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Five Element Chinese medicine based on the classical Taoist texts. Addressing the root of illness. Offering appointments in Brunswick, Portland and Whitefield Maine.

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Are you not feeling like yourself? Take control of your health and learn to take care of yourself with natural healing services from Casco Bay Acupuncture & Massage. Our warm and nurturing healing studio is conveniently located in Portland, Maine, giving you access to wellness therapy close to your home. Let Maine licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, Tennyson Towl show you the benefits of alternative medicine, acupuncture and massage therapy in a welcoming, serene environment. If your looking for a pain management solution or just looking to improve your life, call for a free consultation today. If you've been looking for an experienced, licensed massage therapist in Maine, look no further than Casco Bay Acupuncture & Massage. We offer a variety of massage therapy styles such as Thai yoga massage which helps with circulation and therapeutic massage for natural pain management and healing. Learn about the benefits of traditional Chinese Medicine and alternative medicine that help the body heal itself. Experience how dietary changes can improve your health with food as medicine. Schedule an appointment today to experience the benefits of acupuncture in Portland, Maine. At Casco Bay Acupuncture & Massage, your health and well-being is our highest priority. Call today for a complimentary consultation.

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Where are you going to get acupuncture in Portland, Maine? We believe acupuncture takes into account the whole person. We believe that treating the root cause can often help more than treating just the symptoms. Acupuncture tries to get to the root, instead of a Band-Aid approach. The search for a good healing studio shouldn't cause more stress than you're already under! Take the headache out of your search and choose the wellness therapy experts at Rocky Coast Acupuncture. Jason Stein, the founder of Rocky Coast Acupuncture, is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and has a Masters in Chinese Medicine. Whether you're seeking acupuncture for depression or acupuncture for pain management, after one visit with one of our skilled professionals, you will be happy that you decided to visit Rocky Coast Acupuncture. We also specialize in acupuncture for fertility. Studies have come out showing acupuncture can increase the success of IVF by anywhere from 30 to 50 percent.

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Five Element Chinese medicine based on the classical Taoist texts. Addressing the root of illness. Offering appointments in Brunswick, Portland and Whitefield Maine.

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What can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be helpful for treating a wide variety of conditions ranging from cancer to headaches to sciatic nerve pain. It may also be useful for:

  • Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hand and foot pain, wrist and ankle pain, sciatic pain, nerve pain, arthritis, sports injuries, work-related injuries, TMJ, and carpal tunnel
  • Whiplash and injuries from automobile accidents
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Herniated discs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Emotional issues: Anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia
  • Women’s health: Prenatal and postpartum care, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, symptoms of menopause and infertility
  • Pediatric problems such as bedwetting, digestive upset, ear infection, allergies, hyperactivity and injury treatment
  • Digestive disorders such as heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma, acute and chronic cough, allergies, and chronic sinus problems
  • Men’s health problems such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, male infertility, urination difficulties and prostate problems
  • Miscellaneous conditions such as fatigue, adrenal fatigue, vertigo and dizziness, eye and vision problems, and tooth, jaw and dental issues

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s natural healing powers. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles into specific points on the body to influence the body’s energy flow and help the body heal itself in a natural way. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy (called qi in Chinese) in the body. The acupuncturist places whisper-thin needles into the arms, back, neck and other areas where the chi (or energy flow) has been blocked. The acupuncture needles stimulate points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. These pathways — called “meridians” — become re-stimulated by the needles to bring blood and healing to the body. In Western medicine, acupuncture has been proved to relieve pain and help provide healing and relief from painful symptoms associated with everything from headaches to asthma to cancer. Western medicine sees the use of the needles as a way to stimulate the body’s nervous system, thereby prompting healing.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

There are many proven health benefits of acupuncture, whether you’re seeking short-term relief or need help with a chronic health condition. This alternative healing is likely why millions of adults nationwide get acupuncture treatments each year. Acupuncture provides pain relief, can help speed the body’s natural healing process, and has also been proved to have positive outcomes on mental health concerns such as depression. Acupuncture can also help relieve discomfort associated with chronic and terminal illnesses. For example, acupuncture has been proved to be effective in helping cancer patients manage pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia (dry mouth), neuropathy (nervous system problems), anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances, according to Cancer.gov. Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to opioids and other pain medications, which not only are hard on the body but also present the risk of addiction. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found that people had less pain or were better able to manage pain when they received acupuncture as part of their health treatment.

What is an acupuncture treatment?

An acupuncture treatment is a type of integrative health care session that uses needles (and sometimes heat and/or electrical stimulation) to stimulate the body’s nervous system to begin a healing process. Long practiced in traditional Chinese medicine and other Eastern cultures, acupuncture has gained widespread acceptance and use as a complementary and integrative part of healing in Western medicine. During an acupuncture treatment, the patient lies in a relaxed position on a table that is very similar to a massage table. The acupuncturist, having done a diagnosis of health concerns and determined a course of treatment, will insert thin stainless steel needles into the prescribed acupuncture points. These points are determined by the patient’s health needs. The practitioner may gently manipulate the needles to trigger a healing response in the body. Typically there is no pain associated with the treatment. A session may use anywhere from 6-30 needles or more, depending on what illness is being treated. The needles can remain in place for 5-30 minutes, with 15 minutes being a common time. Acupuncture treatments are often prescribed in a series, based on patient need.

How often do you need to get acupuncture?

How often you need acupuncture really depends on the health condition that is being treated. Acute issues such as a pulled groin or short-term digestion problems will likely require fewer treatments than a chronic disease such as some types of cancer. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, speaking with the Acupuncture Now Foundation, likens acupuncture sessions to a “dose” of medication prescribed by a doctor. If you have a condition like high blood pressure and are prescribed a medication to treat it, you wouldn’t take one dosage and be done. Likewise, for ongoing health conditions, Dr. Hullender Rubin explains that more than one session of acupuncture is likely in order. “For pain-related diseases, it seems 12 to 20 sessions is a reasonable intervention to achieve stable results,” says Dr. Hullender Rubin. For more acute (short-term) conditions, Dr. Tony Chon says that treatment might consist of two to six acupuncture sessions.

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