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