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Testimonials for Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Issues and Musculoskeletal Problems

Shoulder Pain, Insomnia, Neck Pain, and Stress. Lisa Williams is an extraordinary healer. I first went to her for treatment of a strained shoulder, after six months of traditional physical therapy had failed to ease the pain. It noticeably improved within six weeks and soon after, my shoulder was back to normal. But that wasn't even the best part. When I mentioned in passing that I suffered from seemingly intractable insomnia, Lisa began to work on that, as well. For years, I had had trouble falling asleep and also snapped awake most mornings at 4:30 and was unable to get back to sleep. Medication hadn't helped, "sleep hygiene" hadn't helped -- I was resigned to the condition—until Lisa intervened. I now sleep soundly and through the night, and I no longer dread bedtime, because I no longer thrash and toss and lie awake frustrated. Lisa's treatments radically changed my life for the better. I continue to see her regularly, and she has also treated me for plantar fasciitis, occasional knee and neck pain and general stress. Lisa has a true gift for this work, and I couldn't recommend her more highly. -L.P.
Debilitating Low Back Pain, Anxiety. Lisa is truly gifted! I had debilitating lower back pain as well as bladder problems and physical therapy sessions were doing little to alleviate my pain. But each session with Lisa brought sustained relief through her focused treatment and her guidance.  I was returned to a pain-free life through her expertise. I continued sessions with Lisa and found balance and health in areas of my life that I had not given my attention to previously. A life of sounder sleep, improved digestion, decreased anxiety and general wellness was the gift I received from this truly skilled and compassionate woman. -Linda, Occupational Therapist
Hand Tremors and Stress. No one could help me until I met Lisa. My hand tremors and muscle weakness are gone. I continue my sessions with her to keep all my gains. She is compassionate and truly gifted. -O.T.
Leg Pain. Dr. Lisa Williams is a special person who has a great desire to help correct health problems. Working with Lisa I knew I would feel better. I did. When I first went to see Dr. Williams, I could not walk 10 blocks without pain. I could not walk down steps. I thought my work-out days were over. After 3 sessions with her, I was able to get back to working out 3-4 times a week. I continue my treatment and I am getting stronger each week. - Frank P.
Debilitating Low Back Pain, Stress, and Insomnia. Lisa is truly gifted! I had debilitating low back pain as well as Insomnia and nothing helped me. With each session, Lisa's guidance helped me overcome these debilitating problems. I continue my sessions with Lisa and find a wonderful balance in my life! She is amazing! -Lisa
Back Pain and Relaxation After a five hour plane trip from Los Angeles to New York and other taxing events, I was relieved to be able to have the relaxing environment and calming hands of Lisa from Gentle Touch Acupuncture. I was bent over and could not stand straight, but after only one treatment, it felt like some magic had been worked on my back. It was empowering to know that she was capable of making me stand straight, be out of pain, and more relaxed. That is why I choose to come for a session every time we visit New York. My husband now comes for treatments too. There is no other like Gentle Touch in New York, it is number one for both of us. She is very helpful with other healing advice. We love her. You must check it out. -Lesley and Joe Banker
Unmanageable Back Pain. Thank Heavens for Lisa and “Gentle Touch!” Without her genuine concern, sound counsel, and efficacious ministrations, I would no doubt still be plagued with unmanageable back pain. It is because of the treatments with Lisa that I avoided “going under the knife” and now live as a healthy, happy and physically active life. She really cares about her patients, and knows how to make a vast and beneficial difference in their lives. -Tom Dean, President, Murdock Capital Partners.
Cervical Disc Herniation and Muscle Spasms. Lisa, I just wanted to let you know that your treatment of my cervical disc herniation and muscle spasms has been miraculous. I was hopeful when you administered the first treatment that I would become healthy and pain free. Your positive attitude, encouragement, and constant reminder that you had successfully treated other patients with similar ailments was reassuring. With each visit, I felt better and I too become a believer. This is not the first time I have been treated for my health condition. I have tried physical therapy many times and have even been to a chiropractor (oh,no). I attribute my recovery to your unique approach, which blends your knowledge of human physiology with Eastern medicine. I looked forward to each treatment as I knew that when I left your office, I would feel better. Please feel free to use my experience as a reference to other patients. I am confident that these patients will become pain free too! -All the best, Doug Bermingham
Anxiety, Depression, Digestive Problems, and Back Pain. When I met Lisa, I was in my early twenties and suffering from an array of medical issues that all were being misdiagnosed. It was my first experience with acupuncture but from the moment I stepped into Lisa’s office I knew it was the right decision. Her calm and caring demeanor put my anxieties at ease and we began right away sorting through my issues- anxiety, depression, difficulty with digestion and severe back pain. Lisa always listened to my concerns and treated with a gentle touch. When I wanted assistance making lifestyle changes, she was always supportive and lending a helping hand whether it be with herbal remedies or nutritional knowledge. Fast forward to almost ten years later and I can truly say that Lisa has changed my life. I am medication free and rarely suffer from anxiety. My digestion issues have resolved along with my debilitating back pain. She has treated me through my wedding, a terrible loss and the birth of my first child. Lisa truly is a healer and I feel the utmost gratitude for her kindness, warm heart and healing hands. -Meg
Sleeping Issues and Neck Pain. I had several sessions with Lisa and she was able to solve both of my health problems using her H=W formula. Love the idea!
Arm Pain, PMS, Sleep Problems, and Digestive Problems. I was in my late 20s when I suffered from a fall which caused a stress or hairline fracture on my left arm. I had seen a well-known Sports doctor who recommended a surgery to allow proper healing. I consulted with Lisa to see if there are other options. She suggested acupuncture. I attended weekly sessions with targeting / treating my injury. The swelling decreased within days and the pain disappeared in a few weeks. I did not need surgery and almost ten years later, my arm is as good as it was before my injury.

 During my first intake appointment with Lisa, I had informed her about digestion problems, painful PMS which I could not resolve with birth control pills, lack of energy and acne. She advised me to have a series of acupuncture treatments. I tried to see her regularly, every other week or so. I started seeing changes with my body. She targeted kidney and liver points. It was clear to me that my health has improved. I started getting good night sleeps; I felt stronger and had increased my running. 

Overall, I am happy that acupuncture is a very sophisticated practice of alternative medicine. Lisa’s practice is built with love and she treats everyone from her heart with great knowledge, her refined skills and best intentions. -Eden
Knee Pain and Hip Pain. My doctor wanted me to have knee surgery and I decided against it. Thank God. Lisa is amazing, she knows sports injuries and biomechanics.-T. L.
Arm Pain. My arm feels much better and I think it’s because of your therapy! -A
Degenerative Disc Disease. My experience with Lisa has been very positive. I had a degenerative disc that physical therapists couldn’t provide a long-term solution for. Also, a cortisone injection only provided temporary relief. Lisa has quickly gotten my back into stable condition, allowing me to play tennis and run consistently again. She has also provided me great nutritional tips along with what vitamins to take. I truly feel grateful for meeting her, and that’s why I’d recommend going her way. I’ll let her know that you may be contacting her. -J
Hand Pain. Thanks for the info - wanted to let you know that I can actually move my thumb today! It still hurts, but it's the best it's been in a very long time. Absolutely amazing - Thank you!!-Allison
Bulging Disc. I had a car accident about ten years ago and ended up with a bulging disk. Tried everything over the course of 6 months - pain killers, muscle relaxers, chiropractic, pain killers etc... finally went to see Lisa and got some real relief. No more tingling!! She's a miracle worker. -T
Knee Pain and Stress. I was not a believer in acupuncture, until I had my session with Dr. Lisa Williams! She was incredible and truly made me a believer in her and acupuncture! I highly recommend her!!!! She is truly the best! -C
Stress and Back Pain. Best best healer with the most incredible touch.-M
Shoulder Pain and Sleeping Problems. I slept so much better last night, no middle of the night stabbing pain from rolling over:) I definitely have an improved range of motion this morning, although it's tender at the site. I will continue to work it, and I am so happy it's something easy to deal with..-J
Sciatica, Stress, and Fatigue. I'm so grateful for finding Lisa and Gentle Touch! I came to Lisa with bad sciatic pain that was deteriorating my life quality. After a few sessions of seeing her, the pain was gone. Her treatment was incredibly effective. Now I see her as a preventive treatment, and after every session I feel more energetic and my body and muscles are more relaxed. Her treatment helps me to cope with the daily stresses of life. I highly recommend her! -A. Lopez
Low Back Pain. Dr. Williams is truly amazing and her "H=W formula" worked! Not only did we save money by learning about "H-Investments" for our low back, we learned how to prevent them by "paying our-health-forward." Brilliant idea. -S
Back Pain. Within minutes, Dr. Williams came up with my "H-Solution" to a problem that couldn't be solved by many other health professionals. Thank you! -V
Neck and Back Pain. Lisa's home visit not only helped, but within minutes she identified what was causing our health problem in the first place. Amazing! -S
Idiopathic Scoliosis and Back Pain. Dr. Lisa Williams is a great teacher and healer! My scoliosis caused me so much pain for many years, and now I have relief. Thank you Lisa for teaching me the Schroth Method and reducing my pain with your amazing acupuncture sessions-M.L.
Neck Pain and Bulging Discs. I had ten years of neck pain and bulging disks. I have tried absolutely everything- P.T., pain killers, chiropractic, muscle relaxers, and of course many many Doctors, etc... Dr. Lisa is a miracle worker, I am now pain-free. -R., R.N.
Extreme Pain in Neck, Stress, and Tingling. I started acupuncture and physical therapy with extreme pain in my neck, shoulders, and numbness and tingling in my hands. From the very beginning of my acupuncture treatments and PT with Dr. Lisa Williams, I felt like I was working with a true healer. Lisa was able to provide me with immediate pain relief. In addition, she suggested other "H-Investments" which were all extremely helpful. Through a series of treatments my entire health improved significantly. Lisa is calm, competent, professional, and very knowledgeable in many many health issues. Thank you!!
Schroth Method for Scoliosis and Back Pain. I have tried different physical therapists and acupuncturists, but nothing worked for my scoliosis and back pain. I finally did extensive research and found the Schroth Method to be helpful with scoliosis. I asked around, and I traveled to New York City to work with Dr. Lisa Williams. Meeting Lisa was incredible, she is not only certified in Schroth, she is a licensed acupuncturist. With her professional and Zen-like manner, and expertise, she taught me the Schroth Method to help reduce my pain and gain control over my body. I am so very grateful to Lisa for what she has done for me. I plan to continue my sessions and don't care how much I have to travel! -A.T.
Low Back Pain. Dr. Williams is a different type of physical therapist! After six months of traditional physical therapy had failed to reduce the pain, I was referred by a friend to Lisa, and she performed her magic and her "Gentle Touch". The doctors told me I needed surgery and I didn't listen! Thank you!! -P
Restless Sleep from Pain. Lisa is truly gifted! I scheduled a phone consultation with her and she gave me suggestions on how I could sleep more comfortably and manage my back pain. Thanks again for everything.-T
Tennis Elbow and Pain. Lisa is amazing! After several appointments with her my tennis elbow was resolved. She also gave me suggestions for playing tennis pain-free. She is extremely informative and knowledgable and I highly recommend her. -M.F.
Specific Testimonials on: Sleeping problems, stress management, digestive problems, sports injuries, orthopedic Issues, musculoskeletal problems, among others.