I am so happy that I sought out acupuncture as a means of relieving mid-back pain that I had experienced for over a year. While not debilitating, the pain was a constant worry and began limiting my ability to play with my young son. Prior to scheduling an appointment with Michael, I had only found temporary relief after visiting a physical therapist and an orthopedic surgeon. It was actually the orthopedic surgeon that recommended acupuncture after several rounds of cortisone injections did not provide long-lasting relief.Michael was very thorough during the initial visit and listened intently to my history and symptoms. He presented a plan for combining acupuncture and posture exercises to ease my discomfort, and also set realistic goals for progress. It is very clear that Michael is passionate about his work and cares for his patients. We started with weekly sessions and have now graduated to once-a-month over the course of 6 months. I have experience substantial improvement in my pain and am nearly 100% recovered. The combination of acupuncture, standing mediation, posture exercises, and cupping therapy have provided a balance to my lifestyle that extends beyond just back pain, and I feel more energized and relaxed in my day-to-day activities.Two other quick things that I appreciate about working with Michael are (1) his integration with my insurance was seamless and (2) he was open to me seeking other treatments concurrent with acupuncture in an effort to relieve my pain as quickly as possible. Michael provided suggestions for combining his treatments with other chiropractic and physical therapy sessions, and even offered to contact the other offices directly to coordinate treatments, as needed. All in all, it has been a great experience and I look forward to continuing under Michael’s guidance.
I was looking for someone who was going to actually care about my injuries and treat it so that I can live a pain free life without consuming any type of narcotics. I saw several doctors who favored pharmaceuticals and I personally don’t like this approach because of the secondary effects that the doctor won’t bother to tell you or they minimize them as long as you put something in your mouth. Before I went to see Michael, I was suffering from a really bad leg pain, shoulder and lower back. My work scheduled only allows me to seek treatment during the evenings or weekends. Michael was near me and his schedule fits mines. The first time I saw Michael, he was so kind and caring. He took his time to ask me exactly what was bothering me without me feeling that I was been rushed out of his office. He explained to me how acupuncture works, his bedside manners are amazing. After a few visits, he was able to make my leg pain go away after months of dealing with it and seeking the assistance of other practitioners who recommended shots and surgery. I know that he will fix what continues to bother me.He utilizes different techniques that makes my injuries feel so much better. I would definitely recommend Michael’s services. I have seen several acupuncturists in the past and by far he is the best. His office is so nice, clean and cozy.
Everyone has a different understanding and appreciation of acupuncture, meditation, herbs, and overall wellness. Michael does an amazing job capturing where you currently are in your path to wellness and encouraging you on your journey with realistic practices & encouragement.
After practicing qigong and receiving acupuncture from several practitioners for many years, I am sensitive to energy work. Because of that, when I began to use Michael Perfetto for acupuncture I could tell that he works at deep levels of healing. I recently suggested that my grandson use Michael and he has responded beautifully to his verbal help as well as the acupuncture treatments. I do not hesitate to recommend Michael Perfetto to others.
I look forward to my appointments with Michael - it’s my hour of zen! I always know that he will listen to my concerns and provide me with a wonderfully supportive and calming atmosphere. I always feel so rejuvenated and relaxed after my treatments. Even if I am not feeling physically symptomatic at the time of my appointment, I still feel renewed and centered, mentally. Before I started acupuncture, I had pain and swelling in both of my knees due to severe osteoarthritis, which affected my mobility and left me walking with a noticeable limp on bad days. Since my treatment I’ve noticed significant improvement in both my ability to move and walk unencumbered. No more limping!Michael has made me realize that the body does indeed have the power to heal. It is an all encompassing process, a journey that we have to work at everyday. Some days are more challenging than others, but since I’ve begun my treatments, I have realized that I do have the capacity to heal and overcome other road blocks that come way - be it health related, work related or personal.”
Talking with Michael is extremely relaxing. I have been motivated to make changes that removes stress from my life. I now meditate. He has moved the pain in my neck to other places where it doesn’t hurt as much and doesn’t last. My overall health has improved so much
I started as an acupuncture skeptic, but there is no doubt that I have exerienced significant pain relief from sessions with Michael. I have primarily done deep pressure “gua sha” for neck and back pain, which I highly recommend. In addition to his serious technical knowledge, Michael is warm, friendly, and level-headed. He has been very respectful of my needs.
I have received a few sessions for middle back pain. I have thoracic kyphosis, it causes an excessive curve in my spine. This curve causes very tense muscles, and it causes constant soreness and pain. The few sessions I attended (1 every week) helped me a lot with pain relief, and it has helped keep my muscles looser with less pain over the past few weeks. The sessions are relaxing, and Michael is very good with patients. He makes the atmosphere very calming. I would definitely recommend Michael to other people. He was very good and eased me into the whole experience of acupuncture.
Michael has been my acupuncturist for over a number of months. His kind and intuitive approach to healing has helped me greatly. I have IT Band syndrome and back pain which is not longer an issue largely because of Michael. He has also helped me with stress and anxiety. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Michael to you for acupuncture and wellness!!!!
I have been going to see Michael for the last four months. I have had four back surgeries and suffer from chronic lower back pain. I was getting back injections monthly for the past two years. Since I have been seeing Michael, I have not needed any injections. He has also took care of some leg and neck pain that only took one visit each. He is a great Acupuncturist that really cares and works hard to get to the root of your issues.My wife has asked me to try it for years but was not a believer, but Michael has definitely changed my outlook about acupuncture.I would suggest anyone that is in pain to give Michael a try. You will be surprised how acupuncture can help.
When I first began working with Michael I was middle-aged, stuck, overweight and under-fit. Working with him has made me believe in the healing, energizing and restorative power of acupuncture (I’ll admit it; I was skeptical at first): It WORKS! Michael is adroitly skilled in his practice, but even more so, he is kind, compassionate and funny. He is a fantastic listener and he truly cares about his clients. I look forward to the days when “Acupuncture” is on my calendar as I know I will feel so incredibly good. My Chi is now energized and flowing again!
Right after knee replacement surgery, I went into physical therapy and the folks there were great, getting me to work up to range of motion that allowed me to use my new knee. However, they could not undo years of misalignment the old knee caused: back out of alignment, opposite hip out of alignment and even the surgical leg itself that had been misaligned for over a decade.After I “graduated” from PT, I was still in need of some services to get back to 100% mobility and I heard about Tai Sophia from my business coach. I decided to give acupuncture a try again, having had success years before with dental issues and again with neck injuries.Going to see Michael was like going to “Acupuncture Heaven.” He talked to my whole body, not just the injured part. He asked me questions about my whole life, not just the condition that brought me to see him. He told me the kinds of things he wanted to try and when he tried them, he told me what he was doing and listened to what I said as I was undergoing the process and he adjusted his procedures accordingly.Since he was part of team – with him as the leader, I noticed how he talked to his uplines [teachers] and his downlines [those he was mentoring] and his calm demeanor, clarity of thought and speech worked in all directions. I improved a great deal under his care and sent him several referrals who love and praise him as much as I do.I know he will be a credit to his institution, his colleagues and his future patients. I look forward to being one of the latter.