Lyme

Oct 15 2019
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

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

Jun 03 2019
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
Four acupuncture patients sleeping under red blankets in four recliners lined up against a wall lined with plants.

Foot pain is a common complaint in our clinic. We see a lot of people get significant relief from foot pain with acupuncture treatment.

How to Tell That Acupuncture Is Working Even Though You’re Still in Pain

May 13 2019
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

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

Nov 20 2018
by Lisa Baird
A black and white line drawing of the back of the legs, showing the nerves that travel along the back of the legs, with the sciatic nerve shown in red.

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.

Help with UTIs

Aug 28 2018
by Lisa Baird
A practioner needling a patient's ankles; two patients visible in the background in recliners covered in yellow sheets.

There are many reasons why folks get UTIs; hormonal changes, new sexual partners, antibiotic treatment, diabetes, BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), etc. We also see some people who get UTIs whenever they get stressed-out and run-down. But whatever the reason, we have seen community acupuncture reduce the pain, urinary frequency, and general discomfort associated with UTIs.

Jaw Problems

Mar 31 2018
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
A practitioner sets a needle into a patient's wrist as the patient reclines in a lazyboy. Two other sleeping patients are visible in the background.

The temporomandibular joint (also known as the TMJ) is a hinge connecting the jaw to the skull. There’s one in front of each ear. They […]

Acupuncture and Cancer

Jul 30 2017
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
A practioner needling a patient's ankles; two patients visible in the background in recliners covered in yellow sheets.

Acupuncture is a useful complementary therapy for cancer. Acupuncture treatment can help with side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea and vomiting, hot flashes, pain and inflammation …

Community Acupuncture and HIV/AIDS

May 14 2017
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
9 recliners in a semi-circle, each with a patient resting under red blankets. Practioner seated on a small black stool giving a treatment to one patient.

Studies show that for HIV positive folks, acupuncture can help with disturbed sleep, diarrhea, nausea, overall quality of life, and HIV related pain and neuropathy. Acupuncture will not interact with medication, and can actually help with the side effects of medication like …

Multiple Sclerosis

Nov 15 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
Treatment room full of patients seated or reclined under red blankets in lazyboys. Standing practitioner covering patient with red blanket.

Community acupuncture can help with many of the common symptoms of MS, including chronic pain, trouble walking and/or “drop foot”, deep fatigue, muscle weakness and spasms, numbness and tingling, depression, and problems with focus and memory.

While Waiting for Hip or Knee Replacement …

Aug 11 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
A practitioner sets a needle into a patient's wrist as the patient reclines in a lazyboy. Two other sleeping patients are visible in the background.

Wait lists for knee or hip replacement surgery are very long! Acupuncture can help with the pain while you’re waiting. Even people who have told us “it’s bone-on-bone in there,” i.e. even people with extreme breakdown of joint cartilage, have reported significant and lasting pain relief as well as improved mobility.

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