Acupuncture and Counseling Services

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What makes my practice unique?

In addition to being a Licensed Acupuncturist I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Acupuncture can be an emotional experience as we all hold stress somewhere in our bodies. For many it’s in the shoulders which leads to stiff neck and aches and pains. For others it’s in the abdomen, giving rise to digestive complaints. When the affected area is “released” of its constriction through acupuncture it can involve a “letting go” not only of the physical complaint but also of the emotions attached to it. As a social worker, I am able to work with my clients through issues which sometimes are not realized prior to beginning acupuncture or may involve past trauma.

I also provide individual, couples and group counseling which does not involve acupuncture treatment. Individual sessions address emotional concerns to improve overall well-being, and while I see clients presenting any number of concerns, I am specialized in the areas of substance abuse treatment and women's reproductive health. Couples counseling is specific to addressing challenges that infertility can put on a relationship and at different times I will run time-limited groups focusing on a specific issue. 90 minute combination acupuncture and individual counseling sessions are also available.

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Per the World Health Organization, following is a list of conditions I treat, that through controlled trials, acupuncture has proved effective:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Depression
  • Dysmenorrhea, primary (painful periods)
  • Epigastralgia, acute (peptic ulcer, acute and chronicgastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus (correction of)
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tennis elbow

For the WHO full list of proven treatments and conditions requiring further study (remember, this was published in 1996 and much progress has been made since then) click the link below:

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