Alternative Healing Network

3239 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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619-546-4806 – Office
619-546-5326 – Fax

Patient Testimonials



“The Alternative Healing {Network’s Free} Clinic is a wonderful resource for the community.  I have been receiving both massage and acupuncture every week for the last year and it has helped a lot with physical pain and also been a great stress reliever.  The practitioners are all very knowledgeable and caring.  I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in alternative healing.”  – C.L.

I have had the pleasure of receiving bodywork from Betty and being her supervisor at two massage therapy centers.  Betty is a very talented Massage Therapist.  When Betty worked on me for the first time it was for a hands on job interview.  I was having a really bad headache that day and intense sinus pressure. I asked her if she would work on trying to help relieve the pressure.  Not only did she relieve the pressure in my face, but she was extremely attentive to all the other areas that were contributing to the disharmony in my sinuses.  She has great skill at individualizing treatments and massages to the individual needs of the client.  At the time, I was also performing many hours a day doing massage, I also require deep pressure in my tight back muscles.  Betty is one strong woman.  She has a special ability to be able to adjust pressure to suit the desire and needs of the client, without them having to ask over and over for adjustments.  At both massage therapy centers where I supervised and hired Betty, she was always a favorite among the guests and they were always pleased with their massages.  Betty’s professional demeanor, impressive skill set and soothing energy validate her choice and drive to excel in the life path of a healer and Massage Therapist.
–Jessica L.

Before NADA Acupuncture Treatment:
“I have suffered from alcoholism for the past five years. I tried AA and hypnotherapy. My next step would have been western medicine, because all else had failed. I am averse to pharmaceuticals and so decided to try acupuncture.”

“GREAT progress! Sober for over a month now! Life has changed dramatically for me. I would be happy to speak to anyone in person.”

Before Detox Program:
“…fatigue, food cravings (sugar, caffeine, and refined carbs), back pain, difficulty losing weight.”

My energy level has greatly improved, food cravings are much less frequent, back pain greatly reduced, and weight loss has started.”

Before Detox Program:
“…was easily set off with allergies and regular sore throat, sinus issues, headaches, congestion, cloudy head feeling, etc…, and felt at a loss that I’ll always be this way. Also, side issues included always being hungry, very sensitive to carbs, easily drained, etc… Achy neck and back from stress and from past nagging injuries.”

“No allergy problems since… Have not taken, or felt the need to take any OTC for allergies, or headache. Sinuses cleared up too. Also, hunger management has improved greatly and I realize now that I don’t need as much protein as I thought I did to feel satisfied. Mood is balanced. Also, Unintentional benefit of the program I found—face cleared up and lost weight. Neck pain has cleared up, mostly…”

Before Detox Program:
“I had been tired most evenings and had bouts of depression. My hands felt arthritic in the morning. I would get constipated on a semi-regular basis.”

“I have lots of energy and feel noticeably happier. My hands feel flexible and I’m not cracking my knuckles all the time. I’ve been having much more regular bowel movements. I recommend detoxification to everyone I know. I lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks.

“I was having back, leg, and foot pain for many years. I would wake up every night at least 3, or 4 times due to discomfort. My mood and nerves were being affected by the imbalance in my whole body.”

“The difference is drastic. I can sleep without waking up midnights. My mood and energy have improved since the insoles….”

What was happening before?
“Severe neck and back pain with chronic headaches. I was even experiencing difficulty w/some physical activities like going from a sitting to a standing position. There was also intermittent pain shooting down my left leg.”

How is it now?
“Amazing! I cannot even remember the last time I had a headache. My neck and back pain has become a rare occurrence. It has been over two months since my last treatment and during that time, I was symptom and pain free.”

November 23rd, 2013
Dr.Fowl is always great and addressed all my needs thoroughly!

October 22nd, 2013
My journey through naturopathic treatment of Lyme has been so enlightening. I’m learning so much about my body’s ability to heal itself and how to assist my body in this task. Dr. Fowl has been a wonderful coach along this journey. I’m so grateful.

June 25th, 2013
I received very good care and medical advice from Dr. Fowl today. She has much knowledge of Neuropathic Medicine and helps the patient understand the theory and mechanisms of change behind the therapies. It is very patient oriented and humanistic too.

May 24th, 2013
Dr. Fowl is caring, knowledgeable, and efficient with her time. Knowing that she has been helpful to so many others, gives me confidence and hope.

May 15th, 2013
Dr. Shannyn is my go-to remedy for my health concerns. I have never walked away without feeling better about my visit with the feedback she provides and in the long-term I always experience an improvement in my conditions. Thank you Dr. Shannyn!

April 25th, 2013
Dr. Fowl provided a very professional and humanistic approach. My issues were carefully addressed and treatment plans outlined. I look forward to working with this clinic in the future.

April 17th, 2013
After having to deal with so many medical doctors that just brush aside my concerns and only want to treat my symptoms not the reasons I am unwell in the first place, I must say it was a very refreshing change of pace to deal with Dr. Shannyn.

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