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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:

Infections

  • colds and flus
  • bronchitis
  • hepatitis

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

Internal

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

Dermatological

  • 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

Mental-Emotional

  • 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: BirchCenter@gmail.com.

Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Q: Can Acupuncture help me lose weight?

A: This is by far the most common question we are asked. The answer is yes, and here is how:

Often being overweight is not the only symptom someone has. There may be fatigue, sluggishness, insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, achiness, and many other symptoms unique to each individual. Emotional eating is also a symptom, and often goes hand in hand with weight gain. These symptoms point to an imbalance of the body’s flow of energy, or Qi (pronounced “Chee”). As acupuncturists, we can assess your energy and diagnose specific patterns of disharmony. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers many techniques, including acupuncture, which help balance the body’s overall energy and help someone not only lose weight, but improves overall health as well.

Other specific ways acupuncture can help someone lose weight:

  • acupuncture helps the body release endorphins which cut cravings and reduce binge eating
  • acupuncture balances and improves digestive function
  • acupuncture balances emotions to avert emotional eating
  • specific points in the ear help break all kinds of addictions, including overeating

At the Birch Center we offer Food Energetics Nutritional Consultations, in which we use the proven safe, natural and effective principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help people achieve their ideal weight and optimal health. We go over many aspects of your diet, including how the energetics of the specifics foods you eat can effect your health. We offer acupuncture treatments, massage and acu-massage, all of which can support you in your goal to be your ideal weight.

Please visit our Services page for pricing and discounted packages.

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