For 27 years I suffered from perhaps the worst case of acne any human being could possibly endure. So bad, in fact, that it had left one eye permanently damaged, a partially deviated septum, and premature wrinkling from scars and repeated use of Accutane.
Every dermatologist in the state of Virginia had seen my case and had treated me with a myriad of western approaches. Nothing helped. My condition grew worse and the medicines (toxins) these doctors so freely administered began to create additional illnesses, one of which became ulcerative colitis.
For this disease I was placed on the drug Azulfodine indefinitely, as my doctor-induced colitis was now deemed incurable. One of the side effects of Azulfodine is falling hair; thus eventual balding was also “just something to be expected.” I wrestled with the thought of suicide for several years but all the while maintained hope for another way out. That other way turned out to be Chinese medicine and Paul Olko.
After only three months of therapy with Paul Olko, he had cured my acne, and after one and a half years of drinking his herbal teas, I no longer have any symptoms of colitis whatsoever. I still have to stay away from acid/spicy foods but then everyone should watch their diets anyway, right? Paul has me on “Pearl Cream” for my face, which has removed 10 years from my appearance, as the wrinkles continue to vanish.
One word of advice—don’t become impatient when you undergo Chinese therapy. It takes a little longer (and each case is individualized), but the results are safe and lasting. I will never return to archaic western standards and will be forever grateful to Paul Olko for his exciting, innovative methods of treatment and his long strides in the advancement of medicine.
For the last six months I have had the good fortunate to be under the care of Paul Olko. I started treatment for a herniated disc in my lower back in January 1993. At first I went to Paul once a week, then three times a week, and now every other week. Early on we concentrated on my back problem. Later, however, his wide range of expertise as a Chinese Herbalist became evident as we began treating other problems (a cold, hay fever, and PMS).
As a health care professional, I would like to note other aspects of Paul’s caring style. First, he gives a thorough exam, looking at the whole picture. Second, and what impresses me most, are his continuous evaluations. Paul listens to what his patients say about how they are feeling and adjusts the treatment if it is necessary.
Please consider this letter in good faith to grant Paul Olko a certificate as a Chinese Herbalist.
It has been my good fortune to have had Paul Olko as my therapist since 1983. During this ten year period, especially from 1983 until his move to Virginia, I saw Paul on a regular monthly basis and he prescribed Chinese Herbal formulas frequently, and with great success, for conditions such as allergies, headache, gastric distress and sore muscles. I make regular trips to his Virginia practice from my home in Atlanta, Georgia, and consult with him long distance when necessary. His expertise in Chinese Herbal treatments has contributed greatly to my good health and wellbeing.
Since I began taking the formulas you prescribed for allergies and hives, I have been amazed at the result. I’m not bothered by allergic reactions, and the outbreaks of cholinergic urticaria are very much under control. I took allergy injections every two weeks for twenty-five years, and have been off them since June 1. Changing my diet has been a help in controlling the allergies, and I try to keep to it—but in times of stress, I fall back! I can always tell if I’ve indulged in too much sugar!
Thanks again for your Chinese herbal remedies—they’re working well for me.
I want to thank you and your staff for sending my granules so quickly. They really work! I have felt so much better since I have been taking the Chinese herb granules. I am going to a chiropractor regularly and I am off my allergy meds.
Hope all is well. Have a very happy holiday.
When I was told last summer that I was very anemic and had a dangerously sick condition in my uterus, further complicated by the presence of a large mass on my right ovary, I became desperate. However, in the midst of being told that surgery to remove my ovary and perhaps the uterus was the cure, I went to see you. At the time, your message was simple and clear; perhaps too simple compared to today’s “advanced” medicine. You said, “Give yourself time to heal before rushing into removing your organs which are meant to be a part of you. In other words, the last option to consider should be the knife.” Suddenly, a rush of hope and logic was present in my life. Yes, I discovered the way to get to the root of my health problems. So under your guidance, I began to fortify and care for my neglected body. After a week of treatment, and in spite of my doctors, my system started to fall into balance and immediate results were experienced. Four months later, the anemia was history, my uterus cleared up completely, and the mass in the ovary was reduced to the point of no concern.
This has been a great Christmas gift, the gift of health.
For your wisdom and encouragement and patience, thank you.
For your ability to deal with a woman desperately grasping at straws for immediate cure, thank you.
For helping me to understand the value of the “second spring” of my life, thank you.
For taking care of my daughter’s problems, and her child’s, thank you.
Have a wonderful Christmas, along with your family.
I have been seeing Paul Olko since March of 1992, and have seen him about 30 times during that period. Using Chinese herbs, Paul has treated me successfully for lower back pain, asthma, and bronchitis.
All of my treatments from Paul have been wonderful, but perhaps the most dramatic example of his effectiveness as an herbologist can be found in my recent experience with bronchitis. I suffered severe congestion of the lungs over a month-long period, during which time I was unable to connect with Paul due to travel and my tight schedule. I often found myself coughing so hard that I vomited. From standard medical doctors during that time I was given 2 courses of antibiotics and a course of steroids, all to no avail. I finally was able to have a visit with Paul, and within four days of taking his herbal remedies, my lungs were completely clear.
It is without hesitation and with the utmost enthusiasm that I recommend that Paul be fully certified as a Chinese herbalist.
For more than two years Paul Olko has provided Chinese Herbal Care for me and my son and daughter.
Paul obviously loves his work with herbs. His belief in their effectiveness is contagious. When I would ask him about a health problem I was experiencing, his response was thorough and enthusiastic. Paul has always been sensitive to my information, impressions and experience. His prescriptions never failed to help and cure my problems.
Paul has given me herbs which shrank uterine fibroids, for flu, colds, digestive problems, weight loss, lack of energy, estrogen deficiency, ear and eye irritations. Paul has successfully treated my son for asthma and nervous disorders with herbs. He has assisted my daughter in recovering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
It has been an adventure for me to prepare teas from the original herbal mixtures Paul prescribes from his huge store of ingredients.
Paul is my first choice of help when I have a medical problem. He has given me faith that I can heal my body and often my mind and emotions with Chinese herbs in a safe, balance and altogether beneficial manner without negative side effects.
For a number of years now, dating back to 1990, I have been fortunate to receive the services of Paul Olko and his Chinese Herbal expertise.
For a good portion of that time, I would do “walk in” consultation and in so doing built up a trust in Paul’s honest, helpful, and straightforward advice and care. He always made time for me and I always felt that I was well cared for when I went to him.
This year I had an acute illness and went to Paul for the first time on a regular and intensive program. The formulas for blood clots and blood stasis worked phenomenally well. Later the formulas for “fallen organs” (not his term, but mine) worked so well that I can say to everyone I meet that I have never felt this good in my entire life, and this is no exaggeration.
Paul has done wonderful work for my children, whatever the problem, from the usual childhood illnesses to more complex problems like helping them with formulas for Attention Deficit Disorder.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to live in an area where Paul Olko is practicing and to have his expertise in Chinese Herbology available to me and my family.