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Lois Monteiro is a Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Japanese Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Lois sees patients of all ages for conditions ranging from acute and chronic pain, digestive, autoimmune and infertility. She specializes in treating psycho-emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression. Lois holds a Master in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture/Mass College of Pharmaceutical and Health Science. She is licensed in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Medicine.She is also Auricular Acupuncture Certified by the Auriculotherapy Institute. Her passion for this medicine is, every person treated is seen as an individual and receives custom care. The focus of treatment is to activate the body’s natural healing potential by treating the root cause of the disharmony of mind, body and spirit to improve overall health and wellbeing.
Lois gravitates towards Japanese style acupuncture; diagnosis and treating patients based on the palpation of the abdomen and feeling of the pulse. The gentle insertion and manipulation of needles (or treatment magnets for people with needle phobia), to balance body energy is effective in treating mental/emotional disorders, infertility and pain. Moxibustion is an intricate part of treatment used to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Her experience at Malden Family Health Center of the Cambridge Health Alliance and Lemuel Shattuck Hospital proves valuable in integrative medicine; working on an outpatient basis. Many patients in these clinics suffered from anxiety disorders with intense side effects of their medication including nausea, mood swings, insomnia and depression. Acupuncture reduced these side effects, even supporting patients with decreasing pharmaceutical dosage without the return of anxiety. Western medicine practitioners focused on the immediate resolution of the diagnosis and the Eastern medicine practitioner focused on the underlying reasons for the disharmony causing illness. The combination of both medicines proved to shorten recovery time after surgery, negate some side effects of medication and gave the patients a feeling of wellbeing.
Please feel free to email her any questions you might have about treatment at LOISMON@YAHOO.COM.
To Book an appointment with Lois call 774.218.6671 or text so you both have visual confirmation.
Frequently asked questions about Acupuncture:
Treatment begins with careful examination of medical history, medications, lifestyle choices, diet and exercise. Then the abdomen is palpated with light pressure, checking for temperature and texture differences. Different areas of the abdomen correspond to specific meridians and organs. The pulse is palpated at the wrist, checking for speed, depth and quality.The information gathered from questioning, observing and palpating will factor into the overall diagnosis and state of health of the meridians and organs.
Japanese acupuncture is unique, in that, attention to precise point location means that the needles do not have to work as hard. Very thin gold and silver needles are inserted shallowly, causing polarity to move a persons energy. It is not uncommon for a patient to feel no needle sensation whatsoever throughout an entire treatment. This a great benefit to those who are physically weak or needle sensitive.
How many Acupuncture treatments will I need?
Overall treatment time is dependent on many factors such as the nature of the health concern, how long it has existed, your general health, your lifestyle and how much you are willing to do to assist the healing process. Health problems usually do not appear overnight, and therefore rarely can be treated with just one visit. Traditional Chinese Medicine views each of us as a unique individual. People with the same concern will most likely receive an entirely different treatment and will respond to it differently.
Your initial treatment will begin with an intake focusing on current and past health conditions followed by treatment which will include needling, moxibustion and/or cupping therapy. The initial treatment will last approximately 90 minutes.
Initial Consultation: Normally $120
Your follow-up treatment will focus primarily on your main complaint as well as any relevant concerns that have developed. Follow-up treatments last approximately 60 minutes.
Follow-up Treatments: $80
Ginny Hill, Acupuncurist
Ginny Hill is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist specializing in Chinese Style Acupuncture and bodywork. She holds a Master of Acupuncture from MCPHS University, and is a Diplomate of Acupuncture certified by the NCCAOM. She is licensed in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration of Medicine. Her clinical experience includes the Boston Medical Center pediatric pain clinic, the Cambridge Health Alliance, and the New England School of Acupuncture.
Ginny’s long-standing passion and reverence for the body’s innate healing ability, as well as her commitment to helping people live healthier, happier lives has led her to this ancient medicine. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, treating a variety of conditions ranging from pain, allergies, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, to infertility. Each patient is given a treatment plan tailored to their individual health concerns and goals.
To book an appointment with Ginny text or call her at 774-222-6275.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during my first treatment?
Your initial visit will begin with an intake to discuss your current concerns, medical history, and lifestyle. The pulse is taken at the wrist as a diagnostic tool. Points are selected based upon the needs of the patient. Your first treatment will take approximately 90 minutes; while follow-up visits will be one hour.
What does Chinese acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture needles are very thin.Treatment is intended to improve blood circulation, ease discomfort, and promote deep relaxation. Pain isn’t something that should be felt or elicited during treatment. Your comfort is paramount.
How many treatments will I need?
This will vary for each person. The affects of acupuncture are cumulative. The frequency of treatment and number of treatments needed is directly related to a patient's condition. Generally, the more chronic a condition has been, the longer the course of treatment will be. As symptoms improve fewer visits are needed.
Other modalities potentially included:
Some health insurance can be accepted.
Schedules are by appointment and vary by practitioner
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