Menopause Treated with Acupuncture

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in acupuncture, Featured | Comments Off on Menopause Treated with Acupuncture

Menopause Treated with Acupuncture

Scientifically, menopause is described as the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle. If only it were that easy.


During menopause, a woman’s estrogen levels drop, resulting in hot flashes, night sweats, hair loss, growth of facial hair, forgetfulness, irritability, depression, weight gain, loss of libido, loss of muscle tone, insomnia…..the list seems never ending. Around the clinic, our patient’s affectionately refer to it as “second puberty.”


What is a woman to do, other than suffer through this change (which can often last for years)? We recommend acupuncture! As with acupuncture in the treatment of any condition, scientific research is limited, but the studies that are out there show promise. In Chinese medical theory, menopause is caused by a depletion of the yin fluids in a woman’s body, resulting in dryness and symptoms of internal heat. Think of it like an engine slowly losing it’s lubricating oil and then overheating. Acupuncture can restore balance to the body (lubricate the engine) by utilizing points that nourish yin and blood. It can also treat menopausal symptoms by calming the mind, stopping inappropriate sweating, and aiding in restoring hormonal balance. Acupuncture cannot bring back your estrogen, but it can ease the transition through menopause and keep a patient largely symptom free.


We would love to help you make it through menopause at our Fort Myers acupuncture clinic. If it happens to be the middle of the night and your menopause induced insomnia is keeping you up, we offer online scheduling at https://www.pocapoint.com/pp/gmca. We hope to see you soon and get you through second puberty unscathed.

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Does acupuncture help with……

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in acupuncture, Featured | Comments Off on Does acupuncture help with……

Does acupuncture help with……

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!

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What Can Acupuncture Help With?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in acupuncture, Featured, Portfolio | 10 comments

What Can Acupuncture Help With?

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.

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New Patient?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Featured, Mobile, New Patients | 0 comments

New Patient?

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.


Scheduling an appointment:

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.


On your first visit:

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.


A few suggestions…

  • We realize your time is valuable.  Therefore, we ask that you make every effort to arrive on time for your first appointment.  If you are more than 20 minutes late for your first appointment, we may need to reschedule it.
  • Please do not wear any perfume, cologne or scented lotions. Many of our patients are sensitive to smells.
  • Plan to be at the clinic for about 60 minutes. Follow up treatments may not take as long.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up to the elbows and pants that can be rolled up to the knees.
  • The treatment room has soft, soothing music playing, but please bring earplugs or headphones if you prefer. Snoring happens occasionally, as well as quiet talking. If you know you’re easily disturbed by sounds when relaxing, please bring earplugs or headphones. We will often have earplugs available, just ask if you need some.
  • Please eat a little something beforehand. Acupuncture is not recommended on an empty stomach.
  • You can exercise after acupuncture, but you may be more relaxed than usual afterwards, so we don’t recommend doing anything that’s pushing the limits of your normal performance. A workout you regularly do is fine, maxing out on your dead lift should probably wait till another day.


How to find us:

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!

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