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Conditions We Treat
  • Chronic Health Conditions

  • Digestive Problems

  • Pain and Loss of Mobility

  • Women's Health Imbalances

  • Immune System Issues

  • Emotional Imbalances

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Respiratory Diseases

  • Cognitive Function and PTSD

It is true that acupuncture can be used to address almost any condition, if not as the primary treatment modality, as an adjunct therapy. Dr. Browne will need to see you to assess your specific situation. If she does not feel that she can help you, she will immediately let you know.

 

Community Acupuncture is also used for:

  • Promoting Wellness

  • Disease Prevention

  • Stress Reduction

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Every patient and situation is different, but here are some estimates if one were to follow self-care protocols such as herbs and good lifestyle habits such as exercise and whole diet.

  • Acute Condition: 1-3

  • General Imbalances: 10-12

  • Chronic Pain: 10-20

  • Chronic Degenerative Diseases: 20+

How Often Should I Get Acupuncture
  • Each treatment builds off of the last treatment, especially at the beginning of your course of treatment.

  • If you have one treatment and then do not return for acupuncture for two weeks,you are essentially starting your course of treatment all over again.

  • If you have been treated for a month or two, skipping a treatment will not make you backslide as much. 

  • You are essentially trying to build up momentum. At first, you mayonly have a couple of hours of relief (if any); after two treatments you may have a day or two of relief; then after the third treatment maybe three or four days of relief, and so on.

  • Dr. Browne will let you know when you can cut back on treatments.

 

 

Stroke Recovery

Stroke recovery acupuncture therapy is a bit intensive for a community acupuncture setting.

However, because of the devastating negative consequences that strokes can have on a family, Dr. Browne will consider requests for this service on a case-by-case basis. Full compliance will require possibly two visits per week at first and herbal therapy. The sooner patients start getting acupuncture following a stroke will directly impact their outcomes. 

Dr. Browne learned advanced stroke protocols directly from the MD from China featured in the documentary 9000 NEEDLES where a forty-year-old stroke patient travels to Tianjin, China in search of rehabilitation through acupuncture after exhausting all treatment options in the US.

All Patient Considerations for Best Outcomes

Acupuncture is a therapy that must be followed with commitment to the process. Patients will walk away from a treatment pain free only to wake again in the morning with pain; rather than acknowledging that acupuncture had an effect on their condition, they may wrongly conclude that the acupuncture was only temporary and is not going to work for them. This is a misunderstanding of how the course of acupuncture generally goes, as it does take time to correct long-standing issues. Expect gradual treatment with ups and downs and occasional setbacks.

Pain Relief Reality

Patients often feel that they either have pain or they do not. Actually, progress is measured by not only the level of pain but by the frequency of pain as treatment progresses. Another important factor is the location of pain. If the pain location changes then it has been resolved in one area and is being noticed in another area as the brain can only process so many inputs of nerve pain at one time. It is very helpful to convey this message to your acupuncturist or patient advocate as quickly and concisely as possible.

Progress Reality​

Your commitment is a huge factor during the course of treatment. Alternative therapies take time. You may feel yourself losing patience or feel that things are not improving substantially or fast enough, but you will never know if this treatment therapy will work for you unless you show up and follow the treatment protocol.

Herbal Therapies are Necessary​

Herbal therapy works hand-in-hand with acupuncture therapy. Those who use the topical and internal herbs along with their acupuncture are about twice as likely to experience prolonged relief from pain in our estimation. Chronic diseases almost always require herbal therapy for good outcomes. Additionally, improvement is achieved twice as fast when herbal therapy is utilized in our vast clinical experience.

Consistency is Key

The more often you receive treatment the fewer treatment you will need. Some people feel they have recovered after a few treatments and discontinue their course of treatment. When they discover a month or so later that their symptoms are re-occurring they have to start their therapy all over. Once therapeutic goals have been met, patients may want to receive monthly or seasonal treatments to maintain balance. Each treatment builds on the last treatment and if you start skipping weeks too soon you will simply prolong your suffering .

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