allergies

What does acupuncture treat? Here is a snapshot of last week in my practice!

I frequently have people ask what sort of conditions acupuncture can treat.  I realize that many people may not know how effective acupuncture is for a wide range of conditions so I was inspired to share with you a short list of some of the conditions that I treated last week in my Decatur office. It’s not meant to be comprehensive and many people come in with more than one issue.  These are their chief complaints.  If you’re wondering if acupuncture can help you, give me a call at 404-695-0905 or book an appointment online to find out!

  1. Several IVF support patients
  2. Hip and low back pain
  3. Chronic diarrhea
  4. Several patients with chemotherapy induced neuropathy of the hands and feet
  5. Congestion in the ear
  6. Idiopathic neuropathy of the feet
  7. Several patients experiencing chronic anxiety
  8. Bronchitis
  9. Several patients experiencing depression
  10. Menopause symptoms and bloating
  11. Low back and groin pain
  12. Painful menstrual cycle
  13. Nerve damage sequela
  14. Seasonal allergies
  15. Insomnia
  16. Hand pain
  17. Colitis
  18. Sinus headache
  19. Fatigue and general well-being
  20. Psosas constriction with hip pain
  21. Fatigue and lowered immune system
  22. Fertility support
  23. Cancer treatment support

As you can see, acupuncture effectively treats a wide range of conditions and this was just a snapshot of one week!  I would love to help you bring your health back into balance and feel like your best self yet.

Acupuncture Helps Allergy Sufferers

Ah, spring has sprung.  It is beautiful here in Decatur!  Our daffodils are blooming and the tulip magnolia is a riot of pink petals.  I am just starting to see the yellow pine pollen dusting my car.  For many of us this is the harbinger of runny noses, scratchy throats, watery eyes and sinus headaches.  Acupuncture can help all of that.

My first experience of acupuncture felt like a miracle.  I had moved to Atlanta from Michigan and my allergies went crazy.  From March to November I had daily horrendous sinus headaches.  I wanted to rip out my teeth from the pressure.  I tried everything: medication, allergy shots, visualization.  I had my sinus cavities scoped.  Nothing helped. The side effects of the allergy medications were almost as bad as the sinus pressure; I walked around like a zombie or felt like a squirrel on speed depending on which one I was taking.  Finally a friend suggested that I try acupuncture.  It sounded weird but I was desperate (sound familiar?).  The relief was not immediate but once it arrived it was lasting and oh so sweet.  These days my symptoms are pretty mild and I manage them with some herbs and occasional treatments. 

If you suffer from spring (or anytime!) allergies acupuncture can make a big difference in your life.  This is my second spring in practice and my regular patients that I treat for other issues have been commenting that their usual spring allergy response is not happening.   In Chinese Medicine we address the root cause of the condition, not just the symptoms.   It is like a tree: the roots are the cause and the symptoms are the branches.  You can have many symptoms that have the same root cause.  By addressing the root cause in these patients I have automatically taken care of their symptoms so the spring allergies are either not cropping up or are very mild.  Score one for acupuncture! 

If you have the scratchy throat-runny nose-watery eyes-sinus congestion blues give yourself the gift of allergy relief and schedule an appointment today!