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"My son had a really strong case of exzema beginning at 3 months old. Seeing Celina was our saving grace. Through her work with Acupuncture, Shonishin, herbal medicine and the best of recommendations were we able to get him exzema free. He is now one, and has been free of pain, itching and extreme discomfort for over 4 months - not to mention, his digestion is back on track also! He loves getting Acupuncture, was very receptive to the herbs and enjoys his visits with Celina's sweet and gentle ways. I highly recommend Acupuncture, herbs and Shonishin from Celina for all kiddies out there!"

- Verena , Victoria

"Celina has been an incredible person to work with. She has helped my husband and I conceive our second child, as well care for our first child through most of her childhood illnesses. She has never been anything other than incredibly knowledgeable and completely welcoming and kind. I have learned a lot about Chinese Medicine from her, and how to take better care of our family so that we stay strong and healthy and get sick a lot less. I plan to see her  throughout my pregnancy and hopefully I will get to have her help at my birth. We have been so lucky to have her expertise so far.

- Jennifer R. Berkeley

"When I first met Celina my health was incredibly poor. Worse than that, I felt completely disconnected from my body and my own ability and will to make any changes in the way I was living my life. There was a part of me that had somehow become comfortable in the discomfort that my body and my health brought me. My blood pressure was through the roof, I was extremely overweight and my kidneys were showing early signs of failing…I really sought help only because I was becoming very afraid of where I was heading. Celina was incredibly knowledgeable and from the beginning I felt that she was able to peel back the layers of my condition, to get to the root of my ill health. After the first time she treated me and I started herbs, I felt dramatic improvement in my health. From there on I became an engaged partner in my return to good health and to a life that I now feel so blessed to have.  I always felt that Celina respected me and saw this time of healing for me as more than just improved physical health, but as a time to  come back to myself as a person. After just three months of working with Celina my blood pressure is normal, I have lost almost thirty pounds, my kidneys seem to be functioning almost perfectly. Most importantly, I know that things will just keep getting better and I feel dedicated to myself and my good health. Thank you Celina!

 - Marco S. San Rafael

"After trying to conceive for more than year with no success, I turned to my doctor for advice. A slightly high FSH was believed to be a contributing factor. The doctor referred me to a fertility specialist and suggested I try Clomid, a fertility drug. My husband and I opted to try more natural alternatives before engaging modern science and pharmaceuticals. I heard that Chinese Medicine could be an effective treatment for infertility and soon I started seeing Celina Lyons for TCM treatments. Celina made me feel optimistic about my goal to conceive naturally. She is an attentive and engaging practitioner. I felt comfortable asking questions—Celina is always very open about the objectives of my treatment, the function of certain acupuncture points and my particular challenges. More than anything, I felt I had an ally on this often trying journey. I’m thrilled to report that after 6 months of treatment, I became pregnant! At 15 weeks, I’m still receiving treatment to help my body accommodate the rapid changes taking place. I’m thankful for the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and Celina’s sincere dedication.

- Meghan, San Francisco

"I started to see Celina for a rare bone disorder that caused me a lot of pain in my legs and made it very hard for me to play basketball in my school league and also made it very hard to sleep at night because the pain was so bad it would keep me awake, even with taking pain killers. I had never gotten acupuncture before I started treatment with Celina and I was nervous! She was so nice and it really didn’t hurt to get needles. Once I got used to the idea of it, I really looked forward to my needles and I felt so much better and had so much less pain and swelling in my legs, I slept well again. I also started to have really easy and regular periods and I learned so much more about how to eat better and how to be in charge of my health. I’ve told so many of my friends at school about Celina and about acupuncture and they all think it’s really cool how much it has helped me. And three of them have started to see her for treatment. She is so nice and easy to talk to and I laugh a lot when I go to her, she really is good with teenagers!”

- Dana, Marin

“Celina is awesome! I have had a lot of acupuncturists in my brief time on this planet, Celina was my first Bay Area practitioner and I am not looking anywhere else. She is super with women and kids because she is an unbeliveably nurturing and compassionate person (I feel like I can tell her anything - and poor Celina, I think I sometimes do!) My friends now go and see her and so do their kids. I hope to get pregnant again sometime soon and would love her to be the one sticking needles in me during labor!!!!”

- Rebecca R. Alameda

“I have been amazed by Celina Lyons and the way that she works with children. I first took my three year old daughter to her because she had bouts of severe constipation. She had not had a bowel movement in ten days when I took her to see Celina. With some clear and easy changes to my daughter’s diet and some home massage, and only two visits with Celina she has not missed a day without going to the bathroom. We are so grateful to Celina for her help.”

- Elodie V., Berkeley



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