"I did not feel that my symptoms were the focus of the treatment but rather ‘Me’ as a person with all my bodily and emotional aches. The treatment clearly helped me with the pain but it also helped me deal with my anxiety driving again (after two car accidents within a year). Judy has a great way about her. I always felt accepted and her bedside manner is very kind and calm. I have a very low pain threshold and Judy always willingly adjusted her treatment to my needs."
Common Colds and Flu
"The thing that amazes me the most is that acupuncture really does cure the common cold! It has helped prevent me from getting a cold in the first place and if I do get one, the duration is a couple of days, not a week or more!"
“I have had regular acupuncture treatments on and off for the past twenty years. Overall, I’m a very healthy person. I’ve noticed, though, that in the periods of my life when I’ve been able to maintain monthly, “preventive” acupuncture treatments, I’ve had particularly robust health. My immune system fights colds, flus and infections off more easily,"
"I first visited Judy when I was going off my antidepressants, and wanted some support as I did that. The whole process went very well, and I'm forever grateful for Judy's help. I've also gone back for "tune-ups" when I felt my energy was depleted, and that was immensely helpful, too. Judy is both a skilled practitioner and a delightful person; I'm so glad to know her."
"Underscoring physical problems, I was also experiencing new feelings of “the blues” coupled with anxiety due to life circumstances (ie. unexpected pregnancy; malignant cancer of my Mother; default on home.) During our first session, Judy informed me that she employs Classical 5-element Acupuncture and we proceeded with an in-depth health history of my presenting symptoms. Following the first two sessions, I felt as if a very heavy load had been lifted off of my shoulders, whereas my burdens just didn’t seem so overwhelming. I noticed my temper was much more neutral and that I didn’t lose it as often and as quickly as before."
"I survived a brain aneurysm rupture in 2002, and am left with a number of lasting deficits, including constant head and eye pain. Judy Pruzinsky gave me my first pain-free moments that I had had in years, providing me relief from the excruciating headaches and eye pain which are left from my rather radical and emergency surgery."
Mental and Emotional
"I think the most amazing thing you do is work so effectively with the unseen energies that swirl around and through each of us - connecting and soothing the jagged edges that cause us emotional and/or physical discomfort. Through your guiding intervention, one actually “sees” and feels the impact that thought energy has on physical pains. As you coax the integration of the mental and physical energies through meridians, the body can actually encourage the healing thought to begin.
Kudos to you, your healing modality and your spirit!"
" In session, Judy brings not only her technical expertise, but a remarkable personal energy that is both subtle and dramatic, if that combination is not too confusing. She was able to help me with nearly every complaint I brought to her, as well as raising my overall level of health and aliveness in only a few weeks of work."
" Judy's treatments help me feel physically healthy, plus I feel more balanced and grounded emotionally. I am a firm believer in acupuncture."
Neurological / Musculoskeletal
"Judy has helped me and my situation with chronic pain from two previous neck surgeries. .She has used both acupuncture and Chinese herb treatments. I fully believe that this adjunctive medicine does help even when traditional Western medicine does not. I have been trained in acupressure and know that Chinese medicine has at least 5000 years of history. Even though Judy has not practiced for that amount of time, her knowledge is extensive and her touch is excellent. I never felt a thing... I highly recommend Judy and her treatments methods."
"I started going to acupuncture for treatment of low back pain and I was really pleased with the results. I found that I felt better in general after treatment, so I kept going even when my back was better."
"I came to Judy Pruzinsky with intermittent and often unbearable pain of my left knee and right shoulder, duration over 8 months. My pain specialist prescribed a combination of Vicodin and Ibuprofen as well as taping of the knee using sports tape, and daily light exercise to increase ROM. After two treatments my joint pain was still present but the duration and severity were significantly lessened. Happily, following my last treatment (I’ve had a total of four) I can share that my left knee and right shoulder pain have all but disappeared. I have yet to share this with Judy because I honestly believed my pain free days wouldn’t last, that the debilitating pain would soon return. It’s been 2 weeks since that session and I have yet to experience pain in either joints."
Reproductive & Gynecological
"At 42 years of age, I was 11 days overdue with my first child. My doctor determined that if labor did not naturally start within 24 hours, a Pitocin inducement would have to occur. Luckily, Judy was available and asked me not only about my physical condition, but about any fears or other emotions that I might be experiencing, and listened with an open, loving heart. She gave me one treatment at 9 am and one at 2 pm. By 9 pm my contractions started, and my lovely child was born at 6 am without the use of drugs. I was so thankful and have since recommended acupuncture induction to several women."
"After treatments for pain and anxiety we conceived our third child whom we had been ‘waiting’ for four years. I think Judy is a gifted practitioner."
"Perimenopause was starting to take a toll on me emotionally and physically. I have found real relief with Chinese medicine and acupuncture treatments. I feel calmer and more able to concentrate, and night time sleep has improved. I have several women friends who have found relief from profound hot flashes with acupuncture as well. Judy is the greatest acupuncturist ever, and if you don't believe me, give it a try. You won't believe your body!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Judy Pruzinsky took care of me during a bout of pneumonia, relieving the pain in my chest immediately and directly. I was a skeptic, not believing in anything other than Western medicine. Judy changed my perception and experience, and made me a life-long believer!"
"I came to Judy with a chronic respiratory infection and a compromised immune system from four stressful years of caregiving my mother through her death. Within a couple of weeks of treatments from her, my health began to return and she cleared up the infection. Further treatments have increased my well being like nothing else has. She has also treated me for an ear infection and skin rashes. Going to her has allowed me to avoid taking antibiotics, which do not work well with my digestive health. I trust her skill and experience completely."
"I loved working with Judy. I came in feeling disjointed. I left feeling grounded and whole. "
"I like the way Judy makes me feel. In this all-too-tense world, it is nice to have a calming experience, and that is what Judy provides. She gives me the skills to help me live a healthier life. "
"I find I am far more centered and able to deal with all the stresses that work and family life bring each day."
Chi Gung Testimonials
"My meditative respite each week!"
"Practicing has brought me into deep conversation with my body again. From which, I've been, somehow, long estranged."
"At times, my long held sticking points fall away and I feel an uncommon grace move through me, and in those moments I am completely and perfectly healthy."
"There is also a strength that develops through Qigong that is beyond muscular. It's a deep, balanced, gentle strength. The way that water is both yielding and powerful."
"Relaxing yet energizing, challenging at times."
"It is very calming, centering and grounding. It is gentle and powerful at the same time."
"I feel an increase in awareness of my body, increased peace during the day, as well as increased energy for my daily activities."
"Judy's Chi Gung class was my first experience of this beautifully peaceful and quietly energizing movement form. Her supportive presence and deep knowledge of the body and energy systems create such a wonderfully nourishing environment for self-connection, healing, and community. I'm grateful to Judy for offering this class and so glad that I followed my intuition to take it!"
"Judy Pruzinsky's Chi Gung classes in the Half Moon Bay area over the past six years have helped me keep fit and limber. Her teaching style is clear and her tuition is very reasonable. Judy’s personal warmth makes class a joyful experience. We are extremely fortunate in having Judy’s Chi Gung classes offered locally."
"It’s been a real lovely experience. I’ve actually been feeling really good and it gives me hope that I can age in a way that will be healthy and fulfilling.
"I haven’t felt this has been a sacrifice it’s just been fun and an amazing journey.
"The biggest thing is that I’ve been able to sleep through the night and I haven’t done that in my adult life, ever. When I’m up I’m up I don’t need any stimulants."
"There were times in the morning when I’d check my alkalinity and it would be 6.8. I’ve been measuring it for some time now and it’s usually been 5.7. And on the cleanse if not when I first wake up, then after the shake it will be 6.8."
"I continue to lose weight, I love what I’m eating and I love what I’m doing and so incredibly grateful for having made this change. It’s like a miracle. I’ve gone down from 223 to 206 and counting."
"I’ve loved (and really needed) the discipline.
"I have been calmer and more energetic!"