ACUPUNCTURE IN SOMERVILLE, MA - Acupuncture, Massage, Reiki

How Acupuncture Works::
The acupuncturist diagnoses and treats the individual using a system that describes life processes as unified energetic relationships.  Central to this energetic theory is the concept of ch'i--the basic life force.  It is the balanced and unhindered flow of ch'i which is responsible for health in the human body.  According to the practice of acupuncture, ch'i flows through the body via a system of channels sometimes called meridians.  As the route for the body's vital force, the channels embrace all the body's systems--the central nervous system, the circulatory system, the metabolism and the interchange of body fluids.  Ultra-fine needles are inserted at certain points along the channels to access and balance the flow of ch'i.

Some of Its Uses:
Traditional Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine treating the full range of medical problems.  Within Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a major treatment method and is used for a wide range of conditions including:
  • Asthma, allergies                                                        
  • Colitis, gastritis
  • Headache, migraine
  • Osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, sciatica
  • Neuralgia
  • Fertility 
  • Eye disease including: macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma among others                            

Reiki is the energy that makes the universe function in all its perfection.  The practitioner merely allows this energy to move through themself to the person being treated.  All illnesses can be treated with Reiki.  The client is either lying down or sitting and the practitioner's hands are lightly placed on or just above the body.  It is not necessary to remove clothing.  During a Reiki treatment the pure flow of energy is realigned within the body.  It washes down, clearing obstructions and strengthening the energetic flow.

Reiki is a safe, painless alternative for treating:
  • Headache
  • Hypertension  
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Pain
  • Depression, anxiety, insomnia and stress                             
  • For many people, the best means of relieving stress and restoring harmony and health is massage.  Using both acupressure and Swedish style techniques, I work along the channels and use trigger points to give benefits similar to acupuncture, at the same time relieving muscle tension.  The result is both refreshing and relaxing.  Sometimes acupuncture and massage are combined in the same session to produce optimum results.
For Women
Acupuncture and massage are a proven methods in treating a number of gynecological imbalances.  Regulating menses improves overall health and enhances fertility.  In pregnancy acupuncture can treat morning sickness, encourage labor when delivery is delayed, turn a baby when it is in breach position and treat mastitis as well as other postpartum difficulties. Encouragement and a gentle touch sooth the expectant or new mother while working as part of her team.
Please call Dinah Shatz, Lic.Ac. today at (617)776-3065 to find out how you can return to optimal health and wellness!  
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