Portland >Alternative Medicine > Pearl Natural Health
Changed My Life. I initially went to see Gary when my 5 yr. old daughter was diagnosed with a serios auto immune disease. The prognosis was potential remission, after an extremely invasive/scary conventional treatment that included high doses of steroids over many years. The conventional doctors, who are considered the local experts in this illness, told us that they had never seen an exception to the normal progression. Within a month of seeing Gary, he had reversed the path of this disease, and my daughter was symptom-free. It has been three years since we first saw Gary, and he has become one of the most important people in our lives. The conventional doctor's have finally conceded that my daughter did turn out to be an exception: the illness never progressed and there was never a need for additional treatment. Based on food allergy tests and blood work, Gary modified her diet and gave her supplements to optimize her health. We have also worked with Ellen, who has used accupuncture to help us overcome physical and emotional barriers with surprising effectiveness. I can not begin to express the gratitude I feel towards Gary and Ellen for the contribution they've made to all of our lives.
Pearl Natural Health- a good place. I've been going to get acupuncture from Ellen @ Pearl for many years. She has literally cured my tendonitis (both elbows), and has helped me maintain my well being. She has assisted me through my many physical problems ( I'm quite active), and I would recommend her to anyone . her gentleness and empathy make her a true gem, and I always look forward to our appointments. Additionally, she is certified in Chinese herbology, and has recommended some very effective cures. Everyone at Pearl makes you feel welcome and comfortable .
Best experience with a doctor ever: Jill Ghormley. I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Jill Ghormley. She has successfully treated what has been a four-year battle with giardia. Now only does she know her stuff, but she is also smart, fun, and interesting. I really appreciated that she would see me either early in the morning or on Saturdays so that my treatments did not affect my work responsibilities. After an initial thorough assessment, she gave me options for treatment, by price, so that I could choose what was within my budget. She is easy to reach via email between treatments. I always get the time and attention I need when I see her. I would highly recommend Dr. Jill to anyone, particularly those with GI troubles. I have also been impressed with Pearl staff for their consistency, gentleness, and personal interactions over the phone and in person.
Exellent Care at Pearl Natural Health. At my regular doctor I was diagnosed with myofacial pain syndrome and sent to physical therapy to learn excercises I could do to fix the problem. Over the course of weeks, the pain got worse until I was in constant pain. Finally I sought naturopathic help at Pearl Natural Health. Dr. Weiner had me go on an anti-inflammatory diet and the results were dramatic. Within two weeks I was in pain only occasionally and within two months I was pain free. I had been in pain for more than 15 years! Now I wonder why such a simple decision to seek alternative help wasn't done earlier. Last year I started having allergic type reactions to certain foods. My regular doctor told me I had acid reflux and I was taking Pepcid as a remedy. In time, the condition got worse and I was reacting to everything I ate. So, I went to Pearl Natural Health. I was given a bottle of hydrochloric acid and now I can eat anything again. During all this time I have been receiving acupunture as well. I feel great. I feel younger. Now I wonder why should I go to a regular doctor at all. They always rush in and out of the room. They hardly have any time to hear what you have to say. They are in such a hurry sometimes they don't even listen to you at all. They're already thinking about the next patient they have to see next door in 2 minutes. The nurses run around with timers clipped to their shirts so they can be more efficient. I think the doctors and nurses are fine but they're being driven by non-medical managers that have figured out they can make more money if they can make everybody work faster. I remember when you could see a doctor and you could expect half and hour. The doctor remembered your family, all their names, and the examinations were thourough with every seeming detail attended to by the doctor. What happened!?! Well, at Pearl Natual Health, it's like the good old days again. And the approach is better and takes into account the whole body. I highly recommend them.
Pleasant Place at Pearl.
I have been working with Pearl Natural Health for over 4 years. I am constantly amazed by their care, consideration and compassion. Laura Matthews, the office manager, pleasantly greets everyone either on the phone while making arrangements to come in or in person at your arrival. She treats every patient like a gem!
Dr. Weiner and Ellen Goldsmith also deliver that same level of treatment, which has helped me become a healthier human being, knowing that I can come to them with any problem. I would encourage anyone seeking holistic health care to come to the clinic and see for yourself!
I turned to Gary full time, and haven't looked back.... I started seeing Gary a few years ago as an occasional alternative to my primary care. After months of frustration trying to treat an illness through traditional methods, I turned to Gary full time, and haven't looked back. Gary took the time to thoroughly evaluate my lifestyle and diet, and based on extensive tests, helped me make the necessary adjustments to overcome my illness. Making some changes to my diet, combined with vitamin supplements, not only have I maintained consistent good health, my bld pressure has dropped enough that I no longer require medication.
Comprehensive and caring treatments.
When I began treatment at Pearl, I was very tired and depleted. Gary ran tests that pinpointed some of the causes, and identified food sensitivities that no other physician had ever found. Between naturopathic medicine and diet, I have had much resolution.
They are a friendly, caring staff and a pleasure to return to. Note that they are now located near the downtown library.
The Best Move I've Made!. I have been a patient of Dr. Weiner's at Pearl Natural Health for about 2 1/2 years. It's the best move I've made. I like the natural medicines and acupuncture. It works! It will make you feel great! It makes me feel good to go to Pearl Natural Health because you have great people working with you.
keeps me going!. as a natural aesthetician (that's skin care in case you don't recognize the term) and herbalist, i depend on ellen's healing hands to keep me going. her non-invasive treatments can include anything from needles to herbs, from tuning forks to cups: whatever suits me best in each situation. she can recognize and treat things i don't even know are going on so sometimes we work on what i think i need and other times she does what she thinks i needs (mostly that seems to work best!). i have been going to ellen regularly (on and off regularly) for over ten years now and she has helped me overcome back pain, elbow pain, car accidents, "stagnant dampness", excessive heat: you name it! her hands intuitively go where my body needs attention and life would not be nearly as liveable without her administrations and attention. i am blessed to know her.
Editorial Review. Pearl Natural Health is the natural choice in Portland for treating all health problems holistically.
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