Acupuncture is a system of healing. Chris Chapleau, our Licensed Acupuncturist, will insert tiny needles into points in your body to bring about physiological change. These acupuncture points conduct the vital energy of the body known as Qi.  Disruptions in this energy flow can cause pain or illness. Acupuncture corrects these imbalances and rarely causes side effects.

Acupuncture can be considered one of the most effective therapies available to stimulate the nervous system. My goal is to successfully integrate acupuncture as an adjunctive modality to other wellness services offered at Healthy Weighs to enhance the quality of treatment given to patients. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists approximately four dozen different conditions that can be treated by acupuncture. The most common uses are:

Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Bursitis, Back pain, Tendonitis, Muscle weakness, Strains/Sprains, Myofacial pain, and Post-operative pain.
Gastrointestinal: Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Digestive problems, Hemorrhoids, and Liver conditions.
Gynecological and Genitourinary: Painful menstruation, Kidney problems, PMS, Cramps, Sterility and impotence, Cystitis, Menopausal syndrome, and Infertility.
Neurological: Bell’s Palsy, Headaches, Neuralgia, Numbness, Paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, Post-stroke Syndrome, Sciatica, Shingles, and Tremors.
Psychiatric: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, and Nervous tension.
Respiratory: Allergies and Asthma.
Ear, Nose, Throat: Sinusitis, Nerve Deafness, Meniere’s disease, and Tinnitus.
Other: Addictions, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, and Fatigue.

In addition to being an acupuncturist, Chris also has an M.S. in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology. He bridges the gap between health care and fitness by specializing in clinically oriented exercise programs and the integration of acupuncture. Chris is experienced and qualified to assist clients with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Post-rehabilitative exercise and/or acupuncture programs provide a safe way to continue reconditioning after physical therapy. Programs can also help to improve existing range of motion limitations, as well as alleviating pain and various overuse conditions.

Chris really cares about helping you achieve your health goals. If you have any questions prior to your initial visit, please call us at (203) 775-1819.