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What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Because acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine utilize energy to generate change they can play a part int the treatment of almost any condition. The goal is to treat the person and the pattern rather than the symptom. I have seen acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas relieve pain, lift mood, calm, energize and generate a sense of well being even in patients who are very seriously ill. Although  scientific research is still limited, the table below provides a partially list of conditions proven to be effectively treated with acupuncture.

Mental Health and Neurological

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Vertigo
  • Meniere's
  • PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Post stroke recovery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Spasms, tics and tremors
  • Post herpetic neuralgia


  • Nausea
  • GERD
  • Gastritis
  • Constipation
  • ​​IBS
  • Reflux
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Morning Sickness
  • Post chemotherapy nausea
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Gall stones
  • Obesity
  • Ulcerative colitis

Musculoskeletal and Pain

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bone spurs
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Adverse reactions to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy
  • Facial pain
  • TMJ disorder
  • Sciatica
  • Earache

Cardiovascular and Respiratory

  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Allergies, hay fever
  • Hypotension
  • Sinusitis
  • Fatigue

Reproductive, Urinary and Intestinal Health

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • PMS
  • Induction of Labor
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Infertility
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Chronic prostatitis

What does an acupuncture treatment look like and is it safe?

During the first appointment we review your health history and discuss your main concerns. Diagnostic reports from Western medical tests may be useful  but they are not necessary for treatment. I ask you a series of questions to evaluate the systems of your body. This usually takes 45 minutes. I check your pulse qualities and look at your tongue, both standard parts of Oriental Medical diagnosis. The intake is followed by a 15-30 minute treatment with needles. After the first treatment the intake portion of the appointment is shorter, about 15 minutes and the needle portion is 20-30 minutes long. 

Acupuncture needles are very thin, sterile and disposable, about the thickness of two hairs and are hardly noticeable on insertion. Just as 

one dose of an antibiotic is not a sufficient treatment for an infection, a course of acupuncture treatments (usually 6-12) is recommended so that your symptoms can be alleviated long term. 

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110 North Hillside Road 

suite 24

South Deerfield, MA 01373

We are located in the Deerfield Business Center less than a mile from Magic Wings Butterfly Museum and 10 minutes from Sunderland, Deerfield and South Deerfield. We are less than 30 minutes from Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield and even Wendell! Ample parking. Handicap Accessible.

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