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I found great pain relief and improved health with your acupuncture services. Thank you! You were able to help me with pre-natal pain, helped induce my labor without drugs, decreased my post-natal pain, helped me recover more quickly from a traumatizing birth experience, healed damaged muscle and ligaments in my shoulder, dramatically improved the arthritic pain in my hands, and increased the quantity of breast milk I was producing while nursing as well as decreasing my back and neck pain brought on by nursing a very active baby.

I would and have recommended you to others and will continue to do so. You are efficient, friendly, knowledgeable, and you bring relief.
Thank you!

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I highly recommend going to see Chiaki Tomii for acupuncture. I found my experience with her to be very relaxing and I felt comfortable right away upon first meeting her. Chiaki is personable, easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable. She took time to find out what I was feeling, asked in depth questions, then proceeded to apply acupuncture to relieve my systems. In addition, she also offered advice to me on diet and other wellness remedies. You can tell that she cares about her clients well being. After each visit, I felt less stress, felt better overall, and found myself looking forward to my visits to see her. Brian Saumsiegle, Haverhill, MA

– Brian Saumsiegle, Haverhill, MA

Back in 2003 I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in my neck. This ailment causes a nerve to be pinched which affects my neck, right shoulder, arm and hand. I first tried physical therapy, had massages and also went to a massage therapy clinic. Nothing seemed to be helping me. In the fall of 2009 I was scheduled to have a epidural steroid injection which I was reluctant to do, but was desperate because of the pain and numbness I had been experiencing for so long. Finally I decided to try acupuncture. For some reason I left this treatment as a last resort. I found Chiaki Tomii online who’s clinic happened to be in the same town I live in. I made an appointment and have to admit was a little nervous. When it was over I realized there was absolutely nothing to be nervous about. It was actually very relaxing. I went home and felt less pain, less numbness. I immediately cancelled the injection procedure. I continued to have treatments with Chiaki and was so happy with the results I wanted to give her a big hug!! My only regret was that I did not have acupuncture right from the beginning. I am now able to sleep through the night without pain and numbness and also work pain free. Because I am a cabinetmaker/woodworker, repetitive motion has also caused me to have carpal tunnel in my right hand. Again Chiaki has relieved me of this condition as well. I highly recommend you put acupuncture at the top of your list and seek this treatment with Chiaki Tomii. I am so glad I did.

– Jerry D. Burlington, Ma

I would love to recommend you to all my friends and family.
My first experience with acupuncture has set the bar very high that it will be very difficult for me to find somebody like Chiaki. Chiaki is amazing. She is very attentive and caring. The sessions with her were very relaxing. I would recommend Chiaki to all my friends and family.

– Prachi, Burlington, MA

My severe and persisting back pain that started during martial arts practice (judo) put me into an almost disabled condition, significantly affecting my productivity even for desk work. Painkiller medicines were of little help whereas the drugs caused a lot of troubles in my stomach. Diagnostic imaging performed in a hospital pointed minor problems around my spine, but such information was not very helpful to treat the pain. I am an MD and a scientist, but I have to admit that I was not too much impressed by the help offered by the “scientific” medicine to my condition. Since I am a Japanese, I knew that acupuncture may help in such a situation, but it must be done correctly by an experienced practitioner like Chiaki. My back pain was remarkably diminished after a couple of visits to Chiaki’s office and completely disappeared after 6 weeks of therapy. No side effects. Actually I felt more “energy” than before I got the injury. Chiaki explained me that it was not just the spine condition but also certain stresses I accumulated that caused the strong pain. Her acupuncture removed both of these bad factors by smoothing the pass of energy flow. As a medical scientist, should I believe her explanation? Well, maybe this time, because I faced the unarguable fact that Chiaki’s therapy actually worked to me.

– Toshi Shioda, MD, PhD Burlington, MA

Thank you so much for your assistance with my recent physical ailments. I have had many problems with my shoulder and have been advised by numerous doctors to have surgery to repair my rotator cuff. I have also been notified by orthopedic surgeons that I will need knee replacements on both of my knees. Since I have been a patient of Chiaki my flexibility and energy has increased substantially because of these regular acupuncture treatments. My doctors are amazed at my progress and I will not need surgery on either my shoulder or my knees. I really feel like a new person and enjoy life so much more because of the care that I have been receiving from Chiaki. Thank you so much.

– Millie Hyldburg, Woburn

Chiaki Tomii effectively alleviates medical symptoms as they occur, but of equal value is the impact of her skillful acupuncture treatments on my long-term health. I am fortunate to have access to her expertise.

– Nadine Suhrbier, Winchester, MA

My acupuncturist Chiaki Tomii has made a great difference in my life. My health has improved, because she is prepared to tackle any problem, large or small. While she treated my ankle and back-pain my whole outlook has also improved. I would recommand her to anyone who seeks help through acupuncture. Her nature is very gentle and she has wonderful skills.

– Q. Brown, Roxbury

I had been seeing several different acupuncturists in the past for my long-term chronic depression of over 10 years. When Chiaki started to treating me with her different treatment style my head started to clear up dramatically within a couple of sessions. She also performed many moxibustions on my feet to treat my depression/anxiety which worked really nicely and I felt very calm and relaxed afterwards. I have been grateful since I met Chiaki!

– Jim, Jamaica Plain

I came to Chiaki to help solve my insomnia problem for the past 2 years due to either: hormonal issue, depression or anxiety…or all three. Within a month my insomnia has almost gone away, and my PMS and menstrual cramps are significantly better! My mood is great and I have overall feel of well-being.
I came to Chiaki to help solve my insomnia problem for the past 2 years due to either: hormonal issue, depression or anxiety…or all three. Within a month my insomnia has almost gone away, and my PMS and menstrual cramps are significantly better! My mood is great and I have overall feel of well-being.

– C. Stevens, Professor, Quincy, MA

I have been going to the acupuncturist for many years for multiple issues among which were improving my sleep, lowering blood pressure, and managing pain. I went to see Chiaki because my regular at that time practitioner was away. I felt so much better minutes into my first session and have been going to Chiaki ever since. I recommend Chiaki to everyone.

Konstantin, Bedford, MA

“I discovered the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments in more recent years when nothing else seemed to give me relief from the frequent muscle spasms I would get in my neck and lower back. I tried OTC medications, going to a chiropractor and a few orthopedic surgeons. I’ve been prescribed a slew of different muscle relaxants that never provided much relief and only made me nauseous, drowsy or loopy – not ideal for most of us that have to work! Chiaki’s acupuncture treatments are the only thing that have given me any significant relief (and fast). She is not only an experienced acupuncturist but a truly talented one and I don’t know what I’d do without her!

– Terry K. (North Andover, MA)”

Hello Chiaki, I have recommended you to my friends and family, this has been the best year I have had in almost 30 years regarding my allergies. I was very skeptical when I was first referred for acupuncture by a co-worker for my allergies and sinuses. Over the past 30 years I have suffered severe allergies, taken daily allergy and sinus medications, traveled weekly for allergy shots and suffer asthma attacks due to my allergy conditions. In addition I had several sinus surgeries prior to the acupuncture treatments to remove polyps. One of my worse side effects from the allergies and sinus surgeries is that I lost my sense of smell due to very small polyps blocking my smell sensors in the roof of my sinus cavities.. I did not have the ability to smell unless I was on a steroid medication which I could only take a couple times a year. Shortly after my November treatments my allergies began to improve. I knew when I was going for my acupuncture treatments that I was feeling better. I could actually feel the diodes opening my sinuses during every treatment. However by March of 2010 I had stop taking allergy shots and reduced all my allergy medications, I take over the counter Zyrtec as needed but very infrequently. I have not had a sinus infections in 2010 and my asthma attacks and breathing has improved. The most exciting result is that my sense of smell continued to improve monthly and I have had no issues with polyps. I’m glad I could share the results. Please let me know if you have any questions because I would be glad to provide you any information you need. Thanks again for the treatments and great results.

– Steve Light, Goffstown, NH

I find acupuncture to be very beneficial. It has enormously helped with my health issues. Chiaki is very attentive and her style is gentle and soothing. She has become more than just my acupuncturist, she has become a friend that I can rely on for the best care. I fully put my faith into her work.

– Stephanie, Medford, MA

After having each of my children, I had so many lower back problems. I tried yoga, massage, and strengthening my back through exercise. Nothing worked even close to as well as going to Chiaki for acupuncture. My back pain completely disappeared with Chiaki’s help. Every time I hear someone mention a physical ailment, I immediately give them Chiaki’s name and website address.

– Jenny Lopez, Wilmington, MA