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New England Family Acupuncture

7 School ST, Dept Square , Peterborough- 03468
New Hampshire , United States  United States


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New England Family Acupuncture - Peterborough

It’s Autumn – New Hampshire’s most gorgeous time to get out and enjoy the wonderful outdoors.  With dazzling foliage, surprisingly warm days and winter on the horizon, we hope everyone is motivated to get out and walk, canoe, play, hike, gather, rock climb, or whatever it is you love to do!  If health issues stand in your way, be proactive!  Many physical and mental challenges (even ones that other doctors have said were “incurable”), may be addressed with acupuncture.  Call today to schedule an appointment and get strength, mental clarity and joy back in your life!

We provide Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to people of all ages in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. We specialize in, but are not limited to, the treatment of chronic pain and women’s health issues (menstrual irregularities and pain, perimenopause and menopause, and infertility).  For a comprehensive list of what acupuncture can treat, please see Conditions Treated.Acupuncture shouldn’t be painful or scary.  Instead, it should leave you feeling deeply relaxed, with a general sense of well-being. It is our mission to treat every patient with respect and compassion, providing care that honors your body, mind and spirit.

When you establish care with us, you will receive an in-depth evaluation, including pulse and tongue diagnosis, to help us understand and address both the causes (“roots”) and the symptoms (“branches”) of your condition.  We then develop an individualized treatment plan and offer you guidance for healthy lifestyle changes to support the healing process.  If we are unable to help you, we do our best to help you determine how to proceed.Are you ready to stop chasing your symptoms and begin the journey toward balance and wellness?  Please call us at 603-924-6624.

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You may feel a slight pinprick when the needle is inserted, or you may feel nothing at all. Once the needle is in, the acupuncturist wiggles it gently so that you feel a heavy, warm or tingling sensation. This sensation signals “de qi” (the arrival of qi or energy the point) and shows that a connection has been made between the acupuncture point and your central nervous system.

Is acupuncture safe,When practiced by a skilled, licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncture points are located in muscle and connective tissue, so the acupuncturist will not puncture blood vessels or nerve tissue. All needles are pre-sterilized and used only once, so there is no risk of disease transmission.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture,We accept Cigna and Cigna Schoolcare. If you have a different insurance plan that covers acupuncture, we ask that you pay us in full at the time of treatment and we will help you submit paperwork for reimbursement.How much does acupuncture cost,Please call 603 924-6624 for information on our current rates.

How often should I have acupuncture,Acupuncture works best when it is done frequently and consistently. I recommend that most patients start with 2 visits per week for 2 to 4 weeks. Acute conditions may respond within just a few treatments while chronic conditions tend to gradually improve over several weeks. After reviewing your case during the first visit, I will recommend how often you should have acupuncture and then re-evaluate your case every 4 visits.

How does acupuncture work,Acupuncture is a balancing treatment that encourages the body to regulate and heal itself. According to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the insertion and manipulation of acupuncture needles sends subtle biochemical messages to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Studies suggest that acupuncture can cause the body to release endorphins (chemicals that inhibit pain), reduce inflammation, improve circulation and stimulate immune activity.

Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work,While a positive attitude may promote healing, we have seen acupuncture work for patients who were skeptical of it and for infants or animals who had no previous experience with it.Will I feel better immediately or will I have to wait several treatments to see results,This seems to be different for each individual patient. Generally, patients who respond positively to acupuncture tend to fall into three categories: those who feel relief from their symptoms during and immediately after the treatment; those who feel relief later that same day or the next day; and those who feel relief a few days later.

In the beginning, the changes you feel after an acupuncture treatment will fade after a few days. With consistent treatment, the changes you experience should begin to stabilize and remain stable for progressively longer periods of time.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, stainless-steel needles into specific points on the body, usually into muscle, connective tissue (fascia) and joint spaces. It’s believed to trigger a release of endorphins (the body’s own pain-killers), affect immune function, blood circulation and blood pressure, and generally stimulate the body’s ability to regulate and heal itself. Chinese herbal medicine uses plants, minerals and some animal products* to enhance the effects of acupuncture, encourage healing and restore proper function.

These ancient healing arts are practiced according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). At the heart of TCM theory is the idea that the body is made up of opposing but inseparable forces called Yin and Yang. Yin is associated with cold, body fluids, blood, estrogen, etc. Yang is associated with warmth, energy, movement, progesterone, etc. An imbalance of Yin and Yang (too much or too little of either) will manifest in symptoms of disease. For example, a woman approaching menopause will experience a waning of Yin (estrogen) and relatively too much Yang, causing hot, dry symptoms like hot flashes and thirst. Someone with too little Yang will have relatively too much Yin and will experience symptoms like feeling chilled, swelling in the lower legs or lethargy.

The acupuncturist makes her diagnosis by asking you questions about your condition and your overall health, looking at your tongue for its color, shape and coating, and feeling your pulse for speed and quality (ie is it hard like a guitar string or soft like a balloon). From this information, we determine the type of imbalance underlying your condition and create an individualized treatment plan to address your symptoms and correct the imbalance.

The most surprising thing about acupuncture, our patients tell us, is that it is so deeply relaxing! The insertion of acupuncture needles also seems to trigger the body’s relaxation response (the opposite of “fight or flight”). Many patients fall asleep once the needles are in and most are a bit groggy at the end of a session. This sedative effect makes acupuncture an excellent alternative treatment for insomnia, anxiety and depression.

To learn more about acupuncture, feel free to browse our blog. If you have a question, please call us at 603-924-6624, or send an e-mail through our contact form. If you’re ready to make an appointment online, click here.*We do not use endangered animal part in any of our herbal formulas, nor do we support the use of these products in any way.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Payment Options

  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • Cash
  • Check

Treatments For:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Hypertension
  • Indigestion
  • Joint Diseases
  • Neck Pain
  • Rheumatism
  • Stress

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

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