Every time I see Dr. Frank, I leave relaxed, clear headed & I always feel like a new person. He’s the epitome of a holistic healer. He provides info on how my internal organs function optimally when I’m receiving whole food nutrition, acupuncture & herbs.I recommend ALL my friends in the south bay to go to him first because he’s a wellness doc. If you want to deal with pain, you can see any acupuncturist… but if you want to get to the root cause & learn about real healing, go see Frank! ~Gerald R
A first-timer for acupuncture, I was unsure of what to expect. Dr. Frank was thorough in his explanations, the treatment was gentle and effective and I left feeling amazing. Not only did my headaches subside and my insomnia dissipate, but I left with a wealth of knowledge about acupuncture, nutritional supplements and options for healthcare outside of traditional pain killers and painful deep tissue work. ~Anne J
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent treatment which included chemo and radiation. Due to an injury in my youth, I had a herniate disc that was traumatized by the side effects of chemo. I was expericing tremendous back pain and sciatica. My oncologist wanted me to continue the cancer post-op treatment by taking Tamoxifen. After one month of Tamoxifen, I decided I had enough of drugs. I felt like the treatment was worse than the cure.A friend recommended her acupuncturist, Frank Leonardi. I didn’t have any experience with acupuncture and was actually a little sceptical. Upon meeting with Frank and engaging in conversation, I felt like I found a soul friend. Frank began a treatment of herbs and acupuncture. After the first series of treatments, I was able to put my socks on, something I hadn’t be able to do for about 6 months. After about 4 -6 months, I was able to start running again (my orthopedic surgeon thought I may have to give up running).~Nancy N
I have been seeing Dr. Frank for over a year now. He treats me monthly for my sciatic issues, allergies and any other physical malfunction I manage to acquire. I love his treatment, style, attitude, manner and the way I feel after he’s worked on me. This is what acupuncture is supposed to be! ~Paul B
I first visited Dr. Frank in June 2002 looking for an alternative in combating my constant headaches. I have suffered from headaches as far back as I can remember and always carried Tylenol, Motrin, Excedrin, etc. in my purse and took the pain medication on a regular basis. I have always felt my headaches were a byproduct of stress. However, my headaches were getting worse and the over-the-counter medicine wasn’t working any longer. I began to think that these intense headaches were not caused from stress but rather from hormonal changes.
My OB-GYN doctor, who I have been seeing for years, suggested that I was in the very early stages of menopause. He suggested I begin taking a very low dose of birth control pills to counter some of the side effects of menopause. I did take the birth control pill for many months and it seemed to be working very well. I began to experience debilitating headaches during the week I wasn’t taking the birth control pill. My doctor suggested supplementing the pill with another low dose of hormones during the week I was getting horrible headaches. I didn’t want any more prescription drugs in my body and thus my reason for searching for alternative help.
Frank began working with me concentrating on the headaches first. We discussed my use of birth control pills to regulate my hormones. After seeing Frank once a week for one month, I decided to stop taking the birth control pill and follow an alternative regime to regulate hormones. I have been seeing Frank once a week since that time and have never considered using prescription drugs for headaches or to regulate hormones again. The side effects of early stage menopause have disappeared as well as my headaches. I no longer assume headaches are a “way of life” nor do I carry over-the-counter medication in my purse. Now when I experience a headache, I take notice that it is an anomaly and I can quickly figure out the source of the headache.
The greatest benefit of Frank’s service for me has been the ability to feel normal again – no headaches, no hot-flashes, no night sweats but rather a feeling of well being. I have told numerous friends and family members about the benefits of his alternative practice. I read in the paper, or hear on the news, about the negative outcomes of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It frustrates me to no end that women continue with HRT knowing the risks because of the lack of any alternatives presented by physicians or discussed in the news. I find the work I have done with Frank not only to be an alternative, but a better alternative! ~Maureen R
I have been going to the Dao Healing center for several years, originally having learned about it through referral from a trusted friend (who has also been going there for years). I had never had acupuncture before but was willing to try anything to manage my work stress–in the time I have been seeing Dr. Frank, my career has skyrocketed from an individual contributor to the VP level. I attribute a good portion of that to being better able to deal with things, the ideas for alternatives that Frank gives me, his pep talks (boarding on mini consulting before my treatments), and of course, the acupuncture itself which allows me to finally(!) rest. If you are hesitant about needles, get the acupressure (which my husband now does). I’d recommend to anyone interested in pursuing better health and mental well being. ~Jocelyn D
What a great way to start or end the day with an acupuncture session with Dr. Frank. Think about drifting into LALA land while your body is getting a make over. I have been seeing Frank for years and he has helped me with so many issues, but the main issue he helped me with was my menstrual cramps. Once he cured that, then I continued to go to him for relaxation and someone that I can just offload on. His office atmosphere is so relaxing and inviting. Just imagine walking into an office that forces you to be in a Zen mode. In this hectic world, we need just a few minutes to let our minds shut up and relax. ~Tina V
Frank Leonardi, LAc has many satisfied patient who saw him for acupuncture in San Jose. He has been doing acupuncture and herbal medicine in Willow Glen for over seven years.