Acupuncture is among the oldest healing traditions in the world. It is the stimulation of specific points along the body via the insertion of very fine needles. Its stimulation promotes the body's natural healing response capable of regulating every major system of the body including the nervous, digestive, endocrine, reproductive and immune systems.
Recorded history estimates that China and other Asian countries have been practicing it for thousands of years. In recent decades, the United States has seen a surge in the patient population seeking acupuncture care.
Among the more common conditions treated are:
Pain Disorders - musculoskeletal conditions, headaches
Digestive Health - acid reflux, abdominal bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
Women's Health- menstrual / fertility disorders, pregnancy support
Mental Health - stress, anxiety, depression
Respiratory Health - seasonal allergies, sinusitis, asthma
High Blood Pressure
Chronic Pain & Digestive Troubles
I went to Evelyn for chronic back/neck/shoulder tension from long hours at the computer. I had previously been to acupuncturists in Chinatown and on the UWS and liked the results, but I was frustrated with their weak communication skills and smiles/nods/short and vague answers. I was delighted to meet Evelyn! She chose this career after a more traditional job and loves the constant learning, and she is HIGHLY responsive and interested in the results of her work. She is thorough, easy to talk to, and provides a level of attention that is what I deliver in my own work. Evelyn is 100% professional yet still personable. Like a therapist , doctor, and spa visit, all in one!
Though I'm happy with her work on my back, that is not why I offered to write a review. I have had an "upset stomach" forever. I chalked it up to genes - both grandmothers died from Crohn's disease problems. Let's just say that Immodium was my good friend. I am SO HAPPY that I told Evelyn about my stomach; her face lit up, "I am going to fix this!" Yes, it is a bit awkward to discuss details of bowel issues, but I am shocked at the positive results. My regular MD offered pills and lifestyle changes that didn't work for me, and I was managing fine, though with some inconvenience. After Evelyn's treatment (many stomach needles), I specifically didn't change any habits, just to see what would happen. WOW! I am so surprised at the improvement. It took a few weeks to see big results, but WOW. The results were so far beyond what I would have thought possible for me.
After 7 visits, I haven't taken Immodium in over a month. I don't worry about being close to a bathroom at all times. I didn't realize how much I was managing my life around my upset stomach. It is just amazing to be largely freed of this annoyance. I can't say that I understand why this works, but it does. Evelyn is honest about what she can help with and why, and she EXPLAINS. My highest compliments and thanks to Evelyn!
Chronic Neck / Back Pain
I have several old injuries that have left me with chronic neck and upper back pain. I went through years of physical therapy and the effects were never long-lasting. I had been searching for a good acupuncturist and I saw what great reviews Evelyn received and I thought I'd give her a try. I liked her seconds after I met her because she actually cares about me and wants me to feel better. And, literally, after she put a few needles in, I knew I had found my new acupuncturist. I had more mobility in my neck, all the tightness and pain when moving my head was knocked down from a 9 to a 2 (on a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the worst pain).
One thing you should definitely know, it's not a one shot and you're cured kind of treatment. You need to put in the time to get the results you want and from my experiences, after a couple visits, you will truly feel the benefits. Also, you should know that after the first visit, you may feel worse but I can only explain that as it's all the evil stuff that causes your pain working it's way out of you. You may be discouraged but give it a chance to work because by the second visit, you will understand. You will feel better and will be addicted to the sessions cause they are so relaxing and you will leave feeling great. Acupuncture is amazing and I recommend it to anyone who lives with chronic pain and is looking for some real, long-lasting results.
Evelyn is courteous, professional and most importantly, knows what she is doing! I had been to several other acupuncturists who seemed to care more about the clock and my money rather than my well being. Evelyn is willing to spend the time with you to make sure you are feeling better. I highly recommend her!!!!
Insomnia & PMS
Evelyn M. Chan has helped me a great deal through acupuncture to overcome strong pains in my spine. I came to her office feeling a lot of pain and in 2 months I was feeling very much better. It is now several months later and I no longer feel the pain which made it very difficult for me to live life the way I wanted to.
Acupuncture also helped battle insomnia and today I sleep a lot better. It also helped me with severe PMS difference that was readily noticed by my family.
With acupuncture, I am seeking equilibrium in my body and Evelyn is helping me with her excellent work. I can say she is a serious professional who strives to improve the health of her patient. I am very grateful to her.