What Can Acupuncture Be Used For?

Gynecologic: PMS, menstrual disorders, pain, menstrual irregularities, infertility, postpartum conditions such as depresssion, pain, and difficulty with breast feeding, symptoms during pregnancy including nausea, back pain, turning babies from breech presentation, preparation and encouragement of labor and fatigue, menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood changes, and metabolic changes

Respiratory: allergies, asthma, common cold, sinusitis, bronchitis, support for chronic lung diseases

Emotional: Anxiety, depression, grief, nervousness, sleep disorders

Musculoskeletal: Back pain, neck pain, migraines, jaw pain,  arthritis, myofacial pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pain, restless leg syndrome, and plantar fasciaitis.

Genito-urinary: bladder and kidney problems

Neurological: Multiple Sclerosis, Post-Stroke Rehabilitation, fibromyalgia 

Gastrointestinal: Ulcer, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, indigestion, Irritable Bowel, Crohn's

Addictions: Alcohol, drug, nicotine, caffeine, food

Opthamologic: glaucoma, dry eyes, eye pain, excessive tearing

Difficult to treat conditions: Chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, symptoms of Lyme disease, cancer support

Acupuncture can also be beneficial treating disorders which has not been able to diagnosed by western medicine- situations where you just don’t feel good or have unusual symptoms can often be improved through acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Does acupuncture hurt?

No, for most people acupuncture is painless.  It does not feel like getting a shot or having your blood drawn. Most patients experience either no sensation or a very quick pinch which goes away immediately.  You do not need to be afraid of acupuncture needles. Many patients even fall asleep during their treatments.

How often do I come in and how many times will I need to come in?

The frequency and number of treatments varies greatly depending on how long you've had the condition, what the condition is, and the severity. Typically you'll start coming once a week and in your first visit we will discuss my expectation for you and your condition.

Are needles reusable?

Absolutely not.  All of the needles used are sterile and disposable. 

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 Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Winchester

Colleen Porter Acupuncture LLC

Colleen Porter Acupuncture LLC 123 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601    (540) 532-5312

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