When I first came to the Dubners, I had been suffering from terrible inflammation and debilitating chronic pain all over my upper body: neck, shoulders, wrists, and joints of the fingers. My red blood count was low (anemia), and I would feel cold all over. Doctors had diagnosed it about 6 months earlier as Rheumatoid Arthritis. Until that point in my life, I had been mostly healthy, and had tremendous confidence in the western medical system. After seeing several expert doctors from UCSF, PAMF, etc., the only thing I learned was that I would have this condition for the rest of my life, and they might be able to control it by administering various cocktails of drugs (which sounded like poisons to me based on their side effects). I did a lot of reading, and increasingly it became clear to me that medicine was mostly flying blind (for example, one of the drugs they prescribed was Plaquenil, which was originally an anti-malaria drug until someone discovered that it helped some patients with RA). Or, with some of the newer drugs (biologics), they were trying to address the symptoms (trying to bring immune factors in blood into a normal range), rather than the cause (why were those immune factors off-kilter in the first place?). In computer science (in which I hold a PhD), we call such band aid solutions “hacks”, and they are almost always a terrible way to fix a problem. My confidence in the system was shattered; I refused to take the drugs, and sought out other approaches. I went on a water-only fast, changed my diet, and was already noticing small improvements; this was when I heard the Dubners talk at a bookstore and decided to give their approach a try. I was highly skeptical of their approach at first, but decided to stick to it, and am so glad I did. Not only have I been completely cured of RA, but several other conditions I had also resolved themselves: digestion problems, allergies, fatigue, etc. What I’ve come to realize is that what you eat and how you live your life is of paramount importance to maintaining your health, and the Dubners can guide you along the right path which is specific to you as an individual. I am now also a believer in the network chiropractic idea that disturbances to the nerves emanating from the spine can cause disease. Disease can also be caused by the subconscious brain not doing the right thing: this would explain why the placebo effect is so strong for so many diseases. After all, most computer bugs end up being problems with the software and very rarely with the hardware, so why would the same not apply to the human body? So it’s important for the subconscious brain to “think” that everything is going right with the body, and for that to happen, it helps to have a “healer” rather than a “doctor”: someone who works with you, is interested in you, and cares for you. I have no doubt that the Dubners are amongst the best healers out there, and I’ve been so lucky to have found them.
I was referred to Dr. Allen at Dubner Chiropractic by a family member after an auto accident in February. My car had been totaled. I had pain in my shoulder, neck, jaw and hip. After one month of gentle adjustments by Dr. Allen, the pain from the auto accident is practically non-existent. Physically, I feel better than ever!
In addition to the chiropractic treatments, I also chose to see Dr. Sharon for weight and skin issues related to food allergies, problems I had dealt with my entire life. I had been looking for a place like this, where I could be tested for food allergies and educated about what kinds of foods are best for me, for as long as I can remember. With the acupressure treatments Dr. Sharon and I also addressed the coldness I had in my hands and feet. The results are amazing! Within 3 weeks of treatments and doing the recommended food plan from Dr. Sharon, the redness in my face cleared and the coldness in my hands and feet is now only 50% of the time instead of all the time. The inflammation I didn’t realize that I had in my body is now gone as well, as indicated by the loss of 4 inches at my waistline.
Within a month of seeing the Drs. Dubner, I am doing great! My memory is improving daily with the new food changes. I feel calmer. I’m drinking water on a regular basis. Now that my body is feeling good, I’ve been doing things that I had wanted to do for a long time, like spending more time outdoors and hiking. I’m no longer holding back in my life. People are complimenting me on how good my skin looks, and telling me that I look beautiful. I feel like I can go anywhere and do anything.
I highly recommend this practice to anyone, especially women. The office environment is safe and rejuvenating. It feels like I’m getting treated just by being here. If you are already curious, are drawn toward alternative medicine, or simply need to try something different, just get here!
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When I first began seeing Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon, I had constant pain in my joints and muscles which included my knee, ankle, elbow, wrist, fingers, arm and many other areas. These symptoms had bothered me for years. I was not able to squeeze my hand tightly and even had difficulties climbing up the stairs. On top of that, I was always feeling fatigued throughout the day. Within 2 months of seeing the doctors, my joint and muscle symptoms had improved. I can finally raise my leg and climb up the stairs without any problem. My fingers finally can touch my palm without pain. Since going on the food diet for 2 weeks, I feel calmer mentally and my fatigue has improved. By knowing how to choose the best food for myself, I am getting healthier by losing weight from 157 lbs. to 147 lbs.! I have more energy now and I am pleased with the results that I have received at the Dubner Family Chiropractic Center.
I have been suffering with severe eczema since I was 2 months old. My skin gets red and dry because of it. About three years ago I was diagnosed with KP (Keratosis Pilaris), which is related to eczema. The KP caused bumps that covered my forearms and legs. Before coming to Dubner Chiropractic, I had only been prescribed steroid creams by medical doctors for my skin conditions. They didn’t work. Since being treated by the Dubners for six weeks, the KP bumps are about 60% gone, and overall my skin is less dry. Yesterday, for the first time in years, I wore a short-sleeved shirt in public. It’s like a miracle! I feel much more comfortable in my skin now. I love coming to the office. The office staff is so friendly, and I feel like everyone there actually wants me to get relief from these conditions. I recommend this care to others because it can only get better!
Before coming to Dubner Chiropractic, I thought I was dying. I had been suffering about four years from migraines, low back pain, severe fatigue and intense sugar cravings. Whenever I went outside, the headaches would get worse. At times, the fatigue was intense to the point of momentary unconsciousness. I was so forgetful, which I felt terrible about. I could not even walk for ten minutes because of swollen feet, legs, shoulder and back pain. I had to rely on my husband to run all of our errands. I fell asleep at night with tears in my eyes because of the pain in my low back.
Within four weeks of starting care, I could feel more energy flowing through me, and I knew I could trust these doctors. I decided to do the Health Rejuvenation Food Plan right away. It helped reduce the sugar cravings. The food tips and suggestions they gave me made it easy, and now I follow a new way of eating daily, which has made a huge difference in how I feel. Within one short month, my periods went from being totally miserable for 3 – 5 days to not bad and that is great! I now run errands all day without throwing up or having migraines. I can walk for thirty to forty minutes at a time with no swollen feet and legs, and no low back pain. My posture has improved and I’m standing taller than ever before. At night I fall asleep easily and sleep well. I have less stress and more energy. Even my memory has improved. I’m delighted to feel so good. I’m so much happier. I used to cry before I came here because of sadness. After only one month I cried again, but for joy! The Dubners have magic in their fingers! I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at life.
I came to Dubner Chiropractic to address the shoulder pain, tension headaches, and long-term neck pain I had been living with. They helped me with even more than that. I was so happy to receive Dr. Sharon’s gentle acupressure treatments in addition to the gentle chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Allen. Since being treated by the Dubners, the pain in my shoulder has disappeared. I rarely have a headache, and my neck feels great! I haven’t taken a single pain-killer since I’ve been coming here. The acupressure treatments helped stabilize my blood sugar and blood pressure levels. I’ve even lost weight! I feel so much more energetic now – my body feels light! I am less stressed and find it easy to accomplish daily tasks. I recommend this care to others because I know it feels good, and I’m sending them to a place where the people are nice and always smiling. The staff treats me like family. Thanks so much Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon for helping me with my health concerns.
I’ve been coming to Dubner Chiropractic for 2 ½ months. Before I came, I thought I was as healthy as one can be, but I was about to find out otherwise. In that short amount of time, I am happy to report that I am feeling even healthier than when I originally came in. What brought me to Dubner Chiropractic was exercise-induced back pain. I had heard about Network Chiropractic and was happy to find a practitioner in the area. Dr. Allen’s gentle adjustments have helped my whole body to feel better after just a few sessions. What I hadn’t anticipated when coming to this office was working with Dr. Sharon, receiving her gentle acupressure treatments for my allergies. The allergies had started around 8 years old. When I had allergy testing done on my back, I was allergic to almost every type of mold, dust, pollen, flower, tree, grass, weed, and animal dander. I had seen multiple doctors in both China and the U.S. for these symptoms. They prescribed medications, nasal sprays, and even shots, none of which completely alleviated my symptoms. The moment I stopped with the prescriptions, my allergies would return, and even with the meds, I couldn’t breathe through my nose. I am happy to report that after 1 ½ months of treatment, I am now able to breathe through my nose for the first time since I was a kid. My family and friends are amazed! Another unexpected improvement was in the case of long-term athlete’s foot of 14 years. Over the years, I had seen dermatologists who prescribed creams, which worked, but only as long as I was using them. Recently I resisted the urge to use the cream when the familiar symptoms crept up. At that time I was on the 2 Week Food Plan to strengthen my immune system. Without any cream the symptoms disappeared and have not returned since. I have also noticed that I am able to adapt easier to the stresses of daily life, and am more flexible in my thoughts and attitudes. Coming to Dubner Chiropractic has been amazing. The adjustments are so refreshing, as are the Dubners’ sense of humor. Even though I was already very healthy and active, I did not realize how much improvement I could have beyond that – and THAT is what I want for others. I have recommended this care to my wife, friends and parents, and continue to encourage others to visit Dubner Family Chiropractic Center.
I originally came to the Dubners with neck and back pain issues related to poor posture. I had seen a physical therapist a couple years ago who told me my posture was causing pinched nerves. I went to a traditional chiropractor for almost a year after that with discouraging results – I was in more pain, and had developed a limp when walking. With nothing seeming to work, I became anxious and depressed, and was prescribed medications to treat those symptoms.
Since becoming a patient at Dubner Chiropractic, I’ve had so many improvements which have brought me a tremendous boost of satisfaction. My posture has improved; the limp is gone. I’m no longer on medications for anxiety and depression. I find it easier to be present, energetic and happy. I have had bowel and urinary flow improvements. I’m not cold even though I no longer have a Thyroid. I sleep much better, without the night sweats I had before. I’m more in touch with my body’s needs. I love myself and others even more than before. I finally have the life I’ve been wanting. Coming to Dubner Chiropractic has been good for me physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The staff is genuinely happy to see me and truly cares for me. I love coming to the office, and I tell people about it all the time! I’m so excited to be alive!
I had been diagnosed with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure about a year ago. Six months after being diagnosed, my symptoms got worse. I had been prescribed Metformin for the diabetes and Lisinopril for my blood pressure. While I didn’t have any side effects from the drugs, I also didn’t have any relief. Being on the medications did not help keep the diabetes or the blood pressure under control. They simply did not work for me. When things seemed to be getting worse, I found Dubner Chiropractic. I started treatments with both doctors, and started seeing results within a week! I was able to get off of my medications within a couple weeks and am now off of all medications. My blood pressure and diabetes levels are normal. I used to feel tired, often to the point of exhaustion. Nowadays I feel more energetic, more active and refreshed. In the last two months I’ve lost 12 lbs.! I feel great, and much less stressed than before. I have been seeing the Dubners for less than 3 months. Both doctors are wonderful to work with. They are always enthusiastic and cheerful. The staff is great. Seeing is believing. I strongly recommend this care to others because I see the results!
When I was 21, I was diagnosed with a mild case of Lupus. The medical doctor had prescribed Plaquenil to treat it. At first I didn’t notice any side-effects from taking the drug. However, when I went to get an eye exam, the ophthalmologist noticed deposits developing in my eyes from the Plaquenil. That was not good. I had already been struggling with severeheadaches (including migraines), IBS, fatigue, bloating, sore joints, constipation and diarrhea.
At 30, I was diagnosed with severe Celiac disease. That’s when I came to see the Dubners. When I first started treatments with Dr. Sharon, I was skeptical. It didn’t seem like what she did would actually help with any of my symptoms. With the encouragement of my husband, however, I continued coming in for treatments and began feeling better quickly. I was able to get off all meds within six months! When I decided to do the health rejuvenation program, I had so much more energy and clarity than before. It was amazing! The treatments I received helped relieve my stress.
These days I am less stressed, I feel more balanced, and I rarely ever have headaches! I’ve been a long-time patient at Dubner Chiropractic and I highly recommend others to come in and be well-treated.