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Larisa made my first time Reiki experience absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Larisa if you are a newcomer or experienced receiver for Reiki. She is very knowledgeable about a wide range of topics, including crystals, eastern medicine, and philosophy. I'm a technical, data-driven individual. I was skeptical of Reiki at first, but never doubtful. After my first session, I felt more relaxed, mindful, and grounded. Coincidence? Maybe. But it's an interesting and good feeling nonetheless. If you are a bit skeptical, know that Larisa has been an engineer for 2 decades before she practice Reiki.
I went to Marie for spiritual and emotional healing with Reiki , and had quite a profound experience. I felt positive changes that continue to this day. She approached my healing with compassion and grace, and gave such great guidance on maintaining my well being. A wonderful experience. Tanya S.
Monika is a loving, compassionate healer blessed with innate intuition. She is a Reiki Master as well as a Past Life Regression Therapist. Having such complementary skills makes her a very effective healer as she can personalize the healing session based on the need of the individual. I was well aware of therapeutic use of past life regression therapy through many books of renowned psychiatrist Dr. Brian Weiss, especially "Many Lives, Many Masters". Monika provided me with my much needed first hand experience of past life regression to appreciate the potential of this therapy. I was stunned and overwhelmed with the experience to say the least. I am new to Reiki. My very positive experience with a few Reiki sessions encouraged me to take formal training in Reiki with her. I highly recommend Monika as a healer and therapist. My advice to any person who is trying out first time is to be open and receptive. The sun cannot enter through a closed door.
I took my 18 year daughter to Sean because early Dec she started experiencing severe abdominal pain from a UC flare up. She was diagnosed in March 2016 but had never experience this kind of pain. After going to the ER a couple of times and even being admitted into hospital for a weekend the pain continued. As a mother I became desperate to find a way to relieve my daughter from the pain she was suffering. I started researching and came across Sean and Blue Bear Healing. I looked on his website and read his reviews. I didn't have anything to lose and my daughter was open to try anything. I am so glad that I took that step and Sean was available to see my daughter on the same day I called him. My daughter had 3 sessions with Sean and every time she saw him I could see her more relaxed. I do think that Sean's ability to look into her emotions and physical being helped her through the pain that is now almost completely gone. She is still seeing a medical doctor and taking medications but mentally and emotionally Sean has helped my daughter through this tough period in her young life. I also think he has made her see herself in a different way that will help her throughout her life.
Alex's bodywork/massage is unreal. He'll ruin your ability to go to other massage therapists, so be prepared to raise your standards really, really high. I really had no idea that a massage could do to me what he does, but he really is able to go there, to coach you through pain, emotional and physical. He's got such a presence, such a warmth about him, you'll basically want to pay to see him just to hang with him. I had a ton of back pain and wrist pain before coming to see him, I literally thought I had arthritis. Doctors told me I would need surgery. Turns out I just needed Alex, haha! I've probably received from Alex over 20 times, and each time is better than the one before. He's so present and attentive to what he's doing, I can't honestly imagine how he does it for upwards of 2 hours straight. I will be going to Alex forever, he's the best!
Very soothing experience. My daughter's first Reiki treatment at 29. Hope to integrate Barbara into my own holistic health program at 66.
Dr. Isaac is by far my favorite acupuncturist. His treatments are excellent. I had really great results in a relatively short period of time. In addition, his knowledge of nutrition and herbs continue to help me improve my health to this day. I can't recommend him highly enough!
I had a dear friend's son get in terrible car accident, which after 2 weeks ended in death. I contacted Silvia, originally wanting her to go to the Hospital to give massages to family members there. She contacted the hospital & arranged everything, but due to son's death, it never happened. So she ended up using the gift massages for the widow. The widow finally used the massage and loved it. This was all conducted with me being out of town, and she could not have been more accommodating. She kept following up and went above and beyond! Thank you Silvia.
I have known Dr. Walsh-Van Keuren for 20 years. She is a brilliant doctor and healer and a steadfast friend. Personally , I have been continually inspired by her vision to conduct her life with complete integrity and excellence in all she does. I have received extraordinary treatments from her as well as sending her patients who report the same. I can confidently recommend her to anyone. Dr. Patty Van Santen L.Ac. DAOM
Dale Fanning is a wonderful acupuncturist. He achieves comprehensive, lasting healing by blending his skill in acupuncture with a high level of intuition, patience and empathy. He imbues the Chinese Medicine view of whole body health with these attributes and the results are nothing short of fantastic. I went to Dale with a constellation of symptoms including chronic illness, musculoskeletal issues thru years of wear and tear on the body, as well as basic urban stress and insomnia. At my initial intake, and now updated at my weekly visit, Dale tales the time to get a thorough view of my health history and current state. His treatments consistently reset the dials, improve my condition and leave me feeling centered and full of life force! The sessions themselves are deeply restful; most of the time I fall into a deep sleep as the parasympathetic nervous system is allowed to kick in. This carries over into the evenings where I always sleep best on treatment days. Overall my conditions have improved substantially. As many people do, I regularly receive chiropractic treatment, massage, physical therapy for specific muscles/joints and have a great family doctor. Of all the things I do, the treatments with Dale are the deepest are always the most effective across the board. This is due to the very nature of Acupuncture, which is it treats the source and the symptom. Over the last 15 years I've received treatment from some of the most well-known and highly respected acupuncturists in the Bay Area and the west coast. I took a lot of care and time to write this review as I would never suggest a practitioner to someone lightly. I recommend Dale without hesitation. His treatments are on par with best in field, and in his own style, he surpasses my previous experiences. I understand he is working in the fertility field and have heard nothing but accolades from his patients I meet in the waiting room. He seems to have a capabilities across a wide range of issues. I say he gets extra points as he has gone to lengths to be able to accept multiple insurance plans to make it possible for the largest number of people to be treated. 5 stars for Dr Dale for sure.
I highly recommend Shawna. She is genuine, warm, caring, knowledgeable, and professional. I saw Shawna regularly for eight months while was working on my doctorate and was in the process of writing my dissertation. My sessions with Shawna were therapeutic. She took the time to listen and get to know me to provide a personalized acupuncture treatment. I believe that the combination of talking with Shawna before each treatment and the treatment itself helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my life. Shawna has a natural ability to be able to listen and offer invaluable guidance without judgment or overstepping. Shawna is in tune and sensitive to the needs of patients. Working with Shawna was empowering and taught me how to take an active role in addressing and healing my anxiety outside of the acupuncture treatments. I am forever grateful for her help through that difficult time.
Hana Holistic Medical Center is a beautiful facility in downtown Berkeley. Anas Hana, the owner, is a great doctor and acupuncturist. He is attentive to the needs of his patients and is very good at what he does. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to for acupuncture or general medical care.
Wellness By all Means is one stop place for nourishing your mind, body and soul. Manoj ji is very knowledgable, kind and spiritual person. l just fell in love with his style of yoga, especially how he incorporates breathing, meditation and Yog nidra in every session. After each class I felt happy, strong and rejuvenated. Apart from being an excellent yoga guru, Manoj ji does Pranshakti healing. When all the worlds doctors failed to cure my son's sickness, it was his Pranshakti healing ability that cured him. I was completely blown away by this magical power and cannot thank him enough for curing my son. I strongly recommend this place for every one.
Amy at Inner Spark Acupuncture & Wellness does an amazing job. I suffer(ed) from chronic migraines, and have been treated by various doctors, including neurologists, in Western medicine for over 30 years. In the last year my migraines had increased from 8-10 a month to 14-16 a month as my job is very stressful (litigation attorney). Finally I figured I would try acupuncture (but was told to not count on it working.) Well... I am hooked. Amy took a great deal time first talking to me about all of my symptoms, the triggers for migraines, where the migraines are felt the most, my other general health, eating habits, routines, and sleep patterns, etc. I was actually starting to have a migraine during the end of the initial talk (not because of her of course), so when I told her that: she immediately determined places to insert the needles in the various places on my body (I think it was about 10 total) and my migraines WENT AWAY! Additionally, after having treatments twice a week and now down to 1 week, my migraines are only about 5-7 month and she has helped with my TMJ/grinding my teeth! So --- I highly recommend Amy at Inner Spark. She is knowledgeable, it works and she has great customer service too!
I used Carol's hypnotherapy to manage anxiety before a major surgery, to manage pain after surgery, and to help with a positive outcome. As a result, I went into surgery without apprehension. The doctor told me to expect severe pain for a week after surgery and gave me oxy. I never had to take a single pill as I had no pain at all because Carol taught me hypnosis skills to manage pain. My potentially 3 night hospital stay was only one night because I felt so good. At my 2 week follow-up visit the surgeon released me far sooner than he normally would have he said because I had healed so well and quickly. I credit the work that I did with Carol for preparing me for a pain free outcome and quick recovery. I recommend her without hesitation.
It's hard for me to recommend Dr Husbands highly enough, he changed my life - seriously! Before I came to see him (I found him via an article he wrote on his blog about low stomach acid), I had been to 3 chiropractors, 2 acupuncturists, 3 GI doctors, 2 physicians, and NONE of them could tell me what was really going on with me. I had a ton of mysterious GI related symptoms that I won't get into on here, suffice it to say there was some seriously terrible stuff going on with my gut and that I could barely function. Dr Husbands was able to order the latest greatest tests I needed (he's very on top of the newest research about supplements & testing), interpret them quickly and efficiently, and recommend the necessary supplements and dietary changes. That was about 2 months ago and since then I'm feeling better than I have in a year! I am now a 100% believer in naturopathic/functional medicine! Dr Doug will get to the root of your problem - not just throw drugs at you and chase symptoms. His expertise reaches far and wide because he's a chiropractor, a nutrionist, and functional medicine doctor. Finding someone like him who was able to tie all of these different disciplines together was what allowed me to finally be diagnosed and start healing. He's also a super nice guy and is very responsive to emails. I do have to say that his services do not come cheap, but can you put a price on your health? I don't think so. He doesn't take my insurance, but I'm told you can resubmit invoices to certain insurance companies so others may be able to get around this. And to be fair he's very generous with his time and doesn't charge me every single time we need to have a phone call or lenghty email which is awesome. If you have an elusive illness that is stumping your doctor and specialists, you owe it yourself to see Dr Doug. Even if you're not sick and just need some nutrional advice or chiropractic work, he's the man!
My name is Maddison and I am a 20 year old college student that finally feels in control of their health. Well, I think the best way to start this off would be to explain how I used to feel. - My entire life I have had stomach problems: stomach aches, bloating, abnormal bowel movements, and cramps. Up until a few months ago when I started working with Annette, I couldnt even remember the last time I felt truly healthy. - On top of stomach aches, I had really bad headaches, even migraines. At a point I honestly thought I had a brain tumor and was getting referrals to a see a neurologist. I had headaches, blurry vision, nausea, couldnt sleep (only getting about 4 hours of sleep a night and waking up constantly, I eventually got prescribed Ambien to take on a nightly basis), excessive weight gain (without changing diet or exercise), never ending hunger with an excessive craving for carbs, and I was honestly an emotional roller coaster. - Last year, my first year at college, I went to the health center 25 times, Urgent Care twice, and even had to transfer my HMO down here because I was seeing so many doctors. In my mind it was obvious that something wasnt right, but the doctors were never able to find anything. When I started talking to Annette I was quite skeptical, that was until she had me take the initial questionnaire and I saw proof that my problems were real. - Annette explained in easy to understand language how my symptoms could be relieved through dietary changes and different supplements of nutrients I could be lacking. Up until then I had always thought I had a healthy diet; I avoided junk food, didnt eat fast food, ate whole grains, didnt eat red meat. But then Annette educated me on the fact that some foods just dont work with your body and how important the things you put in your body are in regard to your entire health. - Annette started off by suggesting some diet changes for one month to help with sugar handling and to see if taking this stuff away would improve my digestion and uncover some root causes of my symptoms. This immediately made me incredibly nervous because I had no clue how to go about this. I didnt even know what I could eat and giving up all of these foods were honestly scary. Annette gave me lots of suggestions and tips as to how to make it easy. - After only 3 days of following Annettes advice I already felt an extreme difference. I didnt feel nauseous, I had a smaller appetite, my headaches were not as bad and less frequent and that was just the beginning. - It has now been 3 months and all these dietary changes have become a new lifestyle and I dont ever want to go back. - I feel so good now, I dont nap, Im emotionally stable (no longer anxious or easy to cry and breakdown), I am finally losing weight, I no longer have migraines filled with blurry vision or nausea, and my most recent success is I have been able to sleep soundly through the night without the aid of prescription sleeping pills (Ambien). - As a result of the positive impact of some of the changes I made, my doctors also did eventually figure out I have a medical condition and prescribed me some medication, which I use currently in conjunction with the diet changes. - My end goal is to not have to take medication and be able to get everything I need nutritionally through foods and supplements. - Some days I break and take a few bites of things I shouldn't have and I feel it almost immediately and it reminds me why I made the changes to begin with. Getting adjusted to these dietary changes is hard in the beginning, but trust me how you feel after just a few weeks will make it all so worth it. - I went to the health center 25 times last school year, so far these 3 months of school I have been only once. Thank you Annette for really helping me turn my life around!
I first came to Dr. Katie back in November of 2014 and I hit the jack pot! I had already been thru two months of chiropractic treatments at another place and no improvement on my back or knees until that one first visit with Dr. Katie. She really took interest on my symptoms and went to work on me. Immediately after I got up from the table, I felt a huge improvement on my back and knees. She adjusted places that the other doctor had never touched. I walked out of her office a new person pain free!!! I like that Dr. Katie listens and explains why/how things happen, how she will treat them, and what I can do to improve them. After having experienced myself how good she was (and is) as a chiropractor, I accepted her suggestion on acupuncture as a second method to speed my recovery. Today, the pain on my the back and knees is gone. I still see Dr. Katie for overall improvement on my health mainly thru acupuncture and I always welcome a chiropractic adjustment once a month as I like to keep up good posture on my back. It is a big plus having both acupuncture and chiropractic services provided by the same person. Dr. Katie really cares and works hard to help me better my overall health. I feel she now knows more how my body works than I do myself. I highly recommend Dr. Katie Ngan for acupuncture and chiropractic treatments.
Misha Cohen is an exceptionally knowledgeable, skilled and experienced acupuncturist who keeps up with the newest research and health resources in the field. In fact Misha is sought after by many universities and medical facilities where she lectures to doctors and other practitioners regarding the science and efficacy of acupuncture for healing. I have been a patient of her practice for more than 20 years and believe that her care and thoughtful treatments have kept my blood pressure in check. I highly recommend her as a complementary practitioner.
Hong Chen, LAc. is a skilled Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor and his acupuncture treatments have worked effectively for me. I saw Dr. Chen for insomnia and menopause problems. I had been suffering from insomnia for many years but it was getting worse; on top of that I had heart palpitations, nervousness, dry eyes, hot flashes, and night sweats. Within three treatments, my hot flashes and night sweats were gone. After about twelve treatments, I was able to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and I felt much better rested; the palpitations and nervousness were soothed and I felt more at ease. I am continuing to see Dr. Chen to further improve my health. During each visit Dr. Chen takes my pulse, checks my tongue, and listens to my concerns to make his diagnosis. During the acupuncture treatment he regularly checks the pulse to see if the treatment is working, and adjusts the needles accordingly. He has occasionally prescribed herbs, too, to supplement the treatment, though his acupuncture alone is already effective. Dr. Chen's acupuncture works and I would highly recommend anyone looking to improve their daily health to seek him out. The building in which his office is located is a little run down, but Dr. Chen keeps a very clean and welcoming clinic. He is easy to talk to, is open to questions, and never rushes the appointment. You will be in good hands.
Doctor Gonda is an incredible doctor. He is much more kind and caring than any psychiatrist I have ever seen. He actually listens to everything I say, spends the entire 50 minute session counseling me through my hardest problems.
Dr. Wu is an excellent doctor. I suffered from severe allergic rhinitis for more than twenty years. After seeing Dr. Wu for several times, all the symptoms were gone! It's really amazing! Dr. Wu has extensive knowledge, is very enthusiastic and tender. I strongly recommend her.
Leslie made me a runner again! Before I hired Leslie, doctors said I would never be able to run long distance because of my severe plantar fasciitis. After a month of working with her, I was able to run 2 miles without pain. Her corrective exercise programing and approach to coaching helped me run my fourth half marathon after a two year hiatus. Not only that, I was able to achieve a personal record running my fastest half marathon time. Leslie is an amazing trainer and coach! She knows how and when to raise the bar, pushing you to the next level in achieving your personal goals. She has helped me develop a new lifestyle of health and wellness that goes beyond physical exercise. I am constantly amazed by the abundance of knowledge and expertise she is able to share. You will not be disappointed when you work with her. If you are looking for a holistic personal trainer and life coach, hire Leslie! She will get you where you want to be in no time.
I'm a California-licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor offering the full range of naturopathic medicine to people of all ages and conditions. My specialties are hormonal imbalances of all sorts, digestive problems and the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. I have 12 years' experience treating a wide variety of conditions with such natural remedies as follows: * bioidentical hormones * botanical medicines * diet * exercise and stress management * nutritional supplements * homeopathy
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I provide massage and bodywork including deep tissue, relaxation, Thai and lomi lomi, aromatherapy, divine intervention/energy mind-body and naturopathic medicine. Specialties pain & oncology.