4328 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Primary: Acupuncturist (Alternative Medicine)
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11/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Joelle is a star in her field and a life saver for me. I arrived in her office as the result of a very painful neck injury and had already seen several providers who had been less than helpful. I will admit that by the time I saw her, I wasn't optimistic that she could help me either and I was exhausted from months of unrelenting pain. After only one session I experienced a significant decrease in pain and even relaxed! I am now a firm believer in the benefits of acupuncture administered by an expert. Joelle is smart, funny, caring, gentle, extremely knowledgeable, very experienced and really listens to me. Her treatment space is peaceful, clean and comfortable. I look forward to each session we have as I know I will feel better both physically and emotionally afterward. If you are in pain of any sort go see her now!
10/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Joelle is amazing! I started seeing her about in early 2009 at the suggestion of a friend. I had always wanted to see an acupuncturist but had never had the cause. At the time, I was getting chiropractic and massage every week for back, neck and shoulder pain. After only a couple of visits w/ Joelle, I was significantly better. So much so, that I didn't need to see the chiropractor as often and stopped massage. I felt more relaxed after leaving her office than any massage I've gotten (and it's cheaper). Additionally, the relaxed feeling lasts for days afterward. Now, I'm pain free. It probably took 6 or 8 visits. I still see her when my neck gets tweaked for some reason. After 1 appt, I'm better.
06/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
When you find a doctor that is not only professional and knowledgeable, but also passionate about their practice, you have struck gold my friends! I have just begun treatment with Joelle for anxiety, as well as neck and back pain. After the first treatment alone, I felt better.
After my first visit, I was given homework to do in order to better understand my condition, and herbal and mineral supplements as well. This is a truly holistic approach to medicine that I definitely appreciate. I would highly recommend Joelle to anyone considering acupuncture.
02/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
with just a few treatments I started feeling like a new person. I started seeing Joelle after chronic sciatica and backpain became so severe I could barely walk. None of the traditional treatments were working and I was left with the option of a life on prescription painkillers and a surgery that might help a little. Instead I began looking for other options and found Joelle! What a change in my life.... after 4 treatments I started feeling better and about 3 months of treatments left me pain free. I now see Joelle monthly for ""check-ups"" and feel like a new person. I feel I'm in the best health of my life. Joelle is very thorough in her work. And she's very friendly and always makes you feel comfortable. Even though she's very busy you always have her undivided attention. I highly recommend Joelle. Go see her!
01/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I started seeing Joelle about 2 years ago when I hurt my neck somehow and couldn't turn my head without severe pain. She helped me work through it in a few sessions. I learned that ""normal"" aches and pains in my back, arms and wrist from my work as an esthetician were not ""normal""! I see Joelle once a month, in addition to having massage monthly, and I can't remember the last time I had the same kind of back, arm or wrist pain that I'd had in the past. It's so calming to relax on the table with a little heater on, thinking of nothing while the needles do their work. If I get a sniffle or a flu ache, I immediately take the herbs Joelle suggests and I can usually nip it in the bud. Digestive problems? Take the herbs and see Joelle. Emotional stress? See Joelle. It's a pleasure to see Joelle and be in the care of her healing hands. She also has very common sense tips on health, nutrition and exercise that complement her treatments. I recommend her to any anyone who asks!
09/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I?ve been seeing Joelle for over 5 years to treat my chronic illness and I must say that she is the top in her field. I went through about 10 different acupuncturists before I found her. No one else could really get it right to help give me relief. The great thing about Joelle is that even though she?s been doing acupuncture for over 20 years, she continues to educate herself by going to conferences to learn about the latest techniques and breakthroughs in alternative medicine.
What you can expect when you see her is a warm, welcoming atmosphere. She?s professional, yet friendly. I also like that her treatment rooms are in her very nice home in the Castro. It feels more like visiting a friend than getting a medical treatment when you see her.
Joelle is very supportive in the healing process. Recently I had horrible pain in my upper abdomen. I was in severe pain for 3 days and only left my bed to see a doctor at Kaiser. The doctor said that I had a UTI which didn?t seem correct since my symptoms were different than what?s typical for that kind of infection. I saw Joelle a couple weeks later and told her what happened. It took her less than a minute to figure out I had gallbladder problems and was probably passing a stone. I went back to Kaiser, saw a different doctor and she confirmed that I was originally misdiagnosed. I?m so grateful that Joelle discovered this problem. I probably would have gone on without getting proper treatment if it hadn?t been for her.
09/22/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I visited Joelle a few years back due to a work related injury which left me with a tremendous amount lower back pain. I was scared that I, a young girl in my 20's would never feel ""normal"" again and began to believe that I was going to have to accept this horrible back pain as a part of my life. Before visiting Joelle, I had seen medical doctors that rushed thru my appointments and were quick to prescribe pain killing medications as a form of treatment, physical therapists that seemed to be strenghting my body but then when I would leave, I would be in more discomfort than I arrived in.
From the minute I walked into Joelle's practice, I felt welcomed, relaxed, and calm. What I love about Joelle is that she really took the time to learn who I was and the pain and discomfort I was in. What was more rewarding is that she listened and it showed when it came time for her to work her miracles!!! After my first visit I was blown away that all my pain was gone and it still is!
Joelle holds my highest recomendation and every chance that I get to tell someone how great she made me feel I do. I tell them google ""Joelle, Acupunture, Sharon Street in San Francisco"" you will find her, she is great!
09/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Ive been to Joelle on my wifes recommendation, although, I was a bite sceptical that she would be able to help me with my lower back problems that I did have for quiet some time. Few needles and about an hour later I was astonished to feel much better, and to see my back problems were almost gone, and completely cured the next day. Beside this, Joelle is very gentle, careful and skilled with the needles, and very professional in her way to approach your problem background. I definitely recommend her.
09/13/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to several acupuncture clinics in the Bay Area but I never responded to any of the treatments until I went to Joelle. My first visit was for a liver problem and after a few treatments, my energy was back and my liver enzyme test results were much better. Acupuncture works! Joelle is wonderful. Aside from her work on my liver problem, she has removed a three year old ache from my lower back, gotten rid of flu symptoms and increased my energy. II try to go to her as often as possible just for a tune-up.
09/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have gone to Joelle for relief of just about everything that ails me. If I get to her in time she can reduce, or eliminate, the symptoms of a cold, the flu and strep throat. She has cured a badly twisted knee from being unable to walk, without support, to cooking dinner for 20 people within 24 hours. She has a wonderful healing spirit and I recommend her practice to anyone with any ailment, or just to keep you healthy through the cold and flu season.
09/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I had chronic hives for four months that were not responding to aggressive treatment with two prescription antihistamines. Out of desperation, I decided to try acupuncture to treat the hives. After two weekly treatments by Joelle, the hives disappeared and I started to taper off the antihistamines. After ten weekly treatments by Joelle, I was off the antihistamines with no recurrence of the hives. Joelle is professional, knowledgeable and personable. Her office is conveniently located near the MUNI Church Street subway station.