What does Spring have to do with Acupuncture?
With the beautiful season changes of New England, we get to experience a broad range of climates throughout any given year. Have you noticed any of these changes reflected in your body? Perhaps you’ve experienced increased fatigue in the winter contrasted with extra energy during the summer? Many of us also get sick more frequently during the winter, or experience itchy eyes in the spring. The Five Element system of Chinese Medicine, dating back at least 3,000 years, has lon
How to find a qualified acupuncturist: Part Two
You have searched the directories, maybe you even took to Google, and you have found some acupuncturists in your area. Now what? How do you know who you can trust, and who will be a good fit? 1. Education & Training A common misconception is that acupuncture training is a certification program. Wrong! A degree in acupuncture is now a four year Masters program, which is sometimes condensed into a three year accelerated program. In Massachusetts, a minimum of 1,905 hours o
How to find a qualified acupuncturist: Part One
Curious about trying acupuncture, but unsure how to find the right practitioner? It can be daunting enough as it is to try something new- especially when that something new is having a stranger prick your skin with little needles! How do you find someone you can trust? A great starting point when looking for an acupuncturist is online directories. Specifically, I recommend looking at acupuncture societies and associations. Try searching in one of the following directories