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I was a Dance Captain on board the Celebrity Century from October 2009 until May 2010.  Before I boarded the vessel, I severely injured my hamstring during rehearsals.  I received several deep tissue massages on land before I left, but I was in serious pain.  I happened to live down the hall from Jennifer Dabu and talked to her about my injury.  She was more than willing to accommodate me.  At my first appointment she asked me many questions regarding my pain and background on the injury.  She fully explained the process of Acupuncture and the amazing benefits patients receive from it.  She was very gentle when applying the needles and comforting during the procedure.  The change in my hamstring was unbelievable.  I was able to get through performances and daily functions without the pain.  I saw her several times and I owe much of my recovery to her knowledge, skill and bed side manner!  She is a warm, friendly person who offers such incredible services!

Noelle Croner

Having never had acupuncture, I was uncertain whether the insertion of tiny needles would result in lessening the pain I was experiencing.  When I arrived for my first of 3 sessions, I was almost in tears from the effects of 2 pinched nerves.  Miss Jennifer was kind and comforting and I felt immediately at ease.  After 30 minutes, miracle of miracles, I was pain free for the first time in weeks.  This lasted throughout the next day!  Although the second session did not have the same results, I am hopeful that the third one will help get me through the remainder of the trip.  The effects in total, were better than the steroid injections I’ve had.  Thank you!  Bless you!!”

Liessa Lieppman

When I first met Jennifer, I didn’t believe that acupuncture could help me. I had a pain in the ball of my foot and I had seen foot specialists for the previous 5 months and my pain only got worse with each treatment that they gave me. I had a boot on my foot because it hurt too much to walk on it and my friends and I were about to begin a backpacking trip through Europe. When I went in to see Jennifer my pain level was around a 7-8 on a 10 point scale. By the time we got to Europe, the pain had gone down significantly and within a week of being off of our cruise, my boot was off and my pain was gone. Jennifer’s work was so amazingly crucial to the enjoyment of my trip. She was friendly, sympathetic to my situation and professional. I can honestly say that I would trust her to work with me any time and I am so incredibly thankful and indebted to her for helping me to be able to enjoy my once in a lifetime experience.

Patricia Hillard

I have been experiencing a great deal of pain in my legs for quite a while.  After hearing Jennifer Dabu speak about acupuncture as a treatment to ease pain, I decided to give it a try.  At my first treatment, my pain level on a scale of 1-10 was an 8 in my right and left leg was a 9.  After a few treatments, my right leg is now at a pain level of 2 and my left leg is now a 5.  I have seen improvements despite being very active while on a 2 week cruise.  I strongly feel my situation will improve once I am home an my activity level will not be as strenuous.

Anthony Pepe

Jennifer saved me my cruise experience from having to stay in bed the whole time.  I had 3 treatments and after 2 of them I had relief from pain enough to go on the rest of my excursions.  Thank you Jennifer for your expertise and your kindness.

Cynthia Bune

About 18 months ago I started getting pains in my left hand.  I am a hairdresser by trade and just put it down to a tough day at work.  The pain started to get more noticeable until it became constant.  I saw a doctor and was diagnosed with repetitive strain injury (R.S.I.).  She told me that I would have to wear a brace and it would take at least a month to heal.  This injury is very common in the hairdressing industry and many people have had to give up their career because of this. I have now had 5 acupuncture treatments with Jennifer and now have no pain in my hand.  I did find it a little funny that my complaint was my hand and she put needles in my right foot, but I’m cured and have no more pain in my hand.  Thank you Jennifer you have saved my career.

Cassandra Cordingley

I was treated for TMJ pain – I was taking advil all day long.  After the treatment, I was advil free.  I am being treated again for digestive health and the results are amazing!  I would recommend acupuncture to everyone, Jennifer Dabu is amazing, full of knowledge and very professional.  Thank you for all your help.

Judy Gregory

As a dancer, I constantly suffer from aches and pains. The second I’m receiving treatment through acupuncture, the targeted area starts to tingle and relax. It doesn’t take long before my body goes from severe pain to completely relaxed. I usually fall asleep during treatment.

Javed Scanell

Back & Hip Pain

I had acupuncture on my last cruise and it was a wonderful experience. This cruise I had back, hip, and knee pain and the “gentle” hands of Jennifer helped the pain go away and increased the range of motion as well as helping with my digestion. I highly recommend acupuncture treatments for any one to try on a cruise.

Laura Stewart

I was suffering with bad lower back pain, plus stress tension of the shoulders giving me neck pain. I also have very sore knees from arthritis which woke me at night. Since the acupuncture my knees have improved and I have not woken during the night from the pain – also my lower back pain has improved drastically. My headache was cured in one day. I also have less pain in my feet. I definitely a convert and will include more acupuncture to my health care regime.
Peta Cappello

I was amazed at the results after the first time.  I had always wanted to try acupuncture and during the voyage I had treatments daily for my bad back and neck problems.  I don’t believe in medication to mask pain so I wanted a different remedy to the pain problems.  Because of the results I will continue treatment at a certified acupuncturist.  Being 60, I want to be pain free and I finally found the answer.  Thank you Jennifer for your in-depth knowledge of the body.
Michelle Dion

I am a cosmetologist and am always on my feet, usually resulting in extreme back and shoulder pain from excessive blow drying. I have been in two car accidents giving me chronic pain in my lower back / SI (sacroiliac) joint. With 5 treatments with Jennifer I was able to be pain free for the first time in 6 years! I am also not fond of needles but she has convinced me one of my biggest fears can be my most helpful tool! Thank you Jennifer, you are a blessing!

Whytney Gott

Having attended a presentation on acupuncture while cruising to Alaska, I decided to try this alternative for my long-standing back pain. I signed up for four sessions. After the first session my back pain had diminished and by the end of the second session, I no longer had any back pain. I could not believe the relief I had and wondered if it was temporary. I have not had lower back pain since 3 days. My medical doctor prescribed “ibuprofen” but I am a lot happier to be rid of the pain with acupuncture which did not introduce medication into my system for only temporary relief.

Dorothy Wills

Absolutely wonderful! Been leery of doing it (acupuncture) in the past. Jennifer was great. She explained every thing and was kind and gentle. Very knowledgeable of her art. Good results after 3 treatments. Less hip pain. Now to continue to better health.

Jerris Ruth

My back pain and knee pain as well as nerve pain in legs reduced considerably from a high of 7/10 to a low of 3/10 after four (4) treatments. The capsules prescribed worked as a good complement to the acupuncture in also reducing pain discomfort and enhancing libido. Your acupuncturist was caring and pleasant plus most accommodating. Thank you very much.
Charles Lindsay

I have been suffering with SI (sacroiliac) joint and hip pain for almost one year.  In that time, I have had physical therapy, chiropractic treatments and used pain medications.  Nothing had provided much relief and I considered acupuncture.  Before this trip, I was unable to schedule an appointment at home and decided to have treatments onboard.  What a great decision!  I am feeling better than ever – Thanks to Jennifer.  I am very grateful!

Kallie Gaginis

Acupuncture gave me relief from lower back pain. Jennifer treated me and the same day I was doing Zumba on the Royal Promenade!

Candice Barnhardt

Headaches & Migraines

When I first worked with Jennifer, I was struggling with eczema issues and frequent headaches. We agreed to meet 1 to 2 times a month. Every appointment I had with her, she would help relieve my skin problems and headaches. She would even go up and beyond to educate me on how to take better care of my skin through dieting and stress relief tips. It’s been about a year since we’ve had our last appointment and since she has moved to New York, but I haven’t had an eczema breakout since. And headaches are rare to come by now. I appreciate that she helped me as an acupuncturist, and how she also educated me on how to take better of myself in a more holistic way.

Jen Amos

My migraine headaches would last 3 days normally; however one acupuncture treatment took the pain away within minutes. A feeling of well being returned after the acupuncture treatment.
Patricia Brogan

Trying acupuncture on vacation was the best decision.  Since I have seen Jennifer my headaches, backaches, lady-aches, and all sorts of other pain are nonexistent.  Those weren’t my only improvements.  My energy and memory have improved drastically along with a priceless sense of overall health I haven’t felt in years.  My new sense of well-being will hopefully travel with me back home or I have to schedule another cruise to have Jennifer fix my muddiness again.  I don’t need to recommend her because once you have a treatment she and it will be recommendation enough.

Rachelle Gilbert

Knee Pain

I stood in the spa waiting for my wife and decided to read the testimonials on acupuncture. Having read a number, I decided to have a free consultation. I have always played sports and having damaged my knee on numerous occasions, had to have an arthroscopy to remove damaged ligaments. I have suffered from a nagging knee pain for over 4 years affecting my sleep. I decided to give acupuncture a go. I noticed a distinct improvement after the first session and booked a further 2 more. During the whole cruise the pain subsided and I had pain free sleep. I was a skeptic but now a convert. I will definitely be continuing acupuncture when I get home.

John Card

Acupuncture is something I’d been interested in but never tried. Having easy access to a qualified person on board decided me. The arthritis in my right knee is easy considerably and I feel a calmness & general sense of well being. Jennifer gave me additional info & sites to consult on the internet so I can continue this process when I return home. I’m delighted I tried it at last with some pleasing results.

Maryanne Renz

I hurt my knee 6 weeks prior to taking my cruise.  I was limping and in pain.  I was favoring my left leg, which was not hurt.  I was recommended to take acupuncture and it was the best thing I could have done for my pain and swelling.  Jennifer, who performed my sessions, was excellent.  She was very knowledgeable and informative about her craft.  When I was finished with all of my sessions I was able to walk better, the swelling was less and my pain was gone.  Thank you Jennifer.
Cornell Gouch

Neck & Shoulder Pain

I first went to Jennifer for shoulder pain due to chronic overuse and plantar fasciitis.  Her approach was honest and upfront.  She explained how she looks at the body as whole in order for it to best heal itself.  Her way of explaining acupuncture is accessible and informative.  I have been to numerous acupuncturists and Jennifer was the first to take the mystery away and after being treated by her I can confidently say she is one of the best I have encountered.  After the first treatment I noticed tremendous improvement.  The pain decreased and mobility was restored.  I continued to see Jennifer for allergies, headaches, and asthma.  With her treatments I was able to drastically reduce and even stop use of my medications.  I remember one treatment when I went in complaining of swelling in my hands.  Before my eyes I witnessed the swelling disappear.  Most recently I fell and sprained an ankle and a contusion from knee to foot appeared.  I was on crutches and in drastic pain.  After one treatment my ankle healed enough to get off the crutches two days later.  In addition the contusion healed at an alarming rate.

Kellyn Hayley

I have been very pleased with the results from 3 acupuncture treatments for shoulder pain which resulted from a fall in the shower. I feel about 75-80% improvement in pain and mobility. I have had acupuncture treatments in the past but have never experienced such rapid improvement.

Patricia Patton

I went to Jennifer the first time because I couldn’t even move my neck side to side. I was so skeptical about acupuncture because I didn’t see how needles could cure my achy shoulders.  Jennifer sat with me and calmly explained the process, describing both the history of the treatment as well as preparing me for what she was about to do. She inserted needles into my hands and feet, and while I thought that seemed weird since the pain was in my neck, she continued to assure that this treatment would help. Within the first 10 minutes I could feel my neck muscles loosening.  All the tension I had been carrying for months was erased with Jennifer’s help.  The acupuncture really worked, and Jennifer was amazing.  She really helped me relax and enjoy the experience.

John Kotseas

Straining my body often is a constant reality I deal with while practicing martial arts.  The first time Ms. Dabu treated me I felt instant relief and well-being.  I had an aggravated shoulder pain that came and went due to strain and it diminished drastically after my first acupuncture session with her.

Joachim Marque

I came to Jennifer with debilitating neck pain and stiffness. Her expertise has helped lessened pain and stiffness. She is exceptionally caring and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure and pleasant experience. Thanks Jennifer for your help.

Jane Mitchell

This was my first time to have acupuncture and I am planning to continue once I get home. It was painless and I felt relief in my shoulders after the first visit. Jennifer was very informative and helped me understand and feel more comfortable about acupuncture.

Lois Klugman


I had nausea and diarrhea from eating too much of the wrong foods. I also have suffered from IBS for more than 20 years. After one acupuncture treatment the nausea and diarrhea went away and 24 hours later I still had no more symptoms. I feel great and renewed and will continue with acupuncture in the future. Many thanks to Jennifer Dabu.

Linda Piljar Briel

I came in for weight loss acupuncture.  Jennifer was wonderful.  She explained a lot on how acupuncture will help clear up my digestive track and help me sleep better.  My first night after my first session I slept for eight hours and woke up feeling refreshed.  During the cruise I also noticed my appetite got smaller, so I was eating less food at meals.  I want to say thank you to Jennifer and the staff for being so nice and welcoming to me.

Michael Baird

After receiving my first treatment with Jennifer, I was surprised at the loss of fluids which had accumulated in my system.  I immediately felt the reduction in hunger and cravings.  Being a headache sufferer, I went in for acupuncture and Jennifer used special points to relieve my headache during a treatment.  This was the first time that I have experienced acupuncture, but it certainly won’t be the last.

Tracy Roach

I have suffered the effects of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) for 7 years and have tried numerous remedies for the cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Nothing worked, until I tried acupuncture. After the second session of my 5 day treatment the cramping, pain and discomfort I had for so long associated with eating was completely gone. Thanks to the individually tailored acupuncture available on the cruise ship, not only could I enjoy my vacation, but I could eat foods I had feared for years, and finally enjoy my life again. I am no longer constrained by the location of the nearest washroom, and I have my acupuncturist to thank for that. Thank you so much!

Carrie Dunn

So I recently saw Jennifer because of extreme stomach pain and diarrhea. I had gone on a trip to Puerto Rico and had gone swimming in a cave and I think I swallowed some cave water. When I got back to Rochester I was feeling horrible, and I couldn’t sleep or stay away from the toilet. I went and saw Jennifer the next day and within 15 minutes I started feeling relief. It was awesome! I literally fell asleep on the table and slept for the first time, without pain, in 3 days. That night I was finally able to get the rest I needed. I’ve always known that acupuncture can help with pain, but I had no idea I could get instant relief for stomach and intestinal issues.

Marcus Alexander

First time I have ever tried acupuncture.  I tried it for weight loss.  Jennifer was very knowledgeable and was excellent at explaining everything.  I am sold.  I saw good results with my breathing difficulties.  I saw continual success with helping the entire digestive system.  I would highly recommend acupuncture to others.  Jennifer is great.

Linda Johnson

Never had acupuncture before but I thought I would try it for weight loss.  Much to my surprise I felt it working immediately!  I came back every day during my cruise and I was amazed at all the other surprises that occurred.  Back pain that I’ve had for many years got better, no menstrual cramps at all which is unusual for me, IBS symptoms that I’ve had for 30 years almost completely disappeared.  It was an amazing experience and I will be following up with someone in my area.

B'Jaye Clark

While sailing on the Celebrity Century, I attended a talk given by Jennifer Dabu.  I listened to her talk about using acupuncture for weight loss.  I was very skeptical that this would work but since I have tried everything else, I thought I would try this too.  Much to my surprise, after several treatments, I did not feel as bloated, the gas has disappeared and best of all, after a two week cruise, my clothes still fit quite comfortably.  So, I would recommend giving acupuncture a try to boost your weight loss efforts.

Fran Pepe

Low Energy

I met Jennifer on the 3rd day onboard. I was tired of lack of energy and fatigue. I could not even climb a set of stairs without huffing and puffing. I decided to listen to her presentation on advantages of acupuncture. She was very convincing and after the presentation I spoke to her one on one and I felt confident to try it. I had an amazing experience. In port in Cozumel, I walked for 6km and I was energetic enough to do so. I felt much better than I had been in years. I recommend Jennifer and acupuncture to anyone needing a resetting of their body.

Mushayandebu Fatima

I received acupuncture for my low energy level and food cravings this week and saw an immediate difference. The results were so gratifying as I was able to make the most of my day without wasting time napping and I was able to skip dessert and over eating which allowed me to feel much better and not so stuffed to the point I was ill. I can’t wait to get home and continue my treatments.

Andrea Rowe


First let me say I LOVE ACUPUNCTURE!!!  No, I don’t love pain, I love that I can immediately feel relaxed and when the acupuncture session is over, I feel like I’ve had the best massage of my life!  While living on the ship (Celebrity Century) performing, I felt anxiety, stress and sometimes just didn’t sleep well.  I felt my body was unbalanced and was trying to adjust to an unfamiliar environment.  As a dancer and gym nut, I am very in tune with my body and knew my body was “off.”  Trying acupuncture with Jennifer for only the second time in my life began an experience and healing I’ll never forget.  After the first two sessions I felt calmer, more centered and with the “heat” in my body, I felt cooler internally.  Life wasn’t coming at me and affecting me as much as now, I could just handle moment by moment with more ease.  My appetite changed for the better (craving healthier foods), my sleeping pattern changed to where I was sleeping soundly and feeling well rested as I woke up, and I just felt happier because I felt more grounded.  The physical benefits were obvious, but the mental and emotional benefits were what had me convinced!  I would say this is one of if not the best ways to heal and balance the body, after all it has been around for more than a thousand years!

Terice Moody

I had been experiencing a greater amount of stress and lower back pain in the past few months. And found that some of the more traditional methods of treatment were not as effective. So I gave acupuncture a try. I received 4 treatments while onboard. I noticed an almost immediate release of the pressure in my lower back. As the treatments continued, the stress was much less. The sessions were very relaxing and would recommend this to anyone looking for an alternative to traditional methods, such as medications.

Mike Sizemore


I had an acupuncture treatment for insomnia.  I couldn’t sleep well at night for about a month. I used to be tired all the time and I would wake up in the middle of the night often.  Jennifer put a few needles in my ear and I slept really well that night and the problem seemed to go away.  

Shai Joey Azurbel

Restless Leg Syndrome

Today is October 12, 2011.  On August 25, 2011 I had acupuncture for the first time.  It was administered by Jennifer Dabu, L.Ac. I was beside myself when I decided to look into acupuncture on the last day of the cruise.  Even though I was taking Pramipexole and Lyrica for restless leg syndrome, I was sleeping less and less – sometimes as little as one to two hours a night.  Acupuncture gave me immediate results.  Restless legs have not caused me to experience sleeplessness since that very night.  During the day my legs have been much less restless than they were before.  Also constipation which plagued me is non-existent. I started taking the Jou Cool n’ Calm capsules on September 15 when we returned home, and I have lost five pounds, much of it from the abdomen which is a blessing because I have a protruding abdomen due to increasing spinal curvature.  Another plus is that I have been able to stop using estrogen cream for vaginal dryness. I intend to get acupuncture in my area as needed and to finish the two bottles of Jou which I purchased on the ship and buy more if needed.  

Roberta Schauer


I have to admit, I was a bit of a skeptic when I caught a cold and was suffering from severe congestion. I decided to ask Jennifer, our Acupuncturist, if Acupuncture could relieve my symptoms. She did a treatment and I felt a little better right away. But it wasn’t until the next morning when I became a true believer. My congestion was almost completely cleared. I couldn’t believe it! Next time I am suffering from congestion, pain, whatever… I’ll be sure to call Jennifer right away.

Jennifer Zepernick


I have visited Jennifer numerous times for acupuncture treatments and each experience has been beneficial both for the heart and body.  She is informative, easy to talk to, and willing to answer any questions I have.  I am a graduate student and finding natural ways of helping my body heal from stress are a top priority.  Treatments have helped me substantially reduce menstrual pain, digestion issues, joint/muscle pain, acne and occasional back pain.  Acupuncture has also helped with my stress, worry and anxiety.  What I appreciate most about this form of medicine is that is addresses the root issue in the process of alleviating the symptoms I see in pain, inflammation and indigestion.  Not only do I feel better but I am confident that I can work with my body through treatments (along with diet and exercise) to be strong, healthy and pain-free!

Denise Pacheco


I was suffering quite badly from menopausal hot flashes with quite frequent incidences throughout the day for 2-3 weeks. I tried an Acupuncture treatment and almost immediately noticed a reduction in the occurrences for a number of consecutive days. I subsequently booked and received another Acupuncture Treatment and since that treatment, I have not had any noticeable ‘flashes’ or similar symptoms. It has been over a week, since the last treatment with no symptoms at all. During my last treatment, I mentioned to Jennifer that I was also suffering from sciatica and she treated that as well. It was relieved instantly and has not returned. I have also had Acupuncture treatments which considerably reduced arthritic pain and swelling in my knees and tense muscle inflammation and pain in my shoulder and neck area.

Jacqueline James

I have had knee pain for just over a year and had been contemplating acupuncture as treatment back home. I thought that this would be a good time to try. Jennifer targeted my knee and back pain as well as the hot flashes and night sweat issues that I was having. The knee pain is still there, but I have had it for over a year. I cannot expect a cure immediately. The thing that surprised me was that when I started treatment with her my night sweats disappeared. This is the first time in months that I have not been awakened by them. Awesome. Thanks Jennifer.

Mary Anderson

General Health

As a former electrical engineer, I suspect Jennifer has brought a great deal of science to her strong artistry with acupuncture.  She is truly gifted.  She can liberate you if you let her into your open mind and willing body.  Let go of the pain, the blockages – gain relief and great energy.  Jennifer frees more and more with every treatment.

Roberta MacDonald

Jennifer is a skilled acupuncturist who took the time to understand my condition and history.  Her treatments are gentle, painless, and effective.  I found my time on the treatment table to be very relaxing and I felt peaceful after my sessions with her.

Marie Yuann

I met Jennifer 9 months ago when I first stared working on ships.  I was telling her how I never tried acupuncture before because I didn’t think I had any reason to.  Then I started getting sea sick to the point I would feel nauseous and throw up.  I took sea sickness pills daily for one month and they did not help.  I struggled with this for a month and it was affecting my work.  Jennifer told me that I must come and see her.  I have never looked back.  8 months after I received treatments, it was a series of 4 treatments and occasional preventative treatments when we were warned that the seas would be rough, I haven’t experienced the sea sickness again.  Thanks Jennifer you really are amazing.
Alana Russell

The AquaSpa staff recommended I see Jennifer for healing of a severe bruise. Although skeptical about acupuncture treatments, I was immediately won over by Jennifer’s professionalism and genuine caring. She coordinated a plan with the spa for my treatment and I am thrilled to say that she has healed not only my bruise in record time but my overall well being. I am looking forward to finding an acupuncturist at home and maybe being fortunate enough to work with Jennifer again.
Valerie McCarry

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