After moving to the Warrenton area from Fairfax, VA 5 years ago, I needed an acupuncturist to continue the work of relieving chronic back and neck pain that began after a car accident in 1989. It evolved into fibromyalgia complicating the pain with endocrine, immune, fatigue and digestive issues. I already had experienced the amazing benefits of pain relief via acupuncture while living in Fairfax, but hadn’t explored yet it’s power to help heal the digestion and the organs that had been effected by the stress of my illness.
I suffered for years from inflammation, muscle/joint pain and brain fog, fatigue and anxiety due to food sensitivities. The gut had been damaged by candida overgrowth and my digestion was not performing optimally. Eugene had all the tools I needed to launch me onto a new phase of healing in this area. Today, I am a new person living in a higher state of wellness, and am now equipped to pursue my certification in nutrition and wellness coaching. Eugene has been and is a God send!
Pain and inflammation in the body and gut are way down, digestive complains are at a minimum, I can now eat more raw vegetables, tolerate fats better and enjoy some foods I was highly sensitive to on a rotating basis with comfort and pleasure. Eugene’s wisdom into food characteristics – the chemistry in foods that might be causing unpleasant symptoms including indigestion and esophageal inflammation, diverticulosis, edema, and irritating my gall bladder – has been life changing and eye opening. I had done a great deal of diet modification, eliminated by observation of reactive foods like dairy, gluten, soy, corn and eggs, turned to organic food and clean living, but had not yet examined what the Eastern perspective had to say about qualities of certain foods that I eventually learned were not working for me and why. Combinations of foods, the time of day I ate, what foods I eat at certain times of day were all excellent recommendations I received from Eugene that enabled me to suffer less digestive symptoms, enjoy uninterrupted sleep, wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day, and be able to think clearly in the morning. My blood sugar issues in the morning and late afternoon, in particular, have responded excellently to his dietary/lifestyle recommendations and accompanying treatments to enhance my digestion. I lived in a daily low blood sugar nightmare and can’t express the joy I experience each morning when I arise feeling normally hungry without the urgent need to eat breakfast to prevent blood sugar crash.
Healing of the body, mind and spirit, begins with our food choices and slowing down into life. Eugene’s perspectives on the meditative life that comes from his teachings in yoga, have also strongly influenced me by helping me accept where I’m at, slow down the pace at which I eat and live, relax into life more, let go of stressors that aren’t in control, and let healing happen by being more patient and loving toward my body. Eugene was always there to help me find me way through the plethora of confusing symptoms to provide answers, support and strength when needed. He shared insights, observations and knowledge he has gained through years of treating clients and his own education on food, diet, and healthy living , which are always appreciated. At each and every appointment I know I will receive a conscientious treatment from Eugene, that will both bring relief from symptoms and take me closer to my healing goals. I always leave feeling better and with a smile on my face – Eugene makes me laugh at every appointment, and laughter is healing!
I highly recommend Eugene – he will work very hard to get you to where you want to go, be by your side through your challenges, and compassionately, and gently help guide you forward on your wellness journey.
Five stars plus!
Gene Spence is a consummate, caring professional who has worked wonders for both me and my wife over the last two months. I had never experienced acupuncture before, but for some time have been suffering from lumbar stenosis which was causing ever-increasing shooting pains down both legs and a marked loss of muscle mass in my lower body. A friend recommended Gene to me and I immediately made an appointment with him. He recommended a weekly session, and by the end of the third week I could not believe the striking decrease in pain. My left leg was pain free, and the right one some 75% improved, and the improvement continues with every session. My wife was so impressed by my improvement that she started seeing Gene for a knee and balance problem, with the same dramatic results. I cannot recommend Gene too highly.
I saw Dr Spence for a strange cyst that developed on my thumb after a scrape. It had been there irritating me for months. He gave me one treatment. I was skeptical at first because it didn’t show any change, but after two weeks it had disappeared, never to return.
Eugene Spence knows his acupuncture and is very professional. I have gotten treatments from him off and on for many years. Lately I have been needing help to recover from Parkinson’s symptoms. I don’t expect miracles, but he has helped reduce pain, increase energy, improve digestion, and improve sleep. With his work, qigong, supplements, and meditation, I have been able to reduce my medication, which actually is a miracle according to western medicine. Dr. Spence has helped my family members with a range of issues. He also works in Fairfax and Herndon at times. My 84 year old mom wants him to move to Farmville, VA so she can see him, but I hope he stays around here for a long time.
I have been seeing Eugene Spence for a number of years and highly recommend his services. He is friendly and caring and very knowledgable about his craft. He has worked with me on back pain, bringing me back after surgeries both knee and shoulder, helped with my digestion, eased stress, headaches, earaches, and generally contributed to a healthier life for me. I cannot imagine not going to see Eugene as I do now on a regular basis of at least twice a month. Every time I leave his office I have a sense of well being that lasts long after I have returned to work and chores…
I have been a client of Gene for over 10 years, and I agree with the review that says he is the “real deal”. He is thorough and works in detail with your issues. I have been to other acupuncturists who line people up with curtains between them, and come in and out for 1 minute with each patient. If that has been your experience, you will be delighted and grateful for the thorough, deep, and highly effective treatment that you get with Dr. Spence. He has helped me with sleeplessness, back issues, colds, flu, and fatigue from travel (I am an international yoga teacher and author). I have heard from others that he helped with infertility, migraines, and more.