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Ming Yip Herbs and Acupuncture

8 Jul

Bonnie Pang, Diplomat OM, OTR            

Ming Yip Herbs and Acupuncture         

2510 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 281-4818

http://www.mingyip.net

What type of medicine does the provider practice?

Licensed Herbalist & Licensed Acupuncturist.

Would you recommend the provider to others?

Yes.

Why did you see this provider?

Onset of Flu-like symptoms and general health.

Was the provider affordable?

I am not sure if they accept insurance for any type of treatment, but the exam was inexpensive as were the herbs prescribed.

Please describe your experience with the provider:

Bonnie Pang and her assistant were both kind, generous, helpful and interested.

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff:

Bonnie Pang and her assistant were both kind, generous, helpful and interested.

Additional Information:

Last visit was  1-3 years ago.  I was given an appointment right away. They accept walk-ins. I was able to call and ask a question about the medicine i was given.

Sarah Bauer, CMT

1 Jul

* this review was edited to include new contact information for the provider

 What is the name of the practice you visited/visit?

Sarah Bauer

What is the name of the provider you saw/see?

Sarah Bauer

Please list as much contact information as you can for this practice/provider

Sarah practices out of Mookshi, which is located at 702 S. Trenton Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa 15221, you can also call Sarah at 412.407.7829 or visit www.samadhi.massagetherapy.com

What type of medicine does the provider practice?

massage, Reiki

Would you recommend this provider to others?

Yes

Why did/do you see this provider?

lower back injury

Was/is the provider affordable?

I don’t know if Sarah takes insurance. She charges $65 an hour, and asked me if this was okay for me. I believe she has done trades with other people i know. At the time $65 was affordable for me so that is what i paid.

Please describe your experience with the provider.

Sarah is gentle and kind and compassionate. She made me feel comfortable, cared for and respected. I did not feel rushed when talking with her about my issues. She listened and asked questions when needed. She answered my questions and asked if i understood her explanation. She asked consent to begin and described how the massage would go based on our conversation, and the protocol, such as to lay on my stomach to start, that she will knock on the door, etc.

Was the provider or practice especially good with a certain communities, having special skills or services.

I am queer and felt comfortable.

Additional Information:

Sarah’s treatment not only is helpful for my body to repair, but also is like being held close and cared for. The first session i had with Sarah, she used Reiki on me as well as massage, and my recovery sped forward.

Pittsburgh Alternative Health

1 Jul

 What is the name of the practice you visited/visit?

Pittsburgh Alternative Health

What is the name of the provider you saw/see?

Dr. Misak

Please list as much contact information as you can for this practice/provider

Off of highway 19 in Mount Lebanon in a small building with other professional suites, one of which is a massage therapist.

What type of medicine does the provider practice?

Homeopathy, naturopathy

Would you recommend this provider to others?

Yes

Why did/do you see this provider?

General ‘non-wellness’, cough, allergies, skin infections, low energy

Was/is the provider affordable?

Because he does not accept insurance from anyone, his prices were reasonable. He lists them clearly on his website and follows through with the same price on the bill. You pay when you leave the appointment. The initial appointment is most expensive (200–300 dollars), but lasts up to 3 hours and is very thorough. The follow up appointments are around 20 or 30 dollars. I explained to him that I didn’t have much money. We made a deal that I would bring him some Vietnamese food from Tram’s in Pittsburgh for my follow up appointment and he traded me a quart of colloidal silver (medicine).

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff (if applicable).

The receptionists were welcoming and kind.

Please describe your experience with the provider.

Before my appointment, I filled out a 15 page questionnaire about all aspects of my health, responses to temperature, foods, bowel movements, mental health. I had an electro-acupuncture test done, then the initial appointment of two hours. He is disdainful of Western medicine practitioners, so he sometimes expressed that when I described my medical past, which made me feel like I had been “duped” in the past (not the greatest feeling). Aside from those moments, I felt comfortable telling him the details of my health and he asked a lot of questions while referring to my questionnaire. He seems to have had a lot of experience with homeopathy first hand and I trusted his diagnosis. Two hours was a long time and a lot of information!! I regretted not writing it all down, and some information I did not recall. I contacted him by phone a week later for clarification, which he gave without reserve.

Please describe the accessibilty of the practice for you.

I’m not sure about public transport; I drove. There is an elevator to the office.