Ted Pappas Lic. Ac.

(978) 685-3210

Ted Pappas Lic. Ac., operates the Acupuncture Center of Andover out of his home office in Andover, MA, serving the Merrimack Valley & Greater Boston areas. He has practiced in this location since 1990.

Ted is a licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist trained in the Chinese, Japanese, and Daoist Medical Arts, specializing in all 8 branches of the Daoist Medical Arts. His treatment utilizes herbal medicine alongside TuiNa massage, Gwa Sha, Qi Gong, cupping, moxibustion, electroacupuncture & magnet therapy.

Education & Service

Stanford University

  • ☷ B.A., Classics
  • ☳ Academic All-American, Football

University of Cambridge, England

  • ☰ B.A., M.A., Theology
  • ☴ Basketball & Crew – St Edmund’s

Gtr Lawrence Family Health Ctr, Lawrence, MA

  • ☲ Acupuncturist / Herbalist Treatment of HIV-AIDS Patients

New England School of Acupuncture

  • ☷ MA State License No. 294

Serving Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk County
(Merrimack Valley & Greater Boston area)

Andover, MA
Methuen, MA
Lawrence, MA
Haverhill, MA
Tewksbury, MA
Dracut, MA
Wilmington, MA
Lowell, MA
Salem, NH
Pelham, NH
Newburyport, MA
Beverly, MA
Topsfield, MA
Boxford, MA
Georgetown, MA
Boston, MA
Cambridge, MA
Arlington, MA
Reading, MA
North Reading, MA


By Appointment Only

The East Asian Medical Arts combine nearly 7,000 years of knowledge & tradition that has provided effective treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.

Common ailments regularly treated include (but not limited to):

  • ✓ Acute & Chronic Pain
  • ✓ Sports Injuries
  • ✓ Respiratory Ailments
  • ✓ Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • ✓ Circulatory Problems
  • ✓ Emotional Imbalances
  • ✓ Addictive Disorders (overeating, smoking, etc.)

Treatment Techniques:

  • ⚚ Cupping
  • ⚚ Electro-Acupuncture
  • ⚚ Gwa Sha
  • ⚚ Heat
  • ⚚ Moxibustion
  • ⚚ Qi Gong
  • ⚚ Tuina
  • ⚚ Magnet Therapy
  • ⚚ Non-Insertion Acupuncture
Though the general practice of health & well-being throughout all facets of life is both encouraged & recommended, it should be noted that alternative treatment can be complementary to overall general wellness.

Treatment Specialties

The Following Specialty Treatments Are Utilized

  • ⚚ Auricular Acupuncture
  • ⚚ Japanese Acupuncture
  • ⚚ Korean Acupuncture
  • ⚚ Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • ⚚ Trigger Point Acupuncture
  • ⚚ Daoist Medical Arts

Acupuncture can have powerfully amazing results that effectively treat the following commonly experienced health conditions:

  • ✓ Allergies
  • ✓ Addiction
  • ✓ Arthritis
  • ✓ Asthma
  • ✓ Back / Disc Problems
  • ✓ Blood Pressure
  • ✓ Cancer / Oncology
  • ✓ Cholesterol
  • ✓ Colds, Cough & Flu
  • ✓ Depression / Anxiety
  • ✓ Diet and Nutrition
  • ✓ Digestion or Intestine
  • ✓ Eating Disorders
  • ✓ Emotional Well-Being
  • ✓ Eyes
  • ✓ Feet
  • ✓ Headache / Migraine
  • ✓ Hearing / Speech
  • ✓ Heart
  • ✓ Muscle Aches, Sprains, Strains
  • ✓ Orthopedics
  • ✓ Soft Tissue Ailments
  • ✓ Pain Management
  • ✓ Pediatric Issues
  • ✓ Pregnancy
  • ✓ Sexual Dysfunction
  • ✓ Skin Problems / Dermatology
  • ✓ Sleep / Insomnia
  • ✓ Spinal Problems
  • ✓ Sports Medicine
  • ✓ Stress
  • ✓ Urology
  • ✓ Weight Management
  • ✓ Women’s Health & ObGyn

Treatment Fees

(pricing effective Jan. 1, 2018)
Initial Consult Fee & Treatment: $150
Cost (per treatment): $110
FT Students, Seniors [65+] & Veterans (per treatment): $70
Accepts Credit Cards:  Yes
Sliding Scale:  No

Frequently Asked Questions

Q): Do you accept Health Insurance?

A): “Yes! Acupuncture Center of Andover accepts Health Insurance. You’ll need to call your insurance provider’s member services and ask if your policy covers Acupuncture Services before your 1st visit. We do our own in-house billing as well.”

Q): What can Acupuncture treat?

A): “This ancient style of medicine is used to treat a wide range of conditions. Many people are aware that it treats pain syndromes. Additionally, many internal conditions respond very effectively as well.”

Q): Is there more to Chinese Medicine than Acupuncture?

A): “Yes, there certainly is. The 7000 years of Chinese Medicine includes: Meditative Practices, Physical Exercises, Body Work / Manipulation, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, and Feng-Shui. It also includes TuiNa Massage, GwaSha, Cupping, Moxibustion, Electroacupuncture, Laser & Magnet Therapy.”

Q): Is Acupuncture painful?

A): “No, it really isn’t. However, there is typically a sensation felt when the needles are inserted. In fact, this sensation can be felt even when the needles are placed outside the body. It is referred to as the ‘Qi’ (chee) sensation. It will feel heavy, achy, tingly, or like a gentle pressure.”

Q): What can you do for someone who hates needles?

A): “A lot, actually. To put you at ease, I hear this all the time. It’s actually a normal response to not like needles. 98% of the time people’s response to the insertion of an acupuncture needle, is ‘Oh… I hardly felt anything at all!’

Health Insurance

Health Plans Covering Acupuncture Services

The number of Health Insurance Providers offering Acupuncture Services coverage is increasing. You may have coverage and simply need to follow certain *procedures to gain access to your provider’s coverage. Here are a few known providers:

IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to check with your health insurance provider to find out whether or not your policy covers Acupuncture Services before your first visit.

*Procedure For Inquiring About Acupuncture Coverage with Your Health Insurance Provider:

To find out if you’re covered, call your insurance provider and ask the following IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:

  1. Call the member services number on the back of your Health Insurance card and ask if Acupuncture Services are covered.

    • Ask if there are diagnostic code restrictions to coverage
  2. If covered, is it: in-network?  out-of-network?  is there a co-pay?  a deductible?  a limit to the number of visits?

    • If they tell you my office is out-of-network, you may have recourse to make it ‘in-network’ (less copay/deductible).
    • Tell them you wish to receive a gap exception to see Ted Pappas at ‘in-network’ rates. This is because there are no network providers within a ‘reasonable’ distance. They will usually prepare a form to set things up accordingly. This form should be mailed to you and to my office as well.

If Your Health Insurance DOES NOT COVER Acupuncture Services

You’ll Receive a Courtesy Discount on Regular Treatment Fees
Initial Consult Fee & Treatment:  (Reg $150) $120
Cost (per treatment):  (Reg $110) $85

If You DO NOT HAVE Health Insurance

The Following Fees & Policies Apply
Initial Consult Fee & Treatment: $120
Cost (per treatment): $85
FT Students, Seniors [65+] & Veterans (per treatment): $70
Accepts Credit Cards:  Yes
Sliding Scale:  No

Required Forms For Treatment

[4] Required Forms for Your 1st Appointment

You may complete prior to your 1st appointment


Tel: (978) 685-3210   [directions]
*by appointment only

Map | Directions

Minutes Off 93N/S Exit 45

  1. ■ Drive 1.2 mi west on River Rd
  2. ■ Turn right onto Launching Rd at the bottom of the hill
  3. ■ Take 1st left onto Apollo Cir
  4. 6 Apollo Cir is @ 10 o’clock (left) when approaching the cul-de-sac