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About Our Education Program


Part of the mission of Mystic River Acupuncture is education, with classes for the general public, certification courses for practitioners, presentations for groups of medical professionals and guest teaching at colleges and universities.

Workshops designed for practitioners focus on training in practical skills and adjunct therapies immediately applicable to their existing practices. Classes for the general public range from free presentations to day-long workshops. Presentations for Professional Medical associations cover topics such as Acupuncture and Cancer, Integration of Acupuncture into Pain Management, Chinese Herbs To Enhance Healing. 

Popular classes include Your Holistic Medicine Cabinet, Moxibustion In The Home, The Jungle of Alternative Medicine: How to Choose, Exploring Community Acupuncture, and Cupping Therapy For Bodyworkers.


Our Events

Mystic River Acupuncture enjoys being part of Southeastern Connecticut's community. You may find us at a farmers market or health fair,  giving a presentation for the public at a library, or participating in a community fundraising function. If you see our booth, come say hi! Sometimes we open our clinic for an open house or holiday event. Like us on Facebook to hear about upcoming events.

Upcoming Classes & Events:

Medicine Cabinet Makeover Series

April 14, 2021
May 1, 2021

TIPS FOR SPRING: Making A Healthy Transition Through Spring In Comfort


Tips For Spring

Learn how to use Chinese Medicine to help deal with the discomforts of spring time. We'll talk about inexpensive East Asian remedies and foods that will keep your immune system up and seasonal discomfort down.

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Medicine Cabinet Makeover Series

May 1, 18, 26, 2021


A Three-week Interactive Virtual Workshop

$125 Early Bird/$150 after March 5

Mystic River Acupuncture Patients, Call for your coupon!

Effective natural remedies can sit alongside your prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines. It's easy to use Chinese Medicines and techniques safely once you know how. Participants will be able to use their knowledge immediately. Herbal medicine kits will be available for purchase. You never knew natural medicine could be so fun and easy!

Community Clinic Listing

Community Acupuncture Clinic

​This is a sliding scale clinic for anyone who needs it. If you prefer a quick treatment, need acupuncture focused on a specific area, or prefer something easier on your wallet, community acupuncture may be what you need. Community Clinic is held twice a week. The fee is a sliding scale from $35 to $60 (initial visit $65). 

Patients do not need to undress. After removing shoes and socks, you'll relax in a reclining position for treatment. Wear loose clothing that can be rolled up to elbows and knees, and loose collared shirts for these sessions.

Senior Day / $65 FOR 65!

Senior Day is held twice a month on second and fourth Mondays. Medicare does not cover acupuncture. Senior Day is our way of making acupuncture available to Medicare recipients at a reduced price. Many issues related to aging, such as arthritis, aches and pains, sleep issues, and low energy, can be helped by acupuncture. Build up your immune system before visiting the grandchildren or maintain your good health with regular acupuncture sessions. 

Some of our senior day patients combine acupuncture with a 30 or 60 minute therapeutic massage after their treatment. 

Second & Fourth Mondays / 2xs Monthly

Veterans Administration Commuity Care (VACCN)

In an effort to serve those who have served our country, we are in network with the VACCN administered through United Health Care. VACCN is a benefit that allows veterans to seek care outside of the Veteran's Administration if the wait to be seen at the VA clinic is long or when the clinic is far from their home. Contact your VA Administration or VA doctor to request acupuncture through VACCN and specify that you want to come to Mystic River Acupuncture. Feel free to call our office if you need more information.

$50 Facial Rejuvenation Add-On

Facia Rejuvenation Acupuncture, sometimes called 'face lift acupuncture', is in the news. Celebrities and movie stars have chosen acupuncture to keep themselves looking young. (See our Specialty Acupuncture page to learn more about Facial Rejuvenation.) While it's not really a face lift, the tiny needles relax your facial muscles, ease wrinkles, and give you a vibrant healthy look.

If you don't have time for a facial rejuvenation series, try a mini treatment with your regular acupuncture for only $50. Please let us know when you schedule to allow enough time for both services.


From time to time we run specials offering services or products at reduced rates. We use Specials to introduce you to new techniques or to help you deal with seasonal problems. 

Examples of Specials we've run are Cupping Specials, Moxa Boosts, Acupuncture-Massage Combos, Stress Reduction Acupuncture, Travel and Back-To-School Herb Kits. Like us on Facebook and check our home page regularly for the latest Special.

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