Patient Feedback

Philip Tan-Gatue – what they say

Most of these are taken from online comments about Philip Tan-Gatue.  Others are from personal communications with the doctor.  Out of respect for patient privacy, only initials are used.

In General



"Thanks Doc! Am feeling the relief on my shoulder and neck now. No medicines or therapy has given me this relief. Thank you again!... Doc is such a bubbly and happy person. He never makes you feel uncomfortable and is a professional" Acupuncture for shoulder and neck pain

reputablereliableDr. Philip Tan-Gatue is an excellent doctor. My teen-age son who is deathly afraid of needles is not afraid of Dr. Philip because he puts him at ease, and after treatment, he is relieved from his sports injuries. I, too, go to Dr. Philip and I feel so much better after treatment. I recommend him to friends who wants to try acupuncture".endearingengaging specialcareScreen Shot 2014-01-12 at 12

Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 5Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 11Living outside of the Philippines, I've gone to 2 other acupuncturists and I can't help but compare Dr. Philip's skills and knowledge. I can say that an older practitioner does not mean more experienced and knowledgeable."


Anne S., Headache (Feedback left May 8, 2013)
K.C. Headache (Nov 2013) 1-3-14

Back Pain

Betty M. Surgical Candidate, Radiating Low Back Pain

“Thanks a lot Dr. Philip for making me walk comfortably. I wasn’t mistaken when I told myself that it’s acupuncture that will ease my pain. God bless.” (August 23, 2013)

back pain

Bell’s Palsy



Malou S. , for allergies and depression; Comment left(August 14, 2013) feedback01On October 16, 2013, Ms. M expanded her feedback:

I was a new patient to him for a little over 2 months of this year, and i was really impressed on how he explained to me and answered all my questions regarding my condition. Honestly, it was God’s graces that i was lead to him since i was so desperate to find a natural cure for my allergies. I have been prescribed all sorts of antihistamines for so many months now by 3 different good allergologists After taking all those medications for the specified duration, everything’s back! It was so horrible to feel as if there’s no more cure for that! I felt so desperate about my condition then, until i found Doc Philip. From the very first meeting i had with him which was even in fact a very emotional one as i had to give a brief background of how i may have developed my allergies, he was able to divert my attention in such a way that i may be able to overcome my being very emotional about it. He knew exactly how to treat me with confidence as he explained what he was going to do. From that first meeting, i felt so confident and thank God that i was in good hands. I continued going for my treatment for about 2 months and even before i got back to cebu, all my allergies were gone, despite the presence of all the trigger factors. Finally i was off my antihistamines that would sometimes give me different side effects. No more anxieties and depression. No more fears! Thank God coz im back to my normal life now! And thanks to Doc Philip for helping me get back to my normal life!

A satisfied patient, she would come back for other problems: 010614

Sports Injuries


“…superb job on what you did on me yesterday, knees feel great and ganda timing ko sa jump (my timing on jumping was great).”

Jeremiah .T., basketball player


“Thank you (for) acupuncture yesterday. Maganda laro ko and tumagal ako sa court. (My play was great and I was able to play long on the court.) Cguro kung hindi ako nagpaacupuncture sa yo bumigay tuhod ko. (If I hadn’t gotten acupuncture from you my knee would have probably given way) Next week again!”

Brenton C., basketball player

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Ovarian Cysts



Ivy R. Infertility (November 29, 2013)

My husband and I married in 2009.  Since then, I’ve had a miscarriage and h-mole (hyatidiform mole) in 2011.  We consulted Dr. Philip in July 2012 and went for regular treatment. In February 2013 I was pregnant and gave birth last November 5.  Now we are consulting for increasing lactation.

Shoulder Pain

Cecille A., Frozen Shoulder (December 12, 2013) frozenshoulder

J.A. Shoulder pain (December 21, 2013) jashoulder1221

Upper Back Pain

I have this severe back pain that has been bothering me for a year now, just last tuesday I visited PGH fmab and bumped into Dr. Philip. He was really very funny and nice. The acupuncture went well (it's not painful, really, you won't feel anything) and as of now my back is well, the pain subsided since the treatment. So I must say it is effective. I'm looking forward to visit fmab again. 5 stars!!!

What Other Acupuncturists Have to say

“I really enjoyed your talk. it was packed with information. i do not do meridian therapy so i liked that but most of all your kindness came through. the personal stories and touches make all the difference. not dry at all. take care.”

-Michelle Harvey, L.Ac.

“Lol… I know DAOMs here who could learn great things from you”

“The best of integrative medicine – a western trained physician who cares enough about the traditional ways to delve into the classics and study in-depth. His patients are in good hands!”

-Joey De Stefano, clinical intern at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Dr. Philip Nino Tan-Gatue

Dr. Philip Nino Tan-Gatue MD, CAc, CMA,is one of the leading experts in Traditional Medicine and Chinese Medicine in the Philippines. Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and is Director of Acupuncture Services at The Medical City.
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