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I must praise Dr Karen Tan at her Center for Innovative Medicine

I must praise Dr. Karen Tan at her Center for Innovative Medicine.  My husband and I received the benefit of her healing and healthy body maintenance for over 15 years while living in Honolulu.  Upon moving to the mainland, I have never been able to find a practitioner with her skills and bedside manner in both California and Arizona.  I returned to Honolulu Summer 2015, for vacation and made two appointments with her before I got there.  I received immediate relief with acupuncture for all of my body pains and homeopathic remedies for other issues. My  diabetic husband had equaled results from his individualized treatments.  Dr. Karen listens to you like a friend and has immediate solutions for living a healthy lifestyle.

PS.  I am 71 and feel 48 with no pharmaceuticals.  Just wish I could return sooner than my next vacation.

Louise Coward, Pacific Palisades California

Louise Coward,  Pacific Palisades California

Health insurance coverage for Naturopathic care

With the Affordable Care Act, your health insurance plan may possibly reimburse you for a portion of your office visit.  You will need to check directly with your insurance carrier on what portion may be reimbursed to you.  As we are non participating providers, we will provide you with a receipt that includes the diagnostic coding required when submitting for reimbursement.

Please call your insurance carrier for more information on how to submit your claims.  Akamai Advantage, Quest, grandfathered or transitional plans  are not included.

At this time,  acupuncture,  prolotherapy , PRP or allergy treatments are not included in the benefits.

However, some plans have Acupuncture riders such as HMAA, UHA. We participate in some of these riders. These riders cover a portion of our office visit fees.  Patients are still responsible for the balance not covered by their Acupuncture rider as well as the copay.

Migraines, Hot Flashes & Insomnia

I came to Dr Tan looking for a naturopathic way to cure my migraines, hot flashes and insomnia.

After 3 months of treatments, my 4-5 times a week migraines are gone! My hot flashes are 90% cured. I’m sure with another treatment, it will be history. I am also sleeping more soundly and wake up refreshed-its great! I am thrilled to have my life back, waking up from a restful night’s sleep, without migraines and going through the day without hot flashes. Dr Tan has a wonderful gift to heal with a very caring spirit! Thank you!! – Margie Ige, Honolulu, HI

Stiff neck

Unfortunately i started the new year with a very painful stiff neck.

It started on the right side and moved to the left. I could hardly hold my head up. Thanks to Dr Tan and her magical treatments the pain was gone in three sessions and I had full range of motion!

Marilyn Alper, Honolulu, HI

Varicose Veins, Low Back & Neck Pain

I came to lovely Honolulu to see my sister and she recommended me to see Dr Karen Tan.

Varicose Veins

I have had my large and small veins in my legs giving me trouble for 6 years- lots of swelling and pressure going on. Then my lower back has been giving me trouble for about 15 years. My neck has been bothering me for about 6 years. After one treatment, I felt about 90% better. The second treatment was even better. It feels so good to be pain free. I’m trying to decide whether I should stay or take the doctor home with me!

Pam Hanson, International Falls, Minnesota

Infertility

Dr Tan is a miracle worker!

I first went to see her after being told by medical doctors that I would never have a child.  They said there was nothing medical science could do to help my husband and I conceive.  I wasn’t a candidate for IVF or infertility medications.  I heard about Dr Tan from a co-worker and decided to see if she could help me.  She put me on a comprehensive program and  I got pregnant 2 months after I started on her program.   My pregnancy was healthy and uneventful as was the birth of my daughter.  Thanks to Dr Tan, I now have a healthy baby.

Monica Sheehy, Kaneohe, HI

Myasthenia Gravis

I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis in which the medical field informed me that there was no cure.

Thankfully, I was referred to Dr Tan by a total stranger. At that time, my condition was getting critical.My throat was closing up and my left eyelid was almost completely closed. After only couple of treatments from Dr Tan, my eyelid opened and I was able to swallow normally again. Dr Tan then continued treatment for the many other conditions caused by MG. My health at this time has never been better. I have recommended Dr Tan to my friends and family and all have been successfully treated naturally. Thank you again, Dr Tan.

Marion Pitcher, Waialua, HI

 

Frozen Shoulder

I have a frozen shoulder for about a year where I could not lift my arm.

After one treatment, I was able to raise my arm higher than my shoulder, almost vertical which was something I could not do for quite sometime. Tenderness was also considerably reduced.  Thank you Dr Tan!

 Diane Ito, Kaneohe, HI

Fatigue

I am completely awed with the rapid  progress I’ve made with Dr Karen Tan.  I came to her with a host of issues, and my concerns have been addressed with amazing results. I was exhausted and completely out of balance.  The first week on the program was like being hit by a truck.  All I would think was that I must be really toxic.   I stuck with the regimen, and the fog lifted by about the 8th day.

I have been overjoyed with my weight loss, the return of my energy levels, and feeling like I’m back in the driver’s seat with regard to my body and my health.  For the first time in 9 years, I feel attractive again.. I want to go out with friends and socialize. I’m up in the mornings feeling youthful and with levels of vitality I truly haven’t experienced in years.  I honestly had no idea that the improvements to my health would be so profound this quickly.

I am sleeping through the night; my junk food cravings have abated: although I truly thought it impossible, I am drinking only one cup of caffeinated tea per day: and I feel excited about my life.  And this is just the first month and a half!!

What a gift and a gem Dr Karen Tan is!!

 Cari Vallo, Kailua, HI

Environmental & food sensitivities

It seems that over the years, as I approached my 40′s, my body was starting to react negatively to many things in the environment and to certain foods.

For example, I had difficulty breathing when the vog came in, I developed severe seasickness (even when boogie boarding and snorkeling), I woke up every day with postnasal drip and sinus stuffiness, and I got diarrhea and welts eating shellfish or raw egg yolks.
I was somewhat skeptical about this type of treatment because I am a registered nurse and have been seeing an allergist regularly for 20 years. What prompted me to seek immediate treatment with Dr. Karen Tan was an upcoming five day Alaskan fishing trip that I had planned for my family. (Had I lost my mind? How was I going to survive on the boat all day?) Well, after ONE treatment, my seasickness was GONE! I had the best family vacation ever, catching salmon, halibut and black cod (deep sea fishes). My husband was dumbfounded yet quite impressed with the outcome.
I no longer have problems with vog, eggs, shellfish, acid reflux, and postnasal drip. I continue the treatments on a regular basis in order to be in optimum health. My son is also in treatment for his symptoms. It’s amazing and well worth the time and cost to be healthy.

 Donna Hayashida, Honolulu, HI

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