“Patrick is very holistic practitioner with an impressive depth of knowledge on many different healing modalities. He really strives to understand your unique conditions and treat them strategically with the best tools for the job. His acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion treatments have helped me greatly with everything from muscle pain, back spasms and headaches to chronic interstitial cystitis. I find Patrick more expansive in his techniques than other acupuncturists, using a broader range of points on the body, different needles, etc. His treatments are some of the most effective I’ve had, including from world-renowned acupuncturists. He’s also very personable and a real Renaissance man to talk with about everything from ancient history to martial arts. I’d recommend him to anyone!”
~ Shaye L., Brookline MA
I’m 54 years old. I started having migraines when I was a teenager, like my mom and a few of my brothers and sisters. I received an acupuncture treatment, one day, when I had a severe migraine. I usually wake around 5 a.m., but that day I could hardly get out of bed. Patrick used only 8 or 10 acupuncture needles. I barely felt them go into my skin. In about 15 minutes I started feeling a lot better. I was amazed. He kept the needles in for another 10 minutes, and by that time the head ache had moved into the background and was pretty much gone. I was about to get back to my day. The thing that really amazed me is that a year later, my migraines have only returned at about 10%, at most, of their original intensity that I had experienced for almost 40 years! I started out skeptical about acupuncture, but now I am a believer!
~ Mike G., Sturbridge MA
I am 57 years old and my job requires long hours and is very demanding (I am a regional vice president of marketing for a well known company). Before I saw Patrick for acupuncture I had been experiencing pain in all regions of my back and neck for at least five years. I also had low energy and I feeling of mental “fog.” I was impressed how much better I felt after my first session. My chronic pain was reduced to half of its level of intensity, I slept better than I had in a very long time, and I had a lot more energy during the work day until my next acupuncture session a week later. The greatest benefit I received from my sessions with Patrick was a greatly improved quality of mental clarity. After working together for about 4 sessions I suddenly felt that I knew what I needed to do to help myself feel better. In addition to continuing with acupuncture I scheduled myself some physical therapy sessions and I had myself tested for a several allergies (a handful of which turned out positive). These other courses of treatment compounded the improvements I was feeling in my health and well being. I am convinced that working with Patrick helped improve my mental clarity so that I could empower myself to make positive changes.
~ Susan J., Northborough MA
I am 63 years old and work as a realtor. My work requires a lot of walking, many hours driving and sitting in my car, and getting in and out of the car. I had sciatic pain for at least 15 years. I heard about Patrick through a friend who had had similar pain. I had never had acupuncture before and had no idea what to expect. The night after my first visit with Patrick I slept better than I had in the 15 plus years since I started feeling the sciatica. And then I had the same good quality of sleep the next 2 nights. And my pain was gone! I had to call Patrick to let him know how good I was feeling. We worked together once a week for 3 more weeks and then I started visiting his office once per month. It was a pleasant surprise to so much better so quickly. Thank you so much!
~ Katherine W., Vineyard Haven MA
I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when I was 59. After 6 years it was so severe I had to have a deep brain stimulator implanted in my body to send electrical signals to my brain and nervous system to help them function better so that I could have some quality of life. Even with the deep brain stimulator implanted I still had a lot of difficulty walking and my tremors were severe. My doctor recommended that I try acupuncture, so I gave it a shot. And I’m glad I did! My wife found Patrick and scheduled an appointment for me. I walked out of my first session without needing a cane or having to lean on the wall, and my voice barely had a tremor. These positive effects lasted until my next acupuncture session a week later. I had acupuncture once a week for 6 weeks. After that I tapered down to once every 2 weeks and then once every 3 weeks. I was amazed that such a simple therapy could be so powerful. Patrick also gave me some dietary recommendations to help my body function better. I very glad I found acupuncture!
~ Ray T., Worcester MA