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• Gerald W. (Vallejo)
Testimonials - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HIDr. Marshall knows her stuff and will educate you on nutrition, exercise, and the interface of Eastern and Western medicine. As a pharmacist she is uniquely capable of guarding against drug and herb interactions and teaches on the subject. She is professional, kind, and compassionate. She relieved me of chronic lower back pain in one visit and is making good progress on other issues. If you have a stubborn health concerns go see her. You won't regret it.

  • Greg C. (Pacifica)
    Dr. Anita Chen Marshall offers Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HII was treated at Dr. Marshall's clinic twice. Once for my lower back pain and once for trigger finger in my left hand. The treatment I received was very effective in immediately reducing my lower back pain and also quickly got me onto the path to full recovery. I am amazed by how effective Dr. Marshall's acupuncture and herbal remedies. Dr. Marshall's and her staff treated me with genuine care and compassion. I would definitely recommend seeing Dr. Marshall for acupuncture treatment of any chronic pain you are experiencing.

• Kimberley F. (Alameda)
Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HIDr. Marshall provides allergy relief and overall wellness! Dr. Marshall has helped me in so many ways! I used to live on antihistamines 24/7, now I only take them once or twice a month for flare-ups, have traveled to the pollen-soaked countryside in spring and have become a cat-owner! My energy is better, and I don't think I've had a serious cold at all since I've been seeing her this past year and a half! She uses sterile, individually sealed, disposable needles that I hardly feel. She also uses powdered herbs that are very easy to take. I take great confidence in that she was a practicing doctor of Pharmacy for 20 years before finding her true love in acupuncture. She treats other patients for menopause, pain, chemotherapy support, infertility, and everyone loves her! Not surprisingly, she was voted the 2004 Outstanding Professional Service Award by the Alameda Chamber of commerce.

  • Adela C. (Oakland)
    Testimonials - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HII highly recommend Dr. Anita Chen Marshall particularly to women entering menopause... I've been seeing Dr. Anita Chen Marshall every week for 9 months for serious acid reflux and relief from early menopause symptoms. I've experienced significant relief from my symptoms thanks to Dr. Marshall. I look forward to each treatment not only for the overall healing it promotes but for the most relaxing, meditative experience you can imagine. I always leave feeling healthy and even euphoric.

In addition, Dr. Marshall always takes time to talk with me before each treatment about how I am feeling on all levels, physical, emotional, psychological and she offers helpful information in a caring manner and is never pushy. Dr. Marshall listens to her patients and fine tunes her treatment according your needs and preferences as well as your physical condition. In addition to being a highly trained Chinese medical doctor, I really appreciate that Dr. Marshall is a trained and practiced U.S. pharmacist because she understands the medications that I have been prescribed by my primary care physician. I give her the highest recommendation.

• Joyce L. (San Jose)
Dr. Anita Chen Marshall offers Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HII went to Dr. Anita for an acupuncture treatment for the first time the other day, and I would highly recommend her. Here's why:

I had a constant pain on my right thumb due to repetitive stress injury and couldn't hold things in my hand without pain for 2 months. I took ibuprofen, used a thumb guard, Bengay and medicine patches to no avail, so I decided to try acupuncture. Dr. Anita has treated my friends in the past for various ailments with very good results. Therefore, I went to see her in spite of the fact it was a long drive for me (45 minutes).
I could sense the pain slipping away little by little as I lay on the treatment table. My thumb has been functional without pain since. She also treated my icy cold extremities and taught me how to do the massages to open the channels. I slept with such comfort without a heating pad/hot water bottle for the first time in a long long time.

Dr. Anita not only has her private practice in Alameda but also teaches courses in herb and drug interactions, and she has doctorate degrees in both pharmacy and oriental medicine. I am going back to complete the course of treatments. She is going to treat my allergies next time.

• Shirley L. (Alameda)
Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HII am so glad to have found Dr Marshall, a powerful and highly effective acupuncturist, who relieved months of intestinal distress in a couple of treatments. Oriental medicine is more than needles. It's a whole different way of treating the person that is often more effective than the western medical model, and always simpler. As with any other art/discipline, its effectiveness depends on the skills of the practitioner. Dr. Marshall is first rate, and a warm and lovely person, too.

• Barbara G. (Alameda)
Testimonials - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HIDr. Anita Marshall is an excellent acupuncturist. I am a health care provider, was referred to Dr. Marshall by my primary care physician because I had developed a bizarre array of symptoms that my doctor could not treat. Dr. Marshall explained my condition to me, treated me with acupuncture, herbs and massage and taught me how to really take care of my psyche, spirit and body.

She was understanding, compassionate, kind, non-judgmental and very wise. Dr. Marshall really cares about the well being of her patients. She spent a lot of time with me: reassuring me that I would get better and listening to my concerns. Thanks to Dr. Marshall and traditional Chinese medicine, I now feel better than I have in decades. I am so convinced of TCM's efficacy in treating a variety of medical and psychological conditions, that, when appropriate, I refer some of my patients to Dr. Marshall for acupuncture to help in restoring their health. I have complete trust in Dr. Marshall and know firsthand and by my patients' reports that she provides exceptional care.

• T.M. (Alameda)
Dr. Anita Chen Marshall offers Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HIDr. Marshall is truly a healer in every sense of the word! She is a proven professional - incorporating the best of acupuncture, herbs and dietary/nutritional advice into her holistic healing approach. I had been struggling with a twitching eye as a result of some stress and she was able to help alleviate the symptoms in two treatments. I have seen her for other random ailments (common cold, allergies, back pain) and have experienced relief in each of these domains. Worth noting is that she is absolutely willing to work with your western medicine doctor and is knowledgeable regarding western test results/medicines/diagnosis.

• Pam V. (San Leandro)
Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HII would highly recommend Dr. Anita Marshall to anyone looking for relief from muscle tension, migraines, asthma or other health concerns. I started going to Dr. Anita last summer for ongoing tension and pain in my neck and shoulders. At my doctor's I had received a prescription for muscle relaxants which made me feel dopey and unable to focus on work. After one treatment, the pain was much less, and within three weeks I was pain free. Currently she is treating me for osteoporosis, and asthma. She has prescribed a combination of herbs as well. At her recommendation, I have made a number of positive lifestyle changes, including drinking less coffee and getting more sleep. She continues to ask for updates about the areas of treatment and has helped me to reduce stress in my life as well. I look forward to every appointment with Dr. Marshall.

• westender45 (Alameda)
Testimonials - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HIDr. Anita Marshall is a skilled acupuncturist. She is just the kind of healthcare practitioner I was seeking. She’s professional, yet down to earth, knowledgeable and a good communicator. Although I came to see her for one problem, I soon realized that I could bring pretty much any set of symptoms to her and that she’d adjust her treatment accordingly. I’ve seen her for periodic allergic symptoms, colds and flu, bone density issues, post-menopausal symptoms? In short, whatever is going on that I’m concerned about. She sees me as a whole person rather than a set of symptoms. The sessions are extremely relaxing, too. I strongly recommend Dr. Anita to anyone who’s willing to considering acupuncture.

• Saundra W. (Oakland)
Dr. Anita Chen Marshall offers Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HIDr. Anita Marshall is the best acupuncturist for allergies and asthma. I first saw Dr Marshall when I was in poor health with chronic asthma and resulting sleep deprivation and back and shoulder pain. I used over-the-counter asthma medicine several times a day causing high blood-pressure and further sleeplessness. I was depressed.

Dr Marshall has restored my good health after many years of feeling like my body was closing down. Through acupuncture and powdered herbs, my asthma is under control--I no longer take the Primatene at all. I sleep well, my body pains are rare and I am now in overall good health. Dr Marshall is especially perceptive about what your needs are and addresses them gently and candidly. She is truly a healer in the fullest sense of the word.

  • Stephanie W. (Albany)
    Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HIDr. Marshall has been extremely helpful in helping me cope with my many health issues over the last ten years. She is both Western and Eastern trained. How many physicians from either discipline can say that? With a background as a Dr. of Pharmacy, she knows Western meds. For me, she has been excellent in eliminating allergies, back and neck aches, tooth aches, treating lymphedema issues and various other weaknesses and pains. She helped me when Western medicine could not.

For the last nine years, she has greatly helped to keep me healthy through stage 4 breast cancer while undergoing Western treatments in chemo, radiation, radical surgeries, and all their many nasty side effects. Her treatments have helped me to stay peacefully strong mentally, physically, and emotionally. I have always been able to eat while doing my chemos. I have been able to greatly reduce Western supplements against nausea that have their own ugly side effects. Scars and related surgery scar tissue has been reduced and smoothed out from her treatments. Radiation burns were cared for more effectively than what Western medicine could offer me.

She uses many techniques in addition to needles such as tiny magnets in the ears, Qi Gong, and is always seeking to learn and offer helpful new tools to benefit her patients. I always feel she has my best interest at heart because she works so hard to study and learn the best ideas in treating her patients. She cares so much to be the best for her patients. She has greatly reduced and eliminated unnecessary suffering for me so quickly and easily. Her Eastern work blends with Western medicine so powerfully. Do not hesitate to call her.

• Lynn D. (Alameda)
Testimonials - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HIDr. Anita Marshall is an acupuncturist with heart, soul and mind who can transform how your body feels. I came to Dr. Anita in March of 2001. I had been living with an autoimmune issue that the western doctor's could not figure out. I had been living in Taipei in 1991. Overnight I went from feeling great to having tingling numbness of the whole right side of my body (from head to toe). It became progressively worse and started manifesting into soreness all over. I couldn't walk more than 3 blocks without my right side swelling up and the sound of marbles going around in my head. I was skeptical at first - in fact waited 6 months from the time a friend recommended I go to her.

Once I went I responded quite quickly to the acupuncture treatments. My aches and pain were mostly gone after the first treatment. My numbness and tingling eventually went away with additional treatments. She also pushed a diet change - no more diet Pepsi for breakfast. I now go in for periodic tune-ups. I have also learned enough about acupuncture to know when a particular chi channel is weak and immediately make an appointment. Dr. Anita is very warm as well as extremely bright. I highly recommend her if you have not been able to get satisfactory treatment through western medicine. Dr. Anita believes in the 2 working together and I have become a believer as well.

Dr. Anita Chen Marshall offers Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HIMarcy P. (Alameda)
I went rather reluctantly to Dr. Marshall on the advice of my chiropractor, who thought I really needed to treat the cause of my aching lower back rather than just chase away the symptoms every few weeks. I considered myself to be in good health, apart from being slightly slowed down every now and then with aches and pains from dancing, jogging and stress in general, along with my allergies.

Thanks to Dr. Marshall, I now feel the vitality really great health can bring. The benefits of being "in balance" are enormous. Yes, the needles can pinch a little; going in, they can feel a little uncomfortable. But that is quickly forgotten and replaced by deep relaxation and a steady sense of well-being as I meditate for 30 minutes in her treatment room. I would be hard pressed to name a medical professional I've had in the past who is as attentive to my needs and who listens with such compassion. Dr. Marshall's advice for healthy living is always useful and applicable in my busy, active life. As I stand on the precipice of menopause, I'm more grateful than ever to have Dr. Marshall on my team!

• Shirley M. (San Leandro)
Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HIDr. Anita Marshall is professional and warmhearted, I highly recommend her! I was referred to Dr. Anita Marshall from a friend. For years I have been going through menopause and all the symptoms that go with that. Yes, I was a little skeptical at first, but I thought I would try acupuncture treatment and I only wish I would have gone to her sooner. They say results vary from one person to the next, but ever since my first treatment, I have not experienced any hot flashes or night sweats. I also get migraines, so I thought she would be able to help with those. I can now say that with the treatments she has given me, the migraine occurrences have dramatically decreased.

I have been seeing Dr. Anita Marshall for just over three months, and I am still amazed and grateful for this alternative medicine. Being a vegetarian for years, I was depleting my body of certain nutrients. Dr. Anita Marshall gave me insight on making minor changes in my eating habits to increase my energy and balance out my system. I have to say that it has worked and I'm feeling better than I have in years.

I would highly recommend you seeing her for any health issues you might have. She is very professional and takes the time to talk with you about your health needs. I never feel rushed when I have an appointment and I appreciate the health advice she offers.  I am now a firm believer in acupuncture and hope that more people consider this type of treatment.

MD, Hartman  

After Kaiser had pretty much given up on me, I was fortunate enough to be referred to Dr. Anita Marshall. She was quickly able to help me get a chronic disease under control. Her knowledge of both traditional Chinese and allopathic medicine is impressive, and gives her a unique viewpoint. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Jan H. 

I have been to see Dr. Marshall 5 times recently. She changed my life. I was suffering from Bells Palsy. I was experiencing pain in my neck, vertigo, nausea, and confusion. I had been in bed for 2 weeks unable to get up. After the very first visit with Dr. Marshall all of my symptoms were reduced by 50%. Today after the 5th visit I only have 5% of the symptoms left. Dr. Marshall is a miracle worker. If you are afraid of needles- don't be. You can barely feel them. The rewards are great.

Testimonials - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HI

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2766 Sea View Parkway

Alameda, CA 94502


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