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At the Birch Center, your comfort is important to us.

We provide you with a peaceful waiting space, reading materials, spring water and hot tea.

A healthy environment is an important part of the healing process.

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What Can Acupuncture Treat?

We treat the person, not the disease, so really there is no limit to what acupuncture can treat.

Acupuncture helps the body regain balance thus alleviating symptoms and disease processes.

The World Health Organization has issued a comprehensive list of diseases and conditions which are treatable by acupuncture. Some of the more common conditions are:


  • colds and flus
  • bronchitis
  • hepatitis


  • deafness
  • ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • menier's disease
  • earaches
  • poor eyesight
  • dizziness
  • sinus infections
  • sore throat
  • hay fever


  • hypoglycemia
  • asthma
  • high blood pressure
  • ulcers
  • colitis
  • indigestion
  • hemorrhoids
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • diabetes


  • eczema
  • acne
  • herpes

Musculo-Skeletal and Neurological

  • arthritis
  • neuralgia
  • sciatica
  • frozen shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • tendonitis
  • stiff neck
  • Bell’s palsy
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • headache
  • stroke
  • cerebral palsy
  • polio
  • menier’s disease
  • dizziness
  • sprains

Genito-Urinary and Reproductive

  • impotence
  • infertility and miscarriage
  • pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • vaginitis
  • irregular period or cramps
  • morning sickness
  • Babies in breech presentation


  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • insomnia

This is only a partial list. If you have any questions about what acupuncture can do for you, please give us a call at: (412) 381-0116, or email us at:

The Birch Center

Pittsburgh Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Now seeing clients in 2 locations: South Side and North Hills!

The Birch Center offers the best in acupuncture, complementary, and alternative health care, all in a beautiful and relaxing setting.

In addition to the original location on East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's historic South Side, Acupuncturist David Sokulski is now also seeing clients in the North Hills, at St. Barnabas Health Center in Gibsonia, open to the public. Conveniently located just off routes 8 and 910, this wonderful and relaxing space has a large parking lot with free parking. To see David at either location, simply call him at (412) 381-0116 to set up an appointment.

We offer quality acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, herbal medicine, and education about wild plants for food and medicine.

Time-tested for thousands of years, acupuncture is known around the world for its safety and effectiveness. Not only can treatment help balance the body's energy, allowing one to heal from pain and illness, but acupuncture can also be used to help prevent disease and optimize health and vitality.

You can read about Birch Center in the Media!

And now you can listen to an interview with David and Melissa Sokulski on the radio.

Visit our Testimonials page to read how we have helped others.

Condition Spotlight:

Turning A Breech Baby

Breech Presentation

With Chinese Medicine, we are able to treat babies in breech presentation with an herb called moxibustion. The treatment is safe, relaxing, and highly effective. In some studies from China, success with this method in turning babies is over 90%. The British Medical Acupuncture Society cites a success rate of 84.6% after 34 weeks, and a 1991 study showed the rate of moxa-induced versions to be 75.4%.

Moxa is an herb made from the common weed mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). When it is burned near acupuncture point Zhiyin, (Bladder 67, on the outside of each little toe) it moves the yang energy of the body, which increases fetal movement. This increased movement gives a greater chance that the breech presentation be corrected naturally.

A roll of moxa is lit and held near Bladder 67 for a few minutes on each side. This is combined with an acupuncture treatment designed to balance energy of the woman's body, allowing her to relax and her energy to flow more smoothly. We teach her how to administer the moxa (or have a friend or spouse do it for her) and send her home with a moxa pole to repeat the treatment for 5 minutes each morning and evening for 5 days. Most babies turn after three days, if not sooner.

Please call or text Birch Center at (412) 381-0116 for more information or to set up an appointment.

Acupuncture Special:
4 Treatments for $220

Buy a package of 4 acupuncture treatments for only $220 (savings of $40!) You may buy as many packages as you'd like, for yourself or as gifts.

4 Acupuncture Treatment Package for $220


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Give the gift of health: You can now buy gift certificates for the Birch Center for Health online!

You can purchase a specific service or package, or choose an amount and let the recipient decide on which services they'd like! (If you want an amount different than what is offered, simply call us at (412) 381-0116 and we can take your order over the phone.)

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