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Maria, Wakefield, MA

For months I had been contemplating acupuncture, but couldn’t quite get myself to go. I didn’t want to go to just any place. I wanted to go to someone who really knew what they were doing and took the time to understand my needs. I am 37 years and suffered a severe knee injury several years ago and do not have any cartilage in my knee, no MCL, or ACL, and only a partial patella tendon. This has led to chronic knee, back, and pelvis pain- pain that I have just learned to live with over the years. I also have a history of PCOS as well as stress and anxiety. I had to be on birth control just to get a regular period. I had been told by doctors that it was most likely that conception would not be easy and that I would probably need assistance. My doctor advised going off the pill and if within 6 months, I was not pregnant, I should consider next steps. I had reached the 6 month mark but was really hesitant about any medical intervention–particularly drugs to aid the process. This is what led me to Tamie. I did a thorough intenet search and based on what I found, by far, Tamie seemed to not only provide tremendous information about herself in an open, and honest way, but her testimonials spoke volumes. I put in a call to Tamie and we talked extensively. She sent me multiple forms that needed to be filled out. I did not see this as burdensome but was actually quite impressed as it all seemed to help aid her in assessing my situation. Her facility is very nice, and very clean. Tamie herself is very professional and caring. I had absolutely no idea what to expect during the session. I have very sensitive skin and was nervous as typically, the slightest prick of a pin makes my skin irritated. This did not happen as Tamie was very gentle. If I did have an area of discomfort, she immediately adjusted. I also did not know what to expect after the session, but I have to say, I felt a lot better and felt I definitely had to go back. The amazing thing is, after only 3 sessions, I had conceived and now I am almost 5 months pregnant.

Tamie is so wonderful, that I even recommended her to my husband. He responded well and said he felt so much better after his first session. He is a person who is constantly congested, among other things, and reported that for the first time in a long time, he could breathe out of his nostrils for the entire day. Later on, when scheduling another session for him, Tamie brought up a number of issues that needed to be addressed with him- and my husband was so surprised as those are all issues he is dealing with but he didn’t fully disclose to Tamie. We both expect to be seeing Tamie more often. Thank you Tamie! We really appreciate all that you have done for us in such a short time.