Reviews and Testimony from Clients
I was referred to Jennifer Robinson by my primary care doctor. In 2004 I went to see my Primary Care Doctor for my yearly check up and I discussed with her all of the symptoms that I had been having. The symptoms were as follows: Migraines, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, weight gain, abdominal pain, constipation and depression. I also talked to her about all of the things that I had tried myself to alleviate the symptoms and figure out what was going on with my body. I had made adjustments to my diet (no wheat, no dairy), fluid intake, exercise, learned techniques to deal with stress to name a few. I had spent countless hours reading books on subjects that would hopefully help. I had spent a lot of money on books and different “things to try.” Some of the things that I did were helpful; however, it never was complete because I could never eliminate the symptoms for any length of time. I could achieve temporary relief of symptoms and then they would return and I had no idea why or how to change it. I was exhausted, discourage, frustrated and feeling hopeless.
My Doctor listened to all of my symptoms and all the ways that I had tried to alleviate them. This is what she said, “When we see this combination of symptoms together, we call it Fibromyalgia with Chronic Fatigue, however there is no test that shows it and there is no treatment for it. We simply treat the symptoms.” This information increased my feeling of hopelessness. I let the Doctor know that my Mother had been diagnosed with the same thing and had not received relief of her symptoms either. This made me feel more discouraged than ever. The Doctor continued, “If I had my preference for you, I would have you see Jennifer Robinson for Acupuncture and Nutrition. I know that this treatment will likely not be covered by insurance, however I believe that it will help you.” My response to my Doctor was simply, “I have tried everything that I know of. I have spent money and time without the results. I am willing to try anything you think could be effective.” She said, “you will need to do everything she says to achieve results but I believe her treatment will help you.” I agreed to see Jennifer for consultation. I had confidence in her because she was referred by my Primary Care Doctor whom I trust.
I met with Jennifer for a thorough exam, testing and consultation. We worked together to design a treatment plan that would begin eliminating the source or cause of my symptoms. Jennifer let me know up front that some of my problems were chronic and would take time to eliminate. I had already understood this from my Doctor and was prepared for that.
I made the decision to invest in my health. The medical field was not offering answers only treatment of symptoms with drugs. The only hope offered me by the medical field was to manage these symptoms for the rest of my life with drugs and expect that they would likely increase and maybe multiply. I wanted to eliminate the problems creating the symptoms. My Doctor gave me hope that it was possible. Her answer was “see Jennifer and do what she recommends.”
Jennifer recommended a full cleanse, diet changes, supplements and acupuncture treatments. In six weeks on the cleanse diet I lost 23 lbs, my abdominal pain decreased tremendously, my energy level increased at least 50% and I began feeling hopeful and much less depressed. It was like coming out of a fog. I continued the acupuncture treatments and nutrition and my symptoms continued to improve. I have tried several times going back to foods we had eliminated and stopped taking the recommended supplements. What I found is that in a short while my energy level goes back down and all of my symptoms return. The depression and chronic fatigue return and it is hard to make myself do the things that I need to do for my health. When I continue to implement Jennifer’s recommendations I can live and enjoy living instead of simply surviving my symptoms every day.
I have referred Jennifer to many people since I began my treatment. Some of those people have made the necessary sacrifices, followed a treatment plan designed for them and experienced similar results to me. I am grateful to Jennifer for the help she has been to me, my family and friends. I wanted to share my experience in the hope that it will help others make the decision to invest in their own health.
— Gail Allen, Carmichael, CA
On 09/03/03 I became very, very ill, I visited my G.P. and she did a complete blood work up for me. The results showed nothing. I had to quit working as I was too sick and find a solution to my illness. Following is a list of the different ways; I have tried over the almost four years, to get help for my illness.
- 3 different therapists for live blood analysis
- 2 different internists
- 2 different gastroenologist
- Several massage therapists
- 1 therapist for Bowen Therapy
- 1 heart specialist
- 1 colonics therapist
- 1 nutritionist
- 1 vocational medicine therapist
Besides my visiting all of these doctors and therapists I have spent hours and hours on the web and had hundreds of conversations, trying to find a relief to my problem. I have been poked, prodded and taken nuclear medicine orally and intravenously(which I am convinced could not have been good for me). I tried 3 different drugs that my internist suggested. Those just made me sicker, in fact one of the drugs was pulled from the market right after I made the decision to stop using it.
My last gastroenologist suggested that I have a muscle in my stomach removed to relieve the pain and the problems. This was after I was diagnosed with gastro-paresis. Thankfully, I chose to ignore this suggestion and went on another quest to seek help elsewhere, which led me to you.
So Jennifer, as you can see, I have been through the gamut of MD’s and others to find a solution to my problem. I have not worked since last August and had on several occasions resigned myself that this was not going to get any better.
The GOODNES is- within one week of visiting your office I started to experience some relief to the symptoms and within almost 3 months most of my symptoms have disappeared. I know that I have a ways to go, but before my visit to you I really had lost all hope of ever getting better again.
I tell everyone I know about your services and how much you have helped me.
Thank you for your kind words, your knowledge, your support and the fact that you are a nutritionist just about says it all as far as how much you have helped me over the last three months.
— Patti Bonti
I’ve Known Ms. Robinson for 6 years at least. I met her through a referral by one of my doctors. Since that time I continue to drive from San Diego to be treated by her. She has great knowledge and expertise in detoxification, immune, glandular, digestion and chronic conditions and pain.
Ms. Robinson many times has saved me from very serious acute conditions.
She is the best. I just wish I could clone her and bring her to my home town of San Diego.
- TBI (traumatic Brain Injury)
- Spinal Injury
- Chronic Fatigue
- Auto Immune
- Adrenal Fatigue
— Nancy A. McDaniel, San Diego, CA
Six or seven years ago I was diagnosed by my medical doctor with FIBROMYALGIA (muscle & joint pains) and CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME. My symptoms were as though the plug had been pulled and all of my energy drained from my body. It was debilitating. The doctor informed me that the cause was unknown and there was no known treatment or cure. I felt completely helpless and discourage.
Less than a year ago I began to seek alternative health care. I was referred to Jennifer by someone who had had similar symptoms and had already seen results. After meeting Jennifer I was impressed with her knowledge and understanding of my symptoms and their likely source.
Following thorough testing and evaluation Jennifer worked with me to establish a treatment plan that would treat the source of my symptoms. I was made aware that this would not be a quick fix. This treatment plan required both a personal and financial commitment from me. I agreed to make the suggested diet changes, take the necessary supplements and have acupuncture treatments as needed. I decided at that time, my health is the most important investment I can make.
My progress has been gradual but consistent. I no longer have bouts of disabling fatigue. My overall energy level has returned to normal. I am forever grateful to Jennifer and look forward to continued improvement.
— C. B., Stockton, CA
I cannot believe it but I do! My digestion is getting back to normal and I really appreciate your approach of gentleness and thankfulness to our bodies for functioning well. You are right that we are often punitive to our bodies which reaps nothing.
During detoxification I lost the urge to smoke cigarettes. I have smoked for 10 plus years.
— Lorraine Williams, Sacramento
This therapy (Auricular Medicine) was totally successful for me – it not only relieved the pain at the base of my skull but also cleared up my congestion within 24 hours.
— Donna D.
Working with Jennifer, these past 6 months, has been my first experiences with a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach. I came to her for a hormone imbalance, expecting she’d use needles once or twice, some herbs and I’d be back to normal, lickity split. Well, what I discovered was she was willing to not just fix the symptom, but give me an opportunity to heal my body. I have had to trust her and have an open mind and patience. It takes us years to get into our current physical state, why shouldn’t it take some months to heal ourselves?
The last couple of months she’s guided me to detoxify my body using a variety of methods, such as vitamin, herbal powdered drinks, food selection and elimination, mineral supplements, acupuncture and something called, moxibustion. (come see her to find out about that!)
The beginning of the process, I experienced the surprising side effects of easily awakening in the morning alert and energetic, a significant decrease in my hay fever, and my excess 50 pounds of weight slowly shedding. (With only walking 20 minutes a few days a week, I’ve lost 15 lbs.) It’s been challenging along the way, but Jennifer has been there to answer my many questions, provide support and encouragement, as well as tweak the treatment plan so the side effects are minimal. I’ve also seen that I can follow thru and delay, gratification, to aid my healing. This experience has boosted my self confidence! The hormone imbalance will be fine in time, I’m sure of that! It’s a journey well taken.
— Karen W., Oct. 2010
Within hours of beginning treatment with the acupuncturist Jennifer Robinson, I began to feel better. Part of that was just in knowing that I now had a wise partner in my fight to regain my health. I felt a resurgence of hope and determination to do all I can with her guidance. Like they say, it felt ‘like a burden halved’ because Ms. Robinson was there to share the process and to encourage me in addition to providing me with a window into the mysterious world of Chinese medicine. Her testing procedures gave me so much valuable knowledge about what was going on with my body and really helped me visualize the changes that I can make by following her nutritional counsel and receiving the treatments she recommends.
Each treatment with Ms. Robinson has resulted in tangible benefits beginning with a terrific feeling of returning strength in my legs. Over the weeks, I have experienced diminished pain, increased clarity of thinking and restored energy. It has been like rolling back the clock to the days of my youth when I had confidence in my body and mind. Thank you so much Ms. Robinson for your healing hands and guidance!
— Anne Mara Matson
At first when I came to see Ms. Robinson, I was experiencing foggy brain, lethargy and just all around feeling down. I thought it was going to be just like the “regular” doctors where they see you once or twice, talk to you for about five minutes, give you a prescription and you’re done (until the problem acts up again). Jen’s approach is different. She treats her clients in a holistic manner, meaning she treats the whole body, spirit and mind. She recognizes how each body process affects the next and asks many questions of your past and present situation in order to properly assess the situation. I could tell that she cared about me and my recovery right away. She actually spent over an hour with me the first visit discussing my concerns and opening my mind to a whole new, exciting approach to my health. No doctor has ever taken this kind of time and shown this much concern with my health before. Her testing methods revealed issues I had with my digestion among some other concerns. I also have had headaches and sciatica for years. She explained that to treat these issues I would need to change my nutrition, get acupuncture/cupping/auricular treatments and add Tai Chi or hatha yoga to my life. This of course meant an actual treatment program with higher than expected costs for me. Since I am not covered by insurance and have a low income I was extremely hesitant to go forward. I thought about it and realized, if I don’t have my health, I don’t have anything so I went for it. I AM SO GLAD I DID!!!
Between Auricular Therapy, acupuncture and supplements I am experiencing significant relief from the headaches and sciatic pain I thought I was just destined to live with for the rest of my life. My digestive problems are taking a little longer but Jen explained that some issues take more time to resolve than others and to be patient. It is not like taking a pill which may give fast relief, but with the cost of side effects and only masking symptoms, not treating the cause. I know that because Jen is treating the cause of the issues, there is actually an end in sight for these problems. It feels to me like this is some kind of magic that has been under our noses for so long, but ignored. The auricular therapy especially surprised me. Who knew seeds in the ear could have such fast relief of headaches, pain and low energy levels? I liked the fact that I continued the therapy at home myself for days by pressing the seeds. I highly recommend Jen Robinson for any health issue, be it mental, physical or emotional. Thank you Jen.
— Jacqueline Brignoli
I am happy to report that after just one auricular medicine treatment, I had six hours of relief from the pain I’d been having from Shingles. And after second treatment the day later, I again experienced several hours of relief. Since then I have had increasingly more energy and less pain day by day. It’s two weeks later now, and I have continued to feel stronger and I no longer have any significant pain.
— Debra M.
My discovery into the healing arts of acupuncture was driven by my diminishing health condition. I had symptoms of anemia, fatigue, extreme joint pain, depression, eating disorders, increased asthma, swollen legs, abdomen, and arms, and my kidneys, liver, and gallbladder were not functioning properly. I came to Jennifer by recommendation, as I was also motivated to heal by eastern cultural medicine/philosophies, rather than western protocols.
I expected, as most that have experienced western medicine, a “quick fix”, a prescription, and to be sent on my way. However, this did not come with acupuncture. What I have learned with Jennifer, is that before you proceed into any depth of healing, you must accept and understand the infliction of your condition and the process by which it must take to heal…that is”heal”, not medicate, numb, or pacify.
Jennifer consistently reminded me that she is not a doctor, she does not promise to “cure” me, yet she will provide the opportunity via acupuncture, cupping, massage, and foot baths for my body to detoxify, to relieve blockage and ignite energy levels. This is a healing, a deep, slow, thorough cleansing and healing of one’s body.
She has evaluated my diet and lifestyle. She listens intently, and follows through with each visit. She shares intimate, personal and genuine concerns for each individual’s condition and desired outcomes.
Jennifer invests a great amount of time and patience in performing examinations, physically and mentally, before treatments. She is genuine, caring and truly passionate in helping others find enhanced health and wellness. I am certain that this practice of healing is most undeniably, Jennifer’s destiny.
Over the course of three months, I have increased my red blood cell count reaching “normal” levels, I am no longer bloated with swollen extremities, my energy levels have risen at least 50-60%, asthma and difficulty breathing decreased by 70%, and my mind more positive and clear.
— J.B., Fair Oaks
I have lost 6 lbs. since seeing Jennifer. I now have no pain in my knee that I’ve had for 10 years. There are no words to express how happy and thankful [I am] for Jennifer and her needles.
— B. Furniss
I first came to Jennifer for acupuncture and toxicity testing and for help with food cravings. I had also heard that she has a wonderful weight loss program. As an active gym member for many years, I had tried diet pills, and had a variety of meal plans but just could not take the belly fat off my tummy.
She was very nice and professional as she ran some initial toxicity tests to review my general health. I was amazed at how detailed the reports were and how inexpensive the tests were. My primary doctor has never reviewed this type of information with me before. It sure was worth it.
Well, I am proud to say that the weight loss program worked above and beyond my expectations. I lost 5 inches off my abdomen area. I have dropped down one dress size and am now a size 7 and lost 5 pounds of body fat.
I cannot believe how many people have complimented me on my weight loss. This program teaches you how to eat better, feel better, live better and by doing it with the Lapex program, no surgery, no pain, no diet pills and best of all it’s so EASY!!
Thank you for helping me achieve my goal in targeting my belly fat on my abdomen (5 inches) and helping me lose the awful food cravings, lower my BMI, feeling and looking great. I will definitely come back to you again in the near future to treat an additional area ….possibly my thighs because the holidays are coming up!
— Diane M, Davis, CA
Through acupuncture and nutritional support, Jennifer has improved the physical well being of my entire family. My husband now walks easily and is practically pain free at all times. My daughter is more relaxed and Jennifer has dramatically reduced her tension, jitters, and stress. And I feel like a new person!
— Mary Currey, Fair Oaks
I have suffered from fibromyalgia for 20 years with constant pain in my eyes, neck and between my shoulders accompanied by frequent headaches. I often felt like I had the flue. During my first acupuncture treatment I had so much pain released that I felt 50% better. With continuing treatment , my condition has continued to improve and now I feel that I am 80% better than when I first came in. This is incredible to me! You have helped me so much with your detox program and nutritional supplements too. I am so very grateful to you for helping to greatly improve my quality of life!
— Glenna Wood
I had back pain for over a year, and upon receiving treatment from you, the pain was reduced by over 90%. My follow-up treatments entirely alleviated the problem. Thank you so much!
— Leo Daugherty, Sacramento
I received acupuncture treatments from you for ten weeks. During this time, my appetite has improved, my anxiety has diminished, and I’m sleeping better than I have for years. Although I had initial apprehensions about the use of needles, I found the treatments to be very relaxing with almost no discomfort.
— Rick Carlile, Carmichael
I was having pain and stiffness in my right hip, and your first treatment was limited to my right ear. I thought this was odd, but kept an open mind. Later that night, the pain was worse, but incredibly, the next morning the symptoms had almost disappeared! Subsequent treatments have been equally beneficial to my neck and shoulders. I am able to move my neck from side to side with ease, I fall asleep quickly and am sleeping better! Your treatment approach and knowledge are outstanding. Thank you for significantly improving the quality of my life.
— Chuck Najarian, Carmichael