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Back Pain Testimonials

Yelp Review #53– I’ve been going to Wootaek for a little over a month now for lower back and sciatica pain. He is  extremely caring and patient with someone like me new to accupuncture and afraid of needles. He always remembers tidbits about your life which indicates he is a good listener. He asks lots of questions every time I come in, and is thorough in making sure each appointment is catered to how my pain is evolving. I feel very cared for with Wootaek, he genuinely seems concerned for how you’re progressing and my pain has gotten so much better with his treatments! – Nicole B. (9/10/2021)

Yelp Review #51– My husband and I have been going to Zen for almost 4 years on a regular basis at the Disney Cancer center in Burbank, Calif. Her private office and staff is located in Pasadena. There aren’t enough words to truly express how professional, kind, caring and wonderful Zen is to all of  her patients. Zen listens and addresses all of our concerns and strives to alleviate whatever pain or issues we might have.


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Acupuncture has helped me with my fibromyalgia and myofascial pain. It has helped me to not be dependent on pain meds. Additionally Zen has treated me for severe lower back pain. When it came time for me to have a multi-level lumbar fusion surgery, I was able to recover and heal sooner than expected with acupuncture. The surgeon was amazed with my progress.

My husband was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis and with the care of his Neurologist and specific meds, along with acupuncture, he has regained his stamina and energy and reduced the meds.

Zen has also guided us nutritionally with fantastic whole food vitamins and depending on your needs, she can also formulate something specifically for you.

Healing with Zen is a whole body healing experience. Stress relief, better stamina and energy and pain relief are just some of the added benefits of acupuncture. Zen is truly “THE BEST”!!   – Julie T. (3/11/2021)

Yelp Review #3– Zen is the best! I had this irritating lower back problem that just wouldn’t go away. I took medication, I went to a chiro, but nothing worked until I went to Zen. In just a few sessions I could definitely feel the difference. I am definitely going to her now on a set schedule. Highly recommend! – Fanny C. (2/24/2019)

Yelp Review #29– Katherine is my go-to acupuncturist! She is very easy to talk to, kind, patient, very knowledgeable about Eastern medicine, listens to all your health concerns and then works her magic with needles. During treatment it’s pure bliss 🙂 Katherine put me on an acupuncture and herbal plan that helped so much with my back aches that I continue to go to her for tune ups. Katherine is amazing and Healing with Zen provides a safe, relaxing environment that I highly recommend. – Kristen T. (5/18/2017)

Yelp Review #10– I came to see Zen about three weeks ago when I had lower back pain.  I was new to acupuncture and wasn’t sure what to expect.  Zen was very patient, informative, and walked me through step-by-step as I was treated.  Within a week, my back pain had diminished considerably and she was able to also help with my not being able to sleep through the night.  Being treated by Zen is very relaxing, in a spa light setting.   I will continue to be treated by Zen and will recommend her services. – Michelle M. (9/17/2014)

Yelp Review #13– I’ve gone to chiropractors about my back problems before, but my back problems would always return.  Zen gave me a different approach to fixing my back and its working!  She knew right away how to fix my back long term, and she explained it so well that even I feel its an amazingly simple approach. I’m normally uncomfortable with needles, but Zen explained everything to put me at ease, and I actually felt comfortable with needles sticking out of me.  It was a new and very rewarding experience.
I highly recommend Healing with Zen.  – Montgomery S. (6/24/2014)

Yelp Review #42– I have NEVER had acupuncture in my life because I was too scared!  But I finally did and it is painless and not scary at all like I thought it would be.  Zen is great she has taught me a lot as well as healing my back pain.  I am a singer so it definitely helps with my neck stiffness and over all body!  Definitely recommend going!!!  – Catherin G. (4/10/2014) 

Yelp Review #8–  I’ve had back pains/tightness on and off for the past ~8 years.  The acupuncture + cupping treatments from Zen really helped loosen my tight back and instantaneously relieved a lot of the pain.  In addition, Zen is a very attentive listener, easy to talk to, and provides a client-centered approach to her practice.  For those wanting to try out acupuncture for the first time or looking for a higher quality acupuncturist than previous experiences, I highly advise seeing Zen.- Kevin X. (1/18/2014) 

Yelp Review #6– I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture because I have constant back pains as a result from a car accident from years ago, but I didn’t know anything about the treatment or who to go to.  Luckily, a friend referred me to Zen, and she was everything that I could have asked for during my very first acupuncture treatment!  I was very nervous at first,  but Zen was very comforting yet professional while talking me through the process.  It actually didn’t hurt at all and I felt my shoulder loosen up throughout the treatment.  I definitely need to schedule another appointment with Zen and I would definitely recommend her for anyone’s acupuncture needs. – Mishi K. (1/10/2014)

Yelp Review: I have been seeing Krystal at Healing with Zen for a couple of months now, and she has really helped improve my symptoms:

  • Fatigue – I’m not napping nearly as much as I used to and feel refreshed throughout the day, even when under stress.
  • Back pain – Acupuncture combined with cupping really relieves my upper back pain and I’ve noticed improved posture.
  • Jaw tightness – Feel some relief from this with treatments.
  • Bloating – have only had one treatment that addressed this issue but absolutely saw some improvement.
Krystal really listens to me and addresses my issues with kindness and a sense of humanity and humor. I am happy I can continue seeing her on my wellness journey. – Penina F

Google Review: 

WOW. First time trying acupuncture after four decades despite my fear of needles…it was life changing. I limped into the office with debilitating pain and pinched nerves. Karina was kind and professional during her warm reception.
In-person review: 

Krystal has helped me so much ! I had not tried acupuncture before but had been having some serious lower back problems and I can really feel a major Improvement in just a few weeks. A great experience and I feel very well taken care of and cared for.

Rebecca M.

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