Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac., received his diploma in Acupuncture from The New England School of Acupuncture and is licensed by the Committee on Acupuncture/Board of Medicine in Massachusetts. He is also the founder and executive director of The Global Acupuncture Project.
Education and Training
New England School of Acupuncture Acupuncture 1990
Richard S Mandell LIC. AC.'s Expert Contributions
After your acupuncture treatment, it is best to drink water and to relax for at least a couple hours. You want the treatment to have a chance to deepen and hold. If you are being treated for a physical, musculo-skeletal issue, make sure you do not over use that part of the body. Although the pain or discomfort may be reduced or eliminated, it will still need time to heal. Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac. READ MORE
Acupuncture is both safe and effective when treating neck pain. Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac. READ MORE
Yes. It is always wise to drink water after an acupuncture treatment to help with detoxification and balance. Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac. READ MORE
Thank you for your question: Because acupuncture needles are solid and tiny, there is not be a problem treating someone with hemophilia. In all people, acupuncturists are trained to provide safe, side effect-free treatments. Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac. READ MORE
Thank you for your question about the appropriateness of acupuncture for neuropathy. It is my experience that acupuncture can, in fact, be very helpful in improving circulation and thereby decreasing neuropathy. Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can definitely help with digestive issues, including acid reflux and bloating. Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac. 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. 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. 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 READ MORE
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 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 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 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. READ MORE
- National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
- Trainer National Acupuncture Detoxification Association 1990
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Global Acupuncture Project
Experience & Accolades
- Founder & Executive Director2002The PanAfrican Acupuncture Project
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