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Acupuncture Is Very Effective For Acute and Chronic Sciatica

Sciatica is a painful condition that results in pain in the gluteus region, usually on one side, with pain that can then travel down the back of the leg and/or the side of the leg.  The condition of Sciatica can

Acupuncture and Massage can support your New Year’s Resolution!

It’s January and many of us feel inspired to take better care of ourselves than we have in the previous year.  But, with the pace of life it can be challenging to eek yourself up on the priority list.  You

List of Common Conditions Acupuncture can Treat

My practice in Portland, Maine uses the ancient art of acupuncture to meet the needs of modern day patients. List of Common Conditions Acupuncture can treat: Addictions (alcohol, nicotine, food, drug) Allergies Ankle Swelling Arm and Shoulder Pain Arthritis Asthma

Are acupuncture needles sterile and safe?

Yes! For your protection, the laws governing acupuncturists require us to follow strict safety measures regarding needles. I use only single use, sterilized needles that are manufactured, packaged and shipped in strict compliance with these laws.

How many treatments will I need and how often?

Each patient is different. Acute problems tend to experience some relief right away while chronic conditions may respond more slowly. In general, 2 to 4 treatments per week for 8 to 16 treatments are required before significant relief can be

Why does an acupuncturist look at my tongue and feel my pulse?

The tongue and pulses are windows into the state of your overall health and quality of your Chi. The size, coating and moisture content of your tongue reveal information about your organ systems and their related meridians. (Please do not

How long does a treatment take?

Your first appointment will take an hour and a half. We will discuss the details of your current health concerns and health history. I will also read your tongue and wrist pulses before beginning your treatment. Your return visits will

What are acupuncture treatments like? Are they painful?

Acupuncture needles are very fine, flexible needles, no bigger around than the width of a human hair or piece of thread. The insertion of the needle is very gentle and produces little or no sensation at all. When the needle

What are some common conditions treated with acupuncture?

According to the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health , acupuncture is useful in the treatment of: Disorders of bones, muscles, joints and nerves such as Bells’s palsy, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, neuralgias, migraines,

What are the main objectives of acupuncture treatments?

The objectives are to: Relieve pain and other distressing symptoms Strengthen the immune system Balance and harmonize the systems of the body so they can work well together as a whole Reduce overall stress and anxiety levels