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Acupuncture Testimonials About Andrew Macfarlane, MS, L.Ac.
The following is a sampling of testimonials for our acupuncturist Andrew Macfarlane MS, L.Ac.
"When Nikki added Classical Chinese Acupuncture to the services that PCCHH offers, she didn't know it, and I didn't know it, but it was going to make my life better than I could have imagined.
There have been physical aches and pains that Andrew (Macfarlane) has helped me with, and that's wonderful in its own right. But what has amazed me is the relief he's provided related to PTSD, caused by trauma that has haunted me for most of my life. I decided to see Andrew after reading about an NIH funded study that identified the benefits of acupuncture for this problem. But I did not arrive anticipating that he would help as much as he did.
Thanks to Andrew, I rarely have flashbacks anymore, and if your reading this, and you share my problem, I no longer feel responsible for events that i did not cause. (If you don't share my problem, that might not make any sense to you, but trust me, it's a huge change.)
So, yes, do the cognitive behavioral work, because drama affects the mind as well as the body. But because trauma is not just in your head, but also in your body, I think that you have to work on both. Classical acupuncture worked for me in ways that no other approach could touch.
Simply put, Andrew is not only skilled, he is also a guy who cares. That's a pretty awesome combination." S.H.
"Dear Andrew, I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for the professional, insightful, effective treatment that I have received from you... My physical condition of hypertension, shortness of breath, lack of energy and lethargy has responded so positively while under your care.
I have had extensive experience with acupuncture treatment for the last five years, and I must say that your particular aptitude and natural affinity both in diagnostic conversation and applied technique are remarkable. The results you produced in dealing with me as a client was reassuring and produced a new feeling of hope regarding my recovery of full heatlh. I only wish that you were not leaving the New York area, as I would without hesitation follow you to your private practice if it were geographically possible...I remain with deep appreciation and every good wish for your continued success. Sincerely,Montgomery Taylor"
The following is excerpted from a letter written by a past patient to the dean of Andrew’s acupuncture school.
"While all the interns that have had me as a client were excellent, I must point out that my most recent experience with intern Andrew Macfarlane is outstanding... He has an exceptional ability to listen with perception and patience during intake conversation and has a keen eye as to making a connection between my verbal and physical response to the series of treatments."
"Hi Andrew, The acupuncture sessions with you have helped so much. There has been a significant improvement in my attitude, appetite, and especially, in the level of my chronic pain. Thank you again for everything,Thomas F. Bronx, NY"
"Dear Andrew, I was amazed by how quickly and effectively your treatments eliminated my symptom of dizziness caused by multiple sclerosis. Thank you for demonstrating such a kind and caring approach to my treatment. I will certainly come back to you the next time I have MS-related symptoms, since I now know that your treatments are both more effective and more safe than the Western treatment options available to me. Sincerely, Robyn Ellsworth"
"I have recently been treated for chronic back pain using acupuncture. My treatments were administered over a 12 week period by Andrew Macfarlane... Andrew performed all the treatments in a most professional manner and the results of these treatments have been outstanding. My back pain has been reduced dramatically. I would certainly recommend Andrew to anyone who is considering acupuncture treatments. Gayle Fagan"
"I was Andrew’s patient for two years. During this time, I got to know him quite well. He helped me control my physical pain, which I thought was hopeless! He is reliable, dependable and his sensitive touch is that of a seasoned professional... In closing, I highly recommend him. Joe’l Ramirez"
"...Mr. Macfarlane is highly intelligent and extremely capable as a clinician... Mr. Macfarlane stands out as an individual with the ability to think about Chinese medicine in a symbolic manner as well as its logical and practical application. He will always go out of his way to learn and apply new and different conceptual material... James Pearl, Ph.D. L.Ac."
"...[Andrew] showed an unusual perspicacity and affinity with acupuncture and acupuncture patients. He routinely produced the most outstanding results in the clinic due to his ability to make an accurate diagnosis and to then carry it out skillfully. He maintained an unusually caring rapport with each patient. I can recommend him fully and without reservation. Ann Cecil-Sterman MS, L.Ac"