SHOUT OUTS: Acupuncture

What they’re saying…

As a result of receiving regular acupuncture I am physically and emotionally healthier: calmer mood, allergies gone, fewer sinus infections, fewer headaches, back and knee problems kept to a minimum so I can continue an active life.

I love this place.  I came in because of  problems with acne.  After trying everything and I mean everything…. I thought about trying acupuncture!   I can honestly say…I have seen an improvement on my face!

The staff there is so nice and the place is very welcoming!

Jan 2013

I use acupuncture to remain healthy on all accounts. I first started going for my dance soreness and stresses and then later for help getting pregnant. My spirit is the first to be healed, then my emotional well-being, and finally the body. I see it as a circle. This work takes into account the emotional reasons for contracting illness and or injury and brings you full circle to a healthier, more focused, energetic person. It has changed my life.

I have been getting acupuncture for more than 20 years and have in the last year been seeing Angela Coon at Energy Matters. I take my needle-phobic son too and he loves working with her.

Angela has a great ‘bedside’ manner, explains things  on the level with as much ease for a child as for an adult. Her knowledge of pediatric needs, general wellness/ailments, female issues, dietary needs and effects, herbal medicine – (her knowledge of) all of them is broad and she uses a combination of things depending on who you are and what you need.

August 2015

For me acupuncture and Chinese herbs have addressed some chronic problems at their root, when Western medicine has only been able to treat the surface symptoms. I have also learned how to make dietary choices that enhance my overall health and decrease those same chronic symptoms. Acupuncture itself is a very restful experience, leaving me feeling both calm and vitalized.

I highly recommend Kari for sport or accident related injuries. Or any other pain management.  She is smart, friendly and  highly knowledgeable of the body and how it functions. I have been seeing her on a weekly, if not, bi weekly basis for months now.  She has helped me regain my mobility in my knees and shoulders.  Her ability to pinpoint the pain and treat it is amazing.  Every time I go I learn something new about my body and how to take care of it. I don’t know what I would do without her.

Feb 2015

Acupuncture is the best way to gather and reconnect my physical, mental and emotional being. With regular care, my body has come to respond immediately and has re-patterned itself to use the treatments as a healing process..

I love this place.  I came in because of  problems with acne.  After trying everything and I mean everything…. I thought about trying acupuncture!   I can honestly say…I have seen an improvement on my face! The staff there is so nice and the place is very welcoming!

Jan 2013

It was lovely to be treated to such a super session. I felt noticeably different after my appointment with you. Walking hurt less, I felt rested and the muscles in my shoulders and neck felt a huge pressure release. I’m so grateful to have been referred to Energy Matters and look forward to my next visit.

Treatment Type: Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a miracle.  I was referred to Kirsten several years ago by a friend who told me, “I’ve never felt better than I have lying on a Kirsten’s table once a week.”  It is true!  My anxiety is better.  My mood swings have stabilized.  My energy is positive and I feel that I can manage my life instead of being ruled by strange emotions.  Kirstin is caring, compassionate and has an uncanny ability to get to the source of the problem.  If you’ve ever wondered about going to acupuncture, don’t wait any longer!

Aug 2010

Before I began working with Prajna, I was experiencing severe premenstrual symptoms including developing painful lumps in my breasts, headaches, and severe neck and back pain. I was also bleeding every 3 weeks and having severe menstrual cramps that were not responding to pain killers and would last for two or three days.

Once I learned that Prajna specializes in women’s health and treating people with menstrual disorders using Traditional Chinese Medicine, I decided to get some help. Working with Prajna has transformed my cycle and increased my overall sense of well being. I no longer experience painful premenstrual symptoms, my cycle now comes every four weeks, and best of all I no longer experience the debilitating cramps that I once did.

Prajna is warm and compassionate, gently nudging me to make healthier lifestyle choices while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude towards the limitations of my busy and often stressful work schedule. I experience a sense of profound nourishment and relaxation every time I see her for a treatment, and unlike many other acupuncturists that I’ve worked with, Prajna always takes the time to talk to me about my needs at the beginning of every session and supplements acupuncture treatments with moxabustion, cupping, and massage.

Kirstin is an amazing teacher.  Three of my friends have worked with her now and I’m glad to be the fourth. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience the real deal!

July 2010

Prajna Choudhury is a wise, compassionate, and heart centered acupuncturist. From her opening questions, to the treatment itself, I felt taken care of and seen as a whole person. I went to her recently for shoulder pain; I left feeling such calm, greater flow of energy through my body and arms in particular, and a noticeable ease of pain (and wider range of movement) in my right arm. I felt so much more hopeful about the possibility of healing after my session! I will continue to see Prajna, for ongoing treatment on my arm, and also for just maintaining my overall vitality and health.

I went to see Prajna recently when I was going through a really anxious time.  She is very helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate.  After each treatment, I was so much calmer and at the same time stronger to deal with the challenges I was going through.

I’ve also been to see her for neck and shoulder pain and she gave me herbs and some exercises to do in addition to the acupuncture which worked really well.

I can’t say enough good things about Prajna.  I just need to remember to get acupuncture from her more often!

Prajna’s touch is great – I hate getting acupuncture, but she is gentle and painless – and very patient with my nervousness! I’ve had great results from her treatments, for anxiety, sciatic pain and headaches. And I love her beautiful treatment room with the great view!

Prajna really helped me through a difficult period in my life when I was suffering from a kidney ailment. The prescription drugs I had been taking had really ravaged my body. I began treatments with Prajna and her healing skills really restored balance to my body and spirit. I had never tried acupuncture before but Prajna was really kind and put me at ease from the first visit. I’m grateful for the relief and the treatment she gave me.

Hi Angela,

Thank you so much for your message. I had such a wonderful experience meeting you. I can’t tell you how good it feels to have someone actually listen and provide a diagnosis and a solution! Within a couple days my depression, insomnia, leg weakness, and puffiness improved (I lost two pounds within 5 days) ! Thanks again for your absolute awesomeness!

Treatment Type: Acupuncuture

Angela is awesome – she’s warm, welcoming and makes you feel completely at ease. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an excellent acupuncture experience!

Angela is the thyroid guru. Though she is hardly about just treating that organ and rather she employs a systems approach to wellness that is refreshing and fantastic. I saw her for complications following thyroid surgery and not only did she immediately change my healing trajectory, she opened my eyes to how to manage and nurture my “new” body for the long term. I feel SO much better and I can’t thank this amazing woman enough. She knows what she is doing and is a great partner in navigating any problem.

Treatment Type: Acupuncture

Kari is a miracle worker! Not only does she clearly have a mastery of acupuncture techniques and orthopedic bodywork, she also has an unfailing intuition about what to tackle about my physical ailments, and how. Not to mention her sense of humor, which just adds to the overall experience! if you want to feel better right away and stay feeling better, I highly recommend Kari Napoli!

Thank you so much for seeing me – that experience was just so great. I found you so grounding and really appreciated all of your healing expertise. I’m always amazed at the power of acupuncture, and the direct experience of chi when I have it done! The cupping was the best.

Energy Matters is becoming a very important part of my life, as I attend qi gong classes there and make use of high-level acupuncture care to improve my relationship with my body (and all of nature).  Kristin has helped me heal some vexacious and debilitating conditions that had been worsening for years and making me feel old and worn out.  Through her beneficent vision a supportive community is coming into being that means a lot to the people who are drawn here to learn more about energy medicine, whether to improve chronic conditions, deepen meditation, lose weight, or to experience rejuvenating facials based upon traditional Chinese medicine.  Using their approach to food-based medicine has been extremely helpful for me.

Oct 2012

The treatments at Energy Matters have made a huge difference in the quality of my life! The acupuncture and moxibustion treatments have allowed me to continue daily activities that I would not otherwise be able to do such as computer use, driving, house and yard work, walking the dog, and moderate exercise.

In addition to addressing my muscle weakness, it has alleviated my outbreaks of dermatitis and eczema, which no topical solutions could solve. During high pollen season when my prescription nasal spray is not able to fully address all my symptoms of rhinitis, swollen eyes and post nasal drip, it only takes one or two acupuncture treatments to end my misery!

When I injure my back or neck, acupuncture is a great complement to chiropractic treatments. Several times when I needed dental surgery, they positioned a small needle in my ear, which alleviated the need for major pain meds afterwards. When I was looking to lose weight, acupuncture decreased my appetite.

Acupuncture provides immediate relief from headaches and TMJ. While some of my symptoms still flare up, they are significantly less severe and not as frequent as before. I am more confident that I can live my life like a “normal” person because I know that one or two visits to Energy Matters can solve my pain or discomfort.

I know that Chinese medicine is effective based on my own experience and also due to my dog’s experience. Acupuncture therapy extended the quality of life for my border collie for almost two years when she could barely stand up due to arthritis. Following acupuncture, she could walk and run again for several weeks before needing another tune-up. If I ever had doubts due to the “placebo effect”, my dog’s experience was proof positive that it works!

I started seeing Kirstin Lindquist for acupuncture treatments some years ago when she worked in a lovely alternative resource center in Emeryville in walking distance from where I live. From the beginning, I have experienced her to be a ‘no nonsense’ practitioner in that she sees me on time, and though willing to chat, steers us toward the goal which is to see what’s up for me that needs her attention—she really listens–then gets right to taking care of what she perceives needs to be done. She is very skilled and informed in her field. I am always surprised at the range of knowledge she has working with the many different health issues that present themselves to me in my baby boomer capacity….ranging from sore knees, low energy, dizziness, memory issues, and most recently cholesterol issues. And she is always willing to find out more and get back to me so I am well equipped to work with the problem.

Most recently when she was holding my wrist to check my pulses, I had a heart opening awareness of how an old experience was contributing to a current ailment. I realized even more that Kirstin is not just putting needles in me in the appropriate places based on her many years of education; she is also imparting a healing energy that penetrates other layers of my being which allows me to heal more holistically.

Though Kirstin has moved out of my neighborhood, I continue to drive over to see her once a month in her beautiful new facility. I rarely have colds and flues and I attribute that to the work she does that strengthens my immune system. Even the discomfort I experience with other issues seems to fade at most times which I attribute to what I do to contribute to my own healing and very much to Kirstin’s intelligent and kind approach to working with my well being.

Originally, I started going to Energy Matters to help me with night sweats, hot flashes and a real lack of energy. A friend had suggested acupuncture and Energy Matters. It didn’t take long after my first few acupuncture treatments with Kirstin to see a real improvement with those things as well as stress reduction. Within a few months those night sweats and hot flashes disappeared altogether.

I’m also a diabetic and my blood sugars had been getting too high after a bout with cancer and radiation. Kirstin suggested some supplements and the Food as Medicine 21-day detoxification program. In those 21 days my blood sugars dramatically reduced and I got my energy back. Thanks to the program Kirstin mapped out for me, in the last few months I’ve lost 6″ in the waist and 25 lbs.

In just 6 months, acupuncture and the Food as Medicine program has helped my overall health on more levels than I could have ever imagined. I’m not sure I felt this good when I was 30. I highly recommend Kirstin and her team at Energy Matters.

After over 20 years of searching for a reliable solution for sinus headaches, I decided to try acupuncture. I saw an allergist and general practitioners and tried prescription and over-the-counter medication, as well as home remedies with no consistent relief. These headaches came a few times a month to a few times a week, ranging from 5 to 9 on a 10-point pain scale. I can’t count how many times I’ve canceled plans because of sinus headaches, or just suffered through a day, distracted by the discomfort.

When I decided to try acupuncture, I wanted to keep an open mind even though I had no experience with it. I was lucky enough to find Prajna via a Google search! I’ve been treated with acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbs. The results of my treatment have exceeded my expectations to say the least. The few sinus headaches I had in the first two months of treatment were much less intense and resolved more quickly than previous headaches. Now it’s been more than two months since I’ve had a sinus headache and I feel so relieved and grateful!

Prajna is a compassionate and gentle care provider who carefully explains my treatments and offers advice about other health issues. I feel very at ease talking with her about how I’m feeling. I find the treatments very relaxing and am amazed how other minor health problems have improved since beginning acupuncture. I would most certainly recommend treatment from Prajna to anyone looking for relief from a stubborn health problem.

I came to Angela after receiving a diagnosis of thyroid cancer and was not only in shock from the diagnosis but scared that my body was in no condition to prevail through the upcoming nine hour surgery they kept telling me was just ‘a little step down’ from open heart surgery. This was mission critical – I had three weeks – no time or bandwidth to shop around or deal with mediocre treatment. Boy did I luck out when I landed in Angela’s office.

She not only prepared my body for surgery with treatments and supplements, completely transforming how I felt going into it, but stayed by me every step of the way through the surgery and beyond – constantly adjusting the treatments and supplements to effectively support where I was in the process. My only completely pain-free moments post-surgery were when I left her office…oh how I would look forward to that each week! And now I’m excited to work with her on ongoing recovery and thyroid/endocrinological balance (of which she’s becoming an expert) as well as addressing the deeper issues of why cancer manifested in the first place (which I know she has been addressing all along!).

I can honestly say I don’t know how I could have done it without her.  I wish everyone could have the intuitive, persistent, effective, compassionate, and insightful care I received from Angela.

Treatment Type: Acupuncture

As someone who is quite active and generally pretty certain that she’s indestructable [sic], I was devastated when what at first seemed to be a few muscle twinges turned out to be a serious vertebral disc injury.  I was in a considerable amount of discomfort and very worried about my condition, and I had to stop training entirely for several weeks because I was in such bad shape; this last was the hardest.  Kari not only treated my painful and malfunctioning body while I healed but also became my cheerleader and voice of reason.  She assured me that a neck injury wasn’t the end of the world — I had to be proactive about my health and sensible in what I chose to do, but I’d be fine.  She was right.

Kari is not merely a stellar acupuncturist and bodyworker but an awesome person, to boot.  It is strong testimony to her awesomeness that, even though I dislike needles, I always look forward to my appointments with her.

I had a long standing difficulty with plantar facscitis [sic] that was beginning to impact my ability to participate in dance aerobics and walking. I anticipated a problem as I had a planned hiking trip to the Utah National Parks and had already run out of shoe options and orthotics to alleviate pain. A referral to Kari Napoli for acupuncture treatment particularly for help with joint and orthopedic pain was successful and a welcome relief. I had acupuncture treatment before but my practitioner moved out of state and other referrals were disappointing. I was desperate . I saw Kari for 5 consecutive weeks and she was able to help with bodywork and acupuncture treatments. I felt immediate relief and continued moving toward pain free activities that led to an enjoyable hiking trip. Her suggestions of stretching, soaking, taping between treatments have helped me continue to have less pain and monthly “tune – ups” keep chronic problem areas in check. My pains turned out to be mostly Achilles rather than arch problems and keeping hips stretched and balanced is also beneficial. She is efficient, clear in instructions and kind. All is appreciated. I have recommended her services to many others, particularly family and fellow dance aerobics participants.

Hello Kirstin and Angela,

Just a note to say thank you so much for this great program. I went all 21 days – and of course, I’m sure you’ve heard this before – it has changed my life. Thank you for introducing me to this and for the support throughout the 21 days.

This was a huge lifestyle change for me – I didn’t eat out in a restaurant for 21 days! I really have enjoyed preparing fresh, local, organic, healthy, nutritious foods at home every day. I normally would have eaten more than half of my meals each week in a restaurant. Now that seems so bizarre to me!  I still haven’t been in a restaurant this week and I don’t really have any plans to, unless it’s for a treat or a special occasion. Fortunately, we have many great organic, fresh, local restaurants in the Bay Area.

I can see how this is a much more wonderful and healthy way to eat. (I actually lost 10 pounds – mostly fat around my tummy.) And since I’ve been eating ‘regular’ foods again I’ve learned that sugar gives me a splitting headache, makes me anxious, and gives me gas. And it really doesn’t taste all that great anymore – not after 3 weeks of having fresh, alive, organic, deeeelishous fruits and veggies all the time. (I am getting a bit bored with lentils though :o).

So, thank you so much for your support and introducing me to this program – I love it. I plan to do this specific cleanse again in May – with my partner this time!

I’ve been seeing Kirsten for PMS acupuncture treatments and after just a couple of treatments began to feel much more even, less cramps and less moodiness.

Most recently I was coming off a long long course of  steroids and was feeling terrible and bloated and generally toxic. I noticed that Kirsten was offering a seminar on a detox diet that would then become a group detox diet including an email group with Kirsten as the fearless leader.

The diet sounded a bit hard at first but it ended up being so easy and awesome. I did not feel hungry of deprived. The diet really focuses on eating healthy whole foods. I felt better immediately and by then end of 3 weeks was wearing my pre-baby pants so I must have lost at least 10 pounds:)

I originally walked into Energy Matters to get some acupuncture for my aching back in March of 2013. Angela was my care provider and I couldn’t be more impressed with her knowledge, gentle, nurturing approach and most importantly, the immediate and long term results for all of my aches and pains accumulated along the 68 years of my life journey. I’m probably 20 pain management sessions into what i see as an essential long term pain care plan going from 2 sessions/week initially to my current schedule of one session every 2 weeks. I’m thrilled with the outcome and would enthusiastically recommend Angela and EM to anyone considering acupuncture as a strategy to manage pain, stress, sleeplessness, etc, etc.

Even better, my wife and i participated in their 21 day cleanse program in June of 2013. Spectacular results…I lost 14 lbs without trying, got a ton of lifetime toxins out of my system and developed a much, much greater sense of what a healthier diet really means and how easy it is to follow one. They provided wonderful, easy to follow daily guidelines, a great selection of recipes and an e-mail based support system for questions, suggestions.  I felt the best I have in decades in terms of my digestive tract and plan to do the cleanse again later this year.

THANKS ANGELA AND ENERGY MATTERS FOR ALL THAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME!

Sept 2013

The treatments at Energy Matters have made a huge difference in the quality of my life! The acupuncture and moxibustion treatments have allowed me to continue daily activities that I would not otherwise be able to do such as computer use, driving, house and yard work, walking the dog, and moderate exercise. In addition to addressing my muscle weakness, it has alleviated my outbreaks of dermatitis and eczema, which no topical solutions could solve. During high pollen season when my prescription nasal spray is not able to fully address all my symptoms of rhinitis, swollen eyes and post nasal drip, it only takes one or two acupuncture treatments to end my misery! When I injure my back or neck, acupuncture is a great complement to chiropractic treatments. Several times when I needed dental surgery, they positioned a small needle in my ear, which alleviated the need for major pain meds afterwards. When I was looking to lose weight, acupuncture decreased my appetite. Acupuncture provides immediate relief from headaches and TMJ. While some of my symptoms still flare up, they are significantly less severe and not as frequent as before. I am more confident that I can live my life like a “normal” person because I know that one or two visits to Energy Matters can solve my pain or discomfort. I know that Chinese medicine is effective based on my own experience and also due to my dog’s experience. Acupuncture therapy extended the quality of life for my border collie for almost two years when she could barely stand up due to arthritis. Following acupuncture, she could walk and run again for several weeks before needing another tune-up. If I ever had doubts due to the “placebo effect”, my dog’s experience was proof positive that it works!

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The treatments at Energy Matters have made a huge difference in the quality of my life! The acupuncture and moxibustion treatments have allowed me to continue daily activities that I would not otherwise be able to do such as computer use, driving, house and yard work, walking the dog, and moderate exercise. In addition to […]

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As a result of receiving regular acupuncture I am physically and emotionally healthier: calmer mood, allergies gone, fewer sinus infections, fewer headaches, back and knee problems kept to a minimum so I can continue an active life.

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I use acupuncture to remain healthy on all accounts. I first started going for my dance soreness and stresses and then later for help getting pregnant. My spirit is the first to be healed, then my emotional well-being, and finally the body. I see it as a circle. This work takes into account the emotional […]

Read More

For me acupuncture and Chinese herbs have addressed some chronic problems at their root, when Western medicine has only been able to treat the surface symptoms. I have also learned how to make dietary choices that enhance my overall health and decrease those same chronic symptoms. Acupuncture itself is a very restful experience, leaving me […]

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Acupuncture is the best way to gather and reconnect my physical, mental and emotional being. With regular care, my body has come to respond immediately and has re-patterned itself to use the treatments as a healing process..

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Wow, I just finished the series of facial rejuvenation sessions at Energy Matters. I was prompted to do this after seeing my friends undergo really painful procedures to help them look younger. Not only were the sessions pain free, I looked forward to how rested I felt after each one. My friends have all noticed […]

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I have learned about the power of energy to heal and create a sense of well-being. I find myself focusing on positive energy and consequently generate positive energy. Service Type: Qigong

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Qigong balances yin and yang: it’s simultaneously gentle and challenging, movement and stillness, concentration and letting go.

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I’m 62, overweight, with arthritis severe enough to have required knee replacements in my 50s. So I need low-impact ways of maintaining strength and flexibility. and Kirstin’s qigong class is just a great workout for me. I have less pain from ordinary activities, and less pain means more activity, which leads to easier weight loss, […]

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When I began Dayan Qigong in September of 2008, I had such bad aches in my joints- especially my hands and legs-that I was seeing my acupuncturist every week. Now, almost 10 months later, I hardly see him at all. He says, “Good! Do more qigong and less acupuncture!” Because I practice Dayan Qigong on […]

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I love this “new” eating… I’ve been soooo happy with Brussels sprouts, chard, sweet potatoes, yams, and especially different types of mushrooms!! The good news is that my glucose level dropped from 103 to 83. Service Type: 21 Days to Better Health

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By awakening to the body’s inherent sense of balance, I have sharpened my mental focus and have learned new skills to help quiet the mind. Service Type: Qigong

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Today is a great day. Before I started the detoxification process, I didn’t really think about what I was putting into this body of mine. Since the cleanse I have lost 15 pounds, and not sure about the inches. It takes about 21 days to make something a habit, so this morning just like every […]

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Yeah I bet you hear this all the time, but the cleanse was really effective on so many levels. I didn’t have dramatic changes in temperament / well-being but I think if I had done a simple elimination diet of caffeine, alcohol, sugar and processed foods on my own I would have been super stressed […]

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I am LOVING the cleanse.  I feel great… there were a few days when I was a bit lethargic and low energy, but recently, I have a lot of energy.  We just got back from a 4 mile hike in the redwoods. Also, what you predicted is true.  I have really been enjoying getting creative […]

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I did it!!! I have completed my 21 days! I lost a total of 11.6 pounds and 2.5 inches on my waist. I feel great! Service Type: 21 Days to Better Health

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OMG- the bone soup is changing my life. AMAZING!!!!! I am forever hooked. Thanks for everything!!! I’m feeling great and having consistently healthy poops for the first time in nearly 2 years! Service Type: 21 Days to Better Health

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Kirstin & Angela, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You have inspired & taught me to eat healthier and in a new way. The gifts of my life and good fortune just keep coming from Energy Matters: first it was acupuncture, then cupping, then saving my voice and avoiding surgery, then qigong classes […]

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Wow! Was I ever surprised when I stepped on the scale and discovered that I had lost 13 pounds in 21 days. The joint pain in my toes was gone and my waist measurement was 4 inches smaller. The comfort and support of the program leader and other participants provided momentum from one day to […]

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Hello Kirstin and Angela, Just a note to say thank you so much for this great program. I went all 21 days – and of course, I’m sure you’ve heard this before – it has changed my life. Thank you for introducing me to this and for the support throughout the 21 days. This was […]

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I’m a diabetic and my blood sugars had been getting too high after a bout with cancer and radiation. In those 21 days my blood sugars dramatically reduced and I got my energy back. Thanks to the program, in the last few months I’ve lost 6″ in the waist and 25 lbs.

Read More

I would definitely recommend the facial rejuvenation treatments to anyone that is wanting to roll back the clock on your body and mind.

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I started seeing Kirstin Lindquist for acupuncture treatments some years ago when she worked in a lovely alternative resource center in Emeryville in walking distance from where I live. From the beginning, I have experienced her to be a ‘no nonsense’ practitioner in that she sees me on time, and though willing to chat, steers us toward the goal […]

Read More

Originally, I started going to Energy Matters to help me with night sweats, hot flashes and a real lack of energy. A friend had suggested acupuncture and Energy Matters. It didn’t take long after my first few acupuncture treatments with Kirstin to see a real improvement with those things as well as stress reduction. Within […]

Read More

It was lovely to be treated to such a super session. I felt noticeably different after my appointment with you. Walking hurt less, I felt rested and the muscles in my shoulders and neck felt a huge pressure release. I’m so grateful to have been referred to Energy Matters and look forward to my next […]

Read More

After over 20 years of searching for a reliable solution for sinus headaches, I decided to try acupuncture. I saw an allergist and general practitioners and tried prescription and over-the-counter medication, as well as home remedies with no consistent relief. These headaches came a few times a month to a few times a week, ranging […]

Read More

Before I began working with Prajna, I was experiencing severe premenstrual symptoms including developing painful lumps in my breasts, headaches, and severe neck and back pain. I was also bleeding every 3 weeks and having severe menstrual cramps that were not responding to pain killers and would last for two or three days. Once I […]

Read More

Prajna Choudhury is a wise, compassionate, and heart centered acupuncturist. From her opening questions, to the treatment itself, I felt taken care of and seen as a whole person. I went to her recently for shoulder pain; I left feeling such calm, greater flow of energy through my body and arms in particular, and a […]

Read More

I went to see Prajna recently when I was going through a really anxious time.  She is very helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate.  After each treatment, I was so much calmer and at the same time stronger to deal with the challenges I was going through. I’ve also been to see her for neck and shoulder […]

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Prajna’s touch is great – I hate getting acupuncture, but she is gentle and painless – and very patient with my nervousness! I’ve had great results from her treatments, for anxiety, sciatic pain and headaches. And I love her beautiful treatment room with the great view!

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Prajna really helped me through a difficult period in my life when I was suffering from a kidney ailment. The prescription drugs I had been taking had really ravaged my body. I began treatments with Prajna and her healing skills really restored balance to my body and spirit. I had never tried acupuncture before but […]

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Hi Angela, Thank you so much for your message. I had such a wonderful experience meeting you. I can’t tell you how good it feels to have someone actually listen and provide a diagnosis and a solution! Within a couple days my depression, insomnia, leg weakness, and puffiness improved (I lost two pounds within 5 […]

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Angela is awesome – she’s warm, welcoming and makes you feel completely at ease. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an excellent acupuncture experience!

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Angela is the thyroid guru. Though she is hardly about just treating that organ and rather she employs a systems approach to wellness that is refreshing and fantastic. I saw her for complications following thyroid surgery and not only did she immediately change my healing trajectory, she opened my eyes to how to manage and […]

Read More

I came to Angela after receiving a diagnosis of thyroid cancer and was not only in shock from the diagnosis but scared that my body was in no condition to prevail through the upcoming nine hour surgery they kept telling me was just ‘a little step down’ from open heart surgery. This was mission critical […]

Read More

Kari is a miracle worker! Not only does she clearly have a mastery of acupuncture techniques and orthopedic bodywork, she also has an unfailing intuition about what to tackle about my physical ailments, and how. Not to mention her sense of humor, which just adds to the overall experience! if you want to feel better […]

Read More

As someone who is quite active and generally pretty certain that she’s indestructable [sic], I was devastated when what at first seemed to be a few muscle twinges turned out to be a serious vertebral disc injury.  I was in a considerable amount of discomfort and very worried about my condition, and I had to […]

Read More

I had a long standing difficulty with plantar facscitis [sic] that was beginning to impact my ability to participate in dance aerobics and walking. I anticipated a problem as I had a planned hiking trip to the Utah National Parks and had already run out of shoe options and orthotics to alleviate pain. A referral […]

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I really liked my treatment. I had a big pimple on the left side of my face, that you treated and it was pretty much gone the next morning. The swelling went down and the soreness was gone. My girlfriend came in to work the next day and asked what I was doing because my […]

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The day after my last treatment, at least 3 people told me how radiant I look. Made me think that I should have a treatment every day! Acupuncture for Beauty

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Prajna creates a calm, grounded environment for her practice–and the result is some good, strong medicine! I’m so grateful for the relief I’ve received from chronic shoulder and back aches from her treatments (I highly recommend the cupping in addition to needle treatment for muscle tension). I particularly appreciate that Prajna always listens to what’s […]

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Thank you, Prajna, for the wonderful service and support that you have provided to me over more than a year. I decided to explore Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture and then Facelift acupuncture. I have seen significant improvement in the dark circles under my eyes and in general have a much healthier skin appearance and tone. The […]

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When I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in some time, I noticed her taking a long look at my face. Later that day, I received an email: “You look so beautiful. I hope you don’t mind my asking, but have you had work done?” No, I didn’t mind her asking – I am […]

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After New Years, I came down with a terrible flu. I had aches and pains everywhere. I was miserable. I visited this amazing acupuncturist/herbalist, Prajna. She was extremely competent, sensitive, in tune with my body/spirit and key to my healing. I felt better after 1 1/2 days! What a wonderful “medicine woman”! I would highly […]

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My best friend’s 16-year-old birthday party. A camping trip in the Sierras. A girls’ night out on the town. I can’t recount all the events I’ve missed in my life due to difficult periods. Since the age of 16, debilitating cramps and unusually heavy bleeding put me out of commission for a few days every […]

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Over the course of just three acupuncture treatments, I was able to recover much of my ability to fall asleep and rest deeply through the night. Before I came to Prajna, I was having persistent insomnia. Because I was unable to fall asleep, I was taking ambien, and those sleeping pills were making me feel […]

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Prajna – what can I say?! Once again you and your needles and calm voice of reason have rescued me from PMS hell. Soothing my irritated body and calming my anxious mind – I felt like a different person when I walked out of your treatment room. I thank you, and my partner thanks you […]

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You’ve been a great acupuncturist to me, and the pain associated with my period has decreased dramatically. I’m deeply grateful and appreciative of the work you have done and do in the world. Prajna Choudhury, L.Ac

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“I felt so held and healed by your treatments. Thank you. AND you have won my award for the most pain-free, gentle needling technique ever! (And I am very sensitive to pain.) If you have been avoiding acupuncture because you are afraid of needles or pain, go see Prajna!”

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“I was skeptical and suspicious of alternative medicine at first. I have chronic complaints- eczema, insomnia and high blood pressure – and was treated by Prajna for these conditions. I sleep better, my eczema is under control and my BP is also getting better!” Acupuncture

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I’ve been seeing Kirsten for PMS acupuncture treatments and after just a couple of treatments began to feel much more even, less cramps and less moodiness. Most recently I was coming off a long long course of  steroids and was feeling terrible and bloated and generally toxic. I noticed that Kirsten was offering a seminar […]

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Energy Matters is becoming a very important part of my life, as I attend qi gong classes there and make use of high-level acupuncture care to improve my relationship with my body (and all of nature).  Kristin has helped me heal some vexacious and debilitating conditions that had been worsening for years and making me […]

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I love this place.  I came in because of  problems with acne.  After trying everything and I mean everything…. I thought about trying acupuncture!   I can honestly say…I have seen an improvement on my face! The staff there is so nice and the place is very welcoming! Jan 2013

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I originally walked into Energy Matters to get some acupuncture for my aching back in March of 2013. Angela was my care provider and I couldn’t be more impressed with her knowledge, gentle, nurturing approach and most importantly, the immediate and long term results for all of my aches and pains accumulated along the 68 […]

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Kari is wonderful! She has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I’ve been going to Kari for a number of months and what I appreciate the most is how she listens and works with you to develop the best plan for care. I’ve seen a few different acupuncturists over the years, and I really value […]

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I can’t recommend Prajna more highly.  This was my first experience with acupuncture and she made me feel comfortable, supported and so well cared for.  Prajna is knowledgeable and wise, clear-eyed and warm, with a true gift for healing. You will learn so much from from her and look forward to every appointment! Jan 2015

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I highly recommend Prajna (pronounced Proga) for facial and general acupuncture. She is grounded, kind and so deeply knowledgeable about Chinese medicine. She asks great questions and finds helpful patterns in the answers. Her acupuncture “facelift” series is an enlivening experience repeated weekly over 8 to 12 weeks. I see and feel the difference every […]

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Energy Matters is a beautiful space for receiving acupuncture. My husband and I went there to treat insomnia and we worked with an amazing healer named Prajna and are now sleeping soundly through the night. We so appreciated her warm, caring energy and her gentle touch. My husband was so scared of needles but Prajna […]

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I have been getting acupuncture for more than 20 years and have in the last year been seeing Angela Coon at Energy Matters. I take my needle-phobic son too and he loves working with her. Angela has a great ‘bedside’ manner, explains things  on the level with as much ease for a child as for […]

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I have been to going to Energy Matters for over a year, and have the highest possible rating for both of the people I work with: Prajna and Kari.   Prajna is a healer in all senses of the word. I first came to her for a twisted knee, which recovered quickly with acupuncture and […]

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I highly recommend Kari for sport or accident related injuries. Or any other pain management.  She is smart, friendly and  highly knowledgeable of the body and how it functions. I have been seeing her on a weekly, if not, bi weekly basis for months now.  She has helped me regain my mobility in my knees […]

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I was experiencing this weird fatigue that gone on for a month and no one could tell me what was going on.  This thing was getting on my nerves, so I sought out Prajna at Energy Matter for help. She was patient and really thorough in treating my fatigue holistically, looking at my diet, amount […]

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I love this place.  I came in because of  problems with acne.  After trying everything and I mean everything…. I thought about trying acupuncture!   I can honestly say…I have seen an improvement on my face! The staff there is so nice and the place is very welcoming! Jan 2013

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Acupuncture is a miracle.  I was referred to Kirsten several years ago by a friend who told me, “I’ve never felt better than I have lying on a Kirsten’s table once a week.”  It is true!  My anxiety is better.  My mood swings have stabilized.  My energy is positive and I feel that I can […]

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Kirstin is an amazing teacher.  Three of my friends have worked with her now and I’m glad to be the fourth. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience the real deal! July 2010

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The treatments at Energy Matters have made a huge difference in the quality of my life! The acupuncture and moxibustion treatments have allowed me to continue daily activities that I would not otherwise be able to do such as computer use, driving, house and yard work, walking the dog, and moderate exercise. In addition to […]

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The treatment and experience has profoundly helped me.  First and foremost, my knee pain is almost gone!  I have a tiny ache which is nothing compared to what I had before.  Even looking at my knee, the swelling is substantially less.  I feel so much better!  I have been giddy all day with delight of […]

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Thank your for being part of my healing path.  You give me a sense of hope – which very few have done for me.     You’re dedication to what you do is an inspiration to me and I also feel like it is time to find a path for which I have passion.  Thank you again! […]

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Thank you Prajna for the wonderful service and support that you have provided to me over more than a year.  I decided to explore Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture and then Facelift acupuncture.  I have seen significant improvement in the dark circles under my eyes and in general have a much healthier skin appearance and tone.  The […]

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When I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in some time, I noticed her taking a long look at my face. Later that day, I received an email: “You look so beautiful. I hope you don’t mind my asking, but have you had work done?” No, I didn’t mind her asking – I am […]

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Puffiness in my face is way better than usual and even the texture of my skin seems better. Really enjoying the products, too. Especially the eye serum. I can feel it tightening!

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The treatment was deeply nourishing and relaxing, more so than almost any other acupuncture I’ve had. I felt more qi in my face, gums, head and neck. And I notice my face looks fuller and more firm, more youthful, in a sense, although I see it as releasing my inner beauty.

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I learned so much! Patience, and a feeling that I can do this for myself anytime, almost anywhere. I appreciated Maureen’s clear instruction, pacing, patience humor and presence, and the beauty of the form.

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I find qigong physically and energetically beneficial. I like the pace and style of the instruction, the grace and challenge of the form, the calm energy I can access.

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Qigong is enjoyable, relaxing and provides focus. I appreciated the patience of our instructor and the complete description of our activities.

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Wonderful teaching – warm, inclusive and challenging. I am learning so much – beautiful form, inspiring group and teachers.

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Qigong is a good way of slowing down without being passive. I appreciated the dedication and enthusiasm of the teacher and assistant teacher.

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I love how calm I feel when I take Maureen’s class. I learned how to move with a little more ease and grace. When I first started the class, I was losing my hair (from alopecia and stress) but now I ‘ve noticed my hair has grown back! I appreciate Maureen’s teaching style: firm, patient, […]

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The class nurtures and cultivates awareness, overall mindfulness to self and movement. I truly enjoyed the class and how qigong has interwoven into my daily life. Wonderful instruction by Maureen. I appreciate her comments on her personal experience and growth through her own practice.

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Qigong class is a calming source of strength and energy. I appreciated Maureen’s reassuring acceptance, attitude of calmness and positive encouragement, and her ability to identify areas of confusion.

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I appreciated Maureen’s kindness and sensitivity, the pace and the adaptability to different physical needs.

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Qigong has been my daily practice since I started classes last Fall and makes a positive difference in my life. I love everything about the class, especially Maureen’s careful instruction.

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I appreciate the time Maureen takes to explain the details and simultaneously keeping the instructions simple and clear and easy to remember – a delicate balance! I learned how to release chi when I feel stagnation and stress symptoms.

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I appreciated Maureen’s style – she’s AWESOME. I will recommend this class, you bet!

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Thank you so much for seeing me – that experience was just so great. I found you so grounding and really appreciated all of your healing expertise. I’m always amazed at the power of acupuncture, and the direct experience of chi when I have it done! The cupping was the best.

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I definitely felt more relaxed & grounded after the AFR session. My face was more relaxed and more importantly, it was if I was “beginning to look like myself again” – which was good to feel. Also I’ve only had mild heart palpitations since the treatment, which is amazing. My skin seems to have improved […]

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I appreciated Sue’s detailed instruction, good humor, and the non-judgmental atmosphere.

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This class is great! The teacher is kind and knowledgable; the movements are presented in a clear and detailed way. It is the perfect start to my Saturday! The warmups have been great in my daily life and the form has been improving my physical and mental well-being.

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You need to take qigong! I learned how to slow down, how to balance better. Energy Matters has meant the world to me.

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I love everything about taking qigong – the beautiful place, lovely instructor, meditative practice. I’ll be continuing in order to learn more and deepen the practice. Thank you!!

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FANTASTIC class.

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I love qigong! It’s an important part of my self-care routine. I feel more centered, flexible and energized.

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Qigong will make you feel better, mind-body-spirit.

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I liked the structure of the classes, the careful instruction and immediate feelings of well being.

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Qigong is fun, centering – anyone can do it. I am surprised at how good I feel afterward!

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I find qigong is very beneficial and worth trying. I am very much enjoying the class.

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I really enjoy taking qigong. I gained a deeper understanding of the form, and appreciated the instructor patience.

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If you make the investment of daily practice and this class, your life will change profoundly.

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Qigong is a graceful, subtle, and beautiful experience in cultivating balance, energy and awareness of my body while learning about this fascinating, ancient tradition. I appreciated the knowledge of the instructors! I was originally in Kirstin’s class, but did a lot of make-ups in Gail’s and Maureen’s classes. The energy of this place is wonderful […]

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Qigong is easy and feels great. Good form of gentle exercise. I liked the step by step instruction and clear teaching.

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