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back pain

Scram, back pain!

“I came to Hongji on a Friday afternoon with an intense back spasm that was activated when I ‘threw my back out’ that morning. When I set up the appointment with her, my breathing was really heavily restricted by the back spasm (which was right around my ribcage). I couldn’t turn my body without experiencing a lot of pain. Hongji did acupuncture on several points on my back, as well as head, arms, and legs, followed by cupping and some light massage. She advised me that I should feel significant relief within 24 hours, but that I might also need a second appointment to fully restore my back.

I felt immediate relief after that appointment, and within 24 hours I would say I was back to about 90% of normal. I followed up with her by email and let her know about the significant improvement, and that I wanted another session just to reinforce all the goodness! I came back on Monday and by the end of that appointment, I felt 100% back to normal.

Not only is Hongji an incredibly knowledgeable and skillful acupuncturist, but she is also a warm and welcoming person who makes you feel at home in her office. I knew I was in good care, and I will continue to seek her services as need be in the future. In the meantime, I’m recommending her to all of my friends!” —Rachel

Treated for: back pain


“I came in for lower back pain and decreased energy level, and the treatments with Hongji have made a significant improvement to both. I am also now pregnant. Which is remarkable, because I am male. But such is the power of her magic needles!” —E.B.

Treated for: back pain · general health


“Thanks for needling me today, your batshit crazy medicine reduced my back pain by 80%!” —Sarah S.

Treated for: back pain

Acupuncture takes a stab at Sciatica (and wins!)

“When I arrived at Point Clinic, I was at the end of my rope, both physically and mentally. My sciatica—due to two bulging discs—had suffered a flare-up over a month earlier, and nothing seemed to help it—chiropractic, massage, painkillers, a cortisone injection, physical therapy. Many days it was all I could do but to hobble around my apartment in extreme pain. Desperate—as I was beginning graduate school in just one week—a friend referred me to Hongji. Within 3 hours of my first visit, I was feeling remarkably better; in 24 hours, I was a new person. Hongji has restored my quality of life, and as I begin graduate school, I have her to thank for my ability to do so!! I wholeheartedly recommend acupuncture to anyone who is suffering with back pain—it can do what other treatments cannot. Thank you, Hongji!!” —Kimberly C.

Treated for: back pain · chronic pain · sciatica