years, I've gotten a chronic cough at the end of every cold. Nothing fixes
it--nothing except Laurel."
Elson, Conway, MA
"When I first went to see Laurel I was in severe pain several hours
a day from endometriosis, ovarian cysts, heavy periods, and
adenomyosis, and feeling fried from facing the choice of taking
medication with intense side effects, or having a radical
hysterectomy. Pain can be a very lonely place, but after I had my
first session I knew that I had found in Laurel an ally and a coach as
well as a gifted healer. She didn't just "poof!" things away with a
magic wand, but as soon as she began treating me with a combination of
acupuncture and Chinese medicine, my body responded deeply. My spirit
did, too. Laurel was encouraging, hopeful, positive, and practical as
she tailored her treatments precisely to work with my symptoms as they
changed. Within a year of beginning treatment almost all of my pain
was gone, and what has lingered is intermittent and more than liveable.
I see Laurel now to maintain this equilibrium and my overall health,
and also to help me during my transition to perimenopause. She has taught me a great
deal about my body, and gently yet firmly gotten me to take better care
of it--a big deal for me! She emphasizes an integrative approach (for
instance, she referred me to a terrific specialized massage therapist) and she helps me with my whole being, not just the parts in trouble. She does all this with good humor, compassion, warmth, and a
down-to-earth grace. Laurel is simply wonderful."
Professor of Psychology, Holyoke Community College
"I've been Laurel Turk's client for over ten years. I am steroid dependent and, because of
this, frequently caught colds or other illnesses very easily before I
received acupuncture treatment. This condition was a significant,
chronic health problem that at times left me virtually disabled. Acupuncture improved my immune system so dramatically over
time, that now I almost never get sick and feel absolutely wonderful
most of the time. I also had difficulty sleeping most of my life, due in part to
medications that I took. For the last several years, however, I sleep
easily and consistently. This result also has made a dramatic improvement in my
quality of life. My health has
changed from rather poor and tenuous to excellent, and I take fewer prescription medicines.
I recommend acupuncture without reservation both to
recover from illness and to maintain health. Finally, Laurel Turk is very
special. She listens to and understands health concerns with great sensitivity. Laurel is responsive to emergencies and seems always ready to make an extra
effort to care for her clients."
White Peony Chinese Medicine/ Laurel Turk, Lic.Ac.
PO Box 43 Sunderland, MA 01375