Balanced Health Acupuncture provides a variety of health services that enhance well-being and promote wellness which are cost-effective and free of unwanted side effects.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world, having originated in China over 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is based on the concept of qi ("chee"), the bioelectricity that flows through our bodies. Qi flows along pathways in our body called meridians. When the flow of qi in the body becomes disrupted or blocked, illness develops. With the body’s energy out of balance, it cannot function properly. By inserting very fine, sterile needles at various points along the meridians of the body, we can release these blockages and restore the body’s natural flow of energy, helping it return to a state of health.
Acupuncture can help address a wide variety of health concerns including but not limited to headaches, allergies, asthma, digestive issues, fertility, PMS, stress and anxiety and musculoskeletal pain to name a few. Balanced Health Acupuncture also offers an A La Carte Menu of mini treatments for new patients to "try out" acupuncture or for existing patients looking for a quick tune-up, as well as a Smoking Cessation & Detox Program, an affordable 4-week program geared toward helping you break the habit and cope with the cravings and withdrawl. Call the office to learn more!
Guided visualization is a relaxation technique that impacts brain chemistry and cellular activity. We at Balanced Health Acupuncture know how powerful the mind-body connection is on our physical and emotional health. We therefore offer our patients the opportunity to tap into the conscious and unconscious mind to reduce stress, speed up metabolism, improve sleep or strengthen their immune system using guided visualization. Patients have the choice of selecting and listening to one of several guided visualizations from Circle & Bloom during their acupuncture treatment.
Tong Ren is a form of energy healing. It blends the Eastern idea of qi (energy in the body) with Western anatomy and physiology. Tong Ren is an energy therapy that does not require touch or the insertion of needles. In treatment, the practitioner directs energy to the areas of the patient where there is blocked energy. Only by removing the blockages in the body will the body begin to heal. Tong Ren treatments can be done in person or remotely over the phone. It can be incorporated into an acupuncture treatment or it can be the sole focus of treatment, particularly for those who are needle sensitive. Tong Ren Therapy was first developed as an effective treatment for cancer patients though practitioners have seen amazing results with a variety of illnesses and diseases including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, diabetes, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, musculoskeletal pain, thyroid disease, and many others.
Because of its success treating many cancer patients, doctors at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute took note and a research study was conducted to examine Tong Ren’s effectiveness. The positive results of the study were recently published in the Complementary Health Practice Review. Learn more about Tong Ren by clicking here
If you are interested in a Tong Ren treatment, please call me at 617-794-4835.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used for over 2,000 years throughout China and around the world. Chinese herbs have shown their effectiveness under the scrutiny of both empirical study and modern clinical trials. Chinese herbs can be used independently or together with acupuncture to treat a wide variety of health conditions. They enhance the recuperative power, immunity, and state of well-being with few side effects. Chinese herbs are safe, effective, and gently nurturing.
Qi Gong is a form of gentle exercise performed to steady the mind, settle emotions, soothe stress, strengthen the immune system, and promote balance and agility. Similar to tai chi, qi gong exercises strengthen the physical body to promote healing and soothe the emotions of our mind. Qi gong is excellent for patients of any age and any ability. Private instruction and qi gong classes are offered.
A healthy, balanced diet is a key component to optimum health. Many people place high importance on the type of gasoline or oil that they put into their cars so shouldn’t we also put high importance on the type of food and drink that we ingest to fuel their own bodies?
At Balanced Health Acupuncture, I educate patients on the importance of a balanced diet and assess how their diet choices may be influencing their current health concerns. As part of each patient’s treatment plan, I offer easy-to-implement nutrition suggestions that will enhance his or her overall health.
Many of my patients say that they struggle to meet the 7-13 daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. For them, I recommend Juice Plus+, a whole food supplement of 17 fruits, vegetables and grains that comes in a convenient capsule or tasty chewable. Juice Plus+ is herbicide and pesticide free, low in calories and sugar and is free of soy, wheat, corn, milk eggs, and dairy. Click here to learn more about this great product.