Fertility, morning sickness, prenatal and postpartum care, malposition of fetus, labor induction, mastitis, menopause and perimenopause, menstrual discomfort, menstrual irregularity, fibroids, endometriosis, candidiasis
Fertility, impotence, prostate disorders, inguinal hernia
Chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, stress related issues, post-surgical wellness, smoking cessation, weight loss, kidney stones, gall stones, high blood pressure (hypertension), low blood pressure (hypotension), palpitations, anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue and exhaustion, chronic and acute inflammation
Musculoskeletal, Neurological Concerns and Sports Medicine
Arthritis, sciatica, headaches, neuralgia, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, pain of all types, sports injury, repetitive stress injuries, sprains and strains, limited range of motion, vertigo and dizziness, trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ disorders, stroke rehabilitation, muscle spasms, shingles.
Colds and flu, frequent colds, hyperactivity disorders, attention deficit disorders, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, colic, frequent ear infections, failure to thrive, low immune function, dermatological issues.
Colds and flu, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, frequent colds, ear infections
Constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), nausea, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), gastritis, ulcers, abdominal bloating, Crohn’s disease
Diabetes, immune deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease, concussion syndrome, thyroid disorders (Hashimoto’s, Graves, etc.), cancer support, addictions
How Acupuncture Works: Why People Get Acupuncture to Get Results
People see their acupuncturist for a wide variety of reasons, both acute and chronic, symptomatically severe and mild. But all my patients have one very consistent commonality: They want results. Without this, the cost -return analysis becomes less than satisfactory and the benefits are compromised for all involved.
Let me explain to you how acupuncture works.
Acupuncture works in a series of treatments. You can never have acupuncture treatments too close together, but you can definitely have them too far apart. The medicine works cumulatively and through momentum. That’s how energy works. The point being, we, as Chinese Medicine providers, want to continue building on your progress to get the very best outcomes possible.
For this reason, if we treat you today, but then before your next appointment a week later the symptoms slowly start to creep back in, so by the time we treat you again we’re at square one, then we went too far between the prior and subsequent appointments. We can get stuck in this see-saw of symptom severity: improving, then getting worse, then improving, and then regressing again. We don’t want this. We want our patient’s symptoms to steadily improve, and improve, and improve.
In order to accomplish this, I often ask to see my patients twice a week for the first 1-3 weeks. After that as long as their symptoms are improving and staying at that level of improvement between appointments, then we’ll reduce the frequency to once per week. As long as their symptoms continue to improve and stabilize between appointments, I’ll keep treating them once per week. But if symptoms start to creep back in then I want them to contact me and I’ll get them into my office as soon as possible for an appointment so we don’t lose ground on all of our progress.
Once the symptoms are basically gone, then we’ll go into tune up mode where I have my patient come in every 2-3 weeks to check in. And typically, I have all of my patients come in at least once per month for their tune up treatments.