Leina's Story

My name is Leina, I live in Berkeley, California, and I have the good luck and privilege of being a patient in the practice of Nathalie Babazadeh, L.Ac., a brilliant alternative healthcare practitioner with a multifaceted talent for natural healing. Here is my story. After enjoying rather good health pretty much all my life, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder affecting the thyroid gland, about three years ago. My primary care physician informed me that the conventional methods of treatment are limited to taking a synthetic hormone for the rest of my life. After doing some research on-line and in a few book stores, I decided to help my thyroid by strengthening my immune system instead of knocking out the hormone production of the gland

In my search of alternative methods of dealing with my health problem, I discovered a valuable community resource, the Elephant Pharmacy in Berkeley. There I consulted a number of alternative medicine practitioners – a naturopath, a homeopath and Chinese herbalists, who provided me with valuable guidance. Among the consultants at Elephant was Nathalie Babazadeh, L.Ac., a gifted acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with a brilliant education, extensive knowledge in the field of natural medicine, and deep understanding of the holistic principles of body-mind connection in healing. Nathalie's acupuncture treatments, herbal preparations and her insightful advice in nutrition and supplementation, provided a solid foundation in my search for natural non-harmful ways of assisting my body in realizing its healing potential. Since then, acupuncture and herbal medicine have become an integral part of my life.

With Nathalie's help and guidance, I have been able to maintain normal thyroid hormone levels and a high energy level despite increasing pressure at work. Nathalie has successfully helped me with a whole array of health concerns, such as aches and pains due to sprained muscles and neck stiffness, daily stress management, breast tenderness and PMS symptoms, sore throat and post nasal drip, shortness of breath due to anxiety or stress, an irregular heartbeat due to an extra-systolic disorder, etc. I truly believe that in preventing and treating many chronic conditions such subtle yet powerful and harmless treatments as acupuncture and herbal medicine, in conjunction with good nutrition, regular exercise and a healthy life style, can prove far more beneficial than many conventional methods which include potentially harmful drugs and invasive procedures. I am honored to recommend Nathalie Babazadeh to anyone, whether for health maintenance and prevention or for promoting natural healing of a wide number of health conditions. Nathalie's extensive professional expertise is greatly complimented by her respectful friendly caring manner and genuine concern with her patients' wellbeing. This makes Nathalie a valuable ally in her patients' search of vibrant health and improved quality of life.

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