I am a 57-year old male, ex athlete with gout and weight related problems. I began with Janet several months ago on an experimental basis. Without any opinion whatsoever as to the theory of acupuncture,(other than several thousand years of
G.R.. Taylor, Esq., San Francisco, CA
After seeing Janet for acupuncture treatments consistently for the past 4 months, and I have seen significant boost in my immune system, and energy level. She even suggested ingredients to incorporate into my cooking, and little rituals that have helped me when things get very hectic at work and in life. Seeing her beginning and end of every week is totally the highlight of my week. She\'s very patient, caring, knowledgeable, always carries an easy smile and infectious positive attitude. I just feel so much better after our conversation and the treatment each time.
I\'ve been having some thyroid issues for a while and other little ailments, some of which are caused by the thyroid and some busy life style. I visited Janet as a first-timer to acupuncture, and was initially suspicious about what benefits I can reap from it. However, Janet has been very caring and patient in understanding my problems, designing the treatment that works best for me given the circumstances, and advising me on the things I could do to maintain a vital energy level. Acupuncture is nothing like Western medicine where you a drug would treat a target problem quickly and recklessly, but instead it tries to trigger the nature\'s great ability in healing your own body. And I find that truly amazing. Speaking of the effectiveness, I haven\'t been sick for once for the past 4 months that I\'ve been visiting her, (considering weak immune systems are common among thyroid disease patients).
I plan on continue working with Janet to work out other ailments, and would definitely recommend her to anyone who\'s interested in awakening their own bodies\' natural healing magic.
Jo P., San Francisco
Great place for acupuncture. I\'ve had trouble with allergies for years. I treat them with Western medicine, and it works pretty well. But when I add in acupuncture, well, I feel much, much better. And Janet is cool with that. That\'s what I like about her. She is friendly, open-minded, helpful and very cognizant of your needs as a patient. She carefully listens to you and proposes a treatment that you suits your individual needs.
Also, my shoulders were about as stiff as the Tin Man\'s after a rainstorm. I couldn\'t lift them over my head without wincing in pain. After acupuncture treatments at Diwa, I have full range of motion. I\'m doing things that I thought I\'d never do again. Like swimming the crawl. Amazing.
Her office (clinic) is clean, comfortable and convenient. It\'s in the Flood Building at Market and Powell near BART and all major MUNI lines. Also, the prices are very reasonable. If your on the fence about trying acupuncture or are seeking a new practitioner, this is the place to go.
Jeff W., San Francisco, CA
I believe there is a direct connection between the mind and body. Treating my body with acupuncture, herbs, and good nutrition at Diwa has helped improve my mental health. I am able to sleep through the night. I have less anxiety in social and work situations. I feel significantly less depressed. My breathing has improved. I quit smoking. I feel more calm and peaceful.
JR, Oakland, CA
I started seeing Janet for sleeplessness & circulation problems, but always ended up feeling the visits paid off in improving my overall well being. Janet is very understanding and takes the time to really get to know a patient\'s history, progress with treatment & lifestyle.
Each session was very relaxing. I definitely noticed improvements after several visits. If you are looking for a top-notch acupuncturist, I highly recommend Janet & Diwa Acupuncture.
I have been to several acupuncturists - all of whom I was very impressed. But Janet brings something more to the picture - an understanding of how to put my seemingly disparate symptoms into a broader body condition that she is treating. I have been to her 4 times and I am clearly seeing an improvement in my issues - She is really addressing the bigger picture with her approach and I feel very hopeful and confident that my health is enjoying a rennaissance! Her sensitivity to patients is an extra bonus and takes away some of the jitters associated with acupuncture.
Nika C., San Francisco