A patient mentions pain in his right shoulder. Then, an acupuncturist inserts a needle into his left ankle. Primarily focusing on the distal style of acupuncture, Acupuncture Connections' team is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ensuring that each member knows exactly where to place each pain-battling needle. During each session, one of the acupuncturists inserts an average of 8 to 10 FDA-approved single-use needles into specific areas—along the forearms, hands, lower legs, and head—aiming to treat issues from autoimmune diseases to digestive issues to fatigue. Since distal acupuncture involves the treatment of areas normally exposed while wearing shorts and a T-shirt, patients typically don't need to remove their clothing or steel breastplates. The sessions begin with a private consultation with a practitioner who holds a master's degree in acupuncture.
Kimberly Griffin takes a preventive medical approach by focusing on the root of her clients' problems, and she performs maintenance exercises to keep future problems from developing. This is one of the many philosophies she learned while earning her master's degree at the New England School of Acupuncture. Kim also holds a bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences, and has been working as a nutritionist for the past nine years. When appropriate, she incorporates dietary advice into her acupuncture sessions, which can treat conditions such as sinus problems, joint pain, anxiety, and the dreaded disco fever.
Wendy Li at Acupuncture Herbs and Beyond has a PhD in biomedical engineering as well as a degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. Her approach to wellness reflects this background, emphasizing the ways in which Western medicine and Eastern tradition can come together to form an effective healthcare regimen. Specializing in combating pain, stress, and insomnia, Li performs treatments including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other Chinese treatments such as cupping and Gua Sha.
Dr. Yi Luo’s grandfather spent his 97 years of life helping those with medical needs. And for the past 15 years, Dr. Luo has continued his legacy by healing patients with alternative therapies, such as cupping, tui na massage, noninsertion acupuncture, and herbal medicine.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Bruce Hirsch has been treating a wide range of corporeal pains with a multidisciplinary approach that combines chiropractic treatments and acupuncture. Migraines, back and neck pain, and general bodily malaise all fall within the healing scope of Dr. Hirsch's strategically placed needles and chiropractic adjustments. Aside from medical issues, Dr. Hirsch can also address aesthetics, using acupuncture to promote the skin's healing process to smooth wrinkles and even the complexion. By getting to the heart of patients’ aches and pains, Dr. Hirsch’s aims not to alleviate symptoms, but to eliminate problems at their core.