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Acupuncture: How and Whether This Treatment Works & Why It Has Gained Popularity


Acupuncture has gone from being considered a more fringe technique to a widely accepted and practiced method of addressing health problems. This traditional Chinese medical practice of inserting needles in the skin at strategic points in the body is most often used to treat pain. But it has been embraced more recently for everything from anxiety to weight loss. We'll learn about how the Western medical community and scientific researchers view acupuncture, how it is being applied today, and what other wellness practices are often used alongside acupuncture.


Tobey Williamson, owner, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Good Hearth Eastern Medical Arts in Rockland

Chris Haskell, board certified by NCCAOM, licensed practitioner, Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture

Helene Langevin, M.D. (by phone), director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Naomi Skoglund (by phone), owner, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Six Branches Family Acupuncture

Dr. Liz Strawbridge (by phone), family practice and integrative medicine physician; founder, Good Medicine Collective


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