Month: January 2014

Acupuncture and Gastrointestinal Problems

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac Some of our patients at BCA have significant digestive upset that can snowball into several days or weeks of bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, gas, stomach cramps, or some combination of these unpleasant symptoms. If your one of the people who has these types of issues, acupuncture can help bring you relief. […]

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and Acupuncture

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac It’s that time of year again, when we see an increase of people walking through the door seeking relief from symptoms related to depression. We certainly see a lot of people all year around for this as depression is, of course, not an uncommon ailment, however something about this particular time […]

Acupuncture for Boosting the Immune System

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac September has arrived, and for educators and parents alike this means one obvious thing in particular—back to school time is here! And while there are plenty of viruses and bacteria to go around all year long, many people (especially parents and teachers of younger children) also view back to school time […]

Successfully Treating Neck and Back Pain in Recliners

By Nicole Murray, L.Ac. A lovely woman recently stopped into BCA. She lives right nearby and decided to come in to ask about how we would handle her neck pain. She asked a lot of questions and seemed willing to try a treatment here, but not without thoroughly checking us out. Her most pointed question was, “Where […]

Labor Induction…

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac., MSTOM …(otherwise known as “Get this baby out of me!!!) While we see a great many women at BCA for a wide variety of fertility concerns and help with conceiving, we often see these same women (and MANY others as well) at the end of their pregnancies when they are ready, […]

Acupuncture During Cancer Treatment

The National Cancer Institute provides the following information on the use of acupuncture for cancer treatment. Acupuncture applies needles, heat, pressure, and other treatments to one or more places on the skin known as acupuncture points (see Question 1). Acupuncture has been used in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years as part […]

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research

Take a look at this research article by Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor: “Clinical Trials Analysis Finds Acupuncture Effective for Treating Chronic Pain” Although acupuncture has long been used to treat chronic pain, its effectiveness remains a controversial topic among physicians and scientists. This is largely because no biological mechanism has been identified to explain how […]

Arthritis and Acupuncture

By Nicole Murray, L.Ac. You don’t have to suffer with arthritis, we can help you! We want everyone out there to know that arthritis is treatable with regular acupuncture treatments! It is important to note that one treatment will not cure your arthritis. Depending on the severity we recommend 3 to 5 days in a […]

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