I don't know where to begin - Emily has truly helped me through a difficult journey. In a very short period of time, I have survived domestic violence that resulted in multiple broken bones and organ damage, lost my little brother in a traumatic accident, and moved to the U.S. from Spain. I have tried everything in the books to heal. I've done yoga, meditation, therapy, medical assistance, went to spiritual camps, prayed to the mighty gods in Sedona, psychiatric medication, and the list goes on.
I was skeptical about trying acupuncture, but at that point, I would've done anything to resolve my severe anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, nightmares, insomnia, convulsions, physical pain and other trauma related symptoms. During my first appointment with Emily, guided by her calming voice, I was able to tell my story and recognize the details of my pain with more clarity. She truly helped me sink into my soul and heart to find words to express my feelings. After the needles went in, I cried, but also took in so much love and hugged the little girl inside of me.
At first, I didn't realize I was feeling more at peace with myself. I experienced some intense anxiety for another week after my first appointment, but I think it was more a result of my body flushing out the pain. After 2 months of work with Emily, I no longer have the heavy body sensations, I don't have the 3-days in bed sort of depression, I no longer take sleeping medication and don’t have to carry my anxiety medication around with me, I have peaceful dreamless nights, I feel more in tune with myself, I have energy, and the pieces of myself are coming together. Ive even noticed that my vision (literally, but also metaphorically!) has improved. Emily reminds me that I have made it this far because of who I have always been and always will be, not because of acupuncture, but I am still so grateful for her help! I recommend her to anyone who is going through a traumatic experience - she is knowledgeable, passionate about her work, gentle with voice and touch, and very personable.