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  • 12 years in business
Samantha T.
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I am not a patient of Jill Doan's business but I can tell you about my personal experiences with Eastern Therapy Acupuncture. As you walk in the building, after signing in a staff member will hand you a clipboard with paperwork that needs to be filled out as thoroughly as possible. It is important for the success of your treatments that you are open, honest, and list everything, including any problems you have today. List any and all medical treatments received elsewhere, medications with dosages and how frequently taken (it's much easier to keep a list of all your medications with dosage, and frequency taken. (ie. Propranolol 20mg taken 3 times each day for treatment of (insert condition here) - then continue to the next one. If you do keep a list of your medications, I am certain the staff will have no problem making a copy of your list so you can keep your copy without having to write it over again. It is important to add medications taken only at specific times such as medication to abort a migraine headache when regular daily medicine doesn't work or taking medication to help stop a fever blister (herpes simplex) from breaking out and for the lucky ones paying attention to the precursor signs of a fever blister break-out, to stop it completely. The reason for listing why you take a medication is important since many medications can be used for a wide variety of health issues. Following the completion of your medical history and conditions with medications, the staff can fill out a chart with all your information so your acupuncturist Jill Doan can tailor the treatment to your personal medical needs. The treatment rooms are as sterile, if not more so, than any doctor office. Some practitioners play music in the background that has a calming effect; others will use aromatherapy that promotes calmness, and there are others who use both. Aromatherapy doesn't need to be limited to the treatment room for acupuncture. Various scents can trigger responses in our everyday lives. My hunger trigger, even if I am not able to see it, is the food smell from this amazing Japanese restaurant. After a few minutes passing by it, I am hungry! Lavender essential oils in a mist formulated to spray on a pillow you sleep on along with various potpourri in baskets I keep in my room (add potpourri to a Ziplock bag while allowing plenty of space to shake the bag after adding the lavender essential oil, zipping the bag well before shaking it around to coat the potpourri but not drown it. open the back to give it time to dry then return the potpourri in wooden baskets or glass decorative bowls, etc...). It works wonders! I'm sure Jill Doan can give many more options; however, it is important to keep your mind open to trying new things as well. Acupuncture has been around for centuries as well as aromatherapy and herbal therapy. Any treatment method with few, if any results cannot say the same. If it were up to me, I would be seeing an acupuncturist a few times a week; however, transportation along with money for fuel doesn't make it possible so when I am able to go - I DO! Last but not least, don't be surprised if you fall asleep on the acupuncture table. It's not a risk of falling or anything of the sort; in my case, I fall asleep because the acupuncture treatments calms my anxiety, the emotional roller coaster of being a blind mom who also suffers from moderate to more severe stages of Lupus (SLE), Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoarthritis. At any other time between acupuncture treatments, because I am unable to go on a regular basis, the pain from these degenerative and genetic disorders where the flip was switched at some point in my life, the pain waxes and wanes from tolerable to the point where it is so bad I have no choice but go to the ER until I can go back to the neurologist or rheumatologist but if I'm fortunate enough, able to afford the trip to a great acupuncturist. While I am undergoing the treatments, it is the ONLY TIME I AM NOT IN PAIN! Most doctors use the phrase, "Rate your pain from 0 as none to 10 as unbearable." I get sick of the unbearable! I want acupuncture long before my pain levels reach 7 or 8. Try it for yourself. I tell everyone it is a lot better than having injections of cortisone with marcaine on each side of my spine from the area where the lumbar spine begins to just below the area where it ends in order to control the pain from degenerative disc disease, degenerative arthritis and Osteoarthritis in the lumbar spine as well. I'll reiterate: If I had the choice between Eastern acupuncture to the painful injections of drugs that are making my joints and bones even more brittle and damaged, I'd take the acupuncture 'every day of the week & twice on Sundays.' Acupuncture is not painful, plus when your visit is over, you go out feeling 1000x better and the pain didn't go away due to a drug that will cause brittle bones and joints. If an acupuncturist ever opens an office in my county, I will be going there as frequently as they will allow it!

Melissa G.
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I went to Ben Townsend for acupuncture because I had chronic hip pain for more than three years. I tried physical therapy as recommended by my family doctor along with hot/cold compresses, massage therapy, supplements, yoga, and more. These helped a little, but I continued to have hip pain, especially at night. This impacted my sleeping and daily activities. After two months with Ben's acupuncture treatment and dietary recommendations, my hip pain is gone! I am thrilled and cannot thank him enough.

New Orchard Wellness
5.0
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    Gino P.
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    Andrew does an amazing job in accessing my needs and providing me with Acupuncture. I recommend him to all.

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    At our office, we provide chiropractic and acupuncture services that support health and well-being. We are accepting new patients.

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    Dr. Bonnie S Baird Bs,Dc, CCSP (certified sports physician) offers chiropractic services with a hands-on approach. Her practice specialty is the treatment of lower back pain and neck pain and headaches. Equipment includes spinal decompression, ATM2 (rehab), and balance ball. Dr Baird is certified in acupuncture to treat muscular and tendonal issues, like tendonitis and bursitis. Interferential electrical therapy and ultrasound is available to meet therapeutic needs. Custom made orthotics are available. Our goal is to stop the pain. Have chiropractic today for a better world tomorrow! We do free consults, and most insurances are accepted. We also accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and CareCredit.

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    Get vibrant health with acupuncture and Oriental medicine. I am an experienced acupuncturist with a long history of achieving excellent results by providing you a comprehensive holistic health care plan. I have extensive acupuncture and herbal training from China and the United States. Our comforting and soothing clinic offers a complete Chinese herbal pharmacy and western nutritional supplements to address all your needs. I am a general practitioner with advanced training in the treatment of pain, allergy and immunology disorders, the treatment of infertility, gynecological issues, and gastrointestinal disorders. The Center is North Carolina’s premier comprehensive acupuncture and natural medicine facility. We have assembled a team of exceptional practitioners from across the nation to offer you the best disciplines of natural medicine, to help you achieve and maintain your optimal health, complete acupuncture and natural health clinic. Expect excellent results and vibrant health with the best of natural medicine. Call today to schedule and discuss your health concerns. Sincerely, Quinn Takei licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental medicine (NM)

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    Because I get results....I don't advertise...my patients are mostly referrals from my other patients!

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    I love helping people improve their health and lives naturally.

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    Are you in pain? Stressed? Are you trying to get pregnant and have been unsuccessful? I offer gentle, effective acupuncture informed by a decade in practice and hundreds of hours of post-graduate education. Check out my website to hear what my customers say in their own words, then give me a call and let's discuss how I may help you!

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    Classical acupuncture is a patient-centric and holistic approach to health. We treat all people but specialize in treatment of women's health issues. We help people relieve pain, sleep well, find energy, improve digestion, calm the mind, and much more. Call for a free face-to-face consultation and find out if acupuncture is a good choice for you.

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    I provide acupuncture, massage, herbal and nutritional therapy, qigong, wellness and lifestyle coaching and education. I have been in business since 1995 and have treated a variety of conditions from pain, allergies, digestive issues, infertility, PMS and stress.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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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