102 Peters St Ste 1

North Andover, MA 01845

(978) 237-5106

Frequenty Asked Questions

Q: I’ve tried chiropractic/acupuncture before and it didn’t help me.

A: It is important for the find right chiropractor or acupuncturist for you. We are not a one-size-fits-all, so you need to find the practitioner you connect with and whose style of practice gives you results you are looking to achieve.

Q: Does acupuncture hurt?

A: Acupuncture needles are not like the hypodermic needles that you get shots with. Acupuncture needles are solid, much thinner, and have a specially shaped tip that is designed to move tissue out of the way – not to cut it. As a result, most patients do not feel anything as the needle is inserted, but if they do, it is a quick prick. However, if at any time the needles are really bothering you, please speak up so your acupuncturist can adjust them to make your experience more comfortable.

Q: How is your chiropractic different?

A: My chiropractic technique is known as Advanced BioStructural CorrectionTM or ABCTM. It is a hands-on technique that addresses the meninges (the protective covering of the brain and spinal cord) along with the full spine and lower limbs. This comprehensive protocol allows me correct what your body cannot fix on its own, which then allows your body to heal itself the rest of the way to resolve your health problem(s).

Q: Once I start getting chiropractic, I have to come forever!

A: The average person needs regular care for as little as a few months or up to a year or two. The rate of their recovery is primarily dependent on how long they have had the problem and how much of the home-care they engage in. Once they have worked through everything, they only come in if something else happens that puts their body out of alignment. Once you feel this good, you do not want anything interfering with it!

Q: Can I receive both chiropractic and acupuncture from you on the same day?

A: It depends. Both are balancing your body - the chiropractic addresses your physical form, whereas the acupuncture targets your body’s energy. For some people, doing both chiropractic and acupuncture on the same day can be too much for their bodies to process - they benefit more from spacing their treatments out.

For others, they find that the two treatments work together to give them even better results. A great example is for treating pain. Acupuncture can help target the specific site of pain, such as your low back or hip, to help alleviate the pain and inflammation. Then with chiropractic, your body can be properly aligned to optimize your ability to heal.

If we are treating completely different types of conditions, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments on the same day can also be warranted. For example, you have neck and TMJ pain that are due to your posture being out of alignment - you would benefit most from chiropractic adjustments to realign your body. But if you are also experiencing a common cold, acupuncture can help strengthen your body's immune system to help you fight the cold so you get better faster.

As always, it really depends on you and what your doctor think would be best for your body!

Q: Can I just do EndoNasal Cranial Correction by ABCTM without doing the rest of the protocol?

A: No. Your body works as a whole, synchronous unit, so it must be treated as such in order to correct the structure. EndoNasal Cranial Correction by ABCTM is only performed, if necessary, after the ABCTM protocol has been performed to ensure that only the cranial bones that are out of place in a direction the body cannot self-correct are corrected by the practitioner.

Q: Do you take credit cards?

A: Yes! We accept credit cards, checks, and cash.

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102 Peters Street Ste 1

North Andover, MA 01845-5049



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