A coworker of mine put me in contact with Portia Lee when she heard
about the chronic menstrual pains and
headaches that I was having . My menstrual cycle was beginning to
become very dysfunctional; I wasn't sleeping at
night, I was getting painful cramps, exhausted, irritable and very
anxious about meeting clients in my condition.I met wIth Portia Lee
and she was so caring, personable and informative that immediately,I
felt safe with her.I also like how she sometimes distracts me by
asking me questions when she inserts needles, sometimes I don't even
Considering, that I have also been diagnosed with Bipolar I, the
fact that I wasn't sleeping meant that I was also at risk of my moods
developing into mania. Thus, I had an added investment in resolving my
Within 2 months, I experienced less headaches, and cramping and
within 4 months even my husband commented on my "stable moods". He
said that he no longer was afraid of my irritability moods during my
periods, and our fights don't necessarily occur during these times!
The added advantage of my experience is that I really don't
experience anxiety like I used to. I feel alot more confident and
don't find myself worrying about experiencing insomnia and anxiety as
In summary I am very grateful for my Acupuncture experience with
Portia Lee and I would highly recommend her!
- 38 yr Female MFT Psychotherapist Intern
I had been in the hospital and had seen doctors, neurologists,
and many specialists for my medical condition, but hand not gotten
better. Portia Lee's acupuncture and herbal treatments provided
the healing I could not find elsewhere, during a time when I had
exhausted many alternatives. She was incredibly patient and attentive
with me, making sure she understood the minutia of my condition.
I have since referred many clients to her.
- Audrey , M.A. Licensed Psychotherapist
Portia has been treating me since postpartum with my second child,
and now throughout my third pregnancy (I am due in two weeks). She
is nurturing and respectful, and I find her treatments to be both
gentler and deeper than other treatments I have had before. She
uses a lot of Moxa (heat), gives great nutritional recommendations,
traditional medicinal Chinese recipes, and custom mixes her own
My husband and I both use Portia Lee in El Cerrito. She's marvelous!
We were concerned about the length of time it was taking for me
(37 yrs old at the time) to get pregnant (my first). She treated
us both with acupuncture and herbs and gave us great advice about
the importance of the lifestyle we were living (too busy, not getting
enough REST!, eating healthier, etc.).
Portia is very caring and understanding. She works WITH you, as
opposed to just working ''on'' you. She has a gentle touch, poise
and professionalism that made me feel very at ease.
After getting pregnant, I continued to see her and she even came
to the hospital after about 30 hours of labor to help my delivery
When we start thinking about a sibling for our son, we will definitely
see Portia again.
I have a son who had extreme eczema on his face from 5 months old
to 12months. Even covering his hands with socks failed because the
fabric actually caused his face to bleed. I decided to seek treatment
for my son with a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist, Portia Lee,
and saw improvement within 2 days. She is very ethical, and is networked
with many others who can also help. My son is virtually eczema-less.
I've had 2 children and for both pregnancies I've had the most
extreme version of pregnancy nausea called hyperemesis gravidarium
until my 7th month. (Nausea to the point that I couldn't function,
couldn't keep food or even water down--I lose about 15 lbs during
Portia helped me immensely when other traditional methods of treating
nausea and vomiting didn't. Since you'd like relief from early pregnancy
nausea, I would not wait a minute to see her. She is thorough, professional,
but also caring and persistent in helping
you find the right balance to combat this nausea.