Gentle Acupuncture provides
the most natural and holistic health care to patients
(1) Consistently striving to treat the root causes of disorders (in the framework of TCM)
and stressing functions recovery, rather than mere symptomatic relief. This is a basic
principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), whereby a therapist enables a patient to
mobilize his / her internal healing to overcome chronic conditions and attain sustainable
(2) When you come for your acupuncture session, you may upon each occasion discuss
major conditions or concerns, as well as minor ones, with your acupuncturist, and your
acupuncturist will consider your conditions within a holistic background involving your
physical and psychological development, so as to exact the most effective acu-points in
which to insert needles.
Conditions seemingly independent of your major health concern, such as skin rashes,
poor sleep, recurring neck sore or lower back pain, an experience of a recent stressful
social event, so forth, may be deemed interconnected and related by your acupuncturist,
based upon the theory of TCM.
Acupuncture may treat such conditions holistically and effectively. This may be more
convenient than a patient seeing a dermatologist, then a psychiatrist, and then an
orthopaedic specialist separately while consuming many medications and potentially
undertaking various surgeries.
(3) Offering guidance for self-care. While treating patients, we stress the prevention of
sickness, health education and life style.
needs immediate relief, we may be able to arrange for such a patient to be treated
- The basic principles of treatment and its holistic nature have been summarized
- Each treatment room houses one patient during his / her session. Rooms are
personalized for temperature, lighting and music. We have some eastern music
CDs prepared for the session; you may also bring your own playlist if you’d like.
Rooms are also equipped with professional exam tables/beds that expand
choices of posture during treatment sessions, as required by specific treatments
for specific disorders as well as simple physical comfort. Some conditions'
treatments require patients to be needled in a face-down posture on the exam
table, such as many back, hip or neck issues.
- We have patient gowns ready for some patients to change into, for upper back or
hip area issues. Such patients may also chose to wear / bring their own clothes to
ease access into areas to be treated.
- We use disposable needles and disposable exam paper on our exam tables.
- If a patient is suffering acute pain or some other urgent condition and therefore
in the same day or within the next two days.
- Duration: durations depend on patients' conditions and / or ages. Usually the first
visit is the longest in order to allow for a complete history taking and exam -
typically 45 to 60 minutes. The follow up visits are 30-45 minutes for most cases.
Please don't think the longer the better.
Fees or Insurance coverage
for Private Session Acupuncture Treatment
Cigna, United Health Care and Harvard Pilgrim are acceptable. We have
acupuncturist Judy Fang who take above insurers. You need call your
insurer before your first visit and make sure your appointments are with
her. For Harvard Pilgrim policy holder, you need call your insurer to
check if her name listed under your coverage before you come for your
first session. For BCBS policy holder, you may have discount program
with us and you need pay by yourself when you come for your visits.
Or you may call your insurer for reimbursement possibility or related
policy. It is your responsibility to check with your health insurance
provider to find out weather or not your policy cover acupuncture
service before your first visit.
Fees without insurance coverage:
$80 for initial treatment
$73 for each follow up treatment
Treatment Package Plans(discount payment packages):
There are some options for your treatment plan and payment, in discount or deep
discount payment for follow up visits within these plans. The plans are ideal for:
(1) People who need a few more visits or long-term treatment; or
(2) People who wish to have regular health check-ups in Eastern ways and at
same time have treatment; or
(3) People who experience stress on a daily basis or daily job related
conditions/chronic injuries; or
(4) those belonging to households in which two or more family members share
the same package plan.
Acupuncture combines some of below services
The following therapies sometimes may be chosen to incorporate with
acupuncture treatment, based on patient's condition and the discussion with our
patient. We will charge extra fees for some of below services, such as Herbs,
Moxibustion Leaves, Cupping and Electric acupuncture.
Ear Dots Acupuncture (Put small ear dot patches on ear acupoints), or Ear
- Lifestyle discussion --- oriental philosophy
- Basic Tai Ji (Tai Chi) movements
For certain conditions, we will perform a few minutes Tuina/Acupressure if
necessary, in acupuncture session. Gentle Acupuncture currently does not offer
massage. You may call Patty Faubert for massage information at 603-548-5685 in
Tai Chi and Qigong Trainning
Please check Tai Chi Page for details.
A List of Disorders or Conditions
You may get more details and updated information for the diseases or
disorders that can be treated or affected positively with acupuncture,
from the websites of
WHO (World Health Organization): www.who.int
or NIH (National Institute of Health): www.nih.gov
The following list of conditions are those commonly treated by acupuncture
practitioners. If you don't see your condition in the list, please email us your inquiry
or call us to set an appointment for a free face to face consultation.
Pain in back, neck, shoulder, leg, head, arm, hand or foot
Muscles tight or stiff
Carpal tunnel syndrome (slight to moderate)
Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
Periarthritis of shoulder
Mental / Emotional---
Dizziness (ruled out severe diseases by medical doctors)
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
Diarrhea (emotionally related)
Flatulence (fullness feeling in abdomen)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Ulcerative colitis, chronic
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
Female urethral syndrome
Infertility (female and/or male - natural fertility, support to IVF/IUI, miscarriage, low
sperm count, low motility )
Induction of labour
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
Pain or skin conditions in genitalia (man or woman, ruled out infections by
Post stroke paralysis
Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Weight and Eating disorders
Addiction (smoking, alcohol, drugs)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Pain due to endoscopic examination
Acupuncture Facelift (facial rejuvenation)
Note for Patients with cancer:
The goals of acupuncture treatment include providing basic balance and support,
balancing emotional disorders and stress, reducing cancer pain or postoperative
pain, and reducing adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.
We will need a letter from one of your doctors that states that the acupuncture
treatment is in conjunction with a treatment program prescribed by the doctor, or a
letter showing the doctor's recommendation for acupuncture treatment, the patient
also should be under that active care of a medical doctor.
It is not good time to come for acupuncture if the patient is extremely weak, or is
easy to bleed for a long time after injection/injury/brush teeth, or is very prone to
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Merrimack Valley. Such as Salem, Derry NH, Hampstead NH, Hudson NH, Londonderry NH, Manchester
NH, Pelham NH, Plaistow NH, Windham NH, Andover MA, Dracut MA, Haverhill MA, Lawrence MA,
Lowel MA, Methuen MA, Tewksbury MA.
Gentle Acupuncture Services
Days and Hours
(By appointment only)
Tue, Wed, Fri:
open 9:15 am - 1:00 pm;
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
open 10:00 am - 5:30
Some Saturday mornings
open 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday and most major