Acupuncture Acton MA

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine, which today is classified as alternative or complementary medicine. Acupuncturists insert hair-thin needles into the body at specific acupuncture points that are connected by meridians that conduct energy, or “qi”. Acupuncture may help to balance the energetic system. Read on to learn more and to find acupuncturists in Acton, MA.

Kopelman Family Chiropractic
(978) 274-1613
411 Mass Ave
Acton, MA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic

Circle Chiropractic LLC
(617) 398-0905
26 Brighton St
Belmont, MA
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Ezrin Family Chiropractic
(617) 213-0970
1464 Beacon St
Newton, MA
Promotion
Presently not mass health provider.

New patient exam: Patient History, comprehensive exam, which includes one set of x rays if needed.

Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Archambault Chiropractic
(781) 494-6640
9 Chestnut St
Arlington, MA
Promotion
Free consultation to determine whether chiropractic is likely to help (approximately half an hr.) $85.00 value!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

John Zhang
(781) 492-2899
1410 Highland Ave
Needham, MA
Business
AcuHealing- Boston Acupuncture & Herb Center
Specialties
Acupuncture, Pain, Injury, IVF, infertility, women's condition, mental health, hypertension, stroke, IBS, Sciatica, digestive disorder, weight control, allergies,and most health conditions
Insurance
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: MGH

Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Chinese

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Dr. Peter G. Hill, Weston MA Chiropractor
(781) 303-2683
687 Wellesley St.
Weston, MA
Promotion
Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Advantage Health & Wellness
(508) 474-3022
188 Concord St
Framingham, MA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Ann Marie Sweeney
(480) 279-5904
Watertown, MA
Business
NAET Allergy Elimination and Pain Clinic
Specialties
Acupuncture, Pain and Allergy Elimination NAET
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes


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A.B.C. Family Chiropractic and Wellness Inc.
(781) 346-9964
366 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA
Promotion
Call today to schedule a consultation!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Move Well Chiropractic
(617) 213-0903
1280 Centre St
Newton, MA
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury

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Acupressure or Acupuncture – Fingers or Needles

Acupressure and acupuncture are not one in same techniques. They differ slightly because acupuncture makes use of thin needles in approaching health concerns while acupressure never breaks the skin. On the other hand, they do a have a few things in common. For instance, both are centered on touching meridians which carry energy or chi along those meridians right through an individuals’ body.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clearly states that illness occurs due to the blockage of chi in any of fourteen different meridians. Acupressure and acupuncture both advocate the free flow of energy without obstructions. Both methods are used to treat arthritis, allergies, migraine headaches, depression, menstrual cramps, nausea and anxieties.

Because acupuncture uses very thin, long needles to puncture the skin it should be performed by an experienced practitioner who is skilled in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupressure is much less technical; it can therefore be learned from a book and may even be; in some instances, performed on oneself. Somewhat surprisingly, acupressure was practiced long before acupuncture became known.

In addition, since acupuncture requires the skilled use of a tool (needles) it requires much greater accuracy in order to bring quick relief whereas acupressure is less precise since the only tool is the practitioners finger. Due to the release of toxins or through realignment of muscle groups, in some instances acupuncture can result in some short term, minor side effects.

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Acupuncturists

Acupuncturist Education & Training

Acupuncturists are trained in anatomy, physiology, and many other areas of science and medicine. They have comprehensive knowledge about the nervous system (i.e., central nervous system and peripheral nervous system) and the vascular system (i.e., deep vascular system and superficial vascular system) and understand the mechanism of action between insertion of acupuncture needles and the reactions of body tissues and nerves.

Education and training in acupuncture takes several years. Acupuncturists undergo training in a number of different areas, including acupuncture treatment, clinical acupuncture, diagnosis and evaluation, needle placement, stimulation techniques, and sterilization procedures.

In the United States, there are a number of accredited schools that offer education and training programs in acupuncture. These programs usually take about 4 years to complete. After successful completion of an acupuncture program, students are awarded a Master of Science in Acupuncture. A few schools also offer advanced education and training, leading to a doctorate degree in acupuncture. To practice acupuncture in the United States, students must then take and pass a state licensing examination.

Medical doctors and other candidates for certification in medical acupuncture (e.g., osteopathic physicians, dentists) must meet specific requirements in education, training, and experience. They must hold a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine; must complete at least 300 hours of education and clinical training in an acupuncture program approved by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM); and must have 2 years of experience in medical acupuncture.

Standards for medical acupuncturists are maintained by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture (ABMA). Once a physician has completed these requirements, he or she is considered "board eligible" in acupuncture. The doctor then has 2 years ...

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