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About Ingri Boe-Wiegaard and
CT Acupuncture Center

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Ingri Boe-Wiegaard has been a licensed and fully-insured acupuncturist serving Fairfield, Wilton, and Bethel, CT for over 25 years

Ms. Boe-Wiegaard has appeared on twenty radio shows and five television shows, and is a member of several acupuncture associations including CSAOM (Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and NGAOM (National Guild of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine). She is also a member of Mensa. In addition to practicing acupuncture, Ms. Boe-Wiegaard also conducts three weekly meditation classes and is also available for lectures.

Ms. Boe-Wiegaard holds degrees from:
– The International College of Oriental Medicine (UK)
– The Norwegian Academy for Natural Medicine (Naturopathic-Homeopathic)

She has also done post-graduate work at:
– The Norwegian Art School
– University of Oslo with a concentration on Science
– The University of Massachusetts at Amherst
– Hollins College
– Trinity College in Connecticut.

Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, L.Ac. ct#000016.

What is Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is a centuries old form of Chinese medicine that has found a strong footing in today’s holistic approach to modern medicine. Practitioners of acupuncture have used this noninvasive form of medicine to treat millions of people. It is a painless, safe and effective way of treating a host of medical problems.

 

Acupuncture focuses on the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “chee”), or Life Energy, flows throughout the body. This Qi protects the body from illness and pain. The quality, quantity and balance of Qi influence the overall health of the individual.

Acupuncture -- Centuries of Tradition and Healing

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The Origins of Acupuncture

Recent examinations of Ötzi, a 5000-year-old mummy found in the Alps, have identified over fifty tattoos on his body, some of which are located on acupuncture points that would today be used to treat ailments Ötzi suffered from. Some scientists believe that this is evidence that practices similar to acupuncture were practiced elsewhere in Eurasia during the early bronze age. According to an article published in The Lancet by Dorfer et al.: "We hypothesised that there might have been a medical system similar to acupuncture >

 
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The History of Taoism

Taoism is the English name for a religious and philosophical tradition in China. It's origins may be traced to prehistoric Chinese religions; to the composition of the Tao Te Ching (3rd or 4th century BCE). Accounts credit Laozi (Lao Tzu) (author of the Tao Te Ching) as the teacher of both Buddha, and Confucius. The "history of thought" contained in the Zhuangzi cites Laozi as a prior step. Chinese traditional medicine (acupuncture and herbs), Chinese alchemy, astrology, cuisine, several Chinese martial arts, fengshui, and many styles of qigong breath training disciplines have their origins in Taoism. >

 
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Yin and Yang: Balance and Change

From Chinese philosophy we can gain insights into health, disease prevention, and healing, and the nature of life and death. At the core of Chinese philosophy is the concept of balance. The theory of yin and yang is based on the principle of complementary opposites. Night leads to day, day becomes night, rain falls only to rise up again and create the clouds. Both yin and yang carry varying degrees of their opposites within themselves in order to maintain balance. This relationship is ever-changing, interdependent and transformational. In short, the yin/yang principle guides us to understand that every living entity is composed of two unified parts with opposing qualities that initiate the process of change and seek continual balance. >

What Patients Say about CT Acupuncture Center

Sciatica and Neck Pain Disappeared Almost Immediately
I came in to Ingri with severe neck pain and sciatica, with a pain level of 7 from a scale of 1-10. After only two treatments, I am feeling excellent! The sciatica and neck pain disappeared almost immediately, and... read more

-- Stephanie Ghannam, Bethel, CT

One Treatment for Back Pain
One treatment for back pain brought significant relief! 60%! As a teacher the ability to breeze about a lab and support my students is essential. Thank you, Ingri!
Acupuncture Has Helped My Shoulder Pain More Than PT or Chiropractic
I came to Ingri with shoulder and neck pain. I have received ten treatments so far, and have experienced at least 70% improvement. Acupuncture has really helped a lot. At the beginning the pain was horrendous. I was rear-ended... read more

-- C. Paquette, Bridgeport, CT

Ingri Was the Only One Who Could Take My Bursitis Pain Away
After other medical practitioners had been unsuccessful in treating my bursitis, I had reached the point of not being able to lift my arm. I was depressed and desperate at the loss of function. I couldn’t trust the arm... read more

-- R. Wendschuh, Redding, CT