The Wellness Haven
Proudly Offering Acupuncture Since 2012!
Business Update! On July 1, 2022 we moved to Milford!
Google Maps has not updated our address yet. We are located in an office building on 266 South Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460. We are on the second floor and share a waiting room with Vitality Sports Therapy Massage.
Welcome! Are you ready to try acupuncture and experience how your body can naturally heal itself with just a little reminder from hair-thin needles? Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. Acupuncture is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, enhance athletic performance, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.
Modern research has shown that acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to promote the body's remarkable self-healing abilities. An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body. Most patients find the sensations produced by acupuncture treatment to be deeply relaxing both mentally and physically.
What is Acupuncture like with Candice?
Acupuncture is my passion. My specialty is pain relief. All types of pain relief. I also enjoy and find much success treating infertility and weird/odd cases, the ones that doctors have no answers for!
Your comfort and achieving positive results are of the utmost importance to me. I stock brands of needles in many sizes. One brand that I use most often for pain relief is specially designed for orthopedic issues like back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and so on. Another brand that I use is completely painless and still effective. We will find the brand that is most comfortable for you.
I believe that client education is extremely important. I take the time to explain exactly how acupuncture will work for you and how long it will take for you to see results.
During your first treatment, we will do a face to face health history review going over every system in your body. I will feel your pulse and look at your tongue to diagnose imbalances. Next, I create a point prescription based off of my diagnosis. You will lay down and I will use rubbing alcohol to clean each point before needling. I use one-time use disposable needles on every client. After the needles are in, I stimulate your immune system by gently twisting the needles. My primary goal during each session is to increase your immune response, release fascia, relax muscles, increase circulation and calm your sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight/stress response). You will have the needles in for 30-45 minutes depending on your condition. I will come into the room periodically to asses your body's reaction to the needles and stimulate them if needed. I frequently use moxibustion, cupping, and electro-acupuncture during each session.
Shoulder Pain and Tightness
Low Back Pain
Rotator Cuff Tears and Pain
How does acupuncture actually work? The mechanism of action through which acupuncture works is through the transduction of mechanical signals from acupuncture needles to fascia/connective tissue. Through the activation of fascia, acupuncture increases your immune system, balances your endocrine system, and calms your nervous system.