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Richard S. Mandell, LIC. AC.

Acupuncturist

Dr. Richard S Mandell LIC. AC. is a top Acupuncturist in Brookline, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Richard S Mandell LIC. AC. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Richard S Mandell LIC. AC. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Richard S Mandell LIC. AC. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Brookline, MA, Dr. Richard S Mandell LIC. AC. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
29 years Experience
Richard S. Mandell, LIC. AC.
  • Brookline, MA
  • New England School of Acupuncture
  • Accepting new patients

Should I go for dry needling or acupuncture?

Thank you for your question about the best way to address your chronic pain -- using acupuncture or dry needling. Dry needling is generally done by a physical therapist and involves READ MORE
Thank you for your question about the best way to address your chronic pain -- using acupuncture or dry needling. Dry needling is generally done by a physical therapist and involves using thick acupuncture needles to stimulate a strong response. It can be uncomfortable, but it can be effective. This approach only addresses the pain. Acupuncture is done by a
practitioner who has had thousands of hours of clinical education.

Can acupuncture help in treating lower back pain?

Hello, Yes, acupuncture can be quite successful in addressing low back pain, in reducing the effects of stress, and in improving overall quality of health. Richard Mandell, READ MORE
Hello,

Yes, acupuncture can be quite successful in addressing low back pain, in reducing the effects of stress, and in improving overall quality of health.

Richard Mandell, Lic. Ac.

Is it safe for me to continue my acupuncture during pregnancy?

It is perfectly safe to receive acupuncture during pregnancy. In fact, because it has no deleterious effects on the growing fetus, it is often the treatment of choice for pregnancy-related READ MORE
It is perfectly safe to receive acupuncture during pregnancy. In fact, because it has no deleterious effects on the growing fetus, it is often the treatment of choice for pregnancy-related symptoms, such as morning sickness and nausea, back pain, and fatigue. In addition, acupuncture can be used to to treat any other condition from which a woman is suffering. A
licensed acupuncturist is fully trained to know which points are contraindicated during pregnancy and, in fact, which points can be used to treat breech position and to induce labor, when appropriate.

Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac.

Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

Yes, acupuncture can definitely help with digestive issues, including acid reflux and bloating.

Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac.

Are acupressure and acupuncture the same?

Acupressure and acupuncture are both based on the same theories of medicine. However, as the name implies, with acupressure, the acupuncture points are stimulated using pressure READ MORE
Acupressure and acupuncture are both based on the same theories of medicine. However, as the name implies, with acupressure, the acupuncture points are stimulated using pressure or massage, whereas with acupuncture, the point are stimulated by the insertion of tiny needles.

Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac.

My mother in law feels very sleepy all through the day. Can acupuncture help her?

Yes, I think that acupuncture can help. The practitioner would take a complete health history and intake, and then she/he would make a Chinese diagnosis. It is this that she/he READ MORE
Yes, I think that acupuncture can help. The practitioner would take a complete health history and intake, and then she/he would make a Chinese diagnosis. It is this that she/he would treat. The goal would be to achieve the desired results and then spread out the treatments as much as possible, as long as the desired results are maintained.

Will I have to get acupuncture throughout my life?

Acupuncture can certainly help with your back pain. It can help with any acute pain as well as help to maintain back health. The goal is to be able to spread out the treatments READ MORE
Acupuncture can certainly help with your back pain. It can help with any acute pain as well as help to maintain back health. The goal is to be able to spread out the treatments while at the same time keep you pain free. People often return for treatment as soon as they feel the slightest pain. This will ensure there is not another acute flare up

Is there a cure for acute arthritis in acupuncture?

I am not sure if something lasting six months is till considered to be acute. However, acupuncture can definitely help with arthritis--reducing pain and increasing mobility

How long does acupuncture treatment usually last?

With regard to treating a condition such as migraine, acupuncture has two functions: to reduce or eliminate the pain and discomfort and to reduce severity and incidence of the READ MORE
With regard to treating a condition such as migraine, acupuncture has two functions: to reduce or eliminate the pain and discomfort and to reduce severity and incidence of the migraines. As everyone responds to acupuncture in her own individual way, it is not possible to say exactly how quickly an individual will respond. Some respond very quickly, after even a single treatment, while others require a number of treatments before results are seen. In general, once the migraines are under control, patients require periodic maintenance treatments

Is there any way acupuncture can help treat asthma?

Over the years, I have treated many with asthma, and the acupuncture can certainly make a difference. Patients often report less need for inhalers and overall a greater capacity READ MORE
Over the years, I have treated many with asthma, and the acupuncture can certainly make a difference. Patients often report less need for inhalers and overall a greater capacity for breathing

Can acupuncture help in treating GERD?

Yes, acupuncture can definitely treat GERD. Because everyone responds to acupuncture on an individual basis, one cannot predict the degree of change nor how many treatment will READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can definitely treat GERD. Because everyone responds to acupuncture on an individual basis, one cannot predict the degree of change nor how many treatment will be necessary.

Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac.