Patient Testimonials

At Russell Family Acupuncture, our focus is on serving the Sonoma County community, including the cities of Petaluma, Sonoma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, and Sebastopol. We are very proud of the acupuncture testimonials that we receive. If you are a patient, we would love to hear from you about your experience.

I was diagnosed with arthritis of the neck about a year ago.  At that time I had been visiting my chiropractor at least once a week.  I was anxious to fine another method to lessen my chronic pain.  I decided to try acupuncture and was referred to David Russell with Russell Family Acupuncture.

Without a doubt, it was one of the best referrals I’ve ever received.  I have been having acupuncture and massage with David Russell for the better part of a year now.  I look forward to my session each week.  The neck massage is better than any I’ve ever experienced … it is heaven.

The Russell Family’s office is warm and welcoming.  David immediately puts you at ease (I had no idea what to expect during my first visit).  I knew I was in good hands.

My neck pain has gone from off the charts (over a 10) to a manageable level.  I remember when David told me that, although I have the neck arthritis, I should be able to live pain free.  That was music to my ears… and, he was right.

Over the years, I have tried a number of methods to help a back pain condition, including acupuncture. My treatment with David Russell is, unquestionably, far superior to any of my past experiences.

The thing that struck me most when I first went to David is that not only is he an extremely gentle and accurate acupuncturist, but he also incorporates massage into the session. It is just the perfect combination.

I highly recommend and am completely satisfied with my treatment at Russell Family Acupuncture.L.B.

I had suffered so much that I was willing to try anything. I was unaware that acupuncture could help allergies until I spoke with David. After easy treatment, I sailed through this year without suffering, without antihistamines and I don’t remember the last time that occurred. I keep saying “could it really be this easy” … the answer for me was ABSOLUTELY!P.R.

David Russell is an amazing acupuncturist, herbalist and massage practitioner. He helped me resolve a shoulder problem I’d had for years and also helped restore balance so that my irregular periods are now regular again. This was in only four visits! I highly recommend Russell Family Acupuncture. They are kind, professional, and truly help.D.P.

I was experiencing severe leg and foot cramps. I would wake up in the middle of the night with terrible pains. After just two acupunture sessions with David the pain went away. I’ve been pain-free for several months now. Thanks David.J.R.

I had a knee problem. I was visiting my daughter in Petaluma and she recommended Russell Family Acupunture. I had the most wonderful experience. The office itself was so calming and welcoming. I had not had acupuncture before. It did not hurt at all. My knee felt great immediately. I couldn’t believe the results.M.M.

I am extremely pleased with the results that I’ve had with Russell Family Acupuncture. My hands, wrists, and arms had been giving me problems for several years due to repetitive motion from playing a musical instrument. I admit that I was very skeptical as to whether acupuncture would work for me, but I am happy to say that the soreness and tightness I used to experience has been greatly relieved and am able to perform again.M.B.

David was able to help me with so many different issues – abdominal pain, GI issues, and insomnia to name a few. After a few months of concentrated treatments I was released of my pain and as I write this over a year later it has not returned!David is truly gifted and he really listens to what you say and even picks up on what you are not able to verbalize; he is able to address each person at their level and on their terms. I wholeheartedly recommend Russell Family Acupuncture to everyone I know!E.D.