Adams Avenue Integrative Health

3239 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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619-546-4806 – Office
619-546-5326 – Fax

Patient Testimonials



“The Alternative Healing {Network’s Free} Clinic is a wonderful resource for the community.  I have been receiving both massage and acupuncture every week for the last year and it has helped a lot with physical pain and also been a great stress reliever.  The practitioners are all very knowledgeable and caring.  I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in alternative healing.”  – C.L.

What was happening before?:
“I was in constant pain in my hip for 3 years and felt like an old person in a young person’s body.  My feet hurt and no shoes seemed to help.  A podiatrist said if the orthotics didn’t work, I might consider surgery.”
How is it now?
“I started with Dr. Dave 2 years ago and learned my core was unstable.  By consistently coming weekly and through muscle testing, we undid layers of issues.  I eventually go well enough and thanks to the orthotics Dr. Dave recommended (and I was skeptical) to travel and backpack in Europe for a month.  With some other changes, I am pain free in my hip, which is one fo the best gifts.  I don’t take medicine and when I have an issue I come to Dr. Dave and it gets better.  I also really like his bedside manner.  He’s not pushy in anyway and has a gentle way about him that works great for me.  I feel grateful to have found him in S.D.  I am still on the road to recovery, but can bike and walk and hike which is something I really appreciate.” – Julie

Before NADA Acupuncture Treatment:
“I have suffered from alcoholism for the past five years. I tried AA and hypnotherapy. My next step would have been western medicine, because all else had failed. I am averse to pharmaceuticals and so decided to try acupuncture.”
“GREAT progress! Sober for over a month now! Life has changed dramatically for me. I would be happy to speak to anyone in person.”

Before Detox Program:
“…fatigue, food cravings (sugar, caffeine, and refined carbs), back pain, difficulty losing weight.”
“My energy level has greatly improved, food cravings are much less frequent, back pain greatly reduced, and weight loss has started.”

Before Detox Program:
“…was easily set off with allergies and regular sore throat, sinus issues, headaches, congestion, cloudy head feeling, etc…, and felt at a loss that I’ll always be this way. Also, side issues included always being hungry, very sensitive to carbs, easily drained, etc… Achy neck and back from stress and from past nagging injuries.”
“No allergy problems since… Have not taken, or felt the need to take any OTC for allergies, or headache. Sinuses cleared up too. Also, hunger management has improved greatly and I realize now that I don’t need as much protein as I thought I did to feel satisfied. Mood is balanced. Also, Unintentional benefit of the program I found—face cleared up and lost weight. Neck pain has cleared up, mostly…”


Before Detox Program:
“I had been tired most evenings and had bouts of depression. My hands felt arthritic in the morning. I would get constipated on a semi-regular basis.”
“I have lots of energy and feel noticeably happier. My hands feel flexible and I’m not cracking my knuckles all the time. I’ve been having much more regular bowel movements. I recommend detoxification to everyone I know. I lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks.

“I was having back, leg, and foot pain for many years. I would wake up every night at least 3, or 4 times due to discomfort. My mood and nerves were being affected by the imbalance in my whole body.”
“The difference is drastic. I can sleep without waking up midnights. My mood and energy have improved since the insoles….”

What was happening before?
“Severe neck and back pain with chronic headaches. I was even experiencing difficulty w/some physical activities like going from a sitting to a standing position. There was also intermittent pain shooting down my left leg.”
How is it now?
“Amazing! I cannot even remember the last time I had a headache. My neck and back pain has become a rare occurrence. It has been over two months since my last treatment and during that time, I was symptom and pain free. Colleen and Dave are incredible and I am so grateful for finding them.”

November 23rd, 2013
“Dr.Fowl is always great and addressed all my needs thoroughly!”

October 22nd, 2013
“My journey through naturopathic treatment of Lyme has been so enlightening. I’m learning so much about my body’s ability to heal itself and how to assist my body in this task. Dr. Fowl has been a wonderful coach along this journey. I’m so grateful.”
June 25th, 2013
“I received very good care and medical advice from Dr. Fowl today. She has much knowledge of Neuropathic Medicine and helps the patient understand the theory and mechanisms of change behind the therapies. It is very patient oriented and humanistic too.”

May 24th, 2013
“Dr. Fowl is caring, knowledgeable, and efficient with her time. Knowing that she has been helpful to so many others, gives me confidence and hope.”

May 15th, 2013
“Dr. Shannyn is my go-to remedy for my health concerns. I have never walked away without feeling better about my visit with the feedback she provides and in the long-term I always experience an improvement in my conditions. Thank you Dr. Shannyn!”

April 25th, 2013
“Dr. Fowl provided a very professional and humanistic approach. My issues were carefully addressed and treatment plans outlined. I look forward to working with this clinic in the future.”

April 17th, 2013
“After having to deal with so many medical doctors that just brush aside my concerns and only want to treat my symptoms not the reasons I am unwell in the first place, I must say it was a very refreshing change of pace to deal with Dr. Shannyn.”

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