Thank you very much for the treatment and for your expertise. It was the second time when I came to your office with excruciating pain. I couldn't sleep in the night, I couldn't seat, walk, drive my car - you name it... I felt just miserable! And after a few sessions you returned me my life without pain. First time you successfully treated my frozen shoulder, second time - my hip. Both times you performed miracles! I will recommend you to my friends and family with enthusiasm.
Alexander Z., Brighton
I have been a client of Abby Kessler for several years and regard my finding her as one of the best things that ever happened to me.
Abby has treated me primarily for an irritable bowel condition which has, through acupuncture, acupressure, and Chinese herbs improved considerably.
During this time she has also helped me with other ailments including eye problems, back and leg pain, asthma, and stress.
Abby is very warm and caring. She is an empathetic listener who really takes the time to know her clients. She takes a complete medical history during the first session and makes it a point to familiarize herself with the client's lifestyle. She treats the whole person and makes nutritional and dietary suggestions which help to ameliorate existing conditions. Her range of knowledge is amazing.
During the session Abby's concerns for the client's comfort is evident in the warm and tranquil environment she provides. I have highly recommended Abby to several friends and will continue to do so in the future.
A.C., Newton Centre
I've been seeing Abby Kessler for several years for different reasons but most recently for a sudden and significant hip injury. It is something I just woke up with one morning. It hurt (at a pain level of 8 out of 10) to walk, get up from a chair or out of the car. I was walking with a limp.
To make sure nothing was structurally wrong or anything was serious, I made an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. I would have to wait 3 weeks.
In the meantime, I called my trusty acupuncturist, Abby Kessler. I saw her once a week for 3 weeks and now the pain level is a 2. I walk and get up from sitting with ease.
I should have cancelled the doctor’s appointment but wanted to play it safe. It ended up being the biggest waste and I would give anything to have those 2 1/2 hours back.
The Physician’s Assistant thought it may be bursitis. The Doctor thought it was just overuse of the hip flexor - probably too many squats and lunges so I should stop doing them. I told him that these are the exact exercises I needed to work on my "problem areas" and he flippantly replied, "Well, I guess I'll see you back here then".
My thought: No you won't. I'll just go back to Abby :)
Susan F., Waltham
I visited Abby Kessler because I was having difficulty conceiving. From day one Abby had a calm and reassuring approach. She was extremely knowledgeable as well as open to my thoughts and opinions. She treated the fertility issue as well as the anxiety I had surrounding the problem. With Abby's help, I am now the proud mommy of five day old Olivia! This was accomplished without any fertility drugs or medical procedures. I am beyond thankful to Abby Kessler for the essential role she played in bringing this blessing to my husband and me.
Sherri B., Newton
For the first time in years,
since I developed chronic pain in my shoulders
resulting from a serious illness, I am finding
relief. I highly recommend Ms. Kessler and
her style of therapy. It has worked wonders
Diane R., Brookline
I first received treatment
from Abby Kessler after a hospitalization
for viral pericarditis. Although I was no
longer in any danger I had ongoing pain
in the chest area, exhaustion, and depression.
The effect of the first treatment can only
be described as miraculous: the pain was
immediately relieved and energy restored.
The effect of acupuncture on depression
can also be very marked, especially if anti-depressants
cannot be taken: there is a very subtle,
but profound, neurological transformation
that can be brought about, especially by
the use of needles in the ears.
In short, the efficacy of Abby's treament
for symptoms that biomedicine had failed
to help me with was unambiguous and markedly
effective. I return to Abby whenever I have
had a virus or am under par. My own GP (at
Harvard University Health Services) was
so impressed that she asked for Abby's details
so that she could recommend her to other
Harvard University Professor (name
supplied on request)
My husband and I travel
extensively and have often had massages
while on vacation. We have had massages
in China, Quebec, on cruises and many places
in the United States. The massages we have
received have been varied in nature. Some
were quite relaxing. Others were rough,
and not very therapeutic. None were as completely
satisfying as the massages we received from
Abby Kessler. I would highly recommend Ms.
Kessler for anyone desiring a massage because
she adapts her technique to the individual.
Our entire family has been treated to her
expertise and there is none better for the
body, spirit or soul. As a registered nurse,
I can assure you a massage with Abby will
improve your entire sense of well being.
Joyce and David W., Newton
I have received acupuncture
and acupressure treatments for tennis elbow,
muscle cramps and sore back from sports
activities. Throughout the time I have worked
with Abby, I have found her to be responsible,
competent, effective and professional in
her treatments. Not only have I been greatly
helped by her interventions but I have found
her to be warm, caring and honest in all
Tod G., Newton
I am writing this letter
on behalf of Abigail Kessler, my acupuncturist.
Her acupuncture treatments have been extremely
helpful in treating my anxiety, depression
and chronic headaches. Ms. Kessler's treatments
for my headaches have been especially beneficial.
I have been able to go off some of my headache
medications, many of which had uncomfortable
side effects, such as drowsiness and trembling.
As a result of Ms. Kessler’s treatment,
I have been able to engage in many more
daily activities and am now able to work
full time, as opposed to part-time. My headaches
have been a serious problem for many years,
and I am greatly indebted to Ms. Kessler
for helping to alleviate them.
J. B., Newton
I have been treated by Abby
Kessler for various musculoskeletal injuries,
migraines, and smoking cessation. I am satisfied
with the results. As a licensed physician,
I often recommend these treatments to my
clients who suffer from chronic pain conditions
or have been unable to tolerate conventional
medicine for a variety of ailments.
K. M., Boston, MA
I have known Abby Kessler
since 1993. I had an extremely painful case
of sciatica, an inflammation of the nerves
in the lower back that causes shooting pain
in the legs and feet. I received little
or no relief through medication, chiropractic
treatment and even another acupuncture practitioner.
Doctors told me major spinal disc surgery
might be my only option. I saw Ms. Kessler,
and within 8-10 weeks, my debilitating condition
was improved dramatically. I saw her once
or twice a week. Since then, I have recommended
her healing services to several friends,
who have also seen her. I recently started
visiting Ms. Kessler again for some persistant
upper back pain, and once again my condition
has improved markedly.
Charles F., Waltham
For over three years, I
have been a very satisfied client of Abby
Kessler. I have visited other therapists
in the past yet I prefer Abby's technique,
rapport, and mastery of her field. While
in her care, I have confidently referred
others to Abby, including my mother and
my wife for a number of issues that western
doctors have tried to remedy. Abby is a
consummate professional and has enriched
my life as well as many others.
Mark S., Roslindale
Abby Kessler has made a
tremendous difference in several areas.
Her work has helped me with mood swings
and anger, has made me feel generally calmer
and more peaceful. She has also helped with
specific physical problems like backaches
L. H., Newton
Abby Kessler has been my
acupuncturist since 2001. Her expertise
and caring have helped me manage a chronic
illness, ulcerative colitis over the years.
When I came to her I was very sick and unable
to work steadily. After only a few weeks
of treatment, the improvement was noticeable.
Abby has a great understanding of the subtle
factors that influence my disease, the sorts
of factors that are not given much focus
in medical practice. In tandem with my Western
physicians, Abby has helped me to remain
healthy and able to do my work. In 2003,
I became pregnant, and Abby helped me through
the pregnancy. I experienced an easy pregnancy
with none of the troubling symptoms that
make so many pregnant women miserable. Most
remarkably: when I felt it was time to give
birth, I came to Abby. She gave me a treatment
to support me through labor and delivery,
and to move things along quickly. I saw
her on Friday afternoon and gave birth early
Saturday morning. I experienced a relatively
short birthing experience, and I was able
to give birth without having to use any
kind of medication.
In addition to her skill and knowledge,
I appreciate Abby’s personal qualities.
She is easy to talk to and brings essential
human caring to her work. She is generous
with her time, looking up information she
doesn’t know, asking clarifying questions,
and taking as long as it takes to give the
right treatment for the situation. She combines
tremendous knowledge of acupuncture and
Chinese medicine with sensitivity and intuition.
I hope she never retires!
Thanks to your treatment
Wednesday, my foot is a notch short of completely
healed. This is the second case of your
acupuncture working very quickly for an
acute problem, the first being an injured
knee several months ago.
Mark D., Jamaica Plain