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:


Traditional Chinese medicine begins with the concept of vital energy: the life force, called qi ("chee"). Qi flows through the body in specific channels, called meridians.

When Qi is out of balance, pain and other symptoms of ill-health and disease can develop.

The goal of traditional Chinese medicine is to balance the body's qi. The harmonious flow of qi restores health, increases vitality and enhances the ability to resist disease.

At The Birch Center for Health, both Melissa and David Sokulski are licensed to practice acupuncture by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine. They each hold masters degrees in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest acupuncture school in the country, and both also studied Chinese Herbal Medicine there.

Acupuncture treats a variety of health conditions including (but not limited to) fibromyalgia, digestive complaints, PMS, menopausal symptoms, pain, colds and flu, and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Acupuncture can also greatly help with weight loss and aid people to stop smoking.

At the Birch Center, we also offer techniques such as cupping, gwa sha, massage and moxibustion. We offer the popular Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, in which David was trained at the New England School of Acupuncture.

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Call today for more information, with any questions, or to set up an appointment:
(412) 381-0116.

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