About Knotted root

R.M Brown L Ac

Licensed Acupuncturist- Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine- Certified Practitioner in Tuina with the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia

New England School of Acupuncture- Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Mount Holyoke College- Magna Cum Laude, BA in Critical Social Thought

Trained in Tui na, a three year apprenticeship in tuina and shiatsu with Robert Canty (Cambridge Shiatsu)

Education:

New England School of Acupuncture- Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Mount Holyoke College- Magna Cum Laude, BA in Critical Social Thought

Trained in Tui na, a three year apprenticeship in tuina and shiatsu with Robert Canty (Cambridge Shiatsu)

 

Mission:

R.M’s first impressions of medicine came from doing field work with his father in Kathmandu, Nepal. Two things were made clear at that point: how much external circumstances affect our internal environment- our ability to thrive or struggle to survive- and what a difference genuine kindness and respect can make.

He has carried these lessons as his true north and now they inform his own practice of medicine.

Knotted Root is meant to symbolize the deep seated constriction caused by trauma, grief, pain, disease, etc.  It is the greatest goal of Knotted Root to help, in partnership with the patient, untangle these knots and to do so with genuine kindness and respect.

    Treatment

At knotted root, acupuncture is only one small part of the treatment. R.M’s foundation in Chinese and Japanese bodywork means he has a hands on approach, with an emphasis on touch and intuition to guide the treatment.

He utilizes all five branches of Chinese medicine: qi gong/meditation, tuina, lifestyle/dietary practices, and Chinese herbs, as well as acupuncture.

Each treatment is a specialized blend of the tools at R.M’s disposal. It may change depending on the season, the weather, from one patient to another- even from one week to the next for the same patient.

The treatment our bodies crave depends so much on the challenges we face. It is the intention of knotted root to help patients face those challenges- whether they be pain, chronic illness, psycho-emotional issues, or acute trauma- with support and greater resilience.

If you want to know more about how a knotted root treatment can help meet your needs, please contact us.

Internal conditions treated:

While Chinese Medicine can treat* all manner of diseases, there are some conditions on which we concentrate:

Trauma

Though trauma has many manifestations and etiologies, at knotted root we treat the physical presentations of trauma in the body. Through acupuncture, stone medicine, and bodywork- as well as herbal medicine in some cases- we build a foundation for the shen to settle.

See our page all about pain for more information about how trauma presents in the body

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

In Shan Han Lun Chinese classical herbology, the Spleen and Stomach are the central pivot around which everything else revolves.

What does that mean? everything begins and ends with your guts. We treat all manner of digestive disorders including eating disorder, distension, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, slow digestion, reflux/GERD, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, you name it. Please contact us with specific questions about your condition and treatment approach.

MANAGEMENT OF CHEMOTHERAPY SIDE EFFECTS

Cancer can be devastating on many levels, physically, emotionally, financially etc but the treatment itself can cause difficult side affects.

Acupuncture can help regulate these symptoms including:

  • nausea
  • poor appetite/food sensativity
  • poor immunity
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
INSOMNIA

Restorative sleep is crucial to good health. If you experience disrupted sleep, difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking, poor sleep quality, stress dreams/nightmares you may need Chinese medical treatment. We can work to settle your shen with stone medicine, acupuncture, and magnetic therapy, and strengthen your blood and yin with herbal medicine to improve you energy and sleep quality.

*please remember treatment may indicate an amelioration in symptoms and improved quality of life, not a complete cure

REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH

Knotted root has developed a specialty in treating prostate issues, erectile dysfunction, and urinary difficulty though moxibustion, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Contact us to learn more about the Chinese medicine and andrology.

We treat Gynocological issues including menstrual pain and irregularity, regulating vaginal flora, menopausal symptoms, as well as Interstitial Cystitis and chronic UTI.

Payment & fees:

We process Personal Injury Protection and Worker’s Compensation claims, though we do not accept private insurance. Health Savings Accounts are also viable payment options.

Most often treatments are a combination, the following is for those who may want one service but not another.

Offerings

While Chinese Medicine can treat* all manner of diseases, there are some conditions on which we concentrate:

Acupuncture

R.M uses acupuncture mostly to treat meridian conditions of the muscles, sinews, and joints- see our page all about pain – and has a different treatment approach for internal conditions.

For meridian conditions, R.M specializes in orthopedic acupuncture treatment combined with mirror technique, which pairs well with Chinese orthopedic bodywork/tui na and she often uses them in tandem. 

He also employs microsystem acupuncture, including auricular and Yamamoto scalp acupuncture but some Korean hand acupuncture as well.

Conditions for which acupuncture has been proved to be effective according to the World Health Organization:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
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