ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness
William Wessel, Licensed Acupuncturist
45 Newbury Street, Suite 208
Boston, MA 02116

617-922-1881
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NEWS

ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness accepts most major medical insurance plans.

Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Fallon Community Health
Harvard Pilgrim
Tufts  

Call William to find out more information and to see if your plan covers acupuncture or if you can receive a discount.


ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness has officially opened in Suite 208 at 45 Newbury Street.

Same Building as Before,
New Suite Number,
More Health Services.

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You can feel better and live life to the fullest.
Acupuncture can help.

Acupuncture is completely safe and effective for most symptoms.  Let William Wessel, Lic. Ac. help you to live your life to your fullest.  It is possible.  ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness is a holistic Wellness Center that serves the Back Bay, Fenway, Beacon Hill and the South End neighborhoods of Boston.

Now is the time to take control of your health and well-being.

Call William Wessel, Board Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist at 617-922-1881 to discuss your health care needs and to set up your first appointment.  He is never too busy to help you!













How Treatment Works

To treat any Qi imbalance, fine sterile needles will be inserted at specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways.  At ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness we use only the highest quality, disposable sterilized needles.  William Wessel, your acupuncturist, will concentrate on points related to your symptoms and specific issues.  His treatment plan for you will consist of treating your underlying imbalances according to Chinese medicine,  and to provide you with relief from your symptoms.  He will discuss the types of treatment you will receive, and your time line of care.  Every treatment is different and is tailored to your needs on that particular day.  He may include other therapies such as cupping, gua sha, moxibustion or zero balancing. 

Your actions are also a key component of your treatment plan.  Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being.  Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health and possibly prevent future imbalances.  The more you incorporate acupuncture into your life, the more you'll learn to nurture your body, mind, and spirit. 

Since this system of health care may be different than other care you've received it's only natural to have questions.  William is more than happy to answer your questions you might have.  Give him a call at 617-922-1881 to discuss them with you. 

Acupuncture takes a holistic, or whole body approach to health.  This means that your acupuncturist, William Wessel, will take into account your whole self (Body, Mind, and Spirit), not just your symptoms in order to get to the root of your health concerns.  We will work together to find out how other factors such as your lifestyle and emotional and mental well-being may be affecting your health.

Getting a chance to really discuss your health concerns with a health care provider, and having your provider listen, may be new to you.  Think of it as your opportunity to form a partnership for better health.

Your First Visit

Your first visit may last longer than your follow up acupuncture treatments at ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness located on Newbury Street in the Back Bay of Boston. You should allow up to an hour and a half for the first visit, though it may not take that entire time.  Your subsequent treatments will last approximately 50-60 minutes.  Even though the treatments are shorter, William will continue to take your health history, check in with your symptoms, and provide you with a unique treatment plan.  He will continue to ask you about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep, emotional states, and anything that may offer insight into your health.

He will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and Chinese medicine such as tongue and pulse diagnosis and smelling the back of your neck or low back.  He will also look at your facial skin tone, eyes and nails.  All of this will help him to tailor a perfect treatment for you. 

After Your Acupuncture Treatment

For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:

1.  Please show up on time.  If you are more than 15 minutes late your appointment may need to be canceled and you may be charged a late cancellation fee.  Unlike going to a regular doctor's office, acupuncturists schedule only one patient during a specific time slot and in back to back succession.  If you are late it will not allow adequate time to check in with your symptoms and thus not enough time to treat you.

2.  Don't eat a large meal right before your acupuncture treatment.  A small meal or snack is fine.  Also, don't arrive extremely hungry.  Your treatment will be more effective if you have eaten something small some time before your visit.

3.  Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with William before your treatment.

4.  Refrain from strenuous exercise for at least a few hours after your treatment.

5.  Refrain from drugs, caffeine, and alcohol for at least 12 hours after your treatment.

6.  Keep all your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous one.



By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health you are on the road to a healthier you!  If you have any questions about receiving acupuncture or want to schedule your first appointment at ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness located in the Back Bay of Boston call William Wessel now at 617-922-1881.  He will take the time to assist you with any questions you might have.  He returns all phone calls within a few hours so please leave a message if he is treating another patient.
Acupuncture is an amazing medical art form and most likely will make your symptoms go away.  Like many people you are probably frustrated with conventional medicine, or have tried everything for your health issues.  The mission at ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness is to help you receive the highest quality of acupuncture care in Boston. 

William Wessel, Licensed Acupuncturist at ELEMENT Acupuncture and Wellness will listen to your concerns, help you make smart lifestyle changes and will be there for you while you embark on your healing journey.  Acupuncture is a medicine that promotes health and balance.  Your Body is very wise and has the potential to heal, after all, it longs to be in a state of balance.