Testimonials from our patients

Marybeth Brown-McMunn:

My husband and I own a very busy restaurant in Chester County and our schedules are hectic to say the least. I first met Chinese Professor Jia Nadia Guo (Nadia, DOM, a professor of medicine in China) on October 7th, 2005. I walked into her office or should I say “ran,” when I had just left the hospital after a very disappointing egg retrieval procedure. I had heard through the grapevine that there was a woman Chinese doctor in Bryn Mawr who could lower FSH levels through the practice of acupuncture I had been seeing another acupuncturist however she did not specialize in gynecology. I did not even know her name when I went to her office, Medical Acupuncture Clinic in Bryn Mawr on that morning – but I certainly do now. As do the many others I have recommended to her cares. When I busted through her office door I was in a quiet panic. I said to her, “I have no eggs, after a month’s worth of fertility treatment. She responded, “No problem, get on the table, I’ll get you your eggs!” She felt that I was not balanced enough to produce healthy eggs. Following her treatment plan, I was treated by acupuncture in addition to the herbs she prescribed.

On the 17th of October, (My 39th birthday) only 10 days after starting IVF treatment I began to menstruate – 11 days earlier than expected! I again began another round of shots/fertility treatment. By Halloween I had egg retrieval. There were only three eggs instead of the dozen or so my Reproductive Endocrinologists had hoped I would produce. But much to his amazement, they were all grading “A” eggs. Unbelievable! The three eggs all turned into viable embryos and they were implanted on November 3rd, 2005. I was treated by her acupuncture and Chinese herbal nutritious for prepare retrieval and implantation processes. Her treatments included energy supporting, hormone balancing, increasing the blood flow to the uterus – all necessities for a successful implantation. I administered daily. Within one week she took my pulse and told me I was indeed pregnant I had to wait a full two weeks before I could take a blood test conducted by the fertility clinic. I was anxious but felt positive that I was indeed pregnant. The nurse called me on the 17th of November and said I was pregnant with TWINS! She is so incredible that she even predicted that I would have a boy and girl. On June 30, 2006 I gave birth to Elizabeth Olivia and Shane Michael. I have no doubt that I would NOT have gotten pregnant without Nadia’s expert help. The fertility doctor was afraid I would not get pregnant on my own and urged me to use an egg donor. He was shocked that I became pregnant. I knew I was meant to be pregnant and when I asked God for help – the idea to go see the “woman doctor in Bryn Mawr” immediately popped into my head. My pregnancy was also a wonderful experience. I continued acupuncture treatment under Nadia and took the herbs, “to feed my fish,” she would say. I had no morning sickness and only gained 33 pounds. My babies were born at 36 weeks (induced labor) and were so health that they needed on oxygen and never jaundiced. Their heartbeats were in sync during the entire pregnancy – a rarity with twins. The maternity nurses were surprised that I passed my stress tests with flying colors. I see Nadia regularly and have recommended several women with menstruation and fertility issues to her care. One girl in particular had many failed IVF treatments. Her eggs were not viable until she began seeing Nadia. Within a month she too became pregnant.

I will tout the praises of Nadia to anyone who will listen. She is truly a miracle worker. When my children ask me someday where they came from – I will answer them, “from God of course, via Chinese Professor Nadia Guo!

A very grateful patient,

Marybeth Brown-McMunn


Sally McKnight:

One morning I woke up with excruciating pain in my shoulder and arm. At night, when I moved in bed, the pain awakened me. I was experiencing burning pain and numbness in my arm. The only pain relief was when I was lying flat on my back. When I needed to be sitting up or walking, (during the holidays) I carried my arm over my head which gave me slight, temporary relief.

The next day, I began seeing doctors. The first doctor recommended I take 3 Ibuprofen 4 times a day. The second doctor gave me prescriptions for Tramadol, 50 mg. 1-2 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain and Propoxyphene. The third doctor prescribed Prednisone, 4 pills for 4 days then decreasing for a total of 10 days and Neuron tin, 100 mg. beginning with 1 capsule at bedtime for 2 nights and increasing to 3 pills daily. When I finished the Prednisone, I was instructed to take 2 Aleve daily, Tramadol for pain and Neurontin at night. I was given another prescription – for Valium to be taken prior to the MRI. I had taken so much medication, I was afraid to take more. Although I tried to lie still, the MRI technician was annoyed because she said I was moving.

Either I suffered pain or the side effects of these drugs. I told the doctor I was drowsy, dizzy and felt like a drug addict. Two nights, I was extremely thirsty and drinking water frequently all night (doctor was on vacation) so I decided to stop the Aleve and return to taking 3 ibuprofen, 4 times a day and Tramadol for additional pain relief.

I spent five weeks visiting doctors who gave me prescriptions for pain pills and tests. As prescribed, I also tried physical therapy four times without any permanent relief. The MRI indicated I have arthritis and degenerative discs pressing on nerves in my neck. The pain radiated to the shoulder and arm.

During this time I wrote to my college roommate and mentioned my pain and frustration. She told me about her forty year old daughter who had been unable to work for several months due to severe migraine headaches. While Lyn searched for relief, she had seen several doctors with no success. She tried acupuncture, her headaches are gone and she is working again.

I contacted a friend who lives nearby. After seeing Chinese Professor, Jia Nadia Guo, he had found relief from pain with acupuncture. Nadia, who has practiced for over a decade, is located in the Wilson Building at 26 Summit Grove Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. (610-526-9598).

I agreed with Nadia when she told me I was in “bad shape”. When she assured me I would be well after twelve acupuncture sessions, I was skeptical. Nadia is a very kind, caring, encouraging, knowledgeable doctor from China who has cured my pain and nerves in twelve sessions! What a wonderful miracle it is!

Sally McKnight


Doreen S.:

At the beginning of January, I experienced one of my blinding sinus attacks. Normally, I would be sick for two to three days, nauseous and unable to do much besides sleep to overcome the pain. This happened at least once a month and sometimes more often. For about thirty years, I had suffered with these sinus attacks and had tried everything my doctors described to no avail.

On a whim and a recommendation from a friend, I went to Professor Guo. Her first treatment made my feel much better immediately. However, it has been a long term project to actually treat the cause of my sinusitis. I felt strongly that I was always ill and the doctors did not treated me with both acupuncture and herbs. My decision to try acupuncture has been one of the best decisions in my life: acupuncture has made me not only just about sinus-attack free but I am also physically healthier.

Doreen S.