“I started acupuncture with Ellee as a last ditch effort to deal with infertility before starting invasive Western treatments.  However, she doesn’t just deal with one issue.  She takes the time to get to know the patient and treat the entire mind/body system.  I’ve dealt with depression for 15 years and after multiple therapists and meds I just accepted that it would be part of my life.  After 2 months of treatments I noticed I had more energy and any depressive episodes I had were much less intense than before.  I thought, ‘This must be a fluke.  It must be a placebo.’  But I kept going to Ellee and drinking the really gross herbs she prescribed.  Things kept improving.  After a few more months I thought, ‘Holy cow.  This is what ok feels like.’  Then, ‘Woohoo!  Weeeeeeee!’  (Unbridled joy after years of depression sounds a lot like kids on a rollercoaster.) I still feel clearheaded and happy.  She also opened up my nasal passages and helped with a hamstring injury.

I am pregnant with our first child and I am so grateful to Ellee for that.  But I can’t even begin to thank her enough for releasing me from the depressive sludge that kept me from really enjoying and engaging in life.  So, if you have a muscle twinge, you want to breed your own team or you are stuck in an emotional funk go see Ellee!  She takes her work very seriously and will not give up.  She uses needles (they don’t hurt!), herbs, heat, humor and tons of encouragement to solve problems.  She is awesome.”  – Lisa

“Be prepared for an amazing experience with Ellee at Southwest Acupuncture. After your first visit you have absolutely no doubt that you are getting excellent care. It was my first time ever getting acupuncture and I had questions and some skepticism, not to mention I was a bit scared of the needles. Ellee took the time to explain everything to me in a way that was really easy to understand. I told her my symptoms, and she told me about all the different nerves that were causing them, where they were located, and how they’d be treated. She is both professional and caring, and she made the whole process very inviting, especially for something that was new to me.

This was definitely an eye opener for me on the benefits of acupuncture and how you can easily correct many issues and avoid taking pills with lists of side effects. I had never tried anything natural. If I was sick, I went to the doctor. Never thought to try anything else. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that in order to feel better you have to treat the problem, not the symptom.

I started taking herbs as part of my treatment and have taken well to them. Acupuncture and herbal treatment is the way to go. Since beginning treatment my OB/GYN issues plummeted and I feel a sense of well-being that can only be accounted for by the sessions. If you’re hesitant, don’t be! Give Southwest Acupuncture a try; you’ll be a changed person with a different perspective. There is no doubt that I will surely continue going to Ellee. I recommend anyone with female issues to see her. Now I look forward to acupuncture and it feels great.” Jennifer

“I have been competing at the national level in powerlifting for a number of years and with any sport there will be injuries, but the expertise and professionalism I receive from Ellee helps keep me healthy. I have known Ellee Carlson for almost a year now and she is a wonderful person and puts forth so much effort and time into her business and all of her patients that she sees. The acupuncture that I have received from Ellee has helped me recover from an ongoing shoulder injury as well as a back injury. I have received acupuncture for a number of years and the results I get here at Acupuncture for Athletes are amazing. Also the knowledge that Ellee has with acupuncture and her ability to treat people accordingly, me included, helps keep me healthy, free of aches and pains, minor injuries, and keeps me on the platform competing.” – Chris Riley, 2012 North American Powerlifting Federation Champion, Owner of Dallas Strength and Conditioning

“Training for competitive Olympic weightlifting competitions and running my own personal training company had really taken its toll on my body.  I have been seeing Ellee for help with stress, anxiety, and general musculoskeletal health.  Not only has she helped me calm down via her acupuncture, but she has also provided Chinese herbs for me that have kept my stress levels down, my mind even, and my body able to tackle everyday tasks.   I consider Ellee the expert when it comes to muscular tightness as well.  Ellee has needled the motorpoints of my piriformis (which gets incredibly tight and sore from heavy squats) and created relief for me when I needed to be able to get back to training or get back on the platform.  It is a relief to know that Ellee is one call away and can help lower my stress levels and make my body feel re-energized!   As an athlete, I never knew how much acupuncture could help improve my performance.  Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!” – Cori Safe, owner of Safe Fitness

“As a competing Powerlifter for over 22 years, the body starts to slow down. The small pains that have become a way of life, are now major medical concerns that interfere with my training. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Arthritis in my left shoulder. I have spent years going through Chiropractors, Acupuncturist and massage therapist who treated me to be able to manage the pain and get back an acceptable range of motion. Acceptable for whom? If can’t Bench over 400 lbs, Squat over 600, and Deadlift up to 600, then for me that’s not acceptable.

I needed to find someone who understands and treats the athlete. I needed someone who has the spirit of an Athlete. Finding Ellee Carlson has put me back on a World Championship track. After my first session with cupping I was hooked. Ellee’s knowledge of the Muscular System, Muscular Trigger points as well her genuine concern for your wellness puts you at ease as she partners with you through treatment. After every session my mind is is clearer, my ambitions are higher and my goals are limitless. Thank You, Ellee.” – Tracy

“Back pain was kicking my a@@.  I walked in hunched over and feeling like an 80 year old from the pain.  After 60 minutes of needles in the back and butt I walked out feeling like a 30 year old.  Ellee saved my a@@, literally!  I could stand up straight again and get back to what is important in life.  Ellee is an accomplished athlete and knows the musculoskeletal system extremely well, so when it comes to treating someone with musculoskeletal issues she comes through every time.  I also liked the light jazz that had me dreaming that I was in a piano bar.  So when life is kicking your a@@ come in and see Ellee.  She will get you back on your feet in no time and I know because I am also an acupuncturist.” – Roger

“This was my first time getting acupuncture and my experience was great.  I have some chronic wrist issues that stem from my soccer days and with limited success, I’ve tried a lot of treatment types over the years. After only one visit, my wrist is feeling so much better and is a lot more flexible than it was prior to the treatment. Ellee was so helpful and knowledgeable about my issue. After chatting about my history and pain level, she started the acupuncture treatment. It was painless and she explained everything I needed to know, which put me at ease. Before leaving, Ellee gave me a list of recommended foods and a custom made concoction of Chinese herbs to drink at home. I certainly will be back and would recommend Ellee to anyone!” – Matt

“I initially went to see Ellee for injuries I had experienced after many years of running.  After only one treatment my IT band, piriformis, and glutes felt relieved and loosened up allowing me to run pain free.  I continued to see her for maintenance and injury prevention.  I then went to see her when I was experiencing difficulty sleeping, fatigue and depression.  I was amazed at how energized I felt after only a short time.  I also drank the Chinese herbs she prescribed for regularity and better sleep.  They taste foul, but they work!! I highly recommend Ellee.  She knows her stuff, will make you feel comfortable, and will fix your problem quickly.” – Lauren

Ellee looks forward to make yours a success story as well! She feels blessed to be treating the residents of the Dallas and Richardson acupuncture community. If you are ready to start your own personal healing process, call 972.669.1346 today to schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can help you.