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About Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center



About the Practice

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center in Shelton, Connecticut, helps members of the community achieve optimal wellness using alternative health care solutions drawn from a variety of Eastern and Western therapies and techniques. Joseph Downer, LAc, and his staff have expertise in a wide range of approaches, including many forms of massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and Chinese physical medicine, as well as martial arts including karate, jujitsu, and qigong, which help balance body, mind, and spirit. The practice also offers Nutrition Response Testing®️, which addresses the whole body to correct internal imbalances that cause many medical conditions.

Using an integrated combination of these studied and tested techniques, the experts at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center design a customized treatment plan to help each patient achieve their health care goals. These treatments help patients seeking relief from all types of pain, including nerve, muscular, and arthritic pain, as well as neuropathy and headaches.

They offer help with women’s health concerns like fertility, menstrual issues, hormonal imbalances, and libido, and with men’s health issues including erectile dysfunction, prostate issues, and libido. They also help support the body for autoimmune diseases. Other conditions successfully treated include eye diseases, mild depression, addiction, allergies, chemotherapy side effects, plus children’s health issues including anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and bedwetting.

The practice offers many different forms of massage and manipulation techniques depending on the needs of each patient. Options include shiatsu, Usui Reiki, Thai massage (for the table), Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and acupressure. In addition, treatments such as Nutrition Response Testing®️, supplements, and Chinese medicine are available. Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center also offers facial rejuvenation and photon (light) therapy to help patients look and feel better about their appearance.

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center serves members of the Trumbull, Easton, Monroe, Newtown, Fairfield, Shelton, Milford, Orange, New Haven, Bridgeport, Oxford, Derby, Ansonia, and Stratford communities in Connecticut.


Words from our patients

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    "If you have ever given acupuncture even a passing thought, take the step and give Stratford Wellness Center a try. They are really helping me get healthier."

    Wendy R.
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    "I continue to see Dr. Downer once a week In order to stay strong and healthy."

    Wanda C.
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    "He is more knowledgable about how to heal the human body then any Doctor I ever met!! I feel very privileged and grateful to be able to go to him for treatment."

    Edward S.
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    "I made two more appointments that week, and by the end of the third appointment, I was completely pain free."

    Mary F.
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    "I decided to try acupuncture back in February, it’s changed my life, not just helping to manage my pain, but change my mindset. Joe & Liz are wonderful!"

    Jackeline M.
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    "Joe and Liz are wonderful! I have been going since March. I started with a Groupon to see if I would like it, and I now have a year subscription."

    Jennifer K.
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    "Stratford Accupunture and Wellness is not only CLOSER to home but Joe and Elizabeth are very knowledge, careful and amazing."

    Herminio P.


Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center
1000 Bridgeport Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 959-600-6335
Fax: 203-345-9827

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