"I have been going to the Pacific Center of Health for over 12 years for acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, nutrition counseling, etc.
The quality of service is excellent, from the health care providers to the assistants/massage experts and the reception staff. Everyone is very thoughtful and caring.
I was referred to Dr. Rick Gold by a friend that though acupuncture would be helpful for my tennis elbow. I was hesitant at first, but when I heard that many professional athletes use acupuncture to help heal form injuries and to maintain their top performance, I though I would give it a try (in addition it is recognized by many health insurance companies and the World Health Organization as an effective treatment for many health problems). I have never been disappointed!
The actual treatments are almost pain free, you barely even feel the needles as they are inserted and the process of relaxing while the needles awaken the body's natural healing energy is truly amazing. It is an extremely relaxing experience that literally allows you to rest in bliss (you have a choice of soft music in the back if you wish) for 20 to 40 minutes (this varies) and then at the end of the session, there is usually a wonderful brief massage of the affected area, or perhaps just the neck and shoulders!
Acupuncture allows the body to heal itself and is extremely effective for a number of aliments. Presently, I see Dr. Gold at least once a month as a maintenance process.
And, if I have a virus or some other health issue, the acupuncture works wonders (they also have an ample selection of herbal remedies if needed). For some aliments (like my tennis elbow) acupuncture requires a series of sessions to have results, for something like a sore or tight lower back, it can bring immediate relief. I highly recommend the Pacific Center of Health, your body, mind and soul deserve the best in Health care!
" ~ Tim Truitt, PhD, San Diego, CA
"Everyone at PCoH is amazing - but this review is specifically for Rachel Riba. She is absolutely awesome - and the only other person I will go to for acupuncture outside of Adrian Bean. She's everything you could want in an acupuncturist - she listens, asks questions, and works with you to make sure she is treating the real issue. No question is dumb, and you never feel rushed. She truly cares about getting it right! Can't recommend her highly enough!" ~ Tanya M., San Diego