Nicole Keating of The Art of Epic Wellness recounts her acupuncture experience on her podcast.

Gaines is great and very knowledgeable. He really gets to the source of the problem and uses more techniques than just acupuncture. I felt comfortable and in good hands. I highly recommend him.
— D.E. , Pescadero, CA
Gaines gave me my first ever acupuncture treatment. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient and gentle. Will definitely be back!
— L.G. , Half Moon Bay, CA
Gaines and I first met at Five Branches School of Chinese Medicine some years ago. I have a very bad back and now neck due to many causes including a good gene hit from my family of the dreaded Arthritis and Osteoporosis / scoliosis. That tacked on w/ 25 years in the Wholesale Grocery business has done a lot of damage over the years both driving trucks and throwing groceries. I had to medically retire at age 52. I just had my 9th back surgery since 2003 and have a lot of titanium fusions in my back of which Gaines has been extremely helpful in giving me relief and great words of encouragement over time to help us try and get a grip on this extremely painful situation. Gaines was always willing to try and succeed in giving me relief from the discomfort of 11 level spinal fusion and now 2 collapsed disc in neck of which I’m post op over 2 months in brace. Also some nasty adhesion’s that have formed. We just re-connected and looking fwd to having Gaines and I tackle my challenged back and will be seeing him as soon as I can shake the dreaded flu ! Looking fwd to seeing my good friend once again.
— R. D. , Santa Cruz, CA
I was under the impression that acupuncture was a treatment. However, for me, it was more like surgery. Meaning it permanently fixed my issue after the first session, except without a recovery period.
— J.M. , visitor from Charleston, S.C.
I injured a tendon in my finger climbing leaving me with limited range of motion. After receiving an acupuncture treatment from Gaines swelling decreased and range of motion improved. I was back climbing shorly after. Namaste and many thanks Gaines!
— J.V. , Truckee, CA
I have been seeing Gaines for regular body work for the last five years. As an academic and event producer, the amount of stress I carry in my body is relatively high at all times. Coupled with the amount of traveling I do for work and the demands I make on my body as a surfer, not to mention getting older in general, I have found regular treatments to be essential to keeping my body healthy and functioning at the high levels I desire. I have chronic shoulder pain in both joints due to past injuries and overuse, but Gaines has helped me to recover from past traumas and enabled me to continue to perform athletically, even beyond my pre-injury abilities. Not only do I come away from my treatments feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, I can literally feel my body reacting and rehabilitating itself over time, particularly my shoulders, with Gaines’ focused treatment plans.
— H.H. Slowcoast, CA
Great treatment today! Thanks Gaines.
— C.D. , Half Moon Bay, CA