What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. One of the oldest medical practices in the world dating back over 2500 hundred years. Acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.

What is acupuncture used for?

The goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body. Therefore it is commonly used for a wide variety of conditions.

Conditions commonly treated by acupuncture:

  • Neck or Cervical Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Sinus Problems
  • Arthritis & Arthritic Pain
  • Jaw and Face Pain (TMJ)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Sports Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Bladder Infection
  • Stress Related Disorders
  • Menstrual & PMS Problems
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Obesity & Weight Control
  • Infertility

First visit – What to expect:

Your first visit will involve a comprehensive health history assessment. The practitioner may examine your tongue, feel your pulse or ask many questions related to lifestyle. Including bowel habits, sleep patterns, diet and overall energy or mood patterns.

Your treatment:

Very fine sterile needles are placed in specific locations along a meridian pathway or around or near a point of pain. Upon insertion, you may feel a temporary stinging sensation; often you will not feel the majority of the insertions.

How long does it take:

The needles are usually left in place for five to 20 minutes. It is common that patients feel very relaxed, sleepy or even a bit “chilled out” after a session.

Possible cautions or side effects:

Those with bleeding disorders or who are taking blood thinners should check with their doctors before having acupuncture. Occasionally people may notice bruising at the site where needles have been inserted. Usually this is of no concern and fades within a couple days.

Cost:

Initial consultation $125

Follow up visits $75

Note: It is common that herbal or nutritional supplements may be recommended at additional cost.

Dr. Bartholomew M. Precourt

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 8 am – 12 pm

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