AcuTherapy, LLC

7 Mystic Street, Suite 204

Arlington, MA  02474

(617) 694-9415

wlacoss@gmail.com

Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 6:30pm

&

Occasional Weekends

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What Can Be Treated?

  • Pain and Injuries Acupuncture relieves pain and helps with the healing process. Low back pain, arthritis, sciatica, migraine, bursitis, neuropathy, sports/auto injuries, tennis elbow, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, TMJ, clenched jaw, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff, myofascial pain, Morton’s Neuroma, trigeminal neuralgia, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, dental pain, pelvic pain, neck pain, knee pain, post-herpetic neuralgia (Shingles), athletic injuries, accident injuries

 

  • Neurological Conditions Sleep apnea, Musculoskeletal weakness and paralysis, peripheral neuropathy, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, motor dysfunction, bladder or bowel dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

 

  • Cancer Treatment Side Effects Acupuncture has an additional beneficial use as anesthesia.  In pain control, when used post-operatively, it also gives support to and speeds recovery from the side effects of the various therapies.  Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, immunodeficiency, post surgery care, dry mouth, difficult swallowing

 

  • Cardiovascular Several recent studies have observed beneficial effects of acupuncture for patients experiencing arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, stroke, myocardial ischemia, angina pectoris and is shown to have antihypertensive effects helping to prevent cardiac muscle hypertrophy

 

  • Mental Health Acupuncture has been recognized as a valid therapeutic intervention for some conditions such as depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke), insomnia, ADD/ADHD, stress, anxiety, addiction (alcohol, smoking), cravings (sugar, junk food)

     

  • Pediatric (Child) Studies of acupuncture in pediatric patients have shown its usefulness in managing nausea after surgery (i.e., the removal of tonsils and adenoids), poor appetite, treating ADD/ADHD, indigestion, chronic cough, bedwetting, autism, delayed development and chronic stomach pain

 

  • Digestion Acupuncture helps correct the direction of digestive energy which arise with acid reflux, indigestion, constant hiccupping, or heartburn, it also helps the gut absorb nutrients and eliminate waste when suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, chronic stomach pain, nausea, constipation, Crohn’s disease, or colitis

 

  • Skin Diseases Acupuncture in dermatology improves blood flow in order to increase nutrition to the area, which in turn, helps skin heal and the increased blood flow also improves the immune cell response to resolve inflammation.  Patients have experienced beneficial results in the treatment of alopecia, dermatitis, erythema pruritis, pityriasis, pruritis, rosacea, systemic lupus, urticaria, hives, eczema, acne, wrinkles, psoriasis or itchy/dry skin

Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for over 4,500 years.  Practitioners of this ancient medical practice have experienced clinical success with a variety of health issues.  Today, acupuncture is receiving wide acceptance as a respected, valid and effective form of health care. 

 

When most people think about acupuncture, they think about treatment for pain, but after over 4,500 years of clinical application, acupuncture has a proven track record of treating and addressing a variety of endocrine, circulatory and systemic conditions for all men, women and children.

Acupuncture and modern medicine, when used together, have the potential to support, strengthen and nurture the body towards health and well-being.

Effectiveness of Acupuncture
 

The World Health Organization (WHO) completed a review and analysis of controlled clinical trials of acupuncture therapy and has shown it to be an effective treatment for many diseases, symptoms or conditions:

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Biliary colic

  • Dysentery, acute bacillary

  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary

  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

  • Hypotension, primary

  • Induction of labor

  • Leukopenia

  • Malposition of fetus, correction

  • Morning sickness

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Postoperative pain

  • Renal colic

  • Sprain