Acupuncture

Acupuncture

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years as part of a comprehensive system of medicine. It is safe, effective, and an increasingly clinically proven medical treatment for many diseases and health problems. It also is a preventative treatment that works to balance the body allowing the body to self-regulate. Hence it is a non-dependent medical treatment which means you do not need to continue when your symptoms go away.

Acupuncture can be effective at treating a wide range of concerns, including acute and chronic pain and illness, and emotional, physical, and energetic imbalances. It can also help you stay well by strengthening the immune system to prevent disease. Traditionally, Acupuncture was also used to harmonize the body during seasonal and life transitions, as an “Acupuncture tune-up for your body to run smoothly.”

Simply stated, Acupuncture is a holistic approach to the body in which health is regained and maintained by bringing the body into balance. Practitioners of Asian medicine view the body as a network of pathways, called channels, which connect with the body’s organs and other systems.

US trained Acupuncturists are required to have a pre-medicine background and a Bachelor's degree before embarking on a four years master's course of studies in Asian & Western medicine at an accredited Acupuncture School. Each state has different acupuncture regulations. In Massachusetts the Board of Registration of Medicine issues and monitors all Acupuncture licenses that are renewed every two years and require Continuing Education Hours.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

acuppuntureThe Practitioner begins by taking a detailed past medical history and listing of current symptoms, as well as, examining the client’s pulse, tongue and abdomen. When the assessment is complete a diagnosis is determined, a treatment plan is established and discussed with the client. The practitioner then inserts hair-thin, sterile disposable needles at specific points along the channels. In addition to feeling relief from the treatment people will often feel more relaxed as an added bonus.

Initial sessions generally take 1 to 1 ½ hours due to the History and Assessment process.

Follow-up treatments last approximately 1 hour.

TESTIMONIALS

“I have been receiving Acupuncture treatments on and off for two years when I saw Greta for a treatment. After my first treatment with her, I felt better than I had in 10 years. I now recommend her to my co-workers and friends.” • DC, age 42

“Three weeks of PT so far and I went from 36 degrees to 105!!! My knee was literally stuck at bending only to 36 degrees until the amazing Acupuncturist, Greta Williams worked her magic on my knee.” • IG, Massage therapist, age 35

“The treatments I have been receiving not only helped my digestive problems, but they also improved my sleep. I get relief from my symptoms and also feel incredibly relaxed and happy after my treatments.” • CC, age 32

SERVICES OFFERED

Acupuncture – Japanese & Chinese Styles

Acu-massage (Kunye Tibetan Massage)

Pediatric Treatment – no needles (Shonishin Japanese Pediatric method)


• Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture to be effective for the following conditions:


Pain Conditions

Arthritis

Muscular–Skeletal issues

Headaches & Migraines

Infertility

Irregular or Painful Periods & PMS

Sinusitis

Colds

Allergies

Asthma

Diarrhea/Constipation

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Eczema/Psoriasis

High Blood Pressure

Fibromyalgia

Depression/Anxiety

Insomnia

Stress

Fatigue

Poor Immunity

and More.......

 

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Greta Williams, is a Licensed Acupuncturist with the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and nationally certified by the NCCAOM*. Greta received her Masters degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), the oldest acupuncture school in the United States, where she studied and trained in both Japanese and Chinese styles of acupuncture. Her background and foundation in medical studies included graduating from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a magnum cum laude BS in Medical Anthropology. Her work with Hospice patients and Spiritual Care enhances the supportive care she provides in treatments.


Greta has studied and done internships with various Japanese masters. Supporting the family through life and promoting health and wellness for each individual is a passion for her. She has treated infants, adolescents, adults and the elderly in her practice. As a general practitioner of Oriental medicine she treats the individual as a whole, targeting the underlying reason for the appearance of symptoms. She is able to offer customized treatment approaches based on the patient's sensitivity, pathology, and energy system. Greta has been effectively supporting people with both chronic issues such as fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, asthma, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, as well as, relieving acute conditions such as pain, injuries, sinus infections, post-operative recovery, and colds to name just a few. She is especially interested and has training in treating infertility, dealing with pregnancy issues, treating children and trauma victims and supporting patients undergoing cancer treatments. in the United States, where she studied and trained in both Japanese and Chinese styles of acupuncture. Her background and foundation in medical studies included graduating from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a magnum cum laude BS in Medical Anthropology. Her work with Hospice patients and Spiritual Care enhances the supportive care she provides in treatments.

 


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