What Patients Feel about Their Treatment and Results
RE: Long term great care with Dr. Jay Sordean: "I have been seeing Jay for at least 16 YEARS with awesome results for so many different ailments. He's the real deal and I highly recommend him" K.G., January 2012
RE: NO MORE FEAR OF NEEDLES: "I met with Dr. Sordean to talk about problems that I wanted solved. A friend recommended him, but I didn't want to try acupuncture. I knew he also worked with herbs, so I went in for a consultation. Dr.
Sordean told me acupuncture would benefit me greatly,
but I was terrified of needles. I decided to try and somehow overcome that fear -- and I'm glad I did. Acupuncture has changed my life in a way no other treatment has, and I'm even less afraid of needles. Don't let your 'needlephobia' prevent you from trying acupuncture! It's one of the things I'm most grateful to have in my life." M.K.
RE: On the Neurologica Relief Center Technique: "I lived with Fibromyalgia for five years.
I had to quit my job and just stayed at home. I couldn't stand for more than 10
minutes and didn't go out. Everything was affected - memory, speech and more. I
was taking a lot of pain medication to help me get through the day. I was extremely skeptical of the procedure, but now I'm a believer! I'm off
all the medication that was prescribed for me. I took a great leap of faith and
people can believe what they want to believe, but I know that I basically got
back my life." Jannie
"Acupuncture really saved my life! I
was terribly injured in a car accident with serious injuries, on a walker and unable to get out of bed. I began treatments full of hope and almost from the beginning began to feel better, stronger and encouraged. I surrendered to each andevery needle.
I embraced the calm and serenity and often fell asleep during treatment. I am an intelligent, professional person, but something happened to me with each treatment that pills, shots, and surgery could have never done. I was healed from the muscle damage, from inside to out. I am
very glad and grateful for the recovery from the car accident injury. I continue getting acupuncture treatment periodically to do this day because the treatments fit my wellness orientation." Myra Paradise
"My “Western Doctor” told me I needed a shrink — Jay Sordean helped me balance my hormones and the way my body accesses and uses food — much better! Thanks again! " Norma B.
"Our 3-year old son Oliver suffered from asthma whenever he got an upper respiratory virus before coming to see Dr. Jay. The pediatrician
was recommending a daily steroid. We decided to see Dr. Jay
instead. Oliver received massage, homeopathy, and
supplements, and has been seeing Dr. Jay for one year now. He’s
had no asthma symptoms since starting at The Redwood Clinic. And
unlike visiting the pediatrician, he [Oliver] enjoys coming here!
--Oliver’s Mom & Dad
"Although I have received treatments from Dr. Jay over the years, by great joy comes from my children’s relationship with Dr. Jay and the ancient art or Chinese medicine. My daughter Wenonah started seeing Jay when she was
a eight weeks old. Dr. Jay taught me how to massage
a baby and treat her homeopathically. Empowering! Wenonah is now 11 and has had her first series of acupuncture treatments regarding her insomnia. I am so happy to say
are getting great nights of sleep! :) My son Mays is 7 and recently had his first acupuncture treatment for a nasty bout of poison oak. I am so happy to have my kids be exposed to mind body spirit medicine and know that they will always consider this healing as true." My best, Erin P. Gaffey, Celtic Electric and Winstons Plumbing (Oakland)
Dr. Jay, you have the magic! My stomach problems resolved with your pills and potions and humor and needles. I appreciate the whole package here." Thank you, E.D."
"Yay! No hip
pain. Good job Jay.
Now I can play tennis and ruin it again. -- Julie Killbourn
"I used to drive across the Bay Bridge (Oakland - San Francisco) on a regular basis. In a three year span, I must have driven back and forth over it a 1, 000 times when I worked in the Richmond district in SF. Loved my job, but not getting there and back. Pardon the pun, but the stress took a toll. I drove a stick shift at the time and started getting a shooting pain down my leg when I stepped
on the clutch in traffic. It would not go away so Shana Stiles suggested I try acupuncture despite the fact I'm afraid of needles. Nevertheless, I went to The Redwood Clinic three times and Dr. Jay Sordean fixed it. It was not what I thought it would be like and it didn't hurt at all. It was relaxing and a relief. It was nice to see him again at the Emeryville Chamber Healthy City Expo." -- Kathy Helt, from the Emeryville Connection "Lifestyle" section
"Dr. Jay is an all-around nice guy, besides being fun and interesting to
talk with, he has helped make my journey through "Bariatric
surgery" much easier, healthier, and successful. Besides the healing
affects of his acupuncture to relieve knee, back and shoulder
pain, curb appetite and increase energy. I have enjoyed a
wonderful total relaxation experienced with every session. The self hypnosis tapes for weight loss
and relaxation along with his knowledge and skill with acupuncture have given me
a better life!!!! THANK YOU Dr. Jay...you're the best!! (You
can needle me anytime!!) Good...Stories...Elaine http://www.storyteller.net/tellers/estanley
I am writing to thank you for providing such wonderful, healing acupuncture for me for the past several months. I have sincerely appreciatee all that you have done and all the work/food-for-thought that you provided. I hope that
the new year brings happiness, prosperity and health
to you and your family."
" I have tried everything for my PCOS and nothing seemed to work. Acupuncture has truly changed my life and my overall health i in general. I recommend it to anyone, it has
given me more energy and has given me a new outlook on life. Thank you Dr. Jay!" Ashley Love
"Jay is a truly alerted. I feel many miracles from coming here to the redwood clinic, everything from physical peeling and support, to the emotional and spiritual well-being and connectedness. I’m so thankful to Jay
is here and I have the opportunity to come to him an
old myself to healing in this way. It is inspiring and for ever appreciated. Thank you. Blessings and peace." Joslyn L.
Acupuncture has allowed me to continue my active life (skiing, gardening, etc.) even though I broke my back as a teenager. I’m going on 70 and hate to think in what shape I might be had I followed my M.D.’s suggestion and
had back surgery." Ron L.
"Dearest Dr. Jay, You are awesome! You have helped me get better sooo many times! My skin is all better, my liver is on its way
to recovery and your kindness and gentleness have
been good for my soul! You rock! Of course, we have so much in common, even though we are half a century apart in age!! I take your smile in my heart to Canada! I love you Dr. Jay!" Milo XOXO (3 years old)
"I am so grateful for the healing care I have received to boost thyroid, and immune system, general well-being, both physical and psychological. I count on it!" Linda M.
"Thank you so much for all your help. You have impacted my life at many levels. I have truly gotten better (which I wasn’t even sure could happen) and know that I will continue to get better under your guidance. I appreciate
your approach (incorporating mind, body, and
spirit). It really works. I think you are a true “healer.” Thank you again." P.K.
"A charismatic and witty practitioner of healing, medicinal, therapeutic treatment."
Rhoda Curtis, Author, RHODA: Her First Ninety Years. www.rhodabook.com
"I have come to Jay Sordean to be healed from everything from joint problems,
after car accidents, to sleeplessness and a bad case of nerves. I have always walked out of my acupunture session feeling like a new man: with greatly reduced pain, a deep
emotional sense of well-being, and sense that life ahead is wonderful. I
attribute acupuncture at
the Redwood Clinic in playing a crucial role in my spiritual and creative
well-being also. Thank you, Jay" Frank B. Wilderson, III, author of Incognegro: a Memoir
of Exile and Apartheid, and Red, White, & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S.
Antagonisms, director of Reparations...Now, a film in progress http://www.incognegro.org
"Dear Jay, How wonderful to meet someone who I actually enjoy being "kneedled" by. Thank you so much for giving me back mobility and taking away pain. You have made me a posterchild for acupuncture and I will continute to recommend you. All my best," Uri, SF Bay Area, http://www.fineartrestoration.net
"February 17,2009 :
I was referred to the Redwood Clinic by my Back Care Doctor for acupuncture because of the pain that I have had from Scoliosis (a curvature of the
spine). I cannot take any kind of pain medication because of allergies to
the great majority of such pills and also because I do not like the side effect
that they cause.
In addition I also have a bilateral Trochanteric Bursitis (Bursas are the fat pads
which protect the hip bone) which is also caused by the posture I have when
walking due to the Scoliosis.
I had received two treatments with Dr. Sordean
and when I went for my 30 minute walk the following day and I was pain free.
Usually when I walk I have severe pain the full length of my back, so severe
that it would make me cry. I can now walk with some pain, but it is
I have gotten two additional benefits from acupuncture. The first
one is that I can now taste and smell. For about ten years I could not taste nor
smell due to a chronic sinus condition. I have had to use a medication spray
that is cortisone based, which also has some bad side effects. I decided to
start decreasing the use of the nasal
spray after! started acupuncture. Before! realized it, I could smell and
taste without the use of any medication. It has been at least two months and so
far I can still smell and taste.
The other benefit is that I can sleep
through the night until morning without waking up with pain. I wake up rested
and energetic. Before I would wake up several times during the night and had to
get ice packs to put on my back and hips to relieve the pain so that! could
sleep. As a result I would get up tired and totally worn out.
Dr. Sordean is
highly professional and competent and I would recommend him to anyone who is
having pain. I know that I cannot be cured of my Scoliosis, but I can be pain
free. Sincerely, (bm) A very happy patient!"
"Dr. Jay treated me prior to a wrist surgery for a lunate implant in
1989. My surgeon Dr.
Isono--one of the best in the world-- noted how succesful Dr. Jay's treatments
had been with respect to the flow of blood during the operation and in the weeks
that followed as I recovered rapidly. Dr. Sordean is one of the highest recommended health care providers in
the Bay Area who I often think of. " Carlos Hill