Acupuncture is holistic, treating the whole person, body, mind and spirit. It has been practiced for over 5000 years. Acupuncture is endorsed by the National Institutes of Health.

The acupuncturist, Prasad Robert Hutter, has a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, the oldest accredited Five Element Acupuncture School in the United States. It is also affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Prasad is fully licensed and accredited. Prasad also has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University and is a Registered Nurse.

General Benefits

  • Symptoms will improve and disappear.
  • Profound sense of well-being, self-confidence & focus.
  • Less stress & anxiety.
  • Emotional & mental balance.
  • Better relationships with family, friends & co-workers.
  • Fewer colds & minor illnesses.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Increased energy & vitality.

Conditions Treated

Acupuncture is useful in treating most conditions as well as preventing illness and maintaining health. Acupuncture balances and energizes the whole person. The following is a partial list of conditions treated with acupuncture:

  • Stress & all stress related illnesses – which is a lot!
  • Chronic Conditions – fatigue, immune disorders, fibromyalgia and all types of pain and stress.
  • Pain – headaches, backaches, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, all muscular skeletal issues.
  • OBGYN – irregular & painful periods, PMS, infertility, pregnancy, hot flashes.
  • Allergies.
  • Respiratory/lung – asthma, allergies, bronchitis, coughs, breathlessness.
  • Cardio/Circulatory – including high blood pressure.
  • Emotional/mental – anxiety, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, panic attacks.
  • Addictions – smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling, eating disorders including overeating, ie. being fat.
  • Digestive – ulcers, colitis, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea.
  • Skin – acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes.
  • Ear/nose/throat – blurred vision, conjunctivitis, tinnitus, hearing loss, sore throats.
  • Urinary – incontinence, cystitis, kidney stones, prostate problems.


The Treatment Itself

What is most important is that you feel better after each visit. Each visit will be relaxing in itself.  There is no pain placing the acupuncture filaments. Some people begin to feel significant improvements after only 3 treatments; most everyone after 5 to 6 visits. The most common theories regarding how acupuncture works are: The Law of the Five Elements {Five Element Acupuncture,} and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM and the Eight Principles). Both are employed here.


Acupuncture needles, known as filaments, are no wider than a strand of hair. They are sterile, disposable and used only once. When a filament is placed, you may feel moving energy, tingling, mental clarity, great calmness or nothing at all. Patients feel relaxed and energized both during and after treatment.