Treatment

My practice is informed by my commitment to compassion, continued education, and cultural competency.  

As a native speaker and writer of Traditional Chinese, I consult texts spanning 3,500+ years with publications by contemporary Eastern and Western practitioners to always incorporate new findings into my practice.

I strive to make your day more comfortable and filled with energy. Our practice is built on personalized treatment for each patient. I look forward to starting this journey of healing with you!

For my academic qualifications and biography, see About.

Chronic pain

From headaches to back, neck, wrist, or shoulder pains — have pain that you can’t explain? At Jin’s, we understand that no two pains are the same, which is why we personalize each treatment to tackle the root cause of your pain points. Acupuncture improves your energy and biochemical balance to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities, promoting long-lasting relief and well-being.

  • Arthritis & Joint Pain: Acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation in joints.
  • Fibromyalgia & Muscle Pain: We’ve successfully helped hundreds of Bostonians with back pain and sore muscles. 
  • Migraines & Headaches: Our treatments address the underlying imbalances that cause your migraines and headaches.
  • Sports Injuries & Recovery: We’ll help you recover, getting you back in the game faster.
  • Nerve Pain: Acupuncture acts on the nervous system to reduce pain and help you recover from injury.

…and more!

STRESS & INSOMNIA (PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL)

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can treat mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety), stress, and insomnia. We strive to find the underlying causes of your emotional situation, and will prescribe a holistic treatment tailored to your needs. Many patients also use scheduled treatments as a space dedicated solely to your relaxation and recovery.

  • Mood: We enhance your mood and treat anxiety through acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
  • Energy: Drop by to give your energy a boost! We’ve helped hundreds of working Bostonians combat fatigue.
  • Relaxation: Have an overactive mind? Are your muscles overly tense? Acupuncture is the best way to give yourself the relaxation you deserve.
  • Sleep: Not only do you get to sleep during treatment, but we strive to improve your sleeping situation at home as well.

FOR WOMEN (GYNECOLOGICAL)

Chinese Medicine has been used to help women for thousands of years. At Jin’s, we offer a holistic approach to women’s health. Combined with Chinese Herbal Medicine, acupuncture is a fully natural treatment option to enhance fertility, improve sexual health, balance hormones, and regulate menstrual cycles.

  • Fertility: We can optimize your ability to conceive naturally, or work with your doctor to support your fertility treatment. Acupuncture can increase your circulation and correct hormonal imbalances that prevent conception. To date, we’ve had many successful babies and we’re so proud to have been able to support mothers from conception through birth.
  • Menstrual Disorders: We treat PMS, menstrual cramps, irregular periods, and more. Our treatments restore blood flow, regulating your cycle and relieving heavy bleeding and severe cramping. 
  • Menopause: Chinese medicine can help relieve many menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Postpartum: We aid in recovery, low milk supply, mood swings, & more.
  • Pregnancy: We provide natural solutions for common pregnancy ailments, form morning sickness to back pain.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Once your acupuncturist has gathered enough information, you’ll receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan. Your diagnosis & treatment plan will explain:

  • Your underlying imbalances,
  • Your time line of care,
  • What types of treatment you will receive, and
  • How to get the most out of treatment.

The rest is in your hands: your actions are key to your own treatment. True healing takes time and dedication. Together, we can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. 

Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health, and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and TCM into your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit. 

For more information on acupuncture, click here.

Many health insurance companies cover the cost of acupuncture treatments. We accept all major insurance plans. However, each of these insurers offer different plans — some of which include acupuncture benefits, and some don’t. Because of this, it’s important to know if your insurer covers acupuncture.

In order to best serve you, please call the number on your insurance card to verify your insurance benefits through your insurance provider. Some of the information you should know include:

  • Does your policy cover acupuncture?
  • Does your coverage have any exclusions or limitations?
  • Do you have in or out-of-network coverage?
  • Do you have an annual deductible?
  • Do you have a co-payment or co-insurance?
  • Do you have an annual visit limit?

If your policy covers our treatments, we will bill your insurance provider for our services. 

If our services are not covered under your plan, you will be informed of alternate payment options for future treatments during your consultation. We accept cash, cheques, and most major credit cards.

FSA & HSA cards can also be used for acupuncture. You can use your benefits card to pay for your session, or ask us for an itemized receipt to submit for reimbursement from your FSA or HSA plan. 

To learn more about our payment policies, please contact our friendly staff. 

Before you arrive
  • Be willing to commit to regular treatments, as each visit builds on previous ones.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes that are easy to roll up to your knees and elbows.
  • Don’t wear make-up or  perfume.
  • Arrive on time for your appointments, so that we can make the most of our time together.
  • Bring a list of all medications and supplements you are taking.
  • Never hesitate to ask questions or raise concerns. You are in a safe and healing place.
Your Food
  • If you haven’t eaten much that day, please eat a light snack before treatment.  Acupuncture works with the body’s own energy, so it’s best to have some on hand to work with!
  • Do not eat a large meal before your visit.
  • Do not drink coffee on the day of your treatment.
Post Treatment Care
  • For the first 12 to 24 hours after treatment, avoid alcohol, strenuous activity and exposure to extreme weather. Your body will still be adjusting to the effects of acupuncture,
  • Appointments are scheduled after each treatment. Be sure to confirm your next appointment after each treatment. 
  • We try to remind our patients of appointments. However, even if you don’t receive a reminder, it is your responsibility to keep your appointment.
  • If you do need to cancel, please let us know 24 hours in advance of your session. Fees for cancellations made within 24 hours of appointments will be collected at the next session.
  • Out of courtesy to all patients, patients who skip or cancel more than two regular appointments without prior notice may be moved to our waiting list.