have been seeing Erin Prucha for 3 years, and I would
never go to any other acupuncturist. Erin is simply the
best, and nobody compares to her unique style and expertise.
She is a gifted healer and a compassionate listener. I
have never felt rushed during any of my appointments;
in fact Erin goes out of her way to spend quality time
with each one of her clients. I have been helped in so
many areas where Western medicine would have simply prescribed
Every person who chose to visit Erin because of my recommendation
has been very satisfied with her as an acupuncturist,
as I myself have been."
is phenomenal about treating your whole being, not just
the one area of pain, like other practitioners I have
seen. I love that she really takes the time to know what's
going on and doesn't rush your sessions. She has the amazing
ability to know which organs need attention while she
works on more obvious symptoms at the same time! Plus,
she has great knowledge of Chinese herbs. I always feel
fantastic after a session with Erin and highly recommend
C. – Sebastopol
too many years of computer mouse use, I developed a knot
in my right shoulder...the fine folks on my health plan
could not relieve it. So after prior success with acupuncture
on plantar fasciitis, I thought to try acupuncture on
the shoulder knot. Went to Erin on a recommendation and
WOW, she has relieved years of pain. The needles are VERY
small and she is very considerate of the pain I presented
and now no longer have thanks to her. I highly recommend
Erin as a caring professional who really helped me."
K. – Windsor
been receiving acupuncture treatments from Erin for a
year and three months now and highly recommend her. My
stress levels are down, as is my blood pressure. I look
forward to the sessions, as Erin always has a warm smile
waiting, and the treatments give me a great opportunity
to relax and take care of myself. Her new office location
on E Street is quite nice as well. Thanks so much, Erin!"
C. – Santa Rosa
had received authorization from the SFVAMC (Veterans Hospital).to
have acupuncture from an acupuncturist near my home in
Santa Rosa. When I Googled and located four practitioners
I only got a call back from one - Erin. One called me
three weeks later so she didn't even get a return call
from me. I'm 66 y/o and have received acupuncture over
the past twenty years from old traditional Asian practitioners
as well as those who were US trained. Some good some not
so good. Not so good means that I didn't even feel good
after the session not to mention getting the ailment treated.
So I know when a treatment works and when it doesn't.
From my first return call to Erin and after the first
session I knew I found the right person to treat me for
my facial and shoulder pain. I've had radiation for cancer
that did quite a bit of damage to my jaw and neck even
though it took care of the cancer cells. The nerve damage
left me with a paulsey on the left side of my mouth. I
have been fortunate to receive sessions from a clinic
in SF that is treating Veterans for free. These sessions
along with Erin’s have resulted in improved muscle
movement around my lip and jaw where there wasn't any
before the sessions, as well as a reduction of shoulder
and jaw pain. As can be seen by the number of rating stars
I have given for Erin Prucha I highly recommend her, for
her professionalism, expertise, as well as her warm and
Miller – Santa Rosa
been going to Erin for almost a year now. She's the best.
Very caring. A MUST to go get help. She's been working
on my neck, asthma and allergies. Just LOVE her to pieces."
have been working with Erin for almost 2 years now. As
a result I have less chronic pain and inflammation. Her
use of herbs for my insomnia and anxiety has been very
successful as well. Erin is very intuitive with what my
S. - Santa Rosa
Does great work is caring, professional and a true healer.
I felt years younger after my treatment."
M. – Fairfax
is the place to go if you need help with women's health
issues. Erin pays close attention to your specific needs
and progress. The treatments that I have had were very
effective and each appointment is relaxing and a welcome
retreat from the stress of life. You will find Erin to
be very professional and extremely good at what she does."
DeeDee M. - Petaluma
found Erin Prucha after doing fertility research online.
I had just suffered my third miscarriage and was devastated.
I was going to be starting a battery of western tests
to see why my body wasn’t holding the pregnancy,
but wanted to explore other options as well. Erin was
confident she could help me hold on to a pregnancy and
I began acupuncture treatments about a week after losing
my last pregnancy. Western testing indicated my thyroid
hormone levels were a little higher than desirable to
supporting pregnancy and my doctor prescribed some medication
that I continue to take daily. Otherwise, nothing notable
came up in the testing. I also began acupuncture 2-4 times
identified some necessary areas of focus (namely my kidney
meridian) and prescribed some herbs I took while continuing
treatment with her. I found the treatments to be generally
realzing and invigorating; Erin was clearly on board with
preparing my body for a great and successful journey!
Six months after treatment started, I was pregnant! I
was both elated and nervous – would this time be
continued to see Erin religiously through the first and
second trimesters and less frequently in the third trimester,
but I still continued treatment. When I reached my 39th
week, my dr. agreed I could start acupuncture to prepare/encourage
my body for labor. My beautiful son was born on his estimated
due date and is perfect in every way; health included.
I know that without the acupuncture treatment and herbs
provided by Erin Prucha, I probably wouldn’t be
where I am today – sleep deprived with my infant
and loving every minute! Thank you, Erin, from the bottom
of my heart!"
McCloud – Santa Rosa
I wanted to thank you for all your assistance with my
fertility struggles. You gave me the one thing my doctors
gave me very little of – hope. And that time hope
was exactly what I needed. With your help we were able
to conceive the world’s happiest, healthiest and
most beautiful baby girl, our daughter Cassidy. Thank
I contacted Erin about acupuncture for assistance with
fertility I was coming to her from a place of frustration,
sadness, confusion, and desperation. My husband and I
had been trying to get pregnant with our first child for
a year and a half, and I had experienced just one pregnancy
that ended in a miscarriage six months into that journey.
I have always had irregular menstrual cycles but had noticed
a pattern of a short (10-11) day luteal phase each month
by using ovulation strips to track my cycles. I read every
website I could find and all the recommended books and
felt like we were doing everything the right way, but
it still wasn't happening. After just over a year of trying,
we decided to go through the fertility clinic offered
through my insurance. Although very nice, it quickly became
apparent that they didn't want to hear anything about
a short luteal phase and how we could possibly correct
that. I was told they didn't think I was actually ovulating
each cycle (even though all the physical signs were there
that I was) and was instantly prescribed Clomid. After
three rounds of the drug, all the ultrasounds showed I
was ovulating each time, but we still didn't have any
success becoming pregnant. After it was obvious the third
round of the drug wasn't working, I told my doctor I wanted
to take a break and maybe consider more aggressive treatment
in a few months.
can't say what made me start researching acupuncture because
I had never tried it before, but after some Googling I
found Erin's website and emailed her. She followed up
very quickly and we had a wonderful phone chat about what
I had going on. She agreed that it sounded like it might
be a luteal phase issue but we would take it one step
at a time. I saw her that very next week for my first
session. It was wonderful to finally feel like someone
was listening to me and my body, and a relief to be receiving
treatment that left me relaxed instead of stressed and
moody. and the herbs she gave me to take were affordable
and didn't cause any adverse side effects. Although she
usually recommends waiting a few months after treatment
begins to start trying to get pregnant, Erin gave me her
blessing to try just that first month since my husband
was scheduled to be out of the country for work for the
next two-three cycles. A couple weeks later I couldn't
believe it when after just 2 sessions with Erin I had
signs I was ovulating on day 14 of my cycle, something
that had NEVER happened before! The next week when I saw
her again she said she had a good feeling about it and
sure enough, I had to cancel my fourth session because
I had just taken a positive pregnancy test.
husband and I, especially him, were major skeptics about
this method of fertility treatment but now we are true
believers. We still don't understand why or how it worked,
but it really doesn't matter. I am happy to say that I
am now towards the end of my second trimester and things
have been going fairly smoothly thus far. We are expecting
a little boy this spring and couldn't be more excited!
I highly recommend Erin for acupuncture treatments, especially
for fertility. Aside from the success I had, the sessions
were very beneficial for my mental well-being and I would
do it again in a heartbeat."
G. - Santa Rosa
reached out to Erin Prucha after meeting her at a health
fair in Santa Rosa in the spring of 2011. I was diagnosed
with Parkinson’s disease at age 50, a chronic and
degenerative neurological disease. I began work with Erin
when all the symptoms were ‘stable’ (under
control with use of western medicine) yet I was severely
lacking in any measure of vitality or ease or sense of
well-being in my daily life. Work with Erin brought vitality,
ease and a greater sense of well-being back into my life.
What more could anyone ask of a healer?
is professional in all ways:
her consistent concern for her client’s wellbeing.
her acute observation of her client’s condition
at each visit, with an excellent memory for the client’s
particular strengths and weaknesses for maintenance between
her very personable and forth right nature in all of her
interactions with the client.
profound belief in both the curative nature of acupuncture
and incredible faith that progress towards a better balance
and reduction of the stress of presenting symptoms is
more than possible.
very high performance standards that she holds herself
short, I found Erin to be an optimistic, thorough, attentive,
well-educated and patient healer. I highly recommend her."
Karp. Santa Rosa
AND BREAST HEALTH (PLUS SINUS ISSUES)
has helped me breathe better! I’ve had sinus problems
most of my life and as a scuba diver It was problematic!
I no longer have to wait for my ears “to clear”
before I can dive!
is highly intuitive, and can sense those imbalances that
prevent us from being healthy. Every visit feels safe,
comfortable with a knowledge that are being cared for
with compassion and respect. Erin is also an amazing herbalist,
and has helped my menopausal/heat/irritation issues with
Chinese herbs and herbal formulas. I was originally referred
to Erin by the Thermography Center of Sonoma County. My
scan showed some risky areas in the breast tissue. After
one set of treatments, 12 visits, my scan improved by
an entire number! Erin has helped me reverse the unhealthy
blockages of energy that were developing into early breast
cancer. I have been much happier, more relaxed and grounded,
knowing I am in good hands with an amazing healer!"
"For the last year, acupuncture has been a high point
in my week. I originally sought out acupuncture after
test driving every other holistic treatment I could find
for my rampant insomnia with discouraging or inconsistent
results. I was sleeping two or three hours a night for
weeks at a time and, needless to say, I was a bit rough
around the edges. After my first session, I went home
and slept for nine hours straight. After a few more treatments,
I started to see consistent improvement in my sleeping
patterns. I started sleeping around four hours per night
with a couple nights a week of five or more hours of sleep.
Now, after a year of treatment, I sleep at least six hours
a night. Actually, I would no longer consider myself to
be an insomniac; a sleepless night has become a rare occasion.
provides a safe and comfortable space in which I can relax
and separate myself from my busy life, even if only for
an hour. I also consider it to be one of very few places
where I can be candid and unapologetic, I don't have to
put on a brave face or keep up appearances like I might
socially or at work. When I'm overwhelmed, which comes
with the territory of being a workaholic and full time
grad student, I know I can vent or cry or laugh deliriously
or anything else I need to do. She always has a sympathetic
ear and some well-placed needles ready for me so I feel
better in no time! My perspective of it is unique because
Erin is so caring and delightful, it's more like catching
up with a great friend than having a treatment. Instead
of thinking "I have an acupuncture appointment tonight,"
I think "Yay, I get to see Erin tonight! I can't
wait to tell her about..."
provides a fantastic service that I consider to be an
essential part of my life. THANK YOU!"
Reese – Santa Rosa
has helped me with problems that I didn't even know I
had, along with correcting some that were obvious to the
world. Being a recent Radiation and Neurosurgery patient,
I have had trouble adjusting to my limited sleeping positions
due to the uncomfortable Right Temporal Shunt placement.
This positioning issue has led to shoulder pain, lower
back pain, and overall sleep deprivation. When my sleep
habits cause me physical pain, Erin can not only fix it,
but detect it upon arrival. Her gift of healing is almost
a spiritual experience, as I was a skeptical patient initially;
I have now drunk the Kool-Aid of Acupuncture and consider
myself a convert. Not only is Erin a talented healer,
but amazingly perceptive and always knows when you have
the twinge of pain; be it physical or emotional, and assists
you in releasing the knot that it is tied up in and then
aides in its release.
have always felt uncomfortable with strangers touching
me, be it a manicurist, massage therapist, or even an
occasional helping hands with a hair do. However, from
my first treatment with Erin, I have developed a trustful
regard for her. She is sincere, and contemplative, she
is a warm smile, and at times a sharp needle. Just like
a dear friend that can see the issues you are facing.
, Erin has found a way to see the physical battles you
are facing, and with her treatment your battles over the
vessel that is your body is no longer a solo endeavor.
for all the love and tender care you provide, Erin. You
turned a cynic into an addict (in the good way)."
friend recently told me about her acupuncturist, Erin
Prucha, and suggested that I try her out too. Being that
I’m now 54, I have a myriad of body aches and pains
that seem to take random turns, showing up to torture
me. Last week was particularly challenging, both emotionally
and physically. I had wrenched my right shoulder and elbow
and experienced a traumatic bit of new from a close family
member a few days earlier. I wanted to say in bed, take
some pain meds, and sleep for a week. Instead I called
Erin. After meeting her, she asked me some specific questions
about my body, took my pulses, and then carefully placed
the acupuncture needles, focusing on the problem areas
in particular. She was careful to always make sure that
I was comfortable and not feeling anything unpleasant.
As Soon as she left the room to allow the needles to work,
I stated weeping and continued to experience a profound
emotional release as I lay there. Then at the end of the
session, I rose to find that my neck pain was nearly completely
gone and my range of motion in my shoulder and slow had
greatly improved. The pain there was also nearly gone!
I was also more relaxed than I’d been in weeks…
is definitely a treatment that I will be incorporating
into my regular preventative health routine! Thanks Erin!"
Hensen - Santa Rosa