John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., Anita Kadala and Ellmo - South Houston, Texas
EllmoI am a physician-scientist, trained at Mayo Clinic, and having served as a faculty member at Harvard, Stanford and now the Texas Medical Center (Houston Methodist Research Institute). I practice evidence-based medicine, and am appropriately skeptical of therapies that do not have double-blind randomized clinical trials to support their claims. Accordingly, when Anita wanted to try your herbal therapy to treat Ellmo's ambulatory difficulty, I asked her to first let me give Ellmo a trial of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine, with the hypothesis that Ellmo's struggle to ambulate was in part due to arthritis. After two weeks of therapy, he was minimally improved, maybe 10%. We continued the medication, and started your herbal therapy.
Within 48h of treatment, he was clearly better, and he continued to improve.
He is now able to run a bit, and even does a little pirouette when we have a treat for him.
Also, his personality has returned...he had become listless and seemed depressed and wasn't communicating as much. Now his Chihuahua temperament has returned, and he has become a little bossy, and lets me know if I am getting too close to Anita. He seems to be seeing better also. He was having trouble tracking when I threw him a treat, and now he has no problems tracking down the treats I toss to him.
He is 100% better, thanks so much!
With warmest regards
John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.