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Back Pain


5.0 Star Rating, Yelp   5.0 Star Rating, Yelp

Trish C. | Potomac, MD | 11/1/2015

Dr. Wang has a very positive and practical approach to healing. The acupuncture treatments I have received from her have provided relief from pain and created shifts with lasting results.

For every treatment I have had, I have always walked out feeling better than before the session. Her manner is very authentic and responsive, and I have always felt comfortable in her care.

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5.0 Star Rating, Yelp   5.0 Star Rating, Yelp

Maggie W. | Potomac, MD | 2/24/2015

After recovering from 3-week long cold, suddenly I had this back pain last November.  If you had back pain, you know what I'm talking about... couldn't even get off the bed without struggling in the mornings, and shoulder area and back completely stiff for a couple of hours before I could move freely and be myself. Went to see Dr Wang since I am not a fan of pain medications due to their side effect.

She spend quite some time asking me questions and getting to know my life style and things happened prior to my back pain started, and came up with a plan of treatment. She informed me clearly that she would not  just target the back pain, but the root of it and once the whole body got back to balance, the symptom of back pain would go away. Well, it turned out to be true, after 2-3 acupuncture treatments with her, there were profound changes in my body - my energy level came up, I slept better, my hair had more texture and stopped falling, and of course, the back pain went away too.

Thank you Dr Wang for treating me as a whole person, and bring health and beauty back to my body!

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5.0 Star Rating, Yelp   5.0 Star Rating, Yelp

Melanie G. | Potomac, MD | 7/21/2016

Emily is magical. I have been struggling with a back injury since last December. I saw a Chiropractor, an Orthopedist, and physical therapists. Nothing worked and meds just masked the pain.

I have seen Emily three times in the last two weeks. The pain in my back is almost completely gone. It's really hard to believe. This was my first experience with acupuncture. I went in with an open mind, but I wasn't expecting such quick and amazing results. I think she is wonderful!

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5.0 Star Rating, Yelp   5.0 Star Rating, Yelp

Catherine W. | Keedysville, MD | 9/9/2016

Emily has magical hands.

My excruciating back pain started on a Saturday morning, a pain I had never experienced before. Emily did notice during that first phone call that I was suffering and was able to accommodate me by scheduling me right away.

I was hurting on only one side of my back. It was the lower right side, the pain would be at level 10 (most painful or extremely painful) each time I would try to sit down.

My first acupuncture session that morning, I was initially skeptical. I was having acupuncture practice on my body for the first time ever.  After Emily worked on lessening my pain, 2-3hrs later the pain had subside to level 8 (just painful) and even slowly disappeared after the first 24 hours. As a very active and athletic person, I still had to be cautious in my movements.

After my second session with Emily two days later the pain had reduced even further to levels (6-4). My third and last session had just left me with feeling the pain levels between 3-2 (not painful, unless I overstretch myself looking for movements that might ignite pain).

Overall I chose to see Emily three times because I wanted to ensure that I was totally healed. She is highly knowledgeable in the science and I will recommend her services to anybody dealing with stress.

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5 Star Rating, Healthgrades   5 Star Rating, Healthgrades

Daniela Goldstein | Rockville, MD | 2/02/2018

I would happily recommend Dr. Wang to my friends and family. I came to the office with pain and Dr. Wang listened to me and helped me. She was very patient, kind and gentle. I never had to wait because she was always on time. Thank you Dr. Wang for your help.

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Nicole A. | Potomac, MD

I want to thank you again for the treatment on Tuesday. There are no words that can describe what it was like to suddenly not be in pain after years and years of back pain! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dee Adams | Germantown, MD

I was hoping that maybe I would be able to sit for 5 mins at a time. Now I sit and walk like a normal person again!

I called Emily Wang out of desperation. I had suffered severe back pain for 3 months since giving birth. I went to see a physician, a back specialist, an acupuncturist, a massage therapist, and a physical therapist. Some of the treatments helped some what for a while, but then the pain came back. I was so miserable. I couldn't sit or stand still for longer than a minute. All day long I had to either keep pacing around or laying down. A very good friend of mine came to visit me and we hadn't seen each other in 10 years. While my family was having dinner with him, I couldn't join them! Because I couldn't sit still long enough to have dinner at the table. I was going back to work in two weeks, and I was hoping that with hypnosis maybe I would be able to sit for 5 mins at a time.

After getting my desperate phone call, Dr. Wang offered to make a house call since I hadn't been able to drive because of the pain. After a two and half hours of hypnosis session, I was able to sit for 20 mins! And now a couple of months have gone by, and I'm so happy and so grateful to report that I sit and walk like a normal person again! Thank you!!!

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Kinsey | Rockville, MD

I was hoping that maybe I would be able to sit for 5 mins at a time. Now I sit and walk like a normal person again!

My mother first recommended that I see Emily, because I had been having back pain and have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. I had never tried acupuncture and was curious about it. I found that working with Emily made me much more in tune with my body, and how the physical and emotional parts of my life connected and influenced each other. The medical history that Emily took during our first appointment was more in-depth than any medical history I have ever provided to anyone else, and she always remembered the details about me from session to session, which made me feel like she was concerned about my health and focused on me as a person.

Emily has a very calming manner, and I always felt very comfortable talking to her. The in-depth questions she would ask about my life and how I feeling--emotionally and physically--made me pay more attention to my body and to my symptoms. I was also impressed with how Emily always modified my treatment depending on what symptoms I was showing at that time, what intentions I wanted from the treatment, or what she could see from my body. I felt like what was being done was specifically tailored for me. I also liked how she would explain the goals and purposes of the different things she was doing.

Overall, since starting acupuncture, I find that I am much more able to take care of myself, to listen when my body is telling my something, and to do things that will be healthy for my back and my anxiety levels. And I feel like some things I didn't even know could be addressed by acupuncture--like night sweats--have improved since I started treatment. I have been very pleased by my experience and plan to continue acupuncture in the future.

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Tricia C.

Emily is a very thoughtful and thorough practitioner; I felt very well taken care of while I was her patient. She listened on a very deep level in a myriad of ways. She was always compassionate, thoughtful, positive and non-judgmental in her approach.

After trying a variety of complementary health modalities throughout my lifetime, last winter I decided to try acupuncture. I went to see a practitioner who came highly recommended and had practiced for over twenty years. I saw him for three sessions before I decided to stop going; something didn’t click, and I felt like I could be having a better experience somewhere else. Then I went to Emily Wang. Right from the start, I felt comfortable and at ease. After the first session, I felt a huge shift and knew it was positive. I kept going back. Although I could never explain exactly why, I knew that I always felt better. Various aches and pains that I went in with would be gone or greatly diminished by the end of each session. The back issues that originally led me to acupuncture are no longer present. I know that her specific range of skills and talents combined with her awesome personality are what made the difference.

Emily’s professionalism, abilities and kindness make her an outstanding practitioner.

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