Rhinebeck Acupuncture
Rhinebeck Acupuncture

Testimonials

Caroline Bell Tumblety, Group and Conference Sales Manager of Beekman Arms. Rhinebeck, NY.

"Philip was recommended to me by a good friend. I had some lower back pain and hip pain. After the first visit, the back pain was gone and my overall wellbeing has returned. I have been a client now for over two years. For me, acupuncture covers it all; mind, body and spirit. Each session builds upon the preceding one. It spills into every aspect of your life. Philip is intelligent, professional and compassionate. He has given me tips on nutrition that I found extremely helpful. I recommend Philip to everyone. Whatever ails you, acupuncture can help".

Alfred J. Law, Retired Attorney. Germantown, NY.


"Philip was recommended to me by Memorial Sloan-Kettering following cancer treatments. I've found a wellspring of rehab assistance under his care and look forward to seeing him every week. Philip combines a diverse background of training and experience with an acute intuition for what works when with which patient. His advice for healthful living is also astute. I'm most grateful to Philip for all his help."

Michele Griffin


"I was originally referred to Philip for TMJ and neck pain. This was my first experience with acupuncture, and I was a bit anxious at first. Philip took the time to make me feel at ease.  Philip is very thorough, knowledgeable, holistic and professional. He takes the time to thoroughly assess my unique needs,  and provides treatments accordingly.  At the end of each session, I experience  a wonderful calm and feeling of well being. My TMJ pain has been considerably reduced. Philip has moved on to help reduce pain in my hip and lower back.  I will take this treatment method over a cortisone shot in my spine, hands down! I highly recommend Philip Brown at Rhinebeck Acupuncture!!"

Abby Lapin, Musician and Owner of Amble Dance Center. Hollowville, NY.

"Philip's sensitivity as a healer and his holistic approach makes each experience of practice have a profound effect both in the immediate present and for a prolonged time. He has tapped into the essence of my problematic issues and with open knowledge and techniques nurtured the healing process."

Larry Marshall, Hudson House Antiques. Hudson, NY.


"Going in the treatment room to get acupuncture, I was stressed and tense with a pinched nerve from my shoulder to my left pinky finger. After receiving my session, I was completely at ease and pain-free."

Liz Forsyth, Television Production. Ghent, NY.


"My journey of intent to my life in the light holds as an integral part of the work shared between Philip Brown and myself. When my body is open, my mind is clear and my spirit is receptive. I utilize Philip's practice for cessation of physical pain, for empowerment of being, and for elucidation of intention. His is the primary modality I recommend to everyone, no matter what they are seeking and a more perfect practitioner would be difficult to find."

Kathleen Mandeville

"Philip is a consummate healer; blending his passion, skill & innovation to meet the needs of his clients. My work with him over an 8 month period brought clear results. His background in a variety of healing modalities is vast as is his compassion, intelligence and humor. I came away from our sessions with an experience of having been "met" where I am and my understanding broadened. And I also always laughed..."

Mark Marinoff

"I entered treatment with Philip Brown during a time of increased physical and emotional stress. Through observation and by carefully listening to my complaints, he was able to develop a personalized acupuncture program. Besides being immediately relaxing, I found that in subsequent days I would experience feelings of great well being. Philip is patient, knowledgeable and obviously loves his work."

Leah Allen

"Philip Brown is about as authentic as they come. Just meeting Philip on a street or porch - you can't help but be blown away by this man that not only is really great at work he does; he truly embodies a love and excitement for his work. I have received many sessions from Philip and I never left his office feeling less than my whole self; I think a true testament to the fact that he has an amazing ability to "heal with who he is."

Fran Conway, NY.R.N., R.V.T, R.Y.T, Rhinebeck, NY.

"I came to see Philip Brown after having a negative experience with another acupuncturist. My reluctance to see another practitioner was overruled by neck pain and spasms. Upon meeting him, I immediately felt at ease- knowing I had made a good decision. Philip took a medical history form me as well as an emotional one. I have worked in the medical field for over 30 years and no one has ever asked me about my feelings. On my third visit, Philip was able to "connect the dots" between my body, mind and spirit. I mentioned to him that my neck pain seemed to coincide with learning how to drive (I'm 51). It was at this point that he very gently but skillfully uncovered the thoughts that go through my mind while driving- they are not happy or positive ones. Philip helped me understand that these habitual thought patterns  are derived from "conclusions" I have about myself, which are deeply rooted in my past. With his encouragement, I have created a new and positive conclusion about where I am today, not something that happened to me 40 years ago. All this after only 3 treatments!"

Lee Courtney


"I have found Phil to be very thoughtful and caring in his practice of acupuncture. Through his sharing his own experiences of this healing modality, I found myself much more receptive to receiving. That for me is imperative. Very wonderful quality!"

Molly Smith, Hudson Valley Educator


"I've been a client of Philip's for over a year and have received acupuncture, cupping and zero balancing from him- all of which were incredibly healing for me. Philip is a knowledgeable healer who gently encourages all his clients to practice well being in day-to-day-life. At Philip's suggestion, I changed my eating habits and overall diet. My life has dramatically improved and it's not just me who's noticed. The numbers from my blood work are all indicating good health. Most recently, I went in for my yearly scan to monitor small growths or tumors.. the doctors were shocked. There was very little for the radiologist to review, most of the growths were gone. I firmly believe my good health is a result of a lifestyle change in combination with regular visits to Philip for acupuncture. This change and commitment would never have happened with Philip and his healing modalities and encouragement. My only hesitation in giving this recommendation is a fear that the rest of the Hudson Valley will find out about him! He's an exceptional dedicated practitioner offering deep healing and relaxation."

Nicole DeJesus

"I have been working with Phil over the past several months. I enjoy my treatments very much, as they include not only elements of TCM including moxibustion, but also zero balancing, and even a bit of what I can only call "talk therapy". Phil is happy to answer questions; my last session we discussed the meridians in the elbow. He also is happy to give advice on nutrition and other ways to supplement my healing process. Acupuncture has helped ease my transition from NYC to the Hudson Valley, work drama, and other areas of my life that contribute to anxiety and fear. I am grateful to have Phil as a resource!"

Elizabeth Dunn

"I have been seeing Philip Brown at least once a month for the past year and I always look forward to our sessions. He is kind and gentle, and employs multiple modalities to treat the whole patient. I leave each treatment feeling relaxed and refreshed. I would recommend without reservation to anyone looking to try acupuncture as part of their health care regimen."

Alice Neiler

"I have been seeing Philip for constitutional acupuncture treatments for a couple of months. He is a skilled, intuitive practitioner in addition to having a compassionate healing nature. Philip gives his full attention to the matter at hand and takes the time to be thorough and thoughtful looking at an issue from different perspectives. He creates an environment through his presence and his lovely space that allows me to completely relax and receive his treatments. I always leave his office feeling refreshed and my best self."

Brittany Brouker

"Working with Phil jumpstarted my path to healing. His energy and warmth are contagious. His knowledge and technique effective."

Ashley Boltrushek

"Phil is a wonderful practitioner. He creates a supportive environment and is always searching for new ways to approach our sessions. I appreciate Phil's holistic style and his ability to balance acupuncture with bodywork quite effectively. I have a feeling whenever I leave the Hudson Valley, I will struggle to find another person as dedicated to their clients as Phil. I highly recommend seeing Phil, particularly if you're a first-time acupuncture goer since he is so personable and empathetic."

Dunja Von Stoddard

"Philip is an amazing healer. He has helped me with stress, back pain, low energy and overall health. He is very knowledgeable and uses various modalities, depending on what I need at each session. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of physical or energetic work."

Camille Roccanova

"Philip is wonderful and knowledgeable. He has helped me with back problems and migraines. It is always a relaxing experience and I always leave feeling better than when I arrived. And he is a network provider for my insurance, which is great!"

Annie Seaton

"I've experienced acupuncture internationally and from coast to coast, including world-renowned acupuncturists like Kiiko Matsumoto- Philip is in the big leagues of acupuncture- his work combines a strong intuitive feel for energy and healing with a focus on transformative change. Every time I do a session with Phil, I feel strong energetic shifts and a sense of greatly increased well-being. Phil's work is somehow philosophical, artistic and even musical- I mentioned Kiiko Matsumoto because she, too, practices the "art" of acupuncture- as does Phil. I cannot recommend his work highly enough- you'll thank yourself for taking the time to do it. Phil is also easy going, down to earth, and very approachable: he really listens! Phil has really helped me with structural problems, stress, and various other things. "

Stephanie Savell

"Phil is a unique and innovative healer, using a variety of techniques that he tailors to the particular ailment being treated. He excels at acupuncture, but also uses healing methods such as cupping, massage, etc. He's helped me with problems as varied as a sinus infection and a sore back. Highly recommended!"

Liz M

"Philip is a wonderfully kind, calm therapist. He is thoughtful, involved, very knowledgeable and insightful. I appreciate the healing environment and human connection he creates. In addition to his acupuncture expertise, he was also able to share his personal recommendations on diet and lifestyle, to enhance my healing. In a sea of esoteric, flakey, ungrounded, questionable therapists, Philip stands out as the real deal. I thoroughly recommend Rhinebeck Acupuncture!"

Norma Dolan

"Phil is wonderful. He focuses on individual needs and offers personalized advice. He has helped me with my pain management a great deal. I'd highly recommend him."

Karen Holtslag

"I had only experienced acupuncture once before I went to Philip for a treatment. That first experience was uncomfortable and impersonal. I thought I did not like nor ʻgetʼ acupuncture. When a friend recommended Philip, I decided to give it another chance. I found the experience nourishing, nurturing, and healing on many levels. Philip takes the time to connect with his clients, hearing what their concerns are, where they are in their lives, and offering wise counsel and creative interventions for some of the issues presented. The treatment itself was actually pleasurable. With the moxa heat and Philipʼs gentle style, I could feel the energy weaving through my body. I left feeling balanced, relaxed, and lighter. I made another appointment. “

Jennifer Fox

"The qualities I value most in a healthcare practitioner—beyond a high level of competence—are compassion, responsiveness and complete presence. Philip embodies all of these."

Fiona Maazel

"A wonderful acupuncturist with much knowledge of the body and how to repair it. I'd recommend Philip to anyone ! "

Lynndee Kemmett

"After more than a week of serious pain from my foot injury, I have to tell you that in one session it feels tons better. I realized that what you did was work the foot in order to unlock what was frozen from the injury. It seems that once you got things flowing again through my foot, it could rapidly recover. By the end of the end of the day it was already feeling better and I found that if I gently moved my foot and stretched it the way you did in the session, that it felt even better yet. I woke up this morning with no pain in the foot and was actually able to walk around the farm this morning with hardly any pain. My foot is feeling normal again. Thanks!"

Kate Honig

"I have had many sessions with Phil over a few years now. I have received Acupuncture, Tuina,Zero Balancing,Craniosacral and Cupping. All of his treatments have been very healing for me and its' wonderful how he can offer so much. Phil is a very thoughtful and compassionate practitioner. Looking forward to my next treatment !"

Grover P Zucker

“Philip Brown, purveyor of acupuncture. Well, yeah, sure. Philip Brown, purveyor of focus through acupuncture. Now weʼre talking ! Working with Philip has brought spiritual awareness and sensorial awareness where it had been forgotten. But more importantly, it has brought focus. I am moving through life as opposed to letting it wash over me in confusion. Get Stuck ! “

Jean Giblette

“I took 30 days of antibiotics....last summer for an acute case of Lyme Disease. It seemed to work but left me feeling drained with sluggish digestion. A series of three constitutional treatments from Philip helped me recover completely and I got my energy back.”

Jan Mcguire

“My pain has been remarkably alleviated and my general well-being has been remarkably improved.”

Kate Bradley

“After several months of severe nerve pain with no relief, my rheumatologist recommended acupuncture. Iʼd seen countless doctors, physical therapists, specialists, you name it; I was scared and tired and desperate to find hope. Since my first acupuncture session several months ago, I can still hardly believe it. Pain-free ! More importantly, under Philipʼs care, I have discovered not only the poignant healing powers of acupuncture but also that acupuncture, in a very real way, equals an overall healthy life. “

Dorothy Baran

“My experience with acupuncture began about 25 years ago. So when I experienced a condition that baffled the medical specialists for more than two years and many tests....I consulted Philip. After presenting the facts and the history, Philip started treating me and has treated me regularly for the past two years. Philip listens, intuits and wants to help/heal. I trust him totally. “

Kathy Yeager

“I was looking for a way to improve my overall health and well-being. I met an acupuncturist at a training who highly recommended five element acupuncture. She gave me her schoolsʼ website address and Philipʼs name came up. I started receiving acupuncture in September and immediately felt its effects. Itʼs hard to describe energy and energetic changes, but five element acupuncture makes me feel as if my body is protected, almost like taking a super vitamin would. Philip combines five element acupuncture with forms of massage and bodywork to address muscular tension and alignment. Philip listens to me and my body(through reading the pulses at the wrist) and integrates both into treatment. Iʼve recommended him to friends.”

Jane Ciabattari

“I saw Philip weekly over the summer of 2006 and 2007, and his acupuncture and moxibustion work helped me manage a chronic neck injury(three herniated discs from an accident). I donʼt know what I would have done without him.”

Linda Joseph

“I sought out the services of a Worsley Acupuncturist and am so grateful I found Philip. My initial problem was a noisy TMJ, clicking on movement, leaving me with mouth pain by the evening. After one visit the mouth pain was minimized and after 10 visits the issue is 99% better. This is a chronic problem for me as was a 10-year-old groin pull which would spasm often while ballroom dancing, painful for days after. I no longer have any spasms in my psoas muscle. Philip is a patient, gentle practitioner, extremely knowledgeable in body energy and healing. He is attentive to the patients needs, a good listener, and very willing to research any new challenge. Philip possesses all the qualities important to create a healing environment for the mind, body, and spirit.”

Leah Allen Costa

"A session with Philip is never less than amazing. His ability to trust in the awesomeness of healing with who he is -sets him wonderfully apart from other practitioners of acupuncture. Words do not do justice to describe the true sweetness of working with him and the changes he is capable of facilitating in oneself."

Dawn Wen

"Phil's innovative approach to revitalized health and healing is holistic, individualized, perceptive, and caring.  His commitment to sharing his knowledge to help others achieve a better health state and empower them to take their health to another level, is the foundation from which he works from.  He's very comfortable to work with, attentive, intelligent, and friendly.  I definitely recommend Phil Brown.  He has a full arsenal of skills, including communication, to help you get on the road to health!"