Alison Nelson received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Massachusetts. She studied both Chinese and Japanese style acupuncture including many non-insertive techniques. Alison is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine.
Prior to studying acupuncture, Alison received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Alison worked in the laboratory for over 4 years conducting quality control testing and validation testing for cardiac, oncology, reproductive, and thyroid diagnostic tests. She continued her career in medical device consulting for 8 years coordinating clinical trials, reviewing clinical data, and preparing clinical reports for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Alison made a career change after personally experiencing the healing affects of acupuncture.
Prior to my first visit with Alison, I had been experiencing pain in my right shoulder for seven months. I had seen my family physician and several specialists. None of them had been able to help me. When I arrived for my first treatment, I was in constant pain, could not move my right arm and was not sleeping because
After numerous years of searching for relief from my chronic pruritus, I turned to acupuncture out of desperation. The results I received from Point of Healing Acupuncture treatments were phenomenal. Alison returned my life to near normal and I will be forever grateful.
– Charlie M. (81 years old)
I had chronic nausea and vomiting for all three of my pregnancies. I was put on prescription meds to help but it just suppressed it periodically during the day. After just three of Alison’s treatment sessions my chronic nausea and vomiting was eliminated. Treatments for the swelling in my lower legs and feet were also successful. In one weeks time
My primary reason for seeking acupuncture treatments from Alison over a year ago was for worsening PMS symptoms. The couple of days of physical discomfort and mood changes that I used to have began lasting for a couple of weeks, consuming half my life! My OB/GYN suggested birth control pills or antidepressants. Not wanting to go that route, at a
I dealt with bilateral foot pain for well over 2 years and tried every conventional method (medications, shoes, orthotics, etc.) until one of my own patients highly recommended acupuncture. I found Alison and I can’t say enough! After only a few treatments, she has given me pain free days back, the will to exercise again, and the peace of mind
I’ve been going to Alison for almost 2 years, and quite simply I’m so very grateful to her and acupuncture. I had never had acupuncture before. Initially, frustration in dealing with Plantar Fasciitis had me looking for anything or anyone who could help me. But of course, as most people over the age of 50, I have other issues too:
I was referred to Alison by my Chiropractor and Massage Therapist because I had sharp pain in my neck and upper back. I called Alison and she made room for me the next day. The first treatment helped quite a bit and overall I felt very relaxed. My second treatment was amazing, about halfway through I could feel my back
I think acupuncture is truly amazing. I was in a state of mental confusion due to menopause. It was a battle for me to organize my thoughts. It was difficult for me to do my job and function. I sat in Alison’s office in tears, desperate for help. After one treatment I felt a tremendous difference. I could function again!
After visiting many doctors who specialize with inner ear disorders and hearing the same negative feedback, it was extremely refreshing to walk into Alison’s office. She was attentive and genuinely wanted to help alleviate my symptoms. She took her time and asked a myriad of questions, to get a feel for what may be causing the issues.
Every other medical
At first I was very hesitant about trying acupuncture. Physical therapy offered some relief but it wasn’t until I tried acupuncture that the pain and discomfort began to subside significantly. Alison is a very knowledgeable practitioner. She is soft spoken, focused, and skilled. I am very grateful to her for all her help.
– Fran B. (61 year old)
Early 2012 I herniated a disc. I have no idea how I did this. I met with two neurosurgeons and was told surgery was an option, but there was no guarantee that the issue would not return. My pain was pretty bad and I was very uncomfortable. I decided I would try acupuncture as I had gone before (different practitioner).
The most important reason I began seeking out acupuncture was because of infertility. Although, I have suffered from headaches and shoulder tension for years I truly was hoping to find an acupuncturist that could help with my infertility and other minor conditions. For three years my husband and I were trying to become pregnant. I had seen a few other
I began seeing Alison for acupuncture to supplement my IVF treatment (I’m due to have a baby girl in three weeks) but it turned out that she was able to help me with so much more than just my IVF treatments. I have narcolepsy that I wasn’t able to treat during my pregnancy and she was able to use acupuncture
For 4 years I have suffered from chronic headaches as a result of several concussions. The one thing that has helped above all others is seeing Alison for acupuncture treatments. Nothing else has helped so much or lasted so long. Thank you so much Alison for relieving me of so much pain.
– Julia N. (17 years old)
Before beginning treatments with Alison I had suffered for years with numerous health problems including asthma, back pain, stress, and more recently infertility. Alison’s treatments have targeted each of these issues and I have received tremendous improvements. My asthma is under control, my back pain is improved, I am calmer and more relaxed throughout the day, and expecting a baby
For several years I experienced chronic fatigue, which worsened after having my two children. My doctor couldn’t find anything medically wrong with me, so I was referred to Alison. I noticed an immediate difference after my first treatment. The general fatigue and malaise started to lift and I actually had energy. Since that first treatment over a year ago, I
Thanks to Alison and her skills in acupuncture, I am able to do everyday activities like going to work, grocery store, or even a friend’s house. I tried medications before acupuncture but the side effects were sometimes worse. This is a great all natural way to feel healthy. Alison makes me feel comfortable and relaxed every visit. She is also
I suffered for many years with seasonal allergies, exacerbated by stress. My symptoms included headache, congestion, severe fatigue, and a feeling of “brain fog”. Medications provided varying degrees of temporary relief from the headache and congestion, but always with accompanying side effects. Allergy “shots” administered by a doctor over a two-year period were not helpful.
After hearing that a friend’s