On my initial visit Joa impressed me with the positive and confident approach she took to my situation. She never suggested that the approaches the doctor recommended were inappropriate but rather explained that exercise, and yoga in combination with acupuncture could, and probably would, be successful.
After several weeks of treatment I noted a slight decrease in pain but, the following week the pain was worse than ever before. Joa was not discouraged but calmed me with her confidence and the fact that we needed time to be successful and additional procedures such as cupping. Her optimism enabled me to maintain my positive attitude and, after several more combination treatments, I began to note less and less pain. Not only was I comfortable during my activities of daily living and sports, I was sleeping comfortably as well.
Today, I am virtually pain free and Joa is just as excited and pleased as I am. I am sad that she is moving (to Yakima) but it is comforting to know that ancient practices that have worked for millions of years have worked in 2006 for me via this delightful professional. Thanks to Joa, I am working, playing and sleeping again, not on pins and needles, but in comfort.