Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common and dependable medical therapies used in the world. It is by nature simple, safe and effective health care. Acupuncturists use thin, sterile disposable needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body's ability to heal itself. Over the three decades or so in which acupuncture has developed in the U.S., it has been proven to be not only exceptionally safe when performed by licensed acupuncturists, but statistically effective in an increasing body of scientific studies.
Our experience tells us acupuncture can reliably and safely decrease pain and inflammation, quiet spasms, boost immunity, dispel migraines, shrink swelling, relieve pain in almost any location, regulate hormones, cut recovery time from surgery almost in half, calm anxiety, lift depression, restore mobility, improve digestion, and create a deep feeling of rest. Acupuncture is particularly helpful for people with chronic diseases, meaning conditions that can be managed but not cured. Because these folks often need to take many medications with multiple side effects, acupuncture can greatly improve their quality of life by helping with mood, energy and sleep – without creating any more side effects. Click here more more information.
If you have more questions, we'd recommend diving into a copy of our award-winning book Why Did You Put That Needle There?The Expanded Second Edition. Available as a free written and audio download, 'Needles' is a no-nonsense question and answer guide intended for folks who are new to acupuncture, or for those of us who'd like just a little more insight, in plain-speak. Culled from actual questions most often heard in clinic, this book offers our best clear and honest answers.
Are you outside of Manchester but looking for a bound, soft cover version of the book at an affordable price? Look no further than Amazon.com. Acupuncture Clinics who are wanting multiple copies for their patients, contact us here.
MAS is a Community Acupuncture (CA) clinic. CA is a social-business model that aims to increase patient access to acupuncture by offering treatments in a comfortable group setting and fees on an affordable sliding-scale, without income verification. By doing so we offer people the opportunity to receive treatment as often as needed to get phenomenal results, create sustainable jobs for acupuncturists and workfellows while engendering a warm community atmosphere between clinic-goers and staff. It’s a winning endeavour for both patients and the clinic. To find Community Acupuncture clinics around the country, or to read and watch more about CA, link here.
During your first visit, we'll sit and chat together in order to figure out how we best proceed. The goal here is to figure out a plan to start moving things forward for you. Once we establish a treatment plan, we'll move into the treatment room where you take a seat in a recliner of your choice, take off your shoes and roll up your sleeves and pant legs. From here on out, your job is to kick back and enjoy a good rest. A typical treatment will last from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on how long you'd like to stay.
This 35 minute documentary was made by award-winning Portland, OR filmmaker Brian Lindstrom (Kicking, Finding Normal, Alien Boy), and features the stories of patients from Community Acupuncture clinics across the
Given the chance, we prefer to let our patients do the talking for us. This brief interview is the first in a series where people who are known to rest here at MAS answer the question, "What do you get out of your acupuncture treatments?"