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New Patients

We have provided you with step-by-step instructions on what you need and what to expect out of your first treatment. Should you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

About

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Services

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Conditions

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Aftercare

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Location and Directions

How to find us...

42 Summer Street | Suite 306 A

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Our office is located on the 3rd floor within the Berkshire Healing Arts suite.

(Follow signs for either "Lyndsey Walsh" or "Berkshire Healing Arts").

  • The main entrance is located at the front of the building by the street on the right of Berkshire Nautilus.

  • Should you prefer to use the elevator,  it is conveniently located by the parking lot on the left-hand side of Berkshire Nautilus.

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Parking lots

Where should you park?

We strongly suggest NOT parking in the Hotel on North lot. Your car is subject to towingThere is ample parking available! The FREE parking for 42 Summer Street is located toward the back of the building on the Left-hand side of Berkshire Nautilus.

There is also a large parking lot across the street however, fees do apply.

We are also conveniently located by the bus stop and train station if you are arriving by alternative transportation.

The third floor is a maze...

How to find our office...

  • Once you reach the 3rd floor, walk down the hall until you see signs for "Quest Diagnostics."

  • Suite 306 A is on the right-hand side

  • There are several health care practices on the third floor so, be sure you are in the waiting area marked "Berkshire Healing Arts" 

  • Please wait in the waiting room when you arrive and your practitioner will come to get you at the time of your appointment. If you arrive early, feel free to take that time to use the restroom.

  • If you are lost or unsure you are in the right place, please call or text (413) 298-2122.

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Preparation for your treatment

How should you prepare for your appointment?

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What to wear?

We recommend wearing loose-fitting clothing or bringing a change of clothes with you. (i.e. sweat pants or shorts, tank top or loose tee shirt)

2

Eat prior to your appointment

Please eat a small meal at least one hour prior to your appointment.

3

Drink Water

We recommend you drink water prior to your appointment and after. Please refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages on the day of your appointment.

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Frequently asked Questions

Do the needles hurt?

No, the needles insert into the body so quickly that the pain receptors under the skin cannot perceive the sensation as painful. In some areas where this is less flesh, such as the hands and feet, a sensation may be felt similar to a mosquito bite without the itch. This sensation should subside quickly after the needle has been inserted.

How many treatments will you need?

Everyone responds to acupuncture treatments differently so, multiple factors are evaluated to help determine the likely amount of treatments per patient.

 

The body's resilience to heal declines over time so, repairing imbalances will need time to heal.

 

Be patient with yourself, the healing process, and your treatment plan.

Are the needles reused?

Today, Acupuncture is administered using disposable needles. The needles are packaged in a sterile environment and for one-time use only. The needles are disposed of in a biohazard container after use.

The needles are:

  • thread-like 

  • stainless steel

  • filiform

  • disposable

Hover over the boxes below for answers to some common questions

How will I feel after my treatment?

Everyone responds to acupuncture treatments differently. For instance, some patients have experienced a surge of energy, others feel ready to take a nap. The key is to take it easy and rest after a treatment.

When will I start to feel better?

Everyone responds differently to acupuncture treatments and results will vary depending on the condition. You may feel benefits in other areas of your health before you start to notice changes in your main health concern. Generally, patients notice these benefits within 2-3 treatments however, this also depends on how acute or chronic your condition is.

Yes! We have listed some lifestyle habits and activities to avoid as well as, provide you with a list of recommendations on this page. Feel free to take some time to review them as they are designed to help maximize your results with acupuncture.  Your acupuncturist may also provide you with more condition-specific activities, stretches, or routines that will help support your progress with treatment.

Are there ways to help support my healing process?

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Cancellation Policy

As a courtesy to you, your practitioner, and our other patients, we require 24 hours notice if you are unable to make your appointment.