Steve Paine, OMD (Hong Kong), L.Ac. (CT,HI)

Steve Paine, OMD (Hong Kong), L.Ac. (CT,HI)
Mayflower Acupuncture, LLC / Steve Paine, OMD 536 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT 06070

Steve Paine, OMD (Hong Kong), L.Ac. (CT,HI)

Steve Paine, OMD is an acupuncturist licensed in Connecticut and Hawaii, a diplomat of the (US) National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists, a Certified Disability Evaluator and a diplomat of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics. Steve received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Oriental Medicine located in Hong Kong, in 1989. Steve attended China's Ministry of Public Health Advanced Acupuncture Training Program at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China. He graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York. Steve is a past President of the Hawaii Acupuncture Association and a member of the US-China Medical Association. He is currently President of the National Guild of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Guild 62, OPEIU, and AFL-CIO.

Steve uses a comprehensive approach to treating patients. He respects and complements conventional allopathic medical treatments. Emphasis is placed on physical complaints but with a keen appreciation of the client's emotional and mental states. Underlying his approach is the assumption that illness and discomfort often have roots that go deeper than the physical and that attitude and lifestyle have a profound effect on physical health.

Most people who use acupuncture and Chinese medicine in conjunction with their medical doctor and other health-care professionals report the highest levels of satisfaction in their overall health.
Years In Practice 36
Primary Specialty


Gender Male
Education Steve Paine, OMD, earned a BA in sociology from Union College, Schenectady, New York. He began his acupuncture training in 1983 at California Acupuncture College and then trained at Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, California prior to a California Board of Acupuncture approved tutorial program with distinguished practitioners in southern California. He completed the World Health Organization (WHO) affiliated China Ministry of Health Advanced Acupuncture Training Program at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, and received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Oriental Medicine in Hong Kong in 1988.
Training Steve Paine, OMD, L.Ac. began his practice with Dr. Mosaraf Ali, noted medical doctor and integrative specialist from 1988 to 1990 in Hong Kong ( and moved his practice to Honolulu, Hawaii from 1990 to 1995, where he served a term as President of the Hawaii Acupuncture Association. He practiced in Hong Kong from 1995 to 2010 and has been practicing in Simsbury, Connecticut since 2010.
Affiliations Connecticut Worker's Compensation Medical Advisory Panel appointee, National Guild of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (National President 2009-present), American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, Certified Disability Evaluator
Certification Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Oriental Medicine in Hong Kong in 1988, Licensed acupuncturist, Hawaii, 1990 to present, Licensed Acupuncturist, Connecticut, 2010 to present, Diplomat, National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics 1990, Certified Disability Evaluator, 1990
Office Staff 5 staff
Payment Options Call for details (860) 413-2118
Services What to expect from Chinese medicine

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Expect moderate relief of your symptoms in the beginning and progressive relief of your symptoms over the next few days or weeks of treatment, depending upon how long you've had those symptoms. For your long-term health and life management, expect education and guidance in the principles of healthy living, healthy thinking and healthy thoughts, feelings and attitudes. The full value of Chinese medicine comes through understanding that how you create your body and your mind determines your health and the satisfactions you derive from life.

Expect a deeply relaxing time which you can use to quietly think, meditate or sleep either in silence or while listening to any of the hundreds of musical selections, audio books or guided meditations available for your selection. You can also expect that I will provide you with consultation or written material on the principles and practice of self-care from the rich tradition of Chinese medicine.
What happens during a treatment session?

Your first visit will begin with an in-depth assessment of your condition and an initial treatment. The initial intake and treatment will take one hour. You may either arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out the intake forms, or fill them out online and e-mail them to our office. Do this by opening the form, placing an "x" next to the appropriate boxes, then saving the intake form with your name as the title, then attaching the saved forms to an e-mail. You can download the short intake form and the long intake form or at the office and we will e-mail them to you.

All treatments after the first session also last one hour. Please arrive at least five minutes early for all subsequent visits so that you can relax ahead of our session.

We begin each subsequent session with a review of the progress made since the last session. We make sure we're on track and that our focus is appropriate to your current situation.

My needling technique is gentle and some clients feel almost nothing. Most clients usually feel a small pinch which disappears in moments. You may instead feel something akin to a 'pebble dropping into water', with a small pinch that spreads out gradually. Clients experience different levels of sensitivity, so I work closely with you to make sure your experience is comfortable and positive.

I use the finest quality, most expensive American, Japanese, and Chinese needles on the market. These needles are sterilized, single-use and disposable. Our approach is to use the fewest needles possible to achieve therapeutic results while ensuring that treatments are comprehensive and effective.

Depending upon your preferences and the conditions being treated, modalities consist of varying combinations of manipulation, massage, acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, electromagnetic heat or cold packs. Needles are typically retained for between 20 and 40 minutes while you rest comfortably.
What is the experience like?

The psychological effect of acupuncture is to suspend time and space allowing healing to take place. The result is an induced meditation of which you are in complete control. The sensation is almost always extremely pleasant and profoundly enjoyable. For more than twenty years, clients have told me that the state of consciousness that they reach during acupuncture sessions is one of the most satisfying experiences of their lives.

Most people who begin acupuncture and Chinese medicine are so satisfied with how they feel and how their health improves that they continue treatments once a month or once every couple of months to keep their health in top form. As discussed in the About Chinese medicine section of this website, those clients who see Chinese medicine practitioners in conjunction with their medical doctors and other healthcare professionals report their highest levels of satisfaction with Chinese medicine.

During your session you may choose to sleep, meditate or relax by listening to music which you bring with you or which you select from the thousands of pieces of music or hundreds of guided meditations and books in our audio library.
What should I expect after treatment?

Your relief may be immediate or delayed up to 48 hours. Relief may last for a few hours after the first visit and then last longer with each successive treatment. The speed of your response to treatment varies depending upon the severity of the presenting symptoms, your internal reserves of strength and your unique sensibilities.
Additional Services Worker's Compensation, Major medical insurance accepted
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Recent Reviews
I was so impressed with the progress I was able to make after visiting them. All my questions were answered, and I feel a lot more confident and hopeful about the future. I left feeling extremely satisfied. I'm not going to continue to look for a practice with better service, although there is probably one out there. It's not worth the hassle and this practice does their best and gives me the results I need. They gave me a very thorough explanation about how acupuncture works and why its effective. They were happy to answer every question I had. This provider has so much helpful information available online. They have an impressive website that's easy to use, with forms that you can fill out before your appointment. They also have a great online presence in multiple directories.
by Anonymous
June 16, 2011
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I didn't notice any fragrance that was obnoxious
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The best
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I felt that I received so much value from my appointment because of the thoroughly holistic approach they had in place. It's rare. Thank you!
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Absolutely! They made an enormous impact
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July 22, 2014
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Did this acupuncturist listen to your input and concerns?
Absolutely; they always listens carefully to what I have to say
Did the staff make you feel uncomfortable when you called with questions or concerns?
Not at all! They were happy to address every concern I had
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February 08, 2014
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