Birch Center Pittsburgh Acupuncture


Services and Prices

About Us

List of Conditions



Wild Edible Plants




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:

Wild Edible Plants
at The Birch Center

Many wild plants - which we consider weeds - are useful as food and medicine. The following weeds were found right here in Pittsburgh, and they are all in the Chinese Materia Medica and considered very powerful herbs. Why buy expensive supplements from overseas with questionable ingredients, when you can find your medicine (and food) at your doorstep?

Check back for our current Walk Schedule, or Visit Food Under Foot for more information.

More information about Wild Edible Plants at our sister website, Food Under Foot.

Invite Melissa Sokulski to Lead a Walk for You and Your Friends!

Do you wonder what is growing in your own backyard? How about those weeds you pull from your garden...maybe they're edible!

Melissa can lead you and your friends on a tour of your area, yard, or garden. She'll help you identify edible plants, show you how to harvest them and suggest some great uses and recipes!

Cost: $150 for 1 1/2 hour walk and talk, plus travel fee. ($50 per additional half hour)

Read Melissa Sokulski's Articles about Wild Edibles in Natural News!

Join Food Under Foot on Facebook!

Food Under Foot has our own facebook page! We post pictures, updates on adventures and finds, and have a great discussion about wild edible plants. Our events are always posted there as well. I hope you'll join us!