Emily Cooper is truly exceptional. I went to her in desperation with a “condition” that was becoming socially debilitating. I first noticed it about 2 years ago. I had sat down from giving a presentation in front of a group of people and realized my entire chest was covered in a rash, flat to the skin and warm to the touch. I noticed it again after having a simple one on one conversation with my manager, and again after being put on the spot in a group of people. I work in sales forcing me to be in front of people ALL the time. I feared going to work, I feared having deep emotional conversations, I even feared intimacy with someone because I knew these red splotches would appear. One night after having a very emotional discussion, the red splotches spread from my chest to my arms, my back, my stomach, and even my legs. It had reached its worst. I began to only wear high neck shirts to feel more comfortable. But instead of feeling more comfortable, I only felt more trapped and honestly betrayed by my body for reacting this way in response to normal human emotion.
I researched online and tried everything. I stopped consuming caffeine, I took anti-histamines, nothing was working. One day I read someone else’s testimony about acupuncture, and that’s when I went to Emily. I have been going to her for about 6 weeks now, and it is changing my life. She embodies what it means to be a clinician. She is incredibly thorough, she asks questions, she listens, and she truly wants to heal our bodies from the inside out. Emily has helped me realize that these these red splotches appeared anytime I was feeling emotion - anger, sadness, fear, anxiety, embarrassment, or even passion, and yes, while maybe an “inappropriate” body response, more importantly she has helped me to realize the deeper root of the cause, the deeper wound that is present. When I feel unworthy, unwanted, unloved, my body responds in an extreme way and literally breaks out in a rash. Along with the clinical treatment of acupuncture, she has provided me with the tools to help me heal from the inside, to be fully aware of my body, especially during times of anxiety and emotion, and to live a happier life; I am learning to let go of the fear and anxiety that was holding me back before. I am learning to listen to my body from deep down in my heart, and ultimately learning how to know and believe that I am loved in such a big way.
I was just recently in a situation that only a couple months ago would have caused the rash, but the rash did not appear, or at least I didn’t notice it and it didn’t stop my life! I felt amazing. Although, I have felt alone in this condition, I am sure that there are others out there experiencing a similar thing. If that is you, I highly encourage you to go to Emily.