Acupuncture

and Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Megan Marco,

Licensed Acupuncturist (CT)

Doctor of Acupuncture (RI)

 

Acupuncture initiates and speeds up the healing of your body, mind, and spirit. Studies have shown that endorphin production is increased and neurotransmitters balance during treatments, and Dr. Megan Marco refers to this time as the time that your "clean up crews come in and do tissue repair." Many patients feel so relaxed during their treatments that they drift off while their body is healing.

Learn more about Acupuncture
for Adults, Couples, Children and Families

What to expect at your first Acupuncture visit

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture Facelifts / Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture


  • Let your inner beauty shine.
  • Natural beauty originates from deeper levels.
  • It emanates from the balance that exists deep within the body as well as the superficial layers.
  • Facial Rejuvenation treatments can reveal your inner beauty, bringing a radiant glow and energizing lift to your face.
Acupuncture Facelifts can improve many facial conditions such as acne, dry skin, sagging skin, wrinkles, frown lines, scars, double chin, and bags and circles under the eyes. The Facial Rejuvenation Treatment is a series of 15 treatments grouped close together. A Maintenance Program follows of every other week to once/month. Dr. Megan Marco trained with one of the American pioneers of Facial Rejuvenation, Acupuncturist Virginia Doran, who pulled this knowledge out of the ancient texts of emperors' acupuncturists. Facial Rejuvenation is subtle, effective, and shapes the face like sculpting clay. The treatments lift the skin of the face, build collagen to push out any wrinkles, fade scars, and increase circulation to bring more vitality and a healthy glow to the face, while still keeping the facial muscles intact to allow the person to look like themself while their face and body get younger.
The Acupuncture Facelift does not involve botulism, like botox, nor does it inject any chemicals or fillers into or onto the skin or involve any surgery. It is a healthy way to truly look and feel younger and happier. With a combination of Acupuncture and herbs, internal and topical, we will treat the underlying causes of aging while helping you to look and feel better. Homework of organic creams, herbs, and supplements can help to complement, speed up, and maintain results.




NeuroAcupuncture Treatments


NeuroAcupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling methods with Western biomedical neurology. NeuroAcupuncture has proven to be the most effective technique for treating acute and chronic central nervous system disorders, including: stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism. Patients often experience remarkable results with just a few needles, bringing about immediate improvement. NeuroAcupuncture Treatments take longer than regular full acupuncture treatments, depending on the chief complaints and the treatment. They are booked as a Double Treatment. Recommended protocol is twice a week for 5 weeks, then reassess and spread the treatments out. For more information about NeuroAcupuncture or Dr. Megan Marco's teachers, please click here: www.neuroacupunctureinstitute.org What is NeuroAcupuncture? https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=544019556031921 How is Acupuncture used to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10155374146021347




On a budget or in a hurry?  Ear Points or Ear Seeds are Perfect


  • Did you know that you can stop in for Ear Points?
  • The ear has a reflexology map of the whole body
  • We can treat the whole body from the ear
  • Helps with stress and pain relief
  • Quit smoking or adjusting medications
  • Ear points are included in the Full Acupuncture Treatment
  • Take a much-needed, healthy time out
If you don't have the money or time for a full Acupuncture treatment, come in for Ear Points in a Private Room or a Comfy Chair. Relax for 20 - 60 minutes (you choose the length of time). Still don't have time? Swing by for Ear Seeds. Ear Seeds apply acupressure on the ear points to reduce stress, decrease pain and inflammation, and help you feel better. Getting Ear Seeds only takes a few minutes, and they can stay in for three to five days.
Check out this informative video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=731490477182329




Cupping, Moxa, and Far-Infrared


Cupping
The ultimate in muscle release, for tight muscles in the back. Gwyneth Paltrow made this famous on the red carpet when she showed her cupping marks. Olympic athletes have also shown off their cupping marks.
Moxa and Far-Infrared
Also called moxibustion, it is warming and relaxing, like sitting by a hot fire. Great for your lower back. We simulate moxa with our TDP Far-infrared lamps, the jade mats, and the BioMat. Smokeless moxa is charcoaled and is less smokey than the raw mugwort moxa pole, while the raw mugwort is raw and not treated and lights quicker. We sell both for home personal usage and can teach you how to use them. Cupping and Far Infrared can be added onto any Acupuncture treatment. If you are interested, please discuss with Dr. Megan Marco to see which modalities are applicable to your treatment goals.




Just for kids! Shoni Shin


This is a Japanese treatment that heals kids. Using the acupuncture channels but no needles, this treatment is very healing and relaxing. Dr. Marco uses a small copper shoni shin tool to lightly touch the child’s energy pathways. This treatment gently relaxes and brings the child back into balance. Shonishin was developed and is still a main method for pediatric healthcare in Japan. Often used for growing pains, immune system, digestion problems, and focus issues. (Courtesy Intermountain Healthcare Pediatrics.)





CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Chinese Herbs


All formulas are individually created or chosen to meet the patient's needs. We use excellent quality herbs, organic whenever possible.


  • Chinese herbal patents (pills)
  • Brands such as Seven Forest, Golden Flower, White Tiger, Kan, Herbal Times, and Pine Mountain
  • Chinese oils, liniments, and plasters
  • Vitamin Supplements from Pure Synergy and Genestra
Dr. Megan Marco studied at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and trained in Classical Formulas with Dr. Huang Huang of Nanjing, China. The Classic Formulas are the ancient way of prescribing, by deciphering a person's Herb Type. The Herb Type is the herb that must be in the formula in order for the person to be in balance, so the herbal formula is chosen after the person's Herb Type is determined. Click here to see if you can figure out your Herb Type before your appointment.




Health, Lifestyle, Nutritional, Herbal Counseling


Having been trained by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Megan Marco is knowledgeable in the energy and healing properties of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and Vitamin Therapy. Stonington Natural Health Center stocks high quality, bioavailable, absorbable multivitamins, supplements, and alkalinizing greens. You can make an appointment for nutritional counseling or have this as a part of your Acupuncture treatment. Dr. Megan Marco will discuss your health history, health goals, and make a plan with you which may include Acupuncture, Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Herbal Recommendations.




Health Goals Program


Do you have goals for your health and happiness? Do the 12-week Health Goals Program to learn how you can make changes that will bring more health and balance into your life.

Dr. Megan Marco will help you, whether you would have severe health problems or would just like to feel healthier, happier, more content, or in balance. The Health Goals Program is separate from Acupuncture treatments and can be added to an Acupuncture Program. Call 860.536.3880 to start your Program.





INDIVIDUAL PLANS

Prepare for Cold and Flu Season


It is time for you to get your Acupuncture, Massage & Chinese Herbal Formulas to

1) Boost Your Wei Qi

2) Move Your Lymph
 3) Zap Bacteria & Viruses.

Autumn is the season of the Metal Element. Metal Element = Respiratory illnesses (Lungs) and Digestion problems (Large Intestine), which propels us into cold and flu season:

  • colds
  • upper respiratory infections
  • sinus infections
  • allergies
  • sore throats
  • cough
  • respiratory or stomach flu
Prepare for cold and flu season with 3 Easy Steps:
Step 1: Boost your Wei Qi, Defensive Qi, with a Seasonal Acupuncture Tune-Up with Dr. Megan Marco. Call 860.536.3880 to schedule your appointment. If you are sick, Acupuncture will help you get better quicker.

Step 2: Get a Massage with our Talented Licensed Massage Therapists to Move Your Lymph and strengthen your immune system.

Step 3: Come to Stonington Natural Health Center:
  • stock up your herbal medicine cabinet
  • make a kit specific to you with herbal formulas that kill bacteria and viruses.
  • have Dr. Marco look at the stage of illness, your specific Herb Type, and what your symptoms are, to pick the proper Chinese Herbal Formulas for you.
  • have an Herbal Consultation OR just pop in for herbs.
Be sure to have your herbs handy to blast the bacteria or viruses, to take daily for prevention, or if you have been around someone sick. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can be much healthier for you than taking antibiotics or getting the flu shot. Specific Chinese Herbal Formulas kill bacteria and denature viruses, leave the digestive flora intact, and have no side effects.

Doctors of Chinese Medicine have fine-tuned these formulas over hundreds of years. Chinese Herbal Formulas usually consist of 8 to 16 herbs that act like a committee to get the job done: The first few herbs do the main job. The herbs below that help to support those herbs. Then there are important herbs that help with digestion and to help balance the chief herbs. Lastly, there is an herb that helps to harmonize so that all the herbs work well together.
The most important formula for your cold & flu kit:

Ilex 16 -- take 2 per day throughout the cold and flu season or when you're around anyone sick or going on an airplane. Ilex zaps bacteria and viruses so that your immune system doesn't have to do all the work. Because Ilex Formula does the work, you will have more energy.
Call today 860.536.3880.




The Allergy Plan


Are your allergies getting you down? Don't be affected by seasonal allergies anymore, It is time for relief. Feel better now. Be able to stop and smell the flowers, Get rid of your allergy symptoms today! Acupuncture reduces inflammation and resets your immune system to clean up the allergens instead of attacking them and creating inflammation. Specific Chinese herbal formulas give your body the biochemistry it needs for natural anti-histamines without the side effects, open the sinuses, and alleviate symptoms. Dr. Megan Marco looks forward to helping you. For an appointment, schedule here or call 860-536-3880




The Fertility Plan


Fertility: Acupuncture once/week for three months and until pregnant to balance hormones and increase circulation to uterus and ovaries. Pregnancy: once/week during first trimester, then once/week to once/month during pregnancy, then at weeks 36 once/week to get baby into position and at week 39 once/day to bring about on-time birth. Recovery: Stay in bed as much as possible with your baby and bond. Around one month after birth, come in to rejuvenate and restore. The Fertility Herbs -- to be discussed at appointments and select Formulas chosen for you. Purenatal Organic BioAvailable Multivitamin
Tang Kuei & Peony Formula
Five Ancestors Tea Pills
B-Complex
Pharmax Fish Oil
Chewable B12 with L-Methylfolate
Chinese Herbal Formula for your herb type
Herbs to regulate your cycle
Chong Release
Mobilize Essence
Yuan Support
Nourish Ren & Chong
Free & Easy Wanderer Plus Schedule your appointment, call 860.536.3880




The Weight Loss Plan


Spring into Summer with the SNHC Weight Loss Plan! It is time to feel good in your body! Possible Herbal Formulas:

  • Hawthorne & Fennel
  • Greens
Feel good — body, mind, and spirit! If you have been contemplating losing weight, or have been struggling with losing weight, the SNHC Weight Loss Plan is for you. We look forward to seeing you soon! Call 860-536-3880 for an appointment.




The Radiance Wellness Plan


Turn your Health Around with this important 8 week program! We have developed a comprehensive health and wellness plan to fully address your personalized health goals, while keeping your health care affordable. We view each step on the path as a necessary and proactive approach to achieve optimum wellness. Once the Radiance Wellness Plan is completed, you will be ready to integrate your new rejuvenated mind and body and live this fabulous healthy lifestyle. Click here for Program Details




Chinese Astrology


Would you like your dreams to come true? Why are there times in your life when some things come so easily? Why are there times in your life when some things are so difficult? Why do the same patterns keeps repeating themself? Why does it seem like no matter how hard you try to have something happen, it's just not happening? Find out why... and how... Have your Chinese Astrology read by Dr. Megan Marco. See the five elements, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, present in each era in your life. See what elements and energies are coming in and out of your life. Learn what you can do to enhance the energies that you need for your goals to manifest. What can you do to attract love? What can you do to have a better relationship with your special someone? What can you do to bring in more prosperity? What can you do to bring in the energy to have children? If you are scheduling a C-section, Dr. Marco can also help you to pick the best day to have your C-section scheduled to help your child have the most balance in his or her life. When booking your appointment, we need your birthdate. If you know your birth location and birth time, this gives us even more information. Dr. Marco looks forward to helping you manifest your dreams! Call now to schedule your Chinese Astrology appointment: 860.536.3880




The Amethyst Biomat


Quartz Crystal, Amethyst, and Far-Infrared. Far-infrared is the healing wavelength from the sun. It decreases inflammation and stimulates cell regeneration. It is a treatment by itself. People notice getting even more deeply relaxed when they combine their Acupuncture or Massage with the BioMat. Book whenever you would like or reserve for every visit. You can also purchase for home use with our friend Jocelyn Colombe at www.universalbiomat.com





FAQs

Chinese Herbs


All formulas are individually created or chosen to meet the patient's needs. We use excellent quality herbs, organic whenever possible.


  • Chinese herbal patents (pills)
  • Brands such as Seven Forest, Golden Flower, White Tiger, Kan, Herbal Times, and Pine Mountain
  • Chinese oils, liniments, and plasters
  • Vitamin Supplements from Pure Synergy and Genestra
Dr. Megan Marco studied at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and trained in Classical Formulas with Dr. Huang Huang of Nanjing, China. The Classic Formulas are the ancient way of prescribing, by deciphering a person's Herb Type. The Herb Type is the herb that must be in the formula in order for the person to be in balance, so the herbal formula is chosen after the person's Herb Type is determined. Click here to see if you can figure out your Herb Type before your appointment.




Health, Lifestyle, Nutritional, Herbal Counseling


Having been trained by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Megan Marco is knowledgeable in the energy and healing properties of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and Vitamin Therapy. Stonington Natural Health Center stocks high quality, bioavailable, absorbable multivitamins, supplements, and alkalinizing greens. You can make an appointment for nutritional counseling or have this as a part of your Acupuncture treatment. Dr. Megan Marco will discuss your health history, health goals, and make a plan with you which may include Acupuncture, Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Herbal Recommendations.




Health Goals Program


Do you have goals for your health and happiness? Do the 12-week Health Goals Program to learn how you can make changes that will bring more health and balance into your life.

Dr. Megan Marco will help you, whether you would have severe health problems or would just like to feel healthier, happier, more content, or in balance. The Health Goals Program is separate from Acupuncture treatments and can be added to an Acupuncture Program. Call 860.536.3880 to start your Program.