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Welcome to Bret J Shulman Acupuncture


  • Experience Targeted Relief for Chronic Pain
  • Boost Your Immune System Naturally
  • Reduce Stress & Anxiety
  • Improve Your Sleep

With over 20 years of expertise, I have gradually refined my treatment to what I consider the most profound, and practical of the natural methods.  It includes a three-pronged approach;

  • Acupuncture for structural and energetic imbalances.
  • Unique, personalized, whole-food therapeutic-grade supplement protocols aimed at your specific complaints and underlying deficiencies.
  • Nutritional and lifestyle re-education and guidance to adopt and assimilate a genuinely nourishing and health-giving diet. 

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Services We Offer


Beneficial to those struggling with arthritis, digestion disorders, hormonal imbalances, infertility issues, or those with extra needle sensitivity.


beneficial to those dealing with neck pain, back pain, headaches or migraines, body aches or injuries, and exercise/sports-related soreness.


Benefits include reduced inflammation and stiffness, ease pain relating to arthritis, muscles and joints, improves circulation, stimulates collage production.


Focuses on the relief of soft tissue related conditions affecting muscles, nerves, tendon, ligaments, and fascia.

Cold Laser Therapy

Promotes healing in the deep tissues and joints while decreasing swelling.

Motor Point Therapy

Commonly used by professional athletes, as well as by the general population who suffer from chronic or acute muscle pain.

Dolphin Neurostim

Used to treat trigger points, reduce scar tissue and to treat a multitude of conditions using acupuncture points throughout the body.


Enhances standard acupuncture with the use of a device that delivers an electrical impulse to specific needles.

Pediatric Acupuncture

Used in treating colic, indigestion, GERD, constipation, and diarrhea as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), allergies, asthma, eczema, hives, bedwetting, and stuttering.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions about acupuncture. Have others?
Schedule a consultation for a personalized assessment and treatment options.

Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.

An acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body’s Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

During the initial exam a full health history will be taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist also may check pulses and your tongue and may conduct a physical exam. This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, you may receive an acupuncture treatment. Visits with your acupuncturist may last from thirty to ninety minutes.

Yes. In some instances children actually respond more quickly than adults. If your child has an aversion to needles, your acupuncturist may massage the acupuncture points. This is called acupressure or tuina.

The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achieve results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.

Treatment frequency depends on a variety of factors: your constitution, the severity and duration of the problem and the quality and quantity of your Qi. An acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatments per week, or monthly visits for health maintenance and seasonal “tune ups”.

Insurance coverage varies from state to state. Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. Here are a few questions to ask:

  • Will my plan cover acupuncture?
  • How many visits per calendar year?
  • Do I need a referral?
  • Do I have a co-pay?
  • Do I have a deductible?
  • If yes, has it been met?

Rates vary and depend upon what procedures are performed. It is best to schedule a consult with us about your needs and costs.

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.

  • Write down and bring any questions you have. We are here to help you.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points.
  • Do not eat large meals just before or after
    your visit.
  • Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit.
  • Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.
  • Between visits, take notes of any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the frequency and type of problems.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can effectively treat:


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Facial palsy
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gingivitis
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraine
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Pneumonia
  • Reproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tooth pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Wrist pain
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