Frequently asked questions
What conditions do you see?
Chronic cases, particularly pain.
The key to success in my practice is to focus on the complex individual - their genetic predispositions, emotional stress, structural issues, nutritional deficiencies and absorption issues, the stress on their immune systems, their nervous system - not the diagnosis they come in with.
However, here is a small sample of some of the cases that have come through my office in the last 13 years:
Allergies of all kinds (even very weird ones!)
Autoimmune conditions of all kinds, but more specifically Crohn's, MS, Hashimoto's, Grave's, RA, Diabetes, Lupus, Psoriasis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Lichen Planus, Endometriosis, Ulcerative Colitis, Sarcoidosis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, PANDAS, and many types of demyelinating diseases
Neurological challenges - everything from paralysis to tremors to severe MS to Parkinson's, motor neuron diseases, neuropathies and other sensory issues.
Different types of patients facing cancers - from ovarian, to prostate, to breast, to liver and pancreatic, to colon and leukemias. We've seen it all.
Cardiac challenges - from cardiometabolic syndrome to arrhythmias to hypo and hypertension, enlarged hearts, lazy valves and flutters
Post operative non-narcotic pain relief, and pain relief from failed surgeries.
Gastric issues - reflux issues, malaborption issues, gastroparesis, SIBO and Leaky Gut. Stomach ulcers.
Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2, 2.5 and the up-and-coming brain diabetes that can contribute to Dementia.
All kinds of infections - acute and chronic. Epstein Barre, Cytomegalovirus, chronic Candida (candidiasis), h.Pylori
Genetic predispositions like MTHFR (which is only one in dozens of gene SNiPs that we screen and support)
Structural issues - frozen shoulder, hip problems, neck problems, back problems - all the joint problems!
Respiratory issues like asthma, COPD, chronic lung infections
Headaches and Migraines
Fractures, Tendon and Ligament Issues. Sprains and strains.
Concussion and Brain Shock™
Neuropathy - diabetic, peripheral, autoimmune, chemo-induced, trauma-induced, and idiopathic.
There's probably more, so if you have something that's not on the list, just ask. We've seen a lot of people!
Does it hurt?
It can. However, my style of acupuncture is virtually painless and feels absolutely nothing like the insertion of hypodermic needles for an injection. The needles I use are hair thin, and 100% sterile. Most needles barely penetrate the skin’s surface, and the sensations vary from person to person. If you notice a sensation at all, it will likely feel no more than a mild pinch at the site of insertion.
Is what you do safe?
Acupuncture is an extremely safe method of treatment. I have thousands of hours of training, hold a professional degree, and I am licensed by the Florida Department of Health.
What techniques and tools do you use?
I use the right tool for the job, based on what I find the person needs that day to move their case forward. We are primarily an acupuncture clinic.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depend on your specific condition. When we meet for our consultation, I'll tell you my best recommendation.
Can Acupuncture be combined with other medical care?
Yes, of course. Today, the phrase “Alternative Medicine” is quite popular. However, the term “Complementary Medicine” is usually more appropriate. Because acupuncture can help your body to perform all of its natural functions better, it can be a powerful complement to orthodox Western medicine. Acupuncture is a non-invasive, holistic medicine that can operate smoothly alongside Western medicine. For example, studies have established that acupuncture can help manage the side effects of chemotherapy. It has also shown to decrease recovery times in post-operative patients. This is why acupuncture has become a common treatment modality in many specialty hospitals, including the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic.
What if I’m skeptical?
Great! Acupuncture does not rely on the placebo effect.
How do I make an appointment?
Please call our office to schedule your consultation today at 352-327-4023.