Norman Kraft is an acupuncturist, herbalist, clinical hypnotherapist and author living and practicing in Salem, Massachusetts. In this holistic health and wellness practice his areas of expertise include:

* Headaches/Migraines
* Environmental Illness
* General Wellness
* Infertility (male and female)
* Men's Health
* Musculoskeletal Disorders
* Oncology Support
* Psychological/Emotional Disorders
* Sports Acupuncture
* Stress and Anxiety
* Traumatology and Pain Management
* Chakra Acupuncture

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Tui Na Massage
  • Moxibustion
  • Chinese Herbs

Contact Details

  Website
  City Salem, MA
  Zip Code 01970
  Address 19 Front Street, Suite 205
  Phone Number (978) 394-4490

Products & Services

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the technique of inserting thin, metal needles into specific points on the body for therapeutic effect. It has a long lineage of use in China, with references to its practice dating back over 2500 years. These points are arranged in lines and patterns on the surface of the body, following energetic pathways of Qi (also rendered as Chi or Ki) . These pathways are called Meridians or Channels (Mai in Chinese) . Acupuncture points, though located on the surface of the body, connect to deep patterns of Qi within the body. Through insertion and manipulation of acupuncture needles, an art form in itself, disharmonies in the flow of Qi may be influenced and changed. We only use disposable needles in our practice, so that you can be assured of getting brand new, prepackaged and sterile needles each time.


Cupping

Cupping is the technique of using brief heat to create a vacuum in a glass cup and placing the cup over acupuncture points. The suction created by the cooling air within the cup creates a "pulling" effect, said in Chinese medicine to extract Wind and Dampness. Cups are also used to break up stagnation of energy, and to treat sports and accident related soft tissue injuries. Patients have told us that cupping is a like "getting a massage backwards. "


Tui Na Massage

Tui Na is a Chinese system of massage and physical therapy. Using many of the basic principles of acupuncture, combined with modern knowledge of body mechanics, Tui Na is used extensively in China for the treatment of injuries. It is also used frequently with athletes for injury recovery. Martial artists, gymnasts, dancers and others engage in activities requiring extreme flexibility especially benefit from acupuncture and Tui Na.

From Our Website

When you go to a practitioner of Oriental medicine do not expect it to be like a visit to a Western doctor. Oriental medicine practitioners depend highly on what we see, feel, smell and hear during your meeting with us, and use little or no modern medical equipment. Practitioners are more interested in the overall picture of you than the complaint that brought you there. In the course of your first interview, which may take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour or more, we will ask detailed questions about your health, diet and lifestyle while we try to learn more about who you are and what influences are at work in your life and upon your health.


Thank you for choosing us to be part of your healing process. We appreciate that you have entrusted us with your care, and we are confident that acupuncture and Oriental medicine will help restore you to a state of health and balance. As you may know, there is a considerable body of research supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of a wide range of medical, emotional and quality of life issues. If we can help you research your condition, please let us know. The "New Patient Health History, " below, is the usual type of health history form you would find in any healthcare office.


Norman Kraft is available to speak to businesses, organizations, groups and schools. In nearly 30 years of clinical practice, he has gained a noted expertise in the field of Chinese medicine and alternative medicine, and enjoys opportunities to talk to groups about these fascinating subjects. He is a popular and entertaining speaker, making these complex subjects accessible to audiences. Presentations can be customized around the needs of your organization or to address current headlines, and may be tailored for durations from 20 to 60 minutes.