“My pain level is consistently lower…”
“I am a business strategist in my mid-twenties and have experienced severe chronic pain for over five years, which has inhibited my ability to work and function on a day-to-day basis. I have tried a number of modalities and treatments within both the western medicine world, including treatment in some of the best hospitals around the country, and alternative practices –all without significant results. When I first called Radiya to find out more about Abundance Acupuncture Clinic almost two years ago I was overwhelmed by pain and was feeling hopeless about my medical situation.
With Radiya’s care my overall health and wellbeing has improved. My pain level is consistently lower and more effectively managed when it spikes. Radiya’s professionalism, attention, and consideration is unparalleled. She consistently works to explore treatments that will best address my condition and expand on the treatments that are working. When I experience acute pain Radiya is able to provide significant relief with as little as a single treatment.
After being exposed to many medical environments, modalities, and procedures it has been a transformative experience to be treated by someone who takes the time to understand what is going on with my body and offer holistic treatment & support. I am consistently impressed and fascinated by Radiya’s ability to work with my body to identify what treatment will best address what is currently going on. Her willingness to try new approaches, do research on my behalf, and take the time needed to thoroughly treat my condition has added to my positive acupuncture experience.
It is apparent that Radiya takes my wellbeing seriously and I feel much less alone in my struggle with chronic pain due to her care. I am grateful for Radiya’s expert treatment –both my body and my spirit continue to be positively impacted!”
– M Simon, Sebastopol CA
“I highly recommend Radiya…”
“I have been going to Radiya as my acupuncturist for a few months now. In my first session with Radiya, and each one thereafter, I found her to be very present, intuitive, empathetic to my needs, and genuinely caring. She has a very gentle touch and a wonderful demeanor. Radiya takes a holistic approach in her treatments. She never rushes the treatments and always makes me feel at ease. She seems to strive to make sure that I am feeling balanced physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I highly recommend Radiya for your acupuncture needs and desires!”
– Sheri Feinstein, general wellness
“I can never thank Radiya enough for the gift she gave me: wellness.”
“I went to Radiya with numbness and tingling in my arms and hands constantly. The numbness also radiated in my legs, feet, and mid section. I went to a bunch of different doctors, but no one could tell me what was wrong with me. I was very worried and stressed out because I did not understand what was wrong with me and wondered if it would be permanent. I put all of my trust in Radiya and acupuncture. After the first couple of weeks there was very little change. I kept up regular appointments, believing it would work. After about 3 or 4 weeks of persistent acupuncture and cupping the numbness and tingling slowly started to disappear. After about 6 weeks it was barely noticeable and now a few months later there is no numbness or tingling anywhere! I can never thank Radiya enough for the gift she gave me: wellness. She is a wonderful, peaceful, true person. Thank You again for all of your care and truly believing in what you do.”
– Tessa Pavlovsky, neuropathy
“With one treatment Radiya spared me months of pain
and saved me a bunch of money.”
“All I can say is WOW! I had never really had any experience or faith in acupuncture until I sprained my ankle. One day I sprained my ankle. I’ve had bad sprains like this before where I couldn’t even touch my foot to the ground. Usually at least 2.5 months to heal. I called Radiya CRYING because I had 2 weddings to photograph the next day. Radiya encouraged me to come in so I arrived on crutches with some small hopes of reducing the swelling a little. To my utmost surprise, Radiya spent over an hour with me, kept her clinic open late (just for me!), put needles in my WRIST and herbs on my ankle. Results? LITERALLY WALKING WITH NO PAIN THE NEXT DAY!!! I was able to dismiss my hired helper who was going to carry my cameras up and down the vineyards. I worked two 10 hour days on my feet walking around and squatting, hiking up and down vineyard hills. This seemed seriously miraculous to me. It wasn’t til a week later that I started to feel a little sore. Radiya said, well I TOLD you not to walk on it! LOL! When I went back another time, I told the woman sitting on the couch about my experience. She said ‘Radiya is the absolute BEST. I’ve been receiving acupuncture for over 25 years and she is literally the best and most talented I’ve ever been to.’ I couldn’t agree more. Radiya is intuitive, knowledgeable, skilled, professional, and achieves longstanding results. All I can say is that with one treatment, Radiya spared me months of pain and saved me a bunch of money!!!”
– Rachel Balunsat, photojournalist, sprained ankle
“I’ve never experienced anything so gentle and non-invasive
with such effective long-term results.”
“I am so grateful for the remarkable laser acupuncture healing I received from Radiya Heather Austin. After an injury 6 months prior, I had daily back pain that made it difficult to sit for any length of time. Radiya gently applied a painless laser acupuncture device and her loving, compassionate manner made it easy for me to relax. After the treatment, I was amazed that the pain had disappeared and I was able to sit without pain for months afterward. The pain has rarely returned since this one-time treatment. I’ve had lots of chiropractic, shiatsu, and other bodywork for back problems in the past, and I’ve never experienced anything that was so gentle and non-invasive, yet had such effective long term results. And Radiya is so sweet and loving that it always feels wonderful just to be in her presence. I highly recommend Radiya’s laser acupuncture treatments!”
Ihsan Elizabeth Rose Kent, Ph.D., San Anselmo, CA
“With [Radiya’s] help we succeeded in becoming pregnant.”
“With a significant history of not being able to have children behind us, we consulted Radiya to help us become pregnant. Radiya was a guide and a healer, helping nurture us physically and emotionally. With her help, we succeeded. Now that we are pregnant, she provides a whole different level of service and care. She has a vast base of knowledge and shows an extrodinary level of compassion, love and understanding. She has been a critical part of changing our lives. We are so grateful to have her as a resource for life.”
– M and L,, fertility
“Hot flashes are almost non-existent now…”
“Radiya has been treating me for several years for various issues. Her gentle being and wonderful healing nature has helped me in so many ways. Radiya has helped me with my transition through menopause. My hot flashes are almost non existent now and my sense of well being has improved immensely. With her wisdom Radiya has helped me look at things differently. She has a real sense of what a person needs to heal.
I have recommended her to family members and friends and they all have had incredible results through her treatments.”
– Lynn Galeazzi, Santa Rosa, CA, hot flashes
“It’s so nice to find a true healer!”
I have been going to acupuncture for over six years in San Francisco, Davis, and Santa Rosa for various conditions ranging from infertility to chronic pain. I recently moved back to Santa Rosa from Davis and went to Radiya for reoccurring pain. Since the birth of my son over a year ago, I have suffered with chronic numbness and pain in my arm. The pain would keep me up all night, not allowing me to get a good night’s sleep. I had been going to an acupuncturist in Davis before I moved here and would have to return once a week to keep the pain away. After just one visit with Radiya my pain was gone and didn’t return for almost 3 weeks! She was very warm, attentive, and made me feel comfortable. She really listens to you and goes beyond just doing the basics. I was pleasantly surprised and plan on going back to her whenever I need acupuncture. Her rates are also excellent! It’s so nice to find a true healer!!! I have already recommended her to family and friends.
– Alexia Nowotny, neuropathy
“The night of my visit with Radiya, my baby [in breech position] flipped!”
I came to Radiya in my 8th-9th month of pregnancy with my baby in a breach position. I was terrified. I had planned for a home birth and the doctors told me that my only option was to have a scheduled cecarean delivery. They informed me that there was nothing I could do on my own except to try a Version, which can be extremely stressful on the baby and can result in an emergency cecarean anyway!
My midwife referred me to Radiya. Thank God!
Radiya did a little acupuncture and a Moxibustion treatment on me. Almost immediately after she’d started the acupuncture my baby began moving around in a very happy way. I could tell that he/she was enjoying it. Radiya had asked me a little while into it to tell her when the baby starts reacting and I informed her that it had been moving from the second she started! She then did the Moxi treatment of which the baby seemed to settle down a little but still remained active. My entire experience w/Radiya I felt at ease and completely relaxed, to say the least. There were times when just listening to the soothing way she spoke gave me chills. I wanted this relaxing feeling to last!
She sent me home with the rest of the Moxi stick to continue the treatments at home with my husband. She also gave me advice for a breathing technique, of which I practiced daily and nightly and still do. It helped tremendously because I’d been getting a lot of anxiety in those last few weeks.
Well, THAT night of my visit w/Radiya the baby flipped; I am convinced of it. I was 35/36 weeks so everyone had told me that when it happened i’d feel it and I did!
I still continued w/the Moxi treatments as per Radiya’s advice; (it’s purpose was to focus the energy down so even when the baby flipped it would only help to encourage he/she to stay down).
I was right, because a few days later I had an ultrasound that showed me the baby had moved to the awesome headdown position! I cried! LOL
In conclusion, I am absolutely conviced that my visit with Radiya at Abundance Acupuncture helped me to become and stay more in tune and connected w/my baby. In order for she and I to ensure her safe travels into her new world.
I look forward to another visit with Radiya in the (hopefully near) future….just because.
– Sadie J. Gray, breech baby
“I definitely recommend her to anyone with pregnancy symptoms,
even just the little ones!”
When I was about 7 weeks pregnant I started vomiting violently. Even after trying multiple different foods, vitamins, and techniques it was still getting worse. I was referred to Radiya by a few of my health practitioners and decided to try it out! I had heard that acupuncture was a great way to relieve nausea but I wasn’t sure if it would help. After going to Radiya for the first time I immediately stopped vomiting. I still had a little nausea here and there but nothing severe. The needles barely even prick you and don’t even hurt (and I have a fear of needles)! She also made me this wonderful herbal tincture for pregnancy that helped as much as the acupuncture! I am now in my 12th week of pregnancy and I only have vomited once because I hadn’t had my usual acupuncture treatment. The fact that I got worse without it goes to show just how much her treatments have really helped me cope through my first trimester! I would definitely recommend her to anyone with pregnancy symptoms, even just the little ones!
~Tatiana Schallert, first pregnancy