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Acutonics, Magnets, and Essential Oils

Acutonics and magnets are more modern modalities. Acutonics uses tuning forks to create sound and vibration on acupuncture points to stimulate the action of the points.  Magnets can be placed on the ears or body points to stimulate the action of the points used.  Essential oils may be used as aromatherapy in the room or on specific areas or points on the body to create more specific effect.


Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.


Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.


Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.

Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Nutrition and Lifestlyle Changes

Chinese Medicine looks at the way you make energy for your body and the way you use it.  Living in a natural world demands living in rhythm with the natural cycles.  Different foods are required by your body as your lifestyle or the seasons change.  We will examine your diet as well as your lifestyle to see what changes are possible to help you reach the healthiest state you can be.

Dr Regina Touhey Serkin

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

    NY & MA LAc, MSTOM,              NCCAOM diplomat           

1679 Swamp Rd, Richmond, MA 01254