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:

Acupuncture for Narcotic Addiction and Withdrawal

Jan 27 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.

by Stef Cordes and Lisa Baird People often come to us for help with pain that is being partly managed by opioid painkillers, like Tylenol […]

Chronic Pain, Part 2: Treating the Nervous System

Dec 28 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
A women sets needles into a patient's leg while patient reclines with closed eyes in a recliner. Another patient sleeps in another in the background.

A common, but awful, saying is that “the pain is all in your head.” The saying implies that it’s not real, that you’re making it up to get attention, which isn’t true. Yes, pain is located in your head, within your brain, and it’s very real. How your brain and nervous system process information has a huge impact on how much you hurt, and for how long. At GCA we believe you when you say it hurts, and we can treat you for that pain whether it is due to a current injury,or something more long-term and complex.

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.

Effective and Affordable Acupuncture Treatment for Chronic Pain

Sep 17 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Pain is the number one reason people come to us for treatment. Acupuncture has long been recognized as effective treatment for all kinds of pain, and our sliding scale ($20-$40) allows people to access regular treatment, which is necessary in order for acupuncture to be effective. We have three important things to say on the topic of treating chronic pain …

Community Acupuncture for Depression & Anxiety

Jun 29 2015
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Many things can cause depression and anxiety. A traumatic event, hormonal shifts, bereavement, chronic pain, prolonged lack of sleep, socio-economic struggles and living with oppression can all trigger or aggravate mild to severe depression as well as anxiety. Whatever the cause(s), community acupuncture can help.