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

-Male Patient, Sciatic Pain and Back Pain treated with Dry Needling and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

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.

-Male, 26, U.S. Navy, Headache and Excessive Sweating, Treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Hey Eyton! Just wanted to send you an update on my skin! It has been so much better! I also cut out soy, so between possibly that and the new supplements. My skin has been better even despite my period! So happy!!
-Female, 27, Psychologist, Hormonal Acne treated with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Ayurvedic Medicine

Eyton, the vertigo is 95% better, the nausea is gone completely, my sleep is good now, and so is the constipation. The sternum feels ok, and driving is easier. Still a tiny bit of vertigo if i look too quickly over my shoulder, like changing lanes. I look forward to our next appointment so we can tame this beast the rest of the way. Thanks for all your help so far.

-Male, 62, Entrepreneur. Vertigo, Constipation, and Chest Pain treated with Acupuncture (Three Treatments) and Chinese Herbs

Hi Eyton! Thank you so much so far. I am feeling so much less tight in my body, and the bloating and swelling are so much better. As to my energy levels, I FEEL LIKE I AM IN MY 20’S AGAIN!!!I HAVE TONS OF ENERGY! I look forward to our continued success. Thanks very much, see you next Monday.
-Female, 45, Fatigue, Weight Gain, Bloating, Leg Swelling, treated with Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine

Thanks Eyton for all your help. The shoulder feels great, all the pain and tightness is gone, and I feel like like I am throwing with power again. Amazing. Wish I had tried this when I was younger. I like the exercises you showed me too. Here’s to a great summer moving up, wish me luck. See you next winter.
-Male, Minor League Baseball Pitcher, 26, Shoulder Pain treated w/Myofascial Dry Needling

The neck pain is about 95% better so far, and the shoulder pain disappeared after the last treatment. I am very pleased and look forward to continued improvement. I like the corrective exercises you showed me, too. Thanks, Eyton.
-Male, 27, MBA and Body Builder with Chronic Shoulder, Neck, and Low Back Pain treated wit Dry Needling and Myofasical Chinese Acupuncture

Most impressively, I’ve never had a health professional ask me so many questions about my medical history as Eyton Shalom did. Instead of having to complete a generic form, I dictated my answers while he wrote them down. He explained the pertinence of the questions and how it tied into Natural Healing and Chinese Medicine.

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!

-Female, 44,Treated for Eczema

I thought I would have headaches and neck pain for the rest of my life since I had tried everything to fix them with no luck. I didn’t understand or believe in acupuncture before I tried it. I had had several people recomend it to me but wouldn’t try it until all hope had been lost and I tried it as a last ditch effort. I feel silly for being so stubborn. Eyton has been the first any only person or technique to give me relief from my pain. I rarely get headaches anymore and when I think I might, I make an appointment and my problems are solved. Eyton is not only very skilled at what he does he is also a pleasure to visit and joke with. I would and do highly recommend him to anyone with pain and discomfort.
-Female Patient with Chronic Neck Pain and Headaches

I am flared up much less, and the flares are no longer hard or painful. My period was not so heavy this month and I had no cramps, yea! Usually my skin is worse before my period, but this time I had only one or two zits, and my skin did not feel so sensitive. I will continue with the Ayurvedic clay mask, the essential oil thing, and the herbs. Oh, also, my digestion is feeling so much better, thanks. See you soon, Dr. E!
-Female, 20, Cystic Acne, treated with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Ayurvedic Nutrition

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.

-Male, 51, Computer Programmer, Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain treated with Dry Needling and Acupuncture.

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…

-Male, 28, U.S. Navy, Disc Pain, Low Back Pain, Sciatic Pain, and Shoulder Pain, treated with Dry Needling.

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

-Female, 33, Realtor, Anxiety, Nausea, Bloating, Loss of Appetite, Neck Pain, PTSD, Insomnia treated with Japanese Style Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Holy crap! These things work. It says two pills three times a day, I was just doing 1 pill three times a day. I noticed within a day….less to almost no menstrual pain. That is huge since I would normally be bed ridden or have to take 800-1000mg of Ibprofen. Wanted to share with you. Thank you!

-Female, 31, Piano Teacher, PMS and Menstrual Pain treated with Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture

Eyton, I just wanted to let you know that my wrist feels great. It hasn’t hurt since the acupuncture treatment. That is amazing. I had been having pain for over a week. Thanks so much
-Female, 32, Psychologist, Wrist Pain treated with Dry Needling and Acupuncture

Saw huge improvements in shoulder mobility and range of motion yesterday. Did 20 dips in a row completely pain free which is a first in over a year. I’ll be out of town the next week or so but will be in touch when I get back to get another session in. Thanks for the help!
-Male, 26, U.S. Navy, Buds Program– Chronic Shoulder Pain after Torn Labrum Surgery, treated with Dry Needling and Myofascial Chinese Acupuncture

I have to tell ya that you are a Genious !! My shoulder is feeling incredible ! Had to put it to the test a few times since ya poked me . First good sleep in years . Didn’t realize how much I hurt till the pain was gone…
-Male, 52, Safety Director Concert Tours, Shoulder Pain and Insomnia treated with Dry Needling and Chinese Acupuncture

After reading all the great reviews, I decided to go to Eyton Shalom for my IBS. I was desperate for help, and was willing to try anything…including being a human pin cushion. Eyton had a way of reassuring me from the start. He took the time to REALLY listen to me, and I never once felt rushed. He really cares for his patients, and has the experience to help them. I am so thankful I found him and that he set me on the path I needed to begin healing. Oh, and the pin cushion thing, didn’t hurt a bit! Eyton is the best, & I highly recommend him!
-Male Patient with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

I don’t know how to thank you Dr. Shalom. When I first came in one month ago I could not leave the house because of diarrhea 12 times per day. I had a lot of pain and scary blood in the toilet. Three treatments and two bottles of herbs later I go twelve hours between bowel movements, the pain and blood are gradually less, and almost down to minimal, and the stool itself is more well formed. I look forward to further gains, and can’t thank you enough.
-Female, 34, Attorney, Ulcerative Colitis, Treated with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Ayurvedic Nutrition

I began my healing journey with Eyton Shalom for the treatment of an acute knee injury. I had dislocated my patella playing soccer and my knee was in pretty bad shape. My P.T. referred me to Eyton for  acupuncture and dry needling to support the rehab work that she and I were doing. I felt immediate improvement in the tightness and pain after the first treatment.

While my knee was healing, I began to work with Eyton on some longer term chronic health issues I have had to deal with. We worked on the  irritable bowel syndrome I have had since puberty. He explained about the Gut-Brain connection and gave me Chinese herbs. We also made some modifications in my diet. I was, evidently, eating too much salad and smoothies! He gave me a nice gingery tea to drink after meals, and that made my tummy feel much better. 

His treatments have also helped to minimize my anxiety, balance my hormones (he’s a lifesaver when I’ve been struggling with PMS), and reduce skin inflammation including acne and eczema.

I’ve been to a number of acupuncturists and herbalists over the past 15 years, and what I love about Eyton  is his expertise in a combination of holistic approaches and his kindness in care. He is genuinely interested in my health and well-being.  I recommend you visit Eyton for any health challenge you need support with – he’ll know exact the right combination of treatments to support your whole body healing.

-Female, 27, Graphic Artist, treated with Chinese Herbs, Ayurveda, and Acupuncture for Knee pain, Hormonal Acne, Eczema, and IBS

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.”

-Female, Artist and Metal Worker with Swollen Tongue, Eczema, Back spasms, Ovarian Cysts

Eyton, I can’t believe it, man, that’s like, what, 20 years of funk in my shoulder, gone. And believe me, I had plenty of use of my shoulder this weekend working security at the concert, heavy metal band. Next treatment let’s work on knees. Your the man, man!
-Male, 45, U.S. Marines, Retd., ex-Professional Rugby Player, Chronic Shoulder Pain treated with Dry Needling

Thanks for checking up on us, Dr. Shalom. I actually went into labor in the car on the way home from the acupuncture treatment. We went to the hospital an hour later, and I had a really easy labor. Our daughter was born within a couple of hours. Thanks so much, I felt so much more relaxed after the treatment.
-Female, 28, Classical Chinese Acupuncture to Induce Labor

I feel amazing. I can’t wait to come back….the relief you have provided in 2 visits is still a bit mind-boggling to me but I’m rolling with it! Just wish I had found you a dozen years ago…” “The trigger points (yes plural and MULTIPLE) that have been hiding out and evading release from my frequent massage appointments were no problem for Eyton to find. It feels like he is literally re-wiring my musculature with his pinpoint precision. When he hits one and my muscle spasms and releases, it is like years of pain and being released
-Male, 47, Travel Agent, Shoulder Scapula Pain and Repetitive Stress Pain treated with Dry Needling and Classical Chinese Acupuncture

Hey Eyton, I just wanted you to know after the last treatment my Vertigo is finally all gone. No more nausea, none of the room spinning stuff. In fact, my husband and I went dancing on the weekend, woo! hoo! My shoulders feel great, as usual,  after the treatment. Back to tennis! Thank you!

-Female, 29, Attorney, Vertigo and Shoulder Pain treated with Classical Chinese Acupuncture, Dry Needling, and Cupping. No Herbs.

Thanks for following up Eyton. I feel great, that one treatment did the job. I have the full range of movements back in my finger, and the numbness and stiffness is totally gone. I will certainly return if anything else comes up.
-Female, 36, System’s Engineer and Mom– Pain, Stiffness, and Numbness in Thumb and Index Finger treated with Dry Needling

Eyton Shalom helped my friend with her acne and PMS, so I thought why not try it and see how it goes? My skin was so bad it was painful, inflammed, with some really deep zits and lots of whiteheads. Eyton explained to me carefully about my diet and put me on a detox regimen.

I had two acupuncture treatments a week apart, and started taking my Chinese herbs for Acne, and began using the Ayurvedic herbs and masks Eyton recommended, with some essential oils  and turmeric. I am so excited. My skin calmed down right away and felt way less pain and heat.

Within about 3 weeks the whiteheads were about 80 percent better and the cysts gone. Now its about 2 months; my skin is not yet perfect, but it is about 85% better. I have, with Eyton’s help, begun to notice the link between my flareups and how I am doing emotionally. I am pretty excited; my skin has been like this since I was 13….

The other thing we worked on were my painful periods. Eyton explained that in a young woman you cant fix acne unless you fix the periods, i mean, regulate them back to normal…..After the second acupuncture treatment we began doing acupuncture and something called moxibustion to regulate my cycle. He gave me an herb formula called Menopain, and it really worked! OMG!

My cycle was regular, but my god the bleeding was so heavy and painful, and now its not….a normal amount of blood and I did not have to use any ibuprofen last month. 

-Female, 27, Landscaper. Cystic Acne and Heavy, Painful Periods treated with Chinese Herbs, Ayurveda, and Classical Chinese Acupuncture

Recently, I started having these severe migraine headaches. I tried all the pain killers and headache medicine and it wouldn’t go away for a week. After self diagnoses and research I figured out it was a Cluster headache that was triggered.

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.

-Male Patient with Migraine Headaches

I wanted to follow up and let you know that I have completed the herbal supplements program. I have seen a drastic improvement in my body, I have lost over 35lbs, my blood, overall health and body feels clean and pure…. I will follow up with you about the acupuncture treatment soon.
-Male, 44, Contractor, Treated for Weight Loss and Fatigue with Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine and Integrative Health Counseling

I am so pleased with the progress my daughter is making with your acupuncture treatment. My whole family loves the Emperor’s Calming tea you have suggested for A. Her mood is much improved and her destructive behaviors have lessened quite a bit. Thanks so much!

-Mother of Patient, 22, Developmentally Disabled, Treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Severe Anxiety and Anger Issues

Dry Needling and Trigger Point Pain

Dry Needling is an Anatomy based therapy that uses Needles to release Painful Trigger 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 rehab of Sports and Traumatic Injuries.

Learn More About Dry Needling
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!
Female, 27, Realtor, with Elbow Pain, Finger Numbness, Insomnia: Three Treatments with Dry Needling and Classical Acupuncture

What a wonderful acupuncturist and herbalist. I felt like this was the first time i went to a doctor 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 with dry needling.

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.

-Female, 36, Treated with Dry Needling for Shoulder Pain, and Acupuncture with Chinese Herbs for Acne and Eczema

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 the shot in the spine that halts the pain, a friend who suffered from extreme migraines and hip pain, recommended, Mr. Shalom to me.

Never having been to an acupuncturist, I had my doubts. But after 2 acupuncture and dry needling 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.

He also explained the difference between dry needling and acupuncture. I had never heard of dry needling before. And he gave me a Chinese herb formula for low back pain that really helped a lot.

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!!!!

-Female, Homemaker, treated with Dry Needling and Acupuncture for Sciatica


I came in to see Eyton on top of a big project with lots of sitting. I have had low back pain since high school. Played football so probably lots of wear and tear. I also have a high stress job with lots of sitting, so that can’t help. Worse, I have had to stop doing my yoga because the pain makes it worse.

My wife sees Eyton for acupuncture and dry needling, so I finally thought i would give it a try. I felt significantly better after the first treatment with the dry needles. Eyton was very patient in explaining to me the difference between the acupuncture and the dry needling….I am an engineer, so I always like to understand this kind of thing. This led to a further explanation of what trigger points are. Fascinating!

Eyton was also very generous with his time in demonstrating a series of back exercises for me to do that he has learned from different sources over the years.

I had 4 sessions with Eyton, about a week apart, and my back feels better than ever. I am doing the exercises he showed me and really like them as well.

I highly recommend anyone with back pain go on and see Eyton Shalom, L.Ac.

Male, 36, System's Engineer and Entrepreneur, treated with Dry Needling for Chronic Low Back Pain

The pain is all gone after that treatment, I can’t believe it. And I have great mobility now in my leg. I can’t wait for the next treatment to do the other side. I was sore after the treatment, but it was so worth it. It went away after a day. Thanks, man
-Male, 24, Waiter, Landscaper, and Capoeira Practitioner, Piriformis and IT Band pain treated with Dry Needling and Cupping

I began seeing Eyton for acupuncture. Eyton is extremely knowledgeable, caring and skilled. He really takes the time to get to know you so that he can treat the issue, not just the symptoms. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve their health and well being.
-Female Patient treated for Health and Well Being

I was introduced to Eyton several years ago by a friend following a minor automobile accident for whiplash treatment. Since then, Eyton has gone on to treat me for minor aches and pains, including chronic neck pain and a minor bout with carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s amazing, after a needling treatment that the pain is like magically gone afterwards.

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.

-Male, Software Engineer, treated with Dry Needling and Acupuncture for Whiplash and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Hi Eyton,

Hey, I slept great after the last session. My neck is significantly better, and I can now sleep on my side again. I was able to surf the last couple of days with no back pain. I have started on the herbs for the rash. Oh, and the groin is all better too. Thanks much, see you in a month or so…

-Male, Software Engineer, Qualcomm, treated with Dry Needling and Acupuncture for Whiplash and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

…Thank you for checking in.

The race went very well! I was able to crank on the winch for 12 hours…no easy feat. All thanks to you. We are still first place. Next race is this Saturday so I’m doing my stretches every day in preparation.

Thank you again for your help.

I have always benefited quickly from your dry needling techniques and recommend you to everyone I know who is in need of healing.

-Female, Yacht Racing Crew, 35, Treated for Shoulder Pain and Lower Back Pain with Dry Needling

“Thank you Eyton very much for the treatment. My wierd rib pain felt better within an hour of the treatment. And my TMJ feels better, too. I can’t wait for the next treatment! I am glad my sister recommended dry needling. I never would have known…Take care….”

Female, 32, Teacher, Treated with Dry Needling and Acupuncture for Rib Area Pain and TMJ

Eyton is an expert in acupuncture, herbal remedies to support acupuncture, dry needling, and ayurvedic theory and cooking. He has helped me balance my body, when I felt something was off. He is highly skilled. While on unemployment, I once tried a “community acupuncture clinic” that was $25. They might have done a 1/4 or less of what Eyton does. He hits everything.

They only did what’s called the distal system: what like arms and legs, anything they can do with your clothes on and rolled up sleeves and pants. Eyton gets many more points head to toe, front and back, with amazing results.

He was able to use the acupuncture to calm me down and balance me, and what’s called dry needling to deal with all of my pain from a lifetime of working in kitchens and sports…

I highly recommend him and he is of the highest integrity.

-Male Patient, 37, Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, for Pain, Anxiety, and Diet

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

Eyton, Thank you deeply for the patience, practice and committment to the preventative health of my community of friends and family who have also come to see you. I have only felt better and happier since knowing you. Here is to another year, M
-Female, 31, Hair Stylist: Asthma, Frequent Colds, and Tendinitis

Women’s Health—PMS, Menstrual Pain, Heavy Bleeding, Fibroids, Cysts, Irregular Periods, Menopause, Infertility

Hi Eyton!

I wanted to reach out to you as early as possible.  I’m at the hospital in labor.  Thank you for all you have done for me in reaching this point and I look forward to working with you for postpartum aftercare.  I’m so sorry I won’t be able to make our appointment today.  Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.

Acupuncture for Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction

I heartily encourage anyone to seek Eyton for treatment of your symptoms!

He has Jedi Master Skills and senses just where to place those thin needles to release your pain. He has the skills and knowledge to provide incredible relief in a short time. When I lived in San Diego, I saw Eyton on a regular basis for various ailments. Always resulting in a relief of symptoms and many times complete elimination of pain. I often fell asleep on the treatment table, with multiple needles inserted, it’s that relaxing! Eyton’s “magic touch” is one of the top 3 things I miss about living in San Diego, right after the temperate climate and my family.

I learned of Eyton’s services through a co-worker, Joanne. I saw a noticeable improvement in her menopausal symptoms and asked what she was doing. Joanne encouraged me to see Eyton to alleviate my constant hip pain, “If Eyton can help me with menopause, I’m certain he can rid you of that pain.”

I was skeptical at first; however, Joanne’s cheerful attitude and endorsement motivated me. After the first treatment my pain was gone! No drugs, expensive injections or long term physical therapy, none of which had provided any relief. I was pleasantly surprised to find the needling was not painful per se. Sometimes a small sting initially which disappeared quickly. Over the years, I sought Eyton’s treatments for other disorders, shoulder injury, painful menstruation symptoms and even depression and stress.

I referred my mother to Eyton for her post brain surgery vertigo. She was amazed to see immediate relief and dismayed she had suffered so many years without relief from traditional western medicine.

-Female Patient with Hip Pain, Shoulder Pain, Menstrual Issues, and Depression

I have known Eyton for over 15 years. I have used acupuncture for fertility treatment, for morning sickness, stress, not being able to sleep, aches & pains from working out, old injuries & new. He is an outstanding healer with expertise in acupuncture & Chinese medicine/herbs, nutrition, Ayurveda medicine & healing, meditation & an overall excellent mentor. Out of all the alternative medicine & healing I have used, his methods always give me excellent & quick results. He is San Diego best kept secret & I highly recommend him without any reservations.
-Female Patient Treated for Fertility, Morning Sickness and Insomnia

Pain: Chronic, Acute, Sports Injuries, Post-Surgical

I met Eyton many years ago in which he helped my husband with an inflammatory condition in which no medical doctor could resolve this problem. I cannot express in words the gratitude I feel towards Eyton. Not only an extremely skilled acupuncturist, but an extremely intelligent man with a sense of humor. I would highly recommend his services and feel blessed to have him in our life.
-Male Patient, 62, with Inflammatory Condition treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

When I consulted Eyton regarding hand and shoulder pain from 25 years of working with computers, he asserted that 2 sessions of acupuncture could help immensely. Frankly, I was surprised when his prediction came true, but he was not. “How can 5000 years of Eastern Medicine be wrong. Come back in another 25 years!” The fact that the atmosphere is relaxed and the music exotic makes Eyton’s practice extra attractive. Thank you, Eyton, for your confidence, expertise, and humor.
-Male Patient, 55, Systems Engineer, with Tendonitis and Chronic Shoulder Pain from Computer Use treated with Dry Needling and Acupuncture

I am so pleased. I have been suffering from this darned leg pain for the past year and a half, and it has effected my sleep and kept me from exercising. I just wish I had tried acupuncture sooner, but at least i am glad I did now. 100% better! No pain, no stiffness and best thing is I am back in the gym. I am excited to try your methods now for the Erectile Dysfunction we had talked about. Thank you so much E.
-Male 65, Attorney, Chronic Leg Pain following Prostate Surgery

Eyton is an excellent acupuncturist and herbalist. I swear by his patented Surfers Formula, which I use every time I go surfing in cold water. Ask him about it. He listens and is honest and has helped me with chronic neck and back pain and has given me very helpful herbs nutritional advice for my children, age 3 and 6. I no longer get worried when my children get an ear infection, and I do not worry about over-medicating them with antibiotics thanks to Eyton’s skill and insight.
-Male, Technical Writer, treated with Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture for Chronic Neck Pain and Ear Infections after Surfing

Eyton is an amazing accupuncturist, herbalist and healer. Over the past 16 years he has helped me with chronic pain that no longer exists. He has also assisted me and my family with various ailments with great success. In the beginning i was skeptical and afraid of this alternative medicine and now I feel that way about western medicine and always turn to Eyton first.
-Female Patient with Chronic Pain

Skin Issues—Acne, Hormonal Acne, Cystic Acne, Eczema, Hives, Psoriasis

I spoke with you a while ago on the phone for a few minutes and you suggested I try Neem for acne that I’ve never had before ..thank you so much! . Nobody besides yourself had answers or solutions unless they were antibiotic or hormones. Now I know That stress is what triggers the outbreak but I take the Neem when I need to and helps so much, and allows me to be free of something more harmful that really isnt fixing the underlying problem…I really was searching all over before your suggestion, so, Thank You!
-Female, 34, Acute Stress Induced Acne treated with Neem

I am extremely grateful for your help. My acne has completely cleared up, which was an amazing transformation! And the fact that you truly listened to me and my concerns was so refreshing compared to most interactions I’ve had with other “professionals” the health industry.

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!

-Female, 27, Graphic Designer: Acne and Stress

Eyton Shalom cured my hives. About a year ago I developed a severe case of hives. It is safe to say that on my worst days about 60% of my body was covered with large welts that itched intensely. In time my body became immune to the prescription medications and they no longer provided any relief, I was also worried about the potential harm these medications might cause my liver. I’m sure you can imagine I was suffering both physically as well as mentally. Incidentally, about this same time I herniated my disc while exercising. I ended up in ER, was given pain pills and began physical therapy which I did not believe was helping at all.
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.
-Female, 37, Elementary School Teacher: Hives (Urticaria), Sciatic Pain

Gut Issues/Digestion —IBS, GERD, Gastritis, Bloating, Nausea, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation, Difficulty Swallowing

Dear Dr. Shalom, You are a miracle. It is just so wonderful to be able to go to the bathroom every morning, and not to have to be taking laxatives. I wish I had known 50 years ago that you could cure constipation with Chinese Acupuncture! I felt so much better after the second acupuncture session, and I really like the gentle herbs you recommended and the magnesium fumarate. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.

-Female, 77, Retired Accountant, Grandmother: Lifetime Chronic Severe Constipation

Dear Eyton,

Thank you for helping me out of a jam. Between the two acupuncture treatments, and the chinese herb capsules you gave me, I feel so much better. I still have work to do on the anxiety, but this immediate crisis is done with. Thanks a real lot

-Female, 37, Anxiety with Difficulty Swallowing As If Someone is Choking Me, Treated with Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture

There are gifted acupuncturists and ones that have no effect. Eyton is the best. I started seeing him for ulcerative colitis. Kaiser wanted to remove my colon and instead I saw Eyton and after some time it went away. I’ve since seen him for many other ailments and he is always helpful, caring, and knowledgeable.
-Female, 47, CEO and Mother of Two Children: Ulcerative Colitis, Neck, and Back Pain

Those herbs in the tea are just amazing! I’ve been really stressed at work and started feeling some of the anxiety symptoms from a year ago because you know me, I carry it in my gut! But with these herbs I’ve been going consistently and put my indigestion back in check! We were on vacation last week in Mammoth. so the typical stress one gets to go on vacation and I just love these herbs. Thought I’d just tell you!
-Male Patient, Stress and Anxiety

I think both the acupuncture and the chinese herbs you gave me have done the trick. my explode-a-butt is gone, as is the heart burn/GERD, unless i really overeat something like potato chips or Mexican food. the foot pain is much better, i can’t wait to see how it is when i go out salsa dancing this weekend….
-Female, 52, Office Worker/Artist with IBS, GERD, and Foot Pain

Lung/Allergic—Immune Weakness, Frequent Colds, Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis

My sinus pressure is gone and my sinus’ have been draining like crazy. I don’t know if it has to do with the magnesium pills or the points you worked on last night but I feel a whole lot better.
-Female, 26, Chronic Sinusitis and Sinus Headache Migraine

When I met Eyton for the first time I was more than desperate.. I had been going through hell with stomach issues. My regular MD had me go through a battery of the usual test, food allergies, blood work, finally a colonoscopy. Yuck! I was so stressed I didn’t dare even go out to dinner or take a walk at the beach for fear I wouldn’t make it to a bathroom. A friend referred me to Eyton and I saw a big improvement after just one session. I have continued to see him and after a few months am getting my life back. Eyton is unique in the fact that he listens carefully to your story including anything else emotionally or in your diet that may go along with or aggravate your situation. He gets down to the bottom of it and helps you feel very heard, and puts you at ease. I would recommend him to anyone who would like to have a caring and understanding person on their side. Relieved!
-Female Patient with Allergies & Stomach Issues

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



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