At the age of 23, I was diagnosed with major depressive and anxiety disorder after suffering for 10 years. Not surprisingly, the quick-fix prescription drug solution was offered to be my only way out of my misery. Hesitantly, I accepted the treatment plan only to learn later that the harmful effects from the anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drugs far outweighed any benefits I was receiving. After several months of attempting the prescription treatment plan I was ready to give up. I felt like a lost cause and thought nothing would work to help me get my life back without putting my health at risk. My personality remained dull, melancholy, and virtually lifeless; I was not a person people enjoyed being around, and that tore me apart even more. Fate stepped in when a close friend of mine witnessed my suffering and highly suggested I go and see her Acupuncturist, Dr. Henry Li. After doing further research online and listening to my friend's story on how Dr. Li significantly changed her life for the better, I made one of the best decisions of my life and called to schedule my first appointment. I have never met a more sincere and compassionate Doctor than Dr. Li. He strongly reassured me that he could help me and would eventually work towards weaning me off all the harmful prescription drugs. My first treatment I felt immediate relief from anxiety as a surge of relaxation rushed through my body during the treatment, leaving me feeling less anxious for days. I continued treatment twice a week for about three months and before I knew it I was completely drug free! Not only did my anxiety greatly subside, but my depression symptoms lessened as well. I now can genuinely smile on a regular basis, wake up more energized feeling good and excited about my day, sleep soundly throughout the night, and relax my body so I am not constantly tense. I slowly but surely gained my life back.