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Review by caroline yang

I am so grateful to have Ben and Masako near me. I started going to People's Acupuncture Clinic in the summer of 2015 with an array of health issues. I was impressed with the care that Ben took in our initial appointment during which he took my pulse and diagnosed my issues without my telling him about them. When I could afford the time, and when I was having particularly bad flare-ups, I saw Ben twice a week, and I feel that my health was optimal during those times. Now I go in for a preventive treatment at least once a month, though I think it really should be every other week. In any case, I always feel energized and rejuvenated after seeing either Ben or Masako. I can't recommend both highly enough!

Review by Embodied Mind

I love the People's Acupuncture Clinic! When I was a student, I was curious about acupuncture but never tried mostly because I couldn't afford it. Then I got into an accident. I got hit by a car on my bike and broke my collar bone (yes it could be worse). I didn't want to take pain medications because frankly, I did not like how I felt. I was in a lot of pain and decided to give acupuncture a try. I couldn't afford a private session and my insurance doesn't cover acupuncture, so I thought $20 a session was reasonable. I was pleasantly surprised. I ended up going every other day for about 2 weeks or so (I can't remember) and I didn't have to take my pain medication! My bone fractured healed beautifully as well. Ever since then, I have been going for various ailments and I'm never disappointed. They are a wonderful team and they have a gentle approach to them. I recommend the People's Acupuncture clinic to all my clients as well (I'm a mental health counselor). They also have a great herbal supplement dispensary and offer classes.

Review by Diane Belford

My name is Diane Alexander, but I'm using my old gmail account. I have been going to The People's Accupuncture Clinic for about a year and a half. I have back issues, digestive issues and fatigue. I am amazed at how well they have been able to resolve these issues. I have been to other accupuncture clinics in Massachusetts, but none of them have been able to help me like this clinic has. They are extremely knowledgeable of how to work with people's body issues. The atmosphere is incredibly friendly and calm. I have recommended The People's Accupuncture to many of my friends and family.

Review by jon volkle

Simply put, the friendliest and most effective acupuncture treatment i've ever had. I've been to several acupuncture clinics around the country (and overseas) for a variety of problems (mostly sports injuries). People's Acupuncture Clinic does exactly what's needed in the right amount of time for the right price. I got effective treatment without a whole lot of hocus pocus that seems to surround a lot of other practices and noticed results from the very first treatment.

Review by Joe Smith

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