Acupuncture treatments are enjoyable, relaxing, safe, and extremely effective in the treatment of many common and unusual medical conditions.

The purpose of community acupuncture is to make certain everyone can afford to get acupuncture.

Many people seek acupuncture for pain relief. I will ask you many questions about your condition and your answers are important as they guide my selection of acupuncture points. I will ask you what makes the pain better or worse. We will need to determine if the pain is better with heat, cold, movement, or rest. I will ask you about the severity of pain on a scale of 1-10 during the day and at night. Asking these same questions frequently, allows us to chart improvement in your condition. To learn more about pain management and acupuncture…

Chinese acupuncture treatments are great at resolving stress related illnesses.  Any illness or weakness in the body can be caused or exacerbated by stress.  Acupuncture specifically targets the affected systems even as the acupuncturist takes a holistic approach to treatment.

Our treatment of addiction focuses on giving you short term success with a long term plan and approach. We also recommend that you receive periodic treatments after you stop smoking, drinking, overeating, and drug use. We offer 3 basic programs to help you stop Smoking, Drinking, or Drug use. What makes our approach different? We make the process fun and relaxing. You will feel increasingly better as you move thru the program.

Acupuncture is probably the safest and one of the most effective treatments for menopause. Pre- and postmenopausal patterns occur just prior to or just following the onset of menopause in woman.  To learn more about the treatment of menopause with acupuncture click…

Acupuncture can be used to treat severe morning sickness. There are 2 basic patterns for the treatment of Morning sickness in Chinese Acupuncture. Morning sickness is defined as nausea and vomiting, occurring during the first four months of pregnancy.

PMS is relatively easy condition for me to treat with acupuncture. Patients usually require 2 visits a month until their first symptom free cycle. After two normal cycles one treatment a month should be sufficient to keep you in balance. To learn more about the treatment of PMS with acupuncture click here…

Headaches are a common complaint.  Acupuncturist will pick a treatment based on the type of headache you have. There are ten types of headaches defined in Chinese acupuncture. To learn more about the treatment of headache and acupuncture click here…

Many people suffer from insomnia. An excellent example of a deficiency sleep patter is when a baby wakes up every few hours to eat. This is a deficiency condition.  The baby needs calories.  Another excellent example of a deficiency sleep pattern is a menopausal woman. These women have a deficiency of estrogen.  The deficiency results in interrupted sleep due to heat symptoms caused by a deficiency. To learn more about insomnia and acupuncture click here…

Acupuncture is a wonderful and humane supportive treatment for cancer patients.  I treat the whole person, focusing on strengthening your body, stress relief, and resolving other non-cancer medical issues.  To learn more about acupuncture and cancer click here… requested that we post the following on the  web site.  “ recognizes the value of acupuncture as an emerging therapy in palliative cancer care. Aggressive cancers, such as mesothelioma, can often be difficult to treat and often patients find any therapy which can induce comfort or relaxation most gratifying. Acupuncture is now widely being used not only in palliative mesothelioma treatment regimens, but for other cancers as well.”

Duke University Medical Center conducted a research study on the effectiveness of acupuncture to reduce nausea and vomiting after surgery. Acupuncture speeds patient recovery from surgery.

We allow healthcare providers to list their web site and contact information on our web site free of charge.  We are not recommending these healthcare providers, but because healthcare is too big for any one person, it seems appropriate to allow other providers to list their contact information on our highly visible web site.

Our treatment of addiction focuses on giving you short term success with a long term plan and approach. We also recommend that you receive periodic treatments after you stop smoking, drinking, overeating, and drug use. We offer 3 basic programs to help you stop Smoking, Drinking, or Drug use. What makes our approach different? We make the process fun and relaxing. You will feel increasingly better as you move thru the program.

Acid reflux is a frequently encountered clinical symptom in and presents with a wide variety of illnesses.  The acupuncturist will select specific acupuncture points depending on the type of acid reflux you present with.

Depression is commonly treated with acupuncture. However, the treatment of depression is complicated and frequently requires a team approach.  Patients may need drug therapy, counseling, acupuncture, exercise, nutrition adjustments, or a combination of all of these treatments.  To learn more about Acupuncture and the treatment of depression…

There is a variety of neck disorders commonly treated at my office.  Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment for neck disorders.  Patients with acute or chronic neck disorders are candidates for acupuncture treatment. To learn more about acupuncture and neck disorders…

I have treated hormone related acne very successfully with acupuncture. Because hormone imbalances are the cause of this acne, it should not be a surprise that acupuncture alone can help to resolve this condition.

The symptoms of ADHD and ADD have been defined as a child’s or adult’s inability to stay focused, frequent difficulty completing tasks, with feelings of frustration and/or anger.

As a parent and an acupuncturist, I urge all parents with children suffering from ADHD or ADD to try acupuncture. It is my belief that these disorders are caused by what is commonly referred to in Chinese medicine as internal heat, liver qi stagnation, and kidney yang repletion.


Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for headaches. There are 10 different types of headaches in Chinese medicine and each headache pattern requires a specific acupuncture treatment.

In 1998, the National Institutes of Health recognized acupuncture as an effective treatment for headaches. “People who get acupuncture prefer it to medication, because of the potential side effects of drugs,” said Dr. Tong J. Gan, a co-author of the review and a professor of anesthesiology at Duke.

I have outlined the headaches I treat most commonly in my practice.

Dampness Headaches
I have seen this type of headache frequently during my years in practice. The patient complains of having a headache with a feeling of heavy headiness and the condition is worse with damp or rainy weather. The distinguishing symptom is heaviness of the head with pain.  

Stress Headache
This is the most frequent type of headache I’ve seen clinically. Sometimes it presents like a migraine on one side or both sides of the head, and frequently behind one eye. This condition is aggravated by stressors that include flashing lights, changes in the weather, over thinking, lack of exercise, and poor eating habits.

Hormone Deficiency or Imbalance Headache
Depending on the patients age the imbalance is ether and excess or deficiency. In young adults and middle aged adults we see imbalances in hormone levels causing this pattern of headache. This condition requires treatment over several months to a year.

Fatigue Headaches
Frequently caused by over work, lack of exercise, and infrequent vacations.  Symptoms include headache, fatigue, weak voice, loose stools, and cold extremities and/or body.

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Weight Loss

The Great Neck Weight Loss project is a 6 month program. At the end of each month a new aspect of your program will begin. You are only required to do the first phase which includes 4 acupuncture treatments, 1 book, and 1 night time meditation CD.

“I developed this program to help someone I love lose weight. This project  combines Chinese medicine and natural principles. The truth is diets don’t work so please stop dieting!”

Phase 1 of Treatment

  1. Homework – your first assignment is  listed below on this page.
  2. Weekly Acupuncture – each time we meet we need talk about your emotions. I need to know your most commonly felt emotion so I can treat the appropriate organ systems. Half hour or one hour sessions are appropriate for the treatment of weight loss, depending on the patient.
  3. I will ask you to listen to a night time meditation CD, developed specifically for weight lose.
  4. You will be asked to read or listen to a book on how emotions trigger weight gain or lose.

Homework Assignment 1
Please read the fact below and then repeat the reminder every time you experience the emotion. The goal is to teach your body to manage these feelings without gaining weight.

1. Stress
Stress triggers your body’s weight gaining mechanism.
Reminder: “Yes, sometimes I am very stressed or angry. My body does not need to gain weight just because I am stressed.”

2. Overthinking / Overworking
Over-thinking fatigues the digestive system and makes the muscles soft.
Reminder: “I have enough time. My body can be healthy, my muscles can be tone.”

3. Fear / Anxiety
Fear and anxiety disrupt the balance of hormones that maintain weight.
Reminder: “I am safe, my body does not need to gain weight to protect me.”

4. Sadness / Grief
Sadness causes emptiness in the body, so the digestive system works to fill the void.
Reminder: “It’s ok to be sad. I can still eat well and maintain a healthy weight.”

5. Joy / Love
Fact: Joy and love trigger contentment and balance which keeps the body healthy.
Reminder: “By recognizing what makes me happy, I will enjoy food and still lose weight.”


Information about Emotions, The Digestive System, and Chinese Medicine

Anger, Stress, Indecisiveness – These emotions effect the Liver and Gallbladder systems. These two system play an important role in digestion and storage of food energy.

Over thinking /OverworkingThese emotions effect the Stomach, Pancreas, and Spleen. The stomach helps to break down foods and the pancreas secretes insulin into the blood stream. Insulin helps your body absorb sugars.

Fear / Anxiety – These emotion effect the Kidneys and Bladder. The kidneys remove unused enzymes, hormones, minerals and other substances from the blood. The bladder stores and control the frequency and urgency of elimination.

Sadness / Grief – These emotions effect the Lungs and Large Intestine. The lungs bring oxygen into the body and without oxygen food cannot be used by the body as energy. The major function of the Large Intestine is to absorb water from the remaining indigestible food matter.

Joy / Love - These emotions effect the Heart and Small Intestine. The heart is responsible for moving the food absorbed via the blood stream to your body. The small intestine is responsible for absorbing most of the food we eat.

Phase 2 of Treatment
Once the patient has a working knowledge of how emotions effect the digestive system and contribute to weight loss we will move on to the next phase of this program  if necessary or desired by the patient.


Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for wind born allergies and seasonal allergies. You will know within 2-3 treatments if acupuncture is going to be an effective solution for your condition. The patters of wind born allergies most frequently treated at my office are outlined below:

Wind-Heat Allergies
Symptoms frequently seen with this pattern include red itchy eyes, sneezing, and stuffy nose with clear or yellow discharge.

Phlegm Allergies
Symptoms for this pattern usually include runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, fatigue, heavy headedness, and mucous that is thick.