My healing process began with one statement: “You are going to recover”. Since I fractured 14 bones in my hand and wrist 18 months ago, I never heard that statement from anyone, not my doctors, or my therapists, and I know that practitioners are careful about making promises. Emily wasn't so much making a promise to me, as it was that she saw how much pain I was in and how much despair I felt, and knew that I needed hope. Her determination and positivity were the beginning of a real healing journey for me. Losing the use of an arm impacted my life dramatically - functionally, logistically, emotionally, in every way. Within 2 treatments I was in less pain and had more mobility then since before my accident. Within a month, 2 appointments each week, Ive improved by 75%. I cant believe it, nothing else had made even a minor difference. But Ive also never been to see an acupuncturist who goes beyond just inserting needles. During every appointment she asked such intuitive questions, taught me how to care for myself, and helped me to change my perspective of pain and what pain means for us, teaching me also how to accept pain with more peace. I accepted and embraced my hand again. I accepted that I needed help from others, no longer feeling shame every time I had to ask friends or family, or even approach a stranger, for help. And here I am, typing this with two hands, ten fingers! I feel that my life has come back, but with more depth. Thankyou Emily!