Testimonials

Testimonials

Trudy Bock, activist, Palo Alto, CA,

"The patients I have referred to Esther have, without exception, found her work to be life changing. I have employed her concepts and techniques in my practice and have countless patients that have benefited from her work."

- Salwan AbiEzzi, M.D., Palo Alto Medical Foundation, CA

"Studying this method has enabled me to avoid what would have been my fifth foot surgery. I can now walk again without pain. It has given me a new lease on life."

- Honor Rautmann, business owner, Sun River, OR

"As a retired elderly physician, I've been impressed by her superb knowledge of her field."

- Milton Lozoff, M.D.

"I felt the benefits from day one. I rarely have back pain now, and I feel more healthy and energetic overall. I am very pleased to testify to the positive effects of this work."

- John Hamilton, Geologist (USGS) and Musician, Menlo Park, CA

"The integrated approach and deep skill helped my wrist and shoulder issues immensely. In just six weeks with Esther, I was pain free for the first time in a year. Working with her was one of the only things that helped my wrist and shoulder to be pain-free. I think she is the best in the region for the work she does."

- Laura Noss, Chief Taskmaster, Social Planets, Menlo Park, CA

"8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back is a pleasure to read and a godsend to use. The lessons are easily accessible to anyone with an hour to spare. The account of why people in modern industrial society experience chronic lower-back pain is fascinating in its own right. The photographs of people sitting, standing, and lifting in a pre-industrial world are marvelously instructive and a joy to behold. While the principles of good posture are disarmingly simple, Esther Gokhale includes a wealth of pertinent detail to guide users through the eight lessons.

- David Riggs, OBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Department of English, Stanford, CA

"Changing my posture changed my life. I am now free of the debilitating back pain that had plagued me since my adolescence."

- Suzanne Hecker, Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

I also used to contract headaches that clearly were related to poor posture, particularly staring at a computer screen.  The training I received from Esther has greatly reduced the frequency of my headaches.

- Charles R. Bacon,  Senior Research Geologist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

"I had been suffering from sciatica, degenerating discs and spinal stenosis for almost four months. Esther began doing posture work with me and the results were quite dramatic. I recommend her with great enthusiasm."

- Andrea Lunsford, Professor of English, Stanford University, CA

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"While working on a book, I developed a version of repetitive stress syndrome that made my hands and forearms virtually useless. After a matter of weeks of acupuncture, acupressure and practice in posture, I recovered full use of my hands and forearms."

- Gretchen C. Daily Professor, Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA

"My 84-year-old mother-in-law who has severe osteoporosis with multiple vertebral fractures and even sternal fracture was already sitting and standing straighter after one visit to Esther. I wholeheartedly endorse Esther Gokhale’s program."

- Deirdre Stegman, M.D., Internal Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, CA

"I practice yoga regularly and like the fresh new perspective on it. Slowly, over the last few months, I have incorporated the new postural positioning into my daily life, especially walking. This has occurred with only minimal effort."

- Anne Curran

“I highly, highly recommend the EG Wellness Center for acupuncture. This was my first experience with acupuncture, and not only did it successfully address my wrist pain, but the entire treatment was physically and mentally beneficial. It was a completely positive experience – soothing, healing and energizing.”

- Catherine Bump, San Mateo, CA

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“I highly, highly recommend the EG Wellness Center for acupuncture. This was my first experience with acupuncture, and not only did it successfully address my wrist pain, but the entire treatment was physically and mentally beneficial. It was a completely positive experience – soothing, healing and energizing.”

- Catherine Bump, San Mateo, CA

"Studying this method has enabled me to avoid what would have been my fifth foot surgery. I can now walk again without pain. It has given me a new lease on life."

- Honor Rautmann, business owner, Sun River, OR

"As a retired elderly physician, I've been impressed by her superb knowledge of her field."

- Milton Lozoff, M.D.

"I felt the benefits from day one. I rarely have back pain now, and I feel more healthy and energetic overall. I am very pleased to testify to the positive effects of this work."

- John Hamilton, Geologist (USGS) and Musician, Menlo Park, CA

"Logically based, compelling, and expertly delivered….I would like to see this approach become a part of standard care. Early access to this kind of intervention could have saved me a lot of pain and grief."

- Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D. , Bing Professor of Population Studies and President of the Center for Conservation, Stanford University, CA

"8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back is a pleasure to read and a godsend to use. The lessons are easily accessible to anyone with an hour to spare. The account of why people in modern industrial society experience chronic lower-back pain is fascinating in its own right. The photographs of people sitting, standing, and lifting in a pre-industrial world are marvelously instructive and a joy to behold. While the principles of good posture are disarmingly simple, Esther Gokhale includes a wealth of pertinent detail to guide users through the eight lessons.

- David Riggs, OBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Department of English, Stanford, CA

I used to have a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders. Since doing the posture work, I can't remember the last time I've had any discomfort at all.

- Kathy Uros, Vice-President Charles Schwab & Co., San Francisco, CA

I also used to contract headaches that clearly were related to poor posture, particularly staring at a computer screen.  The training I received from Esther has greatly reduced the frequency of my headaches.

- Charles R. Bacon,  Senior Research Geologist, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

"I am 85 years old and was pleasantly surprised to learn from the Gokhale Method that back pain is not inevitable. I now do my household chores without any pain at all, got rid of my knee pain and walk faster."

-  Gertrude Bock, Palo Alto, CA 

"While working on a book, I developed a version of repetitive stress syndrome that made my hands and forearms virtually useless. After a matter of weeks of acupuncture, acupressure and practice in posture, I recovered full use of my hands and forearms."

- Gretchen C. Daily Professor, Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA

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