Acupuncture

Acupuncture Wellness ActonAcupuncture is the insertion of very thin (about the thickness of a few strands of hair), sterile, disposable needles into specific acupoints on the body to stimulate the flow energy and blood circulation throughout the body.

This energy is called Qi (pronounced “chee”) in Chinese medicine.  Qi flows through the body along specific pathways or meridians, and flows in specific directions.  When Qi is not circulating properly through the body, stagnation or deficiency can result, causing pain and illness.  Acupuncture helps to get Qi moving again, bringing the body back in to balance and eliminating pain and illness.

 

Acupuncture has been used in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years.  It has been helpful in keeping people healthy and strong and in treating many illnesses and other conditions.  The World Health Organization has indicated that acupuncture is useful in treating many conditions such as:

 

Digestive: Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Gas/Bloating, Acid Reflux,  IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, GI weakness, and Gastritis.
Emotional: Anxiety, Depression, Stress.
Endocrine: Diabetes,  Weight control,  Thyroid.
EENT: Cataracts, Poor vision, Toothache, Gingivitis, Tinnitus.
Gynecological: Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Irregular Periods, Premenstrual Syndrome, Peri-menopausal & Menopausal Symptoms, Infertility, Pregnancy
Miscellaneous: Addiction Control, Athletic Performance, Blood Pressure, Regulation, Cholesterol Regulation, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Immune System Toning, Insomnia
Musculo-Skeletal: Arthritis,  Back Pain, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome,  Golfer’s Elbow,  Joint Pain, Neck Pain,  Muscle Pain, Muscle Weakness, Muscle cramping, 
Sciatica,  Shoulder Pain,  Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow.
Neurological: Headaches, 
Migraines, 
Neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, 
Post-operative pain, Shingles, Stroke
Skin: Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis
Respiratory: Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, 
Common Cold, Sinusitis, 
Smoking Cessation, Tonsillitis

This list is a partial list of all the conditions and illnesses that are helped by acupuncture.  If you do not see the condition you are concerned about listed above, please contact Louise to discuss how she can help you.

 

Acton Wellness Center serves the many communities in Massachusetts (MA) and New Hampshire (NH), including: Acton, Ayer, Bedford, Berlin, Billerica, Bolton, Boston, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Framingham, Groton, Harvard, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Marlborough, Maynard, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn