Acupuncture

Acupuncture: “Sticking it” to Injuries

“Most people believe that acupuncture only offers pain relief…more importantly, acupuncture helps facilitate injury repair and wound healing by accessing energy pathways called meridians. The placement of the acupuncture needles on these pathways improves energy flow, which speeds healing.” http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/acupuncture-sticking-it-to-injuries

Acu for Seasonal Allergies

By Mary Vincent L.Ac. The most common type of allergies people seek treatment for at BCA are seasonal allergies, otherwise known as “hay fever”, which includes lots of sneezing, stuffy noses, and itchy eyes. This is especially true in the fall and spring, when tree, grass, and ragweed pollen are at their highest and surge […]

Acupuncture for Breech Baby

By Mary Vincent L.Ac. Breech baby occurs when the presentation of the fetus is buttocks or feet pointing first toward the mother’s pelvis. Between 29-32 weeks gestation, 15 percent of all babies will be in a breech position, but by the time the pregnancy reaches full term (37 weeks or later), only 3 percent of […]

Acupuncture for Menopause

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. At Beach Community Acupuncture we frequently treat symptoms related to menopause, as most women are affected with some level of discomfort during this transitional phase. Several recent studies have shown acupuncture to be a viable option, especially in the treatment of hot flashes (by far the most prominent symptom we treat […]

Natural Relief for Sore Throat

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Sore throats, otherwise known as pharyngitis, are caused by inflammation and swelling at the back of the throat (pharynx). Depending on the cause or severity of the sore throat, the tonsils and larynx may become painful and irritated as well. Other localized symptoms may include: ▪ dryness, scratchiness, itchiness in throat […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Acupuncture

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac. At Beach Community Acupuncture, we frequently treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with good results. Acupuncture stimulates release of endorphins, the body’s own natural painkillers. Aside from blocking pain signals, acupuncture is proven to lowers proteins associated with inflammation. We encourage people to start treatment when signs first appear, for better results. A […]

Peripheral Neuropathy and Acupuncture

  by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Acupuncture can help decrease the severity and frequency of symptoms related to peripheral neuropathy, a common condition we treat often at Beach Community Acupuncture. Most people with peripheral neuropathy experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, often in the hands and feet. These include: * numbness * weakness * tingling * […]

Acupuncture for Back Pain

By Nicole Murray, L.Ac. About Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical treatment. Eight out of 10 people have experienced some form of back pain in their lives according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. In a given three month period, 25% of […]

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