Acupuncture to Prevent Parkinson's Disease in Patients With Depression
Dr. Philip Nino Tan-Gatue, MD, CAc, CMA
Good day, everyone! My name is Dr. Philip.I am a medical doctor, a Certified Medical Acupuncturist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner in Manila, Philippines. I am also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.
Oasis Acupuncture Clinic
97 Maginhawa Street, Teacher's Village East, Quezon City.
Wednesday and Saturday 9 am - 12 noon
Philippine General Hospital
Room 208 Faculty Medical Arts Building
Monday, Thursday, Friday 3-7 pm
The Medical City
Center for Wellness and Aesthetics
Currently on Leave
Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Tuesdays by appointment
"When I had my stroke in 2018, my doctor told me I would never walk again. I was totally paralyzed on my right side. Even though I would undergo physical therapy, I did not progress much in three months and I was beginning to lose hope. My fraternity Brother introduced me to Dr. Philip. I began receiving acupuncture on my scalp and on my body. It was slow, but after a month I could move a little, after another month I could stand and grasp things and soon I could move around without assistance. Right now I am even lifting weights again and practicing my basketball. Acupuncture alone did not cure me, but it was a great addition to the physical therapy sessions given by Brod Charvy Parra. Doctor Philip has since become a great friend and a fraternity Brother as well!
Benjie Abad Santos
Living 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."
Last week I couldn't walk. Every step sent intense stabbing pain to my lower back which radiated back to my right thigh. I was given (a painkiller) and a muscle relaxant to ease the pain but both drugs didn't work. I went to Dr. Philip last week in the hopes of getting just a bit of relief. When he inserted the needles on my right hand, I was instantly relieved. He also made me move my trunk, which I easily did. Dr. Tan-Gatue is truly a miracle worker.
With a referral from a doctor-friend, I first came to Dr. Philip's clinic with sleep problem as my chief complaint. I eventually asked him to also help me with my dysmenorrhea because my menstruations are getting really heavy, the pain has been unbearable, the high-dosage painkillers I'm taking as prescribed by my OB are not as effective anymore, and my cycle started to become longer since a year ago. Add to that the anxiety attacks I've been having since this COVID-19 hullabaloo.
But after consistent acupuncture sessions since last October, I noticed that my cycle shortened and went back to my normal. I've been getting good sleep also as my anxiety meds are supplemented by acupuncture. I think I would still come for more sessions but that is not a problem since he is accommodating in answering my queries and his secretary, Ms. Sheena, is polite even in our SMS exchanges. I also like that his approach is like a marriage of Western and Chinese Medicine so I really feel well cared of. I've been recommending his acupuncture services to friends who are curious about it.
(Picture shown is of patient at her request)