had TMJ forever and all any dentist or doctor ever told
me was, "Yeah,
there's something wrong with your jaw. Try not to open your
mouth too wide or eat hard things."
I went to see Chris
and he did Tui-Na (which is this awesome mix of deep massage
and pressing your pressure points and adjusting your bones
and muscles) and Acupuncture (with needles) on my jaw and
it stopped clicking and hurting for the first time in ten
years after one treatment! It was freakin' awesome!”
I too am new to Acupuncture I have terrible
migraines and someone suggested I try acupuncture to help
I have had one migraine since June 2008 that won't go
away. It will ease off a bit but never go completely away.
I've been on tons
of medications and have been monitored by neurologists.
I've gone to
Chris about five times now and I'm already beginning to feel
better! I feel the best I have in nearly a year!
The office is nice and relaxing
and Chris listens to your problems. He is very professional. I
feel with a few more visits, I can definitely be back to my
normal once-a-month migraine self! Great place!
As a regular user of alternative medicine
that includes chiropractic, homeopathy and energy work, I found
myself drawn to acupuncture as another option that might further
alleviate my diagnosed carpal tunnel and other muscle and joint
My Chiropractor recommended Chris O'Donnell highlighting his
knowledge of both eastern and western medicine.
issues are complex, but my consultations with Chris, his knowledge
of the body and his treatment protocol have been extremely
beneficial to me and have resulted in both temporary and more
permanent improvement of my symptoms.
I foresee continuing to use Chris
and his practice regularly as a viable treatment alternative.
I came to Chris after many months of physical therapy that
left me unable to fully recover from inflammation and tightness
in my hip and hamstring originating from a bike crash.
my very first acupuncture treatment I experienced a marked
improvement. Along with a continued rehab regime, Chris helped
me to break through a number of barriers on the illusive road
to recovery. I highly recommend acupuncture and Chris' care.
I wanted to thank you for
all the appointments we had together. They did help my shoulder
pain a lot.
I had a severely
pinched nerve that required neck surgery.
The core pain is
already better, and the numbness is reduced. It will take about
3 months for the nerves to fully restore, and I have to be
careful for a few months about what I lift, etc. But it's all
on the mend. After that, I look forward to exploring
Following a 2007 bike accident,
I had significant pain in the lower back/hip area. After
reaching a plateau with physical therapy, my doctor suggested
I try acupuncture.
a few weeks of visit to Chris, my back began to loosen up and
I started running again. With Chris’s help, I was
able to compete in Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 2008, and
look forward to many years of triathlon competition.
I found Chris O'Donnell after I an accident
I had. I chose him due to the fact that he focused on sports
related injuries also. One of my focuses was to rebuild the
strength in my shoulder.
Following my accident, I was unable
to do a push up. In combination of Chris's treatments and
a personal trainer, we rebuilt the muscle up and was able
to do 25-30 without even considering my shoulder.
a great feeling to see the results. I would
Due to chronic inflammation
issues (knees, feet, etc); I decided to seek out alternative
methods to help manage the inflammation and
Acupuncture has definitely improved
my life. My treatment experience was excellent. My
body responds well to acupuncture, so it usually just takes
one session to eliminate the pain I'm experiencing, especially
the patella inflammation I experience.
given me new treatment options other than drugs or surgery. I
am always looking for alternative methods to compliment Western
I would recommend acupuncture to a friend. Overall,
acupuncture treatments have helped me minimize chronic
inflammatory symptoms by calming down the affected area. In
return, this has allowed me to exercise more readily and live
a pain free life.
Over the past 5 years, I have sought
acupuncture treatments for a variety of ailments (hip/back
problems and shoulder/arm pain among others.)
In every case I was extremely pleased
with the results as I was anxious to avoid surgery and
dependency on drugs.
Chris O’Donnell is a very
talented and caring professional. I knew he was as interested
in my recovery as I was, and the quality of my life was greatly
improved. I would recommend Chris and Acupuncture Professionals
Wonderful! I've had terrible migraines for a long time
and had one migraine that had not eased off since last June.
Chris listens to your problems and determines how placement
of the needs would be best. He is very nice and professional
He gives me hope for improvement
and I have nothing but good to say about Chris.
He is willing to
go directly to the problem with the placement of the needles.
He has a quiet manner, professional, and doesn't waste time.
He does not make me wait. His office is comfortable and very
clean. He has a bathroom right in his office.
My visit with Chris O'Donnell
at Acupuncture Professionals, Inc. was very good.
I felt that Chris gave
off a sense of ease to allow you to relax and be comfortable.
Esp. important when you come in with pain/trauma.
I just want to thank Chris
for helping heal my tennis elbow.
had tried almost everything and had just about given up that
it would get better. Chris’ acupuncture was able
to take my pain away and help me heal completely. Thanks
“Chris is wonderful
and has cured me of so many things!!
I went to Chris O'Donnell at Acupuncture Professionals and had never had Acupuncture before.
Chris was so great! He took a thorough history and asked tons of questions a Western doctor would never ask, like what my menses and stool was like. He answered all my questions with patience and kindness.
Chris has treated me for TMJ, colds, allergies, back pain, and period irregularity over the last year and a half and in all cases, I got better. I'm a total convert and Chris has a lot to do with it. He really cared about my pain and approached my treatment holistically using acupuncture, herbs, and Tui Na, which to an unschooled person like me, seems like a combination of chiropractic and massage.
Acupuncture and Tui Na have really alleviated my lower back pain and TMJ. Chris' holistic approach is great; he worked in Western medicine before going into Eastern so he knows a lot about the body, treatments, and prescriptions form both sides; he has worked with my western doctors on my treatments, so I was supported by both medical systems.
The office is conveniently located in SOMA and is a nice oasis,
with comfy chairs, magazines, and delicious tea. Everyone there
is super nice.
I can't recommend Chris enough. He's is intelligent,
compassionate, and everything else a health care professional
should be. And he takes insurance! “