View current acupuncture hours here. For an appointment, call 413-577-6511.

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.


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 is available from licensed independent providers through UHS' specialty clinic, 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.

Learn more with these frequently asked questions.