Timothy Armstrong, Dr, of Acupuncture

Timothy  Armstrong, Dr, of Acupuncture
Armstrong Acupuncture LLC 176 Taunton Avenue East Providence, RI 02914

Timothy Armstrong, Dr, of Acupuncture

About Us

In Rhode Island, no other acupuncturists can compete with Providence Acupuncture. Our small team includes board-certified acupuncturist Dr. Timothy Armstrong. He has operated a private practice since 2004 in the state. With such experience, Dr. Armstrong provides the best acupuncture Providence RI services today.

A dedicated team surrounds Dr. Armstrong and provides care for clients. We believe in providing friendly and fast service without delays. For that reason, clients have come to love the experience at Providence Acupuncture. Our team members consist of care providers, assistants, and clerical workers that are both trained and experienced.

We charge competitive rates on all acupuncture services. Providence Acupuncture is dedicated to providing excellent care and services to each client. From day one, our team has provided unbeatable acupuncture in RI. Clients from across the state come to our location specifically for treatment, which is something we’re proud about today.

Acupuncture can benefit thousands of people in Rhode Island right now. If you’re interested in these services, then don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email at your earliest convenience. One of our team members will be happy to assist you and set up an initial appointment with Dr. Armstrong.


As our name suggests, Providence Acupuncture provides acupuncture services to clients of all ages and backgrounds. Acupuncture targets the body’s natural Qi reserves with small, sterile needles. Qi is the centerpiece of our practice and is best described as an energy that protects the body. When Qi is out of balance, we start to feel pain and come down with various diseases or conditions that wreak havoc on ourselves.

Acupuncture is designed to increase Qi in the body and improve its quality. Sterile needles are placed at specific points in the body to affect Qi reserves. Undoubtedly, some clients are skeptical about the whole idea of acupuncture at first. Many clients are surprised to find that they feel better after treatment, though. Some patients can receive relief from chronic conditions or diseases here, too.

Combined with other practices, acupuncture can do incredible things for each patient. At Providence Acupuncture, we believe in fixing Qi imbalances with this medical practice. Clients can see and feel results after a single treatment in some cases. Other conditions and issues might require long-term acupuncture treatment. Either way, Dr. Armstrong will craft the right plan of action for each client.

During the initial visit, clients are given a physical by Dr. Armstrong. He looks through a client’s medical history and inquires about current health issues. This information is then used to see whether acupuncture makes sense for a given client. Typically, the average person can benefit from acupuncture, but we realize that’s not always the case. Dr. Armstrong will advise each client of his opinion.

Our clients can always schedule an appointment with Dr. Armstrong if they want a one-time treatment. Otherwise, we do treat a large number of regular patients with our acupuncture services. One-time and regular clients alike have said nothing but positive remarks about the quality of our services. We plan to continue serving Providence for the years to come!
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Services Can Acupuncture help me?
Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly with acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Some conditions may require slow and steady progress. There are many factors that influence the course of treatment. These include the duration of the disease, current lifestyle and constitution of the patient.
We provide gentle guidance for our patients to participate in their healing process. This helps to ensure a more rapid recovery as well as health maintenance and prevention of disease in the future.
Some conditions will most effectively be alleviated through a combination of Oriental and Western Medicine. Oriental Medicine and Western Medicine work in a complementary manner to each other.

How does Acupuncture work?
6394_cosmetic-acupuncture(1)Oriental Medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western Medicine. It works with the natural energy inherent within all living things to promote the body’s ability to heal itself. Ancient Chinese healing practitioners recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this energy “Qi” (pronounced “chee”), and they discovered that this energy flows along specific pathways called “meridians”. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. Disease is considered to arise due to imbalance of energy in the meridians and their associated physiological systems.
An Acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on your body. This quick and easy insertion stimulates your body’s Qi. Acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians, and each point has predictable effect upon the vital energy passing through it. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, thus corroborating the locations of the meridians mapped by the ancients.
Traditional Oriental Medicine uses an intricate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis, palpation of points and meridians, medical history and other sighs and symptoms to create a composite Oriental medicine diagnosis. A treatment plan is then formulated to induce the body to a balanced state of health.

What will I feel during treatment?
acupuncture appointmen. Acupuncture needles are very fine, about the diameter of a human hair. The sensation of an acupuncture needle varies from patient to patient. Most patients do not even feel the needle’s insertion, although some describe it as being similar to a slight bug bite. During treatment, various sensations may be felt at the acupuncture point. These sensations may include heaviness, warmth or a slight tingling. This is a positive indication that Qi is being activated at the point.
Most patients find the treatment to be very relaxing, and many find themselves in a deeply peaceful state or even fall asleep. After the treatment, they often feel refreshed and relaxed, and simultaneously many feel energized.

Can Herbal Remedies help me?
Herbs have been used throughout the ages both to treat specific maladies, to help boost energy and immunity, pacify the mind, and promote an overall sense of well being. Chinese herbal formulas are prescribed alone or as a complement to acupuncture treatment. They are normally taken three times a day in the form of a pill, powder or tea. Just as with acupuncture, treatment courses vary in duration, lasting from as little as one day to several months, depending upon the chronicity of the condition.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is unique in that each formula is customized to the patient’s specific condition as well as to his or her individual constitution.
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