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Review for Herban Health, East Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Oralia Montoya. A friend of mine told me about a free acupuncture clinic. I cannot believed it was free. I started comming to the acupuncture in Fall 2003. At that time, I have had not medical insurance or money to see an MD. The acupuncturists balanced my high blood pressure in three months. I also experienced pain relief from the fibromyalgia and ostheoarthritis and gain mobility. In additon, my stomach was swelling to the point that I looked like an eighth months pregnant. After few months from the acupuncture treatments the swelling decreased significantly. I was told the swelling was due to non proper functioning of liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen. As a result of all these conditions, I have had sleep disorders. But After the first acupuncture treatment, I slept like a baby. I will be forever gratful to all volunteer acupuncturists at Herban Health Free Acupuncture Clinic and its founder Dyanne Ladine. Mi nombre es Oralia Montoya. Una de mis amigas me dijo acerca de Herban Health una clinica gratuita de acupuntura. No podia creer que fuera gratis. Empeze a asistir a la acupuntura en otono 2003, En ese tiempo no tenia aseguranza medica ni dinero para ver un Medico. La(os) acupunturistas balancearon mi alta presion en tres meses. Tambien experiemnte alivio al dolor causado por la fibromialgia y la oesteoartritis y recupere mobilidad. Ademas mi estomago estaba inflamado al punto que parecia que tenia ocho meses de embarazo. Me dijeron que la inflamacion del estomago se debia a que el higado, la vesicula, el pancreas y el bazo no funcionan bien. Despues de pocos meses de tratamientos, la inflamacion disminuyo signifacantemente. Como resusltado de estas condiciones tenia desordenes del sueno, pero despues del primer tratamiento de acupuntura, dormi como un bebe. Siempre estare agradecida con toda(o)s loa acupunturistas de la clinica gratuita de Herban Health y su fundadora DYanne Ladine. Oralia Montoya

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Regarding the sleep disorders, I experience the result during the first visit in 2003. The hipertension was totally balanced in about three months as well as the swelling of the stomach.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have a specific building to set up the clinic instead of bring the charts to different places where the acupuncture is provided.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the loving kindness of the acupuncturists no matter what health conditions, who the patients are, social and economical status. All of us are treated equally

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very loving and caring as well as very concern in make as as patients feel better. They also take into consideration the emotional part in addition to the physical symptoms.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Donated half to build a clinic and hire other professionals in alternative medicine to fulfill all the needs of the patients.

Ways to make it better...

there is a specific place where we can attend to treatments like in a regular clinic.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The amazing work that has been provided with few volunteer acupuncturists.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I admired the wonderful work that Dyanne and the volunteers provided despite the lack of resources and the determination to help others without strings attach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & English/Spanish Translations and help with the charts.