FAQ: Do You Give Yourself Acupuncture Treatments?

This is one of the most common questions I get from my patients. Everyone is curious what an acupuncturist does for their own treatment! It’s actually a more complicated answer than you’d expect, so the best I can say succinctly is “it depends.” I’ll give you the...

FAQ: Can Acupuncture help you to quit smoking?

Quitting smoking is a common reason people seek out an acupuncturist. It’s true, acupuncture can help (with addiction in general), and there are specific ways in which acupuncture supports the body through the quitting process. In most of America, acupuncture seems...

Not All Acupuncture Is The Same

One of the most beautiful and most frustrating things about the natural medicine world is that no two practitioners are alike. It’s wonderful to find a practitioner with whom you develop a deep bond; in fact, it’s essential to the healing process. They understand you...

FAQs — Can You Treat Urinary Tract Infections?

This is the beginning of my FAQ post series! The series will be interspersed with other topics and will probably pop up whenever I’m asked a question often enough it inspires me to write about it! This first post tackles the question: “Can you treat urinary tract...

Post-Treatment Reactions to Acupuncture

After an acupuncture treatment, most people feel relaxed. The stress of the day has melted away and a pleasant calmness has taken its place. In the days that follow, sleep, digestion, and energy are improved, and pain and stress are reduced. Quite often, however,...

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

“Do the needles hurt?” is one of the most common questions first time patients ask me before an acupuncture treatment. My response is not a simple “yes” or “no”, but rather an explanation of the different sensations someone can experience during an acupuncture...

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