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Acupuncture Westerly RI

Local resource for acupunture in Westerly. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncturists, massage therapy, chiropractors and herbal remedies, as well as advice and content on alternative medicine.

Megan Marco
(860) 536-3880
n/a
Stonington, CT
Company
Stonington Natural Health Center
Industry
Acupuncturist

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Lynn Borzillo
(860) 227-0079
n/a
New London, CT
Company
New England Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Industry
Acupuncturist

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Megan M. Marco
(860) 536-3880
107 Wilcox Rd, Suite 103
Stonington, CT
 
Lynn Mackesson
(860) 448-6766
167 Broad St
Mystic, CT
 
Megan M. Marco
(401) 872-2126
315 Main Street
Wakefield, RI
 
Kathleen Poole
(860) 448-6766
n/a
Groton, CT
Company
Mystic River Acupuncture
Industry
Acupuncturist

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Peter Guy Thompson
(401) 596-6038
31 Crestview Drive
Westerly, RI
 
Kathleen Poole
(860) 448-6766
167 Broad St
Groton, CT
 
Colleen Coburn
(786) 202-7615
131 Jackson Drive
Groton, CT
 
New England Acupuncture and Integrative Therapies
(401) 596-0167
101 Franklin St, Suite 2A
Westerly, RI
Specialty
pain, weight loss, infertility, smoking cessation

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Benefits of Japanese Acupuncture


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Like its Chinese counterparts, Japanese acupuncture is praised for its ability to open energy channels within the body, relieve tension and cure other ailments. In contrast, Japanese acupuncture techniques are often gentler and more subtle than the techniques used in China.

Japanese acupuncture treatments have been known to assist in helping with a range of complaints, including aggravated stress (fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression), localized pain (headache, knee pain, back pain), gastric problems (nausea, acid reflux, gastritis), trauma (sprains, strains, bruises) and even infertility. Traditional Japanese acupuncture is particularly suited to those who are uncomfortable with strong needle stimulus or are fatigued or otherwise weakened. It is well suited for pediatric treatments and can be done without the use of needles.

A Tokyo study has reported positive effects of Japanese acupuncture on a number of regular ailments, including the common cold. "A significantly positive effect of acupuncture was demonstrated in the summed questionnaire data...needling on the neck using the Japanese fine needle manipulating technique was shown to be effective and safe. The use of acupuncture for symptoms of the common cold should be considered." Doctors determined the preventive and curative effects of manual acupuncture on the systems of the common cold.

The Anglo-Dutch Institute of Oriental Medicine discovered similar findings, concluding the benefits of Japanese acupuncture on healing neck pain and strain. "Relevant acupuncture with heat contributes to modest pain reduction in persons with myofascial neck pain." Results proved Japanese acupuncture's ability to help cure localized pain and release overall discomfort.

Tracing its roots to early seventh-century Chinese texts, Japanese acupuncture has been making ground since the 1920s. Japanese practitioners discussed how parts of the ancient text Nan Jing [c. 250 A.D.] may be ap...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Modern Acupuncture Techniques

 (Excerpted from Acupuncture-Its Place in Western Medical Science, Thorsons Publishing Group )


Modern Acupuncture Techniques
New Methods of Stimulating Acupuncture Points
The Pulse Reflex and Ear Acupuncture
The Electrical Properties of Acupuncture Points


Modern Acupuncture Techniques
If an acupuncture needle is placed in or around an area of local pain then some degree of pain relief is frequently achieved. This has led many Western doctors to use and develop this straightforward and logical system of point selection for pain relief. Some doctors treat the painful areas alone, whilst others look at the muscle groups that run over the painful area and treat these muscles. All these methods are used by the Chinese and are described in outline in the Nei Ching Su Wen. These Western methods of point selection probably represent a process of rediscovery, but in spite of their simplicity they are useful and helpful to the patient. Such systems illustrate the fact that acupuncture can be effective without the use of traditional Chinese concepts, but the acupuncturist can only apply these ideas to painful conditions because there are no tender points or local painful areas in diseases such as asthma. Furthermore, it is my impression that the pain relief obtained by the patient is better, and more prolonged, if the full range of traditional Chinese concepts is used.

The great advantage of these systems is that they are easy to learn and will therefore enable simple acupuncture methods to be widely used. Many Western doctors find the philosophical concepts of traditional Chinese medicine indigestible because they do not seem to be logical, and do not fit into the context of Western medical training. It is mainly for these reasons that these adapted and simplified forms of acupuncture are an acceptable form of therapy within current medical practice.

New Methods of Stimulating Acupuncture Points
Some of the new Western ideas about acupuncture are quit radical and may represent the beginnings of a completely new approach. Acupuncture points are now being stimulated by variety of techniques. Both Chinese and European firms has produced small electrical stimulators that allow small amplitude pulsed electrical currents to pass between sets of paired acupuncture needles. In China these electrical machines are used to replace prolonged manual stimulation of acupuncture needle in activities such as acupuncture anaesthesia. In the West electrical stimulation is often used as part of standard acupuncture therapy. The voltage used is small and painless and passed between acupuncture needles that have already been inserted into the skin.

As yet not enough is understood about electrical stimulation to give a clear answer as to exactly how it should be best use. There are also no clear guidelines about the frequency or intensity of electrical current that should be used on patients in any particular condition. Biologic...

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