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Article on Aimee in Boston Voyager

Aimee, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I recall that during my childhood, for many years, there was just our neighborhood local pharmacy. A small mom and pop shop that we could walk to. Then all of a sudden, many big chain pharmacies began to open up. The first one was CVS made it a grand impression on me. I remember how my mother and I would shop in this brand new brightly lit store with excitement. She would spend $100 on things, just in case we would need them. We hadn’t ever seen so many products all at once...

Tong Ren in the News

On September 18, 2017 this article featuring Tong Ren was published in the Boston Globe. 

Tong Ren in Italy
Changing the World of Healing in Europe

On September 27, 2013, our group of Tong Ren practitioners arrived in Florence Italy.  Finally we are reunited with our colleagues here to participate in the first healing class held in a well known, and respected hospital, the Istituto Ortopedico Toscano Palagi, in Viale Michelangelo, 41 (Firenze)....

5 Ways to Prepare for your Acupuncture Appointment:

Scheduling: In a culture that promotes doing more, not less, it’s no wonder we are all over-taxed and under-nourished, especially when it comes to self-care. Try to give yourself a break. Rushing to an appointment that helps you de-stress seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? Instead, when receiving acupuncture, try not to over-schedule yourself afterwards. Allow some time to sit in the space of relaxation and calm. After all, you deserve it....

Self-care after Acupuncture
By Aimee Poirier, Lic. Ac.

When patients ask me what they do after an acupuncture treatment, I usually reply “nothing”.  “Nothing,” they ask as if doing nothing is something only found on Mars. I mean this in the most helpful way. Doing “nothing” can be a really great follow up to an acupuncture session because while you’re doing nothing, your body is doing a whole lot of something, mainly healing itself.... 

Parkinson's Disease

This article is a new look at Parkinson's disease, can effectively be treated with energy healing?
By Aimee W. De Barbieri Lic. Ac

According to the Parkinson's disease Foundation 1 to 1.5 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and each year approximately 40,000 more Americans are diagnosed with this illness. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder most commonly affecting people over the age of 50 and is characterized....

A New Annotation of Huatuojiaji Points

Throughout history many acupuncturists have spent much time studying ancient texts as a means for better understanding various approaches within the scope of acupuncture....


My name is Susan and I was told that I had Stage 4 Breast Cancer on May 2, 2013. I wondered to my husband if I was going to be around to watch my son graduate from college… Because my cancer had metastasized,  I was  offered neither chemotherapy nor radiation, only Tamoxifen, a hormone receptor blocking medicine. 

We started exploring other available and were introduced to Reiki, and Libby Barnett of Wilton, NH, who told us about Tom Tam. 

We attended the first healing class on May 25, 2013, 3 weeks after we were told about the metastasis. It was a very strange experience. We wondered to each other about how crazy a process it is. How can a doll heal cancer?

I have had 3 PET Scans so far:

• The first one, on April 30, 2013, indicated a metastasis to the lungs, bones, liver, and pleura.

• The second one on August 27, 2013, indicated considerable improvement. No fluid is seen, the liver and lungs are not showing any sign of metastatic disease. Only the bones (L2) showed some evidence of the disease.

• The third one on January 2, 2014, indicated further improvement, as there is no evidence of ANY abnormalities. My last bloodwork for tumor markers were both under 60.

I see Aimee every week for a session of and started seeing Eleanor every few weeks for a Tuina session. Our family and friends pray for us, Tom beats the doll and we travel around the world, savoring every moment that we have. 
- Susan

I slept through the night for the first time in I don’t know how long.   I woke  up this morning and said OMG  I slept through the night. That was awesome. Each day I feel better and better.  I was starting to get depressed before since my symptoms were getting worse. I really didn’t want to go out to restaurants since I would get bloated and I didn’t know what to eat.  I not only feel better with the bloating going away and the pains but I feel so much more energy and happier.  It is great. 
- JS

From our very first Skype appointment, Aimee was optimistic, encouraging and started tapping for me right away. She said the first thing was to balance my hormone levels. Aimee and I set up weekly Skype appointments for tapping and checking in. I always felt better after my sessions with Aimee, not only physically but also for my morale - more confident that my wish could become reality.

A few weeks after, my partner and I got married and went on our honeymoon. Upon our return - in - I discovered I was pregnant!
My husband and I were overjoyed when we went to see my doctor, we both entered the room proudly - she complimented us and in my heart I thanked Aimee.
- Long Distance Tong Ren and Pregnancy by PII, May 2016.

Hi Aimee,  just want to let you know that I am back from Japan and the good news it that I did not get ANY migraines!  What a miracle that is for me thanks to you. I ate just about everything. I went slowly at first, but little by little, nothing was triggering a migraine so I just went for it and ate whatever was put in front of me and I really enjoyed my trip. Francesca is doing great speaking Japanese and knowing the ins and outs of Kyoto and traveling around Japan. We did a lot of traveling by rail and subway. Exhausting but fun. I will see you soon. Thanks so much.
- Marie

“Aimee has done for me what doctors, and surgery couldn't. When I first met Aimee, I was suffering from an inner ear condition I've had since I was 18 years old. and tinnitus part of my daily life. Using tui na massage and acupuncture based on the tong ren system, Aimee has substantially decreased my bouts of dizziness (they're practically non-existent), the tinnitus is almost unnoticeable, and some of my hearing has even returned!” December 21, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
- Katie M.
Aimee is a true professional, dedicated to her craft and clients, with a warm, genuine approach. After every appointment, I leave feeling energetic, with a more positive outlook and grateful to be alive----and for her services!  I truly believe that Tong Ren, acupuncture, Tui Na and cupping have extended my quality of life and affected me on all levels: spiritual, emotional, physical and mental.
 - Stella C.
I wanted to say thank you for helping me so much this past year. It was- and still sometimes is- the hardest and scariest times of my life but you & acupuncture were and absolutely helped me to heal.Thank you!
- Alli A.

“I continue to benefit from the acupuncture/Tui Na services that you provided to me and the Tong Ren skills that I learned from you.  Physically, I do not have pain from the gallstone and have been able to avoid surgery.  , I am able to deal with the anxiety that had a grip on me.”
- B. Melanson
I first sought out Acupuncture as a way to help treat Crohn’s disease-I was really sick and was looking for any and all ways to feel better. I tried a few practitioners but I didn’t connect with them until I was referred to Aimee. Many doctors have treated me, but I have found that the most effective treatment plan is a combination of therapies.  I continue my sessions not only for help with Crohn’s disease but also as a way to maintain an overall and much needed, balance in my life! Thanks Aimee!
- Julie

"I don't believe that I ever properly thanked you for all your help during my back injury.  It was a very scary time of pain and the unknown. I am grateful for your guidance, and gentle touch.  I am so happy before going some place else! Thank goodness that is behind me now." 
- Jess N

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