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in Acupuncture, Nationally Board Certified
Makaris is an acupuncturist, herbalist, martial arts master and
holistic health educator. His studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) and east Asian philosophy began in 1973. Arthur is a 1980
graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture with advanced
studies in China. He is a member of the adjunct staff in the Department
of Family Practice at the University of Vermont School of Medicine
and the first acupuncturist to obtain working privileges at Fletcher
Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont.
Diana Vachon, Lic.Ac.,
Nationally Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist
Diana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business at St. Michael's College in 1988. She spent 13 years on the business side of healthcare, working in long-term care and home healthcare. Pursuing a deep desire to be on the clinical side of healthcare, she apprenticed for 5 years with Arthur Makaris developing her skills in acupuncture, and was board certified and licensed in 2008. She continues to apprentice in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Chinese medicine is a broad title which refers to different medical practices
which began development in China's prehistory and have continually evolved
to the present time. These practices include:
Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into the connective tissue of
the body at specific locations called acupuncture points; moxabustion
is the focused heating of these points.
Through continued cultural use extending for over 3000 years scholar/physicians
have established an extensive body of knowledge detailing the properties
of several thousand individual herbs. Herbs are combined into formulas
and prescribed on an individual basis according to the same principles
of physiology and pathology as acupuncture.
Acupressure refers to a variety or massage like manipulative techniques
at the location of acupuncture points and also within larger zones of
Qigong - (the "q"is pronounced like a soft "ch",
and the word is pronounced "cheegong") Qigong are meditative
health exercises which combine different combinations of body movement,
breathing and visualization.
can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is effective in treating most musculoskeletal pain, carpal
tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and myofacial pain, headache, arthritis
and post operative dental pain. In addition acupuncture is effective in
treating many internal disorders including gynecological, gastrointestinal,
respiratory, fatigue, chemotherapy nausea and vomiting, stroke rehabilitation,
asthma and menopausal symptoms. Acupuncture can also be a useful adjunct
to be included in a comprehensive management program.
is Chinese Herbal Medicine used?
An herbal formula is a therapeutic supplement intended to restore a functional
equilibrium within the individual according to the principles of Traditional
Chinese Medicine. Depending on the condition treated herbs can be a useful
adjunct to acupuncture or may be best used alone.
raw herbs are boiled in a decoction with water then drunk as a tea. Herbs
are also processed to tablets, ground into powder, extracted in alcohol
or refined into powder extracts. At the Acupuncture and Qigong Health
Center all formats are available. What is most effective depends on your
needs and lifestyle.
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Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
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