“True inner joy is self created. It does not depend on outer circumstances or outer achievements.” – Sri Chinmoy
Dr. Shinsato’s Testimonials:
“Dr. Lorina Shinsato has made a huge impact on the quality of life for my daughter. She was able to diagnose health issues that medical doctors either didn’t or couldn’t after years of going to them. Once diagnosed she took a holistic approach that put my daughter on to a path of feeling much better for years to come. She spends time with her patients so they understand how to make the necessary changes to their lives for the best results. I highly recommend Dr. Lorina.”
– Claire Cahill, Send Out Cards
“I have had the great pleasure of working with Dr. Shinsato personally and professionally. She has a heart of gold and an insatiable curiosity to find the gentlest most effective methods of treatment for her patients. She is a wonderful human being and I am happy to direct people her way to experience a compassionate healing relationship. If you have the chance to work with her, I highly recommend it.”
– Dr. Tim Gerstmar, Aspire Natural Health
“Dr. Shinsato is a wonderful Acupuncture Therapist with a fantastic bedside manner. I was really heard and cared for. She takes time to listen and asks lot of questions so she can really understand the problem. Some times I felt I came to therapy more to visit Dr. Shinsato than for the therapy. The therapy was excellent as well.”
– JR Gillespie, All Star Financial Services
“Dr. Lorina Shinsato is a wonderful naturopath and acupuncturist. I have used her for stress and health conditions. I really felt heard when sharing my issues. She gave great support and was very knowledgeable. I loved her acupuncture sessions. She is highly intuitive and gentle and knew precisely where I needed the needles. I felt so much better and energized. I highly recommend her expertise and her ‘Compassionate Presence’.”
– Ingrid Skysong, Energy Intuitive, Inspired Wellness for You
“I have been recently visiting the Pharmaca pharmacy in West Seattle and often was helped and served by Dr. Lorina Shinsato. I want to express my admiration and gratitude for Dr Shinsato, because her help in choosing the right remedy for me has always been superior to any other Doctor or Pharmacist I have met. She is to the point, caring, exceptionally intuitive and respectful of my needs. A naturopathic doctor in the true sense!”
– Nicoletta Machiavelli Italian language, cooking and travel www.italiaviavi.com
“Dear Lorina: Thank you for your kindness and your expertise. Your suggestions have proved very helpful for relieving my jumpy and flexing leg problem at bedtime. Nothing beats a good sleep. Thanks again and hope to see you next time in Seattle.”
– Warmest regards, Arne
“After several visits to the dermatologist for skin rashes had me applying hydrocortisone to my elbows and knees without result, nutritional counseling with Dr. Shinsato cleared up my one year chronic condition in a matter of weeks. Also, injury to both shoulders is causing me much pain and limited mobility. I have never had acupuncture and didn’t know what to expect, but after each session I have immediate relief that lasts until the next strain caused by either work or exercise. I am now a believer and recommend Dr. Shinsato and the Naturopathic approach to anyone who will listen.”
– Ralph Bertke
“Dr.Shinsato helped me recover from a skiing injury. My shoulder hurt for 6 months, and after 2 acupuncture sessions, the pain disappeared. Thanks so much!”
“My experience with Alex was literally career saving. The reoccurring tendinitis in my elbows made me believe I may be through playing piano as a professional. Rest and occupational therapy did little to help. With a few session of acupuncture with Alex, all the pain-all the tightness disappeared. I couldn’t believe it. My arms have never felt better and I’m performing at my peak.”
– Hugh Little
Nausea/ Difficulty Sleeping
“Before being treated with acupuncture, I was plagued with nausea that caused me to be awake for at least two hours every night with a constant struggle to keep my weight up. Acupuncture stopped the nausea and digestive issues almost entirely from the 1st session. I began sleeping through the night and food tastes good again. Doctors treated me with addictive chemicals that caused further problems and did not work well. Acupuncture solved my problems without having to resort to pills. Thank you Acupuncture.”
– Janet Bryson
Tooth Pain (Post Root Canal Procedure)
“Acupuncture is the answer. Three days before vacation I had a root canal procedure that went horribly wrong. I was in extreme pain with a toothache that was off the charts. Back to the dentist and several x-rays alter, nothing. Now, it’s time for a second opinion, more exploratory procedures and still, nothing. I am still in pain, off to the doctor, the doctor tells me to go back to the dentist.
Eating and sleeping became severely impaired. Time for vacation. My wife was reading the spa and fitness program guide and suggested acupuncture. A short consult with Alex and fifty minutes later the pain was gone.
To me this was a miracle. Without acupuncture I would have had a perfectly good tooth pulled just to relieve the pain.”
– Richard C Besch Jr.
“Came to Alex with peripheral neuralgic pain in my legs and bottoms of feet. Pain scale on feet 6-7 and legs 2-3, but late in evening pain scale goes to 8. After acupuncture, feet are at zero and legs 1-2 but never beyond 2. I consider this very successful and recommend Alex Kim highly. While putting needles in your body can seem scary, it was not very painful and certainly worth the effort due to the final effect.”
– Jeff Adams
Neck Pain/ Post Car accident
“I was in a car accident some years ago, as a result I have had serious neck and back pain. Doctors have recommended “fusing my neck and vertebrae” and prescribed muscle relaxers and opiate drugs.
On the islands, the swimming had really irritated my neck and I did not want to be on my vacation drugged up so I got a deep tissue rub down. They recommended I see Alex Kim. I figured what the heck I’ll try it. To say the least I was shocked at the results. From a steady 3 to 5 on the pain scale with waking from sleep at 8 to “0”. Best I’ve felt in years!
Can’t believe I’ve suffered for years and almost had an operation.
– Mike Church
“I had terrible back pain for 3-4 months to the point it was difficult to walk. I tried a chiropractor, physical therapy, and medication. Nothing worked. My wife and I went on a cruise on the Navigator in Jan 2010. While my wife was making an appointment for a massage in the Spa, I happened to see info about acupuncture. I had never considered acupuncture before but decided to have a consultation with Alex. He was very informative and caring and indicated he thought he could help. So I agreed to have acupuncture. He was very professional and knowledgeable and put me at eased. He wanted me to come back the next day to let him know if I had some relief. He wanted to make certain that my pain was getting to a better level. I was amazed at the level of relief I experienced. After we left the cruise my back continued to get better. I am writing this March 4th, 2017 and my pain is almost all gone. I attribute that to Alex’s acupuncture. My wife and I are now again on the Navigator and we are thrilled that Alex is still on board. My wife and I had a consultation with him yesterday and because of my success with Alex, she is going to have acupuncture today to deal with pain she is having. We are very thankful for Alex!”
– Doug Riemersma
“After 9 years of pain and not walking far after one hour of acupuncture with Alexander I walked out of the session with no walking stick. I have never been so happy.
Thank you so much
– Linda Whelan
**All testimonials were used with patient permission.”
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