Eastern Medical Testimonials
Yay! My allergies are better! Absolutely love this place. My daughter and I came in for acupuncture for seasonal allergies and it was amazing. During allergy season we are usually heavily medicated, but just after one session I was able to get off our medications and live a normal life allergy free. This place is kid friendly and the staff and team are as welcoming as it gets.
Dr. Shen's acupressure and acupuncture is life saving. Both me and my husband have back issues and since we started going to her, no more pain. My kids see Clinton for sports therapy and they also feel renovated after their session with him and it has been really helpful in preventing sports injury. We could not recommend them enough. AMAZING!!
Thank you Eric for helping me with my back pain!
"Dr. Shen is amazing! After only one treatment my stomach was 95% better. I am so happy I found her and grateful for her commitment to her work."
Pro Football Player Chris Cooper!
"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."
"I want to express my appreciation for your expertise in both acupressure and acupuncture. I lost use of my left arm in 1984 leaving me the use of only my right arm. Since I began using your acupressure service I am now able to not only perform my daily duties almost pain free, but I have also begun working out at the gym."
"Dr. Shen is the best!"
Dolores and Fernanda Leonardo
Art and Joan Tenbrink
Cheri Funk Foster
Bernadette Guimarin- forU Rep
Jose Hurtado and family
Joan Joy Funkhouser and Bob Logan
Jan Waxner and David Haya
Fred Sarah Volking
Deanna Hinkins and Kim
Eric and Lainie Krieger
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!
Contra Costa, CA
“Over 25 years ago I was in a serious motorcycle accident. My left arm was paralyzed and I had to learn to live my life with one arm. As time went by I got used to just using my right arm never thinking anything could happen to it just doing regular daily activities. I would lift weights, lift boxes using my arm and my body, mow lawns and do just about everything a person with two arms could do. It did take longer and I would have to figure out how I would get things done with one arm, but I was able to adjust my body and live life as normal as possible. The wear and tear of using just using one arm brings injuries you don’t think would happen.
In 2011, I tore my rotator cuff and was basically trying to live without having any arms. I only had one arm that could work so I rushed my healing. I went to a physical therapist for a couple months and that helped me get some motion back, but I was still in pain. My wife was seeing Dr Shen for some back injuries and suggested I see her. I was a little skeptical about getting acupuncture, so I chose to have acupressure done. That helped relieve some of the pain, but I did not see Dr Shen consistently and just learned to live with the pain.
In 2016, I tore my rotator cuff again. I was put back to the same predicament as I was when I tore my rotator cuff in 2011. I was again stuck living without any arms as I was when I tore my rotator cuff in 2011. After the operation I did the same as earlier. I went to physical therapy, then went and saw Dr Shen for more acupressure and again I wasn’t consistent seeing Dr Shen, even though she was bringing relief to the pain. Again I went on dealing with the pain myself. I just went back living with the pain and using pain killers when needed.
In 2018, I tore my rotator cuff again. I had an MRI done and my Dr told me it was just a small tear and it would be easily repaired. When she went in my shoulder and performed microscopic surgery. She found the tendon to my bicep was shredded and the muscle was ready to fall off the tendon, so the small tear in my rotator cuff became a major surgery. She repaired my tendon and the rotator cuff and I started physical therapy again. I was seeing my therapist twice a week for three months. My therapist taught me how to give my arm motion and began giving exercises to strengthen my shoulder. My therapy consisted of having my shoulder moved around with the therapist applying pressure to my shoulder and trying to get my shoulder to lay flat against the table I was on, having me on my side and make adjustments to my shoulder in that position and a number of other exercises. After every session my shoulder hurt all day and I would take a Norco to ease the pain. I saw another doctor after the three months of therapy. I told the doctor the problem I was having with physical therapy and she told me to stop my therapy and start taking muscle relaxers, because the therapy was only causing pain, Norco was disguising the pain and if I began taking muscle relaxers that would allow the muscles to be relaxed and help it heal by not putting stress on my shoulder. The muscle relaxers did not work and I felt helpless until one day I thought of Dr Shen and decided to make an appointment to see her.
I told Dr Shen that I was living with pain that was more extreme then my previous operations and that I could barely use my arm. It hurt swinging back and forth when I walked, I could barely pick up things that weighed five pounds and I could not do any physical activities. My first appointment I made was for acupuncture not acupressure. I was still skeptical, but I thought there wasn’t anything else I could do. I thought all they did was put pins in pressure points to heal the problem, but I was naïve and didn’t realize there was so much more to acupuncture. Dr Shen began poking my shoulder and back with pins and put cups over the area where she poked the holes in me. The cups were like suction cups that pulled the skin up and drew out old blood and letting fresh blood begin to flow through my body. A couple of
other cups were pulling out air bubbles in to the cups and she told me that was arthritis. When she was done eighty percent of the pain was gone. I was able to lift my arm straight up in front of me and straight up from the side. I swung my arm as if I was walking and was pain free. I was amazed and fortunate to know an acupuncturist that I knew and could trust.
My next step is to exercise my arm and shoulder to build up my strength, which I would not be able to if I did not see Dr Shen. She brought serious relief to the pain I was in. Physical therapy gave me ways to build up my muscles, but I would not be able to do that without the treatment I received from Dr Shen. People believe only or your regular doctor or a specialist they refer you to can heal an injury or other medical problems, but if you live in constant pain or any other illness sometimes to step out of the normal procedures and look at other options can help. I found that acupuncture is real and after all the pain and discomfort I’ve been through choosing acupuncture was the right choice.”
Thank you Mando 🙏
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.
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 !!
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.
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.
Walnut Creek, CA
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.
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.
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.