What You Can Expect
Living Room Acupuncture (LRA) provides effective acupuncture therapy at affordable rates in a supportive community setting. We practice a style of acupuncture which mostly uses “distal” points in the hands, feet and head to treat problems anywhere in the body — meaning we will probably treat pain in your back by placing tiny needles in your hands. Research in the United States (as well as thousands of years of tradition in Asia) has shown that acupuncture is most effective when it is done frequently and regularly — once a week is usually the minimum required to make progress on any kind of health problem.
What do we treat?
- Acupuncture is effective for an enormously wide range of conditions
It is likely that acupuncture will help almost any problem to some degree, even if it can’t cure it entirely. For instance, in our experience, acupuncture can: decrease inflammation, calm spasms, boost immunity, increase fertility, induce labor, lower blood pressure, dispel a migraine, shrink swelling, reduce allergies, relieve pain in almost any location, regulate hormones, cut recovery time from injury or surgery almost in half, calm anxiety, lift depression, restore mobility, improve digestion, and create deep relaxation. That’s only a partial list!
Besides being effective for a lot of different specific conditions, acupuncture is beneficial in some general ways for everyone. Thus, acupuncture is also helpful for people with ongoing day-to-day stress or chronic diseases, meaning conditions that can be managed but not cured. Because these people often need to take many medications with multiple side effects, acupuncture can greatly improve their quality of life by helping them with their sleep, their energy, and their mood — without creating any more side effects.
What should you expect?
- Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective form of medicine
Because it depends on the body’s ability to heal itself, acupuncture cannot make a problem worse. Acupuncture is very gentle in that way; usually it helps a lot, but in the unlikely event that it doesn’t help, it can’t hurt, either. It is so ancient that nobody knows for sure where or how the therapy originated. Acupuncture is not necessarily Chinese or even Asian in origin. Although the system is scientific, it does not fit well into any Western medical paradigm. Acupuncture has been practiced for so long in so many places that there are an almost infinite variety of ways to do it. But they all work!
The best way to find out how it will work for you is to try it.
What will you pay?
- Your payments are based on a sliding scale of what you can afford
Please visit our Pricing page for details on our low-cost sliding scale rates. We accept cash, check or credit card payment upon arrival, before your treatment. You may browse our clinic calendar and book an appointment online.
For more information on acupuncture in general, and community acupuncture in particular, please download and read the free e-book Why Did You Put That Needle There? by Andy Wegman of Manchester Acupuncture Studio.
Also, for the more scientifically inclined, pelase check out the following research evidence for acupuncture: