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Laura, Arlington, MA

Nothing short of a miracle!
About 4 months ago, I was diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis/impingement syndrome (“frozen shoulder”) and I could hardly move my right arm. I was having a hard time sleeping at night because of the pain, and my surgeon suggested that I should start physical therapy. My prognosis, without surgery was of a very slow recovery, with a time frame of about 2 years. After 2 months of intensive therapy I was sent for an MRI and it became clear that I had a partial rotator cuff tear. Surgery aside, I decided to continue physical therapy, which by then had helped me a little. After three cortisone shots later, my doctor suggested me to try acupuncture to speed up the recovery process. I had never had acupuncture before in my life, so I did not know what to expect. A friend referred me to Tamie and when I called her describing my ailment, Tamie sounded very excited, and I later found out that she had also suffered from frozen shoulder in the past. During my first visit, she evaluated my range of motion, then had me lay down on the bed and applied her magic needles in my legs, arms, neck and shoulder. 45 minutes in the session she came back and asked me to sit up and try the same movements again. I went from 90 degrees to 180 degrees of rotation – I could hardly believe my eyes! The improvement in just one session was unbelievable – beyond my wildest expectations. I immediately made a second appointment for the following week. Back home, my skeptical husband was waiting for my return, and when he asked me how the session went, I said nothing, just raised my arm, extending it fully over my head. I think that simple demonstration turned him instantly into a believer in acupuncture. I saw the biggest smile on his face ever. Would I recommend Tamie to family and friends? You bet! I have already done so! Thank you, Tamie – thanks to you I now see the light at the end of the tunnel.