Community Acupuncture

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 […]

Can acupuncture help the common cold and flu viruses?

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. There are several weeks to months from fall to spring when we have a large number of people calling in to report the onset of various cold and influenza strains, asking if we might be able to provide some relief from the uncomfortable symptoms and to shorten the duration of the […]

Chronic Pain-the Paradox and the Approach

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac. Every day at Beach Community Acupuncture, we treat many patients for chronic pain, a phenomenon that is widely misunderstood. Pain specialist Elliot Crane explains in this TED talk that most of us think of pain as a symptom of an injury or disease, which is correct-for some people. He goes on […]

Treating PTSD with Acupuncture

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac. At Beach Community Acupuncture, we treat the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on a regular basis. Acupuncture regulates the nervous system response and lowers stress. At BCA, our patients with PTSD report reduction in symptoms like: obsessive thinking, insomnia, panic attacks, and nightmares. To be most effective, we prescribe […]

Can Acupuncture Help Fibromyalgia?

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Fibromyalgia is a common disorder of the central nervous system which manifests as a vast array of physical and emotional symptoms in the affected individuals. It affects more than 5 million people in the US alone, is more likely to occur in adults between 20 and 50 years old, and is […]

Acupuncture and Weight Loss

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Happy 2015, everyone! The new year is here and, as you might guess, the #1 question we are asked every January is “Can acupuncture help me lose weight?”. The answer, of course, really depends on how motivated you are to change your habits. If you are looking for acupuncture as a […]

Acupuncture and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Many people have been turning to acupuncture for chronic digestive issues, with especially good outcomes for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a common, chronic condition that affects the large intestine, causing uncomfortable symptoms which include: Constipation and/or diarrhea (can alternate between both) Bloating and gas Abdominal pain and […]

Hypertension

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the most common disorders seen today. The harder the heart has to work to pump blood through the arteries, especially if those arteries are clogged or narrowed, the higher your blood pressure will be. This can ultimately damage the heart. The blood pressure is […]

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