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Super excited and proud of all the progress made. I am most thankful of the guidance and knowledge you have shared. I feel like a completely different person, now that I understand my condition more. Beyond grateful to have crossed paths with you.



I have been going to Family Acupuncture & Wellness for almost three years now. I'm a disabled Veteran living with severe chronic pain. On top of that I was in a bad car accident not long before I started seeing Family Acupuncture. I believe with every fiber in my body and my Heart that Family Acupuncture saved my life when they mixed up some Chinese Medicine for me that changed everything and allowed my body to begin to heal from that accident and from a lot of trauma from military service. I could literally feel the blood flowing and pouring Life back into my arms and legs and the rest of my body!

The instant that started happening I knew I was going to live and I had stopped dying right then and there. I could barely walk and was barely alive before that. I was dying and I knew it, I just didn't know how to stop it. But Family Acupuncture knew what to do, and if you go anywhere else for your Holistic care you are making the biggest mistake of your life in my opinion.

God bless Family Acupuncture. I am forever in your debt for saving my life and I am deeply grateful for what all you have done for me and my family.

Tony W.


I think the program is amazing and I had great success. I stayed true to the program and followed it from the beginning to the end. I lost 12 lbs, and my love handles!! And just as important is that my thyroid numbers are normal and my blood work is all in the normal range again. I feel great, happy and will continue to stay true to the new eating style. I was already eating organic and healthy prior to the program, but what I learned while being on the program was that I have a gluten issue. I would never have discovered this on my own, I doubt very much. So knowing gluten is my trigger, I now know how to care for myself going forward.

Adam has been so helpful, supportive and I so appreciate what he has taught me about my health. The entire staff is also very helpful, considerate and always prompt with any questions or assistance I needed. For anyone who wants to find better health in a holistic way, this is a very educational and healthy program that gets answers and results.

I am forever grateful to Adam and the team for this program and giving me the confidence and knowledge of how to eat healthy and the proper steps that will be a lifelong lifestyle for me.

Melissa M.



Dear Adam,

I wanted to thank you and Betsy for everything you’ve done for me. Having gone through 4 failed infertility treatments and 7 years of being let down by my body, you guys gave me renewed hope in getting my body where it needed to be in the first place to sustain a pregnancy, after only 2 months! We are just thrilled that we were able to conceive naturally. I am just amazed and will forever be thankful for that. I tell everyone I know about the positive, encouraging experience I had at Family Acupuncture and the many great things that acupuncture does. You know that saying some people say ‘with God all things are possible?’ well I’ve changed it to ‘with God, and acupuncture, all things are possible’




I had terrible TMJ pain for months. The doctor told me to take several Ibuprophen per day and put a hot compress on my jaw. Instead, I chose acupuncture and I am glad I did. After 6 treatments my pain is gone. I would recommend Family Acupuncture to anyone suffering from TMJ pain.




There are few people in my life that have influenced me towards the path I need to follow. They seem to come along when you least expect it andwhen need them the most.

In this part of my life I needed to become healthy: physically, mentally and even spiritually. I was overweight from too many years ofcheeseburgers and beer, hadn’t exercised in years and had constant stress. Stress from work and stress at home; for two years my wife and I were trying to conceive our second child. We had fertility issues and for the first time in my life I felt helpless. I needed to take action and make some changes.

Then I met Adam Learner. A health practitioner that takes the time to understand you and your needs. Our first appointment took over an hour; it was a question and answer session, I did most of the talking. He then introduced me to acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, a healthy diet plan and an exercise program. Once a week, he would consult with me before and after my acupuncture treatment. Over time, his constant help improved my health. I am not sure he realizes this but he became a coach, motivator and friend.

Approximately two years later my wife and I are proud parents of our second daughter and life is great. I have lost 60 pounds and am running in road races, eating better and drinking less beer; well trying to drink less beer, you know “it tastes so good when it hits the lips”. Occasionally, I still need to visit my coach for an acupuncture treatment because stress still creeps into my head from time to time.

Thank you Adam for having a huge impact on my life.




I started out a pretty big skeptic of acupuncture and between doing research and experiencing results, I completely believe in it today.

Through that journey, I have appreciated Adam and Betsy’s confidence, patience, and their ability to answer every question I throw at them without making me feel ignorant or bothersome.

I originally started seeing Adam and Betsy for issues mainly regarding my reproductive system, fertility, and endocrine system. Over the years my cycles have increasingly grown shorter and shorter with more and more spotting prior to day one — leaving me at times with almost as many bleeding days as not. Within three months of regular treatments I was up to a 28 day cycle with ZERO spotting! Shortly after that, I took an unintended hiatus from treatments. My body went right back to a 24 day cycle with 5 days of spotting and a week of moodiness, lethargy and attitude. Even my husband became a believer in the efficacy of acupuncture! Needless to say I am back to regular treatments with Betsy and enjoying “normal” cycles once again.

Erin from NH



I began seeing Adam in November for treatment of male infertility. Adam said that the three things I should do for optimum results were acupuncture, chinese herbs, and nutritional supplements. After three months of acupuncture once a week coupled with daily herbs and supplements, I got tested and was astonished at the outcome. Compared with three previous tests, my sperm count more than tripled, and my motility virtually doubled. Needless to say, I was very happy with these results, and would recommend Family Acupuncture to anyone facing similar issues.

Matt from Somersworth



My husband and I decided a few years ago to have a baby. After six months of trying I called my doctor and she confirmed that I had PCOS. Which means I wasn’t ovulating on my own. They assured me though that it was still possible to have a child. At first I went along with their suggested treatment, but they rushed my body with drugs and shots and I ended up with hyper-stimulated ovaries. After about 6 months trying with them I decided to see some one who specializes in infertility. At the new practice they simply put me on clomid and I became pregnant with in two months of trying however at eight weeks I had a miscarriage and had a D & C. We then tried again this time with clomid and shots along with artificial insemination, and I got pregnant again, but unfortunately this pregnancy also ended in a miscarriage and another D & C.

After all of this, my husband and I decided to try one last time to have a child. I was doing a ton of research at the time, I decided I was going to try acupuncture and Herbs. I stared to see Adam and Betsy, who were great to work with, and did acupuncture once a week and took herbs. After two months I noticed changes, I just felt better. I went back to my fertility specialist, and they confirmed with ultrasound and bloodwork that I was ovulating naturally on my own (this had never happened without medication before)!!!

After four to five months seeing Adam and Betsy it worked!!! We were pregnant and had a beautiful baby boy we named Logan. And we were so happy to have had him naturally with no shots or artificial insemination.

Chantel from N.H.



I’m 27 years old and have been suffering with Chronic IBS for 4 years now. After seeing a string of doctors and unsuccessfully trying a number of medications (some with awful side effects), I was unable to get any relief. I had lost a lot of weight and was feeling miserable. I felt I was just going to have to live with the pain and embarrassment of this disease forever.

I was referred to Adam from my gastro doctor after he had run every test and tried all he felt he could do. It took me a good month to finally get the courage to give acupuncture a try. I was very uncertain and since nothing else was working, how could this help? But to my surprise, it did, more than I ever expected it to. I have been able to come off almost all of my medication, which I never thought possible. I have gained back all the weight I had lost and I feel better than ever. I am able to live the way I used to, before this disease! Adam and his staff have been such a blessing. I recommend acupuncture to anyone who is suffering with IBS, there is help!




My name is Alyssa and I would like to tell you a little bit about my experience with Family Acupuncture & Herbs. I have been suffering with endometriosis for about 4 years now. The Dr’s had tried surgery, which gave me some relief for a year, pills and lastly they wanted me to do Lupron shots. I have two children so I wasn’t worried about trying to get pregnant, I just wanted the pain to go away. I was in pain 3 weeks out of the month. I had abnormal menstrual cycles, and it was especially painful during intercourse, which because of the pain became very infrequent. I felt horrible, it was putting a strain on me and my husbands relationship, and I couldn’t take it anymore. So I asked my Dr. if there were any holistic treatments I could try and she suggested Acupuncture. Well, I waited another three months to see if anything may improve on its own and that gave me time to research acupuncture. I have to tell you I was very skeptical going into this because of what I had already been thru. All I can say is after about 3 months of acupuncture treatments and herbs – I am at least 75% pain free, I can handle it now. I have Adam and his staff to Thank for this gift….and it truly is a gift to get your life back. I’m happier and so is my family. So please, if you have any pain at least give Adam and his staff a try.




Dear Adam,

I wanted to let you know that your acupuncture sessions have been working very well for me. I suddenly became afflicted with a very painful condition thought to be arthritis. Nothing I did in attempting to releive the pain worked very well for me. I was mentally and physically exhausted, and extremely frustrated. Though I was skeptical at first about acupuncture, I noticed a gradual improvement almost immediately after our initial sessions. I am happy to report that your services greatly reduced my chronic pain when all other therapies failed.

Thank you for helping me, Adam.

B. Gray, Barrington, NH



I have suffered from migraines for the past 8 years and tried every prescription medication to manage and combat the pain. I finally decided to try acupuncture after a friend shared with me that it had worked successfully for her in managing her headaches. I started seeing Adam Learner in August of 2007. I started with twice weekly appointments and gradually have found that seeing Adam or Betsy about once every 3-4 weeks is what it takes to keep my migraines under control. I am happy to say that over the last year since I started acupuncture I have only experienced maybe 4-5 total very mild migraines. I used to suffer at least one moderate to severe migraine per month. As a bonus the acupuncture also strengthened my immune system and I didn’t catch a single bad cold last winter at all which was a wonderful side effect of the treatments. I would recommend Adam and Betys, and acupuncture to my friends and family without hesitation.

Kristin, Rochester, NH



Adam’s warm, caring approach, his receptive attitude, and his ability to translate TCM principles into tangible concepts during treatment greatly enhanced my experience and results. I am empowered to participate in my healing as much as possible, thanks to his holistic, down to earth attention to mind, body and soul. Thanks to Adam, acupuncture is now integrated into how I honor my natural cycles and remain healthy, strong and balanced.




I came to see Adam while my husband and I found a challenge conceiving a child. After two visits Adam suggested I take a pregnancy test, and sure enough I was pregnant. I continued to see Adam and Betsy to combat stress, anxiety, fatigue and nausea. What a blessing each session was. Professional, spiritual, informative, comforting, relaxing and much more. Family Acupuncture & Herbs is a place I often refer friends, co-workers and random strangers when I hear people in need. I just know they’ll enjoy the experience as much as I did. We now have a beautiful, well-mannered baby and I want to thank Adam & Betsy for that, as you both played a role in keeping me grounded and helping me care for our little one to be.

Many Blessings

Anyea, Kerrin & Jesse Edelman



I have had neck problems all my life. A couple years back I was experiencing a lot of pain and pinched nerves. I went to almost a year of chiropractic with no tangible results. I then went to my physician and he assigned me some muscle relaxers and 3 months of physical therapy with no results. I came to Adam and Betsy shortly thereafter and within a few sessions I had noticeable reduction in pain and tightness. I can safely say that acupuncture works and treats the problem and not just the symptoms.

Nelson A.
When our son turned 10 years old, his began to exhibit signs of anxiety and depression. He started to become withdrawn, his circle of friends became smaller, and he started having anxiety about things like sleepovers or being apart from his family. He was having trouble falling asleep at night, and his appetite began to decrease. As parents, it was very difficult to see our son lose his smile.

Our son was quite nervous about receiving acupuncture, but after his initial consult with Adam, his fears were put to rest. He received immediate relief just after the first treatment allowing him to fall asleep quickly that night and sleep for close to 10 hours! His fears dissipated and his attitude improved quickly over the course of his treatments. In less than three months he had fully regained his confidence and his smile, and no longer requires treatment.

Adam and staff of Family Acupuncture and Herbs are complete professionals who make you feel like family. Adam was genuinely interested in the well-being of our son, and we are forever grateful for the great work he has done.

Shannon G.



I am writing to share my personal experience with Family Acupuncture and Herbs. I had been diagnosed with what the doctors claimed was an “incurable” stomach condition called Gastroparesis. After months of the inability to eat, weight loss, abdominal pain, bloating and discomfort, I had just about given up. I had tried every medication which all gave me severe side effects, and had been through every test. When the doctor gave up he suggested a temporary feeding tube and liquid diet. I decided that I needed to try something else.

Acupuncture was my first choice. I feared the pain of the needles, and soon found out that not only did acupuncture not hurt, but I actually felt calm while I was receiving treatment. Adam made me feel extremely comfortable and confident. He asked questions, and was generally interested in my condition. He took a whole body approach and expressed confidence in his ability to help me get through this.

I noticed relief after just one visit with Adam. I felt relaxed, worry free, and my symptoms began to subside almost immediately. That night I was able to eat, something I had not been able to do for quite some time. The immediate relief felt like a miracle, and although I was far from being normal again I felt hope. Now, after only a few weeks of treatment I am almost completely symptom free. I find myself not worrying, and smiling again. It seems as though this is no longer an “incurable” condition. I would recommend Family Acupuncture and Herbs to anyone suffering with any condition. The support and treatment I receive there is above all others. Adam’s knowledge and experience shine through his work. With me personally, Adam has managed to do something that no doctor or drug could do, he has given me my life back, and for that I will always be thankful.


Caitlin McGrath



I was taking a medicine that was causing sadness, moodiness and anxiety. I decided to explore Acupuncture at Family Acupuncture + Herbs, as way to supplement the medicine and treat the side effects it was causing. I quickly realized a change after only a couple visits. My moods were back to normal while still taking the medicine. My experience has been surprisingly great. I would highly recommend Acupuncture as an alternative or supplemental treatment to traditional medicine.

Kelly from NH



When I first started seeing Adam for acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine, I was very sick, in alot of pain, and depressed. The treatments Adam provided greatly enhanced my quality of life and gave me the jumpstart I needed to regain my health and vitality. As an aside, Adam has a wonderful bedside manner and is a very intuitive and compassionate provider. I will continue to utilize Adam and Family Acupuncture & Herbs for all my holistic healthcare needs.

Robin H.



After 2 years of trying to conceive, I went to a Western Ob/GYN who ran some tests, and concluded that I wasn’t fine. This doctor told me that my FSH levels were too high and that my only options were to either start on Clomid immediately, or to consult with a fertility specialist. At the same time that this was happening, I noticed that my general health had gone downhill (over a matter of 3 – 4 months) to the point where I was exhausted, couldn’t focus or concentrate and generally had no energy. For this problem, I had visited my general practitioner (another Western doctor), who ran multiple tests (for Lyme’s disease, thyroid, blood sugar, iron, etc.) but could find nothing wrong with me (at least according to Western medicine). Her answer was that possibly I should see a psychiatrist, as I might be suffering from depression. Not convinced with the advice I was getting on either problem, I started to do my own research (online and reading books) about other solutions and treatments, not involving drugs.

I researched Clomid, its possible side effects, and other potential infertility treatments and decided that I did not want to go that route (yet, at least). I was committed to finding a natural, non-invasive solution to my fertility problems and my general health issues. After researching online for a bit and reading countless books, including The Infertility Cure, by Randine Lewis, I decided to try an Eastern medicine approach, utilizing acupuncture, Chinese herbs and dietary changes. For starters, I gave up wheat, dairy, sugar, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods. In addition, I found Family Acupuncture through Google and met with Adam Learner to get a full evaluation. Adam recommended a treatment course, involving weekly acupuncture and daily herbs.

After 3 months of treatment at the Family Acupuncture clinic, including weekly acupuncture and daily herbs, I conceived (naturally) in January 2008. I had a fantastic (very easy) pregnancy and an absolutely perfect baby – Isabel! In addition, within a month of receiving the initial treatments, my general health, appearance and energy levels improved significantly and continued to improve all the way through to conception (and beyond). Now, contemplating our second attempt at conceiving, we will definitely be taking the same route. I cannot recommend enough the Eastern medicine approach. It is non-invasive and very beneficial to your overall health. In addition, there are no potential negative side effects to you or your baby, so you can sleep well throughout the pregnancy, knowing that you have done everything to ensure a wonderful, healthy start for your child!




I started coming to see Adam and Betsy Learner in March of 2009. I came for a number of reasons but mostly for some help with weight loss. I am a massage therapist and I was referred by my boss who is also one of my clients. For years, she had suffered from back pain. After seeing Adam and Betsy for just a few weeks, she had become basically, pain free! I was sold! After the second treatment I noticed a big difference in the way I felt. I had more energy and I finally felt like could keep up with my 2 children. I had been dieting before going to Family Acupuncture but I had hit a plateau. I would lose a pound and then gain. This was very frustrating. Once my mood had been dealt with through acupuncture, we began to work on the weight. Around the third week of treatment I started to notice a better weight loss. Instead of losing one pound, I would lose two. This time, they stayed off! I was thrilled. During my treatment at Family Acupuncture, a lot of personal things occurred. There were stitches for my oldest child, a death of a family friend and my 83 year old grandmother had some major surgery. The “Old me” would not have been able to deal with all of the emotions that came along with that week without feeling like I was going to have a major breakdown. I truly feel that the treatment I was receiving from Adam and Betsy got me through the rough spot. And the herbs that Adam had started me on, well they were the icing on the cake! I am so happy with the results of my treatment at Family Acupuncture.

Thank you so much!




Dear Adam:
When I suddenly developed a severe pain in my right knee, nothing I did to relieve it worked for me. I had recently started to exercise, and was depressed that this would prevent me from continuing my quest to get healthy again. I therefore turned to acupuncture and noticed a gradual improvement almost immediately. I am happy to report that recently I was able to travel on vacation and be virtually pain free and am able to move about, both at home and at work, without any hindrance. I would recommend Family Acupuncture to anyone without hesitation.

Thank you – Ruth Portsmouth NH



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