Conditions Treated by Acupuncture
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Arthritis & Other Joint Pain
Numbness, Tingling & Nerve Pain
Generalized Pain / Fibromyalgia
Stroke Rehabilitation (XNKQ Technique)
& Other Addictions
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Asthma & COPD
Side effects of Chemotherapy,
Radiation and Surgery
Colds & Flus
How many treatments will it take before I feel better?
It depends on the type, severity and chronicity of the condition. Some new and acute conditions may only take one to three treatments to resolve. Other chronic and degenerative conditions need up to 5 treatments before seeing a significant change and around 10 for maximum benefit, with maintenance treatments every 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment phase.
The initial treatment phase is based upon the patient, their lifestyle, their condition and other therapies. In any condition, you want your first treatments close together in order to get the results you are seeking, just as you would see your physical therapist or chiropractor more often in the beginning of your therapy with your doctor. If you are not receiving other therapies you may have acupuncture twice a week for the first week or so, until you're feeling better. Then you would decrease to once a week and then every two weeks, then three and four weeks for maintenance as you feel better. If you are receiving other therapies, you may begin your treatment once a week and spread your treatments out from there.
“I was getting headaches almost every day… I have seen a tremendous improvement since starting acupuncture…I can enjoy life!”– AP,
“Acupuncture has helped me immensely! I feel like I’ve discovered the key to my health and well being… I encourage everyone to try it!”– JM,
“I have seen significant improvement in the … migraines that I have dealt with for many years. [Desiree has also treated] chronic digestive issues … which has greatly improved my daily nutritional intake. I am so grateful for the care and consideration that Desiree brings to each and every session.”– AM,
“[I had] agonizing pain in my neck, very little range of motion….Over the months [my] neck pain has diminished from a 10 to a 1. I have had other problems which Desiree has treated, giving me flexibility and a much happier life – mostly pain free. I have suggested to friends that they should try acupuncture…”– DM,
“[I had] tendinitis/ pain in my right shoulder. [Now] the pain is gone and strength has returned to the shoulder. I can now use my right arm in all the usual day to day activities.”– TL,
“…You (Desiree) have taught me so much about myself. I have gotten so much healthier physically and mentally. I really am a competently different person than I was a few years ago. You have always been very straight forward with me and even though you sometimes had to tell me things I didn’t want to hear… you didn’t sugar coat it. You (Desiree) have a very unique and compassionate side; you are one of the only healthcare professionals that I fully trust… Thank you for always making sure I had an answer [to my questions]. And for taking the time to really try to fully understand what I am dealing with…”– AB,