Fred Ragsdale, L.Ac. is a Master Chinese Herbalist and a graduate of Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, California who is also certified as Diplomat of Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Oriental Medicine. Through his years of clinic experience and post-graduate studies at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California and Zhejiang Hospital in Shanghai, China, Fred has mastered an integrated and patient-centric approach which provides immediate pain relief and long term healing for a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal and internal diseases. Read more
First off, I rarely ever write reviews, but Fred definitely deserves one. There are so many great things I can say about Fred, but overall he is amazing!! He's helped me with multiple issues I've been struggling with such as pain, eczema, and allergies. I thought I was hopeless until I was recommended for acupuncture treatment. He is extremely knowledgeable and most importantly he cares. Fred takes his time and listens. I felt very comfortable with him. He explains things in great detail to help you understand the process and also how Chinese medicine works. Fred went out of his way to help me with my specific needs, he even emailed me information. I've seen a difference overall thanks to Fred, he's a guy I can trust! I highly recommend him, he's hands down the best. I wouldn't go to anyone else.Original recommendation
... I went in for the first time because of horrible lower back pains and after half an hour of having needles in me (super weird if you've never done it before) I went home, woke up the next morning, and haven't had back aches since. …Original recommendation
The second time I had some issues with my foot surgery recovery, where my ankle was just killing me. again a bunch of needles and half an hour later, i was able to sleep through the night for the first time in a week, waking up refreshed and pain-free. I went a third time for some neck issues and once again Dr. Fred came through.
I've been trying to go back and Dr. Fred is very helpful and tries to be as available as possible (he texts too!!!) but just been really busy. can't wait to go back!
Fred is a highly attentive accupuncturist with a high level of concern and compassion for his clients. He takes great care in patiently diagnosing your symptoms, and designing a method for addressing pain through his practice. My neck symptoms did improve 50% after I was rear-ended through a course of seeing Freed 2 times per week for a span of 2 months. Highly recommend if you are looking for accupuncture in the west hollywood area.Original recommendation
I had really bad lower back pain after a car accident and visiting Dr. Fred has helped me immensely! He is very kind and his workplace is comfortable and relaxing. I would highly recommend this sweet spot!Original recommendation
What can I say about Dr. Fred! I'd never had acupuncture before, but after my dad (who's the biggest skeptic there is regarding anything other than western medicine) had significant relief from some of his ailments, I thought I'd give it a try on my chronic golfer's elbow. My dad's doctor in MI recommended Dr. Fred. And he's GREAT! He put me at ease from the moment he met me in the lobby, explained everything to me as we went and was full of great advice. After 3 weeks of treatment, I'm back at the gym like nothing had happened! Thanks, Dr. Fred!Original recommendation