Lanelle has been treating me with Five Element Acupuncture for about two years now. I am very pleased with her skill and talent. Before she opened her practice in San Jose, I would drive to San Francisco for quality treatment. Fortunately, Lanelle studied under my practitioner in the City. Now I can obtain the level of quality that used to require me to drive two hours round trip. Five Element Acupuncture is a powerful and sophisticated healing technique that works best when the practitioner is deeply skilled and possesses an innate talent. Lanelle has brought a full range of treatment options to bear on the flow of my Qi. I recommend her highly.
-- Andy G.
-- Andy G.
Before I came in to see Lanelle I felt very tired all the time. When I woke up in the morning my shoulders and neck were so stiff and painful. It was very hard to get up in the morning and I felt badly in the evening as well. I felt very anxious and irritable, and didn’t know why. I would take things out on the person closest to me. I struggled with taking care of my needs and others needs. Now I am able to deal with issues individually instead of not knowing why I am upset. I wake up feeling much better. No pain in my neck and shoulders! I have more energy. I have less anxiety and irritability. I feel more able to take care of myself. I have been able to reduce the dose of my medication by 75%. -- Sarah P.
I’ve been going to Lanelle for treatment for the carpal tunnel I have in both wrists and hands. When I started treatment, both my hands and forearms were numb. After just a few visits, my hands and wrists are back to about 85% of normal! On top of non-tingling wrists and hands, I have had much more energy and a real sense of “balance” throughout my entire body. -- Pam F.
I met Lanelle at a business owner’s breakfast. I had heard of acupuncture but never paid much attention. As Lanelle got up to share about her business she said that acupuncture could help with allergies and that immediately got my attention. I’ve suffered with allergies since I was a child (I was 47 when I met Lanelle) and for the last 8 years had been going to standard doctors for severe abdominal pain and frequent allergy issues. I was willing to try anything! At the initial consultation Lanelle was very professional and asked so many questions that I felt like I was being vetted by the secret service (lol). Not that she was being nosey, she genuinely cares and wants to help her clients. As she was beginning the acupuncture treatment I was asking questions. She began to explain chi and meridians and all I could hear was Charlie Brown’s mom. After the first session I was a bit tired but it was unremarkable. When I came back the second time Lanelle told me she believed most of my symptoms may be food allergy related. For 8 years I had been going to regular doctors for my symptoms and they just told me to take a pill and good luck. Lanelle was the first person to actually give me info that I could do something with. At her behest, thinking it could be a gluten or dairy allergy, I gave up all wheat products and dairy. It’s not as hard as you might think if you’ve been looking for answers for years. Up to this point I had been taking Omeprazole (for stomach acid) and allergy pills almost daily for years. Since the second treatment, in the past 3 months I have only needed to take Omeprazole 3 times and only need an allergy pill on days when I have to crawl in an attic. I still don’t understand chi or meridians or flow. What I do know is that I feel better than I have in years! As an alternative medicine provider I would highly recommend Lanelle. She genuinely cares and will explore every avenue to help you resolve your issues. – Phil M.
I started seeing Lanelle about 2 years ago for depression. I had been seeing a therapist and, while it helped in some respects, I was still depressed. I didn’t want to take anti-depressants, so my therapist recommended I try acupuncture. Lanelle really took the time to understand what I needed. After a few sessions, I felt so much better and I continue to feel great with regular follow-up care. I’m grateful for Lanelle’s knowledge and expertise in the acupuncture field. – S.S.
I have a fear of needles and was very hesitant about even trying acupuncture as a way of treatment for my issues. My original reasons for going to see Lanelle were to help with digestive ailments, year-round allergy symptoms, and also stiffness in some joints that prescription medicine was not helping. After the 1st round of acupuncture treatment, I was already able to feel relief of the stiffness in the affected areas. Sometimes immediately after the needle was inserted, I could actually feel the muscle/joint area release its rigidity and feel blood circulate in the area. Lanelle’s technique of using the proper size needles for each different patient has certainly eased my fear of needles and often times I am unable to feel them at all. Lanelle’s knowledge of natural herbs has greatly helped my digestive and allergy issues too. I no longer feel the need to take an antacid (Tums/Pepto) after meals. My allergy symptoms have lessened and I rarely have to take allergy medication, only during certain high pollen count seasons. I don’t have to receive acupuncture treatments as frequently now, but when I do I definitely leave with a feeling of healthy well-being. – Steff N.
Lanelle is terrific. I have had several visits to see her, my trusted advisor and Acupuncturist, for various health matters from neck and lower back pain to feeling extremely fatigued. She really cares, takes the time to talk with you and learn about your health. After several visits, I felt like a new person filled with more energy and less pain! If you haven’t tried Acupuncture, I would strongly recommend making an appointment with Lanelle. – Elisabeth W.
Before getting acupuncture, it was extremely painful throughout my back and arm. It was the worst pain I’ve ever felt and it was constant. On a scale of 1-10 it was an 11. Now my pain is almost completely gone. Occasional light pain here and there, but only a 1 or 2 and lasting for only minutes. It’s no longer constant and I’m able to exercise and live my life the way I used to before I was hurt. – Marc P.
Thank you so much, Lanelle, for the introduction to Acupuncture Therapy. It has helped me immensely. I have to admit I am a born skeptic but when my elbow pain lasted longer than two months, I knew I had to do something different. Your gentle nature compliments your knowledge in this area. Not only has my elbow returned to normal but my overall mobility and stamina have been positively affected. As you know, I am a career plumber which I throughly enjoy, and with your help I will make it another 30 years. – Dave D.