"Yes Virginia, there is non-insertive acupuncture!"

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If you happen to be one of the many people who are needle phobic or the mere idea of having multiple needles placed all over your body makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, then non-insertive acupuncture may be the answer for you. You have read the articles supporting the use of acupuncture for pain management as well as for hormone regulation, headaches, digestive issues, stress relief, allergies….the list goes on and on. But were afraid to try it for fear it would hurt. Have no fear, non-insertive acupuncture is here!

Contrary to popular belief, it is not just acupressure, although that can be a very powerful part of the overall program.

It can be TuiNa, a chinese style massage that opens and invigorates the meridian systems an dstimualtes the functions of the acupuncture points. This adjunctive technique is very popular with parents of children with special needs receiving acupuncture. It enables the parent to feel empowered and to be able to lay their hands in a healthy, healing way upon their children to help them with their challenges.

Shonishin, a Japanese style acupuncture that utilizes different shaped tools that brush/scrape/press upon the skin, can be just as effective as the use of needles when done correctly and by a trained practitioner in this style. The most challenging part of this approach is some say it ‘tickles’!

Different oils and tinctures can be used at different places and points on the body to elicit responses that alleviate health issues also.

So please feel free to call the Marlborough Wellness Center, ask to speak with Julie Dalbec, and make your appointment for non-insertive acupuncture today.

Good health through Acupuncture: it’s not just a luxury, it’s a necessity!