Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Cambridge, MA

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Joseph Kay, Lic. Ac.

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A Gentle Yet Effective Approach to Health Care
My specialty is Japanese Style Acupuncture , this is a gentle style of Acupuncture that focuses on the root cause of an individuals problem. Diagnosis is done by visual observation, asking questions and by palpating the body. In particular I examine the the radial pulse and the abdomen. These are the areas of the body that give the most information about the core or root cause of a persons problem. Once a pattern of disharmony is found I treat the core/root cause to build a foundation so that the presenting symptoms can truly be resolved. These presenting symptoms are what brings a person in for treatment to begin with. By treating the root first it is much easier to have a lasting effect in treating and resolving the symptoms. This is the heart of Japanese style Acupuncture.
I also use the balance method of Acupuncture. This is a Chinese style of Acupuncture that many times can yield immediate results. This works especially well with issues of pain and physical discomfort.
I came into the Acupuncture field via my study of Martial Arts in the 1970's. I studied with a Chinese master who was also an Acupuncturist. Through my studies with this master I saw that the concept of Qi or vital energy was not something you needed to believe in or concentrate on but was something as real as each breath you take. I soon became interested in Acupuncture because I saw this as a way of not just philosophizing about Asian culture but a way I could make a difference in the health and life of other people. Within a couple of years I heard about an Acupuncture school that had opened in the Boston area, I moved here, went to school and never looked back.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition
 Auricular Acupuncture  Japanese Style Acupuncture
 Bodywork  Lifestyle Counseling
 Chi-Akra / Facial Acupuncture  Massage Therapy
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Moxibustion
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Online / Video Consultation
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Tuina
 Cosmetic Acupuncture
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)
 Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
I graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture , i trained at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the P. R. C. I have trained with various Japanese master practitioners in Japan as well as in the United States . In 2005 I received a teaching certificate from the Japanese American Acupuncture Foundation.
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
Payments Accepted
cash, check, Mastercard/Visa, insurance
Hours:Mon. - Fri. 8:30- 6:30, Sat. 8:30-1:00
License:0149 Massachusetts
872 Massachusetts Avenue
Suite 1-5
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