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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. Acupuncture focuses on reestablishing balance in the body, calming the nervous system, and providing a sense of peace and quiet. Appointments with our licensed independent providers take place on the lower level of UHS. 

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

Acupuncture FAQs

Jana Lussier
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Jana Lussier, Lic Ac
  • Position: Acupuncturist
  • Joined UHS: 2003
  • Medical Interests: Women's Health, Psychological Health
  • Education: M.A., Acupuncture Program, Maryland University of Integrated Health ( formally the Traditional Acupuncture Institute) : B.A. in Psychology, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
  • Professional Background: Acupuncturist, private practice, Amherst, MA since 2000. Chinese Herbalist, 2002
  • Certifications: Chinese Herb Program 480 Hrs Traditional Acupuncture Institute; Integrated Awareness: Higher Dimensional Healing; Jin Shin Do Acupressure
  • More About me: I’m an avid knitter, and love to hike, garden and cook organically.
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Jack Radnor
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Jack Radner, Lic Ac
  • Position: Acupuncturist
  • Joined UHS: 2007
  • Education: MAcOM Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine 2003, B.A. Summa cum Laude, Music, New York University 1999
  • Professional Background: Acupuncturist/Owner of Two Dragons Acupuncture, Poulsbo, WA 2003-2006; Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist at Amherst Community Acupuncture, Amherst, MA 2006-Present
  • Certifications: National Board Certified by the NCCAOM in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist MA State
  • More About Me: I love being outside; hiking, gardening, building things, playing with my two kids, riding a bike, running.  I also love learning new things, especially in the realms of health and nature.
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