Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Ayurveda Success Stories
I recently had some extreme back pain and leg pain which the doctor said was my sciatic nerve. Not having health insurance, and not wanting to take a cortisone shot in the spine, a friend, who Mr. Shalom helped with extreme migraines and hip pain, recommended, Mr. Shalom to me….After 2 treatments, I was able to sleep throughout the whole night and get back to work.
He explained what every needle did and how it would alleviate my extreme pain. I am now a believer in Dry Needling and Chinese Herbs. If you are suffering from any kind of back pain, I highly recommend giving him a shot, especially if you don’t have insurance, because he is far more cheaper than going to the hospital. 1,000 thanks Mr. Eyton Shalom
Eyton I can’t thank you enough for getting me back to normal in just three weeks when the Physical Therapist said it could take a year.
For your future patients: I had heat stroke 3 months ago during my BUDS training. My temperature was 106 degrees. I could have, of course, died. Nine weeks later (three weeks ago) I still had blurry vision, dizziness, mental fog, did not feel like myself, and felt like my brain was bouncing around in fluid when I exercised. I had what I can only describe as a band of fuzziness around my head, like a headache. Rapid movement of my head made me feel as I were hungover. I also still was very intolerant of heat, could not exercise outdoors at all. The slightest bit of exercise made me sweat like a pig. I felt constantly dehydrated, even though I was not, and would be totally drenched with just 30 sit ups and 30 push ups, and also exhausted.
After the first acupuncture treatment I already felt like the blurry vision was gone, and 90% less conscious of my brain in my head, and basically like I was on the way to my old self again. Now, after the fourth treatment, the changes in my diet you suggested, and 3 weeks of American Ginseng, Cordyceps, and the other Chinese Herbs you prescribed, my sweating is back to normal. Actually the P.T. did a test and my sweating is better than normal, my heat tolerance is normal, and I have begun exercising again out doors again. My headaches are also totally gone.
At this point I have no issues to speak of really. I have been training really hard to get back into the mix. Very grateful to you, Eyton, for helping me get my old optimism back about fulfilling my lifelong dream.
The main reason for my visit was because of eczema, something I’ve had on my hands for over 20 years. Eyton explained to me how, in Chinese medicine, the digestive system and lungs directly affect the skin. Besides providing acupuncture and Ayurvedic therapy, he sent me a special handout on eczema via email (which expressed how he thought about me after our visit). Throughout the entire visit, Dr. Shalom made sure I didn’t have any questions and insured that I was most comfortable, especially since this was my first acupuncture session. Within just one week, I was elated to see how quickly my hands started improving in both texture and appearance.
I’ve since seen the doctor for typical work-related tension and stress in my hands and shoulders. I couldn’t believe the relief I felt instantly after the acupuncture treatment (something hour-long sessions of deep tissue massage could not even compare to).
I am now a strong believer in the powers of natural healing and highly recommend Body Mind Wellness Center for any ailment you may be suffering. Shalom!
I love this guy. He is educated, knowledgeable with both Eastern and Western medicine, fun and interesting to talk to, and most critical of all, was able to help heal my problem: a painful, stiff neck that had been unhealed for over 7 weeks (from a headstand in yoga). Was very concerned that I’d have to go to a “regular” doctor and get x-rays, cortisone injections, maybe surgery…
After realizing a beach area community acupuncture clinic did not inspire confidence or provide real relief for what I thought was a “pinched nerve” – I realized I needed someone with a more in-depth and experienced approach to acupuncture and dry needling. I found Eyton.
He educated me about what was likely happening in my neck, and helped heal the problem with his very precisely targeted needles. There’s no point in saving money if your reason for going isn’t addressed. He was also convenient to where I live, which in my case is just south of Balboa Park area.
As a bonus, he has an expert in Chinese herbs and can recommend various herbal supplements and teas.
He also gets to know you, and looks at the whole picture, whereas the other clinic just had me fill out a form and chatted with me for about 5 minutes.
I was back at the gym and my trainer saw me working out and was surprised. I told him, hey, after my first treatment of dry needling I was pain free, after the second treatment I was doing squats with low weight, and now, after the third treatment I am back to squats with my normal weight. He couldn’t believe it, but I told him, hey, the proof is in the pudding.
Hey, Dr. Shalom, thanks a lot, I am really glad I came in, and those Chinese herbs you gave me for the insomnia have definitely made me more relaxed and falling asleep more easily. I will be in touch after my leave to resume where we left off…
I am writing this testimonial for my acupuncturist Eyton Shalom because even though this is only my after my second visit, I am already feeling so much better. I came to see him for anxiety and what my MD says is IBS.
Have not been anxious at all, my digestion has been better– no nausea, pain, or bloating, and my appetite is back. I also have had NO neck pain and havn’t felt the need to keep cracking it or trying to. My sleep is all right, but could still be better, and I am looking forward to that improving, if the rest of these symptoms are any guide…Thanks very much Eyton
A few years back I had a weird affliction. My tongue was swollen for no apparent reason, for two weeks. I went to an allergist, a dentist, a dermatologist and my regular doctor and no one could figure out why my dang tongue was swollen. My sister, a regular patient of Eyton, recommended I check him out.
Never having tried acupuncture before and already sick of trying to figure out what was wrong with my tongue, I was wary but went ahead and made an appointment with him. One of the first things Eyton said to me was, “in Chinese Medicine, the tongue is the flower of the heart.”
I knew right then, I had met someone I would get along with, a poetic and gentle soul. He was attentive and gentle with the needles, explaining to me at each point what he was doing and why. I was sooo relaxed.
After my first session my tongue returned to normal size. (HA! There is a sentence that is rarely ever written!) I slept better than I had in weeks and knew I had found someone to make a part of my life in terms of health and physical maintenance.
Since that first session Eyton has treated me for eczema, back spasms, ovarian cysts and various other ailments. My entire family has seen him as well and we all love him. He knows how to connect to a person and help them communicate what they need help with. I recommend him highly.”
One day it was so extreme, that I need to see an acupuncturist. I found Eyton, and a appointment was scheduled that same day. After we discussed what was going on, he started his work. He was professional, friendly and most of all listened and inquired regarding my lifestyle.
After my second session with him, my symptoms were gone. If you’re looking for reputable, professional, acupuncturist you can build a relationship with, then Eyton Shalom is the man for the job.
Dry Needling and Trigger Point Pain
Dry Needling is a Western Anatomy based method that uses filiform needles to release trigger points and stimulate muscle points in the muscles, fascia, tendons, and even ligaments of the body. It is used by specially trained Licensed Acupuncturists, Medical Doctors, and Physical Therapists, to relieve Acute and Chronic Pain, and for healing and rehab of Sports and traumatic Injuries.
Eyton, my elbow has gone from horrible to less so, to now pain free. The numbness in my hand went from constant, to on and off, to now completely gone. I am really excited, I cant thank you enough. Also, good news, I am sleeping like a baby, and love the herbs you gave me. I think the quality sleep is also helping with the pain…See you next week!
What a wonderful acupuncturist and herbalist. I felt like this was the first time i went to a Dr. who took the time to really see what my problems were.I first went to Eyton after searching under San Diego Acupuncture for someone to help my shoulder pain. Eyton got rid of my pain in a couple of treatments.
I did not even know then he could help me with other things.I have had eczema and acne for the past 5-6 years, and both are about 90% gone. Really happy about that.My mom and I are both regulars now, and even my dad is thinking of going. I will believe that when I see it, but one can always hope!thanks Mr. E.
Never having been to an acupuncturist, I had my doubts. But after 2 treatments, I was able to sleep throughout the whole night and get back to work. He made me feel very comfortable as anyone could with something I had never tried before. He explained what every needle did and how it would alleviate my extreme pain. I am now a believer in Chinese medicine. If you are suffering from any kind of back pain, I highly recommend giving him a shot, especially if you don’t have insurance, because he is far more cheaper than going to the hospital. 1,000 thanks Mr. Eyton Shalom!!!!
I have found Eyton to be very patient and a wonderful acupuncturist. His knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine has been very helpful for me too. The Chinese herb combination that he has recommended for me has helped take control of an irritating dry patchy skin condition which I am very grateful for (because it used to itch itself raw).
I strongly recommend Eyton to anyone seeking acupuncture or Ayurvedic treatment. I bet after one visit, you’ll be back for more.
Neck, Shoulder, and Back Pain
Neck, Shoulder, and Back Pain are treated by various combinations of Dry Needling Therapy, Classical Chinese Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxabustion, Chinese Herbal Liniments, Home Exercises, and Chinese or Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines to Reduce Inflammation and Pain
Tendonitis and Sprains
GERD, Gastritis, Difficulty Swallowing
Women’s Health—PMS, Menstrual Pain, Heavy Bleeding, Fibroids, Cysts, Irregular Periods, Menopause, Infertility
Pain: Chronic, Acute, Sports Injuries, Post-Surgical
Skin Issues—Acne, Hormonal Acne, Cystic Acne, Eczema, Hives, Psoriasis
That said, I will definitely reach out if I have any acute injuries or other maladies. And I will certainly send anyone I know looking for acupuncture and Chinese medicine your way. Thank you so so much for being so kind and listening to me when I needed it most!
Eyton carefully explained exactly what was happening to my body. Regarding the hives he told me that I had an extreme heat condition. This sounded reasonable because not only did my hives itch intensely but they were in fact hot. By my second treatment the hives began to subside, also I felt more peaceful. I have not had a single outbreak of hives in several months. Eyton is also treating me for my sciatica and I am happy to say that I am once again hiking and working out at the gym.
Gut Issues/Digestion —IBS, GERD, Gastritis, Bloating, Nausea, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation
Lung/Allergic—Immune Weakness, Frequent Colds, Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis
Mental Health: Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Eating Disorders, OCD.
To Whom It May Concern:
I suffered from depression for years. Antidepressant medications seemed to make my condition only worse, and psychotherapy alone was not very effective.
After things in my life had taken a turn for the worse, I decided to try acupuncture. I felt better immediately after one session with Eyton Shalom. After a few sessions I really improved tremendously.
Five years later, as i write this, I can say that I may not have been able to keep my relationship of 11 years, and my job, if I had not gotten succesful treatment.
I am very glad I tried acupuncture and the Chinese herbs Eyton recommended, and am grateful for the care and treatment that Eyton provided.
Nowadays, when my life feels a little off kilter, or stress is up, I just go see Eyton for a treatment or two, and am back to square one. Thanks!
Electrical Engineer and Entrepreneur, 44, treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Depression