Acupuncture Treatment Reviews

A few patients share experiences with acupuncture treatment, Oriental medicine, and natural healing treatments at Lawrenceville Acupuncture Center.


Acute & Chronic Pain

ArrowAcupuncture has been a life saving process for me. I suffered from a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists. At times, the pain seemed almost too much to bear. Things one takes for granted like: combing your hair, brushing your teeth, opening doors... felt impossible to do. As I watched my friends undergo multiple surgeries for carpal tunnel, only to endure continued pain from the syndrome and the surgery; I finally decided to try acupuncture with John Urich at the Lawrenceville Acupuncture Center. It was the best decision I have ever made. After just a few visits, my pain began to disappear and I could resume life again, pain free. My only regret is not having started doing acupuncture years earlier. --Chris (Trenton, NJ)

ArrowI arrived with a severe wrist sprain & arthritis in my lower back. The extreme pain to the wrist was alleviated so quickly it was amazing. I also found the same thing true when I misused my back. The wrist is healing as well as the back. Each treatment for me is complete relaxation & the most wonderful time for meditation. -- Pam, (Ewing, NJ)

ArrowI've been a patient for over 10 years, experiencing the positive, healing benefits of acupuncture. John is a true healer, compassionate, kind, and very effective with Chinese Medicine. I'm an RN working in a hospital, and acupuncture has made a positive difference in my life, enabling me to relax and rejuvenate, and recover from various conditions such as broken foot and chronic neck pain. John also helped my 13 year old daughter with anxiety and OCD. -- Lisa (Tabernacle, NJ)

ArrowI've been treated at Lawrenceville Acupuncture for different conditions including back sprain, severe foot sprain, fractured ribs and food poisoning. In each instance the recovery was quick, real and lasting. I can't thank John and his staff enough for such good medicine. -- Rick (Princeton, NJ)

ArrowI first came to Lawrenceville Acupuncture Center in 2007 seeking relief from jaw pain and headaches I was experiencing due to TMJ. After only a few treatments I was already experiencing a reduction in the frequency and severity of my pain. Since then the acupuncturists at Lawrenceville Acupuncture have treated me for several different conditions and I am always impressed by their level of professionalism and competence. Lawrenceville Acupuncture has become my first call when I am not feeling well, thank you for all your help! -- Dave (Pennington, NJ)

ArrowWhen I was a child my parents and doctor missed the diagnosis of the "S" shaped scoliosis of my spine. When I was a young adult I experienced severe back pain and often had to go to work doubled over in pain. After years of wearing a back brace and trying muscle relaxing pills and such, I began having acupuncture treatments with John Urich. This was the most complete relief I had ever experienced and John has kept me relatively pain-free for 20+ years. -- K. Elizabeth (Ewing, NJ)

ArrowI've had back problems since I was in my twenties; I'm now 65. I've tried all the "fixes". To include massage, physical therapy, chiropractic, epidural injections and the final failure, an operation. Acupuncture was my last hope and, as it turned out, my best result. I should have started off with acupuncture. Thank you for being there, John Urich. You changed my life for the better.-- Steve (Hamilton, NJ)

ArrowJohn Urich's Acupuncture practice has been a great aspect in my life and as I am an athlete, John has been a lifesaver! I have been going to John for the last 8 years and I have found his expertise and knowledge to be indispensable in helping me to feel 100% on a regular basis. I originally went to John because I had been training for a marathon and 4 weeks prior to the race, I suffered a setback with a severe case of shin splints. A friend suggested I try acupuncture and John's office was near my office so even though he was booked for that week, after hearing about my dilemma, John was gracious enough to fit me in that exact day. John was very patient and supportive in understanding my desire to run the race and yet was concerned to be straightforward with me as to prevent any long-term injuries. After an aggressive treatment regiment and other Chinese supplements, I was able to not only start the marathon, but have one of my top personal best's completions. I would highly recommend John Urich as a top notch empathic, knowledgeable professional to any week-end warrior or person that wants more than what normal Eastern medicines would provide.-- Mark (Lawrenceville, NJ)


ArrowLast year, I had a severe sciatica problem which effectively crippled me. My doctor diagnosed sciatica and suggested exercises and pain medication for the extreme pain. The meds didn't work, and the exercises were no good because of the pain. So in desperation and after a colleague recommended it, I tried acupuncture at Lawrenceville Acupuncture Center and it healed me totally after 8 sessions. I was amazed at the quick improvement, and I haven't had back problems since. This was a problem that I had been enduring off and on for years. -- Joe (Pennington, NJ)

Stop Smoking program that made the difference

ArrowI came to Lawrenceville Acupuncture for treatment after years of cigarette smoking. John was caring and supportive as they put me through a detoxification regime. After each treatment, I would leave energized with less craving for cigarettes. Today, I am able to not smoke because of Lawrenceville Center's caring approach.-- Pete (Bordentown, NJ)


ArrowJohn Urich is a very caring, dedicated and skilled acupuncturist. I had very severe allergies for many years and was on medication every day of the year. Thanks to John's treatment, I am no longer on medication and my allergies have been controlled for about four years now. Acupuncture has also been successful in treating my carpal tunnel syndrome and sinus headaches. I highly recommend John Urich at Lawrenceville Acupuncture.-- Kathy (Hamilton, NJ)


ArrowAfter experiencing my first massive sinus infection during basic training at Fort Dix (which required hospitalization), I had years of recurrent sinus infections. After 4 to 5 months of Acupuncture treatments by John Urich, one day as I was getting off the treatment table, I sneezed a huge plug of mucus out of my nose / sinus cavity. Since then I have been free of those awful sinus infections and I thank John for helping my body to rid itself of this 30+year problem. -- Hank (Ewing, NJ)

General Health

ArrowGreat all around care for my family! I started seeing Dr. John before I had my first child 20 years ago. I can't think of what he hasn't done to help heal my family. From severe colds to ear infections chronic back pain to sore shoulders, broken toes to injured knees menstrual cramps to menopause symptoms. There is nothing he can't heal, fix or figure out! -- Anne (Princeton, NJ)

Gynecology & Fertility

ArrowWhen I was in my 40's I developed very heavy menstrual bleeding and began passing large blood clots. One month I bled for 19 days straight, and came to John for help. He administered three (3) acupuncture treatments that first week using "Moxa" (a traditional Chinese medicine therapy used to warm the acupuncture points with the intent of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi). The excessive bleeding stopped and I returned to the most normal menstrual cycles I had ever experienced.-- Kathy (Ewing, NJ)