Acupuncture is a whole health care delivery system that can treat most medical issues including, but not limited to the following conditions.
- Women's issues (PMS, irregular periods, menopause, etc)
- Morning sickness, Pregnancy issues
- Headaches, Migraines
- Acute and Chronic Pain Management (neck, shoulders, back, knee, etc.)
- Post operative pain
- Cancer symptom support (appetite, pain, swelling)
- Chemo/radiation treatment support
- Post Stroke
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Facial Paralysis (Bells Palsy)
- Peripheral Neuropathy, Numbness, Tingling
- Pinched Nerve
- Sciatica back pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Digestive Issues
- Stress reduction
- Cosmetic/ anti-aging/facial rejuvenation
I am a licensed acupuncturist and have been practicing for over 20 years. I received my RN, BSN from Boston State College in 1979 (now University of Massachusetts). I began my acupuncture career studying and interning under the direction of Leah and Tom Tam from 1985 – 1988. I then completed a three year course of study and received my Diplomate of Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1991. In 1997 I earned my Masters of Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture. My knowledge of Chinese and Western medicine complements each other to help treat the whole person. Throughout the past 20 year, I have treated clients of all ages, nearly all of whom have come to me via word of mouth referral.
What to expect during the first appointment:
60 to 90 minutes is allotted for your initial visit so that we can thoroughly review your health history and answer any questions you may have. After your diagnostic evaluation, you will receive an acupuncture treatment during your initial visit.
Is acupuncture covered by health insurance plans in Massachusetts?
While many health insurance plans in Massachusetts do not cover acupuncture, there are exceptions. I will work with you to determine if your health insurance plan covers acupuncture.
Acupuncture is eligible for coverage under Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).