Musculo-skeletal Conditions

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acupuncture and Sciatica Relief

By Mary Vincent, L.Ac. Many people think of acupuncture in relation to helping ease general low back aches and pains, but did you know it is also incredibly effective in reducing and easing symptoms associated with sciatica? Sciatica [sahy-at-i-kuh] is caused either by compression or irritation to one of the lower lumbar or sacral nerves […]

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