Cynthia Gallant, Acupuncturist

Cynthia Gallant

Acupuncturist

Water House Wellness 742 MASS AVE Arlington MA, 02476

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Cynthia Gallant is an acupuncturist practicing in Arlington, MA. Dr. Gallant evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Gallant treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

Cynthia is a graduate of New England School of Acupuncture/ Mass College of Pharmacy 2014 and a diplomat in acupuncture and Asian bodywork therapy with professionally board certified from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Currently, Cynthia is an acupuncture guest speaker for Mass College of Pharmacy and was an international guest speaker at the EuroSciCon in Dublin, Ireland where she gave a talk and published on “The uses of acupuncture in the hospital setting for symptom management in patients with breast cancer.” In addition, Cynthia was invited as a guest speaker at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA and lectured on, “Acupuncture, a pointed approach to healing.” She received her US licenses of doctorate acupuncture in RI by the Dept. of Health, licensed in acupuncture by the MASS Board of Medicine for acupuncture and by the MA Board of Massage Therapy. Formerly, Cynthia was on faculty at NESA as part of the “CAP” Community Affiliated Outreach Program at the Tufts Medical Center Boston, MA in Dept. of Hematology and Oncology specialized in pain management and enhancing the quality of life for her breast cancer and sickle cell patients in the Breast Cancer Clinic.  She has previously joined South Boston Yoga Community where she treated yoga students and staff in Boston, MA.   Currently, she practices at the Water House Wellness in Arlington, MA as well as Serenity in the City Spa in Medford, MA.  Cynthia draws from her various clinical intern experiences at Winchester Hospital Walk-In Clinic and NESA’s Newton, MA Clinic where she practiced both Japanese and Chinese acupuncture styles.  Cynthia also has 11 years clinical experience in zen shiatsu bodywork therapy as a graduate of Charles River School of Shiatsu in 2004 and received BA in Biology at Boston University 1994.  Cynthia was awarded “Top Doctor 2018” for the Arlington and Medford, Mass area based on certified patient reviews and belongs to International Association of Healthcare Professionals and Find a Doc.

Education and Training

Boston University BA 1994

New England School of Acupunct MAc 2014

Charles River Shiatsu School Certified Zen Shiatsu 2004

Board Certification

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Provider Details

Female English
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Cynthia Gallant's Expert Contributions
  • Can acupuncture help panic attacks?

    Yes, Acupuncture can access your autonomic system by balancing your sympathetic nervous system subduing your fight or flight patterns. You need to find what your triggers are and be aware of them as the psychological component. The pandemic has kicked a great deal of panic attacks. www.acufinder.com website has a list of Acupuncturists near you. Good luck and Be Well. Cynthia Gallant, LAc., LMT READ MORE

  • Can more than one condition be treated in an acupuncture session?

    Yes they should be addressing both physical aliments. You might need a new Acupuncturist than can cover more in one session. www.acufinder.com look for an in your area. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture be done without needles?

    There is non-inserted style Japanese Acupuncture called Shakuju that gently places the needles on the surface of the skin similar to a sham acupuncture it still has an effect, however the surface of your skin interacts somatic sensory with your connective tissue. Great for insomnia, anxiety and super peaceful. That being said this does nothing for orthopedic issues like joint pain or muscle knots, you need Acupuncture with needle insertion for that and Acupuncture with needle insertion is longer lasting. If you are a super sensitive person then either massage, reiki, shiatsu or non-inserted style acupuncture would be better for you. Everyone is different and has different sensitivity levels. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture good for insomnia?

    Acupuncture can work for insomnia, you also need to find out your root cause. look at your lifestyle as well. Are your high stressed at work? Do you exercise enough during the day so that you are tired enough at night? Do you have season depression? People from the North East have less Sunshine effecting Melatonin levels so you might just need some Melatonin with Acupuncture. You find an Acupuncturist near you. www.acufinder.com that is licensed and belongs to the NCCAOM. Good Luck! READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture for your neck safe?

    Yes if done properly. You don't need large acupuncture needles to release tiny muscles in your neck like your scalenes or scm muscles. I do a great amount of neck acupuncture. I'm at the Water House Wellness in Arlington, MA if you can't find anyone near you. Otherwise, www.acufinder.com make sure they are state licensed and belong to the NCCAOM national certification organization for Acupuncturists. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture cause muscle spasms?

    Yes I do Orthopedic Acupuncture Trigger Point Muscle Release Acupuncture under dry needling will work, don't go to a physical therapist for this. PT's get certified 27 hours a weekend workshop instead of 3-5 years of needling that it takes to learn proper technique of needle insertion and injuries are less common with Acupuncturists, from what has been reported. They are not licensed to work with needles unless they went to an Acupuncture school. Find a licensed Acupuncturist near you that belongs to the NCCAOM. www.acufinder.com READ MORE

  • Is it safe to do acupuncture every day?

    Depends on what is going on. If you have severe Chronic Issues then every other day can be prescribed. If you Acupuncturist thinks that you need a short session every day in the beginning until your symptoms subside then they might do that and then spread out your session as you improve. You shouldn't need every day for long term treatment. Again depends on the chronicity of your aliments. You can find a licensed Acupuncturist near you on www.acufinder.com. Make sure they belong to the NCCAOM. READ MORE

  • How do you acupressure your feet?

    You can take a course on Foot Reflexology. Good luck! READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Hematology and Oncology along with Orthopedic Sport Medicine-Structural Integration

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Guest Lecturer Mass College of Pharmacy Boston,MA 2017 - 2019
  • Acupuncturist & Bodywork Tufts Med Center Boston,MA 2015 - 2017

Awards

  • Top Doctor 2018 2018 Top Doc.com 

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Healthcare Professional  
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  

Cynthia Gallant's Practice location

Water House Wellness 742 MASS AVE -
Arlington, MA 02476
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Get to know Ms. Gallant, a highly respected and well regarded expert in Holistic Health & Acupuncture.

Cynthia earned her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Boston University from 1990-1994. She was certified by the Charles River School Institute for Healing and Inner Arts in the study of Zen Shiatsu. She became a Certified Practitioner of Asian Bodywork Therapies and Zen Shiatsu Therapist.

The Masunaga Zen Shiatsu Japanese style was developed as a root treatment to harmonize the excess and deficiencies in the body utilizing the Zang Fu meridian / channels in the body and the hara to unblock chi and to promote health. Shiatsu means "finger pressure" and has evolved over the years from Am-ma which means push-pull massage technique.

The next step in her journey was her acceptance into the New England  School of Acupuncture where she studied Japanese and Chinese Style Acupuncture and graduated in 2014.

She received her doctorate license of acupuncture from the Department of Health in RI, and licensed in acupuncture by the MA Board of Medicine and licensed in massage by the MA Board of Massage Therapy.

Prior to practicing with Waterhouse Wellness Cynthia practiced as a Laboratory Manager, Lab Safety Coordinator and Research Associate at Boston University. Additionally, she practices with South Boston Yoga.

She is affiliated with the Community Affiliated Outreach Program at the Tufts Medical Center where she provided the best quality Acupuncture and Massage Care to Cancer Patients in the Hematology and Oncology Department while conducting Clinical Case Reviews.

She currently practices as a Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist with Serenity in the City Salon & Spa, in Medford and Waterhouse Wellness. She is also on the faculty staff as a part-time guest speaker at the Mass College of Pharmacy.

In 2018, she gave an International presentation through the 9th International Conference on Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine ~ EuroSciCon in Ireland and published with the Acupuncture Congress 2018, Herbal Medicine: Open Access on “The uses of acupuncture in the hospital setting for symptom management in patients with breast cancer,” recognized by the British Academy of Continuing Medical Education.

Cynthia’s background includes Taekwondo, which allows her to understand body mechanics and muscle synergy. Her experience in Taekwondo includes formal training at the Boston University under Mass Collegiate Taekwondo Association where she became a US National 2nd degree Black Belt Taekwondo Forms Champion. She has also trained with Master Bow Sim Mark at the Chinese Wushu Research Institute in Boston Chinatown giving Tai Chi demonstrations and studied Medical Qigong under Grandmaster Zhang Yuangming.

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Cynthia M. Gallant, LAc, is a Top Acupuncturist with Water House Wellness in Arlington, MA

Cynthia M. Gallant, LAc, LMT, is a well-versed acupuncturist who attends to patients at Water House Wellness in Arlington, MA. Furthermore, she can be found practicing at Serenity in the City Salon & Spa in Medford, MA. In addition, Cynthia serves as guest speaker for the Mass College of Pharmacy. She has an impressive professional journey that spans many years and her areas of expertise cover all facets of acupuncture, including chines and Japanese-style acupuncture. Throughout her many years of experience, she has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of her practice, as evidenced by her sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of her work. Prior to her current endeavors, worked as Laboratory Manager, Lab Safety Coordinator and Research Associate at Boston University. Also, she provided acupuncture and massage to cancer patients in the hematology/Oncology Department at Tufts Medical Center whole conducting clinical case reviews. For more information about Cynthia M. Gallant, LAc, please visit https://waterhousewellness.com/cynthia-gallant-mac-lac-lmt/.

Cynthia M. Gallant, LAc, LMT, attended Boston University in Boston, OH, and was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree in 1994. She is certified as Zen Shiatsu Therapist by the Charles River School Institute for Healing and Inner Arts. Also, she is a Certified Practitioner of Asian Bodywork Therapies and has studied Japanese and Chinese-style acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture (2014). Certified and licensed in massage therapy (LMT), Cynthia has received Taekwondo training from the Massachusetts Collegiate Taekwondo Association and is a US National 2nd degree Black Belt Taekwondo Forms Champion. “She has also trained with Master Bow Sim Mark at the Chinese Wushu Research Institute in Boston Chinatown giving Tai Chi demonstrations and studied Medical Qigong under Grandmaster Zhang Yuangming,” states the official website of her practice. Cynthia has 31 publications on ResearchGate | Share and discover research and published abstract in Dublin, Ireland on the Uses of Acupuncture in the Hospital setting for symptom management in patients with breast cancer. Published in Herb Med. 2018, Volume 4 DOI: 10.21767/2472-0151-C1-002. For more information about Cynthia M. Gallant, LAc, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/82734825-Cynthia-Gallant-Acupuncturist.

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