What People are Saying
~ Anne is a true healer in every sense of the word. She really took the time to listen to all my healthcare concerns and was very detailed in taking my health history down. I appreciate the fact that she also has a background in western medicine as an RN. She has a well balanced, compassionate approach that doesn't hurt. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking alternative ways of managing their health.
~ I didn't know I would one day look forward to my acupuncture sessions! Anne Perkins' talent has made the whole difference. With a calm, attentive and cheerful presence, Anne listens to each of your concerns and addresses them all, while treating you as a whole person. What a difference after so many experiences where I found the acupuncturist way more stressed than myself and their other patients!
In her placing the needles, she skillfully adapted to my pain level and gently calmed my apprehension. It's okay to be skittish!
During the sessions themselves I have felt immense benefit -with a muscle spasm finally released, and huge shifts of energy that usually put me to sleep. The moxibustion and skilled massage are a great bonus at the end of the session.
Truly an acupuncture session with Anne is the most relaxing I've ever experienced. Every time I feel pain-free, and amazingly vibrant and light. I highly recommend her treatment.
~ I saw Anne Perkins for acupuncture and had a very positive and healing experience. Her needling is quick, precise, and less painful than I have experienced in the past. She also offered my some bodywork on my knees which was soothing and much needed.
She has a very wise, down to earth and and competent way about her which is what I want from a holistic practitioner. Her treatment room is very welcoming too, which is important to me.
And... her center is 2 doors away from a pet product shop with a wonderful pooch who will snap at your nose!
PS I just saw Anne for help with an awful cold.
She gave me a wonderful treatment which helped immensely.
~ I've seen many acupuncturists over the years as I've been dealing with some chronic pain and inflammation due to a joint condition. I don't know that in all my years of acupuncture treatments from at least 6 other practitioners, that I've ever experience pain relief as immediate or profound as I had after my first treatment with Anne. The chronic contraction / holding that I experienced just disappeared!
I felt so deeply relaxed in the session! It was so healing both physically and emotionally.
I am a dancer and also a tough cookie who keeps on moving despite the pain, so I don't always notice the pain level I'm in ... I tend to notice more that I feel better doing things that I would otherwise feel too stiff to be able to do. After my session with Anne, I danced in high heels for the first time in *years*! I mean, WOW! Huge huge shift in how I felt in my body! And it stayed that way for a few weeks! Since I have a pretty intense chronic condition, I don't expect it to disappear instantly after one session, and I know that the deepest healing builds organically over time. But it's nice to feel immediate and dramatic pain relief! I've had a lot of alternative treatments and seen a lot of bodyworkers and healers and it is indeed rare to feel such a dramatic shift after just one session.
And it's time for me to come back for another session now :)
~ Anne's acupuncture practice gets the highest marks from me! I went in with neck pain, and after a couple of sessions with Anne the pain was gone. I am so grateful to her and so amazed by her skill.
She conducted a thorough intake, covering all bases of what ailed me, and was able to hone in on exactly what treatment to provide. My sessions were wonderfully healing. There was soft meditation music, a warm blanket--it's no wonder I was able to relax deeply and wake up energized.
Anne is knowledgeable, caring and knows her stuff. Her office is the kind of place that exudes healing and peace, and that's exactly what I felt when I was there. I'll definitely be back for more.
~ An excellent, excellent experience. As a relative newbie, choosing an acupuncture specialist is intimidating, but Anne not only took time to answer all of my questions, but her amazing and thoughtful treatment made my first visit an excellent experience. She follows best practices in maintaining a clean environment, used sterile disposable needles, could answer insurance questions, etc. However, that's not to say that the environment felt clinical... the treatment room was as comfortable and relaxing as being in the massage room at a place like Kabuki (minus the fancy decorating!).
~ My experience with Anne, was that I really felt heard. She does an extensive take in interview and she hones in on what you desire for yourself and your healing. This put me at ease and during my treatment I was in good hands.
~ Anne's space for her practice breathes "This is a healthy healing environment". She carefully reviewed my written info and took time to ask questions and get a solid idea of my health and needs. Her qualifications are impressive and her process confident and efficient. I sank into a deep meditation. I was experiencing shoulder strain so she also used her training as a massage therapist to work deeply there with tiger balm. I went out into the beautiful day feeling great! Not least Anne's voice is very deep and soothing and her skin glows! It's wonderful to receive healing treatment from one who takes such good care of herself.
~ Anne Perkins is wonderful! Thorough listener, super cool gal...she walked me through my first acupuncture and I am hooked. You leave relaxed re-energized and comforted. Thank you Anne
~ Anne is AMAZINGLY sweet and caring. She is a great listener and really takes time in trying to understand your personal needs. I am very grateful to have been referred to her by a dear friend and excited to finally have a place that doesn't throw expensive supplements at you and drains your wallet in one visit. Many thanks Anne!
~ I had an amazingly relaxing and restorative acupuncture session with Anne. The needles were so gently placed but so effective. The waiting room and treatment room are cozy and restive. It was truly a lovely experience.
~ Anne is one of the most accurate acupuncturists I have been to in my life! She knows precisely where to place the needles, it's incredible! And...you can hardly even feel the needles (for those of you who are needle-phobic).
In my last treatment, I had fallen ill with a cold and called her the day before to cancel (I didn't want to spread my germs). She said, "No, No, do come in, don't cancel, acupuncture will help you!". Well, it did! I was only sick for a few more days! Also, I had been having 'issues' with my hand from overwork due to hand-sewing, she put in one needle and I swear she had already hooked up the electricity (but she didn't). She's that good, kids. Go see her, she is Amazing!
~ I have visited a few places to get acupuncture before, but when I went to see Anne for some trouble with my digestion, I felt SO taken care of. She was receptive and perceptive, and I felt really fantastic after the session.
~ I've had great treatments from Anne! I do a lot of activities that wreak havoc on my old bones and her treatments always help alleviate pain and problems. She is also very reasonably priced and her office is very clean and quiet.
~ Anne is great, she has a wonderful sense of humor and I leave relaxed from an acupuncture session every time! I went every week for over 6 months and my aches and pains have dissipated as well as my desire to smoke. She plays soothing music why you lay there and feel your pains leave you. I recommend her for acupuncture and have yet to try her massages (but I probably will at some point).
~ I've been seeing Anne for 1.5 years. I had some pretty gnarly allergies, but Anne's needling fixed them up. She's also upped my energy, released pain in my shoulders, and helped bring flexibility back to my right hand after I was diagnosed with a tendon issue. Highly recommended!!!!
~ I came to Anne with chronic sinusitis - a headache that wouldn't go away, no sense of smell, low energy...you know what I mean if you've had sinusitis.
I left her office clear-headed, breathing easily, and sooooo relieved!
She's incredibly competent and easy going. I even got a little shoulder and neck massage at the end, a beautiful plus.
Anne Perkins RN, LAc 129 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94117 415.722.9848 firstname.lastname@example.org