By far, the most common reason prospective patients call the clinic is to ask if acupuncture can help their chief complaint. The short answer: yes. For a longer answer: Acupuncture can treat a...
Yep, you read that right! Acupuncture is most effective when received regularly, and it is our mission to make sure that anyone can afford the kind of frequent treatment that will get them real,...
Most acupuncturists in the U.S. treat patients on tables in isolated rooms. This is not traditional in Asia, where acupuncture usually occurs in a community setting, with simple treatments repeated...
-The Good Medicine Team
By far, the most common reason prospective patients call the clinic is to ask if acupuncture can help their chief complaint. The short answer: yes.
For a longer answer:
Acupuncture can treat a myriad of conditions and the World Health Organization and National Institute of Health recognize it as effective in addressing over 100 chief complaints. The majority of patients seek acupuncture treatment to help ease pain, for which it is extremely effective. In the clinic, the most common area of pain for patients is their low back or neck. We routinely provide treatment for degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis of the spine, sciatica, and generalized muscular tension. We also work with pain from plantar fasciitis, joint overuse or injury, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and much more.
Acupuncture’s usefulness does not stop at the treatment of pain. On a regular basis at the clinic we see patients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, autoimmune conditions, infertility, hormonal imbalances (PMS, menopause), IBS, acid reflux, allergies, carpal tunnel, side effects of chemotherapy and cancer treatment; the list is seemingly endless.
While acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions, it is not always the most effective option (i.e. acupuncture can treat a urinary tract infection, but it would be much more effective to get antibiotics). No matter what complaint you are seeking treatment for, we will always be honest with you regarding the efficacy of acupuncture in your specific case.
But, for most patients, the answer is yes, acupuncture can absolutely help you. We look forward to seeing you in the clinic!Read More
Yep, you read that right! Acupuncture is most effective when received regularly, and it is our mission to make sure that anyone can afford the kind of frequent treatment that will get them real, lasting results. At the traditional $65-$125(yikes!) per visit charged at many acupuncture practices, even weekly treatment can get unaffordable fast! We charge a sliding scale of $15-$45 per treatment, and don’t bother with any income verification. You choose what you pay! Yes, it works out for us. Really. Still confused? Check out this article.
Please note that there is a one-time additional fee of $10 for your first visit. Thanks for helping us make acupuncture in Fort Myers affordable!Read More
Most acupuncturists in the U.S. treat patients on tables in isolated rooms. This is not traditional in Asia, where acupuncture usually occurs in a community setting, with simple treatments repeated frequently for best results. At Good Medicine Community Acupuncture, patients remain fully clothed in comfortable recliners in our quiet, soothing community room. Treating patients this way has many benefits beyond being more affordable. Many people find it comforting to have others around them rather than being isolated in a private room, in the same way that a restaurant with great food isn’t quite the same if you’re the only person in it. Treatments in a group setting also promote a collective healing environment, yielding quicker, longer-lasting results than would be possible otherwise.Read More
While most people know acupuncture is great for pain relief, we are frequently asked “Can Acupuncture help with: ____? ” The answer is more often than not a resounding “Yes!” From stress relief to morning sickness, tiny painless needles can make a huge difference!
For starters, pain relief is an extraordinarily large category, including conditions from migraines to sciatica to fibromyalgia. Chances are, if you are in pain, we can help.
Women’s health is another large category, chalk-full of conditions that make women’s lives difficult, most of which we can help with. Painful periods or PMS? Yep, we can help! Hot flashes driving you nuts? Give us a call!
Besides making daily life difficult, stress can be a huge detriment to ones health. High stress can put you at increased risk of a number of health problems, including: heart disease, sleep problems, digestive problems, depression, obesity, memory impairment and others. Any guesses as to a safe, effective way of relieving stress? If you guessed acupuncture, you’re catching on!
The World Health Organization has a fairly extensive list of conditions (available here) they believe acupuncture to have proven effective in treating. If you’re not sure if we can help you, please just ask.Read More
Are you new to our clinic and wondering how everything works around here? Well, look no further, because this post will fill you in on everything you need to know.
For your first visit please look over our New Patient Packet. It contains our Welcome Letter with information on what to expect at your first appointment, and our Health History and Registration form. If you like, you can complete your paperwork and bring it with you to your first appointment, or you can just arrive about 10 minutes early for your first visit and fill out your paperwork at the clinic.
Please note that there is a one-time additional $10 fee on the first visit.
The quickest and easiest way to get an appointment is to schedule online. The service is easy to use and frees up time for us to give more acupuncture treatments. If you’d prefer to call that is fine, but please make sure you leave a message. We do our best to answer the phone every time, but when we’re busy sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
When you come in, you’ll be greeted at the front by our receptionist who will get you checked in and direct you to your seat. Once you’re seated go ahead and take your shoes and socks off, put your feet up and roll your pants up to the knees. Your acupuncturist will be with you shortly. Treatment generally consists of a brief interview to assess the issues you’re wanting to address, then needles are put in and you take a nap for a little while. Needles are pulled whenever you’re ready or at the 1 hour mark, whichever comes first. We’ll usually let you know when we want to see you back, and answer any other quick questions you may have. After that you’ll pay at the front desk and schedule your next few appointments.
We are located across US-41 from Barnes and Noble, in the same building as the Red Cross. We’re right at the top of the stairs, so if you take the elevator just turn right and we’re just on the end in unit 206. For directions, just plug your address into the map below. Thanks, and we can’t wait to meet you!Read More