I just finished reading “What Fresh Hell is This? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, And You” by Heather Corinna. I recommend it to anyone who has or has had a utero-ovarian system. It offers practical, supportive and kind advice for getting through perimenopause and menopause, grounded in science and feminism from a smart, witty, non-binary sex educator.
PMDD (premenstrual dysphoria disorder) can be debilitating, and it’s often difficult to access effective treatment. Acupuncture can help.
While it’s true that most teens take a minute to warm up to the idea of acupuncture, those who do try it tend to get…
I think we underestimate weather’s impact on our physiology. City dwellers in this part of the world tend to spend a lot of time indoors, especially in a pandemic, so it’s understandable, but weather changes are no joke. At the beginning of spring we tend to see increased headaches, irritability and insomnia in the clinic — this year we’re also seeing an unusual uptick in tinnitus complaints. So take this as a seasonal reminder that if you’re feeling off, it might just be the weather, and acupuncture can help.
According to Cicely Saunders’ concept of total pain, you cannot properly treat a person’s physical pain without addressing their other kinds of pain. In our experience at GCA we have also found that you can provide relief for one kind of pain by treating another kind of pain.
About once a month someone comes in with an autoimmune diagnosis we’ve never heard of before. The most common symptoms seem to be inflammation, fatigue,…
We know it can be risky for someone to identify themselves as having chronic or late-stage Lyme disease. We believe our Lyme patients.
Foot pain is a common complaint in our clinic. We see a lot of people get significant relief from foot pain with acupuncture treatment.
We see many people in intense, long-term chronic pain. Some of these people get immediate and dramatic relief, but it’s much more common for regular treatment to slowly chip away at an issues that are chronic. And sometimes progress is less straightforward. How do you tell if acupuncture is working even though you’re still in pain? Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Sciatica can cause a frightening amount of pain and/or numbness and lower leg weakness, but most people recover from sciatica within a few days or weeks without lasting damage. We have seen community acupuncture offer considerable pain relief for people suffering from acute and chronic cases of sciatica.