Beach Community Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Inflammation

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac. While talking to my friend June here in the clinic last week, she mentioned that she’d like to get more information about inflammation. Here’s a primer for her and for the rest of you that are dealing with acute or chronic inflammation. Classic signs of acute inflammation are heat, redness, pain […]

Acupuncture for Depression

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac. All of us experience sadness sometimes, as part of the range of human emotions. We experience ‘the blues’, grief, heartache, and irritability. Depression, however, is a serious medical illness of the brain. This mood disorder “causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest” (Mayo Clinic). The National Institute of […]

Tension Headaches

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Tension headaches are the most common type of all headaches, and definitely one of the most common issues we see here at BCA. These types of headaches occur for a variety of reasons, and are often described as mild to moderate pain that includes a squeezing, throbbing, or feeling of pressure […]

Acupuncture for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac. A urinary tract infection, otherwise know as a “bladder infection” is a common complaint that many people will experience at least once in their lives. They can be caused by bacteria entering any part of the urinary tract, which typically affects the bladder but can also affect the kidneys, ureters (tubes […]

Acupuncture for TMJ Pain

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. What Is TMJ? TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints, which are the joints on the face that connect the lower jaw to the skull and allow the jaw to move up and down, forward and backwards, and side to side. It is common for people to refer to themselves […]

Acupuncture for Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

By Nicole Murray, L.Ac. Tennis and golfer’s elbow are conditions we frequently see at BCA. Tennis elbow is a condition affecting the lateral elbow (on the thumb side when you turn your palm up). It’s known medically as lateral epicondylitis-or a painful inflammation of the tendons where they attach to the lateral side of the […]

Acupuncture for Addictions

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac., MSTOM Patients at BCA and other community acupuncture clinics successfully use acupuncture to aid in detoxification from: ▪ alcohol ▪ cigarettes and other tobacco ▪ street drugs ▪ prescription drugs ▪ sugary and processed foods What to Expect During Treatment In most cases, the practitioner will use the proven NADA (National […]

Autoimmune Diseases

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac Autoimmune diseases are a leading cause of chronic pain and physical disabilities. They are also one of the top 10 leading causes of death in women. Researchers have identified between 80-100 different autoimmune diseases, and currently more than 23 million people in the US alone are affected by one or more. […]

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 […]

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