Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing art that has been around for over 4,000 years and has been used successfully by literally billions of people. The basic theory of acupuncture is that certain areas of the body become blocked or stagnated and this can lead to pain and illness.

Acupuncture effectively treats a variety of conditions through the shallow insertion of sterile, disposable needles into the skin to elicit a response from the nervous system as well as the immune system. When the nervous system is returned to a balanced state it promotes a feeling of well-being; patients often find treatments to be deeply relaxing. Acupuncture can also relieve muscular tightness and muscular spasms that occur after an injury. A common reaction of the body after an injury is called ‘guarding’ where the body becomes hardened and ridged around the area of injury to protect from further injury. Acupuncture can soften the muscles and help the body to relax around the injury so healing can occur more quickly.

TCM ~ Ancient Chinese Wisdom with Michael Young, Lic. Ac.

Appointments available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-12:00noon

First Office Visit ~ $80  
Follow Up  ~ $70
(approximately 60 minutes)
with Michael Young, Lic. Ac.Abundant Wellness Center  94 CHICOPEE ST., RTE #116,  CHICOPEE, MA 01013                             To contact us or schedule an appointment CALL (413) 592-2828  or EMAIL

Michael Young, Lic Ac. treats a multitude of issues:

Are you or some one you care about suffering with chronic pain?  Is pain affecting your quality of life, your relationships, or your ability to do things that are important to you? Sciatica, low back pain, neck or shoulder pain? Knee pain or plantar fasciitis? These are some of the types of pain I treat effectively every day with acupuncture.

Now I have heard how people don’t like needles but I want you to know the needles I use are very delicate, only the size of two or three hairs, and I always use the minimum needed to help the person I’m treating. The sensations of the needles are generally minimal as well, a small prick like a mosquito bite, of a little zing as the energy is contacted may occur.  This is a small price to pay for a large benefit of relief from pain.

In addition to pain, acupuncture is effective for treating digestive problems, insomnia, headaches, and women’s issues such as PMS, painful periods, infertility and menopausal symptoms.

Acupuncture uses the same meridians a.k.a. energy pathways as Acupressure Massage Therapy as well as Reflexology Massage Therapy. Both Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage address pain and stress however the difference in Acupuncture vs Massage Therapy are the sterile needles used in the treatment.  We offer Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and other Holistic Alternative Therapies to clients in the Chicopee and Greater Springfield area of Western Mass, including Hampshire and Hampden Counties, as well as Northern Connecticut.  

Abundant Wellness Center  94 CHICOPEE ST., RTE #116,  CHICOPEE, MA 01013                             To contact us or schedule an appointment CALL (413) 592-2828  or EMAIL