Adrenal Issues, Anxiety, Back Pain, Bakers Cyst, Bell’s Palsy, Best Result,
Cancer, Chronic Fatigue, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Digestive System,
Eczema, Epilepsy, Facial Pain, Faint and Dizziness, Fibromyalgia, Foot Pain,
Gall Bladder Issue, Gastroparesis, General, Headaches and Insomnia,
Herniated Disc, Hives, Hormonal Imbalance, Hot Flashes, Hypothyroidism,
Infertility, Insomnia, Intractable Nausea, Knee pain and arthritis, Muscle Tightness,
Nerve Pain, Pain and Stress, Pain Management, Palpitation, Prostate, PTSD,
Sciatica with Plantar Fasciitis, (Give up) Smoking, Snoring and Sinusitis,
Stomach Pain, Stress Management, Tinnitus, TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia,
Ulcerative Colitis, Weight Loss, Other
I started seeing Dr. Fan at the end of 2011. My husband and I had been dealing with infertility for almost 4 years with 3 miscarriages, one that was with IVF (in vitro fertilization). I came across articles about acupuncture for infertility and figured why not, I’ve tried just about everything at this point. That was the best decision I made. Adding acupuncture to my fertility treatments was the only change I made compared to previous treatments and I’m happy to say my daughter just turned 2 last week. I truly feel that had I not done the acupuncture I wouldn’t have my daughter. Like I said, it was the only thing I did different from my previous IVF. The treatments have also helped with my menstrual cycle. They use to be really painful leading up to the cycle as well as during. They also use to vary in the amount of days. No more!! I have no more PMS and I can pretty much predict when it will come within a day or two. I’ve stayed a patient over the years and excited about getting pregnant again w/Dr. Fan’s help!!
I will never be able to put into words what Dr. Fan did for me and how grateful I am for her. I have a beautiful, healthy baby girl after 10+ years of trying to conceive. I had given up on having a baby after fertility treatments didn’t work. Initially I went to see Dr. Fan because I was having debilitating menstrual cycles and I was desperate for relief. She helped to regulate my cycles, reduce my pain greatly, and just after a short while, I was pregnant. I couldn’t believe it! Dr. Fan is truly a miracle worker and a blessing! I only wish I had met her years ago! She has a special gift for healing others. Thank you so much Dr. Fan…I will be grateful to you forever.
There is no one like Dr. Fan…she’s a compassionate and one of a kind physician! After 11+ years of trying to conceive, I have a beautiful little girl and another baby on the way, thanks to Dr. Fan! She is truly a miracle worker. I always felt so peaceful after our sessions, like a huge weight had been lifted off me. I can’t thank her enough!!!
The best acupuncturist in Tampa bay area … very knowledgeable…helped me with my infertility issues … love her.
Patient from RateMDs
After nearly 3 years of trying to conceive including 2 tries at in-vitro fertilization, we began to look at alternative methods. After researching acupuncture and being referred by my fertility clinic to Dr. Fan, we were finally successful!
Combining IVF with acupuncture was the key and I’m now 9 weeks pregnant. We can’t thank you enough, Dr. Fan, for helping us achieve our dream!
Dave and Kim Nowask
Just want to thank you for helping us conceive little Holden James. He is truly our miracle baby, and I believe the acupuncture and Tuina massage in conjunction with IVF brought him about. Thank you so much for everything!
Thank you so much for helping me overcoming infertility and offering support to many other women. Keep on helping others. Acupuncture does work. Thanks.
Dr. Fan is highly recommended! – Dr. Fan is a wonderful person. She takes care her patients with her whole loving and caring heart. I was treated by Dr. Fan for fertility over a year ago. My miracle baby is 6 month old now. I thank Dr. Fan for making my dream to become true.
I managed my Crohn’s disease for 20 years through medications and the SCD diet, but I had been struggling unsuccessfully for the past year to get over a flare up. I was taking more medication than ever and I was still having unacceptable symptoms. Faced with the unappealing prospect of more drugs, I started doing research on effective symptom management and ran across a couple articles about Crohn’s patients who benefited from acupuncture. I was skeptical, but I decided I would give it a 5-visit trial. I had nothing to lose. I selected Dr. Fan because of her credentials and the testimonials from her patients. Dr. Fan has experience treating Crohn’s and other illnesses, which was a very important criteria for me. After the very first session, I told my husband, “I feel odd. I can’t explain it, but something is happening.” In just a handful of sessions, my symptoms were drastically improved and I was able to cut my medication dosage. I would have never believed that I would get this much benefit so quickly. I have nothing but the highest praise for Dr. Fan and her staff.
Words cannot describe what Dr. Fan has done for me. I suffered from severe Crohn’s disease and IBS for 20 years. I was prescribed various medicines to treat my condition from American Dr’s and none of them gave me any positive results, only terrible side effects. On my first visit to Dr. Fan I starting feeling better. I continued going to her and the results are totally amazing. She has hands of gold and great knowledge about her practices, herbal medicines, and nutrition. I could not work a steady job because I was bedridden for so long. I am totally healed now and able to do all daily tasks and never felt so good in my life. I thank God that I found her. She is a very nice woman and sincerely cares about her patients. When she does her messages(Qigong Therapy) they are amazing. She is very gentle with the acupuncture needles and very comforting. She would tell me information every time I went to her that was very helpful. I had such a great experience with her so I started taking my mother there whom suffers from cancer(leukemia), high blood pressure, IBS, and Type 2 diabetes. Within a month of being treated by Dr. Fan, my mother was able to get off some of her insulin that she has been taking for 20 years, and her white cell blood count went down significantly. The proof is in the pudding!!! Dr. Fan is a true blessing and we will continue to go to her for adjustments. I would recommend her to everyone for anyone suffering for any type of health problem. She has totally changed my life!!!
I am 27 years old and was diagnosed with Advanced Crohns 3 years ago ….before being diagnoised I dropped from 130 lbs. To 96 lbs. In 6 months! I suffered from numerous symptoms.
For 3 years I have been on many different medications and in and out of the hospital constantly. I have taken Prednisone 40 mg. (pill), Remicade (by 3 hr. IV), Humira (shot), Flagyl (pill), Cimzia (shot) and others I can’t recall. I have seen many doctors and hospitals. I have under gone many Colonoscopys, X-rays, MRIs, Blood
transfusions, Iron infusions and other procedures. After 3 years I still had to make frequent visits to the hospital for a week or longer stay.
On March 8, 2010 I came into Dr. Fan’s office and got a free consultation. She made me feel really comfortable and showed me how acupuncture worked. I had my first session that day and since then I have stopped ALL medication except prednisone which I only take occasionally (10 mg.). I seldom have stomach pain and all my other symptoms have depreciated. My weight is at a steady 120, I sleep well, eat well, have no blood present in my stool and over all feel GREAT! Although my insurance covered all the treatments I had before Dr. Fan and not acupuncture, I would rather pay to be healthy than live and be sick!
I recommend this to anyone who has Crohns because I have NEVER gone this long without being admitted to the hospital or in major pain. Now I an live my life without having to worry about what my Crohns will not let me accomplish. I have goals that I can see now…becoming a wife, having a child and finishing school…this is all possible thanks to acupuncture. Thank you Dr. Fan.
I am from Tampa, FL and I finally found a medical sanctuary and have discarded my skeptical beliefs in Chinese acupuncture. I suffered from an injury to the muscles and tendons on my foot from exercising. After several doctors with conventional medicine, corticosteroids, and anti-inflammatory drugs did nothing but cause bad side effects. I found Mrs. Fan, She interviewed me and listened to my concerns and gave me a targeted acupuncture treatment that to my amazement has totally eliminated the pain in my foot. I have a new respect for Chinese culture and medicine!!!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Fan to anyone that has any ailments.
Gall Bladder Issue
I started going to Dr. Fan about 13 years or so ago. She calmed my gall bladder down in about 6 sessions. I’ve never had it removed and never had problems with it since. Amen!
My right salivary gland had a large stone in it. It swelled up with an infection in June 2014 and was treated with antibiotics. The Maxillofacial Surgeon said it probably had been there for quite a while, that we were going to just watch it, and try not to undergo surgery to remove the gland. The week of September 22, the gland started acting up again. I feared that I would have to have surgery. My husband suggested I go see Dr. Fan!!! After my first treatment with her (September 25) and herbs, it was painful to use my tongue. My tongue and gland were swollen. I had a hard time talking, eating, swallowing, spitting. With prayer and anointing of oil on September 28, and GOD using Dr. Fan’s hands, it is no longer a problem. Monday, September 29, from the salivary gland, I spit out the very large stone fully and completely, without pain or bleeding. Praise GOD! Thank you Dr. Fan!!
I am writing this as a result of an amazing gift, of being pain free for days after Dr.Yali Fan showed me the gift of freedom she can accomplish. I have been suffering from a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia for over 30 years, the intensity of this condition is debilitating and horable to say the least . She met me on a referral of my friend that had explained her expierance knowlage and expertise, this doctor of acupuncture has given me my life back. I can function now much more proficiently and professionaly as I am currently employed in a trade that has many physical and mental challenges and also deals with the public on many levels. she is so kind and able to provide a clinical cure for the next to impossible condition to treat. after many years of medicine and the ramifications that follow………….with her professional kind knowlagable ability she has transformed my life to an amasing level. I am so GRATEFULL to her and her team of other professionals that make up a dramatic change for me that can only be described as AAAWESOME and she has been doing this for others for over 30 years. that says it all thank you !! • • •
Frank David Sebaugh IV
Dr. Fan is an extraordinary physician! She is very sweet, patient, gentle, and caring! I would highly recommended her. Dr. Fan has helped me with my adrenal issues, muscle spasms, and much more! When other Western doctor’s have prescribed medicine, with no care for the repercussions from side effects; Dr. Fan’s acupuncture has a whole different approach. I love the results and will continue to see her!
Hear ye, hear ye! I’m only going to say this once. Dr. Yali Fan, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), is a genuine healer and I mean that in all of its subtle permutations. She not only has the education, knowledge and necessary skills, based on thirty years of practice diagnosing and treating a myriad of maladies, she also radiates a calming presence, which I believe aids critically in the healing process. In fact, based on my personal experience, she can treat countless disorders not just those that are sanctioned by the National Institute of Health (NIH). NIH limits their endorsement of acupuncture to chronic pain. But, since NIH is primarily made up of mainstream medical doctors, maybe they have a vested interest in disparaging “alternative” therapies. I first went to Dr. Fan in the spring of 2014 out of desperation for unrelenting, troublesome constipation that was caused by lumbar surgery in 1983. That’s thirty-one years of misery for which I consulted multiple mainstream medical doctors with multiple medical specialties, including a shrink. After thirty-one years with numerous MRIs, CT scans, scopes inserted in both ends and delicious barium swallows 🙁 and enemas, I was told it was all in my head. A well-meaning shrink proved to be even less helpful than the rest of the medical “professionals” that reviewed my case: gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologist etc. Nonetheless, the shrink did conclude that I’m not crazy. In very short order after consulting with Dr. Fan she restarted my sleeping colon, no peristalsis, using extremely ancient skills that she employs with great talent. My bowels work normally now. Dr. Fan is currently working on other seemingly intractable issues caused by years of injuries sustained in my impetuous youth and while in the Marine Corps in Vietnam. Now I’ve finally convinced my wife to see Dr. Fan. The results of one week of acupuncture are seemingly miraculous. My wife has been plagued with “night terrors” ever since a botched brain surgery in 1995. That was nineteen years ago and she has consulted multiple doctors and tried numerous prescription drugs to alleviate her nightmares, all to no avail. As of this writing, June 23, 2014, she has had three acupuncture treatments and the nightmares stopped on the first treatment. She now sleeps like a baby, which is good because I don’t have to keep waking her up in the middle of the night. I feel deep remorse for all those wasted years of consulting mainstream medical doctors—maybe I need to consult that well-meaning shrink again to work through my guilt. Unfortunately, ignorance of my options wasn’t the only reason that I didn’t consult a DOM sooner. Finances were a concern. After all, we had comprehensive medical insurance that paid all except the co-payment for mainstream medical treatments. How absurd it that, I ask you? We sacrificed actually being healed so we could consult clueless medical doctors, meager body mechanics, because they were paid for by our insurance. Our reward for being frugal was thirty years of chronic pain. To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling, “Hear and attend and listen.” If you’re ailing or if you know someone who is, go see Dr. Fan. Unfortunately, I know from personal experience that you can lead a horse to water… Joe
Since I started receiving acupuncture with Dr. Fan my life changed for good, I feel like in my 20’s again, have more energy, I can eat and enjoy life without any bad feelings. I sleep like haven’t been sleeping like that for years, stress free. Every session is a pleasant experience. Thank you Dr. Fan and thank you to all your staff for helping people with your technique.
After suffering from extreme fatigue and migraines and refusing to take medications that would trigger something else. I decided to try acupuncture. I had actually researched the benefits of acupuncture a year earlier, but I never moved forward. At my first visit I was just a mess and I felt hopeless. Dr. Fan was so helpful and understanding and told me that she would help me feel better so that I could return to work and she did just that. After about the 5th treatment, along with my herbal supplements she recommended, I started to feel like myself again. After treatment 8 I felt well enough to return to work. I have been telling everyone I know about my results!! I rarely write reviews but she was an answer to my prayers. I highly recommend Dr. Fan!!!!!
Hi, this is Mikell. I went with pain from a herniated disc. My experience with Dr. Fan was sensational. She used acupuncture and the pain was removed…A truly incredible experience….THANK YOU
I am very happy since I started receiving acupuncture with Dr. Fan. It is a very pleasant and relaxing experience and I notice benefits everyday from it. Thank you Dr Fan!
Dr. Fan treated me for stress which included a weekly acupuncture routine, she was able to help me to relax and improve my stress levels. Her office staff was very friendly.
Patient from RateMDs
Faint and Dizziness
Dr Fan Yali has done a wonderful job helping me; approx. three weeks ago, after a leisurely bike ride, I completely blacked out. When I woke up; I was unable to move the fingers on both of my hands and thought that I had had a stroke. After a trip to the emergency room, several tests, and the neurologist informing me that he had no idea the issue as all my results including a MRI and EKG show my health to be that of a teenager not a 40 year old; I decided to check into acupuncture. I had two more black outs before my appt with her and now I have had approx. two weeks of treatments and even though I know we still have a long way to go to return my body to balance I feel great. I have had no more black outs and continue to have more energy and focus than I have had in years.
Dr. Yali Fan is a miracle worker. I went to see her for general pain, stress and sleep disorder. After only a few visits, I felt like a different person. I love the Adrenal support she prescribed for me. It gave me great energy. I was skeptical but now I’m convinced! I highly recommend Dr. Fan!
Friendly staff, homelike atmosphere, and very compassionate Doctor! I can’t wait to see her again. Her treatment of my needs far exceeded any care I have received from western doctors. I’m in no pain from my first treatment and I’m very excited about my timely recovery! I would recommend her to anyone.
Patient from RateMDs
If I could give Yali 10 Stars or more I would. Today was my very first visit. She and the treatment were of excellence. Her staff is pleasant. No more pain management Doctors for me! I walked in to her office with pain and walked out feeling like a million dollars!
I went to my first visit with Dr. Fan and it was a great experience. I learned so much about my body. I had no idea how much damage I was causing my self and all this time I’ve been using pain medication and it will only take away the pain temporary. So now I’m starting the natural way with the Dr. giving me great explanation on how to use the herbs and what I can and can not eat and a few treatments of Acupuncture. I will be on my way of being pain free. I feel a bit better already. I cant wait to see my results. The visit alone was great. I had made an appointment and I arrived 10 min early and I was in my room in no time. It was so fast not rushed and because the receptionist told me to print out the patient form from their website and bring it filled out so I did and it helped my process be a lot faster. I was so pleased with the service there. It was a great first impression and I recommend Dr. Fan to everybody!
I have been a patient of Dr. Fan for a very long time now. I have been to at least 3 different Acupuncturists in Tampa & she is by far the very best there is. She has successfully been treating me for a digestive disease called Gastroparesis & I honestly can’t imagine where I would be had I not found her. She not only has an honest caring desire to actually help people get better (unlike most Doctors), but she also has the skills to make it happen. One thing that has positioned her above the rest is the fact that she will actually do more for her patients that others do in her field. For my particular case, she not only uses more needles (which makes a huge improvement to my health), but she also utilizes massage techniques that truly make an impact. My advice to you is giving her chance to help you & be patient. Results don’t always happen overnight. It took me 2-3 months to feel significant results (each patient is different) but it drastically improved the quality of my life & has done so ever since. Best of luck!
I first met Dr. Fan over 15 years ago. I’ve visited her for any number of problems from a hurt back to anxiety to having a cold. She is caring and committed. I look forward to many more great years working with her.
Absolutely the best! Dr. Fan is a very nice and caring person. The acupuncture treatment I am getting is wonderful and is helping my health problems. Her staff is very pleasant and it is a pleasure to go there. When you come out, you are a new person! I highly recommend her practice. I live about 25 miles away but I don’t care about the drive! She is a keeper!
Dr, Fan is an amazing acupuncturist. I started seeing her in December for numerous symptoms and she provided me a free consultation. I have been going back weekly ever since. Her prices are competitive. She is very knowledgeable and has serious credentials to back it up. She effortlessly inserts the needles you hardly feel a thing. In the 2 months I have been going to her she has cured my hormonal imbalance. Her staff is awesome and very courteous. This is a very organized clinic. You are seen on your appointment time and she spends time with you to listen to any concerns or updates you have and will adjust the treatments accordingly. My issues have been overlooked by many different Dr. and I always knew something was not right. This was the only Dr. that could cure me. Thank you Dr. Fan you are truly a blessing.
I have been a patient for almost two years. Dr Fan has helped with several issues, the most amazing being the lessening of my anxiety level. Her treatment for back pain has also given me much relief. I have great confidence in her as a physician and an acupuncturist. She is kind, caring and a pleasure to spend time with. She and Chrissy make a trip to the office a pleasant experience. Thank you for the difference you make in all of our lives.
I was looking for a non-invasive solution for a Bakers cyst behind the knee. I chose Bay Area Oriental Family Practice and Dr. Fan because she could offer treatment using herbal supplements and acupuncture rather than drugs and surgery. After about two months of weekly treatments the swelling had gone down, I had full movement, and the pain was gone. I now only require monthly maintenance and I have full mobility in my knee. Dr. Fan also treated me for a back problem that is related to sciatica. She has that under control with my monthly treatments too. Dr. Fan and her staff, Angela and Melissa are very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Through acupuncture they can offer non-invasive, non-drug treatments for a variety of problems and, for me, provide a valuable tool in maintaining an active and productive lifestyle.
Pain and Stress
I began treatment with Dr. Fan after a friend’s referral. This turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me medically. I would complain my aches, pains, and stress. When visiting my primary physician, I would always leave with many prescriptions and still no results. Then the pain fog lifted after treatments with Dr. Fan. She was able to relieve pain and swelling in my ankle, that left my primary physician speechless. My treatments have ranged from stress reduction, pain elimination, enhanced memory, weight loss, arthritis, back pain, flu and cold symptoms. After seeing her you will see results guaranteed. When doctors fail Dr. Fan will not.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Fan for about 5 years. We go back and forth between my digestive system and back pain. Thank goodness I found her. If you haven’t tried acupuncture, do it. If you haven’t used Dr. Fan, do it now.
Am in no pain and my digestive system is working amazingly well after only 6 visits. Cheers to Dr Yali Fan!
I’ve had chronic back pain for over 15 years, insomnia, sinusitis and was recently in a car accident. In just a short while, my quality of life has improved 10 fold. I’m very grateful for my new-found health! The special attention and positive energy present in the practice are just 2 more things that made my experience unique and worthwhile! Many thanks!!
I have been treated by several good acupuncturists. But, Dr. Fan is the best! She has helped me with all my medical problems from the common cold, sinusitis, neck and back problems. I highly recommend my family and friends to her.
Amazing results! Dr Fan is very professional and relieved my back pain and anxiety. Awesome Staff! Dr Jennifer is always on point!
To all current and future patients of Dr. Fan. My name is Julie and this is my story.
I have two herniated discs in my lower back located between L4, L5 and S1. This has been a problem for me for almost 15 years. I had seen many doctors way back when and have had many different treatments including drug therapy and steroid injections. These different treatments would work for a short period of time and then back to the doctor I would go. Surgery, to me, has never been an option. I could not find one doctor to tell me that after going through surgery that it would in fact fix my problem, basically I wanted a 100% guarantee and no one was willing to give me that. I have lived with pain which has come and gone since then.
Recently that changed. On Friday, July 9, 2010 my back went out due to a series of events that had preceded it. The pain was so great that it would take my breath away and make me physically exhausted and nauseous. I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t stand, and I couldn’t lie down in any position comfortably. I called Dr. Fan’s office on the 10th after having countless people mention acupuncture and Dr. Fan’s name came up several times. I did some research and decided to give acupuncture a try. After speaking with Dr. Fan I agreed to let her start treatment that same day.
To date I have had 5 treatments in the last 8 days and am happy to report that I am pain free!!! I have been very pleased with the level of care and understanding from Dr. Fan and will continue to see her for treatment of other issues. I highly recommend her to everyone I see. My husband now is in her care as well for back related issues and have many friends that will be using her in the future.
Thanks Dr. Fan for all you have done.
After being rear-ended on a highway, resulting in acute pain in the neck and spine, I went to Dr. Fan for Tuina massage and acupuncture treatment. It was amazing to be pain-free for 2 days. Since there has been great relief, as well as increasing energy, I always look forward to the next session with Dr. Fan. I’m confident my healing process has strengthened enormously.
Monica Lovett, LMT, LNC
Although I had already spent several thousand dollars for medical doctors and prescriptions, all I wanted was to get better so I decided to endure whatever the additional monetary cost there would be and hope for a way to end my months of misery. I looked on line and called Dr. Fan’s office in a state of total hysteria and she made an appointment to see me within 30 minutes of my call. She took my history, examined me and did an Accupunture treatment. It was very relaxing, not painful or scary at all. My hives were gone by the next morning and they have not returned. I am so thankful to be itch and bump free – who would have thought it could be accomplished so quickly! I am a strong convert to this type of medicine and especially to Dr. Fan. Acupuncture is a gift, a wonderful blessing that many need to know about.
Dr. Fan is an amazing acupuncturist. I started seeing her in December for numerous symptoms and she provided me a free consultation. I have been going back weekly ever since. Her prices are competitive. She is very knowledgeable and has serious credentials to back it up. She effortlessly inserts the needles you hardly feel a thing. In the 2 months I have been going to her she has cured my hormonal imbalance. Her staff is awesome and very courteous. This is a very organized clinic. You are seen on your appointment time and she spends time with you to listen to any concerns or updates you have and will adjust the treatments accordingly. My issues have been overlooked by many different Dr. and I always knew something was not right. This was the only Dr. that could cure me. Thank you Dr. Fan you are truly a blessing.
Over the past 3 years I went to various doctors for increased Tinnitus, inability to heal quickly, exhaustion, and digestive issues. Each doctor either found nothing wrong, or misdiagnosed the problem. I went to Dr. Fan for chronic lower back pain when a friend told me that she was the only one who had helped her brother to regain mobility after a stroke. In addition to reducing my back pain, the skin tone in my face improved dramatically, as did my energy level, and my other symptoms are slowly reducing. I highly recommend Dr. Fan for helping people with their overall health, in addition to many specific problems they may be experiencing. She is brilliant.
I have herniated discs in L5 and S1 causing a sciatic nerve pain down my left leg. I received (2) steroid treatments and physical therapy and it wasn’t relieving the pain and my doctor suggested surgery. Matter of fact, the PT put me on crutches thinking it would take the pressure off my back but it caused atrophy in my left calf muscle. A friend of mine suggested acupuncture and I was very fortunate to find Dr. Yali Fan. Literally, I could not lay on my stomach because of my lower back pain. But after 3 treatments, I was able to lay on my stomach with no pain. I saw her 3 times a week and now it’s once a week as herniated disc takes time to heal. I strongly recommend Dr. Fan. She is so easy to talk to, expert in her field, and very gentle with her treatment.
I am a runner and went to Dr. Fan to help me with severe IT Band and sciatic nerve pain. I had a race coming up in a few weeks and could barely walk. In 2 weeks Dr. Fan had me back to new and I was able to run the half marathon without any cramping or nerve pain. Thanks for all the people that previously wrote reviews because that is how I found her!!
I want to take a moments time to thank you for what you have done to help me get these nerve pressure headaches under control. When I first came to see you, I was hoping for just a little relief, but walking out of your office with no headache. That has never happened before. I received a lot of good treatments from my chiropractor, who helped when other physicians diagnosed the problem originally as migraines, however the treatment I have received from you through acupuncture and Tui-Na is beyond my greatest expectation. I cannot truly thank you enough for all you have done, but the level of care and service I have received. I will definitely bring all my healthcare and my family healthcare needs to you. Thank you again for all your help.
I have been seeing Dr. Fan for going on two years now. She is very caring and her treatments have helped my nerve pain and TMJ along with other problems so much. I would highly recommend Dr. Fan to anyone.
Dr. Fan is amazing. I was her patient for four years up until I recently moved out of state. She is caring, thorough, and really wants to make you feel better. I saw her mainly for TMJ/facial pain issues, but over the years she has helped me with things from back pain to getting over a cold quickly.
I am now living in NYC and I am having a hard time finding someone as good as Dr. Fan. One of the few things I miss about Tampa!
Headaches and Insomnia
Dr. Fan has helped me so much during my pregnancy. I had horrible headaches and insomnia -normal things during pregnancy- and with just ONE treatment I felt the results. After a few treatments not only is my pregnancy progressing wonderfully but my headaches are gone and I sleep like a baby! Dr. Fan also helps with breach babies and labor induction, I look forward to seeing her during my whole pregnancy and after. You will not be disappointed!
I have been seeing Dr. Fan for almost 3 months. She has solved many issues for me. Besides helping with both my migraines and insomnia, most importantly, she has relieved my pelvic pain. I can have a normal life again. Something I couldn’t do before. My doctor was trying things such as implanting a muscle relaxer or implanting a nerve stimulator in my spine to relieve the pain. With Dr. Fan’s treatments, I no longer have to consider having either of these invasive procedures. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Fan is a healer, she has helped me with my muscle tightness and hormones. I have lost weight and have felt better in general. Dr. Fan is professional, caring and thoughtful. The office is friendly, professional and efficient, I highly recommend!
I have been in treatment for ulcerative colitis for more than five years following the regimens of tradition western gastroenerology. The results have been more than disappointing. The medications are frightfully expensive yet produce only marginal results. They broought the bleeding under control, but little more than that. I continued to be plagued by chronic indigestion with alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation with no relief in sight. De4sperate for change, I decided to give alternative mediicine a try. Lucky for me, I picked Dr. Yali Fan at random from the internet. I believe I have made more progress in the past ten weeks than in the preceding five years. If you are suffering from ulcerative colitis or Chrohn’s Disease I encourage you to give this therapy a try.
It has been a roller coaster ride the past two years since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and its corresponding bone metastasis. During this time my body was starting to get tired from fighting the disease and the toxic medications. I was weak with no energy and the majority of the bones hurt. No matter what position I was in, sleeping, sitting or walking the pain was always there. Especially in the knees, where I had difficulty in standing and walking.
After only one session with Dr. Fan my knees, which were swollen, started to improve. My energy started to recover. For the first time in two years I started to feel better and knew I had made the right decision.
Now after only five sessions I feel renewed and with energy. The bone pain is gone. I sleep thru the nights and have no problems standing.
My life has tremendously improved and I am thankful to Dr. Fan.
As a patient of yours for the past two months, I would like to thank you for helping me with the pain I have been experiencing since chemotherapy treatment for Breast Cancer left me with Fibromyalgia. I had been to numerous medical doctors for this pain, including a Rheumatologist; and, in spite of daily prescription drugs and many rounds of physical therapy, I was in constant pain all over my body, particularly in my neck, shoulders and back. Just moving from a sitting or lying position to standing position was very painful. I also was experiencing additional excruciating pain in several points of my body and horrendous sleep difficulty which, I was told, was typical with Fibromyalgia. I had not had a night’s sleep, unless drugged, in over two years!
After I had additional physical problems apparently caused by drug interaction or side effects of the many drugs I was taking for pain, stomach problems or sleep, I visited my Family Care Physician, Dr. Colin Chan, M.D. After reviewing everything, he asked me if I would be interested in “alternative” therapy, such as acupuncture for the pain. I had actually thought of it, but probably never would have had the courage to seek out a practitioner. But, since he had confidence in you and I trusted him, I made an appointment and started treatment. I received some immediate relief from pain following the first treatment of acupuncture and Chinese massage; and over the ensuing weeks received further, enormous relief. I would say that my pain has been reduced about 70%! I’m looking forward to feeling even better. My friends and family say I’m almost like my old self. I know that the depression I had sunk into because of the pain and inability to pursue my active life, has lifted considerably! Not to mention that I can sleep, every night, without any kind of aid—except a glass of milk! I wake up in the morning “bright-eyed and bushy tailed” (as my Mom used to say) without overwhelming pain and stiffness!
I know this is long, but I just wanted you to know how grateful I am feel towards you for helping me, and how thankful I am to Dr. Chan for referring me to you.
Rosslyn S. Hicks
My wife and I have tried several diets in the past. While we have experienced moderate success with them, we have never accomplished what happened when we participated in the cleansing diet.
We try to keep our weight under control by working out 40 minutes per day 4 times a week. But recently we have not been able to lose any weight. In March of 2009, we added the cleanse to our weekly routine and the results were amazing. My wife lot 8 lbs. And 2 inches off her waist. I lost 12 lbs. And 4 inches off my waist. My blood pressure also went from 155 over 90 to 137 over 87. Since we completed the diet, we have more energy and we continue to lose weight.
We have already set a date for our next cleanse in 90 days.
Bruce and Susan
I had tried several ways to lose weight without success during a two-year period. A friend recommended me to see Dr. Fan. Dr. Fan uses the so-called “cleansing diet” to help lose weight. I am glad I gave it a try. It really worked. How nice when I see I lost 2 lbs in the morning after a nice sleep during the night! It was so easy. I lost 15 lbs. I highly recommend Dr. Fan to those who want to lose weight.
A Google User
After over two years of regular treatments with Dr. Fan I have had NO reoccurrences of the Bells Palsy. I had only minor reoccurrence of lip swelling one time after I visited a very cold northern climate a year and a half ago and was treated by Dr. Fan and cured quickly. Since that reoccurrence in 2006, I have no lip swelling experience to date. My furrowed and red tongue is almost normal. My weight has also dropped over 70 pounds since I began treatment. Dr. Fan’s advice regarding diet and exercise as well as ongoing use of herbs and acupuncture has helped me in my weight loss. I would say my health at this time is abundant and I have not had the flu or a cold in over 1.5 years as my health has improved. The few times I have felt on the verge of illness, Dr. Fan has treated it and stopped any further onset. The herbs prescribed for flu prevention have kept me influenza free in environments that everyone was sick (at the University).
I have given many people Dr. Fan’s number and many people in my family have reaped the benefits of her expertise. I feel Dr. Fan is a part of my family. She ALWAYS makes me welcome and her compassion and caring attitude is felt powerfully when you visit for a treatment no matter if it is for a maintenance visit or for an acute condition. As long as I live in Tampa Bay area I will visit Dr. Fan for all of my Traditional Chinese Medicine needs.
Last month I visited the Tampa area, from Costa Rica, to celebrate my birthday. I contacted Dr. Fan to schedule an appointment during my trip. Dr. Fan and staff are exceptional professionals and service providers. Dr. Fan’s level of expertise exceeds expectation. I had acupuncture many years ago with much success, so it was not new to me. Dr. Fan is very knowledgeable and possesses a very positive and upbeat attitude and spirit. The initial acupuncture treatment rendered immediate result as I felt the stress/pressure literally lifting as I lay there. I felt so good, I scheduled another appointment before I left and also bought herbs to take back with me. I highly recommend Dr. Fan for anyone seeking a positive result and can confirm she is an authentic Acupuncturist. I look forward to visiting her again upon my return.
I started going to Bay Area Oriental Family Practice for my sciatica at the urging of my wife. She was being treated for a knee problem and had been seeing very positive results. I was going for weekly treatments and saw a marked improvement after a month. Dr Fan was able to get my sciatica under control while I was still able to work. For me this was huge. I have been able to reduce my treatments to twice a month and still continue to maintain my job performance. I like the idea of getting relief without the use of drugs. Dr Fan and her staff are the best, I look forward to my treatments and the feeling of relief and well being they bring.
Sciatica with Plantar Fasciitis
I am writing to thank you for everything you have done for me. When I first came to you, I had persistent sciatica with plantar fasciitis in the same leg…one of which called for rest and the other for exercises. This was truly a “lose-lose” situation for me, and had me in constant pain from either my back or my foot. After only 5 acupuncture treatments, I was totally pain-free with a spring in my step! I had followed the advice of traditional western doctors for months with no relief, and you fixed it all in under 10 days! If it hadn’t happened to me, I’m not sure I would have believed this was possible. After a few more general acupuncture sessions, people started commenting on how good I look and the glow I seem to have…and ever woman loves to hear that.
I am please to report that, with your help, I am finally ready to quit smoking forever. The treatments you prescribed have worked so well that I have not suffered a lot of stress and anxiety during the withdrawal period. As someone who has tried everything to quit without success, I feel blessed to have your help and support in finally breaking this addiction.
Please feel free to share my story with others, so that they too can get on the track to good health and happiness.
March 19, 2009
I have been seeing Dr. Fan for almost three years. I first came to her because I was having horrible stomach pain, which began when I was caring for my terminally ill mother. They were alleviated my first time on the table. I have been seeing her ever since.
I am convinced that Dr. Fan gently persuading me to take precaution before I needed it is part of the reason that my trip to Tanzania, Africa was the most wonderful, fabulous, best trip ever taken by anyone adventure of a lifetime.
Part of my preparation for a three week trip I was taking in late January to Tanzania, Africa, was making sure my immune system was geared up by seeing Dr. Fan immediately prior to my departure. She suggested several herbs that I should take with me “just in case”. I was allowed one 26” suitcase and a backpack by our outfitters because we would be moving to several different campgrounds. We also had to purchase Medi-Vac insurance because we would be deep in the bush if we got sick, it would be the only route for care. We would be brought back to the U.S. So, although I had limited space, I not only took those herbs with me but I also took her Golden Throat cough drops and the homeopathic nose spray for sinusitis.
When we got back to Arusha for our last night before flying out, one of the hotel employees remembered me from the first day. He asked me how I was and I said, “Great, I wish I could go out again.” He told me that most people return to the hotel from safari with colds or flu but he could tell that I was fine.
I can never thank her enough for the great care given me by her.
I will always remember my time in Africa.
Thank you very much for treating me! I have received so much help, kindness and compassion. Ever since my first day in the office, I felt so comfortable knowing that my health condition have been improving. Your knowledge and skill on Chinese Medicine is full of sincerity and hope. The inflammation in my abdomen had once been treated prior to seeing you through antibiotics, which has side effects and cause further health issues. The inflammation, with the help of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, has been improving. The Tuina massage therapy is my favorite of all! Thank you so much.
Give up Smoking
I’ve tried to quit smoking numerous times and numerous ways, but always battled the craving to have a cigarette until eventually giving in and smoking again. I’ve had two acupuncture treatments from Dr. Fan, and though it has been only five days, I have had almost zero compulsion to have a cigarette, despite the fact that the last pack I bought is still sitting in the middle console of my car.
I was skeptical and now I love what Acupuncture and what Dr. Fan has done for me! My Western Dr’s could not figure out why I had heart palpitations that lasted for 2hrs every other day for the past year and all it took was 4 visits to Dr. Fan with her acupuncture and herb treatment and they have just stopped. I also have energy now to exercise and my mind is clear, I am more relaxed and my hormones are also in balance.
I tell Dr. Fan she is my new Favorite Person and she is 😉
Dr. Fan is a very good profesional and person. She try to help you in different ways and this different treatments allow you to have a very good quality of life. In my case a 69 years old man I improved a lot the function of my prostate, all my internal organs I solve allergies problems in my digestion with acid food. Before I can not eat tomate, onion, strawberries and many other things because I don’t process very well acid food in my stomach and have irritated my bladder. With the acupuncture and herbal homeopathy pills I solve all my problems I have before visiting Dr. Fan and now I have more energy, I sleep better and have a better life.
I am a Viet Nam veteran helicopter pilot. I was shot down seven times in combat and I am a 100% disabled.
After twenty years of the VA controlling my back pain with opiates, they (the VA) gave me the opportunity to stop the opiates and try a different approach to my pain management. I was referred to an acupuncture practice in Tampa with Dr. Yali Fan and Dr. Jennifer Nahon.
First they stopped my opiate cravings, then they treated my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by making me so calm, even our family friends and my Psychologist were very surprised by my new demeanor. All the while working on my back pain.
It has taken several months to reduce the pain levels in my back. At first the pain relief only lasted over night, which was wonderful. Then my pain relief started to last 48 hours, then 72 hours. I am still going three days a week, but plan to reduce my treatments to two days a week soon, as my newfound mobility has me back to a life full of gardening and social activities I had long since abandoned due to my extreme back pain.
And the two Angels that look like Doctors have changed my life. No more Opiates, no more twenty four hour pain, just a calm pain free life with more sleep and more activity doing what ever I want, not one thought of the limiting back pain that ruled my life just a few months ago.
Dearest Dr. Fan,
Thank you for restoring my life, my spirit and my inner strength. After suffering for years with Fibromyalgia losing myself into a syndrome than stole everything I once prided myself on. You walk into my life and take me on a journey to wellness. It was that day forward; I’ve never turned back.
You’ve made the darkest days disappear along with pain, endless exhaustion and depression than rode with me for past 41/2 years. Something that no one thought possible you made become a reality. It is with my everlasting thanks and eternal gratitude that I will always keep you in a special place in my heart and soul.
I am truly proud to say that I know you and it is from the bottom of my heart that I will be forever grateful.
With all my best wishes,
Doreen M. Powell
My first experience with acupuncture treatment and it was fantastic. I was experiencing hot flashes and after the first treatment they were gone the next day. I feel better overall!
I had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism about two years ago. Also, as far back as I can remember I have had severe problems with my menstrual cycle. When I first came to see Dr. Fan on recommendations of a good friend of mine, I was feeling very drained out with very low energy and insomnia. All the conventional medications had done me no good. Moreover, I had heard horror stories about the side effects of medications traditionally prescribed for conditions such as hypothyroidism.
After a few visits, I felt much better, my energy was back up, and I also slept well. With regular treatments for three months, my energy levels are much better and my thyroid tests are normal. I have regular menstrual cycles without multiple symptoms associated with the premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Since the past few months I have seen doctor Fan about once a month for health maintenance.
I have a six-year-old boy. Dr. Fan treated him for ear infections and fluid in his ears. She didn’t use any needles on him. She only used Chinese Pediatric Massage, which is called “Tuina”. It worked very well for him. He is a healthy boy now.
We admire Dr. Fan for her expertise and knowledge. We also thank her for her patience and kindness in listening to our problems and making treatment plans specific to our individual conditions. She really is one of the best in her field!
I suffer from a rare skin disorder and got tired of what seemed to be useless trips to my dermatologist. After much research I made the decision to try alternative medicine, namely accupuncture. I can honestly say that Dr. Fan does an awesome job. She makes me feel completely comfortable during my visits and she takes her time. She has done wonders for me in the 2 – 3 months that I’ve been her patient. I would honestly advise anyone to go see her if they’re having issues. I have found myself telling my friends on numerous occasions, “I don’t know what she’s doing exactly but I’m so glad for it!” ACCUPUNCTURE WORKS. It may take time but it works. This is after five plus years of seeing multiple dermatologists.
My daughter started seeing Dr. Fan in April 2015. She was diagnosed in September 2014 with epilepsy (Absences Seizures to be exact). She was put on medicine right away. It was not controlling the seizures so we upped her dose. We continuously upped her medicine until we got her to the max dose. We got an EEG in Match that showed she still had 30 seizures in 15 hours on the max dose of medicine. Our next step was to give her additional medicine. Given that she is only 4 years old, my husband and I did not want to give her any more medicine then she was already on. We started seeing Dr. Fan and she used acupressure to treat my daughter’s epilepsy. She knew that she was too young for needles and used a massage method to treat her pressure points. Every time she treated my daughter she was very patient and nurturing. She truly cared for her health. In June we had a 48 hour EEG that showed my daughter had zero seizures. Acupuncture with Dr. Fan cured my daughter. We are eternally grateful! We still take medication, and we will see Dr. Fan continuously to keep my daughter in the best health, but we are so excited to have a clear EEG! Thank you Dr. Fan!!!!
Dr. Fan is amazing. I was her patient for four years up until I recently moved out of state. She is caring, thorough, and really wants to make you feel better. I saw her mainly for TMJ/facial pain issues, but over the years she has helped me with things from back pain to getting over a cold quickly.
I am now living in NYC and I am having a hard time finding someone as good as Dr. Fan. One of the few things I miss about Tampa!
Snoring and Sinusitis
I took my 4 year old son to Dr Fan in hopes of getting help with his snoring. The snoring had gotten pretty severe and he was unable to sleep through the night which was causing him to be chronically tired and cranky. The recommended treatment for him was surgery. After just 2 visits and Dr Fan’s recommended dietary modifications his snoring stopped. He was able to sleep through the night uninterrupted and he woke up rested and happy again. Dr Fan gave me back my “happy” boy and for that I will always be grateful!!
Dr. Fan is an Awesome Doctor she helped me out with my Anxiety and Insomnia Conditions with just a couple of Acupuncture Treatments. I have great mental and physical health with no need for any prescriptions drugs in my body… I feel great about taking only all natural herbs that she has me on… She has a great office and she is an awesome doctor… My personal Experience was great and if you ever wanted to try out Acupuncture you should really try it. Traditional Chinese Medicine worked for me… 🙂
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I had been suffering from intractable nausea for about 8 months when I started seeing Dr. Fan. I had an extensive medical work up and the cause of my nausea was never identified but tests suggested that I had idiopathic or post viral gastropariesis. I had tried everything to help with my nausea and nothing worked. After about 2-3 weeks of seeing Dr. Fan my nausea was significantly better. After 4-5 weeks it was gone. I also suffer from headaches which she was able to help me with as well. I am so thankful that I met Dr. Fan as I really do feel that her treatment was a part of the reason my symptoms finally improved. I highly recommend her. Her office staff is very nice and she is always running on time. They have evening and weekend hours which most other practices don’t have.
Knee Pain and Arthritis
Dr. Fan is by far the best acupuncturist around the Tampa Bay area. She has helped my mom reduce the pain in her knee from arthritis. She has the innate ability to truly understand her patients and treat them to solve the problem rather than just mask the issue as so many doctors will do today. She will take the time to talk to you and give you guidance to treat your ailment and takes pride when her patients heal and produce results. I initially went to see Dr. Fan for sinusitis issues which she has helped me with tremendously, and am now going to see her for overall general well being and stress relief. Both my mom and I look forward to seeing her every week and feel so relaxed after our treatments. I can truly say acupuncture is helping us both to live richer and fuller lives. Chrissy who works the front desk is also an amazing part of Dr. Fan’s team and is also very knowledgeable and will take the time to talk to you about any questions you have prior to seeing Dr. Fan. If you are thinking about trying out acupuncture, try Dr. Fan as you will not be disappointed! Thank you to Dr. Fan and Chrissy!
Cheryl Jessica D
Dr.Fan is by far the best acupuncturist, or DR of any kind, that has ever treated me for an illness. I have been seeing Dr. Fan for at least once a month for the last 7 years for a rare and incurable syndrome. Western Medicine has no treatment . Dr. Fan has been successful in keeping the manifestations of this disease in remission. I have also had far fewer colds and flu’s as well. She is kind, warm and a VERY EFFECTIVE TCM practioner. She has successfully treated my wife and other family members as well. She is the best.
Doctor Fan Is Amazing one Of The Nicest Kindest Lady’s Ever and has Great Acupuncture Service.
Inviting environment, caring individuals and best of all results you can count on! I’m happy to have found Dr. Fan
Dr. Fan is amazing. She is very nice and so knowledgeable. Great acupuncturist!
Dr. Fan is the most wonderful acupuncturists. I have been treated by several acupuncturists. She helps me the best. She changed my life. Her caring nature, her experience and her Qi Kung healing are amazing. I am looking forward to having my visit each time.
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Dr. Fan is highly recommended and she is the most knowlegable and caring doctor I have ever known.
I have been treated by many good acupuncturist. But, Dr Fan is the best! Dr Fan has helped me with all my medical problems from the common cold, bronchitis, cough, sinusitis, stomach, gynecological, neck and back problems. I have not needed any prescription drugs or antibiotics in years since I started taking the herbs Dr Fan recommends. Dr Fan also has excellent skills in Chinese massage, herbology, and great knowledge of Western medical pathologies. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and highly recommend my clients to Dr Fan as well.
Patti Costello, LMT
Best acupuncturist in tampa bay. Very knowledgeable. She knows exactly what she’s doing. Thank you.
You are the best! I have been continuing to see you for three years. I had all different problems at the beginning. You help me well reshaped and in good health. I would still like to keep seeing you once a month for maintenance to keep my good health. I drive 3 hours( from Lake City, Florida) hear and 3 hours back. You are indeed worth it. You know what you are doing. I know I am in the good hands.
Dr. Fan changed my life! I have been several different Acupuncturists. Dr. Fan is the best. I was disabled for three years and no life, pain, depressed, hopeless. I am working now and I have a good full time job. Life is beautiful.
I was skeptical and now I love what Acupuncture and what Dr. Fan has done for me! My Western Dr’s could not figure out why I had heart palpitations that lasted for 2hrs every other day for the past year and all it took was 4 visits to Dr. Fan with her acupuncture and herb treatment and they have just stopped. I also have energy now to exercise and my mind is clear, I am more relaxed and my hormones are also in balance. I tell Dr. Fan she is my new Favorite Person and she is 😉