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A Brief History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of health care with evidence to date back over 3,000 years. It uses needles inserted into specific points on the  body to rebalance health and wellbeing. The West may explain it as micro-traumas caused by the needles which increases blood flow to the area and so promotes healing and relieves inflammation. In the East it  is viewed as manipulating Qi (the body’s vital flow of energy) into  places it is required or moving it from areas it has become stagnated.  Whichever your outlook on life and health, ask your acupuncturist for  more details on how it can help you. 

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO)  to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.  Below is a list of disorders for which acupuncture is effective  (according to the NIH): 

Common Conditions

Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems, Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care. 

Musculoskeletol Conditions

Strains, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Foot Pain, Stiff Shoulders and Neck Lumbago,  Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Painful Joints, TMJ, Toothache, Headache, Migraines Rheumatism, Arthritis, Facial Paralysis, Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia 

Women's Health

Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Conception Difficulties, Pregnancy,  Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine  Problems,  Infertility Fetal Malposition.

Preventative Care

Acupuncture can work at preventing many health conditions and diseases before they happen. While standard medical care involves the use of treating symptoms long after a condition or a disease has been diagnosed, acupuncture can balance the body and strengthen the immune system to prevent medical conditions and disease from even starting.

Where there is free flow there is no pain; where there is pain there is no free flow.           


- Ancient Chinese Proverb

About

I have always wanted to have a career that involves helping people in some way. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Shortly after graduating from college I discovered acupuncture. I was fascinated by this ancient medicine during my first treatment. Shortly after my treatment I enrolled and graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. Today I am excited to practice acupuncture in Winter Haven.


An acupuncture treatment addresses a person on all levels, body mind and spirit.  It is truly a wholistic medicine. My goal is to create a treatment plan that will support you and help you feel your best.