Linda M. Smith, MD
                                                Family Practitioner

                                    Dr. Smith and Associates
                                                2 Narrows Road, Suite 101A
                                                Westminster, MA 01473
                                                (978) 874-1180


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Medical Acupuncture

In the past 2,000 years, more people
have been successfully treated with
acupuncture than with all other
health modalities combined.

Medical acupuncture is acupuncture performed by a physician trained and licensed in Western medicine, who has also trained in acupuncture.

Acupuncture treatments consist of inserting very fine needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise points on the body.

Dr. Smith practices Japanese acupuncture using needles, heat, or electrical stimulation. Some of the conditions she has treated include:

  • Digestive disorders -- irritable colon, GERD, colitis, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, gastritis, hemorrhoids
  • Respiratory disorders -- allergies, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis
  • Neurological and muscular disorders -- migraines, osteoarthritis, neck pain, tennis elbow, back pain, facial tics, spinal stenosis, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Urinary, menstrual, reproductive problems, and menopausal symptoms
  • Tension and stress
  • Also -- hypertension, side effects of chemotherapy, diabetes, scars

For more information on acupuncture, see the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture's website.