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Acupuncture is a system of healing. Chris Chapleau, our Licensed Acupuncturist, will insert tiny needles into points in your body to bring about physiological change. These acupuncture points conduct the vital energy of the body known as Qi.  Disruptions in this energy flow can cause pain or illness. Acupuncture corrects these imbalances and rarely causes side effects.

Acupuncture can be considered one of the most effective therapies available to stimulate the nervous system. My goal is to successfully integrate acupuncture as an adjunctive modality to other wellness services offered at Healthy Weighs to enhance the quality of treatment given to patients. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists approximately four dozen different conditions that can be treated by acupuncture. The most common uses are:

Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Bursitis, Back pain, Tendonitis, Muscle weakness, Strains/Sprains, Myofacial pain, and Post-operative pain.
Gastrointestinal: Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Digestive problems, Hemorrhoids, and Liver conditions.
Gynecological and Genitourinary: Painful menstruation, Kidney problems, PMS, Cramps, Sterility and impotence, Cystitis, Menopausal syndrome, and Infertility.
Neurological: Bell’s Palsy, Headaches, Neuralgia, Numbness, Paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, Post-stroke Syndrome, Sciatica, Shingles, and Tremors.
Psychiatric: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, and Nervous tension.
Respiratory: Allergies and Asthma.
Ear, Nose, Throat: Sinusitis, Nerve Deafness, Meniere’s disease, and Tinnitus.
Other: Addictions, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, and Fatigue.

In addition to being an acupuncturist, Chris also has an M.S. in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology. He bridges the gap between health care and fitness by specializing in clinically oriented exercise programs and the integration of acupuncture. Chris is experienced and qualified to assist clients with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Post-rehabilitative exercise and/or acupuncture programs provide a safe way to continue reconditioning after physical therapy. Programs can also help to improve existing range of motion limitations, as well as alleviating pain and various overuse conditions.

Chris really cares about helping you achieve your health goals. If you have any questions prior to your initial visit, please call us at (203) 775-1819.

Chris Chapleau, M.S., L.Ac., is a practicing Acupuncturist and an Exercise Physiologist. Chris is also Certified in Facial Rejuvenation. He has studied under a leading facial rejuvenation expert in the world, Virginia Poran. Chris combines Western knowledge & Eastern practice to help you to be productive and energetic to meet the demands of your daily life. Besides the traditional Eastern approach with acupuncture, Chris also takes a Western biomedical approach to using acupuncture, using trigger point therapy and manual and movement therapy. His experience training himself and others for triathlons, bike racing, MMA & similarly demanding athletic endeavors uniquely prepares him to assist serious athletes in realizing top performance while preserving peak immune function and general good health.

Specializing in acupuncture and exercise science, Chris integrates acupuncture into pre and post physical therapy or fitness training for pain modulation, speedy recovery, and enhanced performance. Clients can choose to just focus on one-on-one exercise therapy/ training, acupuncture, or a combination of both. Other modalities that he uses in therapy are acu-taping, manual body work (structural integration), herbal therapy (MediHerb), nutrition supplementation, cupping, guasha, and stretching techniques (mobilization, PNF, and distraction). The exercise component is one-on-one fitness management, focusing on strength and conditioning, post physical rehab – exercise therapy, sport specific plyometrics, weight loss, core strengthening, and functional training. The acupuncture component focuses on sport injuries, myofascial pain, peripheral neuropathy, arthritis, facial rejuvenation, stress, smoking cessation, addiction detoxification program, weight management, and sport recovery and performance.

Chris is the official acupuncturist and strength coach for Cannondale/fushionThink’s Stage 1 Cycling Team, and he is a CSAOM Board Member.