I was diagnosed with a serious medical condition and my doctor prescribed a harsh medication which made me very tired and affected my breathing. I became very depressed because I couldn’t get off the sofa so I finally made a decision to try an alternative medical approach and decided upon acupuncture. I did a whole lot of research and after reading about Dr Sophia Pan, I contacted her. It just felt right!!!
Dr Pan examined me and was able to diagnose my illness without me explaining. Hence the beginning of my journey of acupuncture and Chinese medicine with her. Dr Pan has worked with me for a year and my health has changed dramatically. I have the energy to do strength training twice a week along with yoga and cardio exercises. She has transformed my life and eliminated my symptoms. Her knowledge of eastern medicine is extraordinary and since she also teaches acupuncture there is no better person with the knowledge. I believe in going directly to the source for the best outcome and she is the best.Posted on Yelp by Nancy B., Walnut Creek, on October 2018
I was recommended to Dr. Pan by the Buddhist nuns at Buddhagate monastery in Lafayette because they use her regularly and really like her. I’ve personally used Dr. Pan for a wide variety of issues. She is quite generous with her time (doesn’t watch the clock) and her skills and methodologies are very effective. I keep coming back to her and highly recommend her and Chinese medicine in general.Posted on Yelp by Rex W., San Francisco, on July 2018
Dr. Sophia Pan is excellent! Don’t hesitate to go see her if you need help. She is very caring and very knowledgable.Posted on Facebook by Agnès Déglon-Fischer on June 2015.
Dr pan is kind, passionate, care the feeling of the patients and drills on how to relieve the pain and discomfort on…Posted on Facebook by Jean Loo on June 2015.
Dr. Pan really helped me with my neck and shoulder pain which I suffered for more than ten years. After seeing lots of pain clinics and chiropractors, none of them really reduce my pain permanently. After receiving Dr. Pan’s treatment, I am no longer bothered by the pain. I recommended Dr. Pan to my mother for her sleep difficulties and she sleeps much better and feel younger again. She is the best.Posted on Yelp by Wen L., San Francisco, on June 2015
Dr. Pan is the only person that I would trust to take herbs from. Every time the herbs would make me feel better half an hour later. So I highly recommend anyone to try.Posted on Facebook by 陈耀譽 on June 2015.
Great doctor, really knows a lot! Helped me on my stomach problems!Posted on Facebook by Cindy Chen on June 2015.
She is the Best Doctor I know. And I know she will take care of you when you need her.Posted on Facebook by Tony Shen on June 2015.
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Dr. Sophia Pan is the most patient and detailed doctor I’ve ever seen. When it comes to pulse reading, it is conceivable that multiple readings will get a much more accurate picture thus much better diagnosis and care. She is also very good at explaining what is going on and what a patient should be doing while going through the period of treatment, not only at the clinic, but also throughout everyday life for a patient’s well being. I’ve recommended her and will keep recommending her.– JC
I had a bad cough, waking me up through the night. One bag of herbs from Dr. Pan and the cough stopped ! This is as good as it gets.– Laura
Dr. Pan treated me for dry eyes and blurred vision. After the second treatment, my eyes felt better and the blurred vision problem went away. Then I asked Dr. Pan for help losing excess belly weight. Sophia was very thorough in understanding my needs and devising a course of treatment. She devoted an exceptional amount of time and attention to helping me. Dr. Pan truly cares about her patients’ well-being. She is friendly and compassionate, as well as very knowledgable and talented. I highly recommend Dr. Pan to anyone interested in traditional Chinese remedies.– Grace
Thank you Dr. Pan for your herbal treatments to help relieve the symptoms of kidney stone.– Chris
I went to see Sophia Pan for a severe chronic eczema condition, which I’ve had since my childhood. For years, I have been treating flare-ups with cortisone creams prescribed by dermatologists with little effect. I decided to try oriental medicine with Dr. Pan and this was the best decision I ever made.
Sophia treated me with a combination of acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine. After two weeks, I experienced relief from itching and I noticed that my skin condition was improving. And a few weeks later, my eczema had cleared dramatically from my body. Since then, I have reduced my sessions and herbal teas and the results have continued.
I am very impressed with Dr. Pan and would recommend her to anyone experiencing similar conditions.– Ken S.
I have been looking for an experienced doctor in Chinese medicine in the Bay Area to help treat a difficult case of hypertension, which has been affecting me for more than 25 years. For many years, I saw various western and Chinese doctors without success. Dr. Xiu-Fen (Sophia) Pan had been recommended to me and I liked that she had significant hospital experience in Taiwan and was teaching Chinese medicine at the University here in California.
Sophia conducted an extensive evaluation of my health in a first visit. Her pulse diagnostic is amazing as she was able to pinpoint minor disorders that I failed to mention. She started a series of treatments that included specific herbal medicine for my condition, supplemented by acupuncture. She monitored very closely my reactions to the treatment and adapted the herbal prescriptions accordingly. I started to feel the benefits of her treatment after just a few weeks. My blood pressure is more controlled and I am experiencing less fatigue and insomnia. I have never been feeling so rejuvenated and energetic since Sophia has treated me. If you are looking for an experienced doctor in Chinese medicine to treat difficult conditions, I highly recommend Dr. Pan.– Anita
I had suffered from significant lower back pain over several years and had tried conventional treatments with mixed results until I saw Sophia. After my first treatment, I experienced radiating heat from my lower back and ease of movement. Over the next few weeks, each visit with Sophia kept improving my condition and the result lasted until the next session. I finally gained full freedom of movement with no residual pain. I cannot thank Sophia enough for her experience and dedication.– KC
Dr. Sophia Pan is extremely competent and, most importantly, you immediately feel that she has utmost care for her patients. A friend of mine is a student of Sophia at Five Branche University, where she teaches traditional Chinese Medicine. She recommended her to me for awful migraines I have been experiencing for quite some time. I had several appointments and Dr. Pan really made a difference in lowering the pain and preventing the migraines from occurring. Her examination was incredibly thorough and she worked on restoring balance and wellness throughout my entire system.– Vicky
Dr. Pan has been wonderful in helping me improve my health on a number of issues. My hormones and my cycles have become stable and regular after a few weeks of treatment. And Sophia’s herbal prescriptions have been extremely effective on my digestive system. Dr. Pan has had many years of experience in Taiwan before moving to the US and I trust her knowledge and honesty. I will continue to see her for any health issues I might experience in the future.– Anny W.
I only had three treatments so far with Sophia Pan at the Eastern Medicine & Acupuncture Center and I feel a big improvement with my digestion and overall body regulation. Sophia really makes miracles. I feel so relaxed after each acupuncture session and Sophia’s teas give me an immediate sense of balance and higher levels of energy. I am also getting better sleep than I had in ages.– Rachel Y. C.
I highly recommend Sophia Pan. Sophia was the only Doctor able to treat my condition, after years of suffering from extreme premenstrual headache and nausea, making me unable to function during those monthly times. I spent hundreds of dollars consulting with various Chinese and Western medicine practitioners for more than seven years, including a famous TCM Doctor in Taiwan. None of the treatments I received were effective, with most doctors reverting to pain killer after the treatment failed. Sophia changed all of that. Her herbal prescription was effective immediately and it took just three months for my condition to completely disappear.
It has been now a few years since Sophia treated me.I wanted to leave this testimony as I cannot be more grateful to Sophia Pan for what she did for me. I consider her as an exceptional traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. I now consult her for any condition I have. She is involved in traditional Chinese medicine research, participating in a Doctoral Program at a TCM University in San Jose and instructing students. She is one of the most compassionate person I know and you can feel immediately that her focus is on treating your illness above all other considerations.– Angela L.