Conditions We Treat

CONDITIONS WE TREAT​

Acupuncture works by activating the body’s own healing powers, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture. Below are some common conditions I can treat, but please feel free to call me about your specific health condition.​

Pain Relief

  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle pain
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee & Hip pain
  • Back & neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Dental pain
  • Sciatica & Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Headaches and migraine

Respiratory & Nausea

  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic indigestion
  • Chronic loose stools or constipation
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea & vomiting

Mental and Emotional

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Grief

Women’s Health

  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Menorrhagia
  • Amenorrhea
  • PMS, cramps
  • Menopausal support Fertility/Pregnancy
  • Supporting IUI/ increased efficacy of In Vitro Fertilization
  • Induce pregnancy labor
  • Turn a breech baby

At ProviStar, we do much more than that

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won’t Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls deqi. Patients often describe deqias a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an “electrical” sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Each patient is different. Generally, if a condition is more acute, patients respond faster than if it has been a chronic condition. Depending on the condition being treated, its severity, and how you respond to acupuncture, a treatment plan varies for each patient and will discuss thoroughly the length, number and frequency of treatments, and other recommendations. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Your First Visit

 

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment a complete comprehensive intake Form will be performed by a practitioner.

The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of traditional medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark. After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition while examining your pulse and tongue, these are two of the basic diagnostic methods of traditional medicine. Once the needles are inserted, patients are expected to remain lying down while the needles are in place. During the treatment, you would feel deeply relaxed and your body falls into parasympathetic mode which allows the body to start healing. It is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time. Treatments may be combined with herbs, cupping, moxibustion, meditation, massage, Qi gong, or light exercise. These techniques are added to further relieve symptoms, speed-up recovery time and pave the way toward health, vitality, and longevity.

STEPS OF CARE​

Relief Care
Most patients begin acupuncture treatment to receive quick relief from pain, discomfort and other symptoms. This phase is called relief care. This type of care allows you to feel better, faster. Each visit builds on previous visits, paving the way toward eliminating your initial problems and complaints. Frequent visits over the next few weeks or months may be needed to further reduce your symptoms. Your condition, age, lifestyle and the quality and quantity of your energy, or Qi are all factors in your treatment frequency. After relief care, you will notice that your aches or pains have been dramatically reduced or eliminated.
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Corrective Care
The next phase is corrective care. Signs and symptoms have been reduced and visits are less frequent. This phase maintains and supports the changes you have achieved and provides a foundation for deeper healing. This is also the time when underlying problems can be addressed. Even though you may not be experiencing symptoms, it is important to continue to build, strengthen and support your body. Stopping care now could disrupt the progress you have already achieved, and even simple activities could cause a relapse.
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Maintaining Wellness
Maintenance and wellness care is the next phase. This type of care preserves all the progress you have made. Visits may be monthly, every other month or seasonal. Much the same way you keep a car running smoothly with regular oil changes and tune-ups, periodic visits to your acupuncturist can keep you running smoothly. These preventative maintenance tune-ups further strengthen your body’s resistance, keeping you healthy, balanced and potentially free from illness. Little problems may be caught before they become major concerns. Qi (vital energy) imbalances can exist in the body for years without showing any symptoms. For this reason, regular acupuncture evaluations and treatments are necessary. Wellness care is the root of healing. In ancient times, an acupuncturist was only compensated as long as patients remained healthy. If they became ill, it was the doctor’s duty to get them well again without compensation. Receiving regular acupuncture, combined with regular exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle, can keep you feeling and performing at your best.
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Insurance

We are in-network currently with Cigna and United HealthCare and we take all PPO insurances. We are happy to confirm your acupuncture benefits. Please send us your insurance information and date of birth for verification.

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