From those in Santa Rosa who have experienced Annie’s Acupunture and Natural/Holistic Medicine work…
“A year ago I came to Annie burned out with adrenal fatigue and numerous issues related to that syndrome. With great insight, expertise and intuition, Annie began to unravel the symptoms and get to the core imbalances in my system. Over time, like unpeeling an onion, she helped me start to feel better, more alive and strong, as she very adeptly treated the series of thyroid, adrenal and pituitary issues that unfolded. My tiredness, depression and cravings started to subside. Annie helped get me to the place where I felt in touch with my core strength again. In the process, with her guidance about weight loss, I was able to shed the 40 pounds that had been both a symptom and one of the causes of my fatigue. I have never felt better, or gotten such profound healing in such a short period of time, given the severity of my condition. I am grateful for having found Annie and continue to seek her guidance to keep me healthy and proactive about tuning into my body to keep it in balance.”
–K.R., Product Designer, Healdsburg, CA
“I came to Annie almost crippled by a hormonal and nervous system imbalance. I could not walk by myself, I was scared and I did not understand what was happening with my body. Annie gently worked through the layers of my health problem, and in just three months she was able to get to the bottom of an issue that had accumulated for many years due to stress. I learned a lot about my body and I was able to find my balance. It felt great after eliminating toxic layers, and I also embraced her suggestion to go gluten-free. I feel much lighter, and I have a better outlook on life, now.”
-S.S., College student
“I found Annie to be very helpful. I stayed in Sonoma County primarily to regain my health as I was experiencing all of the classic symptoms of Hypothyroidism, I’d had a tremendous weight gain, my skin and hair were extremely dry, I was always fatigued and had lost a lot of muscle strength. I started a purely vegan diet prior to meeting with Annie, but she offered some diet adjustment advice and started me on supplements for thyroid and adrenal support. It has been almost two months since my first visit and I am feeling almost completely back to normal. My energy is back, I’m losing weight and I have enough strength to start working out again. The improvement has been incredible. I highly recommend Annie to anyone who wishes to have an alternative solution to their ailments.
~ J.M., Broker/Owner Absaroka Realty Inc. CRS, GRI
“Annie’s work is extraordinary–she is a very gentle, intuitive and loving person. She was able to help me recognize some chronic issues underlying my health, and put me on a self-empowering path to health & wellness… am greatly beholden to her for the healing work she brings to our community …”
~ C.S., Documentary Filmmaker, Santa Rosa, CA
“I recommend regular acupuncture treatments and natural remedies from Annie Osborn to anyone who wants to keep their body going in the direction of great health. I am in my mid 60’s and for 8 years Annie has helped me with the following:
I have Hepatitis C and my liver enzymes have been consistently in the normal range.
Whenever my energy level dips, Annie’s energy points restore me to vitality.
On my foot, a lump and heel spurs had been interfering with my ability to exercise. The next step for the podiatrist I was seeing was surgery. Annie’s acupuncture cured both. The lump completely disappeared!
A mass developed on my left ovary. With acupuncture, it has totally disappeared.”
~ B.P., M.S. Feng Shui Consulting, Santa Rosa, CA
Author of “Lion Taming, the Courage to Deal with Difficult People, Including Yourself”
“I am a bicycle racer year round. Annie helped me quickly resolve a debilitating health problem so that I was able to train and race at full speed. Annie is so wonderful to work with, an integral of my performance team! I highly recommend working with Annie if you want good health and top athletic performance.”
~ P.C., Bicycle Racer, Santa Rosa, CA
“Todd here with a dazzled smile on my face. I found my happy today. It was so vivid, it was almost scary. I sang better in the shower. The joy of playing with my cat was unbridled. My breath found its proper place. My posture is perfect. The day stretches out before me full of possibilities. The part in me that wants to question, quantify, second-guess is taking a back seat, and its voice is reduced to ancient folly.
You helped me find me, the one I knew was in there somewhere. I’m very aware of my body and a general opening up. I won’t look at this moment with questions, only revelations. Thank you!”
~ T.T., Rohnert Park, CA
I came to Annie’s office approximately 2 years ago as a last ditch effort before turning to traditional Western pharmaceuticals. With a recent diagnosis of mild depression (really, this is mild!) I was finally ready to tackle some emotional issues. I was very comfortable during our first visit while talking about life-long symptoms and I was very specific on the issues I wanted to tackle at first. Fast forward a few months and I notice things changing. Improving. Not drastically, but in hindsight, I could see positive changes in my outlook and attitude. I was more easy-going and life’s stressors became small, maneuverable speed bumps instead of impossible mountains to climb. I also felt better about myself, more confident in my own skin. This was something I battled my entire life and I had lost hope that it could ever change. I’m glad I was wrong.
Other issues that we addressed over the last 2 years included PMS and menstrual cramps. The week before my period I felt like a different person and I use to take prescription strength Motrin for my cramps. My periods now sneak up on me and I rarely take anything for cramps, but maybe 1 200 mg. Motrin.
I have also suffered from Spring seasonal hay fever since I was a toddler. After moving to Sonoma County 10 years ago, I developed year-round allergies which finally progressed into multiple sinus infections and rounds of antibiotics. I was on 5 different OTC allergy remedies and couldn’t wear my contact lenses because of the watering & constant itching. Since Annie has helped me, I haven’t taken any allergy meds in over a year. This is for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. These improvements aren’t subjective. I don’t have hayfever/allergies anymore!!!
Another symptom that arose during a visit was my food cravings. I had intense, terrible carbohydrate / sugar cravings, which I of course fed and that was wreaking havoc on my body in others ways!! Since tackling those “food cravings” I have lost 10 lbs without even trying. I guess I never realized how much my eating habits were being driven by my food cravings. I eat healthier now and feel more “satisfied” than I use to.
I know this is a lot but I really wanted to share my wonderfully, positive experiences with Annie. I’ve been continuing to see her on a quarterly basis, just to keep up with my body and avert any issues before they become problematic. However, for all the physical ailments Annie has helped me with, I can’t emphasize enough how happy I am with the emotional strength & stability I’ve gained. The positive changes in my mental health was something I didn’t think was possible and I am so glad that I didn’t have to resort to Western “meds” with all their side effects and life-long scripts. I truly wouldn’t be happier without Annie!
P.S. It was Kaiser Psychiatry Dept that helped me locate Annie in the first place when I expressed my profound reservations with Western psych meds. Kudos to them for listening to my concerns and deciding to help me, even if it didn’t include them.
~ S.H. Kenwood, CA
“I went to see Annie Osborn about a chronic and persistent pain I had in my lower left gut. She is friendly, professional, upbeat and competent. She looks at the whole person, not just symptoms. I felt seen, heard and acknowledged.She uses muscle testing to identify possible allergies or other causes for the symptoms, but also asks questions to learn more about general health and life style. She recommended a number of supplements to address symptoms that were flagged. I followed her advice, avoided certain foods for awhile, and took all the supplements faithfully. I have not experienced the gut pain since after about a month starting the treatment plan. She was available in between appointments to answer questions, and got right back to me via text or phone. I recommend her as a caring, competent and friendly natural healer.”
~ S.M, Santa Rosa, CA