Acupuncture of Powell

What I Treat

What does acupuncture effectively treat? 

Helpful links:

National Institute of Health (NIH) 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Acupuncture effectively treats many health conditions.  In addition to listing these on my home page and under services, you may click either of the above links to learn more.  More than half of my practice is treatment of pain.  I also frequently treat anxiety, insomnia, headaches, migraines, Ramasy Hunt, Bell's Palsy, carpal tunnel, peripheral neuropathies, golfer or tenis elbow, common cold symptoms, IBS, Crohn's disease, chronic diarrhea and constipation, post-herpetic neuralgia, shingles, concentration enhancement, essential tremors, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Veterans with pain or PTSD, injured workers with BWC claims, MVA or auto accident injuries, women's issues such as irregular or painful menses, PMS, and peri-menopause symptoms.  I treat those undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation to relieve the nausea, fatigue and CIPN. Monthly wellness treatments for many athletes and non-athletes who want to improve their immune system strength.  You may contact me to discuss whether or not acupuncture is appropriate for your health concerns.

How many treatments do I need?

Acupuncture works cumulatively. We become ill over time, so it is unrealistic to imagine that we can undo illness or chronic pain in one or two treatments. Acupuncture works in series of treatments, it is untying the knot that has been tied over weeks and months of dis-ease. You can never have acupuncture sessions too close together, but you can have treatments too far apart. Your symptoms should slowly improve. To accomplish this, you may need to be seen twice a week and then when improvement begins to hold, once a week and so on. When you are restored to health, you will come in for maintenance treatments every month or seasonally. Just like your car, your body needs to be fine-tuned regularly to prevent further illness.