From the Constant Contact Email:
Greetings Inner Strength Community,
This is Chris Lehmann, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist with Eastern Sun Acupuncture. We and Inner Strength Studios are going to be commemorating the first full year of our partnership this fall and I want to offer you a great deal on a treatment package to celebrate. As an Inner Strength yogi, you can receive a series of four acupuncture treatments, including an initial 90 minute session, for only $200. This is $100 off the regular fee and is available only during September and October. Call 617-564-0454 or e-mail email@example.com to book your initial appointment today. Hours vary by studio location so be sure to visit www.easternsunacupuncture.com for more details.
Acupuncture is a great way to relax and deal with the stress of daily life but it can be used for so much more. It allows your body to utilize its own healing power to improve the function of organ systems, decrease pain in limbs or joints, alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety, metabolize food and remove toxins more effectively, and bring balance back to your body, mind and spirit. Because each treatment is tailored specifically to what you are bringing to the table and how your symptoms manifest, no two treatments are the same. You can be assured that you will receive the finest acupuncture treatment available and will feel better leaving than you felt coming in. If you have any questions about how acupuncture can help a specific health issue you may be dealing with, contact me at 617-564-0454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes for a wonderful close to the summer and I hope to see you in the fall!
"I highly recommend Chris as an acupuncturist. Chris treats my family and I and we're incredibly satisfied!" Roman Szpond
Here are the TOP 3 QUESTIONS I get asked about acupuncture.
What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?
Many people have a fear of needles due to prior experience with vaccines, shots or blood work. Acupuncture is nothing like this. The pins are extremely thin and specifically designed to decrease or eliminate any painful sensation upon insertion. Once inserted, most people feel a dull ache, warmth or tingling around the insertion site. In fact, some people are so relaxed during treatment, they even doze off! That’s pretty hard to do if you are in pain.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Yes, acupuncture is great at treating pain and stress related symptoms but it is a therapy that can be used for so much more. Acupuncture can be a helpful therapy for respiratory conditions like frequent colds, bronchitis or asthma, gastrointestinal conditions like acid reflux, colitis or bowel irregularity, cardiovascular conditions like high blood pressure or palpitations, and genitourinary conditions like infertility, PMS or irregular periods. Both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have a list of treatable conditions which can be found at http://www.easternsunacupuncture.com/treatment/conditions-treated.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
A great deal of research has been gathered to try and answer this question. So far, no definitive answers have been revealed but the general explanation focuses on several things. First, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the release of endorphins, chemicals responsible for the “runner’s high” feeling, which induce a euphoric sense of wellbeing and allow for a reduction of pain and stress. Second, acupuncture is believed to positively affect the autonomic nervous system which regulates all those involuntary body reactions like circulation, blood pressure, gastrointestinal movement (stomach grumbling during treatment anyone?) and production of immune system components. Current research is aimed at determining which areas of the brain are active during treatment and why acupuncture points are located where they are.
So you can see, acupuncture is not as mysterious as it seems and you can find some more answers to your questions at http://www.easternsunacupuncture.com/faq. Of course, I’d love to talk about what I do an as an acupuncturist, so feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you’d like to chat.
Eastern Sun Acupuncture- Chris Lehmann, Lic. Ac., MAOM, Dipl. OM
Chris Lehmann is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who earned a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), which is the oldest accredited institution for Chinese Medicine in the United States. He is licensed by the state of Massachusetts and nationally board certified to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Additionally, he holds a BS degree in biology and has a strong understanding of human systems and health.
Chris’ clinical experiences are varied and extensive. He has treated military veterans and HIV patients at Pathways to Wellness in downtown Boston, underserved and low income patients at Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury and the elderly and general public at the NESA student clinic in Newton. In addition, he is currently doing a post-grad apprenticeship in a specialized palpation based style of acupuncture and volunteers with the Veterans Acupuncture Center Metrowest treating military personnel deploying to or returning from service.
Chris' style of holistic acupuncture emphasizes the body's own capabilities to heal itself. He incorporates traditional Chinese and Japanese style acupuncture techniques into a unique and effective treatment style. Personalized herbal medicine formulas and nutritional supplements are used to assist his patients in regaining health and balance. He has extensive experience treating patients with muscle or skeletal pain, internal disorders like high blood pressure, colitis or fertility issues, and mental-emotional disturbances like insomnia, depression or anxiety.
Chris’ prior professional experience as an educator has also allowed him to play a role in educating acupuncturists of the future. He worked to attract new students as an Admissions Department Assistant and currently serves as a faculty member at the New England School of Acupuncture.
Chris brings an exuberant positive attitude to his practice and approaches his client’s wellness with a goal orientated mentality. He incorporates his strong knowledge of herbal medicine and numerous acupuncture styles to provide his clients with a comprehensive and effective tool for rebalancing their mind and body.
My experience with Chinese medicine began 8 years ago when I sought treatment to help me manage an autoimmune gastrointestinal disorder. The nature of the disorder required frequent treatment and every week when I left the acupuncturist’s office, I felt more balanced; more relaxed and was free of symptoms for a slowly increasing period of time. As I delved further into the world of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I recognized its ability to provide relief for people suffering from those chronic, hard-to-treat conditions that often just get medication tossed at them with mixed, often subpar, results. In addition, I have found that this interest in health and wellness has lead me to make changes in my life that have improved my ability to cope with daily stress and my own health struggles. It took me a little time to take the plunge into enrolling into a Masters program but the journey for me has been both rewarding and challenging. I never stop learning more about my craft and I am always excited to share my expertise with my patients during their own treatment and recovery.