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Back Pain & Emotional Distress
Shabnam is AMAZING. I’ve had her treat me for various ailments, mostly for back problems and joint weakness issues. I always feel like i’ve been healed by magic hands after she has treated me. She really is passionate about chinese medicine, totally knowledgeable and she really cares about her patients well being and recovery. She even follows up a treatment with advice on what supplements to take, diet and exercises. I recommend her to everyone i know that is facing some kind of physical ailment or is dealing with stress. Acupuncture is really helpful on all kinds of levels. I used to see a chiropractor for my back problems but stopped going cause the sessions were very painful to my body and made me feel worse so now i am pro acupuncture all the way, it has even helped me with emotional disorders which i have battled for years and has been very therapeutic . She will leave you feeling like a new and improved person.
How acupuncture has saved my life: I have lived my life with a serious of medical problems, both emotionally and physically through what seemed like a never ending cycle of negative events. From a car accident when I was younger have had chronic back pain for the past 7 years. I have tried massage, chiropractic, prescription medications, physical therapy, exercise and immobility, and still these pains have been a challenge in my everyday life. Acupuncture has released the energy that I have had stored, help to release the chronic knots and spasms, and moved my pain levels from excruciating to almost non-existent. I suffered a concussion and had what the hospital diagnosed as a permanent and inexplicable vertigo, meaning I would always be off-balanced based on inner-ear damage caused from the accident. Again, another physical set back that could be detrimental in the life of a college student just realizing her potential and building up work stamina, but within a month of treatment I was back in dance classes, riding my bike, and the concussion seemed like a distant memory. The most miraculous way in which acupuncture has affected me has been in regards to my ongoing struggle with depression. From an early age I struggled from a series of traumatic events leaving me diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. My anti-depressants caused me to gain a lot of weight, feeding my depression and making it a seemingly endless cycle. At first there would be happiness, but eventually the chemical “mood stability” made me feel, for lack of better terms, nothing. Since going to acupuncture, I have been able to safely get off of prescription medication and onto a path of natural healing. I am able to be happy and comfortable with myself without reliance on medication, and am more at peace with myself. Acupuncture helped make the most important transition in my life—to help in my path of self-awareness where I am now comfortable and confident in who I am. There will always be up days and down days, but I now have the ability to deal with those each as they come… and if anything is every too traumatic, Shabnam has only been a phone call away with needles in hand. I could not be more grateful for my experience with Shabnam Pourhassani and will continue to be a regular patient. Acupuncture is my one-stop healing center on my path to self-enlightenment.
Chronic pain testimonial
I will be forever grateful that my neurosurgeon referred me to Shabnam Pourhassani. I had been in constant pain after a car accident, and needed to take pain medication every day just to function. Shabnam not only reduced my level of pain and stress, she also gave me back something that I thought I had lost hope. Shabnam is caring, compassionate, and very capable. She really went above and beyond to help me out in any way that she could and I truly appreciate everything that she has done for me. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone considering acupuncture, and I would not go to anyone else.
My daughter has received treatment from Shabnam Pourhassani on a few occasions and I consider her practice an essential health care component. The treatment I sought for my nine year old from Ms. Pourhassani was in conjunction with other prescription medication. My daughter was seen at a local urgent care for a severe cold sore outbreak, an upper respiratory infection and seasonal allergies. She was in quite a bit of pain and just miserable. She was nervous about receiving acupuncture and did not want to go anywhere after waiting for hours at the urgent care the previous day. Ms. Pourhassani’s office immediately put her at ease, the treatment center is peaceful and centered on healing. I think this is an important distinction to make because so often the experience of going to the Dr. can be stressful, especially for children.
Apart from the environment, Ms. Pourhassani has an incredible ability to relate to children, and parents. She’s calming and patient and constantly reassuring. She also allowed my daughter to have an input in her treatment. During her treatment my daughter’s congestion improved and she actually fell asleep. I highly recommend Ms. Pourhassani to my friends and their children.
Work Comp Testimonial
I have gone to bit Shabnam and Dr Mehvar both of whom were very professional and caring. They helped me with pain management after an accident and the symptoms dissipated significantly. The herbs assisted me with inflammation which prescription meds could not do. Shabnam was my primary acupuncturist and she is continuously expanding her knowledge to incorporate acupuncture with other techniques ie hypnotherapy, nutrition, mindfulness, etc. I am eternally grateful for their help, and have referred them to friends who love working with Shabnam
"I have seen Shabnam over a few years for many reasons and I can not reiterate how much she takes your health to heart. From small vanity issues such as cellulite to trouble with sleeping, quitting bad habits and general pains and complaints, to serious issues that no western doctor could give me any solutions to. She gives you 100% of her attention and has a very warm, welcoming and comforting aura. She listens and talks with you, offering advice and perspective that's clear and well thought. Always eager to expand her knowledge of her craft at seminars and doing research to solve unresolved issues, which I saw first hand when I came to her with an issue so unknown about by western doctors they didn't even have a name to call it. If you have any issues big or small she treats them with the same respect and opened my eyes to the power of acupuncture. I'd recommend her to everyone I know. "
Fertility & Pregnancy
"I started seeing Shabnam for fertility issues and chronic migraines about 7 months ago. I have had a drastic difference in my migraines and am currently pregnant with many thanks to her! After doing a few months of fertility treatment, the benefits that came with doing acupuncture to help get pregnant was amazing. During my first 2 trimesters it was very hard to have to stay away from any headache medications, but she taught me different ways to deal with my migraines. With weekly visits plus information on triggers and breathing exercises to help, I can thankfully say migraines are very rare for me now. With pregnancy she has helped with every sort of issue I have come to her about, like leg, feet and back pain, plus over all daily stress. I highly recommend Shabnam :-)"
Infertility & Pregnancy
"My overall experience with Shabnam has been amazing. She takes the time to listen to her patients and comes up with the best treatment plan for them based on their medical history and specific needs. I feel comfortable talking with her about any problems I am having and she always is able to calm me and reassures me. I initially started seeing Shabnam in 2014 because my husband and I were have a hard time conceiving with our second child. We had suffered 1 miscarriage and 2 chemical pregnancies after conceiving my son with no problems at all. During all of the emotional ups and downs through that difficult time Shabnam was able to regulate my hormones and my emotional state. Three short months later we conceived and we are currently 6 months pregnant. I have continued my treatment with Shabnam to help regulate my hormones during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my son I had a severe rash and chronic nosebleeds. My OBGYN and my ENT could only tell me that it was all related to hormonal changes during pregnancy. I can tell you that because I have continued my acupuncture treatment through my pregnancy and have a very slight rash on my ankle and have only had 2 nosebleeds. I know that because body being regulated from the acupuncture I have had a very comfortable pregnancy. I only positive things to say about Shabnam and her staff. Thank you for all you have done and are continuing to do for me!!!"
I was addicted to heroin for three years. One of those three years I was also using cocaine. Once I stopped using heroin I moved to using Suboxone in order to curb my cravings and withdrawals (a synthetic opiate given to intravenous users). When I was a heroin addict I tried to quit many times. I went to rehab for 3 months on two separate occasions within one year. It took my will away from me and my best friend passed away from the same soul draining addiction. I got to the point where I had enough. I regained my will to live, believing that I am not the addiction and that I am still inside waiting to be free again. It is easy to forget what freedom feels like; to belong to oneself. Depression is a major side effect of addiction, along with a feeling of hopelessness and fear. I was afraid of the sickness that twisted my mind and body into pain and madness. I also feared the aftermath – weeks and months of sleeplessness and anxiety. How could I belong to the mindset of those around me, how could I function? People with long standing opiate addictions have a different brain physiology. The opiate receptors in the survival part an addict’s brain are far more numerous than in a pre-addicted brain. This causes the brain’s reward system to not respond to stimuli in a normal fashion, meaning it needs the drugs to feel pleasure, calmness and a sense of normality. This is the reason a former addict experiences cravings and often relapses, giving in to the strong influence of the brains survival programming. There are very few scientifically proven ways to reverse this programming and lessen the extra opiate receptors and cravings. Acupuncture is one of them. I decided to try acupuncture under the care of Shabnam Pourhassani. At this time I was primarily in her care and received no other treatments or prescriptions. She treated me every day during the withdrawals. When we first began treatment I could not sleep more than 3-4 hours a night, experienced major anxiety, and lacked energy. My breathing was shallow and I was cold and sweaty all the time. I would wake up every morning nauseous and feeling dope sick. With regular acupuncture these symptoms were lessened and I began to regain hope and feel good. During the insertion of the acupuncture needles I experienced tremendous relief. Shortly after I began treatment I was actually able to get some sleep and was amazed at how easily I tolerated the withdrawals. There was no thrashing around and wanting to die as I had experienced in the past. I even felt a sense of hope. I had made it. It was amazing. The follow up treatments were two to three times a week depending on my needs. After three months I was sleeping through the entire night and I had more energy. The acupuncture was miraculous for the cravings, which I was worried about on the onset of quitting. My cravings went away completely and I had no desire to return to that lifestyle. My emotions started to liven again and I knew this time I could make it. I had inflicted so much damage to my body that I could no longer even drink alcohol. If I did I would get sick immediately. My symptoms from the addiction were many, including digestive issues. I had completely worn down the lining of my stomach down from years of using and hindered my body’s ability to produce digestive enzymes. As a result I couldn’t tolerate eating anything acidic, spicy, or greasy. There were few foods I could eat without experiencing a negative reaction. With the continued treatments, over time I could eat what I wanted and my thinking became sharper. I could feel excitement and happiness once again. I discontinued the acupuncture treatments after 6 months and now almost two years later, I have not had a single craving. I look and feel so much better. I eat healthy and haven’t gained any excess weight. I feel like the acupuncture really helped to normalize my body so my mind can now deal with life. I can drink alcohol without the addictive part of my brain taking it too far. I actually prefer being sober most of the time because I enjoy the natural bursts of adrenaline and emotions reminding me of that childhood feeling of bliss and happiness. Sabnam Pourhassani is an extremely understanding and patient healer. She listened and created a treatment plan that was personally suited to the needs of my mind and body. Her gentle approach in inserting the needles is a feeling of true caring. I trusted her immediately and I am so thankful, so grateful to have gone to the right person. Thank you, Shabnam Pourhassani. I hope my testimonial can help others with addiction. You are not your addiction. You can feel happiness and if you can’t it is because something is out of balance, something is blocking your ability and that can be fixed, healed, and set free.
Neurological Condition (Palsy)
Acupuncture saves! Shabnam is the best! She is a great doctor and healer through acupuncture and expert on Chinese medicine. She cured my condition in a FRACTION of the time my neurologist said! My hand left hand was *paralyzed* due to “Saturday Night Palsy” (falling asleep on your arm and bruising your radial nerve), which was TERRIFYING as a guitar player. My hand wouldn’t lift, move, fingers had no spread or strength My neurologist said “It happens, it might take 6 weeks, it might take 6 months, we don’t know.” Luckily a friend recommended acupuncture, specifically, Shabnam! In only 1 1/2 weeks I saw improvement, and 2 1/2 weeks I was cured! The sessions were *amazingly* relaxing and professional, and the needles didn’t hurt at all. The prescription of herbs helped immensely, and I was shocked at my immediate progress! To have my hand strength back so quickly was like a miracle (as I need my hands for my profession), and Shabnam cured me quickly, compassionatly, and confidently. She also taught me relaxation techniques which I am using for the day to day, and the sessions of Acu, were *so* calming I would often find myself nodding away, feeling AMAZING during them, and hours after. Please see this expert of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal for any number of ailments you might have. Acu SAVES!