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What are patients saying?

"I know this is how most testimonials start, but honestly, it's the truth- I cannot give enough positive feedback about Vanessa in such a small space! She is not only one of the most caring professionals that I see, but she has also become my friend and therapist on days when I need it! Vanessa's in-depth knowledge regarding acupuncture and its positive effects on so many different areas has been invaluable to me. She is always happy to explain the treatment she is providing, as well as answer all of my million questions. She is patient, gentle and supportive. She knows exactly what I need the minute I walk through the door of her cozy office. I was nervous prior to my first appointment, which I am sure is common, but she puts you at ease and has such a painless approach when placing each of the needles. It has fast become my favorite hour of the week!" 

Lauren, Fertility

"I have been seeing Vanessa for 5 years and she has helped me keep my vertigo at bay. I consider her more than just my acupuncturist - she is so caring and warm. I have seen other acupuncturists in the past and her technique is outstanding. I rarely even feel the needles. Over the years I have had other health issues which she has been able to help me with acupuncture and suggestions for supplements. She is the best! I recommend her to my family and friends! "

Laura, Vertigo, Neck pain & General Wellness

"Acupuncture was new to me when I first went to Vanessa's office. Her manner and extensive knowledge in acupuncture are so valuable. Vanessa's acupuncture treatments help me with chronic foot pain. I feel completely safe seeing her during this pandemic. I m so glad a colleague recommended her treatment!"

Marianne, Foot pain 

"I first came to see Vanessa while I was undergoing fertility treatments. Vanessa helped to ease my stress and prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy. She was ALWAYS available to answer questions, provide me with information, support and guidance. I now have beautiful twins and feel that Vanessa and my acupuncture treatments were a vital part of helping me achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy." 

Amy, Fertility

"I went to Vanessa Guinet for acupuncture consistently over a two year period. She has helped me with digestion and gut related issues that had been plaguing me for years. After seeing a gastroenterologist who didn't help me much, I decided to try acupuncture to help with my symptoms. Vanessa really listened to me and wanted to help...which wasn't the experience I had with my gastro. Treatment was easy and painless, helped me tremendously with symptoms I was experiencing, and made me feel relaxed afterwards. Vanessa also gave me great advice on food to help heal my gut, and gave recommendations on other practitioners to see when I had other issues flare up. She is the best!" 

Diane, Digestive issues

"Vanessa has been treating my family for over 10 years and I would highly recommend her services for adults and children. She is a highly skilled acupuncturist, but she is also extremely knowledgeable regarding dietary recommendations and supplements. Vanessa  initially treated me for overall wellness to prepare for a healthy pregnancy, but I continued to see her to treat stomach issues. My 11 year old son is a patient as well. As an infant he had torticollis and we tried several other treatment options to reduce his discomfort, but acupuncture has by far been the most successful treatment. My son trusts Vanessa and reports that he feels significant relief after an appointment."

Andrea, Family Health

"Vanessa has been a big part of my infertility journey, and now my pregnancy journey. I went through four IVF cycles and started acupuncture with her after the 1st failed cycle. She made sure she was always available for me at key times during a cycle in addition to our weekly appointments. I truly believe the treatment helped my egg quality issue and led me to (FINALLY) successfully get pregnant. I still go to support my pregnancy and for back pain. She is the nicest person, so calm and genuinely interested in how you are doing and how she can help. I am always happy to go. It's relaxing and I think of the sessions as "me time". I can't thank her enough for her support!"

Tara, Fertility

"Vanessa Guinet is simply the best!! She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, passionate about her profession and helping individuals with the use of alternative and complimentary medicine. She is very accommodating when it comes to scheduling appointments. I have referred many friends and family over the years, all with successful outcomes, and they all just love her. Personally, Vanessa has been extremely helpful in relieving and managing my chronic back pain and has helped me to avoid rotator cuff surgery for a small tear. I highly recommend Vanessa if you are looking for an exceptional acupuncturist that goes above and beyond to meet your needs." 

Cheryl, Shoulder Pain & Back Pain

"Vanessa's treatments always make me feel so much better. Her treatments have improved my sleep and stress level considerably. I feel like a weight is lifted after a treatment. I can manage my anxiety better and she puts "ear seeds" on points in my ears for stress to maintain the effects of the treatment for days afterwards that really make a difference!"

Amy, Sleep & Stress

"I am so happy to let you know that all went well with my pregnancy... I had a baby boy! He was born 4 weeks early on 8/11. He was a BIG boy... 8lbs 3 oz !!! Thank you so much for all the help and support you offered me during those months of infertility- it all seems so far away now! Thanks again for EVERYTHING!"

Karen, Fertility

"My husband and I were trying to conceive for over 18 months, when we decided to seek help from a fertility clinic. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. After 3 failed IUIs (intra uterine inseminations) it was suggested we move IVF ( in-vitro fertilization). After sitting through a class on IVF I decided it was just too much for me to handle at the time, holidays were coming up and and my husband and I decided we would be back to the clinic in the new year. In the mean time I thought I would give acupuncture a try. I saw Vanessa and explained my situation, she was very comforting and positive and I left her office the very first day feeling optimistic. Vanessa suggested I start charting my basal body temperature. After charting for one month, she discussed with me what she thought was causing me not to get pregnant. She suggested I see her twice a week for treatments and drink Chinese herbs. After a month and a half I was pregnant! I have a nine month old beautiful daughter! Vanessa was always so professional and spoke to me on my level, she always explained things in ways that made great sense, I will always be grateful to her for helping me make my dreams come true of being a mom! "

Lisa, Fertility

"Let me preface this review by saying I had an amazing acupuncturist in my hometown, which is now too far away for me to get back to. I hunted for a new one and was referred to V​anessa by a friend and have now a new acupuncturist that all other may never live up to!! She has helped me with back problems and anxiety. Incredible! Along with her friendly nature, she is brilliant and has so much knowledge on an array of different things related to health! I am so blessed to have found her."

Christy, Anxiety & Back pain 

"In 2007 and 36 years old I gave birth to my first child, Michael, with no difficulties in getting pregnant. When he was a year old, my husband and I started trying for our second child. After trying for a little over a year I finally got pregnant. Unfortunately, my 8 week ultrasound showed there was no heartbeat and I had a D&C. A few month later my Dr ran a few tests and discovered my FSH levels were high which usually means "low ovarian reserve" and "poor egg quality". I just couldn't understand this because I was so healthy otherwise! After seeing a specialist and going through more tests they suggested IVF would be the most successful way for me to conceive and wanted me to  undergo surgery to remove some scar tissue in my uterus. They said there were still no guarantees but if I didn't my chances of conceiving my own would be slim. My gut was telling me this is not what I am supposed to do. Then a friend told me about how acupuncture helped her conceive so I made an appointment with Vanessa...and it was the best thing I ever did! After running some blood work, Vanessa said she could help me and that it would take 3-6 months of treatment going twice a week along with taking some herbs. So I did! I am happy to say that in my third month of treatment I was pregnant! I am so grateful to have met Vanessa and think how I may STILL be trying and getting frustrated. Thanks Vanessa! "

Lauren, Fertility

"After 8 years of fighting with infertility, my husband and I decided to have one last IVF attempt and if it didn’t work to go for adoption. Although the embryos were very good quality, I didn’t get pregnant after the fresh embryo transfer. We were completely discouraged as we knew that the chances for the frozen embryos that we had were a lot lower that the fresh cycle. The only thing we hadn’t tried was acupuncture, which was offered at some of the IVF centers as an option that could improve the chances of embryo implantation.

We decided to do acupunc​ture in parallel with the very last frozen embryo transfer. We choose Acupuncture Health Associates in Westfield because they had an infertility specialist, the working days and hours were very convenient, and it was a few minutes away from our home. That is how we met Vanessa Guinet. Vanessa is a very warm and compassionate person, who loves her profession and is constantly taking courses and workshops to develop further her qualification. She scheduled acupuncture sessions and prescribed me Chinese herbs. Vanessa was very accommodative with scheduling the appointments and was ready to come before/after the regular office hours and even on Sundays, if the embryo transfer happened to be done over the weekend.

I went for acupuncture for 2 weeks before the frozen embryo transfer, and continued after it. Vanessa was always there for me, not only professionally, but also emotionally. This time my pregnancy test was positive! I continued going for acupuncture up to the 12th week of the pregnancy. Now we have our baby girl and I can’t describe our joy. We are very grateful to Vanessa for contributing to our dream coming true."

Jessica, Fertility

"When I discontinued my birth control pills after using them for 6 years, I began suffering from the following issues : 

1) Amenorrhea- Absent menstrual cycles for over 1 year

2) Anxiety

3) Scalp Hair Loss, hair falling out in clumps in the shower

4) Excess facial and body hair

5) Acne

6) Ovarian Cysts

I went to see many different doctors who each told me that I needed to go BACK on Birth Control Pills. Since my husband and I want to begin a family, this did not seem an acceptable option for us. As time went on, my symptoms worsened. We decided to see a reproductive endocrinologist. This “expert” gave me three options: go back on birth control pills, go on Metformin (a drug prescribed for diabetics), or use fertility drugs to get pregnant.

My husband and I were heartbroken because neither one of us were comfortable with any of these options. So we decided to research some natural approaches to treating PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). This is how we found Vanessa.

From day one, I knew I was in great hands because Vanessa spent more time with me on my first visit than any of the 8 doctors spent with me altogether. She was thorough, professional and EXTREMELY knowledgeable on the subject. Most of all, she was confident she could help me WITHOUT THE USE of MEDICATION.

I started seeing Vanessa 2 times per week. She helped me make some changes to my diet, she took the time to help me understand WHY these changes were necessary, she gave me some vitamins, and within 2 months, she had corrected the majority of my symptoms!!!!

My family and friends are truly amazed at the changes they have seen in me. My cycles have returned, my skin is clear, my hair has grown back and is thicker than it has ever been. I feel better and healthier than I ever have. Looking back, I find it very disheartening that all of these doctors had been so QUICK to prescribe more medication to me. Not one of them ever mentioned making small changes to my diet. Vanessa has helped me understand that it is important to get to the root of the problem instead of trying to put a band aid on multiple symptoms. Acupuncture is an entirely different world of medicine than what many of us are used to. I am so grateful to have found Vanessa. She truly is a Healer!" 

Amanda, Fertility