Treating root causes instead of symptoms: A case of leaky gut and autoimmune disease
I didn't know how sick I was until seeing Dr. Lan. Though I didn't have any glaringly obvious symptoms, I was tired all the time, couldn't loose any weight, and while I knew I had a problem with my thyroid could never find any answers through conventional medicine. I was so frustrated, I felt at my wit’s end. With testing, Dr. Lan was able to determine not only what was wrong with my thyroid, but the underlying root cause of my condition. It turned out that had the condition gone unchecked, it would have resulted in serious health issues. Today, I’m 60 pounds lighter and haven't felt this good in 20 years. Not only do I credit Dr. Lan with restoring me to good health, I credit her with literally saving my life - K.W.
Giving the body just what it needs: Restoring thyroid health
Dr. Lan has been helping me with my thyroid issues for three years now and I couldn’t be more grateful for her compassionate care and insightful medical advice. Her inclusive testing has helped me understand what my body needs and how best to provide it through dietary changes and supplements. Despite previously having half my thyroid removed, I’ve been able to get off medication and today am living the active lifestyle I love. I recommend Dr. Lan and her supportive team to everyone I know. Thank you Vail Osteopathy! - G.Z.
Reducing the need for prescription medication: Minimizing the effects of ulcerative colitis
Dr. Lan's approach — finding and eliminating the cause of my illness, rather than just treating its symptoms — made sense to me when she explained it at our first appointment. She really look time to get to know me, and to understand what I wanted from my medical care. After completing a series of tests and following Dr. Lan’s recommendations, I’ve seen a dramatic reduction in my symptoms and I am far less dependent on prescription medication. It’s an approach I would recommend to anyone facing a serious disease like my colitis. - D.S.
Osteopathic manipulation for pain relief: Finding the source of the problem
Dr Lan's Osteopathic manipulation was very helpful and gave me significant and lasting pain relief from a pinched nerve in my neck that I sustained from an old injury. I had also been experiencing muscle pain, tightness, extreme fatigue, and brain fog on a daily basis. I was starting to wonder whether I could even survive on disability. Other doctors I had seen could not find any connection between my symptoms nor any cause and offered me only prescriptions, many of which had unpleasant side effects. After the initial new patient testing Dr. Lan discovered I had multiple food sensitivities and was not getting proper nutrition from what I thought was an already healthy diet. After making changes to my diet and taking the prescribed supplements for 8 months now, I have been able to greatly reduce my blood pressure medication and am no longer suffering from my original symptoms. Dr. Lan spent a great deal of time with me at our meetings and was always available via e-mail to answer any questions I had during the process.. I'm so thankful I found her and in turn, she found the root cause of my issues. I credit Dr. Lan for giving me my life back. - K.S.