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East-West Acupuncture 7 reviews
I was having a lot of pain in my left shoulder/arm. I located Steve through my medical insurance and he was able to accommodate me that same day. Steve made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. I wasn’t out of pain but felt a bit better after the first visit. I have continued to receive acupuncture treatments and am pleased to say after very few visits I am completely pain free. Thank you so much Steve!
Shoulder/Arm Pain was last modified: December 29th, 2017 by admin
Let me first say that I am not much for needles… That being said Steve made me feel very comfortable. He doesn’t just go to poking you, he communicates with you on what your issues and concerns are. After that he lays out your options; electro acupuncture (MY FAVORITE!!!), Cupping, or Traditional Acupunture.
Before I came to Steve I could barely walk, two days a week for the past 3 weeks and I am walking with considerably less pain…Don’t cheat yourself, Treat yourself to the best thing going natural medicine.
Walking with less pain was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 by admin
I have had great experiences with this acupuncturist. The location was convenient for me. Parking is easy and available. Steve reviewed my medical history before I started my treatment, every time I came in. He also works very collaboratively, as he incorporated my input and knowledge about my own body into the treatments. He always puts his full attention on me, the client, and does all he can to give me the treatment with the best possible outcome. He is extremely careful and precise and I never had to worry about any cuts or scars that the needles might leave. In short, I highly recommend this acupuncturist.
Great Experiences was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by admin
I couldn’t believe how much of a difference my appointment with them made. When I left I felt the best I ever have. This is one of those practices that doesn’t try to squeeze money out of you for every little question. I didn’t need to make an appointment to get my questions answered, I just called! It was such a relief to know that they are there when I need them. They would never suggest that I buy something that wasn’t necessary, and never pressured me. They were always very considerate and professional. I really admire them for being more than willing to ask for help from other professionals in the field when they don’t have an answer to my question. They aren’t even slightly arrogant, and I’m confident they always have my best interest at heart. I didn’t experience any unnecessary pain during my visit, and I was... Read more »
“On a scale of 1-10 – poor to excellent – I feel that 10, excellent, is the number for my experience, as well as my course to recovery!” –Lewis A.
Excellent was last modified: February 4th, 2013 by admin
I have been going to East West Acupuncture for at least ten years and plan to go for many more. Originally I went to see Steve Snyder for treatment of chronic gynecological problems. He treated me with herbs and acupuncture that helped with symptoms almost immediately. After the original symptoms subsided, I continued to get acupuncture at least once a month to prevent recurrence. I continue with acupuncture and occasionally customized herb treatment to this day, to stay healthy and to treat anything I might be dealing with, such as muscle soreness, headache or stress, Relief is almost always immediate. The ongoing effects of regular acupuncture is indisputable. Acupuncture costs very little when compared with other medical treatment, and is an incredible value. Besides all that, I really look forward to the session, and the relaxed flowing state one enters during treatment. Understanding how acupuncture works is an important part of... Read more »
I was terrified to try out acupuncture, but now I can say I’ve made it through and I’m definitely going back. The staff at East-West Acupuncture Clinic calmed me down immediately and a pain I’ve had in my shoulder for years (worked on my multiple massage therapists) was immediately knocked out by the treatment. If you’re scared, try it out. If you’re not, what are you waiting for?!
Friendliest service was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by steve
Excellent treatment, excellent staff. Enjoyed the whole experience. Accupuncture treatment improved my breathing immediately and it kept improving in the days following. I love to hear what observations the acupuncturist has for the patient. The space is beautiful – Asian, serene….
Beautiful Treatment Space was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by steve
I quit smoking with Acupuncture. The Acupuncture kept me calm so I was able to quit. It took the edge off. Smoker will understand what I am saying. Thank you Dr. Steve. 8 months and counting. Anytime I start feeling like I want to smoke I know I can go in. Would highly recommened….. Vi
Testimonial Vi was last modified: August 27th, 2011 by steve
“I suffered from chronic pain due to endometriosis for years before trying acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I suffered through various medical treatments including 2 surgeries, with no relief (I say ‘suffered’ since it seemed sometimes that the effects of treatment were almost as bad as the medical condition itself!). I had reached a stage where I was in constant pain and the condition was seriously affecting pretty much every aspect of my life. I was fairly skeptical of alternative medicine at the time, but eventually started going to East-West Acupuncture Clinic as years of almost constant pain will make you want to try anything! It was the best decision I ever made. Within a few months, on a combination treatment of herbs and acupuncture, I was feeling much better. Steve monitored me and adjusted the herbs and acupuncture to find the best combination at any time, which he is brilliant... Read more »
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Healthy fats, like avocado can be a good swap
Food plays such a important role in Health. Click here: https://experiencelife.com/article/9-healthy-food-swaps/
Many thanks to Experience Life Magazine & Robin Asbell
Do you smoke? If so do you know it makes you more liable to get COVID-19 & also for it to turn serious?
Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees Smoking as Dryness & Heat. TCM sees the Lungs needing to have the right amount
of moisture & not be Hot. Western Medicine knows that smoking lowers your immune system.
Here at East-West
Well, here we are about a month into the Covid-19 outbreak in the US. I think by now everyone knows that hand washing,
social distancing, staying home (esp if sick) & not touching our face are important. What I don’t hear much of is trying to
build our immune function. A strong immune function will fight this virus strongly.
Free & Easy which is also called Rambling Powder is the most prescribed formula
in the USA. Why? Well, it’s a great Chinese Herbal Formula for premenstrual tension.
This might manifest as moodiness, breast distension, bloating and generally feeling
out of sorts especially the week before menses. It can be a miracle for patients who have this
It goes without saying our Diet is so important to our Health. Many people
say well a good Diet is so expensive, well let me tell you losing your Health
is much more expensive. Remember to read labels, the term Natural is meaningless.
Look at the amount of sodium & sugar in products. Try to buy Organic
There are Three Free Therapies. They are Good, Clean Diet, Exercise & Relaxation.
Relaxation is the therapy that is rarely done. Are we all too busy with work, family
& friends to spare 5-10 minutes a day? Here are some ideas for relaxation.
Going to a Happy Place
Smell the Flowers
ways we can
There are Three Free Therapies we can all do to enhance our physical, mental & emotional health.
We will start with Exercise, here is a picture of my favorite which is Zumba. Did you know that
Exercise releases serotonin (like Prozac) maybe that’s why we feel better after working out.
A combination of aerobic & anerobic exercise is best, but
I’m sure you have heard about the Opioid Epidemic in the media. Well, here’s an
interesting development in this is the recognition that Acupuncture can be a viable
natural alternative to pain meds. Did you know Consumer Reports June 2017
recomends Acupuncture for Low Back Pain? Well it did along with other natural
treatments. A far better alternative than powerful
Here’s a nutritious cooling summer salad that’s good for you & for all you recyclers out there we’re
using what would be food waste.
Watermelon Peel Salad
In Chinese Medicine we think of Watermelon as clearing summer heat & stomach heat. It generates
body fluids & relieves thirst.
500g (17 oz) watermelon peel (organic), 1 tsp salt, 20g
I recently read a wonderful book. This hit me right to the Heart. It’s called the
Book of Joy. It involves talks with the Dali Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
two humble & yet inspiring spiritual, moral leaders. We all want true happiness
or Joy but how do we get it? Read this book it will change your perspective.