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Dr. Eric Richard Secor Jr ND, PhD, MPH, MS, Lac
Specializes in Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Adult Hospital Medicine
80 Seymour Street; PO Box 5037, Department of Medicine
Hartford, CT
(860) 229-1490; (860) 545-0549

Dr. Eric Secor's specialties are adult hospital medicine, acupuncture, and naturopathy. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Ms. Carmen I Catalano LAC, DiplOM Dip CH
Specializes in Acupuncture
Hartford Hospital; Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
(860) 613-0030; (860) 545-4444

Ms. Carmen Catalano's specialty is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Catalano include homeopathy, cancer supportive care, and migraines. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbology, Homeopathic Medicine, Moxibustion, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
100 Market Square
Newington, CT
(860) 578-9865; (860) 667-0949

Ms. Brandee Welch specializes in acupuncture and practices in Newington, CT. She accepts CIGNA insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
46 Brittany Farms Road; Apartment 225
New Britain, CT
(860) 502-9462

Mr. Chul Han specializes in acupuncture and practices in New Britain, CT. Mr. Han has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
17 S Highland Street
West Hartford, CT
(860) 794-8182

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112 Cottage Grove Road
Bloomfield, CT
(860) 243-3903

Mr. Marc Gerstein specializes in acupuncture and practices in Bloomfield, CT. Mr. Gerstein has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients.

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45 S Main Street, Suite 206; Suite 206
West Hartford, CT
(860) 523-9424

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274 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 529-1200

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82 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT
(860) 436-6339

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Specializes in Acupuncture
601 Farmington Avenue; Apartment 1
New Britain, CT
(860) 573-8047

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Specializes in Acupuncture
17 Old Meadow Road
West Hartford, CT
(860) 523-0248

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173 Oakwood Avenue
West Hartford, CT

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2839 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT
(860) 633-1000

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200 Columbus Boulevard; 22 Floor
Hartford, CT
(860) 384-2946

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12 Waterside Court
Avon, CT

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is at least two thousand years old, although it has only recently gained popularity in North America. Practitioners of acupuncture are called acupuncturists. They may also provide other forms of TCM, or they may have learned acupuncture alone. In the United States, acupuncture providers must have three or four years of graduate level education to be licensed.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is filed with a vital energy called qi. When this energy becomes blocked or unbalanced, pain and illness result. To redirect the flow of qi, the acupuncturist inserts extremely thin, stainless steel needles (the width of a human hair) into a patient’s skin at specific points in the body (called meridians). A trained acupuncturist knows which meridians to insert the acupuncture needles into, how deeply to insert them, and how to stimulate them by raising or twisting them in order to balance the qi correctly.

Although researchers don’t know exactly how acupuncture works, they do have solid evidence that it does. Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at relieving pain, reducing nausea from chemotherapy, improving fertility, and reducing inflammation. The World Health Organization has stated that acupuncture is effective in treating 28 different conditions and may be helpful in treating many others. The Western medical view on acupuncture is not that qi is being balanced, but that the needles stimulate blood flow and endorphin production, which promote a sense of well-being.

During a typical acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will first examine the patient and ask about any complaints. The patient will lie down on a table and get comfortable. Then the acupuncturist will insert the needles, which are between 13 and 70mm long and made of stainless steel. Usually a treatment uses between 3 and 15 needles, and they are left in place for about 20 minutes. Most states require the needles to be disposable, single-use needles to reduce the chance of any infection. The needles may be twisted or moved, and in some cases, low currents of electricity are passed through them. Then they are removed, the patient is given lifestyle advice, and the appointment is over. Sessions are often repeated weekly or every other week.

Acupuncture has many benefits. Since it is extremely safe and has no side effects, it can be an excellent alternative to pain medications for those patients who cannot or choose not to take them. In addition, acupuncture is now covered by the majority of health care insurance plans in the United States. Acupuncture can be a wonderful option in your treatment plan.
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