all my body, confused, tired, nauseated, etc. After normal questions, etc, we agreed that I needed to wait to see blood tests, etc (as always). For several years I had acute abdominal pain (and after several expensive and complex studies, I still didn't know what caused them, nor a solution for the pain). Last year I developed (without apparent reason) chronic pain in my right shoulder and arm. Same story, a lot of studies showed nothing conclusive. That same day I went to see Dr. Thomas. Immediately he developed a plan of action. He recommended I immediately restrict wheat, dairy, and any kind of sugars. He also recommended natural supplements. With confidence, he said he was going to take care of me and he started applying needles to address the general inflammation I had, and in particular my shoulder issue. That night, I didn't have any pain at all, I immediately recovered strength and mobility in the arm. In the time it took to get back the blood results (one week), I lost 7 pounds and my traditional doctor agreed it was a good idea to stop eating wheat but was it, no further recommendations or plan or action from the traditional professionals. I started with two sessions of acupuncture per week, Dr. Thomas periodically adjust the supplements I take every day, and more important than anything else, I always feel he takes his time to understand what is happening between sessions and I know I have his full attention. Since then, we decided to power boost the weight loss with intermittent fasting (not mandatory, but very easy to follow), the abdominal pain is gone, I feel great, strong and focussed. I don't feel cool in the body, my sinus is clear, I stopped snoring, I don't have pain in my shoulder and arm, and today, April 13th I weight 218 lbs, 33 pounds lost !!!! We moved the weight loss objective from 200lbs to 180 lbs. I am half way, but with Dr. Thomas support I know I can do it. And yes, I don't like needles at all, but to be candid, they are not painful. Dr. Thomas is careful and kind and I trust him. Also, isn't it more painful to be and feel sick all the time? Believe me, to be treated by Dr. Thomas is not just worth it, but maybe the only way to get rid of chronic issues that you may have and that the traditional medicine just cannot address as it doesn't see the patient as a complex interconnected "system". Dr. Thomas addresses the "all" in its entirety and that is why he is so successful.




03/27 - E.M.C.


I have been seeing Dr.Seo (Thomas) regularly since February 2018. Since then I have lost 40 lbs and feel better than I have in over 10 years. My cholesterol level is under 200 for the 1st time in almost 40 years. Combines with regular exercise and a diet consisting of foods recommended for my by Thomas. I am prescription drugs and commercial supplement free. I no longer have pain in my knees of muscles and my skin is radiant. I could not be more pleased. Dr. Seo is positive and supportive and the staffs in his office is excellent. I always look forward to my next visit.




01/16 - Ronaldo. S.J


Excellent professional, the only that really helped me with my gastritis (my continuous stomach ache hat I had for the last 20 year disappeared. Also, the only doctor that helped me with water retention, I lost man pounds of liquid and toxins. I'm feeling much better now and learning a lot about my body and diet.




01/12 - Monica G.


I started coming to Thomas after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, after surgery and radiation I had many issues related to the cancer and treatment such as fatigue, pain, and blood clots. I started feeling better after a month hand I feel I’m in better health then I have ever been, treating the whole body focusing on the immune system while incorporating a special diet has been working well. I notice the difference when I miss appointments and stop my diet. I recommend Thomas for a whole body approach.




01/12 - Monica S.


I've known Thomas for 4 years, and I absolutely trust my health on him. Thomas is incredibly knowledgeable; his staff is super friendly and professional, and if you follow his diet and treatment you will definitely see an astonishing improvement in your health. His diagnosis is to the point, and I couldn’t be happier with the results and for finding his clinic.




01/12 - Y.L


Since I started visiting Thomas acupuncture and wellness, my health has improved a lot. My regular doctor told me: “whatever you are doing, continue. You are in the right track.” And that’s what I'm doing! Through its program I've learned how to eat healthier and better. I've lost weight in combination with exercise and walking, I feel energetic and happier. In general, I feel great!! *FYI, I missed the massage and maybe an annual evaluation about the treatment to incorporate variation in smoothies.*




05/30 - F.Z. from Baltimore


I am having a very enjoyable and friendly experience. Have noticed a marked improvement with my allergies and food sensitives. Less head congestion and indigestion. The rapid weight loss was a pleasant surprise. (25 lbs in 6 weeks). Looking forward to more improvements going forward.




05/23 - MARY C.


Dr.Thomas in highly recommended. He has greatly reduced my pains and I feel much younger. I lost 30 lb in the first 3 months, and 44 lb in six months. Pains form my joint stiffness are greatly reduces, inflammation is gone, and even my complexion is better.




05/16​ - Martha R.


The treatment helps the body system to lose weight and the reduces pain and you will feel much better. Both my mom and myself got a lot more thinner. We enjoy coming here and learning something new every day. We recommend coming here you will love it too. Getting acupuncture really helps even it could look scare at the first time but after with the treatment you will see the change.




05/16 - Grace


I've been asked so many times how did I lose weight (30 lbs in 2 mos.(Oct &Nov 2012 .now 40 lbs in 3 1/2 months- Dec 2012 & Jan 2013) in so short a time.. Very simple. no pills, no drugs nor rigorous exercise,, Everything natural,, Only a drastic switch to a healhier food intake @ lesser quantiy .. At first, I can't eat brown rice but I decided to look for something to make it more palatable to my palate so I used Sesame seed and green (or black) seaweed mix as rice condiments (Aji Nori Furikake) ..As for the salad (which never appealed to me at all prior to the drastic switch), I used either vinaigrette or the YUZU Citrus flavored dressing.. Both are available @ H Mart or any Asian supermarket.. Stay away from sweets, juice, dairy products , fried stuff and meat.. Drink Soy or Almond milk if you really want to drink milk.. Eat lots and lots of veggies (spinach, mushrooms etc) and only grilled, steamed or baked veggies with little fish or seafood (but drink ginger tea when eating fish.) and I go to my Acupuncturist to ensure that my blood circulation and digestive system are working properly..It may help to mention my name also to the Acupuncturist (Dr. Thomas -Myung Chan Seo) 703-750-0577 . . . (and I never regretted having gone there from Day 1.. Thanks Annie W. for bringing me there to have my vertigo cured !) Again, the weight loss was accidental because it was more for curing the very root cause of my vertigo which was an inflamed stomach and poor blood circulation ! Come join me in our MHC Health & Wellness Campaign and we will put you in the path towards a healthier lifestyles at no cost at all.. We simply want a heathier community where everyone is happy and will live long enough to carry out their passion ! and to top it all , STAY HAPPY and INSPIRED always by your loved ones, family, friends and the most imporant, GOD !!!




12/12 - Evelyn


I had been trying for years to lose weight – several diets, several “pills” yet, nothing worked. Dr. Thomas has put me on the right path to a successful weight loss method that has helped not only weight loss but overall good health and well being. Thank you so much Dr.T.




12/12 - Patricia C.


I have been a patient of Thomas for over two months, and my experience has been excellent. I came in feeling without energy, Depressed with terrible pain in my left knee. I was overweight and hadn’t been able to lose any weight on different diets. After my initial treatment with Thomas and following his diet recommendations to the letter, I feel like a totally different person. I’ve lost 16lbs, I have more energy, feel happy, sleep like a baby, and the knee pain is gone! Im extremely thankful towards Thomas, his treatment, the herb supplements, the new way of eating. His staff is great too – so kind and supportive.





STRESS MANAGEMENT

05/16 - Amber D.


I came in to see Thomas because of an injury to the muscles around my hip (from ballet dancing). With one visit the pain left my hip, but he also helped me with emotional issues I was having, especially with anxiety. He corrected my diet to bring me back into balance. Thomas treated me as a whole person, not just my symptom. I am beyond delighted with his care and service, along with his whole team.




05/16 - MCE, Bethesda, MD


I have found a level of balance since coming to the Thomas Acupuncture & Herb Clinic. I have a very challenging career and the level of stress is quite high. I was able to feel significant relief of pain in my cervical and thoracic spine after the first session. I have begun to understand the importance of a proper way to nourish my body and have embraced eating foods which assist my body natural healing process. This treatment plan was totally new to me and I am grateful for the positive experience and the journey to a healthier me. I am losing weight gradually; medication for long standing ailments have been reduced, and I feel energized. Thank you so much!




05/16 - Susan M.


I feel very strongly that my overall health (physical and emotional) has benefited through Thomas's work. His work on me during stressful times dealing with aging parents has been amazing. I feel less anxious and stressed out. After the holidays I felt sluggish and less energy so Thomas did a colon detoxic through acupuncture- wow! I felt so much lighter and better almost immediately. The staff is very helpful and welcoming. I would highly recommend Thomas. He is hones and encouraging.





POST-OP CARE

05/16 - J.P


After hip surgery during which my femoral vein was lacerated and blood clots scar tissued in it. Thomas has helped eliminate most nerve pain. After rotator cuff surgery and being told one muscle was deteriorating and told not to play golf. Thomas helped me get back to golf with no shoulder pain. Very pleasant office decor. Very pleasant staff- I enjoying talking with them and with Thomas. He is very professional in all ways. Thomas is excellent at dietary suggestions.





SCOLIOSIS

05/16 - Vivian


​I had a chronic headache due to the scoliosis for many years. I went to see a chiropractor but the treatments were unsuccessful. I met Dr. Thomas several years ago and I feel much better now. He is passionate, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable with his techniques and treats each and every patients like his own family. Overall, it was a great experience to meet him as my doctor and I would definitely recommend him to everyone.




05/16 - Joseph


When I first started seeing Thomas, I had been diagnosed with severe scoliosis, and was most likely going to need surgery. Due to the treatment of Thomas and his team, I was able to avoid major surgery, and went into minor surgery in the best possible health. He has helped me with my recovery following post-op, resulting in me having no restrictions on my movement. I have also gained back all the weight I lost during surgery. Thomas' acupuncture really was a blessing in my life during a very difficult time. I plan on continuing to see him for the years to come.





SPORTS INJURIES

05/30 - Joey M.


Thomas is a miracle worker. I had been seeing for several years for every time I had some injury for pains from exercise or martial arts training. At first I doubted that his methods could get rid of the pain in one treatment. But when he did, it was impressive. Lately I had different kinds of joint pains from lack of exercise and unhealthy diet that regained longer treatment. It worked again. The entire staff is friendly and professional that created a great environment for treatment. I wish you all the best. Thank you.




05/16 - Jin K.


I had shoulder pain and low back problem for a long time due to athletic injuries, tried several chiropractic and acupuncture but none of them would able to get rid of my pain but Dr. Thomas. He is great!!




05/16 - G.D.


Thomas Acupuncture is great. They have helped me with baseball injuries as well as helping me heal quicker from surgery. They help you become a healthier person and make your body feel good. I recommend Thomas Acupuncture to everyone. They are all very nice too!





TMJ

05/16 - Kathryn


I came to Thomas Acupuncture for relief of TMJ. Not only was my TMJ relieved but also my chronic Agina, which was a huge relief. Thank you! I highly recommend Thomas and his team of professionals. They are Thoughtful caring and truly are concerned about your health





VERTIGO

05/16 - Grace V.


Thomas is a miracle worker ! I've been suffering from vertigo for weeks and I felt so hopeless being a slave to this dizzy condition making me less functional in so many ways @ work and with my volunteer mission. But as soon I went for the first visit (courtesy of Annie W.), I felt the comforting drastic change. Not only did it mitigate my vertigo but now i feel lighter and very inspired to live a healthy life including the trek to the pendulum road of weight loss and better blood circulation (no more blood vessels blockages !) Life is so short, live it the way it should be.





 
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