This is just a partial list of disorders that can be treated with acupuncture and chinese herbs. Call Michelle or send her a message to see if she can treat you.

Women’s Health / Fertility

Michelle Hay provides acupuncture and herbal prescriptions to patients from Waltham and surrounding Boston area. She treats men, women, and non-binary individuals seeking treatment for fertility issues. Issues such as: PCOS, ovulatory disfunction, diminished ovarian reserve, low sperm count, endometrial lining issues, and support during IUI / IVF treatment.

From a continued Women’s Health perspective, this clinic treats women who are experiencing painful periods (dysmenorrhea), no periods (amenorrhea), PMS management, PCOS management, pregnancy support, and menopausal issues such as hot flashes, sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness, etc.

Gynecological / Fertility Resources

Menstrual disorders – PMS, menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea), irregular periods (oligomenorrhea), PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), or infrequent / no periods (amenorrhea)

Hillary Wrights – PCOS book out in 2017. A great book on how to realistically cope with the dietary need of the PCOS pattern.

Acupuncture and Fertility – optimize fertility, balance hormones, decrease stress and anxiety during IUI/IVF treatment

The relationship between stress and infertility

Peri-menopause / Menopause – decreased hot flashes, stop night sweats, increase energy, decreasing anxiety and depression

Acupuncture in Menopause (AIM) Study: a Pragmatic, Randomized Controlled Trial

For support groups, education and more:

Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Acute or chronic GI issues can interfere with all aspects of life. Acupuncture can help brings things back under control.

Gastrointestinal Symptoms Resources

Heartburn (GERD or non-GERD related)

Clinical study on the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux by acupuncture:

IBS / Crohn’s Disease / Colitis / Celiac – diarrhea/constipation, bloating and cramps
These auto-immune issues can be addressed with acupuncture and herbs. It can help regulate digestion and decrease inflammation to maintain good GI health.

Article on Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome:

Article on multiple treatments for IBS:

Pulmonary Disease

As a previous Respiratory Therapist I still stay committed to supporting patients with lung disease and disorders. This includes patients with COPD, asthma, allergies, chronic bronchitis, and Cystic Fibrosis.

Pulmonary Disease Resources

Here is a WedMD link looking at how multi-fascinated caring for patients with COPD is. Keeping up overall health is critical to keeping good lung health.


There are multiple options for treating sleeplessness. Typically a combination of acupuncture, behavior modification, and/or herbs work the best.

Insomnia Resources

Insomnia – difficulty falling and/ or staying asleep. Chronic or short term.

Article about Sleep and Insomnia:

Listed is a link to CD that I recommend to all of my patients struggling with any type of sleep disturbance. You can download the MP3 for immediate use. Inexpensive and extremely helpful.

Article about Acupoint combination effect of Shenmen (HT 7) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) in treating insomnia:


Stress is something that we all face in our lives, but when stress becomes more than just a transient state, it’s time to seek help.

Stress Resources

For better quality of life keeping stress at bay is crucial. Managing the signs and symptoms, low energy/motivation, restlessness, irritability, emotional “up and downs”, can stop issues from manifesting into long term medical problems.

Here is a link to a guided mediation CD/MP3 download that has been clinically proven to help decrease feelings of stress and anxiety.

Below is a link to a review study looking at the impact on stress on the body. It reinforces what we already know. That stress affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Pre-operative anxiety – This study is based on patients who had ear (auricular) acupuncture done pre-operatively to help decrease feelings of anxiety and stress. Clearly correlates the immediate results of treatment.

Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point PC6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting:

What to Expect

The first treatment begins with a detailed intake including visual tongue diagnosis and pulse palpation. This allows me to develop a diagnosis that is unique to you. By treating the “root” of your problem, symptoms will be alleviated and balance restored to your body.

A variety of acupuncture points are chosen depending on your diagnosis. Sterile disposable needles are used which have a solid center making then totally different from hypodermic syringes (those used to draw blood). Typically about the width of a hair, these fine needles are gently inserted into the skin.

Each individual response to acupuncture is different; however, most experience a great sense of relaxation. This sense of relaxation not only combats the stress of everyday life but helps continue the healing process even after your treatment is over.

Get in Touch

(617) 501-2588


Open Hours

Wednesday – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
First weekend of every month,
Saturday and Sunday – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Hay Clinic

Located within Boston IVF
130 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453