Greenhouse Natural Medicine practitioner Dr. Cynthia Hall is a certified acupuncturist in the state of New Hampshire

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medical ideology, and encompasses the use of sterile fine needles inserted at specific points of the body to stimulate different aspects of a patient’s vital energy (Qi) to aid in the healing journey.


The aim of acupuncture is to open blockages in energy and redirect the flow of energy so the body can find balance and overcome disease states.



What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

  • Pain reduction (TMJ, headaches, migraines osteoarthritis, low back pain, fibromyalgia)
  • Fertility support (infertility, IVF and IUI support, sperm health, egg quality)
  • Hormonal support (perimenopause, menopause, hypothyroid, HPA axis dysfunction, PCOS, PMS, fibroids, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, erectile dysfunction)
  • Digestive support (diarrhea, constipation, IBS, IBD, hemorrhoids)
  • Immune support
  • Mood support (depression, addiction, anxiety)
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Neuropathy (numbness and tingling)

Who can benefit from Acupuncture?

Almost anyone. Acupuncture treatments are individualized and can be used in all age groups, pregnant patients, patients on anticoagulants and patients with a history of bleeding disorders.

Acupuncture is not recommended in cases of malignant skin infections, and for those who are suffering from psychosis or delusions. 

A Blend of Two Treatment Styles

Traditional acupuncture places fine needles along specific areas (meridians). For example: one of the best acupuncture points for headaches is on the foot. A more Western approach of Acupuncture is to localize needle placement around specific muscle groups and areas. For example: place needles around the head and neck to address tight muscles in a tension headache.

Blending these approaches allows our Certified Acupuncturist to build the most effective treatment plan for your concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

The greatest number of pain sensor nerves are on the outermost layers of the skin. Sometimes the initial moments of needle insertion can be felt. Once the needle is in place, some patients report a pulsing sensation or dull ache.

Initial sessions involve an intake that is tailored towards Traditional Chinese Medicine practices, a tongue and pulse assessment.

Acupuncture needles are left in for approximately 20-30 minutes to optimize the flow of qi without overstimulating the areas.

Because treatments are individualized, treatment frequency will vary. Normally, we recommend treatments more often during acute cases, and less frequently during a maintenance phase.

Lose, comfortable clothing. The majority of therapeutic points can be done below the elbows and knees. In cases of abdominal and reproductive concerns, access to the abdomen will be valuable. In cases of headaches and back pain, access to the back will be valuable.


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Wednesday 8AM - 4PM
Thursday 8AM - 4PM
Friday by appointment only
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