Archive for the Acupuncture Category

Pain & Discomfort: Physical or Emotional

We all experience our own version of pain & discomfort. Pain comes in many different forms, whether it is physical or emotional. I always add the word discomfort when talking about pain, because a lot of what we experience isn’t what we would consider “real” pain. It can be lots of things; an ache, soreness, stiffness, tenderness, swelling, tingling, numbness. It can be constant or occasional, mild or severe, a physical irritation or emotional distress such as grief, anxiety or depression. Pain can be your body’s way of warning you that something is wrong. Living with any type of pain can

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COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

Acupuncture Clinic Policies & Procedures Any patients who have or have had COVID-19, must wait a minimum of two full weeks from the onset of symptoms before receiving treatment. The same wait period applies to patients who have come into contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19. If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed below in the past 72 hours you will need to cancel your appointment. Fever of 99* or above – without the use of fever-reducing medicines Shortness of breath Headache Cough Sore throat Cold or Flu Symptoms Nausea or Intestinal Issues Loss of taste or

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Gua Sha Therapy Guide

Gua Sha (pronunced Gwah Shaw or Gwah Saw) , is an ancient manual medical technique that uses a tool to scrape the skin, muscle & fascia for the purpose of loosening adhesions or stagnation, relieving muscle tension & promoting normal circulation to these tissues. This creates an expansion of the tissues-increasing blood flow, promoting better functioning of sweat and sebaceous glands, flushing capillary beds, draining stagnant blood, toxins and lymph, restoring normal metabolic processes and re-supplying vital nutrients to the surrounding tissues. The word Gua translates to Scraping & the word Sha to the Markings that appear.

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Cupping Therapy Guide

In an acupuncture treatment I will use additional tools along with my traditional acupuncture needles, incorporating Acupressure, Cupping or GuaSha into an acupuncture treatment when necessary. If cupping has been helpful to a patient’s condition, I will often recommend for them to do this treatment at home, individually or with a partner.

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Get Ready for Winter… Strengthen Your Immune System Now!

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My grandmother didn’t practice Chinese Medicine. She would be surprised, however, to find out how much of the wisdom she imparted to me actually has validity in the realm of ancient Chinese Medicine. Your Neck will Catch Cold Grandma used to drive me crazy in the winter season, always insisting I wear a scarf outside or catch a cold. As a matter of fact, there is something to that. Chinese medicine teaches us there is a spot on the back of our necks which is capable of absorbing wind and cold. Once absorbed, it can take hold in your system

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How many Acupuncture treatments will I need?

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What to expect from your acupuncture therapy – How many treatments will I need?   It’s hard to predict upfront how many treatments a person will need to see a signifigant improvement in the symptoms/issues that they are seeking acupuncture for. This is because everyone is an individual and has their own chemistry, wiring and make-up that you can’t be certain how quickly they will respond to acupuncture. It also depends on the severity and chronicity of the symptoms they are experiencing. Acupuncture treatment is cumulative.  The acupuncture treatments build upon each other and the state of balance at the

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Specials

Annapolis Acupuncture Services

Wondering how Acupuncture could help you? Take advantage of an Introductory Consult & Treatment 90 minute Consultation and Acupuncture Treatment $ 120.00 Acupuncture treats many conditions that we deal with every day. From headaches and seasonal allergies to chronic pain and digestive issues to emotional distress and fatigue. By treating the body as a whole, acupuncture can affect change in the unpleasant symptoms we experience and improve the quality of life. Try acupuncture and find out how it can benefit you!

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Autumn and Chinese Medicine

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Autumn is finally here! The warm days of summer have past and the trees are letting go of their leaves. It’s time to take stock of what we have & let go of what we don’t need. The slower, colder days of winter are coming and we should prepare with self-care. Now is the time to be taking good care of our immune system to prevent picking up the seasonal Cold or Flu! Acupuncture can strengthen the immune system during the colder months, as well as treat seasonal allergies, sinusitis and help prevent and treat a cold or flu. Come in for your Immune

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12 Areas Acupuncture Helps

12 Areas Acupuncture Helps

Acupuncture has a positive effect on any condition & treats a multitude of symptoms related to the different body systems. Respiratory function: Seasonal allergies, Common cold & flu, Asthma, Breathing difficulties, Sinus problems Circulatory function: Restless leg syndrome, Numbness or tingling, High or Low Blood pressure, Chest pain, Temperature regulation Muscular System: Pain, Tension, Stiffness, Cramping, Spasms, Twitching, Weakness, Swelling, Tendinitis, Range of Motion, Strength, Flexibility Digestive Function & Process: Acid reflux, Constipation, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramping, Gas, Bloating, Belching, Gall Stones, Digestive discomfort Skeletal System: Joint pain/discomfort, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Connective Tissue: Bursitis, Tendinitis, Degeneration, Contractures Reproductive Function & Processes:

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Why Acupuncture?

Why Acupuncture

Acupuncture is known to help with many ailments. I have been fortunate enough to help many patients with some of the life altering disorders below. Please take a look and see if you may have a need for acupuncture. Cardiovascular Disorders Essential hypertension Neurological Disorders Cervicobrachial syndrome Disc problems Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months) Headache and migraine Intercostal neuralgia Meniere’s Disease Neurogenic bladder dysfunction Nocturnal enuresis Paresis following stroke Peripheral neuropathies Trigeminal neuralgia Musculo-skeletal Disorders Arthritis Fibromyalgia “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow” Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures Low back pain Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and

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