Acupuncture Specialist

Release Integrative Medicine

Tim Eng, LAc

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine & Pain & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Schrafft Center, Charlestown, MA

Many adults who shy away from needles can appreciate the rejuvenating effects of acupuncture. Tim Eng LAc, CSMA®, and the team at Release Integrative Medicine in Charlestown, Massachusetts, use their expert touch to turn needles into remarkable healing tools. If you're looking for an acupuncturist who can help improve your Qi and your body's healing ability, call the office or use the online booking tool at any time.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment rooted in East Asian medicine that involves a series of thin needles inserted into the skin. The needles are thought to stimulate the body’s energy centers, restoring flow for proper healing.

Acupuncturists focus on the 12 meridian pairs that control the flow of energy, or Qi, throughout the body. Each muscle, organ and system in the body is associated with particular meridians and energy flow.

When energy flow is interrupted or blocked, it results in illness. At Release Integrative Medicine, an acupuncturist restores that energy flow to improve your health and wellbeing.

Does acupuncture hurt?

You may avoid acupuncture because it involves needles, but acupuncture needles are far more narrow than your standard hypodermic needles. Since they’re tiny, many adults say they can’t even feel them or only feel a slight sensation.

The improvements you feel after acupuncture make the minimal to nonexistent discomfort you might experience from the needles worth it. People of all ages report significant restorative benefits from acupuncture therapy, including an acute sense of relaxation and healing.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

The acupuncturists at Release Integrative Medicine use acupuncture as a holistic alternative treatment for disease or injury. They use acupuncture because it:

  • Stimulates your body’s healing mechanisms
  • Improves your body’s immune response
  • Stimulates pain-relieving chemicals, relieving low back, neck, and head pain
  • Helps you achieve overall wellness


Patients who visit Release Integrative Medicine with infertility troubles, smoking habits, and weight loss goals tend to find excellent results thanks to the benefits of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is meant to supplement, but not replace, other medical treatments for illnesses or injuries. The experts at Release Integrative Medicine incorporate acupuncture into their holistic treatment approach.

To schedule an acupuncture session with the skilled team at Release Integrative Medicine, call the office or request an appointment using the online booking tool today.