Registered Acupuncturist


BY Emily Stanley
South Shore Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is an ancient, healing art that has been practiced for over two thousand years. It is based on the principle that we have a life-giving energy called Qi (pronounced chee) flowing through channels called meridians in our bodies. Sometimes this Qi gets blocked or becomes diminished which throws off the balance of our system and can create negative symptoms.

This can occur because of physical or emotional trauma, lack of exercise, overexertion, diet and seasonal changes. Qi flowing through meridians is very much like water flowing in a river. If a river becomes dammed, parts of that river may thrive while others dry up. When the river is high and flowing freely, the whole ecosystem is properly nourished. When Qi is flowing properly and is at a balanced level, the entire body is properly nourished therefore achieving optimal physical, mental and emotional health.

To discover where imbalances may occur in a person, an acupuncturist takes a full health history, looks at your tongue (which is a map of your organ system) and takes your pulse. From this, we can get a comprehensive diagnosis and form a treatment protocol that will bring your body back to an optimal state of health.

I am very happy to be sharing my knowledge of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at South Shore Acupuncture in Bridgewater. I have been living in the community for two years and am constantly impressed with the amazing generosity and kindness of its residents. I feel very passionate about helping people traverse their personal path to healing, especially in such a vibrant and beautiful place.

South Shore Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
410 King St. Bridgewater

Illustration by Rebecca Roher

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