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Acupuncture Specialist

Family Acupuncture and Wellness

Acupuncturists & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Portsmouth, NH

Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for a variety of different medical conditions such as: pain conditions, headaches, stress, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, hormonal issues, allergies and respiratory conditions, women’s health, and infertility. Adam Learner, LAc, and Betsy Learner, LAc, offer professional Acupuncture services at Family Acupuncture & Wellness in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They blend proven, modern science and reliable, ancient tenets to provide the most effective treatments. To learn more about how Acupuncture can help you, contact the clinic online or over the phone.



Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture has evolved from an ancient Chinese practice that involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the body. This process stimulates proper energy flow and healing in the body.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe you achieve optimal health when your qi, or energy, flows smoothly through the meridians. They’ve identified 71 meridians that make up the body’s energy map, and each major organ has a meridian connected to other parts of the body.

Whenever qi doesn’t flow correctly, it manifests in illness and imbalance. Acupuncture helps restore proper flow and well-being.

How does acupuncture work?

Using MRIs and other imaging equipment during acupuncture sessions, scientists can see how the body reacts to acupuncture. When a needle enters the skin, it causes the body to release pain-relieving chemicals. The treatment also seems to activate the body’s self-healing chemicals and regulatory hormones. These reactions may account for acupuncture’s effectiveness.

Does acupuncture hurt?

If you have a fear of needles, you might be hesitant to try acupuncture. However, it's very different than getting shots, and the beneficial outcomes far outweigh the minimal discomfort.

The needles acupuncturists use for the treatment are hair-thin, significantly smaller than injection needles. The smaller the needle, the less you feel, so most people either don’t notice the needle entering the skin or only feel the slightest twinge.

After the needles are in place, the treatment is very relaxing and therapeutic. Most people feel significant relaxation wash over them when the treatment is over.

How can acupuncture help me?

The experts at Family Acupuncture & Wellness promote Acupuncture as an effective holistic way to:

  • Prevent illness by improving the body’s immune system
  • Treat existing illness and injury
  • Prevent new or recurrent illnesses
  • Reduce low back, neck, knee, and migraine pain
  • Enhance fertility
  • Improve overall health

To schedule an Acupuncture session, contact Family Acupuncture & Wellness online or over the phone.