Testimonials

“Five Element Acupuncture is an essential part of life for me. Not only has it improved several physical maladies, but it also has made a significant contribution to my mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The understanding of and dedication to this ancient healing art as practiced by Donna Greenberg is a truly remarkable experience and I would recommend her to anyone seeking an alternative or supplement to Western medicine and philosophy.” – Bob T.
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“Having been encouraged by my wonderful boyfriend to try acupuncture, we followed a referral to Donna. I’m not too proud to say that I ‘chickened out.’ While my honey had his treatment, Donna came out to the waiting room to say hello. We talked about Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. It took less than 10 minutes for me to know I would put my fate in her hands.
I came to Donna a physical and emotional wreck. My mother had been ill for two years and had just passed away. As a result, I had all but stopped exercising because I had no energy. My diet consisted mainly of sugar. I was miserable and my body hurt all over. I had trouble sleeping. Donna asked lots of questions and actually listened (really listened!) to my answers, to come up with a plan. With my first acupuncture treatment, I felt more alive, happy, and focused than I had in two years. I slept better. My energy returned. The sugar cravings were practically non-existent. AND, acupuncture does not hurt!
Over several months, Donna successfully treated my knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, pain from a neuroma in my foot, and carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand and arm, and a nasty migraine headache. This is the first time in more than five years that I am virtually pain-free!
Donna is professional and concerned with her clients’ health and well-being. She is a kind and gentle soul. Thank you, Donna!” – Susan W.
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“I so appreciate the care and attention to my physical, mental, and spiritual health that you provide. You are gentle yet supporting and wise. Through your sessions with Five Element Acupuncture, I find that I have significantly more and more even energy, which is especially noticeable through the winter months. You’ve taught me to pay attention to the seasons and to live with the natural rhythms of life. I always look forward to our sessions for more insights for my life and to be in your kind, loving and calm presence.” — Dr. Robin Sapossnek

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“I found Donna Greenberg to be a compassionate, gentle, consummate professional, whose acupuncture treatments made a real difference in my life, helping to eliminate pain and bring back range of motion, strength, and function, as well as increase my overall physical and emotional well-being. I felt in the very safe and loving hands of an experienced and skilled professional healer.” – Dr. Les Daroff
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“I just have to tell you about the relief I have after the treatment (following dental surgery). I felt better last night, and this morning was such a difference: I could touch my face; the pain was less and bearable. I would say my pain is so much less, that I think I won’t even need any medication tomorrow. The swelling went down also. The treatment worked and I feel so much better, physically and mentally. Amazing how much better I feel. Donna, YOU ROCK! Thank you sooooo much!” – K.D.
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“Having been treated by Donna for tendinitis has resulted in a pure miracle.  It has given me my life back.  All the things I was unable to do are now possible, due to treatment by Donna.  She not only gives physical treatment, but her spiritual and calm demeanor are incredible.  I highly recommend her.” – Paula Young
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“Donna is an excellent listener and she asks the right questions so she knows how to treat you properly. Since I have been seeing Donna, I feel much better physically, my energy level has increased, my sleep has improved, and I have better clarity of mind. Donna is a wise and generous healer.” – Lorraine B.
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Donna is a wonderful acupuncturist. I suffered with migraines for years. She cured them and has helped me deal with stress. She is very easy to talk to and very professional. The office is a wonderful space. It is very relaxing and a wonderful place to experience acupuncture. I can only hope everyone who reads this has the same exceptional experience I had and continue to enjoy.” – Deborah Cipriano
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“Donna helped me tremendously, and I was skeptical at first. She is a true healer, always learning, with a generous spirit to accompany a fine intellect. Wish I were not a continent away these days…” – M.M.
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My mother was 84 years old when she had a lumbar laminectomy.  Her nerve endings were compressed and had been causing great pain in her legs.  After the surgery, Mom had some residual pain in her legs.  Donna and I had known each other for more than 20 years and we discussed acupuncture as a possible alternative to medication.  Although my mother lived quite far from Donna, she trusted Donna and decided to have a caregiver drive her to Donna’s office for acupuncture.  After about six weeks of treatment, the pain in my mother’s legs disappeared.  Mom was thrilled.  She never complained again.  Most of all, she said Donna was gentle and kind to her.  She greatly valued her skill, but she treasured Donna’s kindness and understanding.   I would highly recommend Donna to any elderly person.  Donna has the skills and compassion to care for someone who is up in years but not willing to give up and sit on a chair!  Bless you, Donna.” – Anne Sceia Klein
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“Donna Greenberg helped me to maneuver through a difficult bout of Guillain-Barre Syndrome back in 2003. I was grateful for Donna’s guidance and acupuncture treatments that allowed me to recover and return to my life.” – Joanne F.
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“Donna is one of the sweetest, gentlest people I am blessed to know. I highly recommend her as a skilled and knowledgeable acupuncturist.” – Maryann Pino Miller
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“I have been seeing Donna for acupuncture for over two years. She is such a caring professional who sees each person as a whole, and treats accordingly. Not only is each treatment an overall good experience, but I have had excellent results. These include pain relief and increased energy, as well as tangible results in treating a chronic health condition. I would recommend Donna Greenberg for anyone who cares about their health and well-being.” – Nancy Trent
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“I am a runner who, for over two years, suffered from a pain caused by my IT band.  The pain had severely limited the amount of running that I could do.  During this painful period, I was evaluated by two orthopedic surgeons; was treated by two chiropractors; underwent physical therapy; and acquired orthotics — all to no avail.
Finally, at the suggestion of my daughter, I decided to try acupuncture.  Fortunately, I became aware of Donna Greenberg and arranged for my first treatment.  Donna is an exceptional practitioner.  She spent a considerable amount of time understanding my problem and my treatments to date, and explaining what I should expect from acupuncture.  She did not try to lead me to believe that acupuncture was a miracle cure, but that’s almost exactly what happened.  The day after my first treatment, I ran virtually pain-free.  The pain did return (but less severe) the second time I ran, but after four or five treatments over a course of several weeks, the pain disappeared completely, and I have run pain-free for over a year.  Donna is a sensitive, caring, gentle practitioner who I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who might benefit from acupuncture therapy.” – John Gonzalez.
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“I highly recommend Donna Greenberg for acupuncture treatment. I would rate her 5 out of 5 stars. Donna is extremely knowledgeable, professional, pleasant, courteous, and gentle during my treatment sessions. If you are looking for someone who takes the time to develop an individualized custom treatment plan and doesn’t treat you like you are going through the drive-thru, then look no further. Donna is the one.” – Athena D.
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“Both Five Element Acupuncture and Donna are wonderful!” – E.G.
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“Wonderful healer!” – D.M.
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“I have been going to Donna for years. I noticed after my treatments, I could sleep better, I felt more relaxed and energetic. Donna has a wonderful bedside manner in the most relaxing, spa-like setting. And for those afraid of needles, they are the size of a hair follicle and it is a painless treatment.
She really cares. Each treatment is different, depending on the issues one is dealing with at the time. I feel the Qi energy flowing during the treatment and I know that my health is determined by the balance of the energetic flow. It’s amazing! I feel more grounded and balanced and ready to take on the world. I feel acupuncture is a big part of my holistic approach to my health.
We all develop blocks due to everyday stress. Over the years, Donna has treated me for menopausal symptoms, weight loss, immune system, back problems, stress, pain, emotional problems, digestive problems, even for symptoms of the flu. You name it and it can be treated. I highly recommend Donna to people who want to increase their vitality and improve their energetic flow and overall health and well-being.” – K.C.
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“After reading an extensive article about Donna in The Philadelphia Inquirer, at the same time that I was encountering terrible female hormonal problems, I sought her out to treat some nasty physical and emotional problems.
I hadn’t seen Donna in a long time (we used to work together when she was in a different field), but immediately felt the warmth and kindness I knew years prior. We talked a very long time as Donna was quite thorough in obtaining a history from me. I began acupuncture treatment immediately.
I was a regular patient of Donna’s. Not only did she help ease my problems with acupuncture, but often with wonderful holistic suggestions, either through reading, herbal remedies, or just good, solid, noble wisdom and advice. I would go eagerly to each appointment, knowing Donna’s healing methods would ease my symptoms.
I would often give positive feedback to her via e-mail the very next day after a treatment, as I was feeling tremendous. Acupuncture really does work, especially when treated by a professional as caring as Donna. She truly helped me through a rough period of my life.” – Jacqueline Ahrens
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“Donna is a wonderful acupuncturist! I came to her because I suffered from debilitating migraines for six months straight, with no relief or answers provided to me by my medical doctors. It was a very stressful and scary time in my life, and she was the only person who could give me any relief. Through her practice, she provided me with a wealth of knowledge on how acupuncture works on my body, and how to relax and better deal with stress (which essential exacerbated my migraines). From that point forward, my migraines seemed less severe since I was better equipped to deal with them. The lessons she taught me have stayed with me ever since, and I am so grateful to have met her. Both she and her office host a calm, soothing environment, perfect for relaxation and meditation. I highly recommend her to anyone who is willing to give acupuncture a try!” – Amanda V.
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(Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture):
“Although I was a bit skeptical over how acupuncture could help my face, I preferred trying it over having plastic surgery. Taking a less invasive route was more comforting, knowing that I would not have any recuperation time and that the results would be more natural looking, so I wouldn’t look like Cher or Joan Rivers. Too many things could go wrong with plastic surgery and all I wanted was a fresher look.
I was very pleased with Donna’s treatments. They were all very relaxing. The change was subtle. I could feel my facial muscles tighten. Even now, every once in a while, my cheeks feel a little tighter. That is what I was looking for…firming up of the skin. I have tried to stick to a regimen that includes healthy face cleansing and creams, along with taking my vitamins and supplements that Donna recommended. I feel like my face looks better, fresher, and more vibrant. I am continually getting complimented on how happy I look, how much younger I look, and how nice my skin looks. What else can I attribute this to? Must have been the acupuncture facial treatment and the satisfaction it brought me. Thank you so much.” – Barb D.
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“I was a little apprehensive before the procedure, not knowing what to expect…Donna explained everything that she was going to do, which really helped. Looking in the mirror after each session and seeing how pink and plump my skin looked was satisfying. My skin seems to have more color and I think my face looks much more relaxed. Acupuncture has also relieved the pain in my wrists and has helped my overall well-being.” – Vivian B.
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“The value of the Facial Acupuncture treatment program has a dimension beyond the obvious. I did expect my skin to firm and clear, and it certainly responded. After three treatments, my skin was noticeably clearer. The fine lines were lifted and the elasticity improved. But the unexpected benefits included improving my persistent sinus condition, calming of seasonal allergies, and lifting my general well-being. Each treatment is actually a whole-body treatment for the specific and subtle balance of the self, as well as a development treatment for the face.” – Carol Cruickshanks
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“I had been seeing Donna for more than five years for stress and anxiety and various aches, when I considered facial rejuvenation. Thank God I have good skin. But I thought, ‘I’m not getting any younger. I’m not going to do Botox,’ and I wanted something to slow down the process of aging. Four years after my first series of treatments, people always think I’m younger than I am. After my first treatment sessions, my skin just seemed softer. I didn’t look as tired. I still look the same, so that’s a good thing. For me, it’s helped keep the lines smaller and basically, the main thing is it’s nothing in my body that doesn’t belong there.” – Sherri Lampert
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(Abdominal Cosmetic Acupuncture):
“During treatments, I noticed a prickling energy sensation in the front of my head. Subsequently, problem-solving to do with my own personal journaling was noticeably increased. I also saw a general tightening of my abdomen, a general increase of energy, and strengthening of my lower abdominal muscles. I also experienced more resilience to fatigue of these muscles, and a quicker healing time when fatigued. This is my personal problem and the reason for my treatments with acupuncture.” – C.W.
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