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Polina Shneyderman, Lic Ac NCCAOM ® Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

Polina discovered her passion for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine when she saw how much relief it provided to her loved ones with pain and chronic illnesses.

Polina has a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is licensed as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of Massachusetts and is recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Polina treats both chronic and acute conditions. She offers balancing treatments to maintain health and wellbeing. Polina will give you her utmost care and attention and invite you to be an active participant in your treatment. She will work with you to diminish pain, balance your body and mind, and find your way to a healthier you.

Polina accepts insurance. To check if your insurance benefits include acupuncture, please click Contact Us.



Our busy 24/7 modern day living pushes our body and mind to the limit. We keep going, always on, always working, eating on the go, worrying about our families, jobs, and finances. We push through the pain, don’t take sick days, and act as if we are immortal. As a result, the incidence of high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, auto-immune disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia are all on the rise.

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We are lucky to live in the country where we have access to top notch diagnostic medicine, but not everything can be fixed with a pill or surgery. Some successful Western treatments have side effects that are difficult to bear. There are also times when patients feel horribly sick and all western medicine tests tell them that there is nothing is wrong with them.

That is where Traditional Chinese Medicine can be of tremendous help. Our bodies have an amazing capacity for self-healing. Acupuncture can help tap into your body’s ability to do so.

Conditions treated include, but are not limited to


back, spine, knee, and ankle pain, frozen shoulder, sciatica, neck pain and stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, tennis and golfer's elbow, headache and migraines, dental pain and TMJ

Gastrointestinal disorders

GERD, IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting

Systemic and autoimmune disorders

high blood pressure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue, and multiple sclerosis

Respiratory problems

colds and flu, cough, allergies, asthma

Gynecological complaints

irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, PMS, fertility issues, menopausal problems

Urogenital disorders

urinary tract problems, sexual dysfunction

Sleep and stress

insomnia, nervous tension, low energy

Mental health

depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD

Pregnancy-related conditions

morning sickness, edema, fatigue

Pediatric acupuncture

What Laser and other Light Therapies do

  • Increase blood circulation
  • Stimulate cell mitochondria and ATP
  • Stimulate the body’s anti-inflammatory response
  • Help regulate nerve activity to relieve pain
  • Jump-start cell repair process by stimulating fibroblasts, increasing phagocytosis and DNA synthesis
  • Improve lymphatic system activity
  • Stimulate tissue regeneration in wound healing
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Laser and LED Treatments help

  • Speed up post-trauma and post-surgery healing of inflammation, fractures, and wounds
  • Improve skin conditions
  • Help improve outcome and reduce pain pre and post dental procedures

Here is what you can expect from our first appointment

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    We will spend 15-30 minutes going over your medical history and reviewing all information relevant to your main health concern. All information, tests results, doctors’ notes, and your own understanding of what is going on in your body is relevant and important

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    We will spend 15-30 minutes talking about all your body systems, literally head-to-toe. Chinese medicine focuses on treating the whole person and all body systems have to contribute to your overall well-being

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    I will perform a diagnostic check of your pulses on both hands and your tongue. Qualities of your pulses, shape, color, coating of your tongue all offer valuable diagnostic tools

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    I will gently palpate your abdomen for any sensitivities or pain

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    Our conversation and checking your tongue, pulse, and abdomen will help me build a diagnosis and a treatment strategy

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    You will receive your first acupuncture treatment and we will plan your consecutive treatments

Here is what to expect from your treatments

As a rule of thumb, acute problems resolve faster than chronic ones. If you have a long standing chronic condition, your body has been stressed by it for a very long time and it will take some time to bring your body into balance and harmony.


All treatments are customized, but typically a series of 12 weekly acupuncture treatments are scheduled for a diagnosis. You should expect to see some positive changes in your body in 2-3 treatments, with a bigger shift towards health after 4-6 treatments. As you start feeling better, we may decide to space your treatments farther apart.



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Herbal Medicine is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine going back two thousand years. Custom made formulas are tailored to your health needs. A typical formula includes 3 to 15 herbs and/or minerals. It can be taken in capsules or made into teas. Herbal formulas are effective at treating cold and flu symptoms, breathing issues, digestive problems, insomnia, pain, infertility for all genders, and symptoms of menopause. It can help in recuperation after chemotherapy and radiation and in diminishing of side effects of western medicines.
Chinese herbal medicine is NOT a substitute for conventional medical treatment. Please do not stop any of your prescribed medications without advice from your doctor. Herbs may interact with western medications. Be sure to tell your herbalist all western medications you are taking. Your herbalist will make sure that your prescribed herbal formula does not interact with your prescribed meds.


Insurance Coverage

AcuBoston, Inc. accepts insurance. To check if your insurance benefits include acupuncture, please Contact Us.

We will contact you as soon as the benefits are established. Verification of benefits takes 48 hours. Please submit your information in a timely fashion. If you do not have coverage for acupuncture, or if we have been unable to verify your benefits before your appointment, please see service fees for patients paying out of pocket, listed below.

Service Fees

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$125 for Initial

$90 for Follow-up

time 90 min

time 60 min

Laser Therapy

Free with acupuncture treatment

$20 individual session

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Pediatric Visit


Herbal Consult

with Acupuncture

$30 for Initial

$15 for Follow-up

time 30 min

time 15 min

Herbal Consult

without Acupuncture

$60 for Initial

$30 for Follow-up

time 30 min

time 15 min