SUZANNE C, NYC: I am feeling remarkably normal lately. What a relief!! I made great progress with my PT, but I believe I made a huge turn of improvement with the addition of acupuncture. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience with me, as you know i had to overcome my fear of needles. I really wholeheartedly believe in the healing power of acupuncture. I have had two graduations recently and thoroughly enjoyed them symptom free, which is something I truly believed for a long time would never be possible. I am planning a weekend trip to NC to visit friends - another blessing -I never pictured myself being able to sit in the car for 8 1/2 hours. Thank you for your role in my healing. Another plus to our treatments: no more hot flashes!!!!!
SUMMER L, NYC: I wanted to update you on my shin splints.They are so much better. I took a few days off from running as you suggested and iced them occasionally.Today i started jogging again and did 2 miles!They barely hurt at all and didnt even start hurting until the end. Yay! You are the best.
BETH WRIGHT ROONEY, PT, NYC:describing her first acupuncture treatment ever - "Prior to the visit, I filled out an extensive questionnaire that Paula reviewed with me before beginning to needle. It made me feel that she knows and understands my health as much as, or more than, my primary care physician (who I have been going to for 20 years). Paula cultivates an environment of peacefullness and calm, which is helpful for a needle phobic first timer. She did a thorough assessment of my posture and general muscle tone, identifying areas of mal-alignment and excessive/unbalanced tension. Once on the treatment table, after ensuring I was comfortable and relaxed, the need part of the treatment began. Most of the needles I barely felt at all, just the tiniest pinch. A few were more noticeable - less painful than plucking your eyebrows. 2 or 3 were somewhat painful - less painful than a flu shot. I could feel the tension leaving parts of my body as the needles went in. Sometimes I felt a mild, pleasant tingle along my back or down my leg; sometimes there was an oddly pleasant "ache" or mild "warming" sensation immediately following a needle insertion that gradually eased away. Once all the needles were in, Paula covered me with a mylar blanket to keep me warm and left me for approx. 20 minutes, during which time I would feel different parts of my body "easing". I didnt feel any of the needles by then and gradually fell into a very deep state of relaxation."
TODD HOLLAND, Los Angeles, CA, Executive Producer/Director GO ON, WONDERFALLS, Director, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, FRIENDS and FIREHOUSE DOG: "Paula Haberman heals, restores and balances me. Her thoughtful treatments are always my Saturday answer to a week long prayer for rejuvenation".
ROGER HERR,Seattle, WA, National Director of Rehabilitation, Gentiva Healthcare. "I recommend Paula to all my patients. Her acupuncture treatments reduce the recovery time after surgery and injury and help ease the pain of both acute injuries and chronic problems.
THOMAS J. SCHMITZ, NYC, NY, PhD, PT, author Physical Rehabilitation, Assessment and Treatment, professor LIU, NYC: "Paula Haberman is a gifted individual of exceptional capability who has a broad range of clinical experience and skill. She demonstrates sound judgement, an ease with dealing with people and a sensitivity to their needs. She brings all these talents to her acupuncture treatments."
JUDI DEGORDICK, St. Catherines, ON "After trying a variety of treatments for fibromyalgia and herniated disc, i found Paula Haberman. Unlike anything else i had tried, including regular acupuncture, Paula's treatments allowed me to be able to move again, from the very first treatment, without pain! I am forever grateful to her for helping me start to live again."