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We offer a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbs and Tam Acupuncture System.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture for the whole family
Tong Ren Therapy
Non-insertive Acupuncture Techniques
Chinese Herbal Medicine
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No initial consultation fee. Adjuncts included as need ed.
Full Treatment: $90.00
Acupuncture, Tong Ren, and Tuina Massage
Mini Treatment: $50.00
Tuina Massage, Cupping, and Tong Ren
A la carte: $45.00
Cupping or Tuina, with Tong Ren
For an appointment, submit form or call (617) 592-1900
Office hours are by appointment only.
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15 Cottage Ave., 5th Floor
Quincy, MA 02169
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles on specific points on the body in order to alleviate pain or heal various ailments and diseases.
How does it work?
When a needle is inserted into the body the brain is sent a signal from that point and an immune response is generated, which means extra blood, oxygen and energy circulation is created around that specific area. When an area of the body has improved circulation healing occurs as a result of certain points being stimulated.
Do the needles hurt?
Acupuncture needles are many times thinner than a hypodermic needle, so most of the needles are painless. There are some occasions where needles are inserted on more sensitive areas of the body where a temporary pinch is felt that will dissipate within 30 seconds. Our number one priority is patient comfort; we are able to adjust the patient’s acupuncture needles to ensure a pain-free experience. Most patients find that the acupuncture treatments are very calming and relaxing.
How deep do the needles go?
The acupuncture needles are inserted superficially. Depending on the area of the body being treated, the acupuncturist will decide the depth necessary in order to stimulate certain key points (generally ¼ to ½ an inch).
Are the needles clean?
Acupuncture needles are are sealed in sterile packaging and are stainless steel, disposable and single-use only.
What should I wear to my appointment?
It’s best to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing such as loose yoga pants, sweat pants, or gym attire that will allow your acupuncturist to have access to your lower legs if necessary.
How long is each treatment?
Acupuncture sessions are 45-60 minutes in duration. A typical treatment will include 5-10 minutes of tui na massage prior to needle insertion to locate blockages in the body, and another 5-10 minutes of tui na massage after the needles are removed.
What can I expect after treatment?
It’s normal after an acupuncture treatment to feel relaxed, sleepy, or even re-energized. After releasing blockages in the neck and back there will be improved circulation which may leave a patient feeling temporarily light-headed due to increased blood and oxygen flow. If your acupuncturist was addressing pain issues during your treatment you may also feel an improvement immediately or within a few days of your treatment.
How many treatments will I need in order to see results?
Everybody responds differently to acupuncture treatment. The amount of treatments needed to obtain significant depends both on how long the patient has had the condition, ailment or disease and how the patient’s body responds to the treatment. Typically, if a patient has had a chronic ailment or disease for a long period of time, it may take multiple treatments in order for the patient to experience improvement. Acute conditions and ailments generally take less time in order to be resolved.
Do I have to believe in acupuncture in order for it to work?
No, although it is always a good idea to approach wellness with an open mind. Babies, children and animals have obtained great results from acupuncture even though they do not understand how acupuncture works. There has been a lot of scientific research done on the physiological changes that happen to a body when acupuncture is done, so it is not necessary to believe in acupuncture in order to gain positive results.