New Life Health Center Testimonials
"I was ill with ulcerative colitis, taking medication and feeling quite sickly and desperate. Having completed this program, my digestive system is now functioning well and after seven years of taking medication, I no longer need any drugs. Contrary to what my doctors said would be possible, I was able to get pregnant and now have a beautiful son. I am forever grateful to Bo-In Lee and the Center."
Susan S., Martha's Vineyard, MA
"After 11 years of chronic Asthma...so severe I had often been in and out of hospitals, and unable to work...I came to Bo-In Lee in 1986, unable to lie down without wheezing and coughing. On top of that, I had been bleeding abdominally for five months, and the pain was difficult to bear. Doctors told me I had ulcerative proctitis, a form of colitis. My experience with Bo-In Lee was unlike any of the medical care I had experienced. Three and a half months after coming to the New Life Health Center I was able to lie-down, relax and breathe deeply without difficulty. My large intestine and digestion felt normal. To me, it was a miracle. And, after going Home, my lungs became stronger every day. Bo-In Lee made me feel like we were partners in my recovery, and he has given me the best gift that anyone ever could: the restoration of my faith and my health."
Jill E., Ithaca, New York
"A few years ago I was having severe digestive problems. It was so bad that after every meal I felt very sick, to the point where I could hardly eat at all. I decided to see Bo-In Lee. He examined me and said that the stomach and especially the spleen meridian were out of balance. He recommended acupuncture and herbal teas. Within 2-3 days I felt better and was able to digest my food. Bo-In Lee has also helped my wife and other patients I have sent him. Bo-In Lee is a true master healer and a wonderful person. I thank him and may God bless him."
Dr. John B. Vaughn
Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Leg Pain
"I had developed a pain in my leg that was very debilitating. I would have to lay down sometimes for over an hour before it would subside. I also developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the gastro-interologists (SP?) were unable to cure it. I decided to stay at The New Life Health Center for a week. My experience of healing was very good. Through moxa, acupuncture and healthy diet my leg pain went away completely. It seemed so amazing to me. My IBS also went away. I felt healed at many levels physically, emotionally and spiritual. The fellowship I enjoyed with others staying at The Center is such a warm memory for me. We all felt Bo-In Lee's protective care individually. Writing and recalling this I am filled with over flowing gratitude toward Bo-In Lee and The New Life Health Center."
Margaret Fitzelle, Woods Hole, Mass. s
"My energy level dropped so low that every action, including sitting up, resulted in collapse. I was hopeless and helpless and felt like I was at the mercy of my disease. After seeing a neurologist and a psychiatrist and spending a week in the hospital being subjected to a battery of tests, I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus. On the recommendation of a friend I went to see Bo-In Lee. I was somewhat apprehensive, and so I was relieved to find a warm unpretentious person with a refreshingly sensible approach to healing. He concentrated on the physical, mental and spiritual imbalances behind my symptoms. The essence of his message was "correct those imbalances and the illness will heal itself". The impact was almost immediate. It was reassuring to know that I had some control over my recovery and I was quickly convinced that I was in the best possible situation to learn how to exercise that control. I underwent an extensive fasting program and over time I made dramatic improvements, leaping to higher and higher plateaus of recovery. Now my skin color has gone from gray to pink, my head is clearer, my concentration has improved and my energy level has increased to the point where I am not only walking daily, but also doing a little jogging. I feel an excitement about each day, as if a spark within has been rekindled and I have learned a new appreciation of my life and myself. I am especially grateful for having been shown a healing that is spiritual, emotional and physical and one that I will carry with me for a lifetime."
Janet W., Millis, MA
"For years I had experienced chronic fatigue, weight gain, M.C.S., poor lung function, low thyroid, hair loss and depression. Medical doctors would tell me there wasn’t anything abnormal about my medical test. So I decided to go a different route.
I stayed at The New Life Health Center for 1 month and have energy and stamina. Before treatments I couldn’t even walk a block without loosing my breath and experiencing pain and now I can walk 3 miles. All The treatments combined have giving me a new perspective in my life and a sense of hope missing for so many years. I have found pathways to positive thinking that provide spiritual consolation and solutions to everyday problems."
"When I came here I had Diabetes. I was obese and depressed. When I left I no longer needed insulin; I was 44 pounds lighter. I walk and exercise every day and I feel great."
Suzanne G., San Angelo, TX
"By the time I saw him I was 33 years old, had struggled with infertility for two years, and had fibroid tumors and endometriosis. I consulted with both medical doctors and "alternative healthcare" professionals. The medical doctors performed several invasive procedures, including surgery, and strongly recommended the usual protocol of hormone therapy with additional surgery. The alternative practitioners put me on special diets and nutritional supplements. I experienced little improvement. And, ultimately, had the feeling I was a guinea pig for their fertility experiments. I worked with Bo-In Lee for about 1-1/2 years and not only did I conceive and have a very easy pregnancy, I was extremely healthy and fit. I even took a karate class in my middle trimester. Today we are blessed with a wonderful grown boy who believes that Bo-In Lee and acupuncture are the greatest thing since chocolate (well almost!). And my husband views Bo-In Lee as a gift in our lives. For anyone who is willing to take on the ride of healing themselves, Bo-In Lee is a demanding teacher, a compassionate man, and a master healer worthy of surrender."
Beth Rontal, Roslindale, MA
"In April of 1981, at the age of twenty-one, I was discovered to have a heart murmur. After consultations with three cardiologists, and a battery of tests, I was diagnosed as having severe aortic regurgitation. I was advised to undergo surgery within the next two months to replace the faulty aortic valve. I was told that surgery was the only path for me because my condition was irreversible and would only worsen. My heart was already enlarged by 50%. As my condition was a structural abnormality rather than a functional problem, I was told there was no way to repair the actual valve, and no positive course of action was recommended (i.e. exercise, diet) but surgery. If left unchanged, my heart would either stop functioning or the pain would become severe and debilitating."
"I could not let myself be cut open. I would not undergo heart surgery. I realized that I was responsible for myself and that I had to seek guidance outside and the medical profession."
"I met Bo-In Lee in October of 1983. From my first consultation with him my whole life began to change. Bo-In Lee made me powerfully aware that I could heal myself. While doctors had recommended that I not exercise, Bo-In Lee told me I must exercise. I was given corrective exercises, dietary recommendations --a positive plan of action. Most importantly, in this first meeting I was given HOPE -- not a dream of hope -- but an experience deep inside myself of "I CAN, I can heal myself.
"My experience in my first meeting with Bo-In Lee was unlike any other I had before. There was truth about him, a deep understanding that embraced no doubt. From that day I slowly changed my life. I realized that I had to heal my life, as Bo-In Lee told me. "Don't focus on your heart," he said. "You must change everything else so you can live with and accept your condition. Your heart problem is a gift." It took a good six months for me to grow into this realization. But I am convinced it was the most important part of my healing process."
"In January of 1984, I decided to move to Boston to study and work with Bo-In Lee. Now, I experience no chest pain and feel and look healthier than I have ever. I am more physically active now than I have been any time since my diagnosis. My last tests at the hospital show my condition has remained stable, despite doctors original predictions. Through the practice of yoga, corrective exercise, dietary changes, deep breathing and relaxation exercises and, most importantly, the change in my mental attitude, I have used Bo-In Lees holistic guidance to heal myself."
"I still have a lot of growth ahead of me, but my attitude and my experience of life is different since meeting Bo-In Lee. I have touched a true appreciation, a gratitude for life, that is a qualitatively different experience for me in living than I felt in my previous twenty-four years. For this, for life, I am deeply thankful to Bo-In Lee and only hope that I can help other people positively change their lives and heal themselves."
Peter N., San Francisco, CA
"In 1976, I first saw Bo-In Lee for stomach problems and back pains. He recommended corrective exercises and diet change. I did the exercises religiously for a year and it helped quite a lot."
"I had always had difficulty with my menstruation, and in 1977 I was diagnosed by doctors as having endometriosis. The pain was so bad that the doctors wanted to give me morphine. Their recommendation was a hysterectomy (at age twenty seven ). I felt this would have been cutting out my womanhood. Being a nurse I understood my condition from a Western medical perspective. I didn't want the hysterectomy, so I came back to Bo-In Lee as he had been able to help me with previous problems. I had six sessions of treatment and counseling with him involving acupuncture, corrective exercises, but most importantly, watching my past, and deep relaxation. Through these I realized when I was young I thought I was a boy (I was the oldest with three younger brothers). All this time I subconsciously thought I was a boy, and this made me angry. The result of this anger was a lot of tension and pain whenever I menstruated. Gradually the pain ceased."
"Before my counseling with Bo-In Lee, I would be a mental and physical wreck for the week before my period. I would experience vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and I couldn't stand up straight or work. Now occasionally the pain will come back, but I can control it myself with acupressure and deep relaxation so that my life can continue without disruption. I had been in therapy before and had gone through a lot of psychological therapy to be a nurse, but I didn't understand myself. With the help of Bo-In Lee I not only understood the connection between my past and present, but I actually experienced it and came to terms with it in the context of my whole life."
Susan L., Psychiatric Nurse
"I came to the New Life Health Center in August with Candidaand completed the resident healing program which included a 7-day fast and moxibustion treatments. In September I took a lab test which showed that I no longer have candida. Bo-In Lee is a healer in the truest sense."
L..B., Ottawa, Canada
"The New Life Health Center is truly a place of healing. I came to heal myself of candida, fatigue, chemical and food allergies and other symptoms. I learned so much from Bo-In Lee's lectures. The peace and harmony gained from the yoga and meditation are invaluable for healing and thanks to Bo-In Lee's treatments and guidance, I am getting better."
Sonja G., Westport, CT
"In 1987 I came to see Bo-In Lee to receive acupuncture for a back injury, and the results were so positive that when he said that he could help me with my asthma, I decided to try the resident program. After my three- week stay that included a fast, I stopped using my inhaler, that I had previously needed two or three times a day, as well as the drugs that I had needed for years. I haven't had a problem with asthma since then."
David O., Personal Trainer
"I was one of those children that doctors shook their heads at, a chronic asthmatic. After receiving skin tests and allergy shots for fifteen years and taking all the "latest drugs" on the market, I accepted my condition, believing there was nothing to be done about it.When my winter colds started turning into bronchitis every year, I tried herbal teas, yoga and massage, but I never incorporated anything into an overall plan."
"I learned about Bo-In Lee from a friend who told me how she learned self-healing from him and that I could do something about my own debilitating asthma. Although I came to The New Life Health Center with a naive and doubtful attitude, what I learned was a comprehensive approach toward my body and my life. After my first appointment for corrective exercises, I was so impressed that I began to take things seriously and practiced the exercises for a whole year at Home. The following summer I returned to enter the resident program with my young daughter. I received acupuncture, cupping, electrical stimulation, yoga, and fasting. I knew I was learning something big!"
"Bo-In Lee instructed me to fill my diary with all my thoughts and everything in my life causing me stress. I did so and it felt great. Then he told me, "Let it go, rip it up. You don't need it anymore. You are holding onto these negative things like you hold onto your asthma. You can let it go." I followed his advice and only then did I truly begin healing with my heart and mind. I saw that I was responsible for my own health. Now two years later, I continue to come for adjustments and follow his advice and program of deep breathing, diet, exercise, and right attitude. Although the asthma still afflicts me in harvest season, I haven't seen the inside of a hospital since 1992. I feel better now and have more stamina at age thirty-nine than I have had in my whole life and it shows in the dance classes I take. I am grateful to Bo-In Lee for showing me how to take care of myself."
Ellen G., Morelia Michoacan, Mexico
"Even though I was an herbalist and practiced natural ways and certainly tried everything to heal myself, I failed completely. I was dying from Sarcoidosis; an auto-immune disease that was throwing off tissue in my lungs as though my body was trying to encase an enemy that was not there. In the process my lungs filled completely with my own body tissue and I was suffocating from lack of oxygen. Medical doctors told me they did not know the cause and there was no cure. Most people who have it actually get better, except for a small 5% for whom the disease is terminal. I was one of those people. When I came to Bo-In Lee's clinic I was given a month to live. My Natural Health magazine arrived and I read an article on a Korean man -- Bo-In Lee -- and his clinic in Boston, where he lived with his family. My husband I met Bo-In Lee. "I cannot promise anything," he said."But I will work with you. You and me together we can do something. Please come and stay for three weeks." My husband and I had not spent a night apart for twenty years. And I was Home-schooling my teenage son. What could I do? "No problem. You can have big room. You will be good support for her," he said, pointing to my husband and son. I thought I was coming for three weeks, but stayed three months. The support and care and sweet love of all those staying at the clinic those months was so incredibly healing to the loneliness and isolation that we live in these days. And, again, Bo-In Lee lives at the Center. He saw us all through the day and nothing escaped his eye. I had a T & B cell-panel blood test and it clearly showed that my immune system was haywire. After one month at the Center and drinking Bo-In Lee's teas new test results showed much improvement. After three months my immune system was out of danger. Three months after that another X-ray showed my lungs had cleared completely. As quickly as the growths had developed, in less than half that time, they had disappeared under Bo-In Lee's healing and teaching. As Bo-In Lee likes to say in his melodious Korean accent: "You and me together, we had good cooperation. We did a good job actually. No, really, you too, you did a good job. Thank you, God." I, also, would like to say thank you, my dear God, and thank you Bo-In Lee."
Martha Volchok, Oakhurst, MA
"I was diagnosed with auto-immune hepatitis in January of 2001. With the disease came extreme fatigue, nausea, anorexia, headache, jaundice, and elevated transamines and bilirubin. I was experiencing liver failure and my doctors seriously considered a liver transplant. A friend of my mother's recommended The New Life Health Center. I spent three weeks as a resident and have been receiving treatment as an outpatient for the past four weeks. In seven weeks I have tapered from 20 mg. To 5 mg. of Prednisone (which, previously, was causing me cataracts) and my blood levels have returned to virtually normal range. And this is remarkable because my blood levels were steadily increasing when I was on higher doses of Prednisone and are decreasing on a lower dosage. The only thing I can account for my remarkable improvement is the treatment I am receiving from Bo-In Lee and the lifestyle changes I have made. I recommend the Center to anyone who wants to learn how to live a healthier, happier, and well-balanced life."
Laura I. Demko
"I was experiencing dizziness -- which came on with little notice. In fact I was flying back from a trip and it was so severe I had to be taken off the plane in a wheel chair. I went to two "excellent" Western-medicine doctors and even after many tests neither could give me an answer. I went to Bo-In Lee and within 10 Minutes he had the answer -- lack of blood going to the left side of my brain!! I have a curled little finger. Two days ago I was having acupuncture when Bo-In Lee noticed the finger. And during that session he made whatever adjustments and believe me before I got off the table my little finger was straight!! I will speak to anyone, at anytime about Bo-In Lee. He is a truly magnificent healer in addition to being a very loving human being. What one needs to realize is that if you go to Bo-In Lee soon enough, you do not need to face major surgery."
"A chronic skin ailment diagnosed as "rosacia" by my doctor had me living with discomfort for about five years. The condition was "off and on" and consisted of a red, hot burning sensation on my face. I arrived at Bo-In Lee's with a focus on my skin and immediately he focused on my posture imbalances and all the internal problems this was causing. He also explained I had a life long battle with respiratory allergies, that the skin is part of the lungs, and that my skin problem could be connected with my breathing problems. Bo-In Lee used a pumping cup to help with the diagnosis and discovered my blood needed cleansing. He also walked me through a detailed series of corrective exercises designed to pull my shoulder back and pull a dropped-hip back into place. He also outlined a diet eliminating sugar and including more alkaline foods. It's been fourteen years since my initial treatment and I no longer have any symptoms of "rosacia".
Sarah Harrington. Salem, MA
"Bo-In Lee cares for his patients using Oriental medicine and natural healing techniques including acupuncture, moxabustion, herbal tea, natural foods, and most importantly, in my opinion, meditation. But the true strength of The New Life Health Center is its holistic approach to healing. I have yet to see another health care center with such an open mind to Western and Oriental medicine. Bo-In Lee's scientific approach in combining Western and Oriental medicine provides a fresh outlook towards healing and I believe that he has a lot to offer to American health. I highly recommend Bo-In Lee to anybody who seeks good health."
Nam Sun Paik, MD, Ph.D.,
President, Kon Kuk University Medical School
Dear Professor Bo-In Lee:
Our visit to The New Life Health Center left a very deep impression upon us. Your unique way of treating and guiding patients impressed us even deeply.
We are very happy that we formally established a medical exchange program between Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and your Center by the way of signing mutually the International Medical Exchange Agreement. We are fully confident that through our joint effort and sincere cooperation we can contribute together to the realization of the goal of easing human suffering, improving quality of life and giving birth to a new medicine.
We would like to give many special thanks to you and all your family members for the cordial welcome and warm reception to and special consideration for us. We really felt we were at Home during our stay in Boston. We are looking forward to having a chance to warmly receiving all of you in Nanjing in the near future.
Best wishes to you!
Xiang Ping, O. M. D.
President, Medical School
Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
"Bo-In Lee is an internationally recognized leader in the field of integrative medicine. He and his clinic have proven to be a powerful resource in the care of many of my severely ill patients."
David Perlmutter, M.D., Naples, FL
"Bo-In Lee is compassionate and insightful, skillful and caring. He is truly a great healer. In my experience I have seen very few people who have reached his level of skill. His willingness to combine Eastern and Western approaches makes him virtually unique."
Leslie J. Blackhall, M.D., Los Angeles, CA