Birch Center Pittsburgh Acupuncture


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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.

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:


Take your health to a whole new level!

Created by acupuncturist and massage therapist Melissa Sokulski, this unique and powerful combination of acupuncture and massage will bring your health and well-being to a new level.

Clients have said:

I used to get massage and acupuncture separately and it couldn’t compare to what Melissa does. I feel so balanced and relaxed after a session. I’ve told my co-workers about her and get in to see her as often as possible!
~N.P., Arlington, MA

These sessions are so special, Melissa truly has a gift.
~L.D., Brookline, MA

I can’t believe Melissa is leaving Boston! I’ve never heard of anyone else doing what she does--combining acupuncture and massage. Pittsburgh: you are so lucky! I may have to move there.
~J.G., Brookline, MA

In this treatment as in all acupuncture treatments, energy imbalances are felt by a combination of pulse taking, observation, and symptom review. Needles are carefully placed to balance the energy. Melissa then removes the needles and does a complete massage of the head and face, shoulders, arms and hands, legs and feet. Your back is then massaged, after which more needles are placed to work out any deep knots or areas of remaining tightness.

Sessions typically run about 90 minutes.

Acu-Foot Reflexology

Acupuncture and Foot Reflexology Combined Treatment

So many clients have requested this treatment, that we have officially put it on our menu of services.

Reap the benefits of a balancing acupuncture treatment, while receiving foot reflexology.

This treatment is offered by licensed acupuncturist and certified massage therapist Melissa Sokulski, who pioneered the unique Acu-massage treatment, a combination of massage therapy and acupuncture. Your pulses will be assessed and needles carefully placed to balance your energy. While resting with the needles, you receive foot reflexology. Clients are reporting amazing benefits from these treatments!