INNER BALANCE ACUPUNCTURE & HERBS
We provide private acupuncture treatments and personalized herbal therapy designed to reduce pain, alleviate headaches, and improve wellness.
Acupuncture effectively treats many conditions including:
Low back pain
Acupuncture treatments consist of inserting hair thin needles into the body to stimulate and promote the body's innate healing mechanisms. Your comfort is a high priority at Inner Balance since the body's heal and repair response is active during times of deep relaxation and repose. To that end, we make every effort to ensure your comfort and appreciate your feedback throughout the process.
Our treatments are designed to reduce distressing symptoms, promote vitality, and restore optimism. We will base your treatments on a thorough, personalized assessment given at the beginning of every visit. Typically, there is a root treatment component followed by a local or symptomatic treatment. The root treatment balances the underlying flow of vitality in the body so that the local treatments will be more effective and the results will last longer.
Many acupuncture treatments at Inner Balance will use some form of adjunctive therapy. Adjunctive therapies are used to promote circulation and relieve site-specific aches and pains.
Auricular Therapy, the ear is considered a representation of the body as a whole and can be needled to effect the flow of energy in the whole body.
Cupping applies negative pressure to the surface of the skin and rises congestion to the outer layer of the skin where the body can more readily metabolize and eliminate the stagnation. Typically, there is a reduction in pain at the site of cupping, but there may also be bruising on the skin after cupping. In my experience, most patients are willing to endure some slight bruising in exchange for a reduction of pain. This discoloration should clear within several days.
Gua Sha (gwa-shah) involves scraping an instrument against the skin to relieve local congestion. This technique also yields local bruising but it too will clear in several days.
If you are uncertain whether acupuncture might benefit your particular condition, please feel free to give me a phone call. We can discuss the particulars of your situation and whether or not acupuncture might be appropriate for your goals.
Should you decide to proceed with acupuncture, the first visit will be divided into two parts, the intake and the initial treatment. During the intake we will review your health history, current concerns, and goals. Together we will formulate an agreeable treatment plan. The second part of the first visit will include an initial treatment.
Please allow an hour for your acupuncture treatments. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 781-710-5665 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to streamline your first visit, kindly fill out the consent forms and health history questionnaire which will be emailed to you upon scheduling your first visit.
For thousands of years, Chinese Herbal Medicine has a recorded history of addressing people's health concerns. The herbal substances are primarily derived from plants, but some minerals and animal substances are used as well. Please let me know if you are vegetarian, have allergies, or have specialized dietary needs as all herbal prescriptions can be customized. The use of herbal medicine can support an acupuncture treatment or be used as a stand alone treatment.
Amy G. Rowe, Licensed Acupuncturist, Masters of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Amy is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine as a practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal therapy. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the first acupuncture school in the United States, the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Newton, Massachusetts.
Her course of study included training in Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture Styles as well as Chinese herbal medicine. Her clinical experience included rotations at the PACE center for Seniors in Lynn, Pathways to Wellness in Boston, as well as the teaching clinic at NESA. She finds great reward in assisting her patients on their journeys toward improved health in body, mind, and spirit.