Testimonials

Acute & Chronic Pain

"I have been through some very serious back pain problems.  Anyone who has ever experienced it knows how tough they are to conquer.  I decided to do my research to try everything before considering those serious matters like surgery, etc. I tried numerous chiropractors, pain doctors and physical therapists.  I heard different opinions and very pleasant fairy tales about how they would help me.  My wife was given Dr. Z's number by her friends, and I finally gave it a try.  Dr. Z was right on with my problems - right on the very first visit.  He is extremely knowledgeable and honest.  I prefer less talk and more to the point.  I got very good results (it took some time - and I was told right upfront) and it didn't cost me an arm and a leg.  I also saw the same patients coming back to him.  Isn't it the best compliment for a good doc?"
Alex K- Treated for Back Pain
"Seeking relief from tendonitis in both elbos, a massage therapist suggested Dr Z. That was more than ten years ago. Dr Z relieved my tendonitis and then cured my acid reflux. I took my bed off the blocks that kept my head higher than my feet at night. I now sleep comfortably in a level position. He is a gifted, knowledgeable and gentle man. He's attentive to my needs and advises me on how I can help myself. His herbal supplements are awesome! The Chinese have been using them for centuries and now Dr Z brings that to me. I've been deeply stressed for the past two years and with his help have been able to endure and prosper. Make an appointment and check him out. I believe you'll be amazed."
Paul-Treated for elbow tendonitis, acid reflux
"I first started seeing Dr.Z with a variety of issues related to fibromyalgia. I was weak,tired, living in a brain fog and did not have a good quality of life. I had previously tried everything from anti-depressants to craniosacral therapy and nothing was working. From the first time I saw Dr. Z, I could feel the fatigue lifting and the pain lessening. My mind was sharper and digestive system worked better, too. It was an amazing transformation, as my family and friends would attest. I even got a promotion at work!  My husband and I assumed we were not going to be able to have children, as one of my doctors previously told me, but that was not the case. I had a very smooth, healthy, energetic pregnancy, labor and delivery with no complications, thanks to Dr. Z. From early pregnancy nausea to later hip pain, Dr. Z had a way to help! I highly recommend Dr. Z for help with fibromyalgia and pregnancy. Acupuncture is a great way to keep yourself balanced and centered. I cannot imagine what my life would be like without it!"
Jeci S-Treated for fibromialgia
"Dr Z has quite literally changed my life. A few years ago, I was regularly suffering from muscle spasms in my lower back. They would strike about every six months, and I would be out of work for a week each time.  I had gone to doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors--nothing worked. Nothing! After a particularly bad bout, uncomfortable for weeks, I happened to walk past EASTLAND ACUPUNCTURE. I have never tried acupuncture, never believed in it really, but thought "what can it hurt?" Laying on his table that first time, he felt along my spine and said "Here. This is where the problem is." In just moments he had isolated the vertebrae that were out of place. After one session only, I was immeasurably better. Before I was unable to sit comfortably for any length of time, but that evening I was in a lawn chair at a BBQ for hours! After a few weeks, I was fully PAIN FREE! I have been going to DR Z ever since. I tell everyone about Dr. Z--and everyone that sees him agrees. He's a miracle worker. - Neil"
Neil- Treated for Back Pain
"My daughter, my husband and myself all see Dr. Z at Eastland Acupuncture Center for treatments. My daughter calls him the "miracle worker" because he was able to eliminate the pain she was in from a broken rib plus speed the healing time. Dr Z has helped my husband become pain free from arthritis in his hands. He has treated me successfully for many ailments including neck pain, arthritis in my shoulder, anxiety and hot flashes. The clinic is serene and beautiful and Monica, the office manager, is a delight. Dr Z seems to intuitively know where to put the needles and what underlying issues need healing. I highly recommend him."
Sheila H-Treated for Arthritis, Neck Pain, Anxiety, Hot Flashes
"Dr. Z is an excellent doctor. I trust him completely because he has  thorough knowledge of and training in conventional medicine and in alternative medicine and acupuncture. He helped me with my chronic back-pain issues with his needles and a recommendation to stick with gentle yoga when University of Chicago hospital recommended a surgery. He has that special touch which is both healing and comforting, I love how it works. I always leave his office feeling relaxed, calm and good."
Valentina P- Treated for Chronic Back Pain

Women's Health

"I am very happy that I received acupuncture treatments for fertility at Eastland Acupuncture. The treatments helped my body best prepare for pregnancy and made me feel relaxed as well. The staff was very respectful and knowledgeable. The acupuncture helped me achieve a sucessful pregnancy and now I have a healthy, beautiful son. Dr. Z also helped me (post-natal) with treatments to increase lactation which I found very effective."
Aysha-Treated for infertility, insuficient lactation
"My husband and I want to thank Dr. Z and Monica for their assistance and support in our journey to have a child. After 2 years of participating in a variety of procedures, I sought out Eastland Acupuncture in an attempt to achieve a natural pregnancy. Through weekly visits and herbal therapy I got pregnant naturally in six months, the result of which is a healthy baby boy. In addition to a successful pregnancy and delivery, Dr. Z. has also been able to alleviate my migraines and lower back pain and since my first appointment I have had more energy and am more relaxed in general. I would highly recommend Dr. Z and Eastland Acupuncture to anyone who is open to a natural and holistic treatment program as a way to treat infertility or other medical conditions."
NIcole C-Treated for migraines, fertility support
"I first met Dr. Z a few years ago and he was able to help me overcome a three year bout with insomnia! When I was thinking of having a child I went to him to help prepare my body for conception. Not only were his treatments effective, but I would soon find that acupuncture can help with everything pregnancy related. I had all of the common issues with my first pregnancy - nausea, reflux, back pain, headaches, restless legs, etc. Dr. Z was able to help me alleviate or completely get rid of all my aches and pains.I was most grateful for his help with my nausea. It lasted for 16 weeks and was 24/7 until I went to Dr. Z, and after two treatments my nausea was gone! Dr. Z was also my savior during my second pregnancy. I went into preterm labor at 33 weeks and started having contractions and dilating. Every time I started to have contractions I would go in to Dr. Z and they would stop within minutes. I reached full term - something my OB was sure would not happen. I firmly believe that second pregnancy went to term because of acupuncture. I recommend Dr. Z to everyone I meet - especially my pregnant friends or friends trying to conceive. He is a lifesaver!"
Stephanie-Treated for insomnia, nausea, restless legs, pregnancy complications
"I have been going through IVF for the past few years and my nurse recommended I try acupuncture. I went to Eastland and saw Dr.Z before my transfer so he could help me with anxiety, back pain and my fertility issues. I have been to him five times now and will continue to go indefinitely! I'm happy to report that my anxiety and back pain are significantly lower and I'm now 6 weeks pregnant. I would suggest any women dealing with infertility go to Eastland and see Dr.Z. He is so intelligentand friendly and has a true gift for healing."
Tessa M- Treated for infertility
"Dr. Z helped me find my calm during a very difficult period in my life. After having two miscarriages while undergoing a year and a half of infertility treatments, I started seeing Dr.Z twice a week to help me. I used acupuncture as a complimentary treatment to the infertility treatments, and even though I was on a roller coaster of hormones, the visits to Dr.Z left me feeling relaxed, peaseful, and enabled me to continue pursuing my goal of having a family. I now have two beautiful babies - boy/ girl twins - and I'm seeing Dr.Z to help me deal with hormonal fluctuations I'm experiencing while weaning from breastfeeding."
Sue Z- Treated for Infertility, Hormone Disbalance

General Health & Stress Management

"I have been seeing Dr.Z regularly for about 6 months; he's helped me tremendously with everything from insomnia to joint pain. Dr.Z is very knowledgable and takes time to understand my concerns and treat the root of the problem. Tired of prescription pills, I first came to Dr.Z to address chronic insomnia. I was thrilled to start getting quality sleep after a few weeks of acupuncture and taking natural herbs. Since then, Dr.Z has treated back pain and muscle inflammation around one of my problem hips. I highly recommend Dr.Z and his expertise within alternative medicine!"
Ellina K-Treated for insomnia, joint pain
"I started seeing Dr. Z several years ago for my low back pain, which he diagnosed as sciatica, and the results were amazing. Then he addressed my sinus headaches that I continually had for years, that conventional cold and sinus medicine did not solve. I swear by his herbs for cold & sinus problems!! He has most recently helped me get through the aches and pains of pregnancy, which included a flare of my ulcerative colitis, a recurrence of my sciatica, and various leg and body aches. With his combination of acupuncture, massage, herbs and nutrition information, so many ailments I have had are gone so much faster than when I tried other methods. I trust him with every aspect of my health."
Jenny-Treated for sinusitis, ulcerative colitis, sciatica
"After numerous doctor appointments with an ENT, a neurotologist, two neurologists and a hematologist, as well as MRIs of my brain, neck and spine and two EMGs, Dr. Z and acupuncture have done the most to improve my neuropathy and vertigo. His approach is completely different than western doctors who seem determined to fit you into their pre-conceived categories of diagnosis. Dr. Z looks at the entire picture, from a different viewpoint and with a completely open approach to what he might find. The numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, general energy level and intense vertigo are all greatly improved, much to my relief!"
Edie-Treated for vertigo, hands and feet numbness
"My daughter, my husband and myself all see Dr. Z at Eastland Acupuncture Center for treatments. My daughter calls him the "miracle worker" because he was able to eliminate the pain she was in from a broken rib plus speed the healing time. Dr Z has helped my husband become pain free from arthritis in his hands. He has treated me successfully for many ailments including neck pain, arthritis in my shoulder, anxiety and hot flashes. The clinic is serene and beautiful and Monica, the office manager, is a delight. Dr Z seems to intuitively know where to put the needles and what underlying issues need healing. I highly recommend him."
Sheila H-Treated for Arthritis, Neck Pain, Anxiety, Hot Flashes
"I was referred to Dr. Z. by a friend of mine for allergy treatment. I always been slightly allergic to dogs, but over the past few years my allergies have gotten worse, but I refuse to give up my pooch! Honestly, I was a bit nervous - I hate needles and I've never had this sort of treatment before, but Dr. Z. made this experience easy and relaxing! The treatment was pain free, I got to take a phenomenal nap, and most importantly, the treatment worked! I saw immediate results after the first treatment - my sneezing was reduced and my itchy/watery eyes went away. I've been going to him regularly now for the past few months and now I can go allergy free for a few weeks at a time. If you are looking for an alternative medicine treatment, Dr. Z is the way to go!"
Nikki C- Treated for Allergies