Acupuncture for Cancer Care

Acupuncture is not used to treat cancer itself.  Instead, acupuncture is a therapy that may lessen the side effects of cancer treatment and reduce a patient’s stress, aiding the body’s natural ability to recover.  Cancer survivors may have side effects from their treatments for months or years afterward.  Acupuncture can help with those side effects[…]

Acupuncture for Digestive Health

I work with people who have been diagnosed with a wide range of problems, from irritable bowel syndrome to chronic constipation, to more serious health concerns like Chron’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  Digestive problems like those often require a multi-faceted approach.  My treatment plans often combine acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal formulas and occasionally a food-based[…]

Acupuncture during Pregnancy

I see women throughout their pregnancies for a variety of concerns.  Many women want to see if they can avoid medication and use acupuncture instead  for the common problems of nausea, pain, or mood disorders.  Since acupuncture is a very safe therapy, the simple answer is “yes”—my patients find acupuncture to be helpful for pregnancy-related[…]

Acupuncture for Fertility

Can acupuncture help improve a woman’s fertility? After ten years in practice treating hundreds of fertility patients, as well as continued training in acupuncture and herbal treatments for fertility challenges, I have a clearer understanding of what I can and can’t offer you as a practitioner. To start, acupuncture is extremely effective for stress relief. […]

Acupuncture for Migraines and Headaches

Many of my patients have migraines or chronic headaches.  In general, patients fall into two different groups.  In the first group there is clear evidence of muscle tension in the upper back and neck that is either triggering or exacerbating the headaches.  The second group of patients have symptoms of “organ disharmonies”, which is a[…]

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression

I see many people who are experiencing elevated stress, depression or anxiety, and often acupuncture is enough to help them through those times. For some, acupuncture is a useful adjunctive therapy alongside counseling and medication. Most people I work with see marked improvement in their symptoms within the first three to four treatments. Anxiety and[…]

Acupuncture for Pain

I treat many patients with either acute or chronic pain problems, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, and plantar fasciitis.  In many cases I combine acupuncture with cupping therapy and a little bit of tui na massage.  The combination of these three modalities provides the best results, particularly for neck and back[…]