Acupuncture is being used by people of all ages to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic pain. During a free CEU Presentation recently at Allerton House at Central Park, members of the community-at-large, professionals and residents of the Weymouth assisted living community came to hear Dr. Bridget Chin, medical acupuncturist at the Spaulding Outpatient Center in Braintree.
In traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, involves the use of thin needles that penetrate the skin to offer stimulation to various parts of the body. The National Institutes of Health is one of many organizations studying the effectiveness of acupuncture.
During the program, Dr. Chin (featured at right) explained the way medical acupuncture works, recent research, the benefits of the procedure and the use of acupuncture in treating patients with spinal cord injuries. She said that acupuncture is increasingly being accepted as an alternative or complimentary medical procedure, and that it is an accepted method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing.
Dr. Chin received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She trained in surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Allerton House Assisted Living Community at Central Park in Weymouth, MA offers residents, family members, healthcare professionals and the public at large the opportunity to take part in free public education forums and special events. For more information, contact Albert Ewing, marketing director, Allerton House at Central Park, at 781-413-7850.