Acupuncture is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for over 2,500 years. It involves the insertion of very ﬁne needles on the body’s surface in order to inﬂuence physiological functioning of the body and help to restore the balance and natural ﬂow of energy.
Licensed Acupuncturists in Massachusetts must have graduated from a school accredited by the ACAOM (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Acupuncture can help with many ailments, relieving symptoms as well as aﬀecting the cause of illnesses. Some of the disorders include back and neck pain, diarrhea, nausea, stress and anxiety, headaches, arthritis, digestive problems, respiratory ailments, menstrual diﬃculties and infertility.
Acupuncturists use many types of one‐time only disposable acupuncture needles. The sensation felt by the patient is not painful.
Acupuncture works by regulating various systems in the body ‐ hormonal, nervous, immune, circulatory, muscular, etc. In traditional Chinese Medicine theory, Acupuncture regulates the ﬂow of energy traveling in a system of channels or meridians which connect acupuncture points to tissues and organs.