The TCM clinic at The Marino Center offers therapy conducted by one of the foremost practitioners in the New England area. The Marino Center provides the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine in a convenient, comfortable and safe setting. Our goal is to make this holistic, physical, and spiritual healing practice available to anyone who could benefit from it.
1. Neurological and muscular disorders
2. Respiratory Disorders:
Bronchial asthma (in children and adult when uncomplicated)
3 Gastrointestinal Disorders:
Esophageal and cardio spasm, hiccup, gastroptosis, acute or chronic gastritis, sour stomach, duodenal ulcers, colonitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation, diarrhea, and paralytic ileus.
4. Eye Disorders:
Acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, nearsightedness (in children), and cataracts without complications.
5. Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders:
Toothaches, gingivitis, otitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, nasal catarrh, and acute tonsilliti. In general, acupuncture can be used for treating almost all kinds of pain, paralysis or neural dysfunction, allergies, immune imbalance and most gynecological problems.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes. Only sterile, disposable needles are used. Every licensed acupuncturist has passed the National Clean Needle Techniques Examination. From 1975-1995, only 35 accidents were reported out of tens of millions of worldwide acupuncture visits - a rate much lower than that of conventional medicine.
Does it Hurt?
Discomfort from acupuncture is mild or even nonexistent. Acupuncture needles are quite fine, usually 0.16-0.20 mm in diameter-much thinner than a regular syringe. Special techniques are used to promptly pinch the needles through the layer of sensory nerves beneath the skin. In some cases, sensations from the needles are needed to break down the energy flow blockage in the meridians. In Chinese, this is called "de Qi." In this case you may feel some temporary heaviness, soreness, or tingling.
What are Chinese Herbs?
While nature may produce disease, it also produces healing. Chinese herbs have a long history of successfully treating many types of diseases. Countless reports show that Chinese Herbs may aid in healing where traditional medicines are less effective.
Are Chinese Herbs Safe?
Yes. Over 30 years of toxicology studies have shown that Chinese Herbs are safe and have fewer side effects than chemical medications. A trained TCM practitioner has completed a formal training program and is knowledgeable in all aspects of the herbs he/she prescribes.