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8711 W Venice Blvd (at Cattauragus Road)
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Silk Road Acupuncture - Los Angeles, CA

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I really hate using cliches but 'miracle worker' comes to mind when thinking of Dr. Don. His knowledge of the body is exceptional and after just a few treatments my lower back pai...

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Perfection in a bottle 7/14/2009

I really hate using cliches but 'miracle worker' comes to mind when thinking of Dr. Don. His knowledge of the body is exceptional and after just a few treatments my lower back pain was 75% improved. I cannot express my gratefulness to him for this. The best part (for me) about Dr. Don is the fact that he is an elite athlete - and thus is cognizant of different forms of fitness, the types of activities entailed, the impact on the body, and the proper form of each movement. He actually pulled me into his side gym in his practice just to show me additional things to work on at home - for core strengthening, ankle support, etc. It's his knowledge, passion, and deep empathy for his patients that makes Dr. Don the best. Besides, check out his practice. It's gorgeous - like a retreat and art gallery in one. You are sure to be treated like royalty here - and best of all, cured of your ailment!! more

It's been a long search for the right place 11/12/2008

Ten years ago my ankle went haywire on account of arthritis. I was only 32 at the time but was told by an orthopedic surgeon that joint fusion was my best option. A friend called me off that, sent me to her acupuncturist and within two weeks I was walking without a cane. Okay, I figure that's the magic bullet - acupuncture - and when that acupuncturist moved to Arizona I thought anyone else would do. Not so... I have literally spent 8 years trying to find an acupuncturist that could produce the same results ... there are all these ""clinics"" and ""practitioners"" that do no good, charge too much, etc. and if I didn't have a great 1st experience, which was a stroke of luck, I would have thought acupuncture was witch-doctor stuff . I had seen Don's shop, Silk Road, in reviews before but always thought it might be another one of these ""clinics"" or whatever but decided to see him because of the reviews in CitySearch. Turns out, Silk Road is anything but one of these places. Don is a great, smart guy who has put his energy towards healing people and it pays off for everyone. He has set up his practice in a very personal way - there are no associates so you are simply Don's patient. After a couple of sessions with very positive results I was relieved to know I finally had a new phone number to call for this kind of thing. A few months ago I couldn't cross the street without limping, now I can run a couple of miles with no pain. It's not a miracle, just good work by a great practitioner. Don said to me when I first saw him, ""give me two or three sessions before you count me out"" and that's good advice... give him a couple sessions to see if he can help you - it doesn't cost that much and you both want the same thing - for you to get better. Pros: everything Cons: nothing more

Give it a try, you'll be amazed. 8/25/2008

I?m the kind of person who?s always looking for reviews before I get a service or product (even if I never write any). So here is my first review. I went to get treatment for a shoulder pain that?s been bothering for a few months due to playing tennis 10 hours a week.\r After the first treatment I was most impressed with the level of care and service Don provided. It?s rare to find caregivers so dedicated, he goes the extra mile to provide healing, and this is something you rarely find. I have to admit that I was skeptical about needles and massage fixing my problem, but after 2 sessions only my shoulder is doing great and I?ve been playing without pain for the first time in a few years. So I guess the needles work and I believe the intention and dedication Don puts is what really makes it work. \r Price was very decent for the amount of care you receive (Don was with me for 2 hours each time). The house is beautiful, very clean and peaceful. Give it a try. \r more

Exceptional Acupuncturist, healing through Oriental medicine, Highest level of integrity and personalized service. 6/6/2008

My wife (much more advanced with her personal relationship between mind and body then I) has been suggesting that I take the time to care for my body in other ways then just hitting the gym, etc.. Her two primary goals for me have been starting a yoga routine and opening up my bodies blocked energy and strained areas (lower back/herniated discs) to the healing benefits of Acupuncture. \r \r Silk Road, where I have been regularly visiting my cherished chiropractor Sylvia Deily is home to a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine named Don Buck. After meeting Don time and again while seeing Sylvia, I felt, if there was a Doctor of Acupuncture that I would be willing to take a chance with, it was certainly going to be him. \r \r Don is a very humble, peaceful soul and a Doctor who makes you feel completely comfortable even when you may be out of your comfort zone with different healing methods; for me, one such as Acupuncture. Needless to say, after my very first session with Don, I was hooked. \r \r I now truly know that this is a healing and strengthening practice that I will never again be without. It has changed me both physically and spiritually, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate what Don has done, and continues to do for me. \r \r If you have considered the possible benefits of acupuncture, look no further, Doctor Buck is a Doctor and gentleman of integrity, concern, and caring. He will undoubtedly find the exact way he can maximize his premier abilities to help your personal needs. \r \r Bruce Bartkow Realtor Coldwell Banker\r \r Pros: Tranquil environment for healing, well maintained office and healing rooms. more

Accupuncture Produces Results 6/2/2008

Silk Road is ? the best treatment for pain?is Dr. Don Buck\r \r Dr. Don has:\r \r ? Skill \r ? Knowledge\r ? Empathy\r \r Years of experience and the knowledge acquired by Dr. Don sets him apart in:\r \r ? Acupuncture\r ? Herbs\r ? Massage\r \r Amazing Results are what patients should be looking for?.only found at Silk Road.\r \r Dr. Don is not only my doctor but my friend for life.\r \r I highly recommend any of you who are in constant pain to see my friend and doctor.\r more

HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR BUCK 5/1/2008

I have known Dr.Don Buck for over 2 years. I have been getting acupuncture from him for 2 years. He has the lightest, most healing touch I have experienced. He is a gifted listener and really wants to be sure that his treatment is gently offered and well-received. His office is a calm environment where you begin to relax the moment you walk in. He has treated me for back problems, chemo related side effects and anxiety . The herbs he prescribed for me for chemo related side effect have kept me from going on pharmaceutical medication and helped me regain my energy and appetite again. I cannot say enough about his training and skills and his desire to understand the full picture of what is happening in lives of his patients.\r more

BEST THERAPY I'VE GOTTEN FOR NY NECK INJURY IN 6 YEARS 7/12/2007

I'VE BEEN GOING TO SILK ROADS FOR THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS AND HAVE HAD AMAZING RESULTS FROM ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE TREATMENTS FROM DON. ITS ALSO A GREAT LOCATION AND DECOR. more

Acupuncture Perfection! 6/27/2007

I was definitely an acupuncture cynic -- didn't see how sticking a bunch of needles in my hand would help the excruciating pain of planters fasciitis in my foot. I still don't get how it works, but it worked for me. It wasn't instantaneous, it took several treatments over a short series of time -- but now I'm walking pain free. Doctor Buck was very knowledgeable, and even did some complimentary sessions when a succession of treatments was in order. They really do care about your health and well being, and someone who truly values the patient over the payday...is a refreshing change. Highly, highly recommend. Pros: Tranquil setting, convenient parking in the rear. more

Best professional care in L.A.! 12/20/2006

I was riddled with pain in both my calf and hip from sporting inuries. Tried regular medical care and physical therapy to no avail. That is, until by referral I went to Dr. Buck's center. After just a couple of treatments, I felt so much better that I was able to re-start my normal activities. Today, all the pain is gone and I am completely back to my regular workouts -- Dr. Buck's knowledge and care along with his professional staff made it all possible. \r \r I highly recommend this Center to anybody needing treatment for aches, pains, or injuries. The care given to patients, not to mention the office relaxed and friendly ambiance is just the best. I give it a 10! more

glad i tried it 11/19/2006

my anxiety and digestion issues had been spiraling out of control. within a few treatments i felt back on track and i could feel that my body was functioning at a higher level again. i could also feel that my circulation had improved and i no longer had cold, clammy hands and feet. Dr. Buck is a highly qualified healer and his services are very worthwhile! more

I was SKEPTICAL just like you.....I'm sleeping MUCH BETTER now 11/18/2006

I had been suffering from insomnia and heard acupuncture treatments can be very effective for this problem. However, I knew very little about acupuncture, perhaps just like you, so I decided to do some ""homework"" on the internet along with contacting my health care provider (Blue Cross). They provided me with a list of many acupuncturists within a 10 mile radius or so of my residence.\r \r Since there were a lot of acupuncturists on the list, I went on to City Search and read the reviews, just like you are doing now. I read some very encouraging, believable reviews about Don Buck and that was enough. I went in and found Silk Road ""as advertised"" and found Don to be most professional, most knowledgable and he made me feel completely comfortable as a new patient who had never received acupuncture. He took time to get to know me a bit, my lifestyle, explained how acupuncture works (which I found most interesting) and this gave me confidence in him and the treatments I was about to receive.\r \r I began a series of treatments under his skilled care and I'm very satisified with the progress and results I've seen so far. Not only that, I've really come to like Don as a person and from getting to know him, he really and sincerely cares and takes a genuine interest in his patients.\r \r Silk Road is sort of ""off the beaten path"" BUT is easily accessible with free parking in a private area behind his offices. The place itself is immaculately clean and, despite having some needles stuck in you, I have found the surroundings very relaxing.\r \r I wholeheartedly recommend Don Buck at Silk Road and he will be my acupuncturist of choice for any and all future treatments for my insomnia or any other problems that hopefully won't arise.\r \r more

BEST ACUPUNTURE EVER 11/8/2006

The greatest treatment one could wish for. Very calm soothing atmosphere. Don is a great. His treatments have helped me with several health problems that had bothered me for a very long time. I feel like a new person now. I highly recommend acupunture. Pros: Very accomodating as far as scheduling appointments. more

The Best Acupuncture 11/5/2006

I love the serene atmosphere of Silk Road and Dr. Buck is really a wonderful person. I received acupuncture treatments to help me sleep better and since the treatments, I am sleeping better than I have in years. I give Silk Road my highest recommendation. more

FANTASTIC RESULTS 10/19/2006

I WAS VACATIONING IN LA AND TOLD MY SISTER HOW I HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM A NECK PAIN FOR OVER 4 YEARS. SHE RECOMMENDED DR. BUCK. HE WAS MOST ACCOMODATING AND I IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS TREATMENT I FELT BETTER. I WAS SO IMPRESSED THAT I ASKED HIM IF HE COULD DO ANYTHING ABOUT A PAIN I HAD ON THUMB, AS A RESULT OF OVER USING MY BLACKBERRY AND A PAIN IN THE HEAL OF MY FOOT. HE DID SOME SORT OF TAPING AND ADVISED ME ON WHAT I NEEDED TO DO IN THE FUTURE...I AM CURED!!! I VISIT EVERY YEAR AND INTEND TO VIST DR. BUCK AGAIN. I NEED TO STOP SMOKING AND LOOSE WEIGHT. more

Excellent Care! 10/12/2006

As a chiropractor, I have a short list of top-notch health care practitioners that I trust and Dr. Don Buck is one of them. I refer patients to him with total confidence that they will be well cared for. His dedication to helping people is rare. I appreciate his ability to assess and treat patients from a Chinese Medicine perspective, while also having a strong knowledge and understanding of Western Medicine a truly integrated approach. This way I know a patient will always be safe in Dons hands. \r \r I have also had the pleasure of being Dons patient as well. I admit to being mildly needle-phobic, but his technique was superb which made the overall experience pleasant and relaxing. The best part? Results immediate pain relief. Pros: Skilled doc, cool office more

Everything you want - professional - great educational credentials - superior care - beautiful serene environment 10/1/2006

Is just doesn't get better than Silk Road. We met Dr. Buck while he was training at the Chinese school of acupuncture. At that time we were having difficulty getting pregnant. Since earning his doctorate and building his amazing office we've continued to visit him for various ailments from severe back pain to conditions related to rhumitoid arthritis... everything he's done, from treatments to herbal remedies, has been extremely effective and delivered with the utmost in care and concern for the patient. We just couldn't recommend him more highly. Even our 5 yr. old daughter likes to go... yes, after seeing him we got pregnant! Dr. Buck delivers (no pun intended)... you'll be in the best of hands and in an beautiful environment. more

Alternative Medicine Is Now 7/28/2006

After receiving treatment from my Medical Doctor for over two years for a constant leg pain and not being able to find improvement, I started treatment with Dr. Don Buck at his Silk Road Clinic. From the moment I entered his state-of-the art place, a gleaming waiting room, soft music, and peaceful surroundings, I felt a sense of trust in my well-being. He listened to my concerns with calm and intensity, as if I were his most important patient; his ability to communicate in Spanish made for the initial evaluation a successful one. After this, I received a series of acupuncture on his comfortable treatment tables that healed the pain that for so long had overwhelmed me and that to this date has not returned. Dr. Bucks professionalism, knowledge, and sincerity make him the great doctor I highly recommend to all. Pros: Ample parking well lighted. Courteous service. Peaceful ambience. more

A Rare Experience: Professionalism and Quality Care in a Serene Atmosphere 7/28/2006

A good friend had been singing Dr. Buck's praises for some time, but it wasn't until I experienced sudden and debilitating lower back pain, that I came to understand their enthusiasm. I was unable to move without severe pain and phoned for an appointment. I spoke with Dr. Buck personally and although I was a new patient, he made time in his schedule to see me that same afternoon. Immediately upon entering Silk Road, one feels the assurance that you are in a good and caring place. The attention to every detail is clearly evident in your surroundings - a circumstance that is only enhanced upon meeting Dr. Buck. Knowledgeable and professional; Dr. Buck's thoughtful and caring manner is just what everyone's hopes for, but rarely finds, in medicine. He actually listens and takes the time necessary to treat you. Within five days and three visits, my pain had eased significantly and I returned to normal activity (along with practical instructions on how to avoid future injury). Silk Road is indeed a rare experience. It is a pleasure to recommend this fine doctor to others. Pros: Professionalism, Quality Care, Lovely Surroundings more

amazing facility...amazing treatment...amazing practitioner 7/26/2006

I stumbled on Silk Road by accident. I was at a stop sign, looked over, saw an ad on the side of the building for acupuncture and massage. I popped in, met Dr. Don Buck and have become a total believer. The facility is beautiful, the treatment curative, and the Dr. a real pro. You should be so lucky to have him take care of your ailments. My back has NEVER felt better. more

Extremely caring, professional and effective care 7/22/2006

I have suffered from neck and back pain for many years. I have tried alternative solutions including physical therapy, deep tissue massage, and chiropractic care. My treatment at Silk Road was an eye opening experience. I am now pain free. The treatment was a complete success. The care is excellent. Dr. Buck is extremely knowledgeable and very caring. He showed great interest and attention to my particular issues as well as my overall health. I highly recommend his service. Pros: The treatment center is serene while also professional. Parking, location, staff are great. more
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  • Thank you for your interest in Silk Road Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine to address your health care needs. We offer traditional Chinese medicine, a therapeutic practice that has been used for thousands of years in Asia and other countries. Acupuncturist...

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  • Provides alternative medical treatments like acupuncture, Chinese herbs, taping and massage to treat pain, arthritis, and internal disorders.

  • 7/26/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    West LA, Palms

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