"I feel honored and blessed to be able to work with Bluejay Herbs and David Kukkola. He has not only become an integral part to my healing process, but I now consider him a dear friend of mine. He leads with a gentle heart, making it a safe space to heal mentally, emotionally, and physically. David is a tremendously hard-working man, and still he finds the time to sit down and talk with me if I am needing his guidance and care, even if it is “off the clock.”


He has treated me for symptoms ranging from PTSD, addiction, anxiety, gastrointestinal issues and depression. Bluejay Herbal tinctures are unique and customized for each individual’s needs. Bluejay Herb formulas work to heal the source of the issue, rather than masking it. Through his healing guidance, I am able to live a happier, healthier, more balanced life. I am forever grateful for Bluejay Herbs and would recommend his services to all who are in search of healing. Thank you for all that you do, David."

Aleka H.

"When I first began my healing at Bluejay Herbs, I had been prescribed handfuls of prescriptions from all types of western doctors. With the Partnership I have now developed, the prescription drugs have all been eliminated. 

I truly feel the special formula blends were handcrafted to complement my evolution of healing. 

The individualization as a “specialty formula” worked wonders for my specific needs. 

A true holistic approach to healing… Magical!

Even my young children can taste the excellence in Bluejay  Herbs."

Alexa J.

"Dear David and Bluejay Herb Company

I have found a very special, caring, and nurturing healthcare provider in you!!


For me personally, a woman over 65 years old and constantly dieting since the age of 11, Dr. David’s Bluejay Herbs, protocols learned in Asia and education have given me hope, accomplishment, and so much pride in myself to have lost over 35 pounds in less than 8 months using the 2/5day intermittent fasting program, drinking delicious bone broth and utilizing Bluejay Herbs, and providing enhanced Shiatsu massage specifically tailored to my body and needs.  By following the protocols and checking in every two weeks, we have accomplished a new lifestyle that is something I will be able to do for my lifetime.

I have learned throughout our time together:

Food is NOT that important to my happiness, and I can survive with drinking bone broth and hot water and tea for two days out of the week without concern

Exercise in moderation is very important

Listen to my body and what it needs and trust in YOURSELF

It is about the Journey as well as the Destination

Forgive Yourself; have Self Love, Compassion and Gratitude

Communication is key and if you don’t say it NO ONE will know it.

Thank you so much for making my Work/Life/ Family so much more enjoyable and fulfilling!"

Diana Chan

"My name is Matthew Salvetti and my family has been going to Bluejay Herbs and David for more than 20 years now for herbal healing. I would not be here right now if it weren’t for David’s gifts and intuitive abilities. My mother was unable to conceive, and due to Bluejay Herbs and David’s treatment, her body was put in alignment, enough for her to be able to have me.


I would recommend anybody with issues either physical, mental, or spiritual that cannot be treated by modern medicine, to contact Bluejay Herbs and David for healing. He is a true healer with abilities that would astonish those who have no belief in alternative medicine. For example, our family referred a family friend to David who was dying from unknown causes and no doctor could pinpoint the reason as to why. David sure could though. Her mysterious disease was miraculously cured when she was given only months to live.


David uses techniques that bring the entire body into balance naturally so that it can heal itself. This is more than what most medical professionals can do, who can only offer band aid treatments, unless it is a broken bone or some other physical medical condition that can be treated. For all issues that are seemingly unsolvable by modern medicine, please give Bluejay Herbs a try because you will not be disappointed.


If natural herbs that have been used for centuries can cure people who are dying from mysterious illnesses, what makes you think Bluejay Herbs can’t help you? As for myself, I have been personally seeing David for years now, and he has drastically helped me improve my entire being, as well as become healthier and spiritually involved. He is not only my friend, but my spiritual counselor and mentor. The amount of wisdom this man possesses is not easily found and he has helped me through some of the worst times in my life. His main intentions are to help people, and this is why so many people have been going to him for 15 years+. Thank you, David, for all the work you’ve done for me and my Family. I hope anybody reading this will consider his treatment and overall friendship. "

Matthew S

"David's Bluejay Herbs have helped me when nothing else did. I first discovered his handcrafted formulas when Kaiser had given up on treating my hand warts after trying freezing, liquids, and other remedies for months. David's Bluejay Herbs formula got rid of them in a week. His heartburn remedy works better than anything that's been prescribed to me. He has also helped me with chronic back pain, employing both herbs and Shiatsu (acupressure).

I have referred a few friends to him who had been resigned to long-term back pain, and they said his treatment worked better than anything else they had tried. Besides being effective, it's also nice that he actually cares about healing you."

Berkeley, CA

"Bluejay Herbs carry the healing power of their maker, David Kukkola, a deeply experienced, wise medicine man. I am grateful to David and Bluejay Herbs for keeping me going over many years! David is aligned with the Source of all healing and offers the gifts of Bluejay Herbs with this awareness, in service to all who come into his sphere."

Edie McLeod

"David's Bluejay herbal formulas transformed my nervous system.  I am less stressed and less depressed.  The remarkable shift did not happen overnight.  The herbs rewired my hormones and psyche.  My skin is clear, body and mind calm, and feel a tremendous relief from imbalances I suffered with for a lifetime.  David meticulously transposes ancient remedies to transform his clients.  Thank you, Bluejay Herbs and David!"

Rachel L

"I am so lucky to meet David several months ago and Bluejay Herbs! Amazing how one good person can bring more happiness to our lives. Talking to him alone helped, and he prescribed me herbs from Bluejay Herbs which helped with my energy level and improved my mood. He also helped my 20 year old grandson with his eczema and anxiety with herbal formulas from Bluejay Herbs. I value every visit to his office and would recommend him to anyone."

Tamara C.

"I met David at a time in my life where I desperately needed someone I could trust.
He was referred to me by another friend who does a lot of great work with the community. When I showed up, it was quite clear I found the human, the healer, the friend I was looking for. He explained to me so many things about how his Bluejay Herbs tinctures and plants assist in the healing process, as I was coming off a stroke at 43 years young. We did three herbal consultations to adjust the herbal formulations in three months.


I did exactly what he said to do to correct the imbalance in my physical body. My body started to become realigned within four months of his Bluejay Herbs tinctures. I followed his directions precisely and I saw a miraculous turnaround in my body and in my mental state of being.


David and Bluejay Herbs come highly recommended as I have sent many people his way, and everyone is always so grateful to meet a healer with the intention of truly helping our brothers and sisters.

These Bluejay Herb medicines are all handmade and crafted with reverence, awaiting to assist the wellness and healing of the world. We can’t rush our healing process
but we can find the right people for us to listen to and guide us through that journey...  Mahalo "

Robert Tyler Stark

"I came to Bluejay Herbs and David several months ago.  I was severely underweight and was having big night sweats daily, which made me have to change my bed sheets every night.  On top of that I couldn't regulate my temperature during the day, oscillating from hot to cold. I was also having digestive issues. My parents and I were very worried for my health.


When I met with David, he could tell right away that I was underweight. We discussed my diet and ways that I could add protein into my vegetarian diet to gain at least 15 more pounds. He checked my pulses in various areas to see whether there were imbalances and indeed there was. David prescribed several Bluejay herbal tinctures which I took at least twice daily. In less than a month I had gained the 15 pounds, and after about 6 weeks the night sweats were completely gone, which really helped me to get more sleep.  My internal temperature became much more regulated, and my digestion became regular and healthy.


I look much healthier than I did before I met with David. I am calmer and more collected with more energy. I gained around 25 pounds since I started seeing David. The confidence in myself is slowly starting to return, and David Kukkola and Bluejay herbal remedies are a large part of that."

Ross L

"I’ve known David for over 30 years. He treated my son when he was 12 months old and as a teenager, he’s now 32. With David’s knowledge of his handcrafted herbal remedies, he had my son straightened out in 30 days.


He treated my daughter as a teenager when Western medicine failed to find anything wrong with her weight loss. David determined her thyroid was out of whack and again with his Bluejay Herb formulas he was able to help her eventually get off her medication.


I’m currently under his care for a heart issue that Western medicine said, “I’m just going to have to live with it,” and with his Bluejay herbal tinctures, within two weeks, I’m feeling so much better."

Tess Wolf

"I have been working with David Kukkola for over 15+ years.  He has helped me with a number of issues over the years ranging from Shiatsu for my back, herbs for allergies/colds and some great council to help me through some very difficult times.  He has taught me to be a better listener as well as a better communicator.  I find myself sharing the advice that he has taught me to friends and family.  I have and will continue to refer him to anyone that could benefit from his talents.  He is one of the kindest individuals I have ever met and I am proud to call him a friend."

Juan Ibarra
San Francisco, CA

"I am a Western trained physician, so when I was referred to David for guidance around some personal relationship issues I was facing, I wondered how a traditional healer would really be able to help me.  Although I less often engage with David’s help around herbal medicine or Shiatsu, he has become a trusted advisor, guiding me through some of the most challenging times of my life.  He has the uncanny ability to listen, understand and then provide just the right help.  He has been like no other counselor I’ve worked with and even though I no longer live in California, I still turn to him whenever I feel lost and out of balance.  His other multi-dimensional approaches to healing are a wonderful complement to his skillful advice that I have come to rely on."

Reno, NV

"Over 20 years ago I was referred to David when ‘Western Medicine’ offered no treatment other than symptom masking drugs, for a serious condition. Over these many years I have become familiar with his personal and thorough methods of healing through the pursuit of balance of the Body, Mind & Spirit. His knowledge of Herbal treatments is astounding and effective. However, his compassion and his ability to guide you through a journey to the Soul, to achieve balance and peace, is a rare gift that brings a whole different truth into healing. Thank you David for all you do!"

Benicia, CA

"When I first went to David Kukkola I’m sure I wasn’t thinking at the time that this would become an ongoing therapeutic relationship.  I probably went to him because I was dealing with a back strain, or allergies, or maybe a general malaise that had no apparent root cause and someone suggested that David’s Shiatsu and herbal skills could help.  I’m sure I thought I’d see him a few times, at most, it would either work or it wouldn’t, and that would be it.

Well, that first encounter with David did work.  What’s more, I discovered that the real value of working with him lay not in episodic visits, but in developing a regular regimen that allowed the healing powers of his Shiatsu and herbs to strengthen and support my own body systems in staying healthy.

And now, nearly twenty years after that first visit, I feel as though I’m reaping the full reward of the time spent working with David.  Like most everyone, I have a life that is fully engaged in professional, family and social activities, with a spiritual practice that both nurtures and requires energy.  I’m lucky enough in my 60’s to still be very active physically through dancing, backpacking, swimming, biking and jumping in to help with manual labor when I’m needed.

I have no doubt that working with David is an essential part of my core strength and well-being and I’m grateful to have him as a healing resource in my life.   And looking forward to my next visit."

Walnut Creek, CA

"In 2003, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After two episodes of grand mail seizure, in the second one, the paramedics sent me to SFGH, (SF General Hospital) to have an MRI which revealed the presence of a tumor. I had to go through the Western procedure: intrusive-aggressive surgery plus seven weeks of intense radiation treatments, and after, 12 months of chemotherapy with “Temodar”, a new drug that was just barely off the test trial after my diagnose. I contacted immediately David Kukkola, and told him the bad news. With his compassion, he decided to start a protocol with me to help me with the chemotherapy. David gave me Shiatsu treatments and always supported those treatments with his herbs. It is known that in many cases if the cancer doesn’t kill you the chemo will; but with his encouragement, I decided to go and complete my chemotherapy treatment as I was receiving radiation therapy. I was feeling really weak and depressed, obviously my immune system was in jeopardy and my nervous system as well. The diagnosis, the procedure was killing my body.

I believe David’s healing work helped to save my life and I am a brain cancer survivor. Now, I am making plans to study under him and learn his great gift of healing. I am eternally grateful."

Juan Ibarra
San Francisco, CA

"For 20 years, David Kukkola has been my primary healer. During this time he has treated me with herbs and Shiatsu on a regular basis.  Whatever the pain or health issue, David has had a treatment or remedy.  He has the knowledge and skill to work through it and past it. His diverse background, learnings, and experience make him unique in the Ways of Healing. I trust him and his judgement implicitly."

J. Hernandez 

"I have used the services of David Kukkola for more than twenty years! He first soothed my aching heart with herbs and his wise listening self. I found him again after many years, and his wise listening self is again helping to soothe my soul, my hives, and keeping my energy aligned. David has a comforting safe environment where I can fully heal my mental, emotional and physical self. Today I’m also happy to say my body is enjoying the many benefits of his famed Shiatsu massages and Chinese herb."

C. Clark 

"David has helped me with a long standing chronic illness, through its many symptom manifestations. Hand in hand with Shiatsu, herbal, dietary and lifestyle approaches, we have worked to unravel the psychological and emotional knots that helped create and can sustain an out-of-balance condition. He has become a treasured and intimate companion and I have deep respect for his skill and compassion. In many shared hours, we have touched places of deep grief and have also laughed until tears rolled down our cheeks. The meaning of the term ‘holistic healing’ has become ever clearer to me as I have worked with David. Our work together is a huge blessing in my life."

Walnut Creek, CA

"Under David’s guidance, I was able to release the suicide energy in my family. He inspired me to enlist the help of my ancestors and the healing Spirit of our great Ocean. And to this day, I feed my ancestors, angels, and animal allies daily. His Shiatsu work helped me release stuck issues and express what I was feeling. David has an incredibly deep understanding of our spiritual, physical, emotional and mental capacities. I am grateful for all he taught me and continue to incorporate these teaching in my daily life."

Ann Keller
Mount Shasta, CA

"I met David 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with a serious medical condition.  He has helped me ‘survive’ this through the weekly visits we’ve had over the years.  For 5-6 years he prepared custom herbal remedies each week, and sat with me so we could uncover and examine how my mental, emotional, and spiritual issues contributed to my “dis-ease”.  The herbs (I believe), kept my physical illness under control, and our conversations, peeled away the years of defenses I’d carefully constructed to protect myself from pain, from life, and from myself.  I learned to embrace my illness and make friends with it instead of making war on it. I learned that I’d never heal if I was in a constant state of war.  I learned to walk into the darkness that was inside of me, and sit with it, for this was also a part of who I am.  David encouraged me to write – something I hadn’t done for years.  A lot of healing took place as the words poured from somewhere lost inside of me. Twenty years later I still have my illness, but its still where it was 20 years ago.

Regular Shiatsu sessions with David (and occasional herbs) are helping me to maintain my wellness, and even though I may have new illnesses, fears, pain – I’m more able to get through these struggles and not let them become my identity or my focus in life.
Thank you David!"

Concord CA

"David’s a life long healer and his help was invaluable to our family. For years, my twin daughters suffered from chronic coughs that spiked into fevers and relapsed. Despite eating well, sleeping lots and taking supplements my girls were not well. David worked with us over a few months and I followed his protocol for a solid six months. Two years later, as we enter another flu season, they are well. David introduced me to a combination of herbs that strengthen their system and then taught me how to use Chinese herbs to prevent illness and then treat sickness for a quick and full recovery. The girls still get sick from time to time, but they recover quickly and fully. His methods are affordable and easy to integrate into every day life. David helped our family find balance in our health and gave me tools that I could use over the long term to find a healthier and happier life for my family. I am grateful for his wisdom, generosity and his gifts as a healer"

Tara Dorabji


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