Laura is professional, empathetic, and extraordinarily skillful.
I met Laura Farb under dire circumstances. I had been suffering from acute lower back pain and almost continuous muscle spasms for several weeks, and despite the best efforts of my chiropractor, had been unable to achieve any meaningful relief. My first session with Laura was also my first experience with acupuncture, so I really didn’t know what to expect. After thoroughly and thoughtfully documenting my history and current symptoms, Laura carefully explained the procedure, as well as the science behind it. I achieved significant relief after the first session and was back to full, pain-free functionality after just a few sessions. In addition to my lower back issues, Laura has also been extremely helpful to me in the management of a chronic digestive disorder. Laura is professional, empathetic, and extraordinarily skillful. Her complete understanding of Chinese medicine, her superb technique and her experience as a certified Nutritionist make her a key resource in my ongoing personal wellness program. I would enthusiastically and unequivocally recommend Laura to anyone seeking to improve their quality of life.
I no longer take any prescriptions for allergies, and feel much better as a result.
Before I saw Laura, I was on two separate prescription meds for allergies. Laura has transitioned me to an herbal solution that works, and works well. I no longer take any prescriptions for allergies, and feel much better as a result.
She is willing to go the extra mile in every respect…
Laura is not only a talented healer, but a wonderful person as well. I came to her for acupuncture treatments during a critically difficult period in my life due to a unique adverse reaction to prednisone, which I took when I lost my senses of taste and smell due to an upper respiratory infection. The reaction involved my body's "surging" forward, pulling toward the right, and walking in circles, and was accompanied by a severe anxiety overlay, which left me with severely compromised coping skills. Over the past several months, Laura has treated me twice weekly. She has not only helped reduce my anxiety and the "surging" issues to where I am functioning with greater normalcy, but she is also counseling me on dietary issues, and is gently guiding me towards weaning from reflux medication. Laura is willing to hear and answer my every question and address my unique sensitivities and needs with dignity and compassion. She is willing to go the extra mile in every respect, and I feel so fortunate to have her as an integral part of my healing team.
I can honestly say that I don’t take any prescription pain medications, which was my primary goal…
After a fusion back surgery (L5-S1) in June 2015, I continued to have severe pain in my left SI (sacroiliac) joint and down through my left leg and foot. I became very disoriented from the perception pain medications I was taking but needed something to alleviate the pain or at least make it tolerable. My first appointment was in February 2016 with Laura, and I liked her immediately as she way easy to talk to and listened to what was bothering me. It was a little scary when Laura began placing the needles but she explained the reason for each needle placement. She gave me advice on how to keep my blood flowing to the injured areas and as treatments continued there was always more information on what I could do on my own to help relieve the pain. Of course I expected a miracle, but I am mobile, able to do various things and not feel so down on myself. I can honestly say that I don't take any prescription pain medications, which was my primary goal, which the Chinese herbal formulas have really helped. Yes, I still have bad days but more good days. I am more aware of certain situations that trigger my pain and try to avoid them or use one of Laura’s relief suggestions. As I’ve gotten to know her, I admire her for the choices she has made so she can continue to do what she does and that those of us who are suffering can be helped.
Laura’s treatments cured my nagging shoulder pain and always gave me an overall feeling of well-being and peace.
Laura's treatments cured my nagging shoulder pain and always gave me an overall feeling of well-being and peace. Her healing ability always left me feeling better and completely satisfied. I mean it, too – my shoulder is back to optimal performance with climbing, paddling, and all my activities!
Thank you for all that you’ve done for me.
Thank you for all that you've done for me. My average speed on the bike has increased by more than 3 mph since February. I am very strong and ready to climb mountains in Canada! I am actually stronger and healthier than last year! I'm confident that I'll continue to gain strength and speed and not sure where I'd be if my friend hadn’t given me your name.
I have lost about thirty pounds…and feel more energized and focused each day.
Over the last two years I have run into some problems with lower back pain, knee pain, allergies, and anxiety, among other things. Through a combination of acupuncture and herbal prescriptions, all of these conditions have greatly improved. Laura has also changed the way I view nutrition, and helped me understand the way that certain foods can alter your mind and body. I have lost about thirty pounds since making a few specific changes to my diet in the last year, and feel more energized and focused each day. Last but not least, Laura is one of the kindest people you will ever meet, and I have yet to meet a single person who doesn't think highly of her.
My symptoms have improved noticeably.
I've been seeing Laura for about 6 weeks primarily for chronic fatigue and allergy symptoms. During this time my symptoms have improved noticeably. She was also able to treat some intermittent neck pain that cropped up more recently. I really like Laura's holistic approach of acupuncture, nutrition and supplements/herbs. I'd recommend her services to anyone!
I have never felt so “in tune” with my body as while I was seeing Laura.
I have never felt so "in tune" with my body as while I was seeing Laura. When I would go too long without acupuncture, my body would say so. I could actually feel when I needed to come back in to see her. It really did help me, in many, many ways.
WOW! I didn’t know I could be more comfortable on a daily basis!
For many years now I have suffered from extremely cold hands and feet due to what I was told is a circulatory disorder known as Reynaud’s Syndrome. I’ve learned to manage it as best I can with hot/cold liquids and clothing layers, but I had also just ‘accepted’ that I might have to walk through life always cold. But, it’s been getting worse over the past few years, so I sought care from Laura. WOW! I didn’t know I could be more comfortable on a daily basis! Laura has dramatically improved my circulatory issues and she has been instrumental in assessing my general health and restoring balance on a lot of levels. Her energy is incredibly nurturing, she’s communicative in her practice to keep you informed, she provides a lot of great wellness tips — but most importantly, to me, she’s genuine.
I have not had to take mainstream medications for allergies and congestion.
Laura is a quality acupuncturist and nutritionist. She is professional, experienced, articulate and dedicated. I have had issues with pain, allergies and congestion. Her treatments help me very much. The various herbs that she has prescribed help my congestion, my overall health and immune system. I have not had to take mainstream medications for allergies and congestion. She is also teaching me about good nutrition. Laura is genuinely caring, patient, kind and understanding. She cares about my overall health, physical, emotional and spiritual. She has helped me to feel much better. I truly appreciate Laura.
I really feel that without these acupuncture treatments from Laura Farb, I would not have made it off the addiction of these medications for pain.
I just wanted to say that acupuncture with Laura Farb has helped me with many struggles of pain and stress. I was an interventional radiological tech on my way to work and was hit 55 mph frm behind. Leaving me with 2 neck surgeries and numbness & severe nerve pain on the entire right side of my body and I was put on morphine for pain since 1997. Then arthritis caused a break down and deformation of my right shoulder, thus leading to a complete shoulder replacement. The acupuncture has helped me go down frm 120 mg to 15 mg every 2 days. My goal is to stop the morphine all together and just use acupuncture to control the pain. Even after the shoulder replacement I did not increase my dosage. I really feel that without these acupuncture treatments from Laura Farb, I would not have made it off the addiction of these medications for pain and just feel that she targets the pain and well being of her patients. Very happy I chose to have acupuncture with Laura Farb and would recommend her to anyone. Thank you, Laura!!!
Laura genuinely cares for her clients/patients in a way that no other health care practitioner has.
Laura has been treating me through Chinese medicine/acupuncture since August of 2016. Upon meeting Laura, I was so impressed by her intelligence, hospitality and sincere nature. Laura genuinely cares for her clients/patients in a way that no other health care practitioner has--she goes above and beyond to provide holistic remedies that are effective. Laura has helped me with chronic pain, addressing the source but also suggesting appropriate nutrition and supplements. As a result of my acupuncture treatments with Laura, I have sustained more energy with more tools to manage my symptoms. My career can be stressful at times and my weekly acupuncture appointments provide a steady calmness between the rush of it all. She has helped me with managing everything from abdominal pain to the common cold. Furthermore, Laura has helped me build connections with other holistic physicians in the Bay Area. Laura has provided a listening ear, laughter, relief and friendship. I highly recommend a visit with Laura Farb!