Community Acupuncture

ME and Chronic Fatigue

by Nicole Murray, L.Ac. You know that feeling when you’re getting sick with the flu? Remember feeling exhausted, achy, chilled and feverish, and being unable to concentrate? And how you just sleep and sleep but still feel severely tired when you wake up? For people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (more accurately called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or […]

We Made the Paper!

  We are happy to have been featured in last week’s Peninsula Beacon as the only neighborhood clinic offering community acupuncture. They quoted us as saying, “Since we opened in 2009, we’ve been offering $20 acupuncture treatments for everyone, every day, for five years — a total of 45,000 treatments.” Pretty great! Thank you, Beacon, for […]

Acupuncture for Chemotherapy Side Effects

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac. One of the most studied aspects of acupuncture is its ability to decrease the severity of many of the side effects of chemotherapy. There are many different types of chemotherapy medications, and a wide range of short and long term effects, some which can become severe enough to be debilitating and […]

Migraines

By Nicole Murray, L.Ac. Migraines are intense pounding headaches that can last from hours to several days. About 12% of the US population suffers from these debilitating attacks. The pain is often on one side of the head, and there may be extreme sensitivity to light, movement and sound. In some cases, people may also […]

Infertility and Acupuncture

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac.     Infertility is the inability to conceive a child or to carry a pregnancy to full term. The time frame when a couple is considered infertile varies based on where you live in the world. In general, and according to the World Health Organization, a couple is assumed to be infertile […]

Treating Back Pain with Acupuncture

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 […]

Acupuncture for PMS

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac.     Most women experience at least some form of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) at some point in their lives. It is estimated that 3 out of 4 women experience symptoms of PMS with each menstrual cycle. This means that the majority of women are all too familiar with a variety of uncomfortable […]

Bell’s Palsy

by Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Bell’s palsy is one of numerous disorders causing weakness and/or paralysis of the facial muscles, and is estimated to be responsible for at least 80% of cases. It is diagnosed when all other more serious conditions (e.g., stroke) have been ruled out. The exact cause of Bell’s palsy is unknown, but […]

Acupuncture for Anxiety

By Nicole Murray, L.Ac. We treat anxiety every day at BCA. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as:  “An emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” People with anxiety disorders usually have “recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns.” (APA) They may avoid certain situations due to worry […]

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 […]

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