Testimonials

Yelp Reviews Here

Anxiety, Depression
Friday, April 18 2008

I started seeing Ruth 5 weeks ago for anxiety +depression +physical related stress pains, neck, shoulder, and headaches. After seeing numerous therapists and psychiatrists and spending years and years on different types of anti depressants, all I can say is God brought me to Ruth Knill.

I believe she has started me on the "first day of the rest of my life". Physically I no longer suffer at all with headaches nor tightness on my back, it's amazing how relaxing her treatments are, how soothing and emotionally healing - life saving!!

I also started Chinese herbs with the guidance and support of my psychiatrist. I am thrilled to say I am off all western antidepressants and have never felt better. My mind is no longer in a fog, I have a much better attitude on my future, my thoughts and emotions are focusing on a more positive outlook, and I couldn't be where I am without Ruth. She listens, has true compassion for her patients and treats each individual uniquely. I know I am on the path of healing- physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have a long road in front of me , but this time I know I will make it. With the love and guidance of foremost God + Ruth acupuncture and herbs- I will be alright! If there is hope for me - believe me there is hope for you!

Love you Ruth

Kim, Boston
Anxiety, Depression
Friday, December 3, 2010

I came Ruth her for a running injury, a pain in my hip. But, that is not the real reason I needed Ruth. I have suffered from depression and anxiety my whole life. I was so anxious that the only way I could find relaxation was to run my body into the ground so I could barely move. I overdid it many times, and injured my hip in the process. I had migraine headaches due to stress so bad I couldn't get out of bed. I had seen numerous psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and psychotherapists. I had been on antidepressants for years, all of which just left me numb, and even more unhappy. This past year, I cared for my Mother as she suffered from brain cancer. The disease ultimately took her life, and I cared for her until the end. Losing my Mom, I hit rock bottom. I went to a psychiatrist I had seen before. He handed me a prescription for an antidepressant, and told me to come back in a month. I never did.

I found Ruth in August 2010. I think it was some sort of divine intervention. I was so sad, angry, and in so much pain. After only a few treatments, I started feeling better. I also started some Chinese herbs, that are the only thing I have every tried that will make my migraines stay away. In addition, I have started to want to take better care of myself. Looking back, I cannot believe how and why I suffered for so long. I have now started on a new path, and I am so excited to see what the future will bring.

My visits with Ruth are the highlight of my week. She is a true Healer in every sense. She listens to you with a deep compassion and understanding, and really treats every person as an individual. If you really want to feel better, and achieve vibrant health, I strongly urge you to see Ruth. She is the best of the best. I hope to see her forever! You may come to her with a problem, but she will help you heal your life.

I am eternally grateful to Ruth for giving me my life back. Many, many thanks, hugs and blessings to you Ruth,

Rachel, Medford Massachusetts
Depression, Migraines, Stiff neck
Wednesday, January 13, 2011

I first visited Ruth Knill for a chronic stiff neck, migraines, depression, and anxiety. My treatment prior to her visits was Aleve, Excedrine, a physical therapist at one point (neck), an awful trial of Lamotrigine (mood stabilizing drug), coffee, chocolate :), and a counselor... some of which were helpful alleviating or masking the problem for awhile, but none of which helped to fix it. I knew that the pain medication I was too often taking would be doing more harm than good to my body and state of mind, and I knew that aerobic exercise and stretching could help if done properly, but it could also trigger more painful attacks. Something needed to change, and I decided to try acupuncture with Ruth. One of the greatest decisions I've made yet. Over the course of my treatments (acupuncture, sacral massage, and herbal tonics), I not only gained huge relief (full range of motion in my neck; 80% decrease in headaches and no full blown migraines; and a stronger sense of core and being grounded in the world with more acceptance), but I also gained a role model and doctor who genuinely cares, and a greater appreciation for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

That's the type of person you are visiting when you go to see Ruth--she's not only a competent and knowledgeable practitioner in acupuncture, craniosacral massage, and Chinese herbal medicine, but a caring and genuine person who will be right there with you all the way on your journey to optimal health. She's been the 'Health' role model I've needed through her practices, centered presence, and corky sense of humor. As an artist, I appreciate the sentiment that there's an optimal balance and harmony in our bodies to strive for--that our symptoms are just a part of a greater picture to consider. I now see Traditional Chinese Medicine to be the right brain of the health field. I am a true believer in the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine and encourage anyone to consider it as a first line of defense for their good health. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate practitioner, I highly recommend Ruth Knill.

Kait, Somerville
Peanut Allergy
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I came to Ruth because my 14 year old daughter had peanut allergy. My daughter wasn't too crazy about the idea of acupuncture, but she really wanted to eat nuts, so she reluctantly agreed to give it a try.

Ruth was very gentle and my daughter enjoyed the treatment. Ruth also gave us herbs for her immunity. It was a joy to come to the treatments. I am happy to report that after 4 months on acupuncture and chinese herbs, my daughter passed the injestion tests for any kind of nuts.

thanks for changing our life, Ruth!

Tracy, South Boston
Running
Saturday, December 5, 2009

I've been running since being on the cross country team in high school. Last year, at the age of 47, it seemed that chronic pain running uphill and downhill was getting worse and threatened to stop my daily runs. I went to ruth to see if she could help. Only 3 acupuncture treatments helped immensely and I resumed my morning runs.

Now I regularly get acupuncture for the general health benefits and wonderful relaxation.

Thank you Ruth

Sharon, Watertown
Well-being
Friday, September 5, 2008

I first heard about Ruth Knill from my neighbor, who had gone to see Ruth in an emergency. My friend had been experiencing jaw pain and found that Ruth's treatment was the only thing that helped in any way. "If you ever need acupuncture, Ruth is the real deal." I was told. I didn't take this endorsement lightly. My neighbor is complete snob when it comes to endorsing alternative healthcare providers. :-)

A few months later, when I was experiencing arm pain, my doctor suggested acupuncture. I have worked with other acupuncturists in the past, but given the recent recommendation, I decided to try a few visits with Ruth. Not only was Ruth been able to reduce my arm pain; she was able to help me in other areas. A lot. I have a severe disk injury in my lower back and as a result, live with chronic pain, chronic anxiety and depression.

Not only has Ruth helped me in all of these areas; she has inspired me to take a more active role in my own well being. Since seeing Ruth, I eat better, exercise more and cumulatively, feel better than I have in a long time.

She has a truly wonderful way about her - and it's clear that she cares about the people she treats. Also, the ease with which she works with needles is something that just can't be taught. Ruth has a natural gift for healing and I would recommend her without reservation.

Debbie, Arlington, Massachusetts
Couple fertility
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My main complaints were GI issues, secondary infertility, and back pains. I am not a believer of medicine in general and was skeptical of trying Eastern medicine but was forced into it by my wife. Compared to other acupuncturists I had seen in the past, Ruth spent the most time diagnosing and listening to me. While taking her herbs, some of my GI problems subsided. I was also able to finally conceive a second child under Ruth's care. I had seen infertility specialists who were not able to help me or my wife, other than get us more upset at every clinical check in. Ruth made me a believer in herbs and acupuncture.

Simon, Boston MA

I was a mess when I first decided to pay Ruth Knill a visit. I was stressed, depressed, anxious, and had secondary infertility (infertile after 2.5 years of trying). I had gone through 4 IUIs and was considering IVF as a last option, but wanted to have a final go with Eastern medicine before trying something as invasive as IVF. I was 35 at the time and had already seen 2 other acupuncturists/herbalists over the past 1.5 years which did not help me any; the people I saw could not speak English very well so they never could clearly articulate my issues. Ruth's first session was a 1.5 hour free consult where she spent the time explaining her methodology of treatment of the person as a whole and not just the symptoms. She explained the importance of taking herbs in conjunction with regular acupuncture sessions at planned intervals to maximize chances for positive outcomes. I felt she was my friend, confidant, and cheerleader in my quest to have a second child. She has an easy spirit about her and a great sense of humor. I could always count on her for a good laugh even during my lowest times. After 4.5 months of receiving treatment with Ruth, I conceived my second child! My daughter was born without complications and she is perfect!

I had also seen two fertility specialists, and they were always pushing me to have IVF, selling it like it was the next best thing since sliced bread. They don't tell you the trauma associated with the high miscarriage rate, ectopic pregnancies, and just complete implantation failures with IVF. I've spoken to several women who were undergoing IVF and it scared me away from doing it. I am advocating that women suffering from infertility please give herbs and acupuncture a try before going to an infertility clinic. They were never able to diagnose my reason for infertility, and one doctor told me I had less than a 4% success rate of conception on my own. I am proof that there are other options and these so called specialists don't know what they're talking about and are just trying to pitch IVF to naive desperate women who are willing to try it as a last attempt. Give Ruth a try in conjuncation with fertility yoga.

Katy, Boston, MA
Male fertility
Sunday, June 17 2007

Ruth,

Just wanted to state for the record your treatments worked. My wife and I had been trying to have another baby for 20 months when I started working with you. Six months later were on our way, and it was all natural. Thanks, Jim

Jim, New Hampshire
Sinus Congestion, Allergies
Friday, May 21 2004

Dear Ruth,

I am so happy to not be suffering from allergies this year. Every spring, for the past 40 years, I've been wheezing and itching and sick to the point of not going outside and dreading the springtime. Thank you for all your help and healing. I don't know if it is the nasal irrigation, the herbs, or the acupuncture that has pushed me out of the allergy world, but whatever it is I owe my clear breathing to you.

Many kisses and hugs to you,

Christine, Cambridge Massachusetts


Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
Saturday, October 22 2005

Ruth,

As you know, my husband has Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Acute Diseminated Encephaphalomyelytis (ADE). All Doctors have stated he would never get better. After almost 4 years, I thought of trying acupuncture. I researched to find the right person for my husband. You came highly recommended from a neighbor and the only one that would take someone in a wheel chair.

The change within only 6 weeks of acupuncture and 2 weeks of chinese herbs is unreal. Doctors now call it a miracle. Within this short time, he talsk better, takes part in conversation, short term memory has returned, moves constantly, moves his wheeel chair and the list goes on and on. Most important, his atitude has changed and now he wants to walk.

You have made all of our prayers and dreams come true/possible. The future looks much better for my husband since we were blessed by your treatment. Most of all by your warmness, smile and laughter. With you miracles do happen,

Thank you,

Anne, East Boston, Massachusettsst


Infertility
Thurseday, November 4, 2010

I came to Ruth after one year of trying to get pregnant without success. Within a month of seeing Ruth twice a week, I conceived a baby! Ruth is very caring and thorough in her treatment. She also provides wonderful guidance and advice on how to improve one's lifestyle (exercise, diet, herbs, etc.), which I found to be very helpful. I have always looked forward to my visits with Ruth, and afterwards I leave her office feeling relaxed and rejuvinated.

Elizabeth, Medford, Massachusetts

Fri, March 27, 2009

My husband and I were desperate to have a second child and felt like time was running out ( I am 42 years old). After trying for a year, and two miscarriages I decided to try acupuncture. I thought nothing else had worked, so why not. The minute I met Ruth I knew I was in good hands. She evaluated me and we decided on a course of treatment. I was pregnant within six weeks!!!! I decided to continue treatments throughout the pregnancy, which in hindsight was a lifesaver. After pre-natal screening tests indicated there was a high chance that something may be wrong with the baby, my sessions with Ruth saved my sanity. Fortunately all the tests results came back normal and I am flying through this pregnancy. I have avoided all the dreaded symptoms and ailments typically associated with pregnancy. Ruth's greatest strength is her ability to treat the patient not the symptoms or disease. She is amazing.

Deidre, Belmont, Massachusetts

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My husband and my efforts for a second child were sidelined by breast cancer. After we were given the go ahead to "try" again we were sad to discover it was not happening! Personally, fertility treatments were not too appealing since they are hormone based, so on the fabulous recommendation of a friend I found myself in Ruth's office. Ruth handled me with a kindness I did not expect. She unexpectedly "fixed" my neck pain and long story short, after four treatments I found myself pregnant with our second child!

Thank you again for everything!

Margaret, Lexington, Massachusetts

Friday, April 30, 2010

I was told I had a less than 5% chance of conception and was completely devastated. As soon as I called Ruth, I could tell immediately I was in good hands. She patiently listened to my situation, gave her incredible insight, and was able to start seeing me right away. When I first me Ruth, I knew I would be working with an amazing healer with such a kind, compassionate way about her.

When I came to the point in my treatment about whether or not to take the Chinese herbs as I was going through the IVF (in vitro fertilization) I had complete faith in what Ruth told me as far as the herbs being totally safe and only helping. Well, low and behold, after seeing Ruth for only about three months, I found out I was pregnant. Ruth is my miracle-worker and I couldn't have achieved pregnancy without her.

Evelyn, Wilmington, Massachusetts
My husband and my efforts for a second child were sidelined by breast cancer. After we were given the go ahead to "try" again we were sad to discover it was not happening! Personally, fertility treatments were not too appealing since they are hormone based, so on the fabulous recommendation of a friend I found myself in Ruth's office. Ruth handled me with a kindness I did not expect. She unexpectedly "fixed" my neck pain and long story short, after four treatments I found myself pregnant with our second child!

Thank you again for everything!

Margaret, Lexington, Massachusetts

Monday, April 24, 2006

I wholeheartedly recommend Ruth and am grateful to have found her. I have been seeing Ruth for TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in conjunction with IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) treatment. and have been pleased with Ruth's knowledge of TCM, her wisdom and caring, supportive nature. I saw the positive effects of treatment initially when I had a menstrual period without cramps for the first time. Ruth has helped me to achieve pregancy, and has been available to me whenever I've had a question or concern. Ruth is a gem of a practitioner!

Shari, Boston, Massachusettsst


Jaw Pain
Monday, February 13, 2006

Ruth,

After one session of Craniosacral therapy with you, my jaw began to relax and my jaw pain disappeared. Thank you,

Elizabeth, Boston, Massachusettsst


Migraines
Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Dear Ruth,

I was suffering from migraines almost every day for 6 months. It was so bad it disturbed my daily function, and caused me depression. When I started receiving acupuncture from you I felt some relief right away. After 6 treatments I am migraine free!

Thank you for healing me,

Marie, Lexington Massachusetts
Saturday, October 22, 2011

I came to Ruth with migraines, frequent colds, and pain in my right shoulder. She gave me her special herbs and within one month I went from getting sick from the kids in my classroom to a pillar of health! I still years later maintain great health with those herbs! She also gave me several treatments for my migraines and shoulder. First I went twice weekly then phased out to once a month. I now have no pain in my shoulder and my migraines are practically obsolete! I highly recommend her.

Cindy, Winchester, MA
Thursday, April 29, 2010

My migraine headaches are virtually gone and now I am sleeping much better. Thanks to Ruth Knill and her wonderful acupuncture care.

I lived most of my life with migraine headaches and sleep disorder. The headaches will come up with no warnings and there were no specific triggers for the cause. I also suffered with chronic sleep disorder that would wake me up in the middle of the night only to count the sheep till the sun rise.

These two persistent ailments have deprived me from the true happiness and day to day enjoyment of my life. Ruth Knill from the very first consultation have shown a great listening ability and a roadmap to the cure. She has done a wonderful job. She is very talented, supportive, receptive and kind. I am so thankful to her and highly recommend her services to others

Hemant, Arlington Massachusetts


Repetetive Stress Syndrome
December 15, 2005

I originally had surgery a few years ago to ease the pain of repetetive stress syndrome on my wrist. After a recurrence, I decided to try Acupuncture. Much to my delight within 6 weeks I have an amazing reduction of all discomfort and highly recommend that acupuncture be used to aleviate pain. Thanks Ruth,

Laura from Braintree, Massachusetts


Hair Loss
Thurssday, October 28 2004

I had some hairloss for unknown reason. I went to my primary care doctor and a dermatologist and neither one could help. I decided to try acupuncture and visited Ruth Knill. She gave me a thorough assessment and begun a treatment of acupuncture and herbal remedies. After about 2 months I noticed a slight regrowth and a significant decrease in loss. I would defenitely recommend Ruth!

Kerri, Arlington Massachusetts


Anxiety
September 29, 2004

I started seeing Ruth in September 2003 for stress and anxiety brought on by the illness of a sibling and her subsequent death.
With a combination of acupuncture and appropriate herbs I was able to overcome and heal from a very difficult and sorrowful time in my life. Ruth is extremely knowledgeable in Eastern medicine and her precise placement of needles results in immediate relief of symptoms. She is compassionate and caring and does what is necessary to help.

I highly recommend consulting with Ruth. I know that she will be able to help.

Karen from East Boston


Low Back Pain
October 16, 2004

I lifted a box incorrectly straining my left sacroiliac jiont. Careful yoga helped but the joint remained inflamed. After the first acupuncture treatment with Ruth I was pain free for the first time in weeks. The pain came back the next day but less. After the fifth treatment the injury is 99% healed! Ruth is wonderful and funny too.

Anne, Belmont Massachusetts


November 9, 2009

I came to Ruth with severe back pain from three herniated discs. I realized my disc condition was a 'degenerative work in progress' just waiting for the right/wrong movement to go over to the dark side! I was skeptical of the options provided by my physician, which included steroid shots and surgery. The research on these procedures just didn't show a high success rate. I contacted Ruth Knill, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist for advice. She was out of the country at the time but still responded to my emails and arranged her schedule to meet with me shortly after her return. Ruth outlined for me, in realistic terms, how I could improve the condition of my back and how acupuncture would work for me. My back has improved significantly. I am more aware of my movement, posture, nutrition and hydration and the total impact of these factors combined on my overall health. She has the expertise and warmth of a highly gifted and committed practitioner. She always brightens my day!

Jean from Lexington
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The first day I met Ruth, was could barely walk due to extreme pain from 2 herniated discs in my L3-L4 and L5-S1 vertebrae. I was told I needed surgery, again, however, I did not want to go down this path again.

Acupuncture was completely new to me, however, from my research, I had read many success stories from other back pain sufferers. Ruth sat with me and explained how acupuncture worked She was extremely knowledgeable and gentle and for the first time after having met with so many doctors with no relief, I felt like someone could help me. And wow! Has she helped me. After 5 months, I am pain free and have started exercising again regularly and have faith in my body again. If I haven't found Ruth, I'm not sure where I'd be right now. Ruth is a wonderful acupuncturist and an amazingly kind, generous, and humorous person. I look forward to our treatments and am forever in debt to her! !

A million thanks, Ruth!

Danielle, Somerville
Thursday, October 22, 2011

I came to Ruth after my wife had so much success with her pain and migraines. I run marathons and lift a lot with my work. My lower back was killing me! Ruth worked her magic in a few sessions and I immediately felt better. I was amazed that the treatments didn't hurt and they were so effective! I still see her for maintenance but the back pain is gone!

Thanks, Ruth!

Andrew, Winchester, MA


Cough
10-2-04

Through acupuncture and Chinese herbs from Ruth, my cough that had for several months was 90% gone in just a couple of weeks.

Beth from Arlington Massachusetts


Tinnitus
October 7, 2004

I came to Ruth after straining my neck and back with some heavy lifting. I also had an ongoing problem with a very annoying case of tinnitus. Ruth treated my back and neck with acupuncture and prescribed an herbal mixture for the ear. After two sessions my back felt great. The herbs are working to lessen the tinnitus as well. They taste awful but are effective.

Chris from Somerville


Fragmented Disk
July 2, 2005

I came in with a fragmented disk and an inability to walk because of drop foot. One treatment had me walking again and after 3 treatments, the drop foot was almost gone. Acupuncture helped me to avoid surgery and continue with my exercise. Thank you Ruth!

Carol from Cambridge


Arthritis
May 7, 2005

Ah, relief from pain and stiffness. After several treatments by Ruth, I am experiencing relief from the arthritis in my hands and neck. Last year after about 8 treatments by another acupuncturist experienced little to no improvement. As a result, I planned to undergo physical therapy for my arthritis as recommended by a rheumatologist. Before I looked into scheduling, I decided to give acupuncture another try. I scheduled an appointment with Ruth at New England Medical Massage Therapy. I'm happy to say I'm pleased that I chose to give acupuncture another try: Ruth is a great acupuncturist.

Karen from Quincy
Male fertility
Sunday, June 17 2007

Ruth,

Just wanted to state for the record your treatments worked. My wife and I had been trying to have another baby for 20 months when I started working with you. Six months later were on our way, and it was all natural. Thanks, Jim

Jim, New Hampshire
Sinus Congestion, Allergies
Friday, May 21 2004

Dear Ruth,

I am so happy to not be suffering from allergies this year. Every spring, for the past 40 years, I've been wheezing and itching and sick to the point of not going outside and dreading the springtime. Thank you for all your help and healing. I don't know if it is the nasal irrigation, the herbs, or the acupuncture that has pushed me out of the allergy world, but whatever it is I owe my clear breathing to you.

Many kisses and hugs to you,

Christine, Cambridge Massachusetts


Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
Saturday, October 22 2005

Ruth,

As you know, my husband has Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Acute Diseminated Encephaphalomyelytis (ADE). All Doctors have stated he would never get better. After almost 4 years, I thought of trying acupuncture. I researched to find the right person for my husband. You came highly recommended from a neighbor and the only one that would take someone in a wheel chair.

The change within only 6 weeks of acupuncture and 2 weeks of chinese herbs is unreal. Doctors now call it a miracle. Within this short time, he talsk better, takes part in conversation, short term memory has returned, moves constantly, moves his wheeel chair and the list goes on and on. Most important, his atitude has changed and now he wants to walk.

You have made all of our prayers and dreams come true/possible. The future looks much better for my husband since we were blessed by your treatment. Most of all by your warmness, smile and laughter. With you miracles do happen,

Thank you,

Anne, East Boston, Massachusettsst


Infertility
Thurseday, November 4, 2010

I came to Ruth after one year of trying to get pregnant without success. Within a month of seeing Ruth twice a week, I conceived a baby! Ruth is very caring and thorough in her treatment. She also provides wonderful guidance and advice on how to improve one's lifestyle (exercise, diet, herbs, etc.), which I found to be very helpful. I have always looked forward to my visits with Ruth, and afterwards I leave her office feeling relaxed and rejuvinated.

Elizabeth, Medford, Massachusetts

Fri, March 27, 2009

My husband and I were desperate to have a second child and felt like time was running out ( I am 42 years old). After trying for a year, and two miscarriages I decided to try acupuncture. I thought nothing else had worked, so why not. The minute I met Ruth I knew I was in good hands. She evaluated me and we decided on a course of treatment. I was pregnant within six weeks!!!! I decided to continue treatments throughout the pregnancy, which in hindsight was a lifesaver. After pre-natal screening tests indicated there was a high chance that something may be wrong with the baby, my sessions with Ruth saved my sanity. Fortunately all the tests results came back normal and I am flying through this pregnancy. I have avoided all the dreaded symptoms and ailments typically associated with pregnancy. Ruth's greatest strength is her ability to treat the patient not the symptoms or disease. She is amazing.

Deidre, Belmont, Massachusetts

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My husband and my efforts for a second child were sidelined by breast cancer. After we were given the go ahead to "try" again we were sad to discover it was not happening! Personally, fertility treatments were not too appealing since they are hormone based, so on the fabulous recommendation of a friend I found myself in Ruth's office. Ruth handled me with a kindness I did not expect. She unexpectedly "fixed" my neck pain and long story short, after four treatments I found myself pregnant with our second child!

Thank you again for everything!

Margaret, Lexington, Massachusetts

Friday, April 30, 2010

I was told I had a less than 5% chance of conception and was completely devastated. As soon as I called Ruth, I could tell immediately I was in good hands. She patiently listened to my situation, gave her incredible insight, and was able to start seeing me right away. When I first me Ruth, I knew I would be working with an amazing healer with such a kind, compassionate way about her.

When I came to the point in my treatment about whether or not to take the Chinese herbs as I was going through the IVF (in vitro fertilization) I had complete faith in what Ruth told me as far as the herbs being totally safe and only helping. Well, low and behold, after seeing Ruth for only about three months, I found out I was pregnant. Ruth is my miracle-worker and I couldn't have achieved pregnancy without her.

Evelyn, Wilmington, Massachusetts
My husband and my efforts for a second child were sidelined by breast cancer. After we were given the go ahead to "try" again we were sad to discover it was not happening! Personally, fertility treatments were not too appealing since they are hormone based, so on the fabulous recommendation of a friend I found myself in Ruth's office. Ruth handled me with a kindness I did not expect. She unexpectedly "fixed" my neck pain and long story short, after four treatments I found myself pregnant with our second child!

Thank you again for everything!

Margaret, Lexington, Massachusetts

Monday, April 24, 2006

I wholeheartedly recommend Ruth and am grateful to have found her. I have been seeing Ruth for TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in conjunction with IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) treatment. and have been pleased with Ruth's knowledge of TCM, her wisdom and caring, supportive nature. I saw the positive effects of treatment initially when I had a menstrual period without cramps for the first time. Ruth has helped me to achieve pregancy, and has been available to me whenever I've had a question or concern. Ruth is a gem of a practitioner!

Shari, Boston, Massachusettsst


Jaw Pain
Monday, February 13, 2006

Ruth,

After one session of Craniosacral therapy with you, my jaw began to relax and my jaw pain disappeared. Thank you,

Elizabeth, Boston, Massachusettsst


Migraines
Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Dear Ruth,

I was suffering from migraines almost every day for 6 months. It was so bad it disturbed my daily function, and caused me depression. When I started receiving acupuncture from you I felt some relief right away. After 6 treatments I am migraine free!

Thank you for healing me,

Marie, Lexington Massachusetts
Saturday, October 22, 2011

I came to Ruth with migraines, frequent colds, and pain in my right shoulder. She gave me her special herbs and within one month I went from getting sick from the kids in my classroom to a pillar of health! I still years later maintain great health with those herbs! She also gave me several treatments for my migraines and shoulder. First I went twice weekly then phased out to once a month. I now have no pain in my shoulder and my migraines are practically obsolete! I highly recommend her.

Cindy, Winchester, MA
Thursday, April 29, 2010

My migraine headaches are virtually gone and now I am sleeping much better. Thanks to Ruth Knill and her wonderful acupuncture care.

I lived most of my life with migraine headaches and sleep disorder. The headaches will come up with no warnings and there were no specific triggers for the cause. I also suffered with chronic sleep disorder that would wake me up in the middle of the night only to count the sheep till the sun rise.

These two persistent ailments have deprived me from the true happiness and day to day enjoyment of my life. Ruth Knill from the very first consultation have shown a great listening ability and a roadmap to the cure. She has done a wonderful job. She is very talented, supportive, receptive and kind. I am so thankful to her and highly recommend her services to others

Hemant, Arlington Massachusetts


Repetetive Stress Syndrome
December 15, 2005

I originally had surgery a few years ago to ease the pain of repetetive stress syndrome on my wrist. After a recurrence, I decided to try Acupuncture. Much to my delight within 6 weeks I have an amazing reduction of all discomfort and highly recommend that acupuncture be used to aleviate pain. Thanks Ruth,

Laura from Braintree, Massachusetts


Hair Loss
Thurssday, October 28 2004

I had some hairloss for unknown reason. I went to my primary care doctor and a dermatologist and neither one could help. I decided to try acupuncture and visited Ruth Knill. She gave me a thorough assessment and begun a treatment of acupuncture and herbal remedies. After about 2 months I noticed a slight regrowth and a significant decrease in loss. I would defenitely recommend Ruth!

Kerri, Arlington Massachusetts


Anxiety
September 29, 2004

I started seeing Ruth in September 2003 for stress and anxiety brought on by the illness of a sibling and her subsequent death.
With a combination of acupuncture and appropriate herbs I was able to overcome and heal from a very difficult and sorrowful time in my life. Ruth is extremely knowledgeable in Eastern medicine and her precise placement of needles results in immediate relief of symptoms. She is compassionate and caring and does what is necessary to help.

I highly recommend consulting with Ruth. I know that she will be able to help.

Karen from East Boston


Low Back Pain
October 16, 2004

I lifted a box incorrectly straining my left sacroiliac jiont. Careful yoga helped but the joint remained inflamed. After the first acupuncture treatment with Ruth I was pain free for the first time in weeks. The pain came back the next day but less. After the fifth treatment the injury is 99% healed! Ruth is wonderful and funny too.

Anne, Belmont Massachusetts


November 9, 2009

I came to Ruth with severe back pain from three herniated discs. I realized my disc condition was a 'degenerative work in progress' just waiting for the right/wrong movement to go over to the dark side! I was skeptical of the options provided by my physician, which included steroid shots and surgery. The research on these procedures just didn't show a high success rate. I contacted Ruth Knill, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist for advice. She was out of the country at the time but still responded to my emails and arranged her schedule to meet with me shortly after her return. Ruth outlined for me, in realistic terms, how I could improve the condition of my back and how acupuncture would work for me. My back has improved significantly. I am more aware of my movement, posture, nutrition and hydration and the total impact of these factors combined on my overall health. She has the expertise and warmth of a highly gifted and committed practitioner. She always brightens my day!

Jean from Lexington
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The first day I met Ruth, was could barely walk due to extreme pain from 2 herniated discs in my L3-L4 and L5-S1 vertebrae. I was told I needed surgery, again, however, I did not want to go down this path again.

Acupuncture was completely new to me, however, from my research, I had read many success stories from other back pain sufferers. Ruth sat with me and explained how acupuncture worked She was extremely knowledgeable and gentle and for the first time after having met with so many doctors with no relief, I felt like someone could help me. And wow! Has she helped me. After 5 months, I am pain free and have started exercising again regularly and have faith in my body again. If I haven't found Ruth, I'm not sure where I'd be right now. Ruth is a wonderful acupuncturist and an amazingly kind, generous, and humorous person. I look forward to our treatments and am forever in debt to her! !

A million thanks, Ruth!

Danielle, Somerville
Thursday, October 22, 2011

I came to Ruth after my wife had so much success with her pain and migraines. I run marathons and lift a lot with my work. My lower back was killing me! Ruth worked her magic in a few sessions and I immediately felt better. I was amazed that the treatments didn't hurt and they were so effective! I still see her for maintenance but the back pain is gone!

Thanks, Ruth!

Andrew, Winchester, MA


Cough
10-2-04

Through acupuncture and Chinese herbs from Ruth, my cough that had for several months was 90% gone in just a couple of weeks.

Beth from Arlington Massachusetts


Tinnitus
October 7, 2004

I came to Ruth after straining my neck and back with some heavy lifting. I also had an ongoing problem with a very annoying case of tinnitus. Ruth treated my back and neck with acupuncture and prescribed an herbal mixture for the ear. After two sessions my back felt great. The herbs are working to lessen the tinnitus as well. They taste awful but are effective.

Chris from Somerville


Fragmented Disk
July 2, 2005

I came in with a fragmented disk and an inability to walk because of drop foot. One treatment had me walking again and after 3 treatments, the drop foot was almost gone. Acupuncture helped me to avoid surgery and continue with my exercise. Thank you Ruth!

Carol from Cambridge


Arthritis
May 7, 2005

Ah, relief from pain and stiffness. After several treatments by Ruth, I am experiencing relief from the arthritis in my hands and neck. Last year after about 8 treatments by another acupuncturist experienced little to no improvement. As a result, I planned to undergo physical therapy for my arthritis as recommended by a rheumatologist. Before I looked into scheduling, I decided to give acupuncture another try. I scheduled an appointment with Ruth at New England Medical Massage Therapy. I'm happy to say I'm pleased that I chose to give acupuncture another try: Ruth is a great acupuncturist.

Karen from Quincy

Ruth Knill, Arlington Acupuncture Wellness, 99 Massachusetts Av., Arlington, MA 02474, © 2016