Acu Well Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine
Our dedicated and qualified staff follows a holistic and
integrative model of medicine that includes acupuncture,
pain management, herbal medicine, massage and manual treatment,
nutritional counseling, physical fitness and personal training,
and other modalities that are combined as needed.
A unique feature of our integrative approach is that
complementing therapies are optimized to work synergistically
and are tailored to meet your individual needs. You benefit from
receiving all necessary treatment modalities on the same visit
without going from door to door or losing your time waiting for
another appointment. This synchronized teamwork assures superb
clinical effectiveness and prevents excessive and unnecessary
Traditional Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
The core of our practice is acupuncture and traditional medical regimes
that can trace their origins to Chinese medicine. In traditional Chinese
medicine the mental, emotional and physical are parts of the same entity.
This concept takes the whole person into account, both in diagnosis and
treatment. Disease is typically viewed as disorder or disharmony, and
treatment is directed toward balancing and harmonizing. Diagnosis is made
through gentle and non-invasive techniques such as interview; inspection
of the face, tongue and pulse; and palpation of specific acupuncture points.
Dr. Alex Tatevian and Dr. Christopher Carlow are Board Certified Diplomates in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
and a licensed Doctors of Acupuncture in the State of Rhode Island.
Together with Alex Tatevian, Chris believes in
holistic and integrative healthcare that promotes
natural healing without dangerous side effects.
Acupuncture is a method of prevention, correction and treatment of a disease,
illness, injury or pain by encouraging the body to promote natural healing
and improve functioning. This objective is implemented by the stimulation
of certain biologically active points on the surface of the body (acupuncture points).
These strategic points can be stimulated by the insertion of very fine,
thin stainless steel needles or by non-invasive techniques and other
means of physical stimulation.
We use only highest quality, sterile, disposable single-use needles.
A key feature of acupuncture as a kind of medical intervention is that
there is no administration of any chemical substances
in any form or delivery system.
The most recent treatment modality in Acupuncture is laser, which blends
state-of-the-art technology with ancient tradition.
Dr. Alex Tatevian pioneered formal research and clinical trials
in laser acupuncture beginning in the mid-1980s.
Laser acupuncture substitutes acupuncture needles with a low-energy laser beam
(also known as soft laser, low-energy laser or cold laser).
The lasers used for acupuncture treatment are
sophisticated, highly advanced and expensive medical devices that produce a
focused and coherent light beam of specific wave lengths of the spectrum.
The advantages of this method are that it is non-invasive, quick, absolutely painless,
very safe, and it provides fast clinical results.
Laser is used in conjunction with acupuncture needles or independently.
Laser is a perfect choice for needle-shy patients.
Also licensed as a massage therapist in the State of Rhode Island,
Alex Tatevian has extensive expertise and hands-on experience
in manual therapies that compliment and become essential part of acupuncture sessions.
Everett Sprague is a licensed massage therapist certified by
the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
who specializes in full body massage.
Manual therapies include:
- Classic Swedish massage
- Tui-na and Chinese bodywork, and other soft tissue techniques
- Soft spinal manipulation (not chiropractic adjustments)
- Stretching and exercise therapies
Reiki and Energy Healing Work
Gagik Saribekyan is a renowned expert in non-allopathic, non-contact
energy healing work. Neelam Kumar practices Reiki as a part of Ayurveda healing system.
Their holistic views, integrating the physical, emotional, mental and
spiritual, bring multidimensional diversity to the patient's care.
This subtle approach has helped many patients to get well and to
maintain the optimum well-being.
Far-infrared radiation is a new technology that uses special
bio-ceramic mineral materials that emit healing far-infrared
rays into the body.
Far-infrared energy penetrates deep into the body's soft tissues and
increases the blood supply within the affected area, promoting healing
and cell regeneration. Far-infrared rays reduce pain and swelling, relieve
spasms, improve muscle tone and strength, and improve nervous system function.
Far-infrared rays control bacterial growth and help to detoxify the body.
Combined with acupuncture, massage and manual treatment, topical application
of proven ointments, far-infrared rays provide remarkable clinical results.
Dr. Alex Tatevian and Dr. Christopher Carlow are Diplomates of the American National
Certification Board (NCCAOM) in Chinese Herbology. Many herbs
are powerful medicines that are safe and effective when used properly.
Scientific research in Europe and Asia demonstrates that some plant
substances are actually superior to synthetic drugs in certain clinical conditions.
Nutrition is the cornerstone of natural wellness. Nutrition is the practice
of using healthy foods to maintain fitness as well as the therapeutic use of
food to treat illness. Scientific research has shown that
conditions can be improved as effectively with a dietary scheme
as they can by other means, with fewer complications and side effects.
With so many misleading ads around, you may need expert advice to
help you choose wisely what is best for you. Alex Tatevian is the
contributor of numerous articles on nutrition for The Federal Hill Gazette.
Personal Fitness Training
Regina DeMartino is nationally certified through the Aerobics
and Fitness Association of America. She has a strong medical background and is dedicated to promoting
physical fitness, nutrition, and weight management. She has been involved in
personal fitness training for fourteen years. Regina is also a professional
member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.