Acupuncture and Acupressure Testimonials from Eastern Medical Center Patients
I have gout.. My doctor prescribed steroids and medicine that stated, “Use until pain subsides or side effects maximize”. Side effects did maximize and I had to have another steroid shot, which was more painful than the gout, and expensive. I have read about acupuncture for pain relief and tried Dr Shen. Thank goodness. There was no long wait, I was led to a quiet, sensitive room where her assistant helped me relax and get comfortable on the examination table. Dr. Shen arrived very personable, asked questions about life style, diet, type of pain, and seemed to have an empathetic feel toward my discomfort. She explained the need to move the chi, cool the heat, and relive the obstruction and get my energy moving from the pain. It was not a miracle but the start of a prevention process that has the gout ceased and her side effect were good, with greater energy and a better understanding of how my body works and how I can support my own healing. I feel Chinese Medicine builds health, not just relives pain and cures disease. She has changed my life for the better. Thank you Dr Shen. -G Smith, Crockett, CA 08/05/2010
Dr. Teresa Shen at the Eastern Medical is great. My wife and I had several minor medical issues and we decided to try acupuncture. We are now believers, mostly because of the wonderful Dr. Shen. She gave us great diagnosis and encouraged us to eat healthier - although we are already both in pretty good shape. -Steve H., Walnut Creek, CA 2/1/2010
I highly recommend Eastern Medical Center for acupuncture / acupressure. They have helped me and my family members with issues ranging from back pain / neck pain, insomnia, flu and cold symptoms and stress relief. Dr. Teresa Shen is very knowledgeable and explains how her treatments can benefit you. We have been patients for many years and continue to see Dr. Shen on a regular basis. -Daisy C., Pleasanton, CA 1/14/2010
I avoided 2 medical leave of absence in 2008 and 2009 (frozen shoulder, pinched nerve) because of the "wonder" and healing of Acupuncture by Dr. Shen... I don't go to Physical Therapy where routine is a norm and always rushing/busy attending other patients at the same time. At Eastern Medical, you get your full service appointment.
Thanks Dr. Shen and to your friendly staff. -Marichu P., Tracy, CA 1/4/2010
I've received numerous acupuncture treatments from Dr. Teresa Shen and found her work to be very helpful. She listens well, is gentle, and skilled in her craft. Every time I've seen Dr. Shen, I've been pleased with the results. -Trina S. Danville, CA 11/23/2009
I have been at Dr. Shen's Eastern Medical Center twice and she has helped me with my tingling feeling in my fingers. The tingling sensation was from an injury from a fall at work 10 years ago. Dr. Shen was able to alleviate this problem. I fully expect this problem to be totally cured if I go back a few more times, once I have the time.
The type of acupuncture Dr. Shen practices does not cause you any pain as she twists the needles. But yet it is very effective. So anyone who wants to try acupuncture should give Dr. Shen trial run. You will feel a 1000 times better after even one treatment!
I highly recommend Dr. Shen! –YT H. Pleasanton, CA 11/15/2009
My wife introduced me to Dr Teresa Shen at Easterm Medical Center and thank heaven she did! You see, I'm an avid runner and my sports orthopedist suspected I had a tear in the medial meniscus in my left knee and strongly recommended arthroscopic surgery to repair. I took x-rays and had a complete MRI done only to find out neither was conclusive. Through a series of regular acupressure & acupuncture treatments over a few months with Dr Shen, I was able to get back to my normal regiment of running without pain and may have avoided an unnecessary surgery. Dr Shen was awesome & I would completely recommend her to anyone in a similar situation !! –Eric S. Pleasanton, CA 11/15/2009
I have been going to Eastern Medical Center for over three years. I am a World Class, National Champion Master's swimmer. I first went to see Dr. Shen in 2007 with a sciatic nerve issue in my hip that came from over training. I could not do flip turns. After one treatment, I regained movement and within a few weeks my pain had reduced so much that it was intermittent. By the end of the year, it was gone. I was so happy that I did not go down my typical Western medical approach which would have been pain killers and physical therapy and no training. If I had followed that path I would not have won two National Championships in Master's Swimming in 2008.
In the course of being treated for my sciatic nerve, I also had Dr. Shen help me with sore shoulders, scar tissue related to an MCL injury, allergies that curtailed my breathing, general recovery from intense training and lots of stress.
I recommend Dr. Shen to anyone for any ailment. Her treatments are drug free, relaxing and they work!
Thanks Dr. Shen! –Bill M. Contra Costa, CA 10/27/2009
I have been going to Eastern Medical Center for over a two years now. This place is excellent for Acupuncture. Theresa is second generation acupuncturist, and her father was quiet famous acupuncturist. She truly is there to make sure that you are a healthier, happier version of you. She not only will work on your body and sore muscles but will also give you additional advice on what to do that will help you. The staff is very professional and the setting is very relaxing. And believe me they all really know what they are doing. -Karla O. Pleasanton, CA 9/9/2009
Dr. Teresa Shen is not only a gifted clinician but a lovely person as well. I started seeing her in February after a particularly stressful time in my life. She was able to balance my system and restore my energy and vitality. After only a few sessions she was also able to remove my chronic knee pain allowing me to work out with a personal trainer free of pain. Because of my great results, I brought my two boys ages 5 and 8 to see her as well. She was very gentle and non-threatening and helped both boys with issues around ear infections and upper respiratory infections. I highly recommend Dr. Shen to anyone wanting to optimize their health. -Mary K. Livermore, CA 7/8/2009
Dr. Shen has changed my life! have had a chronic abdominal mass for which I was having lupron injections every 10 weeks to control pain and growth. I went to Dr. Shen 2 weeks before my shot was due, as I was starting to experience the familiar pain, and after only 1 treatment I was pain free. I went to my OB-GYN since I have not needed an injection in over 12 weeks, and he sent me for an ultrasound. I am ecstatic to say the mass is gone! I now am working on other health issues and am completely amazed at the effect acupuncture had made on my life. -Rochelle W. San Ramon, CA 6/22/2009
Dr. Shen is the best!
I suffer from extreme sinus infections which no Western Medical Doctor has been able to alleviate, despite ALL the crazy medicine they have put me on with strange side effects.
I called up Dr. Shen one evening in the worst pain I have every experienced from a MAJOR infection. She told me to come right in and she would take care of me even though they were getting ready to close, and I still had to drive out to her which would take me 45min.
When I arrived my face was so swollen, and my head in so much pain from the sinus pressure I could barely see to fill out the paper work.
She took me right in and eased my mind about the needles as I am a chicken when it comes to that :/ She was also very thorough about going over my medical history, and the issues at hand.
Once she began the needle application, I felt very relaxed, and they did not hurt at all. She then left me with a nice warming lamp for about 30min, before coming back to remove the needles.
As she removed the needles I already began feeling a difference in my sinus pressure. Then she decided to do the 'Cupping' down my back. She left the cups on for a short while, and the big relief came when she removed them! All of my sinus pressure and pain immediately dissipated. My swelling was gone, and I could BREATH :-D
From that day forward I became a strong believer in the pure healing power of Eastern Medicine, and Dr. Shen's abilities.
I am and will continue to be a loyal patient of Dr. Teresa Shen, and I make it a point to recommend her to anyone I know, or meet that has an element, or simply the desire to feel great.
Thank you so much Teresa :-D -Nicole J. Antioch, CA 5/25/2009
I am writing this message in hopes that someone else who may be interested or curio
us about what Dr. Shen does like I was can feel more comfortable to experience her amazing ability to help you. My problem is I have had a chronic / severe problem with "tennis elbow" on the inside of my left elbow for around 10 years. Through traditional medicine I had two cortisone shots to try in alleviate the pain. They did mask the pain for about 9 months each time I had it done but it never really lasted and as you know having these injections is no fun and really not good for your body. So in January of this year I mentioned to my current medical doctor that I was going to try Acupuncture and he was very supportive, and said it was probably something he needed to try himself too.
So like most folks I asked around trying to find someone close to Livermore who practiced acupuncture and had no luck. So I decided to do my own research and went on-line and found Dr. Shen. I read her Bio and decided to take a risk and schedule a consultation and appointment. Having never had "acupuncture or acupressure" done before going to the Eastern Medical Center I was hesitant and curious at the same time. Its now been 4+ months and my tennis elbow has gone from a pain threshold of 7-8 out of 10 to 1-2. Dr. Shen has done an amazing job and to have experienced the progress without any shots or side affects is truly awesome.
I would highly recommend Dr. Shen as she is excellent at what she does and is very personable, patient, and flexible to your needs. In my opinion if Dr. Shen says she can help you take her advice and go for it. It may or may not fix what is bothering you right away but over time it should based upon what I have experienced thus far!
Wishing you the best,
-Ray Hill Livermore, CA 5/18/2009
I had never had acupuncture before. However, I decided to try it after I hurt my back duri
ng weight training (no I am not an old geaser LOL) Anyhow, I decided to try acupuncture at Eastern Medical Center. Dr.Teresa Shen was very courteous and professional. After 2 sessions of accupressure, acupuncture and cupping, I felt like I was a child again. All my muscles were relaxed and I was back in the gym in no time! I would highly recommend using them for preventative maintenance, stress and pain relief. Trust me, you will not be disappointed! –S.N. Dublin, CA 5/13/2009
I have really bad lower back pain and shoulder pain since 2007, I went to EMC at least twice a month, and all the pain seems gone.
I have to say, it is a miracle!
Nice service, thanks to EMC. –Jasmine S. San Ramon, CA 1/24/2009
I experienced cosmetic acupuncture by Dr,Teresa.
It was great and still working now few month after the session.
She finds all my problems or unbalanced point of my condition, not only skin, whole entire body first. Then she applies some needles, then I relaxed, fall a sleep next 15-minutes or so then done with very nice refreshed feeling. She gives me some acu-pressure facial massage at last.
First of all my puffiness of my face and under-tummy was gone, second my face's skin started no more dried, and became evenly tone. Then finally my jaw line got tight and lifted naturally.
It is amazing that I am still felling the benefit after the session still now.
I am getting many compliments from friends about my skin after the session.
One day I was very worried about my teen-ager son (he made little trouble the day before), Dr.Teresa said "You worry too much!" after she checked my pause, even I didn't tell her anything!!!.
Dr. Teresa is also learning all the time, she is full by huge motivation.
I really respect her. –Masami R. Alameda, CA 2/7/2008
Last year in August, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After surgery, I had an extremely horrible cough, and my entire abdomen was in unbearable pain. Dr. Teresa treated me with acupuncture, and my cough and pain were entirely gone that night. After, she often helped me with acupuncture, and my body recovered incredibly quickly. This helped tremendously in my process of completing six times of chemotherapy. If it were not for the Eastern Medical Center and Dr. Theresa, my chemotherapy wouldn't have gone so smoothly. I'm so grateful for the care that Dr. Theresa has provided for me! –Yushan M. Pleasanton, CA 1/18/2008
After 6 years of insomnia, I finally sleep through the night with thanks to Dr. Shen. I now sleep soundly and wake up refreshed and full of energy. Adding acupuncture and Netrametrix dreamz & opc-3 is the only part of my daily routine that has changed, and it's been wonderful! Dr. Shen has the kind of personality that brightens your outlook on life and leaves you smiling after each visit.
This is from my husband Henry
My wife had told me about Dr. Shen, I was diagnosed with a bulged disc 3 years ago and had suffered with the pain for many years. my low back pain became excruciating and radiated down to my both legs into my calf, after months of steady acupuncture treatments and going though the Transitions weight management system with Dr Shen, I no longer have any pain and can enjoy living again. Thank you Dr Shen for all you have done. Also i would have to say "i never had any problem with my insurance billing, i have had at least 20 visits @ $80 with Dr. Shen". –Qiu J. Pleasanton, CA 11/21/2007
After relocating to Walnut Creek from the East Coast, I found myself feeling anxious more often than not and plagued by various stomach and digestive problems. When Western medicine failed me in these areas for many years. I found myself looking for alternative therapies and I am so thankful that I found
Dr Teresa Shen. Her compassionate treatment and Nutrametrix products have not only rid me completely of my stomach problems, but have helped me to be more relaxed, better able to manage my stress, and more centered in myself. I have also lost 20 lbs in the transitions lifestyle weight management program Dr Shen host. I recommend Dr Teresa Shen wholeheartedly. – Jack Z. Concord, CA 11/21/2007
I had never gotten acupuncture before last week, but Dr. Teresa Shen is really friendly and will put you right at ease. I was experiencing severe aches and pains which happens to me once in a while
if I'm getting a really bad cold. She told me acupuncture could help, and amazingly, it did! I'm usually out for a few days to a week when I get this sick, but this time I was feeling not just better, but GREAT after only a day. Who knew acupuncture could help you heal from a bad cold! I am now a believer! If you are on the fence about getting acupuncture, then give this place a try! – Katherine C. San Leandro, CA 8/7/2007
I really appreciate Teresa Shen who help me in my back pain that lasted for 30 years. I had great improvement and it is not really hurting me now. I can walk and do some limited exercise now. I can also do some house work. I would never imagine that I can have these activities a year ago. –Lianyun J. Pleasanton, CA 8/7/2007
Teresa Shen is a skilled and caring acupuncturist who trained in China. This impresses me as western trained practitioners have never done much for me. I have been amazed at what she did for me and two friends of mine. I have been to many acupuncturists, and is truly amazing, beyond any other I have tried. I only needed three treatments to completely change a condition that has persisted for several years. I plan on going back as the change in energy flow helps in many areas other than my main issue. –Steve B. Berkeley, CA 8/5/2007
"Being on the computer all day at work caused my frozen shoulder. My left arm could not raise up, more left or right, even backwards without pain. After the session of acupuncture and acupressure I could already feel my muscles relax and my problem improved! I’m continuing to go back for treatment and it is getting better each time!!" -Susanne
"I was in the emergency room before and the doctor could not see anything wrong with me. I had so much pain in my heart area; I thought I was going to have a heart attack! I went to the EMC to get acupuncture and acupressure and found out that I had slept or sat wrong and had a rib nerve pinching the nerve that affected my heart! I’m going there now for neck and back pain! I continue for my treatments and feel much better!! " -Mary
"My menstrual cycle was irregular to begin with but I still wanted to be pregnant. I went to see Dr. Shen to see what she could do; with a couple of sessions I noticed my menstruation was more regular, no cramping, bloating or diarrhea anymore! My fertility charts are rising and I can’t wait to see how it will be like next month." -Emilie
"I was skeptical at first at what Dr. Shen would do, as I was in so much pain. I can’t sleep on my side, back or stomach, I sleep on a recliner. I can hardly walk or do any garden work, I’m usually the person that stops at nothing, I was feeling so debilitated within the first treatment and with on needle my hemorrhoids were gone! My neck and shoulder pain was also non existent and my back pain reduced. I was able to stand in line for an event I was going to attend. I even had energy for housework." -Marilyn
"My eczema was all over my body and so bad I couldn't sleep. I'd scratch all night & not sleeping only made my skin worse. It was red, itchy and flaky and sometimes it would get visibly inflamed everywhere. My body would be cold and my skin hot. I came to see Teresa and she treated me with needles and prescribed several herbs for the eczema and insomnia. She also recommended certain foods to avoid and others to help my skin. I didn't heal completely overnight. There was always some immediate results, but it took regular treatments to get completely cured. Now I sleep all night and hardly itch at all. I know I worry about "stuff", & that makes eczema and insomnia worse, but the acupuncture and herbs "fixed me". I still go once a month, for what I call a "tune up". When needed, my 18 year old sees Teresa for back and knee pain. My husband sees Teresa for carpal tunnel, migranes and kidney stones. We have all received positive results!" -Jan
"I was supposed to get surgery on my knees, but had a dream that I was going to die from it. So I went and found Dr. Teresa Shen, with acupuncture and acupressure and herbs she has helped me so much, I’m so thankful I found her instead if getting my surgery. Treatments have been successful!" -Myrna
"Just the first treatment of acupuncture, my insomnia was improved by 90%, Wow this was an experience you have to experience for yourself. It’s too bad that people who don’t understand and don’t even think of getting acupuncture a try. I believe this holistic way is much better than all the medicine prescribed to me. It is smarter and good for you. I wanted to feel good for my retirement, my sister turned to me onto this, and she was right!!" -Linda Tindell
"Before going in to see Dr. Teresa Shen , I was not feeling well at all, I felt like life was so hard to deal with and on top of it my health was suffering from it. I had a bump on the back of my neck which caused me a lot of pain. My neck was wobbly and unstable. After a few treatments with Dr. Shen I felt like a new women! I even stopped my ravenous cravings for food at night because Dr. Shen explained to me my serotonin levels rising, I don’t feel the need for comfort food anymore!! On top of that I feel so happy! I even brought my daughter in who was having guy troubles and feeling down in the dumps. She is fantastic now!! Thanks! I totally recommend you to see Dr. Shen!" -Eileen
"Since I was twenty years old I had always had a bladder problem. None of my doctors could ever stop the pain that I felt. I took so many drugs and it wouldn’t even touch the pain I felt. One time I was so drugged up with morphine that I mentally could feel it but my pain was still there! Teresa’s acupuncture has been the only time I felt no pain in my bladder area! I am so thankful for her, my childhood pain was instantly reduced to 70% after treatment, and that night I couldn’t believe it, I was pain free !! Thank you Dr. Shen for all your invested time in me!" -Kelly
"I was first diagnosed by Stanford Hospital & clinics with Wegener’s Granulomatosis. I was feeling pain everywhere especially joint pain and insomnia. My whole body had inflammation. I used to play a lot of soccer and now I can’t even go for a bicycle ride. I first head about Teresa through my daughter who went to regulate her menstruations. The first time I visited I thought she wouldn’t be able to help me. She gave me a prescription of natural remedies to take and started up the acupuncture. I went every week, sometimes 2 times a week. And I kept seeing improvement. I even started riding my bike again I even got the courage to go to South America for vacation!" -Francisco
"I never knew how painful tennis elbow was till I got hit with it. I felt the pain stabbing me and radiating out from my elbow, I couldn't even pick up my backpack! My arm was a completely useless mess.. Then Dr. Shen looked at, asked me about how it happened and then gave me a treatment. I was very scared of needles all my life, and I didn't want to think about getting stuck with about 20 of them. Sheer terror was going through my mind. maybe anticipating this part was worse than the pain in my arm. Surprisingly, I didn't feel a thing when the needles went in! I was able to relax for the next 30 minutes, enjoying the tranquil melody playing in the room, and feeling the warmth of the heat lamps on my body. I actually fell asleep!
When I came to, Dr. Shen awoke me and removed the needles, and asked if I still had pain in my arm. This was the truly amazing part of the whole treatment, before I was able to answer the question, I instinctively picked up my bag with my right arm, on my way out. My right arm! And there was no pain at all. I couldn't believe the power of Acupuncture, or of Dr. Shen's amazing abilities! This was wonderfully positive experience, and I will definitely seek out Dr. Shen, in the future!" -C.A.