From a patient pregnant with her first child, after coming in for a few treatments to induce labor:
“As for labor and delivery, I suppose it was pretty quick as far as they go… I went for a walk on the trails at Bille Park and had a few contractions throughout the afternoon and evening. Regular contractions started around 9 Monday night and when I finally went to the hospital at 1:30am they were 3 minutes apart and I was dilated to 7. The midwife broke my bag of water around 7:30, pushing started around 8:30, and she was out at 9:50! No medication, nothing extra to get her out, and just a few stitches. You definitely got her moving and even quicker than I expected!”
July 26, 2014
When my wife and I came to the ridge from the SF Bay Area we had been seeing a wonderful Acupuncturist in San Francisco. However we could not convince him to come up here with us so we needed to find another. When we did find another, we found a very good one.
Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac. of Heavenly Herbs and Acupuncture was here for me when I had inured my back and legs . She is the only acupuncturist that we trust and have found consistent in her professionalism and knowledge of Acupuncture. She took away all the fears and anxiety that often comes with seeing a new practitioner. Never a pain, and the costs are always reasonable for treatment. As far as we are concerned Sheryl is the only one to see.
Tom Watson/Kim Victoria
July 17, 2014
I was telling someone today (6/1/12) how 3 acupuncture sessions with you helped the pinched nerve
in my shoulder blade a few years ago. Its been fine ever since.
Thank you SO MUCH for aiding in my extraordinarily speedy recovery from my total knee replacement surgery, which I had on June 25, 2012. I owe much of it to your skillful acupuncture techniques, very specific herbs, and your expert advice on nutrition and other helpful suggestions, before and after my surgery.
I have well surpassed the expectations of my surgeon, Charles E. Wilhite, M.D., nurses and physical therapists. Not only am I experiencing more flexibility (up to the maximum), but less swelling and redness around the incision. My incision is getting smaller by the day and I’ve been told by my surgeon that it will be nearly invisible sooner than expected. He said outright, “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!”
I have also had other problems that you have been able to help me with. You have worked wonders for injuries sustained by me a few years after being struck and rolled over on by a car in 2000. At the time I was being treated by a chiropractor with a “cooky cutter” approach for a few years until you were recommended by my massage therapist, Elizabeth Evans, CMT, who worked on me in the same chiropractor’s office. Recently you saved me from having risky surgery on the vertebrae in my neck by your remarkable acupuncture techniques.
If someone were to ask me to pick only one health care provider, it will be you!
Thank you again,
Yunnan Bai Yao
My first experience many years ago with this traditional Chinese medicine was dramatic. I was studying in Taiwan. One afternoon I fell in my tiny shower and cut a deep crescent of forehead and scalp open on the shower head bracket. Bleeding profusely, not speaking Chinese well yet, I got dressed, clamped a towel over my forehead, and ran across the street to my teacher. He took one look and got out some brown powder, which he sprinkled into the wound, and made me also swallow some. I thought I would be getting an infection and probably die far from home with this strange treatment. I had been imagining stitches, scarring, and pain. However, the bleeding stopped immediately and there was no swelling or pain. After less than a week of taking more of the Yunnan Bai Yao daily and placing it on the cut, the wound was nearly healed. After only a week, the large curved flap looked like an old wound, and it healed with almost no scar. I generally scar and bruise easily so this was amazing. Now, years later, there’s no mark. I still use it on any cut, before going to the dentist or having a procedure like a colonoscopy, and on my cat as well, in small doses.
Once I was at a workshop, and a friend there had been having violent nosebleeds. As the evening went on his nose began to bleed profusely. I always carry some Yunnan Bai Yao in my purse for emergencies. Another friend who is a TCM practitioner was there, and we gave the “emergency pill” to our friend, and had him snort some of the powder into his nose. The bleeding stopped. He went to a local emergency room where he had recently been treated for the nosebleeds, and the doctors there were very surprised at the lack of bleeding and swelling they expected to see. He did not need a painful cauterization, and even was able to rejoin our gathering.
More recently I recommended it to a friend about to have surgery on her nose. She and her surgeon expected her nose would be quite disfigured as the cancer on her nose would have to be dug out, bit by bit, leaving a pit. However, she took the red “emergency pill” in the packet of Yunnan Bai Yao the day before the surgery, swallowed some of the capsules and following her surgery she used the powdered form in the wound and took the capsules daily. It healed with little swelling or bruising in a very short time, and after a few weeks her nose showed no sign of the procedure. The depression in the tip of the nose filled in completely. Her surgeon was astounded, and very interested in learning more about this Chinese “wonder drug.”
For almost thirty years I have relied on acupuncture to heal from illness and injury. Ten years ago when I moved to Paradise I found Sheryl to be an attentive and capable practitioner. Her skill with herbal medicine and acupuncture nursed me through one of the most dire flues I have ever had. Also during stressful times I have used acupuncture to assist me, most recently as I undertook a Graduate degree. Often during an acupuncture treatment I would fall asleep, aside from rebalancing my system, this would allow me to recover the much needed rest that I had missed due to studying, reading, or paper writing.
Furthermore, I have found that when I injure a muscle, acupuncture can relax the strain.
Diane Buuck, PhD, MFT
Drippy, sniffy noses, chills and fever, watery eyes and choked coughs with some bazooka-sized sneezes typify the winter flu season at our house. Our symptoms have been greatly minimized by the Chinese Tea we get each year from Heavenly Herbs. It is a special mixture Sheryl recreated from a mix we got in China in 2005 when my husband got a terrible cold in Beijing. It’s an interesting combination of something that looks like a chrysanthemum, a pit that expands in water, goji berries and an assortment of other odd – but now familiar – flakes of herbs that we steep whenever we feel those sniffles coming on. Although it looks strange, my daughter, my husband and I all swear by it, as do our friends and relatives who are now devotees to Sheryl’s Chinese tea. If you want a little extra protection or a way to lessen the length of a cold, ask Sheryl for some of Alice’s Chinese Tea. It’s not magic, but it works better for us than anything else out there!
To Whom it concerns: This letter is in regards to my belief in acupuncture, and Sheryl Sanchez, LAc, of the Acupuncture clinic: Heavenly Herbs
Many years ago, about twenty, I fell over a rug where I worked. It wasn’t put down correctly and it was up against the edge of a refrigerator. I twisted as I fell and ruptured a disc. Needless to say I had surgery on my spine. I did try relief with many appointments of traction, and therapy before surgery. It was my last hope. I did well for about a year but my pain continued to get worse. It actually caused me to drag one leg and my upper back always felt like there was a sharp pain right in the center. My doctor suggested Acupuncture. He confessed to not knowing much about it, but thought I should try everything if I didn’t want to take drugs for the pain. However, he made me promise I would go for at least five appointments.
Needless to say, I was scared, but wanted to try it. Not much happened in the way of relief until the third visit, I woke up and the pain in the center of my upper back was gone. As I continued the visits, the limp got better. I have been doing acupuncture ever since. It’s continued to be my way of daily having less pain, thus allowing me to continue my days in a more efficient manner.
I feel very blessed to having found Sheryl Sanchez, L.Ac., here in Paradise, Ca. While she is now my good friend, she is also very knowledgeable in herbs and acupuncture. When I am suffering, I am able to go, get acupuncture, and after two or three sessions, I am able to face the day again. Sheryl is a very professional, friendly and good person. She knows what she is doing and continues to be a part of my life. She is a welcome relief to a soul that’s hurting, for all pain, affects you in one way or another.
Jo Ann Cantrell
I came to Sheryl after I’d been to 2 other acupuncture practitioners. She is by far the best. I came with tendonitis in my thumb. She really helped me. Then I had sciatica and it was gone in one treatment. Also, I’ve been helped with the Traumeel she recommended for my arthritis pain. Also, the sinus nasal spray she sold me is great. My doctor prescribed some that I can’t tell anything has changed. So I use only the spray Sheryl sold me.
I was telling someone today (6/1/12) how 3 acupuncture sessions with you helped the pinched nerve in my shoulder blade a few years ago. Its been fine ever since.
For almost thirty years I have relied on acupuncture to heal from illness and injury. Ten years ago when I moved to Paradise I found Sheryl to be an attentive and capable practitioner. Her skill with herbal medicine and acupuncture nursed me through one of the most dire flues I have ever had. Also during stressful times I have used acupuncture to assist me, most recently as I undertook a Graduate degree. Often during an acupuncture treatment I would fall asleep, aside from rebalancing my system, this would allow me to recover the much needed rest that I had missed due to studying, reading, or paper writing. Furthermore, I have found that when I injure a muscle acupuncture can relax the strain.
Diane Buuck, PhD, MFT
I was dealing with depression for the first time and realized later on that my non-related medications for physical issues was triggering much of this. Rather than go on expensive and complicated anti-depressants that cause undesirable side effects, I sought Sheryl’s help for a natural alternative. She suggested a practical and inexpensive herbal formula that worked beautifully and without harsh side effects. I did not need to stay on this regimen past a year, and once I removed the offending medication I was able to restore balance again quickly with the herbal formula. I’ve used this on two occasions and would highly recommend this option to anyone. Thank you Sheryl!
I want to thank you for helping me deal with my back pain and sinuses along with many other conditions. You listened to me and have helped me so much over the years.
I know I will never be pain free or cured. Acupuncture, Homeopathic medicines and your personal care has given me the opportunity to take control of my health conditions and manage my pain.
Acupuncture has greatly improved my circulation and lets me know where my blockages are. Having a Herrington rod in my back (scoliosis) for the last 37 years and then being in a car accident has been hard on my body.
I am grateful to you that I did not become addicted to medicines prescribed for me to deal with the pain. Your kindness, care and support has been so valuable to me.
Side affects of my prescribed medications were as bad as my symptoms. I felt like I had no other options before coming to you.
Sheryl helped me realize there are different ways to deal with pain and drugs are not the only way.
Acupuncture has helped me immensely. After trying conventional treatment and medication I turned to acupuncture. Heavenly Herbs and Acupuncture in Paradise has been my treatment of choice for the past few years. The pain in my low back and hip are so much better now.
I highly recommend acupuncture.
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for all you’ve done for us and our daughter over the past years. We’ve challenged you with a wide variety of issues and you’ve always come through for each of us. Not only the acupuncture, but your special tinctures, herbal remedies and enlightened advice have been not only helpful but invaluable to all of us. We couldn’t have asked for more – you are a true “healer” in every sense of that word. Thanks again and we’ll be seeing you again soon.
We wish you years of sunshine with a few clouds and beautiful tree for shade and protection. YOU are indeed a very special lady.
Sallie and Gary Nuber
Sheryl’s acupuncture helped me to relax and release in many ways. The knee pain took about 2-3 sessions, plus homeopathy and nutritional changes supported the healing. Before and after dental surgery, her acupuncture helped me to balance what was needed and heal well. The informative resources have been self-supporting! Her expertise is in herbs and acupuncture! The office setting has a healing comforting ambiance for sure. Thank you Sheryl,