Innovative Medicine Blog

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


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


For over twenty years I suffered from eczema; my lower legs, upper arms, and back were often covered with itchy sores. My sleep was disturbed every night by itching and scratching. About eight years ago I concluded that the itchy eczema was caused, at least in part, by what I was eating. By experimentation I found that corn syrup and cornstarch were two of the causes and tried to avoid them though it was almost impossible since they are in almost all processed foods. I saw a dermatologist and an allergist but got no relief except by using a steroid cream which thinned my skin. If my skin began to heal using the steroid preparation it would soon be a mass of sores again when I ate something that set off the itching and scratching. One day I heard of AAT (Advanced Allergy Therapeutics) and found Dr. Karen Tan. On my first visit Dr. Tan was able to discover that I had reactions to twelve different substances. I began to have relief immediately after the first treatment and, after just a few weeks, my legs, arms, and back are almost completely healed and I am again able to eat the foods that I love without setting off an itching frenzy. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Tan and AAT. –

Carol Amorozo, Waipahu, HI

Dog allergies

I love my dogs!

I was sad to find out that my dogs … well their dander … was causing some of my symptoms. I like to think it was because of the dust in the air or the pollen outside…I was in denial. Every time I’d play with my dogs for a length of time or give them a bath I would go into a sneezing fit along with getting itchy and watery eyes. Petting them was okay but spending prolonged “quality time” was definitely a challenge.

I was referred to Dr. Tan to check out some food allergies that may be causing some digestive issues. I also found out that my dogs were indeed causing some stress on my system. After treatment that day, I went home and hung out with my dogs … and noticed that I had no reaction to them. No sneezing, no itchy, watery eyes. The very next day I went a step further and hugged them … no reaction, even till this very day. It’s amazing! I’ll be back to clear the rest of the symptoms … and will definitely recommend Dr. Tan to my family and friends. This really works!

With blessings for good health! – Laurie, Honolulu, HI

Sinus Headaches from Temperature Change

I experienced bad headaches whenever I go from an air conditioned office to my car on a hot day. When I got out of my car into the hot sun to get to my appointment with Dr Tan, I started developing a sinus headache. While Dr Tan was treating me, the headache slowly disappeared. Since then, I have not had those headaches. Mahalo, Dr Tan.
– Colleen

Dust Allergy

I used to have severe reactions to dust.

Every time I cleaned house, moved stuff around my closets, helped my friend in her warehouse or went near boxes that had been in storage, I would sneeze uncontrollably. Sometimes my reaction would be so strong that I would be put out for the rest of the day. After one treatment for dust, I have noticed a significant change and I am able to do these things with little to no reaction.

 Melissa Berona, Honolulu, HI

Vog & Caffeine Allergy

 I used to have difficulty breathing on voggy days.

In addition to shallow breathing, I would experience pounding headaches and severe fatigue. After one session at Dr. Tan’s office, my symptoms cleared completely. In fact, I no longer notice when there is vog outside.

I have never been able to drink coffee or even strong teas because of my sensitivity to caffeine. Even the smallest amounts would cause me to become dizzy. After being treated for this sensitivity, I decided to try drinking some coffee. I was so surprised that, while I did feel a rush from the caffeine, I no longer felt sick.

 Brenda Kwon, Honolulu, HI

Food Allergies

I used to think that I was allergic to alcohol since whenever I drank beer or wine.

I used to not only get congested immediately, but also had hangover effects the following morning. After being treated for yeast and wheat by Dr. Tan, I no longer get congested or feel any negative effects the next day.
Whenever I ate anything made with eggs, I immediately had a slight headache. After being treated for eggs by Dr. Tan, no matter how many eggs I eat, I don’t get any headaches!
Every time vog would be brought in by the Kona winds, I’d get congestion along with post nasal drip. Once Dr. Tan treated me for vog, I no longer have those symptoms.

Steven Yoshida, Mililani, HI


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