Frequently Asked Questions
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Acupuncture | Chinese Herbal Medicine | Therapeutic Massage | Community Clinic | N.A.E.T. | Qualifications
is the best known branch of Chinese or Asian Medicine in the West. At Mystic River Acupuncture we are trained in a number of acupuncture traditions. Acupuncture should not be painful. I tell my patients it should not feel like a needle. We use sterile, one-use needles, treat a variety of pain conditions and illnesses, and, when possible, we will try to coordinate care with your other practitioners. [FAQ]
Chinese Herbal Medicine
is very different from other systems of herbal medicine. At Mystic River Acupuncture we prescribe in the traditional manner. We purchase herbs from reputable sources. We treat all sorts of problems, and often combine herbal treatment with acupuncture. Our herbalists continually deepen their understanding of Chinese Medicine by participating in advanced level seminars. Chinese Medicine can be effective for some things which “fall through the cracks” of standard western treatment. [FAQ]
is not a luxury item. It can be used for pain relief and emotional relaxation. It is a good way to control stress, and is useful in situations, such as pregnancy, when people are reluctant to take pharmaceutical medications. [FAQ]
is a good way to receive focused treatment at an affordable rate. Many conditions can be treated in Community Clinic. It is an excellent way to deal with stress, and it is easy to fit clinic into your busy schedule. Mystic River Acupuncture is proud to offer Southeastern Connecticut’s first Community Acupuncture Clinic. [FAQ]
N.A.E.T. (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique)
is a cutting edge technique for treatment of allergies. It involves a combination of meridian theory and kinesiology. N.A.E.T. is often used to treat environmental and food related allergies. It can be combined with acupuncture or used on its own. [FAQ]
How do I know if my acupuncturist, herbalist or massage therapist is qualified?
Most states have licensing laws requiring board certification for acupuncturists. While certification for herbalists is not universally required, herbalists should be trained and certified in Chinese Medicine. Both acupuncture and massage therapy are licensed professions in Connecticut.