Our Worcester office will be open starting Monday, January 5, 2009. That’s just one week away! We are taking appointments now for the first week of January; just call the office at (508) 890-8899.
How do you know if acupuncture is right for you? See our Conditions Treated page for a list of issues that acupuncture can help with. The most common conditions seen in our office are pain disorders (including back pain, sciatica, and headaches), stress and emotional disorders, and women’s health.
Shortly, I will be making the transition to a community acupuncture practice. The best way to understand what this means is to come in for a treatment! But, since the office won’t open until January, I am posting a link to an article with a very good description about how community acupuncture works.
This article highlights Working Class Acupuncture (WCA), in Portland Oregon. WCA was the innovator behind starting a community acupuncture movement in the United States, and I am so grateful to them for helping acupuncturists around the country figure out a way to make acupuncture affordable.
If you don’t live in Central Massachusetts and you would like to find a community acupuncturist near you, see the Locate a Clinic page of the Community Acupuncture network.
This will be my last blog post for a couple of weeks, so Happy Holidays everyone!
I have some exciting news to share with you: River Valley Acupuncture is moving to a bigger spaceâ€¦ and lowering our rates! Office visits will now be charged on a sliding scale of $20-$40 per visit. You decide what you can afford.
We are able to do this by switching to a community acupuncture model. The room set up will be changed so that several patients can be treated at the same time, with treatments being performed in recliners instead of on tables. This is closer to the way acupuncture traditionally is practiced in China.
How will this affect you? The most important change is that acupuncture treatments are now more affordable, so we hope that you can come in as often as necessary in order to improve your health. There will also be more appointment times available each hour for your convenience (please call in advance to schedule appointments). Our new office hours are:
Monday 3:30 pm-7:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm-6:30 pm
As always, all acupuncture treatments and herbal consultations will be individualized according to your health concerns. Treatments will last approximately 1 hour in a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere.
Our new location will be open on January 5, 2009. We are just 5 minutes away from our previous office:
65 James Street, Suite 207
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 890 – 8899
We are so happy to be able to offer affordable acupuncture that we hope you will share the news with everyone you know! The website will be updated soon to reflect our changes. Please feel free to call me with any additional questions.
Over the years, I have treated several patients for side effects due to having a stroke. Both acupuncture and herbs can be effective for symptoms such as headache, paralysis, and facial palsy. Generally, treatment should start as soon as possible after the stroke (once the patient has been stabilized) to get the best results.
The most recently published research focuses on the use of herbal formulas:
A study out of Johns Hopkins University looked at Ginkgo Biloba as a form of preventive medicine. It found that giving mice gingko extract before and shortly after they had a stroke resulted in less damage done by the stroke.
A Korean study found that a traditional Chinese herbal formula helped to reduce the risk of patients suffering a second stroke, and is possibly even more effective than aspirin therapy.
Another traditional herbal formula was found to be beneficial in treating post-stroke depression, according to a Chinese study.