A friend recommended that I see an acupuncturist when I developed a reoccurring twitch as well as an occasional sharp pain in my arm that I had been ignoring for months. I was sure it was carpal tunnel from abusing my mouse arm and working in front of this screen for so many years.
I recalled an acquaintance passing her card to me a few months earlier, gushing extensively about what a miracle worker she was in helping her recover from her years of back pain. She told me she may seem a bit far, but so worth it. Am I glad I still had her information on hand, because, as it turns out, she was really as wonderful as described.
Also, she is so close to Roosevelt Jackson Heights station, that it actually only took me 20 mins from midtown!
When I first came to her, I was hesitant, because I have never had acupuncture, but she immediately made me feel at ease with her warmth and kindness. She asked in-depth about my living, work, eating and exercise habits, and various life style details that I never really thought about or considered. She was definitely far more attentive than even my primary care doctor!
With a little bit of probing, she was able to target immediately that the source of the twitch and pain was actually coming from my neck, back and shoulders, which then radiated to my arm. Apparently, It wasn't carpal tunnel after all! It was actually a more serious issue in my back. I have to say that first day of treatment was intense, but I was surprised how good I felt after a few series of treatments.
Until I went to see her, I guess I had been ignoring a lot of the aches and pain throughout my body all these years. I am so much more aware of how my body is supposed to feel, and I've never felt better!
Not only that, but she was somehow able to detect my anemia on that first day, and prescribed a recommended diet, as well as some herbal teas that she blended herself for me to drink during the next couple of weeks. I have to admit, I didn't drink it at first because I was a little skeptical and because of how bitter it tasted, but after realizing that her treatments on my back and arms were actually working, I decided I needed to give it a try. I followed her instructions, and I honestly feel like I have more energy than I can ever remember feeling.
In any case, I am incredibly grateful I found Dr. Woo through my acquaintance, and now I am the one passing her card around and telling folks how amazing she is!