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1 . resultMr. Edwin Joseph Brown L AC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

201 E Center Street
Manchester, CT
(860) 539-4668

(rated an average of 4.6 in 5 ratings)

Mr. Edwin Brown's specialty is acupuncture. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5.

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2 . resultStanley Baker LAc Dipl LIC AC, Ac, LAc

Specializes in Acupuncture

35 Nod Road; Suite 106
Avon, CT
(860) 836-1068

(rated an average of 4.8 in 3 ratings)

Clinical interests: Acupuncture

Mr. Stan Baker is an acupuncturist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.

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3 . resultKaren Marie Borla LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

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

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

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4 . resultDr. Douglas Roy Molin MD
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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Acupuncture

265 Benton Drive; #201
East Longmeadow, MA
(413) 785-1153; (413) 586-0230

Dr. Douglas Molin, who practices in West Springfield, MA, Northampton, MA, and East Longmeadow, MA, is a medical specialist in acupuncture and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Molin is in-network for Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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5 . resultAdam D Simmons MD
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Acupuncture, Movement Disorder

300 Carew Street; Suite #2
Springfield, MA
(413) 781-5050

Clinical interests: Neurology

Dr. Adam Simmons is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and acupuncture specialist. His clinical interests encompass neurological diseases and disorders. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Simmons studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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6 . resultMatthew Paul Garrett Maneggia LAC, DA

Specializes in Acupuncture

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

Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbology, Moxibustion, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Mr. Matthew Maneggia's area of specialization is acupuncture. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), allergies, and cupping.

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7 . resultMs. Natalia Maria Seguro-Wright L AC, LAc, DiplAc

Specializes in Acupuncture

11 S Main Street; Suite #3
Marlborough, CT
(860) 295-1136

Clinical interests: Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association), ... (Read more)

Ms. Natalia Seguro-Wright's area of specialization is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Seguro-Wright include gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines), allergies, and cupping. She is conversant in Portuguese.

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8 . resultDr. Eric Richard Secor Jr ND, MS, LAC
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Specializes in Naturopathy, Acupuncture

25 Court Street
New Britain, CT
(860) 229-1490

9 . resultDr. Debra Kovacs (Diers) DOM, LICAC, RN
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Specializes in Acupuncture

91 Woodhaven Road
Glastonbury, CT
(860) 633-5395

10 . resultCarmen Ciarcia LAC

Specializes in Acupuncture

United States; Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
(860) 347-8600; (860) 613-0030

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

Ms. Carmen Ciarcia is an acupuncturist. Her areas of expertise include cupping, allergies, and herbal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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11 . resultDr. Chul-Hak Han LAc, L,AC

Specializes in Acupuncture

641 Farmington Avenue; Suite 201
Hartford, CT
(860) 502-9462

Clinical interests: Our services comprise a number of complementary therapies that may include one or more of the ... (Read more)

12 . resultDr. Lynnette Michelle Guida ND, LAc

Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy

670 Newfield Street; Unit C
Middletown, CT
(860) 347-8800

13 . resultMrs. Patricia Kersulis Buckley LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

850 N Main Street Extension; Building 2, Suite 3B
Wallingford, CT
(203) 284-8661

14 . resultDr. Steve (Stephen) Lord Paine OMD, LAC

Specializes in Acupuncture

540 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT
(860) 844-0460; (860) 970-4232

Clinical interests: Acupuncture

15 . resultMr. Edward Gerard Haberli II LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

8 Research Parkway
Wallingford, CT
(203) 747-1665

16 . resultRichard Floryan Rynaski LAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

40 Sylvan Ridge
Rockfall, CT
(860) 349-3890

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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