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About Acupuncture

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Acupuncture originated in China about 5,000 years ago. Practitioners treat the person as an integrated whole in body, mind and spirit, and seek to remedy the root cause of illness, not only the symptoms.

UHS offers acupuncture services through its specialty clinic, located on the lower level of the health center.

The Student Health Benefit Plan covers acupuncture at UHS. Treatment is also available on a fee-for-service basis; if your insurance plan covers acupuncture, you may submit claims to them for reimbursement.

For an appointment, call (413) 577-6511.

Acupuncture may help...


Acupuncture can be effective in treating many health concerns, including:

  • tobacco use;
  • addictions;
  • arthritis;
  • back pain;
  • carpal tunnel;
  • chemotherapy nausea;
  • depression;
  • digestive conditions;
  • ear problems;
  • fibromyalgia;
  • headache;
  • insomnia;
  • menstrual disorders;
  • muscle and joint pain;
  • postoperative dental pain;
  • sinusitis;
  • skin disorders;
  • stroke rehabilitation;
  • urinary problems;
  • and more.

Learn more with these frequently asked questions.