Ron Elkayam, MS, L.Ac.

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Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs for Hot Flashes

Did you know that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is great for treating hot flashes?

Over the years, I have treated dozens of perimenopausal women who have experienced elimination of their hot flashes using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Some women respond right away to acupuncture, while others also require the addition of Chinese herbs (we use tablet form).

Do you know someone who is experiencing hot flashes? Please let them know about Elkayam Center. You can have them take a look at one of our video testimonials, below:

Acupuncture is Great for Knee Pain

In my years of doing acupuncture for pain, I have helped many patients with knee pain. I have training in various styles of orthopedic acupuncture, including myofacial trigger point release (also known as “dry needling”) and traditional styles, such as TCM and Dr. Tan Balance Method style acupuncture. All are effective. I make a decision for each patient which style will be most effective based on my diagnosis and clinical experience.

Below, you can see a video testimonial from a patient who has had knee pain for most of her life. She can now sleep, walk, garden, and live more comfortably!

For more information on how we can help you with pain, please give us a call at (510) 408-6120. We are located in El Cerrito Plaza, just off the freeway, and accept most insurance plans that cover acupuncture.

 

Constipation: Tips to Get Things Flowing

Cow dungWarning: As you may have suspected already, we are going to be talking about bowel movements.

I sometimes have patients come into the clinic for neck pain or headaches and then, since I specialize also gastrointestinal medicine as well as orthopedics, I ask them about their bowel movements. There have been some patients who tell me they have a bad case of constipation. More than a few patients have told me they have bowel movements only one time per week!

Folks, in case you do not know, this is not normal. In these cases, I have prioritized helping them get things going, so to speak. And once things get going, other long-term chronic issues (such as skin conditions, mental fog, and fatigue) have a way of clearing up, too. Imagine that!

Remember, the waste from food you ingest should leave your body not too long after you take it in. In other words, you need to have one bowel movement per day. If not, take a look at these tips to help get things going:

  1. Eat more fiber in the form of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Other sources include psyllium, oat bran, ground flax seed, etc.
  2. Set aside a specific time each day for having a bowel movement (i.e., allow time in the morning, especially after breakfast, even if you do not feel an urge).
  3. Do not resist the urge to have a bowel movement.
  4. Do not strain, which can lead to a weakening of the pelvic muscles.
  5. Start your day with a warm cup of water (or tea) and drink warm water throughout the day.
  6. Exercise every day.
  7. Vegetable juice (with pulp) during the day and a glass of prune juice before bed are helpful.
  8. Use a squatting position for elimination (you can purchase a “Squatty Potty” on Amazon or buy at Bed Bath & Beyond).
  9. Take 1 tsp of your coconut or olive oil with each meal. You can also be sure to add these to your diet.
  10. Stop all dairy, including cheese and milk.

Using the above tips, you may start noticing your bowel movements increasing in frequency. Sometimes just incorporating more fiber does the trick. However, in some cases, patients have a bowel infection. Coming to our clinic can be helpful to find out if this is the case, and for treatment involving antimicrobial herbs. In some cases, the  nervous system has learned to ignore signals coming from the colon, and acupuncture can be a great way of “resetting” this part of the nervous system.

Understanding Your Circadian Rhythm: The Missing Link to Good Sleep!

GeeseYou exercise during the day, you eat before 8, you take melatonin at night, you have your coffee before noon… and you STILL have problems with sleep. What gives?

Insomnia is a very common among modern, stressed-out people. It causes crankiness and worse, affects relationships and work life in major ways. While modern people are “getting it” that pharmaceutical drugs (like Ambien), with their side effects, are not the way to go, and trying natural ways of getting a good night’s sleep, something is still missing.

Patients often come to me with the above complaint–they’ve tried EVERYTHING and they STILL can’t sleep well. They are frustrated! What they are missing is an understanding of the yin and yang of life.

Every organism in nature–plant or animal–has its rhythm. I love seeing the geese come to the East Bay every year in August and am in awe of the intelligence of life.

We modern humans–despite our VR goggles and Instagram accounts–are no different. After all, we are animals.

The yin and yang (or ebb and flow) of our daily life, in Western biomedical terms, is called the circadian rhythm. Basically, your body has a clock inside that must be maintained. This is why you (hopefully) feel tired every night.

I remember my backpacking trips to Yosemite. I would hike all day and then settle down by an alpine lake with my backpacking buddy. After a day of hiking, after dinner, and after the sun went down, both of us would be exhausted and would be asleep by 9:30.

However, my patients, despite their steps to sleep better (like taking melatonin or natural remedies containing valerian or 5-HTP), are not sleeping. This is because they haven’t taken into account their own circadian rhythm.

Daytime is the time for action (the yang principle in Chinese). Evening and nighttime is a time for quiet and rest (the yin principle). Getting your body into this rhythm is called entrainment. So, in general, to get your body entrained to your natural, daily rhythm, you need to behave and act in ways that support the yin and the yang.

So, by all means, exercise, work, even argue during the day. But keep it quiet in the evenings. When your attitude is more “yin” after 8 pm, you will notice you get more tired and sleep better.

Here are some ways you can be more in tune with your own circadian rhythm:

  • Light Exposure. Get daytime sun exposure, and sleep in a totally darkened room. In the evening, expose yourself to very little light, and if you do, make sure the light is orange or yellow (just like the campfire our ancestors were exposed to at night–this type of light does not cause insomnia).
  • Eating Mostly During the Day: Eat during daylight hours, so that food rhythms and light rhythms are in synch. Do not eat late, and keep your evening meal light.
  • Alcohol. Don’t drink alcohol after dinner. A little wine with dinner early in the evening is okay, though.
  • Carb intake: If you have been eating a low-carb diet, try adding healthy carbohydrates (like berries, rice or potatoes) to your diet.
  • Looking at human faces:  Looking at human faces helps us get into the “yang” part of the circadian rhythm. Hang out with other humans during the day. If you are stuck at a computer all day, look at human faces on your computer screen, or keep photos of your family on your desk.
  • Standing: Work at a standing desk or, failing that, get in the habit of standing on one leg rather than two.
  • Animal fat: If you are an omnivore, increasing intake of animal fat will help you feel more tired in the evenings.

You’ll find that when incorporate the above tips, sleep will be easier.

If you still are having sleep problems, give the Elkayam Center a call. Chinese medicine classifies insomnia into at least six different types, so the correct diagnosis will lead to a treatment that is customized to your particular pattern. And acupuncture is great for resetting the nervous system, reducing stress, and teaching your body how to go into a deep tranquil state, which is what modern Bay Area people are sorely lacking.

 

 

 

 

Acupuncture for Grief and Transitions

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A woman in her forties came to my office and told me she just lost her mother, who was suffering from dementia over the last few years. Her mother decided it was “time to go” and stopped eating over the last five months. Family members and friends spent time with her mother over the last few months, and her daughter, of course, was especially involved, spending time with her mom during her last few months, chatting, laughing, crying, and even feeding her.

She was right there with her mom during the last day of her life and felt it was an honor to spend this time with her mother, who was so dear to her. There was much healing.

As expected, there was also much grief for this woman after her mother passed away. She came to my office asking if acupuncture could help.

During this treatment, which involves the use of almost painless, super-thin acupuncture needles, this patient reported lots of feelings and tears coming up. After the treatment, she told me she felt a deep sense of peace.

Acupuncture is very effective in helping patients who are dealing with grief to move through the process and over the years, I have helped many patients with this process. This is because acupuncture helps to regulate the nervous system, reducing stress by counterbalancing the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system and also by stimulating the release of endorphins.

Of course, going through grief is an important and inevitable part of the healing process, but acupuncture can help patients stay present for the feelings that come up, and let them go.

Another patient, a young man who had just graduated from college, came to me with digestive issues, but also conflicted feelings about what to do with his life. He was in a major life transition. He was feeling pressure from his parents and also the desire to follow his dream. After two months of acupuncture, not only were his digestive issues resolved, but he realized what he wanted to do in the next phase of his life. He applied to a graduate program that allowed him to follow his dream (and got it in).

I have treated patients going through all types of transitions–the loss of a loved one, a parent, a partner, a dear pet, or people who have lost their jobs, and people like my patient above, who are “in-between” phases of their lives.

Twice weekly treatment for a month or two will help you move through this period of transition. In many cases, patients who want to avoid taking anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medications come to my office, and are happy to report reaching a state of wholeness and peace without pharmaceutical drugs.

I’m happy to support you during your period of transition, as I have done for hundreds of other patients in my almost ten years of practice.

Acupuncture Works for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBSHere is a testimonial from a patient who got great result with acupuncture and herbs for IBS:

“I started seeing Ron in mid-July 2014 for severe and constant intestinal pain that I had somehow learned to live with since July 2002. My gastroenterologist tried almost everything short of invasive surgery. Ultimately, I was diagnosed with IBS but with no relief in sight, I just grit my teeth and learned to live with the pain, which was often debilitating. I can’t count how many times I was late to work or dreaded dinners with friends because even plain cooked rice would sometimes give me at least 2 hours of severe pain before the pain would even begin to subside.

I was 100% skeptical about acupuncture, even after seeing the amazing transformation of my neighbor/friend who had suffered severe spinal/neck pain for over ten years. She too had tried everything but nothing seemed to work until she saw Ron and gave acupuncture a try. She recommended I see Ron but I procrastinated for about three months before making my first appointment with him. I was getting desperate and was becoming even more exhausted living life this way.

I remained skeptical throughout the first several weeks of acupuncture even though I was experiencing and feeling positive results. I remained skeptical for such a long time because I had tried many things in the past where initially, the remedy seemed to work but then lose its effectiveness a month or two later. Also, in 2009 when I had suffered an extremely severe and unusually painful case of Bell’s Palsy, I saw an acupuncturist by my office and I had a horrible experience with her so I never went back after that first appointment.

Nevertheless, I was committed to giving acupuncture an honest try so – as recommended by Ron based on my condition. I was definitely experiencing a lesser degree of pain and the episodes were not lasting as long. 

I can honestly say that for the first time since July 2002, I’m starting to feel like a normal, healthy person whose life is not dictated by pain. 

It’s hard to know if you’ve found an acupuncturist who really knows what he/she is doing, and because things don’t happen instantly, you don’t want to waste your time only to find out several sessions later that you have to look for a new acupuncturist. But with Ron, he’s it. You don’t have to keep looking. His bedside manner is excellent and he is a very skilled and knowledgable practitioner.”

Acupuncture is Effective for Acid Reflux

GERDHere is a testimonial from a patient who came in for acid reflux (GERD):

“Ron Elkayam is a uniquely gifted healer of body, mind, and spirit. It sounds dramatic to say, but it’s true: my life has truly transformed since starting acupuncture treatments with him just 2 short months ago.

I initially contacted Ron for treatment of severe acid reflux related to a hiatal hernia. I had been taking Omeprazole daily for 6 years with minimal relief and the condition only continued to worsen. I had been to numerous MD’s, including a GI specialist, a handful of acupuncturists, and even a naturopath. Nobody was able to help all that much and I had largely given up the hope that anyone could. Despite all of my efforts (including significant dietary changes) I was experiencing persistent low-grade to moderate heartburn on and off throughout most days with 1-2 severe “acid attacks” a week (9/10 in severity) that would last for several hours, and sometimes all through the night making sleep impossible. I was miserable. When I spoke with my MD about the worsening condition, the only recommendation was to further increase my dosage of Omeprazole, which did little (if anything) to help.

Then, I found Ron. Thank (fill in the blank with your favorite spiritual person/being or expression)! Would you believe that he effectively treated my reflux in about 2 visits?! I have not had one single attack in the past 2 months and I am not even taking any Omeprazole! I am seriously amazed. And while that alone would have been more than enough to make me ecstatic, there have also been many unexpected and pleasant side effects from the treatments such as a vast increase in physical and mental energy, creativity & motivation, deep/sound sleep, much less anxiety and depression, and perhaps most astounding are the regular visits from an inner joy that I thought I had lost long ago.

The power of Chinese medicine is truly amazing and I am incredibly grateful to have found such a skilled practitioner. Whatever ails you, I have no doubt that Ron can help guide you to your highest level of health. He is passionate about what he does and puts great thought into individualizing treatment specific to your particular needs, which I believe is why he is so effective. On top of that, he is gentle, kind, and simply a pleasure to be around. He has said that his patients are also his friends, and he truly treats them as such. Basically, if it were possible to buy stock in Ron, I would load up because I have no doubt that his value as a healer in the Bay Area is sure to rise in the near future as more and more people catch on to what he can offer.

If you are serious about improving your health today, definitely give Ron a call. Always remember that treatment is a two way street and you will get out of it what you put into it. But if you are willing and ready to be an active participant in improving your health on all levels, Ron is your man. Soon you will probably find your acupuncture days with him to be a highlight in your week like I do.

(FYI: He also accepts some insurance plans, which is great).”

Acupuncture and Fertility

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“Ron is fantastic. Before acupuncture with Ron, my husband and I had several unsuccessful attempts at having a baby. At that point, I took an aggressive acupuncture approach with Ron to get my body ready for pregnancy. Within a few months of acupuncture with Ron, we were pregnant and I had a great pregnancy. Throughout my pregnancy, I felt calm and strong and my weight gain was nonexistent. We had a healthy baby boy and my body did great during the labor and recovered quickly. Thanks Ron for helping us bring our little one into the world!”

–A Happy Patient

When I started studying to become an acupuncturist, I was amazed by how many people approached me and told me that acupuncture had been key to their having their baby. And now, having treated many women with acupuncture to promote fertility, it is an honor to be a part of their process, helping them to bring their beautiful baby into the world.

Analisa, 41, came to me after having tried to conceive naturally for years. Her FSH was very high (23; it should be below 9, which indicates fertility). Analisa, who owns her own consulting firm and was dealing with incredible work stress, also had circulatory issues (in Chinese medicine, the diagnosis was Blood Stasis). After several months of acupuncture, she felt more balanced. She told me she wasn’t yelling at other drivers in her car anymore. She had more energy. And she reported that her FSH had returned to the level of a young woman in her 20’s (it was at 7).  Needless to say, Analisa was overjoyed when she eventually gave birth to a beautiful boy.

Acupuncture can help with all stages in the fertility journey from conception to delivery. Some benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Regulating the menses and increase the blood flow to the uterus
  • Relieving stress
  • Regulating hormones
  • Reducing the side effects of hormone treatments
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Improving the success rate of IVF
  • Decrease the chances of miscarriage

Megan (not her real name), a physician’s assistant, came into my office very doubtful that acupuncture could help. She was 42 and felt that it would almost impossible to conceive at her age. Megan was overweight, experienced frequent colds and was often very tired. Her diagnosis, from a Chinese medicine point of view, required a very specific protocol, not only to help increase her energy, but also to help her lose some weight and rid her of the internal blockages (which we call “dampness” in Chinese medicine) that were most likely preventing her from conceiving. In addition, Megan, like most modern women, was experiencing lots of stress. Because one of the main mechanisms of acupuncture is to balance the autonomic nervous system, it is likely that this stress-reducing component was key to her delivering a healthy baby girl four months after beginning treatment.

Acupuncture treatments are very relaxing and the needles used are more like threads (hence the name “filiform” needles). Many patients say their acupuncture sessions are the mostly relaxing times they experience during their busy week.

Usually, before conception, patients receive twice-weekly sessions. Acupuncture is usually continued during the first trimester and as needed after. Herbal therapy as well as dietary and lifestyle counseling are also part of this holistic process that takes into account the whole person–not just her reproductive system.

In addition to working with the women, I have also worked with men to treat infertility and ensure sperm quality, motility, and morphology through the use of acupuncture, herbal therapy, and diet/lifestyle counseling.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a condition wherein patients experience inexplicable movement of the legs at night. It is a neurological disorder characterized primarily by unpleasant sensations, particularly below the knees, that result in these movements. There are many different descriptions of these sensations, among them are: a crawling feeling, a creeping inside the calves, aches and pains in the legs, or pins and needles, a prickly feeling. These sensations are accompanied by an urge, often irresistible, to move the legs in order to provide relief from the discomfort.

RLSSince the condition occurs most often during inactivity, particularly at night, it disturbs sleep. Not only does it disrupt falling asleep, but also staying asleep. For this reason, RLS is considered a sleep disorder.

RLS may have a genetic component (especially when onset is before age 50), and it is partly related to dopamine activity in the brain affecting function of the cerebral cortex; this is the same neurotransmitter involved in Parkinson’s disease. Dopamine agonists (drugs that stimulate the dopamine receptors in the same way dopamine does) and dopamine itself (e.g., l-dopa) are often effective in treating the condition. However, studies suggest that the specific dopamine systems in the brain differ in Restless Legs Syndrome versus Parkinson’s disease; the two disorders can coexist when dopamine levels are quite low.

Restless Legs Syndrome mainly occurs past age 50, and affects about 10% of those in that age group; it is particularly common in women. Poor circulation in the legs-which may result from history of smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, and other factors-contributes to the development of the condition.

In Chinese Medicine, RLS is viewed as a Liver Blood and Yin deficiency resulting in what is called Internal Wind. Various classical herbal formulas have been used to treat these underlying patterns. All patients with RLS are not the same, and so I evaluate each patient to see what the most salient patterns are causing their symptoms.

One formula that addresses these patterns that has received attention from the scientific community is call Yi Gan San (in Japanese, it is call Yokukansan or TJ-54).  In a Japanese study conducted in 2010 and published in the prestigious Canadian journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, Yi Gan San was found to reduce symptoms of all patients. The researchers theorize that the actions of the formula ingredients on GABAergic, serotonergic and dopaminergic systems account for the therapeutic effects.

In chronic cases, patients should expect steady improvement over the course of one to six months. Some patients whose symptoms have started recently can expect results within 3-6 treatments. Every patient is different.

If you are ready to be evaluated and successfully treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs for your RLS, please make your appointment today. We understand how difficult can make your life and would like to help.

Sir William Osler: Father of Modern Medicine and Acupuncturist

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When I was a junior in high school in Baltimore, I found out that the Johns Hopkins Hospital had a summer volunteer program for high school students. I decided that that would be a great way to spend the summer, so I applied and got accepted to work as an assistant in the emergency department.

Mostly, my job was making sure that the rooms were stocked with supplies, and I reported to a very nice African American man who always used to tell me to not rush and to take my time doing everything. I remember exactly how he looked and spoke, but forget his name. I really liked that guy.

I would sometimes have to walk to different parts of the hospital and I remember once walking through the hidden corridors which were only used only by hospital staff. I had read articles about the famous neurosurgeon Ben Carson, MD, and noticed an African American surgeon surrounded by a team or assistants. I wondered if that was Dr. Carson.

And then I saw his hands. They were soft and, to be honest, beautiful, as if light was radiating from them. I also recognized his face, but as soon as I saw his hands, I knew I was in the presence of the famous Dr. Carson. I will never forget that moment.

Walking through the different buildings of the hospital, I had to go to the Osler Building sometimes, and I wondered who this Osler was. Was he a local philanthropist who had donated money to the hospital?

Finally, I saw a portrait of Sir William Osler, MD, and realized he was a very important physician in the history of modern medicine. In fact, Sir Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the founders of Hopkins Hospital, is called the “Father of Modern Medicine.”

Sir Osler believed in the importance of emphasizing clinical training in a hospital for young doctors, and developed the residency of modern medicine. He is famous for saying, “He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.”

He also wrote about the importance of taking a good medical history, saying, “Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis.”

I learned a lot during my summer working at the ER at Hopkins. I was mostly impressed by the incredible ER doctors who did lifesaving work every day and who exhibited “grace under pressure”. I learned how precious life is. I learned how important nurses are. I learned how not to rush things when working.

Although I always loved science, medicine, and health (and even tried to go premed in college, which did not work out because I didn’t like bench work in the lab), I did not go the route of becoming a mainstream physician. Little did I know, though, as a teenager stocking scrubs in the ER that I would actually become very involved in medicine, as a practitioner of alternative medicine, an acupuncturist.

And imagine my surprise recently when I found out Sir William Osler was also an acupuncturist!

In 1873, Dr. Osler studied with a well-known physician in England, Dr. Sydney Ringer, who taught him a technique of stimulating the muscles and nerves of the body with a needle, a technique they called acupuncture. Although Drs. Ringer and Osler did not know about the acupuncture channels or Chinese medicine, what they were doing was acupuncture as it is practiced in China and around the world today.

Here is what Dr. Osler wrote of acupuncture for back pain:

For lumbago acupuncture is, in acute cases, the most efficient treatment. Needles from three to four inches in length (ordinary bonnet-needles, sterilized, will do) are thrust into the lumbar muscles at the seat of the pain, and withdrawn after five or ten minutes. In many instances the relief is immediate, and I can corroborate fully the statements of Ringer, who taught me this practice, as to its extraordinary and prompt efficacy in many instances.

In cases of sciatic pain, Dr. Osler recommended acupuncture, writing that:

Deep injections into the nerves give great relief and may be necessary for the pain. If the pain is unbearable, morphia may be used, but it is a dangerous remedy in sciatica and should be withheld as long as possible…. It is remarkable how promptly, in some cases the injection of distilled water into the nerve will relieve the pain. Acupuncture may also be tried; the needles should be thrust deeply into the most painful spot for a distance of about two inches, and left for from fifteen to twenty minutes.

Half a century later, President John F. Kennedy’s physician, Dr. Janet Travell, MD, used procaine to treat his severe lower back pain. In a development similar to that of Dr. Osler, she found that injecting saline solution worked just as well, and eventually that needling the area with a hypodermic needle (with an empty syringe) was also effective. President Kennedy must have been a fan of this type of acupuncture. Dr. Travell later went on to develop trigger point therapy. As it turns out, about 75% of the points she discovered are ancient acupuncture points.

Nowadays, more and more medical doctors send their patients to acupuncture. I wonder if they know that their “father” was an acupuncturist!

Note: This blog post is based on an article by medical historian Ilza Veith MD (Bull N Y Acad Med. 1975 Mar; 51(3): 393–399), who, by the way, after investigating acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for herself, fell in love with it, and became a major proponent Chinese medicine. Her most famous work is her translation of the most important text of Chinese Medicine, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic.

Fibromyalgia/TMJ

"Ron has been treating me for fibromyalgia and severe TMJ. The pain in my face and jaw can often be disabling. My level of pain is significantly reduced after being treatments. Ron is not only compassionate but very good at what he does. I’ve been to other acupuncturists who did not have the expertise that Ron has. He knows where to put the needles, finds the source of pain and treats it quickly and effectively. " - GL

Anxiety/Insomnia

"Ron treated me for anxiety and sleep issues. I would wake up 2-3 times each night and was having anxious dreams. I often felt irritable and this was affecting my relationships.After two weeks of taking herbs, my mood was much better. I also was sleeping better and waking up only once at night, after which I would go right back to sleep. I also had more energy!" - AK

Back Pain

"I’ve had acupuncture from three different doctors, and yours is the first treatment where I experienced concrete, noticeable results." - AM

Acid Reflux

"I have had acid reflux for 4 years and would get painful attacks every few months. After treatment by Ron, I am off Nexium and haven’t had any symptoms in several months. It is unbelievable! Ron is pleasant and informative and he also cured my plantar fasciitis, my neck and back pain, and hand pain. I would recommend Ron to friends and family." - BC

Neck Pain

"I had constant neck pain and was unable to move my head back and forth which made it difficult to perform my daily activities such as driving. After being treated by Ron, my neck feels great! This must be how everyone else feels. I had become accustomed to the pain. Getting treated by Ron was a great experience. It’s amazing that it works! Ron makes you feel comfortable. I would recommend Ron to my friends and relatives." - JD

Hypothyroid

"Happy Thanksgiving! Let me say that I thought of the things I am thankful for, and, of course, I had to include you and your healing treatments in my thoughts for this year. I cannot say thank you to you enough." - LM

Abdominal Pain

"Ron treated me for stomach problems and general fatigue Now, several months after I have returned home and incorporated Ron’s practice into my weekly routine, I feel much healthier and energetic. I have more energy to tackle work and fun. Moreover, my digestion has improved." - JM

Achilles Tendinitis

"Early in a training program for my first marathon, I developed achilles tendinitis, which made running difficult and raised the possibility that the injury might prevent me from being able to run the race. I started regular treatments with Ron and within a few months, my achilles pain, lower back and knee pain were all gone. With regular treatments from Ron, my achilles pain disappeared and I was able to complete my training schedule, with runs up to 20 miles, without pain, and most importantly I was able to complete my first marathon! I couldn't have done it without him! " - BJ

Acid Reflux

"I have been going to Ron and have had a significant decrease in heartburn." - AS

Acid Reflux

"I’ve had terrible acid reflux disease for over 30 years. It would wake me at least 2-4 nights per month and sometimes leave me sick to my stomach. I have not had a single acid reflux attack in over 4 months since starting acupuncture. I had never gone that long without major symptoms. The acupuncture is not what I expected. It’s very peaceful and not painful. And the results, to me, are amazing. I am completely off all antacids, prescription or OTC, I have no pain, and most surprisingly and unexpectedly, I sleep like a baby! I would unreservedly recommend Ron to my friends and relatives." - LF

Acid Reflux

"Ron treated me for acid reflux, which included severe burning and pain after meals. My restricted diet and other stress led to depression/anxiety as well. After over a year of being treated by a Western doctor, I was on heavy medication and had no hope of stopping, which worried me. After a few weeks of acupuncture and herbs, my symptoms, both the acid reflux and my anxiety, decreased significantly." - MF

Acid Reflux

"I have had acid reflux for 4 years and would get painful attacks every few months. After treatment by Ron, I am off Nexium and haven't had any symptoms in several months. It is unbelievable! Ron is pleasant and informative and he also cured my plantar fasciitis, my neck and back pain, and hand pain. I would recommend Ron to friends and family." - BC

Acid Reflux

"I originally came to Ron with severe digestive issues that were having a very negative impact on my life. After working with Ron, my digestive system is dramatically better. I am just thrilled with the results! Ron really cares about his patients, is flexible in his approach, and has many words of wisdom to share. I would highly recommend him to anyone." - SM

Anxiety

"After a few weeks of acupuncture and herbs, my symptoms, both the acid reflux and my anxiety, decreased significantly. I have a much more positive attitude. Ron is very kind, concerned, and thorough. He suggests various treatments and there is no pressure at all. He is always accessible by phone or email, which is wonderful. I have recommended Ron enthusiastically to friends and relatives and will continue to do so!" - MF

Anxiety

"Ron treated me for anxiety and sleep issues. I would wake up 2-3 times each night and was having anxious dreams. I often felt irritable and this was affecting my relationships. After two weeks of taking herbs, my mood was much better. I also was sleeping better and waking up only once at night, after which I would go right back to sleep. I also had more energy!" - AK

Anxiety

"Ron is fantastic. I have recommended him to my friends and sent my husband and parents to him as well. Originally, I went to Ron for stress relief. What I liked about Ron is that he takes a wholistic approach to health. Together, we discussed my diet, exercise routine, sources of stress, etc. and then did acupuncture with associated supplements (vitamins/herbs). The acupuncture helped within a few days and I felt stronger and more calm. My husband noticed the difference and also decided to get a few acupuncture sessions himself." - GR

Anxiety

"Ron is the real deal, a true healer. Over the years, I have seen a variety of acupuncturists and alternative health practitioners, but Ron is by far the best. Not only is he highly skilled in the art of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, he is also easy to talk to and allows you to be an active participant in your own healing. Ron was successful in helping me with my anxiety and my plantar fasciitis. Ron really cares about his patients, is flexible in his approach, and has many words of wisdom to share. I would highly recommend him to anyone." - SM

Athletic Performance

"After being treated by Ron, I experienced an extreme increase in energy levels, increased endurance, and lowered my personal record in the half-marathon by 15 minutes! Ron is very professional, informative, well-informed, and personable. I have to admit that I was a huge skeptic, but am now fully converted to believing and trusting in Eastern Medicine and treatment. I would absolutely recommend Ron to my friends and relatives. My mother and wife are both patients." - FA

Back Pain

"I had muscle spasms in my upper back. After being treated by Ron, I am sleeping very well and wake up rested and ready to go. I have freedom of movement in my back without pain. Even the hip pain has subsided. Being treated by Ron is a painless pleasure and I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him to friends." - VC

Back Pain

"I unexpectedly woke up with a sudden experience of intense, immobilizing, and painful spasms in my upper back. It was very debilitating and prevented almost all upper body motion, especially when driving, cooking, lifting, etc. I could not sleep and was unable to help care for my husband who was recovering from knee surgery. The condition did not respond to muscle relaxants, codeine, or therapeutic massage.
After my first treatment by Ron, I felt significant improvement that evening, with much less pain and slightly more mobility. After the second treatment, I was able to turn my head and drive, move freely, sleep comfortably, and had almost no pain. The condition has not returned. As I said to friends, Ron fixed me!
Ron is professional, knowledgeable, and prompt. No long office waits. His manner is friendly and very positive. The treatment itself is very relaxing. I would absolutely recommend Ron to my friends and relatives. I have also returned for treatment of my respiratory condition." - SR

Back Pain

"I had severe lower back pain which was radiating down both my legs and limited my mobility. After only three sessions, I am basically completely pain free. I have my full mobility back and am crying tears of joy because nothing helped me before this. Words are not enough to express my gratitude. The treatments were pain-free and relaxing. Results were immediate and I am back up and running around like before. I would absolutely recommend Ron to my friends and family." - FM

Back Pain

"After my treatment, my hip, knee and low back pain went from a level 7 to a level 1. Thank you for helping reduce the amount of pain I experience and allowing me to enjoy a family cruise with minimum pain and no seasickness at all for the first time in decades. Thanks, Ron." - IB

Back Pain

"Ron treated me for a very painful lower back. I was unable to bend my back to tie my shoes and had a lot of pain sitting down, standing up, and sometimes walking. I was at my wit's end. It was getting worse, not better. My back is much, much better after getting treatment from Ron! I can stand up and sit down without pain, tie my shoes and I walk comfortably. I am so grateful! This is without any steroids, muscle relaxers or anything." - RS

Back Pain

"I was experiencing lower back pain for a few days, not being able to get out of bed easily. After my first acupuncture treatment by Ron, I was able to touch my toes and felt no pain. The difference was drastic. Ron is professional and knowledgeable and I like that he interned in China. I would definitely recommend him to my friends, family, and clients!" - MI

Back Pain

"Ron is pleasant and informative and he cured my plantar fasciitis, my neck, back, and hand pain. I would recommend Ron to friends and family." - BC

Back Pain

"I originally sought acupuncture from Ron to treat my sciatica and back pain from a disc bulge. Prior to Ron's treatment, I was not able to drive a car for more than 30 minutes without developing low back pain, even though I had had steroid shots in my back and weeks of physical therapy. Happily, after a few weeks of acupuncture treatment, I was able to climb stairs repeatedly throughout my day without pain, and even make a three hour round trip drive without any significant pain!" - LM

Back Pain

"I’ve had acupuncture from three different doctors, and yours is the first treatment where I experienced concrete, noticeable results." - AM

Bell's Palsy

"Ron is amazing and very skillful. I saw him May 2013 to treat my Bell's Palsy. He treated me for about one year and the results were amazing. I am 95% recovered from it. He is one of the best acupuncturists in the area. He is very passionate about his work. Thanks for helping me so much, Ron." - TM

Chronic Pain

"Ron is very professional and provided very personal care. As a lifetime patient of acupuncture, I rely on the caring and thoughtfulness of the doctor to understand my problems with chronic pain and how to treat them. Ron did all of this and above all showed utmost respect. Thank you for your kindness and for taking such good care of me during treatments that have helped reduce my pain and helped me to feel better in order to deal with the pain. Keep up the good work. Thanks again." - LT

Depression

"I have been going to Ron for anxiety, depression, and heartburn, all of which made it hard for me to focus and made sleeping difficult. I have had a significant decrease in heartburn. My anxiety and depression are SO much better. I am sleeping normally and at regular hours. Even my productivity at work has increased." - AS

Dryness

"I was feeling very dehydrated and had dry, itchy, burning skin as well as dry eyes, hair, and throat and a near-constant thirst, despite drinking lots of water. After a few sessions, my skin felt more normal and my eyes were more moist. Then the itching vanished, and I noticed that my hair and nails were stronger and not as dry. Finally, after seven visits, my throat and level of thirst were normal. I am very pleased. " - SP

Edema

"I would like to thank to Ron for his excellent and professional care as my acupuncturist. He is knowledgeable, caring, and his treatments with both acupuncture and Chinese herbal supplements helped with my edema." - MD

Edema

"I was completely debilitated by a sudden flare of lymphedema in both legs. I had recently been discharged from Intensive Care for infectious colitis and could hardly walk from one room to another. I began seeing results immediately. Two months of regular acupuncture and herbal therapy has me on my feet and active again. During this time, I lost 30 lbs. of weight (in water).
" - KR

Fatigue

"Ron treated me for stomach problems and general fatigue. The stomach problems impaired my digestion and the fatigue was a limiting factor in almost all areas of life.
Now, several months after I have incorporated acupuncture into my weekly routine, I feel much healthier and energetic. I have more energy to tackle work and fun. Moreover, my digestion has improved, and I credit this blessing to Ron’s acupuncture and herbal treatment. " - JM

Foot Pain

"Ron is pleasant and informative and he cured my plantar fasciitis, my neck, back, and hand pain. I would recommend Ron to friends and family." - BC

Concrete Results

"I’ve had acupuncture from three different doctors, and yours is the first treatment where I experienced concrete, noticeable results." - AM

Tremendous Results

"My husband and I are very pleased with both our treatments so far. He's done an excellent job of explaining Chinese medicine concepts and philosophies. We have seen tremendous results in the short period that we've been seeing him. He has excellent bed side manner and professional. We look forward to continuing our treatments with him." - DF

Amazing Experience

"I am new to acupuncture and did not really know what to expect. I had some fear of needles. Ron is amazing. He did a great job of addressing my fears, and the needles were painless. I felt total relief from stress and felt very tranquil. I have some pain in my wrist, and I felt immediate pain relief. Overall, it was an amazing experience. I highly recommend Ron." - AR

Hand Pain

"Ron is pleasant and informative and he cured my plantar fasciitis, my neck, back, and hand pain. I would recommend Ron to friends and family." - BC

Hip Pain

"After my treatment, my hip, knee and low back pain went from a level 7 to a level 1. Thank you for helping reduce the amount of pain I experience and allowing me to enjoy a family cruise with minimum pain and no seasickness at all for the first time in decades. Thanks, Ron." - IB

Hip Pain

"I had muscle spasms in my upper back and chronic shoulder pain. There was occasional hip pain that I didn't mention. After being treated by Ron, I am sleeping very well and wake up rested and ready to go. I have freedom of movement in my back and shoulder without pain. Even the hip pain has subsided. Being treated by Ron is a painless pleasure and I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him to friends." - VC

Hypothyroid

"I just had blood tests for my thyroid function and the numbers are better than they have been the last two years. My thyroid antibodies are much lower than what they had been previously (usually in the 350 range for me) and my ferritin level actually increased!" - LM

Insomnia

"I have had acupuncture before but I prefer Ron's approach. He is very skilled in acupuncture and also Chinese medicine, he is very thorough, and has an excellent bedside manner. I always experience results immediately and I feel calm and serene after having my treatment. I had moved away but whenever I come back to visit family I schedule an appointment with Ron - he's that good!" - KA

Insomnia

"Ron treated me for anxiety and sleep issues. I would wake up 2-3 times each night and was having anxious dreams. I often felt irritable and this was affecting my relationships. After two weeks of taking herbs, my mood was much better. I also was sleeping better and waking up only once at night, after which I would go right back to sleep. I also had more energy!" - AK

Insomnia

"I was experiencing trouble sleeping. My sleep had been uneven for years. The most immediate result of being treated by Ron was being able to sleep through the night. It had been uncommon to have a good night's sleep, but now it is just the opposite. Ron is very professional and explains well the process and possible results over time. I have recommend Ron to my friends and relatives." - HB

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

"I was 100% skeptical about acupuncture and remained skeptical throughout the first several weeks of acupuncture even though I was experiencing and feeling positive results. I can honestly say that for the first time since July 2002, I'm starting to feel like a normal, healthy person whose life is not dictated by pain. This is a huge, huge improvement compared to the constant, daily pain that often put my life on hold. " - KW

Knee Pain

"After my treatment, my hip, knee and low back pain went from a level 7 to a level 1. Thank you for helping reduce the amount of pain I experience and allowing me to enjoy a family cruise with minimum pain and no seasickness at all for the first time in decades. Thanks, Ron." - IB

Leg Pain

"I pulled muscles and ligaments in my left leg and it was very painful to go up the stairs and clicking in my hip when walking. Ron's treatments helped immeasurably and my leg is now much better. Ron is most competent in his field as well as being enjoyable to be with. He always listens and is sincere in helping your body feel better. I would highly recommend Ron." - JP

Leg Pain

"I had developed debilitating leg and shoulder pain from several years of overexertion without proper preparation. I have been treated by Ron with acupuncture and Chinese herbs and I have noticed a steady reduction of pain and strengthening of muscles and stamina. Ron is a very patient, caring, and knowledgeable person in this field. I mention him to my friends and relatives every chance I get." - JM

Migraines

"I went to Ron for treatment for severe migraine headaches. I have suffered from migraines for over 20 years and have tried countless treatments, therapies and medicines but have never found any real relief. I must admit that I was somewhat skeptical of acupuncture, but my results were downright miraculous. I got my life back. I got me back. I cannot believe I feel so good again. I went from having severe, debilitating migraines every day or several times a week to 1 to 3 headaches a month! Ron gave me my life back - my pain free, clear headed life back. " - JM

Muscle Weakness

"I had developed debilitating leg and shoulder pain from several years of overexertion without proper preparation. I have been treated by Ron with acupuncture and Chinese herbs and I have noticed a steady reduction of pain and strengthening of muscles and stamina. Ron is a very patient, caring, and knowledgeable person in this field. I mention him to my friends and relatives every chance I get." - JM

Neck Pain

"Ron is pleasant and informative and he cured my plantar fasciitis, my neck, back, and hand pain. I would recommend Ron to friends and family." - BC

Neck Pain

"I had constant neck pain and was unable to move my head back and forth which made it difficult to perform my daily activities such as driving. After being treated by Ron, my neck feels great! This must be how everyone else feels. I had become accustomed to the pain. Getting treated by Ron was a great experience. It's amazing that it works! Ron makes you feel comfortable. I would recommend Ron to my friends and relatives." - JD

Neuropathy

"As a diabetic patient in the care of a physician who specializes in diabetes over the past 20 years, I decided to take a leap of faith and try acupuncture to try to relieve the tingling sensation in my toes. This has been bothering me for the past 3 years. Having seen a neurologist and a podiatrist has not helped much. I cannot believe that after two of your acupuncture treatments, the tingling sensation in my toes is completely gone. It's as if I never had it before. Amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" - JF

Pediatric Cough

"My five year-old girl has been coming to Ron for acupuncture for coughing and nasal congestion related to allergies. He is awesome and fantastic with kids! Ron also gave my daughter herbal medicine in liquid form. Her mucus has gone completely back to clear and it is definitely much less copious. She does have to blow her nose a few times a day, but it is nothing like before. She coughs here and there, but much less as well. She is not coughing at night anymore. I've slept in her room with her a few nights, and it seems that the teeth grinding has gone way down as well. So, things are fabulous. Thanks for the wonderful treatment." - CH

Plantar Fasciitis

"I was experiencing heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. The heel pain was becoming worse with frequent limping. The heel pain has been reduced to a minimal inconvenience. Ron is very professional and explains well the process and possible results over time. I have recommend Ron to my friends and relatives." - HB

Plantar Fasciitis

"Ron is the real deal, a true healer. Over the years, I have seen a variety of acupuncturists and alternative health practitioners, but Ron is by far the best. Not only is he highly skilled in the art of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, he is also easy to talk to and allows you to be an active participant in your own healing. Ron was successful in helping me with my anxiety and my plantar fasciitis. Ron really cares about his patients, is flexible in his approach, and has many words of wisdom to share. I would highly recommend him to anyone." - SM

Recurrent Miscarriages

"Before acupuncture with Ron, my husband and I had several unsuccessful attempts at having a baby. At that point, I took an aggressive acupuncture approach with Ron to get my body ready for pregnancy. Within a few months of acupuncture with Ron, we were pregnant and I had a great pregnancy. Throughout my pregnancy, I felt calm and strong and my weight gain was nonexistent. We had a healthy baby boy and my body did great during the labor and recovered quickly. Thanks Ron for helping us bring our little one into the world!" - GR

Sciatic Pain

"I was treated by Ron for sciatic pain during pregnancy. Almost immediately after the acupuncture session to treat my sciatica, I had relief. I almost couldn't believe it. That night the pain was 90% relieved and for the first time in days I was able to sleep comfortably and the relief lasted several days. I had some back pain a few days later, however after the second treatment my back pain was relieved again and did not return. Ron has been treating me for several months now and I actually look forward to my acupuncture sessions, a surprise for someone who is afraid of needles. I always leave feeling relaxed and my headaches subside, at least for several days, and I have more energy and a better appetite. I have recommended his services to friends already." - AR

Seasickness

"Thank you for helping reduce the amount of pain I experience and allowing me to enjoy a family cruise with minimum pain and no seasickness at all for the first time in decades. Thanks, Ron." - IB

Shoulder Pain

"I had chronic shoulder pain. After being treated by Ron, I am sleeping very well and wake up rested and ready to go. I have freedom of movement in my shoulder without pain. Being treated by Ron is a painless pleasure and I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him to friends." - VC

Shoulder Pain

"I had developed debilitating leg and shoulder pain from several years of overexertion without proper preparation. I have been treated by Ron with acupuncture and Chinese herbs and I have noticed a steady reduction of pain and strengthening of muscles and stamina. Ron is a very patient, caring, and knowledgeable person in this field. I mention him to my friends and relatives every chance I get." - JM

Shoulder Pain

"I had bad shoulder pain and could not go swing dancing, which is my passion. I went to a chiropractor and got some minor relief. After five acupuncture treatments with Ron, I was back on the dance floor. Thanks, Ron." - AP

Sinus Congestion

"Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have made my chronic sinus congestion a thing of the past (it feels so much better to breathe through my nose!)." - LM

TMJ

"Ron has been treating me for fibromyalgia and severe TMJ. The pain in my face and jaw can often be disabling. My level of pain is significantly reduced after being treatments. Ron is not only compassionate but very good at what he does. I’ve been to other acupuncturists who did not have the expertise that Ron has. He knows where to put the needles, finds the source of pain and treats it quickly and effectively. I have recommended Ron to friends and will continue to do so." - GL

Thank you!

"It has been a pleasure to see Ron for every appointment. He is relaxed, kind, and knowledgeable, and he is passionate about Chinese medicine. Thanks again Ron! I would recommend Ron to others, without doubt. In fact, all five of my family members have had treatment from Ron!" - JM

You Don't Have to Keep Looking Anymore

"It's hard to know if you've found an acupuncturist who really knows what he/she is doing, and because things don't happen instantly, you don't want to waste your time only to find out several sessions later that you have to look for a new acupuncturist. But with Ron, he's it. You don't have to keep looking. His bedside manner is excellent and he is a very skilled and knowledgeable practitioner." - KW

Ron is One in a Million!

"The experience was very friendly, laid back and quite relaxing. He explained everything at every step and answered any and all questions. He took away any anxiety about the process. His bedside manner is wonderful. It is clear that he is truly passionate about the practice and cares deeply about helping and healing people. I fell asleep at almost every treatment and that says a lot because I am a rather high strung type-A individual.I would recommend Ron in a second. He is one in a million, someone who invested his every fiber into this practice and it shows." - JM

It's Like Hitting the Reset Button

"My weekly treatments are best described as hitting the "reset" button on my body and mind. I am relaxed, focused, and in my body after seeing Ron. It's motivated me to take better care of myself and both physically and spiritually. I absolutely would recommend Ron to friends and relatives and already have!" - AS

Thoughtful and Intuitive

"Ron is thoughtful and intuitive in his approach. I am always floored at his ability to know how I'm doing just by looking at me and feeling my pulse. I absolutely would recommend Ron to friends and relatives and already have!" - AS

Empathy and Compassion

"I found Ron's listening skills to be stellar which validated me and my concerns at a level I've rarely experienced from a medical professional. His empathy and compassion gave me comfort and confidence in the healing process. " - KR

Ron is Unique

"Ron teaches healthy lifestyle practices to his patients and he is truly a master in the healing art of acupuncture. His superior skill and dedication to his patients identify him as unique among the many practitioners. I highly recommend Ron to my friends and relatives." - LM

Back Pain

"I found my pain relief after treatment by Ron has been long lasting." - LM

Ron's Needles Do Not Hurt

"I found Ron to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. His manner put me at ease right away, and the results speak for themselves. I have already recommended Ron to many people. Do not hesitate to go! And really, the needles do not hurt!" - SP

Ron Genuinely Cares

"I had a wonderful experience being treated by Ron. He was very accommodating with my schedule, genuinely seemed to care about my recovery, creates a very relaxing acupuncture experience, and best of the best, I feel so much better!
I would definitely recommend Ron to friends and relatives. I trust him, he knew just where to go to work with me, and create healing. Thank you, Ron!" - RS

Holistic Approach

"Ron is fantastic. Originally, I went to Ron for stress relief. What I liked about Ron is that he takes a holistic approach to health. Together, we discussed my diet, exercise routine, sources of stress, etc. and then did acupuncture with associated supplements (vitamins/herbs). The acupuncture helped within a few days and I felt stronger and more calm." - GR

Highly Recommended

"It has been a pleasure to see Ron for every appointment. He is relaxed, kind, and knowledgeable, and he is passionate about Chinese medicine. Thanks again Ron! I would recommend Ron to others, without doubt. In fact, all five of my family members have had treatment from Ron!" - JM

Wonderful

"Ron is very kind, concerned, and thorough. He suggests various treatments and there is no pressure at all. He is always accessible by phone or email, which is wonderful. I have recommended Ron enthusiastically to friends and relatives and will continue to do so!" - MF

Ron is the Real Deal

"Ron is the real deal, a true healer. Over the years, I have seen a variety of acupuncturists and alternative health practitioners, but Ron is by far the best. Not only is he highly skilled in the art of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, he is also easy to talk to and allows you to be an active participant in your own healing. " - SM

Well Trained and Knowledgeable

"Ron is extremely well trained and knowledgeable in his specialty. He thoroughly explains what is happening and what the patient should expect. " - KR

Total Body and Mind Wellness

"I have many co -existing medical conditions that Western medicine and pharmaceuticals successfully manage. Ron researched and made sure that none of the Chinese herbs he recommended would be conflicting or were contraindicated with my prescription regime.
I am on the path approaching total body and mind wellness after working with Ron for just two short months. " - KR

Ron Gets Big Results!

"I can't imagine how I would manage with Ron's help! He is leaps and bounds better than any other acupuncturist I've ever seen. He hits the same points other practitioner have but with more accuracy and bigger results. I say this with total conviction. " - KS

Shoulder Pain

"The result working on my shoulder injury and chronic pain has been fast and radical. My pain is hugely reduced. " - KS

Ron Listens

"Ron is very kind, he listens well, and is happy to adjust anything I need to make my treatment more comfortable. " - KS

Pain is Now a Distant Memory

"I had severe back and leg pain. Ron treated me three times with acupuncture before my vacation and now the pain is like a distant memory. Thank you, Ron. Now I can enjoy my vacation." - TR

Thoughtful Treatment

"Ron is patient and thoughtful. I never feel rushed or judged." - DG

Effective

"The treatment has been incredibly effective and thorough." - DG

Expertise

"It is clear Ron has a lot of expertise." - MC

Concerned

"Ron is concerned about my health issues and is helping me solve them." - MT

Balance of East & West

"Ron is able to naturally integrate the physical, mental, and emotional in his work. He does a good job of balancing Eastern and Western modalities." - DK

Breech Baby/Fertility

"At 37 weeks, my baby was in a breech position and Ron urged me to immediately start moxibustion treatment. I am very glad I did as my baby turned in a matter of 5 days and I didn't have to undergo a External Cephalic Version or a c-section. I am very happy to have found Ron. I highly recommend him to anyone, especially women who are trying to conceive!" - AR

Back Pain

"I've been suffering from lower back pain for close to a year. I spent close to $2000 on a variety of therapies looking for relief and getting nowhere. Ron was amazing. He quickly examined me and within minutes could diagnose that the issue was really stemming from my hamstrings. After only 3 weeks of treatment, I am back to myself and pain-free." - TR

Bell's Palsy Miracle

"I woke up one morning with Bell's Palsy. I found Ron and with acupuncture, electrical stimulation and Chinese herbal medicine, I had full function of my face back at 2 1/2 weeks. The ER doctor told me it would be 3 months. Thank you Ron! You are a miracle worker!
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Hot Flashes

"After a month of acupuncture and herbs, my hot flashes are gone. Thank you, Ron, for your great care!" - FJ

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