I am trained in both Chinese (specifically Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Japanese acupuncture styles. Both styles originate from theories based on the same ancient Chinese texts, but they have interpreted these texts differently. I love both styles, have observed incredible results using techniques from each, and tend to incorporate the two into blended, personalized treatments for my patients. Both styles utilize a detailed health history and pulse diagnosis to get inf
"Show me your tongue!" How often do you check out your tongue? How about everybody else's? If you're not seeing an acupuncturist, tongues might not be on your radar... But the truth is there is a ton of variability in tongues, and we can learn a lot from their presentation! Don't believe me? Start checking out people's tongues- your friends', spouse's, the actor screaming in your favorite TV show, the singer belting out the National anthem for the latest sports broadcast,
After going over someone's health history, the next thing I do is feel their pulse. I usually have patients lay down for this, and will feel the pulse at both wrists simultaneously. Just like most other healthcare professionals, I do feel for pulse rate. But don't be concerned when I linger on your pulse for awhile- I'm feeling for more than just the speed of your pulse! I take my time, and also feel for the pulse width, depth, strength, quality. There are different posit
Interrupting our Acupuncture Intake Series here to interject a little celebration! Throw your hands in the air- let's celebrate! ✨✨
First, let's celebrate the fact that North Shore Acupuncture & Wellness has officially been serving Newburyport and the North Shore for six months! I have always loved what I do, and now I love where I do it. Thank you to all of the wonderful, warm, welcoming people who make this region so great!
Secondly, let's celebrate the amazing side ef
So you're thinking about getting acupuncture. Are you curious about what's involved? Or how your acupuncturist decides which points to use? Let's prepare you for what to expect at your first acupuncture appointment! Today, let's talk about talking. I start off initial appointments by letting patients explain and discuss their main complaints. I often have many questions- the details help give me a better idea of what exactly is going on and how I can best treat the compl